Game Releases by Score

Mass Effect 2 1.

Mass Effect 2

Platform: Xbox 360
January 26, 2010
The Mass Effect trilogy is a science fiction adventure set in a vast universe filled with dangerous alien life forms and mysterious uncharted planets. In this dark second chapter, Saren’s evil army of Geth soldiers has just been defeated, and humans, who are still struggling to make their mark on the galactic stage, are now faced with an even greater peril. [BioWare]
Metascore:
96
User Score:
8.9
Red Dead Redemption 2.

Red Dead Redemption

Platform: Xbox 360
May 18, 2010
Developed by Rockstar San Diego, as a follow up to the 2004 hit game Red Dead Revolver, Red Dead Redemption is a Western epic, set at the turn of the 20th century when the lawless and chaotic badlands began to give way to the expanding reach of government and the spread of the Industrial Age. The story of former outlaw, John Marston, Red Dead Redemption takes players on a great adventure across the American frontier. Utilizing Rockstar's proprietary Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (RAGE), Red Dead Redemption features an open-world environment for players to explore, including frontier towns, rolling prairies teeming with wildlife, and perilous mountain passes - each packed with an endless flow of varied distractions. Along the way, players experience the heat of gunfights and battles, meet a host of unique characters, struggle against the harshness of one of the world’s last remaining wildernesses, and ultimately pick their own precarious path through an epic story about the death of the Wild West and the gunslingers that inhabited it. [Rockstar Games]
Metascore:
95
User Score:
9.0
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX 3.

Pac-Man Championship Edition DX

Platform: Xbox 360
November 17, 2010
PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX continues to uphold NAMCO BANDAI's tradition of enhancing a classic franchise for today's gamer. Building upon PAC-MAN Championship Edition’s original six courses, the new game features more than 100 varied and mind-boggling mazes to navigate. Several new modes will also be available to test a player's pellet-munching aptitude. In Time Attack Mode, players will vie for the quickest clear time. Fulfill a series of objectives in Mission Mode or compete to devour the most number of ghosts gobbled in Ghost Mode.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
7.6
Rock Band 3 4.

Rock Band 3

Platform: Xbox 360
October 26, 2010
Rock Band returns with another iteration of the popular music game featuring new songs and instruments.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.0
Super Street Fighter IV 5.

Super Street Fighter IV

Platform: Xbox 360
April 27, 2010
The follow-up to Street Fighter IV further redefines the fighting game genre with classic 2D Street Fighter fighting action, a host of new and returning characters, more advanced online gameplay, new ultra combos and much more. Super Street Fighter IV features the full roster of 25 characters from Street Fighter IV such as Ryu, Ken, Crimson Viper, Abel, El Fuerte, and Rufus, while adding about eight characters new to the world of Street Fighter IV. The impressive new roster includes classic combatants from previous Street Fighter games like T. Hawk as well as all-new characters such as the mysterious and deadly female fighter, Juri. Super Street Fighter IV adds new Ultra Combos and advancements to the state of the art online matchmaking and online gameplay introduced in Street Fighter IV with numerous additional features. Super Street Fighter IV takes many of the groundbreaking features introduced in Street Fighter IV and refines everything to deliver the ultimate vision of Street Fighter to fans the world over. [Capcom]
Metascore:
91
User Score:
7.7
Halo: Reach 6.

Halo: Reach

Platform: Xbox 360
September 14, 2010
From the beginning, you know the end. In Halo: Reach, players experience the fateful moments that forged the Halo legend. It's the story of Noble Team, a squad of heroic Spartan soldiers, and their final stand on the planet Reach, humanity's last line of defense between the terrifying Covenant and Earth. This darker story is echoed by grittier visuals amid a backdrop of massive, awe-inspiring environments. Characters, enemies and environments are rendered in amazing detail by an all-new engine designed to deliver epic-scale encounters against the cunning and ruthless Covenant.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.2
Bayonetta 7.

Bayonetta

Platform: Xbox 360
January 5, 2010
Bayonetta is a stylish and cinematic action game directed by creator Hideki Kamiya. A member of an ancient witch clan and possessing powers beyond the comprehension of mere mortals, Bayonetta faces-off against countless ethereal enemies, many reaching epic proportions, in a game of 100% pure, unadulterated all-out action. Outlandish finishing moves are performed with balletic grace as Bayonetta flows from one fight to another. With over-the-top action taking place in stages that are a veritable theme park of exciting attractions, Bayonetta pushes the limits of the action genre, bringing to life its fast-paced, dynamic climax combat. [Sega]
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.1
LIMBO 8.

LIMBO

Platform: Xbox 360
July 21, 2010
[Xbox Live Arcade] Uncertain of his sister's fate, a boy enters LIMBO.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.4
Super Meat Boy 9.

Super Meat Boy

Platform: Xbox 360
October 20, 2010
Super Meat Boy is a tough as nails platformer where you play as an animated cube of meat who's trying to save his girlfriend (who happens to be made of bandages) from an evil fetus in a jar wearing a tux.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.0
Plants vs. Zombies 10.

Plants vs. Zombies

Platform: Xbox 360
September 8, 2010
Zombies are invading your home, and the only defense is your arsenal of plants! Armed with an alien nursery-worth of zombie-zapping plants like peashooters and cherry bombs, you'll need to think fast and plant faster to stop dozens of types of zombies dead in their tracks. Obstacles like a setting sun, creeping fog and a swimming pool add to the challenge, and with five game modes to dig into, the fun never dies!
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.4
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood 11.

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

Platform: Xbox 360
November 16, 2010
The critically acclaimed single-player experience of Assassin's Creed is back and better than ever as Ezio returns in an epic struggle against the powerful Templar Order. Now a legendary Master Assassin, he must journey into Italy's greatest city, Rome, center of power, greed and corruption to strike at the heart of the enemy. Defeating the corrupt tyrants entrenched there will require not only strength, but leadership, as Ezio commands an entire Brotherhood that will rally to his side. Only by working together can the Assassins defeat their mortal enemies.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.4
NBA 2K11 12.

NBA 2K11

Platform: Xbox 360
October 5, 2010
It's the #1 selling and rated NBA series that everyone is playing - from the most elite NBA athletes and superstars to the local court gym rats. NBA 2K10 delivered on its promise to TAKE OVER, and NBA 2K11 will build on that momentum by dialing up all of its features - gameplay, AI, presentation, visuals, audio, online and more - to deliver what's expected to be the best basketball video game experience EVER.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.3
BioShock 2 13.

