Vivid Gamer's James Damian writes, "With close to 500 different XBLA games released in the last 7+ years, it’s obviously going to be hard to compile a list of only 15 “must-play” titles. Instead of ranking them based on my own opinion, I’m going to organize the games based on their metascores. I’ve chosen to omit re-releases and HD remakes like Banjo Kazooie and Beyond Good & Evil HD so as to focus more on games released for the platform itself. With some of these games being ported to other platforms, I’ve decided to include all games that are “must-play” and not limit this list to XBLA exclusives. Furthermore, I’ve tried to include a related title or two per pick so there’s more then enough to choose from."