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Xbox Backwards Compatibility? [Complete Guide]

Since 2015, players all around the world have had the chance to explore and re-experience thousands of titles spanning our 20-year history thanks to the backward compatibility program for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

Listen to this podcast to learn more about the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program and how games are added to it.

Since I get a lot of questions and comments about Xbox One Backward Compatibility, I figured I’d write a follow-up post that provides a more in-depth look at the feature, answers some frequently asked questions (FAQ), and highlights the feature’s most crucial aspect: the current list of games that are compatible with the feature (Download the list as a .pdf file).

Learn more about the graphical options for Xbox 360 games improved for Xbox One X, including how to toggle between the enhanced and original visuals, by clicking here.

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TitleNotes
Advent Rising
Armed and DangerousIncludes all DLC
Battlefield 2: Modern CombatDisc only
Black
Blinx: The Time Sweeper
BloodRayne 2
Breakdown
Chicken Little
Conker: Live & Reloaded
Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
Dead or Alive 3
Dead or Alive Ultimate
Dead to RightsDigital version only in the US, disc only in Europe
Destroy All Humans!
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
Full Spectrum Warrior
Fuzion Frenzy
Gladius
Grabbed by the Ghoulies
Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasAutomatically upgraded to 360 version
Gunvalkyrie
Hunter: The Reckoning
Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb
Jade Empire
The King of Fighters NeowaveUS only
Manhunt
Max Payne
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction
MX Unleashed
Ninja Gaiden BlackDigital only
Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee
Otogi: Myth of Demons
Otogi 2: Immortal Warriors
Panzer Dragoon Orta
Panzer Elite Action: Fields of GloryEurope only
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Psychonauts
Red Dead Revolver
Red Faction II
Secret Weapons Over Normandy
Sid Meier’s Pirates!
Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy
SSX 3
Star Wars: BattlefrontIncludes all DLC
Star Wars: Battlefront IIIncludes all DLC
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter
Star Wars: Knights of the Old RepublicIncludes all DLC
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
Star Wars: Republic CommandoIncludes all DLC
Star Wars: Starfighter Special Edition
Thrillville
TimeSplitters 2
TimeSplitters: Future Perfect
Tom Clancy’s Splinter CellIncludes all DLC
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Chaos TheoryIncludes all DLC
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Double Agent
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Pandora TomorrowIncludes all DLC
Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict

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Xbox Backward Compatibility List: Every Xbox 360 Game Currently Playable on Xbox One and Xbox Series

  • It’s the first time the Max Payne and F.E.A.R. series are playable on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One platforms.
  • With the addition of Skate 2, the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One owners may finally play the full collection of games in the Skate franchise.
  • There was also a call for additional Xbox-exclusive games, and we listened. We’re happy to let you know that we’ve re-released over twenty Xbox classics, including Dead or Alive Ultimate, Star Wars: Jedi Knight II, Star Wars: Starfighter, and the Otogi series, for a whole new generation of gamers to enjoy.

Players who already possess these games in digital or physical form can start playing them right once, and new players can buy the vast majority of them digitally from the Microsoft Store beginning later today.

Xbox One Backward Compatibility List

Content TitlePublisherContent-TypeRelease Date
(SEGA Vintage Collection) SVC: ToeJam & EarlSEGAXbox 36008/03/17
0 day Attack on EarthSquare EnixXbox 36010/26/17
3D Ultra Minigolf AdventuresActivisionXbox 36004/20/17
50 Cent: BotS (Blood On The Sand)*THQXbox 36011/15/21
A Kingdom for KeflingsMicrosoft StudiosXbox 36011/12/15
A World of KeflingsMicrosoft StudiosXbox 36011/12/15
Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation*Bandai Namco EntertainmentXbox 36001/15/19
Aces of the GalaxyActivisionXbox 36011/15/21
Advent RisingZiggurat InteractiveOriginal Xbox11/15/21
Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless KingdomLittle OrbitXbox 36011/15/21
Aegis WingXbox Live ArcadeXbox 360 (Free)01/21/16
Age of BootyCAPCOMXbox 36001/21/16
AirMech Arena*UbisoftXbox 36003/21/19
Alan WakeMicrosoft StudiosXbox 36003/17/16
Alan Wake’s American NightmareMicrosoft StudiosXbox 360 (Xbox Game Pass)02/11/16
Alaskan Adventures*ActivisionXbox 36004/27/17
Alice: Madness ReturnsElectronic ArtsXbox 360 (EA Play)01/24/17
Alien Hominid HDMicrosoft StudiosXbox 36011/12/15
Aliens vs PredatorSEGAXbox 36011/29/18
Altered BeastSEGAXbox 36004/26/16
Anomaly Warzone EarthMicrosoft StudiosXbox 36006/07/16
AquaXbox Live ArcadeXbox 36006/07/16
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader Full Version*THQXbox 36011/15/21
Arkanoid Live!TAITO CorporationXbox 36009/08/16
Armed and DangerousLucasArtsOriginal Xbox06/11/19
Army of TwoElectronic ArtsXbox 360 (EA Play)03/28/17
Assassin’s CreedUbisoftXbox 36003/21/16
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood*UbisoftXbox 36006/27/17
Assassin’s Creed IIUbisoftXbox 36011/12/15
Assassin’s Creed III*UbisoftXbox 36005/23/17
Assassin’s Creed IV Black FlagUbisoftXbox 36004/03/18
Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD*UbisoftXbox 36007/03/18
Assassin’s Creed RevelationsUbisoftXbox 36003/23/17
Assassin’s Creed RogueUbisoftXbox 36002/23/17
Assault Heroes 2ActivisionXbox 36004/25/17
Asteroids & DeluxeAtariXbox 36011/12/15
AstropopElectronic ArtsXbox 36011/29/16
Asura’s WrathCAPCOMXbox 36006/10/19
Avatar: TLA: TBE (The Last Air Bender: The Burning Earth)THUXbox 36011/15/21
Axel & Pixel*2K GamesXbox 36003/13/18
Babel Rising*UbisoftXbox 36006/16/16
Band of BugsMicrosoft StudiosXbox 36005/04/17
Banjo Kazooie: N n BMicrosoft Game StudiosXbox 360 (Xbox Game Pass)11/12/15
Banjo-KazooieMicrosoft StudiosXbox 36011/12/15
Banjo-TooieMicrosoft StudiosXbox 360 (Xbox Game Pass)11/12/15
Bankshot Billiards 2Microsoft StudiosXbox 36011/15/21
Batman: Arkham Origins*Warner Bros. InteractiveXbox 36008/08/17
BattleBlock TheaterMicrosoft StudiosXbox 36011/12/15
Battlefield 1943Electronic ArtsXbox 360 (EA Play)05/24/18
Battlefield 2: MC (Modern Combat)*Electronic ArtsXbox 36006/10/19

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Backward Compatibility Features:

  • Available at no additional cost; you don’t have to pay to play games you already own.
  • Keep your Xbox 360 game saves, game add-ons, achievements, and Gamerscore.
  • Enjoy the advanced features of your Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S like Game DVR, Screenshots and Windows 10 streaming.
  • Play multiplayer with your friends no matter which console they’re on.
  • Works with disc-based and digital games.

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