By Eric Qualls, About.com Guide
Xbox 360 Shooters
One of the most popular genres on the Xbox 360 is the shooter. Both third-person and first-person-shooters are well represented on the Xbox 360, no doubt thanks to the powerful hardware that can produce fantastic graphics and great controller that offers the precision that these games require.
Xbox 360 Racing Games
Racing is another genre that has proven very popular on the Xbox 360. The games look great and control nearly perfectly, especially when you use one of the many racing wheel accessories available for the system.
Xbox 360 Sports Games
The Xbox 360 has several games from just about every sport you can think of. Here are some of the best.
- Fight Night Round 3 (boxing)
- FIFA 08 (soccer)
- NHL 08 (hockey)
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 (golf)
- Madden NFL 08
- NCAA Football 08
- All-Pro Football 2K8
- The BIGS (baseball)
- Virtua Tennis 3
- Winning Eleven: Pro Evo Soccer 2007
- NBA Live 08 vs. NBA 2K8 Comparison
Xbox 360 Role Playing and Strategy Games
On the original Xbox, RPGs and strategy games were few and far between, but already on the Xbox 360 there are several great titles.
- Phantasy Star Universe
- Marvel Ultimate Alliance
- Enchanted Arms
- Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Xbox Backward Compatible Games
There are around 400 original Xbox games that are playable on the Xbox 360. Here are some of the best.
- Conker: Live and Reloaded
- Dead or Alive Ultimate
- Doom 3
- Forza Motorsport
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
- Halo 2
- MX Unleashed
- Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- Stubbs the Zombie in: Rebel Without a Pulse
- Full List of BC Games
Non-Backward Compatible Xbox Games
The Xbox 360's backward compatibility is a very handy feature, but not every title will work. Some of the best original Xbox games still require you to lug out the big black box when you want to play them.
- Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition
- Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath
- RalliSport Challenge 2
- TimeSplitters: Future Perfect
All Xbox Game Reviews
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