Submitted by lance42 1380d ago | opinion piece

Top 10 Original Xbox Games That Need an HD Makeover

GameZone's David Sanchez gives us the top 10 original Xbox games that need an HD makeover. The list includes Fable, Forza Motorsport, and Shenmue II. (Conker: Live & Reloaded, Fable, Forza Motorsport, Hunter: The Reckoning, Jet Set Radio Future, Panzer Dragoon Orta, Phantom Dust, Shenmue II, Xbox, Xbox 360)

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allyc4t  +   1380d ago
Jet Set Radio Future was awesome. I'd love to see that in some form of XBLA release remake thing.
lance42  +   1380d ago
Yea, I don't understand how that hasn't been done yet.
EVILDEAD360  +   1380d ago
I'm going to lie..as an old head original Xbox gamer, that list is pretty dead on with a couple of those games.

If there was a Shenmue/Shenmue II HD collection my head would explode.

Jet Set Radio collection would be amazing. Although, Jet Set Future HD arcade would be fine.

I'm hoping that Panzer Dragoon HD is released in lieu of Project Draco as well.

The mega bomb would be a KOTOR collection and Jade Empire HD from Bioware..

But alas..I dream

MaxXAttaxX  +   1379d ago
A Forza HD remake?
That already exists. It's called Forza 2.

Shenmue 1 was better IMO.

Jet Set Radio I agree with.
bruddahmanmatt  +   1379d ago
Some of the games listed are strange to say the least.

The most obvious title which sticks out is Forza with Forza 4 already in development. That'd be like suggesting that Sony should go out and give GT3: A-Spec an HD upgrade with GT5 already on the market.

Then you have Conker: Live & Reloaded, itself a remake of a great N64 game albeit a watered down and neutered remake. Rare already FAILed at remaking Conker once, why piss all over the series again?

I think we'd all love to see a pair of PS3/360 HD remakes of both Shenmue and Shenmue II but including the sequel on this list is kind of odd given that it wasn't really an "Xbox" title per se. Shenmue II for the 360 was a port of the DC version.

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for remakes of quality titles here, but it seems like the author of this piece ended up biting off more then he could chew when he decided to throw this list together as he ended up listing a handful of games that either don't fit the criteria of his headline (i.e. they weren't exclusives or wouldn't be today if they were re-released), or don't really make a lot of sense in general. The majority of the games on this list if they were to be re-released in HD would end up being multiplatform titles.
badz149  +   1379d ago
it's not a FPS or TPS, that's why!
KING_KAI  +   1379d ago
sonicsidewinder  +   1379d ago

Tainted Gene  +   1379d ago
the concept of LOVE!!!
lalalala  +   1379d ago
Only 10 lol, there'd be hundreds if this list was from the PS2.
darthv72  +   1379d ago
remakes as opposed to sequels....
Crimson skies needs a sequel not a remake. There are lots of games that should get sequels as opposed to remakes but then again....maybe it is cheaper and easier to remake the originals.

I am still wondering if Sony and GG will HD remake the original killzone. I cant play that game in its current form. I would like to see the original Panzer Dragoon remade instead of the other two (zwei and orta).

EA needs to make a sequel to Black. That game was great.
dark-hollow  +   1380d ago
Ms just give me shenmue III and I'll forget everything you done in the latter years
Neoninja  +   1380d ago
I think you'd have to appeal to sega as well as ms for that one. If you need any help with it just yell out for me.
M_Prime  +   1379d ago
why has nobody said FABLE 1 YEAH!

i never got a chance to play FABLE 1 and from what my friend says, it was better then 2 and 3.. i mean they are remaking HALO:CE i can't see why they wouldn't do it for FABLE on its 10 year..
ape007  +   1380d ago
it was good but the dreamcast original was a lot better
newleaf  +   1380d ago
You're an ape, what do you know??
ape007  +   1379d ago
give respect to the legendary DK
Solidus187-SCMilk  +   1380d ago
I think that jet set radio FUTURE is the #1 game that needs an HD remake.

