Original Xbox Games Coming to the Xbox 360

By David Peralty
Contributing Writer, [GAS]

HaloI am a big fan of many of the original Xbox games, but I never purchased an Xbox to play them. It wasn’t until the Xbox 360 came out that I finally picked up my first console since the Original Nintendo Entertainment System. While compatibility has always been an issue on the Xbox 360, I could buy some of the original Xbox games and try them out, but that involves leaving the home. Microsoft, in their infinite wisdom, have decided to allow us to download the games onto our Xbox 360’s starting this December.

Due out on December 4th, some amazing games will start to be available online for around 1200 Microsoft points ($15), including Fable, Burnout 3, Halo, and some others.

It will be interesting to see how much hard drive space each game will take up, as my measly 20GB HDD is already full. While the catalog will continue to expand, I think many gamers might be asking themselves, are these old games still worth $15 a piece? I can certainly see myself paying $15 for Halo, but certainly not for Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex, another set to be released December 4th. Am I wrong? Would you be willing to pay $15-$20 per title for original Xbox games?

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