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This post is going to highlight all 360 retail releases coming out in 2008. It will only include titles that will not be released also on the PS3 and/or Wii, which includes any titles that can be played on those two consoles through backwards compatibility, i.e. Samurai Warriors 2 and Bully. Any games that share retail space with a PC version be will be noted on the game under what other platform it is on.

Xbox Live Arcade games are underneath in the first reply to this thread.

As games are released I will give them their metacritic scores so people can come here for recommendations.

All games on this list are up to date. If there are any discrepancies, just let me know. All games with a Metacritic in the red(below 50%) are being dropped from the list as shovelware.

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The 10 Most Popular Exclusives of 2008

 

                                                       

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Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts-November 11th 2008
Developer: Rare
Publisher: Microsoft
360 Exclusive

80 out of 100

 

The beloved Banjo-Kazooie franchise will breathe new, high-definition life on Xbox 360 exclusively from famed developer Rare Ltd.; next-generation visuals and presentation reunite beloved characters Banjo, Kazooie and Gruntilda — among other fan favorites — with their sharp wit and hilarious sense of humor.

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Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath-June 23rd 2008
Developer: EA Los Angeles
Publisher: EA
360/PC

75 out of 100

An expansion pack to C&C3, Kane's Wrath returns to the Tiberium universe with Kane at the center of an epic new single player campaign. The expansion allows players to experience a new story that spans 20 years – from the rebirth of the Brotherhood of Nod after the Second Tiberium War through the dramatic events of the Third Tiberium War and beyond. The story is told through a new set of high-definition live action video sequences starring a celebrity cast.

Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath also features a new strategic layer to gameplay that allows players to establish bases, build customized armies, and attack their enemies on a global scale – and then dive into the frenzied tactical combat where their skills as a commander will make the difference in battle. The game introduces six new sub-factions and a wealth of new units, structures, and powers to the armies of the Global Defense Initiative, the Brotherhood of Nod, and the enigmatic alien Scrin.

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Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3-November 11th 2008
Developer: EA Los Angeles
Publisher: EA
360/PC (PS3 port arriving at an undefined date in 2009)

77 out of 100

Return to the Red Alert continuity of the esteemed Command & Conquer RTS franchise in this full-fledged series sequel. Red Alert 3 breaks new ground in the RTS genre, featuring a fully co-operative campaign while bringing back the series' light-hearted style and classic, action-oriented gameplay.

In Red Alert 3, the desperate leadership of a doomed Soviet Union travels back in time to change history and restore the glory of Mother Russia. The time travel mission goes awry, creating an alternate timeline where technology has followed an entirely different evolution, a new superpower has been thrust on to the world stage, and World War III is raging. The Empire of the Rising Sun has risen in the East, making World War III a three-way struggle between the Soviets, the Allies, and the Empire with armies fielding wacky and wonderful weapons and technologies like Tesla coils, heavily armed War Blimps, teleportation, armored bears, intelligent dolphins, floating island fortresses, and transforming tanks.

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Culdcept Saga-February 5th 2008
Developer: Omiya Soft
Publisher: Namco Bandai
360 Exclusive

75 out of 100

In Culdcept Saga, individuals known as Cepters move around a game board by the roll of the dice, using magical cards to call upon creatures and cast spells to occupy each area they encounter. Using cards, players can customize different decks to assist in their struggle for territorial dominance. As they maneuver their way around the board and land on occupied properties, opponents can opt to pay a fee for their brief stay or attack the guarding creature to inhabit the zone. Players can fortify their decks and develop strategies in single player mode, then apply those tactics against up to 3 friends on Xbox Live or on a single console. Gamers can further modify the game with their own style when they alter their characters’ appearances using parts won during matches.

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Dance Dance Revolution Universe 3-October 21st 2008
Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami
360 Exclusive

65 out of 100

DanceDanceRevolution celebrates its 10th anniversary! DanceDanceRevolution Universe 3 dances its way to you with an all new interface, fun new modes and settings for players of all skill levels, cool smash-hit songs, robust online and offline support and exciting new exclusives.

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Dark Messiah of Might & Magic Elements-February 12th 2008
Developer: Ubisoft Annecy
Publisher: Ubisoft
360/PC

52 out of 100

Dark Messiah brings the legendary RPG to life in new ways, providing a wholly immersive first-person RPG experience. Explore the most remote recesses of Ashan, populated with fearless orcs, dreadful undead, elusive cyclops and many other creatures that defy nature’s creation. This is the darkest side of the legendary Might and Magic universe, where the forces of evil are stronger and more cunning than ever. Challenge the forces of evil in intense melee combat with swords, bows, staffs and daggers. Alternately, kill your enemy by summoning your magic powers or by skulking in the shadows.

