21: God of War (SIE Santa Monica Studio, 2018)
20. The Last Story (Mistwalker, 2012)
19. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Platinum Games, 2013)
18. Pillars of Eternity (Obsidian Entertainment, PC)
17. Metroid: Other M (Team Ninja/Nintendo, 2010)
16. Star Fox Zero (PlatinumGames, 2016)
15. Death Stranding (Kojima Productions, 2019)
horrible working environment and able to create his own passion projects again after years of being forced to milk every last dime out of Metal Gear when he wanted to be done with it ages ago, but if they're just going to amount to the same empty busywork on a backdrop of bitterness and cynicism as the later Metal Gear games, I'm fine with not purchasing any more of them. Moreso when he can't come up with an idea for an premise beyond "Edgy Version of Kevin Costner's Postman with the directing sensibility of Andy Warhol". Christ, at least when he was plagiarizing from Deus Ex, he was cribbing ideas from something with some actual prestige behind it...
14. Dishonored (Arkane Studios, 2012)
13. Thief (Eidos Montreal, 2014)
12. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Retro Studios, 2014)
11. Underworld Ascendant (Otherside Entertainment, 2018)
10. The 3rd Birthday (Square Enix 1st Production Department/Hexadrive, 2011)
9. Shin Megami Tensei IV (Atlus, 2013)
8. Resident Evil 6 (Capcom, 2012)
7. Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix 1st Production Department, 2010)
6. Diablo III (Blizzard Entertainment, 2012)
Another one was...
5. Simcity (Maxis Emeryville, 2013)
4. Duke Nukem Forever (Gearbox Software/3D Realms, 2011)
3. Mighty No. 9 (Comcept, 2016)
2. Fallout 76 (Bethesda Softworks, 2018)
shoddy merchandise sold alongside it) and have a cash shop, but demand a $100-per-year premium subscription service from the few fans it has remaining after its horrible initial reception, is downright appalling. It's been said many times before, usually tinted with hyperbole, but it appears that Fallout's place as a respected franchise and Bethesda's reputation are now definitively dead.
1. Persona 5 (Atlus, 2017)