Find out in this article the 50 best games for Xbox 360! They are of the most varied styles and eras, but all with great quality! They will certainly make you want to buy them right now to remember what a wonder Microsoft’s second console was. Check out the list below!
Best Xbox 360 Games
Obviously, GTA V is first on the list. The game was released in 2013, one of the last great titles of the 360 generations, but the success is still high today. He is unquestionable proof that some games can come close to perfection.
For the Xbox 360, the graphics were already beautiful. Add that to all the freedom to do whatever you want in Los Santos and San Andreas. At the time, we had dozens or even hundreds of different activities to do. With a perfect solo campaign in terms of narrative.
Not to mention Online mode, which is a world apart within the world of GTA V. Creating an avatar and participating in hundreds of missions, special events, and manhunts for other players are one of the most fun things to do!
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Red Dead Redemption
Red Dead Redemption was one of the best games of the Xbox 360 generation. Not only for the Wild West theme, very well executed in the game, but for the way, John Marston’s story is told.
The slow pace, the various missions, and the wide-open world with beautiful landscapes and lots to see make this game a must-have for the console. Much more than a GTA Western, Red Dead Redemption has one of the best solo campaigns of the genre and a simply unforgettable multiplayer!
Not counting zombie mode… Ah, miss you!
Mass Effect Trilogy
The Mass Effect franchise is a great masterpiece, and this trilogy with the first 3 games proves it. Mixing science fiction with RPG is a hit. You control Shepard in all 3 games, a commander who needs to free the Galaxy from the Reapers, an alien life form that seeks to destroy the Milky Way.
What distinguishes Mass Effect from other special-themed games is the depth of the narrative. And in that, we include strong characters, non-cliches dialogue, and very intense gameplay. Traveling through multiple galaxies killing aliens is awesome. Besides, every choice made in the game interferes in the end.
Halo 3 is the perfect ending to a trilogy of excellence. Master Chief, the game’s character, is more relentless than ever in his fight against the Covenant aliens. The super-soldier has new vehicles and new weapons to end once and for all the alien threat that appeared on the first Xbox.
Another nice addition to Halo 3 over the previous ones is the presence of a map editor for the online multiplayer mode. Called the Furnace, it gives really cool customization to the players ‘ group experience.
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is unquestionably the best single-player RPG ever created. The game is extremely complete, with all the elements that the genre asks for: a legend, a hero, swords, magic, and… Dragons. A legitimate medieval Role Playing that needs to be played by everyone.
Even more, if you like long games and long campaigns. At least 150 hours await you in the world of Dragonborn, especially if you have the two expansions released for the game. Anyway: Skyrim is everything you need if you want absurd graphics, good storytelling, and full freedom in an open world full of mysteries.
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Battlefield 4 brought many changes compared to 3. A point system was introduced in the main campaign, which allowed players to purchase exclusive weapons for their missions.
Weapons are now more customized according to each player’s style of play. It was possible in some weapons to choose between various types of shots, for example.
The game even adopted an interesting tactical strategy system. You could order teammates in the campaign to eliminate enemies and facilitate your progress through the levels. Diving to evade enemies was another new feature, in addition to sandbox elements in some missions.
A great war game that represented a huge evolution in the Battlefield franchise. Mainly in online multiplayer mode!
The Destiny shooter is still a great success today. It is set in a post-apocalyptic narrative, in which humanity colonized several planets. But all colonies disappeared, leaving only a few humans on Earth. And your mission is to protect them.
The game is considered “live”, in that the producers and creators don’t “interfere” as much in the gameplay. In other words: it is entirely online, and each player’s action supposedly interferes with the actions of others. Destiny has a rich shared world full of references to other games, movies, and books.
Gears of War 3
Gears of War 3 is the pinnacle of a franchise that if it stayed in the first game would have gone down in history. This military-themed sci-fi game is also a third-person shooter. In addition to having a survival footprint in the midst of endless hordes of enemies.
One of the highlights of Gears 3 is that it requires players from tactical warfare intelligence to be successful. The battles you go through are breathtaking, especially in multiplayer for up to 4 people in the campaign. Nothing more fun than going to war with friends, right?
Far Cry 3
Many Far Cries were made after Far Cry 3, but none could surpass it. You take on a wealthy American, Jason Brody, who gets lost on an island while on vacation with his friends. They are kidnapped by pirates, and now Jason must save them and survive at the same time.
