It's been almost twenty years since we first got our hands on the original Xbox, and thousands of games have since between released across three generations of Xbox consoles.
Throughout that time, website Metacritic has been producing weighted average scores for the vast majority of Xbox titles based on critical reviews. And so, we thought it'd be fun to go back and look at the very best games in Xbox history according to Metacritic's 'Metascore' rating system.
Without further ado, here are the highest-rated Xbox games on Metacritic:
|Grand Theft Auto IV||98||Xbox 360, 2008|
|Halo: Combat Evolved||97||Xbox, 2001|
|Grand Theft Auto V||97||Xbox 360, 2013|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||97||Xbox One, 2018|
|BioShock||96||Xbox 360, 2007|
|The Orange Box||96||Xbox 360, 2007|
|Mass Effect 2||96||Xbox 360, 2007|
|Grand Theft Auto Double Pack||96||Xbox, 2003|
|The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim||96||Xbox 360, 2011|
|Halo 2||95||Xbox, 2004|
|Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain||95||Xbox One, 2015|
|Red Dead Redemption||95||Xbox 360, 2010|
|Portal 2||95||Xbox 360, 2011|
As you can see, the vast majority of titles actually originated in the Xbox 360 era, with eight of those games included in the lineup. The original Xbox joins the list on three occasions, while the Xbox One lingers slightly behind at two, although Grand Theft Auto V is also listed for the system on Metacritic.
So, what do you think? Are these the best Xbox games of all time, or is this list missing some key titles? Give us your thoughts in the comments below.