My Favorite XBox LIVE Arcade Games
XBox LIVE Arcade is an extremely unique and interesting gameplay service that fills a very distinct niche in the gaming market today. Sometimes people will want to buy a new game, while at the same time won't want to pay the $60 asking price of a new one from a retail store. XBox LIVE Arcade is there to provide you with your $5-$15 fix, while at the same time creating many classic style games that most major publishers aren't willing to invest any serious money into.
What's interesting however, is that many XBox LIVE Arcade games are actually much better than most retail games available. I consider a number of XBLA titles that I own to be significantly more fun than a large portion of my retail collection and this list is to honor those amazing games that will never win game of the year by virtue of their lower budget alone. These are what I consider to be the best XBox LIVE Arcade games out there. What's interesting, is that many of the greatest of the bunch come from indy developers, which is a great sign for the gaming community as a whole.