The Xbox (also known as Original Xbox) is one of the most popular consoles, being the main rival for the PlayStation 2.
With so many exclusive titles such as the HALO series, Ninja Gaiden series, and other series, Xbox surely got its own niche.
For those of you who played this remarkable console in the past (or maybe still playing it), I bet you want to know the best Xbox games of all time.
Some of you will probably remember (or even still own) some of the games mentioned on this list.
And in this post, you will get:
- A highly curated and filtered list on the current best Xbox games
- Developer, publisher, and release date information
- Genre of the games
This list is the results of the average score of reviews from so many popular gaming websites, and thanks for GameRankings for helping me to build this list.
See also: Best Xbox 360 Games of All Time
So here you go.
#100. Guilty Gear X2 #Reload
#99. Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood
#98. The Warriors
#97. NBA 2K3
#96. NBA 2K6
#95. Tony Hawk’s Underground
#93. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon
#92. Deus Ex: Invisible War
#91. Colin McRae Rally 04
#90. FIFA 07 Soccer
#89. Indigo Prophecy
#88. NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup
#87. World Series Baseball
#86. Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
#85. Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition
#84. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
#83. LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
#82. Max Payne
#81. JSRF: Jet Set Radio Future
#80. Colin McRae Rally 3
#79. Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction
#78. Dead or Alive 3
#77. ESPN NHL 2K5
#76. NHL 2002
#75. FIFA Soccer 2003
#74. Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones
#73. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005
#72. Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict
#71. Far Cry Instincts
#70. SSX Tricky
#69. Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance
#67. NHL 2K3
#66. NBA 2K2
#64. MVP Baseball 2005
#63. Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath
#62. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
#61. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004
#60. ESPN NHL Hockey
#59. MotoGP 2
#58. Project Gotham Racing
#57. Midnight Club II
#56. Doom 3
#55. NCAA Football 06
#54. NBA Street V3
#53. RalliSport Challenge
#52. Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack
#51. Top Spin
#50. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six 3
#49. NCAA Football 07
#48. TimeSplitters 2
#47. Fight Night Round 2
#46. World Soccer Winning Eleven 9
#45. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003
#44. NCAA Football 2005
#43. Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30
#42. RalliSport Challenge 2
#41. Burnout 2: Point of Impact
#40. The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay
#39. Beyond Good & Evil
#38. Madden NFL 2002
#37. MVP Baseball 2004
#36. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4
#35. NCAA Football 2003
#34. NBA Street Vol. 2
#33. World Series Baseball 2K3
#32. Madden NFL 2004
#31. Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
#30. ESPN NFL Football
#29. Jade Empire
#28. Madden NFL 2005
#27. Madden NFL 2003
#26. NFL 2K3
#25. Half-Life 2
#24. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind – Game of the Year Edition
#23. SSX 3
#22. Burnout Revenge
#21. World Soccer Winning Eleven 8 International
#19. Panzer Dragoon Orta
#18. ESPN NFL 2K5
#17. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3
#16. NCAA Football 2004
#15. SoulCalibur II
#14. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
#13. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow
#12. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell
#11. Ninja Gaiden
#10. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Embark on a journey of scorched sands and ancient legends.
A young prince, drawn to the dark powers of a magic dagger, unleashes a deadly evil upon a beautiful kingdom.
Guide the Prince on his quest to reverse the curse by using the Sands of Time, a power which allows you to erase the past, see into the future and slow down the present.
Perform gravity-defying acrobatics and swashbuckling attacks in a staggering array of landscapes and kingdoms.
Restore peace to the land and fulfill your destiny.
#9. Forza Motorsport
Forza Motorsport lets you own, customize, and race your favorite cars.
You can collect models from more than 60 manufacturers and then race to earn money for upgrades and aftermarket parts.
Test-drive your vehicle on various tracks, ranging from the challenging Nurburgring Nordschleife to the streets of Rio de Janeiro.
You can even train your own “Drivatars” to use the same racing techniques you do, so they can race for you in competitions or train new drivers on your team.
In addition to single-player challenges, the game includes multiplayer modes that are playable via Xbox Live.
