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.

I love all the halos the story line is great and the whole game is made well 👍 - SaZeclan

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2 Halo: Combat Evolved

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!

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.

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.

Co-op splitscreen on legendary, still among gamings finest, one of the best shooters ever made

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3 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

Best Star Wars game ever.

4 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!

One of the best Grand Theft Auto games I've ever played - SaZeclan

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5 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

6 Fable

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

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7 Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance
8 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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9 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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10 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

The Contenders

11 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.

12 Panzer Dragoon Orta
13 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.

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14 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

15 Kill.Switch
16 Jade Empire

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

17 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City V 2 Comments
18 Flat Out 2
19 Destroy All Humans 2

What kind of sad human being would play this atrocity?

20 Gunvalkyrie
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