Selective Creation: Pick the Essential 25 Xbox 360 Games!



  • @Haru17 First, I thought about it, but in the end, I have come to really ascribe to Mr. Bosman's rationale whenever he conducts the podcast by asking, "What is that/that mean?" or when the other Allies pitch their Patreon page and this website: There is/could be at least ONE new viewer, in some capacity. Second, thank you very much for your continued feedback! I appreciate how you also want to improve the quality of my little efforts. Third, I'm going to have to disqualify Halo 2 as it is not a 360 game, but the original Xbox, so please include a new entry.

    I was hoping to see Microsoft specific franchises, but the first couple of entries on the list have made it clear that the possibility exists that there could be a LOT of multi-platform on here (Hmmm... this gives me an idea...). Oh well. If that is the case, then I guess that's the way it will be. Hoping to see a lot XBLA and 360 exclusives, though.



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    1. Red Dead Redemption
    2. Lost Odyssey
    3. Halo 3

    One of my all time favorite games, glad I got to nominate it!



  • @Haru17
    I beg your pardon?



  • @Musou-Tensei I didn't say anything to you...?

    1. Red Dead Redemption
    2. Lost Odyssey
    3. Halo 3
    4. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

    A terribly title, a pretty great game. I like the mid-late game most of all. The final twist is frustrating, trite, and overrated if you ask me.



  • @Haru17 You quoted me (probably for my list only) so I thought "You have got to abridge the rules section for these.", was meant for for me.

    Also why is it a terrible title? I think it's spot on.



  • @Musou-Tensei Oh, I didn't know deleted quotes sent notifications. Huh.

    And the bad title is obvious. "Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons:" It had two lines—not even two sentence—a square six words and it still managed to be entirely redundant. Hell, even "Brothers: Odyssey Odyssia Dissidia" would have been a better title.



  • Brothers: A tale of two sons who share the same biological parents.



  • Red Dead Redemption
    Lost Odyssey
    Halo 3
    Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
    Forza motorsport 2

    I Feel it has the most impact on the series. Being a early bundle game, so lots of people picked it up and played. Lots of innovating mechanics, top notch customization options, and amazing graphics for the time.



  • Red Dead Redemption
    Lost Odyssey
    Halo 3
    Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
    Forza motorsport 2
    Dragon Age: Origins

    This to me is The Bioware RPG of the last generation, ME2 which is by far the best of the trilogy imo is very far away from being as compeling and interesting as DA was for me.



  • Red Dead Redemption
    Lost Odyssey
    Halo 3
    Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
    Forza motorsport 2
    Dragon Age: Origins
    Bioshock

    When I moved out to Seattle for college, I had three other roomies, all of us gamers since we were attempting to get a degree in the field. At the time, the most "advanced" console in the house was my PS2. One day, I come home and sitting in the living room was an Xbox 360. I had heard so many good things about Bioshock, I purchased it the next day and it was literally the first game I played with the new generation. I felt bad taking over my roommate's console for the following days but I was absolutely enthralled with everything Rapture had to offer. Even though it will inevitably be killed in the Kill Your Babies version of this, it will always define this particular console generation for me.

    "We all make choices, but in the end, our choices make us."



  • 1 Red Dead Redemption
    2 Lost Odyssey
    3 Halo 3
    4 Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
    5 Forza motorsport 2
    6 Dragon Age: Origins
    7 Bioshock

    8 Fez

    I know this is going to get axed, but Fez is IMO, a nearly perfect chill, atmospheric game, that rewards paying attention, exploration, diving into the meta, and researching lore outside the game in "the community" that sprung up around it during the peak of it's zeitgeist. This game thoroughly blew my mind as I realized how the world is set up, how the mechanics were delivered, and how the map works (and it does work). I know there's a lot of backlash to this game, I get it (kind of). But when I sat down to play this game, it actually expanded my capacity for spacial thought and problem solving and that's worth a spot on the list as far as I'm concerned.



  • @SabotageTheTruth I'm from Seattle. You go to Digipen?



  • @TokyoSlim Yep, Fez is a wonderful experience. I think the game also gets a lot of backlash because of what an asshat Phil Fish is. Also kinda funny how Marcus Beer (formerly of GameTrailers) had made a comment that basically made Phil "quit" the industry. Great designer though, I'll give him that much. And nope, I only lived in Seattle for about 6 months. I was attending DeVry when I was up there. I wouldn't recommend that school to anyone, haha.



  • I dropped out too, all the cool kids are doin it.

    Knew some peeps that went to DigiPen though, and they seemed to like it.



  • 1 Red Dead Redemption
    2 Lost Odyssey
    3 Halo 3
    4 Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
    5 Forza motorsport 2
    6 Dragon Age: Origins
    7 Bioshock
    8 Fez
    9 Mass Effect 2

    The best of the mass effect games and one of my top games from the last generation. Improved on so much from the previous ME and executed very well. Here's to hoping EA will get an ME collection out before ME Andromeda



  • Here is my 2nd pic

    1. Red Dead Redemption
    2. Lost Odyssey
    3. Halo 3
    4. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
    5. Forza motorsport 2
    6. Dragon Age: Origins
    7. Bioshock
    8. Fez
    9. Mass Effect 2
    10. Blue Dragon

    Another Xbox exclusive JRPG that I thoroughly enjoyed. I miss the times when MS at least tried to get a japanese audience.



    1. Red Dead Redemption
    2. Lost Odyssey
    3. Halo 3
    4. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
    5. Forza motorsport 2
    6. Dragon Age: Origins
    7. Bioshock
    8. Fez
    9. Mass Effect 2
    10. Blue Dragon
    11. Limbo

    It gets a bit too far afield near the end, but the first four hours or so are just gold. Spiders. Someone grab Ben.



  • Its been over 24 hours so I'll make an addition:

    Red Dead Redemption
    Lost Odyssey
    Halo 3
    Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
    Forza motorsport 2
    Dragon Age: Origins
    Bioshock
    Fez
    Mass Effect 2
    Blue Dragon
    Limbo
    Gears of War 2

    I chose 2 for a few reasons: One, I think it has the best look, as some of the character redesigns in 3 still irk me. Two, the second installment introduced the gaming world to Horde and much like Call of Duty's Zombies mode, there are quite a few people who play ONLY for that mode. Third, while I prefer the story of the first game, Gears 2 only had just a few parts that were starting to go off the rails (see Giant Worm and the Sires.....@#$% the Sires....) as Gears 3 had become just a little too much with a more fleshed out depiction of Lambency and a global device being the problem solver.



  • Red Dead Redemption
    Lost Odyssey
    Halo 3
    Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
    Forza motorsport 2
    Dragon Age: Origins
    Bioshock
    Fez
    Mass Effect 2
    Blue Dragon
    Limbo
    Gears of War 2
    Beautiful Katamari

    How about an exclusive? I never had an Xbox system of any sort, but I adore Katamari (and ME2 and Dragon Age were already chosen) so it's gotta be a great game? And it was the only Katamari game available on a non Sony console.