I love those games and the xbox sequel JSRF looked amazing and in HD would be great.

but also, a new JSR made for current consoles would be awesome too. sega should make that, Ill buy it no matter what.
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holdmedownma2008  +   1380d ago
Where is Otogi 1 and 2
Hozi89  +   1380d ago
took the words right outta my mouth.
Blaze929  +   1380d ago
Didn't even know Xbox HAD 10 games....
user8397144  +   1380d ago
HA! same for 360 lol
snipes101  +   1379d ago
troll much?
Istanbull  +   1380d ago
Lol 3 games from Sega needs HD remake on Xbox? Especially Dreamcast games like Shenmue and Jet Set?
Solidus187-SCMilk  +   1379d ago
shenmu 2 was on DC and xbox1, and jet set radio FUTURE(JSR 2) was only on the original xbox. They are talking about those games, not the DC originals.
Kurt Russell  +   1379d ago
They should just make a HD Dreamcast and be done with it... There were so many good original titles on that machine.
PRHB HYBRiiD  +   1380d ago
Why would forza 1 need a remake??they just need to put the good tracks in forza 4 like rio de janeiro, pacific shipyards and the tokyo circuit...and taillights customization and that's it :) ...i would like to see a far cry instincts evolution remake that game was beast,a black remake or black 2,conker,pgr 5,bloodwake,halo 2 and JADE EMPIRE such an awesome game :D and rallisport challenge 3
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slaton24  +   1379d ago
why remake halo 2 they would focus online only...just like with fordza it dont need to be done...sony has it so far with single player game in HD remakes...my point is with multiplayer they are upgrading each new game that releases but with single player most of the time a sequal is a cont. of the last one...halo remakes would b great if it was campain only...imagine halo 4 comes out how many ppl would trade in halo 2 HD just to get halo 4
marioPSUC  +   1380d ago
I really want another Conker game, even if it just was an HD version of the Live and reloaded, I had a lot of fun with that multiplayer
allyc4t  +   1380d ago
The one they did for the original Xbox was awesome. Too bad they released it a few months before the 360 came out.
lance42  +   1380d ago
Gonna be honest, I've never played a Conker game. Recently I've seen a lot of talk about it and its humor, so maybe I should find it and try it.
Happythedog  +   1380d ago
I would stab a nun for a Conkers game and if Microsoft ever released it on the 360 that will be the game that makes me give in.
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lazertroy  +   1380d ago
XBLA maybe but not on a disc.
lifesanrpg  +   1380d ago
Hunter the Reckoning is one of my favorites!!! But I really wish they would remake Gladius...even if it's a short XBLA game =/
lance42  +   1380d ago
Gladius is one of my all-time favorite games.
Godmars290  +   1380d ago
When was Shenmue II ever on the Xbox?
theEx1Le  +   1380d ago
Released in October 2002 iirc.
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Angrymorgan  +   1380d ago
I don't recall it being on xbox either?!?. Great game tho, had it on dreamcast :)
2pacalypsenow  +   1379d ago
Ive been gaming since 1998 and i didn't even know that was on xbox the only memorable games not named halo i rememebr playing on xbox were SW:KOTOR 2 fable, freedom fighters and crimson skies
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alexcosborn  +   1380d ago
totally agree. so many of these titles would be awesome in HD
Simco876  +   1380d ago
it would add some exclusives to the 360 at least.
strange1986  +   1380d ago
I'd play the hell out of a Kotor remake.
guitarded77  +   1380d ago
A Forza remake would kinda be a waste since we already have HD versions of the game... replace it with KOTOR or Crimson Skies and you got a pretty darn good list.
thats_just_prime  +   1380d ago
Yeah what be the point of forza HD when you got forza 2,3 and 4 on the 360

