Your Top Ten Xbox 360 Games

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Matt Barton
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Hi, all. I recently acquired an Xbox 360 and am trying to collect all the "must have" games for the system. Here's what I've played so far:

Dragon Age 2: Pretty much did nothing after I got this until I beat it. Most fun I've had with the 360 so far.

Halo 3: I still like the first one the best, but I enjoyed this one better than 2. The ending sequence was lots of fun, and I liked the whole thing with Cortana.

Halo ODST: I can't seem to get into this one. Not as much fun as the ones with the Chief and really seems to drag...I do like the Blade Runner-esque environments though.

Gears of War: Another game that really struck a chord with me. I played it all the way through in about four sessions and really liked it.

Gears of War 2: I played this one before Gears of War 1. Unfortunately, I paid $20 to download it from Live, which I now regret, since I could have had a boxed copy with all the fixings for $15. Doh! As far as I can tell, buying any games from Xbox Live is a rip off except for the casual/indie stuff that you can't get any other way. REGARDLESS, I enjoyed it a lot and got to co-op it a bit with my friend Max.

Borderlands: Installed this but can't seem to get into it. Reminds me too much of Fallout 3, but with cartoony like graphics. It's kinda cool, I guess...Just don't really dig the sandbox type games very much anymore. It really seems repetitive to me. I'm hoping to get into it enough to finish it though.

Alan Wake: I like the premise so far, but haven't been sucked into it. Playing short sessions until it gets too hard for me, then rage quitting. This one is really annoying, because they starve you for ammo and the flashlight only works in short bursts. I guess I should try to find an easier setting for this one.

Deadspace: Own it, haven't played it yet.

Bioshock 2: Same as above.

Brutal Legend: Love this game! I'm totally into the metal humor and Jack Black is hilarious. I haven't gotten that far into it, but from what I've seen so far it's awesome.

I'd really like to hear recommendations for RPGs. It looks like I'll have to wait for Skyrim and Mass Effect 3 before I really get something exciting. From what I've read, the top RPGs for the system are all action-RPGs (groan) and not very good ones at that: Hunted, Alpha Protocol, and Dungeon Siege 3. Like to hear if you enjoy these or think I would. As it is, I think I'll probably go back and play though the Mass Effect games again and possibly New Vegas if I get desperate (I tried it on Windows and got bored with it).

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Matt Barton wrote:

Which burnout game are you referring to?

Burnout Revenge is the one to get. It's from 2006. You probably don't want the later Burnout Paradise, as it's more open world racing and doesn't fit the style as well in my opinion.

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Which burnout game are you

Which burnout game are you referring to?

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I picked up BulletStorm (on

I picked up BulletStorm (on PC) this weekend, GEARS guys made it. I gotta say I like it alot (figures, as it flopped). Seems like a cross between Gears and Borderlands. If you liked the sticky cover combat.. (to each there own) its not in it.. but otherwise it plays alot like Gears, charcters look like they are out of gears, sqwat look (not one i like) but I ogtta admit the HUGE playfields are impressive.. One leve hsa you in a huge city with buildings falling down while you are inside of them, fairly cool to play in that. Very ADULT humor.. in a 10th grade way. I smirked a few times but I suspect I would have doung it alot more funny when i was 15 than i do now. Only real problem i have is I played one step up from Nomral (hard?) and i finished it way to quick :( I liked it alot so it was over to quick.

I have EndWar and Halo RTS.. I HIGHLY suggest rental before buying, neither striked me as worth more than $5-10 max.. If the HALO RTS was on a PC with a MOUSE i think it would be succesfull, but even with some nice switch ups on controls.. RTS just dont work well on gamepads.

And I will alos vote for Burnout Excellent game, plays well and is just simply loads of fun. I'm a bit of die hard simulation racer (nascar... 200 laps takes 4 hours type crap) but BURNOUT was a blast, i think anybody would like it. I might also mention FUll Auto.. its Mad Max race .. guns and such.. no where near as fun as Burnout, but its Cars with GUNS.. thats almost enough. Auto Duel.. I will say its not great, but it can be quite fun.

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Matt Barton wrote:

Thanks for the suggestions, Bill. Lots of ideas there. I haven't done the Burnout games, so that might be fun for me. It's been awhile since I've played a racing game I could really get into.

I have Batman AA on Windows, but I think it'd be more fun on the 360. I'm kinda hesitant because I'm probably about 3/4 done with it on Windows, so hate to start it over until more time has passed (need to forget the details so it would be repetitive). I played Assassin's Creed on the PC as well. I managed to finish it, though it did get very repetitive IMO.

I was looking at Supreme Commander 2 and another RTS I saw on Amazon (can't remember the name). I might give those a try just to see what it's like trying to play a strategy game on a console.

Yeah, Burnout is crash and bash fun, more about running the other guy off the road and getting into spectacular collisions than actual racing, so if you don't like that, you won't like any game with wheels. ;-) Like I said, though, they lost some of the fun with Burnout Paradise, so I'd definitely get the previous game. The second Assassin's Creed game was a big improvement over the first, so if you haven't tried it yet, snag the demo.

I think Tom Clancy's Endwar uses the headset to give voice commands to your troops and it's an RTS, though I haven't personally tried it yet. There's of course that Halo RTS, which I haven't tried either. I'm not a big fan of tiny object games on consoles. I leave that to the PC.

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Most played for me.Earth

Most played for me.

Earth Defence force:2017- I still say this is the single best under rated mindless fun game out there. easilly the most played on my 360

BulletWitch- crushed by critics... but I liked it.

And there are a MILLION Devil May Cry/ God Of War clones that are all fun...
Darksiders
Neir- for those who like FF type stuff this is a GOW clone with Asian style graphics and sotry type.. normally I get annoyed with the asain graphics ( not becuase they are not good, but 10000000000 games with them have just wore on me) but I liked this one, the monsters are kinda interesting.

