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With so much talk this year about arcade games I thought I'd make a list of the best of the best from both.  This should help you buy some from both platforms in case you missed them.  i will put the metacritic score  by each whether they were timed exclusive, console exclusive, or exclusive next to each one. Let me know if I made any mistakes This is every game above 80 on metacritic.  I was just going to do top 20 for both since their could be a debate, but instead you have this now thanks to somebody in the comments.

XBLA 27 exclusives, 10 console exclusives, 6 Timed exclusives

  Xbox Live Arcade Metacritic  
1 Braid 93 Timed Exclusive
2 Pac-Man Chamionship Edition DX 93  
3 Trials Evolution 90 Exclusive
4 Limbo 90 Time Exclusive
5 Mark of the Ninja 90 Console Exclusive
6 Super Meat Boy 90 Console Exclusive
7 Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 90 Exclusive
8 Plants vs Zombies 89 Timed Exclusive
9 Rez HD 89 Exclusive
10 Worms 2 Armageddon 84 Exclusive
11 FEZ  89 Console Exclusive
12 Peggle Deluxe 89  
13 Shadow Complex  88 Exclusive
14 Joe Danger: Special Edition 88  
15 Spelunky 87 Exclusive
16 Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords 87  
17 Pinball FX 2: Marvel Pinball 86  
18 Trials HD 86 Exclusive
19 Radiant Silvergun 86 Exclusive
20 Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved  86 Exclusive
21 Bastion 86 Console Exclusive
22 Monkey Island 2 85  
23 Monkey Island  88  
24 Ikaruga 87 Exclusive
25 Pinball FX 2: Marvel Pinball 88  
26 Pinball FX 2 88  
27 Bomberman Live 84 Exclusive
28 Splosionman 84 Exclusive
29 Outland 84  
30 Pinball FX 2: Epic Quest 84  
31 Battlefield 1943 83 Console Exclusive
32 N+ 83 Exclusive
33 Sine Mora 83  
34 The Misadventure of P.B Winterbottom 83 Exclusive
35 Pacman Championship Edition 83  
36 Ms Splosion Man 83 Exclusive
37 Super Puzzle Fighter II HD SuTurbo HD Remix 83  
38 Dust an Elysian Tale 83 Exclusive
39 Costume Quest: Grubbins on Ice 83  
40 Defense Grid: The Awakening 82 Console Exclusive
41 Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition 82  
42 Iron Brigade  82  
43 The Pinball Arcade 82  
44 Megaman 9 82  
45 Castle Crashers  82 Timed Exclusive
46 Sonic the Heddgehog 2 82  
47 Joe Danger 2: The movie 82  
48 Torchlight 81 Console Exclusive
49 Renegade Ops 81  
50 Virtue Fighter 5 Final Showdown 81  
51 Sensible World of Soccer 81  
52 Toy Soldiers: Cold War 81 Exclusive
53 Ilomilo 81 Exclusive
54 Rockstar games presents Table Tennis 81 Exclusive
55 The dishwasher:Vampire Smile 81 Exclusive
56 Poker Smash 81 Exclusive
57 Catan  81  
58 Puzzle Quest 2 81 Console Exclusive
59 Rocket Riot 80 Exclusive
60 Space Invaders Extreme 80 Exclusive
61 From Dust 80 Timed Exclusive
62 Darwinia+ 80 Console Exclusive
63 Zero D Beat Drop 80 Exclusive
64 Cloning Clyde 80 Console Exclusive
65 Double Fine Happy Action Theatre 80 Exclusive
66 Snoopy Flying Ace 80 Exclusive
67 Magic the Gathering - Duals of the planeswalkers 2013 80  
68 UEFA Euro 2008 80  
69 Space Invaders Infinity Gene 80  
70 Lazy Raiders 80 Exclusive
71 Sonic CD 82  
72 UNO 81  
73 Lara Croft: Guardian of Light 85 Timed Exclusive
74 Super Strett Fighter II Turbo HD Remix 88  
75 Peggle Nights 89  
76 Pinball FX 2: Sorcerers Lair 88  
77 Trine 2  85  
78 NBA Jam on Fire Edition 85  
79 Bionic Commando Rearmed 85  

 

PSN 19 exclusives, 3 consoles exclusives, 2 timed exclusives

 

