The Xbox 360 (also known as X360) is one of the most popular seventh generation consoles, being the main rival for the PS3.
It is successful not because of its unique features, but because of the AAA titles, such as the exclusive Halo series, Forza series, and Gears of War series.
For those of you who played this popular console in the past, I know that you want to know the best Xbox 360 games of all time.
Some of you will probably remember (or even still own) some of the games mentioned on this list.
And in this post, you will get:
- A highly curated and filtered list on the current best Xbox 360 games
- Developer, publisher, and release date information
- Genre of the games
This list is the results of the average score of reviews from so many popular gaming websites, and thanks for GameRankings for helping me to build this list.
See also: Best Xbox One Games of All Time
So here you go.
#100. Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved
#99. Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Pack
#98. Call of Duty: Black Ops
#97. Halo 4
#96. The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles
#95. Pinball FX 2: Marvel Pinball
#94. The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
#93. NHL 12
#92. BioShock 2
#91. Joe Danger: Special Edition
#90. L.A. Noire
#89. DiRT 3
#88. Bionic Commando Rearmed
#87. Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
#86. The Walking Dead: Episode 5 – No Time Left
#85. NBA 2K11
#84. FIFA Soccer 09
#83. Dark Souls
#82. Burnout Paradise
#81. NBA 2K12
#80. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
#79. Fable II
#78. Portal: Still Alive
#77. Burnout Revenge
#76. Project Gotham Racing 3
#75. Rez HD
#74. NHL 09
#73. Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
#72. Rayman Origins
#71. Rayman Legends
#70. Dark Souls II
#69. XCOM: Enemy Unknown
#67. FIFA Soccer 10
#66. Battlefield: Bad Company 2
#65. Left 4 Dead 2
#64. Dead Space
#62. Dead Space 2
#61. Far Cry 3
#60. NHL 10
#59. Shadow Complex
#58. Borderlands 2
#56. Virtua Fighter 5 Online
#55. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas
#54. Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony
#53. Left 4 Dead
#52. FIFA Soccer 13
#51. NHL 11
#50. Deus Ex: Human Revolution
#49. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
#48. Plants vs. Zombies
#47. Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned
#46. Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2
#45. Call of Duty 2
#44. The Beatles: Rock Band
#42. Forza Motorsport 2
#41. Assassin’s Creed II
#40. Mark of the Ninja
#39. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
#38. Super Meat Boy
#37. FIFA Soccer 12
#36. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
#35. Forza Motorsport 4
#33. Pac-Man Championship Edition DX
#32. Mass Effect
#31. Super Street Fighter IV
#30. Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City
#29. Gears of War 3
#28. Trials Evolution
#27. Halo: Reach
#26. BioShock Infinite
#25. Rock Band
#23. Mass Effect 3
#22. Rock Band 2
#21. Forza Motorsport 3
#20. Guitar Hero II
#19. Batman: Arkham Asylum
#18. Rock Band 3
#17. Fallout 3
#16. Street Fighter IV
#15. Gears of War 2
#14. Halo 3
#13. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
#12. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
#11. Batman: Arkham City
#10. Gears of War
Gears of War blends tactical action with survival horror and thrusts gamers into a deep and harrowing story of humankind’s epic battle for survival against the Locust Horde, a nightmarish race of creatures that surface from the bowels of the planet.
Lead war hero Marcus Fenix and his fire team as they face the onslaught of merciless warrior fiends.
A revolutionary tactical combat system and breathtaking, high-definition visuals from the Unreal Engine 3 immerse you in a horrifying story of war and survival. A.I. teammates are indiscernable from human players.
Voice recognition and real-time lip synching heighten the experience. The battlefield is a lethal place.
To survive, suppress your enemy with blindfire, take cover in interactive environments, or use weapons and teammates to outwit your foes.
#9. Portal 2
Portal 2 is the sequel to the title named “Game of the Year” 2007 by over 30 publications around the world.
Portal 2 promises to break new ground in next generation gaming by expanding the award-winning recipe of innovative gameplay, immersive story, and creative inclusion of music while also introducing multiplayer co-op game modes.
#8. Red Dead Redemption
Red Dead Redemption is a Western epic, set at the turn of the 20th century when the lawless and chaotic badlands began to give way to the expanding reach of government and the spread of the Industrial Age.
