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Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Xbox 360 Standard Edition
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Xbox 360 Standard Edition
Price: CDN$ 19.83
24 used & new from CDN$ 11.99

5.0 out of 5 stars The game that never ends!, June 1 2012
Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
A lot of people have been calling Skyrim the greatest and most realistic RPG Adventure game ever made, and well... I have to say it's hard to argue with. If you're looking for one game to stay in your cartridge for a LONG time, experience several surprisingly memorable adventures, and start calling weekends skyrimathon, then this is the game for you. There is no way of describing the amount of detail and polished creativity that has been neatly folded into this game. From the diverse choice of combat and character customization, to the most in-depth storyline and history to a game I've ever seen, it's hard to find something you really don't like about Skyrim. You start the game reborn as a mistaken prisoner, later escaping due to quite the dragon infestation; after you leave the prison, it's your choice to do with it whatever you want. Wanna be a mage that shoots fire balls and raises people from the dead? There's a magic school up north. Wanna be Skyrims greatest theif, being able to take out several guards without a single whisper? There's a hidden gang in a city not too far away. Maybe you decide to kill an annoying bard, only to have receive a rather mysterious and disturbing note from an anonymous writer. The story in Skyrim is the opposite of linear, you can do anything you want as soon as you want to. The joys you'll find in Skyrim aren't cheap thrills that congratulate you without any effort; the journey, experience and time you devote is what makes this game so incredibly amazing. Killing an evil vampire mage that's been terrorizing a city for years feels like you accomplished something, not a triple kill. Cheers to Bethesda for making an unforgettable experience once again, and reminding developers what video games these days SHOULD be like.

Dirt 3 - Xbox 360 Standard Edition
Dirt 3 - Xbox 360 Standard Edition

5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best racing games I've ever played!, Feb. 20 2012
Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
When I first got my Xbox 360 with Forza Motorsport 3, I found Forza was just a little too boring and realistic for me. Dirt 3 is in between a simulator and an arcade style racer. It keeps a realistic perspective like Forza or Gran Turismo, but a more fun vibe of driving maniacally past your opponents such as Need For Speed or Burnout. Before you think I'm telling you it IS like Need4Speed, let me clarify that THIS IS A RALLY RACER. Rally racing is SUPPOSED to be a lot more intense than professional racing you would see in the simulator games, and a much better idea seeing that it's a video game. You will be driving through dirt roads in forests, deserts, snowy vistas and many other incredibly FUN tracks that give this game a unique feel of having what every other racing game gives you; packed into ONE. I give this a 9.5 outta 10. GREAT GAME, Now go do sum doughnuts.

Rage - Xbox 360 Standard Edition
Rage - Xbox 360 Standard Edition
Offered by Cosmos Planet
Price: CDN$ 9.00
17 used & new from CDN$ 6.89

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most Underrated Game of 2011., Jan. 12 2012
Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
Ever wanted an adventure game with similar gameplay to Call of Duty or any other of your favourite first person shooters? Ever wished Fallout 3 (or New Vegas) had more of an intriguing combat gameplay (apart from V.A.T.S., which I'm getting pretty tired of) with more fast-paced action and realism? Well RAGE is exactly what you'd be looking for. You're the last survivor of a spaceship that's been contouring apocalyptic earth for quite a while now. And you're the last "oriented" human in the world basically. There's mutants, gangs, bandits, clans and a government that want nothing more than to stop you from whatever you chose to do. The visual detail in this game is phenomenal. The map is larger than Fallout 3 or Skyrim, and the graphics are AMAZING. The first thing you'll say when you walk out of that spaceship is "HOLY SHIZZLE, DAT'S SUM FINE VISUALS". The weapons feel right and easy to use (as they should be, being designed by the makers of Quake and Doom. The people who started FPS's). You also get to drive vehicles with big guns on them, enough said. Although driving around may sometimes feel long and repetitive, they did this to increase the feel of exploration and scale given to the player. I think this is an absolute must have for FPS and off-road racing game fans. Why not get the game made by the people who started the entire franchise?

PROS:
- Stunning, I mean STUNNING visuals.
- Great gameplay, intriguing arsenal of weapons (Crossbows included).
- Hard difficulty recommended (Nightmare if you've got the cojones).
- Enemies are evenly diversified and have good AI, along with realistic animations.
- Setting and story are easy to understand.
- IT'S DIFFERENT!

CONS:
- Driving places might feel repetitive or boring.
- Only human enemies, no freakishly deformed bears?
- Seems similar to the game borderlands, although I find it improves on it in every aspect.
- For Xbox 360, there are three separate discs.

Overall, there's not many bad things I have to say about this game. SO GO BUY IT!!!

Mass Effect 2 - Xbox 360 Standard Edition
Mass Effect 2 - Xbox 360 Standard Edition
Offered by Hitgaming Video Games
Price: CDN$ 14.74
44 used & new from CDN$ 4.54

5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourites!, Jan. 11 2012
Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
Mass Effect 2 improves on it's predecessor in almost every way. Although it's more of an action game than an rpg, it's story is much more intriguing than the first. The gameplay is so much more fun, tactical and player friendly than the first as well. Hopefully Mass Effect 3 will be just as amazing! While maintaining an interesting story.

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