Top Xbox 360 Action Games of 2013

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top action games of 2013, 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.

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  • 26.

    Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

    Niggles keep Revengeance from reaching its full potential, but this is yet another satisfying effort from Platinum Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance has one of the best opening levels of the current console generation. It's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 25.

    Gears of War: Judgment

    Gears of War: judgment is a solid effort that, in some ways, changes the Gears formula for the better. Gears of War: Judgment is an odd one. On the one hand, anyone vaguely familiar with Epic's schlocky, irony-deficient combat... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 24.

    Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

    Slightly disappointing, but the compulsive appeal of the parent game carries over and it's nice to play a sci-fi shooter that's not trying to tell a so-called 'epic' story. For a game that's selling itself to be more RADICAL... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 23.

    Defiance

    Despite the tedium of the missions, Defiance has a ‘one more go’ thing going for it that other shoot and loot games don't. Note: This is our follow-up to an earlier Defiance impressions piece, which you can read here. You... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 22.

    Metro: Last Light

    A worthy, if slightly flawed, successor to the original game. Metro Last Light is like a post-FPS shooter. It's the game that takes place after Call of Duty and its ilk have ruined the Earth with their relentless need to... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 21.

    Resident Evil Revelations

    Revelations on consoles is a great port of a good game that is well worth picking up. Resident Evil: Revelations originally came out on the 3DS last year and was far better than its bigger budget brother, Resident Evil 6.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U

  • 20.

    Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches

    An engaging end to the first installment in a potentially great franchise. The final chapter of both Dishonored's overall narrative and the assassin Daud's DLC side-story, The Witches of Brigmore is a satisfying - if frustrating... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 19.

    Payday 2

    An offline bomb, Payday 2 erupts into quite the beast when taken online. You tried to go in quietly but now the alarm's been tripped. A horde of police are inbound. The drill - which was breaking through the safe - has jammed.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 18.

    Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag

    Flawed yet addictive, Assassin's Creed may be in need of a change. Editor's Note: The below review is based on the PS4 version of Black Flag. Having played the PS3 version for around three hours in comparison, players should... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U

  • 17.

    Call of Duty: Ghosts

    Diminishing with every return, Ghosts' addictive nature is tempered by over-familiarity. On PS4 and Xbox One it may be, but Ghosts is a current-generation game. In fact, it's the current-gen game, the one that defined systems... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii U

  • 16.

    DmC Devil May Cry

    DmC is a game that’s more respectful to the ethos of the series than its narrative canon, and as such it’s more sure-footed in its systems than its storytelling. Boy, do the folks at Ninja Theory have some serious cojones.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 15.

    Tomb Raider

    Tomb Raider is not a brave game. Nor is it one that’ll likely live long in the memory, but while you’re walking in Lara’s muddy size fours, it is spellbinding. Considering the furore surrounding Crystal Dynamics' expensive... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 14.

    Tomb Raider

    A exploração do sofrimento. Posso viver mais cem anos - o que é pouco provável - que nunca hei-de esquecer o momento em que o primeiro Tomb Raider me conquistou: dobrei a escarpa e dei de caras com o Tiranossauros Rex. Na... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PS3

  • 13.

    BioShock Infinite

    Despite its many flaws, BioShock Infinite might just be one of the most compelling games of this generation BioShock Infinite is a strange game, and one that makes a mockery of those little scores at the bottom of this and... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 12.

    Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall

    A very impressive new slice of Dishonored. With Daud's story left on a cliffhanger, we hope Arkane keeps up this form with the next installment. Poor old Daud. The moment he hits the height of his profession - assassinating... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 11.

    Saints Row 4

    Some poor missions can't derail a world of extraordinary creativity. How far Saints Row has come. For a series once fascinated in cautiously emulating GTA, we now have the so-called triple-A's most outrageous game; an open... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 10.

    Splinter Cell: Blacklist

    Splinter Cell: Blacklist may not be for those who want a purer Sam Fisher experience, but it's still very good. If you were unsure about Splinter Cell: Conviction, I cannot begin to fathom what your thoughts towards Blacklist... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii U

  • 9.

    The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

    The Bureau delivers the best squad shooter since Rainbow Six: Vegas, and is successful in spinning an intelligent and twisting narrative, filled with fan service. The story starts simply enough, with you, William Carter,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 8.

    Batman: Arkham Origins

    A worthy addition to the Arkham franchise. Batman: Arkham Origins is a wonderful version of somebody else's game. While a return to the Arkham series is welcome - and if you take only one thing away from this review, it should... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 7.

    State of Decay

    This is The Walking Dead: The Simulator, and it’s every bit as good as that sounds. It's ugly. The frame rate is terrible. It routinely stutters. The clipping is appalling. The cars handle like bars of soap. And it's one... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PC

  • 6.

    Grand Theft Auto 5

    Vidas paralelas. Não existe como negar o impacto sociocultural que Grand Theft Auto tem atualmente no mundo. A série da Rockstar Games é um fenómeno à escala mundial, não importa se são ávidos jogadores ou não, todos conhecem... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One

  • 5.

    Skylanders: Swap Force

    A brilliant, imaginative game for kids of all ages In the face of strong competition from Disney Infinity, Skylanders really needs to be on its A-game this year. Yet series creator Toys For Bob has taken a back seat, handing... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 4.

    Grand Theft Auto Online

    GTA's online offering lives up to its billing. With a launch so devastatingly crippled by server issues, it's fair to say GTA 5's first forays into the MMO mire were about as painless as John McClane's glassy stroll through... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 3.

    Battlefield 4

    Excellent maps, refined balancing and a greater emphasis on destruction set the scene for an exceptional online experience. While the current-gen version of Battlefield 4 fails to match the sleekness and scale of its next-gen... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 2.

    LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

    The strongest Lego title yet, and the best Marvel game ever made. Lego Marvel Super Heroes is, for the most part, plastic proof that familiarity works - providing a game still has the love and imagination to retain the excitement... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 1.

    Grand Theft Auto 5

    The best GTA game ever made. Unless you play it for yourself, it's near impossible to grasp how big GTA 5 is. It's not just the world. It's the gargantuan story, the sheer amount of missions and the variety introduced with... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3