BioShock 2

Platform: Xbox 360
February 9, 2010
Set approximately 10 years after the events of the original BioShock, the halls of Rapture once again echo with sins of the past. Along the Atlantic coastline, a monster has been snatching little girls and bringing them back to the undersea city of Rapture. You are the very first Big Daddy as you travel through the decrepit and beautiful fallen city, chasing an unseen foe in search of answers and your own survival. Multiplayer in BioShock 2 provides a rich prequel experience that expands the BioShock gameplay. Set during the fall of Rapture, players assume the role of Plasmid test subject in the underwater city that was first explored in the original BioShock. Players will need to use all the elements of the game's toolset to survive as the full depth of the BioShock experience is refined and transformed into a unique multiplayer experience that can only be found in Rapture. [2K Games]
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.2
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 14.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2

Platform: Xbox 360
March 2, 2010
In this installment, the Bad Company crew again find themselves in the heart of the action, where they must use every weapon and vehicle at their disposal to survive. In Battlefield: Bad Company 2, the 'B' company fight their way through snowy mountaintops, dense jungles and dusty villages. With a heavy arsenal of deadly weapons and a slew of vehicles to aid them, the crew set off on their mission and they are ready to blow up, shoot down, blast through, wipe out and utterly destroy anything that gets in their way. Total destruction is the name of the game, delivered as only the DICE next generation Frostbite engine can. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.6
Pinball FX 2 15.

Pinball FX 2

Platform: Xbox 360
October 27, 2010
Pinball FX is back, and it’s better than ever! Pinball FX 2 offers improved graphics and a host of new features for novices and experts alike: a new state-of-the-art physics model that surpasses anything available so far, Operators Menu with custom settings and advanced play info, automatic in-game challenges against your friends, and split-screen local multiplayer mode-a first in video pinball history! Pinball FX 2 also offers full backward compatibility for Pinball FX owners-download Pinball FX 2 free and play all your Pinball FX tables within Pinball FX 2!
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.2
NHL 11 16.

NHL 11

Platform: Xbox 360
September 7, 2010
Celebrating its 20th year, the franchise that captured 22 ‘Sports Game of the Year’ awards has raised the bar yet again with NHL® 11. Powered by an all-new Real-Time Physics Engine, NHL 11 lets you create highlight reel moments as you experience adrenaline-pumping NHL action with bigger hits, broken sticks, and faster dangles. Whether you’re beginning your career in the Canadian Hockey League, dominating rivals in the EA SPORTS Hockey League, or assembling Hockey’s Ultimate Team, any moment can be a ‘WOW’ moment with NHL 11.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.7
FIFA Soccer 11 17.

FIFA Soccer 11

Platform: Xbox 360
September 28, 2010
EA returns to the field with another installment in its long-running soccer series.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.5
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam 18.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam

Platform: Xbox 360
December 21, 2010
Set in the 1960s, this DLC adds 4 new multiplayer maps, 15 new weapons, and six vehicles.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.0
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 19.

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

Platform: Xbox 360
November 16, 2010
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit players will experience the thrill of the chase and the rush of the escape as they play through full careers as both a cop and a racer – solo or connected. The blistering speeds, brutal busts and heart-stopping getaways are all connected via Need for Speed Autolog. This network not only connects friends for epic head-to head pursuits and races, but also enables players to compare performances and stats, thereby setting the stage for the ultimate in friendly competition.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.2
Mass Effect 2: Lair of the Shadow Broker 20.

Mass Effect 2: Lair of the Shadow Broker

Platform: Xbox 360
September 7, 2010
Liara T'Soni is tracking down the mysterious Shadow Broker, and no one is safe. She'll do anything to recover the man the Broker kidnapped... and the Shadow Broker's agents will do anything to stop her. Team up with Liara and chase clues from the luxurious heights of Illium to the Shadow Broker's own secret lair. Adds the Shadow Broker intel center, new research, and five new achievements and the chance to continue a relationship with Liara.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.5
Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Pack 21.

Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Pack

Platform: Xbox 360
October 26, 2010
Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Pack brings more adventures and challenges to the Red Dead universe.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.5
Call of Duty: Black Ops 22.

Call of Duty: Black Ops

Platform: Xbox 360
November 9, 2010
Treyarch is developing the next installment in the Call of Duty franchise, rumored to be set during the Cold War.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
6.5
Pinball FX 2: Marvel Pinball 23.

Pinball FX 2: Marvel Pinball

Platform: Xbox 360
December 8, 2010
Marvel Pinball is an expansion set for Pinball FX-2 for the Xbox 360.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.7
NCAA Football 11 24.

NCAA Football 11

Platform: Xbox 360
July 13, 2010
With presentation and gameplay improvements, along with an online-based feature, NCAA Football 11 promises to give players real college offenses that, for the first time , reflect the authentic style of all 120 NCAA FBS schools in-game. With team-specific pre-game run-outs and ESPN’s broadcast graphics package, NCAA Football 11 attempts to recreate the intensity of college football Saturdays, hoping to achieve all-new levels of quality in presentation and core gameplay by delivering an experience true to your school and providing 120 ways to win. NCAA Football also includes the new Dynasty Wire online feature. With Dynasty Wire, players create stories that recap their Dynasty game, complete with video and photo highlights, then share the news of the victorious triumph or devastating loss by publishing the story through social networking sites for the world to read. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.1
DJ Hero 2 25.

DJ Hero 2

Platform: Xbox 360
October 19, 2010
Activision's turntable-based rhythm game is coming back for an encore.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.3
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction 26.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction

Platform: Xbox 360
April 13, 2010
Improvise. Adapt. Overcome. You are a fugitive, ruthlessly hunted by the very government you used to serve. Your only choice is to improvise to survive. Experience original gameplay based on improvisation in which your environment is your top weapon. Always on your toes, you need to react on the fly to any changing situations and use the environment and the crowds around you to create diversions and deter your enemies. As a fugitive, quick thinking and adaptation are essential to turn the situation to your advantage. A gameplay experience delivering 100% adrenaline includes close combat and shooting sequences. To survive, build an underground network of allies who will help you obtain high-tech gadgets and stay one step ahead of your pursuers as you struggle to unmask the forces that frame you. [Ubisoft]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.7
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light 27.

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

Platform: Xbox 360
August 18, 2010
[Xbox Live Arcade] Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is the first ever co-op multiplayer action/adventure game featuring Lara Croft. This brand new adventure combines the hallmarks of the Tomb Raider franchise, including exploration and discovery, platforming, and puzzle solving combined with character progression, fun fast-paced combat, and elements of human cooperation and competition.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.4
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift 28.

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift

Platform: Xbox 360
July 27, 2010
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift inherits all the key features of its predecessor while adding a few twists of its own. Tsubaki, ?-12 and Hazama will join the ranks of the veterans, who will be reborn with additional moves added to their arsenals. With new modes like Beginner Mode and Tutorial Mode, even fighting game beginners can pull off combos like the pros and dive right into the action. [Aksys Games]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.7
Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge 29.

Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge

Platform: Xbox 360
July 7, 2010
[Xbox Live Arcade] More Pirates! More Adventure! More Monkeys! Relive the second swashbuckling misadventure of the wannabe pirate Guybrush Threepwood as he searches for the lost treasure of Big Whoop, attempts to win back the beautiful Elaine Marley and takes on the now evil zombie pirate, LeChuck! Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge faithfully re-imagines the original classic in signature Special Edition detail. Plus, interact with the world of Monkey Island like never before with new direct-character controls, an interactive object highlight system, behind the scenes art viewer and creator commentary featuring the original developers of Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge! Play it again for the first time with signature Special Edition features. [LucasArts]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.2
Borderlands: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx 30.

