It's a no-brainer that bigger budgets does not equal better quality.

This has especially been the case in the last five years, given the rise of the indie gaming market and its share of critically acclaimed titles from Braid to Bastion. There are large productions that end up feeling bloated, suffer from sloppy launches, or leave you wondering where all the money went to in the game. The following is a list of the ten best big budget titles, those that made the most of their resources in providing a comprehensive, sensory overloaded experience befitting a $50-$60 price tag and a $10 million-plus budget.

Honorable mentions go to this year's Tomb Raider, for being nearly everything you could ask for in a reboot and Shenmue, a groundbreaking Dreamcast title that showed menial work can be fun, even in the context of a big budget production.

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