The Xbox 360 was first unveiled by Microsoft in 2005. Today it remains one of the world’s most popular consoles, having sold over 60 million units. The latest version features a 250GB hard drive and built in Wi-Fi and delivers all the best in gaming and entertainment.
When it was first released, critics claimed the Xbox would not be able to compete with more established consoles. However, the Xbox continues to attract a growing fan base and is now a major brand in its own right.
The biggest draw for Xbox 360 gamers is the huge selection of games. Some of the best-selling critically acclaimed titles include Halo 3, Grand Theft Auto 1V, BioShock and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. While they vary in gameplay and style, they all have fantastic storylines and eye catching graphics. They are designed to keep you playing again and again.
If you have yet to discover these top selling games, there are plenty of opportunities to purchase them second hand and the internet or online auctions are a great place to start your search. Equally, games tend to retain their value and there are plenty of options should you want to sell Xbox 360 games.
Grand Theft Auto 1V
The award winning Grand Theft Auto 1V was released in 2008 to a flurry of positive reviews. In this instalment, you adopt the role of Eastern European immigrant, Niko Bellic and guide him through the streets of New York as he searches for that elusive American Dream. He soon slips into debt and must negotiate his way through a criminal underworld of conmen, thieves and gangsters.
Voted 2007 ‘Game of the Year’ is BioShock, a terrifying FPS horror where the player takes the role of an air crash survivor who lands in icy, uncharted waters. On discovering a desolate city beneath the sea, he must fight to survive in a world littered with corpses and genetically mutated citizens.
The third installation in the renowned Halo franchise was released in 2007 and is one of the world’s best-selling video games. Exclusive to the Xbox, Halo 3 is a sci-fi shooter where the player takes the role of Master Chief who must battle the Covenant to save Earth.
Call of Duty4: Modern Warfare
Critically acclaimed, this instalment in the Call of Duty series is widely said to be the best. Winner of numerous gaming awards, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare takes the player away from the familiar WW2 battlefields to tackle warfare in a modern setting. Featuring first-person shooter gameplay, the player must use the superior technology of the U.S Marines and British SAS against guerilla tactics of a terrorist group.
If these games aren’t to your taste, there are numerous other genres available. From racing and sports to music games which enable the player to compose their own masterpieces. Younger players are also catered for with a range of children’s titles.
There are almost 1000 games available for the Xbox 360 and new and experienced gamers alike will find a game to suit.
Tom Adams is a gamer and blogger. He often decides to sell Xbox 360 games as a way of getting some money back to purchase new titles.