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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.

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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 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.

7 Comments
  • Never played 3. Maybe I'll grab it eventually.
  • Best one ever. Get ready for the feels man.
  • Finally, I was about to just throw my 360 copies away
  • If only we could get Twin Snakes and 4 on XBox...
  • That's pretty sweet for Xbox!
  • so 2 is Snake and 3 is Big Boss
  • Yup. Part 5 is Big Boss too.