The original Xbox was Microsoft's flagship console for less than half as long as Xbox 360, but it made the most of those precious years. The new contender for a spot under your TV quickly established itself as serious competition to well-established gaming brands with quirky cult classics and blockbuster series that are still yielding new games to this day.
With all that in mind, we've put together our top 25 Xbox games, encompassing undisputed champs and oddball sleeper hits alike. As you click through, remember that Microsoft had next to no experience in the console games market before assembling this lineup. Not bad for a rookie attempt!