Top 100 Xbox 360 Games

The Xbox 360 has been out for more than four years and has seen hundreds of games released for it in that time. I've played most of those games (90% or so), and like to think that I have a pretty good idea of what games are good, bad, or in between, so I've put together my picks for the Top 100 Xbox 360 Games. This isn't a definitive list, but more of a conversation piece to honor the great games everyone knows about, but also give a little attention to some underground gems you might have missed. The list includes Xbox 360 retail games, XBLA games, and Indie Games and is presented in alphabetical order.

1 vs. 100 Live

Microsoft

Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Microsoft
Genre: Trivia
ESRB Rating: "T" For Teen​
Release Date (U.S.): June 1, 2009
Related Links1 vs. 100 Live Screenshot Gallery
Mini Review: Best trivia game show on any system.

Ace Combat 6

Namco Bandai

Publisher: Namco Bandai
Developer: Namco Project Aces
Genre: Air Combat
ESRB Rating: "T" For Teen
Release Date (U.S.): October 23, 2007
Related LinksSaitek Aviator Flight Stick Review (X360)
Mini Review: Accessible, fun, and polished flight combat.

Afro Samurai

Namco Bandai

Publisher: Surge Games
Developer: Namco Bandai
Genre: Action
ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature
Release Date (U.S.): January 27, 2009
Related LinksTop 10 Xbox 360 Games of 2009
Top 10 Xbox 360 Action Games
Mini Review: Fun, brutal, gameplay paired with amazing presentation.

Assassin's Creed II

Ubisoft

Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Genre: Action
ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature
Release Date (U.S.): November 17, 2009
Related LinksTop 10 Xbox 360 Games of 2009
Mini Review: Best Xbox 360 game of 2009.

Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts

Microsoft

Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Rare
Genre: Platforming
ESRB Rating: "E" for Everyone
Release Date (U.S.): November 11, 2008
Related LinksTop 10 Xbox 360 Games of 2008
Mini Review: Nice update to classic platforming series.

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Eidos

Publisher: Eidos
Developer: Rocksteady
Genre: Action
ESRB Rating: "T" For Teen
Release Date (U.S.): August 25, 2009
Related LinksTop 10 Xbox 360 Games of 2009
Mini Review: Batman has never had a better videogame.

Bayonetta

SEGA

Publisher: SEGA
Developer: Platinum Games
Genre: Action
ESRB Rating: "M" for mature
Release Date (U.S.): January 5, 2010
Mini Review: Completely over the top action game.

BioShock

2K Games

Publisher: 2k Games
Developer: Irrational games
Genre: FPS
ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature
Release Date (U.S.): August 21, 2007
Related LinksTop 10 Xbox 360 Games of 2007
Top 10 Xbox Best Xbox 360 Games
Mini Review: Best 360 game of 2007 and one of the best 360 games overall.

Blue Dragon

Microsoft

Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Mistwalker
Genre: RPG
ESRB Rating: "T" For Teen
Release Date (U.S.): August 28, 2007
Related LinksTop 10 Xbox 360 RPGs
Mini Review: Classic JRPG gameplay with a Dragon Ball aesthetic.

Publisher: Rockstar
Developer: Rockstar Vancouver
Genre: Action
ESRB Rating: "T" For Teen
Release Date (U.S.): March 4, 2008
Related LinksTop 10 Xbox 360 Action Games
Mini Review: Grand Theft Auto: The High School Years (and better than GTAIV).

Burnout Paradise

EA

Publisher: EA
Developer: Criterion
Genre: Racing
ESRB Rating: "E" for Everyone
Release Date (U.S.): January 22, 2008
Related LinksTop 10 Xbox 360 Games of 2008
Top 10 Xbox 360 Racing Games
Mini Review: Fast paced racing supported by tons of great free DLC.

Burnout Revenge

EA/Criterion

Publisher: EA
Developer: Criterion
Genre: Racing
ESRB Rating: "E" for Everyone
Release Date (U.S.): March 7, 2006
Related LinksBurnout Revenge Soundtrack
Mini Review: Next-gen (current gen) version of best Burnout ever.

Call of Duty 2

Publisher: Activision
Developer: Infinity Ward
Genre: FPS
ESRB Rating: "T" For Teen
Release Date (U.S.): November 22, 2005
Mini Review: Best WW II FPS yet.

