The "What games have you installed on your HDD" thread

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#1 Edited by Manks (862 posts) -

I've only installed Gears 2 so far, and I'm planning on installing Fallout 3 later.

What are your game installs thanks to the NXE?
#2 Posted by Weltal (2300 posts) -

Playing through Mass Effect again. Unfortunately I only really have the space for a single game install.

#3 Posted by NIKO_BELLIC (60 posts) -

I installed gears 2 and the xbox runs much quieter and load times are a bit faster

#4 Posted by Jayge_ (10270 posts) -

Fable 2 all the way. I can finally play that game without fearing that it will break my disk drive.

#5 Posted by suneku (3005 posts) -
Jayge said:
"Fable 2 all the way. I can finally play that game without fearing that it will break my disk drive."
Exactly why I installed Fable 2 also, it always felt like it was going to just crash the hell out of the drive
#6 Posted by Prime20 (174 posts) -

Threw on gears 2 and Fable 2.

haven't gotten around to checking out if its speed anything up yet (hopefully it takes care of fables wonky menus) too busy streaming movies and dressing up my avatar.

#7 Posted by MasterOfPenguins_Zell (2120 posts) -

None yet, but I'll probably install Fable II cuz those load times are insane. Then just install whatever game I'm currently playing.

#8 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8663 posts) -

NOTHING.  That's because my HDD has 1.9 GB free on a 20 GB. Anybody hear 120 GB for Christmas?! I hope so

#9 Posted by Yit (938 posts) -

Burnout Paradise

#10 Posted by HiroSeven (225 posts) -

So far I've installed Final Fantasy XI (Playonline Viewer) on my Hard Drive. The loading times when starting up the game have become fairly quicker and I notice some faster 'downloading data' time between zones (which is weird since theres not much relation between those load times and the hard drive... its all network based. Maybe there was an update that was installed for the game that I missed to go over or something).

The biggest difference of course is that the 360 is so quiet, I can finally hear myself think when playing that game. =/


#11 Posted by GioVANNI (1312 posts) -

I'm thinking of putting Fallout 3 on, but I'm not sure if it's worth the hard drive space.

#12 Posted by KingOfIceland (673 posts) -

Games installed:

Mass Effect
Gears Of War 2
Fallout 3
Fable II

#13 Edited by DoctorTran (1584 posts) -

Fallout 3

gonna do Mass Effect... eh, now. and Rock Band when I get it.

#14 Posted by vidiot (2891 posts) -

I installed Fallout 3, due to the fact that the game is a bit unstable.

So far, I've had it freeze on me twice while playing it on the HD.

While I appreciate the concept of not using that terrible disk drive, I really do wonder how stable playing these games on my HD is. After you have on red ring "experience"...It's difficult to be secure about stuff like this.

#15 Posted by macandcheese (262 posts) -

Call of Duty 4
Yeah I just got Bioshock used and ive been playing it off the HD because its so much quieter and it froze on me twice in like 3 days, I was getting really freaked when the screen just got stuck on an image and I was praying nothing would happen to my 360.

#16 Posted by ZenaxPure (2584 posts) -

I am just going to be tossing on whatever I am currently playing and uninstalling them when I am through, unless it is a game I plan to go back to often like Rock Band. Granted with 92 gig left on my hdd I could get away with installing quite a few, I really don't see the point. Right now all I have on it is Enchanted Arms, though I am gonna toss on Rock Band whenever it finally comes through the mail.

#17 Posted by Muze (191 posts) -

I might install Fable II just to see how it runs.

#18 Posted by Emilio (3582 posts) -

I installed Banjo nuts & bolts but I'm hoping I can fit in Lost Odyssey disc 2.

#19 Edited by Unreal_dro (288 posts) -


Left 4 Dead

(Soon, after im done with L4d and make room) Banjo - Nuts & bolts
#20 Posted by Video_Tycoon (362 posts) -

Halo 3 fo shizzle.  Takes 2 seconds to load everything.

#21 Posted by HazBazz (1924 posts) -

Guitar Hero 3. I can only store 1 game, and thats the one where I need to hear the sound the most

#22 Edited by tmontana1004 (371 posts) -
Weltal said:
"Playing through Mass Effect again. Unfortunately I only really have the space for a single game install."

Yeah through maybe my fifth playthrough of Mass Effect lol I installed it a few days ago I'm really striving for 1050/1050.
#23 Posted by TekZero (2857 posts) -

Any idea if installing the game on the hard drive will remove the "disk can not be read" errors?  I already installed Fallout 3 on my HDD because it was probably the worst game for me in that regard.  Plus, I only have a 20gb HDD so I'm only  going to be downloading 1 game at a time.

