Over the weekend, my pal Daffy and myself went out touring the local gaming shops. We braved the wilds of North London and squinted through the bright lights of central London. Eventually we came away with a hodge-podge of random titles. However one theme did spring out of the quest – original Xbox games.
The original Xbox had an unusually short life span. A mere 3 years passed before its big brother the 360 took over. Coupled with being the new kid on the block and having to fight the might of the PS2, left the original Xbox with a comparatively small game catalogue. This is not to say there are not some of the all time classics lurking in there. For the time being I am going to make it my job to seek these classics out and get them into my catalogue.
A Darker Shade of Green
Xbox is great for collecting right now. Firstly the prices all ludicrously low, the most pricey game I am aware of is Steel Battalion (on the hit list!). Most games can be picked up for well under a tenner with the average prices at around £4, making them very easy to pick up on a whim.
Officially 483 titles are compatible with the Xbox 360. This means you can play the games on your current set up without having to dig out the black behemoth. Unfortunately that figure is a tad misleading. Regional differences mean that the list shrinks in PAL territories. The list shrinks further still if you plan on using VGA or HDMI as they do not allow the 50hz mode to work correctly.
Handily, exclusives are even marked with a stamp on the top of the box ‘Only on Xbox’. This lets you know that this game is likely to be rarer in the future, however it is also likely to suck a bit.