Dead Space 2 and 3 are now backwards compatible on the Xbox One Store, adding in the conclusion of the Dead Space series to the service. The first Dead Space game was one of the first titles to be added to the store, as one of the more popular Xbox 360 games.
The Dead Space series was one of the best survival horror games that was on the Xbox 360, and both of the first two games got very positive reviews. However, the third game ended up being the game’s death knell, mostly due to EA repeatedly meddling with the development process.
Dead Space 3 had microtransactions, cover-based shooting, co-op, crafting, and a number of other unpopular decisions that impacted many peoples’ decisions to buy the game before it even released. When the game did release, despite positive reviews, EA ended up apparently killing the series, and players were left with a cliffhanger ending.
While we likely won’t get another Dead Space game, the fact that all three Dead Space games, including Dead Space 2 and 3, are now on the Xbox One at least gives its fans the ability to play through the series again.
Other games that are coming to the Backwards Compatibility list include Cabela’s Alaskan Adventures, Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013, Cabela’s Hunting Expeditions, and Cabela’s Survival: Shadows of Katmai, a variety of different Cabela-brand hunting games.
So, if Dead Space 2 and 3 don’t tickle your fancy as a game to play from the backwards compatibility list, you can take on one of the different hunting games and face more realistic dangers like cold, bears, leopards, rhinos, and other various, dangerous animals.
While those sorts of animals are less (for a given value of “less”) dangerous than the Dead Space Necromorphs, either one of the two genres will likely get your adrenaline pumping as you play them.