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Xbox One Backwards Compatibility |OT2| “We’ve got to go back Marty!” |

Oct 26, 2017
The Netherlands

The Xbox One gaming console has received updates from Microsoft since its launch in 2013 that enable it to play select games from its two predecessor consoles, Xbox and Xbox 360. On June 15, 2015, backward compatibility with supported Xbox 360 games became available to eligible Xbox Preview program users with a beta update to the Xbox One system software. The dashboard update containing backward compatibility was released publicly on November 12, 2015. Since then over 500 games have been added to the catalogue with new games being added almost every week. In this thread you will find all the information you need. The total catalog, extra features, FAQs and lots more!

Latest Additions

Ninja Gaiden II NEW
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 2019/03/26
AirMech Arena 2019/03/21
Brothers In Arms: Hell’s Highway 2019/03/21
Castlevania Harmony of Despair 2019/03/14
Crackdown 2 2019/03/08
Hydrophobia 2019/02/26
Marathon: Durandal 2019/02/26

Xbox 360 Games On Sale (Valid Until April 23)
Games bolded and in italics are backwards compatible

Xbox 360:

Abyss Odyssey - $5.99
Age of Booty - $1.24
Anarchy Reigns - $9.99
Armored Core V Verdict Day - $4.99
Assassins Creed - $7.99
Assassins Creed III - $9.99
Assassins Creed Liberation HD - $7.99
Assassins Creed IV - $7.99
Assassins Creed Rogue - $9.89

Asura's Wrath - $4.99
Battlefield 3 - $4.99
Beautiful Katamari - $4.99
Beyond Good & Evil HD - $3.29
Binary Domain - $9.99
Bioshock - $7.99
Bioshock 2 - $7.99
Bioshock Infinite - $8.99
Bionic Commando Re-Armed - $2.49
Bionic Commando Re-Armed 2 - $5.99
Blue Dragon - $4.99
Borderlands - $7.99

Borderlands 2 - $7.99
Borderlands The Pre-Sequel - $11.99
Brothers in Arms Hell's Highway - $9.99
Brothers - $2.99
Bully - $5.99
Bureau XCOM - $2.99
Burnout Revenge - $6.99
COD World at War - $9.99
COD Modern Warfare - $14.99
COD Modern Warfare 2 - $14.99
COD Modern Warfare 3 - $14.99
COD Black Ops - $14.99

COD Black Ops II - $16.49
COD Black Ops III - $16.49
Call of Juarez The Cartel - $7.49
Call of Juarez Gunslinger - $5.24
Castlevania HD - $3.74
Castlevania Symphony of the Night - $4.99
Castlevania Lords of Shadow Mirror of Fate HD - $3.74
Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 - $9.99
Command & Conquer 3 - $4.94
Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 - $4.94
Command & Conquer 3 Kane's Wrath - $4.94
Civilization Revolution - $7.49
Crysis - $6.59
Crysis 2 - $6.59

Crysis 3 - $6.59
Dark Souls II - $4.99
Dark Void - $3.74
The Darkness - $3.99
The Darkness II - $5.99

Darksiders II - $2.99
Darkstalkers Resurrection - $2.99
Dead Rising - $5.99
Dead Rising 2 - $5.99
Dead Rising 2 Off The Record - $5.99
Deadfall Adventures - $5.99
Destroy all Humans (OG Xbox) - $2.99
Deus Ex Human Revolution - $2.24
Devil May Cry HD Collection - $4.99
DmC - $5.99
Dragon Age Origins - $3.74
Dragon Age 2 - $7.99

Dragon Ball Xenoverse - $9.99
Dragon Ball Z Battle of Z - $7.49
Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection - $7.49
Duke Nukem Forever - $3.99
DuckTales Remastered - $3.74
Dungeons & Dragons Chronicles of Mystara - $4.49
Dungeon Siege III - $2.99

Dustforce - $2.99
Enslaved - $3.74
Eternal Sonata - $3.74
Fallout 3 - $7.49
Fallout New Vegas - $7.49

