Xbox 360 Top Live Titles (based on UU's) 1 Halo 3 2 Call of Duty: WaW 3 Call of Duty 4 4 Gears of War 2 5 GTA IV 6 RESIDENT EVIL 5 7 Halo Wars 8 Left 4 Dead 9 FIFA 09 10 STREET FIGHTER IV
Damn, and I thought I was the only one who dropped COD for Halo 3. Halo 3 is better. Great vehicles, awesome weapons, awesome physics, awesome game types, etc. So much crazy stuff can go down in one match that never could go down in Gears or COD. Don't get me wrong I like both those games but just not as much as Halo 3.
I actually did the same thing and dropped Call of Duty 4 for Halo 3 then dropped Halo 3 for Gears 2 and Left 4 dead now Halo Wars is number one on my most played list.lol, Halo will never die.
Yeah, I'm buying Halo Wars soon...but mostly for the new maps although I'll definitely play the campaign. Also, I find myself wishing Bungie would just remake all the best Halo 2 maps for Halo 3. I haven't found a map on Halo 3 that matches up to the top Halo 2 maps yet.
I Wonder how is Resistance 2 doing on PSN :P
Further proof the 360 fans have nothing to play. :P
halo 3 deserves to be number 1 too
Are fvcking crazy! Halo 3 fvcking sucks! I have the game and can barely stand to play the game online, just check my gamertag and you'll see. I gues cayal is right and 360 just has no games to play, i know my 360 has just been collecting dust
It's no surprise really. Halo 3 is easily one of the best shooters around. Very fun and competitive gameplay that mixes original maps with unique weaponry and fun vehicles not seen in any other shooter. I always go back to Halo 3 while the others gets a good run but I eventually retire them and go back to Halo 3. I'm still trying to get my level 50. I'm stuck at 48! :( But I'm having to much fun with Street Fighter 4 and Halo Wars and that's what is seeing most of my online play right now. But as always, I will eventually go back to Halo 3.
I find this very odd. Why play Halo 3 when you have COD4, Gears, and Unreal Tournament? Halo is kind of fun, but it's not like...incredible.
I've found that any Halo game is a lot more fun playing with your friends than random people. If I'm alone, I stick to CoD4.
Maybe because Halo with a handful of friends is more fun than people want to give it credit for. Just a thought.
Believe me. It's more hectic and such a laugh with guest players tagging along. I use to play Halo3 all the time simply for it's SPLIT-SCREEN capabilities. Haze had a pretty cool feature with the old school drop in drop out feature. Shame it became unnoticed.
How is it odd to have options of no matter what system. Halo 3 shows exactly what Halo 2 did and what Halo did. The game is that good. They keep updating it with new maps and what more can you ask for? IF COD 4 was getting the same treatment we would see them battling it out back and forth and look at it now. Bot slot 2 and 3 are filled with COD.
...but if that was the case, Haze would've sold better. I definitely love that there's 4-play split-screen...especially online. It's just all very confusing for me. Halo is neither fast or strategic. It lacks that "fun-factor" for me. I was the same way with World at War. I thought COD4 was much better!
If you don't "get" Halo 3 and are honestly open to trying to understand, get a group of 3 players together and play through the game on the hardest difficulty. That becomes much more tactical once the enemy snipers can bring you down with one shot.
Actually Halo is more strategic than pretty much any other shooter out there and fun is what made it so great. Not saying your opinion is wrong but there's a lot of depth there if you give it a chance.
I'm surprised that CodWaW is still above CoD4. I thought it would switch back the other way after a few months, but I guess I was wrong.
just wait till the new zombie nazi dlc maps come... it might even top the list
1 Halo 3 2 Call of Duty: WaW 3 Call of Duty 4 4 Gears of War 2 Halo will always be played, as long as it's supported.
Well done, hardly surprising thou
I mean Halo 3 is a good game and all, but is it taking away from new games that deserve to be played. Games like RE5 and SF4 should be higher on that list, but since people are still spending so much time on Halo 3 and CoD4 & 5 other great games are being ignored.
that is one of the most ignorant posts I've read today. Deserve to be played?? who are you to say what games deserve to be played?
