PS3 News: Top 5 Xbox 360 Exclusives Every PS3 Owner Should Want - PS3 News

Members Login: Register | Why sign up? | Forgot Password?

Top 5 Xbox 360 Exclusives Every PS3 Owner Should Want

While we remain very confident that the list of 2009 PS3 exclusives will vastly outstrip anything the Xbox 360 has to offer (with the possible exception of Gears of War 3, if it makes it next year), we are gamers first and foremost. And because of this, despite our GoY 2009 award predictions, we figure it's only fair: what Xbox 360 exclusives should PS3 owners want?

Well, here's the top 5 in my opinion:

1. Gears of War 2

And this includes the original GeoW, of course. Having a 360, I was one of the first to indulge in the greatness of this fantastic new Epic franchise, and I've been waiting very patiently to play the sequel that just released last month. I've been far too busy to get to it, but I expect to receive it as a Christmas gift, and I can't wait. If you're a PS3 owner and never played either Gears title, you're missing out on two of the generation's most supremely entertaining experiences. Unbelievably polished and extremely technically accomplished, the Gears titles have helped set the action benchmark in this new generation.

2. Mass Effect (2)

Obviously, this game has already been out for a while, so perhaps it'd be better if PS3 owners were able to get their mitts on the sequel. Now that EA is involved, we'd like to think this is very possible, but there's no doubt that Sony's machine missed one of the generation's first amazing RPGs. Anybody who enjoys a futuristic setting, open-ended progression (to a point), and the Western role-playing flair absolutely loved Mass Effect. With RPGs being in such short supply, PS3 owners should feel very sorry they didn't have access to this one.

3. Fable II

And speaking of RPGs, here's another one PS3 owners can't play. One of 2008's best and a definite improvement on the original title (which I really liked, contrary to some opinion), this is an absolute must for most any fan of the genre. Yeah, Molyneaux and Co. hyped the hell out of it - as they did with the first one - and while neither is "the best RPG ever made," they're both well worth playing. This is one of those games where you'll get a lot of bang for your buck, too; what with numerous ways of playing through the adventure. Good, bad...you choose.

4. Left 4 Dead

Survival/horror fans have always been able to turn to a Sony console to get their fix, and we're all expecting great things from Resident Evil 5 next year. Both PS3 and 360 owners also got the excellent Dead Space in 2008, but only the 360 received the crowd-pleasing Left 4 Dead. As soon as I started reading the reviews, I knew I had to add it to my Christmas list, and I knew it would've made for a great addition to the PS3's lineup. Obviously, Eden dropped the ball with Alone in the Dark, but Left 4 Dead appears to be a genuine "AAA" title. Too bad, PS3ers.

5. Halo 3

Hyped to the gills, I wasn't one of the faithful adorers who worshiped at the altar of the Halo franchise, but I did play all three titles and I thoroughly enjoyed them all. I never thought they were as amazing as some will claim, and I actually think the third entry was a step back in some ways, but that doesn't kill the inherent quality. As a gamer, I'm glad I played the game, and as a massive seller, it's one game the PS3 could've desperately used in the early stages. Of course, that wasn't going to happen, but this list is more fantasy than reality.

So there you have it: the top 5 360 games PS3 owners wished - or should wish - they had. Now, I would like to add that as I went down the GameRankings and Metacritic list of 360 titles, these are really the only 5 360 exclusives; not necessarily the "top 5." As far as I'm concerned, I maintain that the PS3 already has better exclusives (MGS4, LBP, Resistance 2, Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, Folklore, Warhawk, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Heavenly Sword, etc.) and will certainly have better exclusives in 2009 (see above links). This, I firmly believe and won't shy away from. But the fact remains that there are several Xbox 360 exclusives that we all - as avid fans of the hobby - need to play. And if you restrict yourself to the PS3 alone, you're restricting the potential breadth of your entertainment.

12/16/2008 Ben Dutka

Put this on your webpage or blog:
Email this to a friend
Follow PSX Extreme on Twitter

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google Share on MySpace Share on Delicious Share on Digg Share on Google Buzz Share via E-Mail Share via Tumblr Share via Posterous

Comments (113 posts)

Fatcat3788
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 @ 10:39:28 PM
Reply

Gears 2, Mass Effect, Fable 2 = Amazing. I am not that worried about that though. This is why I am buying a new PC because I still think these will come out for it. (When I get the money)It's worth the wait. (now that my roommate is leaving and the Xbox with him LOL)

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

crapreviews
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 @ 10:48:09 PM
Reply

i thought mass effect 2 was to be muti-plat?

