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NEStalgia

@ReaderRagfish there's frankly tons of stuff but, though it's cheaper on X1, you can get a lot of the Rare games on the 360 including B&K Nuts & Bolts which is oddly fun. That's a must for a Nintendo fan. Sonic Generations (ABSOLUTELY PLAY THIS IF YOU HAVEN'T!!!). Sonic Unleashed.. (snicker)

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ThanosReXXX

@ReaderRagfish Yeah, I did get a bit carried away there, with the Dreamcast, huh?
But I'll be damned if I won't give that excellent console all the attention that it deserves...

As for the Xbox 360: I thought about it perhaps being best to wait until you're sure that the ones you now own are actually in working order, but I'll give (my version of) a top 10 anyways. I'll try to put some variation in there, since you didn't mention any preference and/or dislikes.

Oh, and the genres are in no particular order. Personally, I think it's rather strange to make top of anything lists, where you compare genres against each other, but maybe that's just me.

Anyway, here goes:

Far as I'm concerned, every Xbox 360 owner should have a Forza game. Get Forza Motorsport if you're more into simulation, get Forza Horizon if you're more into arcade-like racers. Or get both... And get the latest installments of them, which means Forza Motorsport 4 and Forza Horizon 2.

Then of course, there's Halo, the console's primary mascot series, and a must have if you like fps games with a good story, and are sick and tired of yet another COD or Medal of Honor game...
Because it's a series with a story line, it would make sense to start with the first game, obviously, but there's also two spin-offs, namely Halo Reach and Halo ODST, which are basically standalone prequels/background stories to the main series. And besides those, there's also two Halo Wars games, which are RTS games, so if you like games like Command & Conquer and so on, then you might like these as well.

Next up, for third person shooters, give the Gears of War series a try. Here as well, I'm not going to mention just one game, since the series is connected, so just start at the first game, see if you like it, and go from there.

And I see you've mentioned Viva Piñata, which is actually also a series, albeit discontinued, but there's two games, and both are fun to play, both on your own, or with the kids, if you have any. It's basically a combination of a fantasy-life sim and a gardening game, and it can be very relaxing and enjoyable in short bursts.

I'll try to shorten the descriptions from here on out...

For RPG's get either The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion if you're into more realistic ones, or Blue Dragon if you want a more friendly looking, anime-type RPG. Another good choice is the Dragon Age series.

Of course, I have to mention Red Dead Redemption. Great game if you're into the whole "GTA" thing, except now taking place in the wild, wild West...

I already mentioned racing games, but I forgot the brilliantly entertaining arcade racer Split/Second, so there. It's a great game, with some wonderful trick mechanics, enabling you to change and destroy environments, to wipe out opponents. So much fun, especially with a friend...

Do you like 3D puzzlers, as in first person perspective? Get Portal 2, you'll like that as well.
(and if it's still available in your area, get The Orange Box, it contains 5 complete games: Portal 1, Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode 1, Half-Life 2: Episode 2 and Team Fortress)

Another personal favorite of mine is the Bioshock series. Imagine a crazy millionaire with a hermit complex designing a 60's city on the bottom of the ocean, people going crazy, weird, steampunk environments and inventions, and putting yourself in the midst of that decades later, and you'll get the idea. Not for the faint of heart or for a nice co-op experience with the kids...

Another one in the not for kids genre is the Xbox exclusive Left 4 Dead series. A squad based zombie fighter, in which you can either do single player, or play with friends (it's either 4 player co-op or 8 players in online multiplayer, and in single player, the other characters are AI controlled)

On a side note: I didn't mention any real sports games, because I'm not really into those: all I own is soccer and realistic fighting games, but there's of course plenty to find, and for American Football, Basketball, Ice Hockey, Baseball and so on, just go for the official games (NHL, NFL, NBA and so on)

I know it's cheating to add another game when you've already finished the list, but talking about fighting games, reminds me that I simply HAVE to mention the Dead Or Alive series. It's one of the best fighters ever made. Don't be fooled by the bouncy boob mechanics going on in the female characters, because the gameplay is solid.

One last thing to mention: since the Xbox 360 is also backward compatible with almost 300 original Xbox titles, you might also want to check out what that has to offer you. And there are definitely also some good games to be found among those.

I could (obviously) mention quite a few more, but I'll stop here. Also forgot to ask if you also own a PS3, because in that case, there's some multi-platform games in my list, that you might already know or own.

Anyway, hope you find something you like in my list, and if you have any questions about any particular game, you know where to find me...