  PS Store Metacritic  
1 Braid 93  
2 Journey 92 Exclusive
3 Pacman Championship Edition DX 92  
4 Limbo 90  
5 Wipeout HD Fury 89 Exclusive
6 Critter Crunch 87 Console Exclusive
7 Wipeout HD  87 Exclusive
8 Flower  87 Exclusive
9 Pixeljunk Shooter 87 Exclusive
10 Joe Danger 86 Timed Exclusive
11 Zen Pinball 2 86  
12 Tales of Moneky Island 86  
13 Plants vs Zombies 85  
14 Castle Crashers 85  
15 Marvel Vs Capcom 2 85  
16 Trine 2 85  
17 Might and Magic: Clash of the Heroes 85  
18 Lara Croft: The Gaurdian of Light 84  
19 Sound Shapes 84 Exclusive
20 Pixeljunk Monsters 83 Exclusive
21 Comet Crash 83 Exclusive
22 Everydays Shooter 83 Console Exclusive
23 Trine  83 Timed Exclusive
24 Outland  83  
25 Dyad 83 Exclusive
26 Super Puzzle Fighter Hd Turbo HD Remix 82  
27 Skullgirls 82  
28 Pixeljunk Shooter 2 82 Exclusive
29 Flight Control HD 82 Console Exclusive
30 Oddworld Stranger's Wrath 82 Exclusive
31 Pixeljunk Monsters Encore 82 Exclusive
32 Hustle kings 81 Exclusive
33 Bomberman Ultra 81 Exclusive
34 From Dust  81  
35 Echochrome 81 Exclusive
36 Dungeon Defenders 80  
37 Renegade Ops 80  
38 Pixeljunk Eden 80 Exclusive
39 ZEN Pibball 80  
40 Counterstrike GO 80  
41 Space Invaders Infinity Gene 80  
42 Sonic CD 80  
43 Tetris 80  
44 Super Strett Fighter II Turbo HD Remix 87  
45 Super Stardust HD 85 Exclusive
46 Tekken 5: Dark Ressurection 82 Exclusive
47 Lumnes Supernova 80 Exclusive
48 Closure 81 Exclusive
49 Swords & Soldiers 81  
50 Battlefield 1943 84  
51 Virtue Fighter 5: Final Showdown 82  
52 Monkey Island 86  
53 Monkey Island 2 87  
54 Quantum Conundrum 81  
55 Peggle 91  
56 NBA Jam on Fire Edition 81  
57 Bionic Commando Rearmed 87  



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Isn't Symphony of the Night on both platforms? Moreover, should that be counted at all, since it's available on PS1?

Veknoid_Outcast said:
Isn't Symphony of the Night on both platforms? Moreover, should that be counted at all, since it's available on PS1?


No it's only for XBLA if my research was correct.  I will knock off the exclusive though as you said it is a PS1 game :)




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JayWood2010 said:
Veknoid_Outcast said:
Isn't Symphony of the Night on both platforms? Moreover, should that be counted at all, since it's available on PS1?


No it's only for XBLA if my research was correct.  I will knock off the exclusive though as you said it is a PS1 game :)

Castlevania SOTN is on PSN. 

 

Also, are you including PS Minis? If so, you need to include Velocity! 87 Meta, awesome game. 



This seems like a very arbitrary list.

Also, not sure why half of the psn list is games that are on both. If you list it one one, why not the other?

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JayWood2010 said:
Veknoid_Outcast said:
Isn't Symphony of the Night on both platforms? Moreover, should that be counted at all, since it's available on PS1?


No it's only for XBLA if my research was correct.  I will knock off the exclusive though as you said it is a PS1 game :)


No, its on psn in the form of a psone classic



gergroy said:
This seems like a very arbitrary list.

Also, not sure why half of the psn list is games that are on both. If you list it one one, why not the other?


I went by metacritic scores.  A lot of games are rated lower than the XBLA version because of a later release date.  




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Sal.Paradise said:
JayWood2010 said:
Veknoid_Outcast said:
Isn't Symphony of the Night on both platforms? Moreover, should that be counted at all, since it's available on PS1?


No it's only for XBLA if my research was correct.  I will knock off the exclusive though as you said it is a PS1 game :)

Castlevania SOTN is on PSN. 

 

Also, are you including PS Minis?

Already fixed but thank you :)

None was ranked on metacritic from what I could see.  I will remove Castlevania and remove it though since it is a PS1 title and that makes it unfair. Thank you guys for your help.  Any more corrections just let me know




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You shouldn't probably include wipeout HD and Fury both. In fact, it is as good as full game and has a retail release as well. Fury is just an expansion.



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This is more like PS Store vs XBOX LIVE Markplace, i thought we were discussing online since it's the main purpose of both