Since the Xbox 360's release in 2005 thousands of games have been released. Most 360 games are easy to find and abundantly produced, but a few titles are rare and in some cases quite valuable. Below is a list of the rarest and most expensive Xbox 360 games.
Most Valuable Xbox 360 GamesNew Price: $750 | Used Price: $480 | See Current Prices
When the original Dead Space launched is 2008, EA made 1,000 Ultra Limited Edition copies they sold for $149 each. This special edition includes the game itself, special packaging, "Downfall" animated DVD, lithograph, artbook, graphic novel, and Ishimura patch.
The price is much higher than other limited editions because EA made such a small quantity and has never re-printed them. At the current new price of $750, the game has increased in value 400% since it came out 4 years ago.New Price: $500 | Used Price: $370 | See Current Prices
Fallout 3's received two special editions, the Collector's Edition (see below) and the Survival Edition. The Survial Edition includes everything in the Collector's Edition in addition to a full sized Pip-boy 3000 replica, which is basically a really cool looking digital clock.
The Survival Edition was sold exclusively at Amazon for a retail price of $129.99. Even in used condition this special edition sells for more than double the MSRP.New Price: $500 | Used Price: $110 | See Current Prices
The original Mass Effect's collector's edition includes the game, tin box, tin box slip cover, an art book, and fiction book.
This Collector's Edition was not an exclusive or produced in extremely limited quantities, but it still sells for much more than the original retail price if it is still sealed.New Price: $200 | Used Price: $81 | See Current Prices
Assassin's Creed II The Master Assassin's Edition includes the game, limited edition box, Ezio figurine, an artbook, and DVD with music and behind the scenes videos, and two bonus areas in the game.
The two bonus areas were later made available via Xbox Live and Game of the Year Editions.New Price: $178 | Used Price: $86 | See Current Prices
Tales of Vesperia Special Edition includes the game in a steelBook case and a 10th anniversary soundtrack CD. The soundtrack includes tracks from many of the Tales games released in the past decade.
This special edition has much less included than other limited editions on this list, but still fetches a big premium to the original MSRP. The game originally sold for $69.99 and even in used condition it sells for more than that now.New Price: $126 | Used Price: $57 | See Current Prices
The Halo 3 Legandary Edition includes a special edition outer box and inner box, three disc set with the game, Collector's Edition disc, and cutscene disc. The limited edition also includes a scaled-down model of the Mark VI helmet.
This is the first game on the list that has actually decreased in price slightly from its initial retail price of $129.99. It is also the one that sold the most units, which explains why prices are not as high. If the helmet had been life sized this would be the ultimate Halloween costume item.New Price: $122 | Used Price: $48 | See Current Prices
Batman: Arkham Asylum Collector's Edition includes the Batman game, 48 page journal, behind the scenes DVD, exclusive DLC code, and a replica Batarang measuring 14" across.
The Collector's Edition retailed for $99.99 originally and is slightly more expensive than this if still sealed in the original packaging.New Price: $120 | Used Price: $76 | See Current Prices
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Edition has perhaps the coolest special edition pack-in ever - fully functioning night vision goggles. Along with the googles and the game itself, the special edition includes an artbook and special game tin.
The game originally sold for $149.99, which makes it the most expensive game on this list in terms of MSRP. The game sells for about $30 less than its original price so it has decreased in value over time.New Price: $118 | Used Price: $56 | See Current Prices
Marvel Ultimate Alliance in late 2006 and by mid 2007 several different downloadable packs were available with different characters and achievments. In May 2007 the Gold version was released with all the downloadable content already included.
A Platinum Hits version was released four months later and the Gold version was discontinued. Because the Gold Edition was available for such a short period of time it is available in much smaller quantities than the other two versions.New Price: $110 | Used Price: $60 | See Current Prices
Aksys's "Really Naughty Limited Edition" for Record of Agarest War is not your usual limited edition. It comes with the usual soundtrack, and special box to go along with the game but it also includes Vira-Lor breast shaped mouse pad and Yearning Ellis pillowcase. All the artwork included in the limited edition is much more provacative than the standard cover art.
The limited edition sold for the same price as the regular edition but was available via preorder only. Based upon recent prices the naughty edition has nearly doubled in price.New Price: $84 | Used Price: $66 | See Current Prices
After the success of the Halo 3 Legendary Edition, Microsoft decided to do a Legendary Edition for Halo: Reach as well. This version includes an armored container, the game, in-game exclusive content, journal, security badge, embroidered patch, and Noble team statue.
Microsoft overproduced this version though if prices are any indication. The game originally sold for $149.99 but now only sells for a little more than $80 when brand new. That price is still enough to qualify for this list, but it is the largest price decrease from MSRP with an almost 50% drop.New Price: $79 | Used Price: $42 | See Current Prices
Aliens vs Predator Hunter Edition includes the game, special box, artbook, Weyland-Yutani badge, postcard, and best of all a Facehugger alien replica.
The game quickly sold out a GameStop at the $99.99 price, but has still decreased in price a bit inspite of the initial sales success.New Price: $71 | Used Price: $48 | See Current Prices
The Final Fantasy XI Ultimate Collection includes the original FF11 game plus all expansions and three add-on scenarios.
The PC version is available as a download on Square Enix's store for $20, which helps hold the price down on the PC version ($5). The Xbox 360 does not have a full download version and now sells for a premium price.New Price: $71 | Used Price: $44 | See Current Prices
The original Assassin's Creed Limited Edition contains the game, a bonus disc, a collectible 3 inch Altair figurine, a comic, and a mini-strategy guide.
This limited edition sells for almost the exact same price as it did originally at retail stores.New Price: $60 | Used Price: $50 | See Current Prices
Fallout 3 Collector's Edition includes the game, art and commentary book, behind the scenes DVD, Vault-Tec lunch box, and a Vault Boy Bobblehead.
This version was sold at all major retailers and is much more common than the Survival Edition near the top of this list. The only difference between the two is the color of the outer box and the inclusion of Pip-boy 3000 replica in the Survival Edition.
Rare But Inexpensive Xbox 360 Games
- Earth Defense Force 2017 - Used Price: $13
- Naruto Broken Bond - Used Price: $14
- Armored core - Used Price: $16
- Culdcept - Used Price: $22
- Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon - Used Price: $23
Expensive Xbox 360 Game/Controller Bundles
- Rock Band 2 Bundle - Used Price: $110
- Ace Combat 6 Flightstick Bundle - Used Price: $85
- Rock Band Special Edition - Used Price: $70
- Band Hero Superbundle - Used Price: $65
- Tekken 6 Limited Edition Fight Stick Bundle - Used Price: $50
- Guitar Hero 5 with Guitar - Used Price: $35
- Karaoke Revolution American Idol Encore Bundle - Used Price: $28
The list is ranked by the highest average new price and then highest average used price in the event of a tie.