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Recommend a 360 Game 2: Recommend harder

LorkLork Registered User regular
edited June 2009 in Games and Technology
Edit: This is now a general 360 recommendations thread. Just be sure to make it clear who you're recommending for.

I recently bought a 360 with Halo 3, and good times will be had with it for quite a while. I'd like to have something else to put in there every once and a while, though. So I come to you, GnT, for some recommendations. Of course, it's not quite so easy; like all recommendation threads, this one comes with a few restrictions. I will NOT be getting games in any of the following categories:

Games that are also on PC - I have a computer.
Edit: People seem to really be getting caught up on this one, so I'll relax it a bit. It's ok to suggest games like this IF: The PC version is terrible or the 360 version has a substantial amount of extra content.

First person shooters that aren't Halo 3 - I already have the best, and I don't need another one. You might disagree, but I don't care. Besides, almost all of these fall under the above category anyway.

JRPGs - I just don't like these. Don't try to change my mind.

Games that are Gears of War 2 - I've played the first one; the singleplayer was completely unentertaining, but the coop was strangely fun. I'll get this when/if more of my friends own a 360

So, now that I've eliminated 90% of the games that people usually recommend, does anyone have a favorite game that slipped through the cracks? XBLA and Xbox Originals are fine.

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    Johnny FabulousJohnny Fabulous burgin' Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Crackdown. Amazing open world fun.

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    TwistedJesterTwistedJester Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Crackdown. Amazing open world fun.
    This. This so hard.

    Also, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. JUST DO IT.

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    TeevirusTeevirus Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Banjo Kazooie Nuts and Bolts.

    It's cheap. Gamestop GAVE me the strategy guide when I asked how much it was.

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    LorkLork Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Crackdown. Amazing open world fun.
    I might consider it later, but right now I'm just not in the mood for GTA style games.

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    freakish lightfreakish light butterdick jones and his heavenly asshole machineRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    EDF! EDF! EDF!

    The game you want is Earth Defense Force 2017.

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    slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Ninja Gaiden 2
    Resident Evil 5
    Street Fighter IV
    Rock Band 2
    Civ Revolution
    Skate 2
    Dead Rising
    Fable II
    Sonic Ultimate Collection
    Banjo Kazooie
    EDF
    CrackDown



    * a couple of this do not yet have PC versions but are expected to have pc versions in the sometime future

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    spamfilterspamfilter Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    TPS:
    Resident Evil 5

    RPG:
    Fable II

    Fighter:
    Soul Caliber IV

    RTS:
    Halo Wars

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    NegrodamusNegrodamus Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Stuntman: Ignition.

    It's a driving game...but it's not at the same time. Loads of fun, accompanied by moderate to high levels of frustration.

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    RainbowDespairRainbowDespair Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Turn on your 360. Go to the Game Marketplace. Go to Arcade. Download a bunch of demos that you think look interesting. Buy the ones that you enjoy.

    Then go to the Community Games section of marketplace and do the same.

    Seriously, you could spend hundreds of dollars on the $2.50-$15 games on XBLA & CGs and still continue to find games worth your time and money.

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    freakish lightfreakish light butterdick jones and his heavenly asshole machineRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Negrodamus wrote: »
    Stuntman: Ignition.

    It's a driving game...but it's not at the same time. Loads of fun, accompanied by moderate to high levels of frustration.

    Two words: Fuck. Ice.

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    urahonkyurahonky Resident FF7R hater Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Dead Rising is all you really need right now. Also Halo 3 is not the best FPS on the system. But if you want to be blinded by it, that's cool too.

    And Crackdown is NOTHING like GTA except it's open world.

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    DehumanizedDehumanized Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Burnout: Revenge is probably worth some of your time. I'd also heartily recommend Burnout Paradise -- but a PC version of that has just recently been released.

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    s3rial ones3rial one Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Oh man, Halo Wars... if you've got a PC, give that a pass. Halo Wars is still playing catch-up with what the PC was doing with RTS games a decade ago.

    Chalk up another vote for Crackdown, though. And if Xbox Live counts, Braid is really, really good. Also, Marvel Ultimate Alliance is a fantastic multiplayer beat-'em-up with RPG elements. And Mercenaries 2 is good for brainless blow-shit-up fun. No one does explosions better than Mercenaries 2. No one.

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    BloodySlothBloodySloth Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I have to go by my old standby recommendation and say EDF.

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    slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    s3rial one wrote: »
    Oh man, Halo Wars... if you've got a PC, give that a pass. Halo Wars is still playing catch-up with what the PC was doing with RTS games a decade ago.

    Chalk up another vote for Crackdown, though. And if Xbox Live counts, Braid is really, really good. Also, Marvel Ultimate Alliance is a fantastic multiplayer beat-'em-up with RPG elements. And Mercenaries 2 is good for brainless blow-shit-up fun. No one does explosions better than Mercenaries 2. No one.

    Just fyi, Braid, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, Mercs 2, these all had PC versions.

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    s3rial ones3rial one Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    slash000 wrote: »
    s3rial one wrote: »
    Oh man, Halo Wars... if you've got a PC, give that a pass. Halo Wars is still playing catch-up with what the PC was doing with RTS games a decade ago.

