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Submitted by LaurenKB123 1306d ago | opinion piece

Top 5 Xbox 360 Exclusives of 2012

From the feature top 5 list:

"At E3 2012, Microsoft played it safe. They didn’t reveal their next-generation console plans. They, rightfully so, didn’t show off any of their long-off titles with many months left in the cooker. Instead, they showcased titles that will be releasing in the next 12 months that have a large fanbase behind them. Sure, many of the games revealed are sequels of the same onslaught of series Microsoft has pushed throughout the Xbox 360’s life cycle, but that doesn’t hold them back from being well-established and quality games. The Xbox 360 has a strong line-up for the rest of 2012 and these five games are just some of the great titles to be had over the coming months." (Deadlight, Forza Horizon, Gears Of War Judgement, Halo 4, Xbox 360)

LaurenKB123  +   1306d ago
I'll be playing all 5... especially Deadlight (looks amazing on XBLA)...
GameNameFame  +   1306d ago
Not All of them are 2012
It seems like the list includes non 2012 titles unconfirmed date titles to fill the list.

And if the date of the game is not confirmed by now, its not coming out this year... Either way, the list of actual exclusives thats coming out on 2012 seems fairly weak.
Codeman420  +   1305d ago
Agreed. GoW isnt coming this year so their 2012 lineup is really weak compared to the other two. Yes Halo 4 will sell a ton, everyone knows that but this line up is just show how little MS has as far as fresh IPs and first party exclusives they have.
DiRtY  +   1305d ago
Well only one of those titles is set for a 2013 release. Halo 4, Deadlight, Forza Horizon, Dance Central 3 are all 2012 titles.

With Fez, Trials Evolution, The Witcher 2 or Alan Wake American Nightmare the Xbox 360 already some very good exclusives this year.
mewhy32  +   1305d ago
it's good to see Xbox getting some great exclusives. That's been a chinq in the armor of the Xbox. Lack of compeling exclusive content.
EVILDEAD360  +   1305d ago
Great year of exlcusives for Year seven..
You can easily argue that the 360 line-up is easily the strongest for Fall/holiday 2012..but the same can be said for the entire year.

Either way, we don't need the Gears sequel prelude this year as Gears 3 is still warm.

As for the rest..Halo 4 is by far the biggest exclusive of 2012..period. In fact, it's the only exclusive that will have thousands upon thousands of rabid fan at he midnight launch this year.

I have been hyping Dead Light long before this site put it on this list. That game looks amazing. I can't absolutely wait.

But, MS has been dropping gems all year on XBLA from Alan Wake, Minecraft (console exclusive), and Trials evolution to Dust, Joe Danger: The Movie and of course Deadlight. Summer of Arcade FTW (Tony Hawk baby)

Forza Horizon's development team is not only great on paper but when the game looked gorgeous off-stage at E3. In my must buy column.

Who cares about the Kinect haters..Lionhead's Fable: the Journey and Dance Central 3 are guaranteed buys for me..DC3 will be bought a few times for Xmas gifts.

Literally this fall and holiday there are literally too many games to buy..but I know that these games are among the ones that will be in my collection and that's all that matter.

Can't wait for the multis though..from Borderlands 2 to's another great year to be a gamer.

UltimaEnder  +   1306d ago
Good list
eferreira  +   1306d ago
im not going to look at the list but im guessing. gears, halo, fable, forza and some xbla game
greenpowerz  +   1306d ago
It's not hard to guess major anticipated AAA blockbusters, which many have huge fanbases. Games so big, fans of other consoles know what's coming. Funny I can't think of anything coming for other consoles off the "top of my head" must be some overhyped fluff no one cares about.
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PoSTedUP  +   1306d ago
dude omg you are like So badass for that intellectual pwnage you just delivered. i wish i could have a mindset like you.
thehusbo  +   1306d ago
Well that's what most people would think, but dance central, the colt classic as greenpowerz once described it as is there lol.
eferreira  +   1305d ago
why would people disagree? I'm not hating on MS just took a guess.
aviator189  +   1306d ago
I'll definitely be getting the majority of the games on that list, but Gears of War: Judgement launches in 2013, not 2012. I don't know if the author knows that fact.
guitarded77  +   1306d ago
Yeah, I noticed that too. The author did say spring 2013 for it though... but the title says otherwise.
Dread  +   1306d ago
Halo 4 and Deadlight is all i need for now
hennessey86  +   1305d ago
I can't wait
for deadlight, it looks amazing.
NoobJobz  +   1306d ago
A 2013 game cannot be a 2012 top exclusive. Gonna give Halo a go. Maybe try out Deadlight.
BattleTorn  +   1306d ago
I'm a HUGE Xbox 360 fan. (as in it's my primary console, and I have all platforms)

But, com'on!
Gears:Judgement is slated for 2013.
Deadlight is a XBLA game.