Call of Duty 4

Activision

Publisher: Activision
Developer: Infinity Ward
Genre: FPS
ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature
Release Date (U.S.): November 6, 2007
Related Links: Top 10 Xbox 360 Games
Top 10 Xbox 360 Shooters
Top 10 Xbox 360 Games of 2007
Mini Review: Great single-player campaign and some of the best multiplayer ever.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Activision

Publisher: Activision
Developer: Infinity Ward
Genre: FPS
ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature
Release Date (U.S.): November 10, 2009
Related Links: Mini Review: Follows "bigger, better, more" mantra of sequels but comes up slightly short of COD4.

Carcassonne (XBLA)

Sierra Online

Publisher: Sierra Online
Developer: Sierra Online
Genre: Strategy Board Game
ESRB Rating: "E" for Everyone
Release Date (U.S.): June 27, 2007
Related Links: Top 10 Xbox Live Arcade Games
Mini Review: Addictive and fun multiplayer board game.

Castle Crashers (XBLA)

The Behemoth

Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: The Behemoth
Genre: Action
ESRB Rating: "T" for Teen
Release Date (U.S.): August 27, 2008
Related Links: Top 10 Xbox Live Arcade Games
Mini Review: One of the best multiplayer XBLA games around.

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (XBLA)

Konami

Publisher: Konami
Developer: Konami
Genre: Action
ESRB Rating: "T" for Teen
Release Date (U.S.): March 21, 2007
Related Links: Top 10 Xbox Live Arcade Games
Mini Review: Amazing music and gameplay that holds up extremely well despite being over 10 years old.

Chromehounds

Sega

Publisher: SEGA
Developer: From Software
Genre: Action
ESRB Rating: "T" for Teen
Release Date (U.S.): July 11, 2006
Mini Review: Best giant robot game on Xbox 360.

Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena

Atari

Publisher: Atari
Developer: Starbreeze
Genre: Action
ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature
Release Date (U.S.): April 7, 2009
Mini Review: One of the best movie licensed games ever.

Civilization Revolution

2k

Publisher: 2K Games
Developer: Firaxis
Genre: Turn-Based-Strategy
ESRB Rating: "E" for Everyone
Release Date (U.S.): July 8, 2008
Mini Review: Civilization streamlined for consoles.

Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath

EA

Publisher: EA
Developer: EA LA
Genre: Real-Time-Strategy
ESRB Rating: "T" for Teen
Release Date (U.S.): June 24, 2008
Related Links: C&C3: Tiberium Wars Review (X360)
Top 10 Xbox 360 Strategy Games
Mini Review

: Best C&C on Xbox 360.

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3

EA

Publisher: EA
Developer: EA LA
Genre: Real-Time-Strategy
ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature
Release Date (U.S.): November 11, 2008
Related Links: Top 10 Xbox 360 Strategy Games
Mini Review: Deeper and more complex than the C&C3 games.

Condemned 2: Bloodshot

SEGA

Publisher: SEGA
Developer: Monolith
Genre: First Person Horror
ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature
Release Date (U.S.): March 11, 2008
Related Links: Top 10 Xbox 360 Horror Games
Mini Review: Crazy scary and over the top.

Crackdown

Microsoft

Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Realtime Worlds
Genre: Sandbox Action
ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature
Release Date (U.S.): February 20, 2007
Related Links: Crackdown Screenshot Gallery
Top 10 Xbox 360 Games of 2007
Mini Review: Amazing co-op.

Culdcept Saga

Namco Bandai

Publisher: Namco Bandai
Developer: Omiya Soft
Genre: FPS
ESRB Rating: "T" for Teen
Release Date (U.S.): February 5, 2008
Related Links: Top 10 Xbox 360 Games of 2008
Top 10 Xbox 360 Strategy Games
Mini Review: Ugly as sin, but incredibly deep and addictive.

Dead or Alive 4

Publisher: Tecmo
Developer: Team Ninja
Genre: Fighting
ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature
Release Date (U.S.): December 29, 2005
Related Links: Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 Review (X360)
Mini Review: Still looks great and is amazingly accessible for newbies.

Dead Rising

Capcom

Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom
Genre: Action
ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature
Release Date (U.S.): August 8, 2006
Related Links: Top 10 Xbox 360 Games of 2006
Mini Review: Best zombie game ever.

