Xbox One Backward Compatibility List

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Next-gen consoles are neat, guys. They’re powerful, rad, sexy and allow us to play (what are supposed to be) shinier iterations and new installments of our favorite franchises. That said, one of the suckier parts of next-gen consoles is the typical lack of backwards compatibility with their older counterparts. Granted, I understand that (sometimes) backwards compatibility juuuust can’t happen because next-gen console guts are newer and fancier and PSHHH they don’t have time for pleb-y last-gen shenanigans, but still, when you have a large backlog and limited TV stand space it’s like…bro. I NEED BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY.

(Did you understand all that? If so, congrats — you now speak Britt.)

So you can imagine I squealed like a puberty-ridden teenager at her first Backstreet Boys concert (I was one of those once) when Microsoft announced (limited) backward compatibility with the Xbox One/Xbox 360 at E3. That was about five months ago, and finally, today, we have a confirmed list of compatible titles that’ll be ready for your lovin’ starting on November 12th.

  • A Kingdom for Keflings
  • A World of Keflings
  • Alien Hominid HD
  • Assassin’s Creed II
  • Asteroids & Deluxe
  • Banjo Kazooie: N n B
  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Banjo-Tooie
  • BattleBlock Theater
  • Bejeweled 2
  • Bellator: MMA Onslaught
  • Beyond Good & Evil HD
  • Blood of the Werewolf
  • BloodRayne: Betrayal
  • Borderlands
  • Call of Juarez Gunslinger
  • Castle Crashers
  • Castlestorm
  • Centipede & Millipede
  • Condemned
  • Crazy Taxi
  • Deadliest Warrior: Legends
  • Defense Grid
  • DiRT 3
  • DiRT Showdown
  • Discs of Tron
  • Doom
  • Doom II
  • Dungeon Siege III
  • Earthworm Jim HD
  • Fable II
  • Fallout 3
  • Feeding Frenzy 2
  • Gears of War
  • Gears of War 2
  • Gears of War 3
  • Gears of War: Judgment
  • Golden Axe
  • Halo: Spartan Assault
  • Hardwood Backgammon
  • Hardwood Hearts
  • Hardwood Spades
  • Heavy Weapon
  • Hexic HD
  • Ikaruga
  • Jetpac Refuelled
  • Joy Ride Turbo
  • Just Cause 2
  • Kameo
  • LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
  • LEGO Star Wars: TCS
  • Lode Runner
  • LUMINES LIVE!
  • Mass Effect
  • Metal Slug 3
  • Metal Slug XX
  • Might & Magic Clash of Heroes
  • Mirror’s Edge
  • Missile Command
  • Monday Night Combat
  • Monkey Island 2: SE
  • Monkey Island: SE
  • Ms. Splosion Man
  • Mutant Blobs Attack
  • N+
  • NBA JAM: On Fire Edition
  • NiGHTS into dreams…
  • OF: Dragon Rising
  • Pac-Man C.E.
  • PAC-MAN CE DX+
  • Perfect Dark
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds
  • Pinball FX
  • Plants vs. Zombies
  • Prince of Persia
  • Putty Squad
  • R-Type Dimensions
  • Rayman 3 HD
  • Sacred Citadel
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co.
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Golden Axe
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
  • Shadow Complex
  • Sonic CD
  • Sonic The Hedgehog
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 2
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 3
  • Super Meat Boy
  • Supreme Commander 2
  • The Stick of Truth
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2
  • Torchlight
  • Toy Soldiers
  • Toy Soldiers: Cold War
  • Tron: Evolution
  • Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon
  • Viva Piñata
  • Viva Piñata: TIP
  • Wolfenstein 3D
  • Zuma

Not bad for a first go-round, eh? Also, check this out, via Major Nelson’s blog:

Our launch of 104 titles on Nov. 12 is just the beginning. You can expect new Xbox One Backward Compatible games to be announced on a regular basis, starting in December. More titles are on the way, including fan favorites like Halo Reach, Halo Wars, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Bioshock, Bioshock 2, Bioshock Infinite and Skate 3. Stay tuned because this just the beginning of a long list of Xbox 360 games that will run on Xbox One.

NICE. (But please, give us Red Dead Redemption.)

Curious how you’ll redeem your games? Check this out.

1 Comment

  1. I wish Sony would do this. Right now i have a PS2, PS3 and PS4 all hanging out in my TV stand. At least the early PS3s had backwards compatibility. That was nice until my first PS3 died a horrible death.

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