Borderlands: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx

Platform: Xbox 360
February 23, 2010
(Downloadable Content) Borderlands goes to ELEVEN! You may have seen some games raise their level cap by 5, or maybe even 10, but with The Crimson Lance Assassination Squads wreaking havoc and Crawmerax the Invincible being all invulnerable and stuff we knew you'd need more than just 10. And that's why Borderlands goes to ELEVEN! The Secret Armory of General Knoxx is an add-on pack for Borderlands that adds new guns, new Class Mods, new vehicles, new missions, new enemy types, and increases the level cap to 61. [Xbox.com]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.1
UFC Undisputed 2010 31.

UFC Undisputed 2010

Platform: Xbox 360
May 25, 2010
UFC Undisputed 2010 is the only mixed martial arts (MMA) videogame this year that delivers the action, intensity and prestige of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Players navigate a roster of more than 100 prolific UFC fighters, each fully rendered to convey a photorealistic appearance. Prominent UFC personalities, including commentators Joe Rogan and Mike Goldberg, veteran voice of the Octagon Bruce Buffer, the Octagon Girls, referees, trainers and more, return to showcase an authentic and memorable UFC videogame experience. Enhanced combat offers players a new Sway System with full upper body and head movement that allows for the dodging of attacks. On the ground, a new Posture System enables players to deliver stronger, fight-ending strikes from every position. In addition, players manage Octagon control with new strikes, submissions, transitions and cage positions, as well as experience added realism with the introduction of Southpaw stance. Players also enjoy customizable freedom with created fighters by combining moves from numerous MMA disciplines, including new moves taken from Sambo, Karate and Greco-Roman Wrestling, to become true mixed martial artists. [THQ]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
6.7
Fallout: New Vegas 32.

Fallout: New Vegas

Platform: Xbox 360
October 19, 2010
The latest game in the post-nuclear RPG series is being developed by many members of the Fallout 1 and 2 team at Obsidian Entertainment using the Fallout 3 engine.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.4
Madden NFL 11 33.

Madden NFL 11

Platform: Xbox 360
August 10, 2010
Madden NFL 11 promises to redefine the way you experience the game of football. SIMPLER: From 350 plays down to 1, the all-new GameFlow system puts you in the helmet of an NFL quarterback to execute an authentic, situational game plan, one play at a time. QUICKER: 60 minute game times reduced to as little as 30 minutes; spend more time on the field and less in the playbook. FULL games, HALF the time. DEEPER: Madden NFL 11 includes all-new 3-on-3 Online Team Play, improved animations, more intuitive controls, and Madden NFL Ultimate Team...all to the play-by-play of Gus Johnson. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
5.8
Vanquish 34.

Vanquish

Platform: Xbox 360
October 19, 2010
Directed by Shinji Mikami, VANQUISH is a sci-fi shooter of epic proportions with a fast, fluid and frenetic combat system, and an engaging and immersive storyline. Players take the role of Sam, a government agent kitted out with a futuristic battle suit, in a near future world where nations war over the planet's remaining energy resources. A versatile fighter with a huge arsenal of weaponry at his disposal, Sam also has an array of martial arts skills that he can use to take down his robot enemies.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
9.1
F1 2010 35.

F1 2010

Platform: Xbox 360
September 22, 2010
In F1 2010 gamers will take on the full, expanded grid in a variety of game modes including Grand Prix, Championship, Time Trial and an extensive, innovative Career mode. F1 2010 will also feature a highly advanced damage model, fully dynamic weather system and extensive competitive multiplayer options.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.6
The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom 36.

The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom

Platform: Xbox 360
February 17, 2010
[Xbox Live Arcade] Create your own paradox... for the love of pie. Enter a macabre and comical silent world filled with mischief, time travel and delicious pie in The Misadventures of P. B. Winterbottom. Record yourself and harness your time-bending abilities to cooperate, compete against, and disrupt your past, present, and future selves. Winterbottom's debut misadventures present a whimsical spin on the notions of time, space, and play. Join Winterbottom as he travels through over 75 "movie" levels, causing mischief and mayhem in pursuit of the mysterious and elusive Chronoberry Pie on his spectacular journey through space-time. [2K Play]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.5
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 37.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

Platform: Xbox 360
October 5, 2010
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow takes place at the end of days. The Earth's alliance with the Heavens has been threatened by a dark and malevolent force - the mysterious Lords of Shadow - darkness reins the world. Across this shattered land, the souls of the dead wander unable to find peace, whilst creatures of evil roam free wreaking chaos and death upon the living. Gabriel is a member of the Brotherhood of Light, an elite group of holy knights who protect and defend the innocent against the supernatural. His beloved wife was brutally murdered by the evil forces of darkness and her soul trapped for eternity. Neither living nor dead she realizes the horrific truth of what is at stake and guides Gabriel to his destiny - and hopefully salvation for the world... but at what cost? Thus, Gabriel must travel the destroyed world, defeating the evil tyrants in order to use their powers to bring balance back to the world. Armed with the versatile Combat Cross - the world's last hope must encounter the three factions of the Lords of Shadow and end their unholy rule. Mercury Steam has created a rich, open game world that traverses snowy mountain ranges, Gothic castles, and undead-strewn wastelands in a devastated Southern Europe during the Middle Ages. [Konami]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.9
Darksiders 38.

Darksiders

Platform: Xbox 360
January 5, 2010
Penned by legendary comic book artist Joe Madureira (X-Men, Battle Chasers, The Ultimates), Darksiders is set in a Post-Apocalyptic demon-ravaged world where evil forces have prematurely brought about the end of the time. Originally sent to oversee the destruction of Earth, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse have been betrayed by their master, stripped of their powers and cast down to Earth. Players take on the role of WAR -- the first of the Four Horsemen -- as he embarks on a brutal quest of vengeance and revenge against the forces that betrayed him with the help of his phantom steed RUIN. The first title from new THQ studio Vigil Games, Darksiders: Wrath of War features open-world exploration, a deep combat system and a huge arsenal of modern and mythical weapons. [THQ]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.9
2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa 39.

2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa

Platform: Xbox 360
April 27, 2010
EA SPORTS 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa features all the emotion and passion of the fiercest national rivalries battling on the world’s biggest stage, with all 199 national teams that took part in qualification, all 10 official stadiums to be used in South Africa and stadiums from each qualifying region. Gamers can play as their home nation from qualification right through to a virtual reproduction of the FIFA World Cup Final and feel what it is like to score the goal that lifts a nation. Everything fans love about the World Cup comes to life in spectacular detail, including confetti rain, streamers, & fireworks - just like the official tournament. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.2
Alan Wake 40.

Alan Wake

Platform: Xbox 360
May 18, 2010
Alan Wake is a psychological action thriller, a unique new take in the world of gaming. The game is set in an idyllic all-American small town and its surroundings in the state of Washington. Alan Wake, the game's protagonist, is a bestselling horror writer, who writes a novel about his darkest nightmares. In the game, those nightmares come true. As with Remedy's previous games, story and atmosphere are fundamental elements. The game features a massive, open world for the players to explore. The game design is mission based with the player as the driving force behing the action, and as with their previous games, Remedy again focuses completely on delivering the best possible single player experience. The use of light is a significant gameplay element. Remedy has developed proprietary new technology to support the gameplay of the title and to push the high definition visuals to the next level. [Remedy]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.2
BioShock 2: Minerva's Den 41.

BioShock 2: Minerva's Den

Platform: Xbox 360
August 31, 2010
Minerva's Den is an all-new single-player focused downloadable game add-on for BioShock 2 that introduces new characters, locations and mystery to the world of Rapture.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.9
Dance Central 42.

Dance Central

Platform: Xbox 360
November 4, 2010
Dance Central uses the Xbox 360's motion-sensing accessory Kinect to guide you through a variety of dance moves and pop songs.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.0
Blur 43.

Blur

Platform: Xbox 360
May 25, 2010
Blur is a new style of powered-up racing. The game drops players into heart-pumping racing action with 20 cars on a track all targeting the finish line and battling each other as they trade paint and collect intense power-ups, including the ability to blast other cars out of the way with huge bursts of energy, boost their speed, and more. Gamers can use offensive and defensive attacks as they battle for the lead and careen through real-world track locations ranging from L.A. and San Francisco to the streets of Hackney, UK and the treacherous roads of Barcelona, Spain. Beyond the action-packed racing filled with fast curves, sneaky alternate routes, hair-raising jumps and fully realized damage models that provide for spectacular crashes, Blur’s narrative is presented through Bizarre’s new community-based interface, reaching far beyond the game itself. This unique story-driving social network evolves dynamically as players compete in different races, make new friends, rivals and fans, and connect with other racers both in-game and in real life. Looking beyond Blur's single player story, gamers can engage in competitive and team-based multiplayer races with up to 20 players online, or on a single console via 4-player split-screen. Bizarre has also introduced Blur’s original social gaming experience - Custom Groups, where anyone can create unique multiplayer modes based on their favorite ways to play the game. These new modes are immediately shared through Blur’s social network, expanding the game in ways that are only limited by the gaming community’s creativity. [Activision]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.3
Split/Second 44.

Split/Second

Platform: Xbox 360
May 18, 2010
Split/Second, an intense action racing game set within the world of a hyper-competitive reality television show. Competitors vie to be the first across the finish line in a made-for-TV city built for destruction, with the ultimate goal of becoming the season champion. Competitors in Split/Second don't just collide with other vehicles to knock them from the track -- they can also trigger explosive events that drastically alter the dynamics of the race. Players must use strategy and pinpoint timing to derail opponents, tactically alter the track or create entirely new routes. [Disney]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.1
Final Fantasy XIII 45.

Final Fantasy XIII

Platform: Xbox 360
March 9, 2010
In Final Fantasy XIII, you will embark on a journey through the cityworld of Cocoon and the outerworld of Pulse. Along the way, you will encounter diverse allies who will fight alongside you. Execute powerful attacks with weapons and magic, and summon the enigmatic Eidolons with an evolved Active Time Battle system. Experience seamless transitions between real time gameplay and in-game cinematics. Do you have the courage to face your destiny?
Metascore:
82
User Score:
6.1
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West 46.

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

Platform: Xbox 360
October 5, 2010
More than 150 years in the future, the world has transformed into an unrecognizable state where all that remains are a dwindling human population and merciless robots left over from wars long past. In Enslaved, players take on the role of Monkey, a strong and brutish loner, and his AI partner Trip, a technologically savvy but sheltered young woman from a peaceful community. Both become captured by a mysterious slave ship, which are rumored to harvest people and take them out west never to return. As they each attempt to escape, Trip realizes quickly that Monkey, with his raw strength and power, is the only hope she has of making the perilous journey back home. She hacks into a slave headband to enslave Monkey and link them together - if she dies, he dies. Her journey has now become his. Players must make sure both Monkey and Trip work together as they skillfully navigate through the world and survive against the dangerous enemy obstacles that lie in wait. Monkey will deftly wield his trusty staff weapon to attack and defend against enemies, using a combination of melee attacks, blocks and counters. He will also be able to perform spectacular takedown moves, allowing him to rip an enemy apart piece by piece, take its weapon for his own use or destroy it in one final blow. [Namco Bandai Games]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.8
Toy Soldiers 47.

Toy Soldiers

Platform: Xbox 360
March 3, 2010
[Xbox Live Arcade] Put your foot soldiers, snipers, cavalry, and fighter pilots to the test in Toy Soldiers. Poised to be a smash hit on Xbox LIVE® Arcade, Toy Soldiers is an action-packed strategy-based game in which players command antique WWI toy soldiers vying for control of the trench-filled battlefields of Europe. Deploy an exciting arsenal such as tanks, cavalry, biplanes, and flamethrowers in vintage WWI toy dioramas. Developed by Signal Studios exclusively for Xbox 360, Toy Soldiers allows you to take control of individual units or control the entire battlefield from a strategic view. Integrating multiple game genres and world-class visuals, Toy Soldiers is a unique and action-packed entertainment experience. [Xbox.com]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.7
Just Cause 2 48.

Just Cause 2

Platform: Xbox 360
March 23, 2010
Developed by Avalanche Studios, Just Cause 2 finds Rico Rodriguez returning in an epic open-world adventure set in the diverse tropical playground of Panau in South East Asia, where the aim is to cause chaos and destruction in a way that only Rico knows how! His mission is to destabilize the island and free it from the tyranny of the evil dictator, Baby Panay. Players tackle missions and objectives in any way they want while exploring the highly-detailed and beautiful island by land, sea or air, performing an insane range of new daredevil stunts and mastering the use of the all new grappling hook and Rico's trademark parachute. [Eidos Interactive]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.0
Mass Effect 2: Overlord 49.

Mass Effect 2: Overlord

Platform: Xbox 360
June 15, 2010
(Downloadable Content) Keep a powerful hybrid VI intelligence – and the geth it has unleashed upon a planet – from wreaking havoc across the galaxy! Overlord includes 5 new levels, exciting ground combat and Hammerhead missions, and all-new achievements. [Xbox.com]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.6
Puzzle Quest 2 50.

Puzzle Quest 2

Platform: Xbox 360
June 30, 2010
[Xbox Live Arcade] Featuring a hallmark blend of match-3 gem matching and fantasy, Puzzle Quest 2 offers a captivating, rewarding, and accessible journey for players of all skill levels as they make their way to reclaim the once peaceful village of Verloren from the evil clutch of the demon Gorgon. Get closer to the Puzzle Quest action than ever before with a more intimate viewpoint of the world, and with all new character classes: Sorcerer, Templar, Barbarian, or Assassin. [Infinite Interactive]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.5
Darwinia+ 51.

Darwinia+

Platform: Xbox 360
February 10, 2010
[Xbox Live Arcade] Over thousands of generations the peaceful Darwinians have been evolving in a beautiful digital world, but now their whole way of life is under threat from a devastating computer virus that has infected their world and decimated their numbers. Without your protection they don't stand a chance, and it’s up to you to lead them into battle to recapture their lost world in Darwinia+! Once you've proven your command ability, take your Darwinian army online and challenge your friends to strategic combat, as tribes of Darwinians slaughter one another in a desperate struggle for supremacy. [Introversion Software]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.3
Skate 3 52.

Skate 3

Platform: Xbox 360
May 11, 2010
SKATE 3 features an all-new co-op mode where teammates can complete challenges together while advancing each other’s careers. From rewarding epic bails and fails with a beefed up Hall of Meat mode to honing your craft with the all-new skate.School, players of all skill levels have multiple ways to “kill it” in the game. The franchise also continues to raise the bar for user created content with the skate.Create feature suite, an innovative toolset that empowers gamers to truly express their skate style by creating their own graphics, videos, and skate parks. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.2
Fable III 53.

Fable III

Platform: Xbox 360
October 26, 2010
Five decades have passed since the events of Fable II, and Albion has matured into an industrial revolution, but the fate of the kingdom is at peril. In Fable III” you are called upon to rally and fight alongside your people, ascend to the seat of power, and experience the true meaning of love and loss. The choices and sacrifices you make while fanning the flames of revolution, and then as you rule as King or Queen or Albion, will lead to an ever evolving world of consequences that will be felt across your entire land. This sets the stage for unparalleled action and adventure that offers even more ways to fight and engage than ever before. Throughout your journey, you encounter a colorful cast of characters that fans have come to expect from the off-beat style and humor in the Fable games. After determining whether these characters are your friends or foes, you either join them or fight against them in explosive combat, alone or with a friend on Xbox LIVE. In your quest to plant the seeds of revolution, seize power and rule over your kingdom, the choices you make change the world around you, for the greater good or your own personal gain. Who will you become? A rebel without a cause, the tyrant you rebelled against, or the greatest ruler to ever live? [Lionhead]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.6
Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening 54.

Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening

Platform: Xbox 360
March 16, 2010
Designed and written by the same team that brought you Dragon Age: Origins, the Awakening expansion pack offers a brand new area of the world to explore known as Amaranthine, featuring an epic story that will allow players to unravel the secrets of the darkspawn - and their true motivations! Players face a range of horrific and terrifying creatures including an evolved, intelligent breed of darkspawn and other menacing creatures such as the Inferno Golem and Spectral Dragon. Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening provides exciting new ways for players to customize their heroes and party, including the ability to re-spec their character attributes, allowing even greater customization and replayability. Featuring an increased level cap, new spells, abilities, specializations and items, plus five all-new party members, players can continue their adventures from Dragon Age: Origins, or begin with a brand new character. [BioWare]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.0
Snoopy Flying Ace 55.

Snoopy Flying Ace

Platform: Xbox 360
June 2, 2010
[Xbox Live Arcade] You can't have aerial dogfighting without the dog! Join Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the rest of the Peanuts gang in the premier online flight shooter on Xbox LIVE Arcade, Snoopy Flying Ace. With simple flight controls and a hangar full of customizable planes and weapons, all you need are nerves of steel to climb the Leaderboards and become a Flying Ace. Snoopy Flying Ace takes addictive, fast-paced airborne combat to new heights, with fantastic solo and co-op challenges testing your skills against the Flying Circus of the dreaded Red Baron. Remember, it ain't the size of the dog in the fight … it's the size of the fight in the dog! [Xbox.com]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.7
Space Invaders Infinity Gene 56.

Space Invaders Infinity Gene

Platform: Xbox 360
September 15, 2010
The game starts off looking like the classic Space Invaders, but as you play through the game, it evolves. Unlock new stages, new power ups, and new features. In addition to Normal Mode, Challenge Mode pits you against 99 randomly-created stages. And Music Mode generates custom stages based on music stored on your console. The Invaders are back, and they're watching you. The more you play, the more the game evolves!
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.5
Alan Wake: The Writer 57.

Alan Wake: The Writer

Platform: Xbox 360
October 12, 2010
In “The Writer,” the second Game Add-on for the highly acclaimed Xbox 360 exclusive “Alan Wake,” Wake fights for his life in an increasingly surreal and treacherous world where nightmares are reality, and the greatest danger comes from within. His only hope of survival is “The Writer.”
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.4
Lazy Raiders 58.

Lazy Raiders

Platform: Xbox 360
February 24, 2010
[Xbox Live Arcade] Dr. Diggabone's getting too old for archaeological digs, or so he says. Truth be told, he's just plain lazy... That's where you jump into Lazy Raiders and take control as you spin and flip mazes to send the Doctor or your Avatar on a gravity-defying quest for lost relics that would bring him instant fortune and glory. Of course you'll have to deal with greedy thieves, pesky minions, and ingenious traps along the way. If there weren't any challenges, you'd just grow lazy ... and we wouldn't want that, would we? [Sarbakan]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.6
Resident Evil 5: Lost in Nightmares 59.

Resident Evil 5: Lost in Nightmares

Platform: Xbox 360
February 17, 2010
(Downloadable Content) This is the first installment of new content for RESIDENT EVIL 5. During the main story of RESIDENT EVIL 5, Chris Redfield alludes to a mission where he lost his partner Jill during a conversation with Sheva. Now you can find out what happened during that mission at Spencer's estate. This package also allows you to unlock two new characters in the all-new The Mercenaries Reunion. Play as one of the unsung heroes of the original RESIDENT EVIL, Barry Burton, or step into the designer-made high heels of one of RESIDENT EVIL's newest villains, Excella Gionne. There are also additional figures available in Extra Figures to round out this action-packed package.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.1
EA Sports MMA 60.

EA Sports MMA

Platform: Xbox 360
October 19, 2010
EA SPORTS MMA promises to feature the most authentic, intense and broad mixed martial arts experience to date - complete with a vast array of top fighters and fighting styles from around the world. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.0
Chime 61.

Chime

Platform: Xbox 360
February 3, 2010
[Xbox Live Arcade] An exclusive Zoë Mode production for OneBigGame, the video game industry-wide charity initiative, Chime pits gamers against the melody in this all-new puzzle experience. Place blocks against the clock and remix famous artists’ music tracks in this challenging and addictive puzzle game. More than 60 percent of the purchase price of Chime will be donated to children's charities around the world, helping those who need it the most. [Zoe Mode]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.9
Mega Man 10 62.