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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Anti-Matter

@NEStalgia
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My Top 6 games :
1. Dance Dance Revolution series (100)
2. Dragon Quest Builders 2 PS4/Switch (95)
3. The Sims 4 PS4 + All contents (93)
4. Portal Knights PS4 (90)
5. Final Fantasy VIII PS1 (90)
6. Animal Crossing New Leaf: Welcome Amiibo 3DS (89)

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NEStalgia

@ThanosReXXX Despite owning a lot of games in your list, and liking many of them, why is it your post of 360 games brings to mind every negative stereotype of XBox I ever had?

Duuuuude bruh! This game has too much color in it! It needs more brown!

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Anti-Matter

@ThanosReXXX
I want to ask about White Xbox 360 Slim.
Is that bundle Always comes in 4GB memory stick + 2 White Kinect games for USA version ?
With memory stick 4 GB, should i add with External hdd considering from my Xbox 360 game list, it will be very very small Megabyte or a little GB ?

My Top 6 games :
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2. Dragon Quest Builders 2 PS4/Switch (95)
3. The Sims 4 PS4 + All contents (93)
4. Portal Knights PS4 (90)
5. Final Fantasy VIII PS1 (90)
6. Animal Crossing New Leaf: Welcome Amiibo 3DS (89)

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ThanosReXXX

@NEStalgia I dunno. Because you're... color blind?
They're great games, and well over half the games I mentioned, have plenty of color, so the whole brown-grey dudebro stuff hardly applies here.

@Anti-Matter I honestly have no idea. @NEStalgia probably knows more about the various Xbox 360 models than me. I still have the first model that came out, and never bought any other Xbox 360.

I do know that the slim models also come with a detachable, internal hard drive, but you can add a 2.5 inch portable hard disk to the USB port on the back of the console as well. You definitely need a hard drive, so you should look into either one of those attachable ones, or a USB drive, but like I said, @NEStalgia will be able to tell you more about all that.

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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NEStalgia

@ThanosReXXX That list just felt like everything a non-fan would point to about XBox being so "American" Yes, I'm almost certainly thinking of @Ralizah here.

@Anti-Matter IIRC there were two white slim bundles, one was the "Special Edition" with the 4GB, and the other was the bigger 4GB with Kinekt bundle. The SE would be pretty rare, I think it was made for a single retailer, probably GameStop, but I don't remember for sure.

I think for a physical game collection of few games, the 4GB limitation will depend on what games you're playing and what the box says is required, plus patches. Game saves certainly don't need more than that, but some games have big, some have very big patches that install. Some games require an HDD (I know Halo 3 did....I know you're not buying Halo 3 but my point is that's an example of some games requiring the HDD to install part of itself onto.) So you may, or may not, be able to get away without the external drive.

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Ralizah

@NEStalgia I wanted to like Nuts N Bolts, but the gameplay drove me up a wall. Who wants to play a Banjo Kazooie game where you're messing around with vehicles the entire time?

Xbox 360 was arguably better for good Japanese exclusives than PS3 was.

Also really happy to see the Viva Pinata love in here. They're extremely fun games.

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ThanosReXXX

@NEStalgia Well, obviously I had to name all the exclusives and top Xbox 360 games, so naturally all these titles came up. And I really couldn't care less about what any non-Xbox fan thinks of those, no offense.

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PikPi

Ralizah wrote:

I wanted to like Nuts N Bolts, but the gameplay drove me up a wall.

Hah, A+ pun, intended or no

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HobbitGamer

@NEStalgia I figured you or Thanos would catch it. I’m more amazed that no one else suggested Mass Effect. Blur is fun, too.

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ThanosReXXX

@AlohaPizzaJack Nah, I purposely ignored it. Who in his right mind would name Colonial Marines as an Xbox 360 must-have? I still hate that idiot Randy Pitchford for lying about how much worse it would look than the initial trailers.

And yes, Mass Effect and Blur are nice too (I actually played Blur a couple of days ago), but as I mentioned in my list, I could have named plenty more titles, but @ReaderRagfish kindly asked me to not overwhelm him, so I tried my best to keep it down to a top 10 of titles and/or categories.

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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ReaderRagfish

Tried out the two 360s I got, both work. Both are slims, one 250 GB and one 4 GB. I think right now I'm looking at getting Ultra Street Fighter 4, Marvel VS Capcom 3, Viva Pinata, Nuts and Bolts, one of the Dead or Alive games, and maybe a few original Xbox games.

