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Top Picks for Xbox and Xbox 360 Games

Here you will find Top Picks lists for Xbox and Xbox 360 games so you can easily find out what games are the best of the best.
  1. Xbox Top Ten Lists (21)

Top Ten Xbox One Games
See our picks for the ten best games available currently for Xbox One. Shooters, fighting games, racing games - we got ya covered.

Top Ten Xbox 360 Games of 2013
We share our picks for the Top Ten Xbox 360 Games of 2013 right here. All of these games are highly recommended must-play titles.

Top Ten Fighting Games on Xbox 360
The Xbox 360 has a great lineup of fighters both at retail and digitally on Xbox Live Arcade. We have our picks for the ten best right here.

Most Wanted Xbox 360 Games of 2013
With 2012 gone, we take a look at the Xbox 360 games that we're looking forward to in 2013. We don't list every big game coming in 2013, just what we're looking forward to. Our picks might surprise you.

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games of 2012
2012 is just about over, so we take a look at the best Xbox 360 games from the last year and crown our winner for Xbox 360 Game of the Year. See all of the details here.

Top 10 Xbox Live Arcade Games of 2012
2012 was one of the best years ever for the Xbox Live Arcade. We share our picks for then ten best XBLA titles of 2012 right here.

Top Xbox 360 Horror Games
People like to be scared. We don't get the primal "fight or flight" survival juices flowing often enough with our cushy modern lives, so we seek out media that delivers those thrills to us instead. We've taken a look at the horror offerings on Xbox 360 and came up with this list of recommendations.

Top Ten Xbox 360 Games on Demand Titles
The Xbox 360 Games on Demand service isn't exactly popular due to the fact that most things are way too expensive, but it is still possible to find some titles that are worth downloading. We list our picks for the best Games on Demand titles here.

12 Most Wanted Xbox 360 Games of 2012
See our picks for our 12 Most Wanted Xbox 360 Games of 2012 right here. Looking at it in hindsight, our predictions were pretty good, even though some of the games didn't make it out until 2013.

Best Kinect Games of 2011
We take a look back at the great (and not so great) Kinect games that came out in 2011 and select our favorites.

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games of 2011
Our picks for our favorite Xbox 360 games of 2011 are right here. Racing, action, shooters, RPG, and more are represented in our list that actually spans the whole year and not just the Fall "AAA" rush.

Fall 2011 Downloadable Xbox 360 Games You May Have Missed
Fall 2011 saw not just a lot of great retail Xbox 360 and Kinect games, but a ton of awesome XBLA and Games on Demand releases as well. We share our picks of a handful of titles you may have missed that are definitely worth your time.

Top Ten Xbox 360 and Kinect Games for Kids
Finding good "kid" games in this world of shooters and lengthy RPGS is tough. We share our picks for the best Xbox 360 and Kinect kids games right here.

Unannounced Xbox 360 Games We Desperately Want
Everyone has a list of dream games they hope will someday be announced and released. Here is our list of most wanted Xbox 360 titles we wish would come out, but likely aren't even in the works yet.

Top 100 Xbox 360 Games
The Xbox 360 has been out for more than four years and has seen hundreds of games released for it in that time. I've played most of those games (90% or so), and like to think that I have a pretty good idea of what games are good, bad, or in between, so I've put together my picks for the Top 100 Xbox 360 Games. This isn't a definitive list, but more of a conversation piece to honor the great game…

What Is Your Favorite Xbox 360 Game?
The Xbox 360 has been around for 4+ years now and has seen hundreds of games released for it. We know what our favorites are, but now we want to know what Xbox 360 games you have liked the best. Retail, Xbox Live Arcade, and Indie games are all acceptable answers. And you don't have to just say popular or even well reviewed games. We want to...

