When Microsoft announced at their E3 presentation that Backwards Compatibility was coming to Xbox One, fans rejoiced. Arguably one of the “downfalls” of owning a next gen console is leaving behind or having to switch back to the older console in order to play old favorites. On November 12th Microsoft released the 104 games that are currently backwards compatible. Here are a list of my top 5 games that need to be added in 2016
#5 – Portal 2
Portal 2 was one of my favorite puzzle games to play on console with friends. The wonderful banter and dialogue makes this one really stand out. The complex puzzles make this game something you can go back to time and time again – and one can never have enough Cave Johnson.
#4 – Batman Arkham City
One of the best Batman games to date, the free roaming of Arkham City makes you feel like the Dark Knight. There is so much to do with side quests, activities and general exploration. The ability to replay on an increased difficulty makes this a must to add to the library.
#3 – Mass Effect 2
Mass Effect is a great game, but the 2nd installment is where the series shines. With a continuing story and grand stage, it would be great to revisit old familiar places in the ME universe. It would also be great that since ME1 is already on this list, adding 2 means saves could be transferred over expanding your personal Shepard and all the choices you made replaying 1.
#2 – Left 4 Dead 2
Since we don’t seem to have a L4D3 on the horizon, bringing this zombie shooter to One would be a welcomed multiplayer activity. I spent countless nights playing with friends both over Live and locally, and with subtle scenario changes, no game is ever the exact same.
#1 – Red Dead Redemption
I find that I replay this game on occasion, as I am a huge fan of westerns. The general atmosphere of the game, the soundtrack, all take you and puts you in the Wild West. One of the best open world games, the multiplayer component was also an added activity to play with friends. Being one of the most popular games from Rockstar, its a no brainer this one should be at the top of the list to be added to the library.
In the end, Microsoft plans on adding so many games to the backwards compatibility list – however the public is up to the task to submit their requests. Which Xbox 360 games would you like to see on Xbox One? Let us know in the comments section below.