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Good games for original Xbox

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    Good games for original Xbox

    I like blowing up things from a distance, but not conventional 20th/21st century type warfare. More sci-fi oriented, and not to rule out space combat. So hit me.

    Not a lot of Xbox fans here I guess


      best thing you can do with an original xbox is turn it into an emulation machine. Install xbmc-emustation and get every console of your childhood available at your fingertips, all under 1 easy to use and navigate interface.

      and then play grand theft auto 3.


        Originally posted by tipc View Post
        Not a lot of Xbox fans here I guess
        Maybe give people some more time to answer than 24h, especially when asking that question during Easter..?

        Anyway, Halo, Halo 2, Panzer Dragoon ORTA. Or just go to and use the Games Browser.


          So there aren't any space combat games? Not particularly interested in Halo, and panzer anything sounds like conventional warfare.


            There are plenty of top 10 lists on the net from back in the day to look over.
            What I collect: 68K/Early PPC Mac, DOS/Win 3.1 era machines, Amiga/ST, C64/128
            Nubus/ISA/VLB/MCA/EISA cards of all types
            Boxed apps and games for the above systems
            Analog video capture cards/software and complete systems


              I don't need 10. Only 1.


                I'm not much of a gamer, but I really enjoyed Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2. Sci-Fi, but 3rd-person shooter, although you do get to captain a ship. Cheezy 1980s-style sci-fi aesthetic, even down to the film grain effect and bad alien costumes. But the 3d graphics are kinda too uncanny valley.

                The thing about the xbox is though, everything that was released on it is available on the PC, and generally better on the PC.
                -- Lee
                If you get super-bored, try muh crappy YouTube channel: Old Computer Fun!
                Looking to Buy/Trade For (non-working is fine): Mac IIci hard drive sled and one bottom rubber foot, Multisync VGA CRTs, Decent NuBus video card, PC-era Tandy stuff, Weird Old Unix Stuff, Aesthetic Old Serial Terminals (HP and Data General in particular)


                  One game that caught my eye, many years ago, I think, was called Destroy all Monsters. Or was that the game available on the ps2 and not the Xbox. Or vice versa. Anyway I'd be surprised to see 1 or the other (or especially both) available for PC's (there was a Gojira type game available for each).

                  Mass Effect sounds interesting. I think I'll look for the PC versions n
                  I don't even have a controller for the 2 units I picked up last year. Only cabling and hardware to interface a keyboard or mouse (or USB drive). I never intended them as gaming consoles.


                    Originally posted by tipc View Post
                    and panzer anything sounds like conventional warfare.
                    Maybe try it instead of pre-judging? It's one of the finest games on the original Xbox and has nothing to do with "conventional warfare".

                    And what's the point in asking for suggestions and then react like this anyway? Again, try it or at least look it up!

                    As for space combat, there are quite a few Star Wars games, also stuff like Gun Metal.


                      Maybe you should refrain from answering anything if you're so easily offended. Or perturbed or whatever. And why would I just obtain a game if it doesn't sound like what I'm looking for? A panzer seems to denote a tank type of warfare. Ok, looked it up, it's not, but even less interesting, as it's fantasy based. Not my bag of tea.


                        Steel Battalion is a good game for blowing things up, if you can afford it.


                          Originally posted by tipc View Post
                          Mass Effect sounds interesting. I think I'll look for the PC versions n
                          They're Bioware games, so there is the usual Bioware Ridiculous Smut Factor, but it's easy to avoid.
                          -- Lee
                          If you get super-bored, try muh crappy YouTube channel: Old Computer Fun!
                          Looking to Buy/Trade For (non-working is fine): Mac IIci hard drive sled and one bottom rubber foot, Multisync VGA CRTs, Decent NuBus video card, PC-era Tandy stuff, Weird Old Unix Stuff, Aesthetic Old Serial Terminals (HP and Data General in particular)


                            I don't know what that means.


                              Can anybody tell what the advantage of a XBox game is over a good gaming PC?
                              Surely not everyone was Kung-fu fighting