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Monolith wants users to request F.E.A.R. and Condemned 2 for Xbox backward compatibility

Updated March 22, 2019: You can vote for the games by following this link.

The F.E.A.R. series and Condemned 2: Bloodshot contain some of the most riveting horror games ever made. The F.E.A.R. series set a new standard for first-person shooters which provided jump scares around every corner. Condemned 2 is similar because it's a psychological thriller which focuses on melee combat.

Ever since Microsoft announced the Xbox Backward Compatibility program, many gamers have requested numerous titles, but the F.E.A.R. and Condemned franchises are always at the top. Developer Monolith Productions receives daily requests to make the games backward compatible; today it responded. If you want to see F.E.A.R. games or Condemned 2 on Xbox One, you'll have to request it on Xbox Ideas.

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Be sure to post about F.E.A.R. and Condemned 2 on Xbox Ideas if you want to play them. On Twitter, Monolith said the following:

We get a lot of requests for Xbox One backward compatibility of the F.E.A.R. series and Condemned 2. We'd love to, but first it's a conversation between our publisher and Xbox. If you suggest it... maybe together we can get things moving.

It's unclear if Microsoft is having conversations with Sega and Warner Bros. at the moment, but considering that they're some of the most popular titles from the Xbox 360 era, it's bound to happen one day. Users got Activision and Microsoft talking, and we saw numerous entries in the Call of Duty franchise make an appearance. Hopefully, we can do the same for F.E.A.R. and Condemned 2.

Did you play any of the F.E.A.R. games on Xbox 360? What about Condemned? Let us know.

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
  • So I guess it's totally up to MS which games get added? I guess it makes sense since they have to build the virtual 360 for each to run.
  • mostly up to the publisher. In this case the developer would like to make it back compat, but their publisher has to say okay. Of course MS has to still do work, but it sounds like for MS it's more of a challenge to get the publisher to say yes.
  • "We get a lot of requests for XB1 backwards compatability of the F.E.A.R. series and Condemned 2" Yet many Sony fanboys said most people don't care about backwards compatability.
  • Why is everything about Sony?
  • Why so many Sony fanboys a Microsoft based site?
  • Ever since they moved to the Xbox User Voice site is there even a voting section anymore? I have never been able to find it.
  • I never got around to finishing FEAR 3, or Condemned 2 for that matter. So I wouldn't mind some backwards compatibility. That being said, I would much rather Monolith revisit Shogo, damn that game was fun.