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Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm-June 17th 2008
Developer: Liquid Dragon Studios
Publisher: Greenwave
360/PC

56 out of 100

Battle 40-foot waves, storms, ice and a nearly 100-percent crew member injury rate in the dangerous hunt for undersea riches on the Bering Sea with the videogame based on the hit Discovery Channel series. The game lets gamers captain their own boat in the frenzied search for an undersea jackpot. Players select one of five real crab boats, including the Northwestern, Cornelia Marie and Sea Star -- all featured on the series, or create and customize their own boat. Gamers then recruit and lead their own crew from a roster of twenty real crab fishermen. Selecting the wrong boat or recruiting the wrong crew member can mean the difference between landing a Bering Sea jackpot or disaster. Lead your fatigued, hungry and hardworking crew in the strategic search for King Crab and Opilio Crab, while battling to secure your catch and livelihood before other captains and crews get to the crab first.

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Fable 2-October 21st 2008
Developer: Lionhead Studios

Publisher: Microsoft

360 Exclusive

89 out of 100

Set 500 years after the original game, Fable 2 offers even more choices and features, while building on the core gameplay theme of Fable where every choice continually defines who you become, allowing you to truly live the life you choose.

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Frontlines: Fuel of War-February 25th 2008
Developer: Kaos Studios
Publisher: THQ
360/PC

75 out of 100

The first project for Kaos Studios (a division of THQ founded by veterans of Trauma Studios, creators of Desert Combat and Battlefield 2 R&D projects), Frontlines: Fuel of War uses the advanced Unreal 3 engine for futuristic, intense fights in an open-world battlefield. In this all-too-bleak future of constant wars over natural resources, two sides compete for global supremacy: the Western Coalition (the United States and the European Union) and the Red Star Alliance (Russian/People's Republic of China). The game's nonlinear single-player campaign has players advancing their side's frontline into enemy territory.

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Gears of War 2-November 7th 2008
Developer: Epic Games
Publisher: Microsoft
360 Exclusive

93 out of 100

The gears of war continue to turn as Marcus Fenix and his squad of Cogs go back into action in the sequel to Microsoft and developer Epic Games' blockbuster action title. Gears of War 2 continues the story of Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad, locked in an increasingly desperate battle against the nightmarish Locust Horde for the survival of humanity. The game promises to be an epic saga of survival, loss, and retribution. Just as Gears of War set the standard for high-definition visuals, Gears of War 2 raises the bar even further with the amazing technological advances of Unreal Engine 3, delivering a bigger, badder, and more intense experience as the story continues.

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Guilty Gear 2: Overture-October 9th 2008
Developer: ARC System Works
Publisher: Aksys Games
360 Exclusive

56 out of 100

A 3D action spin-off in the Guilty Gear franchise in which humanity must battle the awesome power of biological weapons known as Gears. Guilty Gear 2: Overture features refined mechanics, multiplayer action, dual language capability, tactical melee action and more.

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Infinite Undiscovery-September 2nd 2008
Developer: tri-Ace
Publisher: Square-Enix
360 Exclusive

68 out of 100

Infinite Undiscovery is a fantasy RPG developed by tri-Ace for next-generation hardware. Players are drawn into a real-time world woven of countless threads where their choices will spin untold discoveries.

Players are confronted with a variety of situational battles, such as executing a daring escape while a gigantic ogre follows in hot pursuit, or waging battle amidst towering tidal waves. The environments change and respond in real-time to player commands, while combat, exploration, and other actions all take place within the same environment, seamlessly shifting between each game facet.

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Kingdome Under Fire: Circle of Doom-January 8th 2008
Developer: Blueside
Publisher: Microsoft
360 Exclusive

55 out of 100

The third in the franchise of large-scale battles, Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom is an action role-playing game based on the world of Kingdom Under Fire, where forces of light and darkness are locked in battle.Choose from a cast of six unique characters with different combat styles and abilities and experiment with more than 50 Abilities, 60 Enhancements and infinite combinations of weapons, abilities and spells. Players can access each character's dream world to gain new powers and discover more about the dimension. This surreal fantasy set in ever-changing dimensions pits players' characters against swarms of thousands of outlandish creatures from the depths of the Dark Dimension.

