Hitman HD Pack joins Xbox backward compatibility, contains Contracts and Silent Assassin

Ever since Xbox One backward compatibility was announced, gamers have been asking for a few high-profile games. While the majority of requests revolve around the Call of Duty franchise, the Hitman franchise has been other hot series. Today, Microsoft announced that Hitman HD Pack is now backward compatible. Hitman HD Pack contains Hitman: Contracts and Hitman 2: Silent Assassin.

Backward compatibility opens Xbox One to a huge variety of games, spanning three generations of Microsoft's consoles. Despite hardware differences, it remains an outstanding feature, allowing a select library of older games to be played on Xbox One. While the majority of them are Xbox 360 titles, there are also some original Xbox games in there. To date, gamers have enjoyed well over a billion hours of backward compatible games, and the catalog now includes over five hundred Xbox 360 games alone.

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Hitman: Contracts

Agent 47 is back — more efficient and dangerous than ever at subduing his targets. Travel the world in search of contracts and utilize multiple strategies and weaponry to accomplish your task. Features an all-new graphics engine, weapon set and even more creative enemies than ever before.

Hitman 2: Silent Assassin

Forced out of retirement by an act of treason and personal betrayal, the Agent 47 stalks his target through a dark world of greed, violence and corrupted loyalties. Enter the world of the betrayed assassin. Track your prey with diligence and stealth but watch your back. The forces that have brought you out of retirement are circling, and the next ally you see may have you in his gun sights.

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