    Chalk up another vote for Crackdown, though. And if Xbox Live counts, Braid is really, really good. Also, Marvel Ultimate Alliance is a fantastic multiplayer beat-'em-up with RPG elements. And Mercenaries 2 is good for brainless blow-shit-up fun. No one does explosions better than Mercenaries 2. No one.

    Just fyi, Braid, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, Mercs 2, these all had PC versions.

    Shit, I didn't know that.

    Well, I did with MUA, but it's stripped down and missing a bunch of characters. I probably should've mentioned that.

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    greeblegreeble Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Mega Man 9.

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    EskimoDaveEskimoDave Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Full Auto, arcade style racing with guns/missiles/etc.
    Earth Defense Force 2017
    Overlord
    Kameo
    Civilization: Revolution
    Beautiful Katamari
    Force Unleashed, fun but buggy and might be on PC.
    Crackdown
    Any of the LEGO games.
    Stuntman: Ignition
    Skate 2


    xbla:
    castle crashers
    Rez
    Catan
    Carcassone

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    pyromaniac221pyromaniac221 this just might be an interestin YTRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    EskimoDave wrote: »
    Full Auto, arcade style racing with guns/missiles/etc.
    Earth Defense Force 2017
    Overlord
    Kameo
    Civilization: Revolution
    Mirror's Edge, ridiculously short though
    Beautiful Katamari
    Force Unleashed, fun but buggy and might be on PC.
    Bully
    Crackdown
    Any of the LEGO games.
    Stuntman: Ignition
    Skate 2


    xbla:
    castle crashers
    Rez
    Catan
    Carcassone
    DISHWASHER: DEAD SAMURAI

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    freakish lightfreakish light butterdick jones and his heavenly asshole machineRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    EskimoDave wrote: »
    Full Auto, arcade style racing with guns/missiles/etc.
    Earth Defense Force 2017
    Overlord
    Kameo
    Civilization: Revolution
    Mirror's Edge, ridiculously short though
    Beautiful Katamari
    Force Unleashed, fun but buggy and might be on PC.
    Bully
    Crackdown
    Any of the LEGO games.
    Stuntman: Ignition
    Skate 2


    xbla:
    castle crashers
    Rez
    Catan
    Carcassone

    Mirror's Edge is definitely a PC game.
    ed: And Bully. And why would you even bother with Civ Rev when you can play Civ 4.

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    OremLKOremLK Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I don't know, I heard Civilization Revolution is pretty streamlined and accessible. I don't have the patience to get into games like Civilization IV these days, so I plan on renting Revolution myself.

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    darklite_xdarklite_x I'm not an r-tard... Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    RE5

    Conan (God of War style gameplay w/ sweet action and you can find it for $10-$15 just about anywhere)

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    -SPI--SPI- Osaka, JapanRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Bionic Commando Re-Armed was the best game released last year so you should probably go buy that.

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    EskimoDaveEskimoDave Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    EskimoDave wrote: »
    Full Auto, arcade style racing with guns/missiles/etc.
    Earth Defense Force 2017
    Overlord
    Kameo
    Civilization: Revolution
    Mirror's Edge, ridiculously short though
    Beautiful Katamari
    Force Unleashed, fun but buggy and might be on PC.
    Bully
    Crackdown
    Any of the LEGO games.
    Stuntman: Ignition
    Skate 2


    xbla:
    castle crashers
    Rez
    Catan
    Carcassone

    Mirror's Edge is definitely a PC game.
    ed: And Bully. And why would you even bother with Civ Rev when you can play Civ 4.

    I should have figured on Mirror's Edge. I had no idea about Bully though.

    I found Civ Rev easier to get in to. I just didn't like Civ 4 all that much.

    I haven't played Dishwasher yet. Well, I tried the demo back during the XNA demo days. Same with the Penny-Arcade games. Gonna buy the first one while its on sale this week.

    Honestly the best advice is http://www.gamerankings.com

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    LorkLork Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    slash000 wrote: »
    s3rial one wrote: »
    Oh man, Halo Wars... if you've got a PC, give that a pass. Halo Wars is still playing catch-up with what the PC was doing with RTS games a decade ago.

    Chalk up another vote for Crackdown, though. And if Xbox Live counts, Braid is really, really good. Also, Marvel Ultimate Alliance is a fantastic multiplayer beat-'em-up with RPG elements. And Mercenaries 2 is good for brainless blow-shit-up fun. No one does explosions better than Mercenaries 2. No one.

    Just fyi, Braid, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, Mercs 2, these all had PC versions.
    Braid isn't actually out on PC yet. It's pretty ridiculous, really. I've been wanting to play it since it was originally released, so it's good that he reminded me of it now that I finally have the means to play it.

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    AKSU 308AKSU 308 Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I'd say GTA4 plus the Lost & Damned Expansion pack. Quite an experience.

    Currently playing a whole bunch of Street Fighter 4. If you have the slightest liking to fighting games you will love this one.

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    BartholamueBartholamue Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Chock up a recommendation for Dark Sector. It was a lot of fun chopping people with the glaive.

