[UPDATED] Xbox One Backward Compatibility list and overview


In case you were unaware, Xbox announced the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program during their Xbox E3 Briefing. The backward compatibility functionality is currently available to those in the Xbox Preview Program and will be rolling out to all users in the fall. We take a quick look at how it works and include the current Xbox one Backward Compatibility list which we will update as more games are added to the program.

The process is really easy. Any Xbox 360 games that you already own that are backward compatible will appear in the “Ready to Install” section on your Xbox One. If you have a physical disc for a backwards compatible game, simply insert the disc into your Xbox One and it will begin a download of the game, and once it is installed you’ll be able to play – and like on the Xbox 360, you’ll need to keep your disc in the Xbox One.

Xbox One’s backward compatibility lets you keep your game saves, add-ons, and achievements, as well as enjoying Xbox One features like Game DVR, screenshots, and Windows 10 streaming. You’ll even be able to play multiplayer on your Xbox One with friends still playing the game on the Xbox 360.

UPDATED (06/25/2017):Due to the huge number of games on this list, we will no longer be updating it. However, you can keep up with newly added games over on Major Nelson’s blog.

UPDATED (05/24/2017): Added Assassin’s Creed IIIilomiloMatt Hazard: BBBShadow Assault/Tenchu, and Shinobi.

UPDATED (05/05/2017): Added Band of BugsBullet SoulBullet Soul -Infinite Burst-Hard Corps: Uprising, and Harms Way.

UPDATED (05/02/2017): Added Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 and Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved.

UPDATED (04/27/2017): Added Alaskan AdventuresCabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013Cabela’s Hunting ExpeditionsCabela’s Survival: SoKDead Space 2, and Dead Space 3.

UPDATED (04/26/2017): Added Assault Heroes 2Commanders: Attack, and TimeShift.

UPDATED (04/20/2017): Added 3D Ultra MinigolfContraGin RummyGolf: Tee It Up!, and RoboBlitz.

UPDATED (04/11/2017): Added Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

UPDATED (04/05/2017): Added Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet and Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution.

UPDATED (03/30/2017): Added Far Cry 3.

UPDATED (03/28/2017): Added Army of Two and Soltrio Solitaire.

UPDATED (03/23/2017): Added Assassin’s Creed RevelationsDarksiders, and Darksiders II.

UPDATED (03/21/2017): Added DAYTONA USAStacking, and Tower Bloxx Deluxe.

UPDATED (03/15/2017): Added Luxor 2Madballs Babo: InvasionPoker Smash, and STREET FIGHTER IV.

UPDATED (03/02/2017): Added Cars 2: The Video GameDead Rising 2: Case WestDead Rising 2: Case Zero, and Meet the Robinsons.

UPDATED (02/23/2017): Added Assassin’s Creed RogueBorderlands 2Gyromancer, The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited MatchMoon Diver, and Space Invaders Infinity Gene.

UPDATED (02/14/2017): Added Hitman: Absolution.

UPDATED (02/09/2017): Added GTA IV.

UPDATED (02/07/2017): Added LEGO Indiana Jones.

UPDATED (01/31/2017): Added JUJUMad Tracks, and Stuntman: Ignition.

UPDATED (01/24/2017): Added Alice: Madness Returns.

UPDATED (01/19/2017): Added Midway Arcade OriginsMutant Storm Empire, and TEKKEN 6.

UPDATED (01/12/2017): Added Beat’n GroovyMEGA MAN 9, and MEGA MAN 10.

UPDATED (12/17/2016): Added Bully Scholarship Ed.CatherineCLANNAD (only available in Japan), Planets Under AttackRaskulls, and Skydive.

UPDATED (01/11/2017): Added Battlefield 3 (Disc Only), Battlefield: Bad Company 2Dragon Age: OriginsGhostbustersScrap Metal, The Splatters, and Strania.

UPDATED (12/14/2016): Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey are now backward compatible digitally as well.

UPDATED (12/13/2016): Added BioShockBioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite.

UPDATED (12/08/2016): Added ShadowrunShotest Shogi, and Space Ark.

UPDATED (12/02/2016): Added Haunted HouseInjustice: Gods Among Us, and Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition (disc only)

UPDATED (11/30/2016): Added AstropopMOH AirborneOblivion, and Trine 2.

UPDATED (11/22/2016): Added Burnout ParadisePure (disc only), and Rayman Legends.

UPDATED (11/18/2016): Added Dead Space IgnitionEscape Dead IslandMilitary Madness, and Omega Five.

UPDATED (11/10/2016): Added Scarygirl and Skate 3.

UPDATED (11/08/2016): Added Guardian Heroes and OFP: Red River (disc only, except Japan).

UPDATED (11/07/2016): Added Mass Effect 2 (disc only) and Mass Effect 3 (disc only).

UPDATED (11/03/2016): Added LIMBO.

UPDATED (11/02/2016): Added Blue Dragon (disc only).

UPDATED (10/28/2016): Added Killer Is DeadRAGE (disc only), and Shred Nebula.

UPDATED (10/20/2016): Added Galaga Legions, Joe Danger 2: The Movie, and The Orange Box.

UPDATED (10/17/2016): Added Eat LeadPuzzle Quest, and Silent Hill: Downpour.

UPDATED (10/12/2016): Added Battlestations: MidwayDragon’s LairJurassic Park: The Game, and Tour de France 2011 (not available in all regions).

UPDATED (10/04/2016): Added Puzzle Quest 2Puzzle Quest Galactrix, and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.

UPDATED (10/01/2016): Added GuwangeLost Odyssey (disc only), and Toy Story 3.

