Remember the Xbox Live Arcade era? This was a time when indie games and smaller downloadable games were all bundled under the "Live Arcade" moniker (instead of the "[email protected]" moniker they're given today), and although it started prior to the release of the Xbox 360, it's the period between 2005 and 2013 that's often remembered most fondly.
This was Xbox's first major venture into digital download territory, and it ended up working a treat, gifting us with some amazing titles that we're still playing today thanks to backwards compatibility on Xbox One, Series X and Series S.
As an example, here's just a very small sample of classic Xbox Live Arcade games:
- A Kingdom for Keflings
- Alan Wake's American Nightmare
- Castle Crashers
- Feeding Frenzy 2
- Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved
- Resident Evil 4
- Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game
- The Secret of Monkey Island
- The Simpsons Arcade Game
- State of Decay
- Trials HD
- Telltale's The Walking Dead - Season One
When Xbox Live Arcade finished in 2013, more than 600 games had been released throughout its lifespan. Its closure coincided with the release of the Xbox One, with the [email protected] program announced during the August of that year.
So, if you were around during that time, what memories do you have of Xbox Live Arcade on Xbox 360 specifically? Got any favourite games you want to tell us about? Let us know down in the comments section below.