Before They Disappear, Here Are The Xbox 360's Best-Selling 'Arcade' Games

Anyone who owned an Xbox 360 back in the day will likely remember Xbox Live Arcade - the original home for indie releases and other small titles that were traditionally digital-only. It later transitioned into ID@Xbox for the Xbox One era.

A lot of time has obviously passed now, but considering we're just weeks away from the closure of the Xbox 360 store, we thought we'd take one final look at the "best-selling" Xbox Live Arcade games. We've highlighted the top 50 games based on the United States version of the list, although there are a couple of caveats to mention.

Firstly, this list is only made up of games that haven't yet been fully removed from the store. The likes of Uno and Battlefield 1943 would have made the lineup, but they're now gone entirely on Xbox 360. Also, Microsoft takes DLC into account, which is why you'll see Rock Band Blitz and Pinball FX2 performing better than you might expect.

If you want any of these, you've not got long to grab them - although keep in mind that many have since been ported to modern consoles, and there's also another Xbox 360 sale taking place this month (so you might want to wait!). Sadly, a fair few are no longer purchasable - in those cases their store pages still exist, but the main game has been delisted.

Right, let's take a look at the top 50 best-selling Xbox Live Arcade games as things stand:

  1. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
  2. Rock Band Blitz (not playable on any other Xbox console)
  3. Castle Crashers
  4. The Walking Dead
  5. Gotham City Impostors (not playable on any other Xbox console)
  6. Happy Wars
  7. Family Game Night
  8. Pinball FX2
  9. Spartacus Legends (not playable on any other Xbox console)
  10. Doritos Crash Course
  11. Fruit Ninja Kinect (not playable on any other Xbox console)
  12. Terraria – Xbox 360 Edition
  13. Trials HD
  14. Magic 2013
  15. Trials Evolution
  16. State of Decay
  17. Plants vs. Zombies
  18. Toy Soldiers: Cold War
  19. DR2: CASE ZERO
  20. REAL STEEL (not playable on any other Xbox console)
  21. Magic: The Gathering
  22. BattleBlock Theater
  23. The Walking Dead: Season Two
  24. Dungeon Defenders (not playable on any other Xbox console)
  25. Worms (not playable on any other Xbox console)
  26. Lara Croft: GoL
  27. Aegis Wing
  28. Harms Way
  29. LIMBO
  30. Portal: Still Alive
  31. Peggle
  32. Motocross Madness
  33. DOOM
  34. N+
  35. A World of Keflings
  36. Hydro Thunder
  37. Deadliest Warrior
  38. Minecraft: Story Mode
  39. Super Meat Boy
  40. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Decade Duels Plus (not playable on any other Xbox console)
  41. Bankshot Billiards 2
  42. NBA JAM: On Fire Edition
  43. Alien Hominid HD
  44. Counter-Strike: GO
  45. A Kingdom for Keflings
  46. Street Fighter II' HF (only available through Capcom Arcade Stadium on modern Xbox consoles)
  47. Iron Brigade
  48. Bomberman LIVE (not playable on any other Xbox console)
  49. Deadlight
  50. Shoot Many Robots (not playable on any other Xbox console)

Are You Buying Anything On The Xbox 360 Store Before It Closes? (729 votes)

  1. Yep, I'm buying loads before it goes!29%
  2. I might get a couple of bits and pieces27%
  3. I don't know yet7%
  4. I doubt it but maybe the sales will tempt me10%
  5. Nope, I don't even use an Xbox 360 anymore!26%

How many of these do you own? Let us know down in the comments section below.