The Darkness II, The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom, Spec Ops: The Line join Xbox backward compatibility

Today, Xbox's Larry Hryb announced that Xbox 360 games The Darkness II, The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom, and Spec Ops: The Line are now backward compatible. While none of these games may be described as heavy hitters, they're still a lot of fun.

The Darkness II

The Darkness II is the sequel to the acclaimed 2007 game The Darkness and is inspired by the popular comic book series. According to 2K Games, The Darkness II is an intense first-person action game that delivers a twisted and gripping narrative of tragedy, modern crime drama, and supernatural horror. Gamers step into the shoes of Jackie Estacado, the head of a New York crime family and wielder of an ancient and ruthless force of chaos and destruction known as The Darkness. Basically, you go around killing a bunch of gangsters in the most horrifying way imaginable.

The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom

The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom is a puzzle game with a unique twist. Stealing the mysterious Chronoberry Pie changes everything for Winterbottom. The first bite grants him the ability to break the rules of time. According to the developer, with these newfound time tricks, and with the help of his time clones, Winterbottom can now snatch pies with the greatest of ease. The goal is to devour every pie out there while using your time-bending abilities in unique ways to overcome the 75 unique challenges.

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Spec Ops: The Line

Spec Ops: The Line is a third-person modern military shooter that challenges your morality by putting you in the middle of unspeakable situations where unimaginable choices affecting human life must be made. The focus here is on squad-based tactics as you have to work as a team to overcome challenging foes. The Spec Ops series is known for its tactical gameplay and Spec Ops: The Line pushes that even further. The most unique aspect of the game is that it features dynamic sandstorms which affect level design.

The player controls Captain Martin Walker who is accompanied by a Delta Force bravo team to rescue an Army Colonel who remained behind in Dubai. To accomplish this goal, players must traverse the city to neutralize enemy threats and natural disasters to find and recover Colonel Konrad.

Be sure to check out these games on Xbox One if you're looking for a break between those new "AAA" experiences like Monster Hunter: World. Even to this day they remain enjoyable despite their age.

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Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.