Any oft-overlooked gems in the Xbox Backward Compatibility Sale?

Planning on picking up Spelunky and Ikaruga in this week’s sale.

Can’t help but feel I’m looking straight past a sleeper hit or two…

Overlooked gems?
Blue Dragon is a lot better than I think people perceive it without playing it.
Fatal Fury: Mark of the Wolves is godlike.
Lost Odyssey will break your spirit.

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I Am Alive isn’t a perfect game but I remember really enjoying it- some really neat gameplay ideas in there.

I love that SSX reboot. Come at me.

I have fond memories of Stuntman Ignition. It’s brutally hard and heavy on trial and error- but it’s one of my favourite “I’m gonna bang my head against this challenge while I watch a show/listen to a podcast” games.

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Viva Piñata is a must-buy


Shadows of the Damned is a better Evil Within than Evil Within.

If anyone out there still hasn’t played Symphony of the Night, it’s not too late to get your life back on track.


I picked up Killer is Dead, which I’m hoping falls into the Hidden Gems category. I figure any Suda 51 game is worth at least checking out.

My own picks for games that might be overlooked gems:
Might & Magic Clash of Heroes - A fast moving, arcade-y strategy game
Ghostbusters (NOT Sanctum of Slime) - Solid 3rd person shooter with a pretty good story
I Am Alive - Sort of a mini-proto-Last of Us

Space Giraffe
Shadows of the Damned
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger

I picked up Symphony of the Night and started playing it for the first time! Game is cool! My backlog is still full of many of this year’s bangers, but I’ll be damned if I haven’t been looking forward to playing more SotN.

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Co-signing Killer is Dead. Also you cant go wrong with Catherine, if its on the discount list.