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Half-Life 2, Portal, Left 4 Dead 1 & 2 Enhanced On Xbox One X

by JP Gemborys on Oct 18, 2018 at 11:35 AM

This morning @majornelson tweeted out four new backward compatible Xbox 360 games now available with enhanced graphics for the Xbox One X. Joining the enhanced library, players can now experience classic titles Half-Life 2: The Orange Box, Portal: Still Alive, Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 now with upgraded visuals and higher resolutions on the Xbox One X. 

https://twitter.com/majornelson/status/1052937577601200129

The four games announced today join 17 other enhanced titles including Crackdown, Assassin’s Creed, Red Dead Redemption, Halo 3, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, and more, making for a grand total of 21 enhanced Xbox 360 games available on the Xbox One X.

Enhanced graphics for these games are turned on by default lending higher resolution to the games, nine times the pixel count and greater detail, allowing for crisper visuals and better clarity without touching the existing game code. Players can optionally turn off the enhanced graphics setting, returning the games to their original graphical status, comparable to anything played on the standard Xbox One.

So far the Xbox Backward Compatible library includes over 500 Xbox 360 games, 21 enhanced titles and 23 original Xbox exclusives. With a promise of more to come, it’ll be interesting to see what Xbox continues to add to the enhanced roster.