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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:58 pm    Post subject: Game Revolution's Top 100 Games of the era! 10-1 (pg 5) Reply with quote

As the PS4 and Xbox One approach their launch dates we enter a new generation of gaming that will sure to bring us years of enjoyment. But we also say good-bye to our beloved systems of this era.

So let's go out with some class and rank down our top 100 games of the past 7 years. This list is brought to you by the letters F and U, and by voters like YOU!

Each day we'll count down ten games at a time! Each game comes complete with the GR Report Card to see how they were rated at the time of their release. Although the bottom of the list is hard to find any ranking at all for them on GR haha.


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#100
Angry Birds



You can’t escape it, not even on GR! So get your Porkpie Hat and your Starbucks Caramel Mocha with Espresso shot and a hint of glutten-free cinnamon, it’s time to play Angry Birds. Why do so many people love Angry Birds? Well it’s a simple flash game that anyone can pick up and play with ease. It takes skill, albeit not much skill, and there is a version out there made just for you. Unless you hate Angry Birds, then the version made for you would be nothing.

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#99
Scott Pilgrim VS the World



There’s no question that in recent years video games based off movies can be some of the worst titles in the library. But it’s kind of hard to screw up when the movie is already a video game. This hopeless romantic and his fellow Canucks travel through a 16-bit style Beat-Em-Up to defeat the seven evil exes and it couldn’t be more awesome-tacular.

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Eduardo_Reboucas

B-
+ Cute, cartoony presentation
+ Challenging...
- ...but incredibly cheap at points
+ Great local co-op...
- ...but no online multiplayer
- Extremely exploitable leveling system




#98
Super Street Fighter IV



Street Fighter is an iconic series that helped pave the way for fighter games. There is no doubt that within the past 25 years Street Fighter has created some of the most well-known characters in fighters and competitive gameplay enjoyed by many all over the world. Still waiting on a Canadian Street Fighter though, instead of you know, a 12th Japanese Fighter or 10th United States Fighter. Ah well, one can dream, one can dream…

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Nick_Tan

B+
+ Fuller roster
+ Character rebalancing and Ultra II
+ Seth's A.I. scales to difficulty
+ Improved online mode and rankings
+ Arranged BGM option
+/- What it should have been in the first place?
- Doesn't really try to make a good story
- Still can't shut music off completely
- No Gallery?




#97
Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City



This game isn’t even listed on GR, I kid you not. You damn hipsters. HK can tell you all why it is awesome though, and I’m sure it is better than Angry Birds so congrats.




#96
Amnesia: The Dark Descent



GR Report Card
Ivory_Soul

B+
The Good: Frightening atmosphere, haunting ambiance, clever puzzles, great story

The Bad: Puzzles can be obscure a lot of the times, no combat means action fans may turn away, some object hunting problems




#95
Gears of War 3



GR’s Report Card
danielrbischoff

A-
+ Purposeful campaign
+ Great cast of characters
- Except for Jace
+/- Excellent conclusion(?!)
+ Bright, colorful, even vivid environments
+ Mad World
+ Fast, frantic competitive multiplayer
+ Matchmaking with dedicated servers
- Some minor balancing issues
+ Horde Mode 2.0
- Not enough Cole Train




#94
Diablo 3



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Jonathan_Leack

4.5/5
+ Five classes, all worth playing
+ ...because the combat is so good
+ Quality of cut-scenes is heavenly
- ...but not the limited social interaction
+ Lots of loot for your collection
+ Plenty of challenge to keep you engaged
-A launch week worth crying about




#93
The Last Story



GR’s Report Card
Blake_Peterson

4.5/5
+ A JRPG that's hugely innovative
- Chugs on Wii hardware
+ Emotionally affecting characters
+ Amazing ending
- Minor camera issues
+ Did I mention innovative?
+ Fantastic gameplay
+ Fine-tuned controls




#92
Dead Space 2



GR’s Report Card
Jesse_Costantino

B+
+ Incredible first few chapters
+ Top-notch art and sound design
+ Solid shooting mechanics
- Runs out of steam early on
- Recycled weapons and enemies
- Unnecessary multiplayer




#91
Skate 3



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Jesse_Costantino

C+
+ Ambitious online play
+ Deep clan support
+/- Same solid mechanics
- Performance issues
- Heavily limited competition areas
- Flawed team events
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad to see this tradition is continuing. Although I have to say I'm pretty shocked to see Street Fighter IV, Dead Space 2 and Gears of War 3 at the bottom of the list.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least Etrian Odyssey III beat out Angry Birds, and if I played Etrian Odyssey IV, it would be there at #96.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh awesome! Great presentation.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great presentation. I look forward to the future installments.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work on the GR reviews - that's the stuff that'll get you fame m'boy.

