Kill Your Babies! The Xbox 360 Invitational



  • I really enjoy making these and I feel this one has real potential to be entertaining. The rules for new players (and reminders of expert Killers): Everyone will take a turn taking off a game from the list (killing it from existence) with a vaild reason as to why its gone until the "ultimate" Microsoft game remains. If FIVE people have made a kill since your last deletion or 24 hours pass overall since that last kill, you may go again. Once we get down to the final two, I will create a straw poll where you can vote for the game you want to WIN not kill. This list was compiled by Selective Creation from the community. Have fun, show no remorse, but whatever you do, give a great reason why whatever you're erasing from existence should wallow in purgatory. Really looking forward to your posts!

    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



  • 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

    Be gone CoD, I hate this game, back then i jumped on the hypetrain and it was the last CoD I ever bought, don't even own that copy anymore, I gave it to my CoD crazy friend for a pack of stroopwaffles.



  • @Brannox , you still have Ubisoft text in your op. :)



  • @TokyoSlim Thank you very much for the catch. Had a long day and been juggling several different things. :innocent:



  • 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
    Ghostbusters: The Video Game

    I'm a huge fan of Katamari, but this was the 4th game in the series, and it felt half baked to me. It was short and the levels weren't as polished or interesting as previous installments. Beautiful Katamari deserved to be better than it was.



  • 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
    Viva Piñata
    Fable 2
    Bayonetta
    Dead Rising
    Tales of Vesperia
    Portal 2
    Nier
    Halo: Reach
    Dead Space
    Left 4 Dead 2
    Ghostbusters: The Video Game

    This is a purely personal kill.
    I had to deal with dorm mates playing Halo too often, and being assholes about it. The rest of these games I either like or have something I can enjoy.
    Halo has been pretty much killed for me.

    @Brannox You should also update the rules to mention the straw poll at the end for the last two.


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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
    Viva Piñata
    Fable 2
    Bayonetta
    Dead Rising
    Tales of Vesperia
    Portal 2
    Nier
    Dead Space
    Left 4 Dead 2
    Ghostbusters: The Video Game

    I have tried again and again to get through this game! But I always end up a few tenths of hours in and just drop it. I can't get into it asm much as I would like. it has to go



  • @Inustar Thank you so much for reminding me about that.



  • Red Dead Redemption
    Last Odyssey
    Halo 3
    Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
    Forza motorsport 2
    Bioshock
    Fez
    Mass Effect 2
    Blue Dragon
    Limbo
    Gears of War 2
    Viva Piñata
    Fable 2
    Bayonetta
    Dead Rising
    Tales of Vesperia
    Portal 2
    Nier
    Dead Space
    Left 4 Dead 2
    Ghostbusters: The Video Game

    A revenge kill, and let me tell you, it feels good. Don't get me wrong, I like Portal 2, it's a fine game but that's about all. It didn't leave the same impression that the first game did. Co-op? Jolly times. But it doesn't deserve a spot on this list next to all these classics.. and it certainly doesn't deserve to replace the far superior Full House Poker.

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  • Hah. Suck it portal2!

    Well done.



  • @SabotageTheTruth While I disagree insofar as Portal 2 is actually better than the first, in NO way am I shocked you decided to make this your first kill. Would've been shocked if you didn't ;-)



  • Red Dead Redemption
    Last Odyssey
    Halo 3
    Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
    Forza motorsport 2
    Bioshock
    Fez
    Mass Effect 2
    Blue Dragon
    Limbo
    Gears of War 2
    Viva Piñata
    Fable 2
    Bayonetta
    Dead Rising
    Tales of Vesperia
    Nier
    Dead Space
    Left 4 Dead 2
    Ghostbusters: The Video Game

    Yes this a very salty move, but there's no way I will allow any ME game to win over Dragon Age.

    I've always found ME to be extremely overrated though, but 2 is definitively the best.



  • @bard91 I don't care about ME2 but that's pretty weak reasoning over all. It's the best of the series but you think the series is weaker than another one. Come on.

