Xbox 360, developed by Microsoft, was first released on November 22nd, 2005, inevitably dominating gaming. Since the release, over 70 million Xbox 360 consoles have been sold globally. This number is not surprising since Xbox 360 had some of the most highly rated games of all time. The vast library offers over 1000 games that still hold up quite well even today, with all the newer consoles and flashier games around.
Our Five Best Xbox Games
This November, the Xbox 360 will turn 15 years old. As these years have gone by, there has been much debate on the best games the Xbox 360 offered. Based on our own experience, here are the top five most legendary games that provide endless hours of fun to gamers worldwide even today.
1. Red Dead Redemption
Released on May 21st, 2010, this game took a whopping seven years to produce. The game shipped 8.5 million copies in its first year, and over 11 million copies by August 2011. Awarded VGX Game of the Year in 2010, Red Dead Redemption never failed to keep players entertained.
The Wild West is slowly suffering. Ex-convict John Marston is forced to pick up his guns again when the FBI threatens him. He also has to hunt down the gang of criminals he once called friends. Experience a legendary battle for survival across the vast expanses of the American West and Mexico, as John Marston fights to bury his bloodstained past, one man at a time.
2. Grand Theft Auto IV
GTA IV sold 3.6 million copies and generated $310 million in sales on its very first day. Rated a 10/10 on IGN, this game provided users two versions of gameplay: Story mode and Freeplay.
What does the American dream mean in the 21st century? For Niko Bellic, it is the hope he can escape his past. For his cousin, Roman, it's the idea that they can find life in Liberty City, the land of opportunity. As they fall into debt and are pulled into the criminal world by many thieves and thugs, they later realize that it is heaven for those who have wealth and a living nightmare for those who don't.
3. Batman: Arkham City
Based on the DC Comics Batman, this game is the continuation of the video game Batman: Arkham Asylum. It was released on October 18th, 2011. Globally, two million units were sold in its first week from approximately 4.6 million shipped units. In 2012, Arkham City was awarded the BAFTA Games Award for Best Action Game.
Batman: Arkham City adds on the dramatic, wide foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players flying into Arkham City - five times bigger than the game world in Batman: Arkham Asylum. The latest maximum security jail is added for all of Gotham City's gangsters and crazy criminal geniuses. Explore inside the heavily fortified walls of a vast district in the heart of Gotham City. This highly anticipated sequel introduces a new story that brings together a fresh new all-star cast of iconic characters and murderous villains from the DC universe, as well as a wide range of new and upgraded gameplay options to deliver the best experience as the Dark Knight.
4. Mass Effect 2
Mass Effect 2 sold over 500.000 copies in just one month after its first release. Based on 4,173 reviews, the average rating for this game stands at 8.9/10. It was also awarded the Golden Joystick Award for Game of the Year in 2010!
Are you ready to sacrifice to save the galaxy? You'll have to be, Commander Shephard. It's time to bring your greatest comrades and acquire the galaxy's legendary fighters to continue the elimination of the invading Reapers. This is a job where tough decisions must be made. You'll face harder choices and new, dangerous enemies. Get into your armor and prepare for an unforgettable space adventure.
5. Dark Souls 2
Dark Souls 2, being released six years ago, has sold over 2 million units. Designed by Naotoshi Zin, this game earned mixed reviews, but it still makes an important piece of the mysterious and unforgiving world of Dark Souls that so many players know and love.
Dark Souls 2 offers a memorable journey through a brutal world where each gloomy corner and unexpected encounter test your intelligence, determination, and reflexes. Explore beyond what you thought was possible and come across astonishing challenges. Join the unpredictable journey and face immense enemy encounters, evil hazards, and uncover the truth about the Old Ones.
So there, you have it. The most unforgettable games that the Xbox 360 has ever offered. While countless other games earn their place in this list, these were the games from the previous generation that many love the most. All of these games are playable on Xbox One and can make a perfect way to shorten the wait for Xbox Series X that's scheduled to release later this year.
Compared to the Xbox 360, Xbox One makes a vast improvement in any imaginable way. All the games we've mentioned have gotten sequels in recent years. Some of these newer games are quite pricy, but Goodluckmate can get rid of that problem. Goodluckmate helps you find slots where you can win real money! So, get gambling and treat yourself to the wide variety of the Xbox One games!
WAKING is now available for digital pre-order and pre-load from the Microsoft Store on Xbox One.
WAKING invites you to embark on an epic, emotional adventure in your subconscious. Locked in the darkness of a coma, you must battle within a dream against your personal demons in an effort to wake. To prevail against the forces of darkness, you enter into guided meditations, where you collect your most treasured memories and meet the people you love. This makes WAKING the most personal game ever made. Presenting a high challenge in combat and the vast world waiting to be explored, WAKING appeals to fans of souls-like games and action RPGs.
