360 Games Gone Forever?!?

Xbox recently announced that 46 Xbox 360 games will be permanently delisted from the Xbox digital store on February 7th. While some of the games have been relisted for the Xbox One, and will still be available to purchase, others are locked to the X360 digital store, and once they’re gone they might be gone for good.

This means that if you haven’t purchased one of those games prior to the delisting, you won’t be able to purchase it after that point. However, if you purchase it before February 7th then you can continue to download it from your list of owned games.

The games being delisted for the United States are:

  1. Aegis Wing
  2. Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
  3. Assassin’s Creed III
  4. Assassin’s Creed IV
  5. Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD
  6. Blood of the Werewolf
  7. Blue Dragon
  8. Breakdown
  9. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  10. Call of Duty: Ghosts
  11. Castle Crashers
  12. Cloning Clyde
  13. Counter-Strike: GO
  14. Dark Souls
  15. Darksiders II
  16. Daytona USA
  17. Defense Grid
  18. Eets: Chowdown
  19. Far Cry 2
  20. Final Fight: DblImpact
  21. Iron Brigade
  22. Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad
  23. Jet Set Radio
  24. Left 4 Dead
  25. Left 4 Dead 2
  26. Limbo
  27. Lost Odyssey
  28. Mass Effect 2
  29. Monopoly Deal
  30. Mutant Blobs Attack
  31. N+
  32. Outpost Kaloki X
  33. Peggle 2
  34. Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds
  35. Prince of Persia
  36. R.U.S.E.
  37. Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co.
  38. Skate 2
  39. South Park: The Stick of Truth
  40. Spelunky
  41. Splinter Cell Conviction
  42. Star Wars Battlefront
  43. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II
  44. The Orange Box
  45. The Raven Episode 1
  46. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

While some of these games will still be available in other formats (like on physical Xbox 360 discs or being digitally relisted for Xbox One), others are likely to be gone for good.

But which ones won’t be available, and which are worth considering buying before they’re gone?

To help you decide, we’ve compiled the following list of the games that won’t be available after February 7th, that have a good enough rating (either user or critic) to consider adding to your library:

Aegis Wing

4.0 / 5 stars (48,091 ratings)


Description from the Xbox Store:

Single Player, Xbox LIVE Multiplayer 2-4, HD (High Definition).

Ready to save the universe from an Araxian invasion? Challenge them solo or recruit up to three friends for an all-out assault. Feeling lucky? Try it on Insane mode – the rewards are greater but the name is all too accurate. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see http://www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

I never played this one back in the day, but the number of ratings and overall review score suggest it must be good enough to at least download it and give it a try. It is free after all.

Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD

4.1 / 5 stars (10,713 ratings)


Description from Xbox Store:

Assassin’s Creed® Liberation HD, is the remastered striking chapter of the pre-American Revolution Assassin’s Creed saga . The year is 1765. As the events leading up to the American Revolution heat up in the north, Spanish forces plan to take control of Louisiana in the south – but they have yet to reckon with Aveline, an Assassin with a French and African mixed heritage, who finds herself on an unforgettable journey that will take her from the crowded streets of New Orleans to voodoo-haunted swamps and ancient Mayan ruins. Taking full advantage of its new hardware, Assassin’s Creed® Liberation HD introduces graphical improvements and new missions that dive deeper into Aveline’s story.

Cloning Clyde

3.9 / 5 stars (13,039 ratings)


Description from Xbox Store:

Single Player, Xbox Live Multiplayer 1-4, Local Multiplayer 1-4, HD (High Definition)

Dear Clyde, Did you get your twenty bucks yet? Because I was thinking that if you did, you could buy this really cool game and still have money left over for one of those sweet Killer Kenn action figures. That would be great, because I could sure use your help. Just a thought. Rock on dude, Clyde.

IGN gave it an 8.1 back in the day, so there’s that.

Counter-Strike: GO

4 / 5 stars (64,294 ratings)


Description from Xbox Store:

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive expands on the classic team-based action gameplay that it pioneered when it first launched 12 years ago. Featuring a massive arsenal of over 45 weapons, loads of maps, new game modes, new visuals, leaderboards, and over 165 awards to be earned. CS:GO is a must-have tactical shooter. So what are you waiting for? Come join your friends online and GO GO GO!

Counter Strike: GO seems like it was good enough back in the day, and if you have fond memories of it, and didn’t pick it up before, you might want to add it to your collection before it’s gone. Just keep in mind that the online servers may not be active any longer, so it might be a simple collectors item at this point.

