Original Xbox games are starting to appear on the Xbox One’s marketplace for some users, and as expected, there are some classics that are about to drop just in time for the holiday season when newer, shinier games are available. Nostalgia’s tough to work past, especially for gamers, so here’s the list of games that people are starting to populate.
- Crimson Skies
- Fuzion Frenzy
- Dead to Rights
- The King of Fighters: Neo Wave
- Red Faction II
Crimson Skies and Fuzion Frenzy have been available to download since the Xbox 360’s marketplace, so those have had hubs for a long while. Crimson Skies has been rumored to make its comeback for years as a fan favorite, and KOF: Neo Wave is a pleasant little surprise for fans of the fighting genre.
Then, to whet the appetites of OG Xbox users further, Twitter user h0x0d posted a collection of titles which he claims will kick off the Xbox One’s backward’s compatibility launch, which is scheduled to happen “by the end of 2017.” In addition to the above five titles, he listed the following:
- Ninja Gaiden Black
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
- Sid Meier’s Pirates!
Psychonauts and Ninja Gaiden Black are still great games, and Prince of Persia could be interesting to revisit, but the big one here is Knights of the Old Republic. Disney has been generous in relaunching the , so it’s not surprising that they’d be into bringing KOTOR back to console gamers after a lengthy absence. It’s Star Wars all day every day through the end of the year, after all.
There are some key titles missing from this list, however. Elder Scrolls: Morrowind, Jet Set Radio, Panzer Dragoon Orta, Jade Empire (which has been remastered for PC), are all missing. Hopefully, they get added. And personally, I wouldn’t mind playing Def Jam: Fight for NY again.
(Via Windows Central)