In 2005 the release of the Xbox 360 marked the start of the seventh generation in video game consoles. In November of this year, the release of the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 will mark the true start of the next generation. The Xbox One is geared up to have some exciting exclusive titles following in the footsteps of the Xbox 360.

So, let’s look back for a few minutes. Here is, in order, our list of the Top 10 Xbox 360 Exclusive Games Ever Made:

10. Ninja Gaiden II (2008)

Ninja Gaiden II top Xbox 360 exclusiveDeveloper: Team Ninja

Publisher: Microsoft

Though it did not advance the original in a lot of ways, Ninja Gaiden II still offers up some great ninja slashing gameplay that provides fast-paced enemy-dismembering enjoyment. The massive amount of blood animation also causes it to remain one of the more gory games out there.

9. Forza Motorsport 4 (2011)

Forza 4 top Xbox 360 exclusiveDeveloper: Turn 10 Studios

Publisher: Microsoft Studios

One of the highest values in look and feel of the racing genre, Forza 4 offers some of the most enjoyable white knuckle racing of any platform. The newly added Autovista mode gives players the ability to look in greater detail under the hood of their desired vehicles. The improved physics further increase player enjoyment with the addition of a truly immersive sound design.

8. Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise (2008)

Viva Pinata TiP top Xbox 360 exclusiveDeveloper: Rare

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

Sticking with the formula that made the original great, Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise adds features which including a simpler user interface and added co-operative play. Don’t be fooled by the relaxing and childlike nature of the game, it can still be just as highly addictive and fun for those who like a little more action in their gameplay. The colorful environment is also a great way to show off the true beauty of the High Definition capabilities of the seventh generation consol.

7. Crackdown (2007)

Crackdown top Xbox 360 exclusiveDeveloper: Realtime Worlds

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

One of the greater superhero style video games, Crackdown allows players to truly feel the joy of playing a super-human with the added freedom and exploration that comes with a non-linear sandbox.  The game adds further enjoyment by teaming up players with their friends for drop in two-player co-operative play that doesn’t limit the freedom of the game’s fabulous open world.

6. Saints Row (2006)

Saints Row is one of the best Xbox 360 exclusives everDeveloper:Volition, Inc.

Publisher: THQ

Saints Row begins the storyline and crazy antics that follow through the entirety of the series. Full of character and vehicle customization in addition to the array of great weapons, this sandbox truly lets the player control any type character they wish. The series continued to improve through out its sequels, but the original still makes up one of the best games exclusive to the Xbox 360.

5. Dead Rising (2006)

Dead Rising is a top Xbox 360 exclusive titleDeveloper: Capcom Production Studio 1

Publisher: Capcom

A sandbox style zombie survival game is already enough to make Dead Rising an appealing game. However, Capcom also allowed players to customize the main character and put some pretty funny masks on the zombies themselves, which made the game all that more great. Dead Rising also features a number of endings depending on the player’s actions and choices including one for staying by the starting helipad throughout the game’s designated time limit; in other words, doing literally nothing at all.

4. Halo: Reach (2010)

Halo Reach is definitely one of the top Xbox 360 exclusives ever madeDeveloper: Bungi

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

The first game of the series to be released after the conclusion of the Halo trilogy, Halo: Reach provides a new style of gameplay that is still easily identifiable for long time Halo players. A great musical score, an intriguing single player campaign, and addictive multiplayer causes this to not only be one of the best Halo titles, but on of the best games for the Xbox 360 in general.

3. Fable II (2008)

Fable 2 is a top Xbox 360 exclusive titleDeveloper: Lionhead Studios

Publisher: Microsoft Games

Broken Molyneux promises aside, Fable II is a great game with an enjoyable storyline and tons to do on the side. Players have the option to play to their style and are put to some difficult moral choices that don’t just come down to good or evil. Intuitive combat and plenty of character customization, along with the added system that changes your body type by the way you play, Fable II has one of the highest replay values of any story driven video game.

2. Gears of War 3 (2011)

Gears of War 3 is one of the top 3 Xbox 360 exclusive gamesDeveloper: Epic Games

Publisher: Microsoft Studios

The Gears of War franchise quickly went from good video game to Xbox icon when it was released. Building upon its two predecessors, Gears of War 3 is the pinnacle of the series. Featuring awesome action, great characters, and dark but spectacular set pieces this is not only a must play game for Xbox owners, but a must play series.

1. Halo 4 (2012)

Halo 4 is the BEST Xbox 360 Game Ever MadeDeveloper: 343 Industries

Publisher: Microsoft Studios

Halo 4 had the opportunity to build on one of the most popular franchises in video game history, and it did not fail to meet expectations. Bringing everything players know and love about the series, Halo 4 featured great animation and a well paced narrative to create one of the best first person shooter experiences, not to mention one of the greatest games, of all time.

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