The Xbox 360 has been around near-enough six years now, which is a pretty good innings for a home console. This fact, combined with its popularity and how easy it is for developers to create games for, means that it has one of the best games libraries of any home console. Here we’ll look at a run down of the top 10 Xbox 360 games to help you separate the wheat from the chaff.
10. Duke Nukem Forever
Most critics would disagree that DNF should be on any list of top 10 Xbox 360 games, however that hasn’t stopped it selling remarkably well and despite some technical problems about half-way through the game, it is one of the most fun and original first person shooters out there. Nowhere else can you have a shoot out on a kitchen shelf. Apart from anything else though, it makes it onto the list for being such a talked-about and legendary title – and for being in development for over 12 years!
9. Gears of War 2
Gears of War was one of the big hits for the Xbox brand along with Halo and introduced us to some pretty special cover-mechanics and co-op play. Gears of War 2 was a worthy successor and that’s why it makes it onto our list of top 10 Xbox 360 games.
Bioshock is a rather old game now, but the original is still better than the more recent entry and is one of the most original games on Xbox 360. Look out for an excellent story and atmosphere and some fantastic water effects.
7. Ninja Gaiden 2
The Ninja Gaiden series are vastly underrated, but Ninja Gaiden 2 is easily worthy of a place in the top 10 Xbox 360 games with amazing graphics, fluid combat and a steep difficulty curve and lots of gore.
6. Call of Duty: Black Ops
What you mostly hear about Black Ops is that it’s not as good as Modern Warfare 2. That may be the case, but it doesn’t take away from its being a fantastic game with great multiplayer and a big selection of extra game modes.
5. L.A. Noir
L.A. Noir belongs on any list of top 10 Xbox 360 games for being so innovative and original. Being a detective and solving real crimes creates a great variation from the usual shooters (there’s a lot on Xbox) and some great facial technology adds a whole new element not seen in games before.
4. Halo Reach
No countdown of top 10 Xbox 360 games would be complete without a version of Halo, and Halo Reach is the most modern and most accomplished to date with amazing physics, huge drawn out battles and new space sections.
3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
The Call of Duty franchise is in a league of its own when it comes to shooters with some of the best shooting mechanics and most balanced multiplayer games ever. This is the best of the lot, until Modern Warfare 3 at least that is…
2. Portal 2
Portal 2 is one of the most original, funny and mentally challenging games in a long time. A puzzle game that’s actually fun and a great addition to our list of top 10 Xbox 360 games.
1. Batman Arkham Asylum
However for it’s great gameplay, interesting storyline, epically cool fight scenes and fantastic graphics, Batman Arkham Asylum just about makes the number 1 spot, proving that games based on third party licenses don’t always have to be disappointing.