Top 7


  • UberPyro64 - November 27, 2013 6:34 a.m.

    Um Halo didn't bring shooters to consoles. GoldenEye 007 did. Well in terms of being done right anyway.
  • bnadna - December 3, 2013 6:54 a.m.

  • hunter-payne - December 4, 2013 8:02 a.m.

    True, what they should have said was that the Halo series (obviously starting with Halo 2) revolutionized online multiplayer), I mean Halo 2 was the best online multiplayer of the decade
  • MyCoolWhiteLies - November 19, 2013 9:11 a.m.

    Honestly, I would put Halo 1 at the top instead of the bottom. I just think that without that game the Xbox would have failed pretty quickly, and the whole brand would have probably stopped right there.
  • mikegonzalez2k - November 18, 2013 7:34 p.m.

    Here are 7 exclusive titles that are actually at the core of why people buy Xbox games. Halo Gears of War Fable Saints Row Ninja Gaiden Forza Left 4 Dead Additional functionality like Kinect, Skydrive, media are just a bonus.
  • Danomeon - November 18, 2013 9:55 p.m.

    Saint's Row, Left 4 Dead, and Ninja Gaiden aren't exclusive titles. All of them are available on other consoles or the PC. Left 4 Dead even has free DLC packs on the PC that cost money on the xbox. Still all awesome games, just pointing that out.
  • Eightboll812 - November 19, 2013 9:13 a.m.

    Well, and Fable wasn't exclusive either. Fable 2 appears to be the only title of that series that was limited to 360.
  • Satchurated - November 18, 2013 4:36 p.m.

    Why did you use a halo 3 screenshot for the halo ce slide. It seemed lazy and it didn't even mention halo 3.
  • awesomesauce - November 20, 2013 2:15 p.m.

    Halo 3 didn't pack as much of a punch to the Media as much as 1&2
  • Bloodstorm - November 18, 2013 3:37 p.m.

    Sorry, but I feel like the top 2 spots should have consisted of both Halo CE and Halo 2. You might say 'You can't have two games in the same franchise in the top 2 spots'. Halo CE legitimized the Xbox as a console back in the day. Xbox would have been a blip on the radar if not for it. Halo 2 belongs where it is. It definitely set the standard for all online console shooters. For a while, some games had a control layout that exactly matched Halo's. I believe a Medal of Honor even called the layout 'The Chief'.
  • GoldenEagle1476 - November 18, 2013 1:09 p.m.

    Hell yes Halo 2, one of my favorite games of all time.
  • TheGooseinator - November 18, 2013 12:56 p.m.

    Pretty solid list. Maybe Forza Motorsports or Fable as honorable mentions. Not the biggest fan of Braid, but it did essentially kickstart the indie scene in XBLA, so credit where credit is due.
  • seanpwns - November 18, 2013 12:52 p.m.

    Halo 2 without a doubt deserves that number 1 spot. The matchmaking, the Friends list, the Clan system, the customization, and all if topped off by some of the best online multiplayer shooter gameplay OF ALL TIME. That game set the bar insanely high and made Xbox Live what it is today.
  • rainn'sgaydar - November 18, 2013 12:07 p.m.

    No Halo Reach? You guys are still biased against Microsoft. There. Got the obligatory 8 is great comment out of the way. Nice list, Coop.
  • shawksta - November 18, 2013 11:22 a.m.

    Great list, a lot of people flat out Ignore Halo 2 and brag more on Halo 3 and the 360.
  • BladedFalcon - November 18, 2013 11:17 a.m.

    Not a bad list, I agree with most of these except... Kinect adventures? and on second place? Yes, I agree that game was the cornerstone of the Kinect's success, and yes, that game is the Wii Sports of the Kinect. Unlike Wii sports however, I don't think it was nearly as influential and Iconic, and seeing how even Microsoft didn't even bother to make a sequel to this for the Xbone, I think you're honestly giving this game way more importance than it deserves, Coop. I mean, not saying it shouldn't be on the list, it definitely should... but maybe at number 6 or 7, but definitely not important enough to claim that it's the second game that has defined the Xbox brand...
  • Eightboll812 - November 18, 2013 12:51 p.m.

    Like Magnus said, it's not a list of quintessential Xbox games. It's the games that got Xbone to where it is today. So Kinect is probably #1 if anything, seeing as Xbone is: TV TV More TV Kinect Kinect for TV (strikethrough) DRM (/strikethrough) power of cloud... (small font) games (/small font) Which brings me to my next question. Was there a game on Xbox 360 about a douche-baggy exec who kept pissing off all his customers? Cuz that kinda helped define the future of Xbone too.

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