Metal gear Rising: Revengeance still isn’t on Xbox One dammit, but Bayonetta is

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Everyone has that one video game developer that they swear by. A studio that they’ll viciously defend in even the dankest pits of a 4Chan thread where someone has something negative to say about the games that your favourite company produces. For me, that’s Platinum. A company whose games have never, ever been bad. Ever. NOPE.

Jokes aside, I’ve got a lot of love for Platinum. Games such as Transformers: Devastation, Vanquish and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance have made me think that they’re the go-to guys when it comes to cranking out action masterpieces. One of those pieces of fine art action is of course Bayonetta, an epic title of mayhem and Baysplosions that featured an iconic leggy witch.

It’s one of the very best action games you’ll ever play, even several years after release. And it’s now backwards compatible on Xbox One, alongside several other games. Here’s the list of games that joined that retro catalogue this week:

Bayonetta (3)

  • Bayonetta
  • Arkanoid Live
  • De Blob 2
  • QIX++
  • Deathspank: Thongs of Virtue
  • Bejeweled 3
  • Gatling Gears

That brings the total number of games available on Xbox One via backwards compatibility up to over 230 games so far, with no signs of slowing down. Remember, if you own either a physical or digital version of an Xbox 360, you’ll be able to download the game to your hard drive. And because I’m such a swell fella, here’s the full list of games available so far:

  • A Kingdom for Keflings
  • A World of Keflings
  • Aegis Wing
  • Age of Booty
  • Alan Wake
  • Alan Wake’s American Nightmare
  • Alien Hominid HD
  • Altered Beast
  • Anomaly Warzone Earth
  • Arkanoid Live (new for September 8, 2016)
  • Assassin’s Creed
  • Assassin’s Creed II
  • Asteroids & Deluxe
  • Aqua
  • Babel Rising
  • Banjo Kazooie: Nuts n Bolts
  • Banjo Tooie
  • Banjo Kazooie
  • BattleBlock Theater
  • Bayonetta (new for September 8, 2016)
  • Bejeweled 2
  • Bejeweled 3 (new for September 6, 2016)
  • Bellator: MMA Onslaught
  • Beyond Good & Evil HD
  • Bionic Commando Rearmed 2
  • Bloodforge
  • Blood Knights
  • Blood of the Werewolf
  • BloodRayne: Betrayal
  • Bomberman Live: Battlefest
  • Boom Boom Rocket
  • Borderlands
  • Braid
  • Brain Challenge
  • Call of Duty 2
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • Call of Juarez Gunslinger
  • Capcom Arcade Cabinet
  • Carcassonne
  • Castle Crashers
  • Castlestorm
  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
  • The Cave
  • Centipede & Millipede
  • Comic Jumper
  • Comix Zone
  • Condemned
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Crazy Taxi
  • Crystal Quest
  • Crystal Defenders
  • Dark Souls
  • Dark Void
  • de Blob 2 (new for September 8, 2016)
  • Dead Space
  • Deadliest Warrior: Legends
  • Deathspank: Thongs of Virtue (new for September 6, 2016)
  • Defense Grid
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut
  • Dig Dug
  • Dirt 3
  • Dirt Showdown
  • Discs of Tron
  • Disney Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (new for August 30)
  • Domino Master
  • Doom
  • Doom II
  • Doom 3: BFG Edition
  • Doritos Crash Course
  • Double Dragon: Neon
  • DuckTales Remastered
  • Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara
  • Dungeon Siege III
  • Earthworm Jim HD
  • Fable II
  • Fable III
  • Faery: Legends of Avalon
  • Fallout 3
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon
  • Feeding Frenzy
  • Feeding Frenzy 2
  • Final Fight: Double Impact
  • Flashback
  • Flock
  • Forza Horizon (new for August 30)
  • Fret Nice
  • Frogger
  • Frogger 2
  • Galaga
  • Galaga Legions DX
  • Garou: Mark of the Wolves
  • Gatling Gears (new for September 6, 2016)
  • Gears of War
  • Gears of War 2
  • Gears of War 3
  • Gears of War: Judgment
  • Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved
  • Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime
  • Golden Axe
  • Go! Go! Break Steady
  • Grid 2
  • Gripshift
  • Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax
  • Halo: Reach
  • Halo: Spartan Assault
  • Halo Wars
  • Hardwood Backgammon
  • Hardwood Hearts
  • Hardwood Spades
  • Heavy Weapon
  • Hexic 2
  • Hexic HD
  • Hydro Thunder
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • I Am Alive
  • Ikaruga
  • Interpol: The Trail of Dr. Chaos
  • Iron Brigade
  • Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad
  • Jet Set Radio
  • Jetpac Refuelled
  • Joe Danger Special Edition
  • Joust
  • Joy Ride Turbo
  • Just Cause 2
  • Kameo
  • Kane & Lynch 2
  • The King of Fighters ’98
  • Lazy Raiders
  • Left 4 Dead
  • Left 4 Dead 2
  • Lego Batman
  • Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
  • Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
  • Lode Runner
  • Lumines Live!
  • Magic: The Gathering 2012
  • Mars: War Logs
  • Mass Effect
  • Metal Slug 3
  • Metal Slug XX
  • Might & Magic Clash of Heroes
  • Mirror’s Edge
  • Missile Command
  • Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine
  • Monday Night Combat
  • Monkey Island: SE
  • Monkey Island 2: SE
  • Motocross Madness
  • Ms. Splosion Man
  • Ms Pac-Man
  • Mutant Blobs Attack
  • MX vs. ATV Reflex
  • N+
  • NBA Jam: On Fire Edition
  • Neogeo Battle Coliseum
  • Nights Into Dreams
  • Of Orcs and Men (new for September 8, 2016; not available in all regions)
  • Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
  • Outland
  • Pac-Man
  • Pac-Man C.E
  • Pac-Man CE DX+
  • Pac-Man Museum
  • Peggle
  • Perfect Dark
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • Phantasy Star II
  • Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds
  • Pinball FX
  • Plants vs. Zombies
  • Portal: Still Alive
  • Portal 2
  • Prince of Persia
  • Putty Squad
  • QIX++ (new for September 8, 2016)
  • Puzzlegeddon
  • Rayman 3 HD
  • Rayman Origins
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Red Faction: Battlegrounds
  • R-Type Dimensions
  • Runner 2
  • Sacred 3
  • Sacred Citadel
  • Saints Row IV
  • Sam & Max: Beyond Time & Space
  • Sam & Max Save the World
  • Samurai Shodown II
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co.
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
  • Shadow Complex
  • Shank 2
  • Skullgirls
  • Small Arms
  • Sonic & Knuckles
  • Sonic CD
  • Sonic The Fighters
  • Sonic The Hedgehog
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 2
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 3
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 1
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode II
  • Soulcalibur
  • Soulcalibur II
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • Space Giraffe
  • Spelunky
  • Splosion Man
  • SSX
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
  • Super Meat Boy
  • Supreme Commander 2
  • Syberia
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2
  • Texas Hold ‘Em
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2
  • Torchlight
  • Tour de France 2009
  • Toy Soldiers
  • Toy Soldiers Cold War
  • Trials HD
  • Tron: Evolution
  • Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon
  • Unbound Saga
  • Viva Piñata
  • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise
  • The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
  • Wolfenstein 3D
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  • Zuma
  • Zuma’s Revenge!

Still needs Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance on that list, dammit.

 

Last Updated: September 9, 2016

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