Quarterly Report: The 25 Best Xbox 360 Games

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  • Publish Date: September 30, 2014

Our "Quarterly Reports" provide a handy list of the 25 best games for each platform, both for the current year so far and for all time. There's a separate report for each platform, and they will be updated again during the first week in January.

Best-reviewed Xbox 360 games of 2014 (as of September 30th)

Games released during the last three months (if any) are marked with a NEW symbol.

  Game   Metascore
1 Box Dark Souls II Buy From Amazon 92
With the number of new releases for the 360 and PS3 dwindling, Namco Bandai's equally difficult sequel to the notoriously challenging 2011 action-RPG game Dark Souls could be the last great game released for the previous-gen consoles.
2The Wolf Among Us: Episode 5 - Cry Wolf NEW 85
3BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea - Episode Two  84
4Ultra Street Fighter IV NEWBuy From Amazon84
5The Walking Dead: Season Two Episode 5 - No Going Back NEW 84
6Titanfall Buy From Amazon83
7South Park: The Stick of Truth Buy From Amazon82
8The Walking Dead: Season Two Episode 3 - In Harm's Way  82
9Super Time Force  81
10The Walking Dead: Season Two Episode 2 - A House Divided  80
11Dark Souls II: Crown of the Sunken King NEW 80
12Strider  78
13World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition NEWBuy From Amazon77
14The Wolf Among Us: Episode 3 - A Crooked Mile  77
15Blood of the Werewolf  76
16GRID Autosport Buy From Amazon75
17The Wolf Among Us: Episode 4 - In Sheep's Clothing  74
182014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Buy From Amazon74
19The Walking Dead: Season Two Episode 4 - Amid the Ruins NEW 73
20The Wolf Among Us: Episode 2 - Smoke and Mirrors  73
21Batman: Arkham Origins - Cold, Cold Heart  71
22Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Buy From Amazon70
23Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Buy From Amazon69
24The LEGO Movie Videogame Buy From Amazon69
25MXGP: The Official Motocross Videogame NEW 68

Includes games released between January 1, 2014 and September 30, 2014 with at least seven reviews in our database. Note that games are ranked by Metascore prior to rounding. The Metascore is a weighted average of critic reviews on a scale of 0 (bad) to 100 (good). All scores are from September 30, 2014.

Best-reviewed Xbox 360 games of all time

Games released during the last three months (if any) are marked with a NEW symbol.

  Game   Metascore
1Grand Theft Auto IV (2008) Buy From Amazon98
2Grand Theft Auto V (2013) Buy From Amazon97
3BioShock (2007) Buy From Amazon96
4The Orange Box (2007) Buy From Amazon96
5Mass Effect 2 (2010) Buy From Amazon96
6The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011) Buy From Amazon96
7Red Dead Redemption (2010) Buy From Amazon95
8Portal 2 (2011) Buy From Amazon95
9Batman: Arkham City (2011) Buy From Amazon94
10Gears of War (2006) Buy From Amazon94
11The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2006) Buy From Amazon94
12Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007) Buy From Amazon94
13Halo 3 (2007) Buy From Amazon94
14Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009) Buy From Amazon94
15Pac-Man Championship Edition DX (2010)  93
16BioShock Infinite (2013) Buy From Amazon93
17Braid (2008)  93
18Street Fighter IV (2009) Buy From Amazon93
19Fallout 3 (2008) Buy From Amazon93
20Gears of War 2 (2008) Buy From Amazon93
21Mass Effect 3 (2012) Buy From Amazon93
22Rock Band 3 (2010) Buy From Amazon93
23Guitar Hero II (2007) Buy From Amazon92
24Rock Band (2007) Buy From Amazon92
25Dark Souls II (2014) Buy From Amazon92

Games with fewer than 7 reviews are not eligible for inclusion.

For a complete list of all Xbox 360 high (and low) scores, visit Metacritic's Xbox 360 section.

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Comments (2)

  • Josh  

    Funny how BioWare created one of the best games of all-time (yes EmperorMaximusDecimus, of all-time) and followed it up this year with the truly sub-par Dragon Age II.

  • EmperorMaximusDecimu  

    Ugh, I have to say Mass Effect 2 is most dumbed-down shallow patronising drivel I've ever played. The stellar reviews didint exactly surprise though - maybe we could 'fix' all the other RPGs by turning them into generic shooters?

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