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The 10 best Disney games you can play on Xbox Series X|S

Xbox offers a multitude of Disney-related games and a wide array of backward-compatible titles, making it an excellent platform for enthusiasts.For ...

Chantal Da Silva Sept 08, 2023
The 10 best Disney games you can play on Xbox Series X|S

Xbox offers a multitude of Disney-related games and a wide array of backward-compatible titles, making it an excellent platform for enthusiasts.

For instance, Disneyland Adventures provides a virtual amusement park experience where players can explore a meticulously recreated replica of Disneyland.

Several older titles offer nostalgic gameplay and bonus features that provide significant added value for fans of classic Disney games.

Disney, being one of the greatest global brands of all time, has games on every platform. No matter which platform you play on, there is an abundance of Disney games, and that holds true for Xbox consoles as well. What sets Xbox apart is the presence of some exclusive Disney games, and with backward compatibility, there are generally more options to choose from.

Additionally, Disney owns Lucasfilm, and thus, Lucasfilm Games as well. This ownership enables them to distribute and release many of their older titles from the catalog. There is an abundance of impressive Star Wars games from bygone eras, and nearly all of them are backward compatible.

10 Disneyland Adventures

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In fact, there are a few games based on Disney parks, such as Capcom's "Adventures in the Magic Kingdom," which was released in 1990 for the NES. It seems that these games appear approximately every 20 years, as "Disneyland Adventures" was released in 2011 for the Xbox 360 and later remastered for the Xbox One. This is an incredibly unique game that essentially provides a virtual amusement park experience.

A meticulously recreated replica of Disneyland from 2010, the entire park is explorable. It truly becomes enjoyable, especially if one has actually been to the park before, as wandering through the various areas allows for the revival of cherished memories. While it may lose some of its initial luster over time, it is definitely worth playing on Xbox Game Pass, and it remains permanently available there since it was published by Xbox Game Studios.

9 The Disney Afternoon Collection

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Capcom has a long history of creating high-quality Disney games, and many of these titles from the NES era have been remastered in the Disney Afternoon Collection. Developed by Digital Eclipse, the collection includes DuckTales 1 and 2, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 1 and 2, Darkwing Duck, and TaleSpin.

Four of the games are truly excellent and still hold up well, with only Chip 'n Dale 2 and TaleSpin being rather disappointing. In particular, DuckTales 2 is a true gem that often goes overlooked. There is also a wealth of cool bonus content, and they have even added a time attack and boss rush mode. Considering that loose copies of certain games can fetch several hundred dollars, $20 provides a rather good value for all six games.

8 DuckTales Remastered

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Don't let the name deceive you; DuckTales Remastered is a full-fledged remake of the original NES game. In 2013, the distinction between a remaster and a remake was not quite clear. DuckTales Remastered leans a bit too heavily on its story, but you can skip all the cutscenes to bypass this issue. The actual gameplay itself is a masterful remake with fantastic graphics, impressive level design, and faithfulness to the original.

The new soundtrack is also quite good. On Xbox, there is a peculiar quirk with this title. The digital and physical versions are considered as two separate games on the Series X|S. A physical copy features a complete list of 1000 Gamerscore achievements compared to the 400 of the digital version, so opt for the physical copy if you're an achievement hunter.

7 Disney Classic Games: Aladdin And The Lion King

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Digital Eclipse strikes again with a reissue of two classic Disney Genesis games, Aladdin and The Lion King. The Lion King is a fairly solid Genesis title, but the highlight and the reason why most people purchase this collection is Aladdin. It is one of the best games on the Genesis. It gained fame as the Best Genesis Game of the Year, awarded by Electronic Gaming Monthly, which was a significant achievement at the time.

The only drawback for many is the brutal difficulty, but with the collection's save function and rewind feature, it shouldn't pose too much of a problem. There is also DLC that includes the various versions of The Jungle Book and the standalone SNES version of Aladdin, which is fantastic in its own right.

6 Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMix

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This game is an endeavor by Square Enix, but the overall concept of the series is what happens when you combine the RPG elements of Final Fantasy with the classic Disney characters. You get Kingdom Hearts. The series can be intimidating due to the numerous games and its absurdly complex story, but the first two titles are RPGs that you absolutely should play.

At the time, Kingdom Hearts 1 was quite fresh because it had a real-time combat system while the latest Final Fantasy was still turn-based. This gives the series its own unique feel, and the early games are still very good. HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMix is a great starting point, as it includes six of the early titles in the series.

5 Monkey Island 2: Special Edition

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Monkey Island is the biggest domestic intellectual property that Lucasfilm Games has ever created. Although the latest installment, Return to Monkey Island, is phenomenal and available on many modern platforms, the first two games are only available on modern Xbox systems, with Monkey Island 2 taking the lead.

Both games offer fantastic writing and puzzles, but Monkey Island 2 provides a much grander adventure. There are so many locations to visit this time, and the ending has puzzled people for years. For $10 or $20, if you also purchase the original, it is an absolute must-have, as these are some of the best adventure games ever.

4 Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga

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It's strange how the first major Lego game in the modern style is still the best, but it's true because Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga is the greatest Lego game by Traveller's Tales. Even the latest installment, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, which brings together all nine films, can't compete with this title.

It's simply old-fashioned fun with humorous cutscenes, cool hidden areas, and simple but entertaining gameplay mechanics. The co-op mode is also a lot of fun, and there's even a competitive multiplayer mode for some reason. Playing through the game is highly enjoyable, but achieving 100 percent completion can be time-consuming.

3 Star Wars: Republic Commando

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Many Star Wars fans may not like the prequels, but they have enjoyed many other content from that era that builds upon the Clone Wars era. This includes things like the animated series "The Clone Wars" or video games like "Republic Commando". By stepping into the role of a clone trooper, "Republic Commando" had a phenomenal story that offered a unique perspective not seen in the films.

People still want a sequel to this game, mainly because it has a very open-ended conclusion. The actual first-person shooter gameplay still holds up decently, despite its aging elements. However, the story is the real highlight here, and it's a shame that the sequel was canceled back then.

2 Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic

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When thinking about the classic iconic games for the original Xbox, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, also known as KOTOR, has to come to mind. It was the best Star Wars game up to that point and made BioWare a well-known name in the RPG genre due to its console release.

The writing and role-playing elements are just as good as they were back then. It's actually great that the writing is so strong because the visual elements don't hold up as well. The poor graphics and the 4:3 aspect ratio will deter many modern players, but the writing will keep you playing. It's just that good.

1 Zombies Ate My Neighbors And Ghoul Patrol

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Zombies Ate My Neighbors and Ghoul Patrol is a compilation of two 16-bit titles from Lucasfilm Games. Ghoul Patrol is the part you won't play as often, mainly because it's terrible and was mostly not even developed by Lucasfilm Games. On the other hand, Zombies Ate My Neighbors is one of the best 16-bit horror games. The lineup of enemies here reaches the level of Cabin in the Woods.

You have zombies, chainsaw-wielding psychopaths, evil dolls, mummies, giant ants, worm-like creatures, and many more. The gameplay is also fantastic as you have to carefully manage your resources to survive later on while playing in the present. Fortunately, this port includes a save function, and for $15, it's not a bad deal considering you'll invest a lot of time in Zombies Ate My Neighbors alone.