Xbox Gets 70+ Classic Games, Including Some Boosted Ones

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The classic run-and-gun kích hoạt game is available from the Xbox games catalog. You and a friend (or if you’re crazy enough, play by yourself) can team up as two characters that are intentionally modeled after Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. Aliens invade Earth, và you’re set on a mission lớn take them out with various weapons, including machine guns, lasers, & the ever-popular spread gun.

Though difficult và fast-paced, Contra is one of the most addicting games out there (because it feels rewarding when you earn the wins you're fighting so hard for). Of course, if it’s too difficult và you want a chance to actually beat the game (and give yourself 30 lives) you can always put in the famous Konami Code: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A.


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Four years before Goldeneye 007 for the Nintendo 64, there was Doom. Every gamer craved a first-person shooter, và PC users got their first taste of what would become a definitive turning point in gaming history.

What could be more fun than playing as an unnamed space marine on Mars fighting off a horde of grotesque monsters from hell? Enter Doom, the game that pioneered the idea of multi-player deathmatches, co-op missions in modern first-person shooters, & helped push legislation for a rating system for the kids.

In 1993, Doom was the biggest cause for decreased productivity in IT companies because everyone with a PC was playing it. Doom became so popular that Bill Gates credited it for helping boost the sales of Microsoft Windows 95. Some couldn’t play it, because it was too violent, but now you can get your adult hands on it and experience the gory glory of a yesteryear heavyweight.


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Bomberman first came out in 1983, when things like “bomb” or “man” weren’t seen as threatening as they are today. It features a deceptively cute-looking robot guy in a white leotard who can produce an endless supply of bombs. His mission? khổng lồ escape a labyrinth of bricks where everything from balloons lớn angels is out to lớn kill him. In the stones that trap him are power-ups khổng lồ make him more dangerous, faster, and capable of his own self-destruction.

Bomberman Live is an updated version of the classic, allowing for a therapeutic (or heartbreaking) first-player mode or massive eight-player mayhem. It’s one of the best games on the danh mục for a group.

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There are several Bomberman titles on the Xbox website. To find Bomberman games for your Xbox One, visit the Xbox Official site and tìm kiếm for Bomberman.


Debatably one of the best cult-following games on the menu is Radiant Silver Gun. It’s a vertical shooter released exclusively in japan but was later made available on Xbox Live Arcade. For those familiar with the popular Ikaruga, this was its predecessor.

Radiant Silver Gun features a quality game style where you can use various combinations of seven weapons at a time khổng lồ defeat enemies. The weapons gain in strength as you score points with them. Each enemy you face-off with has a weakness lớn one of these weapons, so it’s a game of constant intense strategy. It’s also incredibly hard.

The plot draws influence from 2001: A Space Odyssey and tells of a story of biblical proportions with elements of hard-hitting nihilism to lớn a hopeful future. The soundtrack accompanies the feeling of flying into oblivion. If James Cameron, Nietzsche, và Mozart made a Sega đoạn clip game, it would be Radiant Silver Gun.


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Everybody knows Pac-Man. Why is Pac-Man on the list? It’s almost a 40-year-old game. Well, Pac-Man Championship Edition breathes new life into the Pac-Man series, all while staying true to its original form.

The Pac-Man Championship Edition is similar in chơi game to the original Pac-Man but offers many different chơi game elements và modes. Pac-Man CE is a faster-paced game with each maze divided into two halves. It progressively changes as you score more points. Once you eat all the dots on one side, you gain a power-up & continue to play until your time or lives run out. The longer you stay alive, the faster the game gets.

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Pac-Man Championship Edition is the best-remade trò chơi of an old classic on the list. Anyone who loves Pac-Man or doubts him will find enjoyment in this game.