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good xbox games

TimeCruiserMikeTimeCruiserMike Registered User regular
edited May 2008 in Games and Technology
As a person whos never owned an xbox before now, I'm seeking out some decent xbox games both new and old. So I am looking to my peers for advice. And please for the sake of your chosen diety, I don't want to see anybody say Halo. It just isn't that good . . . I mean seriously WTF? And please no FPS games that I can otherwise buy for PC. Also i should be expecting GTA IV in the mail anyday now, so no need to recomend that one . . . i've already bought it.

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  • LegbaLegba Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Okay, so I'm assuming you mean the 360 rather than the OXbox. From my personal play list, I'd recommend BioShock, Burnout: Paradise (although you may find you get enough free-roaming driving from GTA4), Assassin's Creed (which you ought to be able to pick up cheap now), and Rainbow 6: Vegas. Haven't played the second one, but the first one is good fun, easily found used (and cheap) and still has a good stable of people playing it.

  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Well what do you like in a game? It'd be useful to know.

    I'm hesitant to recommend Dead Rising, as while I love it, it is often hated. A lot.

    Burnout Paradise is an absolute blast, but that's also coming to PC and will most likely get new features first.

    N+ on Live Arcade is excellent, but has a free PC version. Skate is rather good.

    To be honest, just download demos from Xbox Live that seem interesting and give them a go.

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  • ZephonateZephonate Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    For the original Xbox, Conker: Live & Reloaded is an excellent choice. Awesome update to an already awesome game, funny as hell, and a much more robust multiplayer experience.

    For the 360:

    Dead Rising
    Crackdown (if you like GTA, you might like this too)
    Fight Night: Round 3
    Dead or Alive: Xtreme 2 (purely for masturbatory purposes)

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  • LegbaLegba Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Willeth wrote: »
    To be honest, just download demos from Xbox Live that seem interesting and give them a go.

    That's good advice. Most games have demos on Live these days.

    Re: Dead Rising, I enjoyed it for a while, but I kept dying or having to leave the game after defeating the first boss but before finding a new save point, and eventually... I just stopped playing. You can only replay the first half hour of a game so many times before you lose interest. :P

    Still, the first few times I played I had fun, so just make sure you save after that first boss and you should be fine. :D

  • PatboyXPatboyX Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Carcassonne is fun. As is Catan and Lost Cities. Those are all live games. And have demos available to give you an idea of if it is for you.

    I enjoyed Dead Rising as well and it is probably cheap enough not to matter. I mostly play Rock Band, Mass Effect, GTA4 and Hulk: Ultimate Destruction right now. I think those all are good games in their genres.

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  • SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2008
    Legba wrote: »
    Willeth wrote: »
    To be honest, just download demos from Xbox Live that seem interesting and give them a go.

    That's good advice. Most games have demos on Live these days.

    Yeah, I discovered that the other day. Brilliant idea.

  • PeenPeen Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Again, it would be nice to know what you like, but Oblivion is extremely good if you like RPGs. Which not everyone does.

    A few good cheapies are Culdcept Saga (if you're into Magic type card games) and Earth Defense Force 2017.

  • gneGnegneGne Registered User
    edited May 2008
    The games you can't play or are less fun on the PC are usually action/adventures/platform, racing, party, fighting and sports games. FPS/RTS/RPG I prefer to play on the PC.

    So I would advise you to look at games like Ninja Gaiden/Devil May Cry, Project Gotham Racing/Burnout, Guitar Hero/Rock Band, Virtua Fighter/Dead or Alive, and yer favorite sports game.

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  • WitchsightWitchsight Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I was all excited assuming you meant Xbox and not 360.
    So just for spite im still going to reccommend Kingdom Under Fire: Crusaders. Yes its an RTS on a console, but i still think its badass.

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  • FawstFawst The road to awe.Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Ninja Gaiden Black. One of the best games ever made. It is the perfect transition from 2D to 3D. And, you can download it from Xbox Originals over Live. I'd only do that if you have a big enough hard drive, though... of course, you can snag a used copy for about as much as the download would cost.

