Xbox One has added to forgotten Tom Clancy classics to its backward compatibility library.
Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb announced on Twitter that Tom Clancy’s EndWar and Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. are now playable on Xbox One.
— Larry Hryb 🤠 (@majornelson) November 6, 2018
EndWar is a real-time tactics game featuring large-scale battles. Set in 2016 (the game came out in 2008, so give it some slack), EndWar portrays the beginning of World War III after a nuclear terror attack cripples the crude oil supply line in the Middle East. The United States, the European Federation (just go with it), and Russia all become entangled in a fight over remaining resources, and players can choose which faction they want to control. The game focuses on the North Atlantic theater. There were plans for a sequel, but that never happened.
H.A.W.X., which originally launched in 2009, is an aerial combat game that takes place parallel to Ghost Recon Advanced Warfare 2, so if you’re really into Tom Clancy video game lore and you haven’t played H.A.W.X., you’re missing out. The game mainly focuses on a small war between the United States and a private military organization called Artemis that attacks the U.S. after the government’s intervention causes their stocks to drop. The sequel, H.A.W.X. 2, came out a year later in 2010, but the series has gone dark since then.
It’s unclear if either of the games’ online multiplayer components will be available, but these games are unique to the Tom Clancy brand, especially now, and should at least be interesting curiosities for current Tom Clancy fans.