Back in the day, IGN gave it an 8.0.

Daytona USA

3.9 / 5 stars (10,861 ratings)


Description from Xbox Store:

It’s time to get revved up with Daytona USA! Based on the classic arcade title, Daytona USA features enhanced graphics, tracks for all skill levels, and the original, hit soundtrack! Save your quarters – we’re bringing the arcade straight to your living room with steering wheel and multiplayer support. Challenge your friends with up to eight player online races or the whole world via Xbox LIVE leaderboards!

Defense Grid

4.1 / 5 stars (29,283 ratings)


Description from Xbox Store:

Defense Grid: The Awakening is the definitive Tower Defense Strategy game that’s easy to pick up, engrossing to play, and hard to set down. Strategically place your towers on the map to prevent alien enemies from stealing your power cores

Final Fight: DblImpact

4.1 / 5 stars (7,434 ratings)


Description from Xbox Store:

Final Fight: Double Impact takes you on a hard-hitting journey through Capcom history with the ultimate versions of arcade classics Final Fight and Magic Sword. Double Impact slams into your home with seamless online and local co-op multiplayer, new music by acclaimed remixologists, HD-filtered graphics, a host of unlockables to discover, and an integrated online leaderboard to prove your mettle!

IGN gave it an 8.8 back in the day, so obviously it’s a good port of two great arcade classics.

Iron Brigade

4.1 / 5 stars (25,255 ratings)


Description from Xbox Store:

Protect humanity from the evil Monovision menace in this Tower Defense Shooter from Tim Schafer’s Double Fine Productions. Join The Mobile Trench Brigade! Use a combination of mobile firepower and stationary defenses to turn the tide of war in our favor. Customize your trench with thousands of possible loadouts. March side by side with allies from around the world as you fight your way through Europe, Africa, and the Pacific. The Mobile Trench Brigade. Walk with us.

Iron Brigade was created by DoubleFine Productions, creators of Psychonauts, and was very well received back when it was released. When it was finally ported from Xbox 360 to PC, IGN gave it a 9.0. This seems like one of the strongest contenders to pickup before it goes away. Given its strong reception, it seems logical Microsoft would try and rerelease it someday, but currently this is the only way to get it on console.

Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad

3.5 / 5 stars (7,190 ratings)


Description from Xbox Store:

In Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad, players race four-wheeled 800 horsepower off road race trucks with tons of options including a host of tracks, single-player and multiplayer modes as well as a wide loadout of vehicle classes including Rally Cars, Pro Buggies, and Trophylite Trucks, all in crispy 1080p, 60 frames per second presentation. With multiplayer support for eight racers and a full career mode, Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad will be the title for racing fans who want to get down and dirty on the track!

For anyone who was a fan of this game back in the day, this may be a no brainer to pick up. For anyone who didn’t get a chance to try it, the screenshots may look a tad generic, but IGN gave it a 7.5 and said “for a $10 digital download, and its addictive, arcade-y four-wheelin’ is well worth buckling-up for.”

Jet Set Radio

4.5 / 5 stars (8,561 ratings)


Description from Xbox Store:

Tag, grind, and trick to the beat in SEGA’s hit game Jet Set Radio! Fight for control of Tokyo-to, mark your turf with graffiti, tag walls, billboards, and even rival gang members! Perform tricks and flips on magnetically driven in-line skates, but watch out for the local police force! Now on Xbox Live Arcade, Jet Set Radio is part of Sega’s Heritage Collection series and now features lush HD visuals, developer interviews, and amazing fan-created graffiti.

Jet Set Radio is a seminal classic, for real. First released on the Sega Dreamcast in North America as Jet Grind Radio, Jet Set Radio is an awesome game, and the prequel to the original Xbox’s Jet Set Radio Future, also an amazing game. This is one I had to pickup myself. I have the original on the Dreamcast, but being able to play it on my Xbox is too convenient to pass up.

Mutant Blobs Attack

3.0 / 5 stars (1,416 ratings)


Description from Xbox Store:

A puzzle-platformer of cataclysmic proportions, starring an ornery blob with an insatiable appetite. Begin the game a tiny captive carnivore, finish a city-devouring giant. Gain freakish new abilities including magnetism, telekinesis, and rocket power. Platforming has never been this viscous, nor this various. 24 expansive single player campaign levels, PLUS top-down bonus stages. Consume everything, regret nothing!

