Games You (Probably) Should Have Played – X


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We can finally say that Next Generation in gaming is in full swing with the release of the final 2 entries in console war in just about a months time. To commemorate this event we’ve decided to take a look back at all of our favorite games, in alphabetical order, across every generation. We’re calling this the Games You (Probably) Should Have Played.

Some of our choices will be mainstream titles, some will be indie games that you’ve probably never heard of. A handful of these selections will be older then you, while others are younger than your car. All that matters is that in some way we feel that these games are worth playing. So come along for the ride, as we move into games that start with “X”. Don’t forget to tell us what your favorites are in the comments below!

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Eric

Xenogears (PSX – 1998)
One of the first Squaresoft games I ever played that wasn’t a Final Fantasy game. It took me years to finally understand the intricacies in the combat system. Years. The system was incredibly deep, but still easy enough for a beginner to complete. The story was. . . convoluted, yet still fantastic. It also featured Giant Robots, which to some means instant gold. To me, it means potential. The potential was met with characters to care about, and fantastic art direction, and a plot that I really couldn’t put my finger on but couldn’t walk away from. Simply, outstanding.
 
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Drootin

Xenophobe (ARC/NES)
This game is a lot of fun. It is a side-scrolling, 1-3 player co-op, horizontal split screen, alien shooter with a weird Star Trek meets Alien design. The objective is to clear out all the levels of aliens before the area self-destructs. The cool part is that since it splits the screen horizontally you and your co-op partners can split up and aren’t locked in to the one screen area at a time. Its a really fun and goofy game that you should totally play.
 
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Chris

X-Men (Arcade – 1992)
I kinda missed out on a lot of the arcade fad of the late ‘80s, but there were still a few games I loved to play whenever I saw them. X-Men was one of them, I was already a fan of the show, and getting to run around as these cool heroes and walk sideways while beating people up was just too much fun. I usually leaned towards using Wolverine or Nightcrawler because they’re the best two in the game. Oh and screw Cyclops.
 
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