Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Games I Would Buy If My Xbox Worked

My hobby of video gaming is only trumped by my aversion to spending money, so while I might not play the latest and greatest games all the time I make sure to get the best bang for my buck when I buy games. I almost always try to buy used games because they lose value fairly quickly and as little as 3-4 months after release you can purchase a game for half the price of a new one. I don't just stop there at saving money, you also have the benefit of knowing which games are good and which are bad because in those 3-4 months you can read reviews of the game online, download some trial versions, or even play a friends game.

1. Portal/Orange Box : I think most people who game fairly often have heard of portal before, it's that game where you can shoot blue and orange rings 'portals' and step into one and come out the other to solve various puzzles. Right now, the second portal game just came out and as people are jamming into stores to buy the newest release I would probably be trying to pick up a used copy of the first Portal for cheap.
orange box with five games from half-life to portal

2. Fallout New Vegas : I played the third Fallout game just before my xbox died, and I have to say it is one of the best games I've ever played. If you've played Oblivion you would immediately recognize the feel of the game, but the setting is completely different, and I liked the nuclear wasteland much more than the mystical Cyrodil. You can get it for under $20, and I think that's a good value for any game let alone a great one like Fallout
Fallout New Vegas box cover nuclear war fallout 3 best game ever

3. Forza 3 : If you enjoy racing games you probably already own a Forza title, but if you don't I think you couldn't beat Forza 3 which is now selling for $23 used. The amount of customization you can do even in Forza 2 was unbelievable, and with online multiplayer you can expect to enjoy this for many hours. Plus you get to drive really expensive cars, bonus points if the car you own is in the game.
 Forza 3 best racing simulation game for Xbox 360

4. Pokemon Black/White : If you want value gaming and you like making animals fight to the faint, Pokemon is the best game for you. If you don't know Pokemon, get out of here right now, I don't want your kind here. Pokemon is one of the few games I'd buy new because it starts relatively cheap at $35 and each new version instantly becomes one of the greatest games of all time even though they keep introducing new Pokemon that aren't as cool as the old ones. If I could only buy one game on this list it would have to be Pokemon.
Pikachu from Pokemon series, the best game series of all time, gotta catch 'em all is addictive fun

This has been another post about video gaming from a person with no Xbox 360. Hopefully I can change that soon. 


  1. Moneywise, pokemon sure is hell of a game!

  2. i dont know how but my bro always gets all these games and like as soon as they come out too, but he doesnt work. makes me wonder

  3. good tip think i'll try your advise

  4. I was confused because your post implied Pokemon was on the 360 and I was like WHERE WHAT for about 2 seconds, lol

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