#24 Posted by crunchUK (6052 posts) -
Video_Tycoon said:
"Halo 3 fo shizzle.  Takes 2 seconds to load everything."
um i don't want to alarm you but when the maps and stuff isn't cached it takes several minutes to load anything. i also installed halo 3 but because my disk is near broken... i run it off the disk though
#25 Posted by BiggerBomb (7012 posts) -

I installed Far Cry 2, Thursday night. The result is....

Nothing. There is absolutely no difference in loading times. Even the installation of Far Cry 2 is disappointing! D=

#26 Posted by Gameboi (655 posts) -

None at the moment, but I'd certainly like to.  Once I can get my hands on a  much larger hard drive at a reasonable price, it shall be done.

I'm most concerned with using it on games that are disk- read heavy, and cause my 360  to rev like a jet engine.

#27 Posted by abombb (146 posts) -

Nothing, because my 20GB hard drive does not have enough space :(

#28 Posted by bekern (587 posts) -

I installed Fable 2, but I don't see much of a difference. It is nicer having a quiet 360 though... I didn't really realize how loud the drive was until the noise was gone. After I played Fable for a bit I went back to dashboard and I was so used to the quiet, that when the drive started up again, I thought it started raining outside at first :P.

#29 Posted by TheGTAvaccine (2916 posts) -

Banjo Nuts and Bolts and Gears 2.

#30 Posted by MKHavoc (1303 posts) -

I might install Gears 2.  I only have a 20gb so it looks like I'll only be doing one game at a time.

#31 Posted by bjorno (1462 posts) -

sneak king

#32 Posted by ManMadeGod (1625 posts) -

Right now I have:
Fable 2
Madden 2009
Gears of War 2

#33 Posted by Karmum (11515 posts) -

Installed NCAA Football 07 to my HDD, to find out 30 minutes later after finishing one of my games I still couldn't get my missing achievements.

#34 Posted by Pazy (2683 posts) -

Final Fantasy XI, because it needs to be to play unfortunately. Too bad I have a 20gb HDD, of which 13gb is usable, and FFXI takes up something like 10gb. Ive barely got room for a single demo and a couple bits of DLC for games im playing activly.

#35 Posted by Clockswork (95 posts) -

Halo 3 (yes I know) and CoD 4

#36 Posted by Wolverine (4577 posts) -

I have a 120 GB HDD so I have a lot of space.  I installed Halo 3 (which I hear I should delete), Gears of War 2, and Call of Duty 4

#37 Posted by CreamyGoodness (1229 posts) -

gears 2

#38 Posted by OneEyedNinja7 (920 posts) -

Rock Band 2, because it gave me the most disk errors. The download took  a REALLY long time though (more than an hour).

#39 Posted by The_Drizzle (755 posts) -
suneku said:
"Jayge said:
"Fable 2 all the way. I can finally play that game without fearing that it will break my disk drive."
Exactly why I installed Fable 2 also, it always felt like it was going to just crash the hell out of the drive"
Lol im glad i'm not the only one that thinks that
#40 Posted by bwooduhs (1679 posts) -

ive installed far cry 2

#41 Posted by Peacemaker (1124 posts) -

I only have Left 4 Dead since that's all I can fit, I think I'm going to upgrade my HDD.

#42 Posted by NateDogg (503 posts) -

Gears of War 2

Call of Duty 4
NHL 09
Mass Effect
I could have installed Fallout 3, Fable 2 but I beat those before NXE arrived and had decided to play through Mass Effect again before touching those.  I don't intend to jump around different RPG's so I'm just having 1 installed at a time for now..

It's too bad for the people that can only install maybe 2 games max on their  20GB HD's..! But be smart about it and just install the 1 or 2 you play the most.
#43 Posted by Lozz (375 posts) -

Fallout 3 for me.

#44 Posted by KindGalaxy (462 posts) -

Gears 2, Fable 2, GTAIV, Mass Effect, Lost Odyssey (disc 3)

#45 Posted by SmugDarkLoser (5041 posts) -

I think I'm going to end up installing the main single player game that I'm playing. Not multiplayer.

#46 Posted by mugugipan (566 posts) -

gears of war (1)
halo 3
ghost recon advanced warfighter

planning to install ...
oblivion goty (when I get it)
rainbow six vegas (1)
gears 2

#47 Posted by TheNext (2 posts) -

I installed Fallout 3, but that's it. I need more space lol

#48 Posted by Meowayne (6168 posts) -

Lost Odyssey. Each loading time is only shortened by 1 - 3 seconds, but with three "Loading..." screens every minute, that's actually quite an improvement.

#49 Posted by Agent_Lost (908 posts) -

only Gear 2, for now

#50 Posted by DoctorTran (1584 posts) -

Updated list:

Fallout 3
Mass Effect
Rock Band

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