Dead Rising 2: Case Zero was the top Xbox Live Arcade game of 2010, Microsoft mouthpiece Major Nelson has revealed.

Based on games' first seven days on sale, Capcom's zombie sequel expansion beat out Limbo and Perfect Dark for the top spot.

Here's the full top 18 (convention, be damned):

  1. Dead Rising 2: Case Zero
  2. LIMBO
  3. Perfect Dark
  4. Toy Soldiers
  5. Monday Night Combat
  6. Deadliest Warrior
  7. Dead Rising 2: Case West
  8. X-Men Arcade
  9. Castlevania Harmony of Despair
  10. Plants vs Zombies
  11. Scott Pilgrim
  12. Sonic 4 Episode 1
  13. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
  14. Blacklight: Tango Down
  15. Hydro Thunder Hurricane
  16. RISK Factions
  17. Super Meat Boy
  18. World of Keflings

Nelson also revealed the top 20 most played games on Xbox Live. No surprises here: based on unique users logging on during a game's first week on sales, Call of Duty: Black Ops smashed it, followed by Halo: Reach and Red Dead Redemption.

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  2. Halo: Reach
  3. Red Dead Redemption
  4. Fable III
  5. Battlefield: Bad Co. 2
  6. Medal of Honor
  7. Mass Effect 2
  8. FIFA Soccer 11
  9. Fallout: New Vegas
  10. BioShock 2
  11. Madden NFL 11
  12. Splinter Cell Conviction
  13. Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
  14. Dead Rising 2
  15. Kinect Adventures!
  16. NBA 2K11
  17. Crackdown 2
  18. Aliens vs Predator
  19. Mafia II
  20. Army of TWO: TFD

For good measure, he also offered up the Xbox Live Indie Games chart for the last 12 months, which saw Baby Maker Extreme come out on top.

  1. Baby Maker Extreme
  2. Avatar Showdown
  3. Avatar Paintball
  4. Avatar Ninja!
  5. Avatar Racedrome
  6. Try Not To Fart
  7. Nuclear Wasteland
  8. Avatar Onslaught
  9. Yet Another Zombie Defense
  10. Zombie Estate
  11. Breath of Death VII
  12. MILITARY SNIPER-SIM 3.18
  13. Get Rich or Die Gaming
  14. Avatar Bumper Cars
  15. Avatar Meet Up Live!
  16. GET TO THA CHOPPA!!1
  17. Shoot 1UP
  18. Toy Stunt Bike
  19. The Impossible Game
  20. So Many Girls So Little Time

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