Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 HD are both officially backward compatible on the Xbox One starting today.
Announced by Major Nelson on Twitter, these classics join the ever-growing library of backward compatible games on the system. They both come from the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection released on the Xbox 360 and PS3 in 2011. The HD Collection also contained Peace Walker, which was made available via backward compatibility on Xbox One earlier this year.
Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 HD is coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today https://t.co/qPMRNs2ZLo pic.twitter.com/lLNW6T2PEO
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) October 9, 2018
Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 HD can be purchased on the Xbox Live Marketplace together for $20. Now, the only major Metal Gear Solid games not available on Xbox One are Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.
Microsoft recently made a splash announcing that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 would be backward compatible on Xbox One, making the original Call of Duty the only mainline CoD not playable on the console.
In our review of the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, we called the collection “Amazing” saying, “When you bundle together three games that people define as ‘classics,’ you expect an amazing product. The Metal Gear Solid Collection delivers that.”
Colin Stevens is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.