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10 classic Xbox games we'd love to see remastered

Halo 3
Halo 3 (Image credit: Bungie)

The industry behind gaming is always coming up with new and impressive ways to impress players, but a lot of the time, gamers enjoy looking toward the classics. The legendary titles of the past have inspired creators and players alike, and seeing them reborn with modern visuals and sound is a treat.

Here are 10 Xbox games we would love to see receive the remaster treatment.

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MechAssault

Mech games have always been fan favorites, but there hasn't been anything quite like MechAssault since its debut on the original Xbox. It offered an unparalleled sense of power that other titles only wished they could achieve, and to this day, many say it's one of the best Xbox games ever made.

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Crimson Skies

When you ask the question, "What is the best dogfighting game ever?," a common answer will be Crimson Skies for the original Xbox. Between the sound mechanics, engaging story, and likable characters, Crimson Skies rightfully holds a special place in the hearts of many.

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Halo 3

It seems wrong that the first two Halo games got remastered, but Halo 3 did not. The title's impact on Xbox Live cannot be overstated. Dominating the online landscape for over three years, Halo 3 was one of Xbox's strongest console sellers ever. Maybe one day a remastered version will be added to the Master Chief Collection.

Halo 3: ODST

Halo 3: ODST artwork.

Halo 3: ODST artwork. (Image credit: Bungie)

Considering Halo 3: ODST uses a huge amount of assets from Halo 3, it would be possible for it to be remastered alongside its big brother. Featuring a moody atmosphere and a gripping tale of how an ODST squad fights for its life during a Covenant invasion, seeing Halo 3: ODST powered by modern tech would be amazing.

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Fallout 3

Credited as the game that brought the Fallout role-playing series to the third dimension, Fallout 3 is undeniably a classic. Between the solid gameplay, great writing and interesting lore, Fallout 3 offers seemingly endless fun.

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Fallout: New Vegas

With Fallout: New Vegas, Obsidian Entertainment took Bethesda's success with Fallout 3 and expanded on it, creating an open world experience that many consider the best ever made. A remaster would also help iron out the issues with the title's notorious bugs.

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Ninja Gaiden Black

Featuring a steep learning curve, challenging enemies and a focus on melee fighting, Ninja Gaiden Black was in many ways the Dark Souls of yesteryear. In today's market where titles like these flourish, it would be great to see Ninja Gaiden Black make a return in glorious new graphics.

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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

KOTOR

KOTOR

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is often regarded as one of the best RPGs of all time, and with good reason; between the clever turn-based fighting, incredible writing, and beautiful music and art direction, it ticks all the boxes.

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Destroy All Humans!

Getting to play the role of a one-alien army trying to slaughter all of humanity in Destroy All Humans! is an unforgettable experience. Whether you're leveling entire cities with your UFO or zapping individual people with an electric rifle, the game is loads of fun ... and I'd love to do it again with new graphics and audio.

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Jet Set Radio Future

Skating games can often feel boring, but Jet Set Radio Future for the original Xbox was a fan-favorite experience thanks to the stylized art direction, excellent music, and wacky gameplay mechanics.

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Your thoughts

What do you think of our choices? Are there Xbox games you want remastered? Let us know in the comments.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.

20 Comments
  • Need for Speed Underground 2
  • Yes yes yes please, Best NFS made and is not comparable to any NFS game now.
  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 would be ok with me.
  • SW:KOTOR would be great!
  • JSRF for sure (though Sunset Overdrive is a decent enough stand-in). It sounds dumb, but I would love for them to bring back the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer game. It was highly underrated. Also: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Still one of the greatest games to ever grace the xbox.
  • I'd add Perfect Dark to the list.
  • Far Cry Instincts
  • Halo Reach
  • Fallout 3 and KOTOR look pretty decent on xb1x
  • Fusion Frenzy. Enough said, I think.
  • Chromehounds! Oh wait classic Xbox? sorry
  • If Halo 3 (a 360 game) is a candidate, then so can be Chromehounds. And I'd be totally on board with that one.
  • KOTOR FTW!! (with achievements please!)
  • Splinter Cell Double Agent for the Xbox! It's superior to the X360 version
  • most of them are on xbox one, but both MechAssaults should be on xbox one
  • Isn't xbox one halo master chief collection, all remastered halo games?
  • No. Includes the Halo CE remastered and then remastered Halo 2 too, but that's it. Hello 3 i think got HDR enhancements on the game itself but not MCC afaik.
  • 'Black' from OG Xbox. Came out end of the Xbox lifecycle so it was missed by many gamers going to 360 already. Also JSRF or "Jet Grind Radio" for Dreamcast, good game but with it's graphics, I don't see it being a major overhaul
  • Panzer Dragoon Orta, Max Payne 1 and 2, Ninja Gaiden, if we’re including 360 games, I’d love to see Lost Odyssey get the recognition it deserves with a top shelf remaster.
  • original Ghost Recon or Ghost Recon Island Thunder. One of the earliest games available on Xbox LIVE original Xbox. Considering its early entry as an xbox LIVE game it played extremely well. Very little lag if any and the lobbies were actually pretty stable.