The Top 10 Games of the New Generation So Far

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Introduction

The newest video game generation has gone off to a spectacular start. There have not been any chart-topping games yet, but there are plenty of games that are still really well done, and the future looks bright. These 10 games are in no particular order, as that would become too opinion-based. So check out these top 10 and feel free too comment on how you think they should be ordered or what you think should be added.

FIFA 14 - PS4, Xbox One

The FIFA series is undoubtedly the most successful sports series on any console, and has been for many years. The newest installment was definitely a successful one, and EA has said that the success of the new consoles came too late for them to optimize this game for them. So just imagine what FIFA 15 is going to be!

Titanfall - Xbox One

After departing from Infinity Ward following Modern Warfare 2, the old developers finally returned with their instant hit, Titanfall. This mech-combat game has done a great job at creating believable ways to balance the battle between human and mech, and features inspired gameplay additions including the homing pistol. Xbox and PC players were awaiting this game expecting another Halo. They did not get a game that superb, but Respawn undeniably delivered a great game with lots of room for expansion in sequels.

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - PS4, Xbox One

Ever since the breakthrough hit, Assassin's Creed II, the series has been one of Ubisoft's top titles. The series has been quite controversial, and Assassin's Creed III was not very well accepted compared to some of the past games; however, Ubisoft did not give up, and they struck back hard with Black Flag. Many will argue that this is the best game in the series so far, and they are justified to say so. The DLC might not have been as successful, but the new gameplay elements introduced by this game have left fans crying for more.

Resogun - PS4

It has been years since a successful game has released in this genre. I am thinking back to early last generation when Aegis Wing was packaged on the old Xbox Live Arcade Unplugged disc included with your new 360. The attention to detail present in Resogun, from the big bosses down to the most insignificant of grunt enemies, revived the genre and was included free for all PS Plus members from launch day. If you have PS Plus and have not tried it then I highly recommend it.

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition - PS4, Xbox One

Many people have said that they do not think you should buy the definitive edition of Tomb Raider because it does not add enough to the original... but there is a whole crop of people who have not played this game yet and have a next-gen console. So, if you have not tried this game, then I recommend buying this edition, but if you played the original, then I would not recommend it just to play it again in "next-gen graphics."

NBA 2K14 - PS4, Xbox One

A decade ago, gamers had their choice between EA or 2K for a variety of sports games, but in series such as NHL, EA was just laughing at 2K. These days, EA has a monopoly on most of the sports series, but 2K has kept control of NBA and done a great job of it. With just one great installment after the next, the series has continued its streak nicely into the newest generation.

Forza Motorsport 5 - Xbox One

Since the beginning, Microsoft has lured racing fans to its console with one of the most successful and well-designed racing games on the market. The newest installment is definitely not the best that they have released; in fact it might be worst, but the worst Forza Motorsport is still a great game - and better than most of the Need for Speed games coming out these days. If nothing else makes this game stand out from its predecessors, the visual upgrade from the console generation makes this game a must-try for racing fans.

Towerfall: Ascension - PS4

Originally published on the Ouya - yeah, that console actually sold a few units - Towerfall: Ascension has returned to the PC and the PS4, and it is a fantastic game. One of the top-rated games of the generation so far, this game hits its peak when you get 3/4 players going. The multiplayer is local-only, so you will need a set of controllers and friends at your place, but it is worth it. The multiplayer is one of the greatest experiences in modern-gaming and is one of the few games out there that provides for a fun game with that many people on one console.

Rayman Legends - PS4, Xbox One

It was trivial considering this a top game of the new generation. This game came out way back in August and was only ported to the new consoles in the last month; however, the quality of this game just cannot be ignored. It is like a Nintendo classic, its targeted for family, and is a great game regardless of who or what age you are.

LEGO Marvel Superheroes - PS4, Xbox One

It can definitely be hard to be a huge fan of the LEGO series. If you play all the games in the series then you start doing the same things over and over again; however, the design of these video games has always been great, and they keep on selling. LEGO Marvel Superheroes is one of the best installments in the series and is one that I highly recommend. Don't play all of the LEGO games, just play the best ones - like this one.

Published Mar. 27th 2014

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