Dead Space 2, Dead Space 3, and More Added to Xbox One’s Backward Compatibility Library

Dead Space 2, Dead Space 3, and More Added to Xbox One’s Backward Compatibility Library

Today is a good day, well at least for Xbox One gamers. Why? Because today Xbox’s Larry Hryb announced via Twitter that Dead Space 2 and Dead Space 3 are following Dead Space to Xbox One via Backward Compatibility, completing the trilogy on the console. Oh, and a bunch of hunting games are coming too. But..Dead Space, so who really cares?

The news of the second and third games in the popular series coming to the Backward Compatibility library came via the following tweet:

Hryb also announced that Alaskan Adventures, Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013, Cabela’s Hunting Expeditions, Cabela’s Survival: SoK are also joining the library for all the Xbox One gamers in need of a lil’ hunting fix. The news came via the following tweet:

The additions of Dead Space 2 and Dead Space 3 (even though three is largely seen as a dip in quality compared to the previous two games) are obviously the highlights of the new additions. For those that don’t know, Dead Space arrived onto the scene back in 2008 via developer EA Redwood Shores and publisher EA. It instantly became a classic and one of last generation’s best games. Dead Space 2 followed in early 2011 from the same developer (who at this point became Visceral Games) and publisher and also became a classic and one of last generation’s best games. Dead Space 3 came two years later in 2013 (again from the same developer and publisher) and wasn’t quite loved like the first two games, but still critically performed decently. Notably, the third game substantially sold less than its predecessors.

As a trilogy, the Dead Space games are one of the highlights of last generation, and are worth a visit on Xbox One if you’ve never played them. As you may know, Visceral Games is the studio working on an untitled Star Wars game, and employs renowned former Naughty Dog writer Amy Hennig, aka one of the best writers in the business.

A full list of games available via Backward Compatibility can be found here.