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Top Xbox 360 games

CNET's gaming experts narrow down the best Xbox 360 games for the gamer on your list this holiday season.

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1 of 8 Epic Games

Gears of War 3

Marcus Fenix and company look to rid the world of alien hostiles once and for all. Addictive and engaging multiplayer modes complement this third iteration of one of the best-looking games available on the Xbox 360.
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2 of 8 id

RAGE

RAGE is an amazing graphical achievement. The first-person shooter is set in the near future after an asteroid has left most of the planet scorched, mutated, and chaotic.
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3 of 8 Rocksteady Studios

Batman Arkham City

The Dark Knight returns in the follow-up to one of the best superhero--let alone Batman games--ever made. This time, Batman must deal with Arkham City, a sectioned-off Gotham slum that now hundreds of criminals call home.
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4 of 8 DICE

Battlefield 3

If there's any game that has a chance to dethrone Modern Warfare as the best military shooter, it's Battlefield 3. Eye-popping visuals and ultrarealistic combat situations highlight the game's resume in addition to a multiplayer mode that should give Modern Warfare faithfuls a run for their money.
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5 of 8 Infinity Ward

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

The world's most popular online military first-person shooter is back once again and the hype has never been greater. While we've seen tons of gameplay in regards to the game's impressive single-player campaign, the MW3 team has kept some new multiplayer features secret. We can't wait until Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 go head to head this fall.
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6 of 8 Bethesda

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Easily 2011's most anticipated RPG comes in the form of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. A vast land awaits players, who now have the ability to duel wield weapons and spells. A franchise known for its epic open-world format, Skyrim is larger than any other Elder Scrolls game before it.
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7 of 8 Ubisoft

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

Revelations combines characters from every Assassin’s Creed game to date, spinning a tale that spans hundreds of years.
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8 of 8 Harmonix

Dance Central 2

The breakout Kinect hit Dance Central will see a sequel this holiday season that will bring two-player dancing to the franchise for the first time ever.

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