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Top 2010 Xbox 360 Games

By Christopher Monfette - Posted Nov 19, 2010

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Curious as to what to get for the diehard Xbox gamer in your inner circle? Unsure how to casually hint to your mom or dad that you want an Xbox Kinect this holiday season? Then check out our gift guide for all things Xbox. Print it out, tape it around the house, hide it in people's pockets, or just take it with you to the mall along with your unlimited credit card. Any way, it's the perfect guide to the must-buy and must-have Xbox 360 items of the year!

First, let's take a look to see what X-Play recommends for the top games from Xbox in 2010. 


 
And now, on to the rest of the guide!

Xbox Kinect / Xbox Slim Bundle

Easily the most highly-priced item on this list, the Xbox Kinect / Xbox Slim bundle also packs the most bang-for-your-buck. Perfect for a child, spouse, or really the entire family, you’re getting not only the most up-to-date version of the Xbox 360 console (sporting an ultra quiet reader, 250GB hard-drive, Wi-Fi capability and a sleek new design), you’re also getting the Xbox Kinect, the much discussed peripheral that turns you into the ultimate controller. While the Xbox itself can power hardcore games for father and son alike, the Kinect can pull the entire family into the gaming experience, making this one-stop shopping for your total entertainment experience. Just be sure to pick up Dance Central to compliment your copy of Kinect Adventures.
 

Holiday Gift Guide: Xbox 360
 

Wireless Controller with Transforming D-Pad

Sometimes you just want something to transform into something else. While the latest and greatest wireless controller for the Xbox 360 doesn’t exactly turn into an AutoBot, it does sport a newly raised D-Pad for easier arcade controls. Also, a smoother, more metallic design will make you look that much cooler when playing alongside your friends.

Just Cause 2

Perhaps the perfect purchase for the loved one who just loves blowing sh*t up, Just Cause 2 isn’t so much a game as a very, very explosive sandbox. Equipped with an impressive grapple gun, a massive arsenal of deadly toys, and hundreds of vehicles and aircraft just waiting to be detonated at full speed, this visually stunning sequel will no doubt satisfy the trigger-pulling, grenade-tossing gamer in your household.
 

 Fable III


Fable 3

It’s good to be the king. Or, at the very least, it’s good to battle your way through an epic fantasy adventure until you become the king…and then rule your kingdom with an iron fist. Or a gentle hand, if you’re the yellow-bellied type. Fable 3 improves on so much of what Fable 2 had hoped to accomplish, offering a grand journey through an industrialized version of an old, familiar land. With the Road to Rule allowing players to conquer and then control their kingdom, not only do gamers get a first-rate RPG, they also get a real, tangible sensation of power.
 


Call of Duty: Black Ops

Black Ops is the game to get for the guy who’s killed everything. Had your fill of aliens and space marines? Gunned down enough Wild West black hats? Then it’s time to put some real, historically correct (sort of) bullets into the virtual heads of some Cold War villains in this stunning follow-up to one of the all-time, best-selling video game series in history. Avoiding both WWII Europe and the trappings of modern warfare altogether, Call of Duty: Black Ops takes a trip down memory lane into the time when Castro failed to puff that exploding cigar. Hardcore action, first-rate graphics and damn near unbeatable multiplayer make this a must-own for the hardcore gamer.
 


Red Dead Redemption

Who says the Old West is dead? Clearly that person has never played Red Dead Redemption, perhaps the greatest Western game ever created for consoles. With an emotionally gripping story, a cast of quirky, complex characters, a visceral combat system, a sprawling world to explore, and a metric ton of quests and challenges (not to mention the year’s greatest batch of DLC in Undead Nightmares), Red Dead Redemption is perhaps the closest to a flawless gaming experience you’ll have this year.
 


