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IGN’s Top 25 PSN Games of All Time

Greg Miller's Avatar + Posted by Greg Miller on Feb 28, 2013 // Executive Editor, IGN

Holy crap, I’m posting on the PlayStation.Blog. I’ve been reading this thing for years and saying “Shut up, Jeff and Sid; I can write that better than you!” And here I am. I’ve made it. Beyond.

Anyway, IGN.com is this website I work for, and it’s the Internet’s No. 1 source for video game news, previews, reviews and videos. My Podcast Beyond cohost Colin Moriarty and I sat down not too long ago, and hashed out the 25 PSN games we’d recommend to folks with a PS3. Gameplay, graphics, story – it all factored in here. But there’s something different about this iteration of the list.


Namely: this is the last year we’re going to make it.

We’re not done covering PlayStation Network, we’re not saying nothing’s coming out this year – we’re saying that PSN games are so good that there’s no point in treating them differently. There’s no point in not letting them compete with the biggest boxed games. Journey was IGN’s 2012 Game of the Year; clearly, these titles are good enough to just be considered “PlayStation 3 games.” Plus, it goes the other way; PS3 games are available digitally now on PSN, so what’s the point in differentiating? Great games are great games.

So, this list is it. The best PSN games you can possibly buy. Did your favorites make the cut? Click on over, read the article, and leave an insightful comment. If you do, you’re entered to win a PSN voucher code that will get you all 25 games. That’s right: go comment on the IGN article and you have a chance at walking away with all 25 PSN games.

I am also told that leaving a comment on this here PlayStation.Blog post before 11:59pm Pacific Time tonight will enter you in a random drawing to score the same 25 PSN games. Not bad, right? The giveaway has ended and the winner has been contacted!

Beyond!

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+ ItsNymo on February 28th, 2013 at 1:04 pm said:

BEYOND!


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:05 pm said:

    BEYOND!


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+ vanwinkle on February 28th, 2013 at 1:05 pm said:

This is bizarre seeing Greg in here. Go Greg! Go PS Blog! Go me!


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:06 pm said:

    GO, VANWINKLE! GO!


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+ Moriarty-IGN on February 28th, 2013 at 1:07 pm said:

BEYOND.


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:07 pm said:

    BEYOND!!


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+ Suicide_Surfer on February 28th, 2013 at 1:07 pm said:

GREG I LOVE YOU


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:07 pm said:

    You’re pretty cool, Suicide_Surfer. Love you, too.


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+ IM_RICK_GRIMES on February 28th, 2013 at 1:08 pm said:

BEYOND!


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:09 pm said:

    Rick, wake up! Beyond!


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+ Suicide_Surfer on February 28th, 2013 at 1:08 pm said:

Oh my God, he responded to me!


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:09 pm said:

    <3


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+ Moriarty-IGN on February 28th, 2013 at 1:09 pm said:

Greg has the power to respond to comments on the PlayStation Blog.

These are scary times we live in.


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:10 pm said:

    THE LAST OF US.


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+ SBN_Rashad_850 on February 28th, 2013 at 1:09 pm said:

GREG YOU ROCK EVERY TIME BRO BEYOND INTO PS4!!!!!


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:10 pm said:

    Thanks for listening!


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+ Joker_13zz on February 28th, 2013 at 1:10 pm said:

Great list and yay for a chance for free stuff! I have some but not all on the list so I’d love the rest. Yay for Greg on here too!


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:11 pm said:

    What’s your list?


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+ Stealth20k on February 28th, 2013 at 1:10 pm said:

” it’s the Internet’s No. 1 source for video game news, previews, reviews and videos”

HAHAHAHA oh greg you cad


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:11 pm said:

    The numbers speak for themselves. Well… they don’t speak… but y’know… you look at them and th– BEYOND!


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+ DBoi787 on February 28th, 2013 at 1:10 pm said:

Greg on the PS Blog?! BEYOND! Also, Walking Dead and Journey, YEAHHHHH!!! Beyond good games!


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:12 pm said:

    They really, really are. Beyond to you, Dboi787.


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+ WorcesterRaider on February 28th, 2013 at 1:10 pm said:

A hearty Beyond to you Greg! The list looks great and kudos for taking the plunge and putting PSN games on one list with retail games.


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:12 pm said:

    Games are games, and it’s time for a change. Wooooooo!


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+ Suicide_Surfer on February 28th, 2013 at 1:10 pm said:

Oh my God, Colin too!? Stop responding to me, I’m gonna faint!


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:13 pm said:

    Breathe. Breathe.


