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."

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vgn244815d 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!

BeaRye4815d 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?

GunShotEddy4815d ago

Here we go. Yes Halo is "overrated", but a lot of good games are. Being overrated doesnt make it bad.

guigsy4815d 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.

vgchica4815d ago

It's also a strategy game if you're talking about the entire franchise. (and a series of novels) Just saying.

Raendom4815d 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.

zootang4815d ago

Halo, the Justin Bieber of shooters.

Active Reload4815d 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.

tigertron4815d 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.

darthv724815d 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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Arnon4815d 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?

dragon824815d 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

No Way4814d ago (Edited 4814d ago )

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.)

Arnon4814d ago (Edited 4814d 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.

TheDivine4814d ago (Edited 4814d 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

dragon824814d ago (Edited 4814d ago )

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.

Trizard4814d ago (Edited 4814d 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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Agent_S4815d ago (Edited 4815d ago )

@trapperdan There are no spartans in the image, those are ODST's.

ASSASSYN 36o4815d 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.

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vgchica4815d 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-4815d 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_Police4815d 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.

zeal0us4815d ago (Edited 4815d 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

zeal0us4815d ago

guessing ppl like Onechanbara or thought Star wars force unleash did a good, oh well ppl are free to have their own opinion

Arnon4815d ago

I thought Ninja Blade was well done, albeit a bit short. Also, Perfect Dark Zero wasn't something I'd wish never existed.