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Top 10 Backwards Compatible Xbox 360 Games

8. Assassin’s Creed II

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Assassin’s Creed II might be about… *counts*… seven (?) Creeds ago by now, but it’s still most people’s favourite in the series – and rightfully so. The city of Rome offers a perfect backdrop for assassination-based shenanigans with lovable rogue Ezio, and despite being almost seven years old now, it still looks jolly nice.

It’s currently the only backwards compatible Assassin’s Creed game – perhaps we’ll see the rest of Ezio’s trilogy added at a later date – but being the best of the lot, we can’t complain too much. It may not be as big as some of the more recent entries, but we don’t care; we’ll gladly take the chance for a romp around Italy with Mr. Auditore da Firenze again.

7. Borderlands

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Ah, Borderlands. We never will tire of lootin’ and shootin’ our way through the wastelands of Pandora, so it’s a joy to be able to revisit the game that started it all thanks to Xbox One backwards compatibility. Borderlands 2 and The Presequel got a shiny port to current gen in the form of The Handsome Collection but unfortunately the classic first title was left out. In our opinion it’s just as good as the first – and certainly deserves a place on the Xbox One.

Playing as your choice of weapon-wielding vault hunter, Borderlands will see you visit an array of colourful locations and meet some even more colourful (and in most cases, hilariously foul-mouthed) characters along the way, all in the name of collecting loot, upgrading your character and destroying the bad guys. And we can’t get enough of it.

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Editor in chief // Kim's been into video games since playing Dizzy on her brother's Commodore 64 as a nipper. She'll give just about anything a go, but she's got a particular soft spot for indie adventures. If she's not gaming, she'll be building Lego, reading a thriller, watching something spooky or... asleep. She does love to sleep.