With the excitement of E3 last month, as well as all the new games that have made their way to the Xbox Store, you’d be forgiven for not noticing that the backwards compatibility scheme had gone exceptionally quiet in recent weeks. Of course, E3 brought us news that OG Xbox games would be arriving on the program later this year and made playable on Xbox One, but as for new additions things had started to look a little empty.
This week however has seen as many as six new arrivals to add to those already playable on Xbox One… but are they worth jumping into once more?
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood – Ignore
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood may not be a numbered entry, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a standout showing in the series. Brotherhood acts as the third major entry for Assassins Creed, and comes as a direct sequel to 2009’s Assassins Creed 2, bringing players the second part of the Ezio Trilogy.
Whilst Assassins Creed Brotherhood is certainly no poor showing in the franchise, revisiting this particular entry via backwards compatibility isn’t the way to do this epic showing justice. If you’re someone who is in need of a revisit to one of Ezio’s famous adventures, the best way is via the remastered adventure that is now available as part of Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection.
Although this will mean parting with a little extra cash, there is certainly a massive graphical improvement on show as well as smoother controls, and whilst we are happy to see Assassins Creed Brotherhood return via backwards compatibility, it’s a little too late when there is already a better option available.
Call of Duty: Ghosts – Ignore
Call of Duty: Ghosts was another of the infamous yearly releases that received harsh criticism on its release back in November 2013. But one thing that makes us condemn yet another big arrival to the ignore list is the fact that this particular COD title was the first to arrive on the current generation of consoles.
Therefore, anyone who truly wants to head back to this entry in the series would probably be better off sticking to the native Xbox One version.
Of course, if you’re one of the many who didn’t jump straight to the Xbox One on release and fancy heading back to the last boots-on-the-ground outing then you may want to get stuck in whilst the player base gets a surge of new and returning players. With so many Call of Duty games available since the release of Call of Duty: Ghosts, you’ll likely to find just as much enjoyment with a later entry though.
Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 – Ignore
Back in the day of arcade gaming, we could often be found chucking coins into machines in the hope that we would find the perfect run that took us to the end of the game.
These days with the evolution of games, and the rise of the home console experience, arcade games have become something we can get stuck into with unlimited chances. Unfortunately, Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 isn’t a game that comes with enough content to warrant hours of retrying – which was one of the reasons this title was quickly forgotten upon release.
Although it’s nice to have another top down shooter available to play on Xbox One, Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 is only really one that hardcore fans should be looking to head back to, with poor and repetitive gameplay about all you can hope to find.