Submitted by Thrallia 721d ago | opinion piece

The 8 best Xbox games to own forever

SBG: "The Best to Own Forever series isn’t about what’s great right now. It’s about what will be great in 10 years, even though there will be better-looking games and later sequels, and what will keep you pulling that dusty old console out of the closet every once in a while. This time, we focus on the original Xbox which, while mostly home to ports and iterative series, has a few gems to go back to." (Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2, Burnout 3: Takedown, Jade Empire, Jet Set Radio Future, Metal Wolf Chaos, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, Star Wars Battlefront II, TimeSplitters: Future Perfect, Xbox)

zeal0us  +   722d ago
Even though its not on the list Phantom Dust was good game.
Yi-Long  +   721d ago
My favourite game on Xbox...
... was probably Rallisport Challenge 2.

Absolutely gorgeous graphics, and fantastic gameplay. Rallying perfection.

Ninja Gaiden Black was also perfect.

edit: Oh, and PES5 ofcourse. Still the best PES ever.
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Wikkid666  +   721d ago
Rallisport 2 was freaking awesome! I always wished it made its come back to the 360.
iistuii  +   721d ago
Yep, Rallisport Challenge 2 for me too.
Stansolo  +   720d ago
Love Rallysport 2, thats one game to keep forever, but why on gods earth wasn't this made backwards compatible for xbox 360 I just don't know. Great game!!
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KidBroSweets2  +   721d ago
How about Project Gotham Racing??? It was also a launch title. And Crimson Skies and the original Halo(or even Halo 2) are good enough to be on this list. But those three games were the most played games by me on my Xbox.
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Bathyj  +   721d ago
I'd love me some more Crimson Skies.
I dont know why they havent made another one.
DasTier  +   721d ago
Halo, Sudekei, Simpsons Hit & Run, Lego Star Wars, Halo 2, NFL 2k5, Mashed, Die Hard, Dynasty Warriors 4.

Oh the memories :)
59fifty  +   721d ago
Wolfenstein Tides of War. Was my favorite xbox game.
jc48573  +   721d ago
never been much of FPS fan.
Blastoise  +   721d ago
Knights of the old republic for christ sake
Stansolo  +   720d ago
God yes! KOTOR 1 and 2, two gaming legends. Still got my original games that I brought on release. Never get shut of them, great games.
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creatchee  +   721d ago
Stubbs the Zombie was pretty darned fun.
Lvl_up_gamer  +   721d ago
Halo, Halo 2 and Steel Battalion.

Will never understand why these titles didn't make it on this list of 8? And why 8? Why not 10?
Stansolo  +   720d ago
Steel Battlion, had some great games online. Still got mine wish it was backwards compatible with xbox 360.
Yodagamer  +   721d ago
Man i will always remember the moose off of time spliters 3 XD
GearSkiN  +   721d ago
Breakdown should be there. Also need to remake it, cmon namco!
ChunkyLover53  +   721d ago
Its a solid list, I still have over 100 original Xbox games. Doom 3, KOTOR, Escape From Butcher Bay, Forza, Project Gotham Racing, Conker, Toejam & Earl 3, Blinx, Voodoo Vince, Amped,Crimson Skies and Brute Force are some of my absolute favorites.

Even though it didn't have a huge lifespan, the original Xbox had a lot of great ideas, like a built in HDD, HD cables and great online right out of the box.
THE_MACGREGOR  +   716d ago
Actually Xbox didnt have great online straight out of the box
ChunkyLover53  +   716d ago
They launched Xbox Live 1 year after the Xbox's launch, considering it had a built in high speed modem, I'd say that was some forward thinking.
THE_MACGREGOR  +   716d ago
Modem ? Take it you dont rightly know what that is..the xbox had a built in network card..ya know an ethernet port....you use a modem from your ISP or some retail store to connect via ethernet a straight connection to to xbox or router / gatway ......instructions came with your xbox live....might try re reading that holmes
AngelicIceDiamond  +   721d ago
3 games and 3 games only. Advent Rising (despite glitches) Otogi series and the all powerful Phantom Dust.
3-4-5  +   721d ago
So why isn't Crimson Skies on there ?

it's a Top 10 for online multi-player experiences for sure. One of the funnest times online I've ever had. Man I miss that game.
KidBroSweets2  +   721d ago
That game was so much fun lol. Hiding in the little helicopter l, sniping airplanes out the sky. Oh the memories.
ItsTrue  +   721d ago
I soo agree with burnout 3 and Timesplitters. They deserve it!
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LoneWolf019  +   721d ago
No Knights of the Old Republic? fail -_-
sbgamescone  +   721d ago
We've always been a bit eclectic in our tastes over there.
Thrallia  +   720d ago
Also, Knights of the Old Republic was better on PC, so not eligible for the list. :P
sbgamescone  +   721d ago
Battlefront II still gets tons of play time at my house and Burnout 3: Takedown was epic.
Blu Ray3  +   721d ago
Jade Empire perhaps
THE_MACGREGOR  +   716d ago
1.halo 2
2.splinter cell chaos theory
3.Sega Gt2002
4.Grand Theft Auto Vice City
7.Tony Hawk Proskater 2X
8.Kabuki Worriors lol ( i couldnt think of an 8) so warpath it is
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