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Top XBLIG Lists - Goodbye Xbox Live Indie Games Part 2

Lists of the top Xbox Live Indie Games are few and far between.  Lists like these are important for Xbox 360 owners to be able to decide which indie games to buy.

This is especially true now that the XBLIG service will be shutdown by October 7.  Even if the scarcity of lists of the top Xbox 360 indie games have made it difficult to gather a selection of the best indie Xbox 360 games, I have done what I can to make it easier for people who want to have that information to make a solid purchase decision in the remaining days of existence of the Xbox Live Indie Game service.  With that, I present this list of sites that provide their take on the top games of the XBLIG service. - I must start off with  It is the only website where you can view screenshots of hundreds of selected Xbox Live Indie Games on one page, which allows for quickly browsing through the games to see if a game looks appealing enough to try out.

TrueAchievements - This is an Xbox focused site, with particular emphasis on achievements earned in games.  The article was published on September 16, 2017 so it is the most recent article that lists the top XBLIG games.

GamesRadar - This article on the best XBLIG games was published on November 30, 2015.  It is the one of the most recent articles that lists the top Xbox Live Indie Games so it includes games released in 2014 and 2015 unlike other top XBLIG lists.

Splazer Productions - Splazer Production's Top Ten XBLIG of All Time is a YouTube video which lists its choices for the top ten Xbox Live Indie Games of all time.  It was published on December 18, 2015 so it does include games released in 2014 and 2015.

theXBLIG - This site is an Xbox indie game review site.  Its leaderboard has an updated list of the top Xbox Live Indie Games as determined by the site.

Indie Gamer Chick leaderboard - This site is an indie game review site that also reviews Xbox indie games.  Its leaderboard has an update list of the top indie games as determined by the site and also includes Xbox indie games.

SavyGamer - This site looks for and posts deals on video games.  As a public service, they posted their recommended Xbox Live Indie Games so people can have the opportunity to purchase them before the shutdown. - is a forum-centered website devoted to the discussion of video games.  The site hosts a wiki which contains lists of recommended games for various platforms.

Gaming Hell - This page lists a select group of recommended Xbox Live Indie Games.  This was published on June 28, 2017 so it is recent enough to include the latest releases.

MakeUseOf - An article on this site from July 18, 2013, lists some must-play Xbox Live Indie Games.

Indie Gamer Chick Top 25 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 - Published in July 2012, this list of the all time top Xbox Live Indie Games does not include any game from 2013 onwards.

Tiny Subversions - A list of recommended Xbox Live Indie Games from August 16, 2012.

Complex - This site published a list of the best Xbox Live Indie Games as of February 11, 2011.

Forums - Some good XBLIG recommendations could be found on various forums.

YouTube - Year's best and all-time best lists of XBLIG games.

Reddit - You will find good recommendations on these subreddits.

These are all the lists of top and recommended Xbox Live Indie Games that I could find with the very little time we have left before the shutdown.  I hope these can help in making XBLIG purchase decisions easier.


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