From Skate 2 to Sega's best arcade game, these Xbox 360 classics will soon be gone from digital stores forever

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Dozens of games will soon be delisted from the Xbox 360 Store, which effectively means that a big number of backwards compatible titles are being killed on modern consoles, too.

Fans recently noticed a new support article on the Xbox website announcing that dozens of games will be delisted from the Xbox 360 Store starting on February 7. The list varies from region to region, but in the US it includes titles ranging from early XBLA cult classics like Outpost Kaloki X and Cloning Clyde to much bigger retail hits like Skate 2, both Left 4 Dead games, and several Assassin's Creed titles.

The vast majority of these games are available as backwards compatible titles, but bewilderingly most of them are not actually purchasable on modern Xbox consoles. You have to purchase them either through an actual Xbox 360 console or Microsoft's online 360 marketplace. While an Xbox rep told Gematsu that "titles that are available to be purchased on the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S Stores will remain purchasable," that doesn't really matter when most of these games are not on the modern store.

While some of the biggest titles on this list are saved by virtue of having retail discs that you can still put in a console, digital fans (and Series S owners) are about to be out of luck. And digital-only games, including arguably the best version of Sega's classic Daytona USA, soon be gone for everyone.

As in most of these delistings, you'll still be able to play these games if you previously purchased them, so if there's anything you want it's probably time to make sure your credit card is up to date on your old 360. (Or, again, on the online 360 marketplace, which works much better.)

While the list is a bit different in every region, much of it remains the same. Here's everything being delisted in the US.

  • Aegis Wing
  • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
  • Assassin's Creed 3
  • Assassin's Creed 4
  • Assassin's Creed Liberation HD
  • Blood of the Werewolf
  • Blue Dragon
  • Breakdown
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • Castle Crashers
  • Cloning Clyde
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Dark Souls
  • Darksiders 2
  • Daytona USA
  • Defense Grid
  • Eets: Chowdown
  • Far Cry 2
  • Final Fight: Double Impact
  • Iron Brigade
  • Jeremy McGrath's Offroad
  • Jet Set Radio
  • Left 4 Dead
  • Left 4 Dead 2
  • Limbo
  • Lost Odyssey
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Monopoly Deal
  • Mutant Blobs Attack
  • N+
  • The Orange Box
  • Outpost Kaloki X
  • Peggle 2
  • Phantom Breaker:Battle Grounds
  • Prince of Persia
  • The Raven Episode 1
  • R.U.S.E.
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co.
  • Skate 2
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • Spelunky
  • Splinter Cell Conviction
  • Star Wars Battlefront
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2
  • The Witcher 2

You'll find some of these games on our list of the best Xbox 360 games of all time.

Dustin Bailey
Staff Writer

Dustin Bailey joined the GamesRadar team as a Staff Writer in May 2022, and is currently based in Missouri. He's been covering games (with occasional dalliances in the worlds of anime and pro wrestling) since 2015, first as a freelancer, then as a news writer at PCGamesN for nearly five years. His love for games was sparked somewhere between Metal Gear Solid 2 and Knights of the Old Republic, and these days you can usually find him splitting his entertainment time between retro gaming, the latest big action-adventure title, or a long haul in American Truck Simulator.