This year’s must-have titles for Xbox 360 show that Microsoft’s console holds appeal for everyone, not just the first-person-shooting brigade. And it’s about time too.
Game of the year, groundbreaking control, and still the best for online
There is good reason to be cheerful this Christmas if you own an Xbox 360, in particular if you are broadband connected at home. Xbox 360 games are richly enhanced by the online Xbox LIVE service, with keenly priced add-ons plus the best connected online gaming experience that’s also linked to Windows LIVE. The only downside is that users pay a premium to game online with friends, but this isn’t the place for that debate. As for the games and the main purpose of this feature, the double-barrelled shotgun of revolutionary Kinect and our Game of the Year ‘Halo: Reach’ is enough to alert any gamer to the Xbox 360 cause. Here’s what has been blowing us away, and all exclusive to the console in some respect.