Top 10 Xbox 360 Exclusives

Each console has its own exclusive titles, which other consoles never get their hands on. Nintendo’s consoles have the Mario and Zelda games, the Playstation 3 gave us Uncharted, and the Xbox 360 released the Halo, the Gears of War series, amongst others.

Here are ten of the best Xbox 360 exclusives, released on disc and via the Xbox Live Marketplace, so far.

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lastofgen1878d ago

Great list, but Halo 3 will always be at the top of the list in my heart.

gaffyh1878d ago

I'm surprised Halo 3 isn't on the list at all, because I preferred it over Reach and ODST, despite it being the oldest of the three.

Hisiru1878d ago

Best RPGs of this generation (imo):
-Lost Odyssey
-Demon's Soul

Gaming1011878d ago

They're probably picking their favourite of each franchise, like with Gears, Fable etc.

Poor Forza, always gets forgotten in so many "best 360 exclusives" list, probably because the authors are always biased to their own favourite genre, and in this case its shooters, RPG's and action games.

SockeyBoy1878d ago

Hmm looks like I need to purchase Lost Odyseey.
If it was a top 15 list, I would've added; Alan Wake, Fez, Forza 4, The Gunstringer and Banjo Tooie.

Hisiru1878d ago

Really? So you never played this game? It's one of the best RPGs I ve ever played and it feels more like the old Final Fantasy games than Final Fantasy XIII.

Also I forgot to put Mass Effect 2 on the list above :(

Booyah1878d ago

Lost Odyssey ? Might go pick it up to try then

bodybombs1878d ago

lost odyssey was amazing. the story was extremely deep and it really made you feel for the characters.

im sad it didnt get the reviews it deserved when it launched

nukeitall1878d ago


I would add the first Mass Effect. Simply because, it was more RPG like with more well defined classes and a more complex point system.

It also had the best story!

Hisiru1878d ago

Fair enough. In my opinion, ME1 has a better "rpg experience", it feels much more strategic as well, and ME2 is more action/shooter oriented. I agree that ME1 has a deeper story. ME1 also had a more balanced class system (I don't know if it's what you are trying to say).

I won't say ME2 is better than ME1 because it's really a matter of which kind of experience you prefer (I actually enjoyed the improved difficulty and new gameplay elements in ME2, but I have to agree that it lacks the "RPG" feel from the original game).

But still... Lost Odyssey is by far the best this generation has to offer (imho). It really feels like the good old Final Fantasy games, it has vehicles (like FF6, 7 etc), open world (no linear stuff like FFXIII), amazing story, amazing characters, incredible soundtrack, hours and hours of gameplay and it also has a lot of twists in the story. I had a blast playing it.

ShinMaster1878d ago (Edited 1878d ago )

I found Blue Dragon pretty basic, but still good. Crackdown was alright at best and Trials the XBL game? It was good so I guess that counts...

I liked Halo 2 better. For its time at least.
Halo 3 didn't feel like a next-gen game (i.e. animations), but Halo Reach actually did, even though many fans have problems with it.

SilentNegotiator1878d ago

Halo 3, Dead Rising 1, and Crackdown 1 were awesome.

WTF happened with their sequels?

Haha1231877d ago

Still surprised the ps3 still doesnt have a JRPG that outshines Lost Odyssey

Boody-Bandit1877d ago

There is at least 5 titles in this list I would replace with Forza. How can you have a top ten 360 exclusive list and not have Forza in it? It is a AAA title.

da_2pacalypse1877d ago

This is the worst list I've ever seen... Half of those games are nothing more than average. X360 might not have too many new exclusives, but the older ones were fantastic... and none of them are even listed here.


Anon19741877d ago

I've said it before and I'll say it again - Halo Retch was an abortion. I'll never understand why so many people preferred this game over the excellence of Halo 3. Uninspired weapons, forgettable, faceless characters, non-existent plot and nothing but "run from point a to point b" missions. This was an utter disappointment before you even got to the "kick you in the balls" ending. I hated everything about this uninspired single person campaign. Halo 3 was superior in every way.

And Dead Rising I wanted to like but ultimately just couldn't do it. The save system was so broken in this game it was unplayable for me. When I need to stop playing, I need to stop playing. I don't have 20 minutes to slog through zombies to get to a save point or else risk losing my entire progress. The novelty of killing the zombies in this game wore off within half an hour and they simple became a mindless obstacle that just slowed down gameplay instead of presenting a challenge. I was so hyped for this game, pre-ordered it, had it day one and I tried multiple times to get into it but I couldn't force myself to like it. I'd put it on the shelf and come back after a couple of months to give it another chance but I just found nothing to like about this game.