Also, my brother has an Xbox One and Xbox Live Gold. Would I be able to share it with him if he logged onto it? I assume it wouldn't work if he was playing at the same time as me, but otherwise I'm not sure.

@ThanosReXXX I do want to pick up one of the Xbox Dead or Alive games, I have the second one on Dreamcast and it's a very solid fighting game even if people mostly know it for the jigglyness. Is there a particular one on the Xbox you'd recommed?

Still waiting for Atlus to make Snowboard Kids 3

Heavyarms55

@NEStalgia Ybox would be better.

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ThanosReXXX

@ReaderRagfish If I had to pick just one, then that would have to be the last one that was available on the Xbox 360, Dead Or Alive 5 Ultimate. But 4 is good as well. Heck, they're all good, and most have a good variety of characters and newer levels, compared to the previous game. Personally, I've got all of them, but I'm kind of a beat em up fan. Well, 3D beat em ups, that is.

Also got the Virtua Fighter games, and the Soul Calibur games, the fifth of which is the last one for the Xbox 360. Much like Dead or Alive, they're all good games, so it largely depends on personal preferences concerning available characters. Soul Calibur IV has some Star Wars characters in it, so that might be interesting for some, and Soul Calibur V has Ezio from Assassin's Creed.

I'll end this comment with two massively entertaining arcade racers that I forgot to list as honorable mentions in my top 10 list. Pretty much must-haves, if you like arcade racers.

FlatOut Ultimate Carnage, which is not only a great racing game, but also has the most insane party games, that you can play in local multiplayer, and because it goes in turns, you can even do that with just one controller.

Last, but most certainly not least, is Burnout Revenge. I don't even know where to begin, to describe how good, fun and entertaining this game still is. I say still, because originally, this was an original Xbox game, and they upgraded it with HD visuals, and added some extra stuff. It's so entertaining, in my opinion, that I even bought it a second time, this time the digital version, on the Xbox One.

I also saw some people mention the old Crackdown games (1 & 2). If I'm not mistaken, these can still be downloaded for free, so once you've made an account on your Xbox 360, or preferably on both, you can download these by going to the console's digital market place without having to pay a single dime.

Oh, and as far as original Xbox games go: if you're into first person shooters, get Black. Ask @NEStalgia, he knows all about me selling people on that game...

Also available digitally, by the way. I believe it's only $9.99.

Oh, and if you're looking to take advantage of the monthly free Games with Gold service, which gives you 2 free games a month, if you only have an Xbox 360 (4 free games if you also own an Xbox One), then you might wanna keep an eye on cdkeys.com, for cheap Xbox Live Gold subscriptions.

Because of the free games, it's still well worth investing in, even if you don't play online.
Free games available for the Xbox 360 have since a couple of months also featured several backwards compatible original Xbox games, so it's a nice way to also extend that catalog.

Either way, have fun with whatever you're gonna buy/download, and hope you get your money's worth out of it, although that's probably the least of your concerns, considering what you've paid for the consoles...

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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ReaderRagfish

I ended up getting Super Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3, and Marvel Vs Capcom 2. However, that last one is an original Xbox game, and seems to have backwards compatibility issues. Probably gonna need to buy an original Xbox since I really want to play it.

ThanosReXXX wrote:

and hope you get your money's worth out of it, although that's probably the least of your concerns, considering what you've paid for the consoles...

I told my brother about how I got 2 360s for $10, and later he said he knew a guy who knew a guy who wanted to pay $90 for one of them. Hmm...

Still waiting for Atlus to make Snowboard Kids 3

DarthNocturnal

@ReaderRagfish

360's BC was all over the place in quality. Some games ran fine, others.... I'm not sure how they got an OK from QA.

MvC 2 was available digitally on 360, as a native port... but I think it's since been delisted. Shame. It'd be a nice addition to XB1 BC...

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ReaderRagfish

@DarthNocturnal Halo 1 and Battlefront 1 work fine on 360 as far as I can tell, but MvC2's character sprites are a garbled glitchy mess on 360.

Still waiting for Atlus to make Snowboard Kids 3

ThanosReXXX

@ReaderRagfish Well, that seems like a no-brainer, then. Be sure to give him the worst of the two, then.
And with the cash you gain, you can get some more games, so I wouldn't even give it a second thought.

However, having a spare console just in case one of them breaks down also isn't too shabby, but even though that's sound logic, even I would probably have sold the second one. I don't have spare copies of any of my consoles or handhelds either. Unless you count a DS Lite and a DSi XL as spares for a DS Phat...

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