Although I dont like seeing Dead Space and Skate that low. WHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNEEE
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe Skate 2 is (rightfully) higher? I love them skate games. Bummer they're not a thing anymore.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

#90
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks



He’s bringin cel-shading back, YEAH! Those other Link’s don’t know how to act, YEAH!

GR Report Card
Blake_Morse

A-
+ A fun take on Zelda games
+ Clever puzzling
+ The princess is your travel companion
+ Just plain fun
- Stylus control issues
- Ridin’ the train too long




#89
Injustice: Gods Among Us



Have you ever asked yourself who would win in a fight; Batman or Superman? How about Green Arrow or Superman? Or…. Harley Quinn VS Superman? Well now you can find out! From the creators of the Mortal Kombat series comes a DC Fighting game with a compelling story and awesome gameplay. If you were disappointed by the MK vs DC game then fear not, for this one has come to PUNCH YOU INTO OUTER SPACE… Superman wins…

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danielrbischoff

4/5
+ High-flying production values
+ Environmental beatdowns
- ... sometimes feel over-powered and easily abused
+ Varied and deep roster
+ Tons of unlockables and faithful fan service
+ Each fighter feels different
- ...but some are definitely unbalanced
+ Online modes feel like an arcade experience
+ Energetic, dramatic presentation and a real love of the brand




#88
Bayonetta



Bayonetta is an intense action game that involves a chick who gets naked. Do I really need to say more? No, no I don’t.

GR’s Report Card
Jesse_Costantino

B+
+ Deep, fluid combat
+ Sexy aesthetic
+ Hairy action
+ Flexible weapon choice
+ Repeat performer
- Predictable structure
- Occasional performance issues




##87
Halo Reach



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Blake_Morse

A
+ Perfect franchise fusion
+ Challenging
+ New abilities and technology
+ Improved Firefight mode
+ Deathmatch heaven
+ Custom Spartans
+/- Lack of dual-wield




#86
League of Legends



GR’s Report Card
Geoff_Hunt

B+
+ Diverse and well-balanced play
+ Bright, colorful graphics
+ Genuinely fun
+ Free!?!?
- Some missing features
- Typical opponent is still a total dick
- Lackluster singleplayer A.I.
- Dearth of maps (for now)




#85
Homefront



GR’s Report Card
danielrbischoff

B+
+ Call of Duty and Battlefield made a baby
+ Battlepoints are fun to earn, save, and spend
+ Vehicles and Infantry play well
+ Campaign has great set pieces
+ ... and a great set up...
- but it's way too short...
- and certain story elements don't hit hard enough.




#84
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare



GR’s Report Card
JP_Hurh

A-
+ Cinematic graphics
+ Variety in gameplay
+ Deep and rich multiplayer
- Very Short
- Generic multiplayer maps




#83
Mario Kart Wii



The Mario Kart series has been a favorite for many Nintendo fans for generations young and old. And the Wii version keeps us coming back for more. Oh, you’re in last place? Well how about turning into a Bullet Bill and speeding into first! BAM! That. Just. Happened.

GR’s Report Card
Chris_Hudak

B+
+ Classic MK gameplay with fun additions
+ Best overall MK visuals to date
+ New trick system
+ Huge replay value
+ Awesome online
+ Race as your Mii
+ 'Snaking' chopped off at the neck
- Occasional item-overkill
- Cheap 150-cc hobbles
- 'Wiicycled' courses pale before new ones
- No more 4-player free-for-alls? WTF?
- Some item and difficulty issues




#82
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion



One of the most epic games ever made… meh, until Skyrim. But hey now let’s not just brush this off as a Has-Been. When Oblivion came out, it took a look at MMORPG’s and was all like “cool story, bro.” In Oblivion what you do makes it feel like YOU did it, because there were oh-so-many different ways to tackle the vast epic-ness of it all! Expect to see Skyrim higher up but until then let’s Cheers for Oblivion.

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Duke_Ferris

A-
+ Huge, complex world
+ Real physics
+ Do whatever you want
+ Unbelievable depth
+ Great graphics
- Challenge scaling far too pervasive




#81
Left 4 Dead



Well, we didn’t listen to Mayor Adam West who wanted to pour cement on every coffin, and now we got zombies: Relentless, disturbing, hyper-active zombies! Left 4 Dead should scare the crap out of you, and if it doesn’t then you can always have a chuckle listening to the people online who are screaming like little girls. Unless they really are little girls… in that case they shouldn’t be playing an M rated game.