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

aaronisbla
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 12:22:06 AM

Thats why he mentioned EA in his post...

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Alienange
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 @ 10:49:32 PM
Reply

Mass Effect and Fable 2 for me. Still not good enough for me to buy the system, but I'd love to play those games. Gears is obviously good, but I'm ok passing on it. Halo and L4D? Nah. Too busy with Fallout 3.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Fervidus Ludio
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 @ 10:52:31 PM
Reply

Meh, I can live with out them. Reasons, I don't like fps games and I don't like western rpg's. However I will give Killzone 2 a try.
Speaking of rpg games, Valkyria Chronicles one word: awesome!!

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 @ 10:52:52 PM
Reply

BioShock 2 and now Mass Effect 2, could M$ be the one losing it's exclusives?

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

ec0li
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 3:00:26 PM

Wasn't bioshock originally being made for both 360 and PS3? It was out of nowhere that it became 360 exclusive, but everyone knew that it was eventually gonna come out for PS3. Now that it's out for PS3 it was completely shoved aside by the PS3 community. It's sad because Bioshock is probably the best single player 1st person experience on both consoles. Hell it's probably the best single player experience this gen so far. For a game that didn't have any multiplayer...it sure won the lion's share of GOTY awards in 2007. I hope the PS3 crowd embraces Bioshock 2.

Last edited by ec0li on 12/17/2008 3:00:47 PM

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Qubex
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 @ 10:56:07 PM
Reply

Fable2 for me; it was a "gentler" type RPG to get into. The environments, characterisations and overall story look fantastic.

Q!

"I aM hOMe"

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

bearbobby
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 @ 10:59:23 PM
Reply

I'd love to play Gears or Left 4 Dead; Fable II and Mass Effect I wouldn't mind checking out, but they don't excite me too much (the first Fable was kinda "meh")

But I disagree with Halo 3, the first Halo was pretty good and I enjoyed it, the second had good mulitplayer, but due to my friend's constant playing, I became burnt out on it.

I played Halo 3 for just about 24 minutes before I put the controller down and said goodbye, it was almost exactly the same as 2, except shinier. Though I did like that it recorded your game sessions and let you edit them and whatnot, that option should be in EVERY game.

Me? I'm still waiting for Dead Rising, or maybe the sequel, seriously, that was the only game I considered getting a 360 for, lol.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

ec0li
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 @ 11:59:59 PM

I agree with dead rising. That was a really fun game. I disagree on Halo3. As far as I'm concerened, no console 1st person shooter has beaten halo3's overall experience. The singler player was dissapointing but the multiplayer experience is the still the best. Call of Duty series comes next.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

aaronisbla
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 12:23:35 AM

CoD4 beats the crap out of Halo 3, factpinion!

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

ec0li
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 12:54:32 AM

I love me some COD4. It's a great change of pace from Halo3. I consider CoD4 a more "realistic" style shooter. It just can't stand against the overall multiplayer options u get with H3. (unrivaled vehicle use, theater, way bigger maps) I agree with another comment though about the community surrounding H3 is a negative. I'm pretty sure SHADOW was referring to the immature snot nosed kids that seem to be everywhere.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

SHADOW [Moderator]
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 2:41:49 PM

yessir

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Jed
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 @ 11:04:05 PM
Reply

I didnt really like mass effect, but I loved left for dead. As for the halo, gears of war, and fable games, I own them all.

Left 4 dead is so much fun if you have a few friends online.

Good list.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

K ASH
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 @ 11:17:46 PM
Reply

Ben you forgot Dead or Alive 4 & Virtua fighter 5 online play. I hope tecmo ports it to ps3 soon because.HALO is just a stupid game simply shooting those dumb looking yet intelligent aliens does not fly with me. left 4 dead as you all have read is shallow multiplayer fun and i dont have an xbox and not planning to buy one unless they can add 12 must have exclusives by the end of 2010.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Mightynemesis
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 @ 11:19:46 PM
Reply

i dont like any of those MGS4 owns them

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Jizmack
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 @ 11:23:31 PM
Reply

Halo 3 would be nice, wouldnt mind gears it looks too fakey tho like they tried to hard. fable 2 sounds alright looks like shit. mass effect was amazing it would be a privilage, left 4 dead looks mediocre

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

aaronisbla
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 12:25:22 AM

not sure why you say gears looks to fakey (is that a word? ). both games are amazing and there aren't too many games that look as good

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

karneli lll
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 1:48:22 AM

Thank you Jizmack,gears 1 felt like fake hardcore to me and 2 looks pretty much the same,bring on mass effect,that's an exclusive i would want.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

