Starting from the days of Pacman to today’s games; video games have been evolving faster than anything else. There has been always a competition to deliver a better version of game than its counterpart and people have always loved the way new games have been catered to serve game junkies. For many, games have turned out to be an addiction today. In this gaming freak world Xbox has played a vital role. And with the advent of Xbox 360 Kinect, things are getting even more interesting.
The Xbox 360 has been around for 4+ years now and has seen hundreds of games released for it. With the Kinect Xbox 360 now in it’s mid-life cycle, the console has a lot to be happy about. Not only has Microsoft been able to tie up some great exclusive titles, the company’s online gameplay experience can’t be matched. Now with bonuses like the ability to stream instant-watch Netflix titles, owning an Xbox 360 has never been sweeter. This isn’t a definitive list, but more of a conversation piece to honor the great Xbox 360 games everyone knows about, but also give a little attention to some underground gems you might have missed.
1. Dead Rising 2
Don’t be skeptical, it is a zombie movie. I had zombies and killing in my head before starting this. This game delivers way beyond that. It is full of suspense, thrilling environment, bloodshed and it is really nice to see 7000 (seriously?) zombies on the screen anytime during the game play. Game becomes more interesting when the player is given the option of manufacturing custom weapons. This game is a maestro in multi playthroughs. Even after playing this a hundred times by now, I feel like there is still a lot more to be discovered in this game. According to me, this is one of the best five games for Xbox for the year 2010.
2. Assassins Creed Brotherhood
It’s Italy and you are gonna have fun with parkour movements, crowd-blending stealth, assassinations and melee fighting system. It’s one of the best third person action adventure games I have played ever. It is loaded with the features from its predecessor along with some newly introduced perks. This is one of the best designed plots where the player can experience Italy of 2012. 20 hours of single player gaming is not enough? Go for the multiplayer mode; you would love it.
3. Red Dead Redemption
I saw the DVD cover and it reminds me of the game ‘Wild wild West’. This genre never attracted me though. The only reason I got this game was because of the developers; the Rockstar Games. I started playing this and it was like experiencing America in 1911. Like most of the Rockstar games, this too have the option of interacting with the environments, taking different transportation mediums except of swimming. Loaded with different ammo makes the players feel like God!
4. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
The king of racing game franchise NFS brings Hot pursuit this year to Xbox console. This is not reckless driving; this is the ultimate car chase competition. Lot of cops, rash opponents, Hollywood kind of car chases and faster cars make this an awesome game to have on Xbox. If you love Burout series and well acquainted with it, then NFS Hot pursuit would feel like home. You are not only going to drive rashly, you are going to beat your opponents and cops for a win. This game is the best for Adrenaline flow.
5. Call of Duty: Black Ops
First person shooting games; you really gotta have guts for playing these games, especially when it’s a Call of duty series. This is the 7th game in the Call of series games. The sales scored 7 million within 24 hours of its release. The game is set exactly as other FPSG; same weaponry, attack skills, standing, crouching movements. The extras are where the games makes a difference; custom weapon, character, plot. The AI behaves as a human and not a bot. This game does not need its player to behave fast, it requires a gamer who can be fast, clever, smart and make decisions in short period of time. This is one of the must play games of 2010. Did I forget to mention this? This game also features a Zombie mode.