Assassin’s Creed Rogue and five more games join Backward Compatibility on Xbox One

Microsoft just keeps churning out more and more games for their Backward Compatibility Program, this time adding six new titles. The biggest two games in today’s releases are Assassin’s Creed Rogue and Borderlands 2, coming along with four XBLA games.

Assassin’s Creed Rogue

Rogue is the 7th major title in Ubisoft’s incredibly well-known action-adventure series, concerning a war between Assassins and Templars; the final Assassin’s Creed game to come out for the previous console generation.

The game released alongside Assassin’s Creed Unity, but while Unity suffered lackluster reviews and poor fan reception thanks to its extremely bug ridden launch; Rogue came out on top with popular features of previous Assassin’s Creed games that were missing in Unity. The developers’ old but tried and tested game engine giving them the advantage over Unity’s newer but bug ridden engine.

Borderlands 2

Gearbox Software’s Borderlands series is hugely popular among co-op fans and the FPSRPG crowd. Borderlands 2 features an extensive campaign with a multitude of side quests, completable in co-op with up to four players.

The main draw of the game is its procedurally generating loot system, presenting players with millions of equipment to collect; ranging from elemental weapons to bullets that break into more bullets and even guns that explode when players reload them.

Interestingly, Borderlands 2 is already available on the Xbox One, available through the Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. This gives Xbox One owners two ways of playing the title on their console.

Xbox Live Arcade games

First up is Gyromancer, an RPG puzzle game by PopCap Games. The gameplay is similar to PopCap’s highly popular Bejeweled series but with some changes where the player must line up jewels of the same color to deal damage to enemies.

Next up, The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match, the ninth game of the retro fighting series to come out. The fight consists of 3 vs. 3 battles with a vast array of fighters to choose from.

Moon Diver is a co-op side-scrolling platformer by Japanese developer feelplus with extremely old-school gameplay similar to 1989’s Strider. As the developers focused the game as a co-op experience, a solo run may become too difficult to finish.

Lastly, we have Space Invaders Infinity Gene, that improves upon the original Space Invaders with evolving gameplay. As players go through the game, they can find new evolutions to their weapons and unlock new abilities.


All these are now available free to Xbox One owners if they’ve previously owned the digital Xbox 360 versions. Moreover, physical version owners can simply insert the disk into their Xbox One to start downloading the games immediately.

Otherwise, all six of these games are purchasable through the Xbox Store, effectively giving access to both console versions.

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