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Submitted by Tyrus_91 628d ago | opinion piece

6 Xbox Franchises That Deserve a Comeback Next-Gen

MMGN.com: "The original Xbox and the Xbox 360 have an interesting library of exclusive games. While the core four -- Halo, Gears of War, Fable and Forza Motorsport -- usually take the spotlight, there are plenty of other Xbox franchises and games that were once great or had untapped potential, but may have fallen from grace or lost to obscurity due to some hiccups and rough times."

"But there's always second-chances, right? Here are six Xbox franchises that deserve another shot at redemption or deserve a rebirth in the next-generation." (Blinx: The Time Sweeper, Conker: Live & Reloaded, Culture, Industry, Kameo: Elements of Power, Mech Assault, Next-Gen, Perfect Dark Zero, Project Gotham Racing 4, Xbox, Xbox 360)

sloth3395  +   628d ago
Conker was on Nintendo first its not a Xbox franchise
Parasyte  +   628d ago
Still would love to see a new Conker game next gen!
ThePsychoGamer  +   628d ago
Conker's been a Xbox franchise since Microsoft acquired the rights to the franchise.
jjank11  +   628d ago
Conker would be great, but i don't think it would sell well. It doesn't have a big following. It would really have to do something extra. When it came out it was over-the-top for its time. Nowadays we get nudity, sex, drugs, violence and cursing in almost all videogames.
ceedubya9  +   628d ago
Perhaps it could work as a Live downloadable title. Maybe for 20 bucks, or an episodic purchase type deal. Probably wouldn't do well as a full retail game, but a Live title might work.
Captain Qwark 9  +   628d ago
mech assualt, kameo, perfect dark and conker for sur. pgr and blinx can stay dead

also toss in too human and banjo n&b2 as well as a true banjo
SilentNegotiator  +   628d ago
n&b2? Hand me the puke bucket. N&B was horribly designed...the physics were way too touchy and you could spent an hour going back and forth to design a vehicle that could beat one challenge. N&B should be shoved up Blinx's backside and left to suffocate inside.

A true banjo and a true banjo only, deserves a resurrection.
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Disco Downey  +   628d ago
Too Human is the worst game on the 360
SilentNegotiator  +   628d ago
And since this list is all exclusives, is irrelevant.

Even the best, original titles on ps2/xbox got old quickly.
Hozi  +   628d ago
My List: Not all xbox exclusives

1. Otogi
2. Contra
3. Voodoo Vince
4. Too Human
5. Call of Cthulhu
6. Panzer Dragoon Orta
7. Jet Set Radio Future
8. Shenmue
9. Jade Empire
10. Quantum Redshift

Now that's a badass list....Contra is the only game I think thats not been on xbox but I'd love to see a reboot of that game.
Tyrus_91  +   628d ago
Awesome list, all great games that made the original Xbox so great. I'd have personally included Jade Empire, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Otogi and Shenue, but my list just covers the exclusive intellectual properties Microsoft owns (so mostly first-party with two second-party properties bought off).

If only Microsoft had bought BioWare and Sega, then they would have got more awesome games and kept the existing ones exclusive (Jet Set, Panzer and Shenmue alone would have been worth it). They even had LucasArts helping them out back in the day with Star Wars: Republic Commando being (and remaining) exclusive. The original Xbox library has so many overlooked gems.
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Hozi  +   627d ago
So true, I totally forgot about KOTOR and Republic Commando. Great games.
StrongMan  +   628d ago
Three words:

KILLER INSTINCT 3
Gen0ne  +   628d ago
Well, two words and a number to be an exacting bitch about it. However, I agree 100%.
Wizziokid  +   628d ago
Conker and Shenmue next gen please.
ceedubya9  +   628d ago
They've definitely got the properties to expand their first party offerings if they choose to. Maybe the next gen console will see the return of some of the franchises. Also, would like to see a sequel to Lost Odyssey.
TheBrit  +   627d ago
I still have all of those games! Actually found my old xbox the other day too - I think I will plug it back in!!

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