Top Xbox Live games of 2012 revealed

Call of Duty dominates online, Minecraft is most popular Arcade title

Microsoft has released charts for the top Xbox Live games of 2012.

Originally published by Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hryb, director of programming for Xbox Live, the lists are based on average unique users per day connected to the online gaming service or full versions purchased between January 1 and December 31.

Unsurprisingly, Call of Duty games dominate the list of most played Xbox Live games, taking four of the top ten places, including Black Ops 2 at No.1 and Modern Warfare 3 at No.2. Two Halo games, two FIFA titles, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition and Battlefield 3 also charted.

Minecraft was also the most purchased Arcade game, coming in ahead of Trials Evolution, The Walking Dead, Pinball FX2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

The top-selling Indie game was CastleMiner Z, while the most played Games for Windows Live title was Grand Theft Auto 4. Check out the full chart rundowns below:

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  3. Halo 4
  4. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
  5. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  6. FIFA Soccer 13
  7. FIFA Soccer 12
  8. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
  9. Halo: Reach
  10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  11. Borderlands 2
  12. Assassin’s Creed III
  13. Skyrim
  14. Madden NFL 13
  15. Gears of War 3
  16. NBA 2K13
  17. NBA 2K12
  18. Far Cry 3
  19. Grand Theft Auto IV
  20. Forza Motorsport 4
  1. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
  2. Trials Evolution
  3. The Walking Dead
  4. Pinball FX2
  5. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  6. Castle Crashers
  7. Gotham City Impostors
  8. I Am Alive
  9. Fruit Ninja Kinect
  10. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD
  11. Trials HD
  12. Magic 2013
  13. Fez
  14. Dungeon Defenders
  15. Alan Wake’s American Nightmare
  16. Peggle
  17. The Simpsons Arcade Game
  18. Real Steel
  19. Toy Soldiers: Cold War
  20. Full House Poker
  1. CastleMiner Z
  2. CastleMiner
  3. Total Miner: Forge
  4. Avatar Deathmatch
  5. FortressCraft Chapter 1
  6. Murder Miners
  7. The Impossible Game
  8. Avatar Laser Wars 2
  9. The $1 Zombie Game
  10. Avatar Paintball
  11. Avatar Legends
  12. Fortress Wars
  13. Miner Of Duty
  14. Miner4Ever
  15. Avatar Laser Wars
  16. End Of Days: Infected vs Mercs
  17. Toy Stunt Bike 2
  18. Flight Adventure 2
  19. Don’t Die Dateless, Dummy!
  20. Block World
  1. GTA IV
  2. Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition
  3. Age of Empires Online
  4. Batman Arkham City
  5. Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition
  6. Microsoft Flight
  7. DiRT 3
  8. F1 2011
  9. Resident Evil 5
  10. Fallout 3
  11. Batman: Arkham Asylum
  12. Fable III
  13. Bioshock 2
  14. Gotham City Impostors
  15. Colin McRae : Dirt 2
  16. Bulletstorm
  17. Street Fighter X Tekken
  18. Resident Evil Raccoon City
  19. F1 2010
  20. Street Fighter IV

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