HUSO
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 @ 11:32:24 PM
Reply

i'm pretty sure they'll all be coming out for the PC and can be played on a 1/2 decent pc. so no worries about it not coming to the ps3. we don't necessarily have to buy a 360 to play them

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

isaya85
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 @ 11:37:38 PM
Reply

Hey Ben this may be off subject but I need you to clear something up for me, I dont know if you read the newest gameinformer yet but if you look on page 52 it shows a small article of killzone 2 and it says for PS3 xbox360 and PC, so today I walked into my regular gamestop and the manager is my friend and hes also a xbox fan so he showed me the article and said that Sony was making the game a multi plat to make more money because of the economic hardship they are facing. Can you clear this up you know how gamestop are just big xbox fans, is this a big misprint?




PSN ID Biggest_GMoney

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

aaronisbla
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 12:26:22 AM

Seriously, do you think sony would do this? its a typo

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 12:34:15 AM

Yes, it's a big misprint. Don't worry about it.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

karneli lll
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 2:21:41 AM

awful lot of misprints,xplay put a ps3 and pc tag on their last remnant review but im betting if the game scored higher they'd only put a 360 tag, media sabotage is what it is

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Deleted User
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 11:24:51 AM

That would be awesome! Give us Gran Turismo!

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

King James
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 12:34:05 PM

lol, ur Box need Blu-ray homie.

Don't u got Forza?

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Deleted User
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 12:43:35 PM

Yeah. I just wish Forza had a rally series and used cars.

Then it would be perfect.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

ps92117
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 @ 11:52:09 PM
Reply

don't care bout those game just bring ff13 back

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

dveisalive
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 @ 11:58:05 PM
Reply

Left 4 Dead and that is about it!

Last edited by dveisalive on 12/16/2008 11:58:30 PM

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

SHADOW [Moderator]
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 12:16:22 AM
Reply

Mass Effect, Left 4 Dead, maybe Fable 2 are better on PC so I don't care about those ones.

I LOVE gears wish I could get it for PS3. (there is hope though, i believe MS only has guaranteed exclusivity for the first 3)

I can't stand Halo 3 simply because of the community surrounding it.

I would add:
Ace Combat 6 (I REALLY WANT A PS3 VERSION NAMCO!)
Braid
Geometry Wars (though rumor has it a PS3 version is in development)
Dead Rising
Alan Wake (it's not out yet i know)
UNO!
Pac Man Championship Edition
I also feel like I'm forgetting another big one... eh if i remember it I'll post later.

I'm sorry but if you honestly think none of these appeal to you OPEN UP YOUR EYES DAMNIT! this list spans almost every genre and price point. 360 has a lot of awesome titles, not as many as PS3 IMO, but give them a little bit of respect.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Aftab
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 12:27:22 AM

I think I'll download Braid. Brilliant game design, so I've heard.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

ec0li
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 12:57:04 AM

Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 is addictive as hell. Everyone has to try it.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Dealnightfire
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 12:23:07 AM
Reply

I rather have Left 4 Dead, Dead Rising, Gears of War 2, Falbe 2 and Castle Crashers!

Agree with this comment 3 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Veritas Vincit
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 12:25:23 AM
Reply

@isaya85
here is a link
http://vgchartz.com/forum/thread.php?id=52436

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

SHADOW [Moderator]
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 2:48:38 PM

try to make sure you hit the reply button under the original poster's comment. This will nest your comment underneith it. This prevents people from having to scroll up to figure out what you're talking about. It would be much appreciated.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Aftab
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 12:43:38 AM
Reply

Gears 1 & 2 were pretty cool, but imo, didn't really justify a 360 for me. I liked Ninja Gaiden 2 a lot, and may come back to it to beat it on masters. Braid, though, is a game that I'm awfully curious about.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

cadpig
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 12:52:39 AM
Reply

It might be a while before you see left4dead on The PS3. The guys at Valve seem to dislike the ps3
The other games i wouldn't mind on the Ps3 with ps3 only content.
Ninja Blade (not out yet)
Ninja Gaiden 2
Mass Effect
Alan wake

Last edited by cadpig on 12/17/2008 12:53:49 AM

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Starkiller
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 1:16:39 AM
Reply

Castle Crashers is the game I would love to see on PSN over any other 360 game.....

