HDD Games Install Load Times

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  1. Carson

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    Game - Install Size - Notes
    - All Pro Football 2k8 (5.0 GB)
    - Amped 3 (6.7 GB)
    - Army of Two (5.7 GB)
    - Assassin's Creed (6.7 GB) -- Jerusalem load 39.5 seconds (DVD) vs 25 seconds (HDD)
    - Battlefield: Bad Company (6.5 GB)
    - Battlestations: Midway (5.5 GB)
    - Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts (6.6 GB) -- cuts 2-6 seconds off loads
    - Beautiful Katamari (3.4 GB)
    - BioShock (6.1 GB) -- Point Prometheus level 35 seconds (DVD) vs 24.5 seconds (HDD)
    - Blazing Angels (3.4 GB)
    - Blue Dragon (19.9 GB for all disks - 6.6 GB, 6.5 GB, 6.8 GB)
    - Brother's in Arms: Hell's Highway (5.2 GB)
    - Bullet Witch (5.2 GB)
    - Bully: Scholarship Edition (3.4 GB)
    - Burnout Revenge (4.4 GB) -- load/restart of Eastern Bay (a long forward race): DVD 26 seconds HDD 11 seconds
    - Burnout Paradise (3.4 GB)
    - C&C: Tiberium Wars (6.6 GB)
    - Call of Duty 2 (6.0 GB) -- saves 2-3 seconds each loadtime
    - Call of Duty 3 (5.8 GB)
    - Call of Duty 4 (6.7 GB)
    - Call of Duty: World at War (6.5 GB)
    - Cars (5.2 GB)
    - Chromehounds (4.2 GB)
    - Civilization Revolution (6.3 GB)
    - Clive Barker's Jericho (5.6 GB)
    - Colin McRae Dirt (6.4 GB)
    - Command & Conquer 3 (3.6GB)
    - Condemned (5.4 GB)
    - Condemned 2: Bloodshot (6.8 GB)
    - Dark Messiah: Might and Magic (6.1 GB) -- "seems to fix the music cutting out issue. It loads a little faster too"
    - Dark Sector (3.4 GB) -- chapter 6 loaded 10-11 secs with install versus 15-16 normal
    - Dead or Alive 4 (6.8GB)
    - Dead Rising (6.6 GB)
    - Dead Space -- "shortens the initial load time and the load time when accessing save stations"
    - Devil May Cry 4 (6.7 GB)
    - Dynasty Warriors Gundam (5.6 GB)
    - Earth Defense Force 2017 (3.4 GB)
    - Eternal Sonata (6.8 GB)
    - Fable 2 (6.8 GB) -- the brief stutter when accessing inventory menus or expressions is gone
    - Fallout 3 (5.9 GB)
    - Far Cry 2 (4.5 GB)
    - FIFA 09 (6.0 GB)
    - Fight Night Round 3 (3.4 GB)
    - Flatout Ultimate Carnage (4.9 GB)
    - Forza 2 (5.3 GB)
    - Full Auto (3.4 GB)
    - Gears of War (6.5 GB)
    - Gears of War 2 (6.7 GB) initial load 8 seconds shorter, causes stuttering at "saving game" checkpoints
    - Ghost Recon: Advance Warfighter (5.2 GB)
    - Ghost Recon: Advance Warfighter 2 (6.8 GB)
    - Grand Theft Auto IV (6.7 GB) -- decreases initial load time from 46.5 to 33 seconds
    - GRID (6.6 GB)
    - Guitar Hero 2 (3.4 GB)
    - Guitar Hero: World Tour (6.5 GB)
    - GUN (3.6 GB)
    - Hitman: Blood Money (5.8 GB)
    - Halo 3 (6.3 GB) -- load times are apparently worse (10 seconds longer) when installed
    - Idolm@ster (5.1 GB)
    - Idolm@ster Live 4 U (5.9 GB)
    - Infinite Undiscovery (12.5 GB for both discs, disc 1 6GB disc 2 6.5GB)
    - Kameo (5.9 GB)
    - King Kong (6.5 GB)
    - Left 4 Dead (5.0 GB)
    - Lego Star Wars The Complete Saga (5.8 GB)
    - LIPS (4.7 GB)
    - Lord of the Rings: Battle For Middle Earth (4.4 GB)
    - Lost Planet (6.8 GB)
    - Lost: Via Domus (4.2 GB)
    - Lost Odyssey (23.2 GB for all discs: 5.8, 5.2, 6.3, and 6.2) -- 2 times faster playing off HDD ([ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm26I849KF4"]video[/ame])
    - Madden 09 (6.7 GB) -- "game doesn't hitch anymore when going in or coming out of an instant replay"
    - Mass Effect (6.8 GB) -- No more "Loading" pauses when moving too fast. Elevator load times are identical (hardcoded)
    - Mercenaries 2 (6.7 GB)
    - Midnight Club: LA (6.0 GB)
    - Mirror's Edge (5.7 GB) -- eliminates (or greatly reduces) the amount of brief "Now Loading" pauses that pop up mid-level
    - Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe (6.4 GB) -- not much difference, load times are only 1-2 seconds shorter
    - Namco Museum Virtual Arcade (3.4 GB)
    - NBA 2K9 (6.7GB) -- helps framerate issues and previously frequent hanging
    - NBA Live 09 (?? GB) -- "now we're getting stutters inbetween baskets"
    - Need for Speed Most Wanted (6.8 GB)
    - NHL 09 (5.7 GB)
    - Ninja Gaiden II (6.8 GB) -- 125 seconds initial load on DVD, 45 seconds off HDD. No loading when selecting a weapon from quick switch menu
    - Overlord (3.4 GB)
    - Perfect Dark Zero (4.9 GB)
    - Pure (4.4 GB)
    - Pro Evolution Soccer 6 (3.4 GB)
    - Project Gotham Racing 3 (6.2 GB)
    - Project Gotham Racing 4 (6.0 GB) -- average load is 6-10 seconds shorter, some users report occasional audio popping
    - Quantum of Solace (6.8 GB)
    - Raiden IV (3.4 GB)
    - Raiden Fighters Aces (3.4 GB)
    - Rainbow Six Vegas (6.7 GB)
    - Ridge Racer 6 (6.5 GB)
    - Rock Band (5.2 GB)
    - Rock Band 2 (6.3GB)
    - Rumble Roses XX (4.5GB) -- seems like 1/3 taken off loading times
    - Saints Row (6.8 GB)
    - Saints Row 2 (6.8 GB)
    - Scene It (6.8 GB)
    - SEGA Rally (4.2 GB)
    - Shadowrun (4.3 GB)
    - Shikigami no Shiro 3 (3.4 GB)
    - skate (6.5 GB) -- "load times virtually the same, only exception: Clothes - they basically barely loaded at all before, now it's all smooth"
    - Smackdown vs RAW 2009 (?? GB) -- "is INSANE from the HD, almost instant loading. Fantastic."
    - Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 ( GB) -- "game loads about 15-20% faster"
    - Soul Calibur IV (5.9 GB)
    - Splinter Cell: Double Agent (6.8 GB)
    - Star Trek Legacy (5.7 GB)
    - Star Wars: Force Unleashed (6.6 GB)
    - Stranglehold (6.7 GB)
    - Stuntman Ignition (5.8 GB)
    - Table Tennis (3.4 GB)
    - Tales of Vesperia (5.9 GB) -- "loads like it runs off of a cartridge at times"
    - Tengai Makyou Ziria: Harukanaru Jipang (6.0 GB)
    - The Club (5.2 GB)
    - The Darkness (6.8 GB) -- "loads noticeably faster. I didn't do any comparisons but it feels a lot quicker travelling between areas."
    - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (6.7 GB) -- Great Forest loadtime 44.5 seconds (DVD) vs 31 seconds (HDD)
    - The Orange Box (4.7 GB) -- HL2 load time cut in half (44.5 vs 25.5 seconds), loading saved game 'We don't go there any more' shaved off 32 seconds
    - Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 (6.0 GB)
    - Tomb Raider Anniversary (6.4 GB)
    - Tomb Raider Legend (6.7 GB)
    - Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (5.0 GB)
    - Too Human (6.2 GB)
    - Two Worlds (3.4 GB)
    - Unreal Tournament 3 (6.4 GB)
    - Viking:Battle for Asgard (5.9 GB)
    - Virtua Fighter 5 (4.7 GB)
    - Virtua Tennis 3 (4.1 GB)
    - Viva Piata (5.0 GB)
    - Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise (5.2 GB)
    - Warriors Orochi (6.4 GB)
    - Warriors Orochi 2 (6.8 GB)
    - Wartech Senko no Ronde (3.4GB)
    - WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2007 (6.8 GB)
    - WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2008 (5.8 GB)
    - WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2009 (6.6 GB)
    - Xbox Live Arcade Compilation Disc (5.9 GB)
    - Xbox Live Arcade Unplugged Vol.1 (3.4 GB)


