Xbox 360, developed by Microsoft, was first released on November 22nd, 2005, inevitably dominating gaming. Since the release, over 70 million Xbox 360 consoles have been sold globally. This number is not surprising since Xbox 360 had some of the most highly rated games of all time. The vast library offers over 1000 games that still hold up quite well even today, with all the newer consoles and flashier games around.
Our Five Best Xbox Games
This November, the Xbox 360 will turn 15 years old. As these years have gone by, there has been much debate on the best games the Xbox 360 offered. Based on our own experience, here are the top five most legendary games that provide endless hours of fun to gamers worldwide even today.
1. Red Dead Redemption
Released on May 21st, 2010, this game took a whopping seven years to produce. The game shipped 8.5 million copies in its first year, and over 11 million copies by August 2011. Awarded VGX Game of the Year in 2010, Red Dead Redemption never failed to keep players entertained.
The Wild West is slowly suffering. Ex-convict John Marston is forced to pick up his guns again when the FBI threatens him. He also has to hunt down the gang of criminals he once called friends. Experience a legendary battle for survival across the vast expanses of the American West and Mexico, as John Marston fights to bury his bloodstained past, one man at a time.
2. Grand Theft Auto IV
GTA IV sold 3.6 million copies and generated $310 million in sales on its very first day. Rated a 10/10 on IGN, this game provided users two versions of gameplay: Story mode and Freeplay.
What does the American dream mean in the 21st century? For Niko Bellic, it is the hope he can escape his past. For his cousin, Roman, it's the idea that they can find life in Liberty City, the land of opportunity. As they fall into debt and are pulled into the criminal world by many thieves and thugs, they later realize that it is heaven for those who have wealth and a living nightmare for those who don't.
3. Batman: Arkham City
Based on the DC Comics Batman, this game is the continuation of the video game Batman: Arkham Asylum. It was released on October 18th, 2011. Globally, two million units were sold in its first week from approximately 4.6 million shipped units. In 2012, Arkham City was awarded the BAFTA Games Award for Best Action Game.
Batman: Arkham City adds on the dramatic, wide foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players flying into Arkham City - five times bigger than the game world in Batman: Arkham Asylum. The latest maximum security jail is added for all of Gotham City's gangsters and crazy criminal geniuses. Explore inside the heavily fortified walls of a vast district in the heart of Gotham City. This highly anticipated sequel introduces a new story that brings together a fresh new all-star cast of iconic characters and murderous villains from the DC universe, as well as a wide range of new and upgraded gameplay options to deliver the best experience as the Dark Knight.
4. Mass Effect 2
Mass Effect 2 sold over 500.000 copies in just one month after its first release. Based on 4,173 reviews, the average rating for this game stands at 8.9/10. It was also awarded the Golden Joystick Award for Game of the Year in 2010!
Are you ready to sacrifice to save the galaxy? You'll have to be, Commander Shephard. It's time to bring your greatest comrades and acquire the galaxy's legendary fighters to continue the elimination of the invading Reapers. This is a job where tough decisions must be made. You'll face harder choices and new, dangerous enemies. Get into your armor and prepare for an unforgettable space adventure.
5. Dark Souls 2
Dark Souls 2, being released six years ago, has sold over 2 million units. Designed by Naotoshi Zin, this game earned mixed reviews, but it still makes an important piece of the mysterious and unforgiving world of Dark Souls that so many players know and love.
Dark Souls 2 offers a memorable journey through a brutal world where each gloomy corner and unexpected encounter test your intelligence, determination, and reflexes. Explore beyond what you thought was possible and come across astonishing challenges. Join the unpredictable journey and face immense enemy encounters, evil hazards, and uncover the truth about the Old Ones.
So there, you have it. The most unforgettable games that the Xbox 360 has ever offered. While countless other games earn their place in this list, these were the games from the previous generation that many love the most. All of these games are playable on Xbox One and can make a perfect way to shorten the wait for Xbox Series X that's scheduled to release later this year.
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After three years in development, Headup has finally revealed Ede Tarsoly’s new masterpiece Everreach: Project Eden, a fast-paced, story-driven 3rd person action RPG set on the visually stunning Planet Eden. You won’t have to wait long as Everreach will release on Xbox One and PC via Steam this September, with PlayStation 4 to follow later this year.
In Everreach: Project Eden you play as Nora Harwood, member of Everreach’s Security Division, on a mission to secure the colonization process of Eden and investigate mysterious incidents. Explore this vast alien world and descend into the planet’s depths to discover the ancient secrets of a long-forgotten civilization. Packed with intense shooter action, and a compelling level and skill system, Everreachimmerses you in its intriguing story and diversified gameplay.
In addition to his new team, Ede received some help from a group of talented external contributors. For example, Planet Eden's beautiful vistas were co-designed by Mai-Anh Tran, an artist who worked on sci-fi movies such as WarCraft and Star Trek: Beyond. Furthermore, there is Michelle Clough who helped create the game’s enthralling story. She was the former narrative QA and game writer for the Mass Effect trilogy. And even one of the voice actors, D.C. Douglas ("Legion" in Mass Effect 2 and "Wesker" in Resident Evil) adds perfectly to the atmosphere of Everreach: Project Eden.
Without further ado, let's take a look at the official Reveal Trailer for the game:
Everreach: Project Eden will be release on Xbox and PC in September, the PlayStation 4 version will follow later this year.
