Dead Man’s Hand
One of the first games to make use of Xbox Live, this FPS felt like really being a cowboy. This was before the West was won by Rockstar, of course, and Westerns were an underused but rich source of material for games to draw from. Before this, there’d been only a handful of notable Wild West arcade games, like Gun.Smoke or Iron Horse, but here was a game with more than a little visual flair and some nice touches, like playing poker between levels. Team deathmatch online was laggy, but it still gave you the chance to posse up with your pals. Via a ‘trick shot’ mechanic you could shoot hats off, and build up and fire-off a volley of shots from your trusty revolver, just like Clint Eastwood.