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 2:25:28 AM
Reply

I sheds no tears not havin' the Gears.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

LCF
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 3:12:49 AM
Reply

Valve can kiss my ass and Gears of war 1.5 had the most senseless ending ever from this generation.Mass Effect was a great game but would of been a better exp. if it was on the PS3.Really everytime you entered a room there was a load and the frame rate dropped to hell.Hope this is rectified in the second installment.Halo 3 for me was a huge disappontment to me.On the day of release my limited copy was scratched to hell then i got that replaced for only to find out my X360 had unable to read disc error for the 3rd time,so that night I just bought the elite only to play the game and be let down.Weapons felt weak and light and multiplayer was a joke just alot of jumping and melee.Which Gears 1.5 has alot more of the 2 piece (melee,shotgun) now just like Halo 3.So Gears 1.5 was a let down,its a broken game I could go on about some other issue like the A.I bots are too accurate and too stupid at the same time,very poor A.I routine(come on Epic you could do better than this!)I read that when they were porting Unreal tourny III to the PS3,that they were amazed at the sheer power of the architecture and would of brought gears over but were under contract with microsoft with a 2 game deal.Now whether or not gears 3(2) will be on the PS3 who knows.It might,still looking into see how the legendary pictures and Epic deal went.Fable bah,better RPG out there on the x360.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 2 down Disagree with this comment

SHADOW [Moderator]
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 2:51:01 PM

Please explain to me how something can be a better expirience because it is on PS3? Do you really hate the 360 controller?

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

LCF
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 4:48:23 PM

It's funny I made no mention of the controller and focus on the hardware aspect of it,but now that you mention it the X360 is a piece of crap.1st off the D-pad on the X360 is the worst ever conceived in video game history.It is so unresponsive ( i dont know how many time I go for the shotgun and my damn smoke gernade pops up)2nd is the Battery life.Wow after 2 hours of gaming I lose 2 bars on the X360.I did get the plug and play and that only lasted 6 months till it got battery memory and was unable to charge to full power,now its dead.I will not spend another dime on the X360.PS3 is the better value on many levels.

Now as far with Mass Effect,have you played the whole game? Did you lvl your character to atleast 50? I enjoyed the game but that game was too much for the X360,it shows.Graphic lag,Texture load/pop in.Loads in every area you walk to.It was a technical mess and i put the blame on the X360 hardware.You dont understand that Mass Effect had so much going on behind the screen that you dont see,It was too much for the X360 to process and cause the graphical hiccups.The Cell can handle multi-tasking better than the X360 and any PC out there.So yea Mass Effect would be a better exp. on the PS3,its got the hardware to handle all the heavy calculations that are inherent in RPGs.Just go read up on what it is envolved to make a RPG,Its more than just graphics.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

www
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 4:34:27 AM
Reply

Only Gears 2 for me.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

coldbore
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 5:45:30 AM
Reply

for me, fable 2 and gears 2. if they were to just put all the xbox exlusives on the ps3 :P that would make a beast of a system XD

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Geobaldi
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 6:00:03 AM
Reply

I have the PC version of Left 4 Dead, and all I can say is that it is probably the most hectic survival horror game to date. Lots of action it's a different game every time since all the items are random each playthrough. If Fable 2 is as good or better than the original then I'll snag the PC version of it too at some point. The others I can care less about really. I'm waiting to see how Velvet Assassin turns out. And as for Mass Effect, a movie is in the making.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

JADE
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 7:38:52 AM
Reply

The list is great!
I would swap out HALO 3 and replace it with
CALL OF DUTY 4.
COD4 campaign is sick.
COD4 multiplayer has to be ranked top 5 all time FPS.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Qubex
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 9:51:09 AM

Killzone 2 will crush the CoD :)

Q!

"i Am Home"

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

N a S a H
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 2:31:39 PM

The COD4 campaign sucks? :S I thought it was one of the best stories I've played in years. It was a bit too short but if you did it in veteran, and did the epilogue, then it was excellent. Not to mention the multiplayer... I don't know how many hours I've spent on it.

I don't see how KZ2 will "crush" COD4 online wise. I'll obviously get it because it will be good, but probably not as good as COD4.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

N a S a H
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 2:31:40 PM

Deleted by a moderator.

SHADOW [Moderator]
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 2:53:24 PM

uh... cod 4 is not and has never been exclusive. there is a ps3 version and it is just as good. Actually I think it is slightly more responsive but i don't know for sure.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

VinTheDean
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 7:39:40 AM
Reply

I would only say Gear of War 2. HALO is gay. The last fight is supposed to be stuppid and I can find other games to replace it very easily. The other's is just not my taste.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Deleted User
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 8:03:32 AM
Reply

I love this article. Halo, Gears, Forza, Fable.

