Gaming Your favourite game of every modern console generation

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I just saw this tweet, the end of a generation is the ideal time to discuss this topic and the question is harder to answer that I expected. I would welcome your opinions. This was clearly PlayStation inspired and as someone who grew up playing on PlayStation and PC, I see gaming in terms of PlayStation eras, but Xbox and Nintendo responses are welcome.... can those who enjoy console wars sniping bore off somewhere else?





PS1 for me is very clearly Spyro, if I had to choose one I would say Gateway to Glimmer. But I adore the entire series.

PS2 this generation was all about GTA for me, I played those games non-stop. I was about 11 when GTA 3 released, but thankfully I was allowed to play it. San Andreas was awesome, but Vice City has a special place in my heart.

PS3 is tough. The first thing that comes to my mind is GTA V (I refuse to acknowledge that their was a game between San Andreas and GTA5) Trevor is one of my all time favourite characters. It would be easy to say GTA and move on, but then I think of Oblivion and Skyrim - Oblivion on PS3 was my introduction to Elder Scrolls (which is where @Tiber comes from) and it is a series very near to my heart. Whilst I first played it on PS3, I quickly moved to PC and had a better time with both games there, so in my mind they are PC games - its my rules! Then there is Uncharted 1-3 and Last of Us - all of which I love. But for me, one series tops all of these (narrowly in the case of GTA) Mass Effect 2 and 3. I played Mass Effect 1 on PC, but switched to PS3 for 2 and 3. Mass Effect 2 is obviously fantastic, but personally I loved everything about Mass Effect 3 (aside from the last five mins), I played the entire game in two sittings and it was the best gaming experience of my life. I even loved the DLC, especially the Citical DLC which was just an awesome house party! Mass Effect 3 takes the crown.

PS4 - what I often call the console of dreams. I have spent more time gaming on PS4 than any other system. The first thing that comes to mind is Destiny 2, I have had a Destiny addiction since the day that I bought my PS4. Destiny 1 was good, but for all its flaws I have had so much fun in Destiny 2, last time I checked www.wastedondestiny.com I had over 1000 hours on PS4 plus more on PC. Moving beyond my personal obsession with Destiny, the PS4 first party content was absurdly good, Uncharted 4, Last of Us 2, Horizon, Spider-man, Ratchet and Clank - every one of them is a classic in my opinion... I somehow missed God Of War but will play it on PS5. And we got a Remaster of Crash and Spyro - both of which I loved! And many people discovered GTA V on PS4, its among the top selling games on both PS3 and PS4. But none of these games are going to take my PS4 vote - my top two are Red Dead Redemption 2 and Witcher 3. I am obviously a huge fan of Rockstar, but I had never previously played a Red Dead game and whilst I have never interested in the Western genre, the story of this game gripped me in a way that very games ever have, I deeply care about Arthur Morgan. Witcher 3 is a game that I very recently discovered, I tried to play Witcher 1 a while ago, but it has aged brutally and I gave up. I started playing Witcher 3 just over a month ago and I only finished it last night. What a game! Much like Red Dead, I care about Geralt and Ciri, those characters feel alive to me. Even the DLC is outstanding, Heart of Stone might be the best DLC that I have ever played. These two games are neck and neck in my opinion, but as I have just completed Witcher 3 I have a lot of emotions tied to that game and I think that is unfair on Read Dead. My PS4 vote goes to Red Dead Redemption 2 - by a tiny margin.


Couple of random notes. I love Fallout, New Vegas is my favourite game in the series and I actually prefer Fallout 4 to Fallout 3. Just like Oblivion and Skyrim, I think of these as PC games, but I don't think either would finish as my top of any generation even if I counted them as console games. I am not a huge Nintendo guy, but I do have a Switch; I might be the only person in the world who didn't love Breath of the Wild, but Mario Odyssey was amazing and deserves a mention as one of the best games of the 'PS4' generation. I played it on PC many years after it released, so I have no clue what generation it belongs to; but KOTOR is one of my all time favourite games.



