Selective Creation: Pick the Essential 25 Xbox 360 Games!



  • 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.



  • 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
    Call of duty 4

    Hate to do it but it's a must. Might of been my most played Game from the Xbox 360. First real big Multi-player game besides halo, especially in the cod series. Plus defined the class systems



  • And another one from me since over 5 people have added since my last

    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
    17. Dead Rising
    18. Tales of Vesperia
    19. Full House Poker
    20. Nier
    21. Halo: Reach
    22. Dead Space
    23. Left 4 Dead 2
    24. Call of Duty 4
    25. Ghostbusters: The Video Game

    The closest we will ever come to a 3rd movie and storywise, it is the 3rd movie also the best Ghostbusters game and a good game in general.



  • 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

    Portal 2:

    Since we can't nominate boxed sets and The Orange Box is therefore out of the question, I'm gonna drop Portal's sequel here. It's a game that can entertain both first time and long time gamers, it's got great writing, it's mechanically near flawless, and it's a fully fleshed out and realized game world.



  • @TokyoSlim I guess we both posted at the same time.



  • Looks like I was too late!
    I'll retract my nomination and instead put forth Portal 2 to replace...Full House Poker, I guess?

    I'm not sure FHP it fully deserves to be on the list, it seems like a pretty niche/discount title that maybe one person in this thread liked and nobody else played or has heard of? I dunno, I could be totally wrong here. :)



  • @TokyoSlim Ouch. It may be a niche title but it did interesting things with the avatars. Blue Dragon would be my vote for a game to be replaced, honestly.

    Even if that glorious poker game does get voted out....

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  • @SabotageTheTruth I hear ya man, nothin personal. I'm just like going down the list and going "classic, classic, classic, annnd a poker game" :)

    Someone should make a Texas Hold Em JRPG.



  • @TokyoSlim Funny you say that..... It's not Japanese but hey, it might be fun.





  • Have to agree with TokySlim, I don't like Poker much and while not the 1st choice, I would definitely kill it 2nd, Portal 2 on the other hand would survive in my eyes pretty long.



  • All right, we're now at the full 25. I'll give it 24 hours, so about 9:30 EST. Right now there are two nominations for two separate replacements. Excited to see what other suggestions, both for replacement and addition, are to come! And don't forget those compelling reasons for both! Before the list is even finalized, I'd like to say that top to bottom, this is my favorite list so far since the forums launched. The JRPG was really good, and PS1 was fun through and through, but the KYB potential this one has could lead to an entertaining thread. ;-)



  • @Brannox I think the JRPG one will always be my favorite just because it got Ben Moore's approval.



  • I think Full House Poker was given a GREAT reason when it was added. But it also is the one that was given a reason why it should be gone... I was really hoping someone else gave a suggestion or another vote to make it more concrete, but I must be consistent with my rules:

    Portal 2 replaces Full House Poker

    So here is the final list. More thanks for everyone who always clicks on these threads and adds their input. I really appreciate it.

    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
    Portal 2
    Nier
    Halo: Reach
    Dead Space
    Left 4 Dead 2
    Call of Duty 4
    Ghostbusters: The Video Game

    Now.... Get ready for the killing.



  • Ghostbusters better than Portal 2... Sure, I'm totally okay with this. Git gud, Valve!

    Anyway, I just realized that I missed the chance to have ODST beat out Reach. Drat! XD