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Full list of all Xbox One Backwards Compatible Games and Why the List is Slow to Update [Updated 5/26]

written by Liana "LiLi" R. May 27, 2016
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Microsoft has been working since the official announcement back in November of 2015 to bring over as many titles as possible from the past over to the Xbox One. If you already own the disc, you can play it on this generation’s platform. Backwards compatible games sounds pretty neat, right?

It is important to note that the games’ list is still being updated. There are many factors that go into this process both on the technological side (builds, etc) as well as getting the legal green light from the publishers themselves. Xbox Platform team member Bill Stillwell discussed some of the process of achieving backwards capability in a video on Microsoft’s Larry Hryb’s YouTube channel.

“In order to make this happen, which we didn’t think was initially possible, we went ahead and actually built a virtual 360 all entirely in software, and then we take the old 360 games and put them in the emulator and run it through emulation.”

The ever growing list of games crossing over to this gen is exciting for gamers enjoying the Xbox platform. Sony is attempting something similar but with digital only versions of the game which means even though you have the disc in hand, you will still be expected to pay for the same game twice. No official word yet on whether that is expected to change, though rumors are of course running rampant with E3 around the corner.

If you don’t see what you like, don’t worry – Microsoft assured fans that they are actively speaking with all major developers as well as publishers to make backwards compatibility a reality. The want is there but without the publishers go-ahead, it can’t happen for every title.

Compatible

As of May 10th, here is the list for all of the Xbox 360 games playable on the Xbox One: 

  • A Kingdom for Keflings
  • A World of Keflings
  • Aegis Wing
  • Age of Booty
  • Alan Wake
  • Alan Wake’s American Nightmare
  • Alien Hominid HD
  • Altered Beast
  • Assassin’s Creed
  • Assassin’s Creed II
  • Asteroids & Deluxe
  • Banjo Kazooie: Nuts n Bolts
  • Banjo Tooie
  • Banjo Kazooie
  • BattleBlock Theater
  • Bejeweled 2
  • Bellator: MMA Onslaught
  • Beyond Good & Evil HD
  • Blood of the Werewolf
  • BloodRayne: Betrayal
  • Borderlands
  • Braid
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • Call of Juarez Gunslinger
  • Carcassonne
  • Castle Crashers
  • Castlestorm
  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
  • The Cave
  • Centipede & Millipede
  • Comix Zone
  • Condemned
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Crazy Taxi
  • Dark Souls
  • Dark Void
  • Deadliest Warrior: Legends
  • Defense Grid
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut
  • Dig Dug
  • Dirt 3
  • Dirt Showdown
  • Discs of Tron
  • Domino Master
  • Doom
  • Doom II
  • Doom 3: BFG Edition
  • Doritos Crash Course
  • Double Dragon: Neon
  • DuckTales Remastered
  • Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project
  • Dungeon Siege III
  • Earthworm Jim HD
  • Fable II
  • Fable III
  • Faery: Legends of Avalon
  • Fallout 3
  • Feeding Frenzy
  • Feeding Frenzy 2
  • Final Fight: Double Impact
  • Frogger
    Frogger 2
  • Galaga
  • Galaga Legions DX
  • Garou: Mark of the Wolves
  • Gears of War
  • Gears of War 2
  • Gears of War 3
  • Gears of War: Judgment
  • Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved
  • Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime
  • Golden Axe
  • Grid 2
  • Halo: Reach
  • Halo: Spartan Assault
  • Halo Wars
  • Hardwood Backgammon
  • Hardwood Hearts
  • Hardwood Spades
  • Heavy Weapon
  • Hexic 2
  • Hexic HD
  • Hydro Thunder
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Ikaruga
  • Iron Brigade
  • Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad
  • Jet Set Radio
  • Jetpac Refuelled
  • Joy Ride Turbo
  • Just Cause 2
  • Kameo
  • Kane & Lynch 2
  • The King of Fighters ’98
  • Left 4 Dead 2
  • Lego Batman
  • Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
  • Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
  • Lode Runner
  • Lumines Live!
  • Magic: The Gathering 2012
  • Mass Effect
  • Metal Slug 3
  • Metal Slug XX
  • Might & Magic Clash of Heroes
  • Mirror’s Edge
  • Missile Command
  • Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine
  • Monday Night Combat
  • Monkey Island: SE
  • Monkey Island 2: SE
  • Motocross Madness
  • Ms. Splosion Man
  • Ms Pac-Man
  • Mutant Blobs Attack
  • MX vs. ATV Reflex
  • N+
  • NBA Jam: On Fire Edition
  • Nights Into Dreams
  • Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
  • Outland
  • Pac-Man
  • Pac-Man C.E
  • Pac-man CE DX+
  • Peggle
  • Perfect Dark
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • Phantasy Star II
  • Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds
  • Pinball FX
  • Plants vs. Zombies
  • Portal: Still Alive
  • Prince of Persia
  • Putty Squad
  • Puzzlegeddon
  • Rayman 3 HD
  • Rayman Origins
  • R-Type Dimensions
  • Runner 2
  • Sacred 3
  • Sacred Citadel
  • Saints Row IV
  • Sam & Max: Beyond Time & Space
  • Sam & Max Save the World
  • Samurai Shodown II
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co.
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
  • Shadow Complex
  • Skullgirls
  • Small Arms
  • Sonic & Knuckles
  • Sonic CD
  • Sonic The Fighters
  • Sonic The Hedgehog
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 2
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 3
  • Soulcalibur
  • Soulcalibur II
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • Space Giraffe
  • Spelunky
  • Splosion Man
  • SSX
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
  • Super Meat Boy
  • Supreme Commander 2
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2
  • Texas Hold ‘Em
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas2
  • Torchlight
  • Toy Soldiers
  • Toy Soldiers Cold War
  • Trials HD
  • Tron: Evolution
  • Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon
  • Unbound Saga
  • Viva Piñata
  • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise
  • The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
  • Wolfenstein 3D
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  • ZZuma
  • Zuma’s Revenge!

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