20 Best Live Arcade Titles

Xbox Live Arcade

Japanese site gamespark has ended the year with a list of the top 20 Xbox live arcade games. The rankings are based on the ever-popular metacritic scores.

Top of the list? Castlevania Symphony of the Night – a truly awesome game which I missed on the PS1 and was very pleased to get the chance to try last year. Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords comes in at number two. I loved this game but wasted an astonishing amount of time playing it and have had to delete it from my console to stop myself firing it up again. Third is the mighty Geometry Wars.

Looking through this list reminds me of how much the Arcade has changed the way I play games. Games like Puzzle Quest and Castlevania are things we’d have overlooked at retail, but got to enjoy thanks to the wonderful fluffy impulse pricing they get on the Marketplace.

Head past the break for the full list of games.


1. Castlevania – Symphony of the Night
2. Puzzle Quest – Challenge of the Warlords
3. Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved
4. Bomberman Live
5. Undertow
6. Pac-Man Championship Edition
7. Prince of Persia Classic
8. Uno
9. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
10. Catan
11. SwitchBall
12. Cloning Clyde
13. Doom
14. Hexic HD
15. Alien Hominid HD
16. Marble Blast Ultra
17. Assault Heroes
18. Astropop
19. Carcassonne
20. Mutant Storm Reloaded

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