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With the advantage of a year on the Wii and PS3, the Xbox 360 ended up offering a better selection of games. It was a fantastic year for the Xbox 360 with numerous excellent big-name titles and exclusive releases. Like any other year, there were disappointments as well. In addition to the promise of Guitar Hero and Rock Band The Invictas are back - Bruce Atchison is one of my (no more available Yahoo Group) best members and he wrote this great article. Bruce is a legally blind freelance writer and the author of two books, When a Man Loves a Rabbit (Learning and Living With Bunnies) and Deliverance from Jericho (Six Years in a Blind School). The first… , this list might surprise you with a few unexpected entries.

  1. The Orange Box

There isn’t another package quite like it for the Xbox 360. Five hit games for $60, and not just any five games. One of the best shooters of all time is included, along with its two expansion packs, an eccentric multiplayer game, and a fresh-thinking puzzle game. I personally called it “Shooters’ Delight”.

  1. Eternal Sonata

A wildly imaginative story and one of the best combat systems ever implemented in an RPG. RPGs live or die by their stories, and Eternal Sonata has one that is delightfully creative. A real-time combat system keeps things fresh, as opposed to the traditional turn-based combat found in many Xbox 360 RPGs. Eternal Sonata will keep you entertained from start to finish.

  1. Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock

When a new developer takes over an already established franchise, there are always concerns. Neversoft does well and sticks to the tried-and-true formula previously established by Harmonix. A fantastic soundtrack helps elevate this game slightly above its predecessors. Rock on, aspiring guitar players.

  1. Forza Motorsport 2

A hardcore racing game that gets it right and is all about the cars. Stunning graphics, spot-on sounds, and excellent customization options. You won’t find a better simulator on the Xbox 360; Gran Turismo couldn’t even have gotten it so right. With a great lasting appeal, this game is perfect for car enthusiasts looking for a true-to-life racing experience.

  1. Halo 3

The epic saga continues with Halo 3, the third installment in the highly successful series. With even more pressure on Halo this year to utilize the Xbox 360, Halo 3 builds on everything that has made the previous games such amazing successes. It offers new technical and gameplay advancements and raises the bar for online play. As one of the most complete games available, Halo 3 is highly recommended, just make sure to get your Xbox Live subscription.

  1. Mass Effect

When famed developers Bioware (creators of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic) announce a new RPG, you mark it on your calendar. Bioware once again proves themselves and creates another classic RPG Darklands, a Classic RPG - I'll talk about Darklands, a Classic RPG in a moment. April is an excellent month to reflect on how the year is going and whether we have achieved all or some of the goals we set for ourselves (Read - Overcoming Procrastination). It's also a time to assess the overall positive or negative trend of… . Mass Effect is a fantastic RPG with cinematic storytelling and an innovative third-person shooter combat system. You genuinely feel like you’re playing the character, and your decisions make a difference in the overall story. Simply put, Mass Effect is a game that must be played.

  1. Assassin’s Creed

From the same developers that brought you the legendary Prince of Persia and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell comes a new franchise with more advanced action. As one of the most highly anticipated games on the top 9 Xbox 360 games of 2007 list, Assassin’s Creed is a pseudo-stealth action title that is sure to impress. The story might become monotonous, but its action will not.

  1. Rock Band

Take Guitar Hero, add a microphone and drum set Second-hand Drums - The Second-Hand Drums Market: Tips for Buying a Good Used Drum Set If you're considering purchasing a drum set, here are some tips for buying a quality used set. Following these suggestions will help ensure you don't waste your money. Take your time: Be patient when choosing a drum set. Carefully assess the drums' overall… , and then add the opportunity to become rock stars with two to three of your friends. Playing all day doesn’t seem so antisocial when you’re rocking out together. Rock Band takes music games to a whole new level and is the best party game for the Xbox 360, a guaranteed hit for anyone.

  1. BioShock

BioShock is the top-rated game on this year’s list of the best 9 Xbox 360 games of 2007. A first-person shooter that challenges your thinking. It’s arguably one of the best graphically designed games to date and has a storyline so impressive that it’s unprecedented for a first-person shooter. Irrational Games achieved near perfection in every aspect of this game.

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