    Burnout Revenge (360 version) is another "one of the best games. EVAR." types that are out there.

    I whole-heartedly agree with Dead Rising. That game is way too much fun, and I can only imagine what they will be able to put into a sequel.

    Beyond that, all the games I'd suggest are available for PC... BioShock, COD4, Mass Effect, Oblivion.

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  • KrunkMcGrunkKrunkMcGrunk Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    What non-shooter 360 games would you guys recommend?

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Everything in this thread that isn't a shooter.

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  • FawstFawst The road to awe.Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Heh, sad that I have to dip into the OXbox well so much, but KOTOR and KOTOR2 are also worthy additions. While I haven't played it, I'd say Shenmue 2 might not be a bad choice, considering how good the original was...

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  • DrunkMcDrunkMc Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    The games for my XBOX360 that I have really enjoyed have been Assasin's Creed, Mass Effect (played through twice, back to back), Gears of War (but it was VERY short), Rock Band, and of course GTA IV.

    I HATED Dead Rising. It has one of the most frustrating save systems ever. The sandbox part of it is fun, but once you realize every mission is timed and mostly escort missions, with only ONE, count it, ONE save spot, you will see it's crap. Rent it at the most for the fun factor, it won't last more then a couple of days anyway. Especially after GTA IV, it's sandbox will seem very miniscule and full of toddler pee.

  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    All toilets are save spots, and the time until the end of the next mission is always displayed at any point. If you run out of time and miss a mission then it's your own damn fault.

    Although I recommend just playing the story missions and mostly ignoring the others on the first playthrough.

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  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    What non-shooter 360 games would you guys recommend?

    Dead Rising
    Viva Pinata
    PGR4
    Dead Rising
    Crimson Skies Xbox Originals
    GTA4
    Ikaruga
    Rez
    Catan
    Dead Rising

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  • Mr PinkMr Pink Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    DrunkMc wrote: »
    The games for my XBOX360 that I have really enjoyed have been Assasin's Creed, Mass Effect (played through twice, back to back), Gears of War (but it was VERY short), Rock Band, and of course GTA IV.

    I HATED Dead Rising. It has one of the most frustrating save systems ever. The sandbox part of it is fun, but once you realize every mission is timed and mostly escort missions, with only ONE, count it, ONE save spot, you will see it's crap. Rent it at the most for the fun factor, it won't last more then a couple of days anyway. Especially after GTA IV, it's sandbox will seem very miniscule and full of toddler pee.

    I'm pretty sure there are a lot of save spots. And once you beat the missions, you can do the game over and ignore everyone. Or kill them. Or rescue people.

  • SirsonSirson Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Rockband: Best party game ever

  • DrunkMcDrunkMc Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    By Save Spots I mean, Save Slots I guess? You can't have multiple saves to try different things then reload at a previous section way back when. Does that clear it up?

    So if you do save before a plot mission, but don't have enough time to do it, you have to restart the game or keep going with no more plot missions available and can't just load up a save called "After Boss 1".

    You end up playing the first part of the game so many damn times, it was infuriating. Far better games out there, especially this long after launch.

  • Mr PinkMr Pink Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    DrunkMc wrote: »
    By Save Spots I mean, Save Slots I guess? You can't have multiple saves to try different things then reload at a previous section way back when. Does that clear it up?

    So if you do save before a plot mission, but don't have enough time to do it, you have to restart the game or keep going with no more plot missions available and can't just load up a save called "After Boss 1".

    You end up playing the first part of the game so many damn times, it was infuriating. Far better games out there, especially this long after launch.

    Oh, yeah, that makes much more sense. And I agree, that was irritating as fuck.

  • acidlacedpenguinacidlacedpenguin Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    obviously mike bought the wrong console.

    but if you actually wanted some recommendations I'd suggest $50 and live arcade. download xbla demos, unlock if you like them.

    If you like rhythm games buy rockband, then go broke downloading extra songs.

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Sigh.

    If you don't leave enough time for you to get to the next mission it's your own damn fault. The fact that you were constantly checking the time/your watch was what made the game tense, and I enjoyed it. It also forced you to make a choice about what you cared more about - saving people, or finding out what was going on.

