Like most people who enjoy video games, my backlog is insane. It’s jam-packed, and has been since the Gamecube/Xbox/PS2 era. Over the years I’ve made some tough decisions on which games to pass up, and I think I’ve abated my collection down to a reasonable enough size.. or at least that’s what I’m telling myself as I eye up a few missed opportunities on Amazon.
So now that we’re fully in to the current generation of consoles, which Xbox 360, PS3, or Wii games do you consider essential must-plays? Maybe your friend just got an Xbox One, but missed out on the 360 era. What games do you recommend to them?
For me, I’d start with obvious games like the Mass Effect trilogy, Bioshock, Borderlands, and Skyrim, but there are also a lot of great indie titles that I feel shouldn’t be missed as well. Games like Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, LIMBO (which, yes, can be played on Xbox One currently, and is on its way to PS4), Super Meat Boy, and Braid helped define last generation’s indie scene. The Wii is also loaded with exclusive games like Super Mario Galaxy, Skyward Sword, and Xenoblade Chronicles, which may have been overlooked altogether; purely based on the console they appeared on.
So let’s hear it. What’s on your list?
Bradley Keene is the Executive Editor here at What’s Your Tag?, generally handling news, reviews, public relations, and our social media communications on Facebook and Twitter. He’s an aspiring video game journalist, Baltimore native, and an on again/off again WoW player that blasphemously favors consoles over PC. As a Marylander, he naturally puts Old Bay on everything, loves the Orioles, drives aggressively, and says “son” too much. Contact him by e-mail at the address above, or follow him on Twitter.