Far Cry Classic - $3.99
Far Cry 2 - $6.59
Far Cry 3 - $7.99
Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon - $4.49
Far Cry 4 - $11.99
Farming Simulator 15 - $4.99
FIFA 19 Legacy Edition - $17.99
Fight Night Champion - $9.99
Final Exam - $1.99
Final Fight Double Impact - $2.49
Flock! - $3.74
Frontlines Fuel of War - $2.24
Frogger Hyper Arcade Edition - $4.99
Grand Theft Auto IV - $6.99

Grand Theft Auto V - $9.99
Grand Theft Auto San Andreas - $10.04
I Am Alive - $4.49
Just Cause 2 - $2.24
Kane & Lynch - $3.99
Kane & Lynch 2 - $2.99
Kingdoms of Amalur Reckoning - $9.99

L.A. Noire - $8.99
Lara Croft Guardian of Light - $2.99
Lost Odyssey - $6.24
Lost Planet - $4.99
Lost Planet 2 - $4.99
Lost Planet 3 - $4.99
Mafia II - $7.49
Mass Effect - $4.99
Mass Effect 2 - $5.99

Mass Effect 3 - $5.99
Max Payne 3 - $9.99
Mega Man 9 - $2.99
Mega Man 10 - $2.99
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection - $9.99

Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker - $7.49
Metal Gear Solid V Groun Zeroes - $9.99
Metal Gear Solid V Phantom Pain - $9.99
Metal Gear Rising Revengeance - $9.99
Mini Ninjas - $2.99
Medal of Honor Airborne - $6.59
MX Unleashed (OG Xbox) - $2.24

MX vs ATV Alive - $2.99
MX vs ATV Reflex - $4.49
MX vs ATV Supercross - $4.49
MX vs ATV Untamed - $2.99
NBA Jam On Fire Edition - $4.99
Outland - $3.99
Pac-Man CE DX+ - $2.49

Pac-Man Ghostly Adventures - $4.99
Pac-Man Ghostly Adventures 2 - $4.99
Prey - $3.99
Prince of Persia - $7.99
Quantum Conundrum - $2.49

RAGE - $4.94
Rayman 3 HD - $3.99
Rayman Origins - $4.49
Rayman Legends - $6.59

Red Dead Redemption - $9.89
Red Faction Guerilla - $2.99
Red Faction Armageddon - $4.49
Remember Me - $4.99
Resident Evil - $4.99
Resident Evil 0 - $4.99
Resident Evil 4 - $4.99
Resident Evil 5 - $4.99
Resident Evil 6 - $4.99
Resident Evil Code: Veronica X - $4.99
Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City - $3.99
Resident Evil Revelations - $4.99
RIDE - $5.99
Ridge Racer 6 - $2.49
Ridge Racer Unbounded - $4.99
Rise of the Tomb Raider - $7.99
Rockstar Table Tennis - $5.99
Rock of Ages - $4.99
Rotastic - $0.99
Power Rangers Super Samurai (Kinect) - $4.99
Scarygirl - $1.49
ScreamRide - $4.99
Silent Hill HD Collection - $7.49

Skate 3 - $4.99
Soul Calibur V - $3.74
Spec Ops The Line - $5.99
Splinter Cell Conviction - $9.99
Splinter Cell Double Agent - $7.99
Splinter Cell Blacklist - $7.99
Split/Second - $7.99

Street Fighter IV - $9.99
Strider - $2.99
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition - $11.99
Supreme Commander 2 - $3.74
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter - $7.99
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas - $6.59

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2 - $6.59
Tekken 6 - $3.74
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 - $4.99

Thief - $2.24
Tomb Raider Reboot - $2.99
Tomb Raider Anniversary - $2.99
Tomb Raider Legend - $2.99
Tomb Raider Underworld - $2.99

