8 Upcoming Xbox 360 Games, That aren’t coming to PS3
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Everyone’s rambling on about how few titles are coming to the Xbox 360 this year and beyond, simply stating that Microsoft’s relying on nothing more than its third party partnerships to draw sales to Xbox Live. Yet, this isn’t the case. There’s several titles coming to Xbox 360 – which aren’t coming to PlayStation 3. There’s an array of titles including third-person shooters, role-playing games, adventure games, and motion-enabled titles that harness the power of Kinect. See the list below and take a look at what we currently know is coming to Xbox 360 in 2013.

1. Gears of War: Judgment

Gears of War: Judgment

The next instalment into what’s undoubtedly one of Xbox’s crown jewels. Gears of War: Judgment sees Bulletstorm developer PeopleCanFly taking over the reins from Epic Games, of whom are currently working on Fortnite and Unreal Engine 4 for next-gen consoles. Perhaps there even churning away at Gears of War 4 for Microsoft’s next console. Who knows?

A prequel to the original Gears of War trilogy, Judgment focuses on the exploits of Kilo Squad, a troop of soldiers led by Damon Baird and Augustus “The Cole Train” Cole. Joined by newcomers to the Gears saga, Sofia Hendricks and Garron Paduk, they’ll attempt to save the besieged city of Halvo Bay from a horrifying new enemy.

Having sold more than 18 million copies since its inception back in 2006, the Gears of War franchise has become one of Microsoft’s crowning achievements. Recognized by many as having some of the best storytelling of this generation, Gears of War: Judgment for Xbox 360 will also include a copy of the original Gears of War.

2. State of Decay

State of Decay

Who says Xbox Live Arcade titles can’t be AAA quality? Last year’s Alan Wake’s American Nightmare undoubtedly proved otherwise, to say the least. Now, independent studio Undead Labs is bringing State of Decay, an open-world zombie-survival game to Xbox 360. The end is upon us, life as you knew it has gone to hell after the “mother of all zombie outbreaks”. In this third-person shooter, you and the remaining survivors must band together to rebuild and survive the end of days.

Have you ever sat around with friends discussing and debating the best ways to survive a zombie apocalypse? Well, according to Undead Labs the speculation is now over, with State of Decay letting you put your personal survival plan to the test. Choose where to make your stand, design and fortify your home base, risk daring raids for food and ammunition, and rescue other playable survivors with unique talents.

A key element of the game is that it’s set in a completely open, sandbox world and developers in real-time, shaped by the players very actions, dynamically generating content based on your choices and the ever-increasing zombie threat.

3. Dark

Dark

This next game comes from Kalypso Media, of whom describe it as an “exciting third-person stealth-action game”. Developed by RealmForge, Dark puts players into the role of a vampire out to uncover the secrets of the clandestine GeoForge Corporation. Combining the benefits of being a vampire with stealth and lethal combat abilities, players will engage and destroy their enemies, whilst moving silently through a stylized futuristic cityscape. It’s been said that the game will focus more-so on the supernatural aspect of the lead character; exploring the shadowy world of a vampire anti-hero.

Dark also features RPG elements that let you slip into the role of the ultimate killer; a vampire. Stalking your enemies from the shadows, using powerful abilities to attack and silently dispatching them, before slipping back into the darkness. The cel-shaded graphics of Dark will immerse players into a world full of blood and darkness, where the hunter can become the hunted at any time.

4. Ascend: New Gods

Ascend: New Gods

Another treat coming to Xbox Live Arcade in 2013 is Ascend: New Gods from SignalStudios (Toy Soldiers, Toy Soldiers: Cold War). Announced back at E3 2012, New Gods sees players pledge their loyalty to one of Three Gods – the chaotic goddess of darkness, the zealous god of light or the manipulative lord of the void – and pillage the land on their behalf.

