Red Faction: Armageddon and 2 more games come to Xbox backward compatibility

Microsoft has added a trio of new games to the Xbox backward compatible list today. The latest additions include the likes of Red Faction: Armageddon, GYRUSS, and Raiden IV.

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The highlight of these latest additions is Red Faction: Armageddon. The game is a third-person shooter that sees players taking control of protagonist Darius Mason as he tries to save humanity from extinction at the hands of an alien race on Mars. Red Faction: Armageddon is available on the Xbox 360 marketplace for $30, but the game will go free in August as part of that month's Games with Gold.

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GYRUSS is a classic arcade shooter title that packs in a total of 23 levels that take you from Neptune to Earth. The game packs a single player mode, as well as online multiplayer for two people. This version also includes leaderboards, as well as 12 achievements to unlock. GYRUSS is up for grabs for $4.99 from Microsoft.

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Lastly, Raiden IV is another arcade shooter that pits players against waves of enemy squadrons with different weapons at their disposal. This one is available for $20 at Microsoft.

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If you already have any of these games, you should be able to install them on your Xbox One and start playing right away. Otherwise, you can pick them up on the Xbox 360 Marketplace. Also be sure to check out our comprehensive list of backward compatible titles for a full look at the catalog.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • Glad to see Raiden IV is now playable on Xbox One. I hope they make Raiden Fighters Aces backward compatible as well.
  • I hope the older Forza Motorsport games get released soon. Last year in anticipation of the release of Horizon 3 they put the original Horizon on backward compatibility and even made it a Game with Gold. Maybe they will do the same with Forza 3 or 4 since Forza 7 is coming out in October.
  • That's unlikely. I think MS talked about music licenses of these games that prevents them from doing it. Also I don't see them doing it. They still need to make the people play the "latest" yearly forza with all the DLC/micro transactions available...
  • Please bring me ace combat titles!
  • I'm just here waiting for the original Xbox backwards compatibility. Especially with Blinx and the Indiana jones game.