Mega Man 10

Platform: Xbox 360
March 31, 2010
[Xbox Live Arcade] The original 2-D classic Mega Man returns in the all new Mega Man 10! Mega Man 10 continues to bring the series back to its old-school roots, with retro platforming action and classic 8-bit graphics and sound. Rediscover Mega Man with new, classically-inspired boss characters, each with unique weapons and vulnerabilities. The year is 20XX and Robotenza - the Robot Flu - has spread like wildfire, incapacitating robots everywhere. One month after the outbreak, the situation worsens. Infected robots have gone out of control and have destroyed the city! It's up to Mega Man to get to the bottom of this viral mystery.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
9.0
Monday Night Combat 63.

Monday Night Combat

Platform: Xbox 360
August 11, 2010
[Xbox Live Arcade] Monday Night Combat is a class-based, third-person shooter ... and the most popular lethal sport of the future! It blends intense combat, finishing moves, and gameshow-like challenges and rewards to produce an action experience unlike any other. Why fight for "honor" or "duty" when you can fight for the real American dream - cash, fame and endorsements?
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.1
Dead Rising 2: Case Zero 64.

Dead Rising 2: Case Zero

Platform: Xbox 360
August 31, 2010
Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, will introduce main protagonist and former motocross champion Chuck Greene and provide a link between the original game and the events that await players in the gambling paradise of Fortune City.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.8
DeathSpank 65.

DeathSpank

Platform: Xbox 360
July 14, 2010
[Xbox Live Arcade] For uncounted years the wanderer DeathSpank has been a Dispenser of Justice, a Vanquisher of Evil, and a Hero to the Downtrodden. Throughout his adventures DeathSpank has searched for a powerful artifact called ... The Artifact. Forged by unknown hands for unknown purposes some unknown time in the past, The Artifact is now within DeathSpank’s reach, but what is The Artifact and what evil tyrant seeks to steal it?
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.2
Dead Rising 2 66.

Dead Rising 2

Platform: Xbox 360
September 28, 2010
Dead Rising 2 takes the franchise to a new level of zombie-killing fun with tens of thousands of zombies, the all new gambling paradise of Fortune City to explore and conquer plus a host of new in-game objects that can all be used as deadly weapons to stave off the zombie assault. Dead Rising 2 is set several years after the infamous zombie invasion of Willamette. Unfortunately, the zombie virus was not contained at the conclusion of Dead Rising, spreading unchecked throughout the United States and Dead Rising 2 depicts a country where zombie outbreaks continue to strike. [Capcom]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.1
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 67.

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4

Platform: Xbox 360
June 29, 2010
Build the adventure from Privet Drive to the Triwizard Tournament and experience the fun of the first four Harry Potter stories – Lego style. Explore Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, learn spells, brew potions and relive the adventures with tongue-in-cheek humor and creative customization that is unique to LEGO videogames.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.0
Greed Corp 68.

Greed Corp

Platform: Xbox 360
February 24, 2010
[Xbox Live Arcade] Why share when you can have it all? Greed Corp is an online multiplayer strategy game in which you battle for dominance over a world once rich in resources. In order to prevail, exhaust all the remaining resources to build an army, and then use the depleted collapsing terrain to your advantage. An extensive campaign mode and multiple unlockables prepare you to take the battle online. Will you defend your territory or sacrifice it to keep it out of enemy hands? Manage the finite available resources to build your army and use the unique collapsing terrain mechanic to your advantage, all while the mist grows closer. [Valcon Games]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.4
Perfect Dark 69.

Perfect Dark

Platform: Xbox 360
March 17, 2010
[Xbox Live Arcade] Agent Joanna Dark hit the ground running in Perfect Dark, an epic tale of galactic conspiracies in 2023 America. Now this classic shooter comes to Xbox LIVE Arcade, rendered in greater definition and detail and sporting a silkier framerate than ever before. Fire up your Farsight and prepare for assignment—the Dark returns this winter. CLassic action: Play the original full game beautifully restored and back in full HD, 1080p at 60 frames per second! All the original game features are included plus new Xbox LIVE ones. [Xbox.com]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.5
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 70.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11

Platform: Xbox 360
June 8, 2010
One of the most prestigious tournaments in golf, The Ryder Cup, is featured in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 11. Gamers select a team and square off to try and bring home The Ryder Cup for their squad. The Ryder Cup is one of the last great sporting events to be founded in prestige rather than prize money. Choose from the U.S. or European squad and participate in the various competition formats – foursomes where players hit alternate shots, fourballs and singles which traditionally bring the biennial event to a close with players going head to head. When playing The Ryder Cup mode offline, gamers have the option to swap matches, thus giving you the ultimate control over the outcomes of other matches. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.8
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 71.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2011

Platform: Xbox 360
October 19, 2010
The PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER franchise has long been regarded as offering incredible realism and control, however PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2011 will reinvigorate the series with the most advanced set of improved gameplay additions, control options and to catch up with the evolution of the real-life soccer. Central to its total freedom of play, PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2011 introduces a power bar for each player that allows the user to determine the exact strength and placement of every pass and shot. Balls can now be spread absolutely anywhere with surgical precision, with long balls into space, short passes to feet, and intricate one-twos allowing the player to dictate play and control the tempo of a match.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.0
R.U.S.E. 72.

R.U.S.E.

Platform: Xbox 360
September 7, 2010
R.U.S.E. is a real-time strategy game that allows players to bluff their enemies to lead their nation to victory, controlling the action using views that range seamlessly from the heart of the battlefield to the full theatre of war. Players are plunged into the action thanks to the exclusive IRISZOOM Engine which offers an intuitive interface that allows for smooth, rapid transitions from a birds-eye view of the entire conflict, down into the heat of the battle and vice versa. In R.U.S.E., players use their brain as the ultimate weapon, fighting a war of perception, where the ability to deceive and mislead the enemy determines success. A first in a strategy game, R.U.S.E. promises to reinvigorate the genre by using deception to give new-found depth to the game play. [Ubisoft]
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.6
RISK: Factions 73.

RISK: Factions

Platform: Xbox 360
June 23, 2010
[Xbox Live Arcade] Wage war with five factions, each with unique abilities, in the original game of strategy and world domination! In RISK: Factions, play with the classic rules or reign supreme with objective-based and world conquest scenarios as you command your army and take tactical gambles to win the day. Then challenge your friends in local or online multiplayer and see how you stack up on the leaderboards. [Xbox.com]
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.4
Final Fight: Double Impact 74.

Final Fight: Double Impact

Platform: Xbox 360
April 14, 2010
[Xbox Live Arcade] It's a double strike of arcade perfection as Final Fight: Double Impact takes you on a hard-hitting journey through Capcom history with the ultimate versions of arcade classics Final Fight and Magic Sword. Double Impact slams into your home with seamless online and local co-op multiplayer, new music by acclaimed remixologists, HD-filtered graphics, a host of unlockables to discover, and an integrated online leaderboard to prove your mettle! [Capcom]
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.8
Red Dead Redemption: Liars and Cheats 75.

