Dead Space 2 and 3 hit the Xbox One backward compatible list

Some heavy hitters are headed to the Xbox One backward compatible list today with Dead Space 2 and 3. The cult space-horror titles are also joined by four others, all from the Cabela's series of hunting games.

With the arrival of Dead Space 2 and Dead Space 3, the full trilogy is now available to play via backward compatibility. Though they received a fair share of criticism from dedicated fans of the series, both sequels continue the tradition of horror in space that the original Dead Space introduced. As protagonist Isaac Clark, you'll have to take on the terrifyingly twisted Necromorphs as you work to survive and end the alien plague that caused their appearance in the first place. It's worth noting that this marks the first time that both games are available to buy digitally on the Xbox 360 Marketplace as well.

If terror in space isn't quite your shtick, a handful of Cabela's hunting games are also now available. That includes Cabela's Hunting Expeditions, Dangerous Hunts 2013, Survival: SoK, and Alaskan Adventures. Each will let you venture into the wilds to take down deer, bears and more from the comfort of your couch.

If you already own any of these games, you should be able to start playing them on your Xbox One now. Otherwise, you can snag them from the Xbox 360 Marketplace to get started. And for more backward compatible titles, be sure to check out our running list of compatible games.

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