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    The Xbox 360 is the second game console produced by Microsoft Corporation and is the successor to the original Xbox.

    What games are vastly improved from installation?

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    Driadon

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    #1  Edited By Driadon

    So I finally got my hands on a decent sized memory stick; I'm still on the old 20GB model 360, so I have yet to give this feature a go. What games really show a difference with the data installation option?

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    #2  Edited By tobygw

    Halo Reach

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    #3  Edited By vidiot

    Not a bad question. I vaguely remember talk about Lost Odyssey getting improved load times, but I could never verify that. Now that I'm on my 3rd Xbox, I finally sucked it up and bought one of those stupid expensive harddrives. I literally install everything, and when I'm finished with said game, I delete it. 

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    #4  Edited By KaosAngel

    Everything?

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    #5  Edited By Gargantuan
    @KaosAngel said:
    " Everything? "
    Nope, Halo 3 had longer loading times when installed since it was optimized to run off the disc
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    #6  Edited By wefwefasdf

    GTA IV did.

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    #7  Edited By Lukeweizer
    @Driadon: Fable 2. Your Xbox sounds like a jet engine when it's not installed. And the frame rate comes to a crawl when you open the wheel menu.
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    #8  Edited By Driadon
    @Gargantuan said:
    " @KaosAngel said:
    " Everything? "
    Nope, Halo 3 had longer loading times when installed since it was optimized to run off the disc "
    This is why I ask this question. I've kinda ignored all the reports about people using the whole install thing so even the whole Halo 3 thing is news to me.
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    #9  Edited By FancySoapsMan

    Most games do because the 360 makes a lot less noise when you install them.

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    #10  Edited By Driadon
    @Lukeweizer: Really?! It actually helps that that much?! Kick ass! i played through Fable 2 just off the disc and had to set my speaker system to about 3 times as loud as I usually put it, simply from the jumbo je-err....my 360 fans.
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    #11  Edited By big_jon

    Reach and BK N&B.
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    #12  Edited By Lukeweizer
    @Driadon: I know! It came out like a month before Installing to your HDD was an option. Then IGN did a test with it and it blew me away. No other way to play it.
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    #13  Edited By meteora

    The Orange Box had some dramatic speed increases.

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    #14  Edited By jadegl  Moderator

    I've had better luck with Oblivion and Fallout 3 and New Vegas load times. Also, the Xbox doesn't sound like it's going to die when loading new areas, so there's that.

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    #15  Edited By lethalki11ler

    Fifa 11 is quiet like crazy when installed.

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    #16  Edited By TheGreatGuero

    Fallout 3 made my 360 sound like a lawnmower before it was installed.

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    #17  Edited By solidwolf52

    Big world games like fallout fable etc.

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    #18  Edited By kenzo287

    Mostly older games and bigger games. Older games would be anything pre 2008. Bigger games like Fable, or Banjo Kazooie. If you have DOA 4 you will notice a dramatic load time difference.

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    #19  Edited By Make_Me_Mad

    Armored Core: For Answer is probably one of the most dramatic improvements I've seen.  Load times cut to 1/4th the original, and it doesn't spin the disc like a madman every time you open your schematics page.  Before installation, hearing the game wind up like that honestly made me scared the entire X-Box was going to go up in flames.

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    #20  Edited By vitor
    @vidiot said:
    " Not a bad question. I vaguely remember talk about Lost Odyssey getting improved load times, but I could never verify that. Now that I'm on my 3rd Xbox, I finally sucked it up and bought one of those stupid expensive harddrives. I literally install everything, and when I'm finished with said game, I delete it.  "
    Vastly improved load times and the battle transition became almost instantaneous.  
     
    Also, Fable 2's awfully sluggish menus were much improved with a hard install and so were GTA4's boot up times (by around 20 seconds which is considerable). 
     
    Generally, almost everything benefits apart from the odd exception (games ala Halo 3).
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    #21  Edited By KingPossum

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow reduced alot of hitching and screen tearing when you installed the discs. (more important for the latter half of the game from what I've been told)

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    #22  Edited By TheHBK

    GTA4, Halo Reach, Orange Box, all noticeably load faster. 
    Other times you notice faster loads is when playing online, those with the installs will have their game load quicker and you have to wait for others that don't. 
    The games that benefit the most from it, are the WWE games.  If you have seen the quicklooks, you notice how bad the loading can be.  With the install, loading pretty much disappears.  So it is a pretty dramatic difference.

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    #23  Edited By wubb

    Fallout 3 yields a massive improvement.  Load times had be really bummed, but once I made enough room to load it on my hard drive it was much better.

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    #24  Edited By cstrang

    Fable 3 benefits nicely.

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    #25  Edited By MrKlorox

    Fable 2 was sped up a bit, especially when selecting gestures from the wheel. Same for GTA4 and its menus as well.

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    #26  Edited By CrazedMaverick
    @Vitor said:
    Generally, almost everything benefits apart from the odd exception (games ala Halo 3). "
    This. Though besides Halo 3 I've never heard specifically any other game that performs slower after an install.
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    The WWE Smackdown games seem to benefit greatly.  It is really noticeable during the Create A Wrestler modes.

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    #28  Edited By jNerd

    Halo Reach (:

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