I love em all. Now I wonder how many of you loved Xbox all along.=]

Agree with this comment 0 up, 2 down Disagree with this comment

Qubex
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 9:52:35 AM

It works really well as a doorstop!

Q!

"I Am HomE"

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

MetalHead09
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 12:21:00 PM

as ive said before, the games on xbox360 are very appealing to me, its the hardware that i dont trust and cant bring myself to spend money on.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

King James
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 12:36:08 PM

Naw, we just give credit where it's due, Unlike most Xbox fans and some Sony fanboys

Agree with this comment 3 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Deleted User
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 12:45:52 PM

I give credit.

Having a Xbox and Playstation is like like dating 2 girls at once. Maybe one has a nicer rack while the other has a nicer ass. But sense your dating both. You get the best of each.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Jed
Friday, December 19, 2008 @ 1:44:48 AM

I love the analogy joshua adam

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Dustinwp
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 9:03:14 AM
Reply

I have Left 4 Dead on PC and love it! I don't really care for the other games on the list.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

cegmp
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 9:42:10 AM
Reply

I'm not interested in FPS, so I think I'll pass. Both Mass effect and fable 2 are already on my wishlist. But before that I need a 360 first.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Ivan_PSP
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 9:49:50 AM
Reply

All those game just make laugh come on Gears of War 2 please is good not that good is pure short. Halo 3 nah let down. Mass Effect rpg hhmm garbage left 4 dead not worth looking wtf is this list fable 2 maybe.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 3 down Disagree with this comment

Arvis
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 1:03:21 PM

Ivan, you are just amazing...

-Arvis

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

SHADOW [Moderator]
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 2:34:04 PM

Basic English is a neccessary skill believe it or not. You should i don't know... try and form coherent sentences.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Aftab
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 3:37:48 PM

Yes, basic English is neCessary ;)

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

www
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 3:52:44 PM

"English is a basic necessary skill".....tell dat to the Japanese,yet they are responsible for most good games out there,tell dat to the french,chinese etc....

am glad am an english literate but dat doesn't make me feel superior over someone else.....pls!

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Naga
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 10:12:48 AM
Reply

I've played Gears of War and didn't like it. I think its way overated the onlines horrible compared to Warhawks great multi

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

tramp
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 10:17:24 AM
Reply

i'd only want L4D,it looks savage and plays great,the rest i've played and mehh

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

xtreme
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 11:08:11 AM
Reply

"Obviously, Eden dropped the ball with Alone in the Dark, but Left 4 Dead appears to be a genuine "AAA" title. Too bad, PS3ers."

Urm left 4 dead is made by Valve........
and yeah its a awsome game :D of course in this modern time people should own a PC go download steam and play it. ^_^

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 3:02:29 PM

Yes, I know...does that sentence imply that Eden made Left 4 Dead?

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

SHADOW [Moderator]
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 3:15:30 PM

He was commenting on the fact that Eden f***ed up Alone in the Dark so L4D is one of your only viable options for some survival horror fun.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Fane1024
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 10:01:46 PM

Isn't Left 4 Dead just an FPS where the enemies happen to be zombies? How is that survival horror?

I'm getting tired of shooters being classed as horror games. If you're killing things easily and in great numbers exactly the same as you would in Halo or Resistance (or God Of War, for that matter), how is it horror? Because they're skinned as zombies instead of Nazis or Chimera or orcs?

I don't remember Jamie Lee Curtis mowing down hordes of enemies in Halloween.

IMHO only Silent Hill and Siren come close to being true horror games.

Last edited by Fane1024 on 12/17/2008 10:10:02 PM

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

ladiesman78
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 12:14:00 PM
Reply

You know the funny thing about these exclusives, all you have to do is own a PC. BOOM. Not exclusive.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

King James
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 12:32:39 PM
Reply

Got Mass Effect, Left4Dead on PC. I played Gears 1 & Halo 3 at my friend's house, b4 I bought a used XBox360 for $80. Got Gears2 and Fable2 (the only must-haves exclusives of 2008). I don't play it much though.

I'm too busy defending America from Chimeran Invasion, playing user-created platforming lvls, surviving the Ishimara, Dusting Stars, exploring the Capital Wasteland, checking to see what new stuff Sony put in my HOME, and maybe kicking some Eucadian ass.

Last edited by King James on 12/17/2008 12:49:02 PM

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

javon_27
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 12:54:08 PM

That's what I'm talking about...

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

pavlovic
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 12:36:11 PM
Reply

I only can agree with Gears 1/2 and Left 4 Dead.

