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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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Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee (XBOX)
Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee (XBOX)

Adventure 06 November 2001

The third installment of the Oddworld series for the first time takes the player into a three-dimensional world. This time, Abe, known from the previous parts, is accompanied by a wheelchair-driven Munch.

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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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Commandos 2: Men of Courage (XBOX)
Commandos 2: Men of Courage (XBOX)

Strategy 13 September 2002

The sequel of the popular turn-based tactics game from 1998, developed by Spanish Pyro Studios. In Commandos 2: Men of Courage we take over a squad of well-trained commandos, sent to complete various missions behind enemy lines. The group now consists of a green beret, a sapper, a spy, a driver, a sniper, and a diver, with occasional appearances of Natasha, a seductress, and Whiskey, a dog, which is a completely new addition to the series.

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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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Ninja Gaiden (XBOX)
Ninja Gaiden (XBOX)

Action 02 March 2004

A remake of Ninja Gaiden — a popular arcade action game, very successful on arcade machines as well as on most major gaming platforms during the late 80s and early 90s — developed with Xbox in mind. In the game, we assume the role of the eponymous warrior named Ryu who seeks revenge on the mysterious organization called Vigoor Empire and its leader, the man responsible for murdering the protagonist’s clan and stealing the magical sword Ryuken.

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Indigo Prophecy (XBOX)
Indigo Prophecy (XBOX)

Adventure 16 September 2005

Featuring paranormal mystery/thriller esthetics, a third-person action-adventure game by Quantic Dream studio. The plot of Indigo Prophecy – perhaps better known as Fahrenheit - is set in New York City in year 2009. The city is witness to a series of inexplicably violent acts of murder committed by seemingly ordinary, lawful citizens. The action is presented from the point of view of two separate characters.

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Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth (XBOX)
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth (XBOX)

Adventure 25 October 2005

A horror action adventure game. The production refers to the work of H.P. Lovecraft and the universe he created. In the game, taking place in the year 1920, we play as detective Jack Walters, who has to find a missing person. The trails eventually lead the protagonist to the bottom of the town's dark secret. The game focuses on traveling through various locations, fighting against opponents and searching for clues.

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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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Halo 2 (XBOX)
Halo 2 (XBOX)

Action 08 November 2004

A sequel to bestselling shooter franchise from Bungie Software, which debuted 2001 as one of the launching titles of the Xbox console. We meet old friends from the first Halo, such as Master Chief or Cortana, who now try to protect the cradle of humanity against the assault of aggressive Covenant forces. The game reuses the best features of its predecessor while taking players to a completely new environment, filled with even more interesting and complex locations.

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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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Halo: Combat Evolved (XBOX)
Halo: Combat Evolved (XBOX)

Action 15 November 2001

Halo: Combat Evolved is a futuristic FPP/TPP shooter that was a launch title of the Xbox console and became Microsoft's first system seller. It was developed by Bungie Software, a studio previously known for the Myth series. The game tells the story of a conflict between humans and aliens that are bent on annihilating our kind. We play as a genetically modified soldier and a member of an elite military unit that was established in order to defeat the alien threat.

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Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon (XBOX)
Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon (XBOX)

Adventure 14 November 2003

The third part of the Broken Sword adventure series. Again, we play the roles of George and Nico (heroes known from previous parts) and follow a mysterious story dating back to the Middle Ages.

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Silent Hill 4: The Room (XBOX)
Silent Hill 4: The Room (XBOX)

Adventure 07 September 2004

The next installment of the extremely popular horror action adventure game, coming from the Konami concern. Traditionally, this title is intended only for people with strong nerves.

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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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KAO the Kangaroo: Round 2 (XBOX)
KAO the Kangaroo: Round 2 (XBOX)

Adventure 15 April 2005

A continuation of a three-dimensional platformer developed by the Polish studio Tate Multimedia (previously known as X-Ray Interactive). Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2 returns to the titular hero, who once again embarks on a demanding journey all around the world to save hundreds of animals that have been abducted by an evil poacher and his band of thugs. The game sees us travel through 20 varied levels in five different worlds filled with difficult obstacles as well as numerous vehicles and objects.

