Three More Titles Join Xbox One's Backward Compatible Program

by Robert Workman


The Xbox One backward compatible program continues to grow this week with the addition of three significant titles that are sure to get a lot of mileage in your game library.

First up is Eagle Rock Studios' well-received motorcross racing game Pure. This was a game introduced a few years ago, and has superb controls, an intricate (but easy to grasp) trick system, and amazingly designed tracks, which take you miles above the usual terrain. The game isn't available digitally, but you can find a fairly cheap copy at most GameStops, around $5 or so. It's well worth adding to your library – and it leaves some hope open that we'll eventually see Split/Second, the company's high-octane racing game, join the program soon.

Next up is Rayman Legends, a game that made its debut on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One simultaneously back in 2013. The Xbox One version is a bit superior, but for those that own the older version of the game, you can hop in with your friends and pick up right where you left off. Hopefully, this means we'll see Rayman Origins eventually make the jump somewhere down the road. 

Last but certainly not least, there's Burnout Paradise, a game that was announced earlier today as part of the December Games With Gold line-up. This is a game where you cruise around Paradise City, eventually making your way through a number of challenges, obstacles and more. It's an ideal multiplayer experience, as others can join in and race alongside you. You can also find plenty of secrets as well. If you already own this game, feel free to download and enjoy. Otherwise, wait for it to come around December 16th, and immediately add it to your library.

Have fun with these offerings – and keep an eye out. We may be getting more Xbox One backward compatible titles later this week!

By Robert Workman

Robert Workman has spent years working in the video game industry, for sites like Shacknews, AOL GameDaily and Marooners Rock. He's also very skilled in contributing to podcasts and video broadcasts, and can pretty much out-game you under the table. Oh, and just go ahead and ask him about glorious craft beers. Go on, ask him.