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Submitted by charlescox4 1713d ago | opinion piece

Worst Xbox 360 Exclusives That We Wish Never Released

"The Xbox 360 has become one of the most influential consoles in recent history and there’s no way anyone can deny the system has some great exclusives. In an era of gaming where exclusives have become very rare, the Xbox 360 has a stable of solid hits that no one else can claim. Not every Xbox 360 exclusive that has come out has received critical acclaim. In fact, we’ve compiled a list of the worst Xbox 360 games to release. While, exclusives tend to be a reflection of the hardware they release on, we can forgive the 360 for these horrible releases. Here’s our list of the worst Xbox 360 exclusives to hit store shelves." ( Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad, Black College Football: The Xperience -- The Doug Williams Edition, Bomberman: Act Zero, Fighters Uncaged, Halo 3: ODST, Kengo : Legend of the 9, Operation Darkness , Raven Squad, Xbox 360)

vgn24  +   1713d ago
Oh no. Having one of their beloved spartans in the image is enough to give the diehard Halo fans a heart attack. But I agree!
BeaRye  +   1713d ago
Can I put in a vote for anything Halo? That is the most overrated franchise in gaming history. It's a shooter for goodness sake. What's so innovative about that?
GunShotEddy  +   1713d ago
Here we go. Yes Halo is "overrated", but a lot of good games are. Being overrated doesnt make it bad.
guigsy  +   1713d ago
Everyone's entitled to their own opinion. If you think Halo is overrated then fine, but obviously there are millions of people out there that think otherwise.

I think the author is going overboard stating that ODST should never have existed. It might not have been up to the standard expected of the Halo series, but it was still a great game.
vgchica  +   1713d ago
It's also a strategy game if you're talking about the entire franchise. (and a series of novels) Just saying.
Raendom  +   1713d ago
Halo -3- is actually pretty unique. I don't see many FPS games where piloting vehicles is so fluid fun and easy (BF2 does it well too).

Not many games have an on-the-fly forge, a new playlist every week or so and just a huge heap of modes.

Okay, maybe not INNOVATIVE but definitely UNIQUE.

Counter Strike Source and BF2 are the only games -imo- that give Halo 3 a run for it's money, but then again those games are (usually, excluding mods) not set in a sci-fi world.

This arguement is coming from someone who thinks Killzone 3 is a 10/10 btw so don't think I'm a halo fantard.
zootang  +   1713d ago
Halo, the Justin Bieber of shooters.
Active Reload  +   1713d ago
I'm not a big Halo fan, but out of the ones of tried, I really liked ODST, in fact it's the only one I've beat.
tigertron  +   1713d ago
Whilst you may think the Halo franchise is overrated, I applaud Bungie's efforts for making a fun FPS franchise. Give me Halo over COD any day, and this is coming from someone who doesn't own a 360, but I do have Halo on the PC and love it dearly.
darthv72  +   1713d ago
"What's so innovative about that?"

A game doesnt have to innovate to be a good game. What i especially enjoy about the whole halo series is its story. Few games can expand a story and draw a player into the role like halo could (IMO).

It is like star wars. It is a typical space opera but the way it flows is what makes it work and stand the test of time. Sure there are other movies with bigger special effects but they dont have the story to support it (again: IMO).

There will be other games with bigger special effects but will they be all show and no flow? A game that can still be talked about years if not decades is one of those games that are truely worthy of the hype.

Those who feel something is overhyped are the ones who dont know how to connect with what is being presented. It is entertainment and is meant to be enjoyed by letting go of the possible.
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Arnon  +   1713d ago
Halo is slightly overrated. However, I find it to be a lot better than the majority of shooters out on the market today. Not to mention it's community and developer support is massive and will continue to grow.

Most shooters only last 1-2 years and then another one is churned out. Why continue buying a shooter of the same franchise every year?
dragon82  +   1713d ago
It's funny you say that. There were 4 Halo games released in a 3 year period this generation. That's an average of one game every 9 months.

Halo: Combat Evolved - Nov. 15, 2001
Halo 2 - Nov. 9, 2004

Halo 3 - Sept. 25, 2007
Halo Wars - March 3, 2009
Halo 3: ODST - Sept. 22, 2009
Halo Reach - Sept. 14, 2010
josephayal  +   1712d ago
No Way  +   1712d ago
@dragon82 -
Granted, those dates and games my be correct ..
But, Arnon said why buy a shooter of the same franchise ever year ..
First off, Halo Wars is not a shooter, nor is it developed by Bungie.
Second, ODST was a spin off, plenty of top games have spin offs.
See Metal Gear Solid, Assassins Creed, Final Fantasy, ect ..
As for 'official' Halo Games (3 and Reach) there is a 3 year gap.

