Year released: 2008

It’s easy to forget now, but the Playstation 3 was pretty dried up for standout titles in the first two years of its release. It didn’t hit its stride until 2008 with the release of games such as LittleBigPlanet, Bioshock—a whole year after its release on Xbox 360—and this, the most overwrought, jumble,d and expensive entry in Hideo Kojima’s complex sci-fi spy series.

For non-devotees of the long-running franchise, the story of MGS 4 was a nightmare to follow (infamously, its ending takes over an hour of cutscenes to wrap up), but it was also extremely cinematic and boasted some of the best gameplay in the entire series. Six years later, its looks and design still hold up.