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Submitted by Xeoset 3101d ago | article

22% Of 360's Good Titles Are Shooters

Crazed Geek, in response to X3F's aticle where they listed the percentage of shooters in the whole Xbox 360 library, has weeded out the titles not expected to make the high grades all of us gamers go for in a title and have looked at how many shooters are in the library that are expected to get high ratings. (Xbox 360)
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Xeoset  +   3101d ago
This isn't a duplicate, read the title, article and follow the link.
BIadestarX  +   3101d ago
stupid article.... why? define good? the games I like may not be what you concidered good.
Xeoset  +   3101d ago
The reviewer took in the elements which make it appeal to the larger audience, gameplay, story, etc. Think Halo, it's obviously going to get high marks, Mass Effect obviously seems on track and Bioshock is already getting 10/10's.
BenzMoney  +   3101d ago
I agree with you... but...
While I agree with you that this is a stupid article and I have reservations in seeing it getting approved (for reasons I'll outline below) I'm going to resist my urge to report it as 'lame'.

Reasons why this article is stupid:

1) See Bladestar's comment, above. How 'good' a game is, is completely subjective.

2) The source of this article leads me to believe that this is nothing more than a blog. Who is 'a crazed geek'? I could just as easily go start a blog of my own, write up an opinion, and post it as an 'article'.

However, I'm going to avoid reporting it as lame because, frankly, I think the original article was *ALMOST* as stupid.


After a bit more research it's blatantly obvious that this is nothing more than a blog - one that was created within the last couple of days, no less, and contains a total of maybe 3 posts! Yeah, I'd say this qualifies as lame.
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DrPirate  +   3101d ago
So why insult PS3 games that I'm excited for?

What I think makes a game good, is not what you think makes a game good.

Fanboy wars over.
Mu5afir  +   3101d ago
A comon collective agreement is important.
If everyone thinks the Earth is flat, then the Earth is flat. This is the same basis you must equate when considering the "meta" scores of the game. So, you can't simply dismiss the article because your "personal" tastes are not met. That also doesn't mean your opinion isn't true either.

Now, that doesn't mean I agree with this article. And frankly 17% and 22% doesn't make a big difference. And what percentage of games are shooters shouldn't create an assumption of the system. What matters is what type of games sale on the console. And when it comes to games selling well on the 360 there is one genre that sticks out, and that is the shooter genre.

March 2007:

* Gears of War (4.5 million)[15] [shooter]
* The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (3 million,)[16] [shooter]
* Call of Duty 2 (1.4 million)[17] [shooter]
* Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (1.37 million)[18] [shooter]
* Dead Rising (1.22 million)[18] [Action]
* Madden NFL 07 (1.1 million in US)[19] [sport]
* Perfect Dark Zero (1 million)[20] [shooter]
* Saints Row (1 million)[21] [Sandbox / Action]
* Dead or Alive 4 (1 million)[22] [shooter]
* GRAW1 (1 million)[19] [shooter]

These numbers are from March 07, but the game list shouldn't be too different. Other then The Darkness and GRAW2 being in the list, but we will exclude them since they won't make a big difference.

4 of the top 5 games are shooters, and 7 of the 10 best selling games are shooters. What does that imply? Simple.. it means the 360 is a shooter console. Now is that a bad thing? NO, it simply means people who own a 360 prefer to play FPS / TPS games over other genres.

This doesn't fit my personal taste so I opted for a different console. But for people who like shooters, the 360 is the best option. As it will always have some of the best FPS / TPS games on any console.

I hope they release Banjo and Kazooi soon, I was hoping to play it. xD
WilliamRLBaker  +   3100d ago
ummm mu5
* Gears of War (4.5 million)[15] [shooter]
* The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (3 million,)[16] [shooter]
* Call of Duty 2 (1.4 million)[17] [shooter]
* Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (1.37 million)[18] [shooter]
* Dead Rising (1.22 million)[18] [Action]
* Madden NFL 07 (1.1 million in US)[19] [sport]
* Perfect Dark Zero (1 million)[20] [shooter]
* Saints Row (1 million)[21] [Sandbox / Action]
* Dead or Alive 4 (1 million)[22] [shooter]
* GRAW1 (1 million)[19] [shooter]

Elder scrolls is a shooter? really? where do you shoot any thing but a magic spell or an bow and arrow? no infact its an FPS RPG!....