    Not to mention that you keep your stats on reload, so that every time you 'have' to retry it's a little easier.

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  • TaramoorTaramoor Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Also, most of the Xbox Originals that are up for download are damn good.

    I'd also recommend an Xbox1 game called Raze's Hell. It's hilarious.

  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Taramoor wrote: »
    Also, most of the Xbox Originals that are up for download are damn good.

    True, but for the love of God don't download them. They're cheaper on the original discs and are exactly the same.

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  • Mr PinkMr Pink Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Willeth wrote: »
    Taramoor wrote: »
    Also, most of the Xbox Originals that are up for download are damn good.

    True, but for the love of God don't download them. They're cheaper on the original discs and are exactly the same.

    Do the downloaded ones have acheivements?

  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    No.

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  • PacifistPacifist Registered User
    edited May 2008
    NHL2k8 is pretty good if you're a fan of hockey games.

    Forza for a racing simulator with PGR4 or the upcoming GRID for arcade racing.

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  • KrunkMcGrunkKrunkMcGrunk Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Willeth wrote: »
    Everything in this thread that isn't a shooter.

    So, Rockband, Oblivion, and some XBLA titles?

    Actually Forza might be pretty cool.

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  • BTPBTP Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    What non-shooter 360 games would you guys recommend?

    Dead Rising
    Viva Pinata
    PGR4
    Dead Rising
    Crimson Skies Xbox Originals
    GTA4
    Ikaruga
    Rez
    Catan
    Dead Rising

    Heh.

    I've heard wonderful things about Pac-Man C.E., so I guess that would be good too.

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  • Captain ElevenCaptain Eleven The last card is a kronk Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Burnout Paradise is an awesome "arcadey" racer. Forza 2 is an awesome "simulation" racer. I've played the heck out of both.

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  • Nova_CNova_C Sniff Sniff Snorf Beyond The WallRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Mass Effect is pretty amazing. I liked Forza 2, but it came free with my XBox - I probably wouldn't have bought the game on its own. Viva Pinata is good and is like, $20. Rock Band is a must for any XBox owner.

    I just got Dead Rising and Eternal Sonata from Amazon, so I'll let you know how it goes. The demo of Eternal Sonata was cool and if you like JRPGs (Like Final Fantasy) it looks like a good one.

  • CarolinaBBQCarolinaBBQ Registered User
    edited May 2008
    We need to talk about some Marvel Ultimate Alliance, The Outfit, and Fight Night 3. Super cheap and yet completely awesome! All less that $20 and offer some serious play time. Had such a blast with the Outfit.

    Dead rising sucks dick...big fat dick. I've tried and tried but still continue to hate that big fat piece of shit. I wish it would rot in hell and be forced to suck a big fat bag of dicks for all eternity until the dicks are all dried up and it has to suck and even bigger bag of dicks.

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    Make that an even bigger bag of shit-covered dicks

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  • Triple BTriple B Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    We need to talk about some Marvel Ultimate Alliance, The Outfit, and Fight Night 3. Super cheap and yet completely awesome! All less that $20 and offer some serious play time. Had such a blast with the Outfit.

    Dead rising sucks dick...big fat dick. I've tried and tried but still continue to hate that big fat piece of shit. I wish it would rot in hell and be forced to suck a big fat bag of dicks for all eternity until the dicks are all dried up and it has to suck and even bigger bag of dicks.

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    Make that an even bigger bag of shit-covered dicks

    While hilarious, your decree seems a bit on the extreme side to me. While I will declare that Dead Rising was remarkably overrated, I don't hold a deep-seeded hatred for it that would result in me wishing so much dick on it.

    Wait, yes I do. Good call. That shit sucks.

    And I'm going to second Fight Night 3. My friends and I had a fuckload of fun with that game.

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  • MistaCreepyMistaCreepy Registered User
    edited May 2008
    Mass Effect
    Mass Effect
    Mass Effect

    If you buy anything for the platform... buy Mass Effect. Technical issues aside it really is a stellar game.

