Top 10 Xbox 360 games that deserve to be backwards compatible

Top 10 Xbox 360 games that deserve to be backwards compatible

We return with another top on good games that were left out of the Xbox One and Series backward compatibility program

One of the best things that the previous generation brought us, besides Xbox Game Pass, was the backward compatibility program. This program allowed us to play Xbox 360 games on our Xbox One, both physically and digitally and at no cost if we already had the game.. This allowed us (and allows, since it is still available on Xbox Series) to enjoy our favorite games from a past generation in a current one, and in many cases with many improvements. For several years Microsoft added new games to this program, including from the Original Xbox, but a while ago, it was announced that new games would no longer be added. This was bad news for many gamers, as many titles were left out, requiring you to have an Xbox 360 to play many games. In this top we are going to see some great games that are not backward compatible with current generations. let’s get started

10. Blur

Blur was a game developed by the now-defunct Bizarre Creations and published by Activision. It was an arcade driving game, which was very reminiscent of the Mario Kart saga, but with a realistic touch.. The races were very hectic and fun, using different power-ups to defeat our rivals. Blur had great graphics and almost everyone who tried it loved it. But therein lies the problem with it, and that is that few people bought it. The game sold very little, mainly due to Activision’s lack of marketing. All this caused the Bizarre Creations studio to close its doors. Despite the few sales of the title, Blur is one of the most demanded games for the Xbox backward compatibility program.

9. The Saboteur

The Saboteur is an open world action adventure set during the Nazi invasion of Paris during World War II. The title developed by Pandemic Studios and published by EA, stood out for its careful aesthetics and successful setting. Our protagonist is Sean Devlin and we will have to free the city of Paris from the Nazis, with a game system reminiscent of sagas like Assassin’s Creed. One of the benefits of The Saboteur was his artistic side, since he combined black and white and color in a very good way. Black and white made up the neighborhoods controlled by the Nazis, and once liberated, these were gaining color. The game, despite liking the public, did not sell enough and was a flop. Despite being a somewhat repetitive game and being in full English, we believe that it deserves to be backwards compatible.

8. Condemned 2: Bloodshot

Condemned 2: Bloodshot is the direct continuation of the first title in the saga, Condemned: Criminal Origins, which, curiously, is backwards compatible. The game is a horror and first-person action title, whose peculiarity is the use of melee weapons to defend ourselves against our enemies.. Condemned 2 takes place 11 months after the end of the first installment, controlling Ethan again, where he must catch a new murderer, but this time it seems that the scale of murders and those involved is even greater than in the previous installment. . The game was received very positively, perhaps a bit worse than Condemned Criminal Origins, but still an outstanding title. We don’t know why Condemned 2 isn’t backwards compatible, but Sega was the publisher of both games, and the first one is backwards compatible.

7. Singularity

Singularity is a first person FPS game published by Activision and developed by Raven Software. In the game we will control an American spy who must infiltrate an island where he is in the hands of the Soviet Union. In it you will find many dangers and atrocities. The game perfectly mixes action with suspense and the use of powers. It is very reminiscent of games like Bioshock or even Portal. The game also had a multiplayer mode. It received good reviews but did not sell enough to be considered a success. We are still hopeful that when Microsoft’s purchase of Activision is complete this game will be made backwards compatible.


WET is a third person action title in which our protagonist Rubi will make real massacres with her enemies. Rubi will have to overcome a series of missions mixing the stunts with the shots. The game is highly reminiscent of movies like Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill. In addition, WET is very replayable, since in all the missions we will have a point counter, since killing our opponents with style will reward us. The game was released in 2009 and was published by Bethesda. An uncomplicated but very fun action title that I personally really want to replay on current consoles.

5. Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom

Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom did what The Last Guardian would later replicate years later. The title is set in a kingdom that is plunged by “darkness” and in which a young thief is determined to save it by releasing a mystical and powerful beast called Majin. Well, with this leading duo we will have to overcome all the dangers that this great adventure offers us. We will have to make both the beast and the young man cooperate to overcome various puzzles or to fight our enemies. The game, despite its quality, went completely unnoticed. It was published by Bandai Namco and developed by Game Republic.

4. Fez

Fez was one of the first indie phenomena back in 2012. A game that was released on Xbox Arcade and that exceptionally mixed platforms with puzzles. The game was praised for its ingenious puzzles which were a lot of fun.. Its creator came to announce a sequel due to the success of this game, but after a dispute on the internet, it was cancelled, and that seems to be the reason why Fez is not backwards compatible. A pity.

3. Stranglehold

Stranglehold is a third-person shooter from the mind of action film director John Woo.. It works as a sequel to the 1992 film Hard Boiled directed by Woo himself. We control inspector Tequila who must make his way through the triads of Japan. With the recent release of John Wick 4, this game is extremely reminiscent of this saga starring Keanu Reeves. The game had a sequel planned since the first installment received very good reviews, but it was canceled due to Midway’s bankruptcy.

2. Ninja Blade

Ninja Blade was a title developed by From Software exclusively for Xbox 360.. This game is a far cry from what the creators of Dark Souls or Elden Ring currently do. And it is that Ninja Blade is very reminiscent of games like Ninja Gaiden or Bayonetta. It is a very frantic Hack and Slash and with many Quick Times Event. The game surprised us with many spectacular scenes that looked like they were taken straight from a Hollywood movie. The game received very good reviews, although it was somewhat criticized for the excessive use of Quick Time Events.

1. Top Spin 4

We could say that Top Spin 4 is the last good tennis game we’ve had on our consoles. It is true that there have been some attempts to create some games of this sport, but the level of excellence of this game has not been reached. Top Spin 4 was full of possibilities, with a very generous number of licensed tennis players, game modes, very entertaining online and very good gameplay.. 2K Games did a great job on this game, and we may never see it backwards compatible due to licensing issues.

What do you think of this top? Are you missing a title? Personally, I do, but not all of them can be entered, since it would be an endless list. But I can mention some great games that were left out like Lollipop Chainsaw, Alpha Protocol, Remember Me, Tenchu Z, The Chronicles of Riddick o X-Men Origins: Wolverine. With this we say goodbye, and we hope you liked this top, in addition to helping titles that perhaps you thought you had forgotten.

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