The original Xbox (and thank you once again Microsoft for making it confusing to say the Xbox 1) was the first console I bought with my own money. I'd been a Nintendo kid virtually all of my young life, but I needed a console to play Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 and later on*, so I compared the three consoles and went with Microsoft's new hotness. I eventually bought the other two as well, but the Xbox was my standard console for that generation. That's why I was so excited to hear that Phil Spencer was bringing Xbox backwards compatibility to the XBone and now it seems that titles are starting to pop up. The current suspects are...
- Crimson Skies (obviously, Phil said so)
- Ninja Gaiden Black
- Fusion Frenzy (Bill Gates will be )
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- Sid Meier's Pirates!
- Dead to Rights
- Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
- Grabbed by the Ghoulies
- Red Faction II
- King of Fighters NeoWave
I think the list is interesting. I have fond memories (and in some cases, discs) of a few of these like Psychonauts and Ninja Gaiden, but I completely missed others like Prince of Persia and Bloodrayne. I've also heard good thing about Pirates! but never played it myself. I was totally surprised to see Grabbed by the Ghoulies since it's already in the Rare Replay collection, but I guess if you just want that game, why not have it be loose and available. How about y'all? Anything big missing (I know Project Gotham Racing is a sad omission) or an old original Xbox fave you wanna see?
*Yes, THPS 1 and 2 were available on the N64. No, they weren't good, but I played them.
Edit: For the record, I pulled these games from an image in this Polygon article.