At the time of release, every other game was a third-person, cover-based shooter. With most titles tracing the muddy footprints of Gears of War, PlatinumGames decided to flip the plodding pace by strapping rocket boosters to the protagonist. This break-neck shooter will have you flying across the battlefield in a finely polished experience. A 10th anniversary remaster is now available so I urge you to check out this overlooked gem.
Following the path laid by Devil May Cry, Bayonetta is a classic rendition of the genre. With countless memorable sequences and tight mechanics, the game is just an absolute joy to play. As the alluring witch, you will use all manner of supernatural powers to create a melody of a massacre like no other.
3. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
As a huge Metal Gear fan, I was more than thrilled when I learned that my favorite franchise was getting a spin-off created by PlatinumGames. With its slick, stylish combat, players can slice and dice opponents with ease. Fast, frantic and featuring some of the best boss fights by the company, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is a stunning game.
2. Nier: Automata
The mere mention of Nier: Automata leaves me weak at the knees. Its somber and melancholic atmosphere resonated with audiences to garner a cult following. Shifting camera in an instant, the game perfectly blends sub-genres to create the ultimate action experience.
1. Bayonetta 2
Bayonetta 2 is possibly the perfect action game. While its predecessor establishes a solid foundation, the sequel improves on every aspect. Its stunning design, sumptuous combat and incredible set pieces make each segment a memorable experience.
With Bayonetta 3, an unannounced project and whispers of a Scalebound return, the future looks positive for PlatinumGames. Let us know your thoughts on the best PlatinumGames in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter, and don’t forget to subscribe to us on YouTube for some great video game content.
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