After adding over 100 backward compatible games to the XBox One catalogue in 2018 it has been announced:
In 2018, Team Xbox added over 100 new titles to Backward Compatibility, bringing the full catalog to over 550 games – 57 of which are Xbox One X Enhanced. We’re taking a break for the holidays, but stay tuned for more BC news in January. Until then, we’ll see you on Xbox Live!🎮 pic.twitter.com/rp4G5iILYt
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Three new games were added at the end of November bringing the total this year to 550.
Kingdoms of Amular: The Reckoning is a single-player RPG. In a twist to the usual tale, the adventure starts with the main characters resurrection by the aptly named Well Of Souls. However, coming back comes with a price, you no longer have a fate. This, at least in theory, gives you the freedom to do as you please but your very existence challenges the very premise of a world where up until you came back the future was unchangeable.
Alien vs Predator pretty much does what it says on the tin. It has three separate campaigns in which you can control either a marine, alien or a predator. Sadly, however, it fails to live up to its potential with Gamespot concluding: “the thrill wears off quickly when you discover that Aliens vs. Predator botches a lot of the basics, and what seems thrilling at first becomes downright tedious as you struggle with poorly designed levels and gawky gameplay.”
The final addition to the 2018 collection is Sonic Unleashed which is a 3D Sonic game which, rather novelly, features the spikey-haired one turning into a werehog. Something of a culture shock for those on the elder side of the age spectrum and can remember when Sonic was a simple hedgehog who occasionally invited the frankly annoying Tails along for the ride.