what are your top 5 favorite Xbox games of all time?

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#1 Edited by BlackGenjii (256 posts) -

I was just curious what you Gamespot users out there would say were your top 5 most beloved Xbox games of all time?

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#2 Edited by sukraj (27606 posts) -

Dead Rising 3

Tomb Raider - 2013

Battlefield 4

Ryse Son of Rome


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#3 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (15915 posts) -

Not in order:

-Halo 3

-Halo 4

-Halo 1

-Orange Box


Runners up: Mass Effect Trilogy, Portal 2, Star Wars KOTOR, GOW 1

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#4 Posted by ObxChillin (169 posts) -

Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Gears of War

Halo 3


Fallout 3

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#5 Posted by bballentine95 (25 posts) -

1. Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory

2. Halo 2

3. Splinter Cell: Double Agent (both versions)

4. Splinter Cell 1


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#6 Posted by Draign (1821 posts) -

In no particular order:

1. Earth Defense Force 2049 (or whatever year lol)

2. RYSE: Son of Rome

3. Halo

4. NFL 2K5

5. Gears of War

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#7 Posted by cyloninside (815 posts) -

gears 1/2

mass effect trilogy


halo 4

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#8 Posted by GuitarSmash (274 posts) -

Dead Rising 1

Jet Set Radio Future

SSX 3 (not exclusive though)

Tales of Vesperia (only on 360 everywhere except japan)

Left 4 Dead 2/ State of Decay

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#9 Posted by HuggyBear1020 (467 posts) -

I'm assuming this includes the original xbox? If so:

1. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

2. Mass Effect Trilogy

3. Gears of War Trilogy

4. Dead or Alive Ultimate

5. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

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#10 Posted by CTR360 (8537 posts) -

5 skyrim 4 dark souls 3 ninja gaiden (xbox) 2 gta v 1 tomb raider

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#11 Posted by kingcrimson24 (824 posts) -

Mass Effect Trilogy

Halo Series

Gears of War trilogy

Forza Motorsport games


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#12 Edited by donlogan999 (25 posts) -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iVSBJl56og ghosts

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#13 Posted by spike6958 (6698 posts) -

Original Xbox:

  1. Fable: The Lost Chapters
  2. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  3. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
  4. Halo
  5. Halo 2

Xbox 360:

  1. Gears of War
  2. Mass Effect
  3. Gears of War 2
  4. Halo Reach
  5. Gears of War 3
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#14 Posted by dark_rising76 (1300 posts) -

Just Cause 2, Borderlands 2, GTA IV, GTA V, FIFA 13

I would also put Syrim, Forza 4, Kingdom of Amalur, Crysis 2 & 3 into the conversation as well.

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#15 Posted by jasean79 (2593 posts) -

It's hard to limit to 5, but here are a few:

Gears of War 3

Lumines Live

Splinter Cell Blacklist

Pinball FX2

Rock Band 3

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#16 Edited by ominous_titan (1217 posts) -

5 isnt enough ha,

1-Steel fucking Battalion and its online only Line of Contact


3-Chrome fucking Hounds

4-Mechassault 2

5-Phantom Dust, GeoW 1, KOTOR, Halo 1&2

and RYSE ,yes i like RYSE **** what the haters say

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#17 Edited by quatoe (7151 posts) -

Xbox 360- Mass Effect Trilogy, Dark Souls, Fallout 3, Dragon Age: Origins, and Bayonetta

Xbox- MechAssault 2, Conker: Live and Reloaded, Halo 2, Jade Empire, and Fable.

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#18 Edited by sukraj (27606 posts) -

@ominous_titan said:

5 isnt enough ha,

1-Steel fucking Battalion and its online only Line of Contact


3-Chrome fucking Hounds

4-Mechassault 2

5-Phantom Dust, GeoW 1, KOTOR, Halo 1&2

and RYSE ,yes i like RYSE **** what the haters say

nice list

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#19 Posted by jefferson1964 (272 posts) -

My favorites of All Time are and I know its limited to 5 but im going by game titles I really enjoyed

All 3 Bioshocks--These were just the best, I really felt part of that world, amazing

All 3 Gears of War---very good enjoyed the story line and characters

All 3 Mass Effects---Who does not like saving humanity

Skyrim--I'm still playing, its like never ending, worth every penny.

Fallout 3--Oh Man what a rush traveling through the wasteland...

If I was forced to narrow down Bioshock, GOW, ME

it would be the first Bioshock--increadible---Rapture Amazing

Gears of War 2---Carmine finds his wife---

Mass Effect 2---Great Game Play---

If I had to pick just 1 games and that was it...

Skyrim and Fallout 3--those games are worth every penny for all the game play you get---im still playing Skyrim after since its release and Fallout 3 I completed the main quest but could continue on and on with all the side missions and exploring the wasteland...sure hope Bethesda comes out with a similar Skyrim and Fallout 3 for Xbox 1 to capture the graphics capability....

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#20 Posted by juboner (1183 posts) -

original xbox



Ninja Gaiden

Legacy of Kain

Splinter Cell's

Rainbow Six 3

Halo 1 & 2



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#21 Edited by SolidTy (49991 posts) -

Halo 1

Halo 2

Halo 3

Halo Reach

Halo Wars

Halo 4


Halo Spartan Assault

Halo HD

Halo 2 HD?

Halo 5?


