What are the best Arcade games?

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by War, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. War
    OP

    War Take it easy~

    Member
    5,409
    8
    Oct 26, 2007
    California
    I know we have an Essentials thread, but I don't see Arcade games mentioned a lot... so I was wondering what were the best Arcade games? I got a 4000 Microsoft points as a late Christmas gift and I need something to blow it off on. I've already got:

    Castle Crashers
    Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2
    Braid

    Any other games I should keep a lookout for? Or perhaps stuff other than games that I should purchase?
     
  2. sjones900

    sjones900 GBAtemp Advanced Member

    Member
    808
    15
    Jan 29, 2008
    United States
    TX
    Portal is fun and very addicting.
    umm lessie here, what else... well there Castlevania: SOTN and... uh... just look through list, I would tell you more but I can't think straight right now.
     
  3. Jax

    Jax Pip Pip Cheerioink!

    Member
    4,131
    285
    Jul 31, 2006
    Portugal
    L.A.V.
    Castlevania and Banjo-Kazooie are very long console games that will keep you busy for a while and they are also very good.
     
  4. Sir-Fritz

    Sir-Fritz GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,337
    8
    May 4, 2008
    Brisbane, Australia
    Everyone needs a bit of doom loving [​IMG]
     
  5. Prime

    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    3,664
    0
    Nov 7, 2007
    Under your bed
    @sjones900: War has The Orange Box so there is no point in getting Portal [​IMG]

    Braid
    Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved (I didn't like it but most people say its great)
    Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2
    Castle Crashers
    A Kingdom for Keflings (believe it or not this is a great game)
    Worms
    Uno
    Alien Hominid
    N+
     
  6. pilotwangs

    pilotwangs GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,025
    0
    Jan 20, 2008
    Doom
    Alien Hominid
    Rez HD
    N+
     
  7. War
    OP

    War Take it easy~

    Member
    5,409
    8
    Oct 26, 2007
    California
    Alien Hominid looked pretty good... what's Rez about?
     
  8. [M]artin

    [M]artin .

    Member
    3,660
    276
    Nov 7, 2006
    United States
    If you're a fan of the original, you owe it to yourself to pick up Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix... mainly because of the way it looks, great remixed tunes, and near flawless online play. [​IMG]

    And if you're a big classic gaming nut like I am, you may want to save a bit of cash and NOT buy the following games from the marketplace. Instead, pick up a compilation disc instead for a lot less, entitled Namco Museum Virtual Arcade (Linkypoop)

    [​IMG]

    (Also, Youtube is your friend for "trying" [more like viewing] before you buy! [​IMG])
     
  9. pilotwangs

    pilotwangs GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,025
    0
    Jan 20, 2008
    Rez is like an on-rail shooter, but it's a rhythm game.
     
  10. gblock247

    gblock247 GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    462
    3
    Dec 19, 2007
    United States
    If you have a dreamcast, "acquire" a copy of Rez. great game.

    I'm a big Lumines nut, Uno, Pac-Man Championship Edition(that game alone would be awesome to make a cabinet for), I heard Galaga Legions is really good if you are a fan of the original....
     
  11. sjones900

    sjones900 GBAtemp Advanced Member

    Member
    808
    15
    Jan 29, 2008
    United States
    TX
    Try Megaman 9, thats a good game.
     
  12. WildWon

    WildWon EXTERMINATE!

    Former Staff
    2,816
    10
    Apr 4, 2008
    United States
    8-Bit Heaven
    Doom, Bomberman, Castle Crashers

    Those are my main 3 recommendations.


    EDIT: ps i feel left out of the 360 Avatar Sig gang [​IMG]
    Can't wait to get mine back so i can set one up.
     
  13. Tarantula

    Tarantula Member

    Newcomer
    24
    0
    Jan 8, 2009
    Indonesia
    Jakarta
    This is a list of the best arcade game

    -Banjo-Kazooie
    -Marble Blast Ultra
    -N+
    -Alien Hominid
    -Happy Tree Friend [​IMG]
    -Worms
     
  14. sepinho

    sepinho GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    289
    0
    Sep 22, 2007
    Gambia, The
    Get Carcassonne, if you're into board games. I spend way too much time playing it for some odd reason.

    Generally speaking, why don't you just download demos of anything that sounds even remotely interesting to you? I love XBLA for that trial mode alone. I've discovered some gems that I might have missed otherwise and it help me avoid getting duds that looked good and sounded interesting, but turned out to be dull once I tested them.
     
  15. rscarrab

    rscarrab GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    115
    0
    Jan 29, 2007
    Bureau 39, Pyongyang
    [​IMG] Hello??? [​IMG]
    Bionic Commando : Re-armed!?!?

    Why?

    Hmmm...
    The updated look still doesn't stray from the original "feel", it compliments it, the music is actually pretty well done and if you can get your hands on a nes emulator and boot up bionic commando you'll notice just how much they kept intact.

    Try and finish the challenge rooms. I fucking dare ya...

    +castle crashers
    +castlevania SOTN
    +marble blast ultra
    +braid
    +SSFIITHDRMXHUIHUIHKJHJGHJGYU
     
  16. triassic911

    triassic911 Burst Mode

    Member
    2,743
    344
    May 9, 2007
    United States
    NYC, USA
    Am I the only person who enjoys Aegis Wing??? That game is so addictive!
     
  17. 754boy

    754boy :D

    Banned
    3,469
    1
    Oct 24, 2002
    United States
    Mississippi
    Uno
    Assault Heroes 1 and 2
    Bionic Commando
    N+
    Super Street Fighter 2 HD
    Totem Ball

    Those are a few of my favorites!