What makes Far Cry 3 so awesome is its villain, Vaas Montenegro. Insane, out of control, and out for anything, he is a thorn in the side of the player throughout gameplay. Otherwise, we have all those survival-shooter elements that have marked the franchise forever.
Dark Souls is not for the weak or the impatient. You will die several times in the first 10 minutes of play, it’s no use. And the title’s complexity is precisely what it has at its best.
Gods, mythological creatures, and monsters are your enemies and allies in an insane campaign from start to finish. The narrative is revealed with each dialogue or action of the player, who has a wide and dark world to explore.
Definitely, Dark Souls is an essential RPG for all players who love magic, medieval themes, and punishing games. If it’s anger you want to go through, then play now!
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The Fallout franchise is the closest thing to the “What if there was a nuclear war?” theme. And approach this subject very competently! Fallout 3, on Xbox 360, is a work of art in this case. The game’s post-apocalyptic world is very rich, with side missions as good as the main ones, an efficient progression system, and lots to do.
The game is dark, tragic and at the same time with very funny references and quotes that lighten this atmosphere a little. Strolling through devastated Washington is a unique experience, and the game’s 5 DLCs will trap you for over 80 hours straight.
Besides that, there is more than one possible ending, according to your choices…
Forza Motorsport 4
Forza Motorsport 4 was Microsoft’s attempt to stand up to Sony’s Gran Turismo. In many ways, it failed, but in others, it was a success. It’s much simpler, which means any car game fan can play it without any hassles!
Despite not having as much variety of cars as the GT itself, it brings examples of all types. From classics to electric cars. There are a good number of tracks available, plus dozens of challenges to take off the tracks.
By the way, the online multiplayer is fantastic, with a lot of competition between players. And those who like to customize cars have a full plate in Forza Motorsport 4, one of the best games of its kind for the Xbox 360 generation.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is considered by many to be the best CoD ever made. He was a bit of an innovator for the franchise, as he was the first to set himself in a modern conflict. Weapons have more advanced technology, which has brought players a much larger arsenal than what they had in previous games.
The intense, frantic, urban-based gameplay set a new standard for CoD and other shooters that followed. A game that is also highly praised for its multiplayer, reward system, and online progression.
And let’s not forget that he is the origin of one of the most controversial phases of wargames, which would happen in Modern Warfare 2. So clear Modern Warfare soon and play the first Warfare 2 mission to understand…
Limbo is a cuteness that makes you angry. It’s easy to play and challenging at the same time. You’re going to die more than you think for a game that has practically three or four actions at most, including movement.
The story is that your sister is missing and you are a boy who woke up in a dense, dark jungle. The mission is to find the girl, surviving all the dangers, traps, and puzzles that appear along the way.
A game with very beautiful graphics, dark soundtrack, and that served as inspiration for other good narrative titles that came later.
Mirror’s Edge is a very political game that uses action and adventure to talk about governments and political dictatorship. You lead Faith, a professional runner, and athlete who must carry messages of resistance to people who oppose a totalitarian regime.
For this, you have at your disposal a series of Parkour-type moves. Jumps, somersaults, slides, running along the walls. The coolest part of the game is precisely this freedom of exploration in an open-world city. There are many quests to do and visually beautiful scenery to enjoy.
BioShock is a great concoction that happened to work very well. FPS, horror, survival all in the same package to deliver a really good experience. Escape from Rapture, almost an Umbrella Corporation at the bottom of the sea, is your main and most difficult task in this game.
What can be said is that Rapture is almost an entity. The game, in the end, will guide you through past scenes, clues and events that suggest that something VERY bad happened down there.
With supernatural powers, you’ll feel like you’re in a great cinematic thriller trying to escape from an insane villain with divine powers who don’t want to let you discover the truth about Rapture. And believe me: you will be shocked when you reach the end.
Rock Band 3
Rock Band 3 is one of the last great music games of the Xbox 360 generation. Guitar Hero had previously been a revolution, but RB 3 was a blast. Playing with 3 other friends, completing the band, was an almost supernatural experience!
With over a hundred songs you could buy and download for the game, it became almost infinite in terms of fun. Voice, bass, drums, guitar, and even keyboard made this title one of the best multiplayer ever created among all genres.
Portal is good, but Portal 2 manages to be great. It’s a very smart game, whose narrative is hidden not only in the fast and deep dialogues but also in the small details of the gameplay. Each puzzle to get to the next room reveals a test of your logical reasoning, but without seeming like something impossible like Dark Souls.