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Tomb Raider: Legend (XBOX)
Tomb Raider: Legend (XBOX)

Action 07 April 2006

The seventh major installment of the Tomb Raider series. As the previous parts of the game were not received very well, a new studio – Crystal Dynamics, with Toby Gard, the creator of the original series, in its ranks – was entrusted with the game. Setting-wise, the title goes back to its roots, which means exploring ancient tombs and catacombs. During the gameplay you will visit a number of exotic locations, including Himalayas, Bolivia, Peru, Japan, Ghana, Malaysia, England, and Kazakhstan.

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Juiced (XBOX)
Juiced (XBOX)

Racing 13 June 2005

Juiced is a combination of realistic simulation and the simplicity of control and gameplay effects typical of dynamic arcade games. An interesting element is the great emphasis on the driving style. If we don't take care of it, our opponents may refuse to compete with us.

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Winning Eleven 8 (XBOX)
Winning Eleven 8 (XBOX)

Sports 22 October 2004

Pro Evolution Soccer 4 is a sports game, which is the fourth installment of the football cycle developed by the Konami development team led by Shingo "Seabassa" Takatsuki. Players have the opportunity to test their football skills in realistic games involving nearly 200 club and national teams. On the American and Asian markets the game is known as Winning Eleven 8.

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Forza Motorsport (2005) (XBOX)
Forza Motorsport (2005) (XBOX)

Racing 03 May 2005

A racing simulator developed by Microsoft’s internal studio - Turn 10. Serving as a response to a competing franchise - the popular Gran Turismo series, Forza Motorsport offers an impressive number of 200+ licensed car models from several manufacturers, divided into a number of classes and sub-classes. Each available car can be profoundly tuned – not only visually, but also mechanically.

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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter (XBOX)
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter (XBOX)

Action 07 March 2006

The third part of the series of tactical action games, created in the Red Storm team under the supervision of the popular writer of sensational novels - Tom Clancy. The action of this production takes place in 2013 in Mexico City.

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Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (XBOX)
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (XBOX)

Action 25 November 2003

A continuation of the extremely successful action game from 2001. Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne is once again developed by the Finnish developer Remedy Entertainment with the help from the publisher Take-Two Interactive. The action takes place one year after events of the first installment. Max Payne is back in NYPD. Unfortunately, the dark past still haunts him – the life of the hero is threatened by Mona – a beautiful killer, who steals his heart.

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Still Life (XBOX)
Still Life (XBOX)

Adventure 03 June 2005

A classic adventure game produced by Microids, which is responsible for the creation of the "Siberia" series. "Still Life" presents a script that could be successfully used to produce a classic action film.

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The Godfather (XBOX)
The Godfather (XBOX)

Action 21 March 2006

An action game based on the novel by Mario Puzo and its movie adaptation by Francis Ford Coppola. You play as a thief, who makes his way into the world of the Corleone family. By doing various tasks for them, he climbs up the mafia career ladder and earns growing respect from other criminals. The game is set in New York, at the end of the 1940s and the beginning of the 1950s. The non-linear character of the gameplay allows you to choose the order of missions to complete as you wish.

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Beyond Good & Evil (XBOX)
Beyond Good & Evil (XBOX)

Adventure 02 December 2003

An action-adventure 3D game, created by Michel Ancel, the father of the iconic Rayman series. The plot of Beyond Good & Evil takes place in an alternative reality, on planet Hyllis, inhabited by a peace-loving nation of humans and humanoid animals. Their world has been attacked by an aggressive Alien species, the DomZ, apparently to claim its resources.

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Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse (XBOX)
Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse (XBOX)

Action 18 October 2005

In Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse we have the opportunity to look at the problem of zombies on the other hand and using a wide range of possibilities, fight against people. The game is the work of Wideload Games, a company founded by Alexander Seropian, the former creator of the power of Bungie Software.

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