Top Xbox 360 Action Games of 2010

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top Xbox 360 Action games of 2010, a list of the best videogames, created from editorial reviews on the site. It's the perfect tool to find that great game you haven't played yet, or even to find a gem for a friend or loved one as a gift.

Please take into account this list is in descending order! VideoGamer.com is always open to hearing about your opinion. Would your list be different? If so let us know by contacting us or tweeting us @VideoGamerCom.

  • 30.

    TRON: Evolution Review

    TRON: Evolution

    Tron: Evolution is simple fun, but let down by a fairly short campaign that becomes samey far too quickly. The combat stops evolving too soon, and the lightcycles are a big disappointment. Tron: Evolution is Prince of Persia but more neon. There are neon frisbees,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 29.

    Army of Two: The 40th Day Review

    Army of Two: The 40th Day

    Army of Two: The 40th Day is a solid, entertaining third-person shooter, best played with a friend, but it's not quite the big advancement over the original it could have been. Army of Two ended up being a bit of a disappointment on its release in March... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 28.

    After Burner Climax Review

    After Burner Climax

    Afterburner Climax is a great, and reasonably priced way to play the arcade game in the comfort of your own home, but it's a remarkably simple game that will leave some people wanting a lot more. Afterburner was the very first arcade game I completed, and the only arcade... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 27.

    Lost Planet 2 Review

    Lost Planet 2

    As long as you've got some friends, Lost Planet 2 betters the original and features some of the most intense, visually stunning battles we've seen on this generation of consoles. I look back on Lost Planet quite fondly. I remember the great boss battles,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

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  • 26.

    Crackdown 2 Review

    Crackdown 2

    If you're coming into the series afresh, Crackdown 2 is well worth checking out, but for those of us who have patiently waited over three years for a sequel, it's a mild disappointment. In the weeks leading up to its release, the original Crackdown was simply... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 25.

    DeathSpank Review

    DeathSpank

    DeathSpank might have plenty of things to see and do, but you’ll probably have had your fill long before the game comes to any sort of conclusion. Greetings, humble Reader. I am DeathSpank, a hero of heroes who's come to... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 24.

    Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days Review

    Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days

    The deranged duo's return is worth experiencing and is far more accomplished than its predecessor, but the gameplay on offer still doesn't match the quality of the characters IO has created. You're running starkers through a city, your skin cut to pieces, a gun in... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 23.

    Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Review

    Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions

    Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is a consistent, rugged and undeniably enjoyable romp through some bright colours, excellent set pieces and laugh out loud lines. Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is a work of pure indulgence, a tapestry of... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 22.

    Dead Rising 2 Review

    Dead Rising 2

    It's a worthy sequel in many ways, but despite all the innovative weapon combinations, Dead Rising 2 suggests that Capcom has yet to find its perfect blend. There is something gleefully rebellious about the way Capcom defies the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

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  • 21.

    Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Review

    Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

    A few control issues bringing the overall quality of the product down, but that doesn't mean Guardian of Light isn't worth a look. It's quite remarkable that Crystal Dynamics has been able to create a game... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,Xbox 360

  • 20.

    Comic Jumper Review

    Comic Jumper

    Comic Jumper is a solid XBLA release that will please some more than others, but for me it's definitely a case of style over substance. I bloody loved 'Splosion Man. The combination of tongue-in-cheek humour and... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 19.

    Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 Review

    Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2

    Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 does a fantastic job of recreating pivotal moments from the show, the authenticity enhanced with some truly second-to-none visuals. The Nine-tailed Fox is a force comparable to a natural disaster. A single... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 18.

    Dante's Inferno Review

    Dante's Inferno

    With some impressive combat mechanics, an excellent game world, some of the most disturbing enemies ever seen and tight production values, Dante's Inferno delivers the goods. Dante's Inferno, a brand-new franchise from EA and developer Visceral Games,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 17.

    Ninja Blade Review

    Ninja Blade

    Ninja Blade has no right to be as entertaining as it is. It's not as accomplished as the genre's heavyweights, but anyone able to see it as the roller-coaster ride it is should have a great time. It's unlikely you'll have ever played a game as bizarre as From Software's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 16.

