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Fans of Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell series are in for a treat, as two of its titles are now available through the Xbox One backward compatibility program.

Both Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Double Agent are now available on Xbox One consoles. Players with the original Xbox 360 discs can pop them into their system and play, while those without them can purchase digital versions on the Microsoft Store. Check out Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb’s Twitter announcement of the games below.

Double Agent had an interesting development, as two separate development teams made two different versions of the game. Xbox One players will have access to Ubisoft Shanghai’s release, which features a custom engine, multiple endings, and multiplayer. In this story, series regular Sam Fisher must go undercover as a criminal to infiltrate a terrorist group based in the U.S.

As for Blacklist, it was the sixth installment in the long-running series and developed by Ubisoft Toronto. It debuted to largely favorable reviews for its refined stealth controls. Players will again take control of Fisher as he hunts down the Engineers, a terrorist group in Guam. There are also co-op missions to disarm missiles and interrogate Russian spies.

Of course, the Splinter Cell titles aren’t the only games available through the backward compatibility program. For a full list of the titles available, check out Major Nelson’s site.

Source: Major Nelson on Twitter

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Xbox One backward compatibility gets two classic stealth games

Some pretty great games are sneaking from Xbox 360 onto Xbox One through the backward compatibility program.

By Evan Slead | 07/31/2018 11:00 AM PT

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Fans of Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell series are in for a treat, as two of its titles are now available through the Xbox One backward compatibility program.

Both Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Double Agent are now available on Xbox One consoles. Players with the original Xbox 360 discs can pop them into their system and play, while those without them can purchase digital versions on the Microsoft Store. Check out Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb’s Twitter announcement of the games below.

Double Agent had an interesting development, as two separate development teams made two different versions of the game. Xbox One players will have access to Ubisoft Shanghai’s release, which features a custom engine, multiple endings, and multiplayer. In this story, series regular Sam Fisher must go undercover as a criminal to infiltrate a terrorist group based in the U.S.

As for Blacklist, it was the sixth installment in the long-running series and developed by Ubisoft Toronto. It debuted to largely favorable reviews for its refined stealth controls. Players will again take control of Fisher as he hunts down the Engineers, a terrorist group in Guam. There are also co-op missions to disarm missiles and interrogate Russian spies.

Of course, the Splinter Cell titles aren’t the only games available through the backward compatibility program. For a full list of the titles available, check out Major Nelson’s site.

Source: Major Nelson on Twitter

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About Evan Slead

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Evan has been loving games since he could hold a controller. When not replaying Megaman X or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the 100th time, he also has been writing about entertainment, from horror movie reviews for Bloody Good Horror to TV recaps and general news for Entertainment Weekly, and now all things gaming. Say hello on Twitter at @EvanSlead.