Episode 21: Celebrating 20 Years of Xbox (Part 2)

Retro Gaming Dads - Episode 21

Episode 21 is here, and with it the conclusion of our top 20 original Xbox games!

We’ll run the gamut of titles, from soaring through the skies on the back of a dragon, speeding through traffic at over 100mph, to fighting for the very survival of the human race. We’re sure that at least one of your favourite Xbox titles will make an appearance.

Did your favourite game make the cut, and do you agree with our selection? We’d love to know.

Mentioned in Episode 21:

  • Dead or Alive 3 / Dead or Alive Ultimate
  • Phantom Crash
  • Jet Set Radio Future
  • Mech Assault
  • Panzer Dragoon Orta
  • Steel Battalion
  • Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
  • Fable
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Halo 2


The Retro Gaming Dads Podcast needs your help to ensure we can continue to produce a new and free episode each week. If you can spare a small amount to help us with the running cost and purchasing much-needed equipment and hosting costs.

You can donate by visiting our official website (https://www.retroages.com/support)

Alternatively, you can visit our Patreon to get ad-free episodes 2 days early (https://www.patreon.com/retrogamingdads)

All donations will go into the running and improvement of the podcast and will earn you a mention in the high-score table on the podcast and our website.


Using these links will allow you to purchase any items used during the creation of this episode. Using these affiliate links will help to support the podcast at no additional cost to yourself.

Have your say!

2 0


  1. I really want to play Steel Battalion now… ?

  2. I enjoyed your list, it was a great to reminisce on some Xbox greats.

    I’ll add one of my personal favorites: Amped 2.

    It was the anti SSX, and I loved it for that. The style points system was ahead of its time. Instead of going 50 metres in the air, spinning 3,000 degree rotations and 10 back flips; go 10 m into the air, do 1 rotation or flip smoothly, maybe with a grab, and nail a perfect landing for maximum points (the player missed out on style points if you spun too much). Nailing a perfect landing was pretty difficult.

    This was also the game I used for ripping cds and playing my own soundtracks. The Transformers:the Movie (80’s version) made the game more fun! Try this game while listening to “Dare” as you go down the slopes.

    The online was pretty simple but servicable. Go on any of the tracks with a bunch of people at the same time. Really captured the feel of snowboarding amongst randoms on the slopes.

    Really wish Microsoft had expanded on the formula of this game but they went with a stylized cartoony version for Amped 3.

    • There’s just so many fantastic titles on the original xbox.

      Snowboarding games don’t seem to be as popular as they used to be, although a new snowboarding title was announced at E3 – Shredders. It’s a Xbox Series X|S console exclusive and it may be coming to Game Pass… although don’t hold me to that one!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Lost Password

Please enter your username or email address. You will receive a link to create a new password via email.