5. Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (Xbox, Xbox 360, PS3, PC)

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The first Riddick game was exceptional, as it was a brutal stealth game that pushed the genre forward and forced you to think about how you wanted to tackle each room full of guards. The remake of it that recently released on multiple platforms was also a joy, as the game has aged very well and had a new coat of HD paint put on it to spruce things up .

I never owned an original Xbox, but I used to hang out and occasionally work at this LAN gaming center that had a few. One of the positives of being in a place with all of these systems you didn’t own was that you had opportunities to do things like rent the Chronicles of Riddick and play through it on the cheap. Luckily, by that time, we had the use of those Xbox controllers that fit into regular people’s hands, and not just the five or six people in the world who felt that the Dreamcast controller was too small for them. I’m usually awful at stealth games (despite my love for Metal Gear Solid, it takes me twice as long to get through it as everyone I know), but Riddick was worth the effort.

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Marc Normandin was gaming editor of Blast from 2008 to mid-2010. You can reach him via e-mail at [email protected], or follow him on Twitter @Marc_Normandin

4 Responses

  1. Eddie Makuch

    awesome list! loving the Star Wars love. Personally I loved the Simpons games. I know they had some uber flaws at times, but with 100% authentic voice acting, even in today’s games, jeeze that’s a feat in itself.

    I would have put Goldeneye as #1, but only because I played that game religiously in my youth. Before school, every morning for years, honestly. The varying levels of difficulty, the FREAKIN’ sweet multiplayer that is today a point of reference for all multiplayer enabled titles, the classic and awesome weapons, and the total bad-assery of the level design. I mean really, how can it not be on XBLA, or the VC yet?? I would buy a copy for myself, and for anyone who hasn’t played it!!! Also, somehow enable it to be online multiplayer? and I promise you, you’d have millions of gamers playing a 10 year old game over the internets!.

  2. herc

    man you should have herucles action game for ps1 on here it was great!
    and it followed the movies story to the teeth!!


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