#8. Burnout 3: Takedown
Burnout 3 challenges you to crash into (and through) busy intersections, while creating as much damage as possible.
You can battle your way to the front of the pack by taking down rivals and causing spectacular crashes.
For those who thirst for crashes, the game includes a crash mode that rewards you for creating massive pileups.
With multiplayer gameplay, more than 100 events, and 40 tracks, Burnout 3 provides intense speed and action.
#7. Project Gotham Racing 2
Project Gotham Racing 2 is a true test of racing skill, style, and daring that rewards you not only for how fast you drive, but also for how you drive fast.
Earn Kudos and gain recognition for cornering on two wheels around the Sears Tower in Chicago; power-sliding through the ancient streets of Florence, Italy; or maneuvering along the racing line through the slick streets of Edinburgh, Scotland–all while racing some of the most exotic high-performance vehicles available.
You can even challenge other gamers online, using Xbox Live, or take on your friends in a multiplayer race via System Link.
#6. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
As Sam Fisher, Third Echelon’s most skilled Splinter Cell operative, you are assigned to execute a hazardous series of operations to investigate and eliminate a new source of information attacks originating in North Korea.
At your disposal is a lethal array of tactics ranging from Combat Knife techniques to experimental prototype weapons skills and more-radical hand-to-hand techniques such as the Inverted Chokehold.
Experience the intensity of acting as a lone operative fighting tomorrow’s threats in the field and of cooperating online with a partner to accomplish crucial missions.
#5. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Long before the Galactic Civil War, an epic drama begins.
Engage in this saga set in the Golden Age of the Republic–over 4,000 years before the first Star Wars film, when both Jedi and Sith number in the thousands.
With the Galaxy reeling from a recent conflict with the Dark Lords, the ongoing battle between the Jedi and the Sith rages on.
It’s up to guide your customizable and evolving characters through ten different worlds, fast-paced minigames, and locations including a Sith world, the Wookie homeworld, and the Jedi Academy.
Your actions determine the outcome of this colossal galactic war–and your destiny as a Jedi.
#4. Halo 2
The Covenant alien race threatens to destroy all humankind, and the only thing standing in its way is Master Chief, a genetically enhanced supersoldier.
Master Chief returns in Halo 2, which features new vehicles, weapons, environments, and more.
This time, you can interact with your environment, wield two weapons at the same time, board opponents’ vehicles, and even switch sides to play the role of a Covenant Elite.
Halo 2 also supports broadband multiplayer action via Xbox Live.
#3. Grand Theft Auto Double Pack
From the dark and seedy streets of Liberty City’s underworld to the glamorous hedonism of Vice City of the 1980s, the Grand Theft Auto double-pack takes you through the huge worlds of Grand Theft Auto III and it’s sequel Vice City.
The highly controversial Grand Theft Auto III gives you the freedom to go anywhere and jack anyone, putting the dark, intriguing and ruthless world of crime at your fingertips.
Vice City is an entirely new game set in the ’80s, preserving and adding to the free-roaming gameplay, cinematic graphics and immersive audio experience that made the Grand Theft Auto III so popular.
#2. Ninja Gaiden Black
In Ninja Gaiden Black you can reprise the role of Ryu Hayabusa, ninja extraordinaire.
This sequel to Ninja Gaiden supplies a new story and new missions, plus two more difficulty settings and cinematic cut scenes that provide background about the protagonist.
Ninja Gaiden Black also incorporates the additional content from Hurricane Packs 1 and 2 and includes unlockable content such as the original arcade version of Ninja Gaiden.
Ninja Gaiden Black includes online features for keeping track of karma points on the online leader board.
#1. Halo: Combat Evolved
Enter the mysterious world of Halo, an alien planet shaped like a ring.
As mankind’s super soldier Master Chief, you must uncover the secrets of Halo and fend off the attacking Covenant.
During your missions, you’ll battle on foot, in vehicles, inside, and outside with alien and human weaponry.
Your objectives include attacking enemy outposts, raiding underground labs for advanced technology, rescuing fallen comrades, and sniping enemy forces.
Halo also lets you battle three other players via intense split screen combat or fight cooperatively with a friend through the single-player missions.
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