The Best Classic Games for Xbox Series X

Update : We Love Katamari Reroll + Royal Reverie added at rank #2.
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Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration (2022)

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PC Windows Playstation 5 Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 4 Xbox Series X

Immerse yourself in 50 years of gaming history with Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration! Enjoy over 100 classic and new games, unlock hidden gems, and delve into fascinating interviews and archival material. Whether you're a nostalgic gamer or a history buff, this collection will keep you entertained and educated.


What we like:
  • Rich collection of classic and new Atari games
  • Exciting hidden games to discover
  • Comprehensive history through interviews and archival materials
  • Good value for money
  • Appeals to both gamers and history enthusiasts
What could be improved:
  • Absence of Activision games and some licensed games
  • Limited subtitle availability for non-English speakers

  • arcade
  • classic
  • retro
  • historical
  • 1980s
  • interactive
  • software
  • voxel
  • compilation
  • vector
  • platform
  • shoot-em-up
  • education
  • pinball
  • pvp

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We Love Katamari Reroll + Royal Reverie (2023)

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Playstation 4 Playstation 5 PC Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X/s

Get ready to roll your way to stardom in We Love Katamari REROLL+ Royal Reverie! As the Prince, you'll roll up everything from everyday objects to creatures, creating stunning stars. With revamped graphics, new challenges, and a selfie mode, this game offers a simple yet deep experience that's a must-play for all.


What we like:
  • Lots of rolling gameplay
  • A must-buy for Katamari fans
  • More content and touching story
  • Quality of life improvements for completionists
  • Solid replay value
What could be improved:
  • Some levels with specific criteria can be less enjoyable
  • Lacks bonus content

  • anxiety
  • controller-support
  • third-person
  • remake
  • classic
  • 3d
  • funny
  • space
  • local
  • cooperative
  • platform
  • difficult
  • multiplayer
  • similarly-sized
  • heavily-stylized

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge (2022)

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Xbox One IOS iPhone Android Playstation 5 Linux Xbox Series X Nintendo Switch PC Windows Playstation 4

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge is an action-packed adventure game from Dotemu, a company well-known for reviving classic titles with modern touches. Featuring gorgeous graphics, voice acting from the original cartoon actors, and a powerful soundtrack featuring Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah and Raekwon, this game is sure to bring back the joy of the original games while still feeling fresh. With side missions and hidden characters to discover, you'll be sure to keep coming back for more.


What we like:
  • Gorgeous graphics and animation
  • Original voice cast
  • Variety of moves
  • Variety of power-ups
  • Deep cuts of characters from the original series
  • Powerful soundtrack by Wu-Tang Clan
What could be improved:
  • Can be difficult to master controls at times

  • arcade
  • cooperative
  • ninja
  • brawler
  • classic
  • boss
  • side-scrolling
  • fight
  • retro
  • pixel
  • beat-em-up
  • online
  • combo
  • action
  • local

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Sonic Origins (2022)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4

Relive the classic adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, and Sonic CD in this new remaster.


  • platform
  • classic
  • boss
  • boss-fight
  • open-world
  • retro
  • adventure

5

Missile Command: Recharged (2020)

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IOS iPhone Android PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 5 Xbox One Mac OS Linux Xbox Series X Playstation 4

Fire missiles to protect your bases! A classic arcade game's back and recharged!


  • arcade
  • classic
  • endless
  • remake

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Beyond a Steel Sky (2020)

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PC Windows Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Playstation 5 IOS iPhone Mac OS Linux

Beyond a Steel Sky is a thrilling cyberpunk adventure game with engaging puzzles and a fast-paced narrative that will keep you hooked. Follow Robert Foster as he tries to rescue a kidnapped child in Union City, a futuristic utopia controlled by an altruistic AI. The game features a beautifully detailed comic-book style world and plenty of humor. Unravel dark conspiracies and defeat a terrifying antagonist in this innovative and exciting adventure!


What we like:
  • Engaging storyline and characters
  • Built-in hints system
  • Great setting and world design
  • Innovative puzzle mechanics
  • Plenty of humor and nostalgia nods
What could be improved:
  • Controlling the character is clunky
  • Hacking can be repetitive
  • Lack of puzzle diversity
  • Story can be simplistic with bad pace
  • Cutscenes are too long and boring

  • cyberpunk
  • adventure
  • point-and-click
  • puzzle
  • dystopian
  • narrative
  • classic
  • sci-fi
  • thriller
  • futuristic
  • cult
  • third-person
  • hacking
  • political
  • inventory

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Final Vendetta (2022)

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Playstation 5 Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox Series X Xbox One PC Windows Mac OS Linux

Final Vendetta is an arcade-style throwback inspired by the 16 and 32-bit-era of gaming. It features large, gorgeously animated character sprites, true-to-the-era hand-drawn pixel art backgrounds and timeless old school flourishes. Perfectly combining elements from Final Fight and Streets of Rage 2 with generous dashes of NEO GEO style, Final Vendetta is a master class in kicking ass!


What we like:
  • Classic visuals and gameplay
  • Coop play for up to two players
  • Challenging bosses
What could be improved:
  • Limited lives on Easy or Hard mode
  • Some cheap enemy attacks and grabs

  • beat-em-up
  • arcade
  • boss
  • pixel
  • classic
  • brawler
  • old-school
  • soundtrack
  • fight
  • side-scrolling
  • retro
  • combo
  • cooperative
  • scroller
  • arts

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge - Dimens... (2022)

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Xbox One Nintendo Switch Linux PC Windows l Playstation 5 Xbox Series X IOS iPhone (IOS iPhone)

Dive into the rad world of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge! Embrace nostalgia with the 80s vibe, stunning pixel art, and authentic TMNT design. Battle through hordes of enemies solo or team up with friends for action-packed combat. With unique skills and moves, every game is a gnarly adventure. It's time to unleash your inner ninja!


What we like:
  • Retro 80s experience
  • Fun multiplayer gameplay
  • Easy to play controls
  • Variety of unique moves
  • Immersive story mode
What could be improved:
  • Limited online players
  • Potentially overwhelming enemies in multiplayer mode

  • arcade
  • cooperative
  • ninja
  • classic
  • pixel
  • brawler
  • boss
  • retro
  • side-scrolling
  • beat-em-up
  • combo
  • multiplayer
  • old-school
  • campaign
  • fight

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Gleylancer (2021)

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Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox One Xbox Series X PC Windows sega mega drive virtual console Xbox Series X/s

An iconic 1990s legacy outer space shoot ‘em up classic comes back.


  • shooter
  • horizontally
  • retro
  • museum
  • boss
  • classic
  • anime
  • aliens
  • scrolling
  • fight
  • retro-tastic
  • arcade
  • horizontally-scrolling
  • physical
  • side-scrolling

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Gravitar: Recharged (2022)

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PC Windows Linux Mac OS Xbox One Playstation 4 Xbox Series X Nintendo Switch Playstation 5

The cult classic Gravitar has been Recharged. Complete missions in each solar system, navigating a variety of challenging environments, each with varying levels of gravity that will test your skills as a pilot before unlocking new solar systems to explore.


  • arcade
  • classic
  • aliens
  • challenging
  • multidirectional
  • cooperative
  • abstract
  • controller-support
  • shooter
  • retro
  • hit-and-miss
  • sci-fi

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