by Paul Sanders
The multiplayer aspects of Xbox 360 video games are hard to match by many other game consoles. Xbox Live makes it easy to connect with other players through your Xbox 360, chat inside the game and play competitively or cooperatively. Here are some of the best Xbox 360 video games to play online with your friends.
"Halo: Reach": The Halo series is probably responsible for most of the success of Xbox Live due to its fun first-person shooter action, compelling science fiction storyline and action-packed multiplayer modes. Each new multiplayer Halo game is bound to make any list of the best Xbox 360 video games. The latest installment in the series, "Halo: Reach," features new storylines and a customizable map designer. Few other Xbox 360 video games are so multiplayer-centric.
"Call of Duty: Black Ops": The "Call of Duty" games are some of the best-selling video games in history, and this is largely due to the fact that they offer better competitive play than most Xbox 360 video games. This intense tactical shooter is definitely for more advanced players, featuring fast-paced military action and graphic war detail. For shooter lovers, "Call of Duty: Black Ops" is one of the best Xbox 360 games of the decade.
"Red Dead Redemption": This Wild West action game joins other Xbox 360 video games that create a rich virtual world that others can interact with online. With a gritty storyline and additional downloadable content, "Read Dead Redemption" has quickly become an online hit. Those who like the "Grand Theft Auto" series of Xbox 360 video games will love the style and humor of this game.
"Left 4 Dead": Surviving a zombie apocalypse is easier when you can enlist friends to help you online. That's what makes "Left 4 Dead" one of the more appealing Xbox 360 games with a world-ending theme. Move with friends through level after level of horrors or play competitively to see who can take out more of the undead. Xbox 360 video games like these probably aren't for younger players, but adults will have a lot of scary fun.
"Guitar Hero": Everyone can get in on the fun by playing their favorite songs and playing online is even better with these types of party games for Xbox 360. You can even download new songs and other content for your Xbox 360 video games. You will need special controllers to play this type of music game and become an online rock star.