    Resident Evil 5: Lost in Nightmares Review

    Resident Evil 5: Lost in Nightmares

    Whilst there's nothing here for those who didn't enjoy Resident Evil 5, fans should consider Lost in Nightmares as nothing less than an essential purchase. Resident Evil 5 has been on shop shelves for a full year now, and Capcom has... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 15.

    Just Cause 2 Review

    Just Cause 2

    Just Cause 2 is a game that begs to be messed around with, for you to discover new ways to use the tools at your disposal and to take it all in the light-hearted way the developer intended. Sometimes the simplest things can bring about the most fun. Just Cause 2,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 14.

    NIER Review

    NIER

    NIER is, in many ways, the kind of game critics of the Japanese RPG have been calling for: different, fresh, and in parts distinctly un-JRPG. Where to start with NIER, perhaps the most genre-bending game of 2010? This... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 13.

    Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Review

    Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

    While Forgotten Sands has its fair share of problems, it's one of the best action adventure titles the console has seen. With Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands on Wii, Ubisoft managed to resist... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,Xbox 360

  • 12.

    Transformers: War for Cybertron Review

    Transformers: War for Cybertron

    War for Cybertron is the first Transformers game I've played that nails the personality of the bots and it genuinely delivers a solid gaming experience alongside the nostalgia. Every child of the 80s wants to play a brilliant Transformers video game.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 11.

    Dead Rising 2: Case Zero Review

    Dead Rising 2: Case Zero

    Perhaps the most impressive thing about Case Zero is the fact that it plays out almost exactly like a miniature version of the Dead Rising experience. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas... unless, of course, you're talking... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 10.

    Mass Effect 2 - Lair of the Shadow Broker Review

    Mass Effect 2 - Lair of the Shadow Broker

    Lair of the Shadow Broker is an exciting and cinematic ride that leaves you wanting more. BioWare was always going to return to the Shadow Broker; the mysterious... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 9.

    Darksiders Review

    Darksiders

    Darksiders deserves attention. It's a highly entertaining adventure, with some gorgeous visuals, devilish puzzles and exciting action. Fingers crossed the sequel will build on this impressive debut. It's Zelda meets God of War meets Tomb Raider meets Soul Reaver. Darksiders... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,Xbox 360

  • 8.

    Enslaved: Odyssey to the West Review

    Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

    There are certainly better hack 'n' slash games on the market, built around deeper combat, but few games can match Enslaved's excellent fusion of gameplay and storytelling. Movies and games are increasingly crossing paths. We've had games that have... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 7.

    Vanquish Review

    Vanquish

    If you enjoy shooters then you absolutely must experience Vanquish; just know that you're not going to be getting much more than a weekend's play unless you get addicted to high scores and challenges. I recently reviewed Tecmo Koei's terrible Quantum Theory. It was an example... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 6.

    Bayonetta Review

    Bayonetta

    It's fast, thrilling, gorgeous, punishing, rewarding and tremendous fun. It's an old-fashioned game at heart, will test your skills to their limit, and more than lives up to its billing. "Seven years ago I created Devil May Cry. Many of you have said that it... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 5.

    Final Fight: Double Impact Review

    Final Fight: Double Impact

    Final Fight: Double Impact is the perfect port of a retro classic; the original game buckles under the pressure of the fan service that's been added to it. If you're a Capcom fan, insta-buy. Final Fight: Double Impact's release on XBLA and PSN this week is well... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 4.

    Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City Review

    Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City

    PS3 owners can finally get their hands on what is the finest example of DLC we've seen to date. The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony would be worth buying as standalone games. After what must have seemed like a monumental wait, PS3 (and PC) gamers can... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 3.

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Review

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

    Lords of Shadow is exactly what the Castlevania franchise needed to find popularity with a new generation of gamers - and us oldies too. One of the best games of 2010. I'm all for a bit of realism in games, but from time to time I want fantasy.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 2.

    Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Review

    Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare

    This is a gold standard expansion, one that's briefer than the GTA IV add-ons, but otherwise just as good. Undead Nightmare is one of those games that, when played in a busy office,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 1.

    Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Review

    Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

    Brotherhood's success lies in taking what made Assassin's Creed 2 work and simultaneously making it more coherent and more cinematic. There was a brief period back in 2007 when the marketing of Assassin's Creed... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360