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 [Swoon] 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