Trials HD - $3.99
Trials Fusion - $6.59
Valian Hearts - $5.99
Vanquish - $4.99
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown - $4.94
Virtual On OT - $4.94

Watch Dogs - $5.99
Winterbottom - $1.99
XCOM Enemy Within - $7.99

Zeno Clash UE - $2.49
Zeno Clash 2 - $5.99

Backwards Compatibilty Master List

555 Games Available
* Delisted from Xbox Live, but still downloadable when purchased before delisting
^ Disc-only

0 Day Attack on Earth
3D Ultra MiniGolf Adventures

A Kingdom for Keflings
A World of Keflings
Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation ^
Aegis Wing
Age of Booty
AirMech Arena
Alan Wake * ^
Alan Wake’s American Nightmare
Alice: Madness Returns
Alien Hominid HD
Aliens vs Predator
Altered Beast
Anomaly Warzone Earth
Arkanoid Live!
Army of Two
Assassin's Creed II
Assassin's Creed Revelations
Assassin’s Creed
Assassin’s Creed III
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
Assassin’s Creed IV
Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD
Assassin’s Creed Rogue
Assault Heroes 2
Asteroids & Deluxe
Axel & Pixel *

Babel Rising *
Band of Bugs
Banjo Kazooie
Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts
Banjo Tooie
Batman: Arkham Origins ^
BattleBlock Theater
Battlefield 1943
Battlefield 3
Battlefield Bad Company
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Battlestations Pacific
Battlestations: Midway
Beat’n Groovy
Bejeweled 2
Bejeweled 3
Bellator: MMA Onslaught
Beyond Good & Evil HD
Bionic Commando Rearmed 2
Bioshock 2
Bioshock Infinite
Blazing Angels * ^
Blood Knights
Blood of the Werewolf
BloodRayne: Betrayal
Blue Dragon
Bomberman Battlefest
Boom Boom Rocket
Borderlands 2
Bound by Flame
Brain Challenge
Brave: The Video Game
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway
Brütal Legend
Bullet Soul
Bullet Soul -Infinite Burst-
Bully: Scholarship Edition
Burnout Paradise * ^
Burnout Revenge

Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013 *
Cabela’s Alaskan Adventures*
Cabela’s Hunting Expeditions *
Cabela’s Survival: Shadows of Katmai *
Call of Duty 2
Call of Duty 3
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Call of Duty: Ghosts
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Call of Duty: World at War
Call of Juarez 2
Call Of Juarez : The Cartel
Call of Juarez Gunslinger
Capcom Arcade Cabinet
Cars 2: The Video Game
Cars: Mater-National
Castle Crashers
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Castlevania: Harmony of Despair
Centipede & Millipede
Child of Eden
Civilization Revolution
Clannad (Japan Only)
Comic Jumper
Comix Zone
Commaders: Attack of the Genos
Command and Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath
Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars
Command and Conquer Red Alert 3
Command and Conquer Red Alert 3: Commander’s Challenge
Costume Quest 2
Counter-Strike: GO
Crackdown 2
Crazy Taxi
Crysis 2
Crysis 3
Crystal Defenders
Crystal Quest

Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara
Dante’s Inferno
Dark Souls
Dark Void
Darksiders II
Daytona USA
de Blob 2
Dead Rising 2: Case West
Dead Rising 2: Case Zero
Dead Space
Dead Space 2
Dead Space 3
Dead Space Ignition
Deadfall Adventures
Deadliest Warrior
Deadliest Warrior: Legends
Deadly Premonition * ^
Deathspank T.O.V.
Defense Grid
Deus Ex Human Revolution
Dig Dug
DiRT 3 * ^
DiRT Showdown * ^
Discs of Tron
Disney Bolt
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
Divinity II - The Dragon Knight Saga
Domino Master
Doom II
Doom 3 BFG Edition ^
Doritos Crash Course
Double Dragon Neon
Dragon Age: Origins
Dragon Age 2
Dragon’s Lair
Driver San Francisco * ^
Duck Tales: Remastered
Duke Nukem Forever
Duke Nukem Manhattan Project
Dungeon Siege III

