The 32 Best Xbox 360 Games

If you call yourself a gamer, it's a surefire bet you own an Xbox 360, and with good reason: Microsoft's next-gen console has a truckload of games, a winning online formula with Xbox Live, and a controller that rests easy in your palms for hours on end. From the casual platformer to the hardcore shooter, there's something for everyone on this system, and GamePro has listed the very best right here. These are the 32 finest Xbox 360 games money can buy.

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Covenant3620d ago

Quite a list. Some really great games there. And I'm glad they remembered some of the gems on XBLA.

I would have put Bioshock higher, Halo 3 a little lower (loved it, but it's not #1 to me), and included the original Viva Pinata, along with Kameo and Forza 2. Honorable mentions to Overlord and Lost Odyssey.

Winter47th3620d ago (Edited 3620d ago )

Bad ordering, Halo3 at #1 is a joke, Crackdown should be somewhere on the top 10, it was the reason I got my 3rd 360.

Eiffel3620d ago (Edited 3620d ago )

Halo ranked #1 because it had exceeded any online game. The online base for that game is huge well over dwarfing any online console based game, so its a great game for online as well as single player. I don't even play it but I know enough about it to know it belongs in the top 3.

#1.Force Unleashed (plays better on 360, The PS3 version has notable blurry textures.)

#2.Battlefield Bad Company(sold 3 times as much for the 360 than the PS3)

#3.Lost Planet Colonies( a good cheap game that offers free online play for silver users.)

This is my top 3. Not trying to be a fanboy just stating facts I've gathered from all 3 games.

okcomputer3620d ago

Cod4's online is just as popular. If halo 3 "dwarfs" the online community of all other console games, why is cod4 constantly beating it for the #1 spot on live. And the list is also titled the "best" 360 games, not the most popular. Halo 3 wouldn't even be in my top five. Top ten maybe.

MiloGarret3620d ago

A lot of good games, but a top 32(!!!) without Ninja Gaiden 2 is a fawking joke. Massive Fail.

Skadoosh3620d ago

COD4 has never beaten Halo 3. You are misinformed. You should first understand how they get those numbers and you will see that you are wrong.

YoshiMeetsU3620d ago

Agreed. Kameo needs to be on that list. The game is so underrated.

Also Crackdown should be higher.

okcomputer3620d ago

@ ska

One of the many weeks cod4 has beaten halo.. numbers based on amount of unique users per week. What exactly is so complicated about that?

Sheikh Yerbouti3620d ago (Edited 3620d ago )

I'm thinking about buying a 360 in the next six months or so...depending if hard drives are slashed too. So it was cool to look at what you have.

But Mass Effect should be much higher. Gears is its own Halo killer itself...why isn't it higher. Braid? Good game, unqiue for the Xbox, but there's a similar game for the PS3 - it should be in the 20's. Crackdown should only be three spots below Grand Theft Auto. Bioshock and COD4 should be higher up too!

Three is the magic number, and Gears of War, Gears of War2 and Mass effect make three 360 exclusives that compel me to buy one. Soon this will all need a rehaul. Both Fable 2 and Left 4 Dead will be in the Top 10 or even Top 5.

And they're exclusives mind ya. This PS3 owner don't care. Bring it - put a fire under Shigeru's ass.

What? No PGR.

IaMs123620d ago

Uh no its not, dont get me wrong its awesome game i love it but look at the numbers there is twice as much people on Halo3 then COD4 now a days... get on COD4 then Halo3 you will see, COD4 runs 150k-190k(that i have observed myself) and Halo3 i see from 250k-350k people on, thats quite a lot...

theEnemy3620d ago

Assassin's Creed in Top 10 ?

The author has been blinded by Jade Raymond's hotness.

lessthanmarcus3620d ago

Shadowrun, my most played game on XBL didn't make top 32. Halo deserves #1 though.

thetruthinator3619d ago (Edited 3619d ago )

@ Skadoosh ---and anyone else who thinks (as opposed to knows) that more people play Halo3 online than do COD4 on xbox live.

I remember reading several articles on ign that listed the most played titles on xbox live... and its not halo3. I just searched for articles on COD4 and copy/pasted them for you to see

THIS IS FROM IGN.COM (these are article links under COD4)

Xbox Live's Top 10: 9/8 - 9/15 - September 17, 2008, News
Ain't no knockin' the king of XBL.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Variety Map Pack Available This Weekend for Half Price - September 11, 2008, News
Xbox Live will host exclusive Double XP Weekend from Sept. 12-14.

Xbox Live's Top 10: 9/1 - 9/7 - September 10, 2008, News
Check in on what the rest of the world is playing.

Xbox Live's Top 10: 8/25 - 8/31 - September 3, 2008, News
There can be only one.

Xbox Live's Top 10: 8/11 - 8/17 - August 27, 2008, News
CoD4 holds its ground, and Fable II's XBLA gamble pays off.

Xbox Live's Top 10: 8/11 - 8/17 - August 20, 2008, News
A shake up at the top.

Xbox Live's Top 10: 6/30 – 7/6 - July 9, 2008, News
A Live Arcade game cracks the list.