Mass Effect 2

Hi, I’m Commander Shepard and Mass Effect 2 is my favorite RPG on the Citadel…

Bioware’s epic, three-part space opera continues with Mass Effect 2, one of the few gaming sequels on par with The Godfather, Part II as far as follow-ups go. Streamlining almost every aspect of the original, Mass Effect 2 is bigger, faster, smarter, and more jam-packed with content than the first game in the franchise, and that’s a difficult thing to improve upon. Make your choices, man your ship, and go out to conquer the galaxy in this action-packed, story-driven RPG. That, or simply buy this game for a friend or loved one and let them do it. Either way, it’s one of the very best of the year.
 


Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood

If you suspect that somebody in your holiday gift circle may harbor a secret passion for silently assassinating high-value targets – or maybe just a penchant for classic Italian architecture – then you may want to pick up a copy of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood. Step into the robes of Italy’s most infamous assassin in this follow-up to Assassin’s Creed 2, taking the fight against the Templars into the very heart of Rome itself. Take control of a squad of expert killers, equip them, and send them on far-flung missions to hunt down and eliminate targets, while collecting resources and wealth. Meanwhile, you hunt your own enemies through a stunning recreation of Rome.

 



Fallout: New Vegas

If you can’t quite wait until 2012 for the end of the world, head out into the post-apocalyptic wasteland of Fallout: New Vegas, the next adventure in the sprawling, open universe of Fallout. Moving the action from the wreckage of Washington, D.C. to the desert surrounding Vegas, this latest chapter offers players hundreds of hours of content packed into a single disc. Pursue the main story of a “murdered” messenger on the hunt for his killer or simply roam the landscape in an effort to help (or harm) or the locals. The world is yours to make, or unmake, with Fallout: New Vegas.
 


Halo: Reach

Next to Call of Duty: Black Ops, you’d be hard pressed to find a more insanely popular franchise release this year than Halo: Reach. The final game for the series’ original developer, Bungie, this outing takes a more militaristic look at the sci-fi series. Set in the days prior to the original Halo, this prequel offers a great opportunity for gamers not familiar with the dense mythology of Halo to leap into the series without missing a beat. Boasting a first-rate single-player campaign and some of the Xbox 360’s finest multiplayer action, Halo: Reach should be on your list for any hardcore gamer you know.

Alan Wake

If you're looking to inject a little horror into your holiday, be sure to pick up this year's most impressive supernatural survival title, Alan Wake. Step into the shoes of a famous author who is enigmatically cast into the plot of a novel he doesn't remember having written. Aid Alan in the search for his wife as he attempts to unravel the mystery of Bright Falls.

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  • spencer79

    can you play call of duty modern warfare 3 with the xbox controller instead of the kinect
    please write back so i know what to look for on the games back
    thank you very much

    Posted: June 15, 2011 4:21 PM
    spencer79
  • spencer79

    can you play call of duty modern warfare 3 with the xbox controller instead of the kinect
    please write back so i know what to look for on the games back
    thank you very much

    Posted: June 15, 2011 4:21 PM
    spencer79
  • spencer79

    can you play call of duty modern warfare 3 with the xbox controller instead of the kinect
    please write back so i know what to look for on the games back
    thank you very much

    Posted: June 15, 2011 4:20 PM
    spencer79
  • Donte132

    Because PS3 SUCKS BALLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted: April 20, 2011 12:54 AM
  • kyle.gingras

    Gears of war 3 is going to be one of the best games in the world or it is going to suck A LOT!!!

    Posted: February 10, 2011 6:59 AM
    kyle.gingras
  • halobusters321

    halo reach and cod:black ops are the only games i play so yea happy new year 2011!!!!

    Posted: January 1, 2011 3:54 PM
  • MildDelusions

    Red Dead Redemption perhaps the greatest western game ever created for consoles? Well duh, can you name one that even comes close? Didnt think so... wow did a monkey write that?

    Posted: December 22, 2010 9:17 PM
    MildDelusions
  • XxWarD3viL4xX

    To tell the truth, I'mlooking forward to Alan Wake. I've heard great things about it.