Not a very impressive top 5 exclusive list.
Mkai28  +   1306d ago
Yeah really, Deadlight an XBLA game and Gears 2013. Sooo, that is 3 exclusives coming in 2012. Still looking forward to Halo 4. Expect to see Halo 4 advertised in movie theaters pretty soon.
BanditGamer  +   1306d ago
Deadlight, Halo 4 and Forza Horizon for me.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1306d ago
Nice list.
donsterydo  +   1306d ago
It should be games from whole 2012. My take on it: Trials Evolution, Halo 4, Forza Horizon, FEZ and Deadlight :)
Samus HD  +   1306d ago
Great List.. but I think Xbox360 has least exclusives than the other home consoles, correct me if I'm wrong
greenpowerz  +   1306d ago
After E3. Not counting the games before E3 of this year.

Post E3 2012 list. Don't provide a list unless it matches the time period for 2012 only. Doesn't matter if you hate these games and think gamers don't want them. The 360/MS isn't in last place or being forced to release a new console.

1. Country Dance All Stars
2. Dance Central 3
3. DragonBall Z Kinect
4. Halo 4
5. Kinect Disneyland Adventures
6. Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure
7. Fable: The Journey
8. Forza – Horizon
9. Harry Potter for Kinect
10. Kinect Star Wars
11. Kinectalloons
12. Kung-Fu High Impact
13. National Geographic: Expedition Wild
14. NBA Baller Beats
15. Nike + Training Kinect
16. Sesame Street TV
17. Steel Batallion: Heavy Armour
18. Top Angler: Real Bass Fishing
19. Victorious: Time to Shine
20. Your Shape 3
21. Zumba Fitness Rush

1. Avatar Motocross Madness
2. Battleblock Theatre
3. Bloodforge
4. Charlie Murder
5. Class 3
6. Crimson Dragon
7. Deadlight
8. Diabolical Pitch
9. Doodlejump
10. Dust : Elysian Tale
11. Fable Heroes
12. FEZ
13. Happy Action Theater
14. Happy Wars
15. Haunt
16. Hybrid
17. Joe Danger The Movie
18. Joyride Boost
19. Kung Fu Strike: The Warriors Rise
20. Mark of the Ninja
21. Sinemora
22. South Park: Scott Tenermans Revenge
23. Spelunky
25. Trials Evolution
26. The Splatters
27. Wreckateer

This is what matter to The Companies, not so much what fanatical Sony fans say.

PS3:(Help out with the PS3 list with a timeline of early July-December 2012)

1.LBP Kart Racing
2.Playstation All Stars
3.Star Hawk
4.Twisted Metal



WiiU(I'm Sure the Wii has something)
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Minato-Namikaze  +   1306d ago
Games are what matter to me and that list made sad reading it.
R_aVe_N  +   1306d ago
I can agree as an Xbox owner myself that is a sad list of games if you don't own a Kinect, but I dont really expect a lot this year since we are nearing the console generation. Guess I might have to download some xbla games.


who said anything about PS3 take the shutters off and pay attention. We know it makes you feel better to bash other systems, but you just come off as being a complete troll.
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greenpowerz  +   1306d ago
A Next to nothing list or a small list of weaker franchises is better? LMAO Next Year a new list will be available for xbox while you hate on it based on your list with games from 4 years ago or with games not coming for 3 years lol


"Great List.. but I think Xbox360 has least exclusives than the other home consoles, correct me if I'm wrongGreat List.. but I think Xbox360 has least exclusives than the other home consoles, correct me if I'm wrong"

GREENPOWERZ SAID::"(Help out with the PS3 list with a timeline of early July-December 2012"

RAVEN HD SAID: "who said anything about PS3 take the shutters off"

Do you understand? Selective Intelligence Perhaps?
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AnimeRaven  +   1306d ago
LMAO I like how the xbox and ps3 trolls always have list handy (made weeks in advance) for these types of articles. It does really amuse me sometimes. Whatever helps you sleep at night sunshine

On topic Deadlight does look really good I will pick that up for sure.
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MrBeatdown  +   1306d ago
Speaking of fanatical fans, I think you fit the bill pretty well.

Gotta love how you went through the trouble of finding every last 360 exclusive you could, but didn't put the slightest effort into producing a list for PS3 and for some reason decided to compare it to a system that won't be out for any more than two months or so of 2012.

What's even funnier is that you claim it's a list of post-E3 releases, yet just off the top of my head, I know that at least two of those games (Trials and Fable Heroes) were released before E3, so you didn't even get your own list right.

