Major Nelson has revealed the next batch of games that are now backward compatible on Xbox One. Leading the pack is 2007’s The Darkness, from Starbreeze Studios. The shooter, based on the Top Cow Productions comic book series featured horror, intense FPS action, and a semi-open-world aesthetic. With 82 on Metacritic, the game gained a cult-following which warranted a sequel in 2012.
Next on the list is Duke Nukem Forever. The long-in-development, critically panned game released in 2011. After its announcement in 1997, players (myself included) thought Duke Nukem Forever was like the unicorn, and that it didn’t exist. When the game finally hit shelves, it was a massive disappointment.
Last on the list is The Bureau: XCOM Declassified. The 2013 shooter in the XCOM universe diverted from the typical format the franchise is known for. Despite going through some changes during development (it was initially an FPS), the final version received mixed to positive reviews.
All three of these games are available now on Xbox One. Fans looking to revisiting the latest batch of titles are in luck because they are on sale. You can pick up The Darkness, Duke Nukem Forever, and The Bureau: XCOM Declassified for $3.99. Do you take advantage of games that are backward compatible? Will you pick up any of the new games added to the program? Which of the new batch is your favorite? Personally, I can’t wait to jump back into The Darkness, and for $3.99, it’s a tough deal to pass up.
Andrew Gonzalez is the Co-Editor-In-Chief of Xbox Enthusiast. When not writing about Xbox, he’s usually reading comics, talking about Taylor Swift, and dreaming of the perfect Jet Force Gemini Reboot. You can follow him on Twitter. @AJGVulture89