Dead Space

EA

Publisher: EA
Developer: EA Redwood Shores
Genre: Third-Person-Horror
ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature
Release Date (U.S.): October 14, 2008
Related Links: Top 10 Xbox 360 Horror Games
Mini Review: One of the most polished survival horror games ever.

Dirt 2

Codemasters

Publisher: Codemasters
Developer: Codemasters
Genre: Rally Racing
ESRB Rating: "T" for Teen
Release Date (U.S.): September 8, 2009
Related Links: Top 10 Xbox 360 Racing Games
Mini Review: Best looking racing game on Xbox 360.

DJ Hero

Activision

Publisher: Activision
Developer: Freestyle Games
Genre: Music/Rhythm
ESRB Rating: "T" for Teen
Release Date (U.S.): October 27, 2009
Mini Review: Completely fresh take on music/rhythm genre.

Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Bethesda/2k Games

Publisher: 2K Games
Developer: Bethesda
Genre: RPG
ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature
Release Date (U.S.): March 20, 2006
Related Links: Oblivion Screenshots
Top 10 Xbox 360 RPGs
Top 10 Xbox 360 Games of 2006
Mini Review: Near total freedom to explore a huge world however you see fit.

Fable II

Microsoft

Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Lionhead
Genre: RPG
ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature
Release Date (U.S.): October 21, 2008
Related Links: Fable II Screenshots
Mini Review: Funny, fun combat, and features one of the best videogame dogs ever.

Fallout 3

Bethesda

Publisher: Bethesda
Developer: Bethesda
Genre: RPG
ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature
Release Date (U.S.): October 28, 2008
Related Links: Top 10 Xbox 360 Games
Top 10 Xbox 360 Games of 2008
Mini Review: Get the "Game of the Year" edition for the game+ some of the best DLC ever.

FIFA Soccer 10

EA

Publisher: EA
Developer: EA Canada
Genre: Soccer
ESRB Rating: "E" for Everyone
Release Date (U.S.): October 20, 2009
Related Links: Top 10 Xbox 360 Games of 2009
Top 10 Xbox 360 Sports Games
Mini Review: Best soccer game ever.

Fight Night Round 3

Publisher: EA
Developer: EA Chicago
Genre: Boxing
ESRB Rating: "T" for Teen
Release Date (U.S.): February 20, 2006
Related Links: Top 10 Xbox 360 Games of 2006
Top 10 Xbox 360 Sports Games
Mini Review: Best boxing game ever.

Forza Motorsport 3

Microsoft

Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Turn 10
Genre: Racing
ESRB Rating: "E" for Everyone
Release Date (U.S.): October 27, 2009
Related Links: Forza 3 Screenshots
Top 10 Xbox 360 Racing Games
Mini Review: Great gameplay and massive amounts of content.

Gears of War

Microsoft

Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Epic Games
Genre: Shooter
ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature
Release Date (U.S.): November 9, 2006
Related Links: Gears of War Screenshots
Mini Review: Still gorgeous looking and plays great even 3 years later.

Gears of War 2

Microsoft

Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Epic Games
Genre: Shooter
ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature
Release Date (U.S.): November 7, 2008
Related Links: Top 10 Xbox 360 Shooters
Gears of War 2 Screenshots
Mini Review: Bigger, better, more badass.

Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 (XBLA)

Bizarre Creations

Publisher: Activision
Developer: Bizarre Creations
Genre: Twin-Stick Shooter
ESRB Rating: "E" For Everyone
Release Date (U.S.): July 30, 2008
Related Links: Top 10 Xbox Live Arcade Games
Mini Review: Pacifism mode will own your soul.

Grand Theft Auto IV

Rockstar

Publisher: Rockstar / Take Two
Developer: Rockstar North
Genre: Sandbox Third-Person-Shooter
ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature
Release Date (U.S.): April 29, 2008
Mini Review: DLC episodes make the game even better.

Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2

Ubisoft

Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft Paris / Red Storm
Genre: Third-Person-Shooter
ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature
Release Date (U.S.): March 6, 2007
Related Links: GRAW 2 Screenshots
Mini Review: Third-Person realistic multiplayer deathmatch.

