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What are the Top 10 Best Must Buy Xbox 360 Video Games for Christmas 2011?

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There are now Xbox 360 video games to suit just about every single taste imaginable. For those who want to roam country sides, fight battles, play football, or even loot cars – everything is within the realm of possibility when it comes to this year's wide selection of Xbox 360 games. Because this system's games themselves are getting more and more impressive, choosing a top 10 is a rather tough large order, but here we go. What follows is my personal list of what I believe to be the top 10 must buy Xbox 360 video games for Christmas 2011.

#10 - Dead Island

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This is a gruesome, gory, spooky game for Xbox 360, that’ll go down well with anybody who loves melee combat. It's a first-person perspective game with plenty of shooting. The game has lots of action roleplay, reasonably strong characters and okay visuals. The integrated weapon systems are really quite elaborate, which is pretty cool, and the game will please anybody who likes horror-themed video games with an action-adventure emphasis.

Release Date: September 6th, 2011
Genre: First-Person Horror Action-Adventure
Developer: Techland
ESRB Rating: M
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#9 - Gears of War 3

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One of the most anticipated games of 2011, Gears of War was released mid-September. While still very new, it has a great following. It’s a third-person shooter game, but the latest release brings a lot of extra capability, featuring a competitive multiplayer mode, pitting 5 players on 5 players in exciting battles using tried and tested game types from Gears of War and Gears of War 2. If you’re interested in trying out something new, this is definitely worth a shot.

Release Date: September 20th, 2011
Genre: Action
Developer: Epic Games
ESRB Rating: M
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#8 - X-Men Destiny

X-Men Destiny
Here, the gamer will be a new recruit in the comic book motley mutant band. This X-Men game, released on September 27th, vows to provide a rich and complex plot with a lot of options. Characters are voiced by well-known actors, and the game interestingly places an emphasis on "choice", as opposed to the older style of linear game play. This is without doubt a Christmas 2011 purchase that’ll go down well with a lot of gamers.

Release Date: September 27th, 2011
Genre: Action Role-Playing
Developer: Silicon Knights
ESRB Rating: E10+
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#7 - F1 2011

F1 2011
This one should probably be a little closer to number 1, but because it occupies a kind of speciality area, it comes in at #7. F1 2011 is the sequel to its Bafta-winning predecessor, F1 2010. It’s just another Xbox 360 game that went on general release in September. All of the 12 teams and 24 drivers that started the 2011 season feature in F1 2011. All nineteen circuits from the season are also featuring, including the new Buddh International Circuit in India. F1 2011 demonstrates impressive attention to detail.

Release Date: September 20th, 2011
Genre: Racing
Developer: Codemasters Birmingham
ESRB Rating: E
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#6 - Dead Space 2

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Dead Space 2 is a survival horror third-person shooter video game that has been doing well all year. Players control protagonist Isaac Clarke in circumstances that take place after the events of the chilling Dead Space 1. Lost friends and terrifying horror plagues Isaac's mind, which means that the person behind the console will have a long and difficult journey of survival ahead of them. This is a great game for anybody who likes a challenge with a dark streak. Dead Space 2 has been available since January 2011.

Release Date: January 25th, 2011
Genre(s): Survival-Horror, Third-Person Shooter
Developer: Visceral Games
ESRB Rating: M
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#5 - FIFA Soccer 12

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EA Sports have outdone themselves once again, according to critics, who have branded FIFA Soccer 12 as a game-changer and a must-have for any soccer video game player, devotee, or one-off fan. Released in late September, gamers have been waiting for it impatiently since April, when the first screenshots were revealed featuring Brazilian midfielder Kaká running across the field. This game has been getting rave reviews already and serves as a refreshing sports alternative to fighting and combat games.

Release Date: September 27th, 2011
Genre: Sports
Developer: EA Canada
ESRB Rating: E
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#4 - Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Deus Ex: Human Revolution strikes the optimal balance between action and role play just right, and has won numerous awards for doing just that. Released August 23rd of this year, it has already been getting very positive reviews across the board. Set in 2027, with multiple characters and a four-city setting, it is one of the few games that manages science fiction in a real, gritty and engaging way. Millions of copies have been sold, and this is one game that is bound to remain in demand during the Christmas period.

Release Date: August 23rd, 2011
Genre: Action Role-Playing
Developer: Eidos Montreal
ESRB Rating: M
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#3 Assassin's Creed: Revelations

Assassin's Creed: Revelations
Assassins Creed: Revelations is going to be released on the 15th of November this year. With just weeks to go to the launch, the gaming realm is rife with speculation as to just how this long-awaited instalment of Assassins Creed will turn out. The game is said to feature all three of the series’ major characters to-date, and will be set in 14th century  Ottoman Constantinople. Open-world gameplay is once again the Assassins Creed format, something that developers Ubisoft have become expert in. Based on the success of its predecessors, we can safely say that Assassins Creed: Revelations will probably exceed most devout gamer’s expectations.

Release Date: November 15th, 2011
Genre: Third-Person Action-Adventure
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
ESRB Rating: M
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#2 - Battlefield 3

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Swedish developer EA Digital Illusions CE will release Battlefield 3 at the end of the month. Believe it or not, this will be the eleventh instalment in the ‘Battlefield’ series. As a result, gamers are awaiting the release of the first-person shooter game with extreme excitement. Battlefield 3 will be a high-octane action game with some recognizable elements from earlier releases , but also new and exciting additions in a futuristic setting (2014). Battlefield 3 is set to impress this Christmas, and thought by many to be a front-runner for the leading Xbox 360 game. There is, however, one game that might challenge it...

Release Date: October 25th, 2011
Genre: First-Person Shooter, Action
Developer: EA Digital Illusions CE
ESRB Rating: M
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#1 - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Available for pre-order from November 11th, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is the third installment in the Modern Warfare series, and the eighth installment in the Call of Duty series. This hugely popular game involves various characters during the single-player game, allowing a change in perspective throughout progression of the story. MW3 will feature a new ‘survival mode’, according to developers. Survival mode will see one or two players fighting waves of enemies, with battles increasing in difficulty each time. The game will be a gripping, exciting challenge and one perfect for any Xbox junkie this Christmas.

Release Date: November 8th, 2011
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Developer: Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games
ESRB Rating: M
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Xbox gaming is such a vibrant, quick-moving part of the gaming world. Variety is a good thing to build up in a gaming repertoire, and it’s advisable to look outside the box, branch out and be a little adventurous in your Xbox 360 game choices this Christmas.



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