We currently lack the "shopping recommendation" close reason proposed by badp in what is now the accepted site policy for dealing with game-recs. In light of this, should we leave the game-rec questions that are still open as such until we get this close reason, or should we close them for a different reason? If the latter, what close reason should we use, and should we leave a comment recommending the game-rec area51 proposal?
We close them as off-topic, the same thing we do for actual shopping recommendations, because that's what they are now. We either point them to the FAQ, which states that game recommendations are off-limits, or we point them to a policy post here on Meta. Which probably means someone needs to write up a proper policy post.
And no, the "essay" that badp linked in his suggestion doesn't count.