Dead or alive is a shooter? huh? you mean the fighting none FPS game?

There are infact only 5 shooters in that list...
Mu5afir  +   3100d ago
@ WilliamRLBaker
Sorry for the mix up, Oblivion obviously isn't a shooter. It is an Action / RPG, however Dead Rising is an Action / TPS and so is, Saints Row. Dead or Alive is a fighting game, not a shooter.. xD

But it still doesn't change the numbers all that much. Remember, as I had stated GRAW2 and The Darkness are not included on this list. So the numbers won't make a big difference. Since they will relatively stay the same.

Just to make sure.. here are the numbers for VGcharts for games sold:

* Gears of War Microsoft [shooter]
* Call of Duty 2 Activision [shooter]
* GRAW Ubisoft [shooter]
* Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Take 2 [Action / RPG]
* Tom Clancy Rainbow Six: Vegas Ubisoft [shooter]
* Madden NFL 07 EA [sport]
* Call of Duty 3 Activision [shooter]
* Fight Night Round 3 EA [sport]
* Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Capcom [shooter]
* Crackdown Microsoft [Sandbox / Action / Shooter]
power of Green  +   3101d ago
My non Shooter lineup from known titles.
This isn't really saying anything different from the other 360 shooter vs other genre ratio post.

Looking forward to

* Lost Oddyessy

* Eternal Sonata

* Ace Combat

* Thesis

* Elveon

* PGR4

* Ninga Gaiden 2

* Project OffSet

* War Hammer

* Hexic 2

* Dungeon Hero

* Naruto: Rise of a Ninja

* Alan Wake

* All Points Bulletin

* Banjo-Kazooie

* Dark Messiah of Might & Magic: Elements

* Fable 2

* Far East of Eden Ziria

* Hail to the Chimp

* Halo Wars

* Onechanbara: vorteX (if it makes state side).

* Mass Effect

* Too Human

* Two Worlds

* Voodoo Nights


* Virtual Me: Simulation (Could this be a MS attempt to copy the Mii for the Wii?).

These are some of the games i'll be keeping an eye on and my wallet open for.
MannyHarlem141  +   3101d ago
i'm no fanboy, i got a 360.. but bro, i think u just compiled a list of 360 exclusives, many of which aren't worthy of mention, c'mon voodo nights! lolz Naruto lolz.. what about assassin's creed, call of duty 4... shyyyt, rock band looks better than some of the junk u noted
power of Green  +   3101d ago
Nah! you have to read my post.
Your reply is personally. Does this post list whats is good or not; will that list if post be the what i'm intrested in?. Read the comment again. Is this thread based on games in general or exclusives. LOL

Matter of fact do you even understand whats going on in this thread COD4 is a FPS. Do not ever reply to me again actually that mild attack deserves an ignor. See ya.
Mucudadada  +   3101d ago
On having Project Offset up on that list! Looks fantastic! I am envious that the PS3 does not get Two Worlds, it looks like a fun game with hella fun multiplayer.

P.S. Here's to hoping the Ninja love continues and NG2 come to the PS3!
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power of Green  +   3101d ago
Anyways either post is a big plus when combating the fanatic myth the Xbox is a shooter console when in reality it lacks or has low amounts of shooters. When looking at lists theres actually more Action adventure games then any other genre I didn't post them because i'v read nothing on them none-the-less i seen about 20 other games that are not shooters.

What's good or not depends on the gamer.
DrPirate  +   3101d ago
Same with you, bring this arguement in news threads that have to do with PS3 games.
power of Green  +   3101d ago
WTF did you just say?.
DrPirate  +   3101d ago
? I didn't say anything....

I typed out what I was thinking with a keyboard...

