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Top Ten MUST Buy Games of the Fall

Article Excerpt:

"This fall is going to see a glut of fantastic games. What is most impressive is the diversity of genres that are going to produce hits and how rounded out everything is. All consoles are going to be getting system sellers as well, despite some much anticipated games getting pushed back. Here is to hoping you have $600 saved to purchase Hamsterfist's Top Ten Must Buy Games of The Fall." (Borderlands, Brutal Legend, Forza Motorsport 3, Gran Turismo, Left 4 Dead 2, New Super Mario Bros Wii, PS3, PSP, Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time, The Beatles: Rock Band, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Wii, Xbox 360)

Delta  +   2273d ago
I disagree with the #1 pick. Other than that, that's a pretty good list. Mines different but close.
ReservoirDog316  +   2273d ago
10. No
9. Don't think so though I'm sure it'll be good
8. I suck at racing games
7. I SUCK at racing games
6. Yes, definitely
5. Don't have XBL so it's kinda worthless, sadly
4. Um, no
3. Yes, 100%
2. Boycott!
1. Um, no

Oh and bubbles for liking Valkyria Chronicles.
umair_s51  +   2273d ago
Happy to see Boderlands is getting some attention. Mark my words, this game has a lot of potential.
FamilyGuy  +   2273d ago
The lst failed at the start
"10. The Beatles: Rock Band"

Most gamers aren't 50, there's plenty of other titles that could take that spot.
"Hamsterfist’s Top Ten Must Buy", i disagree with your opinion.

I also disagree with this sites ability to add. Tax excluded they say "$600" but list a psp game that will be $40 and a Wii game that will be $50

Tax excluded, that's $570

Other than that i guess it's an okay list.
Montrealien  +   2273d ago
So only people that are 50 like or appreciate the Beatles? I don't think so.

tell that to these guys

As for the list, I dont agree with it to much, mine would be in a different order, but he has a right to his opinion.
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deadreckoning666  +   2273d ago
1. Modern Warfare 2
2. Uncharted 2
3. L4D2

In that order. As far as Beatles: Rock Band, screw it. Lots a people like em but I could care less. I don't see it finding a huge audience. The same people who spend countless hours on XBL or PSN aren't the same people who care about The Beatles.
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Montrealien  +   2273d ago
you are right deadreckoning666, however there are many more of them.
SuperM  +   2273d ago
New Super Mario Wii? Since when did this become a sales list. I thought you said must buy list? that is totally ridiculous. And Modern Warfare 2 will outsell new super mario anyway.
Tony P  +   2273d ago
The only game on the list I'm kind of interested in is Borderlands. I could care less about the rest.
Muddyalcapones  +   2273d ago
To deadreckoning and Tony P
It's "COULDN'T care less" not "could". If you could care less then you do care to some extent.
edgeofblade  +   2273d ago
I really don't care what the PS3 fanboys want to say. I'd replace Beatles or any of the driving games with ODST.

You masochistic driving sim fans can kiss my buttes.

And where is Heavy Rain? Too non-traditional for you?
aldesko  +   2273d ago
"And where is Heavy Rain? Too non-traditional for you?"

Heavy Rain isn't coming out this Fall as far as I know.
Tony P  +   2273d ago

Said exactly what I meant about the list. So thanks, but no thanks. :)
GameGambits  +   2273d ago
The person who did this article is retarded. He thinks that Super Mario game will outsell all the games on that list. Hate to break it to you but Mario is only on Wii, but MW2 is on 360,ps3,andPC so you are outta luck there. Didn't Modern Warfare 1 sell like 14 million copies up to now or was it even more?

Also, you must not realize that games do NOT sell on the Wii. Furthermore you are saying that game is THE must buy simply because of sales... do you even play games to completion anymore? I doubt it. You look at the sales #'s and deem it good or bad. Get a different hobby or a career, because games aren't a top priority for you.

