I have had an Xbox 360 since after christmas 2006 and as far as games that I have played extensivelly (bought, rented, or otherwise), the number is 15.
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Where do I begin? It starts a couple years ago, about a month after the PS3 and Wii came out and I figured that it was time to upgrade my experience and buy one of the new consoles. I had trouble deciding at first, but seeing as my brothers and I went with the PS2 previously, I was starting to lean towards getting the PS3. But my younger brother had some friends who had gotten the Xbox 360 and some new fangled game I wasn't familiar with; so along long with a little research, my brother convinced me to get the Xbox 360 along with a copy of Halo 2 and a strange little game called Gears of War. Shortly after purchasing it and setting it up in our living room, my brother and I played the Gears of War campaign on co-op; we stood up for hours playing the game and continued to play over the course of the next few days until we completed it. The gameplay and graphics at the time just blew me away and I few in love with the game right away, I have never played any other game that was remotely like it; but the best was yet to come. It wasn't until a few days later when I figured out how to connect our system to the Internet; at that point I proceded to make an Xbox Live account and then crossed my fingers in hopes that I would be able to play online.
To my satisfaction, I found myself on my way to my first online match. What makes Gears of War special to me is not just the wonderous gameplay, but it was the very first game that I played online multiplayer on and thus changed my gaming experience forever. Being able to participate in online multiplayer converted my attitude towards gaming; it greatly increased the replay value of whatever game had MP and how long I would be playing it. I have played many other games ever since getting my Xbox 360, both with and without MP, but up until the release of the second game, I don't think I have spent as much time playing any game as I have played Gears of War online.
I have been away from my Xbox 360 for several months and I'm itching play it again when I go home for the Summer next week. But even with as much time that has passed without touching a functioning Xbox system I still recognize Gears of War as not only the best game I've played on the Xbox, but the best game that I have ever played.