games with great multiplayer will always be at top of the list. Because as you play games like RE and stuff offline or co-op, you play alittle of your favorite shooter. Me right now im playing alot of SP 360 games(like re5), but I always play a little cs source, ever since cs 1.3. my theroy for why halo 3 is constantly at the top is DUN dun Dun..... BECAUSE IT IS ONE OF THE ONLY GAMES WHERE YOU CAN PLAY ONLINE 4-PLYER SPLITSCREEN WITH JUST ONE LIVE ACCOUNT(up to 4). That means the me and three other people can play online with 1 xbox, 1 tv, and 1 game. I dont t think many people know this, especially morons who say its overrated. and no, I havent played it for a long time(look at my GT), but I still can see that it is a great game, especially with other people. I will be playing H3 when ODST comes out, Im excited to see stealth in halo again as it was a big part of halo 1 SP, for me anyways.
THis shows we need more IPs. In top 4 2, 2 year old and 2 sequels to 2 year old games.
Just because a game is marginally older doesn't mean it doesn't deserve to be played. In fact, in our economy right now, shouldn't we praise games with more staying power? Doesn't that mean our money goes farther?
Sure ALL consoles could use MORE IP's, but speaking specifically about 360, its only been a few months since the great holiday lineup of games and now just since the new year started its not like there isn't anything new worth playing, at the top of the list theres SF4, GTAIV DLC, HW's and RE5= all great stuff recently released and Ninja Blade is due real soon, these games along with a so many past great games should be plenty for 360 owners to enjoy for a bit and any potential new 360 owners will have his hands full, honestly I already have trouble trying to finish the basic campaign for the games I already own before new games I want come out. Halo3 recieved a tremendous amount of hate from sony fanatics with comments about it being all hype soon after the great reviews and record sales, I said then they would be proven wrong and here we are in 2009 the game not only still can be found selling well in US and Euro but is commonly found fighting its way back to the top of Live's most played list....I'm just dissapointed that I haven't been able to contribute to its recent success because I work and I just don't have time for so many games. JOY
whats wrong with having quality established franchises? just because an IP is new doesn't make it better
Still the King
wow.. There are alot of children that play the 360 huh?
PS3 fanboy much... You only say that because you either suck at Halo 3 or are a big PS3 fanboy.
You would be surprised how many people I know that's in their mid-thirties that play this game.
I am 30 and I play this game.
lol children just look at ur name lol
just take bubbles guys
This is dumb. If Infinity Ward released a CoD4 map pack next week, that would be the #1 game being played. This just proves that Halo Wars was bought more for the Halo 3 maps than the actual Halo Wars game. Microsoft should have advertised it like this: Buy the new Halo 3 map pack for $80 and get Halo Wars free!!!
I got both games on release. COD4 got boring after 2 weeks and hasn't seen the inside of my xbox since. As far as FPS goes, I've been playing Halo 3 for like 18 months now (and before that, Halo 2 for 3 years, and before that, Halo CE for 3 years). Same thing with Gears 2 - good game, got boring after like 2 weeks and I haven't touched it since. Halo has legs. COD doesn't. COD just doesn't have the flexibility that Halo does - if you play 20 or 30 rounds of COD4 online, you've pretty much seen everything you'll ever see happen in that game and every match starts to feel the same. Halo doesn't have that problem. I can go on COD4 and just own people right, left and centre because the game is dumbed-down. It's EASY. The people that enjoy COD over Halo are the people who just aren't that good at a real competitive shooter - they need something more simple, and that's why they go to COD.
Yeah, I admit I bought HW for the H3 maps. But I ended up spending more time in HW than in H3 recently. I don't think anyone was deceived. In fact, I'm glad someone turned me on to RTS this way.
Your assumption is totally wrong. This is online activity, and HW is up there in the top 10, so i would say that that shows that people are playing the game. Right? Fanboy much? Come on, give the game its due. The same thing happened to that brilliant and insanely fun game called Crackdown. A lot of PS3 fans/fanboys said that people only bought it for the H3 Beta. Which to some extent was true, but there was a gem there. And honestly, without the exposure the H3 Beta gave it, it would have gone unseen. So Halo has helped these games, and that's impressive in itself. But the more impressive aspect is that those two games are really good, and can stand on their own and garner their own merit.