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+ coreno on February 28th, 2013 at 1:10 pm said:

This is interesting


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:13 pm said:

    Quite.


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+ Stealth20k on February 28th, 2013 at 1:11 pm said:

“PSN games are so good that there’s no point in treating them differently.”

I would continue to treat them very differently :) because they are different in how people receive them.

I think eshop games are just as good as 3ds retail games but I understand they are different in the minds of the consumer


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:14 pm said:

    That day is coming to an end, and we’re happy to be ahead of the curve.


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+ Kchow23 on February 28th, 2013 at 1:11 pm said:

BEYOND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:14 pm said:

    Beyond, Kchow! Good to see you again.


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+ JamesBlonde777 on February 28th, 2013 at 1:12 pm said:

IGN and PSN…a perfect combination for a podcast and blog post!


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:15 pm said:

    The PSN is awesome by itself.


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+ WonsAuto on February 28th, 2013 at 1:12 pm said:

Please let Greg post here whenever there’s a new Oreo Oration out.


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:15 pm said:

    Hahaha. I think you can find those on your own. ;)


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+ Prangstar on February 28th, 2013 at 1:12 pm said:

Greg Miller on playstation blog? Next ur gonna tell me handsome greg is going to visit.


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:16 pm said:

    “Handsome Greg” doesn’t exist.


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+ Seurel on February 28th, 2013 at 1:12 pm said:

I want to win!! :)


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:16 pm said:

    Good luck!


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+ Akimitsu782 on February 28th, 2013 at 1:12 pm said:

PSN games have come a long way! BEYOND!


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:16 pm said:

    Right? It’s amazing. Beyond!


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+ aloafrica on February 28th, 2013 at 1:12 pm said:

Greg… *sniff* it’s so beautiful…. I LOVE YOU! XD Also, excellent list. :D


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:16 pm said:

    I love you, too. Thanks for the support!


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+ FearMonkey on February 28th, 2013 at 1:12 pm said:

BEYOND!


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:17 pm said:

    Beyond, FearMonkey!


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+ SiloEyes on February 28th, 2013 at 1:13 pm said:

BEYOND! Glad to see Swan up there at number 3! As an artist, it is one of my favorite games visually :)

RIP Powerhouse!


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:17 pm said:

    The Unfinished Swan is sooooooo good. Beyond!


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+ Marcellus on February 28th, 2013 at 1:13 pm said:

BEYOND!


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:19 pm said:

    Marcellus — BEYOND!


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+ DBoi787 on February 28th, 2013 at 1:13 pm said:

Oh! And Greg, rematch in PS All-Stars once the new DLC drops? >:)


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:20 pm said:

    Hahaha. If I ever have time, yes!


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+ mdnytecartunr on February 28th, 2013 at 1:13 pm said:

Just finished Journey a couple of nights ago, and I’m pretty sure that if I’d just lost someone close to me, that ending sequence would have sent me into a tearful tizzy.

Oh, and BEYOND!


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:20 pm said:

    It hits so hard. Amazing game. Beyond!


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+ bouncingsoul217 on February 28th, 2013 at 1:13 pm said:

BEYOND!

BEYOND!

BEYOND!


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:20 pm said:

    Beyond x 3.


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+ Stealth20k on February 28th, 2013 at 1:14 pm said:

I dont think I like this because there is sort of a conflict of interest here. Hypothetically what if this is a bribe by sony so ign reviews playstation games better?

It would be like if richard george wrote for the official nintendo magazine.

I sort of like a buffer


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:22 pm said:

    Our content is up and live regardless of what would’ve happened here on the PlayStation Blog. This was just a way to get the content to more people. I understand your concern, but nothing foul is afoot.


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+ luvtoseek on February 28th, 2013 at 1:14 pm said:

Hiyas, Greg! Hello Colin, leave NYC yet? Beyond, guys & gals!!


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:22 pm said:

    Yes. Sadly, Colin is sitting right next to me. In a Resistance 3 shirt. BEYOND!


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+ Joker_13zz on February 28th, 2013 at 1:14 pm said:

@Greg If you’re asking what I have on the list here they are!

Bloodrayne, Castle Crashers, Megaman 9, Closure, Plants v Zombies, PacMan, and Journey. So 7 out of 25 ain’t bad I guess? Gonna have to check out the others.


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:23 pm said:

    Hahaha. I’d love to see the whole thing.


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+ Kchow23 on February 28th, 2013 at 1:14 pm said:

This is rather awesome, only thing that would top Greg having a post on PS Blog would be if Portillo had his own post about his simple life.


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:23 pm said:

    Portillo’s post would be about sleeping under the covers all day long, then eating.