A better list be

10. Hunter: The Reckoning
9. Jade Empire
8. Jedi Knight 2: Outcast
7. Fable
6. Conker: Live & Reloaded
5. Star Wars :Kotor 1&2
4. Panzer Dragoon Orta
3. Crimson Skies
2. Shenmue II
1. Jet Set Radio Future
Belasco  +   1380d ago
Also add Deathrow and Mechassault.
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Robearboy  +   1380d ago
Cant forget Panzer Dragon Orta, kotor 1 & 2, deuce ex invisible war, JSR future
Yangus  +   1380d ago
ape007  +   1380d ago
conker was amaaazing
DemonStration  +   1380d ago
Forza is an odd choice, considering each entry sort of makes the previous ones obsolete. Agreed for everything else though! Panzer for sure!
sl0w-m0  +   1380d ago
It'd be nice if they brought back the night racing and non-circuit tracks that Forza 1 has
xX-StolenSoul-Xx  +   1380d ago
How about Brute Force HD?
Fragger2k8  +   1380d ago
I was just coming here to mention that game, haha.

Brute Force was a pretty darn cool split-screen co-op game. I had a lot of fun with it, and I'd really like to see another one.

Makes me want to play it again, so I might just have to. =P
Neoninja  +   1380d ago
Interesting list, I don't get Forza though. I think Advent Rising would be cool.
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FlyShootRaceSims  +   1379d ago
Yes! They need to finish the Advent Rising trilogy! Mass effect kinda reminds me of it actually!
ZeroChaos  +   1380d ago
No Halo 2?
lifesanrpg  +   1380d ago
Well, they are redoing Combat Evolved already...I wouldn't be surprised to see a Halo 2 remake in the future

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sl0w-m0  +   1380d ago
Seriously? Halo 2 PC isn't enough?
ZeroChaos  +   1380d ago
Well the difference is unlike the other games which bump the graphics to PC style, 343i so far have defined how a remake should be done. Thought certain liberties have been taken in the process.
Raven_Nomad  +   1380d ago
Jade Empire belongs on this list. Probably one of Bioware's best games. So sad they never did the sequels like they were supposed to.
e3kehoe  +   1380d ago
rally sport challenge 2 is a must !!! I would buy that day 1
SleazyChimp  +   1379d ago
Absolutely!!!! They need to redo both of them and release em as a packaged deal.
hmmmm  +   1379d ago
RSC 2 was my favourite game on the original xbox!

Spent so much time doing down hill races in the Grand Vitara :)

I'd still like them to have a bash at a sequel to it first though.
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loki52  +   1379d ago
I have been talking about this for years. I have never had a 360 but I would buy one for an HD remake of the series or for a good rallisport challenge 3. Mostly a sony guy but that game was the best reason to own an original xbox and was one of the most fun games to play of any genre... on any system that has ever been.
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Too_many_games  +   1380d ago
KOTOR 1 and 2..

That is all..
LordMe  +   1380d ago
No love for Otogi?
MegaSackman  +   1380d ago
Where is Otogi 2?
Droid Control  +   1380d ago
Shenmue 2
Max Payne
Stranger's Wrath
Fade_Walker  +   1380d ago
Stranger's Wrath HD is actually due for release on PSN and XBL soon.
BrianG  +   1379d ago
I don't remember confirmation of the XBL Arcade version of that game, only the PSN version.

