"Which games released this year have really been worth your buck? Games retail in similar price brackets, but longevity and value definitely differ. Here's GameState's Award for the game with the most meat on the bones in 2010." - GameState
Even though it's broken, my nod has to go to Fallout : New Vegas. 60 hours, and I've barely touched the main story. Of course, StarCraft 2's multiplayer will keep it played for ages. Racing games (or simulators, if you prefer) don;t interest me personally, so I disagree with your choice - but i'm pretty sure it'll ring true for many.
Excellent contender. I feel really upset about leaving Fallout: New Vegas and RDR out of this list. Wish there were more categories.
i'm happy with GT5... two full weekends and every week night 5 hours (till 2/3am) down. and i'm still at level 18. i went online last night and man... the rising sun in Nurburgring was so beautiful. GT5 will keep me busy for it's going to take me ages to earn credits to buy all the cars i want. specially X1.
lol, speaking of money's worth.. My award would to go.. White Knight Chronicles >.< Have about 700 hours into it. And still play it. Ofc, this is just my personal opinion. I don't expect alot of people to agree on my personal award. But, I've got alot more than my money's worth from WKC <3 Runnerup would be: RDR (red dead redemption), i think I clocked about 100 hours into it :)
You must not have a girlfriend or wife! ;)
haha, funny ;) I have that, a full time job and 15 credits worth of classes.. But I make time <3 You'd think people can't survive on 2-4 hours of sleep, but I proved them wrong.. Speaking of sleep.. I need to finish my Differential equations review for my final and then atleast get 3 hours of shuteye.
What about WOW? Buy that game and you wont have to worry about expenses like movies, hygiene products or birth-control... ><
Haha! If it weren't for WoW's subscription service it'd have definitely been here.
Damn! You're that young?!?
I'm going to have to opt for Red Dead Redemption. First sandbox style game that I played from start to finish and loved every minute of it. The multiplayer and online was finally something worth trying out from Rockstar unlike GTA 4 and the free co op DLC seals the deal as far as I'm concerned.
It is an excellent game. I feel it JUST falls short of this list and these contenders in this category. :) Hope your feelings aren't hurt! :)
well it's your opinion to say it falls short, no feelings hurt but I would say it's your list that falls short, not RDR. It's a game on another level. I am a big cod player and big Halo fan but the only reason those games have anything on RDR is because of their multiplayer. even then RDR multiplayer pushed a lot in terms of MP for an open world sandbox game. If you stack the zombie expansion alone for RD then it stomps the others. RD was not perfect, it had a few bugs and what not... but you know what, considering the size of the game and all the stuff you could do in MP, it was great value for money ( and it still manged to have less bullet lag then blackops )
I could be down for RDR completely. It's also the first large-scale sandboxer I've been compelled enough to complete.
I agree on RDR. RDR had hours of free roaming, story SP and MP. Halo: Lots of MP, short SP FONV: Lots of SP, no MP
Not really a racing fan nor am I a GT fan. My choice would have to be Red Dead Redemption. So much to do in that game. The amount of activities just blew me away.
I agree with GT5 it offers so much to play and I'm sure that they will be more coming via DLC! What about FIFA11 or PES2011 even? There are tons of features there.
As great as Fifa11 and PES2011 were, the improvements in terms of content weren't large enough to warrant the award. These type of games suffer from losing longevity by alienating a large amount of players and having a generally unimpressive online modes.
I can't also help but feel that the Fifa games released every year is just the same game with a bit of a spit polish. Hey, I'm just sayin'
LBP2 will win 2011
Halo Reach is the only game on the 360 that I envy. Obviously, it will NEVER come to a Sony console, let alone PS3.. but I have to confess I've eye'd it up on the odd occasion. Not dismissing the 360's other stellar titles. But I completed Halo 1, 2 so i'm familiar with the back story. But, I only have time, funds for one console. Meh!
Halo Reach is a much approved game and its a lot of fun.
Super Street Fighter 4 is one of them for me. Got 300 hours out of it so far and I still play it. Playing it now in fact. For £20 I think thats a steal. (Got 351 hours out of Vanilla by the time Super came out). Final Fantasy XIII was also I reckon. I'm trying to plat it now...120 hours so far. Paid £60 for the collectors edition but I don't get nearly as much time out of regular £30-40 games so I think it was worth the money I spent. Gran Turismo 5 is also looking like it has boundless amounts value in it as well. But time will tell.
2010 has been my worst year for gaming in a very long time. I have been so busy after my graduation with juggling an internship from mon-thursday and a part-time job from thur-sun that i have had absolutely no time to myself to play games. My internship ends next week so i have some serious catching up to do. On the 360 side, i got SC: Conviction and Halo Reach to play. But i have missed out on a lot of games on the PS3 like Heavy Rain, God of War 3 (my best PS franchise), that i will have to buy a used ps3 for christmas. ANyway, on topic. Played a bit of Reach and that game has a lot of content. But GT5 and Fallout are all games that are well worth the money.
The best value for they money is definitely SC2. The game will be played for years and don't forget the mods and maps and wait for it....... DOTA!!!!
Red Dead Redemption.......Put over 50 hours into that game, and thats just the single player! a single play through and still side stuff to do!
You won't find more content in a shooter than Halo: Reach. Splitscreen online Online coop campaign Very big map-editor (not just 'changing' actual maps) Firefight matchmaking with dozens of different game modes AWESOME stats at Bungie.net (how many with each weapon, how many deaths etc) Ranking Customizing you character Arena matchmaking upload screenshots upload videos great value for your money.
For me the big contenders are: Fallout New Vegas Civilization V StarCraft II Halo Reach Fable 3 White Knight Chronicles MAG Gran Turismo 5
Halo reach all the way. So much content and gametypes in just a regular dvd.
If there was no WoW people would still be playing Time Splitters: Future Perfect :-)
GT5 or Red Dead Redemption
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