Notwithstanding the fact that Microsoft discontinued Xbox ten years ago, a great many users still consider Xbox the best home video game console ever created. No wonder we scour the web for Grand Theft Auto V, Mass Effect 2, Gears of War, Fallout 3, BloShock, Red Dead Redemption, and other titles we associate with unrestrained fun. Of course, retro games cannot boast exceptional quality, eye-catching graphics, and realistic characters. Still, in contrast to modern spectacular titles, vintage games boast inherent spirit of authenticity and amusement. Therefore, Xbox legends will never sink into oblivion.
Needless to say, nostalgia is a powerful thing. If you cannot resist the urge to immerse yourself into the atmosphere of retrogaming, but don’t have a vintage console to play your favorite titles, don’t get upset. As most users tend to play games on their phones, which is convenient, we’ll tell you how to turn your smartphone into a suitable platform for running Xbox games.
Playing Xbox Games Using Xbox Achievements
Since 2005, Xbox fans got a chance to transform their skillfulness into Gamescores, which grew with winning each new achievement.
You are granted Xbox achievements for completing specific tasks in games. When you accumulate a certain number of points you’ll be able to unlock some specific in-game functions or options or exchange them for something more tangible.
Today, many of Xbox games are available on Windows, iOS, and Android phones. Lots of users are running Xbox ISOs (game images) on their iPhones and Android devices. It’s quite easy and convenient, as they can access their favorite game (provided that it has Xbox Live integration) whenever and wherever they like. In addition, Xbox achievements may spare you the trouble of downloading and installing an emulator, which is required to run console games on phones or other modern devices.
So, if you also want to avoid the hassle of installing and configuring an Xbox emulator, you can use your achievements to get some Xbox games on your phone.
Playing Xbox Games Using and Emulator
As you know, Microsoft doesn’t support either Xbox or Xbox 360 anymore. But it would be criminal to deprive Xbox fans of a chance to play their favorite titles on modern devices. Microsoft allows users to download an emulator available for free download through the Xbox Live service. Players also can visit the Xbox official website and download an emulator’s file that can be burnt to a CD or DVD. Unfortunately, the emulator is not updated anymore, and full compatibility with all the existing games has not been achieved. Still, this fact doesn’t prevent hordes of users from downloading emulators from Xbox Live. The older versions of the emulator available on the website can successfully run the majority of Xbox commercial games without.
You can also search the web for reliable emulators that can help your run Xbox games on your phones. Of course, you won’t find them on the Google Play Store. So, to use an emulator you’ve downloaded from a third-party website, you’ll need to download an APK. An APK is a special application for Android that allows installing “unapproved” and dubious software.
Of course, your Android won’t let you install potentially harmful apps on your smartphone. So, you’ll need to employ additional means to bypass its security. Android 4.0 or higher users should access “Settings” and scroll down to the Security tab. From there, check the “Unknown Sources” option. After that, you’ll be able to install an unauthorized APK file.
Once the APK is downloaded and installed, you may proceed to downloading the chosen Xbox emulator to your smartphone. Make sure to download the emulator from reputable online resources only. Otherwise, you run the risk of installing malware.
Games and Controllers for Xbox
Once the emulator is installed and configured, you can proceed to downloading your favorite Xbox games to run on it. You can either visit Xbox Live or head straight to RomsMode, the website boasting a wide collection of retro games. There you’ll find the biggest library of Xbox games you wanted to revisit for so long but didn’t know where to start.
Furthermore, you should keep in mind that controlling games on the original Xbox isn’t the same as controlling them on your smartphone. Some players complain that it’s extremely inconvenient to control games with a touch screen. Therefore, we recommend that you avail yourself of an original Bluetooth or wired Xbox controller and connect it with the help of a special adapter to your smartphone. We bet your gameplay will become much more enjoyable.
Now nothing prevents you from firing up your emulator and running terrific Xbox games on your Android smartphone. Hope you’ll have much fun!