The Xbox console franchise is one of the best-selling console brands of all time. The original Xbox was the first console released by Microsoft, released in 2001. Despite rather meager console sales with only 24 million sold compared to its competitor, the original Xbox offers some fantastic games. This article presents the 10 best original Xbox games sorted by sales: Need For Speed: Underground 2 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Ninja Gaiden Counter Strike Star Wars Knights of The Old Republic Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Grand Theft Auto Double Pack Fable Halo Combat Evolved Halo 2
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The Xbox console franchise is one of the best-selling console brands of all time. The original Xbox was the first console released by Microsoft, released in 2001. Despite rather meager console sales with only 24 million in sales compared to its competitor, the PlayStation 2, the original Xbox, offers games fantastic.
This article will feature the 10 best original Xbox games of all time, listed by sales.
Best original Xbox games
- Need for Speed: Underground 2
- Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
- Ninja gaiden
- Counter strike
- Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic
- Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell
- Grand Theft Auto Double Pack
- Halo Combat has evolved
- Halo 2
10. Need For Speed: Underground 2 – 1.44 million
Need For Speed: Underground 2 is one of the most critically acclaimed Need for Speed games. The game is a direct sequel to the original Need For Speed: Underground and builds on the first Underground in several ways. Underground 2 has added new game modes such as drift and drag competition and other modes to the gaming circuit. The game also added new cars and increased vehicle customization options, Underground 2 built on and improved upon a classic making it one of the best original Xbox games. In total, the game has sold 1.44 million copies worldwide, making it the 10th best-selling original Xbox games of all time.
9. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – 1.46 million
The Grand Theft Auto franchise is one of those video game series that consistently sells well; Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is no exception to this rule, selling 1.46 million copies on Xbox. San Andreas was released in 2005 as the fifth game in the GTA franchise chronologically. The game featured a huge open world and introduced players to a new protagonist, Carl Johnson, determined to save his family from the underworld and corrupt police. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas has sold nearly 2 million units, making it one of the best-selling original Xbox games.
8. Ninja Gaiden – 1.5 million
The name Ninja Gaiden will thrill even the most skillful game. The original Ninja Gaiden was released on Xbox in 2004 as the franchise’s first entry. The game quickly became notorious as brutally difficult, with difficult hack and slash gameplay. Ninja Gaiden followed the protagonist and Ninja Ryu Hayabusa as he attempted to uncover the Black Dragon Blade. Ninja Gaiden is one of the best original Xbox games that sold 1.5 million copies on the console. Ninja Gaiden is a great game and should be played by anyone who wants a challenge. It’s a true classic and a treat to play.
7. Counter Strike – 1.5 million
Counter-Strike comes in seventh on this list as one of the original Xbox’s best-selling games. Counter Strike was released by developers Valve in 2003, changing the genre of the first-person shooter. The game incorporated classic elimination and objective-based gameplay, pitting terrorist and anti-terrorist forces against each other. Counter Strike on the original Xbox laid the groundwork for the series’ future, placing it seventh on this list despite being tied with Ninja Gaiden in terms of sales (1.5 million).
6. Star Wars Knights of The Old Republic – 1.58 million
Star Wars Knights of The Old Republic (Kotor) is one of the best original Xbox games and the greatest Star Wars game, period. Kotor was first released in 2003 by the developers BioWare. The game introduced players to new Star Wars characters such as Darth Revan, Bastila, and Malek. Kotor also included new planets to explore, an intricate RPG-style combat system, and great customization options. Plus, Star Wars Knights of The Old Republic has a great storyline with epic movie-worthy twists. The game is an RPG masterpiece and one of the best-selling console games, selling 1.58 million copies worldwide.
5. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell – 2.4 million
The Splinter Cell franchise is a classic video game series and one of the most recognizable. In 2002, the first Splinter Cell was released on the original Xbox by Ubisoft Montreal as the first game in the series. The game was an instant hit, bringing classic stealth gameplay to Xbox. It is estimated that Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell has sold around 2.4 million copies worldwide. As a result, strong sales figures helped pave the way for future franchise installments.
4. Grand Theft Auto Double Pack – 2.49 million
The Grand Theft Auto Double Pack was released in 2003 for Xbox and included GTA 3 and Vice City. The game has brought together two classic GTA games in one package full of non-stop action and adventure. The Grand Theft Auto Double Pack sold 2.49 million units on the console, making it the best-selling GTA game on Xbox. The Grand Theft Auto Double Pack is one of the best original Xbox games.
3. Fable – 3 million
Fable is one of the best recognizable proprietary Xbox games. The popular action role-playing game first released for Xbox in 2004 as the first game in the series. The game introduced players to the fantasy world of fable and allowed them to explore the mysterious fantasy land and fight enemies, using classic turn-based RPG gameplay. In total, the game has sold 3 million units worldwide,
2. Halo Combat Evolved – 5 million
When you think of Xbox, the Halo franchise immediately springs to mind. Halo Combat Evolved began hitting the console in 2001. Halo Combat Evolved was the first game in the Halo series and helped revolutionize first-person shooter. The game introduced players to the Master Chief, an elite Spartan soldier dedicated to protecting humanity from an alien threat known as the Covenant. Halo Combat Evolved not only had great gameplay mechanics, but a great story, putting the franchise on the map. The game is one of the best FPS of all time and one of the best selling Xbox games with 5 million copies.
1. Halo 2- 8.46 million
Halo 2 is one of the best original Xbox games and the best-selling game on console. In total, Halo 2 has sold 8.46 million units worldwide, far surpassing its predecessor Halo Combat Evolved in terms of sales. The game builds on the story of the first Halo game, adding improved graphics and refined gameplay. Halo 2 is therefore a masterpiece and the best Xbox game of all time.
Overall, the original Xbox offers some great games, with Halo and Fable selling over 3 million units worldwide. So while the original Xbox didn’t sell much on its own, it remains one of the greatest consoles of all time, thanks in part to its extensive library of great games.
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