I'm sorry that you misread my comment as some kind of fanboy rant. I'm not saying that Halo Wars is a bad game or that people were deceived. What I know is that a lot of people love Halo 3 and still play it religiously. Therefore given the opportunity to get 3 new maps early is the reason a lot of people bought Halo Wars, and in turn realized that HW is actually a really good game. Possibly a game they would have passed on without the inclusion of the 3 maps (just as they may have with Crackdown). I think it was brilliant of Microsoft to bundle the maps with the game. It certainly help increase it's sales. As for my Cod4 point, I agree with you about that game. I traded mine in almost a year ago and haven't missed it. I personally love Socom and Killzone 2 and nothing would make go back to playing CoD after playing K2. But there is still a ton of people who love the CoD series. A lot of them splitting time between CoD:WaW and CoD4. If new maps were released for CoD4 you would see a drop in the number of WaW players and a huge increase in CoD4 on Live and PSN.
that HW is number 7 on this online gaming list. A RTS is #7. That means people are playing it. So many people are playing a RTS to make it #7 on the shooter happy console. That is an impressive feet. That is the main point i wanted to drive home. But the H3 map pack didn't need to be bundled in with HW to drive H3 back up to #1, it's been battling everything from CoD4, Cod: WaW, GTA: IV, and Gears 2 for how long now. It's just that people (not directly saying you) are looking for any excuse to take HW down. Many of whom, have never played the game, but that's the bandwagon they are on. Take away any credit that you could possibly give the game. Just like Crackdown. It was a brilliant move by MS, but couldn't you also say that MS saw how great the game was and wanted to get it as much attention as possible, so that it wouldn't be missed by the gaming community. It's harp on MS for anything they do and make it sound like an evil deed. When if you look at the positive, it was a great move to expose different gamers to this genre/game. I try to always see the glass half full....
what you said, "This just proves that Halo Wars was bought more for the Halo 3 maps than the actual Halo Wars game." You said that people where buying HW just for the map packs, and not that they weren't playing it. The only thing is, though, that comment indirectly implies that people either returned the game or aren't playing it, that the only reason for the purchase was for the H3 map pack. So i do apologize for taking it out of context, but do you see how easily that could be interpreted as such..... P.S. I didn't say anything about CoD. That was BenzMoney. P.S.S. Check out my response at 14.3.
Point taken. I can see how what I said could be interpreted that way. My only point is that this was a stupid article. Kind of like stating the obvious. Any popular game that has new content released for it will see an increase in users. Especially a game as popular as Halo 3, or CoD, Starcraft, WoW, (insert popular game here).
for the great discussion. This is how i wish N4G was at all times. Where people can discus gaming and their different view points without getting all out of hand with it. It makes me kind of look forward to posting comments on this site more. I hope we get more people here that are of the more mature gamer sect. game on people....
and call of duty waw for the ps3
My friends and I still play Halo 3 every night. It's like a religious ritual, we have to play!!
...is because of the new map pack. I mean, do you REALLY think it's just a coincidence that this coincides with Halo Wars release which had the new map pack? Incidentally, that map pack is a big reason some people bought Halo Wars in the first place.
So the only reason that it's back on top is because they released new content for it. Hold on, isn't that what is suppose to happen. They release new content that adds to the game, and gamers respond by playing it. Bungie is keeping their game fresh. Many games would have the same surprising (sarcasm) affect if they kept their title fresh. It's like your saying that something is doing good because it's doing something smart. Well, judging from your past posts, which you seem to be an avid KZ2 fan, and are probably only here to bash H3 (seeing as though you think: "Australia is peopled with criminals and Halo Wars beat Killzone 2 in Australia... thus, criminals prefer Halo Wars over Killzone 2. Friends don't let friends play Halo Wars, they may become criminals.")<--- and that's a direct quote.... http://n4g.com/NewsCom-2886... Lol I would take your comment with a grain of salt. Let me guess, if the PS3 has a price cut, it won't be selling better because of it, but because people are finally seeing the light, that the PS3 is a great system and now the heavens are shining down on it for people to better see that..... LMFAO I'm not knocking the PS3, just your logic.... LOL I can't stop thinking of parodies. Ford is only doing good because it's releasing new cars. AlienWare is only doing good because it released a new Laptop. Apple is only doing good because it released a new product..... Lol, really.... LOL I needed a good laugh, your a funny guy....
