Two More Much-Loved Xbox One Backward Compatibility Games Now Available

Geometry Wars 2 and 3 are now playable on Xbox One.

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Xbox One owners can today play two more popular Xbox 360 games, as Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 and Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions are now playable on Microsoft's latest console via backwards compatibility.

If you already own either of the pair digitally, they should already be in your Ready to Download list waiting for you to access them. Alternatively, you can purchase the pair on Xbox.com or through the console itself. Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 costs US $10 / £6.75 / AU $10, while Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions will set you back US $15 / £12, though it doesn't seem to be available on the Australian Xbox Store.

Retro Evolved 2 launched back in 2008 and was awarded a 9/10 in our review--critic Tom McShea called it a "shockingly good sequel." Dimensions, meanwhile, earned an 8/10 in our Geometry Wars 3 review on its launch in 2014. That third title already came to Xbox One natively, but now the Xbox 360 version will be playable if you don't want to buy both editions.

The original Geometry Wars came to Xbox One backwards compatibility last year after originally launching on Xbox 360 as an Xbox Live Arcade game. With 2 and 3 also now available, the whole mainline series is now playable on Xbox One.

Other recent additions to backwards compatibility include Dead Space 2 and 3, Far Cry 3, and Civilization Revolution. Call of Duty: Black Ops II was also added recently after being the most-requested game to come to the service. For more, check out our full list of all the backwards compatibility games.

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'Nerdsville' and 'Dork Paradise' games, what will they come up w/ next...

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**** that shit.

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Geometry Wars? Wow nice! I knew there was a reason why I paid $500 for x flop one . Must be for games like this!

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"But we're not going to key you in as to what they are. Instead we'll clickbait you into loading up an article when the information it conveys could have been summarized in a single sentence."
Then you do click the dumb page, and it all ends up feeling like a wet fart once you realize it's just two Geometry Wars games.
I only have myself to blame.

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Atari: Love and miss you, xoxo.

Amiga: Wings of Fury every now and then

Xbox: Never again

PS: Good games but don't drag me into the game as in the days of PS, PS2 and Resistance on PS3.

Nintendo: 3ds and Switch....Whatever they throw at me I take, best games for the buck, by a milestone.

High End PC Gamer rig: If you once have this, hard to let go of it, does not matter how meh most games are at the moment.

Nintendo is actually the reason I still play games, lol, the lowest FPS, graphics, etc, it is those guys that keep a hardcore gamer still going. Would those guys have stopped making consoles and games, I would now probably be spending a lot of my money on a second muscle car (if I count all the damn gaming shit I owned, my God, many thousands of dollars....gone).

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i cant believe how much they re charging to buy black ops 2 online, what a ripped off

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M$ must have plans for Crackdown 1&2 since Crackdown 3 is more then likely releasing when the Scorpio drops.

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If they are adding constantly new games, Dishwasher games have to also happen, right? RIGHT?

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When the Xbox One has more people playing 360 games on it than Xbox One games. :-/

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@Rushaoz: This has actually been proven false. You can see what games are in the "Most Played" list.

While Black Ops II, Black Ops, and Skate 3 are all in the most played, none of them are currently #1.

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Still no crackdowns? I bet they'll magically become BC when crackdown 3 comes out. Yanno, because they are really trying their best to make games BC, there is no angle for increased sales/packaging BC games with new releases.....

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drip....drip.....drip.....

fake wards compatible, it cant play straight off the disc, end of discussion.

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@hotwog21: Cute... aren't you a clever little idiot?

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@hotwog21: at least it's not lagging and stream only like PS Now. Where u pay to play already owned games.

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@hotwog21: the 360 also let's you install the game on the console what's your point?

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@hotwog21: lol c'mon man at least it's something

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@hotwog21: hey, look kids, it's the "fakewards compatible" guy!! Where's the "xflop one" guy? Who cares that it's not from the disc, the game plays, that's the real end of the discussion

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@mickpunx: Just look at his profile. It's just another attention seeking internet troll. Pay him no mind.

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@mickpunx: He's a fool. No doubt about that.

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@hotwog21: What's a disc?

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I would love LA Noire so I don't have to manage all the disks.

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Ninja flippin gaiden 2

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id rather they just stop with the whole popularity vote bs and just release all the games instead.

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@locke90: You do know that they can't "Just release all the games..." right?

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@sealionact: no shit sherlock my point still stands though.

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@locke90: Nope. No it doesn't because they cant.

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I want the rest of the Tom Clancy games put on. G.R.A.W. 1 and 2 as well as Future Soldier, and the Splinter Cell games. The Crysis games. Max Payne 3 and the F.E.A.R. games. Dark Athena.

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@NTM23: I hated Future Soldier, but GRAW 1 and 2 would be awesome! I poured hours into the online games!

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@parabol69: I actually didn't play them for their multiplayer, nor do I do that for any game for its multiplayer for that matter (I'm just more into the campaigns of games). When I played G.R.A.W. and G.R.A.W. 2 on their release, I didn't even have Xbox Live. I played with bots which was fun though I suppose. I really like their campaigns. I was hesitant to play Future Soldier and didn't until a few years after its original release, but when I did, while I didn't like it nearly as much as the G.R.A.W. games, I did like it a lot more than I thought I would. I only finished it once though; that might change if it goes on backwards compatibility.

