Games Of The Generation, For Every Generation

For some reason I got myself thinking about my favourite games of the generation for all the generations. Then I thought, wouldn’t this be fun to do on Kotaku!

I’ll go first. Here’s how we’ll do this. You have to choose one game for every generation. For reference, I’ve been using this Wikipedia list of consoles to define each generation. You must choose one game as your favourite of that generation, and a sentence explaining why. You can also choose one honourable mention as a runner-up.

Here are mine…

I’m so old that I started with the third generation!

The Third Generation

Winner: Midnight Resistance
I played a lot of terrible video games during this period of time and when I think of the ones that were actually good, Midnight Resistance is the one that springs to mind.
Honourable Mention: Way Of The Exploding Fist

The Fourth Generation

Winner: The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past
Pound for pound the best designed video game ever made.
Honourable Mention: Street Fighter II

The Fifth Generation

Winner: Super Mario 64
It changed everything. Miraculously still manages to hold up to this day.
Honourable Mention: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

The Sixth Generation

Winner: Metroid Prime
Honourable Mention: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

The Seventh Generation

Winner: Dark Souls
Maybe it’s just fresh in my mind, but I haven’t loved a game like this since… Metroid Prime!
Honourable Mention: Red Dead Redemption

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