    Edit: Join me into the camp that thought Dead Rising was overrated. It was one of the main reasons I bought the 360, and when I played it, dissapointment reigned supreme. Maybe I expected too much :shrugs:

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  • randombattlerandombattle Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Earth Defense Force 2017!!

    Killing giant ants with tanks and machine guns? Hells yeah.

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  • MasoniteMasonite Registered User
    edited May 2008
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  • couttscoutts Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    360 games I've got the most out of are CoD4 but that's a shooter, Rock Band obviously, and Lego Star Wars. If you haven't played it before get the Complete Saga, lots of fun and some of the best achievements ever.

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  • freakish lightfreakish light Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Masonite wrote: »
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    I'm having some serious framerate issues with this game on my 360, as a heads-up.

  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    OK, so, I keep a text file for recommendations for each console. My 360 file hasn't been updated in a while (except GTAIV), but here's what I have right now:



    Grand Theft Auto IV
    - the story of Niko Belic, arriving at Liberty City to pursue the American Dream, only to face a harsh reality. Beautiful, wide open, and extremely detailed, living city on a scale never conceived of in gaming before, combined with fun and satisfying combat, fast paced vehicle driving mechanics, sandbox gameplay, tons to see and do, online multiplayer, and optional DLC to top if off.


    BioShock
    - The first-person shooter's great looking, has an engrossing storyline, a perfect balance of action and exploration and a totally customizable combat system that can be described as nothing less than video game rapture.


    Orange Box
    - a triple pack of 3 of Valve's best games; including the innovative Portal, wherein you control a portal transportation technology to solve puzzles; Half Life 2 and expansions, one of the best action and story-driven FPS games ever; and Team Fortress 2, the newest iteration of the classic multiplayer team-based FPS game


    Gears of War
    - a unique third person shooter for the 360; Combining the excellent gameplay with superb level designs, non-linear battles that allow you to use any weapon or cover at your disposal to eliminate threats, as well as completely unique storyline elements is what really makes Gears' solo mode shine brighter than any of the grim graphics in the game.


    Mass Effect
    - A huge, open-ended Western RPG, arguably the best in the genre. The production values are incredible, with breathtaking worlds to explore, a huge cast of memorable characters and hours of missions and side quests to delve into. When it's all over, you'll go through it again and find something exciting and new. Mass Effect sets a new standard for sci-fi gaming.


    Halo 3 -
    The best game yet in the Halo series. Better than either of its predecessors. The single player is bigger and brawnier than before. The multiplayer, which already shadowed the competition, has improved to great new heights. The new features - Forge, Saved Films, Coop - are frighteningly addictive. Tons of features, a great single player experience with a satisfying conclusion, and robust and varied multiplayer that works incredibly well.



    Oblivion - The painstaking attention to detail, outstanding worldcrafting, and inspired AI make it a huge improvement over previous first person western RPGs. Incredibly open ended, huge RPG world to explore, incredibly detailed and deep roleplaying mechanics. Another excellent western RPG.


    Rock Band
    - Harmonix has outdone itself with one of the most ambitious yet finely created music game experiences ever. Rock Band lets you comprise your own virtual band, complete with Lead Guitar, Bass, drums, and vocals; wherein you can finely tune your characters appearances and "personality" on stage, then take the band on a robust World Tour mode or play online. The gameplay is excellent in every regard, and is the peak of the music game multiplayer genre. Add to that regularly updated online DLC and you have a music/party game winner.


    Guitar Hero 2, 3
    - The two latest iterations of the famous Guitar Hero franchise. Guitar Hero 2 is the finest of the series, while Guitar Hero 3 expands the gameplay options and online community options as well as adding variuos multiplayer features.


    Forza Motorsport 2
    - With dozens and dozens of hours of single player on top of an online mode that should provide for hundreds of hours of pure enjoyment, the game is an absolute steal. It has more of what made the first one great, and lots of new features that set it apart from the rest of the games in this genre. With its deep customization and hearty online component, this is the best racing sim on the 360.


