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Part 1: CVG's Games of the Generation debate

By Tamoor Hussain on Tuesday 24th Dec 2013 at 10:00 AM UTC

As we get ready to say goodbye to the year that was 2013 we're also bidding a fond farewell to another generation of video game consoles.

With the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One out in the public, their predecessors now begin the transition into obsolescence. But before that happens, it's only right that we look back on all that they've given us. So, over the coming days CVG will be releasing a series of Games of the Generation podcasts.

The podcasts, which will be available for you to listen to directly on the site, on YouTube, and through iTunes (subscribe here), feature CVG UK writers Tamoor, Chris, Rob and Andy, and have been split up into five parts.

In the first three episodes the team make their way through a lengthy list of the highest rated games released this generation - plus a few of their own personal choices. Discussing each one, they keep those they feel are contenders to be voted as of the top games of the generation, and eliminate those they think aren't.

The fourth podcast will begin the countdown, starting from number 40 up until number 21. This podcast will also feature an explanation of the voting method CVG used to compile its list. The final 20 games will be listed in the fifth and final podcast, where the ultimate CVG Game of the Generation will also be revealed.


CVG's Games of the Generation debate: Podcast Pt. 1

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Games discussed in this episode:

  • Halo 3 / Halo ODST / Halo Reach / Halo 4
  • Tokyo Jungle
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Portal 2
  • Spec Ops: The Line
  • Pac-Man: Championship Edition DX
  • Braid
  • Street Fighter IV
  • Fallout 3 / Fallout: New Vegas
  • Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
  • Gears of War / Gears of War 2 / Gears of War 3 / Gears of War: Judgement
  • Rock Band / Rock Band 2 / Rock Band 3 / The Beatles: Rock Band
  • Guitar Hero 3
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • Forza Motorsport 2 / Forza Motorsport 3 / Forza Motorsport 4
  • Forza Horizon
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns
  • The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series
  • Far Cry 2 / Far Cry 3
  • Assassin's Creed / Assassin's Creed 2 / Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood / Assassin's Creed: Revelations / Assassin's Creed 3
  • Bayonetta
  • Trials Evolution
  • FIFA 10-14
  • Limbo
  • Mark of the Ninja
  • Super Meat Boy
  • Dead Space / Dead Space 2 / Dead Space 3
  • Deadly Premonition
  • Mad World
  • Wii Sports / Wii Sports Resort
  • Zak & Wiki
  • The Orange Box
  • Mass Effect / Mass Effect 2 / Mass Effect 3
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  • Rayman Legends
  • Borderlands / Borderlands 2
  • Fable 2 / Fable 3
  • Left 4 Dead / Left 4 Dead 2