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Multiplayer games - local network XBOX 360

Playing multiplayer games over local area network (LAN) is a somewhat forgotten form of multiplayer, which had its heyday in the 1990s when Internet cafes were extremely popular. In LAN, players don't need to connect via the Internet, because their computers or consoles are directly connected to each other (wirelessly or with the use of network cables). This form of multiplayer is usually chosen by people who get together in one place (called LAN parties).

Battlefield 3
Battlefield 3

Action 25 October 2011

The third core installment in a popular first person shooter series. Battlefield 3 was developed by Swedish studio DICE, an Electronic Arts subsidiary. The game is set during a modern-day conflict and the events are presented in the form of flashbacks as remembered by Henry Blackburn, an American soldier who tries to stop Islamic terrorists from detonating a nuke. The game features three playable characters, as well as various weapons and vehicles. Single player campaign consists of several missions, serving a complimentary role to the expansive online multiplayer mode, in accordance with the series’ long-standing tradition. Technically, Battlefield 3 is powered by Frostbite 2 engine, featuring high quality audiovisuals and realistic physics.

X360

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!

Action 14 October 2014

The third installment in the Borderlands series, offering an insight into the events happening during the period between the storylines of Borderlands and its sequel - Borderlands 2. The Pre-Sequel! was developed by 2K Australia cooperating with Gearbox Software. The action takes place on the moon of Pandora, and the players assume the roles of characters working for Hyperion - a corporation belonging to Handsome Jack. Similar to the previous installments, the game offers four playable characters, including Athena the Gladiator, Wilhelm the Enforcer, Nisha the Lawbringer and Fragtrap. Each character represents a different class and has unique skills. The creators once again delivered an extensive co-op mode for up to four players. Also, the visuals retain the characteristic resemblance to comic books. What has changed since the release of the previous installment however, are the in-game physics, including reduced gravity.

X360

Borderlands 2
Borderlands 2

Action 18 September 2012

A first-person shooter with cRPG features and a sequel to the 2009’s hit. Gearbox Software studio once again managed the development, with the publishing support of 2K Games company. The game’s story is set some time after the events of first part. This time the players will face Handsome Jack, a self-proclaimed dictator of Pandora. The creators of Borderlands 2 have prepared four playable characters: Salvador, Maya, Zero, and Axton, representing one of the four different classes and different fighting style. Gameplay still retains the exhilarating gunplay, but the weapon mechanics have been thoroughly changed. Furthermore, the trademark of the series in the form of a four player co-op mode is also present.

X360

Farming Simulator 15
Farming Simulator 15

Simulation 19 May 2015

The sixth major installment in the popular farming simulation game series. The franchise makes a comeback to key gaming platforms after a year off, when only smartphone and portable editions were released. The developer, GIANTS Software, prepared another portion of innovations to enhance gameplay. The game lets you play in a new environment (Scandinavian), characterized by different landscape, weather conditions, and vast forests. This time players can cut down trees using specially designed, licensed machines. There is also a car wash, allowing you to keep your vehicles clean. Overall, the gameplay mechanics remained unchanged; as usual, your task is to manage a farm and expand it using the money earned from breeding animals and cultivating land. The sixth installment introduced the series to the eight generation consoles, bringing about significant visual improvements.

X360

Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep
Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep

Action 25 June 2013

The fourth and final DLC for Borderlands 2, a post-apocalyptic action game developed by Gearbox Software that combines elements of FPS and RPG genre. The key character in the Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep expansion is a crazy thirteen-year old girl who loves explosives. The fans of the series should know her from the basic version of Borderlands 2 as well as from the Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage expansion. The main theme of this expansion pack is a meta-session of table-top RPG game, Bunkers & Badasses – the local variation of Dungeons & Dragons. Tiny Tina plays the role of the dungeon master and the characters known from the first installment of Borderlands – Brick, Mordecai and Lilith – join the session. During the session Tina spontaneously changes the rules of the game, including character names, boss attributes or location layouts. Thanks to that the adventures in Borderlands 2 became unpredictable. The battles are of course played in a form typical for the series, from a first-person perspective.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Action 08 November 2011

The third part in the first-person shooter series being one of the spin-offs of the Call of Duty franchise. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was developed by Infinity Ward with the assistance from other development studios owned by Activision – e.g. Raven Software and Sledgehammer Games. The plot continues the action of the first two installments of the game. Players are presented with the further fates of the members of Task Force 141 as they try to eliminate the leader of the Russian Ultranationalists responsible for the outbreak of the international conflict. Developers draw on the well-proven formula employed by the previous installments, such as the spectacular, yet heavily-scripted single player campaign, dynamic shootouts and numerous multiplayer modes. The fourth generation of the IW Engine provides high-level audio-visuals.

