Top Xbox 360 Games of 2010

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top 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.

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  • 30.

    Doritos Crash Course

    Doritos Crash Course is a free game, but it's one of the most fun and addictive games available on XBLA and playable by almost anyone. The BBC's Total Wipeout is compulsive viewing. For whatever reason - though probably the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 29.

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 28.

    BioShock 2

    In many ways BioShock 2 is a game about refinements, rather than wholesale changes. Combat is better, but the game's story doesn't match that found in the original. There's no doubt that revisiting Rapture isn't quite as... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 27.

    Battlefield: Bad Company 2

    Do you like first-person shooters? If the answer is yes, buy Battlefield: Bad Company 2. EA might be looking at Medal of Honor to get a Modern Warfare sized hit, but BC2 deserves good things too. It's no secret that EA wants... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 26.

    Splinter Cell: Conviction

    Conviction manages to tweak the tried and tested formula without ruining the stealth gameplay, delivering some of the best action gaming I've played this year. It's hard to put it into words, which is a rather big flaw for... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 25.

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 24.

    2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa

    If you don't own FIFA 10, and are looking for a football video game to help fuel your World Cup fever, then you should absolutely buy this game. I am distressed. Team VideoGamer.com flies out to Los Angeles for the behemoth... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 23.

    Super Street Fighter IV

    Super is an essential purchase. It is the best fighting game available on this generation of games consoles, and further reinforces Capcom's dominance of the fighting game genre. It's 1994 all over again. Michael Schumaker's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 22.

    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

  • 21.

    Blur

    Blur is a modern take on the Mario Kart formula, done in a way that feels incredibly cool and refreshing. I didn't like the idea of Blur. Ever since I was told about Bizarre Creations' first game for Activision, I couldn't... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 20.

    Limbo

    Limbo is a puzzle game that is littered with ideas and an artistic eye, but more importantly it understands the frustrations of repetition and makes failure enjoyable. With the influx of pretty independent games over the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 19.

    Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

    Guardian of Light is one of the most expertly-crafted downloadable titles to grace Xbox LIVE Arcade, and an absolute steal at 1200 Microsoft Points. It's quite remarkable that Crystal Dynamics has been able to create a game... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 18.

    Plants vs. Zombies

    The basic gameplay isn't exactly original, but it's been executed so well on the Xbox 360 that it absolutely needs to be in your collection. PopCap Games should be a household name for gamers. If you haven't played Peggle... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 17.

    Halo: Reach

    With Halo: Reach, Bungie has exited its most precious series with one almighty, planet-shattering bang. If ODST showed the Halo series could survive without Master Chief taking centre stage, Reach shows that planetary defence... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 16.

    F1 2010

    F1 2010 is one of the most comprehensive and complete Formula 1 offerings to date, and has everything we’ve come to expect from the genre over the years. The roar of an engine and the smell of petrol will forever remind me... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 15.

    FIFA 11

    FIFA 11 feels far more realistic than its predecessor, and packs in new features. You could get by with last year's game, but you will be missing out on one of the best sports games of 2010. FIFA 11. It's FIFA 10, but better.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 14.

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 13.

    Fallout: New Vegas

    Despite the numerous bugs, New Vegas is a magnificent RPG, one that stands head and shoulders above its predecessor. More importantly, it's also the game that Fallout fans have been waiting for. For years now the Fallout... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 12.

    Super Meat Boy

    Super Meat Boy is bright, huge, colourful, funny and painfully annoying. Super Meat Boy is one of the reasons I play video games. It's bright, huge, colourful, funny and painfully annoying. This retro-revival darling immediately... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, Wii

  • 11.

    DJ Hero 2

    DJ Hero 2 is happy with the beautiful, simple thrill of flashy, lightning-fast button presses in time with some fantastic music. Rhythm games are older than most people seem to think. I've had a love affair with hitting notes... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii

  • 10.

    The Sims 3

    It represents one of the best aspects of gaming – the ability to push a game to its creative limit just to see what will happen. It's a beautiful day over at the VideoGamer.com office. The sun is shining, the birds are singing.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 9.

    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, can act as a Weapon of Mass Disruption.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 8.

    Rock Band 3

    If you've still got a passion for the genre Rock Band 3 might just be the most important rhythm game to date. One of my main goals with Rock Band 2 was for Goretopsy, my Rock Band band, to complete the Endless Setlist II... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii

  • 7.

    Call of Duty: Black Ops

    Call of Duty: Black Ops is a far more accomplished experience than Treyarch's previous efforts. Call of Duty is obsessed with fear. But while Modern Warfare and its sequel exist as a paean to America's current socio-political... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 6.

    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 was pretty... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 5.

    Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom

    If you enjoy rich worlds, interesting stories and endearing characters, I implore you: don't let this pass you by. I have weak tear ducts; it's one of my very few flaws in life. I cried the other week during Mrs Doubtfire,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 4.

    Pac-Man Championship Edition DX

    Namco Bandai has once again intelligently built upon - and suitably drop-kicked into 2010 - one of the most famous arcade games of all time. Wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka. WAKKA. Okay, I've got it out of my system: Pac-Man... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 3.

    BlazBlue: Continuum Shift

    BlazBlue will teach you things, broaden your horizons, and give you a damn good time; think of it as the Mrs Robinson to your brawling Benjamin Braddock. "Boing! Boing! Boing! Your boobies are still the best!" she trills,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 2.

    Mass Effect 2

    Mass Effect 2 is the perfect fusion of the shooter and RPG genres. When you're not playing it, you wish you were. When you are playing it, you can't imagine doing anything else. Engrossing. Stunning. The adjective "stunning"... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PC

  • 1.

    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