Oh and to go further you think the majority of users on here have the cash to drop on 10 different games ? You are out of your mind. Even if we did your list is still a joke. It's not even a matter of opinion, but a matter of facts. You'd have to own each console like myself and that's a VERY rare commodity to have. Even people who can afford other consoles sometimes don't simply due to lack of interest or information.

Here's a new list.

Top Ten Games You SHOULD Consider to Buy in 2009:
1) Uncharted 2(Got a ps3? Get it. Want a PS3? Buy it with it.)

2) Borderlands(Tons of praise for this one. Keep an eye on it.)

3) ModernWarfare 2(I won't be buying it day 1. Renting to see if no beta was a good choice by Activision and Infinity Ward)

4) KingdomHearts 358/2 Days(Give your DS some love. The KH series has a big fan following, and if you are part of that following it's a no brainer)

5) Scribblenauts(More love towards you DS if you aren't a KH fan. This game gets tons of praise. Buy it as a gift for a sibling, but secretly play the crap out of it)

6) Gran Turismo PSP(If you like racing then I'd suggest this over Forza 3 to be honest. The developer delivers in spades with this series and doesn't shoot its mouth off to be the best. It just is the best.)

7) Whatever you missed out on(This is an odd year for gaming. Everything we were excited for jumped ship to 2010. Things like Bioshock 2, Bayonetta, and even Splinter Cell ran off. After listing all the new titles above that really show promise from now to the end of December it's here wheen you are this point you want to step back. From late 2008 to now there have been some great games lots of people missed out, and it seems 2009 can be used as a solid catch up year, since 2010 will be flooded from the looks of it. Games I suggest trying out: Dead Space, Fallout 3, Killzone 2, inFAMOUS, Resistance 2, Little Big Planet, and even further back for Metal Gear Solid 4. I know my list is pretty PS3 heavy, but my 360 did play Dead Space and Fallout 3 last year, as well as Fable 2 and Gears of War 2. I don't recommend Fable or Gears to anyone...ever. It's also a good point to try some downloadable games like Fat Princess or Shadow Complex.)

8)Mass Effect 2(I know it comes out in January of 2010, but heck why not just pay it off with some Christmas money. It's worth waiting an extra week or two after Christmas to enjoy this game. Bioware delivers, but do you order?

9)MAG(Just like Mass Effect 2 above it comes out in early January. With a beta later this month a lot of people will get into you'll be able to know if this is as big as most FPS fans want it to be. Youtube videos from the beta now already show a great game coming soon)

10)Assassin's Creed 2(I put this as #10, because we all know the replay value will be small. If you don't want to shell out 60 for it then make sure to at least rent it or get it from a friend ASAP. It's worthy of your time)

Honorable Mentions: Ratchet and Clank Future, Left4Dead2, Brutal Legend, and Halo 3 ODST. These are games I feel a lot of players aren't gaga over, but the fans will be chomping at the bit to get at.

I don't know about you guys, but my list makes a lot more sense than his...
Montrealien  +   2273d ago
zlatko said...

(The person who did this article is retarded. He thinks that Super Mario game will outsell all the games on that list)

Umm no, he listed what he thinks are the 10 must buys this fall. That is why I stopped reading your longer then needed comment. This internet generation that always needs to be right while stepping on other peoples opinions is really getting bad.
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dantheman1515  +   2273d ago
@ ZlatKo
You crazy kids and all your anime and disney.


I can haz Alpha Protocol and Scribblenauts?
Kamikaze135  +   2273d ago
I find it hard to agree with most games on that list
Beatles Rock Band? Wtf...I love the Beatles, but that game is hardly a must have. There are only 40 something tracks in it and it's just a Rock Band expansion. Also, Demon's Souls Halo ODST, WET, and Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 should be somewhere on that list.

