January 20th 2009 12:46 pm PT

LIVE Activity for week of January 12th

Xbox 360 Top Live Titles (based on UU’s)

1 CoD: World at War
2 Halo 3
3 Call of Duty 4
4 Gears of War 2
5 Left 4 Dead
7 Fable II
8 Skate 2 Demo
9 Guitar Hero World Tour
10 FIFA 09

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)
1 Castle Crashers
2 Worms
3 Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
5 A Kingdom for Keflings
6 Braid
7 Banjo-Kazooie
8 Interpol
9 Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
10 Bomberman Live
The above arcade list is based on full versions purchased.

Original Xbox Top Live Titles (based on UU’s)
1 Halo 2
2 Star Wars: Battlfrnt 2
3 Fable
4 Counter-Strike
5 Conker: Live Reloaded
6 Doom 3
7 Star Wars: Battlefront
8 Street Fighter Anniv.
9 Splinter Cell Chaos
10 Call of Duty 3

Top Community Games NEW! (Full Versions purchased)
1 Golden Royal Blackjack
2 Air Legends
3 Groov
4 Johnny Platform’s Biscuit Romp
5 Weapon of Choice
6 Machiavelli’s Ascent
7 Sudoku X
8 Word Soup
9 Dr. Popper
10 Foosball For Two

These lists are based on global unique users connected to Xbox Live or in the case of Arcade and Community Games, full versions purchased during the week.


Archive By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Anonymous

    GoW2 down to 4th, I hope this patch fixes things

  • Sticky Owens

    gears 2 FTL

  • 8675309

    wow BK & UNO are still there

  • Smokeydogg7

    looks like fable 2 got a nice boost thanks to the dlc i have yet to purchase it but i plan to before the the end of jan

    i also hope the patch fixes all the problems in gears 2

  • VgSIag

    Whilst 5th is a good position I still don’t think L4D gets the reconition it deserves. If people try it I think the majority of them would like it.

    A lot of the people I speak to about it think it’s Dead Rising :(

  • Joergen8

    Although I spent the 70 bucks on that pos, I kinda hope the patch doesnt fix things so people finally understand that they’ve been scammed. I’ve now turned to games that are actually amazing and that offer everything Gears2 doesnt, like dedicated servers, lag-free gaming, minimal to no glitches and FREE DLC, like Battlefield Bad Company.

    I’m sorry that I didnt buy your game first-hand DICE. I’ll never make the mistake of substituting your game with one of Epic’s again.

  • Lemon 5

    Man, its a bummer gears 2 is dropping so fast, but Epic brought it upon themselves. Get that patch out and fix some bugs! Also, already putting a map pack out? Most people are on the fence about playing this already, and you are going to alienate them by having some people have the maps and some don’t?


    i tried h3 again this weekend, bad move. gow2 patch still wont bring me back to that either, cod:waw and l4d are my top 2 until sk8 2.

  • Eraser Reign

    Man, again! Halo is losing its edge. It was at the top almost all of last year. What happened? Maybe people are playing the games they got for the holidays, and forgetting about multiplayer. Who knows? I just hope that Halo 3 comes back to the top again.

    That being said, I predict that Halo Wars will break the top 10 within a week of its release date. FURTHERMORE, the demo will break records.

    Who agrees with me?

  • Anon 1

    Why do people play the inferior game that is COD:WAW? Halo is a much better game.

  • Warrengonline

    “Go Street Fighter Anniversary, Go!” Worms!?!? Wow! Hey Maj, throw out a shout for Lemmings for XBLA as a random request.

  • Raz 360

    CoD4 is amazing online right now…ppl should move back to the original innovators “Infinity Ward” rather than play Treyarch’s nice little copy! Come on CoD4 get to no.1 next week!

  • HunCity87

    COD on top, where it should be, just hope they get rid of glitchers soon…

  • metallicorphan

    major-why have you got two fallout 3 pictures on your gamercard as last played?

  • http://www.GoGoPrincess.com GoGoPrincess

    I’m surprised Gears 2 is even at 4th with all the issues! I am the biggest Gears 1 fan and have been playing for over 2 years, and can’t understand why they would mess up Gears so much it just isn’t as fun anymore, plus the matchmaking is just horrible!! The online campaign in Gears 2 is good and Horde is fun, but the only reason to keep playing any game for more than a few days is the multiplayer. Will give it one more chance after the patch but not really expecting much…


    @ HunCity DE

    He’s playing the pc version too

  • Anon

    @Eraser Reign: Uhhhh…living in your own little fantasy world are we? CoD 4 was on top most of last year. Halo 3 sat at 2nd all that time.

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  • HardlyCapable

    @metallicorphan: It’s because one of them is the PC version.

  • Patrick

    @ Anon 3 how can you compare halo 3 and call of duty. sure they are both FPS games but im sorry but thats where any and all similarities end. (its like trying to say an apple is better than an orange they are both fruit but other than that they are different.)

    The game play is different.

    Story is different.

    The feel of the games are far from similar.

    Its all about personal preference. I loved halo 3 i played it right after i stopped playing cod4 up until world at war came out. But at this time to me halo is old. i played halo for years, halo 2 for years and halo 3 for well over a year. some people just get to the point where enough is enough. and we are at that juncture with halo 3. you cant teach an old dog new tricks.

  • Warrengonline

    Thanks, I was wondering WHAT that was as it was on other people’s gamercards too a day or so ago.

  • Sticky Owens

    if gears 2 did not ship with hoarde mode, it would not even be on that list = fact!

  • fishinBULL

    CoD: WaW ftw!