(Official meaning made and developed by Bungie, that continues the story.)
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Arnon  +   1712d ago
To add on to what No Way said, Halo 3: ODST carried over the same multiplayer component so people wouldn't be alienated on the MP aspect of Halo.

Technically, there were only two halo games released within a 3 year span that actually changed over. If you look by the dates that you've posted, every major halo game has gone through at least 3 years of play before a new one is churned out.
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TheDivine  +   1712d ago
Odst was acually one of my fav shooters. I loved the empty night city with the visor, very reminiscent of metroid. The atmospere was superb and i loved how the story was all flashbacks. It was my first halo though so im not worn out by it, great games w more content than whole series of games. Operation darkness was fun to me. Hard and annoying but a great little gem.

people forget the gems like magna carta 2, project sylpheed, ninja blade, blue dragon, chromehounds so many games people never play and btw too human=best console loot drop
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dragon82  +   1712d ago
@No Way
I was in no way bad mouthing Halo. I was just pointing out that there has been a four Halo games released since 2007. The moment they decided to charge full price for ODST it became a major Halo release. I will give you that Halo Wars was not a shooter but it is a full retail release in the Halo Universe. Again, not bashing. I actually own ODST and Reach.

Based on your theory COD should be divided into two seperate groups as well. Half of them are developed by Treyarch and the other half by Infinity Ward. This would mean that there have been three COD games released by Treyarch since 2006 and two COD games released by Infinity Ward since 2007. It's up to you to decide which is the "Official" group of COD games.
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Trizard  +   1712d ago
@Zootang, If you say "Halo is the Justin Beiber of shooters", I say " Killzone is the Rebecca Black"

I kid, I kid but seriously. Halo and Killzone are good games and honestly never wished I didn't have them or not payed for them like Black Ops (which I returned Day 1).
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Solid_Snake-  +   1713d ago
cos your a pathetic fanboy.
Agent_S  +   1713d ago
@trapperdan There are no spartans in the image, those are ODST's.
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ASSASSYN 36o  +   1713d ago
Just goes to show you have no idea WTF you are talking about. Those are not Spartans in the photo. They are a Hell-Jumpers.
Emilio_Estevez  +   1713d ago
I agreed with the list.
vgchica  +   1713d ago
I agree 100%. I think Operation Darkness could have been a good game, but there's no denying it failed to impress when released. I don't get people releasing broken games.
Solid_Snake-  +   1713d ago
halo ODST was amazing perfect dark zero was a brilliant game., the rest in my opinion wernt the best games but it is each to there own.
Troll_Police  +   1713d ago
The list is spot on but I would like to add a few more:

Fable 3
Crackdown 2
Ninety Nine Nights 1 & 2
Velvet Assassin
Ninja Blade
Perfect Dark Zero
Race Pro
Deca Sports

I could name many more, but I digress.
lugia 4000  +   1713d ago
Perfect Dark Zero

zeal0us  +   1713d ago
Ninja Blade did an ok job, didn't give Ninja gaiden a run for its money

fable 3 had so much potential
crack down 2 oh boy
Velvet Assassin...all i got to say bayonetta
lol N3-1&2 oh man lol I remember when they was introducing 2 at a conference the audience didn't even clap when it was being brought out for display.

Some of these games could been better if they was never was made, some could of been better if the developer release a beta, some could of been if the developer actually listen to the feedback players was offer.

Not a exclusive Star wars force unleashed 2, prime example where developers didn't do anything they said they would/ not even listening to the feed back players offer.

"Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad"
should stay its @$$ in japan
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zeal0us  +   1713d ago
guessing ppl like Onechanbara or thought Star wars force unleash did a good, oh well ppl are free to have their own opinion
Arnon  +   1713d ago
I thought Ninja Blade was well done, albeit a bit short. Also, Perfect Dark Zero wasn't something I'd wish never existed.
NaiNaiNai  +   1712d ago
according to the disagrees you wish perfect dark zero never existed.
killalot100  +   1713d ago
I was like why a Halo game if its sold so well and its the face of the xbox brand. Then I read it was ODST good game but should of been a DLC at most, not a whole retail game.
CherryLu-Chan  +   1713d ago
Against the grain, it seems .. but I *adored* ODST.

The game felt so deliciously lonely. The atmosphere was fantastic, a score that was wonderfully different from most modern day games within it's bleak noir, the storytelling was wonderful.