    Posted: December 19, 2010 10:22 PM
    XxWarD3viL4xX
  • xxsilentjokerxx

    I dunno i used to be a playstation guy but switched to xbox. I like it alot more, don't get me wrong playstation is cool and all but xbox is better. Since i switched i haven't played a playstation since, well maybe once. But i couldnt imagine playing ME2 on playstation. Good game though, can't wait for ME3, trailer looks amazing.

    Posted: December 13, 2010 2:36 PM
    xxsilentjokerxx
  • wicket42

    To sandboxgamer, Alan Wake is an xbox exclusive, this game was sadly overlooked due to the hardcore frowning upon the flashlight concept without giving a great game a chance.

    Posted: December 4, 2010 3:46 PM
    wicket42
  • greattom12

    OMG SO MUCH FANBOYS!!!!! Just because its an Xbox list doesnt mean that you have to go bashing about blu-ray because some fool think it makes it run games better. And because they're on the xbox list doesnt mean they are 'better'. No games look any better on either console. PS3-1080i Xbox-1080p almost NO difference so just stfu

    Posted: December 1, 2010 7:00 PM
    greattom12
  • greattom12

    OMG SO MUCH FANBOYS!!!!! Just because its an Xbox list doesnt mean that you have to go bashing about blu-ray because some fool think it makes it run games better. And because they're on the xbox list doesnt mean they are 'better'. No games look any better on either console. PS3-1080i Xbox-1080p almost NO difference so just stfu

    Posted: December 1, 2010 6:59 PM
    greattom12
  • CantLetUDoThat

    BFBC2 should be listed. Plus with VIP MP7 and the Vietnam expansion comming soon for the game, it'd be great to pick it up for the holidays..

    Posted: November 27, 2010 2:46 PM
    CantLetUDoThat
  • crapgamer

    This list is a bit bogus IMHO. However it does prove that the Xbox 360 is the superior way to enjoy most multiplatform games. No doubt Black Ops, Red Dead and New Vegas are better on the 360. Assassins Creed 3 is debatable since it was made on the PS3 as the lead console, unlike the other games I listed. For those saying the 360 lacks exclusives, it doesn't, they just weren't listed for some reason. My 360 list would have been like this.

    1.Alan Wake-Amazing game and underrated
    2.Halo Reach-Best Halo game ever IMHO
    3.Fable 3-One of the best RPG's around
    4.Mass Effect 2-Still belongs on the 360 only, import your ME1 saves and enjoy! It's the only way to play
    5.Crackdown 2-Loads of fun in a different sandbox setting
    6.Splinter Cell Conviction-Best Splinter Cell Game to date
    7.Metro 2033-Underrated game that was released earlier this year to splendid reviews
    8. Ninety Nine Nights 2-Hack and slash at it's best

    Just because some of these games were released early in the year, doesn't make them any less exclusives or any less quality games, with the exception of N3, the whole list scored 8 or higher in every media outlet.

    Posted: November 25, 2010 4:31 AM
    crapgamer
  • CALiiGeDDon

    MAAAASSSS EEEFFFEEECCCTTT 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted: November 25, 2010 12:09 AM
    CALiiGeDDon
  • qubert

    Who cares about the exclusive thing. Hell I'm not too impressed with the PS3 list other than God of War 3 anyway.

    Posted: November 24, 2010 2:42 PM
    qubert
  • DreamingDarklyRobin

    Deadly Premonition should be included here even if most people won't like it.

    Posted: November 24, 2010 1:28 PM
    DreamingDarklyRobin
  • GatsuBlackSword

    Where's Super Street Fighter IV?

    Posted: November 24, 2010 5:16 AM
    GatsuBlackSword
  • Unbalanced

    damn, too bad I own everything already

    Posted: November 23, 2010 4:41 PM
  • Doug Otto

    It isn't necessarily about exclusivity.

    Posted: November 23, 2010 4:13 PM
    Doug+Otto
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