Top 5 Christmas Games 2010 – Xbox 360
Now this game will most likely be on everyone’s Christmas list this year – whether they’ve been good or bad. Let’s face it, there hasn’t been a game with this much hype surrounding it since the dark ages before Halo 3 came out and we all ‘Finished the Fight’. With what looks to be stunning graphics and a pretty awesome storyline – Who doesn’t want to fight in the Whitehouse? – to a Multiplayer that’s been revamped from the successful first game. This title looks to be a strong contender for the Game of the Year award, and will definitely make the Elves sweat to make sure they have enough copies.
5. Forza Motorsport 3
Forza Motorsport 3 is the racing game for everyone. From the smallest interest in motors to the petrol head, this game caters for you fully. The level of input is as shallow or as deep as you, the user, make it. The amount of guidance and options creates the driving experience that you want, without any of the thrill taken away in the process. The game does not lack in content either; with 400 cars and 100 race tracks Forza Motorsport 3 has enough to keep you going for hours on end.
4. Batman Arkham Asylum
The latest British-developed game comes in the form of Batman Arkham Asylum, but if you are not a huge comic book fan don’t let it put you off. The game combines alot of different aspects that you might find in the Batman universe, from stealth to pure explosive action. The dark, gritty island in which the game is set provides as a great platform to sprout a story, with all the plot twists and turns that you could want. This game is one of Britain’s greatest video game creations to date.
3. Fallout 3 GOTY
Following from the successful release of Fallout 3 last year the developer has gone on to add some great pieces of downloadable content to the already massive story experience. Costing £34 to download the extra content from Xbox Live Marketplace separately, the Game Of The Year edition adds all 5 extensions to a disk, which you could find in-store for £25 (or less), and it includes the original game too! If you are strapped for cash this Christmas, Fallout 3 GOTY is the biggest bargain you can find, with 60 or so hours needed to explore everything in a vast, yet detailed world.
2. GTA Episodes from Liberty City
As with many of the developers, Rockstar have found success in extending the life of their existing games, namely Grand Theft Auto IV, with episodic content. Episodes from Liberty City takes The Lost and the Damned, released for download previously this year, and The Ballad of Gay Tony to create a disc with two standalone stories. Taking place in Liberty City, the setting for GTAIV, the plot lines follow two new characters through their interactions with the world and other characters. There is no loss in not having the original Niko Bellic story on the disc as there is more than enough here to keep you fully entertained.
1. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
With the successes of its predecessor, Modern Warfare 2 is branded to be the most successful game of all time, with hundreds waiting outside retailers across the UK at the midnight launch. However, there is no loss if you are waiting to pick this up as it is waiting to peak over the Christmas period, and to top the ‘most played’ for the following months. Providing challenging, fast paced action, with plenty of surprises, this game will keep you glued to the seat at every moment. If you are looking for great competitive, cooperative, and lone gameplay in one package, then you needn’t look much further than Modern Warfare 2.