Hydrophobia and Marathon 2: Durandal now backward compatible on Xbox

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The list of backward compatible games on Xbox One has just grown, with Hydrophobia and Marathon 2: Durandal being added to the lineup.

Hydrophobia was first released in 2010 for Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 via the Xbox Live Arcade.

The game takes place on a luxury ocean vessel in the mid 21st century, after the world has been taken over by the Great Population Flood.

The ship is bombed by a group of terrorists known as the Malthusians, who plan to kill off the majority of the world’s population in order to maintain population growth.

Kate Wilson, a systems engineer on the ship, becomes a reluctant hero after the Malthusians take over the ship.

Hydrophobia uses the HydroEngine, which uses realistic fluid dynamic technology that allows water to interact with the game’s surroundings. This means that the water always reacts differently, and that the player must be alert.

Marathon 2: Durandal is a first-person shooter that’s part of the Marathon series. Originally released in 1995 for Macintosh, it was also released on Windows 95 in 1996 and Xbox 360 via the Xbox Live Arcade in 2007.

Taking place 17 years after its predecessor, Marathon 2: Durandal is mostly set on the fictional planet of Lh’owon.

The player takes the role of a security officer who is sent to explore the ruins of Lh’owon. They must find something that will help them fight against the Pfhor, a race of alien slavers, before it’s too late.

Source: MajorNelson on Twitter.

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