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Last month for theme week, dubbed Rewind Review Week, we looked at games that were at least 10+ years old and reviewed them. This month, we decided to keep looking back at a generation that now almost has some games nearing the 10 year old mark. We felt like this E3 was really the last where even a small amount of attention would be given to the last generation of consoles, so we thought we would celebrate some of what they brought to gaming.

Generation 7 lasted an incredibly long time, allowing for many incredible games to be made in its long life. This week, seven of our writers here at TechRaptor will be making their case for a game (one’s a trilogy), arguing why it deserves the title of “Best Game of Gen 7.” Some of their choices will be surprising, some not so much. I’d imagine we even have a game few have even heard of on the list!

Obviously, we’ll never really have a conclusion on what the Best Game of Gen 7 is, but we can all surely recognize some great games in the process of that pursuit. We’re pretty sure some disagreements will be flying around as well. Feel free to leave comments here or on the individual articles as to why you agree, disagree or what you think deserves the title.

Additionally we’ll be streaming on Twitch some of the best with various authors appearing to discuss it. You can see the schedule there or on our forums (where you can discuss it too!) Last but not least, our Reader Response for this week is asking you what you think is the best of Gen 7, so take your thoughts on that over to the forum and enter them for a chance to appear in next week’s article and to win a game.

We hope you enjoy!

The list of authors and their games will be updated daily below:

Wyatt Hnatiw on BioShock Infinite

Georgina Young on Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Jason Ashman on Split/Second Velocity

Robert Grosso on the Mass Effect Trilogy

Travis Williams on Dragon’s Dogma

Dustin Urness on The Last of Us

Dane Smith on  L.A. Noire

Kindra Pring on Batman: Arkham Asylum

Francis Kelly on Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Do you have an idea for a Theme Week you’d like to see? What do you think is the Best Game of Gen 7?


Andrew Otton

Editor in Chief

Editor in Chief at TechRaptor. Lover of some things, a not so much lover of other things.



  • Agt_Pendergast

    Oh man, let me see. For me; MadWorld, Super Mario Galaxy 1&2, Sin & Punishment: Star Successor, Donkey Kong Country: Returns, PunchOut!, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Dark Souls, Valkyria Chronicles, InFamous 2, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Rayman: Origins, Super Meat Boy, Guacamelee!, Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2, Sleeping Dogs, Hotline Miami, Dead Space, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Hitman: Blood Money and Vanquish. There’s probably more, but that’s what’s coming most immediately to my mind.

  • cptk

    I can save you a month …Skyrim.

  • I’ll be damned disappointed if Far Cry 3 doesn’t make an appearance in this. Mention Blood Dragon as the little side bit that it is, not in place of baseline FC3.

    That aside, may I just make a little plug for Colin McRae DiRT 2? Easily my favorite driving game of this console generation, beating out Need For Speed Rivals, Need For Speed Hot Pursuit and others. It’s just that I’d rather see a broader array of genres represented, and I happen to be a big fan of racing games, off-roading in particular.

  • My list (in order): LittleBigPlanet 2, Sonic Generations, Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver, Metroid Prime 3.