Hydrophobia and Marathon: Durandal join Xbox backward compatibility

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 Marathon franchise has been other hot series. Today, Microsoft announced that Hydrophobia and Marathon: Durandal are now backward compatible.

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.


Hydrophobia is a third-person survival adventure set in a floating city, where terrorists take control and heroine Kate has to overcome her haunting childhood memories and fight back using all her skills and expertise as a systems engineer. Hydrophobia offers fast-paced action and breathtaking visuals.

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Marathon: Durandal

Marathon: Durandal is a first-person shooter from Bungie. This is the Xbox 360 version of the cult classic that is loved by many gamers. You can take on the universe alone in single-player mode, or team up with others to fight the Pfhor in co-op. Just like other Bungie experiences, you can challenge the world in deathmatch, king of the hill, and other competitive arenas.

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Be sure to check out all of these games on Xbox One because they hold up even to this day.

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.