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The Last Remnant-November 20th 2008
Developer: Square-Enix
Publisher: Square-Enix
360 Exclusive(Timed for 2008 with PS3 and PC versions releasing at undefined dates in 2009)

65 out of 100

Long ago, the world was filled with Remnants - mysterious artifacts from an ancient civilization. But as time passed, the powers of the Remnants began to shift the world's balance. As the rift widened between those who ruled and those who were ruled over, a new era dawned: one of countless frays brought upon the world by those enslaved by their own lust for power. A thousand years later, the journey of one young man begins...

Imagine a vast, war-torn battlefield, scarred by years of conflict. Countless enemies surround the player, who is backed up by his own army. Threatened by numerous foes and saved in the nick of time by allies, players will feel the true tension of a soldier on the battlefield. In The Last Remnant, as many as seventy units will duke it out at once in fierce yet beautiful battles.

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Left 4 Dead-November 17th 2008
Developer: Valve
Publisher: EA
360/PC

90 out of 100

Setting out to do for co-op gaming what Counter-Strike did for team combat, Left 4 Dead is an ambitious, independently-produced survival horror game from Turtle Rock Studios, the co-developers of Counter-Strike Source. Running on the Source engine, Left 4 Dead leaves four armed survivors of a world overrun with zombies, and they must fight their way out to escape the outbreak.

Designed for co-op play, the four players must work together to finish each stage of the game, lending each other artillery support, sharing ammo and rescuing each other when zombies are on top of them. In addition to the standard four players as humans, another four players can be amongst the masses of assaulting zombies, seeking to take down the other players. Zombie players might even find themselves become one of the four mutant "boss" zombies, who have unique powers that can be used to devastate, injure, tie up, mark and track, confuse, or even humiliate the gun-toting human survivors.

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Lips-November 19th 2008
Developer: iNiS
Publisher: Microsoft
360 Exclusive

71 out of 100

Lips, a music franchise exclusively from Xbox 360, is the only singing game that offers wireless motion-sensitive microphones and the ability to sing from your own music collection. Start channeling your favorite pop star, because it’s you, your friends and, most important, your music that makes Lips the world's ultimate party experience. Offering interactive motion-sensitive microphones to make your party rock all night long, Lips encourages players to toss apprehensions out the window and join the party.

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Lost Odyssey-February 12th 2008
Developer: Mistwalker
Publisher: Microsoft
360 Exclusive

78 out of 100

The second of two epic RPG projects for Microsoft by Mistwalker, the studio founded by Square-Enix's Hironobu Sakaguchi. You play as Kaim, a man who's been sentenced to live for 1,000 years. The game's storyline takes you through Kaim's life as he lives through multiple generations, becomes a part of many families, falls in and out of love and gets into conflicts. All this is set in a world that is on the verge of a "mystical industrial revolution," where mankind has attained dark powers.

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Namco Museum: Virtual Arcade-November 4th 2008
Developer: Namco
Publisher: Namco Bandai
360 Exclusive

69 out of 100

More than 30 classic Namco hits and new retro revivals come together for the ultimate arcade collection. Namco Museum: Virtual Arcade features hit games including Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga Legions, Galaga, Dig Dug, Pac-Man Championship Edition and Mr. Driller Online. Each Xbox LIVE enabled game features unique online leaderboards and artwork mimicking their original arcade cabinets. Post your high score online to see where you rank against the rest of the world.

In addition to these titles (previously available via Xbox LIVE Arcade), Namco Museum: Virtual Arcade features over 20 additional favorites. Play through newly arranged versions of Dig Dug, Pac-Man and Galaga never before seen on a home console, as well as arcade perfect renditions of Motos, Pole Position, Rolling Thunder, and Galaga '88, just to name a few. 

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Naruto: The Broken Bond-November 19th 2008
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Publisher: Ubisoft
360 Exclusive

80 out of 100

Building on the success of Naruto: Rise of a Ninja, this new action adventure takes the story to a deeper level within the Naruto Universe. Now a respected ninja, Naruto evolves into a mature and strong hero. However, with his new status comes responsibility, and Naruto will soon find himself surrounded by conflict. Forced to relive bitter memories, Naruto's best friend Sasuke strikes out on a self-destructive quest for power. Now with the help of his friends, Naruto must confront Sasuke and save him before it's too late. Team up with multiple characters, explore open 3D environments and challenge some of the fiercest enemies from the Naruto Universe.