E4 (Every Extend Extra Extreme)
Earth Defense Force 2017
Earth Defense Force 2025
Earth Defense Force: IA
Earthworm Jim HD *
Eat Lead
Encleverment Experiment
Escape Dead Island

F1 2014
Fable Anniversary
Fable Heroes
Fable II
Fable III
Fable Trilogy
Fable II Pub Games
Faery: Legends of Avalon
Fallout 3
Fallout: New Vegas
Far Cry 2
Far Cry 3
Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon
Feeding Frenzy
Feeding Frenzy 2
Fight Night Champion
Fighting Vipers
Final Fantasy XIII
Final Fantasy XIII-2
Final Fight: Double Impact
Forza Horizon * ^
Foul Play
Fret Nice
Frogger 2
Frontlines: Fuel of War
FunTown Mahjong

Galaga Legions
Galaga Legions DX
Garou -Mark of the Wolves-
Gatling Gears
Gears of War
Gears of War 2
Gears of War 3
Gears of War: Judgment
Geometry Wars Evolved
Geometry Wars Evolved 2
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved
Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime
Greg Hastings Paintball 2 ^
Gin Rummy
Girl Fight
Go! Go! Break Steady
Goat Simulator
Golden Axe *
Golf: Tee It Up!
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto IV
GRID Autosport
Guardian Heroes
Gunstar Heroes

Half Minute Hero -Super Mega Neo Climax-
Halo 3
Halo 3 ODST Campaign Edition
Halo 4
Halo Wars
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
Halo: Reach
Halo: Spartan Assault
Hard Corps: Uprising
Hardwood Backgammon
Hardwood Hearts
Hardwood Spades
Harms Way
Haunted House
Heavy Weapon
Hexic 2
Hexic HD
Hitman: Absolution
Hitman: Blood Money
Hydro Thunder Hurricane

I Am Alive
Injustice: Gods Among Us (Ultimate Edition is disc only)
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
Iron Brigade

Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad
Jet Set Radio
Jetpac Refuelled
Jewel Quest
Joe Danger 2: The Movie
Joe Danger Special Edition
Joy Ride Turbo
Jurassic Park: The Game
Just Cause
Just Cause 2

Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days
Killer Is Dead
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Lara Croft: Guardian of Light
Lazy Raiders
Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead 2
LEGO Batman
LEGO Batman 2
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
LEGO Star Wars III
LEGO Star Wars: The Clone Wars
LEGO Indiana Jones
LEGO Indiana Jones 2
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
Lode Runner
Lost Odyssey
Lost Planet
Lost Planet Colonies
Lost Planet 2
Lost Planet 3
Lumines Live!
Luxor 2

Mad Tracks
Madballs Babo: Invasion
Mafia II
Magic 2012
Magic 2013
Magic 2014 — Duels of the Planeswalkers
Magic: The Gathering
Marathon Durandal
Marlow Briggs
Mars: War Logs
Mass Effect
Mass Effect 2
Mass Effect 3
Matt Hazard: BBB
Medal of Honor: Airborne
Meet the Robinsons
Mega Man 10
Mega Man 9
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Metal Gear Solid HD: 2 & 3
Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker HD
Metal Slug 3
Metal Slug XX
Midnight Club: Los Angeles * ^ (including Complete Edition disc)
Midway Arcade Origins
Might & Magic Clash of Heroes
Military Madness
Mirror’s Edge
Missile Command
Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine
Monday Night Combat
Monkey Island: Special Edition
Monkey Island 2: Special Edition
Monopoly Deal
Monopoly Plus
Moon Diver
Motocross Madness *
Mr. Driller Online
Ms. Splosion Man
Mutant Blobs Attack
Mutant Storm Empire
Mutant Storm Reloaded
MX vs. ATV Reflex

