Five years ago, Microsoft released the Xbox 360- a system which might have a lot of faults of its own, but is widely recognized as a great system with some really cool features. But a system’s games make it what it is. The Xbox 360 is what it is because of its library- it’s brilliant, amazing library. While Xbox 360 does not heavily rely on exclusives, it has seen some great releases throughout its lifespan of five years. Here, in this article, we will list out twenty-five of the best game that have graced the Xbox 360’s catalog in the past 5 years.
Before we being, please note that, the games have not been listed according to any specific rank or order. There are just the Top 25 Xbox 360 games, though they have not been ranked or numbered. The games that will be listed below have been listed in no particular order at all.
Project Gotham Racing 3 (November 2005)
Project Gotham Racing, as a series, has come a far way, and has delivered some great games, PGR3 being the best of all. Featuring a very life-like gameplay engine and some very fun gameplay that kept us hooked for several hours at end, and a graphical engine that showcased the Xbox 360’s prowess in its very first year, Project Gotham Racing immediately became a fan favourite, and will remain that way for a long time to come.
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved (November 2005)
Holding the record for being the most downloaded game on Xbox Live, Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved, is obviously loved by one and all. While nothing more than just an upgraded version of the Geometry Wars mini-game we saw on the Xbox in Project Gotham Racing 2, Retro Evolved has still amounted to countless hours of gameplay, and has kept gamers hooked almost all throughout the globe for many, many hours. In fact, I actually know some people who bought an Xbox 360 just to play Retro Evolved- I don’t know if that even makes sense.
LIMBO (June 2010)
Limbo is one hell of a game, we all know that. Probably this year’s best Xbox Live release, Limbo, with its eerie atmospheric world that sucks you right in from the very beginning, a graphical style that will be remember and mimicked for many years to come and a truly involving theme, has been proclaimed by many as the Xbox 360’s one of best games ever, and probably even the best release this year. Even if it does not beat other titles on the Xbox 360 this year, it still is one of the best titles on the platform.
Braid (August 2008)
Braid is, in quite simple words, a beautiful game, one that literally leaves our jaws hanging in sheer wonderment and awe. Braid is that kind of game that stays with you long after you’ve finished it, and influences the way you look at games- not as games, rather as pieces of art that are tailored to showcase what all video games, as an interactive medium, are capable of. Braid deserves all the hype and success it ever got, and then some- actually, much- more.
Shadow Complex (August 2009)
Here it is- the best Xbox Live game one can ever come across. Developed by Epic Games, the spectacular developers of the Gears of War series, Shadow Complex can hardly be classified as an “arcade” game. Mixing elements from many successful shooters and side-scrollers, Shadow Complex has often been cited as the Contra of XBL, and for good reason. Shadow Complex is, in all but name, a Contra game- relentless, fun, action-packed gameplay that will always keep you on your toes. If anyone has an Xbox Live account, and most people do, they’d definitely not want to miss Shadow Complex.