UPDATED (09/27/2016): Added Call of Duty: World at WarE4EnclevermentExperiment, and FunTown Mahjong.

UPDATED (09/22/2016): Added Call of Duty 3.

UPDATED (09/16/2016): Added Bound by FlameThe Maw, and Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown.

UPDATED (09/08/2016): Added Bejeweled 3Deathspank T.O.V.Gatling GearsARKANOID Live!Bayonettade Blob 2Of Orcs and Men (not available in all regions), and QIX++.

UPDATED (08/30/2016): Added Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Forza Horizon.

UPDATED (08/26/2016): Added Joust.

UPDATED (08/23/2016): Added Shank 2, Bomberman Battlefest, and Call of Duty 2.

UPDATED (08/09/2016): Added Far Cry 3 Blood DragonMr. DRILLER OnlineNEW RALLY-X, and NIN2-JUMP.

UPDATED (07/28/2016): Added Boom Boom RocketSyberia, and Triggerheart Exelica.


UPDATED (07/15/2016): Added Interpol.

UPDATED (07/08/2016): YAY! Added Red Dead Redemption!

UPDATED (07/04/2016): Added BloodforgeGo! Go! Break SteadyGripshift, and Mars: War Logs.

UPDATED (06/23/2016): Added Blood KnightsComic JumperCrystal QuestDungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of MystaraFallout: New VegasI Am AliveJoe Danger Special Edition, and Red Faction: Battlegrounds.

UPDATED (06/16/2016): Added Babel RisingBrain ChallengeFlashbackLeft 4 Dead, and Portal 2.

UPDATED (06/10/2016): Added Foul PlayMONOPOLY PLUSSEGA Bass Fishing, and XCOM: Enemy Within

UPDATED (05/27/2016): Added SSX.

UPDATED (05/24/2016): Added Domino MasterDuckTales: RemasteredHexic 2Magic 2012Unbound Saga, and XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

UPDATED (05/17/2016): Added Call of Duty: Black Ops.

UPDATED (05/11/2016): Added Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s CutFaery: Legends of AvalonFinal Fight: Double ImpactFrogger 2, and Puzzlegeddon.

UPDATED (05/06/2016): Added DIG DUGPhantasy Star IIRunner2Samurai Shodown II, and Sonic & Knuckles.

UPDATED (05/04/2016): Just in time for #Maythe4th! Added Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II.

UPDATED (05/03/2016): Added Jet Set RadioMX vs. ATX Reflex, and Texas Hold ‘Em.

UPDATED (04/29/2016): Added Frogger and Galaga Legions DX.

UPDATED (04/27/2016): Added Altered BeastThe CaveComix ZoneDouble Dragon Neon, and Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime.

UPDATED (04/22/2016): Added Rayman Origins.

UPDATED (04/15/2016): Added Duke Nukem Manhattan ProjectGarou: Mark of the WolvesSonic the FightersDOOM 3 BFG Edition (disc version only), and Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine.

UPDATED (04/06/2016): Added Gunstar Heroes and Outland.

UPDATED (03/29/2016): Added Left 4 Dead 2.

UPDATED (03/28/2016): Added Halo WarsSoul Calibur II HD, and The King of Fighters ’98 Ultimate Match.

UPDATED (03/24/2016): Added Dark Souls and Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Added Dead Space and Saints Row IV (coming in April with Games with Gold).

UPDATED (03/21/2016): Added Alan WakeCastlevania: Symphony of the NightPAC-MANAssassin’s CreedDark Void, and GRID 2.

UPDATED (02/15/2016): Added Galaga.

UPDATED (01/21/2016): Added 10 new games: Aegis WingAge of BootyCounter-Strike: GOJeremy McGrath’s OffroadSam & Max Save the WorldSkullgirlsSmall ArmsSoulcaliburSpace Giraffe, and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.

UPDATED (12/17/2015): Added 16 new games: BraidDEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTIONDoritos Crash CourseFable IIIHalo: ReachHydro ThunderIron BrigadeKane & Lynch 2Motocross MadnessMS. PAC-MANPegglePortal: Still AliveSpelunkySplosion ManTicket to Ride, and Zuma’s Revenge.

UPDATE (11/25/2015): Added December Games with Gold — CastleStormSacred 3Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising.

UPDATE (11/09/2015): Added Xbox One Backward Compatibility Launch games.

UPDATE (09/04/2015): Added Gears of WarShadow Complex, and Borderlands.

UPDATE (06/17/2015): It appears that when you are playing an Xbox 360 game, you need to use the Xbox 360 party menu (see tip below on how to bring up Xbox 360 menu) and all members of the party must be playing Xbox 360 games. When trying to form a party using the Xbox One party app, those playing Xbox 360 games will not be able to connect to the party. Hopefully this is something that Xbox will fix in the future!

TIP: Press the View and Menu button on your Xbox One controller to simulate the Xbox button and bring up the Xbox 360 menu when playing an Xbox 360 game, pressing the Xbox button will take you to your Xbox One home screen.

Xbox plans to have over 100 titles ready this fall, but in the meantime check out the list of games you can play today if you are in the Xbox Preview Program. We’ll try to keep this list up to date, so if there’s any that you’ve confirmed are working and we’ve missed, let us know so we can update our list!

You can also request and vote for games you’d like to see added to the list. No guarantee they’ll get added, but it just might entice developers to give Microsoft the go ahead to add them to the list!

Have you tried out a backwards compatible game yet? How did it work out for you? What games do you hope get added to the list? Is there any that you’ve played that aren’t on our list? Let us know in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

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Last Updated on November 27, 2018.


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