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Castle Crashers most popular XBLA game in 2008

Mon 05 Jan 2009 9:30am GMT / 4:30am EST / 1:30am PST
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Halo 3 most played multiplayer Live game, BF: Bad Company most popular multiplayer demo

The Behemoth's original 2D game, Castle Crashers, was the most played Xbox Live Arcade Game in 2008, according to data from Microsoft.

The game was released in August over the Xbox 360 digital download service, and beat other new releases to the top of the list including Bizarre Creations' sequel Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 and Braid, from independent developer Jonathan Blow.

Microsoft also revealed that Halo 3 – released in September 2007 – was still the most popular multiplayer game on Xbox Live in 2008, holding off competition from Call of Duty 4, also released the previous year.

Titles released in 2008 that made the top 10 most popular Live multiplayer list included Gears of War 2, Call of Duty: World at War and GTA IV.

The most popular multiplayer demo in 2008 was for EA's Battlefield: Bad Company, followed by Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.

Top Xbox 360 Live titles for 2008 follow:

  • 01 Halo 3
  • 02 Call of Duty 4
  • 03 GTA IV
  • 04 Gears of War 2
  • 05 Gears of War
  • 06 Call of Duty: World at War
  • 07 Guitar Hero III
  • 08 Battlefield: Bad Company Demo
  • 09 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Demo
  • 10 Rock Band
  • 11 Fable II
  • 12 Mirror's Edge Demo
  • 13 Madden NFL 09
  • 14 Battlefield: Bad Company
  • 15 Rainbow Six Vegas 2
  • 16 UNO
  • 17 Castle Crashers
  • 18 COD: World at War Multiplayer Beta
  • 19 Forza Motorsport 2
  • 20 Too Human Demo

Top Xbox Live Arcade titles for 2008:

  • 01 Castle Crashers
  • 02 Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2
  • 03 Braid
  • 04 A Kingdom for Keflings
  • 05 UNO
  • 06 Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
  • 07 Fable II Pub Games
  • 08 Duke Nukem 3D
  • 09 Bionic Commando: Rearmed
  • 10 Worms
  • 11 SOULCALIBUR
  • 12 Portal: Still Alive
  • 13 DOOM
  • 14 1942: Joint Strike
  • 15 Bomberman Live
  • 16 MEGA MAN 9
  • 17 N+
  • 18 Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3
  • 19 Marble Blast Ultra
  • 20 Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3

Top Original Xbox Live titles for 2008:

  • 01 Halo 2
  • 02 Fable
  • 03 Star Wars: Battlfront 2
  • 04 Counter-Strike
  • 05 Fable: Lost Chapters
  • 06 Doom 3
  • 07 Conker: Live Reloaded
  • 08 Splinter Cell Chaos
  • 09 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • 10 Star Wars: Republic Commando
  • 11 Star Wars: Battlefront
  • 12 Burnout 3
  • 13 Guilty Gear XX Reload
  • 14 Gauntlet Seven Sorrows
  • 15 Call of Duty 3
  • 16 Ninja Gaiden Black
  • 17 Crimson Skies
  • 18 MechAssault 2
  • 19 Call of Duty 2
  • 20 Rainbow Six 3

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