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Top 10: Xbox 360 Games

The Xbox One is just around the corner, if days have corners. With that in mind I have done my top 10 games on the Xbox 360, so many memories.

10: Condemned

A proper crime/horror game that did everything right, except the 970 gamerscore amiright? Dark and gripping, a overlooked and superb masterpiece. Best played at night with some good headphones, scary stuff.

9: The Orange Box

Bit cheeky as this is 5 games in one and actually Halflife 2 was out before the Xbox 360, for sheer value this is an incredible collection of games. Again i would still recommend PC but if an Xbox is all you have you will get a lot of gaming for your £15.

8: Rainbow Six: Vegas

Before the endless Call of Duty games this was THE shooter on the Xbox, the multiplayer was nailbiting and many Attack and Defend games were played. This was also the first game where i met xbox friends who i will probably never meet in real life. The story is proper Tom Clancy terrorist stuff and had some fun Xbox Live Vision Camera functions.

Nigel West-DICKens

Nigel West-DICKens

7: Red Dead Redemption

Best Western game ever made, was well supported after launch and looks stunning. One of the finest stories too, especially the ending. Some of the best memories come from the multiplayer which until GTA V haven’t really been beaten. Forming a posse and riding through towns is great fun. I just hope the next gen sequel can make it support more players and have stage coaches.

Please don't... FALLOUT with me...

Please don’t… FALLOUT with me…

6: Fallout 3

The best bethesda game this gen in terms of dlc, it was a great experience leaving the vault for the first time. It doesn’t feature higher on the list because of the AI, once you reach a certain level you are pretty much a god and it takes the fun out of it a little. The story is great, funny and has landscape changing choices which is rare to find. The combat is a bit marmite though so it’s not for everyone.

I've covered wars you know.

I’ve covered wars you know.

5: Dead Rising

This is the game that made me buy an Xbox 360. It basically gave this generation zombie games, Resident Evil is survival horror and it changes between the undead and infected. Dead Rising puts you in the middle of a zombie outbreak, it has bad acting, fun story, great characters and huge replay value. I love the achievements because if you try to go for them it requires an entire playthrough. Each playthrough gets slightly easier as you learn when events happen and where you need to be.

4: Resident Evil 5

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A graphical feast with some excellent co-op, you really can’t play it any other way. Like Dead Rising it has so much replayability to it, supported well with DLC and a great suvival mode. Even the dreaded quicktime events are funny if not a bit pointless.

3: Skyrim

Could have been number one if it had multiplayer and some obvious little changes. If you have a gaming PC i actually recommend playing it on that instead because the graphics on PC are incredible. Spent well over 300 hours on this game, i would have loved to be a farmer, find a plot of land, build a house, grow crops, ride a cart to the local town to sell my stuff. I just hope the next gen sequel is even bigger and more detailed.

2: Mass Effect Trilogy

Almost like playing a giant sci-fi movie trilogy. The 2 year wait between each game, the cast, the graphics, everything about it was almost perfect. My favourite game was 2 because it had probably the best intro and ending of any game i have played, really edge of your seat stuff. I am craving for the next mass effect to be more open world (galaxy) driven.

1: Gears of War 3

This could apply to the series but picking one game it would be 3 because of the content and game modes. 1 has the best story, 2 has the best multiplayer maps, 3 has the best multiplayer/co-op experience.

Honerable Mentions

There are at least 20 other games i could have put in this list but the ones that gave me the most enjoyment or that i remember the best made the cut. Below are some that would easily fit in the top 10 of someone else.

Bioshock, Dead Space, GRID, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Command and Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars, Grand Theft Auto IV, Hitman Absolution, Hitman Blood Money, Halo Reach, Left 4 Dead, Amped 3, Lost Planet 2 and Dead Island.

Just got time for a quickie Mr. Humphries

You know I'm hung like Dr. Manhatten right?

You know I’m hung like Dr. Manhatten right?

Well it’s Sunday night and I am bored of playing games right now so it’s high time (or is it tide?) that I update. Games galore, Websites, Fast Freezing Lolly Pops and Trade-ins. Another jam packed journal.

Been a busy couple of months with nothing worth mentioning along the way except inception (which i did) it’s excellent and can’t wait for the Bluray, i managed to see it twice at the cinema which i haven’t done since South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut back in 1999.

I managed to finally get (at the end of Summer no less) a Zoku Lolly Maker, it makes iced lollys in 8 minutes. Tried it with a yogurt and it went a bit wrong and couldn’t get them out for about 2 hours. There seems to be a knack with popping them out the case, reading the manual more would have helped. They were excellent and will make some more with pictures me thinks.

95 Games 11 of which i haven’t played yet, My xbox collection is getting out of hand with Mafia 2, Halo: Reach and Dead Rising coming soon i need to start completing stuff and trading in the finished ones that i don’t want to keep.

I have added a features section to the website, well there was already one there but these are basically permanent articles. I can then go back and add to them depending what they are. They appear on the homepage when i add them to the site then slip away and will live on the features section.

Going to also work out a way to integrate the forum with the posts so you can leave comments.

I have traded in my oldest refurb console and now have enough money to get the Halo: Reach Xbox 360. You can see it on the right. Comes with the game (which i would have got anyway so might as well get the console too), two controllers and a 250gig hdd.

Birthday next week, 27 the dreaded year as that number follows me round everywhere. It’s on the 27th too.