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Ninja Gaiden II-June 3rd 2008
Developer: Team Ninja
Publisher: Tecmo
360 Exclusive

81 out of 100

The sequel to the blockbuster action game by Tecmo's heralded Team Ninja. Gamers must guide Ryu Hayabusa on a mission to avenge his clan and prevent the destruction of the human race. Armed with an assortment of ninja weaponry, players must help Ryu skillfully maneuver through a world fraught with peril and danger. Running on an entirely new gameplay engine, Ninja Gaiden 2 evolves the action in the sequel with an auto-generation health system, new enemies and locales, and thrilling combat built upon an extensive assortment of ninja weaponry.

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Scene It! Box Office Smash-October 28th 2008
Developer: Screenlife
Publisher: Microsoft
360 Exclusive

76 out of 100

Scene It? Box Office Smash, the second entry in the revolutionary movie trivia game on Xbox 360, will ignite your game night with totally new questions, movie puzzles and more high-definition (HD) content from real movies including some of Hollywood’s latest blockbusters. Trivia night goes global as players challenge each other online over Xbox LIVE, customize their own characters, and access extra questions and localized content from films around the world.

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Spectral Force 3: Innocent Rage-July 29th 2008
Developer: Idea Factory
Publisher: Atlus
360 Exclusive

59 out of 100

Magic Era: 996. The ten kingdoms of the land, seizing the opportunity provided by Overlord Janus's death, are attempting to unify the continent under their own banners. This is the beginning of the Great Neverland War. In order to bolster their defenses, kingdoms have begun hiring mercenary units. As new members of the Norius Mercenaries, you and your friend Diaz are eager to prove yourselves. When the squad's commander Judo is mortally wounded in battle, the mantle of leadership is entrusted to you, and so the adventure begins...

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Supreme Commander-June 23rd 2008
Developer: Hellbent Games/Gas Powered Games
Publisher: Aspyr
360/PC

56 out of 100

For a millennium war has raged between the United Earth Federation, the Cybran Nation and the Aeon Illuminate. Unwavering, dramatically opposing systems of belief have locked the three forces of humanity into a bitter, merciless conflict that has come to be known as the Infinite War. Now, after centuries of struggle, a war that has torn the galaxy asunder has finally reached a turning point. A leader has risen above all others, and only this Supreme Commander holds the key to ending the Infinite War once and for all.

The groundbreaking game puts players in command of one of three factions -- the United Earth Federation, the Cybran Nation or the Aeon Illuminate – that they must lead to victory and end the thousand-year Infinite War. Featuring a newly designed, intuitive console control scheme, Supreme Commander offers gameplay on an unprecedented scale. A revolutionary Strategic Zoom control allows for immediate viewing and command of entire armies as gamers battle through one of the three vast campaigns or against online enemies. Xbox 360-exclusive units, new online game modes and updated maps will bolster Xbox Live play as gamers wage war against opponents around the globe.

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Tales of Vesperia-August 19th 2008
Developer: Namco Tales Studio
Publisher: Namco Bandai
360 Exclusive

81 out of 100

The debut of the Tales series on the Xbox 360, Tales of Vesperia is set in a world reliant on a mysterious ancient technology known as Blastia. The game follows former knight Yuri as he delves into a shadowy plot to use these magical devices to control civilization, or destroy it.

The game makes significant additions to the series' trademark real-time combat system, allowing players to do battle in massive battlefields and learn new special attacks that are tied to individual weapons. New finishing blows allow players to take down enemies in a single hit with correctly timed button combinations, while mission-based battles increase the variety of each encounter as players gain unique items by fulfilling various battle objectives. Players can also use materials collected by successfully executing finishing moves to craft rare and unique equipment for their characters.

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Too Human-August 19th 2008
Developer: Silicon Knights
Publisher: Microsoft
360 Exclusive

65 out of 100

As the Cybernetic God Baldur, players are thrust into the midst of an ongoing battle that threatens the existence of mankind. An ancient machine presence has forced the God's hand. In the first of a three part trilogy, Baldur is charged with defending mankind from an onslaught of monstrous war machines bent on eradication of human life. Players are treated to a nonstop barrage of action powered by the seamless integration of melee and ranged firearms combat. Battles unfold in awesome scale as players engage in spectacular battles with vast numbers of enemies.

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Universe at War: Earth Assault-March 25th 2008
Developer: Petroglyph
Publisher: SEGA
360/PC

66 out of 100

Universe at War: Earth Assault is set in the near-future when multiple factions from across the galaxy have come to Earth to wage epic warfare. Deadly sci-fi weapons and alien powers allow players to destroy cities and other territory while fighting for Earth. The game also allows players to retrain and customize units in the midst of battle, modify their weapons and defenses in real-time, and even control the development of technology that will help them to victory.

