The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
This game got an almost perfect score from Gamespot – a 9.5! I am sure you know that this game made it big on the PC and the Xbox 360 before it came to the PS3 but it seems to be just as good – maybe even better because of the platform. Gamespot says:
• A massive and gorgeous world to explore
• an engaging story and dozens of hours’ worth of intriguing and exciting side quests
• core role-playing mechanics like combat and magic are as adaptable as they are enjoyable
• excellent music and hours of good voice acting.
The only negative point to it is that there are slight performance issues – but don’t they all have that?
The Orange Box
This is a compilation of some of the best loved games in video gaming history. Overcoming the negative perception that many have when it comes to game compilations, The Orange Box offers the following: Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, the puzzle game Portal, and the colorful multiplayer action game Team Fortress 2.
What does Gamespot have to say? They gave it a 9 and following points:
• The Half-Life 2 saga represents some of the greatest shooter gameplay ever made
• Portal is a brilliant and humorous puzzle game
• Outstanding visual and audio design
• An unprecedented value.
Again, the downside has to do with slight performance issues. For 5 games in one, I’d say it is a very good deal.