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Best classic gaming experiences available on 360?

#1KanephanPosted 8/14/2013 9:56:03 AM
I never got to play Silent Hill 2 when I was younger, but after hearing Yahtzee talk about it I decided it was something I wanted to experience so I bought Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams for original Xbox and am currently halfway through it on my 360.

This got me wondering what other classic must-play games are available to play on 360, whether through Arcade downloads or backward compatibility.

Having never played a Metal Gear, I may try getting the Metal Gear HD collection next, but here are some classics I know are playable now. Can you add to the list?

Note that these are only classic console and PC games. I'm not listing old arcade titles.

Banjo-Kazooie
Banjo-Tooie
Beyond Good & Evil
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Conker's Bad Fur Day
Counter-Strike
Devil May Cry
Devil May Cry 2
Devil May Cry 3
Doom
Doom II
Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
GTA III
GTA San Andreas
GTA Vice City
Half Life 2
Halo: Combat Evolved
Jade Empire
Jet Set Radio
Jet Set Radio Future
KOTOR
Max Payne
Max Payne 2
Mortal Kombat (I, II, III)
NBA Jam
Ninja Gaiden
Perfect Dark
Psychonauts
Secret of Monkey Island
Silent Hill
Silent Hill 2
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (1, 2, 3, 4)
Wolfenstein 3D
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#2Kanephan(Topic Creator)Posted 8/14/2013 11:28:26 AM
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#3TheBlueStigPosted 8/14/2013 11:37:49 AM
You need to redefine what you call "classic", most of your list is only from last generation.

Most people think at least 2 to 3 generations back when they think of "classic games".
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#4Kanephan(Topic Creator)Posted 8/14/2013 11:40:44 AM
TheBlueStig posted...
You need to redefine what you call "classic", most of your list is only from last generation.

Most people think at least 2 to 3 generations back when they think of "classic games".


Feel free to add what you consider classics. Anything must-play from the past 20 years that can be played on a 360 is fine by me.
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#5Oldskool_RulezPosted 8/14/2013 11:59:59 AM
You should check out the Game Room and its DLC. There are tons of oldskool games to play. (Oldskool gaming Rulez!) :p

Also, you should check out the Sega Vintage Collections, or even Sonics Ultimate Collection.

As for something more recent? Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse and Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth.
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#6TheBlueStigPosted 8/14/2013 12:06:52 PM
Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection
Midway Arcade Origins
Dragon's Lair
Game Room
Capcom Arcade Cabinet
Darkstalkers Resurrection
Final Fight Double Impact
Hydro Thunder Hurricane
Pinball FX2
Pool Nation
R-Type Dimensions
Streetfighter III: 3rd Strike
Super Streetfighter 2 Turbo HD
Sonic Adventure 1 & 2
Sonic CD
The Simpsons Arcade Game
Virtua Fighter 2
Wolfenstein 3D
XMen the Arcade Game
Toejam & Earl
Nights into Dreams
Streets of Rage Collection
Golden Axe Collection
Sega Collection (Alex Kidd, Super Hang-On, Revenge of Shinobi)
Sega Monster World Collection
Frogger Hyper Arcade
Daytona USA
Mortal Kombat Arcade collection
Guwange
Castlevania SOTN

And there's SOOOOOOOOOOOO many more in the XBLA section of the dashboard, go to Games, Browse Games, Genre, Classics and you'll find a TON of old games to play.

Be warned about some of the standalone games however, many of them are available in disc compilations for MUCH cheaper, especially the old Genesis collection titles, most of those games are in the Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection.
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#7gabriusPosted 8/14/2013 12:12:13 PM
SHMUPS. That is all.
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