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Microsoft is continuing to add and expand the Xbox One's library of backwards compatible titles from the Xbox 360, including classic Tom Clancy games and a surprising Metal Gear Solid title that slid onto the Xbox 360 before Microsoft switched focus to the Xbox One.
Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb revealed the news about the three backwards compatible titles appearing on the Xbox One via a tweet.
It notes that Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier along with Konami's Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker HD Edition and Axel & Pixel are all available as backwards compatible titles on the Xbox One.
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier was the last major game released on the Xbox 360 and PS3 within the Ghost Recon franchise. It completed a generational cycle of Ghost Recon titles that came out for the seventh generation consoles, which was kicked off by Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter for the Xbox 360. Future Soldier included a lot of high-tech weaponry and gear based on prototypes and military futuristic concepts being employed or developed now. The game centered around a full fledged campaign mode, with a fully developed multiplayer mode as well.
Just like other games in the series you could also make use of your teammates and other high-tech gadgets to help take down foes and secure targets or complete the mission. The game was also more of an action-oriented affair compared to the more plodding and tactical Ghost Recon games that came before it, such as Ghost Recon and Ghost Recon 2, both of which were similar to Ubisoft's older Rainbow Six games that started off on PC.
One of the more surprising backwards compatible titles is Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker HD Edition. Now, this is a gem not a whole lot of people probably even knew existed. The game is -- just as the title implies -- an HD re-release based on the original Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker that came out back in 2010 for the PlayStation Portable. Konami re-released the game a year and a half later for the PS3 and Xbox 360 as Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker HD Edition.
Konami didn't put a whole lot of stock into promoting the home console versions of the game, not quite as much as the PSP version. Even still, Xbox One gamers will be able to experience Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker in HD, and with the benefit of the Xbox One's extra power output. It would be even better for Xbox One X users who own a 4K UHD TV where the game can be upscaled for the TV output.
The last game on the list is Axel & Pixel. This is a game that not many people have probably heard of, and it came out way back in 2009 under the 2K Games label. It's a point-and-click adventure game that made its way onto the Xbox Live Arcade, so, obviously, it didn't quite reach mainstream audiences. Even still, you can check out the game on the Xbox One now that it's been made backwards compatible for Microsoft's system.