Rare Xbox 360 Games: Uncovering Gems!
The war between Xbox, PlayStation, and PC has been ongoing for decades to get the crown of the best console. Xbox 360, developed by Microsoft, has been one of the best consoles of all time. It has great controllers, smooth hardware, and rare bug issues. But what makes Xbox 360 unique? Thousands of Xbox 360 games are available for different genres, from Sports to Sci-fi.
Here in this list, you will find the rarest games of Xbox 360. Though, rarely doesn't always mean best. But the games in this list will increase your collection's greatness and give you a good time. The list is not in order, but there are various parameters these games have passed to get the title of being 'rare.'
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Edition
Are you tired of the same senseless and endless fighting of today's multiplayer battle royale games? And do you want to make your friends jealous of your military game equipment? Then buy this Prestige Edition, where you will get fully functioning night vision goggles, an original dummy head, and, most importantly, the epic COD MW II game itself.
Not only the equipment, but you will have COD MW2 to take you on a journey filled with epicness and emotions. The game's story is one of the best humanity has ever created. In the climactic twist of the game, you will feel tears flooding your cheeks.
You will start your journey as a soldier of the US NAVY with your fellow soldiers, Capt.Price and Ghost. The timeline of this game takes place during the 2000s. You will get emotionally attached to your fellow soldiers; that's how good the story is!!
The gameplay of this game is one of the finest ever created. The game contains many iconic locations of the 20th century, such as Chernobyl, Afghanistan, Iraq, and many more. The game contains many high-tech modern weapons of today. And the stunning graphics will erase all your pain.
- Availability on Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, macOS
- Price: $500
- Developer: Infinity Ward
- Release Year and Date of Launch: 10 November 2009
Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes Premium Package (Japanese import)
Life is unfair and more unfair if you are an American or European Metal Gear Solid V fan, as the best edition of the game was released only in Japan. Due to transportation and limited copies, this edition soon became one of the rarest Xbox 360 games of all time.
You will have an awesome-looking action figure of Snake along with a vintage graphic novel. You must be familiar with the protagonist named Snake, who is one of the most famous game protagonists of all time. The gameplay of this game is unique compared to other action-adventure games.
Here you have to be stealthy and useful in order to infiltrate high-security areas to rescue people and important intel. But you will have to do all these without being noticed.
There is a gauge that will tell you how much suspicion you are drawing; you will have to keep it low. The realistic graphics, revamped detection system, and awesome storyline of this game will make you buy this version for sure!
- Availability on Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, and Xbox One
- Price: $189.99
- Developer: Konami Digital Entertainment
- Release Year and Date of Launch: 1 September 2015
BioShock Infinite Ultimate Songbird Edition
Rare doesn't always mean great, but this game is an exception. You will fall in love with the basic version in a heartbeat, and with the rare Ultimate Songbird Edition, you will get immersed into the game as a planet gets sucked into a black hole!
The Ultimate edition is going to be a key of heaven for you if you are a fan of the series. And the best part is, unlike most of the games on this list, you will get this edition at a very reasonable price. Still, if you are not tempted, this pack contains an original Songbird statue to glorify your shelf with epicness.
Not only that but there will be some surprise goodies also. But that only works like garnishing, as the game itself, is truly phenomenal. If you don't know already, this is a role-playing action game written and directed by the genius Kevin Levine.
In this role-playing game, players get the role of ex-Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt. The game's events occur in the 1998s when Booker DeWitt goes to Columbia to rescue a woman named Elizabeth; this is how the game starts. The story itself is very engaging; you will love the chemistry between your main character and Elizabeth.
While Rescuing Elizabeth, there will be a lot of fight against enemy territory who will try to stop Booker, and your job will be obliterating all the barriers standing between you and your beloved Elizabeth.
In this ultimate edition, Booker will have extra health and a damage-absorbing shield which makes him even stronger.
- Availability on Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, macOS, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac
- Price: $399.99
- Developer: 2K Games
- Release Year and Date of Launch: 26 March 2013
Mass Effect Collector's Edition
If you want a rare record-breaking game but without breaking your bank balance, then there is nothing better for you than the special Collector's Edition of the first Mass Effect game. The game will definitely increase the glory of your collection, but if you want to try it, be careful; you will have a hard time leaving the game as it is super addictive.
You can get a copy of this edition containing HD posters, stickers, cards, and all the DLCs with a little effort. If you already don't know, the premise of this game is set in a futuristic human civilization. You will play as commander Shepherd in a world where humanity spreads throughout thousands of planets and can travel at the speed of light, travel between galaxies, and much more typical futuristic stuff.