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    Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood My baby's in there someplace She crawled right inRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Dead Rising, Dead Rising, Dead Rising.

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    Dyvim TvarDyvim Tvar Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    If you like the hack & slash genre and don't posess much in the way of a human soul then Warriors Orochi 2 is groovy. However you can get a very similar, more accessable and probably more enjoyable co-op experience with Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (And no, the PC version of that game does not count. It just doesn't.) to be honest. Personally I love them both, but WO 2 is very much an aqquired taste.

    Earth Defence Force and Stuntman also can't be said enough times, they really can't.

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    PepperSinclairePepperSinclaire Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    EDF. If you don't like it, you have no soul. You don't want to be one of those "no soul" dorks, do ya?

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    Fig-DFig-D Tustin, CA, USRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I keep thinking of games that I enjoyed on the system but I keep realizing that they're all on PC...

    How about skate? Is skate on PC? I enjoyed playing it for hours at my buddy's apartment. I'll second Resident Evil 5 and Street Fighter IV. Devil May Cry 4 and Ninja Gaiden II are both solid action games (I know DMC4 is on PC but not a lot of people have it). I'll third or forth or whatever Crackdown. It may be an open world game but that's really where the similarities between it and GTAIV end. The story can be beaten in a day, easily, but that's when the real fun starts.

    Arcade recommendations okay?

    Mega Man 9
    Prince of Persia Classic
    Rez HD
    Bionic Commando Rearmed
    N+
    Castle Crashers
    Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2
    Braid

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    LorkLork Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    urahonky wrote: »
    Dead Rising is all you really need right now. Also Halo 3 is not the best FPS on the system. But if you want to be blinded by it, that's cool too.

    And Crackdown is NOTHING like GTA except it's open world.
    You mean aside from the part where you jack cars and fight gangs in a large city full of mindless NPCs, with police who will hunt you down if you kill said NPCs? Yeah, nothing alike.

    I played the demo... The vehicle handling is so bad that I just stopped bothering with cars after about 5 minutes, and the aiming system is actually worse than GTA 3's. That's ok though, because I see now that Crackdown is really a game about punching dudes and climbing buildings. At least, it was ok for the duration of the demo. Can the game really sustain itself on just those two things for any real amount of time?

    I also tried Dead Rising. It's promising, but has some pretty annoying control issues. Is there an option to aim with the right stick that I missed? That fucks with me every time I want to throw a stack of CDs at a zombie.

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    RotamRotam Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Chock up a recommendation for Dark Sector. It was a lot of fun chopping people with the glaive.

    I got this for five pounds.

    It was good, to the point where I was actually surprised.

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    GuibsGuibs Weekend Warrior Somewhere up North.Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Well, I'd strongly recommand to give Fable 2 a shot. It's an action/adventure RPG type of game that you don't find often on PC.

    If you want to give strategy a try without being as clumbersome and hard to get into as some on PC game, Civilization Revolution would be another great recommandation.

    If you want to give Music rythm games I highly recommand Rock Band 2 it's pretty amazing espicially if you can get some friends over to play as a band.

    You are not mentionning XBLA games but I'll name a few that you should give a try:

    Castle Crashers
    Alien Hominid
    Puzzle Quest (it's also available on PC but the "expension" is eclusif to XBLA)
    UNO (pretty addicting)

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    RainbowDespairRainbowDespair Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    ed: And Bully. And why would you even bother with Civ Rev when you can play Civ 4.

    Because Civilization Revolution is an awesome multiplayer game. Civilization 4 is not.

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    freakish lightfreakish light butterdick jones and his heavenly asshole machineRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    ed: And Bully. And why would you even bother with Civ Rev when you can play Civ 4.

    Because Civilization Revolution is an awesome multiplayer game. Civilization 4 is not.

    Ok. Good to know.

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    VistiVisti Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Fig-D wrote: »
    I keep thinking of games that I enjoyed on the system but I keep realizing that they're all on PC...

    How about skate? Is skate on PC? I enjoyed playing it for hours at my buddy's apartment.

    Skate 2 is out and ridiculously awesome.

    Is this the general recommendation thread now, though? For I too desire some recommendations for some specific stuff.

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    FuriousJodoFuriousJodo Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Buy Psychonauts - it's an X-Box(1) game but it is pretty awesome.

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    BloodySlothBloodySloth Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Buy Psychonauts - it's an X-Box(1) game but it is pretty awesome.

    It's also on PC.

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    DrunkMcDrunkMc Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Lork wrote: »
    Crackdown. Amazing open world fun.
    I might consider it later, but right now I'm just not in the mood for GTA style games.

    Ehhhhh, it's not really a GTA style game. It's a sandbox with driving, yeah, but honestly, I haven't driven a car in the game once I got past 15mins in the game. It's more a silly beat 'em up where you learn to jump higher, run faster, shoot better, and make explosions bigger.

    It's just pure unadulterated exploding fun. '

    The one thing, and I can't tell if it's just me and my brother, other people should be able to weigh in is that the co-op is lagged to shit. We've had zero problems with GTA:IV multiplayer, so I'm not sure what's up. But it's pretty unplayable over Live.

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