The month of March is quickly coming to an end, but that hasn’t stopped Microsoft from sneaking in some more backwards compatible games before April rolls around. Two more games have joined the Xbox One backwards compatibility catalog, with the games offering very different styles of gameplay. They are Army of Two and Soltrio Solitaire, with the first being a co-op action game and the other being a solitaire game offering 13 different versions of the popular card game.
As always, if you previously owned either of these games digitally on Xbox 360 then you will have the Xbox One version waiting for you to download it in your games library. Soltrio Solitaire was only available digitally, but Army of Two was also available physically and you can now play the disc on Xbox One, as well. However, if you haven’t purchased either of these games previously and would like to, Army of Two is $15 and takes up 5.01GB of space and Soltrio Solitaire costs $10 and takes up 29.96MB.
Army of Two is easily the best pick here, offering a solid co-op shooter that originally launched for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2008. It was followed up by Army of Two: The 40th Day in 2010, which was then followed up by Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel in 2013. The reception to each subsequent game was less positive than the last, but the original game was able to deliver some fun co-op action despite the overall campaign not being the best. Then again, if you’re really into solitaire then you can always go with the other option.
Overall, it was a very good month for the backwards compatibility program, with a good selection of games being added throughout the month. However, those who have been waiting patiently for some bigger games (like Call of Duty: Black Ops 2) likely weren’t too pleased, but hopefully that gets addressed soon.