November 3rd 2009 7:27 pm PT

LIVE Activity for week of Oct. 26th


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

1    Halo 3
2    Call of Duty 4
3    Call of Duty: WaW
4    GTA IV (Purchase the full game)
5    Halo 3: ODST
6    Gears of War 2
7    FIFA 10
8    Borderlands
9    Madden NFL 10 (Download the demo)
10   Forza Motorsport 3 (Download the demo)

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)
1    Trials HD   
3    Zombie Apocalypse
4    Battlefield 1943
5    Tower Bloxx Deluxe
6    Castle Crashers 
7    Magic: The Gathering
8    Fable II Pub Games
9    Panzer General Allied Assault
10   Shadow Complex 


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

1    Halo 2
2    Star Wars: Battlfrnt 2
3    Counter-Strike
4    Fable
5    Conker: Live Reloaded
6    Splinter Cell Chaos
7    Doom 3
8    Star Wars: Battlefront
9    SW: Republic Commando
10    Call of Duty 3

Top Indie Games (Full Versions purchased)
1   Avatar Drop 
2   I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES!!!1
3   Pumpkin Chop 
4   Miner Dig Deep
5   Headshot  
6   Run Away
7   Avatar Golf 
8   Halloween HD
9   Beat Hazard
10  Night Of Doom


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


Archive By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • nawlins08

    wow, did GTA IV move up to number 4, is it just me or is it not surprising that more ppl are playing GTA IV than GOW:2 and H3:ODST? even though ODSt isn’t even a full game more ppl are playing that than GOW:2. glad to see Halo 3 hold that top spot another week!

  • CMcCon342

    Nice to see Borderlands creeping up the list. Gee, I wonder what will top the list for the week starting Nov 9th…bring on MW2

  • Gam3r Evolved

    @Nawlins08: Remember, new DLC for GTA IV.. That may have helped a bit :p

    Wish I could see Tekken 6 on the list, though.. Besides the crummy “quest” mode, and laggy live-play, it’s a really good beat’em’up :D Waiting for the patch to fix online play..

  • MeS FEAR

    yay forza 3 is in the top 10…hope it will go up cuz this game is awesome. GoW 2 will fall down when mw2 will be out. GTA 4 will fall 1 place down too. Its just on the 4th place because TBOGT is out now. Looking forward to see how high MW2 will climb the top 10

  • Since 1981

    I started playing GTA IV because of TBoGT, which came out last week. Haven’t tried multiplayer for that expansion yet though.

  • xXLeadFarmerXx

    I’m also glad to see Borderlands being played quite a bit. It’s a great single player game but is an even better co-operative game. I’m sure it will fall off completely when Modern Warfare 2 comes out though. Boo.

  • nawlins08

    oh yeah, i forgot about the expansion pack, haha, but yeah i predict GOW:2 falling and i do think forza 3 will be higher next week

  • Mcmax3000

    Glad to see Forza 3 crack the Top 10… Turn 10 did amazing work on that one.

  • DeFFeR

    For forza to crack the top 10 is awesome, usually niche games don’t do so well… that means it’s an awesome game… and more people should pick it up! I loveeeee the game

  • cliftonJONES

    yay, halo 3…was just playin swat this mornin…

  • PanFryan

    I expected Halo 3 ODST to have fallen off the top ten by now. Those Halo fanboys must really love there games, even if they are $30 over priced…

  • UnarmedGorilla

    Nice to see GTA IV move back up the list. Been playing TBoGT and must say it is an excellent expansion to an already amazing game. I’m sure ODST would be doing better if they had matchmaking for firefight, or at least a couple other mp modes. Oh well.

  • Gakhar

    Enjoy #1 Halo 3. Its your last week comming 11.10.09

  • Gakhar

    Enjoy #1 Halo 3. Its your last week comming 11.10.09

  • Razoric

    Can you start doing a Top 20 list for 360 games. It’s going to be a little boring seeing top 10 “Call of Duty” games after next week.

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  • rastansaga

    Rainbow Islands did not even make the top ten!
    Taito should let me review their hashed up, dire “remakes” prior to release.

  • MSUHitman

    I echo Razoric’s comment from the first page. Given the size of the 360 retail library now, I would be interested in seeing that section expand to the top 20 to get a better feel of what is being played on Live, as the top 10 each week for the last 2 years has been dominated by 3 game series: CoD, Halo, and Gears.

    The other sections should probably stay with a top 10 and there is a lot more turnover in those areas.

  • Anonymous

    Yes a top 20 would be a nice change.

    Glad to see Borderlands up there, more peeple should check it out. One of the best games I have ever played in my 25 years of gaming.


    Nice to see GTA IV jump ahead of ODST and Gears 2 as it should be with the release of TBoGT, which is such a well-done ending to the GTA IV Liberty City saga that it deserves to be up there. Now if only Borderlands was right up there behind it too. That game is SO much fun, esp. in co-op! It’ll also be interesting to see if Dragon Age: Origins is popular enough to crack the Top 10 next week.

  • Searing Wave


    I wonder what your excuse will be when Halo 3 reclaims the top spot sometime early next year.

  • wolfzero01

    good for Borderlands, its such a fun game

    gee, I wonder what next weeks #1 will be

  • Gambit3rd

    As you all can see, MS Deal Of The Week policy is working good. Fable Pub Games maybe is real crap but, hey! 8th place!

    I was meditating about buying it, i have to be honest, but after I’ve tried the demo… Oh, well, I declined the offer. :D

    I still have to buy the Fable 2 retail game but I read that if I need pub games I can find them in the Fable 2 world. Just no achievements, no gold bonuses neither special items. Who cares? :)

    Sorry about Panzer, I had no time to buy it but only 9th place. :(

  • Static Jak

    Does anyone actually pay attention to the Original Xbox top 10 anymore?
    Would rather see a 360 top 20 myself.


