View Full Version : How do you play your 360 games?

06-08-2009, 01:47 PM
I always try to get into one game lately but then seem to drift to another.
Lately it was COD 4, play that a bit then move on.

06-08-2009, 02:28 PM
Normally when I get a game I play it non-stop (if I rent)
If I buy it, I keep playing the game as much as I can until it starts to wear down or the achievements will take awhile

06-08-2009, 02:34 PM
I ALWAYS play COD4. I mix up what other game(s) I give a little time to, though :)

06-08-2009, 02:37 PM
Normally when I get a game I play it non-stop (if I rent)
If I buy it, I keep playing the game as much as I can until it starts to wear down or the achievements will take awhile When I buy a game I generally start playing it but still for some reason have to play me others :p

06-08-2009, 02:42 PM
Usually stick to one game for a long time, probably to lazy to change disc =P
At the moment I'm in to Lego Indy, trying to get the full 1k there. But I guess that will change next week with Magic the Gathering coming to Arcade!! =D


YouTube Freak
06-08-2009, 02:42 PM
i buyed gta 4, so now i will playing it for months XD

06-08-2009, 02:44 PM
I usuallyplay a game until I get 1k or as close as I can until I get bored

06-08-2009, 02:46 PM
I tend to concentrate on one game at a time. I seem to get more GS and I enjoy it more. At the moment, I'm concentrating on Oblivion.

06-08-2009, 02:49 PM
i buyed gta 4, so now i will playing it for months XD Lol I thought Id be the same when I first got it, Saints Row 2 proved me wrong

06-08-2009, 02:54 PM
When I first got Call of Duty 4 back in November 2007, I didn't play another game until February 2008 when Gta 4 came out.

But, if I rent a game, I'll try to play it as much as possible, but if I buy a game, then I'll play it a lot, slowly stop to play something else.

06-08-2009, 02:58 PM
CoD4 is in my disc drive about 80% of the time.

06-08-2009, 03:10 PM
I'm usually concentrating on 2-3 games at a time. I usually have 1 I'm working on getting achievements on, 1 long adventure game I'll be working on completing, and 1 game (usually a racing game or music game) that I'll put in when I only have time for a quick play (usually 20-30 minutes free time I have in the morning before having to leave for work.)

06-08-2009, 04:15 PM
i will play many different games. . . i get bored easily with the same game.

06-08-2009, 04:19 PM
I can't play a game for too long since I'm getting bored very quickly. Most games, I buy and I play for about one or two days and then I'll switch to another game until this gets boring too and I go back to the first game. It's like I have a rotating gaming schedule. ^^

To be honest, I haven't played a game for more than a week after I have finished Twilight Princess on Wii. o.o

Rowey 94
06-08-2009, 04:24 PM
If I Like The Game I Will Play It Until It Gets Boring And Then After A While I Will Go Back Onto It To Finish It.
Like GRID I Really Get Addicted To Games I Like

06-08-2009, 04:26 PM
I often change games after completing them, I think the only game that I've continued to play after completion is COD4 online, still play it, and haven't got bored of it yet.

06-08-2009, 05:02 PM
Im always on GTA IV :p

06-08-2009, 05:25 PM
Usually focus on a game I working on the achievements for, and mix in some games that I can play with the family like a XBLA game or SceneIt

06-08-2009, 06:01 PM
Lately i've been switching from Halo Wars to L4D to CoD4 to Gears, just becuase i don't have a game right now im REALLY into. Until i get my hands on prototype that is. Im hoping that will feed my hungerr.

06-08-2009, 06:27 PM
I'lll play a game like Gears 2 for a little bit, cause I get bored in online matches(mainly cause I spend most of the time dead), so I go to play another game usually a Guitar Hero or Left 4 Dead.

With games like Rock Band I'll play the songs that come with the game, go off and buy some DLC, and then play those songs over nad over till I get tired of them(Always trying to get my money's worth for DLC).

06-08-2009, 06:43 PM
For me it depends really...

For instance, if there is an achievement I'm trying to get in particular, I'll stay pretty consistent with that game and keep working at it; however, I will also play other games so that I don't become too bored or tiresome of the game I'm playing consistently to earn the achievements. It's usually a win/win situation for me.

06-08-2009, 06:45 PM
I do change quite a bit, but I usually just play COD4/5 or Fifa.

