My Sins As An Xbox 360 Gamer

Those of you who follow me and read my posts know about my problem with finishing and completing games. Those of you who don’t follow me and read my posts, hello! My name is Steven and I play way too many games and as a result, I have a problem completing games. Still, with all the games I do play, I have a long list of popular titles and franchises I’ve not been able to try or sit down and really play. So I am going to list a bunch of games I have neglected to try or play for an extended period of time. Just for the sake of focus and clarity, I am going to keep this list to Xbox 360 games since that is my primary console this generation.

Forgive me, gamers, for I have sinned. It has been a little over seven years since the release of the Xbox 360 yet I’ve deferred to play the following games:

  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • Dragon Age II
  • Mass Effect (only rented and played about two hours)
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Assassin’s Creed II (only played about a half an hour)
  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations
  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 3
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (friend brought it over, played for about an hour)
  • Street Fighter X Tekken (same situation as UMVC3)
  • Super Street Fighter IV
  • Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2
  • Batman Arkham City
  • Gears of War 2
  • Gears of War 3
  • Halo 3: ODST
  • BioShock (played around two hours)
  • Blue Dragon (only tried demo)
  • Burnout Paradise (played maybe an hour)
  • Mercenaries 2
  • Red Faction Guerilla
  • Fight Night Round 4
  • Brutal Legend (rented and played about an hour and a half)
  • Bayonetta
  • Battlefield Bad Company 2 (played maybe 15 minutes)
  • Splinter Cell Conviction (played about a half an hour)
  • Alan Wake
  • Blur
  • Split/Second
  • Alpha Protocol
  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
  • Bulletstorm (played demo)
  • Fight Night Champion
  • Shadows of the Damned
  • Driver: San Francisco
  • Dark Souls
  • Rage
  • Rayman Origins (played demo)
  • Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
  • Saints Row: The Third
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2 (played demo)
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (played demo)
  • The Darkness II (played demo)
  • SSX
  • The Witcher 2
  • Max Payne 3
  • Dragon’s Dogma
  • Borderlands 2 (played about two hours)
  • Dishonored
  • Hitman: Absolution
  • Far Cry 3

Most of these games I don’t even own and I still have games in my library that I still need to complete. What are your gamer sins? Leave a comment and let me know.

11 Comments
11 Comments
Posted by big_jon

I didn't play enough Gears of War 3.

Edited by Morningstar

I buy too many games and never even open them. I have more than a hundred games in my back catalog :/

Posted by Vanek

That list of sins is pretty similar to mine actually. The difference being I've accepted I will never be able to finish them and traded them all in at Game a few days ago. It was really depressing seeing how little some of them were worth, but by the sheer number of games I traded I ended up with £280 store credit. I used some of that credit to buy a 3DS and now I don't feel terrible about myself.

If I were you I would list maybe ten games you're likely to play and ditch the rest. You have less than a year till new consoles come out and unless you intend to wait you will never play most of those games.

Posted by Phr4nk0

That is one sinful list... I've played most of those, maybe 5 or so on that list I have yet to play, excluding the ones that don't interest me too much. My main sin is just buying too many B-Grade games that seem interesting and I want to play but never get around to. I do try to get to the big games first which just leaves my B-Grade pile to grow and grow.

Edited by DaMisterChief

I have yet to play half life which is supposedly the best game ever made right?????????

Posted by Nilazz

You a lot of games to play through before the next generation starts!

Posted by Bourbon_Warrior

If I was you i'd pick up cheap copies of Far Cry 3, Mass Effect 2, Gears of War 3, Alan Wake and I think your good.

Edited by Maximus_VI

@damisterchief said:

I have yet to play half life which is supposedly the best game ever made right?????????

Same here. The Orange Box has been sitting on my shelf for years now. I did finish Portal and play a bit of Team Fortress, but I never touched Half-Life 2.

Edited by Daver88

I haven't played a single second of any Gears of War game, any Dragon Age, Batman Arkam Asylum, Far Cry 3, Mass Effect 1 or 3 (yes I've played some of 2), any Battlefield, either Boarderlands, either Left 4 Dead, Shadow Complex (soon to change), any fighting game (that covers a lot), any Splinter Cell or Ghost Recon, no Bioshock,... too many more to list.

Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

I haven't played many of the major XBLA releases. No Geometry Wars. No Braid. No Fez.

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Edited by Conzed92

I am obsessive about buying games(and books). I buy games even though I do not plan to play them. Man, I cannot walk into GameStop without pulling out a bill and checking if I have enough value to buy a game. My Steam is even worse, I just have to learn to stay the f*ck away from the Indie section. Period. Cannot go into that section of the store anymore. I have not played Gears 2 and 3 either, nor Halo 3 or 4. Played a little of Dead Rising, put I puke when I play that game... And I do not think it is very good either. I have not played Fez either... I would if I could get it on Steam... But you cannot. Played a lot of BioShock, on the PS3 though. It is a great game, amazing atmosphere! ALSO, I do not like Half Life... Yeah.. I-DO-NOT-LIKE-HALF-LIFE... None of them. I just bought them so I could play awesome mods and CS and whatever. And I am not ashamed. But that is not an Xbox sin... My Xbox died, and I did not replace it, that kinda is pretty big right? I mean, that has to count for something.. I am properly bound to be butt-raped by Xbox-Satan... For all eternity...