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4 more games including Batman arrive for Xbox One Backwards Compatibility – Are they worth the return?


So, by now many of you know how things work. Each time a backwards compatible game releases on Xbox One we take a look to see if they are worth returning to once more. Given the busy week Xbox has had with backwards compatible arrivals, we’re here once more to take you through our thoughts on each of the new Xbox One BC games in order to see if these titles are worth delving back into once more, or if they are better off left on the shelf… or your install list, whichever you prefer.

Batman: Arkham Origins – Play

No matter which part of the divided love/hate crowd you follow with Batman: Arkham Origins, the arrival of the final piece to the Arkham series on Xbox One is certainly something that’s going to please a lot of gamers.

Batman: Arkham Origins received backlash from some due to failing to take the series forward, with comparisons likened to Batman: Arkham City. Nevertheless, I for one truly enjoyed the adventure, and whilst it may not have been lucky enough to receive a beefed up remastered version, there’s no denying just how much quality is still on offer when diving back to this origin story.

Batman: Arkham Origins playability will only occur if you are a disc owner, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth picking up if you’ve yet to enjoy the experience, especially with disc prices currently so cheap.

Disney Bolt – Ignore

Whilst the previously mentioned Batman: Arkham series provided us the first decent superhero games, you’d still be hard pushed to find anything that represents a decent movie-videogame adaptation, and Disney’s Bolt is a perfect showing of that.

The movie may have received great reviews, but the game was rather disappointing.

With a bland story that proved to be a rather short affair, as well as poor voice acting and repetitive music, Disney’s Bolt was nothing more than another failed movie based game. Although there will likely be some who wish to head back and mop up any of the easily acquired achievements, this is one title that certainly deserves to be left in the past.

Deadliest Warrior: The Game – Play

There are many fighting games on the market. Recent years have seen limb-shredding madness with Mortal Kombat X, universes collide with the Injustice series, and the return of the Iron Fist tournament with Tekken 7. But that doesn’t mean we haven’t had some other spectacles come our way.

Deadliest Warrior: The Game was one such marvel, swapping out Batman, Scorpion and Heihachi for Vikings and Spartans, before partaking in brutal blood-soaked combat to the death. The game may have been criticised for its lack of depth, but there was plenty of fun to be had and although there are plenty of other games on the market for fans of the fighting genre, anyone looking for something a little different would do well to head back to this old school classic.

Fighting Vipers – Ignore

We have another fighting game arriving on Xbox One BC with Fighting Vipers… but this time we aren’t taken back to just an Xbox 360 classic – Fighting Vipers is the classic arcade fighter from the AM2 that was later playable on the Sega Saturn.

That said, with so many other great fighters now available on Xbox One, a return to such an old title isn’t likely to bring back the excitement it once did. Even with head to head online matches available, anyone looking for a decent fighter would be better off sticking to the modern-day classics rather than revisiting a time of clunky controls and basic movement, meaning Fighting Vipers is probably one game we can all move on from now and leave to good memories.

So, there we have it. Some thoughts on this week’s Xbox One Backwards Compatible arrivals, which ones you should be paying a visit to once more, and which should be left on the shelf. Do you agree? Let us know in the comments below or via our usual social channels.

Carlos Santuana (Sly Boogie1993)
Carlos Santuana (Sly Boogie1993)
After 20 years of playing every game I can get my hands on, I can now be found selling my soul for anything Resident Evil, Gears of War, or Gamerscore related... all of which will be mastered after a good cuppa!
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