06-08-2009, 06:56 PM
At the moment i'm playing alot of games till i get full 1000, but i would ussally have COD on 80% of the time and then switch up the other 20% with GTA / GH / RB / Orange Box / Mirrors Edge etc etc

06-08-2009, 09:07 PM
It all depends on a few things. If I decided to rent a game. I will not play any other game until the game is due back a few days later. If I tend to play a mixture. I could be playing Rock Band 2- and then next minute I will decide to play Enchanted Arms. Also, if I am trying to get all achievements in a game, I will play that game more often than my other games.

06-08-2009, 09:07 PM
I've been playing 3 particular games for now, but I might switch it up sometimes.

06-08-2009, 09:16 PM
i'm sure i annoy my brother by not being able to focus on one game, and will frequently swap what i'm playing.

06-08-2009, 09:30 PM
Usually id play a game im really into alot but on other occasions, id like to mix it up like i am atm, im playing fallout 3, bad company, tiger woods and fifa just so i dont get bored of one of them.

06-08-2009, 09:46 PM
I used to play several games at once. I figured out that doesn't work too well. So now I play 1 game at a time.

l Absolution l
06-08-2009, 11:15 PM
If it's a new game that I got, I'll play it to completion, usually.

If not, I'll switch between it and a fun multiplayer game.

06-08-2009, 11:24 PM
I definitely get bored quickly! I usually start out with a few xbla games, mostly geo wars 2 to get warmed up and then will usually play one of my games on disk. I really have to start finishing some of them as they are piling up!

06-08-2009, 11:59 PM
Your poll needs more options. I play a game till I'm done with it but that don't mean weeks, could just be a weekend game so I don't consider that 'lots'. I jump for special reasons like co-op.

06-09-2009, 02:36 AM
The options are fine as they are.
By consistent changes I mean each day do you play different games or do you spend months on a particular game.

06-09-2009, 02:50 AM
i stick with one game at a time and see how far i get into it before i get distracted with another game. at the moment i'm playing Oblivion, and i hope to 100% it before i go back and finish Pure and Quantum of Solace. one day i'll complete MLB 2K9...

06-09-2009, 02:50 AM
I like sticking with one game at a time until I obtain all the achievements.
I only switch games whenever I have friends voer so we can mix it up a bit.

06-09-2009, 02:55 AM
I usually only play a game until I have a majority of the achievements unlocked. Might keep playing it for longer if it has addicting multiplayer.

06-09-2009, 02:56 AM
I get bored with games really quick so I'm constantly changing around.

06-09-2009, 03:09 AM
I change games all of the time.

06-09-2009, 03:11 AM
I usually stick to multiplayer game for a bit (CoD4, Gears 2) and pick up a nice single player game every now and then.

Admiral Axtell
06-09-2009, 04:56 AM
I usually switch off often, one day ill play some Halo 3, the next ill do some Dead Rising, etc. UNLESS I get a game that I am obsessed with and i just play the hell out of that.

Pure Efficiency
06-09-2009, 05:27 AM
Usually I spend way too much time on a game when I first get it, then I either get finished with it or just frustrated.

06-09-2009, 05:31 AM
I'm one to play mix, i never seem to complete a game on one go - i'll play it until i get bored then go to something else, then go back to it to complete it. But online only COD4 is the one i go to. I should get back into GH or GOW2 or something..=/

06-09-2009, 05:36 AM
I generally play the same game for ages. I stop when I either get a new game or if I get sick of it.
I've been playing Crackdown for a bit now. Before that I was addicted to GoW 2.

Jappe XBA
06-09-2009, 05:37 AM
I'll change my games most of the time... Sometimes when there is a really good game, I keep playing it (even if I won't get achievements, lol). Those kind of games are GTA IV and R6V2.

06-09-2009, 10:35 AM
Normaly I always play two games : one I am playing alone or xbox live and the other one in local cooperation with friends

06-09-2009, 06:46 PM
I play a game for ages! :D

06-09-2009, 08:07 PM
I usually play one certain game until I either beat it or get tired of it and need a break, then just come back to it later

06-09-2009, 08:21 PM
When I saw the topic for this thread I thought it might mean how we physically play our games, like naked in the dark for example.

Double O Slevin
06-09-2009, 08:30 PM
I've got Gamer ADD... or at least I used to!

Mr Burgerz
06-09-2009, 09:56 PM
I'm an endurance completist, once I start going for the 1000 I tend not to stop!

06-10-2009, 12:33 AM
It depends if the game is good or there are multiplayer achievements, I'll get those, like Call of Duty: WaW, working on 10th prestige. If not, after I finish the game and get everything I can, most likely, I'll stop playing it.

06-10-2009, 02:25 AM
it depends on how fun the game is

06-10-2009, 03:19 AM
I usually play a particular game alot.

