Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Double Agent join Xbox backward compatibility

Today, Larry Hryb, Director of Programming for Xbox Live, announced that Xbox 360 games Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Splinter Cell: Double Agent are now backward compatible on Xbox One. Both games are the heavy-hitters fans were hoping for, and they're still a lot of fun.

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.

Splinter Cell: Blacklist

Splinter Cell: Blacklist is the sequel to Splinter Cell: Conviction. A group of terrorists called "The Engineers" initiate an ultimatum called the "Blacklist". Sam Fisher holds nothing back to get the job done through whatever means necessary to stop the Blacklist countdown before it reaches zero.

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Splinter Cell: Double Agent

Splinter Cell: Double Agent brings back Sam Fisher for an enemy unlike any he's faced before. To stop a devastating attack, he must infiltrate a vicious terrorist group and destroy it from within. As you infiltrate a terrorist organization in its American headquarters, you must carefully weigh the consequences of your actions.

Be sure to check out these games on Xbox One if you're looking for a break between new experiences like The Crew 2. Even to this day Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Splinter Cell: Double Agent remain quite enjoyable.

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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.