8 Original Xbox Games That Need a Remaster Because They’re Too Obscure

Microsoft has gone to great lengths to preserve its earlier library as much as possible Xbox set of consoles goes. They are miles ahead of both Sony and Nintendo in this regard. However, many games are missing from the backwards compatibility program, and Microsoft has announced that it will no longer be adding any more Xbox 360 or original Xbox games to the retro library.

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That doesn’t mean that games from those two eras will be gone forever. Fans can still hope for some remasters, which is still a popular way to bring back old games either individually or in a collection. Will Microsoft bring these original Xbox games to Xbox Series X anytime soon?

8th Auto Modellista

Auto Modellista was a racing game developed by Capcom that reached all major platforms of this generation of consoles. Capcom wasn’t known for making racing games, but they did their best. It wasn’t the best racing car of the era, but what made it unique was its art style. Auto Modellista was cel-shaded like anime and that’s why the game still looks good today, especially through emulation. However, a proper HD remaster would make it look even better.

7 dark clock

Return dark clock now through an HD remaster would be a good idea. This was a first person shooter set in the old west. Instead of renegade cowboys, players fought like skeleton warriors against vampires and other creatures of the night. Vampires now seem to be the new zombies in video games, what with the upcoming releases of redfall bad west, and Vampire: The Masquerade – Swan Song. So now would be a good time to revive it dark clock Brand. A sequel would be better as one was planned before it was cancelled, but beggars can’t be choosers.

6 Dino Crisis 3

Dino Crisis 3 wasn’t as highly acclaimed as the other games in the series. It was like jumping on the shark in the video game as the premise was too wild for words even for a horror game. The two original games can best be described as resident Evil but with dinosaurs.

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Dino Crisis 3 was, except it took place in space instead of in laboratories on earth. It wasn’t the best ending in a video game trilogy, but a few tweaks in a remaster could help make it better.

5 Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel

Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel is a forgotten chapter in the series. The original games were only PC RPGs, but this spinoff was exclusive to consoles. Instead of a tactical game, this spin-off was more of a game Diablo. It was a top-down action RPG with loot and the option to play in two-player co-op. It was clunky in execution, but not a bad game by any means. Interestingly, this was never reworked for a sequel. Perhaps a remaster decades later could spark interest in a sequel.

4 Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks

Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks could be the best spin-off this series has ever seen. Before that there were two brawlers around the PS1 generation. Both scored low at the start and are not well remembered today. Shaolin monks, on the other hand, was a good bat. It starred Liu Kang and Kung Lao in their quest to protest Earthrealm against the usual suspects. It wasn’t the most innovative brawler or action game of its time, but it was still a blast, 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 must also control a wealth of psychic abilities acquired throughout the game. Players could corrupt minds, levitate objects, light fires and the list goes on.

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The powers were the highlight of the game, but the shooting was decent too. There were two psychic games of this era including second look, and both deserve an HD remaster. If fans can only pick one, chances are good Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy will win the referendum.

2 the thing

Most movie tie-in games are bad. However, some great examples bucked the trend and the thing was one of them. It was a sequel to the original film and a survival horror game. The unique thing about the campaign was that the story could be different depending on the selection. Whoever the titular “thing” was could switch between playthroughs. This made it much more difficult as players couldn’t write exact walkthroughs online. It’s a tough game with some clunky controls, but it sure would be amazing to play again on modern hardware.

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

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie’s Revenge was another good movie connection 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 back to step in and save the day. It was an action platformer where Jack had a strange green slimy whip that he used as a weapon. The console versions were fun, but so was the GBA version. A console game remaster would be good, but a collection of both versions would be even better.

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TaraSubramaniam is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. TaraSubramaniam joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: tarasubramaniam@interreviewed.com.

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