The story revolves around an ancient prophecy that predicts when the age of the Titans comes to an end, one of the Three Gods will claim victory over their brethren and rise to a position of infinite power. Fuelled by their first for conquest, the gods have waged a heavenly war – each of them seeking to claim the mortal realm as their own. You, are there champion. You take on the role of a Caos – a gigantic race of mighty warriors created to serve the divine will of the gods. Declaring your allegiance to one of the gods, you’ll have the ability to personalize your character with a plethora of customization options including appearance, upgradable weapons and armor. As you progress throughout your journey, you’ll be rewarded with powerful equipment, new abilities and valuable information about the world. Discover the secret of defeating the Titans and secure your god’s dominion over the world to claim your place as a legend.

Ascend: New God also features a multiplayer component, which SignalStudios has dubbed “parallel online action”, whereby whilst playing through their own journey, you’ll also see other players adventuring in their own identical worlds. Similarly, whilst your experiences are separate, you can still impact one another. Will you choose to help a fellow Caos by sending them a blessing or will you make their lives a living hell by cursing them? In what is surely a first, Ascend: New Gods offers a “truly connected experience” between mobile and console platforms, allowing you to wage war against other players directly from your mobile phone, racking up power and prestige, which you can transfer to your Xbox 360 console – anywhere, anytime.

5. Lococycle

Lococycle

Presenting I.R.I.S. Two-time Valedictorian of the illustrious Big Arms Academy’s School of Assassination. Proficient in over 40 forms of unarmed combat, earning Sensei status in Jiu-jitsu, Aikido, Krav Maga, and Jeet Kune Do. Equally deadly with blades, handguns, and the latest in nuclear technology. Fluent in over 50 languages and virtually every local custom. Can blend in and disappear at a moment’s notice in any country around the world. The first female cadet to break the 4 minute mile… by 3 minutes and 40 seconds. All this, and it won’t even run down her batteries.

This one’s a wacky one. Though, coming from the minds of the talented folks over at Twisted Pixel, we’re not totally surprised. It’s so bizarre that its protagonist is an assassin bike that drags around a sidekick. Though, it certainly looks like it’d be fun to play. Lococycle is Tomorrow’s Hero for Today’s criminal.

6. Matter

Matter

There’s still a shockingly low amount of details on Matter. The game, announced at E3 2012, as part of a collaboration between Microsoft and award-winning director Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean, Rango) focuses on utilizing Kinect. As of today, we still don’t know exactly how the player will control the game, or even what they’ll be controlling.

The trailer, though, showcases a Tron-like world, whereby the player will take control of a sphere, as they navigate a multitude of puzzles. Even with lacking details, this is surely one to keep an eye on. It’s out in 2013 exclusively on Kinect for Xbox 360. And we’ll assume it’ll be Xbox Live Arcade based, rather than retail-based on Xbox 360.

7. Deadfall Adventures

Deadfall Adventures

Everyone’s been likening The Farm 51’s codename “Project Adventurer” to Sony’s Uncharted series. Perhaps rightly so, or perhaps wrongly so – time will tell. Yet, this should be one that any Xbox 360 owner is keeping a watchful eye on.

The forthcoming first-person shooter, set in the 1930’s, follows a private detective from San Francisco as he finds himself dragged into a Nazi plot to find an ancient artifact. It’s an adventure that will take our unlikely hero across the globe from tropical jungles to frozen wastelands. But, after crash landing in an undiscovered region of the Yucatan, players will soon found out they aren’t alone in the jungle. Also searching from the artifact, enemy soldiers have awakened an ancient evil long thought to have been dead.

Utilizing Epic’s Unreal Engine 3, Deadfall Adventures takes the “adventure genre and combines it with fast paced action”, to deliver a “breathtaking visuals and dynamic shooter gameplay.” If you aren’t already closely anticipating this one, you should be.

8. Ryse

Ryse

Formerly known as “Codename Kingdom”, Ryse was officially announced at last year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Under development by Crytek (Crysis franchise) the game draws players into the epic times of the Roman Empire in ways “only Kinect”, and the CryEngine can; according to its developer.

Though details are sparse on how the game will play, it’s presumed that the lead character will be a roman soldier, battling through a time of change in the Roman world. However, as of late, there’s been a bit of speculation as to how much of the game will be Kinect-based. Though, Kinect or not, a game set in this period from the makers of Crysis? Count us in! With the popularity of such television shows as Starz’s Spartacus growing – now in its third and final season – and numerous other gritty shows set in similar time periods, we’re sure this game could find its audience.

Conclusion

Those who’ve said the Xbox 360 doesn’t have any games in 2013 – as we’ve shown – are wrong. We’ve shown 8 upcoming titles that are exclusive – or only available on console through the Xbox 360 – and there’s likely more on the way, leading up to the launch of the next Xbox. What do you think? Have we missed any? Let us know in the comments below.

  • John Stevenson

    So this is a childish and juvenile website who licks microsoft balls? lame

    • Steve

      Agreed i have both consoles , but if i didn’t , the only one i’d be sorry to miss is gears of war

      • dakan45

        why the series is a joke so far and this is the most cheap ass cash in part of the franchise yet.

        • Blurg

          everyone hates you.

          • dakan45

            15 likes, everyone hates me…FUck logic.

          • Big dakan49

            Hey little bro, chill out. I don’t like that you’re turning into a fanboy douchebag.

            -you’re older bro, Big Dakan49

          • dakan45

            and you just went full retarded kid.

          • Big dakan49

            LITTLE BRO! DON’T TALK TO ME LIKE, BIG DAKAN49, LIKE THAT! OUR DADS RAISED US TO BE RESPECTFUL TO ONE ANOTHER!

            -your older bro, Big Dakan49

          • dakan45

            ahahhahahhaah

      • Ken Kutaragi

        GREAT to read so many sony girls getting insecure and mad….as always.

        • Matt Syson

          speak for yourself…

        • ThePokeMaster

          Insecure??
          Dude, this whole article reeks of insecurity lol

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1196194483 Kevin Mercado

      No this a website aim to quite those close minded folks that talk only talk crap about Sony being the only one to get games or have games coming to them.

      • Eric

        If a game is being released on PC as well, I wouldn’t consider it an exclusive game, not to mention whether or not those games are worth playing…so really, it does seem like a website with fanboy views grabbing on to anything that is remotely decent…or causing controversy for views.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ana.helusic Ana Helušić

    Lol lame games, poor microsoft

    • Roy

      LOL,WHORE,POOR PAUPERBOT.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mthomas25 Michael Shane Thomas

    Some of the downloadable games (State of Decay, Dark, Ascend), sound amazing. I don’t have a 360 any more as I got tired of shipping it to Microsoft. But State of Decay might make me get another one.

    • http://twitter.com/celebfanforwin John Joe Silver

      you got one bogey deal ha i’ve had the same xbox since release

  • pcis

    but. if we include download for psn (that may also come to pc).. then ps3 are (by a quick count) up with 23games. how does the xbox stack up with retail blockbustergames?

  • Tim85

    Hopefully they are saving the good stuff for the next console

  • dakan45

    All sucky apart from the ones that are on pc too, so you dont have shit.

    • Definitely not Blurg

      seems like everybody hates you.

      • dakan45

        I said something negative in a x360 fanboy bullshit article, only 4 dislikes and one like, thats ok i guess.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Web-Des/100003359088780 Web Des

    Lol I will get state of decay on pc! Along with halo 3.. yup..

    • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

      Some exclusive arcade games put PS3 retail games to shame so don’t knock Ascend when there barely been anything shown of it apart from a screen shots

      • Eric

        Gonna be honest, there isnt really anything that’s going to beat God of War, you know it, I know it, everyone knows it, the only reason microsoft would acquire something like that is to compete, and quite frankly its not much of a competition, also, I agree with “Web Des” I’ll most likely be getting state of decay on PC if I find its worth purchasing, also..if its on more than one platform its not an exclusive..

    • Bturn

      Dude look at Journey for the arcade, Alan Wake American Nightmare, or even The Walking Dead! The arcade sector in general is getting good.

  • DarthDiggler

    I wonder if Ascend: New Gods will come around March? :)

  • JackyQ

    The PS3 had a terrible year in 2012. Now it’s XBox’s turn.

    • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

      xbox had I think 4 exclusives last year, so how it xbox turn?

  • http://twitter.com/McGamor Michael

    Talk about a bunch of gutter-mouthed cynical kids. Whether you like Xbox or not, their sales numbers speak for themselves, which is that they outsell PS3 in the US. It’s too bad ‘most’ here don’t know how to make an intelligent comment without sounding like an ignoramus.

    • brianc6234

      Their sales say there’s a lot of dumb gamers out there.

    • Truthbot

      Because worldwide sales don’t matter when you’re losing?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000559241105 Eddie Martinez

      actually sony just beat xbox on sales but i own both systems and im not gonna favor one for another as i like them booth but i have to admit xbox is losing focus on core games am not impressed with the future line up. except crytek and gear’s

    • Eric

      so saying just because you have more sales in the US means that you win is an intelligent comment? it’s not, and from what I’ve been hearing, Sony is winning at this point in sales overall, so your comment is kind of a moot point, not to mention a lot of Microsofts stock holders are selling, and their stock is falling due to the fact that they seem to be loosing people’s interest, and of course there are other factors, but basically, you shouldn’t being talking about intelligent conversation.

    • Zach

      World-wide PS3 sales have surpassed those of the Xbox 360…

      Nice article btw to whoever wrote it. Tired of hearing everyone brag on how “Xbox has no games durp”. Whether or not their XBLA games, I’ll check (most) out. Same thing with Vita, plenty of games, just open your eyes a bit.

  • brianc6234

    That’s quite a boring list.

  • Van

    Not to many interesting games for xbox i dont own ps3 only pc and xbox but none of them will make me go out and buy it. Cliff left epic games so i wont be buying gears of war anymore.

  • Ron

    thats not really much of the game. Cliffy B event left Gears Of War so basically, u guys is getting a half game that is a prequel

  • Bob Saget

    Ni No Kuni alone destroys this entire list lol
    the guy who wrote this must get payed by microsoft lol
    PS3 FTW

  • http://www.facebook.com/carl.mawson Carl Mawson

    The only one that looks remotely interesting is Ascend, so I can’t say I’m too bothered. Between my PC, PS3 and full time job, I don’t have time for the extra gaming that owning a 360 would entail. The only 360 games that ever piqued my interest were the Mass Effect’s and they’re fully multi-platform now.

  • Rick O’Niel

    Not being a fanboy is pretty awesome. You don’t have to try hard to defend your system and you can enjoy both systems. I’m really only interested in State of Decay, but this is stupid article though.

  • DarksunTheFirst

    Wow, of the 8 only Ryse seems interesting.

  • http://twitter.com/floxNsox floxnsox

    Fanboys = poor broke azz welfare recipients who can’t afford to play all the good games, regardless of console. I’ll keep enjoying all the best, while laughing at any and all fanboys.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/William-Meis/537696417 William Meis

    Lol I don’t even own a console anymore, only PC. But come on, a game you know nothing about, a title from Crytek, gears of war, 2 XBL arcade games and some weird ass one about a guy and a motorcycle? Then 2 slightly intriguing ones. I could care less but have you seen what’s coming on PS3? Hell I just learned of the last of us today and that game looks downright incredible.

  • yellowwindow0

    state of decay and dark is also for the PC, so i won’t call it an exclusive for xbox 360.

    • Royial

      This right here. Not a very accurate list unless this is ‘console only exclusives’. Very inaccurate list of games.

  • themuIe

    Zzzzzz zz z …

  • BrandeX

    Wow, what a fail list. Out of these supposed 8 exclusives, only THREE are 360 exclusives. Deadfall, Ascend, Dark, and State of Decay are all on PC; Ryse isn’t even on 360 AT ALL! It’s a “720” launch title.

    Enjoy those 3 exclusives in 2013….

  • Russell Gorall

    Somehow, I just knew Lococycle would be on this list.

    Terrible.

  • Royial

    Dark isn’t just on Xbox, just saying.