Best Xbox Live Arcade Games

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Best Xbox Live Arcade Games

Here are some of the best Xbox Live Arcade games that are meant to be enjoyed by all age groups for a little adventure and plenty of fun.

So far, apart from the awesome gaming experience that is provided by the Microsoft Xbox 360, the best feature is the Xbox Live Arcade, which allows you to enjoy a live gaming experience with any player around the world. All you need is a broadband connection, and you are connected to the world. To make the most of this feature take a look at some of the best Xbox Live Arcade games that you must play and enjoy for the exclusive and entertaining experience provided by these.

Top Xbox Live Arcade Games

The list provided below comprises some of the best XBLA games that are enjoyed by video gamers worldwide. There of course may be several others based on every gamer’s personal preference, but this is a general list of some of the most popular games (in no definite order).


This is one game where you are not only guaranteed a lot of fun, you are also likely to learn something positive from it. Based on the theme of frustration, doubt, as well as forgiveness, this game leaves you with something to think about. Moreover, it has the ability to go back in time if you go wrong in the game. Also, the surprise ending of the game keeps you on the edge of your seat at all times. With amazing visuals and challenging puzzles, this game is sure to get you thinking and wanting for more when you do succeed in completing all the powerful seven levels.

Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2

Geometry wars and its sequel, Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2, have reinvented traditional arcade games to suit the Xbox Live Arcade. Shoot as many enemies as you can, for as long as you can, to gain maximum points. With multi-player options and different controls for the ship and the gun turret, this is another great Xbox Live Arcade game that you must try. If you are new to the world of XBLA you could probably start off with this game as it is easy to get a hang of.


One look at Peggle and you would believe this game was crafted solely for kids. Try it and you are bound to think otherwise. Your job is to clear out all the orange pegs with the help of limited pinballs and the blue pegs. Challenging and versatile, it is one of those games meant for all age groups. What appears to be a simple game will slowly have you planning strategies to get your pegs at advanced levels. It is a definitely addictive game so give yourself a good amount of time when you get started on this one.

Puzzle Quest

Puzzle Quest unites both, a challenging puzzle, as well as a mission to destroy the enemy. Here, a high score is not your goal, but the ultimate destruction of the enemy. Play alternate turns with your opponent to match three or more puzzle pieces. This helps you earn more magic as well as the ability to cast spells. As you cast these spells on your opponent, you can bring his score down to zero, which makes you stronger as you advance. This game provides a refreshing experience for those who are sick of the regular action games, by combining two unique aspects of good video games into one of the best Xbox Live Arcade games ever.


We’re all familiar with this traditional card game that we’ve so often resorted to when bored, at any time, at any place. Now, Xbox live brings to you the pleasure of enjoying this game on the gaming console with several other players from all over. Do not undermine this game as one for kids; it is easily one of the most entertaining games for all age groups. Try it and you will know what we are talking about.

Pac-Man Championship Edition DX

Yet another classic that we have known ever since we learned how to play video games, Pac-Man Championship Edition DX has been reinvented with the XBLA. With striking graphics and visuals, as well as a catchy soundtrack, this game does not fail to entertain video gaming fans in any respect. Of course, since the game has been upgraded you have more ghosts to deal with, but you also have additional resources to deal with these ghosts. It is a time based game that requires you to eat as many pellets as possible within a specific time frame. This game is all about gaining a high score and is definitely one of the most addictive games on XBLA.

Mega Man 10

Mega Man 10 has emerged as a more challenging sequel to Mega Man 9, and is one of those recently released Xbox Live Arcade games that has quickly dominated this list of the best XBLA games. The plot of the game revolves around Mega Man, who puts up a fight in an endeavor to cure a disease that has infected the robots during Roll. The game being a step up from the incredibly difficult levels that were seen in Mega Man 9, is the sole reason ardent video gamers should give this game a shot.

Castle Crashers

This is another of those games that looks bright, colorful and clean, but is actually a gory yet humorous adventure that can be enjoyed with friends on Xbox live. Unlock numerous characters as well as weapons and fight enemies and obstructions as you advance on this one while in search of true love, and get a uniquely satisfying experience with this game that also promises you a good laugh!

Some More Great Xbox Live Arcade Games

The list of these Xbox Live Arcade games does not end only with the ones mentioned above. There are lots of other games that you simply must play and enjoy. These include:

  • Trials HD
  • Portal: Still Alive
  • Prince of Persia Classic HD
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 2
  • Ikaruga
  • Marble Blast Ultra
  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
  • Worms 2: Armageddon
  • Bomberman Live
  • Carcassonne
  • Darwinia+
  • 3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures
  • Shadow Complex

If you have played any of these games, or would like to add to this list, do let us know. So far, these have been rated among best Xbox Live Arcade games of all time, and continue to do so to this date.

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