10th
Forza Motorsport

Forza Motorsport

As far as exhilarating racing experiences go, this is hard to beat. If you are a fan of racing simulations, you'd be a fool to not give Forza a try.

  • Platform: Xbox
  • No. Players: 1-8
  • Rating: PEGI 3+
  • Reviewed: 17 May, 2005
Our Score9
9th
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

At its heart, San Andreas on the Xbox is a pretty straightforward port, but given that the original version is so great, this is no bad thing.

  • Platform: Xbox
  • No. Players: 1-2
  • Rating: BBFC 18
  • Reviewed: 12 Jun, 2005
Our Score9
8th
Burnout: Revenge

Burnout: Revenge

It's strange that no other game has come close to matching the sheer thrill that Burnout delivers. Revenge simply sets the bar that bit higher, to a level that will be hard to beat.

  • Platform: Xbox
  • No. Players: 1-6
  • Rating: PEGI 3+
  • Reviewed: 27 Sep, 2005
Our Score9
7th
Pro Evolution Soccer 5

Pro Evolution Soccer 5

Joyous controls and little nuances make Pro Evolution Soccer 5 the best game in the series and the best football game of this generation.

  • Platform: Xbox
  • No. Players: 1-4
  • Rating: PEGI 3+
  • Reviewed: 18 Oct, 2005
Our Score9
6th
Far Cry Instincts

Far Cry Instincts

Ubisoft has pushed the Xbox to its limit with the game engine, and combined that with some thrilling fire-fights and awesome set-pieces.

  • Platform: Xbox
  • No. Players: 1-16
  • Rating: PEGI 16+
  • Reviewed: 21 Oct, 2005
Our Score9
5th
Half-Life 2

Half-Life 2

Technical problems aside, a stunning fifteen-hour adventure with Gordon Freeman and co is about the best swansong a console could ask for.

  • Platform: Xbox
  • Rating: PEGI 16+
  • Reviewed: 29 Nov, 2005
Our Score9
4th
Psychonauts

Psychonauts

Whether you own an Xbox, PlayStation 2 or PC, you'd be doing Tim Schafer and the whole team at Double Fine Productions a huge disservice if this wasn't part of your collection.

  • Platform: Xbox
  • No. Players: One
  • Rating: PEGI 12+
  • Reviewed: 12 Feb, 2006
Our Score9
3rd
ToCA Race Driver 3

ToCA Race Driver 3

If you're a racing fan ToCA Race Driver 3 is a no brainer. It's got game modes and racing disciplines bursting from every polygonal seam and it's smart enough to cater for beginners and novices alike.

  • Platform: Xbox
  • No. Players: 1-12
  • Rating: PEGI 12+
  • Reviewed: 12 Mar, 2006
Our Score9
2nd
OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast

OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast

If the idea of powersliding brings about even the slightest tingle of excitement in you, OutRun 2006 needs to be in your collection - the version you choose is up to you.

  • Platform: Xbox
  • No. Players: 1-6
  • Rating: PEGI 3+
  • Reviewed: 31 Mar, 2006
Our Score9
1st
Jade Empire

Jade Empire

With masterful art direction and a flawlessly executed script, Jade Empire is a genuine masterpiece of the genre.

  • Platform: Xbox
  • No. Players: One
  • Rating: TBA
  • Reviewed: 29 Apr, 2005
Our Score10
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