Metal Gear Rising and ScreamRide Now Playable on Xbox One

Continued backwards compatibility efforts mean owners of Metal Gear Rising and ScreamRide on Xbox 360 can now play their games on Microsoft’s newer console.


Microsoft has added backwards compatibility for two more Xbox 360 games, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and ScreamRide, meaning you can now play digital or physical copies of those older games on your Xbox One. The two new additions join a list that already consists of hundreds of titles, which is great news for those among us who maintain a collection of older games but don’t want to keep too many systems plugged into their overworked television at once.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is arguably the more significant of the two latest additions. Developed by PlatinumGames, which is also known for its work on Bayonetta and Vanquish (among other games), the Konami title lets players control a lethal version of Raiden—the hero first introduced in Metal Gear Solid 2, where his role was not exactly appreciated by the masses—as he chops and dices his enemies with ludicrously sharp blades.

ScreamRide, which was developed by Frontier Developments, lets players build rollercoasters without worrying about the management elements that were a key component in the likes of Railroad Tycoon. It was originally released on Xbox 360 and Xbox One on the same day, so you might already be enjoying a superior edition of the game.

Microsoft hasn’t said when it will stop adding additional Xbox 360 titles to the growing list of backwards compatible titles. There are still a variety of great games that simply won’t function if you stick them in your Xbox One, so here’s hoping the project continues until at least a few dozen more of those are knocked off the list. Are there any Xbox 360 titles you’re especially anxious to see receive the backwards compatible treatment?

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