GameRevolution's Top 25 Xbox 360 Games
Posted on Thursday, December 27 @ 11:16:21 Eastern by Alex_Osborn
20. The Orange Box
Valve created one of the greatest compilations of all time with The Orange Box. Not only did the package bring Half-LIfe 2, its episodic expansions and Team Fortress 2 to consoles, it also introduced the gaming world to Portal, one of the most innovative and mind-bending experiences this generation. Based on sheer value alone, The Orange Box demands a spot in your game library. If you haven't played Half-Life 2, which is easily one of the best first-person shooters of the last ten years, you can't go wrong with this incredible collection.
19. Halo 4
After a two game hiatus and the departure of Bungie, the Master Chief made a triumphant return in 343 Industries' Halo 4. With a new developer at the helm, an unlimited budget and a massive loyal fan base, the fourth proper installment was bound to be huge. To everyone's delight, the game turned out to be not only a worthy sequel to Halo 3, but a wonderful step forward for the franchise. With new enemies, weapons, gameplay tweaks and jaw-dropping visuals, Halo 4 is truly a love letter to fans of the series and should absolutely not be missed.
18. 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 visuals are top notch. Seriously, if you are a fan of comic book superheroes even in the slightest, this is an absolute must play.
17. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
The launch of Infinity Ward's sequel to Call of Duty 4 was massive. It elevated the franchise to new heights and made Modern Warfare an instantly recognizable brand. The game took the intensity of its predecessor and cranked it up to eleven. Most importantly though, the multiplayer was more robust, offering a feature-filled competitive experience that put every other shooter to shame. In many ways, Modern Warfare 2 has done for Call of Duty what Halo 2 did for Microsoft's sci-fi shooter franchise.
16. Halo 3: ODST
ODST is inarguably the black sheep of the Halo franchise. No Master Chief, a darker tone, and a more serious approach makes this one of the most interesting games Bungie has ever created. Getting the chance to play as an ODST not only provided a bit of diversity to the franchise, it fleshed out a new unexplored facet of the intriguing universe Bungie created. Let's also not forget that the game brought with it the brand-new mode Firefight, which is adored by many. If you consider yourself a fan of the franchise, you would be doing yourself disservice by passing on this game.
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