Xbox’s fantastic backward compatibility feature is about to get a whole lot more awesome starting tomorrow. Original Xbox games are coming to Xbox One. And the first batch is full of classics. Let’s take a look.
BLACK (sweet!) BloodRayne 2 Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge (hell yeah!) Dead to Rights Fuzion Frenzy Grabbed by the Ghoulies King of Fighters Neowave Ninja Gaiden Black (YES!) Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Psychonauts Red Faction II Sid Meier’s Pirates! Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (goodbye, world)
That’s a hell of a first batch, but there are some notable classics missing. First, where the hell is MechAssault? Or, Project Gotham Racing (PGR). Before I go rattling off a list of games I want to see, I want to cover one more thing about tomorrow’s original Xbox games.
Each one can be bought digitally for $9.99. Ninja Gaiden Black is also free as part of the Xbox Game Pass. Don’t even worry about heading to your local GameStop for a disc. Ninja Gaiden Black is going for $14.99 right now there.
Here’s a clip of how KOTOR looks on Xbox One.
Alright, now let’s talk about what games I want to see come next. I’ll list some below. Drop a comment at the bottom of the article on which ones you want to see.
Top Spin. There’s a stunning lack of tennis games out right now, and Top Spin was one of the greats. Make it happen, Microsoft.
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory. Nothing needs to be said.
Jade Empire. From the same folks that brought us KOTOR. Maybe EA Access will toss it on there.
Brothers in Arms. I’m still waiting for Gearbox to give us another one. Road to Hill 30 was a fantastic game with refreshing gameplay.
Return to Castle Wolfenstein. Modern Wolfenstein games aren’t the only good ones.
NFL 2K5. One of the best football games of all time. It’ll probably never happen, but we can always dream.
There are plenty of original Xbox games that I’m forgetting. But what about you? Give me your top Xbox games you want to see come to Xbox One.