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Call of Juarez: The Cartel
Call of Juarez: The Cartel

Action 19 July 2011

The third installment in the FPS series by Polish studio, Techland. This time the game’s setting was shifted to modern times, and the story is focused on the struggle with the eponymous drug cartel. The players control a special team that was established to solve the problem of cartel bosses. The team consists of Kim Evans, Eddie Guerra and Ben McCall – a descendant of Ray McCall. The game’s foundation is, again, the story campaign, which can be played either solo or in cooperation. An interesting feature of the game is that different characters often face different challenges (according to their skills), which allows the player to look at the events from different perspectives, and adds an element of competition. A multiplayer mode completes the game – here, like in the single, we can use a wide array of guns (from handguns, through sub-machine guns, to sniper rifles and rocket launchers). Call of Juarez: The Cartel was developed using the Chrome Engine – however this time, the visual layer is conspicuously outdated.

X360

GoldenEye 007: Reloaded
GoldenEye 007: Reloaded

Action 01 November 2011

An improved edition of the 2010's GoldenEye 007 - the remake of the classic first-person shooter for Nintendo 64. The player assumes the role of James Bond, the legendary MI6 agent, who travels around the world in search of the eponymous Golden Eye, a mysterious Russian satellite weapon of immense firepower. Although the game is based on the 1995's film, the player will visit locations which were not present in the movie. In contrast to 2010's GoldenEye 007 for Wii, this new edition features improved HD visuals. In addition to the story campaign and multiplayer mode, GoldenEye 007: Reloaded includes an additional feature, called MI6 Mode, which was inspired by the Spec Ops mode present in the Call of Duty series. It is a set of separate missions divided into four types of challenges: Assault, Elimination, Stealth, and Defense.

X360

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine

Action 06 September 2011

Warhammer 40,000: Space marine is an action game with a third-person perspective. The action takes place in the popular space fantasy universe.

X360

F1 2010
F1 2010

Racing 21 September 2010

The first edition of the official F1 World Cup game by the British company Codemasters. The production encourages all racing fans with a full license for all the elements of this exciting competition.

X360

Divinity: Dragon Commander
Divinity: Dragon Commander

Strategy canceled

Set in fantasy reality strategy with action game and cRPG elements, being a spin-off of the Divinity series. The story of Divinity: Dragon Commander presents the fate of a young heir to the throne, who as a dragon knight fights for the survival of the kingdom of Rivellon after the death of his father. The game focuses on three elements: managing the country, giving strategic orders (such as moving subordinate troops on the map) and commanding during battles.

X360

WRC 3
WRC 3

Racing 12 October 2012

The third installment in a popular racing series that was started and developed by the Italian developer Milestone Studios - creators of such series as Screamer, SBK, and MotoGP. In the game, one can traditionally participate in World Rally Championship races, which, thanks to the FIA license, feature a full set of tracks, teams, drivers, and machines that appeared in the 2012 racing season. This installment in the series delivers a number of changes and improvements - for the first time, apart from the presence of special sections on certain tracks, the game introduces drift contests and the so-called ‘gate-crasher’ races. In comparison with previous installments of the WRC series, the game introduces much more realistic track surfaces; additionally, the tracks have been narrowed, which results in increased difficulty level. In the career mode, the managing panel has been simplified a little, and the players are scored based not only on their positions at the finish line, but also on their driving style. The list of novelties is complemented with a new graphics engine that allowed the developers to represent the in-game models in better detail and implement improved lighting effects.

X360

FIFA 11
FIFA 11

Sports 28 September 2010

Another installment in the soccer game series by EA Sports. Compared to its predecessor, FIFA 11 features many improvements. One of the biggest novelties is the Personality Plus system, which reflects the player's distinct characteristics in the pitch, making the difference between soccer stars and other players more apparent. The goalkeepers' behavior was also improved, as they estimate the ball's trajectory more realistically now and can be fooled by ricocheting during free kicks. Other improvements include upgraded animations of the players, i.e. during the goal celebration. FIFA 11 allows you to lead your team to victory in a single match or in a campaign-like manager mode. The game also features the Be A Pro mode, in which you take on the role of a given player and develop his skills. You can also compete against others in the online mode.

X360

Two Worlds II: Pirates of The Flying Fortress
Two Worlds II: Pirates of The Flying Fortress

RPG 27 September 2011

An expansion for the second installment of the action RPG series by Reality Pump, a Polish development studio. Two Worlds II: Pirates of The Flying Fortress offers a new campaign that takes place in a previously uncharted area. The plot of the add-on is focused on a pirate captain and his crew who are confined on a cursed archipelago. The player helps the corsair save his beloved, find the legendary treasure, and suppress a mutiny on his ship. Of course, the story is non-linear, concluding with one of three endings. Gameplay-wise, the expansion introduces changes in the alchemy system, enables the player to steer a boat, adds new kinds of weapons and enemies, including powerful bosses, such as a Basilisk or a Stone Golem, who require the player to conduct a research on their weaknesses in order to defeat them. Apart from the single player campaign, Pirates of the Flying Fortress offers four new multiplayer maps for the Adventure mode. Moreover, the add-on slightly improves the graphics and introduces new, dynamic weather effects.

