X Box Live has changed gaming, and for the better. Being able to download software instead of having to head out the store, has a lot of merits sure, but being able to play against other players thousands of miles away just amps up the cool factor by more than ten points. Still, with newcomers arriving on the service every day, answering the questions of what are the best X Box Live downloads you need to own? Here are the top ten:
Halo is one of those games that everyone, age allowing should pick up and give a chance. While the solo gameplay is fine and the story is well done, nothing in the video game world compares to the multiplayer versions of Halo, and Halo 3 is no exception. Players get to bomb, blast, shoot, and pretty much everything else they want to do to each other courtesy of X Box Live. As battle games go, this futuristic romp really can not be beat, except maybe by Halo and Halo 2.
N+ features a ton of fun for just about everyone. A platform game where the player must guide their on screen ninja through a wide variety of levels with evil robots trying to thwart them at every turn. With virtually endless levels and entertainment factor, N+ is game everyone should own. The graphics may seem a bit on the dull side, but pick up a controller and give it a shot. Before you know it you have been stuck in front of the screen for an hour.
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is really the game that started it all. While the first two editions of Guitar Hero were great, anyone who picked up that plastic guitar and took a stab at some of the songs on Guitar Hero III were usually instantly humbled. With a quality song catalog and some great bonus tracks, Guitar Hero III introduced millions of people to the franchise, and made everyone feel like a rock star.
Geometry Wars 2 Retro Evolved
Do not be fooled by the title, there are no protractors required here in Geometry Wars 2 Retro Evolved, and no one has to solve for X to win. The game actually plays a bit more like a shoot em up from the old days of the Atari or Commodore 64 era, but is much much more intense. This is another one of those games that looks so simple, until players start to progress through the game and realize they might be in over their heads.
ezmuse 3+ Hamst3r Edition
Anyone who has ever wanted to try a hand at developing some cool music needs to download ezmuse 3. The games easy to used features make putting together a great beat or some dramatic background music a piece of cake, and the ability to send them to friends lets everyone listen to the tunes you created. As music creator programs go, it is hard to do any better at this price.