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[301] [UPDATED] Xbox One Backward Compatibility List And Overview

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In case you were unaware, Xbox announced Xbox One backwards compatibility during their Xbox E3 Briefing. The backwards 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 backwards 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 from your Xbox One with friends still playing the game on the Xbox 360.

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!

  • A Kingdom for Keflings
  • A World of Keflings
  • Alien Hominid HD
  • Assassin’s Creed II
  • Asteroids & Deluxe
  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
  • Banjo-Tooie
  • BattleBlock Theater
  • Bejeweled 2
  • Bellator: MMA Onslaught
  • Beyond Good & Evil HD
  • Blood of the Werewolf
  • BloodRayne: Betrayal
  • Borderlands
  • Braid 
  • Call of Juarez Gunslinger
  • Castle Crashers
  • CastleStorm
  • Centipede & Millipede
  • Condemned: Criminal Origins
  • Crazy Taxi Arcade
  • Deadliest Warrior: Legends
  • Defense Grid: The Awakening
  • DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION
  • DiRT 3
  • DiRT Showdown
  • Discs of Tron
  • Doom
  • Doom II
  • Doritos Crash Course
  • Dungeon Siege III
  • Earthworm Jim HD
  • Fable II
  • Fable III
  • 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: Reach
  • Halo: Spartan Assault
  • Hardwood Backgammon
  • Hardwood Hearts
  • Hardwood Spades
  • Heavy Weapon
  • Hexic HD
  • Hydro Thunder
  • Ikaruga
  • Iron Brigade
  • Jetpac Refuelled
  • Joy Ride Turbo
  • Just Cause 2
  • Kameo: Elements of Power
  • Kane & Lynch 2e
  •  Games On Demand Disney Interactive Studios 
  • 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
  • Motocross Madness
  • MS. PAC-MAN
  • 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+ 
  • Peggle
  • Perfect Dark
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds
  • Pinball FX 
  • Plants vs. Zombies
  • Portal: Still Alive
  • Prince of Persia
  • Putty Squad
  • R-Type Dimensions
  • Rayman 3 HD
  • 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
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • Spelunky 
  • Splosion Man
  • Super Meat Boy
  • Supreme Commander 2
  • Ticket to Ride 
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2
  • Torchlight
  • Toy Soldiers
  • Toy Soldiers: Cold War
  • Tron: Evolution
  • Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon
  • Viva Piñata
  • Viva Piñata: Trouble In Paradise
  • Wolfenstein 3D
  • Zuma
  • Zuma’s Revenge!

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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