NBA JAM: On Fire Edition
NEOGEO Battle Coliseum
New Rally-X
NiGHTS into dream…
Ninja Gaiden II

Of Orcs and Men (EU Only)
Omega Five
Operation Flashpoint: Red River * ^
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
Orcs Must Die!
Overlord II

Persona 4 Arena
PAC-MAN Championship Edition
PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX+
PAC-MAN Museum
Peggle 2
Perfect Dark
Perfect Dark Zero
Phantasy Star II
Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds
Pinball FX *
Planets Under Attack
Plants vs. Zombies
Portal: Still Alive
Portal 2
Port Royale 3
Prince of Persia HD
Prince of Persia 2008
Pure * ^
Putty Squad
Puzzle Quest
Puzzle Quest 2
Puzzle Quest Galactrix

QIX ++
Quantum Conundrum

R-Type Dimensions
Radiant Silvergun
Raiden IV
Rayman 3 HD
Rayman Raving Rabbids
Rayman Legends
Rayman Origins
Red Dead Redemption
Red Faction: Armageddon
Red Faction: Battlegrounds
Resident Evil: Code Veronica X
Rocket Knight
Rockstar Table Tennis
Rumble Roses XX
Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien *

Sacred 3
Sacred Citadel
Saints Row
Saints Row 2
Saints Row: The Third
Saints Row IV
Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell
Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space
Sam & Max Save the World
Samurai Shodown II
Scrap Metal
Sega Bass Fishing
Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co.
Sega Vintage Collection: Golden Axe
Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World
Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
Sega Vintage Collection: ToeJam & Earl
Sensible World of Soccer
Shadow Assault/Tenchu
Shadow Complex
Shadows of the Damned
Shank 2
Shotest Shogi
Shred Nebula
Silent Hill: Homecoming
Silent Hill: Downpour ^
Silent Hill: HD Collection
Sine Mora
Skate 3
Slender: The Arrival
Small Arms
Sniper Elite V2
Soltrio Solitaire
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Sonic & Knuckles
Sonic Adventure
Sonic Adventure 2
Sonic CD
Sonic Generations
Sonic the Fighters
Sonic The Hedgehog
Sonic The Hedgehog 2
Sonic The Hedgehog 3
Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode I
Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II
Sonic Unleashed
Soul Calibur
SoulCalibur II HD
South Park: The Stick of Truth
Space Ark
Space Giraffe
Space Invaders: Infinity Gene
Spec Ops: The Line
Splosion Man
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
Steins Gate (Japan Only)
Steins Gate: Hiyoku Renri no Darling (Japan Only)
Steins Gate: Senkei Kosoku No Phenogram (Japan Only)
Strania -The Stella Machina-
Stuntman: Ignition
Super Contra
Super Meat Boy
Street Fighter IV
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition
Supreme Commander 2

Tecmo Bowl Throwback
Tekken 6
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Texas Hold’em
The Bureau
The Cave *
The Darkness
The Darkness II
The King of Fighters Sky Stage
The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match
The King of Fighters 2002 Ultimate Match
The King of Fighters XIII
The Maw
The Orange Box
The Splatters
The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead: Michonne - Episode 1
The Walking Dead: Season Two
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
Ticket to Ride
Tom Clancy's EndWar
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2
Tom Clancy's HAWX * ^
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Double Agent
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction
Tomb Raider: Underworld
Tomb Raider: Anniversary
Tomb Raider: Legend
Tour de France 2009
Tour de France 2011 ^
Tower Bloxx Deluxe
Toy Soldiers
Toy Soldiers Cold War
Toy Story 3
Toybox Turbos
Trials HD
Triggerheart Exelica
Trine 2
Tron: Evolution
Tropico 4

Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon
Unbound Saga

Virtua Fighter 2
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
Virtual-On *
Viva Piñata
Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise

Wolfenstein 3D
Word Puzzle
Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3

XCOM: Enemy Unknown
XCOM: Enemy Within

Yosumin! LIVE

Zone of the Enders HD Collection
Zuma's Revenge!