In fact, everything is easier if you play with someone else helping you. And no, it’s not the same single-player campaign for 2. It’s a different story in some ways when you’re in co-op mode. Very worth the experience!
Batman: Arkham City
Arkham City is one of the best in the Arkham series. It takes place after Asylum and pits Batman/Bruce Wayne against several classic comic book enemies, the main one being the Joker. We won’t give spoilers, but the end of the game is really good!
Gameplay has evolved a lot from the first game. There are new weapons and moves. In addition to many sides and main missions, which result in at least 40 hours of uninterrupted gameplay. It’s a game that does the Dark Knights justice and sets the stage for the last in the franchise, which is undoubtedly the best.
Minecraft ranks last on the list, but it could very well be among the tops. The game brought almost a new style of gameplay to the Xbox 360. The sandbox-style, with the option to create avatars, worlds, and just about any object, was a hit at the time of release. And the survival component is another highlight!
This title is worth it for many reasons. One is the number of hours you can spend playing: endless. It’s a game for any age, which stimulates creativity and allows us to have and be anything. A nice escape from reality, right?
Red Faction: Guerrilla
Red Faction: Guerrilla is a space-themed third-person shooter. There are two factions facing each other on Mars. But the most fun thing is that the mechanics allow you to build buildings quickly to accomplish your missions, as well as destroying parts and pieces of buildings, reminding Fortnite a little.
One of the coolest games ever made. You take control of a Jack Black-inspired roadie who is transported to a magical world. With your V-shape guitar and your songs you free humanity from the dangers of Heavy Metal, using an ax to eliminate your enemies!
It’s not the best of Guitar Hero, but it brought Kurt Cobain, Johnny Cash and Carlos Santana as playable characters. There are 85 basic songs available, plus dozens that can be imported from other games in the franchise. For fans of the franchise it remains an indispensable game.
Dystopian future game, with beautiful graphics. You control one of the Agents, elite soldiers who face criminal organizations and zombie-like creatures. The player evolves as he eliminates enemies, and the narrative is completely non-linear.
A game that is a half sequel and half prequel to the first game, telling the story of Logan Keller. You can customize the protagonist visually, and your companions’ artificial intelligence has been improved. The game follows the whole tactical idea of strategy warfare, with strong elements of stealth, but also action.
A great zombie open world, in which you control a journalist trapped in a shopping mall during a zombie attack. Now you must survive at all costs, using any object you find along the way. The game plays with choices, as you can save other survivors and eliminate human enemies if you wish.
The fourth major game in the TES franchise, Oblivion, pits players against the princes and kings of the Daedra, the demons who are trying to invade Cyrodiil. Traveling between the human world and hell, there are hundreds of missions to be accomplished in what is one of the best RPGs ever made!
Metroidivania-style game, in which the scenarios are 3D, but the player can only move in two dimensions. The cool thing is that enemies move in any direction, but you can only shoot them if they get in your way. The evolution system is the same as in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, with a strong focus on acquiring skills.
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 is almost a “snake game”, but with spaceships. Your mission is to destroy other ships and not touch them in any way. There are 6 different game modes, with variations of this objective. A simple game, but that yields good hours of fun!
Virtually the first version of Burnout Paradise to have an open world, Paradise takes place in the fictional town of Paradise City. It is not divided into missions, giving players complete freedom to explore a huge map, where they will find the quests to be performed.
Fifth and final game in the SEGA Virtua Fighter franchise. It was the first in the saga to allow online fights between players around the world, something that was only possible in the Xbox 360 version. Fifteen fighters come from the previous edition, with the addition of 2 new fighters. Overall it’s a great fighting game, with relatively fluid mechanics.
The second game in the franchise to be released for consoles, it was very successful for bringing much improvement in graphics and for keeping the fighting style that worked in previous games. Another cool point is that Soul Calibur always features guest characters. In IV brought 2 Star Wars: the Apprentice and Yoda!
At the time MMA and UFC weren’t that popular, but Undisputed is a good quality game, with a fragile online mode, but it was quite successful. Fighters could have 2 fighting styles out of a total of 6, which is hardly close to what the UFCs offer today. Even with that, the pretty cool graphics and all the atmosphere of the octagon compensated.
