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Are there any old xbox games worth looking at for 360?

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by Kainz, 16 Feb 2006.

  1. Kainz

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    Getting tired of waiting for March, and a useless retailer is still awaiting stock of CoD2 so I haven't even seen a replacement for my copy in weeks now.

    So I've decided that maybe I could purchase some old xbox games, but what ones? The 360 is my first console in ages so I dunno about the good stuff on the xbox. I've been replaying San Andreas a lot on the PC over the past few days, so I guess getting it for the 360 won't hurt.

    Any recommendations?
     
  2. dirtydog

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    I can think of loads of great Xbox games but a lot of them don't work on the 360 according to this list.
     
  3. DaveyD

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    Stuff that will work on it that I would reccomend:
    Ninja Gaiden Black
    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
    Jade Empire
    Forza Motorsport
    Grand Theft Auto Vice City / San Andreas
     
  4. dannyjo22

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    So if I was to buy one of those titles for my 360 can i play it online using the same gold service?
     
  5. melchy

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    If you are using a VGA cable you'd be as well forgetting about backwards compatibility until Microsoft does something to sort out the "Does not support current resolution" problem.
     
  6. skiba

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    Hi guys, couple of questions:

    Has anyone tried playing Pro Evo 5 on their 360?
    Are the graphics any better?
    Can I use it over Live?

    Thanks
     
  7. Haly

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    You recommended the exact games I was going to recommend :D
    Spooky :p
     
  8. cyKey

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    Jade Empire works well? I'm sure I read an IGN report saying there were issues. But then I completed NGB despite its issues as it was a very very good game.
     
  9. FordPrefect

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    I'm suprised nobody has mentioned Halo/Halo 2 yet!
     
  10. Ripper

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    bought a replacement deus ex 2 for 8 quid as my old one was scratched, just hoping microsoft get off their arses and make it compatible with the 360!
     
  11. Metalface Mark

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    Yes
    Yes but you are left with borders if you have a widescreen tv
    Yes
     
  12. DaveyD

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    I didn't as I find them quite dull and boring.
     
  13. Boogle

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    Played Jade Empire from beginning to end on my 360 through the VGA cable and had no problems. There was some slowdown in some cut scenes, and occasionally in certain parts of some towns. However, anywhere there was combat, I found no slowdown.

    Jade Empire has got to be up there with the best RPGs I've ever played.

    Follow DaveyD's list, he knows what hes talking about :)
     
  14. dirtydog

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    Personally I thought Forza was rubbish but each to their own. I understand it runs even slower on the 360 than on the Xbox, if that's possible.
     
  15. soundwave

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    Not sure if they work on the 360 but old X-box games I've just got & I'm loving are...

    Moto GP 3
    Grabbed by the Ghoulies
    Voodoo Vince
    Kung Fu Chaos
    Crimson Skies
    Project Zero
    Project Zero 2: Crimson Butterfly directors cut

    Those last 2 are so scary it's not funny :(
    Lights out, Dolby Digital on turned up on your own & I kid you not you are in for one of the nastiest gaming experiences EVER IMO :( :(

    Neil
     
  16. dirtydog

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    Unfortunately some of those at least don't work, eg. Moto GP 3 and the Project Zero games - which I agree, are good :)
     
  17. soundwave

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    Aaaah man what a rip :(:(

    Guess I'll be keeping the Crystal X-box then when I finally do get round to getting my 360

    Neil
     
  18. Sagalout

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    Must admit I didnt get on with this game either, mostly due to the driving perspectives being awful. Felt like you were either looking from 1 ft off the floor or stood on the roof of the car, nothing in the middle.

    Shame though as graphically it was great.
     
  19. Superdude

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    Im dissapointed with the lack of response from Microsoft with regards to backwards compatability. I have so many xbox games wanting to be played right now.

    Jet set radio future
    Beyond Good and Evil
    Shenmue 2
    street fighter 3

    Kind of regreting selling rainbow 6 now. Really want to play it now I have live again.

    Tell me, is Jade Empire REALLY that good and what did everyone think of
    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. Appaerently it was 50/50
     
  20. dirtydog

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    Keep checking the MS compatibility list, it is possible they will be supported in future :)