Xbox Live's Top 10: 6/23 - 6/29 - July 3, 2008, News
The king stays on top.

Xbox Live's Top 10: 6/16 - 6/22 - June 25, 2008, News
Find out what all of the cool kids are playing.

Xbox Live's Top 10: 6/9 - 6/15 - June 18, 2008, News
Familiar faces all around.

Xbox Live's Top 10: 6/2 - 6/8 - June 11, 2008, News
Ninja Gaiden 2 cracks the list.

Xbox Live's Top 10: 5/26 - 6/1 - June 4, 2008, News
You might be surprised.

Lets recap..from 5/26 to 9/15 COD4 has been the most played. there ya go... Actually, the full list starts about mid February with COD4 on top

Stubacca3619d ago (Edited 3619d ago )

I think the 360 sucks big time. So do all the fanboys who still praise it. But from an impartial standpoint, I'd say the best games on the 360 were:

#1. Gears Of War (yes, and Gears 2 will be equally impressive!)

#2. Mass Effect (so big and so detailed)

#3.GTAIV (despite being a huge disapointment, that DLC should hopefully reinvigorate a relatively limited game)

This is my top 3. But I'd rather play games on the PS3. It a more powerful console with much more happening. Eiffel, get real, Force Unleashed wasn't as good as we all hoped and there is NO difference at all in texturing. Oh yeah, and Halo needs to grow up -it's the same freakin game!

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Yi-Long3620d ago (Edited 3620d ago )

... Halo 3 at number 1(!) Sure(!)

... and where is Skate!? Where is Pro Evo, or Virtua Tennis 3, or Virtua Fighter 5, or Forza 2 (somehow, NFS IS in there(!))
Not to mention NHL08, or an NFL game, or why are there so many Arcade games in there (I must the only guy on the planet who doesnt like Puzzle Quest), but they didnt include Ninja Gaiden Black(!)

Ah well... like I said. Just another list to piss everyone off ;)

Lord Vader3620d ago (Edited 3620d ago )

Not bad... like to see the PS3's top 32. BTW, Gears of War is #1 & Mass Effect is #2 & Bioshock is #3... for me.

MetalProxy3620d ago

Well that PS3 list wouldnt be to hard to come up with considering only thirteen of those games on that list are exclusives. (I gave u gears and mass effect as exclusive)

Sheikh Yerbouti3620d ago

Is that your top 3 because of exclusivity or actual game quality? I'd consider GTAIV semi-exclusive due to the DLC this fall.

Lord Vader3620d ago (Edited 3620d ago )

Oh, I wasn't even considering "exclusivity", those are just the 3 best games I've played this gen on x360. No fanboy crap please, I was just saying those are *MY* top three.

BTW, The article is "The 32 Best Xbox 360 Games"... lol, I didn't see any wording about exclusives... & I'd still like to see the PS3's top 32, as a comparison.

MetalProxy3620d ago (Edited 3620d ago )

my bad..I figured you where saying the PS3 didnt have that many games, lol. Iam so used to fanboy comments around here, its kinda hard to tell. Iam sure a list of some kind for the PS3 will show up and people will go crazy over that to.
By the way sticking to one system isnt a great idea considering all the great games available and coming for each system :).

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air13620d ago

you damn right im a real gamer. i got most of those.

what was that sony fanatics? you got like 2 games worth a mention? there, there. its ok just give the ps3 like 4 more years

cahill3620d ago

cuz all of them are either overhyped mediocre crap /or on PC /Multi

AS for PS3 it has the best gaming library as of NOW


vs RRROD on x360..there is no games worth mentioning on FLOP BOX with flops like TOV/ES/LO/TOO HUMAN/FLOP GAIDEN 2/IU/VIVA CRAP --all x360 gams are crap

also PS3 has the best lineup for FALL


LBP/WKS is bigger than x360's entire gaming library

Spread Butt Cheeks3620d ago (Edited 3620d ago )

does the ps3 even have 32 games yet??

cahill = NASIM lol

silly boy has no life.

Anton Chigurh3620d ago (Edited 3620d ago )

oh man , this child is out of control . he spreading his BS again and Again

Face it little c0ckr0ach , PS3 is doomed just like the Dreamcast

Deadman643620d ago

lol typical sony fanboy bringing up "OMGZZZ RROD" again...

Stubacca3619d ago (Edited 3619d ago ) that one with the 3 red lights where you have to try to get an evil corporation to get your system replaced. I believe it's great fun because X-bots are STILL going on about it!


(P.S. I think RROD is worthwhile bringing up again and again until it finally goes away -which it won't)

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NanoGeekTech3620d ago

Then GOW #2.........than I really cannot think of anything else...

okcomputer3620d ago

Bioshock would be my no. 1 too. This guy actually has assassin's creed rated in the top ten, and higher than bioshock. That alone makes me loose all respect for his opinion.

vitz33620d ago


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Oh you mean "lose", not loose as in a loose screw in your head.

wray773620d ago

All that for a spelling eror? If anyone has a lose screw its you?