Top 10 Best Looking OG Xbox Games

The original Xbox was the graphical powerhouse of its generation so we take a look at some of the best looking games available for the system.

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Ninja Gaiden Black

The character models are insanely detailed and the animation is silky smooth. Everything is clear and sharp and great looking.

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Splinter Cell Chaos Theory

The best lighting effects in any game to date. Every inch of the game world is dripping with detail and realism. Great animation tops off the visual smorgasbord.

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Burnout Revenge

The sense of speed is unparalleled and the environments are extremely detailed. The cars don’t look quite as nice as other racing games, but they smash up real good and that is what is important in Burnout.

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Doom 3

Great lighting. Great character designs. Great animation. Doom 3 is a fantastic looking game in every respect.

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Half-Life 2

That is the best way to describe Half-Life 2. Everything looks absolutely realistic. Great lighting and water effects. Good animation. And just the right coat of grit on everything so it looks real rather than too shiny or like plastic.

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Dead or Alive Ultimate

Smooth animation. Great looking environments. And some amazing looking character models make DOAU a sight to behold.

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Forza Motorsport

Forza Motorsport is one of the best looking racing games of the Xbox generation. The car models are absolutely fantastic and feature real-time damage for that extra touch of realism. This game looks simply amazing.

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Chronicles of Riddick

Riddick is still one of the best looking Xbox games even now several years after it was released. Great lighting effects and detailed textures on every surface are the keys here.

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Far Cry Instincts

Lush jungles. Perfect looking water. Great lighting. Far Cry Instincts is a fantastic looking game.

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Visually, Psychonauts is a cross between Dr. Seuss, Tim Burton, and a Pixar movie. It isn’t dark and scary, but rather delightfully offbeat and “not quite right” and that is why we love it.


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