If you cant be arsed reading the shit I wrote above (can't blame you):

PS1: Spyro
PS2: Vice City
PS3: Mass Effect 3
PS4: Red Dead Redemption 2...just


I have probably overlooked a load of games that I love, I will be interested to see your lists.
 
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PS1: Final Fantasy 7 no expansion needed on this.
PS2: Shadow of The Colossus/MGS Snake Eater
PS3: MGS4/Portal 2/Last of Us
PS4: BloodBourne

XBOX: Ninja Gaiden Black
Xbox 360: Gears Of War Series
XBOX ONE: Ori and the Will of The Wisps

Could expand on them but they speak for themselves.
 

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PS1: Final Fantasy 7 no expansion needed on this.
PS2: Shadow of The Colossus/MGS Snake Eater
PS3: MGS4/Portal 2/Last of Us
PS4: BloodBourne

XBOX: Ninja Gaiden Black
Xbox 360: Gears Of War Series
XBOX ONE: Ori and the Will of The Wisps

Could expand on them but they speak for themselves.
Shadow is one of those games that I have heard a lot about but have never played. I should really give the remaster a try.

Never played any of the Xbox games, but I know quite a bit about Gears
 

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N64 - Super Mario 64
Gamecube - TimeSplitters 2
Wii - Super Mario Galaxy
Wii U - Yoshi's Woolly World
Switch - Zelda Breath of the Wild

Xbox 360 - Sleeping Dogs

PS1 - Driver
PS2 - GTA Vice City
PS3 - Bioshock

Edit: Well if people are including retro consoles then...

NES - Little Nemo: The Dream Master
SNES - SMW2: Yoshi's Island
Megadrive - Sonic 2


Feck it, handhelds too...

Gameboy - Super Mario Land
Gameboy Color - Pokemon Gold
Gameboy Advance - Wario Land 4
DS - Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
3DS - Super Mario 3D Land
 
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Ps1 - FF7
Ps2 - FFX
Ps3 - Dark Souls
Ps4 - Tekken 7

Xbox - Halo

Dreamcast - Soul Calibur

Nes - Double Dragon 2
Snes - street fighter 2
Switch - Darkest Dungeon
 

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For consoles I've actually owned...

Megadrive: Streets of Rage 2
SNES: FFVI

PS1: Xenogears
N64: Ocarina of Time

PS2: MGS2
Xbox: PES 5
Gamecube: Smash Bros Melee

360: Halo 3
PS3lvis: That ICO/SotC collection
Wii: No More Heroes

PS4: Nier Automata
Wii U: Mario Kart 8

Switch: Dunno, never play the thing
 

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PS1 - Final Fantasy VII
PS2 - Resident Evil 4
PS3 - Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
PS4 - God of War

NES - Super Mario Bros 3
SNES - Super Metroid
N64 - Super Mario 64
Gamecube - Metroid Prime
Wii - Skyward Sword
Switch - Breath of the Wild

Xbox 360 - Gears of War
Xbox One S - Volgarr the Viking
 

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N64 - Super Mario 64
Gamecube - TimeSplitters 2
Wii - Super Mario Galaxy
Switch - Zelda Breath of the Wild

Xbox 360 - Sleeping Dogs

PS1 - Driver
PS2 - GTA Vice City
PS3 - Bioshock
TimeSplitters 2 was so much fun, used to be able to create your own multiplayer levels IIRC. I’d create the smallest level possible and it would be mayhem.
 

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TimeSplitters 2 was so much fun, used to be able to create your own multiplayer levels IIRC. I’d create the smallest level possible and it would be mayhem.
There was a multiplayer mode called virus which was good fun.

You all ran around with Covid-19 and the object of the game was simply to touch other players. Last man standing wins.

Such simple fun.
 

