noteworthy xbox exclusives


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"xbox ain't got games" is a pretty wrong statement, but i can't really fault most people for believing it. most exclusive titles for the damn thing were barely marketed or didn't even hit our shores in the west. a solid chunk of cool titles were totally overshadowed by the rising popularity of online gaming and halo was pretty much all the system needed to justify itself

so now that emulation is making huge strides i want to take note of some of the more interesting titles that you may or may not have even heard of

suggestions encouraged - i'm surely missing some things

Ninja Gaiden Black
Ninja Gaiden Black
Conker: Live & Reloaded
Conker: Live & Reloaded
Spikeout: Battle Street
Spikeout: Battle Street
Phantom Dust
Phantom Dust
technically rereleased on pc but it's through the microsoft store and NOBODY wants that shit
Breakdown
Breakdown
buggy on xemu currently
OutRun 2
OutRun 2
Magatama
Magatama
untranslated, but it's an action game so you can get by
Hunter: The Reckoning - Redeemer
Hunter: The Reckoning - Redeemer
not backwards compatible on 360
Dinosaur Hunting
Dinosaur Hunting
unreleased in the west, but a completely translated prototype exists. not backwards compatible on 360
Dino Crisis 3
Dino Crisis 3
not backwards compatible on 360
N.U.D.E.@ Natural Ultimate Digital Experiment
N.U.D.E.@ Natural Ultimate Digital Experiment
not translated. controlled via voice commands
Thousand Land
Thousand Land
english translated. does not work on xemu currently
Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball
Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball
i think this series also has fighting games or something
Panzer Dragoon Orta
Panzer Dragoon Orta
Crimson Sea
Crimson Sea
not backwards compatible on 360. currently runs poorly on xemu
Otogi: Myth of Demons
Otogi: Myth of Demons
main character's textures don't work on xemu. not backwards compatible on 360 (same applies to the sequel)
Shin Megami Tensei: Nine
Shin Megami Tensei: Nine
not translated. not backwards compatible on 360
MechAssault
MechAssault
not backwards compatible on 360. works on xemu
Kakuto Chojin: Back Alley Brutal
Kakuto Chojin: Back Alley Brutal
ToeJam & Earl III: Mission to Earth
ToeJam & Earl III: Mission to Earth
Deathrow
Deathrow
Whacked!
Whacked!
hey dad!
Blinx: The Time Sweeper
Blinx: The Time Sweeper
Quantum Redshift
Quantum Redshift
buggy on xemu currently
Murakumo: Renegade Mech Pursuit
Murakumo: Renegade Mech Pursuit
very glitchy on xemu currently
Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller
Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller
not backwards compatible on 360
Phantom Crash
Phantom Crash
Gunvalkyrie
Gunvalkyrie
backwards compatible on xb1/series, but not 360
Jet Set Radio Future
Jet Set Radio Future
Genma Onimusha
Genma Onimusha
Blood Wake
Blood Wake
not backwards compatible on 360
Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding
Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding
Kabuki Warriors
Kabuki Warriors
Fuzion Frenzy
Fuzion Frenzy
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2x
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2x
Rent-A-Hero No. 1
Rent-A-Hero No. 1
unreleased in the west, but a localized and practically complete prototype exists

23 Comments


1 year ago

u forgot kabuki warriors

1 year ago

rest assured i did not forget

1 year ago

it would have been funny if this was an empty list

1 year ago

itd be kinda funny but itd be wrong too

1 year ago

Nice list, I love seeing the big old green beast get some love. If you need more titles to add, Cel Damage may be a good one. Blood Wake is also fun and in a similar vein. Quantum Redshift is great and one that shouldn't be forgotten in my eyes, along with Crazy Taxi 3 if that's one you haven't considered. Deathrow is also a pretty whack title I'd like to mention. Lol, I better stop myself.

1 year ago

no by all means name off whatever comes to mind. some stuff i just wrote off assuming nobody would care (blood wake) and others i totally forgot about (crazy taxi 3, quantum redshift, deathrow). cel damage i'd add but it's on other systems. thanks for the suggests!

1 year ago

Dinosaur Hunting

1 year ago

i have never heard of this in my fucking life

this looks surprisingly cool. thank you!

1 year ago

where's toejam and earl 3 at???

1 year ago

i knew i was missing something obvious

1 year ago

xbox fans... fans of the xbox.

1 year ago

Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon, as well!

1 year ago

those are not xbox games !

1 year ago

crimson skies: high road to revenge?

1 year ago

advent rising

1 year ago

i will have an xbox soon so ill be playing this entire list (not really but ill try to play some)

11 months ago

There's also Steel Batallion. Have you ever felt like controlling a tank? I got the wasted space for you. You can buy the whole controller for the low low price of a few hundred bucks

11 months ago

Otogi 1 & 2 and Gunvalkyrie now works in backwards

11 months ago

@lag0n WHAT

source NOW

WHAT

11 months ago

nvm i just looked it up holy SHIT

11 months ago

Really expensive in the Brazilian shop tho, give's me a urge to buy, I fear that sometime it turns inacessible

11 months ago

Oh, and also Breakdown is working in the backwards too

11 months ago

@lag0n yeah that one's been backwards compatible. everything on this list is unless a note strictly says otherwise


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