Chris PW
06-10-2009, 08:18 PM
Play one for a good amount before switching.

06-10-2009, 08:20 PM
I would change games, but i go through different spells to be honest. For example, sometimes I take a notion for FIFA 09 and I will play it for days without playing anything else.

06-10-2009, 08:28 PM
I play games alot then switch then go back to it later so I do not get bored of them unless I really really like them(Likes Gears2/CoD) Ill just play them tons.

06-10-2009, 08:34 PM
I usually play the latest game I've bought until I have all/most of the achievements, only switch to play other games with friends or the odd game I actually enjoy playing over XBL.

06-10-2009, 08:35 PM
i often play a new game i get for quite a while.
it a bad thing really cause then i bored of it too easily.
i try not to play games too much at once.
now iv got this rental thing going ill be sorted!1

Crimson Ridley
06-10-2009, 08:39 PM
Damn, there was no option called "I play them naked". Like one time, I played Guitar Hero naked, but I got to a solo and got excited... whammied the wrong thing... ended up deploying star power on myself.

^ That was not true.

I play one game constantly, well, one genre. Music, Guitar Hero!

SuperNova X2X
06-10-2009, 08:48 PM
I tend to mix it up, but there are always the games that I'll play non-stop too, like CoD and Shadowrun.

Spartan EXR
06-10-2009, 08:58 PM
If I buy a new game, I usually play it through, and if it's got it, some multiplayer. There's only one game I've been consistently playing through years though; Halo 3.

06-10-2009, 09:23 PM
I generally play a handful of games through to 1000, then I move on to the next handful. I rarely sit on a game and play it constantly past 1000, though, except for Oblivion.

Mister Buds
06-10-2009, 10:41 PM
when i get a new game i play it constantly until i finish it. story wise that is, i'm not much of a completionist. after that i'll play it every now and then until i feel satisfied with the achievements i've earned from it.

right now. i've been playing gears of war 2's multiplayer a lot. i've also been working on a lot of my older games, earning some achievements that i never thought i'd get. so, when my gaming starts for the day, i usually begin with one of my older games. when i finish that task, i play gow for the rest of the day.

06-16-2009, 02:47 AM
Im gonna try to start sticking with a few games without changing completely, that explains why I never have an idea which one to play lol

06-16-2009, 04:16 AM
I used to only play one or two games for a very long extended period of time. Recently though, I've played a bunch of different games in the past week or two.

Psycho Chickan
06-16-2009, 04:22 AM
buck naked and covered in honey,... why do you ask?

Darth Grif55
06-16-2009, 04:26 AM
Sometimes I'll play alot of multiplayer (usually Halo) & other times I'll just go for achievements. I think it'll be the multiplayer when I get COD:WAW & Orange Box soon.

06-16-2009, 05:36 AM
buck naked and covered in honey,... why do you ask? Lol hahaha gold.

06-16-2009, 05:44 AM
I dont....I need it back. :-(

06-16-2009, 06:27 AM
I dunno about everyone else, but I play my 360 games on my Atari Jaguar.

Junk Bond King
06-16-2009, 06:44 AM
I dunno about everyone else, but I play my 360 games on my Atari Jaguar. Jags were cool, telephones for controllers.

I just get all hopped up on coffee, cover all the windows with tin foil, and then crank my surround sound up to about 90 at 2 in the morning.

Noisy Neighbour
06-16-2009, 10:47 AM
Ill always complete the single player of a game first and then if the game is amazing, i may play it again or maybe a bit of the multiplayer. Its likely though that ill put that game away for a bit just to finish off any of the achievements in small chunks, unless its a quick 1000.

Rented games ill play straight to get them finished as soon as, as all rented games are easy 1000's.

06-16-2009, 02:33 PM
I mostly play single player game during the night if I can't sleep, and have a drink with friends of a friday and play multi-player games.

If I'm playing an rpg or action type game I'll mix it up with guitar hero but if its fps I'll stick with it until I get bored.

It's also very rare that I go back to games for achievements. I just try to get as much as I can in one play.

06-16-2009, 03:34 PM
I was in the habbit of playing a particular game lots (gears of war 2) but then with the constent glitches and anger i decided to change and start playing lots of different games :)

06-16-2009, 05:54 PM
I usually like to play sitting down in my "Lean-back" chair, its very comfy. I use a wireless control, with a chatpad glued in practicly. Mic is usually somewhere on the floor, I hardly play online so I hardly ever use it. Messages are my friends..

I stick with one game a day, could be the same as the day before.. or could change to different one. I sometimes change disc if asked to play with someone.