Best Xbox 360 Games of 2009
The year is nearly over and all the big titles are out, so it is time to share my picks for the best Xbox 360 games of the year. 2009 was a rough year for the 360 (2010 is going to be amazing, though), so it was kind of slim pickings as far as what games to pick from. In the end, I went back to the old standard of "what games did I keep going back to?" for many of my selections, so you'll find …

Most Disappointing Xbox 360 Games of 2009
Just like how some games can come out of nowhere and surprise you since you had low or no expectations for them, hype and high expectations can disappoint you when a game doesn't turn out as good as you had hoped. Our picks for the Most Disappointing Xbox 360 Games of 2009 aren't necessarily bad games (in fact, many of them reviewed quite well), but they are games that we expected to be better a…

Most Surprisingly Good Xbox 360 Games of 2009
Expectations can be cruel. Sometimes you expect greatness and are disappointed, and sometimes you expect nothing and are pleasantly surprised. This list covers the latter instead of the former. We looked through all of the Xbox 360 games that came out this year and focused on the titles we either had low or no expectations for that came out and rocked our world. These are the best off the rad…

Xbox 360 Gift Guide
Choosing the right gift for the gamer(s) in your life can be difficult, but with our Xbox 360 Gift Guide, it should be a snap! We’ve listed the absolute best Xbox 360 games in each genre (racing, shooters, action, sports, etc.) so you can be sure to grab the best of the best as well as a list of the best peripherals (controllers, guitars,...

Top 8 Xbox 360 Games I'd Totally Buy My Dad
A little back story – My Dad isn’t much of a gamer. He played a bit during the NES and SNES days, but hasn’t touched a game controller more than a handful of times since then. It got me thinking, what current Xbox 360 games would I buy for him if I wanted to get him back into gaming. I weighed his interests against how easy it would be to get into each game, and came up with the list. H…

Top 6 Xbox 360 Music/Rhythm Games
The music/rhythm genre is growing larger by the month, and choosing the best games from the increasing pile of Guitar Hero and Rock Band sequels (and soon to be DJ Hero) can pose a problem for casual fans. We offer our picks for the best the genre has to offer here in our Top 5 Music/Rhythm Games list.

Top 10 Xbox 360 Indie Games
The Indie Games (formerly Community Games) section of the Xbox Live Marketplace is overshadowed by the XBLA and rest of Xbox Live, but it has some really great games that you can get for dirt-cheap. We share our picks for the ten best Xbox 360 Indie Games right here. We looked for good gameplay, obviously, but slick graphics and good music and...

Top 10 Xbox 360 RPGs
In the last generation, the PS2 was the undisputed king of role-playing-games, so it is with a fair bit of surprise that here we are three years into the current gen and the Xbox 360, not the PS3, is the RPG king. The Xbox 360 has a good mix of both Western and Japanese-style RPGs as well as both turn-based and real-time varieties. RPG fans,...

Best Xbox 360 Games By Genre
The Xbox 360 has a wide range of games covering every genre and interest level. We list our picks for the best the Xbox 360 has to offer in the following articles.

Top 10 Xbox 360 Strategy Games
Strategy games aren't a genre normally associated with consoles, but the Xbox 360 has had a number of great strategy games represented a few different styles. Real-time, turn-based, card based, and more are all present on the Xbox 360. Here are our picks for the Top 10 Xbox 360 Strategy Games.

Top 10 Xbox 360 Sports Games
Sports games give us the opportunity to do things we can't normally do or to take control of our favorite athletes to do things that might not happen in real life. Am I ever going to drive in the winning run for the Mariners in game 7 of the World Series? No. Are the Vikings going to win the Super Bowl anytime soon? Who knows. But sports...

Top 10 Xbox 360 Shooters
The showcase genre on the Xbox 360 is definitely the shooter genre. Whether third-person or first-person, shooters dominate the Xbox Live charts as well as the sales charts for months at a time. It isn't exactly a family friendly genre, however, as 9 of our picks are "M" rated and one is "T" rated by the ESRB. For gamers mature enough to...

Top 10 Xbox 360 Racing Games
Just like the first Xbox, the Xbox 360 has a great lineup of racing games and a controller perfectly crafted for the genre. We list our picks for the Top 10 Xbox 360 Racing Games right here.

Top 10 Xbox 360 Action Games
The Action genre. So wonderfully vague in its description that anything from straight hack and slash to open world sandbox games can fit under its umbrella. We list our picks for the 10 Best Action Games the Xbox 360 has to offer here.

