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Wed, Jul. 6th, 2005, 10:57 am
funkybenn:

Recently Gamespy released their top 25 xbox games of all time

to spoil it for everyone heres the list: (* - titles I own)

25. Fable *
24. Tony Hawk's Underground
23. LEGO Star Wars
22. Unreal Championship 2
21. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005
20. Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay
19. Mercenaries
18. Jade Empire
17. Brothers in Arms
16. Madden NFL 2005
15. Forza Motorsport
14. Psychonauts
13. Soul Calibur II *
12. GTA: San Andreas
11. Crimson Skies *
10. Prince of Persia: Sands of Time *
9. Project Gotham Racing 2 *
8. NBA Street Vol. 2
7. Rainbow Six 3
6. Halo *
5. Burnout 3 *
4. Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
3. Ninja Gaiden *
2. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic *
1. Halo 2 *

Now for fun which titles do you have? and do you think anything was missed out or *cough* blatently thrown in to go with the trend *cough*

Sat, Jul. 9th, 2005 01:43 pm (UTC)
maxximum_hubris

Well I've only got half as many as you from that list and you've bloody got them all yourself:-

13. Soul Calibur II
6. Halo
3. Ninja Gaiden
2. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
1. Halo 2

So I can really only comment on these ones (although Matt did get Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005 yesterday).

Soul Calibur II:-
Seems about right although I would have to say the previous Soul Calibur on Dreamcast was better.

Halo:-
While the game plays fairly well the story is filled with holes and Master Chief is a very one dimensional, stereotypical action hero, thus making the single player campaign rather flawed story wise.

Ninja Gaiden:-
Easily deserves this position (if not a higher one). An immensely polished adventure, with some satisfyingly sweet gameplay add up to a game that is hard to match on any console. I wonder where they would place this after Ninja Gaiden Black gets released.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic:-
Easily the best Star Wars game I've played (not that I've played that many). One of my favourite RPG's.

Halo 2:-
Seriously?, are you kidding me? I'm fine if people enjoy playing it, but a game this flawed does not deserve the top spot, it doesn't even deserve to be considered for a top 25.

And I can't believe that they missed out some of the Xboxs greats, such as Jet Set Radio Future & Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (yes the full title was necessary).

But most importantly (yes this required a new paragraph) they missed out Panzer Dragoon Orta, in my opinion the best game on the Xbox (how in the hell could they not have remembered it?)

Is seems like these guys don't have a clue what they are talking about.

Sat, Jul. 9th, 2005 04:32 pm (UTC)
maxximum_hubris

Also, where are the likes of Rallisport Challenge 2, Deus Ex: Invisible War, Dead or Alive Ultimate & Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition?

Sun, Jul. 10th, 2005 09:27 pm (UTC)
maxximum_hubris

Got round to playing a bit of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005 and I must say it's pretty unimpressive. While the create a player tool is quite excellent allowing you to customize just about everything on your character that doesn't mean squat when the game has such flawed gameplay. The putting is particularly cruddy only being able to rely on the very undetailed greens and your dumbass of a caddy, unless you've got good stats for putting that is (It's great how your stats make your caddy better). Where as in Links 2004 high stats made an easy game even easier, in Tiger 2005 you need high stats for the game to be playable (at least where putting is concerned). The game also looks lifeless and sterile, due to the way the courses are built (you can change many options for a course such as fairway width, bunker depth & even the upkeep of a course), it all ends up feeling very cut & paste. I have also read that it has a poor online mode. All in all I'd prefer to play some more Links 2005 instead.

Tue, Jul. 12th, 2005 04:55 am (UTC)
funkybenn

agreed boo to ea, also ive played tony hawk underground and its not that impressive id say that underground 2 is better but really thps 2 was the pinacle of the street skaters franchise; one wonders whether we'll soon see a thps wheelchair edition..

i agree whole heartidly with panzer dragoon orta, fable should be higher, wheres doom 3? outrun 2? arsenal club football? ahahar! made the last one up maybe but the others surely. crimson skies should have won 1st place

btw today i gots red faction, unreal tournament, primal, alpine racer 2, & the mark of kri all for ps2.

Wed, Nov. 22nd, 2006 10:34 am (UTC)
guybrush_lustri

Honestly, Psychonauts really should be much higher (as in, number one type higher). It is one of the most underrated games ever, on any system.