The Lazygamer Top 100 games of this generation – 80-71 
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Lazygamer Staff
December 13, 2013 at 2:00 pm

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Oh yeah, moving up the list now! Again, our disclaimer – this isn’t based on metrics, scores, or sales. Rather, these are 100 games and franchises that made us happy or intrigued. Also, we are a weird bunch and you may not agree with our taste. Sucks to be you.

80 – Crysis franchise (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)

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The perennial trial by fire for gaming rigs is still a damn good game. An open ended first person shooter where you play as a soldier codename Nomad wearing a badass nanosuit that makes you like a robot Predator.

On top of that, there are awesome weapons, vehicles, and a gorgeous open world island for you to explore while blasting aliens and the North Korean military. If you missed out on Crysis, you missed out on a premier first person shooter of the last gen.

79 – inFAMOUS Franchise (PS3)

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A game that truly spoke to both the Paragon and the Renegades, Infamous gives you control of Cole MacGrath, a bike messenger in Empire City caught in the midst of a huge explosion that gives him the power to wield electricity.

If that wasn’t awesome enough, you’re given the choice to be a total bastard about it, sending the city into chaos, or a nice guy, helping the citizens of Empire City. Despite the limited scope of the ‘karma’ system, Infamous was fun enough in it’s own right as a 3rd person action adventure.

78 – Torchlight (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)

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Dismissed by some as a simple Diablo clone, it was actually built by Diablo co-designers Max Schaefer and Erich Shaefer and brought some cool elements to the loot-based RPG. I loved my pet far too much, especially the fact that he would go back to town and sell off all my junk loot so I could keep dungeon crawling.

With beautiful graphics and addictive questing, Torchlight is a fantastic addition to the adventure RPG genre, and was on consoles before Diablo III. What’s not to love about a hack and slash lootathon?

77 – Devil May Cry 4 (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)

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Until this gem from Capcom had arrived, the then very young Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 had been lacking the kind of action game that would force people to take notice of it.

And brother, there was no way that you could ignore the fourth Devil May Cry. New chaarcter, new moves and a plot that was about as ludicrous as it was touching was all wrapped up in one slick package that proved that even a gamer may cry for joy.

76 – DarkSiders 2 (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)

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Set during the events of the first Darksiders, Darksiders 2 tells the story of Death, a different horseman of the apocalypse. Combining dry wit, dungeon exploration and Prince of Persia-esque platforming and acrobatics, Darksiders 2 delivered a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

It didn’t improve or grow out of the first game, rather creating a unique experience with a new focus. With fantastic design and a fun main character, it was excellent to see the progression of the Darksiders franchise – such a same that we probably won’t see any more.

75 – LA Noire (Xbox 360, PS3)

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Team Bondi’s LA Noire had some struggles in production, until Rockstar stepped in and made it happen. It was something new and different, which meant it had some good bits and plenty of less good bits. With fantastic facial animation, LA Noire let you interrogate suspects, using your actual or in-game intuition to determine if they were being upfront with you.

Unfortunately, pacing was uneven, character development was less than believable and controls could be a bit clunky. However, the game was revolutionary and definitely a landmark in this gaming generation.

74 – Blur (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)

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Until Blur had arrived, the idea of having cars race one another and engage in vehicular combat had been a niche idea, with Nintendo’s Mario Kart firmly dominating that arena.

But taking that corner and drifting into our hearts, Blur was a combination of both style and substance, with a visual side that was perhaps far too ahead of its time. Finely-tuned and tight around all the relevant corners, Blur was a blast to play, and even better when you roped in some friends to join you.

73 – Mortal Kombat (Xbox 360, PS3)

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What list could be complete without this classic fighting game? Mortal Kombat included the now-expected story mode that exposed players to the lore and play style of each character. Additionally, just about everything earned players coins, which could be used in the Krypt to buy all kinds of collectable content including locked fatalities and alternate costumes.

Mortal Kombat was packed with tons of the content and game modes to keep you entertained for hours. And it gave an awesome excuse to shout “Get over here!”

72 – Battlefield 3 (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)

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In the world of modern military first person shooters, Battlefield 3 stands out as the shooter that understands how awesome military vehicles are. From tanks to fighter jets, Battlefield 3 throws coventional running and shooting out the window.

The 64 player PC multiplayer matches on huge maps perfectly suited to vehicles makes it a truly unique experience. Despite the average single player campaign, BF3 lives on due to the impressive scope of its multiplayer.

71 – Bioshock 2 (PC, Mac, Xbox 360, PS3)

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Set in the fictional underwater city of Rapture, Bioshock 2 stars protagonist ‘Subject Delta’ exploring Rapture and killing the psychotic human population called ‘splicers’. Along the way you encounter new weapons and abilty altering liquids called plasmids and tonics, which grant you passive and active abilities.

With an engaging story and creepy detailed setting, Bioshock 2 is a must play for those wanting something different in contrast to run of the mill FPS’s. As the long awaited sequel to the first Bioshock, it was a decent successor – even if it had rubbish, tacked on multiplayer.

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  • TiMsTeR1033

    Really need to play Darksiders

    • Unavengedavo(aka. MadeYouLook)

      I have played both and I am still bust with the 2nd… Both are awesome games

      • TiMsTeR1033

        To think its soo cheap now too!

        • RinceGivesRspectsToMadiba

          Actually I haven’t seen it for less than like 350. But maybe online?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Darksiders not 2?

          • RinceGivesRspectsToMadiba

            Oh. Ya. Should be. That game is AWESOME too!

      • RinceGivesRspectsToMadiba

        Halfway through the second, got distracted by Alan Wake… WHICH IS LOWER THAN FUCKING DEVIL MAY CRY 4?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          Alan Wake is silly *run*

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Your mother is SILLY!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I think that’s the mildest “your mom” insult ever lol

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Well it fitted the bill at the time..