    Project Gotham Racing 3 & 4
    - two brilliant, vast, and detailed arcadey racing games on the 360, these games are 360 racing classics. Gorgeous and immersive with plenty of online options to keep the replay value high. , Project Gotham Racing 3 strikes an excellent balance between arcade and sim gameplay without alienating fans of either, and everyone will find something to love here.


    Call of Duty 2
    - Call of Duty 2 lets players experience four individual soldier stories as they overcome insurmountable odds in multiple campaigns.It’s by far the best of its kind, and the variable but fair enemy AI keeps the game fresh, especially on higher difficulties. Possibly the best WWII FPS made yet, by one of the best military FPS developers around, Infinity ward. Impressive presentation of World War 2 with fantastic battles and gameplay.


    Rainbow Six Vegas, Vegas 2
    - Las Vegas Strip, flashy hotels, high-rolling casinos and world-famous celebrities, becomes the setting for a terrorist threat of global proportions. The cover mechanics, the lethal firearms, the satisfaction of working with a smart team, plus classic single player maps and some returning classics make multiplayer golden. Truly awesome multiplayer online gameplay, and games that may set a benchmark for the tactical genre.


    Burnout Revenge -
    one of the best "arcadey" racing games on the 360, this game is fast, crazy, gorgeous, and with the new modes for online play, a ton of time can be eaten up online and offline as well. Best refinement in the line of Burnout games to date.


    Burnout Paradise
    - this game takes the Burnout arcade racing formula and presents it in a new, open-world "Paradise" city. The game revamps the stock formula in major ways without losing most of the high-speed racing flavor that you hope to see from something with Burnout in the title.Instead of a series of self-contained challenges, Paradise offers up an open world where players are free to explore their inner vehicular homocidal maniac to their hearts' content.


    Virtua Fighter 5
    - the latest edition of the revered, highly technical 3D fighting game series. If you love fighting games and want to play a fighter that continually unveils new wrinkles day in and day out and rewards dedication like no other, this is the game to get. Great balance and more depth than the majority of other fighting games out there. This game rewards your skill and play with its incredible depth and intracacy; and can be taken online to test y our skills against other.


    skate - SKATE delivers the feel of skating through innovative controls, authentic cameras and a fully reactive skateboarding city. SKATE's unique control scheme captures the true feel of skating versus the typical button mashing gameplay of past skating games. Featuring physics-driven animations, gamers will have a unique gaming experience every time they pick up the controller since no two tricks will ever be the same.


    Dead Rising
    - Follow the story of Frank, a photojournalist, only to find himself amidst a zombie infestation and trapped in a local shopping mall to fight off the hordes of undead in any manner he can. The spaced out save points create a wonderfully rare sense of dread. You'll want to stock up on inventory and weapons before attempting a particularly difficult passage. And you're not always secure whether you're going to make it. This is where Dead Rising's sandbox zombie killing comes into its own.


    Viva Pinata
    - Viva Pinata is a customizable, social and spontaneous game that invites players of all ages and skills to explore an immersive world where they are challenged to create and maintain a living garden ecosystem that grows in real time. Beginning with a few basic tools, players build and take control of their environment to attract and host more than 60 species of wild pinata, utilizing hundreds of customizable elements to create their very own distinctively unique thriving paradise. Viva Pinata gameplay continues to evolve with new content available via the Xbox Live service and the ability to play, trade and interact with more than 2 million gamers via the online service.


    Devil May Cry 4
    - In Devil May Cry 4, players control the formidable Nero who comes to grips with his newly found power as his beliefs and allegiance are tested. Continuing the legacy of fast paced action synonymous with the series, Devil May Cry 4 pushes the envelope of excellence even further with the inclusion of a new combat system that incorporates Nero's "Devil Bringer". This new feature has players delivering overwhelming damage to enemies with non-stop combos, while gaining new power for Nero's right arm.


