The Xbox brand has had its ups and downs over the years, whether it’s the long gaps between exclusives, the success of Game Pass, or the number of acquisitions. It’s easy to forget then how much simpler the OG Xbox was back in the day, entering as the third big competitor in the console wars and quickly making an impact. Let’s look back on some of the best Xbox games of all time, and what made them stand out.
Halo: Combat Evolved
It’s crazy to believe that Halo: Combat Evolved began as a third-person shooter for the Mac. Developed by Bungie, the original game arguably took console first-person shooters to the next level with giant sandbox levels that facilitated multiple approaches, an incredible soundtrack and massive battles. Sure, the level design and story could have been better, but as many gamers’ first introduction to Master Chief, it was perfect.