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Blake_Morse

B+
+ Zombie apocalypse a go-go
+ Great team tactics
+ Spooky maps
+ Versus mode lets you be a zombie
+ Crap-your-pants scary
+ Randomly generated hordes of zombies
- Survivor A.I. in versus mode is too good
- No real single-player story
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Persona 4 Golden is going to fucking be number 1 isnt it...FUCK
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MattAY wrote:
Persona 4 Golden is going to fucking be number 1 isnt it...FUCK



You jelly?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Golden made one of the greatest games ever even better. What can possibly be better than it?
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So wait, when did Ivory_Soul work for GR?
EDIT: Nevermind, just thinking Wicked was using official GR reviewers.
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MattAY wrote:
Persona 4 Golden is going to fucking be number 1 isnt it...FUCK

How dare you sir.... That was the point of this exercise all along.
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UghRochester wrote:
So wait, when did Ivory_Soul work for GR?
EDIT: Nevermind, just thinking Wicked was using official GR reviewers.


I am. But I use whatever is avalible.
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Canadian survival mode.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

#80
Final Fantasy XIII-2



This era was not kind to Final Fantasy. PS1 had FF games that many consider to be some of the best games of all time, while the PS2 continued to adore fans with its installments. This time things got a bit messy. Final Fantasy 13 is probably the most polarizing FF game in its entire library. Some people loved it, others hated it. Then there was FF14, let’s not even go there. But 13-2 improved on a lot of things, some argue it’s what FF13 should have been but regardless it’s as good as the FF series gets on this gen.

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Josh_Laddin

3.5/5
/ It’s a lot like FFXIII
+ Battle system returns with a few nice tweaks
+ Monster collection and growth is well done
+ A return to non-linear exploration
- …perhaps too non-linear
- Convoluted and nonsensical plot




#79
Fire Emblem Awakening



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danielrbischoff

4.5/5
+ Telling a tale
+ Wrapping up a ton of characters
+ Losing someone you love is gut-wretching
+ Gorgeous cutscenes
+ Deep strategy
- Shows the original 3DS's shortcomings
+ Hardcore, but friendly entertainment
+ Plenty 'Clang' for your buck
- It ends
+ Weekly DLC spanning the entire Fire Emblem series




#78
Pokemon Black & White



WHO’S THAT POKEMON!
It was either that or a Michael Jackson joke.

GR’s Report Card
Alex_Chelini

B+
+ Many new features
+ A whole lot of new Pokémon
+ New multiplayer variants
+ More diversity
- Overall, just another Pokémon




#77
Terraria



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4/5
+ Smooth and classic 2D animation
+ Shifting from day to night is impressive
+ No "roadblocks," completely open
- Inventory system isn't intuitive enough
- Is nobody online?




#76
Guild Wars 2



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Jonathan_Leack

4.5/5
+ A beautiful world to explore....
+ ...and the engine actually runs well.
+ Dynamic events keep the leveling experience exciting.
+ And you get rewarded for almost everything you do.
/ End-game dungeons might not hold your attention...
/ ...and boy are they difficult.
+ PvP can hang with the best of 'em.
- But the auto-balancing makes playing with a friend frustrating.
+ WvW brings large-scale PvP back to MMOs.
+ Collect, achieve, and explore without a monthly fee.




#75
Kindoms of Amalur: Reckoning



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Nick_Tan

4/5
+Well-written dialogue by R.A. Salvatore
+ The House of Sorrows
- Cliched plot, side quests lack significance
+ Strong voice-work
- ...but with heavy synch issues
+ Strong hybrid of combat and exploration
+ Lush, vivid environments
+ 60+ hours of content
+ Complementary skill system
- Could have a much stronger ending
- Camera isues




#74
Sins of a Solar Empire



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Geoff_Hunt

A-
+ Looks good and scales well
+ Game helps you keep track of everything
+ Excellent multiplayer
+ Great music
+ Balanced, enjoyable combat
- Limited single-player appeal
- High learning curve
- Shallow end-game options
+/- Say goodbye to sleep




#73
Battlefield 3



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danielrbiscoff

A-
+ First in class multiplayer
+ Drop-dead gorgeous engine
+ Four distinct classes
+ Powerful, yet vulnerable vehicles
+ A blend of skill and tactics
- Lackadaiscal singleplayer
- Me-too cooperative campaign
- Totally skippable outside of multiplayer
+ No better competitive first-person shooter to date
+ Hours of gameplay worht your money




#72
Saints Row 2



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Adam_Pavlacka

A-
+ Much larger than the original game
+ More than 40 solid hours of gameplay
+ Great choice of voice actors including Neil Patrick Harris (NPH!)
+ Works hard to earn its M rating
+ Zombie Uprising
+ Excellent music selection
- Occasional visual glitch
- Sometimes braindead A.I.




#71
Darksiders



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Blake_Morse

B+
+ An adventure game for men, not elves
+ Lots of hardcore/old school shout-outs
+ A lot of color for a dark game
+ The voice of the Joker
- Poorly mapped controls
- Combat system needs improvement
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sins is way low.

At least its on there.
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Probably because only you voted for it.
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Going back to look at the votes is way too ambitious for around here.
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I also voted for it.
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