• mrjoe1986 - November 12, 2013 9:27 a.m.

    Wasn't goldeneye a launch game for the N64? Basically redefined the FPS genre for me. Plus I feel twilight princess deserves a mention. Pretty much the only reason to be a wii at launch imo.
  • rxb - November 11, 2013 12:50 p.m.

    As much as Super Mario World changed my young life and is one of my favourite games ever coded, for launch games I recognise Super Mario 64 as probably one of the most important ever made. The template it set for 3d control is near perfection. On its first try as well. Also even though Im not buying a PS4, the thought of the new Wipeout fills me with uncontrollable envy.
  • talleyXIV - November 7, 2013 4:39 p.m.

    Super Mario World and Gears of War.
  • hester2 - November 7, 2013 5:53 p.m.

    Gears wasn't a launch game. I do agree that SMW was fantastic, though. That one and SMB3 are neck and neck for my favorite.
  • jedisamurai - November 7, 2013 3:41 p.m.

    The 360 launch games were actually so bad that I considered selling my system when I bought it years after launch, because there was nothing I wanted to play. I hung onto the system because an XBLA version of Ikaruga had been announced. Fortunately, as the years passed by XBLA made up for a lack of Triple-A games that I actually wanted to play for the most part.
  • jedisamurai - November 7, 2013 1:11 p.m.

    How good is the original Wipeout? It's soon good I still play it. It's gorgeous (with alternate lighting for every track based on your race class, the track design is unbelievable, and the sound design is STILL better than most (the music echos when you are in tunnels, as do sound effects). In fact, I think it's one of the greatest games ever made. Now where the heck is an HD remix???? I want that game with no clipping and zero load times darn it!
  • sephex - November 7, 2013 11:07 a.m.

    In terms of importance, WiiSports, Halo and Super Mario 64 were the best, but for Tetris and Super Mario Bros. that also could be true.
  • Fox_Mulder - November 7, 2013 11:05 a.m.

    COD 2 was the tits. That, and Oblivion defined early 360 for me.
  • Satchurated - November 7, 2013 8:33 a.m.

    Maybe Gran Turismo for PS3?
  • hester2 - November 7, 2013 10:30 a.m.

    It's not a launch title. Prologue came out a year after launch, and the full GT5 came out four years after launch. Hell, after all those low-res models, it can be argued that this year's GT6 will be the "real" Gran Turismo for PS3.
  • Satchurated - November 7, 2013 8:32 a.m.

    Why isn't the PS3 on this list?
  • hester2 - November 7, 2013 10:26 a.m.

    The PS3 definitely grew into a great system, but there weren't really any "important" launch games. Resistance was the best it had, but that wasn't really anything more than a good shooter.
  • mothbanquet - November 7, 2013 7:14 a.m.

    Halo and Rogue Leader were system-sellers for me. As was (the demo of) MGS2. Those were the first consoles I could buy on launch, thanks to the new-fangled thing called 'disposable income'. I didn't truly get excited for the 360 or PS4 until I saw Oblivion and though I've now abandoned the console rat-race for the PC, I must say that Killzone would just about do it for me if I hadn't. The Xbone's lineup just seems so... Someone finish that sentence for me.
  • hester2 - November 7, 2013 10:27 a.m.

    ...tempting for Forza alone. I'm going PS4 for launch, but I doubt an XB1 purchase is far behind it.
  • BladedFalcon - November 7, 2013 10:46 a.m.

    In contrast, I couldn't care any less about Forza :P
  • hester2 - November 7, 2013 10:57 a.m.

    What can I say, I'm a sucker for racing games. Not quite to Justin's level, but pretty damn close.
  • BladedFalcon - November 7, 2013 11:32 a.m.

    Yep, therein lies the difference, I dislike virtually ALL racing games, and thus my lack of interest XD I will give the Xbone this though, Dead Rising 3 looks more interesting to me than any of the "big" titles Sony has lined up for the PS4. I'm not getting either console any time soon anyway, there's still way a lot more on the PS3 i have left to play, and Dark Souls 3 and Lords of Shadow 2 excite me way more than any next gen title so far.
  • Arobadope - November 7, 2013 12:01 p.m.

    I'll it to you both, PS4 and XB1 seem to really be lacking heavy hitters in terms of launch line-ups, they have some big name titles, but it all still feels underwhelming to me, then again I also think this entire generation was rushed and is awkward as f*** so I might be jaded :p
  • hester2 - November 7, 2013 12:56 p.m.

    The main reason I'm taking the immediate leap is so that I can play full-fledged Battlefield with friends. I had BF 3 on my PC, but I'm the only PC gamer in my group. If it weren't for that, I probably would have waited until February and the release of Second Son. Besides, with Contrast and Resogun free at launch, I'm rationalizing it as saving at least $30 by buying at launch, plus whateve else is put out for free on Plus between now and February. Unless you can also buy PS4 games on the PS3 store and download later on the PS4, similar to the Vita. If that's the case, please keep it to yourself. I like my logic and don't want it ruined.
  • Arobadope - November 7, 2013 5:44 p.m.

    Too bad time to ruin your logic >:D nah you can't as far as I know.

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