Xbox One Gets 2 Backwards Compatible Games
Two Splinter Cell games are now playable on Xbox One.
Microsoft has rolled out another pair of backwards compatible games for Xbox One. This week, two Xbox 360 installments in Ubisoft's Splinter Cell series have been added to the growing backwards compatibility library--Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Splinter Cell: Double Agent.
Blacklist is the most recent installment in the Splinter Cell series, originally launching in 2013. It takes place after the events of Splinter Cell: Conviction and introduces a number of new skills and tools to Sam Fisher's arsenal, like the Tri-Rotor drone. GameSpot awarded the title an 8/10 in our original Splinter Cell: Blacklist review and said it has "too many sweet adventures in store for you to miss them."
Double Agent, on the other hand, was originally released in 2006. This installment marked the series' Xbox 360 debut and sees protagonist Sam Fisher infiltrate a terrorist group. It earned an 8.5/10 in GameSpot's original Splinter Cell: Double Agent review, in which we said, "Double Agent's few keen twists on Splinter Cell's single-player gameplay don't result in a remarkably different experience from the previous games, though that doesn't mean it still isn't some of the best stealth action out there."
If you still have a copy of either title laying around, you can simply pop the disc into your Xbox One to begin playing. Meanwhile, those who've previously purchased either game digitally will find them automatically waiting in the Ready to Download area of Xbox One's My Games and Apps menu. If you don't already own the titles but are interested in checking them out, they are also available to download from the Microsoft Store.
July has been a fairly busy month for backwards compatible releases. Last week, Microsoft added two Silent Hills games--Homecoming and HD Collection--to the backwards compatible library, while Assassin's Creed Liberation HD and Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter arrived earlier this month.
There are now more than 400 Xbox 360 games--as well as more than 30 original Xbox titles--in Xbox One's backwards compatible library. You can see all of the past-generation titles that are playable on the console in our full list of backwards compatible games. You can also check out our gallery of the best Xbox One backwards compatible games for recommendations on which classic titles to play.
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