The magic of text is that, it doesn't have to be repeated, but if you so wish, I can copy-paste:

This argument of yours "People define what is good by their own standards". Bring that into threads with PS3 games. I don't mean to diss on your opinion, but saying Killzone 2 has only 3 colors and implying that anyone hyped for it has no taste, come on man, different strokes, different folks.
Xeoset  +   3101d ago
Anyway, it's nice to see Fanboy Ammo getting taken away.


Problems have been resolved with the 7/07 consoles.
Articles have proven it has a wide variety of genres and highly rated games in it, taking away the 'ShooterBox' myth.


It's slowly gaining titles, the more the merrier.


Same as the PS3 ^^^.
WiiMote is finally being utilised well.
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MannyHarlem141  +   3101d ago
in my opinion 100% of the "good" games are shooters on the 360... thats particularly because i like shooters moreao than any other genre.. Gears, Vegas, Oblivion, and Forza are the Good Games and I guess CoD2.. so 60% of the good games are shooters.. whose to gauge whats good and whats not.. its up to the consumer.. but i agree, i would like to see MORE shooters.. i've worn Resistance FoM thin, can't wait for Halo 3, Haze, CoD4 and UT3.. and I guess bioshock, even with its Role-playing undercurrent is still at it's core a good shooter (i hope a damn good one)... oohh yea, KILLZONE 2 PWNS all!!
toughNAME  +   3101d ago
i for one am glad no one listens to you
Daxx  +   3101d ago
What can I say we like to shoot things. Zombies, Aliens, Terrorists, Houses, Dinosaurs, Cyborgs, Demons etc...

You name it we shoot it.

I'm an FPS gamer at heart. I played Quake 3 on my PC till my eyes bled...well not really, more like blood shot. >_>
s8anicslayer  +   3101d ago
i would find this article to be true, but most big name games coming out are shooters
gogators  +   3101d ago
are one of the more dominate genres currently. I would have expected the number to be a little higher, but it really depends on what one defines as a good game and what is a shooter.

I thought Dead Rising was a very good game, but really can't figure out how to define it's genre. Is it an action game, action RPG, a third person shooter, etc?
CNIVEK  +   3101d ago
Crackdown IS NOT a TPS....
...anymore than any of the GTA games....or Saints Row, which was placed in the proper category.
BubblesDAVERAGE  +   3101d ago
the problem
They do have other game genre there but there usually crappy therefore they try and steal sony games...80 percent of xbox 360 and xbox good games were FpS and thats the problem..maybe they should put there resources into making new ips (non fps) instead of trying to steal sonys games...
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JokesOnYou  +   3101d ago
how can they steal sony games?
oh, you mean the 3rd party games that sony "stole" from Nintendo or another platform? and according to you every other game not an FPS is crappy I guess games like Dead Rising, Crackdown, Bioshock, ME, Too Human are all crappy, oh but they are all shooters since you shoot stuff but MGS, R&C etc isn't since you shoot stuff but thats different when it has a PS logo on it, blah blah blah just stfu you don't have a clue what your are yapping about sony kid whatever the 360 does have at least its working because gamers like to play games instead of waiting on the delaystation with all its empty broken promises over and over again. I know I know "WAIT UNTIL" -ha, ha wait until sonys next promise after Lair is released. silly sony kids=

batman2million  +   3101d ago
the 360 has done well in its share on games. A lot of ppl argue that with me- but then again they are good shooters! if its a good game thats what matter, it be sports, RPG, action etc. etc.

a good game is a good game..
jcgamer  +   3101d ago
I Guess Haze, UT3, and Killzone 2 are just Casual Games ! !
Both Microsoft and Sony ended their E3 shows with shooters. This is the year of the shooter...We love our shooters and we ain't gonna apologize for it either...

And on September 25, 2007 12:00 A.M. the world will know just how much we love em'!
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DrPirate  +   3101d ago
That's a good point. If I recall, even Ubisoft at their event ended off with a shooter, be it Splinter Cell or Haze.

Either way, my personal opinion is that first person games (not shooters) do alot more to immerse a player. With today's console technology, that experience is taken farther then other game genres.
power of Green  +   3101d ago
This thread isn't even about the PS3 so why are there people in here wanting to talk about PS3 and its games.