Left 4 Dead 2
Best Xbox 360 Games Left 4 Dead 2 is online only and is cooperative. On one side are the survivors and on the other are the Infected. Survivors are controlled by 4 players, while enemies are under the command of the AI. The goal is one: kill entire hordes of zombies to reach the end alive.
Resident Evil 5
Best Xbox 360 Games Resident Evil 5 gained prominence and many players for bringing cooperative multiplayer into the campaign for the first time. Chris Redfield and Sheva Alomar face a threat in Africa that is none other than Wesker and Jill Valentine. The game is excellent in narrative and game mechanics.
Street Fighter IV
Best Xbox 360 Games Street Fighter IV breaks the 9-year hiatus in the series and doesn’t disappoint. Gameplay is focused on innovations such as Focus Attack, Armor break, Super, and Ultra Combos. In total there are 25 characters, with the addition of 10 more if you have the Super Street Fighter IV version.
Forza Motorsport 3
Forza Motorsport 3 is among the best racing games of the Xbox 360 generation. There are more than 400 vehicles, from 50 real manufacturers. The 22 tracks vary in 100 different options, and in this edition, Drift and Drag Racing were included. Graphically it’s not a marvel, but it makes up for the gameplay that’s easy to master.
Dragon Age: Origins
Best Xbox 360 Games Dragon Age: Origins has the same footprint as TES: Oblivion. Recruit an army and face a demonic invasion in the world of Thedas. It’s an RPG with varied character customization options, with beautiful graphics and a well-constructed narrative, a hallmark of the franchise.
Braid is a platform game that pays homage to the beginnings of colorful games in the genre. There’s nothing very innovative about the narrative, but it allows players smooth gameplay, with great sound effects and lots of colors. The old-school graphics are really cool references to several classics, including the king of platforms himself, Super Mario World.
In Best Xbox 360 Games Dead Space, you control an engineer, Isaac Clarke, who must fight an invasion of aliens. It starts in the spaceship Isaac is on, in the shape of a virus. All gameplay brings a screen where information is present in the player’s armor or in projections launched by it. As you can’t pause, the adrenaline is constant!
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Best Xbox 360 Games Batman: Arkham Asylum is almost entirely based on the Bat comics. In this story, Joker has a plan to create villains like Bane. The game was a sales success, having received several awards for its gameplay and narrative construction. It is another of the Arkham franchise that deserves the highlight.
Best Xbox 360 Games Borderlands 2 is a first-person shooter, focusing on cooperation between players. You can reset the main campaign in the company of friends, which in itself makes the game worthwhile. The weapon combinations that can be created are another plus, and the open-world exploration missions make you spend hours in the game.
Assassin’s Creed 2
For many, Assassin’s Creed 2 is the Best Xbox 360 Game in the franchise. Ezio da Firenze is one of the most charismatic assassins that Ubisoft has ever created, and the setting in Renaissance Italy makes the player dive into a beautiful history lesson with so many references. The plot and mechanics are excellent, completing the package.
GTA IV did not have the success that GTA V did, but Niko Bellic and his trajectory in crime are very well told in this game. In fact, Niko’s quest for the American dream sets the player in a huge Liberty City, with lots to do and some of the most memorable scenes in the franchise.
Best Xbox 360 Games XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a tactical game in which the player takes command of the XCOM unit, whose mission is to defend Earth from a massive alien invasion. You can control unit research and evolution, in the best Age of Empires style, but in a futuristic version.
First-person stealth game. The player controls an assassin with supernatural powers, in a quest for revenge. All missions can be performed in different ways, and the end of the game alternates according to the choices you make.
Hack n’ slash action game, in which the player controls a character with the power to change shape. She has several firearms, can summon demons and launch magical attacks. It doesn’t have the best story, but the combat is one of the best on Xbox 360.
Best Xbox 360 Games Rayman Legends follows the franchise formula, in which players go through levels destroying scenarios, collecting items, and defeating enemies. It’s a great platform-style game and for those who like to collect and unlock special objects.
One of the strangest hero games ever, in which you control the President of the United States. Here you fight an unprecedented and fierce alien threat. For those who like RPG, this shooter has a huge skill tree, which can be completed as you complete missions.
The Orange Box
The Orange Box is not just a game, but 5. Half-Life 2, its expansion, Team Fortress 2, Portal, and Half-Life 2: Episode Two. It’s really worth it because it only brings Valve games that are the best the company has ever made. Mainly Half-Life, which is exclusive to Microsoft.