We’ve educated you with our Must Buy PS3 and PC Games list. Now we move onto Microsoft’s console, the Xbox360 and here are the exclusives that deserve a place in your library.
Gears of War 2
Bigger, better and definitely more badass, Gears of War 2 was the definitive sequel to Epic’s Unreal 3 fuelled action game. Sure the plot was a bit cheesy but it successfully pummeled us with in your face gratuitous violence, intense gameplay and engaging multiplayer modes. It even introduced us to the much loved horde where you could take on waves of enemies co-operatively.
While not as popular as a Halo or a Gears of War, Crackdown generated a cult following for itself with its over-the-top co-operative gameplay in which both you and a friend went around Pacific City cleaning up the streets as genetically modified super cops. Social service was never this much fun.
Even though Burnout Revenge for the Xbox360 is a port it still till date remains one of the most exhilarating racers on that platform. Tons of racers have come and gone but I have yet to play one that’s as fast paced and enjoyable as this one. I didn’t include Burnout Paradise on this list simply because Revenge is a superior game in every way.
So Dead Rising may not be the best game ever made. In fact I personally would term it as frustrating and brutally tough thanks to the anal checkpoint system but there’s no denying the fact that a mall full of zombies for you to slaughter in innovative ways is just plain awesome. I mean how can smashing a zombie’s head with a cricket bat/hockey stick/stuffed toy/katanas/frying pans/golf clubs/guitars/lawnmowers etc. not sound like fun.
Ninja Gaiden II
If there was one game that made you feel like a badass Ninja, Ninja Gaiden II would be it. It was fast, ludicrously violent and boasted of a deep combat system that was easy to comprehend but difficult to master. Be warned though; the game’s capable of demoralizing even the most hardcore of gamers with its tougher than nails gameplay and insane difficulty.
Publish date: April 21, 2010 3:31 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 6:15 pm