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12 - Mass Effect 2
The 12th best game this generation is Mass Effect 2. It came out in 2010 for 360 and PC and 2011 for PS3 and was developed by Bioware. Mass Effect is one of the best RPGs this generation and has one of the best stories as well. It is one of the only games to really capture the feel of space and exploring the universe. Bioware is well known for making some great RPGs but they were on top of their game with Mass Effect 2.
The story of Mass Effect 2 continues off from Mass Effect. You play as Commander Shepard as he/she tries to save the universe. The key thing in regards to Mass Effect 2 is that you have multiple ways to decide on what happens for a lot of the game. Your decisions effect the game in many ways and very few games let you make some of the choices you were given in ME2. Recruiting your teammates is also a lot of fun and is interesting to get to learn about each one (in more ways than one). I won't say much about the story so those of you who have not played through the game can experience it for yourself.
The gameplay is fun and entertaining and not grindy at all. The gunplay feels great and improves over the original, the strategy involved also adds another layer to the combat that helps keep you involved. There is not much variety though as far as gameplay goes. Most of the game though is about choices and dialogue but the combat does a fine job keeping you playing.
Mass Effect 2 is one of those games that just is cool and unique, few games let you play as a commander of a spaceship and Mass Effect 2 does it extremely well. The story is one of the best and the series as the whole is one of the best from this generation. While every Mass Effect game is great, Mass Effect 2 is the best. It is one of the best games this generation and will not be forgotten for a long time.