Xbox 360 Official Launch list

Total count: 18.

The following Xbox 360 games will be available in North America retail locations on or before the console launches on November 22:

Kameo™: Elements of Power™ (Microsoft Game Studios)
Go on a journey full of magnificent exploration and innovative morph-into-monster action.

Perfect Dark Zero™ (Microsoft Game Studios)
Plunge into a world of corporate espionage and conspiracy as perfect agent Joanna Dark.

Project Gotham Racing 3 (Microsoft Game Studios)
Life begins at 170 mph with the ultimate roster of the hottest supercars in existence.

Call of Duty 2 (Activision)
Experience the cinematic intensity and chaos of epic WWII battles in this Xbox 360 exclusive.

Need for Speed™ Most Wanted (Electronic Arts)
Out-race rivals and evade coordinated police pursuits to become the most wanted street racer.

Peter Jackson’s King Kong™ (Ubisoft)
Battle for survival on Skull Island as Jack Driscoll and even play as the mighty Kong himself.

Madden NFL 06 (Electronic Arts)
Get ready for the most incredibly lifelike and best looking football experience ever created.

GUN™ (Activision)
Journey through the Wild West in an immersive story of betrayal, greed, and revenge.

Condemned: Criminal Origins™ (SEGA)
Pursue serial killers lurking on the periphery of humanity through squalid urban environments.

NBA 2K6 (2K Sports)
Create your own player and guide him through all of the facets of an elite NBA career.

Ridge Racer™ 6 (Namco)
With more than 130 cars and 30 courses play all-new online modes, plus downloadable content.

Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland (Activision)
Enjoy unlimited skating and BMX biking in the vast wasteland of Los Angeles with no load times.

QUAKE™ 4 (Activision)
Take the battle to the heart of the Strogg home planet as Earth’s only hope for victory.

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 06 (Electronic Arts)
Battle through five classic periods of golf with Tiger Woods and legends like Palmer and Nicklaus.

Amped 3 (2K Sports)
Get ready for a fat helping of boarding culture and huge snowboxes loaded with killer gameplay.

FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup™ (Electronic Arts)
With 72 teams and 1700 players, it’s a soccer lover’s dream as you advance to the World Cup.

NHL 2K6 (2K Sports)
Hockey is back, so strap on your skates and take your favorite team to the Stanley Cup finals.

NBA Live 06 (Electronic Arts)
Feel the emotion and intensity with freestyle superstars and more physical play.


Yowza that’s a lot of sports. I don’t play those. I will be waiting at least a few months before I get one of these.

I’m very curious what the average review score will be, and how that compares with the average review scores of other console launches. Also, the ratings of the top 5 (perhaps more important).

Does anyone have a list of the games the PS2, Dreamcast, and Gamecube launched with? NO, not “North American Launch.” I mean GLOBAL launch - the first day they were available, anywhere. I can find NA launch lists pretty easily. :)

It actually looks pretty good. Every one of those games are games I could potentially see myself playing and enjoying.

Jason- I don’t think average is really what you want here. One 100, two 70s, and two 50s is a lot better than one 80 and three 70s. Bad games don’t need to be played.

But this launch is remarkable for it’s near-complete lack of crap(as Matt says, I can potentially see myself enjoying every title). We’ll see how that approach works, but we know having one killer app and some random crap gets the job done.

Playing and enjoying, yes. But paying $60 for?

The Microsoft first-party titles are all $50, although Perfect Dark Zero CE is $60. I don’t know about third-party pricing, but I’m guessing EA will be gouging us as usual.