As of today, three more Xbox 360 favorites (or not so favorites) join the Xbox One library. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, Sonic Unleashed, and Aliens vs. Predator are all hitting the current generation. If you already own these games digitally or have discs lying around, you can now play them on either an Xbox One S or Xbox One X. None of the games have Xbox One Enhancements but do gain the normal performance bump coming onto a new console.
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Sonic Unleashed is the last Xbox 360 Sonic the Hedgehog game to hit Xbox One bar Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), and it’s highly unlikely that SEGA will do any work to make that game compatible. Featuring 2D side-scrolling sections that would be expanded upon in Sonic Genrations, the most infamous factor of Unleashed is the Werehog sections. Shifting Sonic from platforming to brawling didn’t sit well with most players, but this 2008 release still has its fans among the greater Sonic fanbase.
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is the solitary release from 38 Studios. The troubled developer has gone down in Rhode Island history for their mismanagement of state funds. If you can get past the political drama, the game the studio put out remains enjoyable. Its MMO structure feels like content taken from the Amalur MMO they were working on at the time, but the real-time combat and unique world were quite popular in its day.
Developed by Rebellion, this Aliens vs. Predator came at a lull for both franchises. The game features three full campaigns to go through in any order. You can play as both extraterrestrial species or a human marine. Your choice affects HUD elements and available weapons, as a proud Predator Warrior isn’t going to carry a pulse rifle. As it stands, the developer did a great job of translating each faction’s quirks to the proceedings despite the game’s lack of polish in other areas.