Via the weblog of staffer Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb, Microsoft has announced the top ten Xbox 360 games currently being played over Xbox Live, as well as the top ten titles for the the original Xbox being played over the online service.
Activision and Infinity Ward's World War II first-person shooter Call of Duty 2
was the most popular Xbox 360 title over Live for the week, followed by Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
and 2K Games and Bethesda Softworks' role-playing epic The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
The fourth most played title over Xbox Live was Electronic Arts and Digital Illusions' Xbox 360 port of Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
, followed by Square Enix's Final Fantasy XI
and Microsoft and Bizarre Creation's Project Gotham Racing 3
. Electronic Arts' Fight Night Round 3
continued to be a popular contender in the seventh spot on the list, while the recently released Xbox Live Arcade card game UNO
ranked as the eight most played Xbox 360 game over Xbox Live for the week. Rare's first-person shooter Perfect Dark Zero
and Tecmo's sexy fighter Dead or Alive 4
filled the ninth and tenth spots respectively.
With regards to titles for the original Xbox, Halo 2
ranked as the most played game over Xbox Live for the week, followed by Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
and the Xbox port of Counter-Strike
. Pro Evolution Soccer
, the latest entry in Konami's perennial soccer series ranked as the fourth most played Xbox game over the online service, followed by Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
and Electronic Art's venerable Madden NFL 2006
Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow
ranked as the seventh most played game over Live, while LucasArts' Star Wars Battlefront II
and Microsoft's own Forza Motorsport
were the eighth and ninth most played Xbox games over Live for the week. Another Ubisoft title, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2: Summit Strike
, rounded out the list in tenth.