Red Dead Redemption: Liars and Cheats

Platform: Xbox 360
September 21, 2010
Red Dead Redemption: Liars and Cheats introduces Stronghold, a team based Competitive Multiplayer Mode, and the Explosive Rifle, a new, destructive addition to the arsenal.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.0
DOOM II 76.

DOOM II

Platform: Xbox 360
May 26, 2010
[Xbox Live Arcade] To save Earth, you must descend into the stygian depths of hell in DOOM II. Battle nastier, deadlier demons and monsters with your trusty Super Shotgun. Survive more mind-blowing explosions and take part in the bloodiest, fiercest, most awesome blastfest ever. Recruit your friends and plow through nine all-new levels in the new episode, No Rest for the Living! Play solo or multiplayer over Xbox LIVE with up to four players. DOOM II includes split-screen co-op over Xbox LIVE, game clips, 5.1 Surround Sound, enhanced graphics, and HD display support.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.6
Metro 2033 77.

Metro 2033

Platform: Xbox 360
March 16, 2010
Set in the shattered subway of a post apocalyptic Moscow, Metro 2033 is a story of intensive underground survival where the fate of mankind rests in your hands. In 2013 the world was devastated by an apocalyptic event, annihilating almost all mankind and turning the earth’s surface into a poisonous wasteland. A handful of survivors took refuge in the depths of the Moscow underground, and human civilization entered a new Dark Age. The year is 2033. An entire generation has been born and raised underground, and their besieged Metro Station-Cities struggle for survival, with each other, and the mutant horrors that await outside. You are Artyom, born in the last days before the fire, but raised Underground. Having never ventured beyond your Metro Station-City limits, one fateful event sparks a desperate mission to the heart of the Metro system, to warn the remnants of mankind of a terrible impending threat. Your journey takes you from the forgotten catacombs beneath the subway to the desolate wastelands above, where your actions will determine the fate of mankind. [THQ]
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.7
A World of Keflings 78.

A World of Keflings

Platform: Xbox 360
December 22, 2010
Play as a giant to help the tiny Keflings build up and beautify their Kingdom. Start out small, unlocking new blueprints, buildings and tasks as you work towards designing and building a Kefling castle. Create your own private world, or construct a kingdom with your friends online!
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.9
Transformers: War for Cybertron 79.

Transformers: War for Cybertron

Platform: Xbox 360
June 22, 2010
Transformers: War for Cybertron challenges players to become the ultimate weapon as a TRANSFORMERS character in the final, epic war that will determine the survival of their entire race. Armed with a diverse arsenal of lethal, high-tech weaponry and the ability to instantly convert from robot to vehicle at any time, players will engage in heart-pounding battles on land and in the air in this gripping, 3rd person action shooter set in the TRANSFORMERS’ war-ravaged homeland. Complete with several multiplayer modes, Transformers: War for Cybertron allows gamers to play through story missions with their friends in drop in/drop out online co-op, and also create their own TRANSFORMERS character for competitive head-to-head multiplayer modes, choosing among four distinct character classes, personalizing its look and selecting from a huge variety of weapons, skills and abilities. [Activision]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.5
Guwange 80.

Guwange

Platform: Xbox 360
November 10, 2010
The shooter classic "Guwange" is reborn for a new generation!
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.0
Major League Baseball 2K10 81.

Major League Baseball 2K10

Platform: Xbox 360
March 2, 2010
Work the corners - Based on each pitcher’s mechanics and official scouting reports, Total Control Pitching lets you put the ball exactly where you want it -- provided you keep a close eye on your pitch count. Work the count - With Total Control Hitting you can time your swing to hit for power, put the ball in play or take a defensive cut. Batter's Eye uses a hitter’s real-life eye rating to help you identify Fastballs, Breaking Balls and Off Speed pitches before they get to the plate. The best play like the best - True-to-Life Player Rating System, Signature Style and a new Motion Model ensure every pitch, swing, catch, throw, steal and slide looks and feels like you’re at the ballpark. Become a living legend - With My Player mode you can create a player, choose a team and then play your way into the Hall of Fame. [2K Sports]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.7
Resident Evil 5: Desperate Escape 82.

Resident Evil 5: Desperate Escape

Platform: Xbox 360
March 3, 2010
[Xbox Live Arcade] This is the second installment of new content for Resident Evil 5. After Jill Valentine is rescued by Chris Redfield, he leaves her to finish his mission. Find out how she made it out on her own, and what role Josh Stone played in her escape. This package also allows you to unlock two new characters in the all-new The Mercenaries Reunion. Play as one of the stars of Resident Evil 0, Rebecca Chambers, or take on the role of Delta Team's commander, Josh Stone. There are also additional figures available in Extra Figures to round out this action-packed package.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.6
Deathsmiles 83.

Deathsmiles

Platform: Xbox 360
June 29, 2010
Enter the world of Gilverado, a kingdom plagued by hideous monsters and tortured souls. Choose from four angels with unique demonic familiars and battle against a storm of enemies pouring out of Hell’s gates! Fight your way out of tight spots as you are surrounded by enemy units and bullets from both sides of the screen. The unique left/right shooting mechanic of Deathsmiles will keep you on your toes as you dodge and weave through complex enemy fire, beautifully crafted by the modern masters of shmups, CAVE. [Aksys]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.4
Singularity 84.

Singularity

Platform: Xbox 360
June 29, 2010
On a clandestine mission deep into Russian territory, an American black ops team crash lands on an island research base that was mysteriously abandoned in the 1950’s. Cut off from the outside and under attack by an army of nightmarish creatures, Captain Nathaniel Renko is forced to battle his way through the hostile territory armed with the TMD (Time Manipulation Device) – a time altering weapon created over 50 years ago. Who created the TMD and why is just one of the many Cold War secrets Renko must uncover as he is thrown back and forth across time, making choices that will alter the course of world history. [Raven Software]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.7
The Sims 3 85.

The Sims 3

Platform: Xbox 360
October 26, 2010
With The Sims 3 for consoles and handheld, create Sims with unique personalities, fulfill their desires...or not, and control their lives within a living neighborhood. Customize your Sims’ appearance and choose up to five traits to create individual personalities. From the “Romantic” trait or “kleptomaniac” trait to “evil” trait, create millions of unique Sims. All-new features make it easier than ever to mess with life as you unlock the ultimate “Karma Powers” for instant control and unleash them on your Sims. New goal-oriented game play enables you to choose which short or long-term objectives you want your Sims to pursue and even determine your Sims’ destinies in life. Get inspired by the endless creative possibilities and unexpected moments of surprise and mischief in The Sims 3. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.5
Disney/Pixar Toy Story 3 86.

Disney/Pixar Toy Story 3

Platform: Xbox 360
June 15, 2010
Unleash your imagination in this new open world and play with Andy's toys your way. As Buzz, Woody, or Jessie, you choose what activities you want to do and the order you wish to do them. The more you use your imagination and create your own story, the more you get rewarded. [Disney Interactive]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.4
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions 87.

