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Microsoft lists 104 Xbox 360 games compatible with Xbox One

by Mark Tyson on 9 November 2015, 16:05

Tags: Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Xbox 360

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Microsoft says that the "greatest games lineup in Xbox history" is about to land on your Xbox One. The New Xbox One Experience (NXOE) system update with Xbox One Backward Compatibility will begin to roll out from 12th November (Thursday). Today the Xbox Wire revealed the full lineup of 104 Xbox 360 games that will be playable when your Xbox One gets updated.

Mike Ybarra, Director of Program Management for Xbox, wrote on the Xbox Wire that "Some of my favourites are included, like the complete Gears of War catalogue, Assassin's Creed II, Fallout 3, Borderlands, and Castle Crashers." It is promised that this first batch will be followed by plenty of others including all future Xbox 360 Games with Gold titles.

Notable games which aren't in the first batch, announced today, but are promised to be on the way in future Backwards Compatibility updates include; Halo Reach, Halo Wars, Call of Duty: Black Ops 1, Bioshock, Bioshock 2, Bioshock Infinite, and Skate 3. The next list of games joining the list of compatible titles will be announced in December.

Microsoft says it is implementing Xbox 360 Backwards Compatibility as it believes "gaming is universal and should be enjoyed by everyone, everywhere". It hopes to create "the best, most seamless gaming experience possible". It is indeed good to see Microsoft trying so hard, perhaps mainly due to being in second place to Sony and its PS4 games console. The backwards compatibility works with both disc and digital games without any kind of extra payment being required.

For those still hanging on to previous generation consoles and with the holiday season just around the corner the latest improvements to the Xbox One could sway some buyer decisions. I have about 20 old Xbox 360 games stored in a box in the garage, left over from the RRODed Xbox 360 we had. If I didn't have a Roku streamer attached to the big TV I might be inclined to go for the Xbox One for its entertainment value, backwards compatibility and possibly even for new exclusive titles.

A Kingdom for Keflings

Gears of War

Pac-Man: Championship Edition™

A World of Keflings

Gears of War 2

Pac-Man: Championship Edition DX+

Alien Hominid HD

Gears of War 3

Perfect Dark

Assassin’s Creed II

Gears of War: Judgment

Perfect Dark Zero

Asteroids & Deluxe

Golden Axe™

Phantom Breaker:Battle Grounds

Banjo Kazooie®: Nuts & Bolts

Halo: Spartan Assault

Pinball FX™


Hardwood Backgammon®

Plants vs. Zombies


Hardwood Hearts®

Prince of Persia

BattleBlock Theater

Hardwood Spades®

Putty Squad

Bejeweled 2

Heavy Weapon

Rayman 3 HD

Bellator: MMA Onslaught

Hexic HD

R-Type Dimensions™

Beyond Good & Evil HD


Sacred Citadel

Blood of the Werewolf

Jetpac Refuelled

Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co.

BloodRayne: Betrayal

Joy Ride Turbo

Sega Vintage Collection: Golden Axe


Just Cause 2

Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World

Call of Juarez® Gunslinger

Kameo™: Elements of Power

Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage

Castle Crashers

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game

Shadow Complex


Lode Runner™

Sonic CD

Centipede & Millipede


Sonic The Hedgehog

Condemned: Criminal Origins

Mass Effect™

Sonic The Hedgehog 2

Crazy Taxi™

Metal Slug 3

Sonic The Hedgehog 3

Deadliest Warrior: Legends

Metal Slug XX

Super Meat Boy

Defense Grid: The Awakening

Might & Magic Clash of Heroes™

Supreme Commander 2

DiRT 3

Mirror’s Edge™

Tom Clancy’s RainbowSix Vegas

DiRT Showdown

Missile Command

Tom Clancy’s RainbowSix Vegas 2

Discs of Tron

Monday Night Combat

South Park: The Stick of Truth™


Monkey Island: Special Edition


Doom II

Monkey Island 2: Special Edition

Toy Soldiers

Dungeon Siege III

Ms. Splosion Man™

Toy Soldiers: Cold War

Earthworm Jim HD

Mutant Blobs Attack!!!

Tron: Evolution

Fable II


Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon

Fallout 3

NBA JAM: On Fire Edition

Viva Piñata

Feeding Frenzy

NiGHTS into dreams…

Viva Piñata: Trouble In Paradise

Feeding Frenzy 2: Shipwreck Showdown

Operation Flashpoint™: Dragon Rising

Wolfenstein 3D





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Yes!!! Backward compatibility finally here for Plants vs. Zombies… now I can justify spending the cash on a XBO! ;)

On a serious note, No Forza, PGR, GTA, or any football game (fifa or pro evo) of note is disappointing.
On a serious note, No Forza, PGR, GTA, or any football game (fifa or pro evo) of note is disappointing.

PGR I can understand but Forza, FIFA or PES? Buy the one of the two versions of each of them have have released natively on the XBO :P

I still do not understand the importance of BC personally….there is only ONE game in all the years I have owned consoles that I have ever used in BC mode and that was the original version of Worms for the PS1 (which I still used on the PS3).
That list doesn't exactly blow me away… Having never owned an Xbox360 I don't have a back catalogue, so I'd be looking at these as bargain bin games.
Only one lego game. Would like to see Batman 2 and Indiana.
No Red Dead Redemption? Bah…