The other day I was thinking about the original Xbox, and some of the really cool games that came out for the system but were never seen again, this list is in no particular order, but these are games I would like to see make a comeback.
Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic, this game is one of the best rpg’s I have ever played, I can remember playing the first one for 12 hours strait when it came out. It was followed up with a sequel that was good, but to be honest not as good as the original. Now I know that Bioware released the mmo game for pc, but it just doesn’t scratch the same itch as the Xbox games did.
Crimson Skies High Road To Revenge, this is a third person air combat game. This game was really fun to play as flying was simplified, and not like a simulator, the air combat was great. It was set during the 1930’s so it had an interesting backdrop. You could also play others over Xbox Live.
Mercenaries Playground of Destruction, it’s set in an open world where you have a list of target to capture. In the game there was a deck of cards with high value targets, as you captured them you were rewarded so you could buy new and better equipment. The thing I liked about this game was that you could accomplish your mission in any number of ways. I know a sequel came out for the Xbox 360, but it was really bad, it would be nice to see a follow up that was more like the first game.
Full Spectrum Warrior, this game is a squad based shooter, using real world tactics, and weapons. One of the selling points at the time of it’s release was that it was based on software actually used by the military. It also had online play over Xbox Live. A sequel was release call Ten Hammers.
Jade Empire, another Bioware rpg thats set in the far east, and has a martial arts combat system. There were rumors of Bioware developing a sequel, but thus far none has appeared. I enjoyed it because of the unique setting, and the combat.
NFL Fever, this was a Microsoft developed title that ran for several years that had more of a casual play style than Madden. They series was eventually dropped when EA decided to release Madden for Xbox. Personally I found it more fun to play than Madden.
ESPN NFL 2K5, this is another football game I really enjoyed, probably more than NFL Fever, and everyone I talk too who played it really wishes the series had continued, it wasn’t as casual as NFL Fever, but not as deep as Madden. What killed this game was when the NFL signed the deal with EA. I remember the reviews being very high when it came out.
Mech Assault, this was one of the first games playable over Xbox Live, and of course it’s a mech combat game, it was followed up with Mech assault 2 Lone Wolf. This game along with Ghost Recon were the first two games I played on Xbox Live if memory serves. There is news recently that a new game is in the works, it would be nice to see on the current generation of console.
I have no doubt there are other games that are worthy of coming back, there were so many great ones, these are just I few that stuck out in my mind. What games would you like to see make a return? Feel free to let us know in the comments.