What Games Have You Bought This Gen?

Video GamesAs we get ready for the fall gaming season, we’ve had a few discussions lately about clearing out gaming backlogs. For some, this means renting or borrowing from friends to get through as much as possible. For others like me, it means playing through purchased games and trading them back in to get ready for what’s coming next (Halo: Reach and Civilization V, anyone).

The comment thread from our recent podcast delves into the idea of trading in old games a bit, and it got me thinking about all the games I’ve purchased this generation. Some of the ones off the top of my head include: Gears of War 1 and 2, Halo 3 and ODST, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2, Valkyria Chronicles, Uncharted 2, Forza 2, Mass Effect 1 and 2, Left 4 Dead, Fallout 3, Little Big Planet, Viva Pinata, FFXIII, Red Dead Redemption and then some.

Really, there aren’t a heaping ton of them or anything, but it still got me wondering: what games has the rest of GS purchased over the last few years? Leave your lists here, people. Go!

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10 thoughts on “What Games Have You Bought This Gen?”

  1. does the orange box or left 4 dead 2 count? Are PC’s considered part of the current generation? I wonder because they are off steam and when I hear generation I think of consoles.

  2. PC: COD4, Darkest of Days, Orange Box, Just Cause, Counter Strike: Source, Red Orchestra, Battlefield 2142, Sins Of A Solar Empire, Fallout 3, and a lot more I can’t recall at the moment.
    PSP: MGS: Peace Walker, Patapon, Prince Of Persia: Rival Swords, Socom: Fireteam Bravo 2, Rockband Unplugged, God of War: Chains of Olympus, Assassins Creed Bloodlines, Little Big Planet, Medal Of Honor: Heroes 1 & 2, and again more i can’t recall because of so many trade in’s.

  3. Actually thinking back, I’ve bought a lot more than I thought I had. Let’s see…

    Mass Effect 1 and 2
    Fallout 3
    Bioshock/Oblivion Pack
    Orange Box
    COD MW and MW2
    Mirror’s Edge

    Mario Galaxy
    New Super Mario Bros
    Mario Kart Wii
    Smash Bros Brawl
    Zelda Twilight Princess
    Metroid Prime Trilogy
    Wii Fit Plus

    Mario 64 DS
    Mario Kart DS
    New Super Mario Bros DS
    Chrono Trigger
    Zelda Phantom Hourglass/Spirit Tracks
    Pokemon Diamond/HeartGold
    Professor Layton and Pandora’s Box

    Some of them may be older but I’m sure most of them were in the last couple of years. There could be a few others I’m forgetting too, things that I’ve traded in and don’t remember

  4. I was also going to ask if PC counts, since our “generation” seems to change every 6 months lol.

    Assassin’s Creed II (does I count?)
    Battlefield: BC2
    Dirt 2
    Fallout 3
    Fallout: New vegas (Pre)
    Kane & Lynch (?)
    Mafia II (pre)
    Red Faction: Guerilla

    I’ve bought some other games in the last 6 months, but wouldn’t consider them “current”

  5. Pretty much every major game besides Japanese and music games for the 360, then Dragon Age, TF2, Starcraft 2, and World of Warcraft expansions for PC.

  6. I’m probably missing a few but here goes:

    Mass Effect 1 and 2
    Fallout 3 and all DLC’s
    Orange Box
    COD MW and MW2
    Battlefield: BC2
    Dirt 2
    Fallout 3
    Kane & Lynch
    Red Faction: Guerrilla
    Starcraft 2
    left 4 dead 2
    Fear 2
    Dawn of War 1 & 2
    Stalker CS and COP
    Batman Arkham Asylum
    Alien Swarm (lol, oh wait it was free)
    Far Cry 2
    Metro 2033
    Operation Flashpoint Dragon Rising
    Shattered Horizon
    Chronicles of Riddick

    Mirror’s Edge
    Uncharted 1 & 2
    Red Dead Redemption
    Heavy Rain
    Need for Speed Shift
    Gran Turismo 5 Prologue
    Soul Caliber 4
    Midnight Club LA
    God of War 3
    GTA4 and Liberty City Episodes

  7. Red Dead Redemption
    Fallout 3
    Prince of Persia The forgotten Sands
    Mario Galaxy 2
    Assassin’s Creed 2
    and Uncharted 1

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