One other day, one other small however satisfying gathering of Xbox 360 titles so as to add to Microsoft’s ever-growing listing of video games with Xbox One backward compatibility help: and this time, it’s the turn of Rayman Raving Rabbids, Gas, and Battlestations: Pacific.
Clearly these aren’t fairly as high-profile as a few of Microsoft’s previous efforts, nevertheless it’s a various, decently entertaining choice, nonetheless. Rayman Raving Rabbids, as an example, which launched on Xbox 360 in 2007, marked the debut of Ubisoft’s ever-divisive loudmouthed furballs, the Rabbids (principally the Minions earlier than the Minions have been a factor) – seen to nice impact in 2017’s fantastic Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle on Swap.
Rayman Raving Rabbids is a set of 75 mini-games that includes loads of humour and polish. And whereas the Xbox 360 model lacks the amusingly foolish movement controls seen within the authentic Wii model, there’s nonetheless some enjoyable available. Eurogamer contributor Keza McDonald known as the Wii sport “vigorous, creative and enjoyable” in her 7/10 review, noting that whereas “it would not have any depth to talk of, [it] has a real sense of humour, a top quality few video games can boast”.
Gas, in the meantime, did not handle to impress fairly a lot when it launched in 2009. Asobo Studio’s post-apocalyptic open-world racer earned a 5/10 from Tom Bramwell on the time. “Of Gas’s many guarantees, too many are both damaged or undermined by its dealing with, layouts, logic or interface shortcuts,” he mentioned in his evaluation, “There is no denying Asobo’s achievement in constructing such a daring, stunning panorama on such an unlimited scale, however the core of any good racing sport is falling in love with its autos, the issues you are able to do with them, and the locations you possibly can take them, and by that measure Gas is distinctly common.”
Lastly then, is Battlestations: Pacific, the 2009 follow-up to real-time technique shooter Battlestations: Halfway. Pacific made substantial enhancements over its predecessor, fleshing out the marketing campaign and beefing up its multiplayer providing. And whereas its unevenness in the end earned it a Eurogamer 7/10, there was nonetheless a lot to reward.
“It is an usually clumsy and over-ambitious enterprise, one that may wow you with a pirouette after which slip over on a banana pores and skin in the identical mission,” mentioned reviewer Dan Whitehead, “however the pleasures it does supply are enhanced by the data that it is nonetheless the one sport providing them. For all the handfuls of gritty, growly WW2 shooters, that is nonetheless the one one which appears within the fascinating and distinctive challenges of naval command. It might not ship these challenges with the aplomb and polish you’d hope, nevertheless it’s laborious to begrudge the try.”
When you’ve an authentic Xbox 360 disc copy of any of the above video games, you simply must pop it in your Xbox One for backward-compatibility help to kick in. Alternatively, all three can be found to obtain digitally on the Microsoft Retailer. Rayman Raving Rabbids is £8.99/$19.99 USD, Battlestations: Pacific is £19.99/$24.99 USD, and Fuel is £8.99/$9.99 USD.