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Two fresh faces appear for Xbox Backwards Compatibility – Are they worth the return?

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Last week brought us six new Xbox One backwards compatible additions and this week we get to welcome another two. However, even though the number of available games is certainly impressive, there are still many highly requested Xbox 360 titles yet to join the roster of games playable on Xbox One. So, with that in mind, let’s take a look and see if this week’s latest additions will be something we should all be happy to dive back in to once more.

LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues – Play

Chances are, if you like one of the LEGO adventures, then you’ll like the majority of them.

LEGO Indiana Jones 2 rings true to that statement, with typical LEGO gameplay right from the off that brings the adventures of one of the big screens’ most beloved treasure hunting adventures to life – all with the usual LEGO fashion.

Whilst LEGO Indiana Jones 2 may well be one of the more ageing LEGO titles in the series, there’s no denying it still has that classic charm. There are plenty of coins, tons of comedy, and a good deal of creation included to keep things interesting throughout and with LEGO holding its own unique visual style, things hardly feel dated.

All four cinematic adventures are available to play through in the adapted LEGO fashion, and so LEGO Indiana Jones 2 is perfect for fans of the film franchise, or those wanting an enjoyable and lengthy LEGO adventure.

Given that it was also one of the first games in the franchise to include a fully enabled online co-op, as well as an integrated split screen mode that no longer tied players to the staying in the same area, LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues was really a strong title in the franchise.

With both the first and second titles now backwards compatible, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t look to play through the entire series from start to finish.

Split/Second – Play

It’s rare that you’ll find a game published by Disney that doesn’t have the Disney magic covering all corners of the screen and iconic characters plastered everywhere. But back in 2010 racing fans were given a rare treat, as they were given the chance to put pedal to the metal with one of the finest racers to grace the Xbox 360 – Split/Second.

Given the content involved, it was quite unexpected to see Disney Interactive Studios step in for publishing duties, but with the fine creation from Black Rock Studio shining through from day one, we can see why they did.

In Split/Second, players take part in a fictional reality TV program where participants race for money and glory. Throughout a race, players can build up their power play meter to trigger shortcuts as well as course alterting events such as causing bridges to buckle and buildings to fall, or you can go all out and attack your race opponents in attempt to recreate the Death Race film experience.

Whilst gameplay was pushed towards an arcade style and setting, rather than any of reality, the game was a blast to play and despite having its online multiplayer shut down not so long ago, Split/Second is still well worth the time of any racing fan. Not to mention we’ll all be getting it for free with February’s Xbox Live Games With Gold, so there’s really no excuse to miss out on this classic.

 

If you’re looking to embrace the past and fancy getting involved in a couple of decent playthroughs, then the latest Xbox One backwards compatible titles allow for that. Don’t forget to let us know what you think of these additions by posting in the comments below.

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