GRID

Codemasters

Publisher: Codemasters
Developer: Codemasters
Genre: Racing
ESRB Rating: "E" for Everyone
Release Date (U.S.): June 3, 2008
Related Links: Top 10 Xbox 360 Racing Games
Mini Review: Great presentation and sublime gameplay.

Guitar Hero II

Activision/Red Octane

Publisher: Activision
Developer: Harmonix
Genre: Music/Rhythm
ESRB Rating: "T" for Teen
Release Date (U.S.): April 3, 2007
Related Links: Guitar Hero II Xbox 360 Gallery
Mini Review: A bit dated now, but still undeniably fun.

Guitar Hero 5

Activision

Publisher: Activision
Developer: Neversoft
Genre: Music/Rhythm
ESRB Rating: "T" for Teen
Release Date (U.S.): September 1, 2009
Related Links: Guitar Hero 5 Song List
Mini Review: The most refined gameplay of any music/rhythm game yet.

Guitar Hero: Metallica

Activision

Publisher: Activision
Developer: Neversoft
Genre: Music/Rhythm
ESRB Rating: "T" for Teen
Release Date (U.S.): March 29, 2009
Related Links: Guitar Hero Metallica Song List
The Guitar Hero Workout
Mini Review: Our personal favorite GH game ever.

Halo 3

Microsoft

Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Bungie
Genre: FPS
ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature
Release Date (U.S.): September 25, 2007
Related Links: Halo 3 Screenshots
Mini Review: Tons of content and some of the most accessible multiplayer on the Xbox 360.

Halo 3: ODST

Microsoft

Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Bungie
Genre: FPS
ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature
Release Date (U.S.): September 22, 2009
Related Links: Halo 3: ODST Screenshots
Halo 3: ODST Installation FAQ
Mini Review: Best music and SP campaign in the series plus tons of multiplayer fun.

Halo Wars

Microsoft

Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Ensemble Studios
Genre: Real-Time-Strategy
ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature
Release Date (U.S.): February 26, 2009
Related Links: Halo Wars Screenshots
Halo Universe Story Timeline
Halo Wars Knows Who Your (My) Friends Are
Mini Review: One of the most clean and streamlined console RTS games ever.

Hitman: Blood Money

Eidos

Publisher: Eidos
Developer: io Interactive
Genre: Action
ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature
Release Date (U.S.): May 30, 2006
Mini Review: Surprisingly accessible for a stealth game.

I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES!!!1 (Indie Games)

Jamezila

Publisher: Ska Studios
Developer: Ska Studios
Genre: Twin-Stick-Shooter
ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature
Release Date (U.S.): August 16, 2009
Mini Review: Easily the best Indie Game on Xbox 360.

Left 4 Dead

EA / Valve

Publisher: EA
Developer: Valve
Genre: FPS
ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature
Release Date (U.S.): November 17, 2008
Related Links: Top 10 Xbox 360 Games of 2008
Mini Review: The original great zombie co-op shooter.

Left 4 Dead 2

EA / Valve

Publisher: EA
Developer: Valve
Genre: FPS
ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature
Release Date (U.S.): November 17, 2009
Mini Review: Survive a zombie outbreak with your friends.

LEGO Indiana Jones 2

LucasArts

Publisher: LucasArts
Developer: Traveller's Tales
Genre: Action
ESRB Rating: "E" for Everyone
Release Date (U.S.): November 17, 2009
Related Links: LEGO Indiana Jones Review (X360)
LEGO Batman Review (X360)
Mini Review: Represents the first real advancement in LEGO games in quite some time.

LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga

LucasArts

Publisher: LucasArts
Developer: Traveller's Tales
Genre: Action
ESRB Rating: "E" for Everyone
Release Date (U.S.): November 6, 2007
Related Links: Top 8 Xbox 360 Kids Games
Mini Review: Star Wars + LEGO = Awesome.

Lost Odyssey

Microsoft

Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Mistwalker
Genre: RPG
ESRB Rating: "T" for Teen
Release Date (U.S.): February 12, 2008
Related Links: Top 10 Xbox 360 RPGs
Mini Review: Some of the best storytelling of this generation.

