If you couldn't get your hands on a new PlayStation 3 or Nintendo Wii, cheer yourself up with one of the best Xbox 360 video games. Whether you're a casual player or a hardcore video game enthusiast, you're guaranteed to find something to fit your needs.
1. Elder Scrolls Oblivion IV
Find the lost heir to the throne of Tamriel and unravel the sinister plot threatening to destroy an empire.
The most richly detailed and vibrant game ever created, Elder Scrolls Oblivion IV features next-generation graphics, realistic characters, and open-ended game play that allows players to explore the game at their own pace. Gamers can create and play any character they can imagine, making this the best Xbox 360 game available today.
2. Gears of War
Suppress your enemy and outlast the Locust Horde, a hideous race of alien creatures trying to take over the planet.
Featuring a cinematic story reminiscent of a Hollywood blockbuster, Gears of War uses Unreal Engine 3 technology to bring the game's battles to life. Built with both the hardcore and casual gamer in mind, it sets the standard by which future games will be judged.
3. Call of Duty 3
Travel with four Allied soldiers as they're thrust into the intensity of WWII combat.
An intense and immersive war experience, Call of Duty 3's environmental physics let players destroy enemy hideouts and force foes out in the open, while next generation design lets players choose how to confront their enemies by providing branching mission paths.
4. Need for Speed Carbon
Players engage in an adrenaline-filled form of street racing to take over rival neighborhoods one block at a time.
Need for Speed Carbon is sure to be the next revolution in racing games, and players who love customization will appreciate that this Xbox 360 video game lets you design and tweak your crew's cars using the new Autosculpt technology.
5. Tony Hawk Project 8
Skate against the world's top pros in realistic competitions that let you prove your skills.
With more goals, secret areas, and side missions than previous Tony Hawk games, this new Xbox 360 game lets you feel like a professional skater. Amazing graphics and an impressive soundtrack only add to the fun.
6. Madden NFL 2007
Control the game like never before in the 17th installment of EA's unstoppable football franchise.
Featuring all-new cutbacks, jukes, and the distinct running styles of your favorite backs, Madden NFL 2007 is a must have Xbox 360 video game for the sports fanatic. Additions to the franchise mode let you scout collegiate prospects with the NFL draft scouting system, while online play lets you take on your biggest rivals in "play now" or "session match" games.
7. WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2007
Experience life as a WWE superstar in this exciting and fast-paced Xbox 360 video game.
High definition graphics, an expanded general manager mode, an updated roster, and online multiplayer game play make WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2007 one of the best Xbox 360 video games available today.
8. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
Create your own Marvel dream team from a cast of well-known superheroes.
In Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, the superheroes must band together to defeat Dr. Doom and the newly reformed Masters of Evil. Comic book fans will love this game for its impressive portrayal of well-known book locations like Atlantis and the Shield Heli-Carrier.
9. Dead or Alive Xtreme 2
Enjoy beach volleyball, jet skiing, and gambling in this popular Xbox 360 video game.
Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 lets you explore Zack's Island as one of nine beautiful DOA girls. As an added bonus, you can even snap pictures of your favorite girls and save them to your hard drive.
10. History Channel Civil War: A Nation Divided
Get caught up in the chaos and carnage of America's bloodiest war.
In History Channel Civil War: A Nation Divided, players can reenact the Civil War as they deploy troops and determine the destiny of the country. For even more fun, the "Change History Challenge Mode" lets you enter a real historical scenario as the losing side to see if you can pull off a victory and change history!