The 42 Best Original Xbox Games of All Time

Loveleen Kaur / ONE37pm

At one point, the only juggernauts in console gaming were considered to be Sega, Nintendo, and Sony. After Sega decided to bow out of the console hardware race, a shocking new challenger rose up to make their presence felt. Shockingly, that newfound gaming entity ended up being Microsoft.

Their contribution to the world of console gaming came in the form of a massive black box outfitted with a big green "X" icon placed smack dab in the middle of it. That powerful machine is known as the original Xbox.

On November 15, 2001, gamers in the States got the chance to pick up their very own Xbox and get enamored with all the graphical & mechanical upgrades that came with it. Before the ball dropped to ring in the new year, the original Xbox managed to sell 1.5 million units before 2001 came to an end. The Xbox is most known for several things - the first "Duke" controller (which thankfully got altered into a better fitting controller!), the signature atomic green color associated with the box itself, the implementation of online play through the Xbox Live, etc.

Another aspect of the original Xbox that's still looked back on quite fondly is its strong software library. Besides all the first-party heavy hitters that launched on it, there's also a nice lineup of third-party titles that will forever be associated with Microsoft's beloved black and green gaming box.

Join us as we reminisce about 42 of the finest games that were released on the classic Xbox console.

1. ‘Halo: Combat Evolved’

Buy Now, $8.97

2. ‘Halo 2’

Buy Now, $18.99

3. ‘Fable’

Buy Now, $55.99

4. ‘The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind’

Buy Now, $59.98

5. ‘Ninja Gaiden Black’

Buy Now, $47.99

6. ‘Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic’

Buy Now, $73.99

7. ‘Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords’

Buy Now, $87.99

8. ‘Jade Empire’

Buy Now, $21.32

9. ‘Dead or Alive 3’

Buy Now, $103.99

10. ‘The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay’

Buy Now, $39.95

11. ‘Panzer Dragoon Orta’

Buy Now, $79.99

12. ‘Jet Set Radio Future’

Buy Now, $41.00

13. ‘Conker: Live & Reloaded’

Buy Now, $65.98

14. ‘Project Gotham Racing 2’

Buy Now, $12.99

15. ‘Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Chaos Theory’

Buy Now, $68.60

16. ‘Burnout 3: Takedown’

Buy Now, $29.51

17. ‘OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast’

Buy Now, $360.40

18. ‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time’

Buy Now, $44.69

19. ‘Forza Motorsport’

Buy Now, $59.98

20. ‘Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath’

Buy Now, $69.00

21. ‘MechAssault’

Buy Now, $13.99

Honorable Mentions

22. ‘SSX 3’

Buy Now, $103.99

23. ‘Soulcalibur II’

Buy Now, $16.93

24. ‘Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge’

Buy Now, $31.78

25. ‘Doom 3’

Buy Now, $34.99

26. ‘ESPN NFL 2K5’

Buy Now, $18.99

27. ‘Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction’

Buy Now, $99.99

28. ‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’

Buy Now, $47.99

29. ‘TimeSplitters 2’

Buy Now, $29.89

30. ‘Dead or Alive Ultimate’

Buy Now, $25.11

31. ‘Madden NFL 2004’

Buy Now, $22.75

32. ‘Star Wars: Republic Commando’

Buy Now, Price Varies

33. ‘Half-Life 2’

Buy Now, $21.44

34. ‘Grand Theft Auto Double Pack’

Buy Now, $171.11

35. ‘Psychonauts’

Buy Now, $69.81

36. ‘Beyond Good and Evil’

Buy Now, $89.99

37. ‘Capcom vs. SNK 2 EO'

Buy Now, Price Varies

38. ‘Def Jam: Fight for NY’

Buy Now, Price Varies

39. ‘Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3’

Buy Now, $78.85

40. ‘Shenmue II’

Buy Now, $34.99

41. ‘Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes’

Buy Now, $249.27

42. ‘Guilty Gear X2 #Reload’

Buy Now, $17.50
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