Microsoft Releases List Of 104 Xbox 360 Backwards-Compatible Games

A few days before its October 12 release, Microsoft released the initial list of Xbox 360 games that will be playable on the Xbox One with the help of backwards compatibility. The feature was initially announced in June at E3, and works by either the original Xbox 360 game disc or through a digital download of the game.

The list features 104 games, including past popular titles such as the Gears of War series, the original Mass Effect, and Fallout 3 (although it's highly unlikely you're playing Fallout 3 anytime soon). However, there are a few notable omissions from the list, such as Mass Effect 2 and 3, Red Dead Redemption, or any of the old Need for Speed titles.

  • A Kingdom for Keflings
  • A World of Keflings
  • Alien Hominid HD
  • Assassin's Creed II
  • Asteroids & Deluxe
  • Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Banjo-Tooie
  • BattleBlock Theater
  • Bejweled 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: Criminal Origins
  • Crazy Taxi
  • Deadliest Warrior: Legends
  • Defense Grid: The Awakening
  • Dirt 3
  • Dirt Showdown
  • Discs of Tron
  • Doom
  • Doom II
  • Dungeon Siege III
  • Earthworm Jim HD
  • Fable II
  • Fallout 3
  • Feeding Frenzy
  • Feeding Frenzy 2: Shipwreck Showdown
  • 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 Refueled
  • Joy Ride Turbo
  • Just Cause 2
  • Kameo: Elements of Power
  • Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
  • Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
  • 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: Special Edition
  • Monkey Island 2: Special Edition
  • Ms. Splosion Man
  • Mutant Blobs Attack!!!
  • N+
  • NBA Jam: On Fire Edition
  • Nights Into Dreams…
  • Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
  • Pac-Man: Championship Edition
  • Pac-Man: Championship Edition DX+
  • Perfect Dark
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds
  • Pinball FX
  • Plants vs. Zombies
  • Prince of Persia
  • Putty Squad
  • Rayman 3 HD
  • R-Type Dimensions
  • 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
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • Torchlight
  • Toy Soldiers
  • Toy Soldiers: Cold War
  • Tron: Evolution
  • Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon
  • Viva Piñata
  • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise
  • Wolfenstein 3D
  • Zuma

The lack of certain games could change at some point in the future, as games will be added on a "regular basis." In addition to this list, any Xbox 360 game certified as Games with Gold, which is a free game offered to Xbox Live subscribers, is also available with backwards compatibility. Starting in December, more Xbox 360 titles will join the group, including Halo Reach: Skate 3; and Bioshock1, 2, and 3. As for the actual release dates for future backwards compatibility titles, Xbox didn't announce specific dates.

Rexly Peñaflorida II is a Contributor at Tom’s Hardware. He writes news on tech and hardware, but mostly focuses on gaming news. As a Chicagoan, he believes that deep dish pizza is real pizza and ketchup should never be on hot dogs. Ever. Also, Portillo’s is amazing.

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  • dstarr3
    lol Doom II. You can play Doom II on a calculator. 'Bout time it made it to the X-Bone.
  • dstarr3
    lol Doom II. You can play Doom II on a calculator. 'Bout time it made it to the X-Bone.
  • bwohl
    My 14 yr old gonna be pissed about Mass Effect - that's all he played on the PS3. He would gladly buy again for the One.....
    (In his mind: Fallout 4 is released? Confirmed! Mass Effect 4.....LOL)