Today, Xbox's Larry Hryb announced that Xbox 360 games Brave, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, and Vanquish are now backward compatible. While all three of the games aren't the heavy-hitters many customers were expecting, they're still a lot of fun.
Brave is a third-person adventure game that is a companion release to the Pixar film of the same name. Brave is Pixar's first fairy tale release and features the adventures of Merida, the studio's first female lead character in a film. While the title may not be that exciting, it's great for children because it contains a family-friendly storyline, bow and arrow as well as a sword combat, agile in-game movement, puzzles, co-op, and the ability to play as a bear.
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is a twin-stick platforming game where you're tasked with exploring ruins, shooting various creatures, and solving a variety of puzzles to restore order to the world. Despite taking place from the top-down perspective, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light manages to capture the essence of the franchise because you're transported to wondrous locations. Just like its sequel Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, there's an emphasis on co-op gameplay.
Vanquish is regarded by many gamers as a cult classic nowadays. The game is a shooter of epic proportions with a fast, fluid and frantic combat system. Vanquish was developed by PlatinumGames, of Bayonetta fame, so that should give you an indication of what to expect.
Be sure to check out these games on Xbox One if you're looking for a break between those new "AAA" experiences. Even to this day they remain enjoyable.
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