I got an XBox 360 this weekend and I'm now looking for recommendations on what games to get. I tend to favor games that I can get into for short bursts of time without significant time commitment. My favorite XBox games were Soul Calibur 2, the Halo series, the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic series and The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction. As you can see my tastes are towards role playing games, shoot 'em ups, beat 'em ups and fighting games.

So far I've purchased Gears of War, Rainbow Six: Vegas, The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion and Dance Dance Revolution Universe (for the cardio on weekends). Are there any other games I should be considering or do I have to wait until Halo 3 comes out before breaking out my wallet at the local GameStop again?


Wednesday, May 16, 2007 8:31:05 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
I've been playing a fair amount of Lego Star Wars. It's about Star Wars, has a great sense of humor, and I can jump in for 10 minutes at a stretch. I highly recommend it.
Reid Gustin
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 8:48:07 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)

Wednesday, May 16, 2007 9:24:49 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Well, gears of war is nice, but i found it to be gloomy after a while and have not finished it. I play fifa 07 alot, for some reason, it is terapeutic. Rainbow six is good, elders scrolls wants too much time, don't have the time, you might get really into it but it is one of those games that don't end. DDR is fun, so is guitar hero.

I can suggest you try Lost Planet. Will suggest more when i get home and see my stack.
Yomi Afolabi
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 9:41:24 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
I will suggest Lego Star Wars, Crackdown, Guitar Hero, Burnout Revenge, Worms, Geometry Wars, and Assault Heroes.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 10:00:10 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Finally!! You should have started while I was still working on Xbox, I could have hooked you up :-) You better add me to your friends list (tell me who you are so I accept the friends request).

First, turn on the automatic download feature for Arcade games. You'll get every trial and can buy the ones you love and delete the ones you hate. I think arcade is awesome and own about 50 of them. UNO is surprisingly fun.

Second, there are a lot of game demos on marketplace. You can queue up some to download overnight and turn your box off (it will continue to download and then shut off when it's done). Try before you buy is always nice.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance. You are too much a fan of comic books not to get this game. Lots of characters and villains, unlockables, and plenty of in-jokes. And it's a lot of fun to play, and supports up to four people locally for parties.

I've also played a lot of Crackdown and Lego Star Wars II, but I don't know if they're your thing. You might like Condemned or Dead Rising or Table Tennis. http://www.metacritic.com/games/xbox360/scores/ can be a good place to sort the wheat from the chaff.

If you want some launch titles like FIFA06, Madden06, NBA2K6 or PDZ, I'd sell 'em to you cheap. Nothing wrong with them, I'm just not into them.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 10:09:00 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
I think you'll like Crackdown. It felt a lot like Hulk, as you leveled up your player to be stronger and have higher jumping ability... There's no ultra-cool "run along buildings" move, but that's made up for with a heat-seeking rocket launcher. I really enjoy playing through missions in co-op.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance is a pretty fun game too, but I got kind of bored with the simple mechanics.

Guitar Hero II is a must own, IMO.

On the Arcade front, I really enjoy SF II, Catan, Castlevania: SOTN, and Worms.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007 10:17:37 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
> Guitar Hero II is a must own, IMO.

Seconded. It fits your "short bursts" requirement as well.
Ricky Dhatt
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 10:29:17 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Try Boom Boom Rocket from the Arcade. It is a awesome small rythm game.
Serge Sountsov
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 10:41:51 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Yeah, I'd second the Marvel Ultimate Alliance recommendation. Also, I would suggest checking out GameFly - it's like a Netflix for games. If you're anything like me, it will not only keep you playing newer games, it will keep you from getting too many new ones all at once.
Eric Shell
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 10:44:46 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Alien Hominid from Live Arcade is perfect for the short bursts as well.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 10:51:03 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Haven't seen it posted yet, I really enjoyed Lost Planet. Pretty much a run & gun along the lines of Gears of War but with an interesting environment and fun boss battles.
Thursday, May 17, 2007 12:33:00 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
There are some great games on XBLA - Catan, Boom boom rocket, Zuma, Geometry Wars to name a few.
Thursday, May 17, 2007 1:33:42 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Definitely "Lost Planet." Best game since Gears.
Thursday, May 17, 2007 4:06:36 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Crackdown, definitely. I played the demo so many times I HAD to buy the game. I couldn't care less about Halo 3, but if that's your thing you get the preview demo too.
Thursday, May 17, 2007 5:08:48 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
I recommend Crackdown (not just for the H3 beta, which I'm downloading right now) but because it's a damn fine game. Lost Planet is pretty good, Lego Star Wars is fun to kill some time, and some of the stuff on XBL is great like Catan and Geometry Wars.
Thursday, May 17, 2007 8:22:11 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Lost Planet and Geometry Wars, both are great games.
Stuart McConnell
Thursday, May 17, 2007 5:48:37 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
If you want something other than the mainstream titles, The Outfit is a very fun and underrated game if you liked playing with army men and fireworks when you were a kid. Rockstar Table Tennis is very good if you like ping pong. Each cost probably $30 at this point.

From the Live Marketplace - Zuma and Luxor 2 are as addictive as candy coated crack dipped in porn.
Thursday, May 17, 2007 6:22:34 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Oh yeah, you might like FEAR also, it si just scary but shootem up. Very good story in my opinion.
Yomi Afolabi
Friday, May 18, 2007 7:29:44 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
I don't buy many full games, as I don't have the time for them (well, strictly speaking, I have the time but am not willing to monopolize the HDTV (more strictly speaking, I'm not willing to experience the backlash if I *did* monopolize the TV...)), but I have a number of the arcade ones.

Marble blast ultra is a nice game to work at, though the advanced levels are very very hard.

I'd hoped to like geometry wars better, but it turns out that my skills there are roughly the same ones I had on Robotron 2084 (really the same game...), so I haven't done that well.
Eric Gunnerson
Saturday, May 19, 2007 4:55:15 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Another vote for Crackdown. I loved it far more than I thought I would. You can jump in and play for a while, and it's got some RPG aspects. Oblivion's a fun RPG, but it's long.

Multiplayer Gears of War is lots of fun.

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