18. Gears of War
Editions: 4 Gears of War (2006), Gears of War 2 (2008), Gears of War 3 (2011), Gears of War: Judgment (2013)
Publisher: Microsoft Games Studios
Gears of War won us all over from the commercial that featured Gary Jules' remake to REM's "Mad World." Once we got a taste of using the chainsaw attached to our rifles in the game, it was a wrap. The Gears franchise had become a must-buy on drop day. Though every fan usually has a hard preference of multiplayer vs. campaign mode, one thing is for sure the game's creator Clif Blezinski will be eating out of our pockets for a long time to come.