Xbox Live’s Top Games of 2008


Over the course of 2008 Xbox Live was often used as the barometer for which lots of gamers gauged the success of any given title of the Xbox 360. Where did it fall during the week of its release on the Top Ten games of that past week according to Major Nelson? Of course, it is often assumed that any given game obviously isn’t worth any salt if it doesn’t make it to the Top Ten on Xbox Live.


Looking back on the year that was, 2008 was a marketed one for sure. The quick rise and fall of several titles was a trend seen time after time. GTA IV had a BIG splash then fell off only a few weeks later. The same goes for Rainbow Six Vegas 2, Battlefield Bad Company, and many more. Auspiciously though, 2008 was the year of the Demo and the year end cumulative list definitely shows that. Then again, the more things change the more they stay the same as Halo 3 bested the competition as the Top Xbox Live game of 2008. Are you surprised? Of course not.


*Check out full list of Top Xbox Live games for 2008 after the break.


The Top 20 LIVE Games of 2008 [Major Nelson]

-William “thewilleffect” Bell-

Xbox 360 Top Live Titles (based on UU’s)

1Halo 3
2Call of Duty 4
4Gears of War 2
5Gears of War
6CoD: World at War
7Guitar Hero III
8Battlefield: Bad Company Demo
9Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Demo
10Rock Band
11Fable II
12Mirror's Edge Demo
13Madden NFL 09
14BF: Bad Company
15Rainbow Six Vegas 2
17Castle Crashers
18COD: World at War Multiplayer Beta
19Forza Motorsport 2
20Too Human - Demo


 Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)

1Castle Crashers
2Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2
4A Kingdom for Keflings
6Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
7Fable II Pub Games
8Duke Nukem 3D
9Bionic Commando: Rearmed
12Portal: Still Alive
141942: Joint Strike
15Bomberman Live
18Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3
19Marble Blast Ultra
20Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3



Original Xbox Top Live Titles (based on UU’s)

1Halo 2
3Star Wars: Battlfrnt 2
5Fable: Lost Chapters
6Doom 3
7Conker: Live Reloaded
8Splinter Cell Chaos
10SW: Republic Commando
11Star Wars: Battlefront
12Burnout 3
13Guilty Gear XX #Reload
14Gauntlet Seven Sorrows
15Call of Duty 3
16Ninja Gaiden Black
17Crimson Skies
18MechAssault 2
19Call of Duty 2
20Rainbow Six 3