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The Best Original Xbox Games Under $10

The Best Original Xbox Games Under $10

For my next revision to the Cheapest Games series , we’ll take a new look at the original Xbox.  While a handful of these games might have follow-ups on the 360, I think you’ll find that the majority of these games are still quite relevant today and are still worth looking into — especially for their rock-bottom prices. This time, I’ve also split up the list to separate the games that are backwards compatible with the 360 from those that are [...]

Xbox 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft’s Original Console

Xbox 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft’s Original Console

Presented by Ack Check  out other Guides in the Retro Gaming 101 Series The sixth generation of console gaming offered some of the biggest upsets in console video game history in the decades following its crash.  Former console powerhouse Sega said goodbye, Sony claimed some of the highest console sales in history, and an American company managed to reenter the console market and actually grab hold of the second place sales spot.  Microsoft had become interested in console video games after [...]

The Rarest & Most Valuable Xbox Games

The original XBox doesn’t have quite as many cult classics as the PS2 and Gamecube, but there are still some gems and oddities in the library that collectors do their best to snatch up.  Much like Gamecube games on the Wii, many of the games listed below still benefit greatly from being backwards-compatible on the XBox 360. In stark contrast to the Cheapest Games series, this Rare & Valuable series by JJ Hendricks and I  will round up the rarest [...]

The Best Modern 2D Games on the XBox

After covering the best 2D games for the PS2 and Gamecube, it is now time to look at the XBox’s Modern 2D library.  Overall, the selection is a more limited than the PS2 and even the Gamecube in terms of variety, but there is a decent selection of fighters and run-and-guns if you are into those. Because there are a number of excellent 2D games for this system, I’m making a cut-off point of 1998 as the earliest year of [...]

The Cheapest XBox Games Worth Your Time

When you add a console to your collection, the first thing you want to do is get a handful of games to keep you busy with your new toy. However, most of us can’t spend afford to spend fat pile of cash for a few games. This budget-friendly list should help you quickly find which games will start you off well without emptying your wallet. (Prices listed are an average eBay price for US games, including shipping.) Also, if you [...]

The Microsoft XBox Retro Compilation Library

  You can’t help but admit you like the benefits of newer consoles: wireless controllers, better video connections, faster load times. So is it so wrong to want to be able to play a bunch of old games on your new hardware? Of course not. With classic game compilations you can easily get a solid collection of retro games without spending a lot of cash. In fact, picking up one of these retail packs will be much more cost effective [...]

The Best Undiscovered XBox Games

Usually, when you get a new-to-you console, you can usually find or remember the major games to check out. But what happens when you need something different to play? This is where the “Hidden Gems” come in. Read More About My Criteria For Hidden Gems See All The Hidden Gems Articles Not only are all these games great additions for an original XBox game library, but many of them are playable on the XBox 360 as well. If you are [...]

Retro Gaming Dream Machines

Over the last decade or two, we have seen a wide variety of gaming hardware — each with its own strengths and weaknesses. Personally, I would love to be able to play with just about every unique piece of hardware at least once. However, some of the most interesting gaming machines are both difficult to find and out or our budgets. I posed the question in this forum thread regarding what gaming machines we have been dreaming about getting, but [...]

Modded XBox: Ultimate Emulation Machine

Sure the Nintendo Revolution looks to be a solid contender for those of us that want to have a no-nonsense, to buy and play classic games. But for those of you that don’t want to wait and/or want more flexibility in your emulation options, a modded XBox may be your solution. For the last few years, the Dreamcast has been my machine of choice to emulation a number of classic games on. However, I would love to have a machine [...]

XBox 2D Fighters Library

Even though it is touted as the most powerful 3D console of its generation, Microsoft’s XBox eventually rolled out a number of excellent 2D titles as well. Personally, I’m looking into getting an XBox to mod and use as a media center so that I can bring my desktop PC out of my living room. So I might as well make the most of the console and cover some titles from my favorite old-school genre. While the XBox may not [...]