Xbox One Adds Two New Backwards Compatible Games

Hide out and eat snakes with a pair of stealth espionage action classics.

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You can sneak past guards and stop convoluted global conspiracies on Xbox One now, with the addition of two more Metal Gear Solid games. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater have just been added to the platform's backwards compatibility list. They're available combined as part of the Metal Gear Solid HD Edition, originally released on Xbox 360, for $20 / £15.

Metal Gear Solid 2 was the radical follow-up to the original, but divided fans at the time. Whereas its marketing focused heavily on the return of protagonist Solid Snake, some fans were disappointed that a significant amount of the game starred a new character, Raiden. (He's gone on to more prominent parts in later games, as well as his own game, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.) Metal Gear Solid 3 took the series back in time, starring a younger Big Boss as Naked Snake and introducing more complex camouflage and survival systems. Both are critically acclaimed classics in their genre.

As always, if you have the original Metal Gear Solid HD Edition Xbox 360 disc you can just pop it into your Xbox One system and play it right away. If you own it digitally, it will already be a part of your downloadable library, so you can grab it from your purchased games.

Microsoft has been regularly releasing new backwards compatible games since introducing the feature in November 2015. The list is now pretty sizable and getting longer all the time, so if you have some Xbox or Xbox 360 discs, don't get rid of them just yet. They might join the line-up sometime soon.

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