The Top Ten Xbox 360 Backward Compatible Games

There’s no better time to list the top ten Xbox 360 backward compatible games; you can now purchase them for fraction of their cost. Microsoft is delivering a huge sale on these games right now. Below are the top ten games you will want to pick up before the sale is over. Let’s get started!

10.  Black Ops 2

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 was Microsoft’s most voted game to arrive on Xbox One for Xbox 360 backward compatible games. It held the top spot since the beginning of the program and is now playable on the present console. Black Ops 2 took Call of Duty‘s first step in the future era but still kept a foot in the present. Its complex story, weapon and map design, as well as, gameplay made this game a fan favorite. This FPS favorite can be bought right now for 60% off.

9. Assassin’s Creed 2

For any players who were unable to download Assassin’s Creed 2 for free when it was offered, you can now get it for 67% off! Assassin’s Creed 2 started off the story of Ezio who lost his family and became an assassin to avenge them. Along the way, he discovers ancient secrets from the first people. His journey will take him all across Italy as he hunts down the men responsible for the loss of his family. He will use his allies, equipment, and surroundings to overcome his obstacles.


8. Dead Space 2

Dead Space 2 starts the next chapter of Isaac Clarke’s nightmare of a life. He awakes on a space station attached to Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. The government there has been using his mind to construct a new marker, a holy relic from the past that causes hellish nightmares. Isaac will have to traverse the dark hallways of the space station to destroy this new marker. It is an excellent sequel to the terrifying original, known for being the best in the series. You can pick it up now for 67% off.

7. Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3 is critically acclaimed for its world design, open-ended gameplay, and story. The story follows the story of Jason Brody when his vacation with friends goes horribly wrong. It is his mission to rescue his friend from the pirates that took them using any means necessary.  Players will be tasked to explore the island and explore the dangerous jungles full of predators and pirates. You can pick this game up for 60% off today.

6. Halo Reach

If you are wanting a taste of Bungie’s old Halo games, then why not play their last one. Halo Reach has been backward compatible for a while. If you pick this game up you will take the role of Noble Six, a member of an elite group of Spartans. They group is tasked with defending Reach, the last planet to defend against the Covenant before they reach Earth. Players will follow the story in the present and the past as the game follows player’s story in both time periods. Halo Reach can be picked up for $24.99.


5. Fallout 3

Fans went crazy over Fallout 4 just last year, so why not go back to its previous sequel to see where it all originated. Fallout 3 is the first game developed by Bethesda Softworks after they purchased the license from the original owner. The game was much different from its predecessors as it included real-time combat and 3D graphics. Other new elements were included with player leveling-up systems and open-ended gameplay. Fallout 3 is currently 67% off.

4. Gears of War

Go back to this exclusive game series’ roots with the very first Gears of War. Players will find themselves following the story of Marcus Fenix who has been imprisoned for protecting his father. Locust attack the prison, and Marcus is lucky to escape with the help of Delta Squad. Delta Squad is later sent to investigate the Locust uprising and terminate them. If you are interested in returning to this famous game franchise’s roots then you’re in luck, Gears of War is 75% off.

3. Portal 2

Portal 2 is a first-person puzzle game that can be played solo or with a friend. If you play solo, then you will play as the silent protagonist Chell. If you play with a friend then you will take the role of the two robots, Atlas and P. Body. It will be the players’ job to traverse the environment using all sorts of equipment such as a portal gun. If you want to start teleporting now, you can pick up Portal 2 for 75% off.

2. Red Dead Redemption

If you are excited for the new Red Dead Redemption, then you might want to check out the last installment to hold off some of your cravings. If you do purchase the game, then you will play as John Marston. He is the main character who is tasked with hunting down his old gang members, so he can become free. Players are able to explore a seamless world in the wild west that includes northern Mexico. If you are wanting to hunt down some gang members, be sure to purchase this game at 60% off.

1. Mass Effect

If you were disappointed with the latest installment of Mass Effect, then you will want to check out where it all started. Mass Effect is critically acclaimed for its characters and storytelling. These specific features made this game spectacular. It follows Commander Shepard who is tasked with stopping the uprising of the Reapers, an ancient species that wants to wipe out all organic life. If you just want a throwback Thursday or a new beginning, then be sure to pick up Mass Effect for 75% off.

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Written by: Bryson Hile

I have been playing video games since I could remember and I have no plan on stopping. I have just recently started writing about video games and currently have no plan to stop that either. You can add me on Xbox One at Viral Orbit. Most of the time you can find me playing Titanfall 2.

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