Oh please, it's not a port. The game was remade using a different engine (the engine used for Sigma), new enemies, new weapons, new bosses, it has online co-op, 3 new characters, expanded story, update graphics, fixed camera issues (supposedly), along with many other tiny improvements. So yeah, it doesn't classify as a port. It's a remake. And yes, I've played the WET demo and it was amazing.
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hamsterfist  +   2273d ago
Ninja Gaiden 2 already came out, last year. Sigma is basically just a PS3 port. Why would that make the list? Have you played the WET demo? That is a must rental, no purchase. I will give you Halo ODST though. I forgot that one, but it would of just made the honorable mentions.
callahan09  +   2273d ago
Sigma 2 is a pretty significant port, though. It runs at a higher resolution at a better and smoother framerate, with an improved camera, and tons of additional content. Not saying it should have replaced any titles on this list, but I do think that saying "it came out last year" is wrong, it's definitely improved enough that if a critic wasn't willing to recommend Ninja Gaiden 2 to people last year, they might just find Sigma 2 improved enough that it's worth recommending this year.
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umair_s51  +   2273d ago
Its 3 more playable characters, playable. For the love of god, shheesh.
FamilyGuy  +   2273d ago
"it's a remake"
Yeah, it's far beyond a "port"
SuperM  +   2273d ago
Well id say Left 4 Dead 2 shouldnt be on the list since it looks pretty much the same as the original.
edgeofblade  +   2273d ago
Sigma 2. Really? A half-assed port of a 360 game? A Team Ninja game with the blood nerfed out? Can you really consider that a contender?
deadreckoning666  +   2273d ago
HAHA, u schooled me Muddy!
Redempteur  +   2273d ago
If you managed to get some info you'll see that there is blood in sigma 2 ...


There is plenty of blood on the floor when you kill ennemies except when killed by ninpos . They actually put the game on par with all the other ninja gaiden since the first one ..So no it's not a nerf but a restoration
callahan09  +   2273d ago
Really, edgeofblade, half-assed port? Is that what you're going with?

How does increasing and steadying the frame-rate, fixing the wonky camera issues, bumping up the native resolution, adding new playable characters/missions/bosses, and creating a brand-new online co-op mode = half-assed port?
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Samus HD  +   2273d ago
I sad it : Wii is the ONE
SuperM  +   2273d ago
To bad you wont ever see Samus in HD the way they are going
Avenged Sevenfold  +   2273d ago
U2 not #1? Fail!
Peter North  +   2273d ago
Most of these games are only HD on the Ps3 with no 54.6% failure rate.
butterfinger  +   2273d ago
Gran Turismo PSP...
might be the only system seller on that list.
Jamescagney  +   2273d ago
I think New Super Mario Bros Wii will more than likely be a huge system seller.
DelbertGrady  +   2273d ago
Didn't I just read this article 5 minutes ago?
Sangria  +   2273d ago
Yay i can't wait to get Brutal Legend. I keep buying few games (like Godfather 2, Folklore, Ratchet & Clank Future) in order to be able to wait a whole month for Brutal Legend release. I feel like a 13yo girl over a Tokio Hotel concert announcement.
Ron_Burgundy  +   2273d ago
a PS3 is needed to play these games in HD

unless you enjoy sub hd on a black & white tv, the flopbox is for you
skatezero246  +   2273d ago
I only have three unless GT5 comes out this year then I'll have 4 but assuming it's not

1-Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

2-Demon's Souls

3-Rachet & clank: A Crack In Time
Ashriel  +   2273d ago
I would take both Rockband and Mario out of that list :3
Jamescagney  +   2273d ago
Brutal Legend, Left 4 Dead 2, Borderlands and New Super Mario Bros Wii for me.
umair_s51  +   2273d ago
bubbles for liking Boderlands!
Jamescagney  +   2273d ago
Yeah Borderlands looks really good, the videos and news I've seen on it look very promising.
shutupandplay  +   2273d ago
Forza 3
L4D 2
MW 2

Amazing games coming up.
Ron_Burgundy  +   2273d ago
I agree
my PC and PS3 will definitely be getting play time this fall :P
NaiNaiNai  +   2273d ago
really cause 2 out of 5 of those are not on your systems.

your missing out on so much, you must be a fanboy, not a gamer.
topdawg122  +   2273d ago
I'd rather have Assassins Creed 2 and Uncharted2 over any of those. Well I'll take MW2 as well. I'll play all of these on my ps3 with no 54.2% failure rate
divideby0  +   2273d ago
Demon's Soul....for those who can deal with a hardcore RPG has scored AAA.

