Via the weblog
of staffer Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb, Microsoft has announced the top ten Xbox 360 games and full version Xbox Live Arcade titles currently being played over Xbox Live for the week of October 2, 2006, as well as the top games for the the original Xbox being played over (or while connected to) the online service.
Activision and Infinity Ward's World War II first-person shooter Call of Duty 2
again ranked on top of the list of Xbox 360 titles being played over Xbox Live, followed by THQ's GTA-inspired Saints Row
and EA's venerable Madden NFL 07
. Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
ranked fourth on the chart, while Atari's Eden-developed Test Drive Unlimited
and the recently released Doom
ranked fifth and sixth respectively.
Capcom's zombie-filled action title Dead Rising
was the seventh most played Xbox 360 title being played over Xbox Live for the week, followed by Bethesda and 2K Game's The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
, despite both being a single player only titles. EA and Digital Illusions' next-generation port of Battlefield 2:Modern Combat
ranked as the ninth most played title over the online service for the week, while the recently released demo for Sega's upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog
rounded out the list in tenth.
id Software's Doom
was the most played Xbox Live Arcade title for the week, followed by a pair of card games with Texas Hold 'em
. Hexic HD
ranked fourth on the chart, while TotemBall
which relies heavily on Microsoft's recently shipped Vision web camera, was the fifth most played arcade title over the online service for the week. The manic shooter Geometry Wars Evolved
was the sixth most played arcade title for the period, followed by Capcom's Street Fighter II' Hyper Fighting
and arcade staple Pac-Man
. The list was capped off by Marble Blast Ultra
and Bankshot Billiards 2
in the final two positions.
Looking to the original Xbox, Halo 2
remained as the most played game over Xbox Live for the week. Ranking second on the Xbox chart was Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
, followed by EA's Madden NFL 07
. The Xbox port of Counter-Strike
ranked fourth on the list, while Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer 5
and Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
took the fifth and sixth positions on the chart.
Another Ubisoft release, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow
, ranked seventh on the chart for the week, followed by LucasArts' Star Wars Battlefront II
and Microsoft's popular racing title Forza Motorsport
. The list of original Xbox titles being played over the online service was rounded out by Ubisoft's Rainbow Six 3