GammaSquad’s 50 Greatest Console Games Of The Past Generation (#5 – 1)

In just a little over two weeks all three major console makers will all have new machines on the market, which means it’s finally time to bid a fond farewell to seventh generation consoles. Sure, a few more current gen (soon to be last gen) games are still on the way, but the era of the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Wii is rapidly drawing to a close.

Before the next generation kicks off in earnest, we here at GammaSquad thought we’d take a look at some of the best games of this past generation. We’ve made it all the way to #6, and now, without further ado, here’s the top five…

Note: This list only covers console games — no PC-only titles or handheld games. New handhelds come out on a different schedule than consoles, and the PC doesn’t really have “generations” per se, so neither really fit with the “best games of the past generation” scope of this series.

First, a quick recap!

Part 1

50) Grand Theft Auto IV

49) Assassin’s Creed II

48) Rayman Origins

47) Prototype

46) Far Cry 3

45) Dead Rising

44) Mass Effect 2

43) Metroid: Other M

42) InFamous 2

41) Bayonetta

Part 2

40) Catherine

39) Pac-Man Championship Edition

38) Spec Ops: The Line

37) Wii Sports

36) Alan Wake

35) Tomb Raider

34) Deus Ex: Human Revolution

33) Super Mario Galaxy 2

32) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

31) Metro 2033

Part 3

30) The Unfinished Swan

29) Super Street Fighter IV

28) BioShock Infinite

27) Trauma Team

26) Crackdown

25) Super Smash Bros. Brawl

24) Mega Man 9

23) Saints Row IV

22) Wii Sports Resort

21) BioShock

Part 4

20) Grand Theft Auto V

19) XCOM: Enemy Unknown

18) Punch-Out!!

17) Valkyria Chronicles

16) Dead Rising 2

15) Xenoblade Chronicles

14) Hotline Miami

13) The Walking Dead

12) The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

11) Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

Part 5

10) The Last Story

9) Rock Band

8) Batman: Arkham Asylum

7) Red Dead Redemption

6) Dead Space

…and now, onto the final 5!