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Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 join Xbox One backward-compatible games library

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Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3 have joined the Xbox One’s backward-compatible games library. The Xbox 360 versions of both games, first released in 2011 as part of a remaster collection, are now playable on Xbox One.

Both games are available as a bundle on the Xbox Live Marketplace for $19.99, and have been since 2012. If you haven’t already picked them up for Xbox 360, you can go buy them now and start playing two Metal Gear classics on the more modern Xbox console.

The Metal Gear Solid HD Collection marked the series’ debut on Xbox 360. The set includes the original Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, as well as Metal Gear Solid 2, Metal Gear Solid 3 and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. The Xbox 360 version of Peace Walker, originally a PlayStation Portable exclusive, was made backward compatible earlier this year.

Now only two Metal Gear Solid games can’t be played on Xbox One: the original Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 4, which both remain exclusive to PlayStation consoles. Want to play all of MGS through from the start? You’ll still need a PlayStation 3 to do so. But it’s encouraging that two of the best action games — or games of any kind — have been made available on the current generation of consoles for the first time. Here’s hoping that PlayStation 4 owners can get a similar arrangement sometime in the future.

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