Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 HD joins 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, Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 HD has been another hot title. Today, Xbox Live's Director of Programming, Larry Hryb, announced that Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 HD was 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.

Metal Gear Solid 2

Metal Gear Solid 2 revolves around a group of terrorists who demand a huge ransom in exchange for the life of the President of the United States. There are a lot of twists and turns throughout the campaign, and the villainous "Patriots" organization is revealed during this installment in the franchise as well.

Metal Gear Solid 3

Metal Gear Solid 3 is a prequel to the first game in the series. It takes players back to 1960 and tasks them with rescuing a Russian scientist. As is often the case, the mission doesn't go according to plan and there are again a lot of twists and turns.

Be sure to check out Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 HD if you're a fan of the franchise. Metal Gear Solid 3 isn't just a cult classic, but it's also considered as one of the best games ever made.

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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.