#11 I have to put you on ignor along with #6 you people say too many stupid ass things.
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ALIEN  +   3101d ago
i love shooters, SO i don't have any problem.

Here's my list of shooters.
mikeslemonade  +   3101d ago
Noway, most of good games are shooters according to the general consensus. Look at and 8.5 and above is a good game. They have 22 games about 8.5. You can't count games that don't have the hype either. 10 out of the 22 are shooters. The games that are not shooters and are hyped by the general consensus are oblivion, forza, GH, PGR, doa, command and conquer. The 360 has 16 hyped games about 8.5. 10 are shooters and 6 are not shooters. The 360 has too many shooters and not enough other games end of discussion!
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Deity01  +   3101d ago
@ power of green
I'm a 360 fan and all, but Microsoft has a terrible habit of just buying off all the Sony/PS3 games instead of attempting something new. But I won't say anything about a percentage of good 360 titles being FPS, but that a large majority of the 360 games that aren't some type of shooter(or bought off PS title), are complete sh!t.

For example: Kameo, Viva Pinata, Scene It?(are you sh!tting me).
But, with Sony and Nintendo there is always innovation, and some new "genre" I've never played before. Eye of Judgement(Eyetoy too), LBP, Wii itself(this is King), Guitar Hero(singstar now), Microsoft remains very generic.

Generic is cool with me, and to be honest, shooters are the reason I got my 360, I knew a majority of good shooters would be on this console. If I was lookign for an innovative experience I would have a Wii.

360 has a lot of good shooters, oh well.
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ReBurn  +   3101d ago
But that was like a lame blog post talking about a lame blog post. Everyone knows the 360 has a lot of shooters. Some are good, some suck.
Bloodmask  +   3101d ago
22 % of the 360s
game library = the entire PS3 game library.

If someone could refresh my memory what is the PS3s number 1 selling title.

Resistance ring a bell. And what about the most hyped game for PS3.....Killzone 2 ring a bell.

It's funny how the same rules don't apply if you own a Sony machine. I realize now what the problem is. Instead of making and/or playing games.

Sony fanboys around the world and developers just spend all of their time writing hate articles and leaving a large compilation of empty promises.

SofaKingReetodded  +   3101d ago
It'a getting pretty tiring
to hear about the gazillion games that are out for 360 when in reality there are barely a handful of decent games and a WHOLE bunch that I wouldn't rent for free.
JasonPC360PS3Wii  +   3101d ago
FPS are good.
Alot of the games on the Xbox/360 arent realy true FPS anyway, most of the good ones give the players cameras that switch between FP and TP. The gameplay features of FP/TP offer a wide range of comfortable gaming and I actualy see more action/classic FPS/TPS hybrid shooters more.

You have Unreal Championship 2 (xbox) that gives you TP/melee and FPS action and so does Shadowrun, Halo, Mass Effect, GRAW, GEARS, Killswitch, Splinter Cell, Rainbow Six, Saints Row, Crackdown and Battlefront. Some get confused about those and a game like Half life, Battlefield, The Darkness and Bioshock, they are true first person because they never leave the FPS perspective.

Now I'm a FP/TP lover but we still need those sleeper,artfull and suprise hits that are just fun to play like Indigo Prophecy, Silent Hill, RE5, Ninja Gaiden, God of War, Full Spectrium Warrior or Evil Dead.
MaximusPrime  +   3100d ago
every news i hear on TV regarding killing of brother, killing of parents are xbox-related.
The most recent was the boy was given life for killing his younger brother.

Microsoft needs to cut down or eliminate the shoot-em-up games. This was one of the reasons why i returned to Playstation.

22% is a pretty high number.
ktchong  +   3100d ago
There were two murder lawsuits related to Manhunt
Isn't Manhunt a Playstition title?
ktchong  +   3100d ago
78% of 360's good titles are NOT shooters
Look at the flip side.

The majority -- a good majority, 78% -- of *good* 360 titles are NOT shooters.
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