Even though some pundits thought that making the Xbox One backwards compatible with Xbox 360 games would be an impossible feat, Microsoft managed to add this feature to the console back in 2015, with hundreds of video games now being backwards compatible and playable on the Xbox One.
And already this year quite a few games have joined the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility list, including Bioware’s classic RPG Dragon Age Origins and also the likes of LEGO Indiana Jones and Rockstar’s smash hit GTA IV.
The latest game to join the list is 2012’s Hitman: Absolution, a quite good video game in the long-running Hitman series of stealth and action games by Danish outfit IO Interactive. Although Hitman: Absolution was criticized back in the day due to it focusing more on its story and visuals than in delivering the usual sandbox gameplay the series is famous for, even if it’s still a decent entry in the Hitman series though.
As is the case with other backwards compatible games, those who already own Hitman: Absolution should see it appear in their Xbox One games library, while those interested in getting hold of this Hitman game can get it online from retailers such as Amazon or from the Xbox Games Store here.
So this will be good news for fans of the Hitman series looking to replay Hitman: Absolution on their Xbox One console, while it’s great to see that Microsoft’s backwards compatibility keeps on giving, even if some games recently added to the program such as GTA 4 have had their share of glitches. But still, it is clear that this feature has likely been well received by most gamers, who are likely looking forward to other eagerly awaited games like Call of Duty: Black Ops II being playable on the Xbox One in the future.
Hitman: Absolution (IO Interactive)