GamesRadar's Ludwig Kietzmann: "When you take the greatest-ever Xbox lineup as a statement of broad appeal, it doesn’t fully convey the quality and value implied by Microsoft’s excellent marketing. These games are certainly well made, graphically competitive - helping diminish some of the Xbox One’s ongoing narrative of hosting weaker versions of third-party games - and they cater exclusively to what we think of as typical players and genres. At the same time, however, they feel predictable and compromised in annoying ways.
The very best one, Rise of the Tomb Raider, will be playable elsewhere (that’s kind of unfair, but we are talking about a console making a case for itself). Most of them come with some financial strings attached, can’t keep pace with the extravagant promises of Microsoft’s marketing and, as a whole, feel less like the Xbox One finding itself and more like it having a comfy lie-down in the Xbox 360’s shadow. Microsoft has come this far to go back again, Gears of War and all."
2007 was better.
I'd say pretty lame.
Rise of the Tomb Raider is the only really good game on there. Forza is ok, but the rest is baloney. Especially Gears and Halo.
Summer of arcade had better line ups than this.
damn. still talking about this?
it's over. we enjoyed a great holiday lineup and you didn't.
it's just a marketing slogan, every slogan is subjective, it's invented to encourage discussion and spread the word to the people. and that's exactly what it did. that's a huge win for microsofts marketing division.
out may not have been there best lineup in Xbox history, but it was absolutely the best line up in 2015
Lol it's marketing talk meant to appeal to mass audience stop taking it so seriously like you're personally offended or something, Sony do the exact same thing with 'greatness awaits' or 'best place to play' so take it easy guys unless you have zero idea how businesses marketing operates
Are we considering just Christmas as the lineup or the whole year?? Considering I'm not ms ima say the whole year. Best games they had last year were ori and the blind forrest, gears remaster and rise of the tomb raider. I had so much fun with those games last year. Forza 6 was another forza, a series I don't go for (I buy very few racers and forza 5 and drive club are enough for me) and halo 5 had arguably the worst campaign in the series (campaign is why I buy halo, not taking away from it's great MP, just campaign has always been my priority). For me when I lay it all out like that I can see its not their greatest lineup ever and can see the pr machine in full throttle. And that's not a bad thing, it's what pr is for. They're doing their job and doing it quite well. What we as educated consumers need to do is realise that it's all just pr and not be offended by it whenever they say it or treat it as Gospel. Greatest lineup is a very subjective thing anyway and maybe MS believe it is the best, though I think most would disagree as I believe there was a better lineup during the 360 years. MS are just trying to gain sales as would any company. It's the same as Sonys "best place to play" campaign. Notice how both use the word best?? Regardless of whether it was really xboxs best lineup or not, I'm certain many gamers on xbox had a good end of year, which at the end of the day is what it's all about. Fighting over a marketing slogan is fruitless.