I'll take something along those lines ahead of any number of popular grey, cheesy shoot em ups.
palaeomerus  +   1712d ago
Yeah well...the thing is, you actually played it and aren't mindlessly repeating a dubious mantra concocted by a bunch of haters who never did.
nygamer28  +   1713d ago
lol i knew this list was coming after he ps3 list acouple of days ago.....ODST was a good game,not one of their best but good
ELite_Ghost  +   1713d ago
it would have been an even better game for 39.99 instead of 59.99. Since it had no multiplayer deathmatch (no halo 3 doesnt count)
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ninjagoat  +   1713d ago
Lol atm you cant afford a worst exculsives list at upgrade thse to AAA cuddle them and say i <3 you very fast :)
charlescox4  +   1713d ago
There are so many that could be on this list. But every platform has a bunch of bad exclusives. We can't act like it's just the 360.
theonlylolking  +   1713d ago
I like ODST more than halo 3,2, and 1. IMO Reach is the best one.
IQUITN4G  +   1713d ago
Yeah ODST is actually a very decent game but of course it was a slightly lighter offering so it tends to get slagged.In my top 3 of Halo games

It's very easy just to say ODST is bad because of how people reacted to it but it's far from being a bad game- Firefight alone is worth the price
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T3MPL3TON  +   1713d ago
How ODST, is on that list but not Perfect Dark: Zero is beyond me.

Actually, this was just flame bait so of course the person who did it wouldn't put a game on the list that was actually terrible as apposed to a game that people go mad about because it wasn't all about Master Chief, ODST still sold like hot cakes. PD:Z became a give away game.

Now, lets see the list of PS3 exclusives that were terrible.
midgard227  +   1713d ago
odst was complete trash to the halo name. i worked at gamecrazy and its original price was 40, which wuda made the game more tolerable, then when it launched they sold it for 60, im like wtf???? because it has the halo name?

w/e we all have opinions, but to me odst was a rip off
zeal0us  +   1712d ago
"w/e we all have opinions,"

Agree with you there sadly up here you'll get a disagree or even worse minus bubble,which is going to a little too far just because some opinion isn't the same as yours.

I don't ODST was a ripoff but I do think it should be either DLC or $30-$40 if not cheaper versus $60 at the time it was at that price.
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T3MPL3TON  +   1710d ago
I never said the price was fair, I think the game should have been DLC or just cheaper.

My point was that it wasn't that bad of a game, people just got mad because it wasn't what they expected just like they did with Reach. They expected more of the same and got something completely different. I don't think that makes a game bad, if anything I applaud them for at least trying to switch it it.

Because, Halo 1-3 were the same thing over and over again, with new graphics.
Relice  +   1713d ago
Too Human FTW!!!!1111
MrBeatdown  +   1713d ago
Crackdown 2 was pretty awful. I loved the first. I downloaded the demo for the second and quit after about two minutes. They basically just rehashed the first one, yet still managed to completely ruin it.
PapaSmurf11  +   1713d ago
I personally loved ODST and I didn't care much for Halo 3 or Reach.
ASSASSYN 36o  +   1713d ago
Compared to everything on that list. ODST beats them all including other Xbox 360 games. It should not be on that list. The story was well told. The control was accurate. The multiplayer was fun and accuracy in the Halo saga was spot on.
Dlacy13g  +   1713d ago
Sorry, but seeing ODST on this list means fail.
danielle007  +   1713d ago
I thought ODST was an amazing game. It actually required you to conserve ammo a little, and the way they told the story was interesting and fun. I personally found myself more immersed in the world of ODST than the other Halo games. It was a little on the short side, but it was at least as long as the COD campaigns as of late and a bunch of others at this point.
ShyGuy13  +   1713d ago
Onechanbara was very niche, but not terrible.
Raichu50  +   1713d ago
It sucked so bad dude, like a ps3 game
SandRazor  +   1712d ago
Xbox Fanboy
Raven_Nomad  +   1713d ago
I enjoyed Halo ODST, I bought it well after the Reach beta and bought it as a standalone title. I was not disappointed in the least, 4 player online co-op and a pretty good story with voice actors from one of my all time favorite shows "Firefly".

Granted there was no online aside from Firefight which was actually really well done, also it had the complete Halo 3 online with all the map packs, which is well worth the price.

That's a lot of content and the game sold around 5 million copies, so I don't feel it deserves to be up there.

As for the rest of the games on that list, I've never heard of any but Fighters Uncaged for Kinect.
And for those saying "Too Human" I'm not sure I agree, I don't know what the history is on that game, but it's pretty well done with a nice story, I enjoyed it very much.
Raichu50  +   1713d ago
I bought Black College football it was no madden what a ripoff
Venox2008  +   1712d ago
Agree with list.. btw, I liked Ninja blade a lot :) ^^ don't care if is like ninja gaiden rippoff, but game itself is good
RockmanII7  +   1712d ago
ODST should have either been a $40 add-on

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