Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb has revealed two more Xbox 360 games are now backwards compatible on Xbox One. As usual, you can play the games on Xbox One if you already own them, but both are available for purchase on the console’s online marketplace as well.
The two titles added are From Dust and Costume Quest. From Dust puts you into the role of a god-like figure, and your actions in shaping the land influence the lives of a tribe you oversee. Your goal is to nudge them along in their search for ancient totems and knowledge, all while helping them overcome natural disasters. Costume Quest, meanwhile, is a party-based RPG where you’re a young trick-or-treater who must recruit allies in your search for your twin sibling, who’s been kidnapped on Halloween night. In battle, you and your party members transform into the monsters and creatures you’re dressed as and gain powers as a result.
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) May 7, 2019
In our From Dust review, Chris Watters wrote, “From Dust doesn’t offer the heady feeling of omnipotence, but it’s a lot more fun to have to contend with the greater forces of nature as you try to exert your influence over this raw, lovely world. The churning sea, the flowing lava, and the burgeoning forests create a vivid sense of life that is amplified by the light percussion, ambient music, and lively animal vocalizations. While the gameplay may be uneven and finicky at times, it’s definitely worth taking up the manipulator’s mantle in From Dust.”
In our Costume Quest review, Giancarlo Varanini wrote “Without question, the art and overall premise serve as Costume Quest’s biggest hook, and these things are ultimately what drive the game and turn it into something much more than a superficial RPG. Still, whether or not you can overlook and overcome its initial shortcomings is tied directly to how much you buy into its premise on a nostalgic and comedic level. That said, when Costume Quest picks up steam and truly reveals all it has to offer from a gameplay perspective, it relies less on that premise and simply delivers an all-around satisfying gaming experience.”
The full list of Xbox One backwards compatibility games is quite long. If you’re wondering where to begin, we’ve outlined our favorites.