Xbox Live Arcade has come a long way since its launch on the original Xbox a little over 6 years ago. Back then the selection of games was in the teens but now there are hundreds of games on the service. You can play anything from 16-bit classics like Streets of Rage 2 to exceptional original titles like Shadow Complex.
With so many games to choose from it’s hard to know what to spend your good ‘ol Microsoft Points on. Lucky for you however we at XBLAFans have taken it upon ourselves to compile a list of the 15 XBLA games you must own. The games featured (listed alphabetically because they’re just too good to rank on quality) are the best of the best. If you haven’t played a game on this list then you owe it to yourself to at least download the trial (which we’ve handily linked to) and give it a go.
So let’s get on with it shall we, below you’ll find the games we decided on and brief summaries from our writer explaining why they’re deserving of the term “must own”. If you agree or disagree with the list, or just want to comment in general please feel free to do so.
Trials HD developer Red Lynx has released a somewhat spooky (it is almost Halloween afterall) video showcasing some of the secrets hidden within it’s XBLA title. Alot of the secrets will be new to many and the video notes there are more still to find. It ends with the chilling revelation that there are Squirrels hidden in the darkest corners of the game. Frightening indeed. Click below to see the video for yourself.
Fluid was released on XBLIG on October 22, 2010 for 80 Microsoft Points.
Fluid is a game that boggles the mind, and will keep you occupied for hours. I call is a 2D puzzle racer, because the object of the game is to find the quickest line around the level without getting killed in the process. I was calling it a 2D version of Super Meat Boy! Click read more for everything about the game and what I thought of it.
More content announced for the physics-based motorcycle racing game.
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