You will command an intergalactic spaceship called SSV Normandy, trying to recover a Protheon Beacon. And boom! You get attacked by the geth forces, and the action-packed story of the game starts to unfold! Among other things, the emotional multi-layered thrilling story will keep you engaged in the game for hours.
The gameplay beats any other sci-fi competitors very easily. It is highly customizable; the controls are simple and easy to grasp. Your in-game talents, weapons, and abilities will depend upon the type of character you choose. You can choose from Soldier, Infiltrator, Vanguard, Adept, Engineer, and Sentinel.
- Availability on Platforms: Xbox 360; Microsoft Windows; iOS; PlayStation 3; Android; Windows Phone; Wii U; PlayStation 4; Xbox One
- Price: $219
- Developer: Electronic Arts
- Release Year and Date of Launch: 14 May 2021
Aliens vs. Predator: Hunter Edition
The alien franchise is one of the most famous and successful franchises in Hollywood. With numerous movies and games, the franchise has earned billions of dollars and millions of hardcore fans. Though this game didn't get much recognition when it came out, fans later realized how good it was, and its price skyrocketed.
You will have to crack open your wallet to buy this rare Xbox 360 game. With this Hunter Edition, you will get a hardcover Dark House graphic novel, an iconic Yutani Badge sleeve, and a face-hugger figure. Don't worry; there are lots of hidden physical and in-game surprises included in this edition, which you will absolutely love.
By the name, you surely have guessed that this sci-fi game is related to aliens. This game is based on the famous movie called 'Alien and Predator.' So if you have already watched the movie, you will have no issues understanding the complex multi-layered plot of the game.
Usually, humans keep animals in a cage, but when the game starts, you will see that two humans are kept as prisoners. The game includes three factions: the marines, the aliens, and the predators.
Aliens fight with claws and tails; they can climb walls and cross a long distance by jumping, whereas marines have weapons like shoulder-mounted lamps. When it comes to predators, it becomes tricky. They like to stalk their prey from a distance.
- Availability on Platforms: PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360
- Price: $175
- Developer: SEGA of America
- Release Year and Date of Launch: 16 February 2010
Fallout: New Vegas Collector's Edition
You might have heard about the famous game developer Bethesda and their iconic Fallout Series, and you will at every moment in this game feel the legacy of this action-packed survival game which already has more millions of fans worldwide who will spend a lot of money to buy this rare Xbox 360 edition.
This game is one of the cheapest on this list. Along with the epic Fallout, New Vegas game, and all included DLCs; you will get physical treats such as 'Lucky 7' poker chips, which you will find inside the casinos of the New Vegas strip and Mojave wasteland inside the game.
You will also get A fully customized Fallout: New Vegas deck of cards, with every card illustrated with characters of every faction, found in the game. The premise of this game is completely different from the other ones in this list; you will have to build underground shelters in the post-apocalyptic world for the remaining survivors, fight off the enemies, explore the vast barren wasteland, and all.
Don't take it lightly; the succession of human civilization depends upon you; if you don't build the right shelters and protect them from evil powers, humans will die from radiation and other dangers.
To get enough resources for your shelters, sometimes you will have to go to the surface to collect raw materials. You will have to turn scraps into working equipment, see through the health of the survivors, and, most importantly, keep them safe from the dangers of outside.
If all these things don't tempt you to rip off your wallet, you will also have an 'All Roads' hardcover graphic novel written by Chris Avellone and a documentary DVD on the making of this game.
- Availability on Platforms: PlayStation 3. Windows, Xbox 360
- Price: $170
- Developer: Obsidian Entertainment
- Release Year and Date of Launch: 19 October 2010
Dead or Alive 5 Collector's Edition (Japanese import)
You will have a hard time finding why this is one of the rarest Xbox 360 games. The original game is pretty average, and the extras this edition includes are ridiculous. But somehow, this edition has won the hearts of fans, and you will have to pay a high price to get this.
You will get a 3D-printed mouse pad and some 3D-printed cards along with all the DLCs with this Japanese edition. This Dead or alive Series is one of the best fighting games developed. Though this 5th edition of the Series is considered the weakest part of it, it still outperforms other games of the same genre.
The story of this game will take you two years after the events 'Dead or alive' event; There are 18 different characters included in this game; Christie, Hayabusa, and Helen are the best ones.
The Xbox version has DLC collaboration outfits which are better than the original ones. Players can get special outfits, like Valentine's Day DLC outfits, which make the female character more powerful. To unlock all the unlockable characters and music of this special edition, you will have to press L1 + R1 + L2 + R2 simultaneously.