    Ace combat 6
    - Online for the first time, via Xbox Live, players can experience Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation on a massive worldwide scale as it features an in-depth multi-player online experience that includes a variety of action-packed online modes. Players fight alongside fighter planes, gun ships, attack helicopters, tanks, naval fleets, heavy bombers, and electronic warfare vessels in the ultimate Ace Combat showdown. The Dynamic Operation System provides for massive battles unfolding on a "living battlefield," as up to six independent land, sea or air conflicts can break out at any time at multiple locations as allies and enemies clash in real-time. The most solid, robust, and realistic Ace Combat game yet. Even if you're not into playing online, Fires of Liberation offers a hearty helping of intense, varied combat that will keep you coming back long after you've completed your first campaign.


    Blue Dragon
    - Blue Dragon is an epic role-playing game that centers on a young boy named Shu and several of his friends. These unlikely heroes possess the power to control phantom shadows that mirror the actions of their masters, giving Shu and his comrades miraculous strength and magical powers.Shu and his friends must use the shadows as weapons and wield their skills to save their world from impending doom. This is a game that JRPG fans have been waiting for; If you love the Final Fantasy brand, but don’t own a Playstation system then this one is for you.


    Lost Odyssey
    - Lost Odyssey is the story of Kaim, an immortal character who has lived more than 1,000 years. He doesn't remember his past, and he doesn't know where his future lies.If you’re a fan of traditional role-playing games, or love games with an endearing story then you will likely fall in love with the dynamic intimacy Lost Odyssey provides. Great traditional JRPG experience.


    Ghost Recon Adv. Warfighter (series)
    - In 2013, the U.S. Army will implement the Integrated Warfighter System (IWS), evolving what we know as the modern soldier. IWS combines advanced weapon systems, satellite communication devices and enhanced survivability into one fully integrated combat system. An achievement in tactical first person shooters. Ubisoft did a great job balancing the intense action on the screen with the high tech gadgetry needed to make it through in one piece.







    Also good games but maybe not "must have":

    Assassin's Creed
    - The first game in the Assassin's Creed franchise is set in 1191 AD, when the Third Crusade was tearing the Holy Land apart. Shrouded in secrecy and feared for their ruthlessness, the Assassins intend to stop the hostilities by suppressing both sides of the conflict. As Altair, you travel the large cities of old using advanced platforming gameplay mechanics to run, jump, and climb on almost anything to get to your destination. A fun game with decent platforming/action elements and a deep and interesting story. Great production values.


    Dead or Alive 4
    - the latest and greatest of Team Ninja's casual fighting game series, this game takes the series' graphics and simple yet rewarding gameplay to new heights, especially when played online in a pretty unique and innovative "arcade like" online mode.


    Crackdown - A very good "GTA-like" game; Enforce justice by any means necessary in a crime-ridden urban center built to encourage the exploration of the full width, depth, and height of the city. Great action and unique and deep character and gameplay mechanics, this is a great yet fairly unique game that works in a GTA-like manner yet manages to provide a gameplay variety of its own.


    Condemned Criminal Origin
    s, and Bloodshot - Condemned: Criminal Origins allows players to experience a heightened level of psychological tension as they use their instincts, forensic tools, and melee combat to hunt serial killers and bring them to justice. It's a unique and fun first person take on the survival horror/mystery genre.


    Rockstar Table Tennis
    - A fantastic work of easy to learn, difficult to master gameplay. Table Tennis is a seemingly simple concept, and yet is expansive in the level of depth and strategy when playing the game; whether against other players/friends together, or against people online. Fantastic graphics, excellent physics, and addicting deep gameplay.


    Bully SE
    - The Xbox 360 version retain the wit and deep gameplay of the previously released PS2 title "Bully" and boasts additional new content and improved graphics. If you're a fan of witty and humourous writing and excellent open-ended/sandbox gameplay, this is another great option from Rockstar, the makers of Grand Theft Auto.






    Good XBLA games:

    Ikaruga - one of the finest Shootem'ups in the genre, this game is tense and difficult yet fair and rewarding, and makes great use of a black/white polarity gameplay mechanic for both strategy and gaining higher scores.

    Castlevania SOTN -
    the classic 2D Castlevania game, this game combines elements of RPGs and classic Castlevania with the explorative, item-collection gameplay of Super Metroid.