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Ps1 - FF7
Ps2 - FFX
Ps3 - Dark Souls
Ps4 - Tekken 7

Xbox - Halo

Dreamcast - Soul Calibur

Nes - Double Dragon 2
Snes - street fighter 2
Switch - Darkest Dungeon
Tekken is a really interesting choice that I didn't see coming. Haven't played one since Tekken 3 and i'm not really into fighting games, but I did get quite hooked on Dragon Ball FighterZ for a few weeks until I discovered how terrifying the online players were!
 

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Everyone should give sotc a chance the games a piece of art the remaster is fantastic too!
 

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TimeSplitters 2 was so much fun, used to be able to create your own multiplayer levels IIRC. I’d create the smallest level possible and it would be mayhem.
It was a great game :drool: I never bothered much with the multiplayer though.

I played the first game for the first time a few years ago but didn't think it was very good, but the third (Future Perfect) which I played a couple of years after is really good too.
 

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PS1 - Spider-Man
PS2 - GTA San Andreas
PS3 - The Last of Us
PS4 - Red Dead Redemption 2 / The Last of Us II
 

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Amiga - Turrican 2
NES - Super Mario Bros
SNES - Mario Kart
Megadrive - Road Rash 2
N64 - Goldeneye
PS2 - Gran Turismo 3
PS3 - Metal Gear Solid 4
Xbox 360 - Halo 3
Xbox One - The Division

PC - C&C Red Alert
 

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Tekken is a really interesting choice that I didn't see coming. Haven't played one since Tekken 3 and i'm not really into fighting games, but I did get quite hooked on Dragon Ball FighterZ for a few weeks until I discovered how terrifying the online players were!
I've been completely hooked on Tekken 7 since a few months after buying it on sale for a tenner. Im quite a big fan of fighting games and used to spend all my quarters on Tekken 1 in the Arcade. The competitive online play is not everyone's cup of tea though. Nor is the fact that you have to actually train to get better.
 

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PS1: Metal Gear Solid / Tenchu 2
PS2: GTA Vice City
PS3:MGS 4
PS4: RDR2

Never owned a Nintendo

Megadrive: Super Street Fighter 2 (re-purchased the console when this was released)
32X - Doom
Saturn - Virtua Fighter 2
Dreamcast - Virtua Tennis 2
 

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C64 - Ghosts and Goblins
Amiga - Batman
Megadrive - Street fighter 2
N64 - Goldeneye
PS1 - fifa 99/ Tekken 3
Xbox - gta3
360 - gta5 / Skyrim

Special mention for the PC - Championship Manager 01/02
 

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Nintendo:

N64 - Ocarina of Time
Gamecube - Super Monkey Ball 2 or Double Dash
Wii - New Super Mario Bros.
Switch - Breath of the Wild
Gameboy - Pokemon Blue
Gameboy Colour - Warioland 3
Gameboy Advance - Warioland 4
DS - Professor Layton
3DS - Ocarina of Time remake

Microsoft:

Xbox - Halo 2
Xbox 360 - Halo 3 (Dead Rising was good too)

Sony:

PS1 - Driver
PS2 - PES 6
PS3 - Arkham Asylum
PSP - Everybody's Golf

Sega:

Megadrive - Shining Force 2
 

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PS1 - spyro 2
Never had a Dreamcast or N64
PS2 - GTA SA / Time Splitters 2
GameCube - Windwaker
Xbox - Halo
PS3 - TLOU
X360 - Modern Warfare
Wii - Wii Sports Resort
PS4 - Rocket League
 

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For consoles I've actually owned...

Megadrive: Streets of Rage 2
SNES: FFVI

PS1: Xenogears
N64: Ocarina of Time

PS2: MGS2
Xbox: PES 5
Gamecube: Smash Bros Melee

360: Halo 3
PS3lvis: That ICO/SotC collection
Wii: No More Heroes

PS4: Nier Automata
Wii U: Mario Kart 8

Switch: Dunno, never play the thing
feck yes
 

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I've been completely hooked on Tekken 7 since a few months after buying it on sale for a tenner. Im quite a big fan of fighting games and used to spend all my quarters on Tekken 1 in the Arcade. The competitive online play is not everyone's cup of tea though. Nor is the fact that you have to actually train to get better.

