The Xbox 360's launch day lineup
According to TeamXbox, this is the "the strongest launch lineup in the history of video game consoles is announced...". Bias much? Anywhoo, the Xbox 360 launch day lineup looks pretty good in a "18 is better than 5" sense but how will these games stack up? I've heard the King Kong demo was pretty nice but since my local WalMart got bad demo disks, my fellow Colorado Springers and I never got a chance to see the hardware in some serious action. Call of Duty 2 looked nice (it also looked more like a glorified Xbox game) but I'm not frothing at the mouth, hoping to score a place in line on the 21st. For now (or until Halo 3), I'll wait for some price drops. Here's the full list, corny one-line descriptions and all:
- Kameo™: Elements of Power™ (Microsoft Game Studios)
Go on a journey full of magnificent exploration and innovative morph-into-monster action.
- Perfect Dark Zero™ (Microsoft Game Studios)
Plunge into a world of corporate espionage and conspiracy as perfect agent Joanna Dark.
- Project Gotham Racing 3 (Microsoft Game Studios)
Life begins at 170 mph with the ultimate roster of the hottest supercars in existence.
- Call of Duty 2 (Activision)
Experience the cinematic intensity and chaos of epic WWII battles in this Xbox 360 exclusive.
- Need for Speed™ Most Wanted (Electronic Arts)
Out-race rivals and evade coordinated police pursuits to become the most wanted street racer.
- Peter Jackson's King Kong™ (Ubisoft)
Battle for survival on Skull Island as Jack Driscoll and even play as the mighty Kong himself.
- Madden NFL 06 (Electronic Arts)
Get ready for the most incredibly lifelike and best looking football experience ever created.
- GUN™ (Activision)
Journey through the Wild West in an immersive story of betrayal, greed, and revenge.
- Condemned: Criminal Origins™ (SEGA)
Pursue serial killers lurking on the periphery of humanity through squalid urban environments.
- NBA 2K6 (2K Sports)
Create your own player and guide him through all of the facets of an elite NBA career.
- Ridge Racer™ 6 (Namco)
With more than 130 cars and 30 courses play all-new online modes, plus downloadable content.
- Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (Activision)
Enjoy unlimited skating and BMX biking in the vast wasteland of Los Angeles with no load times.
- QUAKE™ 4 (Activision)
Take the battle to the heart of the Strogg home planet as Earth's only hope for victory.
- Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 06 (Electronic Arts)
Battle through five classic periods of golf with Tiger Woods and legends like Palmer and Nicklaus.
- Amped 3 (2K Sports)
Get ready for a fat helping of boarding culture and huge snowboxes loaded with killer gameplay.
- FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup™ (Electronic Arts)
With 72 teams and 1700 players, it's a soccer lover's dream as you advance to the World Cup.
- NHL 2K6 (2K Sports)
Hockey is back, so strap on your skates and take your favorite team to the Stanley Cup finals.
- NBA Live 06 (Electronic Arts)
Feel the emotion and intensity with freestyle superstars and more physical play.