    Rez HD
    - Set in a cyberworld, the legendary fast-paced action-shooter Rez HD, created by Tetsuya Mizuguchi, provides the ultimate audiovisual experience as the player targets the enemies and hacks the system while creating their own beats. Rez opens your senses ... let's go to synaesthesia was the watchword when Rez released in 2001 to become a fan favorite. The dynamic, total integration of visual presentation, sound and player input provides the ultimate audiovisual experience.


    Puzzle Quest
    - combining the addicting puzzle game qualities of Bejeweled with bits of RPG and strategy, this is a surprisingly unique and addicting XBLA title whose gameplay and replay value just last forever.

    Geometry Wars Retro Evolved -
    The classic top down, twin-stick shooter, this is one of the best arcade, high-point addiction style games on the XBLA; think of it as a psychadelic combination of Asteroids meets Robotron meets awesome.

    Bomberman Live
    - Classic top down, grid based Bomberman gameplay; awesome multiplayer/party style bombing gameplay with online multiplayer support.

    N+
    - seemingly simple on the surface, this is a fast paced, addicting and surprisingly deep action/puzzle game in which you take your Ninja character and collect items in order to reach the exit before time runs out; use ninja skills and cool ingame physics effects to achieve your goals.

    Pacman CE -
    Pac-Man returns in this enhanced version of the all time classic videogame. Pac-Man Championship Edition has many new and unique gameplay features, but still spotlights the big yellow PAC-MAN we all know and love. The enhanced version now features constantly evolving mazes, a time limit, and six different game modes. Graphics and sound have been fully enhanced in this new version of the classic game.

    Sonic 2
    - The classic Sonic the Hedgehog game that we all know and love. Defy gravity in hair-raising loop-de-loops, bounce like a pinball and race like lightning. Play against friends at home or against others over Xbox Live in this classic game. Enhanced graphics and sound, and cool online bits like leaderboards and achievements.

    Uno - Classic party card game. Compete against three other players to match colors and symbols, go Wild with special command cards such as Skip and Reverse, and be the first to play all your cards. Three game modes: Choose from Standard UNO, Partner UNO, or House Rules UNO. House Rules UNO: Customize 10 different game rules to suit your preference. Single player: Go up against three computer players. Multiplayer play: Go online via Xbox Live against three other players. Downloads: Get add-on theme decks to customize the visual appearance and game rules.

    Doom - Id's classic first person shooter in all of its glory. The original Doom makes you a one-man army as a space marine fights through space stations, the shores of Hell, and eventually hell itself. Hordes of demons in a nonstop fast-paced demon-blasting game.

    Alien Hominid HD
    - an HD remake of the Alien Hominid game, this is a game that represents everything we love about fast paced 2D action shooters. Alien Hominid takes its influences from Metal Slug and Contra, and combines some of its own unique twists in gameplay. Definitely a must buy for any fan of Metal Slug or Contra. Tough yet fun and rewarding, with excellent style and a unique sense of humor.

    Metal Slug 3
    - the best of SNK's arcade classic series, Metal Slug 3 is difficult yet rewarding with some of the craziest and coolest levels and bosses in the series. Arcade platforming/shooting action at its finest.

    Lumines Live!
    - A thrillingly-fast paced puzzle game that should appeal to everyone with its unique style and music that work together in a unique way. It provides an enthralling experience that almost anyone can be addicted to.Lumines Live! features full multiplayer mode on Xbox Live, unleashing leaderboards, achievements, gamer scores, online competitive modes, and more on Xbox Live gamers.

  • TiemlerTiemler Registered User
    edited May 2008
    We need to talk about some Marvel Ultimate Alliance, The Outfit, and Fight Night 3. Super cheap and yet completely awesome! All less that $20 and offer some serious play time. Had such a blast with the Outfit.

    I'll have to check out The Outfit. I had written it off as WWII entrenchingtoolware.

    Fight Night 3 seconded, and Ultimate Alliance is justified by the awesome intro. Everything else is a bonus.

    "Soulless machine! How dare you strike the Son of Odin!"

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