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Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise-September 2nd 2008
Developer: Rare
Publisher: Microsoft
360 Exclusive

82 out of 100

The much anticipated sequel of one of Rare's finest experiments.All pinatas will be returning with 30 new ones joining the cast. As always you will be building a landscape to attract pinatas to live there, so they can be shipped off to parties one day. New terrains like snow and desert, new toys, trees and flowers will add on to the already massive amount of content your imagination can run wild with. Incorporated now is a full co-op mode for the main game. In addition physical cards will be created to add even more content into the game and will be booted into the game through an Xbox Vision Camera.

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Warhammer: Battle March-September 2nd 2008
Developer: Black Hole Entertainment
Publisher: Namco Bandai
360/PC

54 out of 100

This Xbox 360 version of the hit strategy game includes the original content from Warhammer: Mark of Chaos and its Battle March expansion as well as all-new features, intuitive control schemes and support for online play via the Xbox LIVE online entertainment network.

Thrusting players into Games Workshop's renowned fantasy world, players will be able to control six unique armies – the Empire, Chaos, Skaven, High Elves as well as the all-new Dark Elf and Orcs & Goblins forces – as they battle for supremacy in a world torn apart by constant warfare. The individual units of each army can be customized in great detail, allowing players to put their own mark on their fighting force and strike fear into their opponents with terrifying combinations of weaponry and armor. Players can also control Heroes and Champions for each army, high-powered units that gain new abilities as they tear through the opposition. On Xbox LIVE, up to four players can engage in massive multi-army clashes in head-to-head and team-based modes of play.

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You're In The Movies-November 17th 2008
Developer: Zoe Mode
Publisher: Codemasters
360 Exclusive

55 out of 100

Get ready for your close-up. You're in the Movies brings the cool factor to kitsch as you live out your dreams of becoming a scream queen, zombie or kung fu fighter. This game is the first and only game of its kind to literally transport players into a magical world of cinema mixed with the hilarious world of improvisation. Using the Xbox LIVE Vision camera, players’ actions are captured and placed into short, riotous films. Performances never end up on the cutting-room floor, and are never the same.



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A Kingdom for Keflings-November 19th 2008
Developer: Ninjabee
Publisher: Microsoft
360 Exclusive

79 out of 100

A Kingdom for Keflings puts players in the shoes of a giant who has the ability to design and construct an intricate city for the local Keflings. Each giant starts out with a small handful (literally!) of helpful Keflings who follow the giant's every command. These Keflings can be trained to become lumberjacks, miners, transporters, sheep shearers, scholars, and various other professions as they help build the kingdom from the ground up.

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Aces of the Galaxy-June 4th 2008
Developer: Artech Studios
Publisher: Sierra
360/PC

71 out of 100

Take control of the gun turret on an AI-driven spaceship aiming the reticule to vaporize waves of enemies. Featuring pick-up-and-play game play with optional co-operative multiplayer, the user is thrust into epic space battles in the ultimate struggle to survive.

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Assault Heroes 2-May 14th 2008
Developer: Vivendi Games
Publisher: Vivendi Games
360 Exclusive

75 out of 100

Re-envisioned for an even more action-packed arcade shooter experience, Assault Heroes 2 expands its horizons into outer space. New features also include hi-jackable enemy vehicles, more levels and enhanced on-foot and co-operative gameplay modes. Whether attacking on foot or piloting all-new spacecraft, players will enjoy optimum mobility in the most dangerous situations.

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Banjo-Kazooie-December 3rd 2008
Developer: Rare
Publisher: Microsoft
360 Exclusive

79 out of 100

Rare's classic adventure game is now available on Xbox Live Arcade!

You are Banjo, a honey bear on the hunt for your kidnapped sister, Tooty. By your side or actually on your back is your trusty friend, the red gull Kazooie. You'll have to travel through 10 different worlds, but to unlock the doors to those worlds, you'll need to find jigsaw puzzles and musical notes. Banjo and Kazooie each have different abilities to help you on your quest, and you can switch between the two in order to get the job done.

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Braid-August 6th 2008
Developer: Number One Inc.
Publisher: Number One Inc.
360 Exclusive (PC version may arrive sometime in 2009)

93 out of 100

   

Braid is a platformer/puzzle game with unique elements that aim to provide a mind-expanding, filler-free experience. The player journeys across seven worlds to rescue a princess; in each world, time behaves in its own peculiar way. The player must cleverly manipulate the flow of time to solve puzzles.