You're really sticking it to those "fanatical Sony fans" by comparing your inaccurate 360 list to your half-assed PS3 and WiiU lists.
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YodaCracker  +   1306d ago
@MrBeatdown "Gotta love how you went through the trouble of finding every last 360 exclusive you could, but didn't put the slightest effort into producing a list for PS3 and for some reason decided to compare it to a system that won't be out for any more than two months or so of 2012. "


That's exactly what PS3 fans do in almost EVERY SINGLE ARTICLE talking about 360 exclusives. They create a list of every PS3 exclusive imaginable, from the big titles to the most obscure Japanese titles, and then compare it to a 360 list composed of "Halo, Gears, Forza, Fable". The only difference? For their blind fanboyism, they get dozens of Agrees and hardly any Disagrees.
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MrBeatdown  +   1306d ago

So? I'm responding to one guy. Everyone else's lists are irrelevant. Why do you feel the need to point out this is "exactly what PS3 fans do in almost EVERY SINGLE ARTICLE"? Does that make this list any less stupid? I don't need to make generalizations about everybody else to try to make a point. Sounds like you just want find an opportunity to throw PS3 fans under the bus. Why don't you go into one of those articles and point out the flaws in their lists, rather than respond to my criticisms of this guy's list, when you know I'm right, and trying to use it as an opportunity to bring up an irrelevant overly-generalized complaint about PS3 fans?

And I see only one list in this thread. And it's not coming from a PS3 fan.
goflyakite  +   1306d ago
I stopped reading after, "1. Country Dance All Stars".
portal_2  +   1305d ago
Some nice shovelware exclusives their, you must be proud.
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ALLWRONG  +   1305d ago
you're wrong "corrected"
kickerz  +   1306d ago
I would say top 4 exclusives of 2012, because gears of war is being released 2013 -_-
I love my 360 but the only game that interests me on that list is Halo 4 and maybe Forza a little bit.. Oh well back to max Payne 3
Wizziokid  +   1306d ago
Halo 4 and Deadlight are the two on my list, would like to see Class 3 launch this year also but I'm guessing that's next year
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gamernova  +   1306d ago
Top 5 and only 5 haha jk
YodaCracker  +   1306d ago
My top 5 of the year so far would be Fez, Trials Evolution, Alan Wake's American Nightmare, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, and The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition. Microsoft has just been knocking it out of the park so far this year with Xbox Live Arcade. So many fantastic games.

My top 5 for the rest of the year would be Dust: An Elysian Tale, Halo 4, Deadlight, Forza Horizon, and Hybrid.
TheSaint  +   1305d ago
Erm, Minecraft isn't exclusive.
clevernickname  +   1306d ago
Gears, Forza, Halo, and a XBLA title? Seriously, a blind person could have seen these exclusives coming.

2013: rinse, lather, and repeat.

That doesn't mean they won't be quality games, but you would hope that Microsoft could offer something a little more imaginative. Sony seems to take far more risks in this regard.
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deletingthis34675334  +   1305d ago
Like Uncharted? God of War? Killzone? Resistance? LBP? I lost track on how many GoW spinoffs exist. Sony is guilty of milking their franchises and playing it safe.
clevernickname  +   1305d ago
You're right, the God of War franchise has been milked a bit. I disagree about the LBP; there are just three games: the original, a sequel, and a Vita version. I wouldn't call that milking the franchise.

And while Sony has gone back to the well a few times, we also got Warhawk, Starhawk, MGS 4, Demon's Souls, Ratchet and Clank, Motorstorm, Heavenly Sword, GT 5, and so on.

I think overall Sony has taken a few more risks than Microsoft. That's all I am saying.
Bobets  +   1305d ago
LOL!!!! ahahahahaahahahah 360.
MYSTERIO360  +   1305d ago
Erm...Actually gears of war judgement is coming out next year so that 4 BUT still a decent line up if you ask me
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neutralgamer19  +   1305d ago
Grrenpowerz is delusional lol ITs funny to go into these threads sometimes and see the nonsense. We all know where the best and most exclusives are at wont even bother putting up a list lol hahahahahahha its been done many many times to prove the point.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1305d ago
Not to mention Fable The Journey, Lococycle, Matter and Ascend: 2 Gods, DBZ Kinect and "Dark" yeah its multiplatform in terms of distribution but Dark is a console exclusive. So 11 exclusives is pretty good from Kinect to XBL and Retail.

EDIT: Sorry the teaser video for Dark isn't popping up for some reason. Google N4g "Dark" teaser trailer if interested.

EDIT: Yeah the title says "Top 5 Xbox 360 Exclusives Of 2012" but when you begin to read the article he said (not quoted) games coming out in the next 12 months? which is next year as well?

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Tzuno  +   1305d ago
Still waiting for that Killer Instinct 3 :) or at least a Hd release of the first two.
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