Round-Up: Top 10 original Xbox games

The recent announcement that we will see some games from the original Xbox brought to Xbox One via backwards compatibility has got me thinking about which games I would want to see on there. I actually have an old Xbox in the house at the moment that I’m borrowing from someone because I fancied having a play through of the first Splinter Cell game again.

I have mainly enjoyed backwards compatibility of Xbox 360 games to mop up the ones I missed at the time (eg SSX) or to play through a game again before it’s sequel was released (eg Mirror’s Edge). So I don’t know if I actually would go back and play all my favourite original Xbox games if they came up on backwards compatibility but if I did, it would be the ones below. I remember very fondly that console and that time in my gaming life, here are some quick memories from my Top 10 games I played on it:

#1: Halo: Combat Evolved

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‘Shall we do The Silent Cartographer on Legendary?’ I never said no to that.

#2: Splinter Cell

Knocking out the light bulbs in a room and sneaking past all the NPCs without them ever knowing.

#3: Moto GP 2

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However much I’ve enjoyed gaming there has rarely been anything special about my skills but for some reason I was unbeatable on a bike.

#4: Jet Set Radio Future

Just spending the entire game grinding on rails and it almost becoming a dance/rhythm game!

#5: Project Gotham Racing 2

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Throwing a Porsche Cayenne around roads at unreasonable speeds.

#6: Forza Motorsport

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I discovered Bathurst for the first time – what a track!

#7: NHL Hitz 20-03

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Having more fun from the violence than the sport! And the crazy character customisation.

#8: Buffy The Vampire Slayer

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Best ever conversion of movie/tv show into a game. Felt like being in an episode!

#9: Sega GT 2002

Proper handling – even gave Gran Turismo a run for it’s realism-money.

#10: Colin McRae Rally 3

Being really closely matched in multiplayer with a friend of mine – great racing even when not technically on the same track. N.B. I know this photo isn’t from this game specifically, please forgive me, they are hard to find and I no longer have it myself!

What about you? What are your favourite memories of the original Xbox?