Gears 2 was one of my favorite games this gen, hands down on any console. This is well deserved. Same goes for Fable 2. I had an absolute blast with that game. Sad to see no Alan Wake on this list.

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TBM1878d ago

the only exclusives i care/d about on 360 is

Lost Odyssey (this being my favorite on the 360)
Alan Wake
Blue Dragon
Gears 1 (to me best of the 3)
Mass Effect 1 (best of the series)
SC Conviction
Crackdown 1 (didnt even waste my cash on crappy 2nd one)

TheLyonKing1878d ago

Haven't played blue dragon in years! I am going to play it tomorrow. Cheers for the memory update.

guitar_nerd_231878d ago

Totally agree about ME1 being the best one- hardly anyone seems to agree there.

It had the biggest soul by a mile.

SockeyBoy1878d ago

IMO Crackdown 2 was actually twice as good as the first one, espicailly with the wing suit and the rocket boots.

nukeitall1878d ago


I liked ME1 story the best, but the shooting mechanics of ME2 was superior. However, the classes got mixed so much between classes and toned down it hardly resembles the first game.

Arnon1878d ago

My top 360 titles would be

Alan Wake
Lost Odyssey
Gears of War
Blue Dragon
Mass Effect
Splinter Cell Conviction
Dead Rising
Deadly Premonition (Yes, it's really good)
Geometry Wars 2
Earth Defense Force 2017
Fable 2
Ninja Gaiden 2 (I consider the 360 version an exclusive in it's own right)

Mutant-Spud1878d ago

Yeah Deadly Premonition should definitely be on the list, it's one in a million alright.
I played through ME1 three times and it's one of the few games I still remember really well, ME2 I finished and had it back to EB before the 7 day return period was up, I remember very little about it and had no desire to go through it again.

Shepherd 2141877d ago

Guitar nerd 23

I think by "soul" you mean you just feel like that because ME1 was the wow factor. ME2 has just as much soul as ME2, just not the RPG depth of me1. Me2 ha excellent story depth and pacing, and had one of the best final sections of a game ever, where your choices throughout the game and during that final section mattered severely. Me2's characters where far more interesting than in me1, and way, way more fleshed out.

I actually cared deeply for Tali in me2, whereas I couldn't give a shit about her in me1. One of many examples, of course.

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TheRichterBelmont1878d ago

Lost Odyssey is one of this generations greatest pieces of hidden treasure.

Had it been called "Final Fantasy - Lost Odyssey" you can be sure it would have sold a lot better and possibly had a sequel.

floetry1011878d ago

It was pretty much the true successor to the Final Fantasy series, and I only discovered it when I bought my 360 in late '09. Fantastic RPG and an essential for the 360. Definitely deserved to be released on both consoles. Alas, it meets the same fate as Xenoblade Chronicles.

EZMickey1878d ago (Edited 1878d ago )

I used to be a big JRPG hater. Always used to make stupid comments about their gender confused looking characters with pink hair. One day I thought to myself, you know what, I should probably play a JRPG before I shrug an entire genre off.

I chose Lost Odyssey, mainly because it looks Japanese without looking Anime and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I found it quite difficult though, but I thought the story was superbly told and the visuals were stunning. I still can't believe it's Unreal Engine.

In the end, I still don't care much for pink hair and giant swords, but I'm not so biased anymore that I won't give other games in the genre a good try.

Edit: Crackdown will always be at the top of my list. Hands down the one game I've sunk the most time into this whole generation and still going.

Mutant-Spud1878d ago

I thought The Last Remnant Was excellent too, it was a 360 exclusive then ported to PC later.

Gamer19821878d ago

Some of these aren't exclusive I have them on my PC and they look 10X better too.

Sony3601877d ago

Let's start calling them "Microsoft exclusives" so people like this will stop flapping their gums.

doogiebear1877d ago

Hmmm, a lot of these exclusives look old.

rezzah1877d ago

It is about the best overall exclusives, regardless of time of release.

If jealousy is the reason behind your comment, simply by a 360 and get the exclusive you want =)

doogiebear1877d ago

Jealousy? Ps3 had over 40 great exclusives in the last 3 years. U must be delirious from playing too many Kinect games. Sit down and have a snack before u blurt out something even more foolish :D

otherZinc1877d ago

If theyre naming individual games, this is a terrible list.

This is the real list:
1. Halo 3
1A.Halo Anniversary
2. Halo Reach
3. Gears 3
4. Halo ODST
5. Gears 2
6. Mass Effect 1
7. Forza 4
8. Gears 1
9. Bioshock 1
10.Fable 3

Honorable Mention:
Ninja Gaiden 2
Splinter Cell:Conviction
Forza 3
Alan Wake
Fable 2
Left for Dead 2
Left for Dead 1
Mine craft
C.O.D. 2