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Buku Sudoku-May 28th 2008
Developer: Absolutist
Publisher: Microsoft
360 Exclusive

60 out of 100

Experience the excitement of the world's hottest number game sensation. Buku Sudoku takes the pen-and-paper puzzler high-tech with HD graphics, helpful tutorials, single- and multiplayer game modes, multiple grid sizes, and the option to display hints, highlight errors, undo moves, and even solve puzzles. 1,200 puzzles give you plenty of opportunity to challenge your own brain, play cooperatively with friends, race head-to-head to see who can complete a board first, or compete in the new battle mode, where completing a line, row, or square will remove numbers from your opponent's board. It's Sudoku however you like to play it.

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Castle Crashers-August 27th 2008
Developer: The Behemoth
Publisher: Microsoft
360 Exclusive

82 out of 100

   

This four player RPG adventure will let you hack, slash, and smash your way to victory. Featuring hand-drawn characters, Castle Crashers delivers unique hi-res illustrated visuals and intense gameplay action. Play with up to three friends and discover mind-boggling magic and mystery in the amazing world created just for you!

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Chessmaster Live-January 30th 2008
Developer: TBA
Publisher: Ubisoft
360 Exclusive

76 out of 100

A downloadable version of the master's game, Chessmaster Live allows players to connect online to players of all skill levels as well as test their skills against AI opponents. The game features five original chess variants, including the all-new Message Chess option, which will allow players to engage in a match over the course of days, weeks or even months. Players can tune their skills by competing against hundreds of AI opponents to play in ELO-ranked matches. Online, gamers can go head-to-head in matches that allow voice-chat and LIVE Vision picture display. New 3D chess sets are added inspired by luxury board designer, House of Staunton.

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Commanders: Attack of the Genos-Februay 13th 2008
Developer: Southend Interactive
Publisher: Sierra
360/PC

72 out of 100

Commanders: Attack! is a turn-based tactical game with a combination of strategic troop placement and entertaining head-to-head warfare. Featuring a 1930's art deco look and feel, players will use missile launchers, bombers and infantry to amputate the enemies' defenses and conquer the land. Players can choose to challenge the computer AI in a 15-mission campaign across three different landscapes or battle against three friends either locally or online in four intense multiplayer modes - Versus, Team Play, Player vs. CPU or same-system Skirmish.

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Duke Nukem 3D-September 24th 2008
Developer: 3D Realms
Publisher: 3D Realms
360/PC

80 out of 100

Duke Nukem on Xbox 360? Bring it on, baby. In this classic game, you assume the role of Duke Nukem, arguably the most recognized and most beloved character in the 3d game genre! Travel in deserts, duke it out in movie theaters, and toughen it up (in all senses) in the red light districts! Shoot, blow up, shrink, or freeze your enemies, and bring them their ultimate destruction!

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Feeding Frenzy 2:Shipwreck Showdown-September 17th 2008
Developer: Sprout Games
Publisher: PopCap Games
360/PC

65 out of 100

   

In Feeding Frenzy 2, you start as a tiny fish striving for ocean supremacy in a sea full of predators. Eat your way to the top of the food chain, from tiny butterfly fish to a great white shark. A new storyline finds the ocean in chaos, with some fish species missing and others out of place. Assume the role of six different fish on your mission to discover the cause of the problem and defeat it in order to save the sea. A wide range of new creatures (both friendly and unfriendly), power-ups, super abilities and food provide surprises around every coral.

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Galaga Legions-August 20th 2008
Developer: Namco
Publisher: Namco Bandai
360 Exclusive

74 out of 100

The arcade shooter Galaga has captivated players all over the world, and now the legend lives on with Galaga Legions. Featuring table-turning game dynamics, updated graphics and vast waves of ferocious enemies, Galaga Legions was created by the same team that developed the best-selling Pac-Man Championship Edition” for Xbox Live Arcade.

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Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2-July 30th 2008
Developer: Bizarre Creations
Publisher: Activision
360 Exclusive

90 out of 100

Following the amazing success of the 2005 blockbuster Xbox LIVE Arcade launch title Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved, Bizarre Creations thrusts players back into the pilot's seat and introduces Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2. Featuring all the signature eye-popping visuals, lightning-quick action and mesmerizing music that fans have come to know and love, gamers can now test their skills and prove their prowess in up to six different gameplay modes. Providing a complete package, Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 offers an all-new adrenaline rush to gamers of all shapes and sizes with the opportunity to compete either head-to-head, or blast enemies cooperatively with up to four players in multiplayer pandemonium.