- Availability on Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
- Price: $100
- Developer: Sega AM2
- Release Year and Date of Launch: 25 September 2012
Halo Reach Legendary Edition
This game was released in 2004 by the pioneer company Bungie Inc and immediately became a cult classic. And with this Legendary edition, you will get 8 awesome Halo action figures, a hardcover graphic novel, and lots of in-game surprises. You play as an intergalactic.
Agents fighting bad guys who want to destroy the universe. The timeline of the game is set up in the future, where humans conquered the whole galaxy. You get stranded on a distant planet because of a conspiracy and try to get back to save the world. However, the story has much more emotional depth than this.
The game was released almost two decades earlier, which will make you appreciate its graphics more. The overall gameplay is quite simple; you have futuristic weapons, grenades, and defense shields which you use to destroy monsters like aliens.
The difficulty of the levels and the great ambiance of the background music is going to touch your heart. Having this game in your rare Xbox 360 games collection will surely increase its greatness.
- Availability on Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows
- Price: $163.66
- Developer: Bungie Inc.
- Release Year and Date of Launch: 14 September 2010
The Beatles: Rock Band Limited Edition
You must have listened to the Beatles, or at least you have heard the name. 'The Beatles' is a popular music band famous for its rock music. The creators of this game have used this popularity to market the game.
Though the price of this edition may seem very high to you, you will have three original Beatles controllers with it. The game itself is completely based on music. It might be boring and irritating for someone who loves to play calm and soothing instruments, but this one is a gem for Beatles fans.
This music game allows six players to play three different controllers, including lead guitar and bass guitar gameplay, with that a drum controller and up to three microphones for vocals.
Players perform this game with the controllers. For playing different instruments, the process changes. This game contains 45 songs from the Beatles album, some of which are from their famous live performance. So if you consider yourself a Beatles fan, try this game at least once.
- Availability on Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Android, PlayStation 3, iOS, Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360
- Price: $88.88
- Developer: Compile Heart
- Release Year and Date of Launch: 27 September 2007
Gears of War 3 Epic Edition
Gears of War 3 was the most anticipated game of the last decade. The game got both critically and financially acclaimed, And its developers took the chance to use its popularity to earn more money by releasing this Epic Edition. This edition's 'money item' is a large statue of the protagonist named Marcus Fenix.
But if you are a hardcore fan of this franchise, you will also love the detailed art book and COG tag replicas that are included with it. Gears of War 3 is an action-packed first-person shooter game focusing mainly on group combat.
The game's premise is set in a post-apocalyptic world where Locust hordes have eradicated most human civilization. Your goal as the main character will be saving the last cities of humanity from its enemies. You will have to battle using 4 primary weapons; you will also have a squad to command. The game's story is one of the best in the sci-fi genre.
The smooth, flawless, engaging gameplay offers you a high level of customization and stunning and realistic graphics. Compared to the other rare Xbox 360 games on this list, the price of this game is pretty low, so be sure to try it.
- Availability on Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming, Xbox 360
- Price: $60
- Developer: Epic Games
- Release Year and Date of Launch: 20 September 2011
Dead Space Ultra Limited Edition
This ultra-limited edition is very limited as the developers only made less than a thousand copies of it. The game was later highly rated by VGA, making players yearn for it. Even the cheapest copy you will find online is very expensive.
You will have autographed autographs and lithographs, postcards, 3D art books, and a huge hardcover graphic novel with this edition. This game will be the best for players who love to spend their time playing survival and horror games.
You will try to survive the harsh conditions of the apocalyptic world by being Isaac Clarke, the game's main character. This fiction game includes deadly monsters called Necromorphs, a Species infected by some rogue genetic code.
There are different types of Necromorphs with different abilities. The player should always be aware because they can attack from anywhere, anytime. Players have to fight against them and solve puzzles in that horror-filled environment of the game.
Developers have included different high-tech guns to make this game more interesting. The graphics of this game are dark and dull but stunning, which perfectly goes with the game's theme.
- Availability on Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows
- Price: $809.55
- Developer: Electronic Arts
- Release Year and Date of Launch: 5 February 2013
Marvel Ultimate Alliance Gold Edition
Marvel has single-handedly conquered the gaming, movie, sci-fi, and superhero genres. And Ultimate Alliance is one of the most remastered games of all time. But the OG version of the game is a gem for collectors.
And you will be amazed to know that this extremely rare Xbox 360 edition of the game doesn't even include any physical bonus items but just some decorations on the CD. If you are not a hardcore Marvel fan, you enjoy the normal version at a fraction of the price.
