Posts Tagged ‘microsoft game studios’

788th played so far Genre: Action/Adventure Platform: Xbox 360 Year of Release: 2009 Developer: Chair Entertainment/Epic Games Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios At the point when this game was released, it felt like the Metroidvania (Metroid and Castlevania, referring to their large worlds with backtracking to find all the secrets as you unlock more powers). They’ve […]

#934 Halo Wars

Posted: 25th May 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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786th played so far Genre: Strategy Platform: Xbox 360 Year of Release: 2009 Developer: Ensemble Studios Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios I’ve played some console strategy games before, they lean more towards the tactical – something like Final Fantasy Tactics or Valkyria Chronicles, where you have a predefined set of units that you control individually. Larger […]

#904 Forza Motorsport 3

Posted: 21st January 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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755th played so far Genre: Racing Platform: Xbox 360 Year of Release: 2009 Developer: Turn 10 Studios Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios The Forza series is one that has been growing in prestige, standing out as the Xbox’s racing series and with ongoing prestige – the release of Forza Horizon 4 got a lot of people […]

737th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Xbox 360 Year of Release: 2008 Developer: Bizarre Creations Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios After playing the first Geometry Wars game, I felt we played a nice shoot ’em up that was nice in shorter bursts. It didn’t sustain itself for too long, but the stripped down […]

#835 Gears of War 2

Posted: 13th July 2018 by Jeroen in Games
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708th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Xbox 360 Year of Release: 2008 Developer: Epic Games Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios Microsoft’s big shooter franchise comes around again. We’ve played the first Gears of War a long time ago and while it was a fun co-op game, I must admit we never went back […]

#478 Shenmue II

Posted: 23rd November 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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650th played so far Genre: Action/Adventure Platform: Dreamcast/Xbox Year of Release: 2001 Developer: Sega AM2 Publisher: Sega/Microsoft Game Studios 650 in! It’s a pretty minor milestone, with the two thirds check that’s coming up being more significant, but I’m always excited with a new 50 and the way I get to update my stats and […]

#502 Dungeon Siege

Posted: 16th September 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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633rd played so far Genre: Role-Playing Platform: PC Year of Release: 2002 Developer: Gas Powered Games Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios I’ve been looking forward to playing Dungeon Siege for a while. I’ve tried the RPG before (having owned it for quite some time) but never got that far in – too many other good things […]

#825 Fable II

Posted: 10th December 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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563rd played so far Genre: Action/Role Playing Platform: Xbox 360 Year of Release: 2008 Developer: Lionhead Studios Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios By the time you read this, Fable Fortune will have had its Kickstarter campaign, and so I can’t spoil much by saying I’ve worked a little bit on it. In fact, that was one […]

#586 Halo 2

Posted: 31st August 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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538th played so far Genre: First-Person Shooter Platform: Xb0x Year of Release: 2004 Developer: Bungie Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios And here we finally return to the Halo series. We’ve played the first and ODST spinoffs of the series so far and have a few more coming up. The first was an exploration of a nice, […]

508th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Xbox 360 Year of Release: 2003 Developer: Bizarre Creations Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios Some games seem to start small and grow big almost by standing out from where it came from. Geometry Wars wasn’t released on its own, it was a minigame in Project Gotham Racing […]