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Multiplayer games - Internet XBOX

Playing over the Internet is the most common form of multiplayer mode. It involves connecting with players from all over the world via a global network through servers, which are usually the responsibility of the game's producer. The latter can be either public, available to everyone, or private, i.e. only for users invited by the administrator.

Halo 2
Halo 2

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. The arsenal has been expanded along with list of available vehicles, and the capabilities of enemy artificial intelligence have been significantly improved. Also, the second Halo introduces environmental destruction, resulting in an even more realistic world and forcing players to use various tactics. Multiplayer options have been expanded with the addition of new game modes.

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

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. These include circuit, sprint, drag, elimination, time trial, speed challenge, and police pursuit. After completing enough of these you can challenge subsequent drivers from the black list. Apart from elements typical for the series, such as licensed cars and diverse soundtrack, the game features complex car customization, both in terms of appearance and performance.

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Painkiller: Hell Wars
Painkiller: Hell Wars

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. Fortunately, the protagonist is far from being defenseless against those enemies – in combat he uses a vast arsenal of creative weapons, starting with classic shotguns and rocket launchers to the famous Stakegun or the so-called Shuriken-do Gun. Painkiller is characterized by high-quality graphics and realistic physics simulated by Havok 2.

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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon

Action 12 November 2002

Another tactical action game promoted by Tom Clancy's name. This time its heroes are members of the elite unit of soldiers "The Ghosts", who can be found everywhere where there is armed conflict.

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Call of Duty 3
Call of Duty 3

Action 07 November 2006

The third main installment in the popular FPS series, Call of Duty. It is also the first game in the franchise (not counting the console spin-offs) that in the end was not released on PCs. In contrast to the previous installments, this time the game was developed by Treyarch – the authors of the console version of Call of Duty 2. The plot of the game once again takes place on various fronts of World War II. This time one can play as American, British, Canadian, and Polish soldiers. The game mechanics remained almost unchanged in comparison to the previous games. However, there are several novelties. The developers implemented parachute drops and gave complete control over vehicles and boats to the player. Interactions with the surrounding were greatly improved. Overall realism has been improved – bullets behave different depending on what type of material they hit. Multiplayer mode was enhanced as well – now players can play in different roles and communicate using special commands.

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Forza Motorsport (2005)
Forza Motorsport (2005)

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. Effects of customization and damage to the cars are depicted during races due to a special system that calculates the performance of the car in real-time. Competitions take place on multiple and diverse tracks, among them both fictional street circuits as well as real tracks from all around the world. Apart from the career mode, the game features an online mode.

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Conker: Live & Reloaded
Conker: Live & Reloaded

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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Doom 3
Doom 3

Action 03 April 2005

The third installment of the legendary FPS series by id Software which set new standards in the genre’s development back in the mid-90s. The action takes place in a secret research facility of the UAC corporation on Mars, where the protagonist, an ex-marine whom we control, begins his service. Shortly thereafter, strange things begin to happen: the lab comes under attack, the communications with the HQ are severed, and the people we encounter turn into bloodthirsty monsters. It turns out that a space-time portal was opened as a result of an experiment, which led to a demon incursion that we have to repel. Compared to its predecessors from the past decade, Doom 3 offers not only fast-paced and incredibly bloody action but also quite extensive plot as well as a number of horror elements. The game also features high-quality graphics.

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Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Tides of War
Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Tides of War

Action 27 May 2003

A first-person shooter belonging to one of the most popular game franchises ever created. The player witnesses an alternative course of the Second World War, in which Hitler struggles to create an army of undead super soldiers. The player is put in the shoes of B.J. Blazkowicz - an American commando, whose task is to eliminate the source of the threat located in the titular Castle Wolfenstein. Similar to PlayStation 2, the Xbox console received its own edition of Return to Castle Wolfenstein, which has been enriched with an additional assignment that takes place in Africa - it is the prologue that familiarizes the player with the events that took place before the protagonist got captured by the Nazis. In terms of the mechanics, the game is a robust shooter featuring stealth and action elements. Blazkowicz is able to perfectly handle various firearms used during the World War II as well as futuristic weapons. The protagonist encounters various enemies; among them, one can find regular enemy soldiers, mutants, skeletons or zombies for instance. The multiplayer mode for up to 16 players gathered via Xbox Live is an additional feature the game comes with.

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Far Cry Instincts
Far Cry Instincts

Action 27 September 2005

A console version of the FPP shooting, which takes place on a tropical island. In the game we will face a series of different opponents, exploring the tropical jungle in search of a missing journalist. A number of weapons and vehicles have been put at our disposal. Graphics looks great, and special effects and sound effects are at the highest level.

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Burnout 3: Takedown
Burnout 3: Takedown

Racing 07 September 2004

A third installment in a popular series of console racing games, originally launched in 2001 by the British studio Criterion. Burnout 3: Takedown is the biggest game in the series, sporting an impressive set of more than 70 cars, divided into 12 categories, and 40 varied racing tracks on three continents. The list of game modes was also updated, with an overall of 9 single-player modes and 7 multiplayer ones, in which up to 16 players can take part. The biggest emphasis was put on the trademark of the Burnout series, the Crash Mode, which also underwent some changes and improvements. Among them, the most important are the ability to enable the afterburner in any moment of the race, the ability to control the vehicle during the crash to cause even more destruction, or pick-ups, increasing caused damage and increasing the final score.

