Videogame Deathmatch: The Greatest Story Ever Told In Games

Posted: April 25, 2012
Videogame Deathmatch: The Greatest Story Ever Told In Games
G4tv.com and X-Play asked fans to help us find the greatest story ever told in a video game, and they responded. It came down to God of War and Mass Effect in the final round, and Morgan Webb here reveals the winner.

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  • cOdfTwBiiches

    Eveyone whatching this viedo is retarded, COD is the best game ever invented on the Xbox 360. Mass Effect is a stupid story mode game that has a terrible ending. Mass Effect is just another starwars/scifi posser video game. everybody just play cod its a balanced/fair multiplayer videogame. in my opinion its the best video game in the world.

    Posted: April 26, 2012 3:01 PM
  • spikeykirby

    chill people its mass effect 1 not 3 sheech

    Posted: April 26, 2012 2:30 PM
  • ajax32

    I'm glad it was those two that made it to the end.

    Posted: April 26, 2012 2:27 PM
  • neadysamurai

    I think assassins creed was a far better story than mass effect and im a fan and also a big fan of god of war. I cared about the characters in assassins creed and when the game ended i got upset till the next one was released where mass effect i loved the first 2 but i still haven't finished the 3rd and ive had it since it came out and im maybe an hour into it.. Another great story is call of duty mw 1,2 and 3 which i think told a good story.

    Posted: April 26, 2012 2:24 PM
  • SpartanIVRedTeam

    *cough* HALO *cough*

    Posted: April 26, 2012 2:23 PM
  • ManWhoWasNotThere

    wait... its a fight between ME and god of war? for story? what? I mean I'm not one of those people who got all uppity because of the ending to mass effect but the mass effect franchise has never been an example of the greatest story ever told, and to include god of war here either doesnt make sense. True it may be a good action story but its not like its a deep emotional experience where you, oh I dont know, care about the characters....

    Posted: April 26, 2012 1:39 PM
  • KingGainerXan

    I'm really curious why everyone gets so worked up about these? So a game you really like won/lost? SO WHAT?!!!
    If the game you like loses, does that mean your game sucks? NO. Does it mean you shouldn't play that game? NO! Does it mean that others are indirectly bashing you for liking that game? NO!!!
    If the game you like wins, does that mean you're better than everyone else? NO!!!!!
    What does it mean? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Not to point out anyone in particular, but to believe you're superior just because you like/dislike something is utterly ridiculous.

    Also keep in mind, there is no completely original story. It's all been done before in one way or another. It's all in the telling.

    Posted: April 26, 2012 1:32 PM
  • 7xsPD

    Did anyone really play both? I know I did and ME1 has a much better story than GOW 1. I'm sorry, but GOW shouldn't have even gotten past the second round. I'm glad ME1, one of the few best games of this gen, won.

    Posted: April 26, 2012 7:34 AM
  • zeinternetz

    "Star Control 3's story expanded on the mystery of the Precursors' disappearance, and introduced new enemies in the form of the Hegemonic Crux.

    In Star Control 3 it is revealed that to protect themselves from the Eternal Ones, a race that inefficiently consumed the energy of all sentient beings once an eon..."

    Congragulations to Mass Effect and thus by proxy to Star Control 2 & 3.

    Posted: April 26, 2012 7:11 AM
  • darthnick426

    Mass Effect wins as it should. All is right in the world.

    Posted: April 26, 2012 7:07 AM
  • AmericanKing01

    Ending aside Mass Effect is still a good game.

    Posted: April 26, 2012 5:00 AM
  • Stoopid_Snot

    Voted for the looser but still great job to ME. It did deserve the win :)

    Posted: April 26, 2012 3:30 AM
  • falco22

    Is Adam Sessler no longer at G4?!

    Posted: April 25, 2012 9:44 PM
  • aventador

    FINALLY, a VGDM that zelda didn't win. still, kudos to bioware for getting two games into the semifinals

    Posted: April 25, 2012 9:07 PM
  • bagoferret

    alright screw it. Here i go

    I just wrote a long of long paragraphs in replies to other comments of a similar nature, that people probably wont even read.

    For everyone that states Mass Effect is a generic shooter that won because of the popularity of generic shooters. Correct and wrong

    Mass Effect is somewhat of a generic shooter but it did not win because of that. The reason Mass Effect won was because of its story. Its story was popular enough that millions played the same 20 hour campaign over and over and over, with only minor differences such as " i wanted to change who i romanced, and who i let die" losing hundreds of ours of their lives to that one game, and there is not a lot of single player games that can brag of having achieved such a feat. Mass Effect is also one of the few single player games out that when the series finally ended, a fundraiser made over 50 thousand dollars just to change the ending, which the endings were quite wonderful, just when they brag about how your choices effect the ending and they dont, it hurts people. people were left distraught, and angry when what was promised was not delivered. had Bioware never made that claim Mass Effects endings only complaint would probably be people just wanting more closure as to what happens after.

    Now i know this vote was just for mass effect one, but seriously, people wont just look at one game in the series if they know the rest of the series as well.

    I voted for the story i liked more, not the game that plays better. these "fanboys" are fans because they like mass effects story. Mass effect became "main stream" because of its story, they liked it because it brought out characters and a universe you could actually grow to care about in the end.

    Posted: April 25, 2012 7:07 PM
  • urocksoohard

    i have to say, the last match up tore me apart. i had played all the god of war and mass effect games. they were both great so i actually made 2 accounts to vote for both.......but i still havent made up my mind on whether GOW is better or ME is.

    Posted: April 25, 2012 7:04 PM
  • amelexiam

    Oh Snap! I just read this is Adam-Se-ssler's last week on G4. I have always valued your reviews, soap box, and brand of humor. Best of luck Adam. I for one will truly miss you.

    Posted: April 25, 2012 7:02 PM
  • amelexiam

    Oh Snap! I just read this is Adam Sessler's last week on G4. I have always valued your reviews, soap box, and brand of humor. Best of luck Adam. I for one will truly miss you.

    Posted: April 25, 2012 6:58 PM
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    Posted: April 25, 2012 6:35 PM
  • ForeeverOrNever

    Shows how much taste people have today....

    Mass Effect is a good RPG game with a DECENT story-line.
    But here is the thing, Mass Effect's story is not original AT ALL. It's about space travel and 'stopping the evil aliens from destroying the universe'.
    God of War was the first series to put you as a Demigod in greek mythology killing your entire family tree because of the pain and suffering they have put you through.
    Up to this series, many people have NO idea of most of these characters.

    God of War is extremely original. Mass Effect is just another alien shooter like Halo.
    I'm not bashing ME or Halo, but I just do not believe that it should have won best story.

    Also, Metal Gear is the reason that games have such intense and intriguing stories today. Without Metal Gear from the original NSX, games would not be what they are today. So I cannot understand why Metal Gear Solid 3 isn't a finalist... I also cannot understand that out of all the Metal Gear Solid games made so far that MGS3 was chosen for the best story...... MGS3's story was fantastic but it was mediocre compared to MGS2 or MGS4..... Whoever chose these games for this competition must have been smoking some serious dope.......

    Posted: April 25, 2012 6:32 PM