Think about it, the developers see these articles and know that what they are doing is great for their community and game as a whole. Plus, their hard work is not going unnoticed. I think Bungie would be happy to see this article. It would be like a pat on the back; job well done. Know what i mean. Fans of the series also appreciate the article. You have haters, and they are going to do their job, and that is to hate. But real fans of the game really do like articles like these. If it was for a game of his liking, would he really be responding in such a condescending and sarcastic manner? That's the real question. P.S. @-Pinner- it's not good to erase a comment.... Kinda makes me look like I'm talking to myself. And the community kind of sees it as a little sneaky/untruthful. Just a heads up for future posts.
Still to this day no multiplayer shooter has met my needs of balance and gameplay like frustrating at times Halo 1, 2 , and 3. The universe is so epic and personally better than Cod4,5, and even KZ2 to me. There's just nothing like Halo and it deserves the top spot period. edit: This my my opinion for those that take anything 360 offensive.
Personnally I prefer Killzone 2 by far and my 360 is collecting dust lately. Killzone 2 is both much more beautiful (hell, halo 3 is 2 years old so it shows a lot) and much funnier for me. With multiple classes, badges, subclasses and strategies and a seamless integration of the objectives (CPU designates a new kind of mission in random order, the team has to adapt and go from assassination to planting a bomb and tons more), it's an absolute crack to play. Compared to the new king, Halo 3 looks quite old-gen both in gameplay and graphics / sound right now. That's my opinion.
i actually contributed to that number this week, even though before this week haven't played Halo in months. I forgot how FUN this game is, idk why, there is just something about it. the really funny thing is is that the only reason i ended up playing it is because I played Killzone 2 online for a bit and for some reason I had the urge to try out Halo 3 again. it's really good, very underrated (or maybe not) in my opinion. good job Bungie, Halo series is king. edit: i just remembered that the Map Pack came out this week, that makes sense!
No Auto Aim sucks doesn't it?
Halo 3 is very popular because anyone can just pick it up and swear they are so good. Halo 3 is made for the casual gamer and that's why you have so many annoying little kids running around and screaming into their mikes. I just don't find it challenging running around looking for weapons and being able to just run up to a guy and kill him with the plasma sword. I also don't like the fact you can't turn auto aim assist off.
Halo3 has casual appeal because the controls are very well done, the gameplay is accessible to pick up & play but calling Halo3 easy or saying any beginner can just pick it up and "swear they are so good" is foolish on your part. I've played alot of shooters and speaking specifically about online multiplayer, compared to other online *console shooters Halo3 by far demands alot MORE practice and skill to move up in the rankings just to come close to competing toe to toe with the best players out there. I'm not claiming to be one of those great players but I have friends that are ridiculously skilled at Halo3. COD series and now KZ2 although they are great games in their own right by comparison are much easier for me to get kills, not saying I'm really great at any of them, but most gamers who play alot of shooters like me will tell you Halo3 requires alot more practice to get kills regularly and advance through the ranks, maybe thats due to it being around for awhile, having the same core gameplay and being as popular as it is there ARE ALOT MORE EXPERIENCED players compared to other shooters but either way it does take SKILL to own in Halo3. While I find the controls for KZ2 a bit akward to my tastes still I have know problem scoring lots of kills in my few online sessions so far. Put it this way, in the begining when I was playing Halo3 everyday even back then the competition was unbelievably good, you had to really be good to actually win a match, Halo3 is one of my favorite games but I realize I can't possibly practice enough to really be anything more than a decent player compared to the competition. Sure "noobs" may complain about how unrealistic jumping is or melee sword kills etc but its an accepted part of the games style, he'e a badass Spartan, put on your boots. JOY
you see, halo has the pick up and play ability but no console fps game has as much depth as halo. There are hundreds of tricks that you need you need to learn about if you want to play with the best, grenade jumps, boosting, beatdown timers. And theres a reason it's played in leagues, few games have the strategy required, holding the proper power weapons can make or break a match. Also, there isn't "auto aim" they use tracking to help nullify latency problems that might occur. You still have to lead shots. Auto aim is cod4, tap one trigger pull the other, rinse and repeat. And if that doesn't work, lob 600 nades.
