Posts Tagged ‘microsoft game studios’

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 […]

482nd played so far Genre: Flight Simulator/Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: PC Year of Release: 2000 Developer: Zipper Interactive Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios For my birthday I got a proper, fully featured joystick, one of those gaming implements I still needed. Being a busy bee, however, I haven’t really had a chance to actually play a […]

#760 Forza Motorsport 2

Posted: 31st December 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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477th played so far Genre: Driving/Racing Platform: Xbox 360 Year of Release: 2007 Developer: Turn 10 Studios Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios Forza Motorsport 2 is listed as a more serious racing game, with some additions to help the casual player – the brake line is mentioned in particular. It’s got a big enough reputation, but […]

456th played so far Genre: Strategy Platform: PC Year of Release: 2006 Developer: Big Huge Games Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios We loved Rise of Nations when we played it. It was a good mix of strategy gaming and civ-style simulation. Sure, Age of Empires has it similar, but the work and experience put in by […]