Thursday, 14 February 2013

Remember the Best Old Games for Xbox 360

 Some of the old games for Xbox 360 are still the best. The Xbox 360 was launched on MTV on the 12th of May 2005. That unit sold out as soon as it came out virtually everywhere. That model was sold until it was

re-designed with a slimmer console and other features and launched on June 14, 2010. Many of the games that came out during that time have become classic Xbox 360 games.


2005

Forza Motorsports:
Microsoft came out with this racing game and it became a hit right away. The ability to customize the cars was a hot feature. Forza Motorsport is also compatible with Xbox Live for online play. This Xbox 360 old game is still tons of fun to play.


Fight Night 2:
Without a doubt this was the best fighting game in 2005. The player has complete control which made the game much more accurate punching. In Fight Night 2 you know your haymaker will land where you aim.


Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory:
This game came with no alarm or casualty limits for even more fun. All of the gadgets and weapons can be used along with stealth and with no penalty for not being perfect the game was a lot more fun than previous versions. No one can deny that this is an oldie but goodie when it comes to games for the Xbox 360.


2006

Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter:
Looking for an old Xbox 360 shooter game?  In this Ubsioft game the player experiences a war in the near-future as a tactical shooter. The cross-com battle system added the element of strategy to the game. This game has exciting movie like moments that will leave you feeling like you are there.


Call of Duty 3:
Upon its release Call of Duty 3 was, without question, one of the best shooter games on the market. The enemies were smarter than before and the multiplayer action was improved from the first two games. There were also more vehicles, additional maps, and the ability to play with more players than before.


Gears of War:
Epic Games released this game in 2006 and it an amazing single player game. It also, however was one of the most popular Xbox Live multiplayer games almost immediately. It overtook Halo 2 as the most played Xbox Live game in record time. It may be an older game for Xbox 360, but it is a good one.


2007

Assassin’s Creed:
Assassin's Creed is next on the list of old games for Xbox 360. The idea of this game is that Desmond Miles was raised by a family of assassins but ran away to lead a normal life as a bartender. He gets kidnapped, however, and his family history is revealed. At this point he has to tap in to ancestral memories to free himself. The player embarks on third party style missions. The game is best played when the player has time to really get involved rather than to rush through it.


Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock:
This version of Guitar Hero came bundled with the game and two wireless guitars. Slash and Tom Morello are both characters that can be played  in this game along with traditional avatars. This was the first in the Guitar Hero series that allowed players to play on Xbox Live with multiple players. This old Xbox 360 game is still worth playing.


2008

Grand Theft Auto III:
This third installment of the Grand Theft Auto series had the setting of Liberty City that seemed to be a clone of New York. The game centers around immigrant, Niko Bellic, as he tries to start a new life. This version included more shootouts and the ability to seek cover. Also there was much more player choice in how to complete missions. The game can be played with 16 players online. This old game for Xbox 360 is still a good play choice.


Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six:  Vegas
This counterterrorism game is set in the close future in the seedier sections of Las Vegas. This game was said to be fairly similar to the first edition, but it was so good that no one cared. There were differences, however. There were new weapons, 13 new multiplayer maps, a new 2-player co-op mode, and a main character that can be customized.


2009

Batman: Arkham Asylum:
This was perhaps a surprise on the most popular lists for 2009. It simply wasn’t expected to be as good as it was. More than just a good Batman game, this is a good old Xbox game. The story, characters, voice acting, were all superb and it’s still a really good game to play.


UFC 2009:
This was the best fighting Xbox game of 2009 and one of the all-time best old Xbox games. The game had a range of fighting styles to give the player lots of possibilities in any given fight. No two fights or two knock-outs ever look the same on this game. Both the visual and auditoria appeal on this game are knock-outs in and of themselves.


2010

Mafia II:
This game picks up right were the first left off.  Players are in the mafia world of the 1940’s and 1950’s. The crime family is fiction, but the scenarios and characters seem real. The story better relates to the game than in the first edition. This is one of the fun and action packed old Xbox 360 games .


Halo: Reach:
This was actually a prequel to Halo: Combat Evolved. It follows the Fall of Reach and the death of most of UNSC’s Spartan II forces. The mix of shooting, combat, and grenade launching combined with new squad aspects and better graphics made this better than the original.

It’s always fun to have the newest games. New games provide new challenges, new characters, and new stories to follow. No one can deny the rush of being the first to have the newest. But there is something to be said for classics. Sometimes the best of the old are the best for a reason. So, when you have time, try out (or dust off) these old games for Xbox 360.

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