Dragon Age: Origins and more now backwards compatible on Xbox One

Posted on January 11, 2017

Microsoft are starting 2017 off with a bang (in the backwards compatibility department at the very least) with a new big batch of Xbox 360 games now playable on the Xbox One. There are seven games added in the most recent batch including: Strania, The Splatters, Scrap Metal, Ghostbusters, Dragon Age: Origins, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and Battlefield 3.

My favourite of the line up is Dragon Age: Origins, the original and arguably the best of the series.

I’m personally extremely excited about this batch of backwards compatible games. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 was one of my favourite multi-player games on the 360 (as well as a clan-gaming favourite) and Dragon Age: Origins is one of my absolute favourite games of all time. I couldn’t tell you how many hours of game-play I have totalled up on that game, let alone how many numerous game saves there are for it. For those of you that don’t remember the original game or who didn’t play it for whatever reason, unlike its sequels Dragon Age: Origins was a lot more in-depth and featured a turn based fighting system. The game also didn’t have a voice acted protagonist, opting for text based dialogue instead, which made sense given the sheer volume of content within the game. Speaking of voice acting, did I mention this game has an incredible and talented cast of voice actors and an absolutely amazing storyline like all BioWare games?

I’d highly recommend picking this game up off the market place for those who never got to play the original. For those who do have it, give it a whirl again and take your Mabari, Morrigan and poor helpless Alistair for a stroll through the Hinterlands.