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  • Blog Post: End Of An Era: By The Numbers

    After spending the last month publishing our best-of lists of the last generation , we decided to break down the numbers and see which of the past nine years were the best for gamers, which console had the most exclusive titles appear on our lists, and which publishers delivered the largest amount of... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Platformers Of The Generation

    We take a look at the 10 games that defined – and redefined – the platforming genre in this past generation. It was an interesting console generation for the storied platforming genre. While it isn't the commercial powerhouse it once was, the genre grew in many ways - both by evolving... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Sports Games Of The Generation

    In many ways, this past console generation was a brutal one for sports video games. While other genres flourished, sports gamers were subjected to an irreversible thinning of the herd during the PlayStation 3/Xbox 360/Wii era, losing MLB 2K, 2K Sports football, NHL 2K, both NCAA basketball franchises... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Shooters Of The Generation

    Love them or hate them, the last generation of console gaming was dominated by shooters. Although "shooter fatigue" became an increasingly popular ailment in the gaming community, it didn't stop millions from taking up arms with and against their fellow players, and developers were happy... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Racing Games Of The Generation

    The last generation of home consoles introduced a number of important steps for racing titles, from deep online play to breathtaking visuals, propelling the genre forward in the past 10 or so years. Here's our list of the best racers the last generation had to offer. Note: This list encompasses titles... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 RPGs Of The Generation

    We spent our time celebrating the best PlayStation 3 , Xbox 360 , and Wii games of the generation. Now we're diving into the best of various genres. Today, we're taking a look at the best role-playing games of the last console generation. Developers got more creative during the cycle, attempting... More
  • Blog Post: Our Top 25 Games Of Last Generation Snubs List

    When you make a list, you’re bound to upset a few people. That’s true whether you’re calling out the best Xbox 360 games , PS3 titles , or Wii releases , as we’ve been doing. Everyone has an opinion; if you’re not putting a particular game too high in your rankings, you’re... More
  • Blog Post: Trends That Defined A Console Generation

    Our month of features celebrating the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii is halfway done. If you have not seen our lists of the best Xbox 360 , PlayStation 3 , and Wii games, then spend some time deciding if we hit the mark or lost our minds. If you don’t agree with us, maybe you’ll find one... More
  • Blog Post: Top 25 PlayStation 3 Games

    When the PlayStation 3 launched in November of 2006, some gamers wondered whether Sony's system would be able to catch up to the Xbox 360's one-year head start. However, even at a higher price point, the PS3 gained traction. Years later, it even overtook the 360 in worldwide sales. Of course... More
  • Blog Post: Breaking Down The Developer Top Five Lists

    Now that you've seen the 35 developer lists chronicling their favorite games of the Xbox 360/Wii/PlayStation 3 console generation, it's time to crunch the numbers. Find out which game finished with the most votes, which games were snubbed, and which studio won over the most hearts last generation... More
  • Blog Post: 35 Developers Share Their Picks For Best Games Of The Generation

    You've dissected our picks for the best Wii and Xbox 360 games (and you'll see our PlayStation 3 list on Friday). But what do the developers think are the top games of the generation? We asked several prominent creators to share their top fives, and they obliged. In the next several pages you... More
  • Blog Post: Top 25 Xbox 360 Games

    Microsoft launched the Xbox 360 in 2005, kicking off the last generation of gaming. This was the most successful period for the company to date; with its excellent Xbox Live service and deep support from third-party developers, the Xbox 360 in many ways became the defining console of the last generation... More
  • Blog Post: Top 25 Wii Games

    Nintendo has ended its seven-year relationship with the Wii, and moved on to its new life with the Wii U, and we've taken this moment to reflect on the console’s best games. With more than 100 million units sold, the Wii had a successful run. Here are the best games the Wii has to offer. For... More
  • Blog Post: Game Informer's Month-Long Retrospective Celebrates The End Of A Console Generation

    The month of July is notoriously slow in the video game industry. With minimal game releases and a post-E3 news vacuum, we aren't given many conversation pieces as we wait for more information on the highly anticipated games coming out later in the year. To fill the void, we decided to discuss the... More
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