This role-playing action game includes hundreds of iconic villains, superheroes, side characters, and storylines from the marvel comics. You can create your ultimate superhero team according to your choice and fight alongside them.
The game's main villain is Doctor Doom, whom you must defeat using teamwork, strategy, smart tactics, and great combat skills in a sensational-looking world. The gameplay of this issue is considered the best of the genre by fans and haters alike.
- Availability on Platforms: PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox, and Xbox 360
- Price: $139.99
- Developer: Activision
- Release Year and Date of Launch: 24 October 2006
The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon
The famous character Spyro does not have many playable games. Therefore, this awesome Spyro game has become a sought-after commodity for gamers. Even the used copies of this rare Xbox 360 game are costly. And to your surprise, the version contains no special goodies but just the original game.
Dragon has always been a fascinating creature. If someone faces a dragon in real life, it will give them a heart attack. But in games, they add a fantasy element to the game. If you have played God Of War, you may find similarities between these two games, except this one contains some dragons.
In this last part of the trilogy, the main character, Spyro, tries to fulfil his Destiny and stop Malefor, who is trying to destroy the whole world. In this journey, Cynder will give him company. The game is full of action; Cynder and Spyro both have incredible unique powers.
This game has a two-player mode, where you can add one of your friends and enjoy this together. With a fascinating story, the graphics are also very colourful. But to be a Master in this game, you must learn how to control the dragons.
- Availability on Platforms: PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS
- Price: $91.12
- Developer: Tantalus Media
- Release Year and Date of Launch: 21 October 2008
NBA Elite 11
This is the rarest of rare games you will ever find. This game doesn't even officially exist, as the owners canceled its original mobile ported console before the game's release. And just like a few other games on the list, this one also doesn't contain extra physical materials.
This one is a hidden gem in the world of digital sports games. You may not find any good reviews about this, as it is extremely rare. This game is available in both single-player mode and multiplayer mode. NBA elite is the 7th part of the whole NBA series.
When you become frustrated after playing that same popular sports game again and again, research other games of that genre, and you will find this underrated gem.
- Availability on Platforms: iOS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
- Price: $30,000
- Developer: Electronic Arts
- Release Year and Date of Launch: 5 November 2010
Kingdoms Of Amalur Reckoning - Exclusive Signature Edition
This game itself has an interesting backstory behind its development and making. It is written by famous writers, created by a highly anticipated company, and supported by an entire American state. And just as you thought, the creators didn't miss the chance to make huge money by releasing unique editions.
This Signature edition of the game is one of the most expensive rare Xbox 360 games you will find on this list. This limited edition version includes an autographed troll statue, some awesome artwork, and a full set of rare tarot cards. The game is set up in a fantasy world where a conflict occurs between different factions.
The game's story is one of the best, written by acclaimed writers. The gameplay has some bugs, but you will not have much trouble with them. The game's combat system is very similar to the God of War games. Your rare Xbox 360 game collection will surely achieve greatness with this game.
- Availability on Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows
- Price: $445
- Developer: Big Huge Games
- Release Year and Date of Launch: 7 February 2012
Watch Dogs: Legion Ultimate Edition
Though it will cost you a fortune, this edition of the game will surely make your friends jealous. The pack, along with the original game and DLCs, contains many additional digital materials and, most importantly, a Watch Dogs original costume you can wear in the real world.
Explore the futuristic city of London, playing as an expert hacker in this awesome role-playing game. There are lots of missions in the insanely large storyline, but all of them are unique and teach you something more about the futuristic world.
The game's open world is very large and gives you total independence to express your creativity; you will complete the mission in your unique ways. The choices you make throughout the game will influence your journey. You will get immersed as the graphics of the game are brilliant. The buildings and landscapes are very detailed! The developers deserve applause for this.
- Availability on Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Microsoft Windows, Luna, Stadia
- Price: $39.9
- Developer: Ubisoft Toronto
- Release Year and Date of Launch: 10 November 2020
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition
To celebrate 10 years of its release, Bethesda launched this special Anniversary Edition, which immediately became a huge hit. With this pack, you get all the DLCs released throughout the years, a miniature witcher sword, a stunning graphic novel, and more, all at a reasonable price.
Often considered the best sword fighting game of all time, the fifth game of the series. It took no time for the game to win the hearts of the fans. The open world of the game is based on magical things. The quests and missions are filled with action and adventure.
This game will surely win your heart with a solid gameplay experience, awesome quests, and beautiful graphics. This game also has inbuilt customization features, such as character appearances and identities.
In addition, you can choose with which characters you will make friends in the game. Also, the physics mechanism of the game is one of the most realistic ever created. The action sequences feel very grounded and real.
As you finish the game's main story, you will also get a lot of side quests where you will get many rewards and learn secrets of the magical world. Being the Dragonborn, you must tackle the returning dragons to the struggling empire. This thing will need great tactics, patience, and gameplay skills.
- Availability on Platforms: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows
- Price: $99.99
- Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
- Release Year and Date of Launch: 11 November 2021
NCAA Football 14
Though thousands of football games are available for playing and collecting purposes, this game has an incredibly large audience due to its unique features. In the past, playing football required good strength in your legs. Thanks to technology, you can play this game by tapping your skinny fingers.
For people unable to play football for lack of resources or time, this game will erase all that pain. The animation of this game is so great that you will never feel it is not real. The Coaching Carousel, recruiting, and everything in between are deeply immersive and addictive.
With real players, there is a crowded audience cheering using your name throughout the game. NCAA FOOTBALL 14 is the last part of the NCAA FOOTBALL series. As this game is based on American football, the player has to learn Some basic controls and trick shots, which is a little hard; especially the dynasty mode of this game is incredibly good.
The faster you will learn these things, the easier it will be. The amount you will pay for the game is worth less than the fun you will have with this game.
- Availability on Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
- Price: $80
- Developer: EA Sports
- Release Year and Date of Launch: 9 July 2013
Call of Duty: World at War Platinum Hits
With this pack, you will get miniature replicas of the various vehicles and weapons, with exclusive Zombie Mode. You can hardly find any gamer who hasn't played Call of Duty 2: World at War. This game was a huge critical and financial success for the developer.
Though this game was also based on the premise of world war II, it told the story better than its predecessor, which was released in 2003. You can play the game in two ways, as an American soldier and as a Soviet Soldier, fighting the Nazis and their allies all over the world. This game also revolves around more iconic events of WWII, which should have been included in the previous release.
The gameplay of the game is also much better than the previous one. The graphics of this world war shooting game exceed the fans' expectations. While playing as brave soldiers, you will defend Stalingrad and mother Russia, work as a British special force officer, make the D-DAY landing in Normandy, conquer Berlin, and many more.
- Availability on Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, macOS, Xbox 360, N-Gage, Classic Mac OS
- Price: Free
- Developer: Activision
- Release Year and Date of Launch: 11 November 2008
ASSASSIN'S CREED BROTHERHOOD Collector's Edition
This collector's edition will shake your wallet and your friends as it contains some of the most iconic items of the whole franchise. You will get an awesomely detailed figure of the practitioner of death, Doctor Jack, and a large number of new two maps and missions with this pack. Furthermore, you will also get a large vintage hardcopy of ancient Rome's map.
This game is considered the best action-adventure historical game of all time, and the protagonist of the game 'EZIO' is more popular than many real-life celebrities. You will play as Desmond Miles, who gets access to Ezio's memory databases using his DNA and a machine called ANIMUS in ancient Rome.
You will fight against the Templars and serve in the dark to save the light in the 200-hour-long engaging and heart-wrenching storyline. You will feel the epicness of the story throughout the game while you search for the Apple of Eden,
The world of the game is very large and historically accurate. There is no better representation of ancient Rome than in this game. The gameplay is insanely good, with many features. And you will be awed seeing the beauty of ancient Rome in the stunning graphics. If these aren't convincing enough, you will get an ancient-styled graphics book and exclusive studio content CDs with this pack.
- Availability on Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, MICROSOFT WINDOWS
- Price: $19.99. on Steam
- Developer: UBISOFT
- Release Year and Date of Launch: 16 November 2010
Xbox 360, launched in 2005, has a permanent place in the hearts of gamers nearly two decades after its release. Many things changed during this time; the console got many upgrades, and thousands of iconic games gave players a lifetime experience. Truly, the console has made history.
Xbox 360 has this much glory because of the great games it has. You will find the rarest Xbox 360 games of all time in this list. But remember, 'rare' doesn't mean they are the best games. It simply means they have a limited number of copies available and have a high demand among players and collectors. But don't jump right after them, as they are highly expensive, and you will have difficulty finding genuine copies!
When did the Xbox 360 get released?
Xbox 360 got released on 22 November 2005.
Is Xbox 360 got phased out?
Yes, Microsoft has stopped manufacturing more Xbox 360s, but you can buy a new one online.
Where to buy the games on this list?
The games in this list are extremely rare and hard to find. However, you find most of them on online shopping platforms like eBay and Amazon.