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DaVillain-  Moderator

Fun Fact: keep your Xbox 360 hooked up, (like me) chances are, you will never miss a single game that's not on Xbox One BC list.

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@davillain-: Meh.....then I'd miss all the Xbox 1 games.

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@davillain-: I'd do that if they didn't offer good money for it :(

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@davillain-: I have the 360 just below the Xbox One in the home theater center (on a lower shelf), and honestly, I have no plan to go back to the 360. The thing about the backwards compatible games is that many of them just run better, be it the lack of screen tearing or even a steadier frame rate. I'm not the biggest fan of Far Cry 3 (mainly because the characters are abysmal aside from Vaas, [and he didn't even get a lot of screen time] and the story is disappointing), but the game on 360 had a really bad frame rate on 360; it was an aspect that you just had to get used to. The backwards compatible version actually runs at what felt like a steady 30fps which is much, much improved. All I'm hoping for is for games to come quicker.

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@NTM23:It just depends on the game. Some games I've played have horrible and worse frame rates on the XOne.

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@elmarine2064: Yeah, it does depend. Not all games are equal. My only point is that if I have a One in, and there are all the games that I want to play, I don't need to play the 360. DaVillain-'s comment wasn't untrue, but only for now in my opinion. I also think, like it had done so already, the backwards compatibilty can be updated. I remember they had some games running much worse than on the 360, but after an update, they ran better or just as well. I originally felt backwards compatibility was useless since if I wanted to play those older games, I'd just easily plug the older system in, but now that I see that they're doing a little more with it, like eliminating vsync and in many titles, improving frame rates, I appreciate it.

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@NTM23: i enjoyed Far Cry 3 on X360 ran fine for me - I jumped right into it, no issues. Same with Far Cry 4, I dont play those games for the story mainly I just enjoyed exploring & killing. But I wouldnt get an Xbox One to play Far Cry 3, already got the most out of it for X360. I hear all this all the time "oh the frame rates were really bad"

lol um...OK ? I played it just fine...I must be missing something, never 1 freeze up, never 1 hiccup, never 1 issue with fighting and/or movement. But I tend to take all opinions/posts with a HUGE grain of salt b/c everytime I'm told "on this console version the frame-rate is really bad" lol I end up playing it, completing it nearly 100% & ....I'm left looking around like where was the bad frame rate & terrible performance ? are you guys playing on shitty older, dusted Xbox 360s with new versions of the game (day 1 releases?) cause I have a newer gen X360 & when I finally got around to games like Far Cry 3, 4 - (among many others) they ran fine..I mean literally fine. Metal Gear Solid V...same thing, I was told oh theres issues, performance wise...LOL either I'm playing a refined version w/ all updates & DLC included or gamers extreme audio/video-phile fanaticism & expectations are abit way too high. Besides that I guess its cool to have BC...but eh nothing about playing a game like FC3 on XONE would remotely interest me I got everything you could get from the X360 version with no issues. I got the XONE mainly to play games that are not on the X360...the "divide" & its a pretty cheap system for the 500gb model, as I buy most of my games physical copy I am not concerned about using up the memory..I still have 72gb on my X360 despite playing dozens n dozens of games. Eh oh well everyones different.

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WTF I thought that with the title "2 Much-Loved Xbox One backwards compatibility games are available" that we would be getting something good then I find out it's just some indie garbage like geometry wars 2 and 3. Nobody gives to shits about that indie crap we want real games like Ninja Gaiden 2 stop with your click bait garbage titles IG... I mean GameSpot.

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@Marky360: Geometry Wars 2 and 3 are awesome game.

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@Marky360: "Nobody gives to shits about that indie crap"

I hope that indie publisher Activision manages to keep going. Maybe it will have to hitch its wagon to a big publisher to ensure survival.

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@Marky360: because you don't care for them means everyone doesn't? Glad to know you speak for the crowd.

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Your welcome I'm glad to be the voice of the ppl.

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@Marky360: You dont speak for the crowd. Those indie titles are usually 10x better then those games - you speak for yourself only. Cry more when you dont get what you want (LOL good thing is this is ALL just comments) "we dont want more of the indie crap (and it keeps rolling out) thanks Microsoft, sucks for you I guess..why would I want the "real" games I already played those headaches. 'Nobody gives 2 shits' well...according to sales & acclaim you'd be quite wrong. Even if I don't like Geometry Wars - theres plenty of other indies & Classics that are indie that many do love (literally millions) Braid, Spelunky, Super Meat Boy (these games alone out-sell MANY of the big games) run well, & are quite fun. I Love when people have this biased idealogy & think somehow their opinion matters (anymore then the next person) and I hope you do realize the guy above you was being sarcastic. LOL - people are by & large very dense. Ninja Gaiden 2 ? ...you couldnt think of a better title to list as a game you want BC ? my god.

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Just name here a random game which isnt bc and b!tch lol

Go to the xbl bc forum and b!tch there,chances are higher ms staff is reading their feedback site instead of gamespot

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Still waiting for mk arcade collection

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Remember me and Lost Planet 3 please.

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Couldn't care less, where's dragon's dogma, and the dozens of other big names that are still not on the bc list.

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Silent Hill HD Collection plz

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@superbadzombie: I think those games are badly ported and never got the patch that ps3 did that fixed some of the problems. I'd really like the MGS HD collection to become back pat

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