GeoW 1

GeoW 2

GeoW 3

GeoW Judgement

GeoW 4?


Fable 1

Fable 2

Fable 3

Fable Journey

Fable Pub Games

Fable The Lost Chapters

Fable HD?

Fable 4?

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#22 Edited by BattleSpectre (7989 posts) -

In no particular order:

Spider Man 2 (original Xbox)

Fable Series

Gears of War series

KOTOR (original Xbox)

Peter Jacksons King Kong (original Xbox)

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#23 Posted by cainetao11 (33949 posts) -

Halo 3

Gears 3

Jade Empire

Fable 2

Splinter cell Conviction

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#24 Posted by thenephariouson (3979 posts) -

In no particular order:

Fallout 3 (leaving the Vault and walking into the wilderness for the first time)

Borderlands 2 (The sheer twisted fun)

Bioshock (Original) (Going down in the Diving Bell, The Big Daddies, the Story Arc)

Rainbow 6: Vegas 1 (The 1st/3rd Person cover system, tactical gameplay, played for 7 YEARS!!)

Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (The gameplay dynamics, The stealth)

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#25 Posted by thenephariouson (3979 posts) -

Sorry, I know you requested 5, but Im having 7 : )

Skyrim (The Scale, The Crafting, the various Guild arcs, and those DRAGONS!!!!)

Mass Effect 2 (That opening sequence, The story arc(s), the characterisations, the replayability and Option Paths)

Im done now : )

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#26 Posted by WalshieEU (25 posts) -

I only had a 360, never really had a huge library etiher but these are my favourites, in no particular order;

- Skyrim, need I say more

- GTA V, extremely fun online multiplayer, especially with friends

- NFS Carbon (the last true NFS imo)

- CoD 4, enjoyed playing competitively on gamebattles with a few real life friends

- Halo 3, great co-op campaing and online multiplayer

Few other honorable mentions would probably be; GoW 1&2, AC, Battlefield 3. I was kinda mainstream and tended to play mainly multiplayer, whatever my friends were playing. I however hope to play a lot of different games/ genres on my Xbox One!

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#27 Posted by willy8257 (25 posts) -
  1. Skyrim
  2. Borderlands 2
  3. MW2
  4. Halo 3
  5. Borderlands
  6. Assassins Creed 4

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#28 Posted by thehig1 (6497 posts) -

I'll give my top 5 in order, bear in mind great games like Skyrim and Tomb Raider 2013 etc are not on the list because I played them on PC not 360.

1) Mass Effect 2 - My second favorite game of all time, such an epic game with an epic and noble mission.

2)Bioshock - First game I played on the 360 and I loved it, the story had me hooked I was fasnitated with what rapture was like when it was a thriving city.

3) Riddick Escape From Butcher Bay - First FPS game I played that heavily encouraged stealth

4) Brothers In Arms Hells Highway - Really enjoyed the game, felt far more tactical than COD, HALO etc.

5) Dues Ex Human Revolution - Awesome game that you can replay over and over, each time I played it different ways and upgraded different elements of myself.

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#29 Posted by immortality20 (8545 posts) -

Hard to pick just 5, but no order...

Rockband 2
Dead Space
Halo Reach

if top 10...
Gears 3
Batman Arkham City
Black Ops
Alan Wake

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#30 Edited by nyc05 (10190 posts) -

As I do anytime I make one of these lists, I will leave off multiplatform games and stick with games only available on the console(s)/brand in question (unless series was only also on PC, then that's ok):

Now then, my favorite Xbox (Xbox, 360, One) games (in no order):

  • Ryse: Son of Rome
  • Alan Wake
  • Crackdown (both)
  • Chromehounds (to this day the only multiplayer game I loved)
  • Fable (all of 'em)
  • Gears of War (all of 'em)
  • Kameo: Elements of Power
  • Project Gotham Racing 4
  • Dead Rising 3

That's all I can think of right now. I sure hope we see all of those franchise back in beautiful Xbox One glory.

EDIT: Too tired from work - just realized you asked for a top 5, lol. I don't know. Can't figure that out right now. Maybe I'll edit later and pick my top 5.

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#31 Edited by ghstbstr (8790 posts) -

I can't list just five because there are soo many games on the Xbox 360 that I really like. To name a few are the Mass Effect games, Dead Rising games, Dead Space games, Fallout games, Elder Scrolls games, Metro 2033/2034 games, Batman games, GTA games, and there's more way more.

As for the Xbox One I only have a few games, but I really like Dead Rising 3, Ryse Son of Rome, and BF4(online).

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#32 Edited by Kaze_no_Mirai (11763 posts) -

Left 4 Dead 2

Halo 4

Gears of War 3

Halo Reach


Titanfall will probably be somewhere there soon, but its really annoying me currently as I keep getting stuck with lousy teammates and have been on a pretty long losing streak. Cool to see some people putting Ryse on their lists, I just got my Xbox One and am looking for games to get for it and was looking into that one.

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#33 Posted by x-2tha-z (8984 posts) -


Ninja Gaiden Black

Dark Souls

Red Dead Redemption

Half-Life 2

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#34 Edited by RitsukoBlue (28 posts) -

To only list 5 games is HARD!! I'll just name 5 off the top of my head!

1. Lost Odyssey

2. The Mass Effect Saga

3. Forza 4

4. Skyrim

5. Final Fantasy XIII-2/XIII-3