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Gin Rummy-September 3rd 2008
Developer: Sierra
Publisher: Sierra
360 Exclusive

63 out of 100

   

A downloadable version of the classic card game, Gin Rummy features a number of different modes, including classic, 100, Hollywood, three-hand and Oklahoma varieties. Gin Rummy supports the Xbox Live Vision camera so players can see each other while playing, and different skins and tables are also available.

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Go! Go! Break Steady-July 23rd 2008
Developer: Little Boy Games
Publisher: Microsoft
360 Exclusive

68 out of 100

   

Take on DJ Scruffy and his Beatniks in the "All City Break Steady Tournament". The debut title from independent developer Little Boy Games, Go! Go! Break Steady combines music breakdancing and puzzle gameplay for crazy block-rocking play beats.

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Golf: Tee It Up!-July 9th 2008
Developer: Activision
Publisher: Activision
360 Exclusive

69 out of 100

Few things can compare to getting together with a group of friends and hitting the links on the mini-golf course. Especially in the hot summer months when strenuous activity that leaves no room for alcohol consumption is a slightly less attractive option. Luckily Xbox Live has an alternative that will not only keep you out of the sweltering sun, but it also lets you join up with your buddies for some arcadey golf action. Titled Golf: Tee It Up (lame, I know), Activision's latest downloadable release performs similarly to Hot Shots Golf, but at less than half the price.

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Lost Cities-April 23rd 2008
Developer: Sierra
Publisher: Sierra
360 Exclusive

66 out of 100

True to the original adventurous card game, Lost Cities transports players to exotic destinations where riveting adventures await. Before players embark on their trips they must choose how much to invest in the expedition in hopes of increasing their investment. Players then play their cards with the goal of amassing the most points and making prosperous expeditions through the various lost cities: the Himalayas, the Brazilian rain forest, the ever-shifting desert sands, ancient volcanoes and the mystifying depths of the oceans.

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Meteos Wars-December 10th 2008
Developer: Q Entertainment
Publisher: Q Entertainment
360 Exclusive

71 out of 100

Take a ride through this intergalactic journey where you slide, stack and ignite your blocks to blast away the world-ending meteors! Only you can stop them from falling and crushing your planet. Master the combo links and power-ups to challenge your friends in intense multiplayer sessions!

Meteos Wars features several gameplay modes and tons of unlockables with a focus on both single and multiplayer play. The game has received an audio and visual facelift and picked up a few new features along the way, keeping the Meteos experience fresh and creating hours of excitement.

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Omega Five-January 9th 2008
Developer: Natsume
Publisher: Hudson Soft
360 Exclusive

72 out of 100

Face your enemies with a hail of bullets in Omega Five, a high-definition shooter. As you fly through entirely dangerous 3D environments in this side-scroller, enemies come at you from all sides, even the background. Grab an extra controller, choose your merc, and engage in 2-player local co-op, too.

The gameplay follows the tradition of past side-scrolling shooters: as the screen scrolls from right to left, you move your character in two dimensions, either shooting or dodging enemies and their attacks. As you proceed, you can collect both weapon upgrades for your normal attacks and chips to power-up your special attacks.

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Poker Smash-February 6th 2008
Developer: Void Star Creations
Publisher: Microsoft
360 Exclusive

81 out of 100

An action packed puzzle game with next-gen 3D graphics, Poker Smash is a blazing fast puzzle game with a poker twist.

In Poker Smash, players rush to clear rows of cards by arranging them into poker hands. To keep things interesting Poker Smash offers card-blasting bombs and a super slow-motion trigger for players caught in a bind.

The game features over 30 minutes of original music set against stunning visuals, and contains seven unique game modes, including: action, timed, puzzle, practice, custom playlist, split screen head-to-head and multiplayer tournaments. For the Achievement junkies, Poker Smash contains 12 Achievements with a total of 200 points, including: Score of the Gods, which requires gamers to reach 1,000,000 points; The Thinker, which requires gamers to unlock all puzzle groups; and Pack Rat, which is awarded after gamers unlock all 11 in-game themes.

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Portal: Still Alive-October 22nd 2008
Developer: Valve
Publisher: Microsoft
360 Exclusive (Map Pack available free on PC)

89 out of 100

Portal: Still Alive features the full award-winning Portal single-player game from Valve plus a new challenge mode.

A unique take on puzzle gameplay by the makers of Half-Life. Portal is unique that changes how players approach, manipulate, and surmise the possibilities in a given environment in a manner similar to how the Gravity Gun changed our approach to how an object may be leveraged in any given situation. Solve physical puzzles and challenges by opening portals to maneuvering objects, and yourself, through space.

