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The Last of Us
1

The Last of Us

(2013)
The Last of Us is an action-adventure survival horror video game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was released for the PlayStation 3 on June 14, 2013; an updated version, The Last of Us Rem...
9.1
9.1
as video game
from 8 votes
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Mass Effect 2
2

Mass Effect 2

(2010)
Mass Effect 2 is an action role-playing video game developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts. It was released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 on January 26, 2010, and for PlayStation 3 on January 18, 2011. Mass Effe...
9
9
as video game
from 5 votes
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Red Dead Redemption
3

Red Dead Redemption

(2010)
Red Dead Redemption is an open world, western action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar San Diego and published by Rockstar Games. It was released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles on May 18, 2010. It is the seco...
9
9
as video game
from 3 votes
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Grand Theft Auto V
4

Grand Theft Auto V

(2013)
Grand Theft Auto V is an open world, action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. It was released on 17 September 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, on 18 November 2014 for the Pla...
8.7
8.7
as video game
from 20 votes
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Rust
5

Rust

(2013)
Rust is a survival video game in development by Facepunch Studios for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux. Rust was originally released onto Steam's Early Access program on 11 December 2013. The game tasks players to survive by cra...
8.6
8.6
as video game
from 5 votes
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Mass Effect 3
6

Mass Effect 3

(2012)
Mass Effect 3 is a 2012 science fiction action role-playing third person shooter video game developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U. Officially announced on D...
8.5
8.5
as video game
from 2 votes
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Batman: Arkham Knight
7

Batman: Arkham Knight

(2015)
Batman: Arkham Knight is an action-adventure video game developed by Rocksteady Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One video game consoles, and Microsoft Windows. Based o...
8.3
8.3
as video game
from 7 votes
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Just Cause 3
8

Just Cause 3

(2015)
Just Cause 3 is a 2015 open world action-adventure video game developed by Avalanche Studios and published by Square Enix. It was announced on November 11, 2014. It is the third game in the Just Cause series and is the sequel to t...
8.3
8.3
as video game
from 4 votes
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Grand Theft Auto
9

Grand Theft Auto

(1997)
Grand Theft Auto (GTA) is an open world action video game developed by DMA Design (now Rockstar North) and published by BMG Interactive. It was released in October 1997 for DOS and Microsoft Windows, and on 14 December 1997 for th...
8
8
as video game
from 20 votes
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Dark Souls
10

Dark Souls

(2011)
Dark Souls (ダークソウル Dāku Sōru) is an action role-playing video game developed by FromSoftware. It was released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment internationally. A spiritual successor to Fr...
8
8
as video game
from 6 votes
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Demon's Souls
11

Demon's Souls

(2009)
Demon's Souls (デモンズソウル Demonzu Souru) is a 2009 action role-playing video game developed by FromSoftware, under supervision by SCE Japan Studio, for the PlayStation 3. It was published in Japan by Sony Computer Entertainment on Fe...
8
8
as video game
from 1 vote
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This War of Mine
11

This War of Mine

(2014)
This War of Mine is a 2014 war survival video game developed by 11 bit studios. The game, which was inspired by the 1992–96 Siege of Sarajevo during the Bosnian War, differs from most war-themed video games by focusing on the civi...
8
8
as video game
from 1 vote
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Assassin’s Creed
13

Assassin’s Creed

(2007)
Assassin's Creed is a 2007 historical fiction action-adventure open world stealth video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It is the first major installment in the Assassin's Creed series. The game was fi...
8
8
as video game
from 20 votes
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Borderlands
14

Borderlands

(2009)
Borderlands is an action role-playing first-person shooter video game that was developed by Gearbox Software for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. It is the first game in the Borderlands series. The console...
7.5
7.5
as video game
from 4 votes
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Ninja Gaiden
15

Ninja Gaiden

(2004)
Ninja Gaiden is an action-adventure hack and slash video game developed by Team Ninja for the Xbox video game console. It went through five years of development before its release by Tecmo in 2004, and had a number of expansion pa...
7.5
7.5
as video game
from 2 votes
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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
16

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

(2015)
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, commonly abbreviated as MGSV, is an open world action-adventure stealth video game developed by Kojima Productions, directed, designed, co-produced and co-written by Hideo Kojima for Microsoft...
7.2
7.2
as video game
from 14 votes
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Borderlands 2
17

Borderlands 2

(2012)
Borderlands 2 is an action role-playing first-person shooter video game, developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games on September 18, 2012. It is the second game in the Borderlands series and the sequel to 2009's Borde...
7
7
as video game
from 5 votes
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Wrecking Crew
18

Wrecking Crew

(1985)
Wrecking Crew (レッキングクルー Rekkingu Kurū) is a 1985 action game developed and published by Nintendo. It was designed by Yoshio Sakamoto and released as a launch title for the Nintendo Entertainment System...
7
7
as video game
from 1 vote
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Mass Effect
18

Mass Effect

(2007)
Mass Effect is a 2007 science fiction action role-playing third person shooter video game developed by BioWare for the Xbox 360 and ported to Microsoft Windows by Demiurge Studios. The Xbox 360 version was released worldwide in No...
7
7
as video game
from 1 vote
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Prototype
20

Prototype

(2009)
Prototype (stylized as [PROTOTYPE]) is a 2009 action-adventure open world video game developed by Radical Entertainment and published by Activision. The game was released in North America on June 9, 2009, and in southwestern parts...
6.8
6.8
as video game
from 4 votes
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Rise of the Tomb Raider
21

Rise of the Tomb Raider

(2015)
Rise of the Tomb Raider is an action-adventure video game developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Microsoft Studios and Square Enix. It is the sequel to the 2013 video game Tomb Raider, which was itself, the second reboot t...
6
6
as video game
from 2 votes
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Mad Max
22

Mad Max

(2015)
Mad Max is an action-adventure video game set in an open world environment and based on the Mad Max film series. It is developed by Avalanche Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. It was released on Micr...
5
5
as video game
from 2 votes
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Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire
23

Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire

(2006)
Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire, known in Japan and Europe as Mobile Suit Gundam: Target in Sight (機動戦士ガンダム Target in Sight Kidō Senshi Gandamu Target in Sight), is a PlayStation 3 launch title, published and developed by Bandai Nam...
5
5
as video game
from 1 vote
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Info: The items listed below are officially not in the ranking; they're candidates that don't have the minimum number of votes (1) to officially be in yet. They're listed by the number of votes, not by the rating. Click any item to cast your vote.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!
candidate

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!

(2014)
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! is a first-person shooter video game developed by 2K Australia, with assistance from Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games. It is the third game in the Borderlands series, and is a sequel-prequel...
0
0
as video game
from 0 votes
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3D Dot Game Heroes
candidate

3D Dot Game Heroes

(2009)
3D Dot Game Heroes (3Dドットゲームヒーローズ) is a 2009 action-adventure video game developed by Silicon Studio for the PlayStation 3. The game uses a unique style, presenting 2D retro-style graphics in a 3D environment using voxels. The gam...
0
0
as video game
from 0 votes
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