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GameRevolution's Top 25 Xbox Games Of All Time (Full List)

Posted on Friday, July 12 @ 15:04:00 Eastern by Alex_Osborn
The original Xbox often gets panned by gamers for being nothing more than a Halo machine, and while there's a shred of truth to that claim, that doesn't negate the fact that Microsoft's first gaming box had a ton of great software; some multiplatform, but also a lot that couldn't be experienced anywhere else. Don't believe me? Well the staff here at GameRevolution crafted a list of the 25 best games available on the system, and I think you'll be surprised by how many awesome games there really are. So let's get right into it.



25. Project Gotham Racing 2

Developer Bizarre Creations crafted one of the most unique racing experiences with Project Gotham Racing for the original Xbox. Instead of simply striving to get first in a race, the player is tasked with the goal of racking up as many Kudos points as possible, which can be obtained by pulling off slick moves like successfully power sliding around a sharp corner. These nifty little points could then be used to get new cars. So why is the sequel here instead of the original? PGR2 expanded upon its predecessor in just about every way, from new cars and tracks, to a more robust Kudos system and even Xbox Live play. Speaking of which….



24. MechAssault

As one of the very first games to support online play through Xbox Live, MechAssault helped pave the way for online console games as we know them today. Features we take for granted now like matchmaking and the ability to invite friends to a game were groundbreaking at the time, highlighting one of the major advantages the original Xbox had over the GameCube and PS2. Online elements aside, this was one killer mech game, and for that reason alone it deserves recognition on this list.



23. Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict

By the time 2005 rolled around, the Xbox platform was a mean green online machine, and Unreal Championship 2 took advantage of the console's features in just about every way imaginable. With a total of fourteen different characters to choose from, a handful of new game types, and even the addition of melee weapons, this fast-paced shooter was able to hold its own against the competition, with just enough to differentiate itself while still appealing to the Unreal crowd.



22. Dead or Alive 3

Team Ninja and Tecmo delivered one of the most visually stunning experiences on the Xbox in the form of Dead or Alive 3, a fighter that will go down in history as one of the best ever available on Microsoft's first gaming console. The game sticks very close to the franchise's formula, centering heavily on counter attacks and the hallmark characters fans have come to know and love. Thanks to the developing prowess of Team Ninja, DOA3 featured some of the most impressive character models available at the time, really showing off the power of Microsoft's gaming machine.



21. Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge

Believe it or not, there was quite a bit of diversity in the game library for the original Xbox. Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge was one such title that really served as evidence to this fact, delivering an action-heavy flight game. Borrowing concepts from its PC counterpart, this Xbox-exclusive provided a super polished and incredibly addictive flying experience that worked surprisingly well on console. Navigating your plane while spraying the sky with bullets was simple and fun. Plus, it supported online play, which made for some intense sky-bound firefights with your pals. 

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