33 Games Available

Blinx: The Time Sweeper
BloodRayne 2
Conker: Live & Reloaded
Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
Dead to Rights
Destroy All Humans!
Full Spectrum Warrior
Fuzion Frenzy
Grabbed by the Ghoulies
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Hunter: The Reckoning
Jade Empire
King of Fighters Neowave (US & Mexico Only)
Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction
MX Unleashed
Ninja Gaiden Black
Panzer Dragoon Orta
Panzer Elite Action (EU Only)
Prince of Persia Sands of Time
Red Faction II
Sid Meier’s Pirates!
Star Wars Battlefront
Star Wars Battlefront II
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
Star Wars Jedi Starfighter
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
Star Wars Republic Commando
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
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Oct 26, 2017
The Netherlands

Xbox One (X) Benefits of Backwards Compatible Titles

By default all Xbox 360 games that are BC receive the following enhancements on a base Xbox One or S model:
  • Improved framerate stability
  • Games utilizing a dynamic resolution will hit their max resolution more often, or at all times
  • Forced V-sync
  • 4x the original resolution for original Xbox games
  • Variable refresh rate compatibility (when used with a compatible display)
Exclusive additional benefits for Xbox One X
Xbox One X adds additional benefits with original Xbox games, upping the resolution to 16x that of the original game, allowing for native 4K or 1920p resolutions.

There are also a handful of specific Xbox 360 games with Xbox One X enhancements. These require significant additional work but allow for native 4K resolutions, better texture filtering, smoother framerates and even added HDR. These are considered by many to be a unique feature of the Xbox One X and for some even system sellers. However these require a lot of testing, optimization and approval from the original creatures. Currently there are only 30 titles supported:

Assassin's Creed
Civilization Revolution
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Fable Anniversary
Fable 2
Fable 3
Fallout 3
Final Fantasy XIII
Final Fantasy XIII-2
Forza Horizon
Gears of War 2
Gears of War 3
Halo 3
Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead 2
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
Mirror's Edge
Ninja Gaiden II
Portal: Still Alive
Portal 2
Red Dead Redemption
Skate 3
Sonic Generations
Splinter Cell Double Agent
Splinter Cell Conviction
Splinter Cell Blacklist
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
The Orange Box
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I use Xbox One Backward Compatibility?
  • Disc: For disc-based games that are a part of the Back Compat game catalog, simply insert the disc and the console will begin downloading the game to your hard drive. After the game has finished downloading, you will still need to keep the game disc in the drive to play.
  • Digital: The digital titles that you own and are part of the Back Compat game catalog will automatically show up in the “Ready to Install” section on your Xbox One, and once they are installed they will show up in the Games section of your Xbox One. If you want to purchase an Xbox 360 title and don’t own or have access to an Xbox 360, you can still purchase the game digitally online from the Xbox marketplace. Once you select a title, you will see the option to download it to your Xbox 360. Clicking on the download button actually brings up the purchasing screen. Once you purchase the game and the transaction is complete, the game will be registered to your account.
Why can't I use my Xbox Account Balance/Gift Cards on Xbox 360 games?
You have to have a valid payment option on file to purchase any title. If a game is free, you’re still required to “purchase” it – you just won’t be charged anything for it. The Xbox 360 Marketplace and the Xbox One Store websites use different architecture, so if you have credit but no payment option associated with your account, you won’t be able to use the credit to purchase Xbox 360 titles. You will have to add a payment option or purchase the title using an Xbox 360 console.

Can I use my Xbox 360 controller and/or other accessories on Xbox One with BC?
No, by default all accessories that were on Xbox 360 will not work on Xbox One. There are a few exceptions like the HOTAS Flight Stick and a few Fighting Sticks, but things like controllers, chargers, Kinect, Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Lips and Dance peripherals will not work.

