Game Revolution's Top 100 Games of the era! 10-1 (pg 5)

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  1. WickedLiquid

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    #50
    Dead Rising

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    Zombie_Duke

    B+
    + Zombies!
    + More zombies!
    - OK, enough zombies already
    + Impressive graphics
    + Fun, gory combat
    + Open-ended gameplay
    - That gets repetitive
    - Punishing save game system




    #49
    Super Smash Bros. Brawl

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    Chris_Hudak

    B+
    + Improved control
    + Variety and unlockables out the Kong-hole
    + Terrific soundtrack
    + Online multiplayer
    + Masterpieces classic-game demos
    + Solid Snake beating Sonic’s blue ass!
    - "Safe" blunted online options
    - Some load-time issues
    - Looks like… well, Melee Redux




    #48
    Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

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    Nick_Tan

    B
    + Compelling inspiration
    + Innovative characters and story
    - ...except for the beginning and end
    + Gorgeous, original setting
    + Strong animations and voice-work
    +/- Simple but underdeveloped gameplay
    - Sparse checkpoint system and one-hit kills
    - Touchy controls




    #47
    Super Mario 3D Land

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    Josh_Laddin

    A
    + 3D is integral to the gameplay in parts
    +/- …which makes me want more of them
    + 3D is comfortable even at full blast
    + Flawless camera no matter what the situation
    + Tanooki suit!
    + Difficulty ramps up at a perfect pace
    + Even mix of retro and new stuff
    - Few boss fights with little variety




    #46
    Grand Theft Auto IV

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    A-
    + Genre-defining action sequences
    + Best GTA story yet
    + Contnuous indoor/outdoor environments
    +/- Multiplayer is great when it works
    - All too familiar
    - Nagging friends
    - Jarring graphical glitches
    - Antiquated movement and camera controls
    - Takes 15-20 hours to get to the good stuff




    #45
    The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

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    4/5
    + Looks and sounds great
    + Fun, challenging gameplay
    + Fresh approaches to fantasy game tropes
    - Dreary, depressing writing and disjointed story events
    - A few minor gameplay communication issues
    - Kinda misogynistic




    #44
    Animal Crossing New Leaf

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    danielrbischoff

    5/5
    + Animal Crossing is portable again
    + You're the mayor!
    + Money comes easier, spreading the wealth does not
    + Do more in less time
    + Fun friends, fresh furniture, familiar faces
    + Streetpassing, Spotpassing, potential for expansion from Nintendo
    - Still with the friend codes?
    + Collecting Nintendo goodies
    + Advancing Animal Crossing
    - 3D effect is nice but doesn't add anything meaningful
    + Rotating the camera 360-degrees in your house




    #43
    X-COM: Enemy Unknown

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    danielrbischoff

    4.5/5
    + Persistently engaging
    + Strategic combat, not taught through boring tutorial
    + Research, build, gather, rinse, repeat
    + Sound, style, and substance
    - Some pointless tech-trees
    - Crashes, bugs, stuttering on consoles
    + "X-ray terminated." X-COM lives.




    #42
    Call of Duty: Black Ops II

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    danielrbischoff

    4/5
    + Branching story paths
    - Muddled execution
    - Same ol' objectives
    + Facial animations, action sequences
    + Sound design
    + Pick 10 system
    - Exploit-abusing community




    #41
    Super Mario Galaxy 2

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    Josh_Laddin

    A-
    + Platforming formula is still gold
    + Excellent Wii visuals
    + Entrancing soundtrack
    + A whole lotta stars to collect
    + Yoshi!
    - Doesn't do anything new
    - Bland bosses
     
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  2. Bretimus_v2

    Bretimus_v2 So tired.

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    Cue used.
     
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    Xcom, enslaved, and Dead rising should all be higher!
     
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    I agree, I also think Super Mario Galaxy 2 is top 10 worthy.
     
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    I'm surprised Super Mario Galaxy 2 isn't higher. Makes me wonder how far up the first one is.
     
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    My bad, i'll edit it in on my next update.
     
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    Seconded.
     
