This was Xbox’s first major venture into digital download territory, and it ended up working a treat, gifting us with some amazing titles that we’re still playing today thanks to backwards compatibility on Xbox One, Series X and Series S. As an example, here’s just a very small sample of classic Xbox Live Arcade games.
Recall the days of Xbox Live Arcade? Although it began before the launch of the Xbox 360, it’s the time period between 2005 and 2013 that is frequently remembered most fondly. At that time, indie games and smaller downloadable games were all bundled under the “Live Arcade” moniker (instead of the “ID@Xbox” moniker they are given today).
When Xbox Live Arcade finished in 2013, more than 600 games had been released throughout its lifespan. Its closure coincided with the release of the Xbox One, with the ID@Xbox program announced during the August of that year. So, if you were around during that time, what memories do you have of Xbox Live Arcade on Xbox 360 specifically? Got any favourite games you want to tell us about? Let us know down in the comments section below.