Care to share a link?
Fade_Walker  +   1379d ago
My bad. It looks like Just Add Water is "thinking about it", but nothing is confirmed.
Fade_Walker  +   1380d ago
Finally a list that shows some love for Breakdown and Phantom Dust!
SITH  +   1380d ago
Steel battalion
Steel battalion line of contact
Soldier of fortune
Crimson skies
Ghost recon
Kotor 1, 2
SW Battlefront

The new steel battalion looks good but the story is boo boo.
Dlacy13g  +   1380d ago
Regarding the new Steel Battalion, the story is boo boo? So you have played it, and know more than just the tid bits from the trailer? I am just sayin... Lets give it a chance as I am with you... looks good...maybe it will surprise you.
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SITH  +   1379d ago
What is that, the universal question when an opinion is stated on n4g. No high-speed I have not played it! If I waste my time experiencing the stripped down version of it's former complexity will the story line of bacteria eating silicon destroying electronics make any more damn sense? No! So it is boo boo. Don't like that then too bad.
Dlacy13g  +   1379d ago
@Sith angry much? I say maybe give it a chance, and you jump down my throat because you have deemed the story to be crap off a two min trailer... Is that the standard N4G response too?
SITH  +   1379d ago
Angry? Angry because you asked a completely obvious question. Your like a child poking at dog oblivious as to why you got bit. According to you no one should criticize anything until they sit down with it and play it. Never mind the technology of the first two steel battalion games takes a nose dive in this version, never mind the controls does not include a 40 button controller and 3 pedals. No turbo... a two minute trailer will not suffice to make my opinion of this game. The fact the experience, and an experience I spent years with in the first two games has been severely altered. No different than the response people had to the Fable on rails trailer at E3. People didn't like the change from free roam to looking at an ass of a horse. Oh, but if I criticize a game you got a problem... well you calling bioshock 2011 GOTY thus praising it is a problem for me then. Shall I ask the obvious annoying kiddie questions you asked me? Have you played it? How can you come to your opinion off a 3 minute trailer?

Kid shut the Fck up with that crap.
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Dlacy13g  +   1379d ago
@Sith seriously? Are you that jaded? I called Dues Ex as a possible GOTY contender based on all the reviews pooring in. I said it was similar to bioshock in how the game has been covered by the press.

Back on point, Steel Battalion may or may not be great. I choose to give it the benefit of doubt for now. I also bought and played Steel battalion with its controller... Not the gazillion hours you did but enough to know it was a unique experience I enjoyed. Hopefully this game will offer something similar just minus the controller.

As for the kid comment... Do you think you are now internet tough for saying kid? Is that your tough guy talk? I can assure you I have been gaming for as long as you "turbo". Glad to see you are upholding your end of the typical N4G response.
TheSanchezDavid  +   1380d ago
I have fond memories of late-night gaming with Hunter: The Reckoning. Admittedly, I always thought the giant teddy bear boss was hilarious.

It's a shame that series didn't keep going.
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TXIDarkAvenger  +   1380d ago
Jet Set Radio Future needs an HD makeover + a sequel. I love that game!
bub16  +   1380d ago
i dont see the point in remakes and backwards compatibility, if i enjoyed a games i would the company to bring a follow up not the same thing
Dlacy13g  +   1380d ago
Ok...so looking at their list:

10. Hunter: The Reckoning - I would love to see a new Hunter game...then again...twin stick zombie shooting game? been there done that plenty.
9. Forza Motorsport - Really? Forza 4 says STFU
8. Breakdown - Mirrors Edge with an attitude...yeah, I like the idea.
7. Fable - Fable as a franchise is going downhill fast, I don't see the need to bring back a game many considered to be severly flawed just for shinny graphics.
6. Conker: Live & Reloaded - Would love a new Conker game, not sure I want Live & Reloaded again.
5. Phantom Dust - I can honestly say I have no opinion on this one.
4. Panzer Dragoon Orta - Perfect for Kinect...make it happen.
3. Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict - Unreal is a dead franchise....move on.
2. Shenmue II - We have been begging for years for #3 why would they remake 2 if they wont make 3?
1. Jet Set Radio Future - This could be a fantastic remake, make it happen.
matt801  +   1380d ago
e3kehoe  +   1379d ago
doom 3 with all the fancy new mods.
Hozi89  +   1380d ago
Give us Otogi 1 and 2!!!
jonesy852  +   1380d ago
Morrowind plz.
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