Selective Creation: Pick the Essential 25 Xbox 360 Games!



  • @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.



    1. Red Dead Redemption
    2. Last 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
    12. Gears of War 2
    13. Beautiful Katamari
    14. Viva Piñata

    Come on, it's charming as fuck.



    1. Red Dead Redemption
    2. Last 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
    12. Gears of War 2
    13. Beautiful Katamari
    14. Viva Piñata
    15. Fable 2

    I know Fable isn't everyone's cup of tea, but it is a big part of Microsoft's gaming history. Fable 2 is definitely the best game in the series, and I personally love it.



  • 5 peeps have added a game since my last one so here is my next addition

    1. Red Dead Redemption
    2. Last 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
    12. Gears of War 2
    13. Beautiful Katamari
    14. Viva Piñata
    15. Fable 2
    16. Bayonetta

    You just can't have a 360 collection without one of my favorite games of all time, and the 360 version was the best version last gen.



  • i know most people couldnt care less about schmp genre any more but the 360 has some of the best games since the saturn deathsmiles akai katana dodonpachi & the region free cave ones are some of the best ive ever played & they make dark souls look like a walking simulator when it comes to challange.


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    Red Dead Redemption
    Last 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
    Viva Piñata
    Fable 2
    Bayonetta
    Dead Rising
    It was one of the first games I owned on Xbox 360 plus it was an exclusive. At first I was not at all interested in the game due to the time management mechanic. It only took a few retry's to really get into it. Once I had some what of a pattern down, it was on! Plus all the colorful characters made the game super intense at times. It should be #1 in my book.



  • @FutureCorpse Sure does, I even have most of them (afaik only missing ESPgaluda 2). Thinking of getting Caladrius Blaze for PS4.



  • Red Dead Redemption
    Last 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
    Viva Piñata
    Fable 2
    Bayonetta
    Dead Rising
    Tales of Vesperia

    Best JRPG on 360 and the best tales game IMO

    played a ton of coop with me and my sister



  • Red Dead Redemption
    Last 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
    Viva Piñata
    Fable 2
    Bayonetta
    Dead Rising
    Tales of Vesperia
    Full House Poker

    Getting weird with my second pick. This is hands down, the best multiplayer poker game I've ever played. It had a colorful, bright palette and would let you bring your Microsoft avatar in to play some poker. By passing certain milestones, you could even win costumes and accessories for your avatar (only to be used in the game). They would have weekly events called heats, where you were basically trying to make the most chips you could within 30 minutes, where you'd alternate tables and compete on a global level. It had a great community too, where most people were friendly and it was a blast staying up late at night, drinking some brews, and playing some cards. I've had a poker sized hole in my heart ever since I switched back to Sony consoles.



  • Red Dead Redemption
    Last 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
    Viva Piñata
    Fable 2
    Bayonetta
    Dead Rising
    Tales of Vesperia
    Full House Poker
    Nier

    If we get a second pick I can't possibly let one of the best and most underappreciated games ever not to be on the list.



  • Red Dead Redemption
    Last 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
    Viva Piñata
    Fable 2
    Bayonetta
    Dead Rising
    Tales of Vesperia
    Full House Poker
    Nier
    Halo: Reach

    Yay 360 console exclusive. I enjoyed this one better than 3 personally. An ominous story. An improved from 3 Forge mode. An improved from ODST firefight. Oh, and GRUNTPOCALYPSE lol :)



  • Red Dead Redemption
    Last 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
    Viva Piñata
    Fable 2
    Bayonetta
    Dead Rising
    Tales of Vesperia
    Full House Poker
    Nier
    Halo: Reach
    Dead Space

    I had to make sure that the amazing Dead Space sneak it's way in there,easily one of the best game of last generation.



  • @kirkking2000 Before Overwatch came out, Left 4 Dead 2 and Halo: Reach were my most played multiplayer games. Reach is really underrated.



  • Its been another day, so I'll add another. And speaking of Left 4 Dead 2...

    Red Dead Redemption
    Last 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
    Viva Piñata
    Fable 2
    Bayonetta
    Dead Rising
    Tales of Vesperia
    Full House Poker
    Nier
    Halo: Reach
    Dead Space
    Left 4 Dead 2

    This is a co-op experience unlike any other and improve upon the first game in every way. If only Valve would get over its 3 phobia... Anyway, there are TWO spots left before a communal switch. Then we determine what should be the best.