#7. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare arms gamers with an arsenal of advanced and powerful modern day firepower and transports them to the most treacherous hotspots around the globe to take on a rogue enemy group threatening the world.
As both a U.S. Marine and British S.A.S. soldier fighting through an unfolding story full of twists and turns, players use sophisticated technology, superior firepower and coordinated land and air strikes on a battlefield where speed, accuracy and communication are essential to victory.
The epic title also delivers an added depth of multiplayer action providing online fans an all-new community of persistent, addictive and customizable gameplay.
BioShock is the first-person shooter where everything is a weapon.
Set in a failed underwater utopia, BioShock gives complete freedom to turn the environment, the enemies, even water and fire into powerful tools against your foes.
#5. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The next chapter in the highly anticipated Elder Scrolls saga arrives from the makers of the 2006 and 2008 Games of the Year, Bethesda Game Studios.
Skyrim reimagines and revolutionizes the open-world fantasy epic, bringing to life a complete virtual world open for you to explore any way you choose.
#4. Mass Effect 2
The Mass Effect trilogy is an emotionally charged science fiction adventure set in a vast universe filled with dangerous alien life and mysterious, uncharted planets.
In Mass Effect 2, players will once again step into the role of the heroic Commander Shepard, commanding their crew of some of the most dangerous operatives from across the galaxy on a mission so challenging that it’s potentially suicidal.
Featuring intense shooter action, a rich futuristic storyline, space exploration and emotionally engaging character interaction, the game delivers an unparalleled cinematic experience.
#3. Grand Theft Auto V
Los Santos: a sprawling sun-soaked metropolis full of self-help gurus, starlets and fading celebrities, once the envy of the Western world, now struggling to stay afloat in an era of economic uncertainty and cheap reality TV.
Amidst the turmoil, three very different criminals plot their own chances of survival and success: Franklin, a street hustler looking for real opportunities and serious money; Michael, a professional ex-con whose retirement is a lot less rosy than he hoped it would be; and Trevor, a violent maniac driven by the chance of a cheap high and the next big score.
Running out of options, the crew risks everything in a series of daring and dangerous heists that could set them up for life.
The biggest, most dynamic and most diverse open world ever created, Grand Theft Auto V blends storytelling and gameplay in new ways as players repeatedly jump in and out of the lives of the game’s three lead characters, playing all sides of the game’s interwoven story.
All the classic hallmarks of the groundbreaking series return, including incredible attention to detail and Grand Theft Auto’s darkly humorous take on modern culture, alongside a brand new and ambitious approach to open world multiplayer.
#2. The Orange Box
Games included in The Orange Box compilation:
The original Half-Life 2 – The player again picks up the crowbar of research scientist Gordon Freeman, who finds himself on an alien-infested Earth being picked to the bone, its resources depleted, its populace dwindling. Freeman is thrust into the unenviable role of rescuing the world from the wrong he unleashed back at Black Mesa. And a lot of people – people he cares about – are counting on him.
Half-Life 2: Episode One – The player reprises his role of Dr. Freeman, who must immediately face the repercussions of his actions in City 17 and the Citadel. Freeman reconnects with Alyx Vance and her robot, Dog, as they continue their support of the resistance’s battle against the Combine forces.
Half-Life 2: Episode Two — the second installment in Valve’s episodic trilogy advances the award-winning story, leading the player to new locations outside of City 17.
Portal – a pioneering type of single player action game that rewrites the rules for how players approach and manipulate their environment – much like how Half-Life 2’s Gravity Gun reinvented the way gamers interact with objects in the game.
Team Fortress 2 – an all-new version of the legendary title that spawned team based multiplayer action games. The game’s daring new art style features the most advanced graphics of any Source-based game released to date.
#1. Grand Theft Auto IV
For Niko Bellic, fresh off the boat from Europe, it is the hope he can escape his past.
For his cousin, Roman, it is the vision that together they can find fortune in Liberty City, gateway to the land of opportunity.
As they slip into debt and are dragged into a criminal underworld by a series of shysters, thieves and sociopaths, they discover that the reality is very different from the dream in a city that worships money and status, and is heaven for those who have them and a living nightmare for those who don’t.
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