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Xbox is the first console from Microsoft and the 6th generation gaming platform. It was released on November 15th, 2001 in North America and on March 14th, 2002 in Europe. It didn’t achieve great sales – especially in comparison to its biggest rival, PlayStation 2 – but it was successful enough to let Microsoft prepare another console (Xbox 360) and use it to conquer a large portion of the market between 2005 and 2006.

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Fable: The Lost Chapters (XBOX)
Fable: The Lost Chapters (XBOX)

RPG 18 October 2005

An expanded version of Fable, the 2004’s bestselling, Xbox-exclusive RPG by Lionhead Studios. The action once again takes us to the fantasy land of Albion, where the protagonist seeks revenge on those who assaulted Oakenfold, his home village. In the game, we complete subsequent story quests and observe how the main character evolves from a defenseless child to one of the biggest heroes of Albion.

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The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (XBOX)
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (XBOX)

RPG 06 June 2002

The third installment in a legendary action RPG series developed by Bethesda since 1994. The story once again takes the player to the realm of Tamriel, this time to the east, to the Morrowind province. The player assumes the role of a prisoner released from imprisonment by the Emperor and given a secret mission.

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (XBOX)
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (XBOX)

Action 07 June 2005

The seventh installment in the controversial Grand Theft Auto series – one of the most popular game franchises in history that brought Rockstar Games company international fame. The series has been letting the player start as a petty criminal and work his way to the top of the criminal underground. This next part of the series is the biggest one so far, featuring world – the State of San Andreas – almost three times larger than Vice City.

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Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly Director's Cut (XBOX)
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly Director's Cut (XBOX)

Adventure 01 November 2004

The next installment of Project Zero, also known as Fatal Frame. This is a horrifying survival horror in which we fight ghosts through a camera. The game tells the story of two twin sisters who got lost in the forest. Fatal Frame is a blood-chilling atmosphere, dark surroundings and violent musical effects.

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Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) (XBOX)
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) (XBOX)

Racing 15 November 2005

The ninth installment in a legendary racing game franchise created by Electronic Arts company. After two Underground games, featuring illegal night street races, the franchise went back to its roots, combining ideas from the two most recent titles with classic elements. The player’s goal is to climb to the top of a black list of the most wanted drivers. Again you get to explore a huge virtual city, taking on different racing challenges.

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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords (XBOX)
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords (XBOX)

RPG 06 December 2004

The second installment of the bestselling RPG set in the popular Star Wars universe. Contrary to its predecessor created by BioWare, it was developed by Obsidian Entertainment. The sequel’s plot starts 5 years after the events of the first part and tells a completely different story, focusing on entirely new characters. This time around, we assume the role of the last Jedi knight, whose task is to rebuild the dissolved Jedi Order and restore peace and order in the galaxy.

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (XBOX)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (XBOX)

Action 04 November 2003

A new installment in the bestselling series of action games. The game expands the ideas introduced in the third entry in the franchise, released in 2001. The game was developed by the authors of the previous installments who, after having been bought by the American giant, were transformed into Rockstar North. The game takes place in the 80's in a completely new metropolis called Vice City.

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Painkiller: Hell Wars (XBOX)
Painkiller: Hell Wars (XBOX)

Action 25 July 2006

A fast-paced first-person shooter developed by Polish studio People Can Fly. In Painkiller the player assumes the role of Daniel Garner, who upon dying has been assigned to stop the armies of hell led by Lucifer himself. The story told in the game is linear and the campaign is split into five chapters, each one consisting of several levels. The gameplay is based on fighting hordes of enemies – all sorts of creatures coming straight from hell as well as even more powerful bosses.

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Need for Speed: Underground 2 (XBOX)
Need for Speed: Underground 2 (XBOX)

Racing 17 November 2004

A sequel to Need for Speed: Underground, a best-selling 2003 game from Electronic Arts, which changed the shape of one of the most popular car racing franchises. The game takes you to a virtual metropolis that thrives after dark. For the first time in the history of the franchise, the city is completely open for exploration. As you ride around its streets you can challenge the drivers you meet on the way or learn more about the favorite locations of the street racing community.

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Jade Empire (XBOX)
Jade Empire (XBOX)

RPG 12 April 2005

An action RPG developed by the creators of the Baldur’s Gate and Neverwinter Nights series. Initially, it was released solely for Xbox, then its expanded edition came out for the popular PC platform. The story of Jade Empire takes place in a fantasy world based on Chinese mythology.

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Star Wars: Republic Commando (XBOX)
Star Wars: Republic Commando (XBOX)

Action 01 March 2005

Republic Commando is another LucasArts game set in the Star Wars world. This time we play the role of a member of an elite unit of commandos, acting under the aegis of the Old Republic, who will have a number of dangerous missions to carry out.

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Ghost Master (XBOX)
Ghost Master (XBOX)

Strategy 27 August 2004

A unique real-time strategy game by studio Sick Puppies. You play as the eponymous Ghost Master, who arrives in the town of Gravenville to terrorize and scare its citizens. The game features 23 kinds of wraiths, ghosts, and other spectral beings. Each of them has psychokinetic energy, unique powers and skills to use against humans, who can be affected by four kinds of stimuli: optical, auditory, olfactory, and thermal.