I thought I was getting quite good against the computer in FighterZ. I quickly learnt that the online play wasn't my cup of tea :lol: fair play to those who put so much effort into it!
 

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SNES - One of the mario games, it had a multiplayer like super smash bros (friend)
PS1 - Spyro 2
Xbox - Halo (friend)
Gamecube - Crazy Taxi (friend)

PC: Left for Dead 2
 

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From the consoles I owned and played a significant amount of games on

NES - Mario 3
SNES - Link to the Past
N64 - Majoras Mask
GameCube - Metroid Prime
Switch - Breath of the Wild

PS1 - Metal Gear Solid
PS3 - Last of Us
PS4 - Bloodbourne

Xbox 360 - Fallout New Vegas

Megadrive - Micro Machines
 

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N64 - Super Mario 64
Gamecube - TimeSplitters 2
Wii - Super Mario Galaxy
Switch - Zelda Breath of the Wild

Xbox 360 - Sleeping Dogs

PS1 - Driver
PS2 - GTA Vice City
PS3 - Bioshock

Edit: Well if people are including retro consoles then...

NES - Little Nemo: The Dream Master
SNES - SMW2: Yoshi's Island
Megadrive - Sonic 2


Feck it, handhelds too...

Gameboy - Super Mario Land
Gameboy Color - Pokemon Gold
Gameboy Advance - Wario Land 4
DS - Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
3DS - Super Mario 3D Land

Great shout. Well made and a really difficult game. Still in awe of my sister for completing it.
 

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Mega Drive - Sonic The Hedgehog 2
SNES - Super Mario World
Gameboy - pokemon red
Gameboy colour - pokemon gold
Ps1 - spyro 1
Ps2 - gta San Andreas
Ps3 - hard for me to choose because nothing stands out for me but I loved the Uncharted Series, mgs4, Burnout Paradise, Little Big Planet
PS4 - God of War
Xbox - Halo
Xbox 360 - Ninja Gaiden 2
Switch - Super Mario Oddessey
DS - pokemon platinum
 

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PS1- Final Fantasy 8. FF7 was my first FF but I enjoyed FF8 even more. MGS 1 a close second.
PS2- MGS 3
PS3- Mass Effect 2
PS4- Witcher 3 (by some distance)
 

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Acorn Electron - Monsters

Megadrive - Streets of Rage 2
Dreamcast - Shenmue

PS1 - Castlevania: SOTN
PS2 - Timesplitters
PS3 - The Last of Us
PS4 - God of War

Xbox - Star Wars: KOTOR
Xbox 360 - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Xbox One - Ori and the Blind Forest

N64 - Goldeneye
Gamecube - Ikarugu
Wii - Wii Play
Switch - Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
 

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PS1 - Fear Effect 2
PS2 - Judge Dredd vs Death
PS3 - Mortal Kombat X
PS4 - Witcher III
PSP - Canabalt

ZX Spectrum - Zybex
Atari XE - Draconus
C64 - Bruce Lee
Amiga - Wings of Fury
PC - Terminal Velocity

NES - Captain Tsubasa 2
Sega Master System - Rampage
Sega Genesis - Chaos Engine
SNES - Super Metroid
Gameboy Color - Project S-11
GBA - Metroid Zero Mission
 

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PS1 - Fear Effect 2
PS2 - Judge Dredd vs Death
PS3 - Mortal Kombat X
PS4 - Witcher III
PSP - Canabalt

ZX Spectrum - Zybex
Atari XE - Draconus
C64 - Bruce Lee
Amiga - Wings of Fury
PC - Terminal Velocity

NES - Captain Tsubasa 2
Sega Master System - Rampage
Sega Genesis - Chaos Engine
SNES - Super Metroid
Gameboy Color - Project S-11
GBA - Metroid Zero Mission
That's not Daley Thompson's Decathlon :nono: