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# 177482 4-Aug-2015 09:41
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I bought a second hand XBox 360 for the kids for Christmas and have a selection of Kinect games suitable for them but I wanted to maybe get a few games for me to play on the odd occasion with friends. (I'm 43 for what it's worth)

If I was to choose only say 6 games then what should they be?

I liked playing Doom when I was younger so a first person shooter, guessing Halo but which one(s) and maybe Gears of War?

Love football so again guessing one of the FIFA ones but which?

I'd really like a game where you can fly an X-Wing fighter / spacecraft or some other space themed game (I've read that most of the Star Wars ones are pretty average)

Any recommendations appreciated, think of it like a "Desert Island Games" where you can only take a couple of epic titles!

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  # 1358393 4-Aug-2015 09:58
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Gears is fun. If you like RPGs then take a look at Mass Effect or Lost Odyssey (they're completely different styles). I also enjoyed Darksiders, Dark Souls, Star Ocean, Resonance of Fate... but bear in mind that I'm rather RPG-focussed :)

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  # 1358396 4-Aug-2015 10:03
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I was going to suggest Mass Effect 2. Then maybe something that can do 2 player, maybe street fighter or something?  My kids love both skylanders and the lego games. The lego games are actually really fun (and skylanders is a guilty pleasure too ;-) )

 
 
 
 


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  # 1358398 4-Aug-2015 10:06
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What ages are they? No point mentioning GTA if they are 8 years old.



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  # 1358399 4-Aug-2015 10:09
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BTR: What ages are they? No point mentioning GTA if they are 8 years old.


I don't think my post was well worded, I'm looking for me (a 43 year old male) just to get a few games to play 'after hours' when the kids are in bed! 

Post edited to hopefully make more sense

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  # 1358403 4-Aug-2015 10:11
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Yeah sorry I did get that;  my suggestions were for an adult, and I was pointing out that some "kids" games are also really fun for adults too - like the lego games have so many jokes about the movies, etc that you would only get as an adult  :)

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  # 1358994 4-Aug-2015 22:19
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I do believe that Call Of Duty is one of the most popular FPS games.




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  # 1359021 4-Aug-2015 23:33
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Mass Effect Trilogy.
Gears Trilogy.
Enslaved.
Lost Odyssey.
DmC: Devil May Cry.
Tales of Vesperia.
FF 13 trilogy.
Red Dead Redemption.
Dark Souls/2.
Deus Ex HR.
Destiny if you've got the time.
Halo Reach.
Viva PiƱata/trouble in Paradise.
Lost Planet Trilogy.
Two Worlds 2. (Not the first, worst game I've ever played)
Sacred 2.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1359983 6-Aug-2015 13:28
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If you're after a driving game I can highly recommend the Forza series.

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  # 1360003 6-Aug-2015 13:49
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if you are after something to let of steam after putting up with the muppets on the road then you have to look at the Burnout driving games . Pure fun.




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  # 1360068 6-Aug-2015 15:35
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+1 Gears Trilogy (even the 4th one is good albeit short).

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  # 1360071 6-Aug-2015 15:38
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Also, BTW, if your Xbox has a hard drive paying for Xbox Live Gold gets you two free games a month for $10 (or is it $12?).

They've had many great games including Gears 1 & 3 on offer.

I'd suggest doing it that way if you are a casual gamer.

Edit: Live Gold also gets you online multi player which makes Gears (and other games) even more fun. I played the 2nd Gear campaign with friends in Oz.

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  # 1360086 6-Aug-2015 15:52
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tchart: Also, BTW, if your Xbox has a hard drive paying for Xbox Live Gold gets you two free games a month for $10 (or is it $12?).

They've had many great games including Gears 1 & 3 on offer.

I'd suggest doing it that way if you are a casual gamer.

Edit: Live Gold also gets you online multi player which makes Gears (and other games) even more fun. I played the 2nd Gear campaign with friends in Oz.


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