GameRevolution's Top 25 Xbox 360 Games - 2013 Edition
Posted on Friday, December 27 @ 12:00:00 Eastern by GR_Staff
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20. Batman: Arkham City
If you've ever wished you could step into the shoes of the Dark Knight, you're not going to find an experience that captures that quite as well as Rocksteady's Arkham City. With a massive world chock-full of iconic Batman villains, there's so much content crammed into the open-world city of Arkham. The story is great, the gameplay is better, and the visuals are top-notch. Seriously, if you are a fan of comic book superheroes even in the slightest, this is an absolute must-play.
19. Portal 2
I hardly consider myself a fan of puzzle games, but Valve's Portal 2 managed to win me over like few games have. Not only are the puzzles absolutely brilliant, the game bleeds charm thanks to its excellent writing. The original Portal felt a lot like a tech demo, but the sequel takes that foundation and transforms it into one of the most engaging and memorable experiences you'll have this generation. And don't even get me started on the co-op…
18. BioShock Infinite
Ken Levine is a master storyteller, and BioShock Infinite is Levine in top form. But in addition to the insane plot twists and well-written characters is one of the most fully realized fictional worlds gaming has ever seen. A floating city in the sky rife with political turmoil tied to an unhealthy obsession with the founding fathers of the United States? Check. A giant mechanical bird that is tasked with protecting a girl with time-bending powers? Check. Seriously, this game has creativity coming out of its ears.
17. Mass Effect 3
While BioWare's trilogy capper will forever be marred by its controversial ending, there's no denying the fact that this is one heck of an amazing role-playing experience. Seeing how all of your choices affect not only the slew of characters you come in contact with, but also crucial plot points that change the flow of the game, is downright astounding. BioWare was given the impossible task of creating a satisfying conclusion that had to live up to the lofty expectations of so many gamers, and in many respects, they succeeded with Mass Effect 3.
16. The Walking Dead: Season One
Games occasionally attempt to strike an emotional chord with the player and all too often fail. Telltale's post-apocalyptic zombie adventure game is one that bucks that trend, serving up one of the most heart-wrenching and emotional experiences around. With pitch-perfect writing, a cast of colorful and memorable characters, and an ending that will undoubtedly leave you with tears rolling down your cheeks, the first season of The Walking Dead is one of the greatest pieces of zombie-centric art, across any medium.
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