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2008 was quite the year for Xbox Live gaming, the year started on a high note with Call of Duty 4 and Halo 3 being released in the last quarter of 2007, then picked up more momentum with the releases of GTAIV, Call of Duty: World at War and Gears of War 2. Wondering what the most played Live games were? Check out the lists after the jump.

Xbox 360 Live Titles

  1. Halo 3
  2. Call of Duty 4
  3. GTA IV
  4. Gears of War 2
  5. Gears of War
  6. CoD: World at War
  7. Guitar Hero III
  8. Battlefield: Bad Company Demo
  9. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Demo
  10. Rock Band
  11. Fable II
  12. Mirror’s Edge Demo
  13. Madden NFL 09
  14. BF: Bad Company
  15. Rainbow Six Vegas 2
  16. UNO
  17. Castle Crashers
  18. COD: World at War Multiplayer Beta
  19. Forza Motorsport 2
  20. Too Human – Demo

And for Xbox Live Arcade Games (Full versions only)

  1. Castle Crashers
  2. Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2
  3. Braid
  4. A Kingdom for Keflings
  5. UNO
  6. Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
  7. Fable II Pub Games
  8. Duke Nukem 3D
  9. Bionic Commando: Rearmed
  10. Worms
  11. SOULCALIBUR
  12. Portal: Still Alive
  13. DOOM
  14. 1942: Joint Strike
  15. Bomberman Live
  16. MEGA MAN 9
  17. N+
  18. Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3
  19. Marble Blast Ultra
  20. Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3

There isn’t any real surprises in either list, although in case you were wondering about Castle Crashers being at the top of the XBLA game list, when the online functionality wasn’t usable for most of the year it’s because XBLA titles are ranked by sales and not by online connectivity.

Also on a personal note I do kinda wish N+ ranked a bit higher in the sales.

Data Source: Major Nelson

  1. COD:WAW did pretty well for a November multiplat release. Can’t say the top 5 are much of a surprise at all.

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