Best Xbox Games

The very best games available for the original Xbox gaming console.

The Top Ten

1 Halo 2

By the time this came out, I wondered why they even bothered making other shooters. I would play this for days whenever I could. It was a blast! This game is more fun than black ops, ghosts, and advanced warfare, and it was made in 2004! I don't know how many hours I spent playing levels on legendary to collect all the skulls, played multiplayer for hundreds of hours. This game truly shines.

Network a few Xboxes, gather together a dozen or so friends, and 6 hours later you'll wonder why they even bothered to make other games.

Forget multiplayer, this has the best campaign, story and soundtrack of all time. Don't know why everyone cries about the ending - cliffhangers are great! Better than Halo 3 in every way. Oh and it also has the greatest multiplayer of all time.

Okay this game is decent, but black ops is better. I just don't like futuristic shooters. most of them are terible. Cases in point: Ifinite warfare, Black ops 3, Black ops 4 that's basicallly fortnite with no save the world. I like historical games like black ops, World at war, call of duty 1, 2, and 3. I mean, halo has some good games like halo 3 and Reach

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2 Halo: Combat Evolved

To the other person that mentioned "Halo 2 doesn't have a level that can compare to Assault on the Control Room or Two Betrayals", THANK YOU. I couldn't agree more. I go by single player experience when voting, and the original Halo's is second to none.

I Love halo, and this is the game that started it all. Very few can compare to its graphics at the time, the story, the soundtrack, the adventure, the multiplayer. This game BLEW ME AWAY.
When my brother first picked this up, I was unhappy because science fiction and fighting aliens was not my thing. I ended up becoming a bigger fan than he is. This is one heck of a game!

Halo 2 may have better multiplayer, but Halo 1's single player is better, especially in terms of level design. Halo 2 doesn't have a level that can compare to Assault on the Control Room or Two Betrayals.

It is not Halo 2 but it is still Halo - Carly19781

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3 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Free to roam and do whatever you want with an attitude. or you could follow the long storyline by doing missions and finishing the game. whatever you choose its a lot of fun - THEMASTER

the coolest game cause the map is so big - decorulez97

San Andreas grants a lot of features to the players and has an outstanding audio quality!

Kids! Swearing alert! - Carly19781

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4 Burnout 3: Takedown

The last good Burnout game before the series completely lost its mojo. This one still had consequences for hitting other cars which made it way more exciting. - HenchmanNo2

Dang I forgot this was original Xbox not Xbox 360. My friend and I gamed on this back in 2009 and man, it was so much fun. Those were the days...

Love the Cars + stunts + crashes

Did I find the very first TTT list? - SpectralOwl

5 Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic

I do not understand why game companies do not produce these kinds of games, ye it is one of the best kind...

And, I'm to sad because there no more star wars game in xbox :(

I really wish there were more games like this (by the way I have all the games in the top three at the time of this post all of them are really fun but this is my favorite).

Still my favourite game after all these years

It is by Lucas Studios and my friend is called Lucas also great game - Carly19781

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6 Fable

Fable TLC better than 2 and 3.

this is by far the best most well thought out most exciting game that I have ever played! - PlayboyX429

I remember watching my dad play this - TerryThe_NES_Owner

I don’t know how to get in - Carly19781

7 Ninja Gaiden

This game is just pure awesomeness! Ninja Gaiden for the original Xbox is one of the best looking and greatest games of all time. - DamnFineCupOfCoffee

Graphics, Action, Fun, Depth, Dificult (o god the dificulty)
this game has everything! - dannyphantom

I love this game, it's like metal gear solid mixed with somewhat hack and slash fighting, but it's more one on one

Difficult chalange

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8 Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance
9 JSRF- Jet Set Radio Future

My favorite game on the Xbox. My favorite game of all time really. It's creative, so much fun to play, it has a high replay value, and an amazing soundtrack. Much better than Halo. - TheDelBel

Great graphics, awesome gameplay, amazing soundtrack, an all around enjoyable, unique game and a perfect companion to the origional!

This game is awesome! People say it's underrated. That's because they just suck at it.

Oh boy.
The game that I never get bored to.
Just bought the NTSC version on my softmodded european xbox. NTSC is better due to the glitches. I have completed this game in 3 hours and 40 minutes.

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10 Tomb Raider: Legend

How is this not on top? After that flop Angel of Darkness, Crystal Dynamics and Eidos did amazing! Story is flawless, boards are amazing and awesome character development. More people need to take a break from first-person shooters, and play this!

Vote for this. This is one of the best games I ever played. Lara is awesome, they added new features like a grapple hook, and the level design is AMAZING. Buy this, it's awesome! Trust me, you won't be disappointed...

One of the best TR games, EVER. if it wasn't for this, I wouldn't have other TR games. Heck, I wouldn't even have half the games I have now. This inspired me to buy more video games.