I never got the chance to play Mutant Blobs Attack back in the day, but IGN gave it and 8.0, saying “with its creative level designs and simple controls, Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack is the type of game where you can sit back and enjoy eating up everything on Earth without investing too much time, cash, or energy to do it.” While it is currently available on Nintendo Switch, if you want to grab the Xbox 360 version make sure to get it before it’s gone.

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds

4.5 / 5 stars (4,193 ratings)


Description from Xbox Store:

A spinoff to the fighting game “Phantom Breaker”, “Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds” is a cooperative action game for up to four players. Cute versions of the series’ characters dash around the screen in this action packed title. Defeat enemies to raise your characters’ levels and freely assign skills to your liking. Also enjoy head to head fights in the Battleground mode.

Never played this one either back in the day, and IGN certainly didn’t love it, but the user reviews are quite high and there are enough of them that, for $2.99, it’s probably worth a look.

Prince of Persia (Classic)

3.9 / 5 stars (5,919 ratings)


Description from Xbox Store:

Escape from Jaffar’s dungeon and save the Princess! Prince of Persia is a high-definition 3D adventure platformer based on the original 1989 hit. 

Another Xbox Live Arcade classic I didn’t play back when it was originally released (what was I doing with my life) but IGN really liked it at the time, giving it an 8.6, and stating “if you can accept that you won’t get more than a couple hours enjoyment from the $10 download, do yourself a favor and check out Prince of Persia Classic. It’s one of the elite among Xbox Live Arcade games.” I guess this is another one I’m going to have to pick up before February 7th.

Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co.

3.5 / 5 stars (1,611 ratings)


Description from Xbox Store:

Escape from Jaffar’s dungeon and save the Princess! Prince of Persia is a high-Experience a blast from past with this collection of classic Sega titles! Save kingdoms, shatter time trials, and destroy evil in Alex Kidd in Miracle World, Super Hang-on, and The Revenge of Shinobi! Now available on Xbox LIVE, Alex Kidd & Company have been updated with all new achievements, challenging new trial modes, and other goodies like recordable and downloadable game sessions, 3D mode in Super Hang-on, in game juke boxes, and the original Japanese dialogue!definition 3D adventure platformer based on the original 1989 hit. 

The new Alex Kidd remake is outstanding but being able to have the OG Sega Master System version in this collection, plus Super Hang-on AND The Revenge of Shinobi is an amazing deal. I picked this one up for myself some time ago, as I love to be able to easily play these classics on my Xbox alongside modern games like Elden Ring. Clearly from the reviews and number of ratings people were sleeping on this one back when it was on the 360, but I have it and it’s great.

STAR WARS Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords



Description from Xbox Store:

This time your choices affect everyone around you It is a time of darkness, five years after the events of the award-winning KOTOR. The Sith Lords have hunted the Jedi Order to the edge of extinction and a lone Jedi Knight remains – you. As you struggle to reconnect with the Force, your decisions will lead you to the light or dark side and will affect everyone around you. The fate of the galaxy rests in your hands!

Star Wars KOTOR 2 was actually released on the original Xbox, but it is available to purchase digitally on the Xbox 360 digital store, for now.

Ok, the following two games are not obvious picks, but are still likely facing oblivion after February 7th, and may be worth considering. Just because they were as widely well received as the ones above, doesn’t mean someone out there doesn’t care for them.

Blood of the Werewolf

3 stars (4,295 ratings)


Description from the Xbox Store:

Become Selena, loving mother, devoted wife and — powerful werewolf. Take revenge on the monsters that have slain your husband and stolen your child, in this love letter to classic platformers. Seamlessly transform from human to werewolf under moonlight, as you shoot, slash and smash your way through over 30 enemies and five brutal boss arenas.

Eets: Chowdown

3.5 stars (2,944 ratings)


Description from the Xbox Store:

Single Player, Local Multiplayer 2-4, HD (High Definition).

Unlock all 120 levels, earn achievements, and play the unlimited version of Marsho Madness! With over 25 items and 4 unique worlds, there’s a lot more to experience in this innovative game. 

IGN was actually pretty kind to it, giving it a 7.4.

Ok, well that’s the list. The other games being delisted are generally available on the current Xbox store for Xbox One and Series X/S. It’s possible some of these games could be ported in the future, and available on the regular Xbox store, but there’s no way to be sure.

If you care about any of these games at all, and you want to ensure you can play them in the near future, you should strongly consider picking them up before February 7th, since it’s possible they will be delisted at midnight on that date.

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