Xbox Live Arcade Obituaries

After it was announced that Microsoft will be doing a bit of spring cleaning to the Arcade section of Marketplace, sites across the internet have been doing some researching as to which games could be getting the chop. There are three criteria that the deleted games have to fill to become deleted. The first is that the game must be older than 6 months and the second is it must have an average score according to Metacritic of 65% or less. The third is only accessible to Microsoft and that is the conversion rate (the number of people who download the full game after downloading the demo for the game). So, by looking at the Arcade games scoring 65% or under on Metacritic and the games that have been out for more than 6 months, the below list is a full list of games that suit the first two criteria.

Crystal Quest
Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe
Hardwood Hearts
Texas Hold ’em
Fatal Fury Special
Marathon: Durandal
Missile Command
Time Pilot
Track & Field
Hardwood Backgammon
Hardwood Spades
Mad Tracks
Root Beer Tapper
Super Contra
Geon: Emotions
Soltrio Solitaire
Arkadian Warriors
Rush’n Attack
Double Dragon
Asteroids / Asteroids Deluxe
Battlestar Galactica
Centipede & Millipede
Spyglass Board Games
Tetris Splash
Ecco the Dolphin
Yie Ar Kung-Fu
Wing Commander Arena
Street Trace: NYC
Word Puzzle
New Rally-X
Cyberball 2072

Once Microsoft unveil a confirmed list of Arcade games set for deletion, we’ll keep you up to date. So, if you have some MS points saved for Root Beer Tapper, you don’t have long left to buy it.

Chris Taylor

Chris is a Northern lad with a passion for video games. With his opinions on video games and his need to force these onto other people, Chris began writing for Console Monster in 2006. Chris is a bona fide nerd who enjoys any decent game that can keep his interest. Being a keen music fan, in his spare time (what little he has) he likes to go to gigs and spends most time with some music on.

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