06-16-2009, 06:00 PM
I have become bored with all other games other than Halo 3. I did play COD4 and it did not stay interesting for more than a month, which is why i went back to Halo

06-16-2009, 07:36 PM
I've been playing the GH and RB games a lot over a period of time but for the most part I like to switch up what I play. I like to keep the experience fresh and try to play a variety.

06-16-2009, 07:38 PM
a little of both

o0 TommyGuns 0o
06-16-2009, 08:44 PM
i play a game till i get all the achievements then i move on to the next

06-16-2009, 08:49 PM
Until I get the starting achievements then back to gears 2, if I like I'll play another time.

06-17-2009, 12:48 AM
Well, just look at my gamercard. I play between 2-5 games per week. The only game I keep playing since over a year now is Rock Band. As a drummer it's just the best dang game ;p

And since a week I really love Red faction Multiplayer so this will come in my disk drive constantly.

06-17-2009, 01:20 AM
Whenever I see the title of this thread I'm always compelled to reply; "I play my 360 games with no pants on while eating chips on the couch.":woop:

P.S. Not true!

gears of crabs
06-17-2009, 02:08 AM
i try to play a game to completion so i can trade it in or till i get bored or stuck then ill move on to another game.

06-17-2009, 07:17 AM
Usually playing Gears 2 but try to play a variety to keep from getting to "zoned". Although the past few days this damn Burnout:Paradise has had me hooked.

06-17-2009, 01:14 PM
I usually play one game at a time all the way through until I complete it. It feels easier to stay focused on strictly one game. I also try to work on the 1000g in the process. If the game is too bad, or the achievements are too time consuming, or it has DLC with achievements that I don't want to spend the cash on, then I'll give up and move on to the next one.

It's a pain to try and remember 3-4 control schemes and 3-4 storylines if you're juggling multiple games. That's just me, I know others can do it with no problem. And of course, arcade games are the exception to the rule.

The Watcher
10-16-2010, 11:53 AM
I normally will play 1 game until I get all possible achievements then move on to the next 1 but sometimes if a game is really bad i will cut my losses and move on and try again later.

10-16-2010, 04:44 PM
Usually I concentrate on one game only, but especially in Fall/Winter with a lot of interesting games coming out, I can't resist playing another one as well. I don't like it as it takes me away from the first game I was really into before I played the 2nd.

10-16-2010, 04:55 PM
Usually play one game for a long time. For a while it was L4D2 then MW2 and then Borderlands. Recently, though, I've been doing several games. So indecisive right now.

10-16-2010, 04:56 PM
Play till the end and I have the achievs with exceptions of course Gears of War 2 kill 100 000 people one :(

10-16-2010, 05:02 PM
Usually if it comes down to a multiplayer game like MW2 or Halo Reach I migh play it for a week straight but I am currently over online multiplayer so I've been playing Blazblue Continuum Shift and Final Fantasy XIII and Heavy Rain on my PS3.

10-16-2010, 05:24 PM
That is one helluva necro. :p

I usually play the main game / story / campaign first till completion. then after I finish, I give the achievements a look and see if there's anything that can be done without replaying right away or investing huge chunks of time. If nothing can easily be done, I move on. I don't usually like to redo the main game right after finishing it. Otherwise, I aim for as close to 70% of the achievements + gamerscore (if not more). After that, I'm 'personally' good to set a game down and move on to the next.

It takes special or sporadic occasions for me to just up and stop playing a specific game early - either just not really into it, or I'm rushing in anticipation for a new release I'm totally planning to play (a la dropping current title in favor of it) - although granted, my gaming history doesn't really show it, but I can only think of a couple games that I immediately set aside in favor of actually enjoying myself and having fun.

(Off the top of my head, Brutal Legend and Halo Wars.)

. . . as for games I frequently play and / or go back to, I don't have any right now. When I'm not working on something, it's really just random urges or so, not a plan or agenda. Or maybe I shoot for achievements I didn't think of getting before (as of yesterday, Band Hero).

JuSt BLaZe
10-16-2010, 05:43 PM
[x] Play a particular game lots!

You gotta stick to it right. Give it a 100%.

10-16-2010, 05:47 PM
Variety is the spice of life.

10-16-2010, 05:49 PM
hmmm i prefer to play different games now and then so i dont get bored which is something recent i have started doing as before if i left a game without completing it and played something else i wouldnt go back to that first game i was playing but that probably cos on the pc i had a hell of alot of games to play, on my xbox i dont have so much

10-16-2010, 06:19 PM
Im trying to finish as much as I can from the game im playing and then jump to another one and the same thing goes on

10-16-2010, 06:21 PM
I have a short attention span meaning I tend to do the old switcheroo between several games. Doesn't do my completion rates any justice mind.

