The Xbox 360 Had 18 Games At Launch. Here’s What They Looked Like.

The Xbox 360 Had 18 Games At Launch. Here’s What They Looked Like.
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The Xbox 360 was released on November 22, 2005. It had 18 launch titles. Now that the Xbox One has been revealed along with a few of its launch games, let’s take a look back at the launch titles the 360 had, and see how they hold up.

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Call of Duty 2

Condemned: Criminal Origins



Kameo: Elements of Power

Madden NFL 06


NBA Live 06

Need for Speed: Most Wanted


Perfect Dark Zero

Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie

Project Gotham Racing 3

Quake 4

Ridge Racer 6

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06

Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland

sources: AllShamNoWow, Condemned Wiki, Call of Duty Wiki, skorch82, Rare, EA

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  • My first was NBA Live 06 and it was missing modes from PS2. Does Hexic HD count? I highly doubt MS will give a free pre installed game now.

    • Yeah, Gun was pretty rad. I blew a lot of time on that one. Kinda feels a bit like a Red Dead precursor, now that I think about it. Condemned was also very enjoyable to me at the time, given that I was living in such a poor part of town that hobo-fighting was kind of necessary to get in my front door.

      • Ahhh yes.. them crazy hobos.
        I know it sounds insane, but i also felt the way the heads just popped in Gun to be insanely satisfying.
        Now i sound like one of them crazies you see on tv.

        • Given how Red Dead Revolver played and its ‘fantasy’ elements, Gun definitely felt like more of a precursor than Revolver.

      • I didn’t actually beat Kameo, wasn’t really drawn in. But I do remember being impressed with the amount of enemies. I replayed that one bit where you’re fighting around that mountain in the centre of the map a few times, I remember it feeling fun cause it felt a like being in a big battle

  • Ahhh, Call of Duty 2, back when the series was the upcoming rebel against the mighty Medal of Honor series… how times have changed.

  • Joanna dark looks like a sex doll 0_0

    I never played perfect dark but its a shame because it seems like a franchise that had a lot of potential…plus rare…well..we all know what happened there

      • Oh, I only played it on the PC, haha. I realise the console-centric nature of the article, but the reference to Quake 4 only made me reminisce about PC stuff. 😉

  • Oh man.. I remember when snowboarding games were the height of tech advancement – then tuxracer came out and ruined everything with penguiney goodness.. Need for speed: MW; Perfect Dark Zero; Project Gotham Racing 3 I remember incredibly fondly..

    .. The fact that half this articles images didn’t load within a 15-18mbit link didn’t load and were replaced by some terrible JS with the kotaku place holder, does not. Please hire a decent coder. Like me. You know my contact details.

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