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Is it true that some games will not play on a Xbox 360 4 GB? In particular, I'm wondering about Modern Warfare 2. Since I "know" about computers, my relatives want console recommendations, as if I knew.

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where did you hear this? – TZHX Nov 28 '10 at 17:18
@TZHX - I'm not sure where I heard this, but it seemed possible (if not plausible) since it doesn't have a hard drive. – uncle brad Nov 28 '10 at 21:44
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In general, all games will play on all Xbox 360's. The only limitation that I'm aware of is that some games require a hard drive for some features. For example, in Halo Reach (and also Halo 3 and ODST, although I'm not positive on that), playing co-op in campaign or firefight requires a hard drive.

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The only game that I know requires a hard drive to run is Final Fantasy XI. As Andy mentioned in his answer, some games may require a hard drive for certain features. In either case, publishers are required to state any storage requirements on the back of the box, so you can always check there.

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Also to be aware, original XBox games require a Hard Drive, as the emulation software is installed on a partition of the drive.

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