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Schizoid-July 9th 2008
Developer: Torpex Games
Publisher: Microsoft
360 Exclusive

68 out of 100

A co-op oriented action game (played either with AI or with a friend), Schizoid will try your mind as brilliantly fast enemies come at you in barrages and you must work with your partner to stay alive.

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Shotest Shogi-September 10th 2008
Developer: Rubicon Development
Publisher: AI Factory
360 Exclusive

65 out of 100

Experience a new kind of shogi, Japan’s top board game, which encourages complex tactical play and strategic sacrifices. Set in an elegant Japanese room, this beautifully rendered game features 16 challenging artificial intelligence opponents as well as an online multiplayer mode*. For beginners, Shotest Shogi on Xbox LIVE Arcade also offers an advanced tutorial that guides and tests players as they progress through the game.

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Shred Nebula-September 3rd 2008
Developer: CrunchTime Games
Publisher: CrunchTime Games
360 Exclusive

66 out of 100

Shred Nebula is a top down shooter in the same vein as Asteroids, created by a James Goddard, best known for his work on the Street Fighter series for Capcom.

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Soulcalibur-July 2nd 2008
Developer: Namco
Publisher: Namco
360/Dreamcast

79 out of 100

The highest rated console fighting game ever is back again for a new generation! Sharpen your blades and relive old grudges against classic adversaries in high definition. Prove your mettle against the world with a variety of leaderboards spanning every character and mode. Match your wits and fighting instincts in Arcade, Training and Survival modes, or challenge a friend in local-play Versus mode.

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Ticket To Ride-June 25th 2008
Developer: Playful Entertainment
Publisher: Microsoft
360 Exclusive

70 out of 100

Developed by Playful Entertainment, Ticket to Ride challenges players to plan cross-country rail routes across North America and visit all the city stops in-between, racking up points as they race to reach the most destinations. The game supports play with up to five people on Xbox Live or four people on the same console and supports the Xbox LIVE Vision Cam for hours of family-friendly fun.

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Triggerheart Exelica-February 27th 2008
Developer: Warashi
Publisher: Warashi
360 Exclusive

63 out of 100

A vertical shooter based on the NAOMI arcade board title (and last seen on the Dreamcast before this Xbox 360 version), featuring intense single-player shooting through realtime 3D worlds and AI-adjusted boss challenges. The game is a vertical scrolling shooter that makes use of a three button system -- one button for shooting, one for releasing a bomb, and one for using an "anchor shot." The anchor shot allows you to capture enemies in the air and lock on to enemies on the ground. When you've captured an enemy, you enter "capture mode," and can move it around and release it as a special type of bomb.

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Wits and Wagers-May 7th 2008
Developer: Hidden Path Entertainment
Publisher: Hidden Path Entertainment
360 Exclusive

63 out of 100

Party and trivia fun! Even if trivia isn’t your thing, the first trivia and party game to hit Xbox Live Arcade is one in which players can win by making educated guesses, playing the odds or just knowing the interests of other players, whether they are local or online. Break out the Big Button Pad controllers or play couch vs. couch on Xbox LIVE for a trivia party extravaganza.



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im seriously considering getting a 360 if resistance 2 sucks for gears 2

That was the gooderest english I've ever seen used.

Nice list.

Just to let you guys know, this is the same list as before. I have a few more games to add and I'm done. I replaced the last topic with this one because I ran out of space in my original topic. I'll ask for this one to be stickyed and the other disposed of or at least unstickyed. Sorry for anyone who posted in the other topic.

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I've been meaning to make one of these for the ps3 for a while now. The Wii has had one for awhile now.

Actually, I think I'll start the ps3 list now. :)

Edit:  You don't mind if I adopt a similar style to yours, do you?  Using the colored theme, etc.  



makingmusic476 said:
I've been meaning to make one of these for the ps3 for a while now. The Wii has had one for awhile now.

Actually, I think I'll start the ps3 list now. :)

Lol, I looked through this thread and thought to myself "Someone should make one for the Ps3" then I scrolled down and saw your post. :P

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I'm liking the list.
6 games caught my interest.
almost all RTS's and RPG's


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Its a great effort, will you update regularly? SABOTAGE, for all i know, is now called Velvet Assassin and i think its going multi.
The great think is that i've read of games that never heard of before

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CaptainPrefrences said:
im seriously considering getting a 360 if resistance 2 sucks for gears 2

 Resistance wont suck, don't fear. Insomniac dont make bad games