Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (and more) join Backward Compatibility


It’s a new week, and as always, a new week means there’s some more Xbox 360 titles you can play on your Xbox One. Last week brought in the fan favorite Lost Odyssey, as well as both Toy Story 3 and Guwange. This week adds an excellent racing game, as well as two different Puzzle Quest titles.

While the original Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing isn’t yet available on the Xbox One via its Backward Compatibility program, Racing Transformed is a welcome addition to the Xbox One’s library, and it’s a kart racer that stands shoulder to shoulder with Mario Kart in terms of both quality and fun. It released back in 2012 for the Xbox 360, and was even one of the best kart racers for that system (although it didn’t have too much competition to deal with). The game lets you race through plenty of tracks as some of Sega’s most popular characters (with a few guests, too) with transforming vehicles, which allows for some more variety than usual during races.

Meanwhile, Puzzle Quest 2 and Galactrix are two very similar games (with a few key differences), which is generally how the Puzzle Quest series goes. They’re both hybrids between puzzle games and RPGs, with 2 having a traditional fantasy theme, and Galactrix having a sci-fi one.

You can buy Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed digitally here, Puzzle Quest Galactrix here, and Puzzle Quest 2 here. If you’d like to get a physical copy of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (which is currently 50% cheaper than buying it digitally), you can find it on Amazon here.

Are you going to play Racing Transformed on your Xbox One, or are you looking forward to playing some Puzzle Quest? Let us know in the comments below!