Any fan of the Xbox 360 knows you will never be short of sports games to play. But which ones are the very best? From basketball to soccer, here is a look at our top five.
When the fast-paced Trials Evolution racing game came out in 2011, it was one of the best racing games seen in a long time, and it still holds up today. It received universal acclaim from critics upon its release. The object of the game is simple: complete the course as quickly as you can with as few crashes as possible. You will also have to avoid more and more obstacles as the levels progress. It is an old-school idea coupled with amazing graphics and smooth modern gameplay, and it is a heck of a lot of fun to play as you evolve through the trials of Trials Evolution.
The twelfth game in the NBA 2K series came out in 2010, and it ended up being one of the best basketball games available for the Xbox 360. Under a year after its release on various platforms, NBA 2K11 had sold 5.5 million copies globally. The basketball simulation game is great fun to play, and it is elevated to new heights by its realistic depictions of the National Basketball Association. There are modes where you can choose real or customizable players at different points in their NBA careers, and you can play through different simulated seasons. There are also two new modes in NBA 2K11 that focus on Michael Jordan. Although NBA 2K11 is arguably the best basketball game available for the Xbox 360, there are plenty of other exciting basketball games available on other platforms, including the hoop-tastic Basketball Star slot game at Casumo casino.
Madden NFL 15
The best Madden NFL game for the Xbox 360 has to be this one. This EA Sports football game was released in 2014. Madden NFL 15 is a return to form for the franchise. Longstanding fans of the series will love the gameplay and features, but the game is also ideal for anyone who has not yet played a Madden NFL video game. Interestingly, as with other games in the series, EA Sports conducted a vote for fans to elect the athlete who would appear on the cover art of Madden NFL 15. It was the Seattle Seahawks’ cornerback Richard Sherman who won the vote, and his teammates are also included on the game’s start menu.
Fight Night Round 4
The fourth game in the boxing series by EA Sports is the best of the bunch and packs a punch. It was released for Xbox 360 in 2009. Fight Night Round 4 contains 48 licensed real-life boxers, including Ricky Hatton, Mike Tyson, and Muhammad Ali. The game also improves upon its predecessor with new physics-based controls, a redesigned Career Mode, and a new Legacy Mode. There is also more focus on counter punching. Furthermore, Fight Night Round 4 was the very first game to include Flyweight and Bantamweight classes. In addition to featuring some of the best real-life boxers the sport has ever known, the game features 12 real arenas, including the MGM Grand and Boardwalk Hall.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
PES 2018 was the final game in the series to be released for Xbox 360 and PS3. It is also the last game in the series to feature Super Cup, Europa Cup, and UEFA Champions League licenses and the Borussia Dortmund partnership. So, it is a good job that the seventeenth title in the Pro Evolution franchise is arguably the best. The great thing is, every element that made the previous titles so good has been left untouched, while plenty of new features and modes have been added to elevate the gameplay. PES 2018 includes Random Selection Match, Online Co-op, new lifelike player models, and new menus with images of real players. When this game was launched, the online gaming magazine Gamespot called it the most satisfying soccer game ever made, and it certainly still feels that way a couple of years later.
"Trials Fusion" is now available to download via Xbox Live for $19.99 USD/$29.55 AUD on Xbox 360 and is also available to download on Xbox One.
Welcome to the next generation of Trials! With its glimmering vision of what our future holds were technology and nature to co-exist, combined with today’s most exciting and popular motorsport, Trials Fusion has retained and enhanced the essential features from its best-selling, critically acclaimed predecessors, Trials Evolution and Trials HD. A magnificent fusion of the proven, no-frills Trials formula based on ultra-addictive competition with the cutting edge of graphics and social networking.
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Today, Ubisoft and RedLynx announced the forthcoming release of Trials Evolution - Riders of Doom, the second downloadable content (DLC) for the wildly popular Xbox LIVE Arcade game, Trials Evolution. The DLC will be available this December to download for 400 Microsoft Points.
The Riders of Doom builds on the successes of Trials Evolution offering 40 new tracks set in The Big Sand Lands - a new environment inspired by the end of the world, that gamers will see build up and tear down throughout levels – and a powerful motorbike dubbed the Banshee to add to the Trials garage. The new downloadable content will also feature hundreds of new editor objects expanding the already robust level editor. Gamer’s mettle will also be put to the test in ten brand new Skill Games, including an endless series of generated extreme obstacles.
Trials Evolution features multiplayer competition, single player challenges, and user-generated content for almost endless gaming possibilities. To date, more than 200 000 player-created tracks have been made available through its in-game content sharing system. Riders of Doom will only add to the possibilities of what players can build within the game.
Trials Evolution: Origin of Pain, the first downloadable expansion pack for Trials Evolution, is now available to download from the Xbox Live Marketplace for 400 Microsoft Points ($5).
Trials Evolution is crammed with content and new ways to play, this DLC expands the best-selling Trials franchise with never before seen tricks, sets, and thrills! Get 36 new levels, including 10 all-new Supercross tracks, the BMX dirt bike, tons of new editor objects and abilities, from teleports, guns and vectors to the awesome new grappling hook. In-game progress required for DLC play.
Trials Evolution, the follow-up to the widely popular Trials HD, is now available from the Xbox LIVE Arcade. The game weighs in at 1.23 GB and is priced at 1200 Microsoft Points ($15).
It’s survival of the fastest with Trials Evolution! Your favorite physics-based motorcycle racer is back in a brilliant new outdoor setting. Ride in real-time multiplayer with 2-4 players, either locally or through Xbox LIVE. Enjoy a deep, rich single player career with 50 brilliant tracks, challenging unlocks, and tricky achievements. A massive, powerful track editor lets you build the track of your dreams and easily share it with the world. Or simply download top-rated tracks from around the world, using the all-new Track Central. Customize your bike and rider with awesome gear and unique parts, enjoy unique skill games, try ghost racing, beat your Friends’ scores, and more! Don’t miss the madness!
The latest release schedule for Xbox LIVE Arcade, Game Add-ons, Games on Demand and Deal of the Week items from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace has been released. Read on to find out more about what's on offer this April.
Starting April 18th we will see Trials Evolution, Bloodforger and Deep Black: Episode 1 launching on XBLA; KINECT Joy Ride, Cabela’s Big Game Hunter 2012, NHL 12, X-Blades and Dead Rising 2 - Off the Record will also be available via the Games On Demand service. Check out the complete list!
*As with all game related releases, dates, prices and availability are subject to change and vary by region