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+ MLAC-11 on February 28th, 2013 at 1:14 pm said:

Greg <3


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:25 pm said:

    MLAC-11 <3


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+ WorcesterRaider on February 28th, 2013 at 1:14 pm said:

Any thoughts on content that US Plus members receive versus what EU Plus members get? EU seems to be getting some amazing games. Although I am psyched for Vanquish.

Also look forward to Pax East and going to a Beyond Podcast.


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:26 pm said:

    Not really. It all seems to work out in the end, right? EU got Vanquish earlier, but it got to the US in the end. Let’s not forget Persona 4 Golden came to the US MONTHS before the EU. That’s the kind of thing you can’t put a price on.


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+ Jim777 on February 28th, 2013 at 1:14 pm said:

BEYOND!

Oh god they let Greg into the blog? Someone over at Sony PR is getting fired.

Good to see you guys moving away from treating digital games differently then physical ones.


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:26 pm said:

    Haha. Thanks, Jim. I’m sure there are a few people sweating that I have “reply” access. :)


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+ brisklemonade53 on February 28th, 2013 at 1:14 pm said:

birthday cake oreos are amazing!! and this list is pretty top notch too!


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:27 pm said:

    You’re right on both accounts.


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+ sugarfreegamer on February 28th, 2013 at 1:15 pm said:

i remember seeing him on the tester season 3. he was cool.


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:28 pm said:

    Thanks!


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+ lqudsnake on February 28th, 2013 at 1:15 pm said:

This post is just further proof that Greg is a Sony moneyhat! :P

BEYOND!!!!! :)


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:30 pm said:

    If someone doesn’t understand “beyond” they think you’re serious. Everyone knows, I’m only an OreoHat.


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+ dragonmagician on February 28th, 2013 at 1:15 pm said:

Beyond!


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:30 pm said:

    Dragonmagician, a BEYOND to you.


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+ fede01_8 on February 28th, 2013 at 1:15 pm said:

ugh! you ruin IGN and now you just ruined the PS Blog… just kidding! I’m happy for you. Cool list


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:32 pm said:

    Ha. Glad you enjoyed it!


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+ MaxxAmmo on February 28th, 2013 at 1:16 pm said:

Just listened to the latest Podcast whilst driving for my dreaded job of DOOM and have to say it made my day brighter and all rainbows, unicorns and stuff!

Great list – keep up the XLNT workage!

BEYOND!


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:32 pm said:

    Glad we can be there for you, Maxx.


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+ Letonrules on February 28th, 2013 at 1:16 pm said:

BEYOND!!!


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:32 pm said:

    Letonrules — you rule! BEYOND!


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+ hecTiur_ReTRo on February 28th, 2013 at 1:17 pm said:

l want a reply too :3


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:33 pm said:

    You should probably ask a question then. :P


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+ Caboose2036 on February 28th, 2013 at 1:17 pm said:

BEYOND!! Great list Greg and Colin. I think my personal favorite game on PSN is either The Unfinished Swan or Outland, but I agree Journey was a fantastic game.


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:33 pm said:

    The Unfinished Swan is crazy good. We love Outland, too, but cuts had to be made.


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+ Dr_Tingler on February 28th, 2013 at 1:18 pm said:

Greg!!!!!!! Beyond!!!!!!! Favorite game of this gen? Seeing as this gen is almost over. I always knew Sony was going to pouch you!!!


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:34 pm said:

    Whoa, whoa, whoa — I’m still at IGN. Favorite game this gen? Come to PAX East and find out in the IGN Game Scoop panel!


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+ Reverseamoeba on February 28th, 2013 at 1:19 pm said:

It’s really cool to see Greg and Colin on the ps blog. Beyond to you both. I really enjoy the work you guys do. Great list it just reminds me how badly I want shatter 2 to be a reality. Wish you both continued success.


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:35 pm said:

    OMG — Shatter 2. Yes. That’s be amazing. Thanks for supporting us — that’s what got us here.


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+ DarklingVladd on February 28th, 2013 at 1:19 pm said:

Beyond?


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:35 pm said:

    … BEYOND!


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+ N7Spartansw0rd on February 28th, 2013 at 1:20 pm said:

Cool


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:36 pm said:

    Word.


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+ fadeddream on February 28th, 2013 at 1:20 pm said:

Huge fan of Shatter and Super Stardust!


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:36 pm said:

    They are indeed awesome games.


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+ ZaGe-zAiKaNo on February 28th, 2013 at 1:20 pm said:

Journey goes BEYOND the top of the mountain!


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:37 pm said:

    I see what you did there.


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