Few would argue that backwards compatibility is one of the Xbox One’s best features. Actually, the number of Xbox 360 games which are playable on the Xbox One has grown considerably since Microsoft added the feature to its console back in 2015. And this has proven so popular that Sony recently confirmed that its upcoming new-gen console will be sporting backwards compatibility too…
And Microsoft recently announced via Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb that two more Xbox 360 games can now be played on its Xbox One console. These are 2012’s Trials Evolution and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge.
Trials Evolution surely is a welcome addition to the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility list, being one of the top exclusive games released for the Xbox 360. This plays more like Super Mario Bros. rather than a motorbike racer though, but has several inventive scenarios such as one set in a power plant for you to play through.
Meanwhile, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge is an updated edition of Ninja Gaiden 3, which originally came out for the Wii U back in 2012. This is the third Ninja Gaiden game to join the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility list after Ninja Gaiden 2, although it isn’t as bone-crunchingly hard as Ninja Gaiden Black (also backwards compatible on Xbox One). Ninja Gaiden 3 introduced new features like slow-motion attacks and single hit stealth kills, amongst other things.
If you already own a physical copy of any of these games, all you’ve got to do is pop the disc in the Xbox One’s drive and wait for installation to complete. Any digital editions you own should appear in the console’s “Ready to Download” section, while these games are also available to purchase from Microsoft’s online store too.
It’s a great thing that the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility list keeps growing, as it now boasts more than 500 games, giving owners of Microsoft’s console a chance to replay golden oldies or to enjoy old classics for the first time.
See some of the best backwards compatible games here.