Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 are now backward compatible on Xbox One

Snake? Snake? Snaaaaaaake?! Sorry, couldn’t resist.  Anyway, back to the news.

The Xbox One backward compatible list just got a bit stronger, as two absolute classics have become available. Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3, which were both released on the Xbox 360 in 2012 as part of the Metal Gear Solid HD Edition, are now playable on the Xbox One. That means that the only major Metal Gear Solid games that you still can’t play on an Xbox One are Metal Gear Solid (1998) and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (2008). Major Nelson announced the news on Twitter.


Originally released on the PS2 in 2001, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty became an instant classic and received worldwide acclaim and is widely regarded as one of the greatest games of all time. It’s sequel, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater was released on the PS2 in 2004 and was also critically acclaimed and picked up numerous awards. If you’re a serious gamer and didn’t play these games back in the day, you owe it to yourself to experience them, if you can bear to sit through the lengthy cutscenes and codec conversations, that is.

Both games are available digitally as a bundle on the Xbox store for £14.99.

Chris is our resident FPS-obsessed football fanatic who, when not playing an FPS or FIFA, can probably be found spending the odd 100 hours or so building his perfect farm on Stardew Valley. Chris comes to you with a hint of cynicism and plenty of sarcasm.

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