Top Xbox 360 Games of 2014
In the first full year during which the Xbox 360 had to play second fiddle to a new generation of home consoles there was always going to be a drop in enthusiasm around the platform. However, that doesn't mean 360 gamers had nothing to play.
In fact the Xbox 360 actually boasts a host of titles which didn't make it to the next generation systems, including some of the year's best games. We're talking about Bandai Namco's wonderful Dark Souls 2 and Ubisoft's South Park: The Stick of Truth, both of which are only available on last gen hardware.
Other titles too made clinging onto the older console worthwhile. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 didn't repeat the success of the original, but did offer a next-gen like spectacle. Elsewhere Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, GRID Autosport, World of Tanks and Ultra Street Fighter IV couldn't be found on next-gen platforms.
Even in the busy holiday season you'll find a few old-gen exclusives, such as Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Rogue, Take-Two's Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Codemasters' F1 2014.
Sadly for Xbox 360 owners, 2015 doesn't look likely to produce as many must-have titles, emphasising the need to make the jump to a new generation system.
Fun, but it just doesn't have the same appeal as other entries in the series.
Rambo: The Video Game is not worthy of high praise. But that doesn't mean it isn't fun...
A huge disappointment, given the obvious potential.
Sweet outweighs weak, but only just.
Another mediocre effort.
After the impressive voice acting and general spectacle of the main adventure starts to fade, you’re left with an altogether dull world in which to roam.
A decent, but confused, shooter.
Same as the last one: an average, if somewhat enjoyable shooter.
While Anniversary may feel like Lionhead is doing a sloppy job in 2014, that isn’t the case; it’s a testament to what an excellent job it did in 2008 with Fable 2.
Huffs and puffs, but doesn’t blow us away.