Halo 3 but it still a Game geared toward Noobs and casual gamers. Why, because the weapons are cheap and they don't allow you to turn off the auto aim. Give the option to turn off auto aim assist and then we can talk. But until Halo and COD4 give this option then they are both noob games. If noobs and little kiddies want to play Halo 3 and COD 4 with Auto Aim Assist fine but give us the option to turn it off. FYI: I have no problem with Auto Aim and games that seem to have it sell more but they should have the option to turn them off so gamers can go into a rooms and not hear the little babies screaming in the mike I killed you ,you suck motherFker! And clan matches that actually test your skill against another player. Say all you want, doesn't change the fact that Halo 3 and COD has Auto Aim Assist. Edit: The reason it's in Leagues is because Microsoft Supports it. Halo has always had Auto Aim, they just turn it down more for Halo 3.Just Google it.
I know Sony leg humpers find this hard to believe... but stats do not lie... Now, what would be interesting is if Sony wouldn't be so embarrass about PSN stats and would actually release one like Microsoft does instead of hiding it. They probably avoid publishing it because it would show all their 1st party games below all 3rd party... which would allow the comparison between xbox 360 games and PS3.
because unlike MS, Sony doesn't need to keep reassuring themselves that everything is all handy dandy by releasing minor network software usage numbers. That is all it is, Microsoft just keeps trying to remind itself and others that everything is as good as it ever was and the tide toward the PS3 isn't turning. Delusional, just like the Xbot geek-squads all across the net. But excuse me, don't let me bother you at a time like this. I know giving MS a hypothetical rimjob by posting your BS fanboy-extreme comments like that one is what keeps you from staying in bed all damn day.
Stop b!tching and whining
Hello Jason and the other xbot geeks ! How does it feel today losing another exclusive to the PS3 (superior version Ninja Gaiden 2 Sigma : PS3 exclusive) ? Another day, another bad news for the 360 (yesterday : RE5 worldwide sales 55/45 for the PS3). It must be nice always playing the same Halo 3 from 2007 while we enjoy so many AAA exclusives on PS3 like MGS4, LBP and Killzone 2. Back to Killzone 2, the best online FPS ever. (this game is crack :)
how does it feel knowing mass effect 2 wont be coming to ps3? and by the way re5 sold more on the 360 55% to 45% check out the link. http://n4g.com/industrynews...
Sorry mate but have you actually ever played any games that aren't on the PS3? Also how is Sigma 2 going to be better than Gaiden 2? Have you played the original Ninja Gaiden Black and compared it to the original Sigma? The original was miles better. Pull your head out of your arse and start playing games rather than being an idiotic fanboy who knows nothing about gaming.
Ive been playing COD WAW on live...think it gets a lot off flack for the flaws in the game but still, i really enjoy it.COD 4 was amazing and i think COD WAW just carried on the same formula with the ww2 scene..Not a biggie for me as it's got some quality maps like asylum and dome with basicly the same games..Can't wait for the new map pack to be released thursday . But seeing the most played games on live and Halo still on top is an amazing achievement especialy when its up against powerhouse online games like COD..Might actualy go back to halo tonight..Hav'nt played it in a couple of months..Might relive some of the quality games ive had on there..
Halo 3 is also #1 live game alltime, so whats the point of this post?which that story has been posted many times before
Stupid arguments once again from pricks A better Halo3 player will defeat a less able one.All this talk of Halo3 being for players unable to play skilled fps is as dumb as the mouths that spout it.Just like any game, the better skilled you are, the better you will perform at playing the game Halo3 is very accesible that's all and there is a wealth of sandbox making for a very different game each time So much hate yet it's never out of the headlines
Wrong, Not if the game has Auto Aim. I know alot of people who have Xbox 360's and who can't play real shooters that have no auto aim for beans. But they can sure as hell can play Halo 3 and COD, lol. And all the people I know who can play a game without Auto Aim went out and bought the PS3 for just for Killzone 2.
just let people know on pc halo 2 looks better then halo 3. not surprise that halos back on top only matter of time.
Seraph741: Exactly! After beating Killzone 2, I played on Elite made it half the way through & stopped. Went to Halo 3 & felt the difference, Halo 3 is still King & has no threats, period. Killzone 2 is a good game, but its no Halo, Gears, or COD.