Xbox Live Gold members will have exclusive access to these games for a limited time as part of Games with Gold. With Xbox Live Gold, you get the most advanced multiplayer service, free games, and exclusive member discounts on games in the Microsoft Store — get Xbox Live Gold today to get in on the action or join Xbox Game Pass Ultimate which includes all these fantastic benefits plus access to over 100 great games with Xbox Game Pass.
Warface: Breakout, a standalone spin-off in the Warface franchise, is now available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Windows PC.
Warface: Breakout is a tactical online first-person shooter where tight gunplay and strategic team cooperation define the high-stakes PvP experience.
There are two digital editions of Warface: Breakout available:
Warface: Breakout Standard Edition ($19.99 / €19.99 / £16.74 / AU$29.95) - Become the ultimate mercenary of tomorrow in Warface: Breakout, a tactical online first-person shooter where tight gunplay and strategic team cooperation define the high-stakes PvP experience. Engage in fierce gunfights, make split-second decisions and master a vast arsenal of weapons to outsmart your opponents and secure victory.
Warface: Breakout Deluxe Edition ($29.99 / €29.99 / £24.99 / AU$44.95) - The Warface: Breakout Deluxe Edition includes: - Warface: Breakout - Exclusive ‘Vendetta’ Legendary Knife - Exclusive ‘Liberator’ Legendary Weapon Skin for M1911 - Exclusive ‘Redeemer’ Legendary Weapon Skin for USP - Exclusive ‘Nightslayer’ Card & Avatar Bundle Become the ultimate mercenary of tomorrow in Warface: Breakout, a tactical online first-person shooter where tight gunplay and strategic team cooperation define the high-stakes PvP experience. Engage in fierce gunfights, make split-second decisions and master a vast arsenal of weapons to outsmart your opponents and secure victory.
Warface: Breakout is available today on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Microsoft Windows.
'Civilization VI - New Frontier Pass', an exciting new series of new content coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac and Linux that will allow you to continue your quest to become the greatest empire the world has ever seen, is available now.
Through six premium add-on packs over the next year, the Civilization VI - New Frontier Pass offers eight new civilizations, nine new leaders and a variety of new gameplay content, including six new game modes. These DLC add-on packs will release on a bimonthly basis from May 2020 to March 2021.
Here’s a rundown on the add-on packs:
Pack #1: Maya & Gran Colombia Pack: Adds two new civilizations and leaders, one new game mode*, new City-States, Resources, and Natural Wonders. (Available May 2020)
Pack #2: Ethiopia Pack: Adds one new civilization and leader, one new game mode, one new District and two new Buildings. (July 2020)
Pack #3: Adds two new civilizations and leaders, one new game mode, new World Wonders, and one new map. Available (September 2020)
Pack #4: Adds one new civilization and leader, one new game mode, new City-States, and numerous new Great People. Available (November 2020)
Pack #5: Adds one new civilization and two new leaders, one new game mode, a new District, and two new Buildings. Available (January 2021)
Pack #6: Adds one new civilization and leader, one new game mode, new World Wonders, and one new map. (March 2021)
In addition to these six DLC drops, six additional free updates will be deployed for all Civilization VI players. These updates will include balance changes and free content, among other surprises, so look out for those in-between DLC releases.
Weighing in at 881.73 MB, Sid Mier's Civilization VI - New Frontier Pass is available to purchase via the Xbox Store for $39.99 USD.
Single-player narrative adventure game Beyond Blue is now available for digital pre-order and pre-download for Xbox One.
Set in the near future, Beyond Blue explores the mysteries of our ocean through the eyes of Mirai, a deep sea explorer and scientist. Become a part of a newly-formed research team using groundbreaking technologies to see, hear, and interact with the ocean in a more meaningful way than has ever been attempted. Embracing the same inclusive development process that was used to create Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna), E-Line’s BAFTA award-winning game about Alaska Native culture, the company partnered with BBC Studios (developers of the acclaimed Blue Planet II), OceanX Media, world-class game makers, and some of science’s leading ocean experts to craft an experience that reflects the awesome wonder and unbounded mystery that infuses our planet’s beating blue heart.
Embracing the same inclusive development process that was used to create Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna), E-Line’s BAFTA award-winning game about Alaska Native culture, the company paired world-class game makers with some of the field’s leading ocean experts to craft an experience that reflects the awesome wonder and unbounded mystery that infuses our planet’s beating blue heart.
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