X360

Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes

Strategy 13 April 2011

A spin-off of the popular Might & Magic series by Capybara Games, originally released for Nintendo DS, and later also for PC and the eight generation consoles. It is a combination of logic puzzle games and turn-based strategies with significant plot, and visuals-wise it resembles a jRPG. The story was divided into 5 episodes, during which you have to complete quests, explore the world, talk to NPCs, and, of course, fight enemies. The game focuses strongly on creating and managing your team, consisting of e.g. knights, elves, wizards, necromancers, or tamed demons. It allows you to use various strategies and your troops' special abilities in battle. The single player mode is complemented by an online and a local multiplayer mode, in which your team competes against other players' teams.

X360

Battlestations: Midway
Battlestations: Midway

Strategy 31 January 2007

A combination of naval simulation and real-time strategy that addresses the theme of naval battles during World War II. Thanks to this title players can see how much the war on the sea has changed over the years of World War II.

X360

Tenchu Z
Tenchu Z

Action 12 June 2007

Tenchu Z is the next installment of the famous series, allowing us to take on the role of a ninja warrior. As in the previous sections, our task is to carry out a series of missions and remain unnoticed. In order to do so, we must demonstrate agility and use the appropriate items, which are included in the equipment of each ninja.

X360

Dead or Alive 5
Dead or Alive 5

Fighting 25 September 2012

The fifth installment in the series of arcade fighting games developed by Team Ninja. The game offers more than twenty playable characters among which one can find Ryu Hayabusa and Momiji known from the Ninja Gaiden series, female ninja warriors Kasumi and Ayane, wrestler Tina, crazy Zack, and a few newcomers. The fighters can be personalized, for the player unlocks outfits for them. As usual, the player participates in fast-paced duels requiring them to play aggressively and intercept enemy punches directed on different body parts in order to achieve victory. The game features the infamous breast physics simulation which is a characteristic trait of the series. Fighting takes place on multi-leveled, three-dimensional arenas containing destructible elements. Apart from the single-player mode complemented by a storyline and a boss fight at the end, Dead or Alive 5 offers over a dozen of different game modes, including multiplayer ones.

X360

F1 2012
F1 2012

Racing 18 September 2012

The third edition of the official Formula 1 World Cup game. As in the case of the two previous editions, the whole was produced by the British company Codemasters. The authors meticulously recreated the 2012 season and introduced a lot of improvements to the mechanics of driving.

X360

Soldier of Fortune: Payback
Soldier of Fortune: Payback

Action 13 November 2007

Payback is the title of the third installment of the popular series of action games, Soldier of Fortune. The company Activision took care of its release again, but its development was entrusted to the Slovak studio Cauldron (among others Civil War).

X360

Race Driver: GRID
Race Driver: GRID

Racing 30 May 2008

A racing game which is a direct continuation to the TOCA Touring Cars and TOCA Race Driver series developed by Codemasters. Contrary to the studio's other flagship franchise, DiRT, this game is focused on street and speedway races in which we sit behind the wheel of the most popular cars of the world, all of them licensed. The fun takes place in three different locations that offer us slightly different kinds of competition. With progress, we unlock new tournaments and vehicles. In the United States, we mostly race on the asphalt streets of American metropolises. In Europe, we compete primarily on speedways in such places as Donington, Silverstone, or Nurburgring. In Japan, drift is the most popular kind of races, taking place in cities and winding mountain roads. One of the title’s highlight is the realistic driving model. The game also features the DiRT series' replay system which allows us to rewind and retry a failed fragment of a race.

X360

History: Great Battles Medieval
History: Great Battles Medieval

Strategy 19 February 2010

The next installment of realistic strategy games. This time we move on to the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries and take part in the battles between France and England, playing the role of historical leaders.

X360

Raven Squad: Operation Hidden Dagger
Raven Squad: Operation Hidden Dagger

Action 18 August 2009

Raven Squad: Operation Hidden Dagger is an action game produced by Atomic Motion studio combining elements of FPS and RTS. Players are guided by the actions of a mercenary unit that tries to get out of the war-torn Amazon. The key to victory is the skillful use of the strengths of each character. In addition to solo gameplay, the game also allows you to have fun in the mode of two-person cooperation.

X360

Sacred 3
Sacred 3

RPG 01 August 2014

The third installment of the popular fantasy RPG series. Lord Zane, the ruler of the Ashen Empire, plans to obtain a legendary artifact called the Heart of Ancaria and rule the world with his allied demons. Only a group of four mighty warriors can stop him. The game was developed by Keen Games.

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