    Yes, the list of Top 10 Original Xbox Titles should be replaced, but with a Top 10 Game Add-ons Purchased list. But it seems like it’s pretty pointless to make suggestions like this every week when this XBL Activity post is made, because it just ends up falling on deaf ears. Oh well, I guess we’re just stuck with what we have now until TPTB decide there’s a reason to change it.

  • OSUZOO08

    forza is awesome hope it stay’s popular for a wile so i can get all of the achievements

  • trickybuz93

    @PanFryan: Did you make an account just to diss the halo fans?? Seriously, alot of people love Halo because it’s a good game with great MP.

  • hammer1811

    Borderlands is the sickest. love that game.

  • MuckRak3r

    I love seeing Gears2 drop and drop and drop.

    I just hope MW2 doesn’t knock MW, and WaW out of the top 5. I don’t want Gears 2 to have an inflated position on the leaderboard when in reality it is still a BROKEN GAME (multiplayer).

    This past weekend was double EXP and they still dropped to 6th! I barely had any friends online playing it on DOUBLE EXP. It’s just such a glitchy, laggy mess online. Maybe Epic will see this and fix it? Ha!

  • Bobafettjm

    Nice to see Trials HD is still doing well. It is a really fun and challenging game.

  • PanFryan

    @trickybuz93 No my normal live account won’t work for some reason.

  • Tyrant Dunn

    bye halo 3 it was nice knowing you. I wont miss you.

  • Anonymous

    long live HALO 3!!!!!!!!!

  • metallicorphan

    surprised Borderlands didn’t get higher actually,pretty much everyone on my friends list was playing it

  • Tyrant Dunn

    is borderlands really worth 60 dollars? wish theyd release a demo.

  • Searing Wave

    @Tyrant Dunn
    There’s no reason to say goodbye to Halo 3 until Halo: Reach comes out. And even then it is really “See you later.”

    Some Call of Duty fans really seem to think Halo 3 is going to be banished from the list when Modern Warfare 2 is released. If you think for a second that it will have the longevity at number 1 to hold back Halo 3 indefinitely you’re kidding yourself. See you in Spring.

  • mchiefvs360

    Halo’s setting up a camp at number 1. Good. MW2 will undoubtedly come along, then Halo: Reach Beta, then Halo: Reach.


    @ Tyrant Dunn: Yes, Borderlands is worth every single dollar! It’s especially fun to run around loot-whorin’ with 3 of your buddies too.


    GTA on #IV

  • nawlins08

    for all the ppl dissing halo, you have no right to diss halo, maybe its because you suck at it or your favorite game isn’t number 1, just get off it, its a great game, and so is most other games, i have never had any more laggy games in gears than i have in halo or call of duty for that matter, and MWF2 will take the top spot, and for quite some time, halo 3 will start battling for that top spot sometime in the early spring, and probably hold it through summer till halo:reach

  • DarkTear81

    Oh, we have no right to diss Halo? Ooook, seeing 3 Halo-Games in you list I might think you’re a fanboy who is just angry his “lovable” game isn’t on the top spot.

    I played Halo 3 for a while when it came out. The Singleplayer was kinda lame (storylike) and the MP was awful. Back then I found it quite unbalanced that everyone shoot at someone else one or twice and then smacked them in close combat. Something that worked better then just shooting… That’s why I turned away from it.

    The only good thing about Halo3 were those massive community tools with vid-sharing and such. Would love to see that in every game. hehehe

  • Thiago123

    A lot of interesting stuff here!
    -No doubt that MW2 will be #1 for a long time, but I’ll be really interested to see if WAW or even COD4 remains in the top 10.
    -I played the L4D2 demo last night and it was fantastic. Can’t wait to see if the demo breaks into the top 10.
    -Really surprised to see Magic:TG still selling so well.
    -How long will ODST remain in the top 10? Most people have finished the campaign. Firefight is all sorts of awesome, but not exactly the most accessible.

  • GS HaXoR

    I agree – Top 20 would be much better.

  • Matu Flp Krawfe

    I have lost all interest in the top 10 list for live titles. Maybe something notable happens when a BIG game hits but for the most part it just serves to show how dull and entrenched the community has become in their play habits.

    As others have said here, a top 20 would be preferable.

  • Velete

    Nice to see magic the gathering on the arcade list even though majornelson didnt advertise the expansion pack DLC recently ( he never misses spamming us with rock band crap though )

  • SpaceNinjaDino

    Why should I spend time trying to make an involved game when stuff like Avatar Drop sells so well?

  • backofthepack8

    As far as the Indie Games go, I can’t believe Avatar Golf isn’t ranked higher, this is the best 400 MS points I have ever spent.

  • nawlins08

    yeah, i play halo, but you can’t call me a fanboy, in case your blind, you can also see that i have and play both call of duty games, along with gears of war, GTA, and madden, so i don’t just play halo, and many ppl besides me find it really fun (or else why would it even be in the top 10 much less #1), so before you go saying im a fanboy, or some1 say my opinion is biased, i have played all the major games and i really like them all, i can say bad things about all of them, and i can say really good things about all of them, but overall its just the love of the game that draws me back
    and i also played the L4D2 demo and thought it was awesome, i wouldn’t be surprised if the demo cracked the top 10

  • Anonymous

    It’s a great time to be a gamer. The top 10 will soon be shaken up. Dragon Age will hopefully get on there somewhere. It’s a great RPG.

  • HenkvdWeerdt

    Always nice to see Halo 3 still leads. Thanks to the ODST :). A nice deal with the second disc and all the mappacks of Halo 3