Top Xbox 360 Action Games of All Time

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top action games of all-time, 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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  • 30.

    Resident Evil 4 HD

    Resi 4 is easily the best Resident Evil title, and an absolute must-buy for anyone interested in action or horror. Resident Evil 4 remains one of the greats. Having finished Resident Evil 4 twice before (once on GameCube,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 29.

    Crysis

    The console port of Crysis is excellent, so if you've never had a PC up to the job now's your chance to see what all the fuss was about. Back in 2007, Crysis felt like a game from the future. Running on a top-spec rig, no... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 28.

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 doesn't do anything new, but it also doesn't do anything wrong. Do you remember where you were at the start of World War III? I do; getting pounded by some guy with a Striker over and over again... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 27.

    Metal Gear Solid HD Collection

    Bluepoint Games has done an admirable job collating one of gaming's most unique, important and frustrating franchises. For a series that preaches the virtues of silence and stealth, the Metal Gear series desperately wants... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 26.

    Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

    Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is trying to have its cake and eat it. It's hard for me to write about Counter-Strike because, well, Counter-Strike made me; the underpass of Dust is my Hyrule Field, Golden Saucer or Shadow... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 25.

    Borderlands 2

    Borderlands 2 surpasses the original with sharper focus, better quests and more enjoyable blasting. Borderlands 2 stinks of money from start to finish, cementing the series' transformation from the little game that could... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 24.

    Halo 4

    This is no longer Bungie's Halo, but much of what made the series such an irresistible proposition has remained intact for this new beginning. Dealing with your expectations can be tough. "I thought you'd be taller," says... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 23.

    Far Cry 3

    Far Cry 3 shines in its campaign, which is more layered and compelling than any game proffering a power trip through escapist ultraviolence has any right to be. Far Cry 3's campaign begins with a quote from Lewis Carrol's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 22.

    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

  • 21.

    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

  • 20.

    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

  • 19.

    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

  • 18.

    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

  • 17.

    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

  • 16.

    Alien: Isolation

    CA has finally nailed the true horror of Alien in video game form. It's only taken 35 years. A masterwork of atmosphere and environmental design, Alien: Isolation may be standing on the shoulders of giants, but it's also... more

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

  • 15.

    Grand Theft Auto 5

    Mais encanto no regresso. Há cerca de um ano, Grand Theft Auto V batia recordes de vendas e era visto como um sério candidato a ocupar a primeira posição das tabelas referentes às melhoras obras do ano. Chegado à PlayStation... more

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

  • 14.

    Resident Evil HD Remaster

    Resident Evil remains as odd, unsettling, and unforgettable as its setting, and the HD remaster only emphasises this. Announced last year to an unwarranted - if, given the spate of recent poor HD re-releases, somewhat understandable... more

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

  • 13.

    Rise of the Tomb Raider

    After a year-long wait, PS4 owners finally get to play one of the best games of this generation. Tom and Colm discuss what's new in Rise of the Tomb Raider on PS4.What exactly do you get in Blood Ties and Lara's Nightmare?... more

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

  • 12.

    Gears of War

    Gears of War is simply an astounding game, and there's little doubt that it'll be remembered as a true classic. Reviewing Gears of War is a lose-lose situation for video game critics. If you say it's one of the greatest games... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 11.

    Bioshock

    To put it simply, BioShock is a brilliant game; one that sets the proverbial benchmark not only for first-person adventure titles, but also for all future games to come. I had always been passionately against giving out perfect... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PC

  • 10.

    Halo 3

    There is absolutely no way any Halo fan will be disappointed by this game. You better believe the Chief has triumphantly returned. Now buy the game, cock the Assault Rifle, and finish the fight. There are video games, and... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 9.

    Grand Theft Auto IV

    We all knew GTA 4 would be a great game and sell millions of copies, but we didn't expect it to shame pretty much every other game we've played this generation. It takes an awful lot for me to spend extended periods of time... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 8.

    Gears of War 2

    Gears of War 2 is arguably the greatest action game ever created. In a year full of incredible games, Gears of War 2 sits triumphantly at the very top. It's hard to describe the feeling you'll get after finishing Epic Games'... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 7.

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

    With the best multiplayer shooting that money can buy, an incredibly action-packed campaign and plenty of superb two-player co-op levels, this is without a doubt a real contender for game of the year. I felt like I needed... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 6.

    Red Dead Redemption

    So yes, the action rocks bells. But I still can't help but feel that for me, it's the less familiar elements that help to make Red Dead Redemption the best game of 2010 thus far. For years it seemed as if no-one in Hollywood... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 5.

    Mass Effect 2

    You say potato, I say potato. It's taken almost a year for Mass Effect 2 to reach the PS3. Now that it's finally here, however, there are only two questions worth asking: "Does the game live up to its reputation?" and "Does... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PS3

  • 4.

    L.A. Noire

    We've had games that let us play cop before, of course, but it's hard to remember anything that's ever come this close to making us feel like we're actually doing the job. The following review is spoiler-free.https://videogamer.com/games/la-noire/screenshots?media%3Db46facbb-6454-4e65-8258-2aeaef326aa8It... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 3.

    Batman: Arkham City

    It doesn't take the world's greatest detective to spot that this is an expertly crafted adventure, one that maintains a breathtaking pace and invigorating rhythm from beginning to end. Batman: Arkham Asylum's success hinged... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 2.

    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

  • 1.

    Dark Souls 2

    A refined, slicker version of one of the greatest video games ever made. Dark Souls. That's the really hard one, right? Sure, but the difficulty is far from why it is so memorable. The freedom of choice when it comes to every... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC