Top Xbox 360 Adventure Games of All Time

Perhaps the world's greatest living adventurer is Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the former British Army officer turned explorer.

Fiennes was the first person to travel to he North and South Poles by surface and also the first to cross Antarctica on foot. At the age of 65 he climbed Mount Everest, and in 1984 was recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records.

The man is so tough that in 2000 he suffered severe frostbite to the tips of his left hand fingers in a failed solo attempt at walking to the North Pole. Advised by doctors to wait several months before amputating, in order to allow for the regrowth of any healthy tissues, Fiennes decided to do his own thing and cut off the necrotic fingertips with a fretsaw.

Now imagine doing all this with an Xbox 360 strapped to your back and you're nowhere near visualising the best Xbox 360 adventure games of all time. For that you better check out the list below.

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  • 30.

    Beyond Good & Evil HD

    If you passed on the opportunity the first time round, now is a great time to find out what you missed. Find yourself a blender. Grab a copy of Ocarina of Time, Mario 64 and Metal Gear Solid and throw them in, making sure... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 29.

    LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean

    Pirates isn't quite as whiz-bang as LEGO Star Wars III and feels quite formulaic at times, but there's no denying it has charm and widespread appeal. The latest LEGO video game, LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean, takes the now... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 28.

    Alice: Madness Returns

    If you miss the classic 3D platformer and like games with a heavy dose of surrealism, you could do a lot worse than give Alice: Madness Returns a shot. I'm not sure I should like Alice: Madness Returns as much as I do. Spicy... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 27.

    Catherine

    This is a game that'll stick in your brain by virtue of originality alone, then, but if Catherine can't take itself seriously then why should we? I've got a doozy for you: Does life begin or end at marriage? That's one of... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 26.

    Fable Anniversary

    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. Much like Albion's industrial transformation from medieval... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 25.

    The Wolf Among Us - Episode 2: Smoke & Mirrors

    Huffs and puffs, but doesn’t blow us away. As a first introduction to the world of Fables, the first episode of The Wolf Among Us was a fascinating beast. Moving away from the knee-jerk intensity of The Walking Dead to focus... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 24.

    Valiant Hearts: The Great War

    Valiant Hearts is a confused game, but also a brave one tackling difficult subject matter. Valiant Hearts is confused game, and one that seems to have two distinct ideas as to what the Great War was about. On one hand, it... more

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

  • 23.

    Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments

    A confident reinvention, despite the obviously low budget. Playing at home in Selhurst, down the road from where Conan Doyle once lived, I can almost feel his spectral moustache twitching with exasperation. Despite its obvious... more

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

  • 22.

    Kameo: Elements Of Power

    Kameo is beautiful, fun and appeals to all ages. It might not be the epic adventure we'd hoped for, but it's damn enjoyable while it lasts. If anything, Rare has made things so damn difficult for themselves. They can't blame... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 21.

    Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend

    Tomb Raider: Legend might not be an epic or set new standards like the original game did ten years ago, but it's thoroughly entertaining for its duration and is an impressive package on every system. For one of the industry's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS2, Xbox, PC

  • 20.

    The Spiderwick Chronicles

    The Spiderwick Chronicles manages to pair decent gameplay with impressive production values. Kids who enjoyed the movie or the books should find plenty to enjoy in the game. You might have noticed that this review looks slightly... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS2

  • 19.

    Tomb Raider: Underworld

    If you're looking for a game heavy on exploration instead of gun-play and don't mind looking at a finely toned arse for 12 or more hours, Underworld comes highly recommended. Lara Croft is one of a dying breed of video game... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 18.

    The Maw

    Unless you've got a brick for a heart and enjoy the sound of babies crying, you're guaranteed to fall for The Maw's irresistible charm. What a weird and wonderful game The Maw is. It's a cute 3D puzzle/platformer with a disturbing... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 17.

    Overlord II

    If you’ve always wanted to command a group of ugly creatures that can sing Ring a Ring o' Roses, Overlord II comes highly recommended. Overlord offered something a little different on its release in 2007. While it didn't... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 16.

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 15.

    LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4

    Not only has Harry Potter and Hogwarts School been perfectly captured and recreated in Lego form, but four entire novels of adventure are contained within its walls. We had a bit of a discussion here in the office just a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 14.

    Toy Story 3: The Video Game

    Toy Story 3 is one of a rare breed of kids games that can genuinely be enjoyed by everyone, much like the movie it's based on. Kids games are generally about as well made as the cheap action figures I used to get from the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 13.

    Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge

    Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge is more of an average 2-disc edition than a deluxe Criterion version. Monkey Island 2 is one of the greatest games of all time: if there were a canon for video games, it... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC, iPhone

  • 12.

    Alan Wake: The Signal

    The Signal is well worth a play, just don't go expecting any plot revelations or answers to the game's more fundamental questions. The famous horror writer takes a short break with his wife, Alice, to the beautiful mountain... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 11.

    Alan Wake: The Writer

    Well paced, peppered with memorable set pieces, some narrative bombshells and just the right amount of combat to stitch everything together. WARNING: The Writer is a narrative-heavy addition of content, and discussing it... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 10.

    Deadly Premonition

    You might love it, you might hate it - but I guarantee you won't forget it. Cult games, in the truest sense of the term, are comparatively rare animals these days. You'll occasionally hear non-gamers applying the label to... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 9.

    Stacking

    Its voice might be weaker than Schafer's work but Stacking is one of few games with its own visual identity. For those of you clamouring for a game that lets you live out your dream of crawling inside dolls and wearing them... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 8.

    LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7

    Thanks to the strength of its stories, its fat pack of content and its irresistible charm, even those initially resistant to the prospect of another three terms at Hogwarts are likely to be won over. In the interests of saving... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 7.

    The Cave

    Ron Gilbert's latest might have been on his mind for the last 30 years, but The Cave is a deft combination of old and new, classic and modern. Ron Gilbert claims to have had the idea for The Cave bouncing around his skull... more

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

  • 6.

    Rayman Legends

    Rayman Legends isn't perfect, but it's still a cracking game. After shunting the recent efforts of Mario into a lurid green U-bend, Rayman Origins proved a tough act to follow. As a sequel Rayman Legends initially disappoints... more

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

  • 5.

    The Wolf Among Us - Episode 1

    Far better than most of Telltale's output, but time will tell if it can be as good as The Walking Dead. Following The Walking Dead is a tricky proposition, but Telltale seem to have learnt the right lessons. Stepping away... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 4.

    Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts

    With spectacular presentation, highly entertaining Robot Wars style multiplayer and a lot of good hearted humour, the bear and bird are back. Comeback accomplished. Comebacks aren't easy. Just as with any form of media you're... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 3.

    Alan Wake

    Alan Wake is a superbly scripted adventure and a technical showcase for the now-ageing Xbox 360 hardware. If you go down to the woods today you're sure of a big surprise, but this ain't no picnic. "It was Tuesday morning,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 2.

    The Walking Dead: Season Two Episode Two – A House Divided

    A superior episode, and one that bodes well for the rest of the season. You'll be especially thankful for the "Previously on..." introduction in this second episode, as it's been bloody ages (read: three months) since Telltale... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 1.

    The Walking Dead: In Harm's Way

    Offers a proper bad guy for you to hate, but also asks how far you’ll go to escape. It's unsettling to look back at the choices I've made throughout my time in The Walking Dead. Over the course of the two seasons thus far... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC