Now, it’s the Xbox 360’s turn. While we love our PlayStation 3; the Xbox 360 had it’s own set of games that rocked 2013. We recently covered the Best Games of 2013 for the PS3; now we take a look at the Best Games for the Xbox 360 in 2013.
Here we go with the list…
#10. DmC: Devil May Cry
DmC makes the #10 spot for the Xbox 360 as well – it was rebooted this year, and the franchise pushed it’s DNA of being a bad-ass hack and slash no holds barred, gun slinging, demon slaying game to new heights. Dante was re-imagined as a younger lad with black hair, and someone with no respect for authority. The gameplay is still great as ever, and really sticks to its roots with some great changes.
Release Date: January 15, 2013
M for Mature: Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Nudity, Sexual Content, Strong Language
Developer: Ninja Theory
#9. Diablo III
Similar to the PS3 top 10, Diablo III finds itself at #9 on the Xbox 360 as well.
Rumors were wild and large, very much like the hordes you face in Diablo III, when the game released for the PC. No one expected too much, but when it released, it shook the very foundations of how hack and slash action RPGs ought to be handled on consoles. By far this is THE definitive version of Diablo III.
Release Date: September 3, 2013
RP-T+ for Rating Pending, Targeting a Rating of Teen or Above:
Genre: Third-Person Action
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
#8. XCOM: Enemy Within – Commander Edition
For the Xbox 360 we, have a new #8 –
XCOM: Enemy Within is the expansion to the 2012 Game of the Year award winning strategy game XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Enemy Within adds an incredible array of new abilities, upgrades and weapons to combat new enemy and alien threats.This expansion pack also introduces new maps, new tactical and strategic gameplay, and new multiplayer content providing a fresh new gameplay experience.
Release Date: November 12, 2013
Publisher: 2K Games
#7. FIFA 14
I don’t need to necessarily get into this. FIFA 14, by far the best FIFA game to date – but we say this every year. It just goes to show, why this game MUST be on your collection even if you’ve never played the game before. With FIFA 13 really pushing hard on the online multiplayer front, the same is set in gold with FIFA 14. It’s a must have for any FIFA fan.
Release Date: September 24, 2013
E for Everyone: No Descriptors
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: EA Canada
#6. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
Start saving the universe, LEGO Style!
Play as all your favorite Marvel Super Heroes, LEGO style! unlock more than 100 characters from across the Marvel Universe, including fan favorites like Spider-Man, Iron Man, Wolverine, Captain America, the Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Deadpool, Loki and Galactus! The game will pack in a plethora of super-cool character abilities, combat-like action sequences, epic battle scenes, puzzle-solving and a unique story told with playful LEGO humor.
Release Date: October 22, 2013
RP for Rating Pending:
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive
Developer: Traveller’s Tales
Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine is a single player or co-op heist game. Assemble a crack team of thieves, case the joint, and pull off the perfect heist. Sneak, steal, and run for your lives in single player or with up to four friends in local or online co-op.
Release Date: May 10, 2013
Developer: Pocketwatch Games
#4. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist
No Tomb Raider in the top 10 for the Xbox 360, why?? Because Sam Fisher is back in what can only be described as ‘The most exhilarating Splinter Cell Experience!’
For all that Tomb Raider is worth, the experience on the PC and PS3 is much better than the Xbox 360 – hence we recommend that Tomb Raider be played on a different platform other than the 360.
Anyway, Some games never go out of style, and Splinter Cell is certainly one of them. The list already seems top Action Games heavy, but we wanted to ensure Blacklist is not missed not. Everything from graphics, game-play, to the story line has been brilliantly done and it shows. As If you had to pick between Splinter Cell & Tomb Raider – I’d go with Splinter Cell.
Release Date: August 20, 2013
M for Mature:
Genre: Third-Person Action
Developer: Ubisoft Toronto
#3. BioShock Infinite
Take to the skies with BioShock Infinite – easily one the best games of the year across ANY platform
BioShock Infinite takes to the skies in a thrilling adventure that’s full of espionage, deranged citizens, and a very very beautiful Elizabeth. Breaking away from the first 2 games of being underwater, BioShock Infinite, has taken the franchise to new heights (no pun intended); excellent visuals and gameplay mechanics aside, it’s the story of BioShock Infinite that will have you falling in love with the franchise all over again. Do not miss this game!
Release Date: March 26, 2013
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Publisher: 2K Games
Developer: Irrational Games
#2. Rayman Legends
The Xbox 360 has a lot of great games, but when it comes to platformers – there’s only one that takes our #2 spot; and that is Rayman Legends. Rayman Legends retains the fantasy appeal of its predecessor while adding a multitude of clever and entertaining gaming modes, new characters, new environments and a new soundtrack. The award-winning team of artists, designers and composers behind the UbiArt framework has also returned with an advanced engine to include multi-dimensional gameplay elements, an improved lighting system and updated game rendering that elevate Rayman Legends to the next level.
#1. Grand Theft Auto V
Yes, you knew this was gonna be here! The #1 game for the Xbox 360 is GTA V. Making a come back and in a bigger and better way; we’ve described this as ‘The Perfect Open World Game’ – and there’s no doubt it is. We won’t get into details of why this game is so great, because you’ve already heard enough of it, and you KNOW, that GTA V is certainly our Game of the Year for the Xbox 360.
Release Date: September 17, 2013
M for Mature: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Mature Humor, Nudity, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Use of Drugs and Alcohol