So when it comes to games, I am a big guy on the Xbox side of things. In fact, it is the only system I have right now. One thing I’ve noticed is that many really amazing games have being released in the last few years, in this little list of mine, I will share what I believe are the top ten best so far. Thanks for reading and tell me what you think!
1. The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion
This game gets my highest honor for one reason….the unbelievable amount of content. There is so much to do in this game it is just unreal. You can choose from many different factions that all have different abilities for you to use, you can outfit your character with basically any setup of weapons and magic you can dream of, and the world around you is HUGE. The reasons go on and on. Not to mention the graphics in the game look fabulous. If you own an Xbox 360, you MUST own this game.
This game get my very nice 2nd place position because of it’s amazing story telling. I always appreciate games that tell a story and make you feel as if you were the star in a movie. Bioshock does this almost perfectly well, with enough WOW moments to entertain you for some time. The graphics are well detailed and the designs of the world around you and characters are simply great. The game gives you enough options to truly choose your own way through the game and has multiple endings. Another MUST in any Xbox fan’s collection.
3. Halo 3
This game gets my 3rd place award because it continues a legendary series and does it well. It’s true that Halo really isn’t the most innovative or great game on the market. It’s the fact that Halo makes a great Sci-Fi world and has a good enough story to keep millions buying it every time. This third in the series gives fans everything it could want, new online features, great single player story, new more balanced weapons and vehicles, and so much more. For fans of Halo this is a must have, and most other Xbox 360 owners should give it a try if they haven’t.
4. Mass Effect
Mass Effect would probably get a higher spot on the list by many Xbox fans but I give it 4th because it does miss out on a few elements, like having a few AI problems now and then. Otherwise this is easily one of the greatest Xbox experiences you will have for a while. The graphics and worlds you explore are absolutely stunning, and the best part of it all, the story. The story telling in the game will draw you in and not let go, especially with the really great voice actors. It could be one of the best story driven games ever made, if not THE.
5. Gears of War
When a game is good enough that people are getting tattoos of it before it’s release, it’s gotta be good. Gears of War was nice enough to let us enjoy some of the best graphics of the day and age. Despite the graphics, the game did get a bit bland over time, and the story had some problems. For the most part though, this was undeniably an almost perfect experience for most. Cheers to Gears of War for nearly perfecting the 3rd person shooter.
6. Call of Duty 4
For action fans it doesn’t get much better than this. Constant shootouts and explosions make this game an insane ride. Not to mention that it changes up the World War 2 genre a little bit, which is much needed in todays world. This is also one of the most played Xbox Live games and has online features you will be enjoying for months probably. Simply one of the best First Person Shooters ever made.
7. The Orange Box
If you’re the person who likes alot of bang for your buck, this is your game. The Orange Box comes with Half Life 2: Episode 2, Half Life 2: Episode 1, Half Life 2, Portal, and Team Fortress. All of which are top-notch exquisite games. The Half Life games are all extremely fun and show what the games were capable of when they released back a while ago. The story in the games are fun to follow too. Portal is a whole new type of game and should be experienced by everyone that like puzzle games. Team Fortress is a game that has been pushed back in development many a time, and finnaly released in this set. It was well worth the wait and makes for a great online experience.
8. Burnout Paradise
It’s definitely one of the best racing games on the 360. The graphics are very detailed and it features the greatest crashes you have ever seen in gaming up to this point. The non-stop reckless fun and almost infinite replayability in open world you drive in, make this game a great reason for racing fans to shell out 60 bucks.
9. Call of Duty 2
It is one of the first games to release on 360 and gave us a preview of some of the great gameplay we could expect in the next few years in gaming. The graphics still look good to this day, and the story in the game is top-notch. It made war truly feel realistic.
I realize that there are many reasons why this game sucks. Yes it does. But it does do one thing really well, scare the living crap out of you. I actually haven’t felt so engrossed by a game in a long time. Condemned showed me what Xbox 360 can do to make realistic, scary games become reality. If you like horror games and movies, you MUST play Condemned.