Written by Erik Kubik, kube00 Monday, 09 January 2012 12:00
Here are a few games to pick up on the cheap. Saints Row 2 is a great example for either the PS3 or 360. It's an open sandbox game that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Saints Row 2 has a captivating single player game with enough added content to take up at least 40 hours of gaming time. The endless customizations of characters, your crew, and the cars just adds to the game.
What about Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood? Another favored game from last year that is now $20 or less at most places. AC:B has a lengthy single player game with lots of content, and an interesting story. There is also a robust and active multiplayer as well as additional virtual missions. Gamers who are new to the series cannot go wrong with getting this game.
Just Cause 2 is another great game. The free roaming sandbox effect dominates this game. There is no multi player but there is so much to do outside the story that I spent hours upon hours roaming the island as Rico. I created chaos, while tying planes and cars together for no other reason then to seem them crash.
Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas are great choices as well. Most role playing games will consume gamers' lives for at least 40 hours. These two games demand multiple playthroughs. Its a complicated web of choosing one side over the other, trying different play styles and building different characters. I spent most of my time wandering around the game. I can say in just my first play through of Fallout 3 I put in 35 hours and I barely explored the map.
Who couldn’t forget Mass Effect 1 and 2? Both of these games are excellent role-playing games that keep the action going and the RPG elements simple. I can’t say how many hours I have put into the second game. The best news is both of them can be found for under $20 brand new on Amazon.
There are a lot of games from this generation with lots of content. Gamers who have played Red Dead Redpemption, Batman: Arkham City and Batman: Arkham Asylum, and GTA IV can agree. So readers, what games do you think have the most bang for your buck of this generation.