L4D2 = no buy
foxtheory  +   2273d ago
The only ones for sure on the list for me
are Uncharted 2 and Ratchet and Clank. Also, I'll be picking up Assassin's Creed 2, Demon's Souls, and Alpha Protocol. And possibly Gran Turismo 5 because I'm not a big racing fan, but the graphics are incredible and me and my friends enjoy racing games time to time. It'd be nice to have at least one racing game just in case I'm in the "mood" to play it.
Kakihara  +   2273d ago
Damn, I'm depressed. None of those tickle my balls in the slightest.
ps360owner09  +   2273d ago
My list in no particular order
Uncharted 2(PS3)
Forza 3(X360)
Gran turismo portable(psp)
jak and daxter the lost frontier(psp)
Magna Carta 2(X360)

And I may get Assassins Creed 2, Halo Odst, and Wet later on down the road
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GeoramA  +   2273d ago
No Demon's Souls = FAIL

And LOL @ #1. Guess they had to throw a Wii game in there out of pity.
XsteveJ  +   2273d ago
Gonna have to say:
Uncharted 2
Modern Warfare 2
Assassin's Creed 2
Operation Flashpoint 2
Left 4 Dead 2

In no particular order..
Jamescagney  +   2273d ago
Oh yeah, Operation Flashpoint 2, there's another.
MetalGearBear  +   2273d ago
New Super Mario Bros Wii!!!!???? #1!!!???
list is failed.

1. Modern Warfare 2
2. Uncharted 2
3. Borderlands
4. Left 4 Dead 2
5. Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
6. Gran Turismo PSP
7. Assassins Creed 2
8. Brutal Legend
9. Halo 3:odst
10.Forza 3
JonnyBigBoss  +   2273d ago
New Super Mario Bros. Wii? My Staff and I played this at E3 and it wasn't very impressive to say the least. It was hard to like it at all after playing Little Big Planet.
Jamescagney  +   2273d ago
Meh, I played it and thought it was excellent. Horses for courses though I suppose.
hamsterfist  +   2273d ago
Your staff? LOL
Missan  +   2273d ago
Most PS3 exclusives to look forward to. PS3 is certainly the gamer's console.
edgeofblade  +   2273d ago
I'm looking for as many disagrees as I can get. And I know how....

I like Halo 3: ODST and I'm in the Open Zone!!!
Missan  +   2273d ago
Halo sucks.
shutupandplay  +   2273d ago
"Halo sucks"
Lol. Halo is the biggest online game this generation, with constant updates and map-packs keeping the millions of fans happy. But, you don`t understand play ps3. Haha.
hamsterfist  +   2273d ago
I love all the hate for New Super Mario Bros. You guys do realize that New Super Mario Bros for the DS has sold close to 19 million copies, right?
EvilTwin  +   2273d ago
Fanboy bashing is fashionable. Once you're on top, you're the number one target (remember all of the "the PS2 sucks because it's underpowered!" stuff from last gen?).

I'd like to know when a 2D or platform game stopped being "core." I like FPS and sandbox games, too, but it seems like some people play ONLY those games.

NSMB on DS has sold something like 18 million copies, I think. But it hasn't been a seller like Halo or Modern Warfare (games that had a huge first week/month). Nintendo's games tend to have long legs on the charts. NSMB on Wii probably won't be the number one seller by the end of this year, but give it 8 to 10 more months, and it certainly could be.
Either way
This look like 07....but better
I am Legend  +   2273d ago

Modern Warfare 2
Left 4 Dead 2
Episodes from Liberty City


Assassins Creed 2
Forza 3
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