Can I continue a game that I started on my Xbox 360?
If you have saved your games to the cloud from an Xbox 360, you will be able to continue that game on the Xbox One. Some titles do not support cloud storage. In those cases, game saves will not be recovered on the Xbox One. Setting up cloud storage on 360: http://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-360/games/cloud-save-games.

Will my previously bought DLC for BC games work on Xbox One?
Yes, most of the time the DLC for a BC game is made available as well. There are some exceptions like Call of Duty 2, but 9 out of 10 games have its DLC available.

Does Backward Compatibility cost extra?
Xbox One Backward Compatibility is free and allows you to play select Xbox 360 and Original Xbox games you already own on Xbox One, digital or physical.

How do I open Xbox 360 notifications?
Press and hold the View and Menu buttons at the same time.

On Xbox One, can I play with friends on Xbox 360?
Yes! As long as you’re all playing the same game. You can also go in a party chat with both Xbox 360 and Xbox One players.

Why isn't every game backwards compatible yet?
Because every game requires a custom emulator wrapper, publisher approval and has to be free of licensing issues. Digital Foundry made a big article about the process for a BC title. https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/...x-one-x-back-compat-how-does-it-actually-work

Games In Testing

Thanks to our very own EvilBoris we have a unique way of getting good guesses on what games might go backwards compatible in the near future. As per his description: "This is my master list of Backward compatible Xbox One games. I use a combination of techniques and observations to find games that exist in the Xbox Live infrastructure. This list is no guarentee that a game will be released, as certain titles here may be simply for internal use during the development of the emulator. However, there is a very strong correlation between games that I've found using these methods and games that have then gone on to be released."
Please keep in mind this is in no way a guarentee for a BC release!
  • 3 on 3 NHL arcade
  • Abyss Odyssey
  • Adventure Time: Secret (2014)
  • Airmech Arena
  • Alien Breed 2 Assault
  • Alien Breed Episode 1
  • Aliens Colonial Marines
  • Ascend : Hand of Kul
  • Assault heroes
  • Asura's Wrath
  • Batman Arkham Asylum
  • Batman Arkham City
  • Big Game Hunter
  • Binary Domain
  • Bloody Good Time
  • Blur
  • Bomberman ACT ZERO
  • Burgertime world tour
  • Burnout Crash!
  • Call of Duty Black Ops 3
  • Call of Duty Classic
  • Cloning Clyde
  • Crazy Mouse
  • Crimson Alliance
  • Darwinia+
  • Dash of Destruction
  • DBZ Battle of Z
  • Dead Island
  • Dead island Riptide
  • Dead of Alive 5
  • Dead or Alive 4
  • Deadlight
  • Deathsmiles NA
  • Disney Universe
  • Double Dragon II
  • Dragonball Z UT
  • Dragonball Z Xenoverse
  • Duke Nukem 3D
  • Dungeon Defenders
  • Dust : an Elysian tale
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • F.E.A.R. 3
  • F1 Race Stars
  • Far Cry Classic
  • Fight Night Round 3
  • FireBurst
  • Fist of the North Star : Kens Rage 2
  • Forza 4
  • Frogger Hyper Edition
  • From Dust
  • Gotham City Imposters
  • Guacamelee STCE
  • Hunters Trophy 2 - Austrailia
  • Islands of Wakfu
  • Jumper
  • Magic 2015
  • Mark of the Ninja
  • Marvel vs Capcom 2
  • Max Payne 3
  • Mensa Academy
  • Mercenaries 2
  • Microbot
  • Minecraft 360 Edition
  • Minesweeper Flags
  • Mortal Kombat vs DCU
  • Naughty Bear
  • NCAA Football 14
  • Nier
  • Novadrome
  • Penny Arcade : episode 1
  • Phantasy Star Universe
  • Phineas and Ferb
  • Prince of Persia Forgotten Sands
  • Project Gotham Racing
  • Prototype
  • RBI Baseball 14
  • Real Steel
  • Red Faction Guerilla
  • Resident Evil
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2
  • Rez HD
  • Ridge Racer Unbounded
  • Risen
  • Sacred 2: Fallen Angle
  • Scott Pilgrim the game
  • Shoot Many Robots
  • Skate 2
  • Skulls of the Shogun
  • Skyrim
  • Sneak King
  • Snoopy Flying aces
  • Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing
  • Soul Calibur IV
  • Space Shooter Bundle
  • Spatacus Legends
  • Spidey:Web of Shadows
  • Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD
  • SWTCW:Republic Heroes
  • Tetris Splash
  • The Amazing Spider-Man
  • The Last Remnant
  • Tony Hawks PS HD
  • Too Human
  • Trials Fusion
  • Trivial Pursuit Live!
  • Warhammer 40k Kill Team
  • Way of the Dogg
  • WIK
  • Worms 2: Armageddon
  • Worms Revolution
  • Worms Ultimate Mayhem
  • WWE 12
  • Xmen Origins Wolverine
  • Yu gi oh Millenium Duels
Statistics and Analysis

