Top 5 Xbox 360 Games That PS3 Owners Want

April 18, 2010Written by Zak Islam

Microsoft’s Xbox 360 is host to a plethora of great upcoming games in addition to boasting the largest library of games on a current-generation platform – something Xbox 360 product manager Aaron Greenberg is known for being prideful of. Since the 360’s introduction in 2005, Aaron Greenberg has reiterated on several occasions that the console features the most games, even more than the top-selling Nintendo Wii console. The 360 has seen some great titles over the years, and while many are also available on the PC, here are the Top 5 Xbox 360 games that PlayStation 3 owners wish they had.

Mass Effect 2

Futuristic settings, a complex narrative, fluid gameplay; Mass Effect 2 has everything an RPG strives for, and with most RPGs released so far this generation lacking quality and polish, PS3 owners are certainly missing out on this gem. BioWare’s sci-fi saga has been incredibly successful on the Xbox 360 as well as the PC, and this second installation of the series is no different. Whilst there has been several hints at Bioware considering a PS3 version of Mass Effect, it isn’t for certain and can be considered wishful thinking. With a Metacritic rating floating around the 95 range, Mass Effect 2 is arguably the best RPG so far this generation and a game that PS3 owners wish they had.

Gears of Wars 2

On its release weekend, Gears of War 2 sold over two million copies, and within two months of release had sold four million copies. Epic’s ‘epic’ franchise put the world at a standstill when released. The plot of the shooter may be simple, but the amount of polish put in to the title is truly outstanding and shines through with every aspect of the game. With improved controls and more diversity in gameplay than the first Gears of War, Gears of War 2 was a worthy successor to one of the best games in the past decade. The second installment in Cliff Bleszinski’s series sets an example of what shooters should deliver: an unforgettable pleasure of sheer awesomeness with its brilliant polish and gameplay elements.

Halo 3

Released on September 25, 2007. Best-selling video game of 2007 in the U.S. An accumulative of $300 million in its first week. More than one million gamers played online within the first 24 hours after its release. These are some of the few facts which prove just how astronomically successful Halo 3 has been. Regarded as 360’s flagship exclusive, the shooter is the third title in the Halo series and concludes the story arc from its predecessors. Its multiplayer offerings are sublime in delivery and feature a range of content all soaked in quality. Introducing several addictive modes, at its peak Halo 3 sees millions of gamers battling it out online. The Bungie phenomenon may be ignored by PS3 owners who use Killzone 2 as a replacement, but it’s certainly a title that is desired in the PlayStation 3 library.

Left 4 Dead 2

Survival/horror games are somewhat a commonplace in gaming these days; and for good reason – zombies + pure adrenaline heart-beating edge-of-the-seat action = instant satisfactory entertainment. A few great examples to define just that are Resident Evil 5, Dead Space and Call of Duty World At War’s zombie mode. However, while each of those games are outstanding, none of them offer the hectic 4-player cooperative experience that Left 4 Dead delivered in 2009. Some may complain that the game didn’t improve upon the first title as much as they had hoped, but there is no denying that Left 4 Dead 2 is one of the best cooperative experiences so far this generation.

Splinter Cell: Conviction

Ubisoft’s Splinter Cell: Conviction has sparked an endless speculation frenzy across the web. With multiple LinkdIn profiles hinting at a PlayStation 3 version of this popular stealth-action title, PS3 owners have been crossing their fingers. While its porting to the PS3 may or may not happen, there is no denying that Splinter Cell: Conviction is a great game. The intense stealth-action gameplay is some of the best we have seen in recent years. Not to mention that there is a cooperative experience bundled with the title. With a clear lack of stealth games in recent years, Splinter Cell: Conviction is a game that PS3 owners desire.