Although current generation consoles offer some of the best gaming experiences to date. There are some games that everyone needs to try before getting rid of their old generation consoles. Here is our list of the Top 5 old gen games you need to play.
1: Left 4 Dead 2 – Xbox 360
Left 4 Dead 2 is very similar to its predecessor, but added way more weapons, zombies and ways to kill the undead. Left 4 Dead was the first of its kind, introducing a new type of zombie game, and since then most games of the genre has been heavily based around it.
If you are planning on playing Left 4 Dead 2 though, make sure you have three other people to play with. What made Left 4 Dead so fun was the four player co-op, players are forced to work together to survive, maintaining good communications and tactics in order to survive each level. Although the game was released seven years ago, it still has visually pleasing graphics and and experience no gamer should miss.
2: Fallout 3 – PS3, Xbox 360
The next game on our list is is Fallout 3, which is rated as one of the best games of all time. Fallout 3 is a massive open world RPG/Shooter, where the player must travel the post-apocalyptic Washington DC fighting survivors, mutants and the Government.
Fallout 3 allows you to interact with every character you find, and play out the game however you want. It gives you the option to blow up an entire city or help those inside to achieve greater things, or to join the new military alliance or fight against them and steal their gear.
However you chose to play Fallout 3, you will always have a blast, and with the extra downloadable content, you get to continue the game on from where it ends, and to explore even more places. This ensures the Fallout 3 is a game that no gamer should miss out on.
3: Dead Space – PS3, Xbox 360
Unlike the rest of the games in this article, it is unlikely we will ever see another entry in the Dead Space series (you can read about why in this article) so soon we may never be able to experience Dead Space again. Dead Space offered a new form of horror games, one that could scare any seasoned gamer, the player is often thrown into battles where they are completely outnumbered, jumped by frequent jumpscares and usually finding themselves with no ammo left to fight off the attackers.
If Dead Space wasn’t already scary enough, the entire game takes place on an abandoned, alien infested space ship with nothing but space for miles around. Dead Space also comes with a strongly developed story, well made mechanics and an immersive experience some developers would die to capture.
4: Portal – PS3, Xbox 360
When Portal was released to console as part of The Orange Box, it was quickly snatched up by gamers. Portal is a game like none other, where the player is put into the shoes of a human test subject, having to use a portal gun to solve puzzles of ever increasing difficulty.
At first, the game looks like a simple puzzle game, but as the player progresses, you realize that there is a deep and complex story behind the simple looking game. Thus making it one game that you cannot miss out on.
5: Red Dead Redemption – PS3, Xbox 360
Red Dead Redemption is Rockstar’s answer to the Wild West, the game was released soon after GTA IV, and takes the modern city style of the game and turns it into a game based in the Wild West. Similar to the GTA series, the game is heavily storied based, and is completely open world.
Was is different from the GTA series though, is that the player is able to travel across the landscape on horse back, using early rifles and pistols. The game itself is also much less forgiving, with the player unable to survive a simple drop of a ledge. Rockstar are also yet to announce a sequel to the game, so gamers should get their hands on it while they still can. There is also an expansion that turns the Wild West into a zombie apocalypse, allowing the player to try and rebuild after the sudden outbreak.