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Old 12-27-05, 07:10 AM
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New to gaming, suggestions needed.

I just got a regular X-Box. The last system I owned was Super Nintendo and before that was the old Gemini system that played the Atari 2600 games. Obviously I am not a big gaming person. What I want is the old atari games and some classic arcade ones. What are the best ones out there? I would also like a Poker one and a Pool one.
Does Quake exist for X-Box? I only seem to find Q4 and that is for 360. Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-27-05, 09:00 AM
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If you like Quake (shooter) style games then I got two of them for ya. HALO & HALO 2!! The best FPSs on any console anywhere...... They say you can get Halo 2 at ToysRus and Blockbuster for only $9.99. I went and they were sold out.... Regular price is $29-39 I believe......

I don't think the original Quake is available btw....

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Old 12-27-05, 09:07 AM
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There are a ton of arcade collections out for the Xbox. For $50 you can probably get 50-75 games.
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Old 12-27-05, 09:27 AM
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Ordered the Atari Anthology and Taito Legends so far.
I will look into Halo. I remember playing Quake a few years back on PC and I saw Q4 advertised for 360 so I figured i'd ask. I sort of liked that game.
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Old 12-27-05, 09:32 AM
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IF you like games like Quake the Xbox is a great system to own. Here is a great website to help you see both what is out there and what is good in each genre: http://www.gamerankings.com.
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Old 12-27-05, 09:52 AM
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unreal championship 2 is more like quake than halo, but i'd get them all you'll have hours of play and not to mention xbox live with halo2.
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Check out www.evilavatar.com for really good Gaming Related News/Reviews/ect....

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Great links and ideas. My list is starting to grow.
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Old 12-27-05, 03:14 PM
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midway arcade treasures 1/2
sonic collection
capcom classics collection
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Old 12-27-05, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by deadpool24
midway arcade treasures 1/2
sonic collection
capcom classics collection
All true. Add in the Namco 50th Anniversary disc as well.
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midway arcade treasures 1/2
sonic collection
capcom classics collection
Midway Arcade Treasures 3 (seems hard to find but it exists)
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Old 12-27-05, 05:45 PM
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yeah i've got a couple of those arcade ones, one of them has rampage and super sprint its freaking awesome
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Old 12-28-05, 03:42 AM
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Just saw a great Activision Anthology collection for PS2. Wish that was out for X-Box. I will definitly be looking into most of your suggestions. I never knew so many games existed
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Half-Life 2 - I was amazed at what a great job they did translating this from the PC to the Xbox - it might not have any multi-player, but it's single player game blows away Halo's.
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Opinions on these.....

Burnout Revenge or Burnout 3
Pinball Hall of Fame
World Championship Poker 2 or Stacked

Which are the better titles?
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Better titles in general? If so(not mentioned)...

Burnout 3 is must-own. Best racing game this generation.

Prince of Persia: Sands of Time - Adventure game with puzzle elements, fighting is simple and pretty much anyone could pick it up and have fun.

Beyond Good & Evil - Adventure game in the same vein as Zelda, great story, great characters, great graphics, fun gameplay, it has it all.

Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay - FPS with adventure elements, also great story, great characters, great graphics, fun gameplay, it has it all.

All of which can probably be had for around $10 used.
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Old 12-29-05, 03:07 PM
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I ordered the Taito Legends and Atari Anthology with the console. Just placed an order for Namco 50th, Unreal Championship 2, Midway Classics and World Championship Poker 2. This should keep me busy for quite some time.
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Burnout 3 is probably the funnest game I've played all year, and great for multiplayer. There's something for everyone in it.

X-Men Legends 1 is one of the best party games (4 player) there is. The story is cool, and being the X-men is awesome.

Those are more modern games that you'd probably enjoy.
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Old 12-29-05, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Celtic Bob
I ordered the Taito Legends and Atari Anthology with the console. Just placed an order for Namco 50th, Unreal Championship 2, Midway Classics and World Championship Poker 2. This should keep me busy for quite some time.
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No offense to your gaming tastes Bob, but only buying those types of games to play on your Xbox is similar to buying a Ferrari and only using it to commute to work in congested traffic.

You should get at least one or two games that use the hardware to it's fullest potential.
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Originally Posted by slop101
No offense to your gaming tastes Bob, but only buying those types of games to play on your Xbox is similar to buying a Ferrari and only using it to commute to work in congested traffic.

You should get at least one or two games that use the hardware to it's fullest potential.
True, but I'm using my 360 to play marketplace Arcade games. Sad.
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Originally Posted by slop101
No offense to your gaming tastes Bob, but only buying those types of games to play on your Xbox is similar to buying a Ferrari and only using it to commute to work in congested traffic.

You should get at least one or two games that use the hardware to it's fullest potential.
LOL, true.
I will be looking into more later on. For now its to play the old ones I grew up with.
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Old 12-29-05, 06:35 PM
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Burnout 3 is terrific and can be found for $19.99. I've also liked Max Payne 2 and Kill.Switch, although Kill.switch could be more of a rental.
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My local Wally World (Wal-Mart) has "True Crime LA" and "Wolfenstein" for $18 each. Are they worth looking into?
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Half-Life 2 - I was amazed at what a great job they did translating this from the PC to the Xbox - it might not have any multi-player, but it's single player game blows away Halo's.

This may not be the best game to start back up with. The controls in this game are aweful. You'd get frustrated really fast. I think the Halo's would be a good start, but even those can be a bit much for someone who's been away as long as you have.
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Another vote for X-Men Legends. A great game and I still like it better than X-Men Legends II. Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance is also great.
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