    Red Dead Redemption
    Last Odyssey
    Halo 3
    Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
    Forza motorsport 2
    Bioshock
    Fez
    Mass Effect 2
    Blue Dragon
    Limbo
    Gears of War 2
    Viva Piñata
    Fable 2
    Bayonetta
    Dead Rising
    Tales of Vesperia
    Nier
    Dead Space
    Left 4 Dead 2
    Ghostbusters: The Video Game

    Sorry but Ghostbuster has no business standing next to some of the best games ever. It was mediocre back then and I don't think it has aged particularly well. As far as movie tie-ins go, it's surely one of the better ones but it still sticks out on this list.



  • Red Dead Redemption
    Last Odyssey
    Halo 3
    Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
    Forza motorsport 2
    Bioshock
    Fez
    Blue Dragon
    Limbo
    Gears of War 2
    Viva Piñata
    Fable 2
    Bayonetta
    Dead Rising
    Tales of Vesperia
    Nier
    Dead Space
    Left 4 Dead 2

    It's already getting difficult to kill games.. I've never played the game, but I've heard a lot of complaints about the gameplay.


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    Yeah this list is getting harder and harder to kill off haha! so many great games!



  • Red Dead Redemption
    Last Odyssey
    Halo 3
    Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
    Forza motorsport 2
    Bioshock
    Fez
    Blue Dragon
    Limbo
    Gears of War 2
    Viva Piñata
    Fable 2
    Bayonetta
    Dead Rising
    Tales of Vesperia
    Dead Space
    Left 4 Dead 2

    I've played RDR twice to completion, and very nearly started it again when Jones began his stream play through. It's an excellent game, but it's not as great as its reputation suggests. Whilst some of the characters are amongst the best Rockstar ever wrote, many are shallow and lazy, included purely for yucks. I could throw some -isms at it but I really don't want to derail the thread. The story starts well enough, ends very well, suffers some serious dips along the way, the Mexico arc is execrable, and Dutch is not given enough time at the end to fill his story implied boots, though the infamous real final section is brilliant. As with most Rockstar games the mechanics are solid, serviceable but unremarkable.

    Excellent, but not Ultimate.



  • Last Odyssey
    Halo 3
    Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
    Forza motorsport 2
    Bioshock
    Fez
    Blue Dragon
    Limbo
    Gears of War 2
    Viva Piñata
    Fable 2
    Bayonetta
    Dead Rising
    Tales of Vesperia
    Dead Space
    Left 4 Dead 2

    Yes, you have a very nice central metaphor about how libertarian governance and laissez-faire capitalism are just economic slavery cloaked under the guide of freedom. But after all that you had to spoil it and have people fight a literal

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    Even if I agree with you, I just can't let that pass. Have confidence in your narrative next time! (Well, I guess that didn't happen, what with Infinite burying the lead about religious racism under all that wibbly wobbly, timey wimey stuff.) Plus, in the end you're just another dumb zombie game without any other NPCs of note.



  • Here is my next kill.
    Last Odyssey
    Halo 3
    Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
    Forza motorsport 2
    Fez
    Blue Dragon
    Limbo
    Gears of War 2
    Viva Piñata
    Fable 2
    Bayonetta
    Dead Rising
    Tales of Vesperia
    Dead Space
    Left 4 Dead 2

    It's the only game on this list I don't see the appeal in playing it, and the only I don't even want to own, and now there is only one game left on this list I don't have in my collection, well one of them I have on XB1 but details.



  • Damn son, this thread just got real.

    I'm gonna kill...

    Last Odyssey
    Halo 3
    Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
    Forza motorsport 2
    Fez
    Blue Dragon
    Limbo
    Gears of War 2
    Viva Piñata
    Fable 2
    Bayonetta
    Dead Rising
    Tales of Vesperia
    Dead Space

    Bayonetta, mechanically a near perfect action game, but obtuse bordering on nonsensical plot, over the top campiness. Uncomfortably sexualized female mc playing up fanservice turned a lot of people off of playing it at all. Die!



  • Last Odyssey
    Halo 3
    Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
    Forza motorsport 2
    Fez
    Blue Dragon
    Limbo
    Gears of War 2
    Viva Piñata
    Fable 2
    Dead Rising
    Tales of Vesperia
    Dead Space

    Sorry Fez, just didn't hold my interest. Interesting concept though. (I shall avenge you, Bayonetta and Beautiful Katamari.)