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Juiced
Juiced

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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Full Spectrum Warrior
Full Spectrum Warrior

Strategy 01 June 2004

Team tactical action game, based on a special training program for American infantry. The player assumes the functions of a commander (sergeant) of two infantry teams with the task of leading them to perform a number of combat tasks located in realistic locations.

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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown

Action 06 September 2005

The fourth full-fledged installment of the tactical action game series, promoted with the name of the famous writer Tom Clancy. The game is a result of cooperation between the original series creators from Red Storm Entertainment and Ubisoft Montreal studio. Unlike previous Rainbow Six productions, the main plot is a dark story revolving around the character of Ding Chavez - the leader of a famous anti-terrorist squad.

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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter

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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Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel
Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel

RPG 13 January 2004

A hack-and-slash action RPG and a console spin-off to Fallout, the popular series by Interplay. The action of Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel is set between the first and the second installment in the series, and the player’s task is to serve in the eponymous Brotherhood of Steel as it tries to contain the chaos spreading throughout the post-apocalyptic wastelands. In the game, we assume control of a team of mercenaries that traverse deserts, sunken villages, ruined cities, and abandoned military complexes to perform various tasks, facing hordes of enemies at the same time. The entire game is played in real time. In combat, we can also perform dodges and use long-rage weaponry. As befits an RPG, as we progress, the team members gain experience, develop their skills and make use of a wide variety of equipment as well as over 50 types of weapons.

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Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent

Action 24 October 2006

The fourth part of the hit series of third-person stealth games by Ubisoft, whose main character is a secret government agent Sam Fisher. In the game, he has undergone a distinct transformation, turning into a smooth-shaven villain serving a 20-year sentence. But it's all an effect of deliberate mystification, thanks to which our protagonist tries to infiltrate the ranks of a dangerous terrorist network and work it out from the inside.

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Medal of Honor: Airborne
Medal of Honor: Airborne

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After a series of spin-off productions released for the 6th-generation consoles, the popular FPS franchise comes back in a full-fledged multiplayer installment. In accordance with the title, the events of the World War II are observed through the eyes of Boyd Travers, a paratrooper of the US Army's 82nd Airborne Division. The game offers six campaigns that take place between years 1943 and 1945 in Sicily, Normandy, Netherlands, and Germany, and the choice of the drop point determines our next move to some extent. The developers naturally didn't forget about faithfully recreating weapons of the World War II period, which can be customized by addition of extra grip, different magazines, etc. Contrary to its predecessors, Airborne is powered by Unreal Engine 3 which translates into better graphics, animation, and facial expressions. The above is complemented by an extensive cooperative gameplay for up to 12 players.

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Far Cry Instincts Evolution
Far Cry Instincts Evolution

Action 28 March 2006

Far Cry Instincts Evolution is a first person shooter made by the German company Crytek Studios in cooperation with Ubisoft Entertainment. According to the creators' assumptions, the game is a development of ideas that they implemented in Far Cry Instincts published in 2005.

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Spy vs Spy
Spy vs Spy

Action 12 April 2005

Hats, pointed noses and high collars return to face the eternal battle of multicolored spies. All grabs are allowed - in the war for secret documents you can use any weapon and traps.

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FlatOut
FlatOut

Racing 05 November 2004

A dynamic racing game created by Bugbear Entertainment - a Finnish developer studio. The game references such franchises as Burnout or Destruction Derby, because in this competition causing as much damage as possible during the race is as much important as who crosses the finish line first. The player takes part in brutal races taking place on 48 different tracks filled with shortcuts and destructible objects. The game is arcade in terms of the driving physics, though car damage affects both the performance and the handling of the car. Flatout features an extensive single player campaign, during which the player buys new cars and upgrades them gradually. However, multiplayer competition was also included. Apart from regular races, the game offers destruction derbies and a series of crazy mini-games requiring the player mainly to launch the driver through the windshield.

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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2

Action 16 November 2004

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 is the second installment of a series of tactical shootouts signed with the name of a well-known American writer. The action of the game was set in North Korea, where the title unit - the ghost - is sent to. Commanding soldiers of the elite unit, the player is to eliminate the forces of the Korean general, which threaten stability in this part of the world.

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Colin McRae Rally 2005
Colin McRae Rally 2005

Racing 24 September 2004

The fifth installment of one of the most popular racing series, launched in 1998 by the British studio Codemasters. The main axis of the game is an extensive career mode, in which we climb the ranks of fame by participating in 20 different events of various rank. The game features over 30 licensed cars representing typical rally classes (2WD, Super 2WD, 4WD, 4WD Classic and others). Racing struggles take place in as many as 9 different countries, divided into eight special stages.

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Race Driver 2
Race Driver 2

Racing 13 April 2004

The full-fledged successor to the 2002's TOCA Race Driver - a realistic racing game belonging to a bestselling series developed by Codemasters, a British company. TOCA Race Driver 2 combines the best elements of the previous installments, offering an opportunity to participate in 30 global championships taking place on 56 faithfully recreated tracks. As usual, the game features a wide variety of licensed cars belonging to such renown brands as Jaguar, Aston Martin, Ford, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Audi, Opel or Mercedes. Again, special emphasis was placed both on the driving physics and a unique damage system simulating different mechanical faults caused by collisions. Also, both the visuals and artificial intelligence of computer-controlled drivers were improved. The career is the main game mode here - it was introduced first in the previous installment. However, the game offers a multiplayer mode for up to 12 players as well.

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