The RPG's (old school)- Well sadly the PS3 is clearly the winner on those, none of the 360 ones can compare to the Great stuff on it (opinion).

Eteranl Sonta- kinda kiddy, but a good RPG if you can get past the early game.
Infinite Undiscovery- pretty, uses the attack circle (you know, like old golf games, you hit in certian spot ot do better attacks) pretty good generic (but awsomely illistrated) rpg.

tales of vesparia- far to "action" for my RPG tastes.. but worht a look.

last Remenant- i felt like i was overloaded with choices when fighting.. like they added stuff just to make it more "complex" but int he end it was just time wasting.. which is to bad this is a pretty deep RPG too..

And if you can deal with a HUGE learning curve
Operation Wolf - another that was destoryed by critics. very wierd mix of turn based combat with weapons from WW II and WEREWOLF's... yes.. Its harder then heck, but once you start to understand it its quite fun. Unfortanlty its compared to to Valkyria Chronicles on the PS3 which is quite argubly one of the BEST RPG to come out in the last few years. it looks like a turd compared to it, but as VC is not on the 360 nore any game like it.. Operation Wolf is a OK substitue..

--other--
Bladestorm:Hundred year war- bit hard to get and goes for to much on ebay.. but its a excellent game.. you control your avatar and a bunch of troops and fight large scale battles.. I love these type of games (best way to get an idea is look at YouTube). I would recomend this highly if you like RPG/stratgy and RTS type games all rolled into one.

Shooter- bah... million of them and they all are the same to me with a gamepad.. HARD to control.. never a HALO fan (ODST was actually my favorite of the bunch if far to short (shrug)).. and HATE the velcro cover system of Gears.. (damn I didnt want to stick to that wall!!!!) and the people who look straight out of Phantasim (short sqwat people for a high gravity world). But if you liked gears, there are quite a few games to pretty much copy it. Budget shooter Jurrasic the Hunted... its far from good, but I liked it alot.. Killing Dino's in a shooter is alwasy fun.

Enslaved- quite fun, (small homage to ECO from the PS) you do all the fighting and protect a person throuhg levels.. this one should have been huge i think, to bad it wasnt.

The good thing about most games today, there are not alot of real stinkers.. some pretty average ones, but not to many you wont have some fun with. a few I would stay away from.

X-Blades: fun for about 10 minutes then when oyu understandthe rest of the game is exactly the same.. ouch

WET: actually a fun game, if you can hit 12 buttons at once.. if you can play the Madden games and remebere all those buttons.. then WET is actually quite fun.. if your dence like me and cant remeber to push down hit x and then b to slide... you wont like it.. which is to bad it looks good and if I could control it like the developers think i shoudl it looks to be great fun.

Legendary: wow this game loooks like it was made on th Psone.. its bad.. it controls bad.. which is TO BAD as its kinda a cool idea.. pandoras box opened in moder daey times and every mythical creature from the past pours out.

Im suprised you didnt like Borderlands.. nice mix of RPG level up system (at least best i have seen in a shooter) and quests.. I actually like the graphics too, but must admit that style is getting to a saturation point. Of course I would play any game avialble on both platforms on a PC first (shooter). Sandbox? stick to your quests!!!!

Oh Supreme Commander- great old school RTS (imagine Total Annilation updated). I would suggest the first one over the second one (its better) and they both play the same. But sadly it simply is a game better played on a PC.

DA2: hmmm I prefered the first by a long shot.. I still havent finished it, i yearn for the first (which I wasnt to kind to either) and tend to go back and replay it some with a new class.

hated Alan Wake- its like playing DOOM3.. flashlight combat.. it sucked in DOOM 3 its sucks here.(opinion)

Deadspace and Deadsapce 2 are both great really liked both.

Bioshock.. I suspect this one is going to be VERY hard on a consol unless they have tamed it down alot. its one of the most unforgiving shooters I have played (also most fun) you have to make some fairly hard choices with how you aquire your supplies and it no "pray and spray" combat will work as you will be out of ammo in short order.

Brutal ledgend- great game.. nuff said

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Thanks for the suggestions,

Thanks for the suggestions, Bill. Lots of ideas there. I haven't done the Burnout games, so that might be fun for me. It's been awhile since I've played a racing game I could really get into.

I have Batman AA on Windows, but I think it'd be more fun on the 360. I'm kinda hesitant because I'm probably about 3/4 done with it on Windows, so hate to start it over until more time has passed (need to forget the details so it would be repetitive). I played Assassin's Creed on the PC as well. I managed to finish it, though it did get very repetitive IMO.

I was looking at Supreme Commander 2 and another RTS I saw on Amazon (can't remember the name). I might give those a try just to see what it's like trying to play a strategy game on a console.

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Have you ever played any of

Have you ever played any of the Burnout games? Even if you don't like racing games, these are HUGE amounts of fun. Though Burnout Paradise is newer, its open world gameplay really doesn't appeal to me. I'd recommend the old, but still very, very good, Burnout: Revenge, which is true to the original formula.

Both of the Dead Rising games (plus there's a long prequel on XBLA) are tons of fun. I also enjoy Fight Night, of course. Give Round 4 a try.

I'm sure you've already played Batman: Arkham Asylum and the Assassin's Creed games, but if not, give those a whirl. The Lego games are fun multiplayer games.

I LOVE Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection, but it depends if you really like pinball or not. The downloadable Pinball FX 2 is a good alternative.

For other downloadable games, Hydro Thunder Hurricane is a blast. You can't go wrong with Pac-Man Championship Edition DX either. In any case, I could on about the downloadables, but that's probably not what you're after...

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