2008 Xbox 360 Games Special Awards
Our Top 10 Xbox 360 Games of 2008 list is out of the way, but the awards don’t stop there. We also have picks for Developer and Publisher of the year, Most Overhyped, Most Underappreciated, and more. We didn’t worry about Best Graphics or Best Music or specific genre awards, however, because those categories would have mostly been identical to our 2008 Top Ten list anyway, so we focused on other categories instead.

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games of 2008
The year is just about over and now it is time to make our selections for our favorite Xbox 360 games of 2008. Our picks cover releases from throughout the year and represent a wide range of genres. There are quite a few surprise picks, and a lot of big name titles were not included, but that just shows how great and varied the Xbox 360’s 2008 lineup really was.

Fall 2008 Xbox 360 Games You Aren't Thinking About, But Should Be
Usually after E3, sites do a top 10 list sharing their thoughts on best of show and what will be hot later in the year. What usually happens, though, is that the same big name hyped titles dominate the lists and readers don’t really learn anything new. We wanted to do something different. This list is all about titles that gamers aren't really thinking about now, but could make a big splash …

Top Ten Best Looking Xbox 360 Games
High-Definition gaming is here, and it is absolutely beautiful. Going hi-def is kind of expensive, though, so in this list we take a look at the ten games that best show off the capabilities of the Xbox 360 and should help justify that expensive new HDTV to your mom or wife or significant other. This isn’t a list of exclusive games; just the best looking games overall.

Ten Worst Xbox 360 Games
The Xbox 360 has been out for more than two years now, and while there have been a lot of great games released in that time, the 360 has seen its fair share of bad games as well. There isn't quite anything as epically terrible as Drake of the 99 Dragons or Aquaman like we saw on the original Xbox, where Xbox fans are proud to have them in their collection like a badge of honor, but there are pl…

Top 5 Best Kinect Games

The Kinect sensor for Xbox 360 is the hottest videogame-related item of the 2010 holiday shopping season.  Once you get your hand on the hardware, you're going to need some games too, and we have our picks for the five best available right now.

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games of 2007
2007 was a crazy year for the Xbox 360. There were tons of great games scattered all throughout the year in a number of genres. We have our picks for our Top Ten Xbox 360 Games of 2007 right here. There are some surprise games included, and some big name titles excluded, but that shows you how diverse and great the lineup this year really was.

Top Ten Overlooked Xbox 360 Games
There are a lot of great games out there that get overlooked for one reason or another. Whether it is because they are hard to find, got bad reviews, or just came out at a bad time of year, there are a lot of hidden gems out there that deserve to be played. Here is our list, in no particular order, of the ten best Xbox 360 games you probably haven't played.

Best Xbox 360 Local Multiplayer Games
This list covers the best local multiplayer (not Xbox Live) games on the Xbox 360. Both competitive and co-op games are included.

Best Xbox Live Arcade Games
The Xbox Live Arcade is one of the best features of the Xbox 360. Lets take a look at some of the best games available for download right now.

Xbox 360 Games
Choosing the best Xbox 360 titles form a library of more than a thousand games was tough, but we did it. Here are our picks for the ten best Xbox 360 games released so far.

Best Xbox 360 Games of 2006
2006 was a fantastic year for the Xbox 360. Lots of games were released and, more importantly, lots of good-to-great level games were released. Picking the ten best for this list was quite a challenge to say the least. Here are our picks of the Top 10 Xbox 360 Games of 2006.

31 Days or Horror Archives
Our monthlong feature in October covers the best currently released and upcoming horror-themed games for the Xbox and Xbox 360. In this archive you will find links to each of the 31 blog posts.

Top Xbox Magazines
Here are our picks for the top magazines that cover the Xbox and Xbox 360.

Worst Xbox Games
The Xbox has a lot of great games, but there are some pretty horrible ones out there as well. These are some of the worst of the worst.

Top Ten Xbox Games
Check out our picks for the ten best Xbox games available for the Xbox.

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games of 2010
2010 was one of the best years in recent memory in terms of overall game quality. For the last couple of years there were only one or two really great games. 2010 was stacked from top to bottom, January to December. in every genre with good games. Selecting our 10 favorites left a few other deserving games off the list, but this list...

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