If you are interested in a more thorough and stat heavy analysis about Xbox One's Backwards Compatibilty feel free to check out my other thread where I go in-depth on all things BC, updated every time new games are added. https://www.resetera.com/threads/an...reakdown-last-update-january-27th-2019.66804/

Special Thanks

Kaironaut Creator of the previous BC thread
EvilBoris Game testing list and data wizard

G_Shumi litebrite Windrunner Shpeshal Ed (and probably loads more) long time contributors and fans
majornelson providing us with new release info regularly
And last but not least Jason Ronald (and Bill Stillwell before him) and his BC team providing us with all the glorious BC goodness
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Oct 27, 2017
I can't believe I didn't notice Castlevania Mirror of Fate was backwards compatible till yesterday. I was about to start Kingdom Hearts III when I saw Mirror of Fate on my "Ready to Install" list...

It represents the last game I bought on the Xbox 360 before XOne...and never finished.

Time to kill my last gen backlog or time to finish the Kingdom Hearts series?


Remember the Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
Ibis Island
Really hoping Capcom bumps up their support.
We need stuff like Code Veronica X, Bionic Command, and other titles that aren't in-line to get remastered.


Restless Dreams
Oct 25, 2017
That new thread smell!

Looking forward to more Japanese games coming to BC and randomly finding out about LEGO games I didn't know existed.
So...of the "in testing" list I'd like/already own:

- Assault Heroes (own)
- Crackdown 2 (own)
- Dash of Destruction (own)
- Dead Island (own)
- Dead or Alive 4 (own)
- Deadlight (own)
- Dust (own)
- Forza 4 (like)
- Gotham City Imposters (own)
- Lost Planet (own)
- Mark of the Ninja (own)
- Marvel vs Capcom 2 (own)
- Max Mayne 3 (own)
- Mortal Kombat vs DCU (own)
- Project Gotham Racing (own)
- Resident Evil 5 (own)
- Rez HD (own)
- Scott Pilgrim (like)
- Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing (own)
- SoulCalibur 4 (like)
- Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD (own)
- Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 (own, but this would piss me off a bit for strange reasons I won't get into)
- X-men Origins Wolverine (like)
Oct 29, 2017
With lego batman 2 today my most wanted games for 2019 is now:
1. Max payne 3
2. Xmen origins: wolverine
3. Star ocean 4

My least wanted games:
1. Ninja gaiden 2
Apr 4, 2018

The digital version is soooooo broken. This is a tragedy, but I have to imagine that is the reason the Xbox team hasn't done it. They would either have to fix Team Ninja's mess, get Team Ninja to help, or deal with negative feedback for bugs that aren't their fault.

I would love to see team Ninja remaster the game at least. A Ninja Gaiden 2 Ultimate edition, that mixes the X360 version's craziness with the sigma polish could be awesome.


Oct 28, 2017
Waittttt, is Ninja Gaiden 2 really never coming? Is there a licensing issue or something or is it just a joke in the OP?