Recommend some old Xbox games?

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by Echinda, May 1, 2007.

  1. Echinda macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2003
    I've got a 360 but never did have an original Xbox, so I've never played any of its games. The other day I saw the huge list of old Xbox games that will work on the 360 and thought to myself:

    "Self, you should try some of those out."

    Can anyone out there give me a top 5 list of old Xbox games that were so much fun that they are still worth going back to try? KOTOR, for instance, seemed to generate a lot of buzz, still worth picking up?

    Just so you know where I'm coming from, I lean toward first person shooters (Gears of War, GRAW) and western RPGs (Oblivion, eagerly awaiting Mass Effect).

    Thanks in advance.
  2. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    KOTOR 1 and 2 no questions...Halo2 and 2, Star Wars Battlefront(if you didn't get it for the PS2)
  3. Echinda thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2003
    Thanks for the suggestions. Gamestop here I come.

    (I played Halo through on the Mac. Is it a different enough experience (keyboard/mouse vs. controller) to bother with on the Xbox?)
  4. Xeem macrumors 6502a


    Feb 2, 2005
    Halo on Xbox definitely felt more polished and was a better experience in my opinion that the PC version; it is might be worth it, especially if you never played through the entire campaign. Some other great Xbox games include:
    - Panzer Dragoon Orta (matches the old-school arcade shooter feel with great graphics and story)
    - Ninja Gaiden (probably the most faithful transition I've seen any side-scroller make into 3D)
    - KOTOR, KOTOR II, Jade Empire (they all play basically the same, but each is good enough to warrant playing through on its own, and the first KOTOR is just plain fantastic)
  5. Echinda thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2003
    Got the first KOTOR today. Thanks for the reccs!
  6. Sdashiki macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2005
    Behind the lens
    GTA: VC
    GTA: SA

    best graphical, console, versions.

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