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Gamefly Top 10 Lists: Everybody Loves Those...

Posted by: Adam at 3/25/2009 5:40 AM
I like knowing what games are doing well, especially new IPs.  Knowing new IPs like Dead Space and Left 4 Dead do well despite being risky for a game company (since a new IP is never a sure success) gives me hope for continued innovation and originality in this industry.  Gamefly, the premier game rental service and one I throughly enjoy, has compiled three top ten lists for people like me to muse over with a perplexed expression while saying things like "why, this is interesting..." so we sound intelligent (or is that just me?).  While there aren't many new IPs on the following lists, they still make for an interesting read.  So without further ado, here are Gamefly's top ten lists compiled from gamer interest in a selection of over 6,000 cross-platform titles from the PS2, PS3, PSP, XBox, XBox 360, Wii, GameCube, GBA, and DS:

Most Popular Games:
 
1   Resident Evil 5   (PS3, 360)
2   Halo Wars   (360)
3   Wanted: Weapons of Fate   (PS3, 360)
4   Guitar Hero: Metallica   (PS3, 360, Wii, PS2)
5   Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena   (PS3, 360)
6   Godfather 2   (PS3, 360)
7   Killzone 2   (PS3)
8   H.A.W.X.   (PS3, 360, Wi)
9   Street Fighter IV   (PS3, 360)
10 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust   (PS3, 360)

Most Popular "E" Rated Games:
 
1 Major League Baseball 2K9 (PS3, 360,Wii, PSP, PS2)
2 MLB '09: The Show  (PS3, PSP,  PS2)
3 Gold's Gym Cardio Workout   (Wii)
4 Mario Power Tennis   (Wii, GC)
5 Pokemon Platinum   (DS)
6 Trivial Pursuit   (PS3, 360, Wii, PS2)
7 Monsters vs. Aliens   (PS3, 360, Wii, DS, PS2)
8 Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection   (PS3, 360)
9 Little Big Planet   (PS3)
10 NBA 2K9   (PS3, 360, PS2)

Most Popular Sports Games:
 
1   Major League Baseball 2K9   (PS3, 360, Wii, PSP, PS2)
2   Skate 2   (PS3, 360)
3   MLB '09: The Show   (PS3, PSP, PS2)
4   Mario Power Tennis   (Wii, GC)
5   NBA 2K9   (PS3, 360, PS2)
6   NCAA Basketball 09   (PS3, 360, PS2)
7   NHL 09   (PS3, 360, PS2)
8   Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09   (PS3, 360, PSP, PS2)
9   Stoked   (360)
10   NBA Live 09   (PS3, 360, PSP, PS2)

I can't speak for all of the games on these lists, but I've sunk a lot of time into Resident Evil 5, Killzone 2, and LittleBigPlanet and those games definitely deserve to be on the list.  I recently received Halo Wars (thanks Gamefly) and I am enjoying that as well, but I can't say the same for Wanted and Chronicles of Riddick.  I've only played the demos for the two but the former has uninspired combat and the latter was just... uninteresting.  These are only my impressions based solely on the demos and I truly hope they are better than what I was shown, but I'm not getting my hopes up.