Lost Planet: Colonies Edition

Capcom

Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom
Genre: Third-Person-Shooter
ESRB Rating: "T" for Teen
Release Date (U.S.): January 12, 2007 and May 27, 2008 (Colonies Ed)
Related Links: Lost Planet Review (X360) (Original Release)
Lost Planet Screenshots
Mini Review: One of the under appreciated action games of the current gen.

Madden NFL 10

EA

Publisher: EA Sports
Developer: Tiburon
Genre: Football
ESRB Rating: "E" for Everyone
Release Date (U.S.): August 14, 2009
Mini Review: Best pro football game on Xbox 360.

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (XBLA)

Capcom

Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom
Genre: Fighting
ESRB Rating: "T" for Teen
Release Date (U.S.): July 29.2009
Related Links: Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Review (Xbox)
Mad Catz Street Fighter IV Fight Pad Review
Mini Review: Our favorite 2D fighting game ever.

Mass Effect

Microsoft

Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: BioWare
Genre: RPG / Shooter
ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature
Release Date (U.S.): November 20, 2007
Mini Review: Epic beginning to one of the best sci-fi RPG series ever.

Mass Effect 2

EA

Publisher: EA
Developer: BioWare
Genre: RPG / Shooter
ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature
Release Date (U.S.): January 26, 2010
Mini Review: Improvement in just about every way over original ME.

Mega Man 9

Capcom

Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom
Genre: Action
ESRB Rating: "E" for Everyone
Release Date (U.S.): September 22, 2008
Mini Review: Classic old-school gaming in HD.

Mini Ninjas

Eidos

Publisher: Eidos
Developer: io Interactive
Genre: Action
ESRB Rating: "E" for Everyone
Release Date (U.S.): September 8, 2009
Related Links: Top 8 Xbox 360 Kid Games
Mini Review: Gorgeous graphics and just plain silly and fun gameplay.

Mirror's Edge

EA

Publisher: EA
Developer: DICE
Genre: First-Person-Action
ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature
Release Date (U.S.): November 12, 2008
Related Links: Top 10 Xbox 360 Games of 2008
Mini Review: An amazingly fresh take on first-person games.

NBA 2K9

2K Sports

Publisher: 2K Sports
Developer: Visual Concepts
Genre: Basketball
ESRB Rating: "E" for Everyone
Release Date (U.S.): October 7, 2008
Mini Review: Best pro basketball game on Xbox 360.

NCAA Football 10

EA

Publisher: EA
Developer: Tiburon
Genre: Football
ESRB Rating: "E" for Everyone
Release Date (U.S.): July 14, 2009
Related Links: Top 10 Xbox 360 Sports Games
Mini Review: Arguably the best football game (pro or college) on Xbox 360.

Need for Speed: Most Wanted

Publisher: EA
Developer: EA Black Box
Genre: Racing
ESRB Rating: "T" for Teen
Release Date (U.S.): November 16, 2005
Related Links: Need for Speed Most Wanted Soundtrack
Mini Review: The first, and still the best, Need for Speed game on Xbox 360.

NHL 10

EA

Publisher: EA Sports
Developer: EA Canada
Genre: Hockey
ESRB Rating: "E" for Everyone
Release Date (U.S.): September 15, 2009
Related Links: Top 10 Xbox 360 Sports Games
Mini Review: Best hockey game ever.

Ninja Gaiden II

Microsoft

Publisher: Tecmo / Microsoft
Developer: Team Ninja
Genre: Action
ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature
Release Date (U.S.): June 3, 2008
Related Links: Ninja Gaiden Black Review (Xbox)
Top 10 Xbox 360 Action Games
Mini Review: Fast paced, gory, gruesome hack and slash action has never been done better.

Overlord

Codemasters

Publisher: Codemasters
Developer: Triumph Studios
Genre: Action / RPG
ESRB Rating: "T" for Teen
Release Date (U.S.): June 26, 2007
Related Links: Overlord II Review (X360)
Top 10 Xbox 360 Strategy Games
Top 10 Xbox 360 Games of 2007
Mini Review: One of the funniest games on the 360.

Peggle (XBLA)

PopCap Games

Publisher: Popcap
Developer: Popcap
Genre: Action
ESRB Rating: "E" for Everyone
Release Date (U.S.): March 11, 2009
Related Links: Top 10 Xbox Live Arcade Games
Mini Review: Crazy addictive and satisfying despite being deceptively simple.

Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection

Crave

Publisher: Crave
Developer: FarSight Studios
Genre: Pinball
ESRB Rating: "E" for Everyone
Release Date (U.S.): September 22, 2009
Mini Review: A great pinball experience that doesn't require rose-tinted nostalgia glasses to fully enjoy.

Prince of Persia

Ubisoft

Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Genre: Action
ESRB Rating: "T" for Teen
Release Date (U.S.): December 2, 2008
Related Links: Prince of Persia Classic Review (XBLA)
Top 10 Xbox 360 Action Games
Top 10 Xbox 360 Games of 2008
Mini Review: Gorgeous looking game that ignores gaming conventions to create something fresh and new.

Project Gotham Racing 4

Microsoft

Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Bizarre Creations
Genre: Racing
ESRB Rating: "E" for Everyone
Release Date (U.S.): October 2, 2007
Related Links: Top 10 Xbox 360 Racing Games
Mini Review: Still one of the best looking racers on 360 and plays pretty darn good to boot.

Raiden Fighters Aces

Valcon Games

Publisher: Valcon Games
Developer: Gulti
Genre: Arcade Shoot-em-Up
ESRB Rating: "E" for Everyone
Release Date (U.S.): May 12, 2009
Mini Review: Three great shmups for $20.

Rainbow Six Vegas 2

Ubisoft

Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Genre: FPS
ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature
Release Date (U.S.): March 18, 2008
Related Links: Rainbow Six Vegas Review (X360)
Top 10 Xbox 360 Shooters
Mini Review: Great gameplay with awesome presentation and amazing co-op.

Red Faction Guerrilla

THQ

Publisher: THQ
Developer: Volition
Genre: Third-Person-Shooter
ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature
Release Date (U.S.): June 2, 2009
Mini Review: You get to blow stuff up on Mars, 'nuff said.

Resident Evil 5

Capcom

Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom
Genre: Third-Person-Shooter / Horror
ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature
Release Date (U.S.): March 13, 2009
Related Links: Resident Evil 5 Screenshots
Mini Review: Amazing co-op and gorgeous presentation.

Rock Band 2

EA/MTV

Publisher: EA
Developer: Harmonix
Genre: Music / Rhythm
ESRB Rating: "T" for Teen
Release Date (U.S.): September 14, 2008
Related Links: Rock Band 2 Instruments Overview
Rock Band 2 On-Disc Track List
Mini Review: Currently 1000+ songs available and some of the best full band gameplay around.

Saints Row 2

THQ

Publisher: THQ
Developer: Volition
Genre: Sandbox / Third-Person-Action
ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature
Release Date (U.S.): October 14, 2008
Related Links: Saints Row Review (X360)
Mini Review: A better game than GTAIV because they remembered to include the fun parts.

Scene It? Box Office Smash

Microsoft

Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Screenlife Games, Krome Studios
Genre: Movie Trivia
ESRB Rating: "T" for Teen
Release Date (U.S.): October 28, 2008
Related Links: Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action Review (X360)
Scene It? Bright Lights, Big Screen Review (X360)
Mini Review: The awesome Big Button Controllers make it accessible for everyone.

Shadow Complex (XBLA)

Epic

Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Chair Games, Epic
Genre: Side-Scroller Action
ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature
Release Date (U.S.): August 19, 2009
Related Links: Top 10 Xbox Live Arcade Games
Mini Review: The best "Metroidvania"-style game to come along in a long time.

Skate 2

EA

Publisher: EA
Developer: EA Black Box
Genre: Skateboarding
ESRB Rating: "T" for Teen
Release Date (U.S.): January 21, 2009
Mini Review: Easily the best skateboarding game ever.

Solar (Indie Games)

Murudai

Publisher: N/A
Developer: Murudai
Genre: Action
ESRB Rating: "E" for Everyone
Release Date (U.S.): February 23, 2009
Related Links: Top 10 Xbox 360 Indie Games
Mini Review: Grand scale with great presentation all for a low price.

Street Fighter IV

Street Fighter 4 2. Capcom

Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom
Genre: Fighting
ESRB Rating: "T" for Teen
Release Date (U.S.): February 17, 2009
Related Links: Mad Catz SFIV Fight Pad Controller Review
Mini Review: Best Street Fighter since SF III: Third Strike.

