Microsoft has today expanded its list of Xbox One Backward Compatibility game titles. The list now includes six new games, bringing the total Xbox 360 games working on the next generation console to 423. The new games are Monopoly Deal, Saints Row: The Third, Slender: The Arrival, Super Contra, Undertow, and Virtual On.
Xbox One Backward Compatibility brings Xbox 360 games to the newer Xbox One. This includes all models of the console, such as the original, S, and new Xbox One X. By adding Backward Compatibility, gamers can play classic titles. They can also dip into their older libraries if eligible, or pick up titles for cheaper prices.
Microsoft has worked hard to expand the list of compatible games, and consistently adds more titles.
However, the Xbox team has also talked about how difficult it can be to achieve Backward Compatibility. It is also important, considering it is not available on PlayStation 4. With Sony's console leading the market, Microsoft needs features that set the devices apart.
In terms of the six new titles, there are some triple A games included (Saints Row: The Third), and plenty of other interesting additions.
New Xbox One Backward Compatibility Games
Monopoly Deal ($4.99): “Everything great about MONOPOLY, now a fast paced, delightfully addictive card game! Compete online against your friends or the community in this frantic card-game: steal sets of cards, collect debts and be the first to collect three complete property sets of different colors. Build your real estate empire in a new and faster way! Keeps everything you love about MONOPOLY but packs it into a fast burst of fun.”
Saints Row: The Third ($14.99): Years after taking Stilwater for their own, the Third Street Saints have evolved from street gang to household brand name, with Saints sneakers, Saints energy drinks and Johnny Gat bobble head dolls all available at a store near you. The Saints are kings of Stilwater, but their celebrity status has not gone unnoticed. The Syndicate, a legendary criminal fraternity with pawns in play all over the globe, has turned its eye on the Saints and demands tribute. Refusing to kneel to the Syndicate, you take the fight to a new city, playing out the most outlandish gameplay scenarios ever seen. Strap it on. The Saints are kings of Stilwater, but their celebrity status has not gone unnoticed. The Syndicate, a legendary criminal fraternity with pawns in play all over the globe, has turned its eye on the Saints and demands tribute. Refusing to kneel to the Syndicate, you take the fight to Steelport, a once-proud metropolis reduced to a struggling city of sin under Syndicate control. Take a tank skydiving, call in a satellite-targeted airstrike on a Mexican wrestling gang, and defend yourself against a highly-trained military force using only a sex toy in the most out- landish gameplay scenarios ever seen, igniting a city-wide war that will set Steelport on fire. Strap it on.
Slender: The Arrival ($9.99): “You're on your own. No one to come for you. No one to help you. No one to hear you scream. Slender: The Arrival is the official video game adaptation of Slender Man, re-created from Mark Hadley's original nerve-shattering sensation. Developed in collaboration with Blue Isle Studios, The Arrival features a brand new storyline, improved visuals, great replay value, and most importantly, survival horror at its best.”
Super Contra ($9.99): “Help Lance and Bill stop Red Falcon before they take over the world. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Contra, this newly updated version of Super Contra features enhanced graphics, HD support, and Co-op multiplayer over Xbox LIVE. The Alien Wars are coming… do you have what it takes to defend earth?”
Undertow ($9.99): “Buy the full version of Undertow and join up to 16 players in underwater battles for the survival of humanity! Non-stop action ensues through four multiplayer modes and robust 15-level single-player and co-op campaigns, featuring stunning graphics and special effects. Hours of explosive gaming action await you in Undertow's immersive underwater environments with depth charges, missiles, and vehicles.”