  • BlackSmoke

    I just wish they(Epic) didn’t screw up the Gears of War2 Co-Op game browser. Why do I have to select the chapter and then search for a game, just let me search through all games so I can think about and choose which game I’d like to join.

  • Z o o w

    gears of war 2 sucks , dont even play it. it sucks balls. if you wanna play single player get fallout 3 way better than fable 2 , and if you wanna play multiplayer go left4dead or cod4 , cod waw isnt as fun as the first one

  • CosMick

    Seriously, why are people playing WaW when CoD4 is clearly a better game? Xmas present perhaps?

    And Gears doesn’t belong at no.4, at this precise moment in time it doesn’t belong in the top 10, horrible online experience! yet I keep going back :p

  • LawdaddyCO

    Halo series < COD series

  • LawdaddyCO

    I agree with everyone saying that COD4 is better than WaW. I have converted back to playing 4 again. WaW was just too slow and boring for me.

    I guess I can now move on and get the “Nerd Medal” as my wife calls it (10th prestige). I’m only one or two away.

  • blalbal

    GoW 2 hahaha, because only usa players have good pings in this game, all other over the world cant play this shit, bad multiplayer.

    Also the automatch sucks, epic omg look at halo and cod4….

  • SidearmS

    First of all, WELCOME TO GAMES FOR WINDOWS LIVE MAJOR. We are a fun little community and we are growing each and every day. You never know who is a GFWL featured gamer these days… you never know.

    Also, having double scores on live games makes chest and coin purse hair grow at a 25% faster rate than just playing one version. FACT.

    But seriously, get more PC titles Major, we play every other week together and would love to have you in sometimes. And yes, WE DO PLAY 007 Quantum Of Solace…

    @ Warrengonline: Lemmings is owned by Sony. I was crushed too. Lemmings is one of my favorite all time games.

    As for Gears, well, new achievements that are tied into a TEN DOLLAR USD map pack will not push the issue. Halo 3 and the Legendary Map Pack say hi! And most people did indeed GET PISSED OFF when the first thing Epic decided to publish post game was NOT FREE DLC instead of a PATCH.

    XBox 360 – It’s two! CLAP!
    GFWL – Two! CLAP!
    XBox 360 and GFWL – Two tastes in one! CLAP! CLAP!

  • TheGrooveJesus

    Why is Rock Band 2 not there? GH:WT is nothing but coporate, mass produced, low quality crap.

  • Teh Samuel

    nice cod waw is awesome
    and the people who say gears 2 sucks well im soirrry you have been having trouble because as of 4 weeks ago ive had no problems

    he has the PC and 360 version

  • Searing Wave

    Halo 3 > Call of Duty 4 >>>>>>>>>>>> Call of Duty: World at War.

    That’s the way it should be. Gears of War 2 is a total disappointment.

  • NM Jeff

    *sigh* CODWAW shouldn’t even be a contender, let alone #1. STOP PLAYING BAD GAMES!

  • Warrengonline

    Does anyone play Centipede/Millipede? I was playing and made high score on the leaderboard, but when I left the game that displayed my high score of 19640, I went to check the score on the main leaderboard. The top score was 16521 (or something in that area) and I returned to the screen where the High Scores were (in the demonstration screen) and my score was not there. What gives?

  • joe

    CoD:WaW >>> CoD4 >>> Halo 3.

  • Kizzle

    Please get this Obama garbage off the “spotlight” row ASAP. It’s embarassing enough this nation of easily impressed sheep elected this empty-suited phony, I don’t need to see during the few hours I’m able to play video games.

  • Ken Adams NSA

    Left 4 Dead all the way. Go baby go! Beat Gears 2 out of the rankings!

  • The 7raveler

    @Anon 16:
    You, sir, are an idiot.


    where the hell is my arcade game? two weeks in a row with no game.


    @ Anon 16:
    I didn’t even notice that section until you mentioned it. Glad I found it! I recorded the whole thing on Tivo and now I can watch a condensed version of it from my XBOX 360 too?! Awesome!!!

  • Frank

    The long-awaited title update is available NOW for GoW2! Here’s the HUGE deatiled list of the fixes and improvements, including the new achievement details: http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=120088 Maybe now this will finally shut some of the whiners up about the game!

  • SidearmS

    @ Anon 16: you are right. What the “spotlight” row needs is WHO’S NAILIN PAYLIN and OBAMA IS NAILIN PAYLIN, not this real world once in a lifetime moment garbage you found yesterday.

    /Sarcasm off.

    If anything, having that on Live is what we need. I watched them all yesterday. When there are important events in our history, it is nice to see that even MS knows that they are indeed special.

    GFWL – Those movies exist. They are known in the wild as P-O-R-N, or what you would find on Major’s Zune, E’s WMV collection, or Trixie’s laptop.

  • Anonobamasucks

    The 7raveler – you sir, are a sheep. Wake up.

  • Frank

    Hey guys, let’s keep the political crap out of here, ok? And Anon 16, if you don’t like what’s in the Spotlight, then go buy a PS3, you whiny crybaby!

  • MeS FEAR

    CoD is boring to me…Left 4 Dead is the best multiplayer game on market…its on fifth place but i am sure it will go up on the list after the DLC launch

  • Mr Blonde NL

    When is the community game channel gonna be available in The Netherlands? I’d like to check it out, but as far as I know it’s only available in about 5 countries?

  • The 7raveler

    @ Anon 20-I have woken up. To the best chance your country has had in 8 years to finally regain some respect. Power does not equal respect. Respect must be earned.

  • Teh Emo Penguin

    It makes me sad when GH:WT is up on the list when Rock Band 2 isn’t.

  • SeeUInTheFuture

    Gears 2 shouldnt be on that list.