Halo is simple not my game, with all the FPS around, this 3rd entry is just as generis title.

I don't like RPGs, and I actually tried Mass Effect and got bored pretty soon.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Arvis
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 1:05:19 PM
Reply

I would replace Left 4 Dead and Halo 3 with Lost Odyssey and Ace Combat 6, respectively.

But that's me.

-Arvis

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Nynja
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 1:14:55 PM
Reply

I was curious about Fable but honestly I couldn't really get into the game. My girl loves it though. Its a solid title, just not for me. Gears 2 was a great game for single player or co-op (story & horde). But forget about online versus. It blows. Unless you are the host, don't expect to win unless the other team just plain sucks. Host advantage is a HUGE problem with XBL titles. This is why I prefer games that utilize dedicated Servers (ie: Warhawk, Resistance, etc) - then again SOCOM is a reason NOT to have dedicated servers :{

Left For Dead? No thanks. Played the demo and I was just not impressed at all - no worries, you're not missing out on anything here. Mass Effect just does not interest me either.

Halo series? Why don't they just call it Quake or Unreal Tournament 32. Sorry, not into the plasma rifles and energy sheilds fighting aliens. Probably why I'm not a huge fan of Resistance. Give me realistic weapons, ie: SOCOM, CoD, or Killzone. YES.

After a month, I think I'm done with Gears2 so time to cancel that XBL membership.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Wolfmaster
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 1:19:09 PM
Reply

I bought a 360 for my wife, along with Fable II.
She finished in less than 60hrs,she did all of the quests too. the ending let her down. But she gave it an 8 out of 10.


Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

ec0li
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 1:24:49 PM

Fable is excellent but it is definitely not game of the year like what XPlay says. It's my least favorite out of the top 5 xbox360 exclusives.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Nynja
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 1:24:08 PM
Reply

**To add, titles from all systems I am looking forward to:

Killzone 2
Final Fantasy Versus XIII
Uncharted 2
God of War III
Twisted Metal (next)
Heavy Rain
M.A.G.
The Agency
Street Fighter IV
CoD (next by IW)
Gears3

Thankfully all but one are available on my preferred system.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Xanavi23
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 2:48:55 PM
Reply

I loved Fable, both versions, i would think about buying a 360 just for that. The customization of your power/skill/magic was awesome. Halo 3 is another good one, the others, not so sure.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 3:03:48 PM
Reply

This only proves my last editorial on hostility replacing boasting.

When I do an positive article about the PS3, the Xbots sign up to bash and flame. When I do a positive article about the 360, they DON'T sign up to boast and brag. ...yep, my point exactly.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

LCF
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 5:48:21 PM

Haha Ben you can see who has their pants down on this list lol.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Deleted User
Thursday, December 18, 2008 @ 4:27:50 AM

What I think they are great games? Im trying not to get in arguments.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

tlpn99
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 4:22:02 PM
Reply

I love the Gears games and also both Fables. Left 4 Dead single player is very short but the online is what makes this game so great, so far I have not got it as I dont play online on my 360 I use my PS3 for this as it is free and I refuse to pay for playing online.

Mass Effect is another great game, I thought Halo 3 was good too but it didn't make me get as hyped up and excited about it as I thought it would.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

BeezleDrop
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 4:39:00 PM
Reply

Gears 2 was a beyond horrible, and Left 4 Dead is really good. Also Mass Effect is astounding. The only good Halo is the first and L4D will be on the ps soon enough. The first Gears was actually pretty good and Fable 2? Dunno anything about that one.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 6:58:51 PM

In no way is Gears 2 "horrible." That's just idiotic.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Xanavi23
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 9:13:10 PM

Ben, i don't even have the game and i know its amazing.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

pavlovic
Thursday, December 18, 2008 @ 10:09:47 AM

It's not horrible, but it's not as good as you might think.

It's incredible fun, but it has a lot of frame dropes and visual glitches. The ending is lame and the story is so... empty.

Overall it's a good looking game and it's fun, pretty fun. Nothing more nothing less. Not as impressive as Gears 1 and not as epic as Resistance 2

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

BeezleDrop
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 4:51:46 PM
Reply

Queers 2 is beyond terrible and the only good halo is the first. L4D is astounding but will be on the ps soon enough. I have always wanted to play Mass Effect but haven't had money for a sexbox. A friend has Fable 2 and its pretty good but overrated. I wish Ninja Gaiden 2 was on the ps that game looks pretty brutal and fun. KZ is going to be epic dudes, just epic.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

ec0li
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 5:34:39 PM

haha Queers 2

I happen to like queers 2 alot though...not as fun has gaylo 3 in terms of multiplayer.

gaylo 3 see? I can be witty also!

