The Best Xbox 360 Games of 2016


The Xbox 360 is still one of the best gaming consoles in the world, and even though it has now been succeeded by both the Xbox One X and the Xbox One S, there are still some truly amazing games available for the system. This list compiles some of the best Xbox 360 games that were released in 2016, so if you’re a gamer who’s looking to find out what to play next on this console then you’ve come to the right place.

Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption is an action-adventure game set in the American frontier that first released on May 18, 2010. It was developed by Rockstar San Diego and published by Rockstar Games. The game allows you to play as John Marston, a former outlaw who can be considered more of an anti-hero than a villain.

The story follows his quest for redemption after being forced into service with the Bureau of Investigation (BOI), tracking down members of his former gang and trying to stop them from causing any more harm.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is a first-person shooter video game developed by Treyarch and published by Activision. It was released worldwide on November 13, 2012 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with a Wii U port released in 2013. A sequel to the 2010 game Call of Duty: Black Ops, it features similar gameplay mechanics and themes but with new features such as an expanded Zombies mode.

Grand Theft Auto 5

Grand Theft Auto 5 is the fifth title in the Grand Theft Auto series, which is developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. The game was released for Xbox 360 on September 17, 2013.

This isn’t just another installment of the popular series, however; this game takes place in a fictional city called Los Santos that’s based on real-world locations such as Los Angeles and San Francisco. It features new gameplay elements like first person shooting with weapons like rifles or handguns while also retaining some classic features from earlier games like carjacking and driving around town to explore every corner of this massive open world environment.

Batman: Arkham City

Batman: Arkham City is a 2011 action-adventure game developed by Rocksteady Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The game follows the events of 2009’s Batman: Arkham Asylum, with the player assuming the role of Batman as he confronts a new threat in Gotham City.

The sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum features an open world design for the first time in the series, allowing the player to explore Gotham City. The gameplay is very similar to its predecessor, focusing on using fear tactics against enemies rather than direct combat.[2] Additionally, many gadgets from previous installments return along with some new ones that expand upon Batman’s abilities like gliding and remotely controlling batarangs.[3]

The Witcher 2

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is a 2011 action role-playing game developed by CD Projekt RED and based on the books by Andrzej Sapkowski. It’s the sequel to The Witcher, which was released in 2007. The game centers around Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter who protects those in need while battling evil forces. The Witcher 2 has been praised for its engaging storyline and unique gameplay mechanics, which include heavy emphasis on crafting items and spellcasting abilities rather than typical combat controls.

The Witcher 2 received mostly positive reviews from critics upon its release in 2011; GameSpy stated that “it’s addictive enough to keep you playing long after your TV goes dark until you’ve solved every quest and found every item.”

Forza Motorsport 4

Forza Motorsport 4 is a racing game that was released in 2011. It is the sequel to Forza Motorsport 3, which was originally released for Xbox 360 in 2009.

The game was developed by Turn 10 Studios, who are known for developing the best-selling racing franchise in history: the Forza series. Other games in this series include Forza Horizon (2012) and Forza Motorsport 6 (2015).

In terms of gameplay and setting, this installment of the franchise takes place at night on dark roads with dense fog covering much of your view as you race down a highway or city streets at high speeds.

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, originally released in 2006, is a role-playing game that takes place in the land of Cyrodiil. Players assume the role of an unnamed prisoner who is released by Emperor Uriel Septim VII and tasked with finding his illegitimate son Martin. As you travel throughout the province, you are able to explore various regions, complete quests and interact with non-player characters (NPCs).

Oblivion offers several new gameplay elements such as improved AI for your companions and enemies; new stealth mechanics; individualized facial appearance for each NPC; additional types of ranged weaponry such as crossbows and throwing knives; fully voiced dialogue; and more advanced combat animations.


Terraria is a 2D side-scrolling, action-adventure, sandbox game released in May 2011 for the Xbox 360. It was developed by Re-Logic and Engine Software.

Terraria was originally released on May 16th, 2011 as an Xbox Live Arcade game for $9.99 US or 800 MS Points. The PC version of the game was released on October 28th that same year with an entirely different set of features and updates than that which came with its XBLA counterpart. In addition to this, developers have continued to update Terraria over time by releasing new content (such as bosses) while also fixing bugs and glitches that have been discovered.

Battlefield 3

Battlefield 3 is a first-person shooter released in 2011. The game is set in modern day and is quite realistic and intense, which makes it a great multiplayer game to play on Xbox Live with your friends. The single player campaign isn’t that long, but it’s still fun to play through it once or twice.

The main focus of the game is multiplayer action, where you can choose from different classes including assault, engineer, support and recon. In addition to these classes there are also specializations that allow players to specialize in certain areas such as anti-tank warfare or piloting attack helicopters (my personal favorite). Players can also customize their loadouts with different weapons and equipment before matches begin so they can pick exactly what items they want at their disposal during combat.

Gears of War 3

  • Gears of War 3 is a third-person shooter video game developed by Epic Games and published by Microsoft Studios for the Xbox 360. It is the third installment in the Gears of War series, and the sequel to Gears of War 2. The game went gold on September 28, 2011.[9] It was released internationally on September 20, 2011.[10]

Gears of War 3 was announced at E3 2010 with an initial release date set for early 2011.[11] On May 8, 2010 however, Rod Fergusson confirmed that it would be delayed until fall 2011 due to wanting “to make sure that we get this right”. He also revealed that Epic had been working on making changes based on fan feedback from other games.[12] The first footage from E3 2010 was shown when Cliff Bleszinski demonstrated multiplayer gameplay using an Xbox 360 controller while wearing a bulletproof vest and helmet.[13][14] Some time later however Cliff Bleszinski stated that “the sense I’m getting is that fans are tired of hearing about Gears 3 already”.[15]

  • On July 20th it was announced at Comic Con International[16],that there would be new content released after launch via DLC packs; one free map pack will be available to all players with additional paid content available as well.

There’s a large variety of games for the Xbox 360.

There’s a large variety of games for the Xbox 360. It’s a popular gaming console with a wide range of titles, including shooters and RPGs. The following are some of the best games for the Xbox 360, which you’ll find on this list:

Ace Combat 6: Fires Of Liberation (2010)

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood (2010)

Assassin’s Creed II (2009)


If you ever find yourself looking for something new to play on your Xbox 360, I highly recommend giving any of these titles a shot. There are so many great games out there, that even if you don’t like one of them, you can always try another; it just takes some time and research before buying anything. The Xbox 360’s library is vast and varied with something for everyone!

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