    If you don't see a game listed here, check the [Click here to view the link] and [Click here to view the link].

    Games "not supported" for installation
    When you try to install these games you'll get an error that says "Installation of this game is not supported."

    - Burger King trilogy - Big Bumpin, Pocketbike Racer, Sneak King
    - Crackdown
    - Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball 2
    - Quake II (included on Quake IV bonus disk)

    FAQ/Notes/How to
    To install a game you simply insert the disc and press the Y button to bring up "Game Details" and then click on the "Install to Hard Drive" option. Installs take about 10 minutes. You'll still need to have the disc in the drive as anti-piracy/verification measure and when ejecting the disc of an installed game you'll be booted back to the dashboard just like normal. As the disc drive (noisiest part of the system) doesn't spin up, your console should sound like it does when playing a Marketplace demo.


    - The 120GB HDD was slightly faster than 20GB (1 or 2 seconds) in Eurogamers testing, no word on the 60GB yet.
     
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  2. I CrossBones I

    I CrossBones I Enthusiast

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    Cool

    Guitar Hero 3 takes 3.4 GB.

    There is Smackdown VS Raw 2009 twice One is Smackdown VS Raw 20009 and the other is WWE Smackdown VS Raw 2009
     
  3. I Ju5t bLaZe I

    I Ju5t bLaZe I Enthusiast

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    when you install games.. you have to have the disc to in your 360 to load the game right?
     
  4. I CrossBones I

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    Ya. It checks if you have the game then you play off your hard drive after that. It checks everytime you go to play an installed game.
     
  5. Anonymous Joey

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    Any way to make false disks yet?:biggrin:
     
  6. Epsilon

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    I was thinking for lets ay, H3 for example make a backup without any major files such as .map files, just like the .xex and stuff, IDK:?
     
  7. Crusader VI

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    The Last Remnant takes up 5.9 and 6.2 for disks one and two respectively and seriously reduces all load times and the time taken to load textures in movie scenes/gameplay
     
  8. Tyler

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    Great list. I've been wondering if there was one.

    Left 4 Dead and GTA IV are both installed on my HDD and load noticeably faster. Its nice.
     
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