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Qubex
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 6:18:17 PM

Let's keep it straight up!

Q!

"I aM HoME"

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Deleted User
Thursday, December 18, 2008 @ 4:26:05 AM

Retards?

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Jed
Friday, December 19, 2008 @ 1:49:47 AM

Left 4 dead won't be on PS. Valve hates the ps3

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

SubjectiveTruth
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 7:33:26 PM
Reply

When I opened this I expected to see a ton of fan boys fighting and I think its pretty wicked that something like this can be posted without a ton of complaining from fan boys on either side. Although LCF your posting seems unnecessarily hostile to me. For example: "Mass Effect was a great game but would of been a better exp. if it was on the PS3." You complained about lag ect. on the box but have you ever booted up F.E.A.R. on your beloved PS3? The game lagged all the time. I don't own a 360 but I do have the first box and a PS 1 2 and 3. I love my PS3 but the point is these problems are caused by developers and neither system is being pushed to is utter limit yet. I don't see why we can't enjoy all 3 consoles. I have my biases-I would never buy a wii because I'm a shooter fan, I also think that the whole system is based on the motion sensitivity that I think gets boring.I can still enjoy playing it from time to time though.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

LCF
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 7:58:30 PM

Well you my friend are not informed.All the early ports were put on RSX and not the Cell where it belongs.So you got all those crappy ports on the PS3.I'm not going to try and educate you and get into detail how the whole Cell+RSX system works.But I will enlighten you.

Last edited by LCF on 12/17/2008 8:03:26 PM

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

SubjectiveTruth
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 8:39:09 PM
Reply

Dude who chose to put it on the RSX? I'm not gonna pretend to know how that sh** works but the developer chose to do it that way, it doesn't change how good or bad the system is, it's how the developer used it. In my opinion the PS3 is much more powerful but that doesn't make the 360 a piece of crap.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Xanavi23
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 9:44:27 PM
Reply

I remember in Fable 1, walking through the forests fighting enemies, it reminded me alot of Lord Of The Rings as stupid as it sounds. Such a good simple but complex game. I never even touched online. Damn, i want the game.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Denihilist
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 10:41:38 PM
Reply

this is why I have a PC... and for every 360 game, there is an alternative and good PS3 or PC game. both are nice systems, but Xbox (both original and 360) turned out just the way I always expected... while there are SOME exclusive games, there are not as many as there used to be. the very fact that 1. xbox games are built around a windows based platform, they lend themselves to being easily ported to PC. examples: 1. fable (original) released with expanded content on the PC 2. Halo 1,2 released on PC after being advertised as Xbox "exclusive" 3. Left 4 Dead is already on PC 4. Mass Effect is not exclusive to 360 Halo 3, Fable 2, Mass Effect 2 are all very likely to show up on PC as well, probably with one or all having expanded content, and/or less bugs, etc.

That said, it would be nice to have a 360, but I can only afford my PC and PS3 so I'll be happy with my choice.

Note, if you will the options listed in this competing and also accurate article: http://www.thegamereviews.com/article-598-Top-5-PS3-Games-That-360-Fanboys-Wish-They-Had.html

you will see that fewer PS3 games get ports to other systems (due to development costs and time).

So it all depends on how a person wants to spend their money and time, but for my money, a PC and PS3 are the way to go... obviously that won't work for everyone, but there is gaming goodness for all

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Banky A
Thursday, December 18, 2008 @ 12:31:49 AM
Reply

I would personally love Halo 3 on the PS3. I go to my neighbour's house to play it, and I never get bored of the online multiplayer.. for some odd reason. Though he became tired of it a few weeks back.

I also would put Left 4 Dead, Mass Effect 2, Banjo & Kazooie (ROFLOLz kk? xD) and maybe Fable II.
I just don't know about Gears of War 2. It'll be a good addition but I just don't think it fits well into the PS3 (I just see it as a 99.99% pure Xbox 360 title). I just can't put my finger on it.

:S o_O xD

P.S. The Carbine brothers are legendary! =]

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Xanavi23
Thursday, December 18, 2008 @ 9:02:00 AM

I loved the Sniper Rifle in Halo 1 and 2, 3 would be the same.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

yzzlthtz
Thursday, December 18, 2008 @ 2:16:31 AM
Reply

Uhm...no.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Sentinel
Thursday, December 18, 2008 @ 8:26:56 AM
Reply

That's a really nice list. Personally, I'd love to see them get ported to the PS3. I understand the purpose of exclusives, but I don't like them. I'd rather see all gamers get access to all games.

