XBOX 360: Holiday shopping on a budget

November 28, 2009


This is a list of some great games for less than $20/ea.

* = my personally recommended picks.


*Battlefield 2: Modern Combat-The graphics are not the best but this game stands as one of my favorite online multiplayer shooters.

*Call of Duty 2- This is one of my favorite ww2 shooters and I found it has satisfying single-player campaign on the higher difficulty settings and the multiplayer is great as well.

*Battlefield: Bad Company

Gears of War

Medal of Honor: Airborne

Rainbow Six: Vegas

The Club

*The Orange Box- Half Life 2, Team Fortress 2, and Portal make this one heck of a value.


*Assassins Creed-

Dead Rising

*Dead Space- A fresh new survival/horror IP that has a good story and immersive gameplay.

Kane & Lynch

Role Playing

*The Elder Scrolls lV: Oblivion- Hours of entertainment in a huge world to explore with many great quests to complete and plenty of items to discover.

Mass Effect


Burnout Revenge

Forza Motorsport 2


Need for Speed: Carbon

*Project Gotham Racing 3- The PGR series has been one of my favorite racing games for a while. Some other racers are too sim-like for me (I would rather just drive a REAL car at a REAL race track…), and some are too “arcadey” (like some of the “street racing” titles that have come out lately).  PGR has been in the sweet spot for me and PGR3 is one of my favorite racing games this generation.

Project Gotham Racing 4

Happy holidays.