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    #40
    Halo 4

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    Alex_Osborn

    5/5
    + Gorgeous visuals
    + Ambient and atmospheric soundtrack...
    - ...but not quite as iconic as Marty O'Donnell's work
    + The Prometheans are an awesome, horrifying new foe
    + A more humanized Chief and fleshed out Cortana...
    - ...but their relationship is a bit awkward
    + Retains the same great Halo feel you've come to know and love...
    + ...and incorporates all the best innovations made popular by Call of Duty
    + Ongoing free post-game support thanks to Spartan Ops




    #39
    Minecraft

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    danielrbischoff

    4/5
    + Discover
    + Mine
    + Chop
    + Creeper
    - Silence
    - Console




    #38
    New Super Mario Bros

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    Blake_Morse

    B
    + It's-a me, Mario!
    - ...I'm-a just not as much-a fun
    + Penguin suits that shoot ice balls
    + Some good twists on traditional platforming
    - Some bad ones too
    - Multiplayer not developed properly




    #37
    Super Meat Boy

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    Eduardo_Reboucas

    B
    + Extremely challenging
    - ...no, really, it's extremely challenging.
    + Cute characters
    + Tight controls
    + Lots of levels and content to unlock
    - Too much trial and error in spots




    #36
    Little Big Planet

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    Greg_Damiano

    A
    + Simple, tight gameplay
    + Adorable, funky style
    + Playing all the user-created levels
    + Building machines and monsters
    + Sackboy costumes
    - Slight multiplayer lag (beta)
    +/- Will it take off? I hope so.




    #35
    Heavy Rain

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    Nick_Tan

    B
    + Refreshingly unique
    + High concept drama
    + Complex branching story
    + Realistic graphics and set modeling
    +/- Lots of quick-time events
    +/- Auto-save system
    - Too many insignificant actions
    - Press button to walk?
    - Umbrellas, anyone?




    #34
    Dead Space

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    A-
    + Stunning art and sound design
    + Seamless in-game menu system
    + Multiple innovative play features
    +/- Great story takes too much time to develop
    - Unbalanced distribution of wealth
    - Stupid zombie AI




    #33
    Far Cry 3

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    Nick_Tan

    4/5
    + Fantastic gunplay and takedowns
    + Serviceable stealth mechanics
    + Gorgeous environment
    + Plenty of mini-games and activities to do
    + Solid multiplayer and cooperative modes
    / Not "Skyrim with guns", but that's not the developer's fault
    - Restrictive story missions
    - Disconnection between protagonist and player
    - Non-interactive NPCs
    - Repetitive objectives




    #32
    Mass Effect 2

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    Nick_Tan

    A-
    + Dangerously dark second act
    + Much improved tactical shooter
    +/- Better but sometimes floaty cover system
    + Rich characters, dialogue, and culture
    + Detailed squadmate-specific quests
    + Awe-inspiring graphics
    + Unique, detailed environments
    + Well-constructed soundtrack
    +/- Ethical decisions, impartiality not encouraged
    - Unintuitive HUD
    - Mining is a mandatory bore-fest
    - Replay stilted by low level cap
    +/- Slightly glitchy, but can be patched
    - [Report card too long ~Ed]




    #31
    Batmanâ€
     
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    Super Meat Boy being under Heavy Rain is a travesty!
     
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    Mass Effect 2 and Arkham Asylum in the 30's? Oh GR... smh.
     
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    Yeah. They should've been much higher than that. Like, the 40's or 50's.
     
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    You belong in the 40's and 50's Longo. 2013 just wasn't made for you.
     
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  15. Bretimus_v2

    Bretimus_v2 So tired.

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    Hahahaha, Heavy Rain is featured and Wicked didn't drop a wall of text? What's happening, man. Is everything alright?
     
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  16. WickedLiquid

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    I stopped the reviews, it was too much work. But I'll do ones for the top 10.
     
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    You'd better play The Unfinished Swan then, if you haven't already, so you can write an epic review for it when you place it at #1.
     
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    I should've seen that one coming. Well done.
     
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    It's rare Longo takes a burn - savour this moment.

    Dead Space at #34 is a complete and utter fuck in my bum.
     
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