          • Unavengedavo(aka. MadeYouLook)

            Must have some Canadian in him :P

          • RinceGivesRspectsToMadiba

            You cannot outrun a golf ball hit with a 3 wood! Get back here!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            But I can dodge a wrench!

          • RinceGivesRspectsToMadiba

            We will see!

        • TiMsTeR1033

          This list is Rigged!

        • Umar koeksisterRpgFan

          Yeah I don’t agree with that at all

    • RinceGivesRspectsToMadiba

      Brilliant game bro!

  • Admiral Chief of pixels

    I don’t mean to be daft, but 64 players only is a bit silly, I need MOAR

    I was jamming Planetside 2 this week, and only on ONE SEGMENT there were 200+ combatants, rolling in tanks, atvs, aircraft, apcs and on foot.

    I really hope Planetside 2 cracks the 100 list!

  • JJ’s horrible secret (John)

    No way Bioshock 2 was better than the first Crysis alone. Though the second and third Crysis probably dragged it down enough for it to be where it is.

  • Umar koeksisterRpgFan

    Nero: Kyrie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SHUTUP!!!!!!!

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    I enjoyed Crysis 1 until the aliens came into the picture, then it went downhill. I quite enjoyed 2. Torchlight I enjoyed more than Diablo.
    Darksiders 2 was pretty cool.
    Busy with Bioshock 2 now – enjoying it.
    LA Noire & Mortal Kombat are on the backlog, as well as on the PC :P

    • TiMsTeR1033

      La Noire was alot better than they said..

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        LA Noire is a very cool ADVENTURE game. That’s what it is.

        I got about half the way through before I got distracted.

        • Umar koeksisterRpgFan

          Nice observation…ADVENTURE

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Its a crime game!

          • Umar koeksisterRpgFan

            Adventure crime game

          • TiMsTeR1033

            same thing.

          • Umar koeksisterRpgFan

            :P

  • RinceGivesRspectsToMadiba

    Darksiders 2! What an awesome game!

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Yes, I really enjoyed both. Sad we won’t get to see games with Fury or Strife.

      • Umar koeksisterRpgFan

        I’m hopeful we will, there is still hope someone will snatch it up. Strife looks soooooooooooo cool

        • Unavengedavo(aka. MadeYouLook)

          Nordic Games bought the IP :D Read somewhere that they are looking to get the original writers and development team to work on it

      • Unavengedavo(aka. MadeYouLook)

        Well last I read was that Nordic Games was planning on continuing with the series. But we will only see something in at least 2015

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          That would be cool. Followed by an epic 4 person co-op game to wrap up the series. I would totally play that with real people.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            you cant handle real! remember #SPFOREVER and EVER!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Shut up! You’re not real & neither is your face!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            DONT TEMPT ME!! Ill photoshop you a new face!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            … yes Tim :/

          • Unavengedavo(aka. MadeYouLook)

            Check this out… It seems like they are also asking the fans what they would like in the new games…

            http://forum.nordicgames.at/showthread.php?178155-Darksiders

          • Unavengedavo(aka. MadeYouLook)

            Naturally we dont have any sure plans for the future of the series as we dont even have a development team.
            So for now we will be analysing the situation and try to figure out whats the best option.

            One thing is sure: The tale of the four horsemen is not over!
            Reinhard Pollice|Business & Product Development Director Nordic Games GmbH, Vienna, Austria

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            My pants are pleased!

          • Unavengedavo(aka. MadeYouLook)

            I think Gavin or some one should go do some proper investigation about this and give us feedback

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            No it’s okay, you can just take my word that my pants are pleased. ;)

      • RinceGivesRspectsToMadiba

        I agree. Would have been nice to have all the brothers on my shelf. Damn. Wonder if the people who picked up THQ would venture down this road…

        • Unavengedavo(aka. MadeYouLook)

          Take it you haven’t seen my comments yet regarding this? :P

      • RinceGivesRspectsToMadiba
        • TiMsTeR1033

          That sign language interpreter was whack hey!

          • Unavengedavo(aka. MadeYouLook)

            Well supposedly he is whack… He claimed that he saw angels descending into the stadium and that was what caused him to mess up the sign language. And I believe he suffers from schizophrenia

          • RinceGivesRspectsToMadiba

            Yeah. And apparently he was charged with murder, assault and kidnapping a while back!

          • Unavengedavo(aka. MadeYouLook)

            And he was allowed to be near 91 of the world leaders because no one bothered to do a security check… No wonder Zuma got boo’ed

          • RinceGivesRspectsToMadiba

            Haha! Indeed :)

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          lolllllllllllll

        • BacchusZA

          Have my upvote Sir, brilliant :)

    • Unavengedavo(aka. MadeYouLook)

      Hopefully Nordic Games makes an epic sequel that stays true to the story

  • JHN

    DMC 4 was a great game enjoyed it loads, lost intrest in crysis after the second one. Ive never been able to finish darksiders 2 i just lose intrest after a while.

  • Ricardo Harvey

    MORTAL KOMBAT!!! Definitely one of the best if not the best fighter
    of this generation

  • Emma Lewis

    The story of

    bit.ly/LegalizedMarijuana

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    I don’t think it’s fair that some franchise games are in the top 100 as separate entries (Bioshock) while others are lumped together as “X Franchise” (i.e Infamous, Resistance or Killzone). How do you compare a franchise to individual games? I mean in one franchise you might even had games of differing quality and impact? And why is it just the Sony games getting this treatment? Mmmmmm! >_>

    /CaptainNitpick