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions

Platform: Xbox 360
September 7, 2010
Swing your way into action to help restore reality with your friendly neighborhood Spiderman.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.6
Alan Wake: The Signal 88.

Alan Wake: The Signal

Platform: Xbox 360
July 27, 2010
In this first downloadable content pack we find Wake facing a threat unlike anything he's ever encountered before -- and yet one he's intimately familiar with. In order to make sense of it all, he must follow the Signal.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.0
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing with Banjo-Kazooie 89.

Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing with Banjo-Kazooie

Platform: Xbox 360
February 23, 2010
In a frantic battle to the checkered flag, Sonic and friends speed around tracks set in medieval castle ramparts, lush rainforests and bustling cities, all taken from the visually rich and varied universes of Sonic and SEGA. Fan favorites such as Dr. Eggman, Tails, AiAi, Amigo and many more will join Sonic in their custom built vehicles, revving their engines and jostling to stay ahead of the pack. Each character will speed around the track in cars, planes, motorbikes, and in Aiai’s case – a banana mobile! Secret short cuts, swift handling and avoiding strategically placed obstacles are certainly the best way to get to the top of the podium. But winning is only part of the fun in Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing! Each character has a specific All Star move – such as Super Sonic, Banana Blitz and Tails Tornado – that allows a quick way for competitors to get back into the race! Power ups and weapons can also be collected around the tracks and used against the opposition to ensure they don’t become a threat to that number one position. [Sega]
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.7
Tropico 3 90.

Tropico 3

Platform: Xbox 360
February 16, 2010
As in the original Tropico, the player again is able to play the role of "El Presidente" taking over the control of a tropical island. You decide whether you want to use your army to secure your power base in the best traditions of corrupt, unscrupulous tyrants everywhere, or alternatively to lead your people to prosperity in your role as generous elder statesman. Danger lurks on every corner. There are militant rebels planning a Coup d'Etat for a communistic Junta, while in the background there are two lurking superpowers, the USA and the Soviet Union, who would perhaps prefer a more pliable president in the strategically important island of Tropico! [Kalypso]
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.2
Supreme Commander 2 91.

Supreme Commander 2

Platform: Xbox 360
March 17, 2010
Experience brutal battles on a massive scale! In Supreme Commander 2, players wage war by creating enormous customizable armies and experimental war machines that can change the balance of power at any given moment. Take the role of one of the three enigmatic commanders, each representing a unique faction with a rich story that brings a new level of emotional connection to the RTS genre, or fight the battle online. Where do your loyalties lie? [Square Enix]
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.0
Raskulls 92.

Raskulls

Platform: Xbox 360
December 29, 2010
Raskulls is a puzzle platform game available for download on Xbox Live Arcade.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.4
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 93.

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011

Platform: Xbox 360
October 26, 2010
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 will empower players more than ever to to define their gameplay experiences in a dynamic and ever-changing WWE. Along the way, gameplay scenarios will change based on player decisions, allowing for more spontaneous WWE action in and out of the ring. Players will also enjoy a greater level of interactivity and have increased control of their destinies in the game's popular Road to WrestleMania story-driven mode.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.7
Green Day: Rock Band 94.

Green Day: Rock Band

Platform: Xbox 360
June 8, 2010
Green Day: Rock Band allows players to step onto the stage and into the shoes of Green Day, the multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning band that jump-started the punk-pop revival and has continued to pave the way for American rock music into the 21st century. Taking on the likenesses of Green Day members Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool, players progress through the story and history of Green Day, gaining access into the band’s media vault, where they can unlock more than 100 collectible images, and more than 40 minutes of rare and unreleased video from interviews, outtakes and performances. [MTV Games]
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.6
Hydro Thunder Hurricane 95.

Hydro Thunder Hurricane

Platform: Xbox 360
July 28, 2010
[Xbox Live Arcade] Hydro Thunder Hurricane is the all new, full-featured sequel to the arcade racer. Features rocket-powered speedboats blasting across amazing dynamic water, gorgeous visuals, and interactive environments packed with shortcuts and surprises. Pit your rocket powered speedboat against 15 opponents in single-player races and championships. Hone your speedboat skills in the new Ring Master and Gauntlet modes. Dive into intense multiplayer races with up to eight players over Xbox LIVE, up to four players locally, or even mix local and online games. [Microsoft]
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.2
NBA Jam 96.

NBA Jam

Platform: Xbox 360
November 15, 2010
Featuring gameplay that is true to the original, NBA Jam will have players spinning with ankle breaking moves to the basket and on the way to high-flying, backboard-smashing dunks. In addition to the classic experience, EA Sports NBA Jam will also introduce new game modes, characters and gameplay depth.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.3
Costume Quest 97.

Costume Quest

Platform: Xbox 360
October 20, 2010
Costume Quest is a rollicking Adventure/Role-Playing game that unfolds on Halloween night across seemingly peaceful suburban neighborhoods, a mysterious village carnival, and a monster-infested shopping mall. Created by Double Fine's lead animator, Tasha Harris, the game follows the adventure of a group of young friends who must rid their neighborhood of monsters using only their wits, their bravery, and their home-made costumes. Players go door-to-door collecting candy, points, cards, battle stamps and quest assignments as they prepare themselves for Combat Mode-where they transform into larger-than-life versions of their costumes. Each costume that comes-to-life provides its own unique set of superpowers that players will need to battle Halloween’s worst monsters.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.3
Medal of Honor 98.

Medal of Honor

Platform: Xbox 360
October 12, 2010
EALA is crafting this single-player component of this modern-day, Afghanistan-set reboot of the classic shooter series; DICE is working on the multiplayer.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
6.8
Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom 99.

Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom

Platform: Xbox 360
November 23, 2010
In Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom, a once thriving society is suddenly engulfed by a dark force that nearly eradicates all of its inhabitants. Many tried to reclaim their fallen homeland but were annihilated by strange warriors who rose from the darkness. A hundred years later, a cunning young outsider is drawn to this forsaken kingdom where he encounters and befriends Majin, a mysterious monster-like being with incredible strength. Now in an effort to restore the empire, the two set out to uncover Majin's forgotten past and the secrets that lie within the ancient land.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.1
Dead Rising 2: Case West 100.

Dead Rising 2: Case West

Platform: Xbox 360
December 27, 2010
With all new content, new combo weapons to create, new enemies to test them on and the return of the ability to capture those magic moments on camera, Dead Rising 2: CASE WEST continues the Dead Rising 2 experience in both single and co-op play.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
6.9
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    F1 2020

  2. 88

    F1 2020

  3. 86

    F1 2020

  4. 86

    Death Stranding

  5. 86

    CrossCode

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  2. 60

    Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris

  3. 62

    Infini

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    • User Score: 8.2
    • Platform: Switch
  4. 72

    Biped

    • Release Date: Jul 2, 2020
    • User Score: 8.0
    • Platform: Switch
  5. 73

    Marvel's Iron Man VR