The Contenders

11 Jade Empire

Amazing game, incredibly underrated and an epic story (as to be expected from bioware).

12 Knights of the Old Republic II

I felt that this was overall better than its prequel in every way, from converting your followers to being able to finally use Battle Meditation in combat. Sure some of the force powers may as well be non-cannon, but who cares? It was a fun game that had much variety within it. To this day, I find new routs and dialogue options that have I had never even known existed with each playthrough.

I heard that this was a very disappointing video game sequel!

Play it any way you want and it's still the best. - QTANTOBA

Best rpg for Xbox, even for player's whos not a SW universum fans

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13 Star Wars: Battlefront II

Spent too many hours to count on this game. Easily my favorite xbox game of all time.

Best game besides bf3

14 Elder Scrolls: Morrowind

Most underratted RPG on Xbox.

In my opinion, one of the best games of all time. - Shanslay

One of the best elder scrolls made.

Its way better than skyrim,The best elder scrolls ever.


15 Dead or Alive III

Next to halo probably sold more Xbox's than any game available at launch.

16 Kill.Switch
17 Panzer Dragoon Orta
18 Marvel: Ultimate Alliance

I have this game

19 Sims 2

Love sims, its better on the computer but still good on xbox and ps2. - dragon13304

you get to walk around and it rocks! - pedroperfecto

Well made game really realistic and just fantastic hashtag loving it

20 Conker: Live & Reloaded

How come this did not make it in the top ten - Tens11

Bad port of a great game. Get the N64 version instead

21 The Simpsons: Hit and Run

Better than Conker

Fun, Fun, and more fun!

This game should be number 1 is so much fun

The best Simpsons game

22 Fuzion Frenzy
23 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

The best Grand Theft Auto game

I'll be selling it along with my PS2 slim and games. - playstationfan66

24 Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge

This game is friggin AWESOME its so underrated. Its THE best game for XBox. Anyone who owns an XBox needs to have this. - fireinside96

25 Flat Out 2
26 Destroy All Humans 2

What kind of sad human being would play this atrocity?

27 Gunvalkyrie
28 Need for Speed Most Wanted

This has to be the best racing game of all time let alone one of the best Xbox games, This game is full of awesome street races and cop chases, it's all so epic.

Seriously as low as this is on the list this should be in the top ten, the game planned out great and has a great story to it, what beats that.

I still play this game all the time. Trying to get every car from the different Blacklist racers has been a challenge. Even though I've probably played through the game 10 times I have never felt like it was repeating itself. Great game

Had it on my old 360

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29 Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict
30 Grand Theft Auto Double Pack

Grand Theft Auto 3 and Vice City in one pack. How could you go wrong?

31 Star Wars Obi-Wan

My favorite game for the original Xbox! It is so much fun and difficult at the same time. I would play at at 3 years old and know exactly what to do! - Cartermd

32 Metal Slug 3
33 Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis
34 Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords
35 Destroy All Humans
36 Fable: The Lost Chapters

It's like Fable, but more stuff and a better, more clear ending.

37 The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay

One of the best shooters I've ever played. This is a game I think everyone should at least try. Better than the movie. And if you're not a fan of Vin Diesel you will still like this game. The Voice acting is great. - samherman97

Should definitely be in the top 20 if not top ten.

38 Burnout 2: Point of Impact
39 Metal Wolf Chaos
40 Stubbs The Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse

Be the Zombie. Kill the humans. Get your woman… and turn her into a zombies

41 Ty the Tasmanian Tiger
42 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow

One of the best stealth games out there

43 NCAA Football 2007

Football games are great

I'm sorry I had to - TheInsomniac

College football is fun! GOOO! Missouri

44 Forza Motorsport
45 Sonic Heroes

This game is very awesome and I love their tricks and graphics and also my favorite game of sonic is sonic unleashed because I love to be a werehog

46 Spider-Man 2

At the Time this was awesome Free Roam! - Curti2594

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47 Scooby-Doo Mystery Mayhem

This one should be good too. It should be like 3 or 4. When you play the game make comments about it here.

48 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent
49 Blinx The Time Sweeper

Why is this game so underrated? I think it deserves another sequel on the Xbox 360. If it uses the regular controller or Kinect, I would still get Blinx 3 regardless!

Miss this game, the harder tier monsters that would only change color as they got more difficult was always intriguing to me

A tough game with great creativity that makes you itch to beat it

50 Max Payne

Just plain beast best game of the decade especially liked the part when you get to use all those 3d features of more realistic

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Top Remixes (29)

1. Halo: Combat Evolved
2. JSRF- Jet Set Radio Future
3. Halo 2
1. Burnout 3: Takedown
2. Flat Out 2
3. Halo 2
1. Mortal Kombat: Armageddon
2. Mortal Kombat: Deception
3. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

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