Sentinel

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

SubjectiveTruth
Thursday, December 18, 2008 @ 6:04:45 PM

Although as people here have said the PS3 is superior hardware wise, therefor once its hardware becomes fully utilized we will get games never possible on the box. Just imagine how huge of a GTA game could be made on a Blu-Ray disk if they were to use all the space! They could make it like a real city--it'd take hours to drive to the other side! Although that wouldn't be so fun..Driving for that long. I still think it'd be cool in a way though.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

fullmetal
Thursday, December 18, 2008 @ 11:49:45 AM
Reply

not worried about fable 2, Mass Effect, and halo.
I do wish the ps3 got gears of war but not too worried about it but the pse3 got some good games to compete with.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Blaiyan
Thursday, December 18, 2008 @ 4:14:16 PM
Reply

Stick to ps3 news.
Nothing there exciting or of alot of value to me but when I get a xbox in maybe 3 years i'll pick up 2 of those on the cheap.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

SubjectiveTruth
Thursday, December 18, 2008 @ 6:06:47 PM

My plan exactly, when I can get a cheap box with a good HDD I will buy it along with Halo3 and the Gears games.

Last edited by SubjectiveTruth on 12/18/2008 6:08:11 PM

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Xanavi23
Friday, December 19, 2008 @ 9:31:49 AM

Same here Blaiyan, X360 gets bought when the price comes down like i did with the old Xbox purchased much later.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

bamf
Thursday, December 18, 2008 @ 6:27:02 PM
Reply

I have a 360 but Gears 2 and Mass Effect would be the 2 titles I would want to play if I only had a PS3, however I wouldn't be too fussed if I never got to play them due to the many great exclusive titles that are out on PS3 and that are coming in 2009.
I have Halo 3, played online only when I had a one free month gold membership which M$ had sent me with my repaired 360. After the monh was over I never bothered with Halo 3, never touched the campaign.
Fable II is good but I'm not bothered about it and wouldn't bother if it was on PS3. Left 4 dead is to much about online play which I don't do much of.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

PaiNT_kinG
Friday, December 19, 2008 @ 12:17:54 AM
Reply

honestly,the only game i want from that list is Left4Dead=)

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Aftab
Sunday, December 21, 2008 @ 9:15:32 AM

By any chance, was your previous username "GhanaBoi"?

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

orangpelupa
Friday, December 19, 2008 @ 12:53:18 AM
Reply

me too, L4D is so fun. played on pc via lan with my friends and its really fun.


btw why theres no Tales of vesperia, Lost odyssey and Ace combat 6 on the list O_o

i bought x360 because the RPGs and Ace combat 6, not because the FPS >_<

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Robertson99
Friday, December 19, 2008 @ 8:31:20 AM
Reply

I honestly would have none from that list...I'm a PS3 owner, with my mates prefering the 360 so naturally I have access to these exclusives, and I thought Gears 1 was alright but nothing spectacular...the only game I would get if someone spontaneously got me a 360...I havn't played Gears 2 yet but plan to to compare it R2 so no comment there, and Halo 3 was utterly shocking in my opinion, just nothing there to spark anything off. Left For Dead looks alright, but not sure about it. I would never get a 360 for the pure fact that it's not reliable and the PS3 has better stuff on it.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

seismictech
Monday, December 22, 2008 @ 4:36:26 PM
Reply

mass effect, left 4 dead, and fable 2 are awesome but i will pass on gears and halo. gears is a really polished and stunning looking game, but it doesn't seem like it deserves half the credibility it gets. i found it pretty boring and the ending of the game was so lame. there is no substance in the story, the online lags and the matchmaking is pretty poor, that laser gun (or whatever it's called, i forget) isn't as epic as you would think it is, and overall; i think army of two's gameplay is better than it.

the co-op is awesome though, but i would never care to buy gears even if it was on ps3. halo 3, i already bought it along time ago when i did have a 360 and it was almost a waste of money if it wasn't for the online; and even that's getting stale compared to playing rainbow six vegas or cod4.

so yeah, the rest are great, but i think you should've included ninja gaiden and geometry wars because 1) they're actually exclusive since all the games listed are for PC except gears 2 and halo 3. 2) they're actually a lot of fun too.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Leave a Comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

Our Poll

So, how's Far Cry 4?
Terrific, one of the best in 2014!
Good game but not amazing.
Okay; nothing special.
Eh, I'm disappointed.

Previous Poll Results