8 Original Xbox Games That Need To Be Remastered Because They’re Too Obscure


Microsoft has made a big effort to preserve its old library as far as Xbox line of consoles goes. They are way ahead of Sony and Nintendo in this regard. However, there are a lot of games missing from the backwards compatibility program, and Microsoft has said that it will no longer add Xbox 360 or original Xbox games to the retro library.

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That doesn’t mean games from those two eras will be gone forever. Fans can still look forward to a few remasters, which is always a popular way to bring back old games on their own or in a collection. Will Microsoft bring these original Xbox games to Xbox Series X soon?

8 Auto Modeler

Auto Modeler was a racing game developed by Capcom that hit all major platforms of this console generation. Capcom wasn’t known for making racing games, but they did their best. He wasn’t the greatest runner of that era, but what made him unique was his artistic style. Auto Modeler was cel-shaded like an anime and because of that, the game still looks good today, especially thanks to emulation. A proper HD remaster would make it look even better.

seven Darkguard

Reporting Darkguard now via an HD remaster would be a good idea. It was a first person shooter set in the old west. Instead of rogue cowboys, players fought vampires and other creatures of the night as skeleton warriors. Vampires seem like the newest zombies in video games now with upcoming releases from Redfall, Evil West, and Vampire: The Masquerade – The Swan Song. This is why now would be the right time to relaunch the Darkguard Mark. A sequel would be better, because there was one planned before it was canceled, but beggars can’t choose.

6 dino crisis 3

dino crisis 3 was not as celebrated as other games in the series. It was like jumping the video game shark because the premise was too crazy for words even for a horror game. The two original games can be described as resident Evil but with dinosaurs.

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dino crisis 3 was that too, except it took place in space instead of labs on Earth. It wasn’t the best ending to a video game trilogy, but a few tweaks in a remaster might help improve it.

5 Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel

Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel is a forgotten chapter of the series. The original games were just PC RPGs, but this spinoff was exclusive to consoles. Instead of a tactical game, this spin-off was more like Diablo. It was a top-down action RPG with loot and the ability to play in two-player co-op. It was clunky in execution but by no means a bad game. Interestingly, it was never revisited for a sequel. Perhaps a remaster could spark interest in a sequel decades later.

4 Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks

Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks might be the best spin-off this series has ever seen. Before that, there were two brawlers around the PS1 generation. Both scored low when they launched and are not well remembered now. Shaolin monks, on the other hand, was a good brawler. It featured Liu Kang and Kung Lao on their quest to protest Earthrealm against the usual suspects. It wasn’t the most innovative brawling or action game of its time, but it was still fun, especially in local co-op.

3 Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy

Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy was a third-person shooter with a twist. Players were also able to control a plethora of psychic abilities that they gained as the game progressed. Players can corrupt minds, levitate objects, start fires, and the list goes on.

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The powers were the highlight of the game, but the shooting was also decent. There were two psychic games from this era, including Second sight, and both deserve an HD remaster. If fans can only choose one, chances are Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy will win the popular vote.

2 The thing

Most movie-related games are bad. A few good examples, however, bucked the trend and The thing was one of them. It was a sequel to the original movie and it was a survival horror game. The peculiarity of the campaign was that the story could be different depending on the choices. Whatever the titular “thing” was, it could change between games. This made it much harder as players couldn’t write exact walkthroughs online. It’s a challenging game with clunky controls, but it sure would be amazing to play it again on modern hardware.

1 The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie’s Revenge by Tim Burton

The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie’s Revenge by Tim Burton was another good movie tie-in game that served as a sequel to the original movie. Oogie Boogie has returned from the dead to wreak havoc on the citizens of Halloween Town. Luckily, Jack was there again to step in and save the day. It was an action platformer in which Jack had a strange, gooey green whip that served as his weapon. The console versions were fun, but so was the GBA version. A remaster of the console game would be nice, but a collection of both versions would be even better.

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