Turn Away Now
10-16-2010, 09:54 PM
I stick it in the disc tray and play :P

OT: Variety, I get bored of one game after a while..

10-16-2010, 10:59 PM
I tend to stick to a single game for a very long period of time until I have all of the achievements, then I can move on to other games.

10-16-2010, 11:13 PM
Usually play the hell out of one game.

10-16-2010, 11:18 PM
I dont normally play 1 game at a time, I move about a few games at a time really.

10-17-2010, 12:01 AM
I just try to burn down 1 game at a time. But some games I have 1ked took so much effort it they had to be spread out over the course of a few months. Also I will revisit a game when I purchase DLC, which is rare as DLC isnt really my thing.

10-17-2010, 12:22 AM
One at a time... as long as I like playing each. :p fallout 3, mass effect 2 so far are thes game that kept me playing longest

10-17-2010, 02:11 AM
I play games for fun, trying to complete all the achievements really, but the games i play the most are the shooter ones like COD, GHOST RECON, that kind of stuff, and the music ones like guitar hero and rock band

10-17-2010, 02:24 AM
I usually play a few games at a time, but recently i have only been playing Halo: reach because i have gotten bored of completeing games like turok and CoD3 and started playing a new game, I do that frequently, I will play games to get the acheivements for a while but come Fall/Winter I play new games im actually interested in and enjoy then go back and beat those older games when im done with the new ones. :)

10-17-2010, 08:03 AM
Usually two, three games at the same time. There might be some I put on the back burner and return later for annoying achievements.

10-17-2010, 08:34 AM
It depends on what I feel like playing. Sometimes I`ll feel like playing Mass effect 2, Oblivion, GTA 4, Lost Planet Colonies edition, etc etc.

10-18-2010, 09:18 AM
I usually try to get 1K or close on a game before moving on to another. But even with that I always jump into an older game to play to change things up. Its usually Rock Band 2.

10-18-2010, 02:25 PM
I usually switch up a lot. For some time I played a lot of MW2, or a lot of Fallout 3.

Lately I've been switching up with everything I have.

10-18-2010, 03:07 PM
Right now I am playing lots of differant games e.g. World at War, ODST and a bit of Gears of war 2. But If I get A knew game I will concentrate on that game alot or if I am trying to finish of achievemnts on a game.

10-18-2010, 03:39 PM
Usually I stick to one game, but these last few weeks I keep changing them :P

10-18-2010, 03:56 PM
i will usually play a game to the end to get the easy achievements then switch to another then go back to get the rest about a month later

10-18-2010, 08:22 PM
I generally only play one or two at a time. One I'm playing the campaign, the other the MP game of the day with friends if they're online.

10-18-2010, 08:31 PM
I'm usually playing 2 games at a time: whatever just came in the mail from Blockbuster and then a game that I own while I am waiting for the next game to come in the mail.

10-18-2010, 10:19 PM
I always play rented games to death, but when I own them.... Dust in the wind.

Jack Parke
10-18-2010, 10:25 PM
Id play 1 game straight until I complete it, unless I get bored

UfR x FaTelz
10-18-2010, 10:29 PM
ATM I am switching between, MW2, FIFA 11, Oblivion and whatever my mates are playing.

Dalek Effect
10-19-2010, 01:58 PM
I buy games, play them and then move on to the next one. I'll keep going back to a particular game if i enjoyed it a lot :)

10-19-2010, 07:57 PM
It's always my intention to play one game at a time, but I usally end up switching between 2 or 3 games at a time.

10-19-2010, 08:29 PM
I tend to play one game a lot, then switch to another and play that a lot. If I'm not consistently playing a single game, I'm probably not playing at all lol

10-19-2010, 10:38 PM
I like to play the hell out of any game before I move onto a new one. It's enjoyable that way.

iBlessing 09
10-19-2010, 11:08 PM
Call of Duty and only Call of Duty.

10-19-2010, 11:28 PM
Usually play a game till i get bored...then move to the next

Ice Car
10-19-2010, 11:29 PM
I usually play only one or two games. I sometimes go back to different ones though.

10-20-2010, 10:51 AM
I usually go from one game to another depending on what mood I'm in or who is logged in from my friends list

11-21-2010, 05:28 AM
I only stop a game when a new one comes out or if i'm only working on the online/offline part at the moment.