Star Ocean: The Last Hope

Square Enix

Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: Tri Ace
Genre: RPG
ESRB Rating: "T" for Teen
Release Date (U.S.): February 24, 2009
Related Links: Star Ocean 4 Screenshots
Top 10 Xbox 360 RPGs
Mini Review: Some amazing addictive and fun gameplay, just don't let the goofy story/characters get on your nerves.

Tales of Vesperia

Namco Bandai

Publisher: Namco Bandai
Developer: Namco Bandai
Genre: RPG
ESRB Rating: "T" for Teen
Release Date (U.S.): August 26, 2008
Related Links: Tales of Vesperia
Top 10 Xbox 360 RPGs
Top 10 Xbox 360 Games of 2008
Mini Review

: The best JRPG on the Xbox 360.

Tetris Evolution

THQ

Publisher: THQ
Developer: Mass Media
Genre: Puzzle
ESRB Rating: "E" for Everyone
Release Date (U.S.): March 19, 2007
Mini Review: Its Tetris, 'nuff said.

The Beatles: Rock Band

EA

Publisher: EA
Developer: Harmonix
Genre: Music / Rhythm
ESRB Rating: "T" for Teen
Release Date (U.S.): September 9, 2009
Related Links: The Beatles: Rock Band Track List
Top 10 Xbox 360 Games of 2009
Mini Review: The most polished and thoughtfully presented music/rhythm game yet.

The Bigs 2

2K Sports

Publisher: 2K Sports
Developer: Blue Castle Games
Genre: Baseball
ESRB Rating: "E" for Everyone
Release Date (U.S.): July 7, 2009
Related Links: Top 10 Xbox 360 Sports Games
Mini Review: The best baseball game on the Xbox 360.

The Orange Box

EA/Valve

Publisher: EA
Developer: Valve
Genre: Shooter
ESRB Rating: "T" for Teen - "M" for Mature
Release Date (U.S.): October 10, 2007
Related Links: Top 10 Xbox 360 Games of 2007
Top 10 Xbox 360 Shooters
Mini Review: One of the finest single-player campaigns ever.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10

EA

Publisher: EA
Developer: Tiburon
Genre: Golf
ESRB Rating: "E" for Everyone
Release Date (U.S.): June 8, 2009
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Mini Review: Plain and simply an amazing game of golf.

Tomb Raider Underworld

Eidos

Publisher: Eidos
Developer: Crystal Dynamics
Genre: Third-Person-Action
ESRB Rating: "T" for Teen
Release Date (U.S.): November 18, 2008
Related Links: Tomb Raider Legend Review (X360)
Mini Review: Easily the best current-gen Tomb Raider.

UFC 2009 Undisputed

THQ

Publisher: THQ
Developer: Yuke's
Genre: Fighting
ESRB Rating: "T" for Teen
Release Date (U.S.): May 19, 2009
Related Links: UFC 2009 Undisputed Screenshots
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Mini Review: Best MMA game ever.

Uno (XBLA)

Microsoft

Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Carbonated Games
Genre: Multiplayer Card Game
ESRB Rating: "E" for Everyone
Release Date (U.S.): May 9, 2006
Mini Review: Most addictive and fun card game on XBLA.

Virtua Fighter 5

SEGA

Publisher: SEGA
Developer: SEGA-AM2
Genre: Fighting
ESRB Rating: "T" for Teen
Release Date (U.S.): October 30, 2007
Mini Review: Deepest and most satisfying traditional fighting game on Xbox 360.

Virtua Tennis 3

Sega

Publisher: SEGA
Developer: Sumo Digital
Genre: Tennis
ESRB Rating: "E" for Everyone
Release Date (U.S.): March 20, 2007
Mini Review: Best tennis game on Xbox 360.

Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise

Microsoft

Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Rare
Genre: Strategy
ESRB Rating: "E" for Everyone
Release Date (U.S.): September 2, 2008
Related Links: Viva Pinata Review (X360)
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Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise Screenshots
Mini Review: One of the great underrated and under-appreciated Xbox 360 games.

Worms 2: Armageddon (XBLA)

Team 17

Publisher: Team 17
Developer: Team 17
Genre: Strategy
ESRB Rating: "E" for Everyone
Release Date (U.S.): July 1, 2009
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Mini Review: One of the best multiplayer games on XBLA.