Larry «Major Nelson» Hryb has announced four more games are now backwards compatible on Xbox One. The first three are all a part of the Lost Planet series, while the fourth is a Resident Evil game.
All three of the mainline Lost Planet games-Lost Planet: Extreme Condition, Lost Planet 2, and Lost Planet 3-are now backwards compatible, as is the gold edition of the first game, titled Lost Planet: Colonies. Resident Evil Code: Veronica X, an extended cut version of a game that originally released on Dreamcast, is also now backwards compatible.
Published by Capcom, the Lost Planet franchise consists of a series of shooters that follow the struggles of different protagonists that all live on a planet that’s in the midst of an ice age. Gameplay evolves throughout the series, but each title primarily focuses on survival in the harsh environment, as well as shootouts with alien creatures or soldiers from corporations hell bent on controlling the planet. At the time of its release in 2007, we enjoyed Lost Planet: Extreme Condition-calling it «a great action game because it focuses on tense, thrilling battles.» We weren’t quite as fond of Lost Planet 2 or its sequel, criticizing the former for its «broken, tedious, or downright frustrating» missions and the latter for struggling to maintain the series’ identity.
Resident Evil Code: Veronica X continues the series’ survival horror gameplay, following the story of siblings Chris and Claire Redfield after the events of Resident Evil 2. In our Resident Evil Code: Veronica X review, Joe Fielder gave the game a 9/10, praising it for its visuals and soundtrack while also commending the storytelling in spite of some cheesy moments.
To play any of these four games on Xbox One, you’ll either need to own their respective physical Xbox 360 copy or buy their digital versions from the Xbox Live marketplace. We’ve outlined the full list of Xbox One backwards compatible games, and also highlighted some of our favorites.