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Conker: Live & Reloaded (XBOX)
Conker: Live & Reloaded (XBOX)

Action 21 June 2005

Conker: Live & Reloaded is a significantly expanded and improved version of Conker's Bad Fur Day, which was released at the end of the popularity of the Nintendo 64 console, and in the current, improved incarnation is available on the Xbox console.

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Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven (XBOX)
Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven (XBOX)

Action 28 January 2004

A 3D action game that takes the players to the 1930’s USA, the time when criminal underground flourished. The game was created by Czech developer Illusion Softworks, mainly known for the highly acclaimed tactical shooter Hidden & Dangerous. The story focuses on a rookie gangster named Tommy, who takes his first steps on the path of criminal life by doing jobs for an influential mafia family.

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Syberia II (XBOX)
Syberia II (XBOX)

Adventure 29 March 2004

A sequel to the excellent adventure game created by Benoit Sokal and studio Microids. Syberia II continues the plot of the first installment - it presents the further adventures of Kate Walker, an American lawyer. Her intention of finalizing a contract led her to the adventure of her life. The game starts in the same place where the first Syberia ended – in the Russian city Romansburg.

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Fable (2004) (XBOX)
Fable (2004) (XBOX)

RPG 13 September 2004

A fantasy action RPG developed by Lionhead Studios, the creators of Black & White, led by an industry legend, Peter Molyneux. In the game, we assume the role of a young boy whose father was killed and mother and sister abducted when their village was raided by bandits. Saved by a man named Maze, the protagonist is brought up in the Heroes’ Guild to eventually become a full-fledged hero and take revenge on those responsible for the massacre.

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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (XBOX)
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (XBOX)

RPG 16 July 2003

A third person RPG title set in the Star Wars universe, one of the world’s most famous science fiction franchises. The game was created by BioWare Studios, mainly known for the legendary series Baldur’s Gate. The story of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is set 4,000 years before the events of the film saga, during the so-called Old Republic period.

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Red Dead Revolver (XBOX)
Red Dead Revolver (XBOX)

Action 03 May 2004

A third-person perspective action game developed by Rockstar Games, a company known for Grand Theft Auto and Midnight Club series. The game features a Western setting, starting during the final years of 19th century and the player assumes the role of Red, a man filled with lust for revenge. During his early years he witnessed the death of his parents at the hands of Mexican bandits that wanted to claim possession of a gold mine located on Red’s parent’s land.

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Dreamfall: The Longest Journey (XBOX)
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey (XBOX)

Adventure 17 April 2006

The second part of a great adventure game, The Longest Journey, which was realized and released in 2000 by Funcom. Its action was set in the same realities as we had the opportunity to stay in the original The Longest Journey, i.e. compilation of fantasy and science fiction.

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Hitman: Contracts (XBOX)
Hitman: Contracts (XBOX)

Action 20 April 2004

The third installment in a popular stealth action game series, in which you play as the mysterious assassin known as Agent 47. Story-wise, Hitman: Contracts is made up of a series of flashback missions, beginning in a Parisian hotel, where the protagonist gets into after having been shot in the stomach during one of his missions. Heavily wounded, the protagonist is plagued by visions of his past contracts.

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The Sims (XBOX)
The Sims (XBOX)

Simulation 14 January 2003

A bestselling life simulator developed by Maxis, a studio that specializes in the genre (they've created SimCity, SimTown and other titles). The Sims enables the player to take care of a virtual family of Sims. During the game the player must take care of various needs of his characters – starting with typically physiological ones (eating, toilet, hygiene etc.), through social relations, to career.

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (XBOX)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (XBOX)

Action 08 November 2005

Another virtual adaptation based on a book belonging to the series written by J.K. Rowling. The series revolves around the adventures of Harry Potter and his two friends: Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley.

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The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay (XBOX)
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay (XBOX)

Action 13 August 2004

The Chronicles of Riddick'. (in Poland known as "Riddick's Chronicles") became an inspiration to create a game under the same title as the screening itself. This is a fantastic story describing the story of a prisoner gifted with the ability to see in the darkness, who gets into the very middle of a galactic war.

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Grand Theft Auto III (XBOX)
Grand Theft Auto III (XBOX)

Action 04 November 2003

Another installment in the controversial series of action games started in 1997. Grand Theft Auto III was developed by the authors of the original game, the DMA Design studio, this time under the wings of Rockstar. The third entry revolutionized the series by unleashing the players into an open, fully three-dimensional world brimming with virtual life. This was possible thanks to the RenderWare technology. The game takes place in Liberty City, a virtual adaptation of New York.

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (XBOX)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (XBOX)

Action 14 November 2002

The second installment of the video game series following the adventures of Harry Potter based on the books written by J.K. Rowling. Young wizard, who is about to start his second year at Hogwarts, is bound to encounter new challenges.

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