The Xbox One getting backwards compatibility is one of the best things to happen to the struggling console. The feature is only gaining traction but continues to get better and better with the inclusion of more Xbox 360 games.
At Gamescom 2015, Microsoft announced a list of major publishers that will support backward compatibility on the Xbox One, and they include EA, Ubisoft, Bandai Namco, and 2K. Now, thanks to a user on NeoGAF, we now have a list of many of the games you can expect:
- Assassins Creed Revelations
- Ghost Recon Advanced Warfare 2
- A Kingdom for Kefflings
- A World of Keflings
- Alien Hominid HD
- Risen 2
- Tom Clancy ENDWAR
- Battleblock Theater
- Call of Juarez Gunslinger
- Assassins Creed Brotherhood
- Civilization Revolution
- Dead Space
- Disney Universe
- Dynasty Warriors 8
- Bioshock Infinite
- Fallout 3
- Forza 3
- Trials HD
- Gears of War
- Halo 3: ODST
- Need for Speed: Most Wanted (Guess)
- Splinter Cell Double Agent
- Kameo: Elements of Power
- Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts
- Assassins Creed
- Mass Effect
- Forza 4
- Clash of Heroes HD
- Sacred 2
- Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise
- Rayman Origins
- Pac-Man CEDX
- Forza Horizon
- Halo Anniversary
- Rainbow Six Vegas
- Rayman Legends
- Sacred 3
- Shadow Complex
- Shoot Many Robots
- Sonic Adventure 2
- Splinter Cell Blacklist
- Super Meat Boy
- Ghost Recon Advanced Warfare
- Toy Story 3
For those that think that this list of games is short, keep in mind that it’s in addition to a slew of other games that Microsoft announced and more will be added in the future. Unfortunately, Activision might not make the Call of Duty games backwards compatible.
What Xbox 360 game are you looking forward to playing via Xbox One backwards compatibility?
This Is Mortal Kombat 11’s Official Cover, What Do You Think?
It’s familiar, but different; simpler, but engaging.
Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has revealed the official cover art for Mortal Kombat 11, and its of little surprise that it only features Scorpion.
Compared to Mortal Kombat 10, the overall design is brighter and simpler, featuring a yellow, hot background that surprisingly works well with Scorpion’s yellow outfit.
Scorpion’s pose is imposing, and its interesting that NetherRealm chose go with the more modern version of the character rather than the classic one that appeared in the reveal trailer.
Mortal Kombat 11 releases on April 23, 2019 on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch.
What do you think about the cover art? Better yet, what’s you favorite Mortal Kombat cover art of all time? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Epic Games Store New Return Policy Allows Unlimited Refunds, But…
Gamers get more leniency and a simplified verification process.
Epic has updated the Epic Games Store’s return policy to make it more competitive with other digital storefronts.
With the old policy, you were allowed just two refunds per year, but now everyone has unlimited refunds within 14 days of purchase and with under two hours played.
The Epic Games Store doesn’t have a “self-service” solution, at least not yet, so you will have to go through Customer Support to request a refund.
A change was also made to the verification process for receiving a refund. Customers no longer have to provide their IP address, last four digits of the card used, account creation date, and other information if the return meets the set criteria, though a contact form will still need to be used.
Epic plans to add more regional pricing options to the store. There are currently 30 different regions available, encompassing a total of 130 countries.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Records Highest Concurrent Player Count In Series History
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has revived the series’ player base.
The latest installment in the Assassin’s Creed series has set a new record for concurrent player counts on Steam, according to GitHyp.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey garnered 62,000 concurrent players on Steam in its launch week, which is a 33% increase over the 41,000 concurrent players of its predecessor, Assassin’s Creed: Origins.
That makes Odyssey the highest played title in series history in terms of concurrent players on Steam.
In the UK, the game took the number two spot on the sales chart, failing to knock FIFA 19 from the top.
Moreover, physical sales were down compared to Origins, although the situation is likely better when digital copies are taken into account.
In case you missed it, you can watch Odyssey launch trailer here.
Forza Horizon 4 Reviews Round-Up, It’s Love All Around
Forza Horizon 4 is arguably the best installment in the series to date.
Reviews for the latest Forza Horizon are in, and Microsoft, Playground Games and, most importantly, racing game fans have a lot to be happy about.
Forza Horizon 4 is a resounding hit with critics and gamers alike, earning an average score of 92 percent on metacritic as of the time of this writing.
This time around, car aficionados take to a shared open-world Britain that has been fine-tuned to take into account both the seasons and the time of day, with seasonal changes altering the driving conditions and the accessibility of pathways. The game world literally changes over time.
There are 450 unlockable cars, including the Warthog for the Halo series, that can customized and raced to the heart’s content.
If you are still on the fence about getting Forza Horizon 4, check out some of the more notable reviews and scores here…
- IGN – 9.6/10
- Gamespot – 9/10
- GamesRadar+ – 80/100
- Destructoid – 9.10/li>
- USgamer – 4.5/5
- PC Gamer – 89/100
- Telegraph – 4/5
- EGM – 8
- DualShockers – 9/10
- Heavy – 9.8/10
- COGconnected – 95/100
- Stevivor – 9/10
- CGMagazine – 8.5/10
- God is a Geek – 9.5/10
- TrustedReviews – 5/5
- Press Start – 8/10
- VideoGamer – 9/10
- Polygon – No score
- ACG [Video] – Buy
- VGN [Italian] – 9.6/10
- Hobby Consolas [Spanish] – 97/100
If you’ve played Forza Horizon 4, what would you personally rate it, and why? Let us know in the comments below.
Get Hyped With The Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Launch Trailer
This is an Assassin’s Creed game unlike any other.
Set in ancient Greece, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey builds on what made origins so good, bringing back some of the beloved features the franchise is known for while introducing radical new changes and departures — most notably, an RPG-driven dialogue wheel, the ability to play either as a male or a female protagonist, and the ability to choose between romance options — that could potentially change the face of the series forever.
Unlike the previous Assassin’s Creed games, this launch trailer uses gameplay footage rather than CGI, but it still manages to be engaging. It showcases some of the gameplay elements players can expect, as well as the locations they will frequent. We also get a bit on the story and how the choice you make will affect it.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is playable on the PS4, Xbox One and PC. Watch the trailer here, and let us know if it gets you hyped…
Red Dead Redemption 2 Has 200 Different Animal Species With Unique Behaviors
Hunting was an important part of life in the untamed American frontier, so animal lovers are in for treat.
Red Dead Redemption 2 has a diverse range of wildlife to kill, skin, eat and sell, with Rockstar revealing via Twitter that players can expect around 200 species of animals, birds, and fish in the game.
Better yet, the animals have their own unique behavior and interact with each other in different and expected ways. Predators will hunt for herbivores, some animals are solitary, some hunt are pack hunters, some can only be seen at night, etc.
Preparing animals for consumption or other uses require some work. For instance, larger animals must be cut up into smaller pieces and, once prepared, physically taken either to your camp to be eaten or to a shop to sell. If neither is done, the meat will spoil.
Moreover, leaving blood on your horse could attract unwanted attention from predators.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is playable on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.