Mass Effect: Andromeda has been updated to support the full 4K ultra HD capabilities on the Xbox One X console. Weighing in at 1.68 GB, today's update is part of 2018's N7 Day celebration. N7 Day is an annual celebration of Mass Effect games, comics, movies, and culture that occurs on November 7.
Mass Effect: Andromeda takes players to the Andromeda galaxy, far beyond the Milky Way. There, players will lead our fight for a new home in hostile territory where WE are the aliens. Play as the Pathfinder - a leader of a squad of military-trained explorers - with deep progression and customization systems. This is the story of humanity’s next chapter, and player choices throughout the game will ultimately determine our survival in the Andromeda Galaxy.As you unfold the mysteries of the Andromeda Galaxy and the hope for humanity lies on your shoulders – You must ask yourself… How far will you go?
Mass Effect Andromeda is available for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
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Mass Effect: Andromeda is shaping up to be one of the biggest releases this year, and if considered the history of the series, it can also be a strong Game of the Year contender. For those of you who are not aware, the review copies are already handed over to the reviewers, and there are some alarming things about the game that need to be fixed.
Before we begin exploring the issues that are currently plaguing the game, you should know that the game is being developed by BioWare, however, instead of using the Unreal engine, the development is done entirely using the Frostbite engine that is popular in games like Battlefield series, as well as Dragon Age: Inquisition.
With that out of the way, the issue that’s plaguing the game at the moment is that the facial and overall animations are horribly implemented to the point that these animations have been subjected to several meme creations all over the internet.
Considering how the game is still under embargo and not available to the public release, gamers thought that the day 1 patch will probably fix the horrible animations that have made a laughing stock out of the game. Sadly, it is now confirmed that the day 1 patch won’t be doing anything about the animations.
The confirmation is coming from Ian Frazier, who happens to be the lead designer on Mass Effect: Andromeda, while responding to a tweet about the day 1 patch fixing the issues with the animation, Frazier went ahead and said:
“At day 1? No, that ship has sailed. We'll have more patches later on, but exactly what goes into them is still in discussion.”
Apparently, we do know that there are going to be patches later on for the game. However, it’s not clear whether or not the patches will actually fix the animation issue that has been ruining the experience for a lot of people.
Considering how the game is available for the members of the EA’s Origin access, a lot of players have taken to social media as well as Reddit and raised concerns about this rather weird situation.
In addition to that, several people have also compared the facial animations to older games with much smaller budget stating that Mass Effect: Andromeda doesn’t look half as good. In addition to that, the good news is that the Frazier did confirm that BioWare is looking into adding new skin tones for the character creation.
Last but not the least, Frazier commented that the multiplayer sound issue is currently being investigated. Needless to say, BioWare is currently encouraging the players to report the problems as soon as they see one.
Knowing the company’s history and success, we have high hopes for the Mass Effect: Andromeda receiving the right amount of attention that a game of this scale actually deserves.
Mass Effect: Andromeda is launching officially on 21st March on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
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Microsoft announced today that Xbox One preview members can now play over twenty (20) Xbox 360 games on Xbox One, with over 100 titles slated for release later this year.
Backward compatibility on Xbox One will be a standard feature when it launches later this year. The digital titles that you own and are part of the Back Compat game catalog will automatically show up in the "Ready to Install" section on your Xbox One. For disc-based games that are a part of the Back Compat game catalog, simply insert the disc and the console will begin downloading the game to your hard drive. After the game has finished downloading, you will still need to keep the game disc in the drive to play.
Now you can play a growing number of your Xbox 360 games on Xbox One at no additional cost. With over 100 titles slated for this fall, and hundreds more added every month, Xbox One is now the best place to play your Xbox 360 games.
BioWare has just announced that "Dragon Age: Inquisition", the third entry in the epic fantasy role-playing game trilogy, will feature action-packed four player cooperative quests separate from the single player open world story.
Created alongside the massive single player campaign, this marks the first time gamers can play with their friends in the Dragon Age franchise. The multiplayer mode in Dragon Age: Inquisition will feature action-packed four player cooperative quests separate from the single player open world story.
In Dragon Age: Inquisition’s multiplayer mode, four players will team up across a range of multiplayer quests and objectives, exploring intricate dungeons and vanquishing all who oppose them. While dungeon-crawling, players will collect loot, salvage items, craft new weapons and armor, and unlock new characters. At launch, players will be able to unlock up to twelve characters across the three Inquisition classes of Legionnaire, Reaver and Mage, each playing a different and strategic role in multiplayer combat. Multiplayer in Dragon Age: Inquisition is a standalone experience from the open world story players will embark in the main game, and will not have an impact on single player progression or story.
“For Dragon Age: Inquisition, a special team of veteran developers from the Dragon Age and Mass Effect franchises created fun, fast-paced multiplayer gameplay that requires strategic teamwork on top of Inquisition’s party-based combat and extensive loot and crafting system,” said Aaryn Flynn, General Manager, BioWare. “It was early in the game’s development that we realized how much fun fans of our series were having, with so many players teaming up in Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer mode. We can’t wait to give Dragon Age fans an even bigger and deeper experience.”
Players can pre-order* Dragon Age: Inquisition to get special bonus content. Visit the Dragon Age website for more information on editions, including the Deluxe Edition available for pre-order and the upcoming Inquisitor’s Edition.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is in development at BioWare in Edmonton and will be available on November 18, 2014 for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PC via Origin.
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