Xbox One Backwards Compatibility games update: 'Bejeweled 3', 2 more titles added to list


Microsoft has recently added three more classic games in the ever-growing Xbox One Backwards Compatibility library with “Gatling Gears,” “DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue,” and “Bejeweled 3.”

As per usual, Xbox veteran Larry Hryb once again brought the good news via his official Twitter account with the handle, “@majornelson” earlier this week. “Bejeweled 3, Deathspank T.O.V. & Gatling Gears are coming to Xbox One Back Compat today, ” he wrote.Shooter video game “Gatling Gears” offers players the ability to control dieselpunk mechs coming from an isometric perspective in order to destroy a slew of enemies. Released in 2011, the title has been received positively but was called out for being a repetitive process if players for long periods of times. It, however, makes up for the making the rigorous gameplay worth it as with the rewards system.

“DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue,” on the other hand, is a role-playing game by Ron Gilbert and was released way back in 2010. It follows the adventure of main protagonist DeathSpank as he continues to scour for the six mystical Thongs of Virtue. Once launched, it racked up pretty decent sales figures for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles. It was mostly applauded for its mixture of humor, visual design, and enticing gameplay.

While the two preceding games were notable in their own right, “Bejeweled 3” is arguably the one that takes the stage. The tile-matching puzzle originally rolled out in 2010 has a whopping 10 out of 10 rating on Steam thanks to its refreshed graphics and new features. Being the fifth game out of the “Bejeweled” franchise, it boasts all things that made the PopCap series a popular title plus the addition of new features.

Gamers who would like to play the aforementioned titles, as well as others previously made available compatible, can get them in the Ready to Download area of the My Games and Apps section of the Xbox One. if a subscription, however, is not put in place, players can access them by buying them separately on the Xbox website.

The complete list of all the games made available by the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility feature can be found in the Xbox official website.