Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Games (Updated List October 6th 2017)

If you have an Xbox One like I do, you know that a few years ago in 2015 they started to do a backward compatibility feature for Xbox Preview Program users. Then in November 2015 it was made publicly available to everyone. If you don’t know what this is; you’re missing out. I know a lot of people that never even check the free games every month let alone know about the backward compatibility program!

Essentially what this allows you to do is take an old game from Xbox 360 and in turn play it on your Xbox One. Its actually a pretty good idea. It started out pretty slow for awhile there. A few games here and there, but now Xbox is actually up to 320 games! The biggest thing you need to understand with the backward compatibility feature is that the game HAS to be on disc ie; you cant take a game that was purchased digitally on your 360, save it to your external hard drive and then place it on your Xbox One. It simply does not work like this. However, the really nice thing, I think, is that most all 360 games on disc these days are pretty darn cheap. Also, you CAN buy the digital version from 360 to Xbox One. For example this one for Viva Pinata says Trouble In Paradise Xbox 360 – Xbox One Digital Code. As far as I know from my own experience ANY digital game from Xbox 360 that you buy on a website should be available on Xbox One.

Out of the 320 games now available for the backward compatibility feature I have somewhere around 50 games from the 360 that I can now play on my Xbox One. Xbox says that eventually they also want to take games from the Xbox Original and give those a backward compatibility feature as well, but I have a feeling we wont be seeing that for quite awhile to be honest.

Just the same, here is the GIANT list of games that offer the backward compatibility feature from xbox 360 to Xbox One. FYI this is an updated list from May 8th that I have collected.

A Kingdom for Keflings

A World of Keflings

Aegis Wing

Age of Booty

Alan Wake

Alan Wake’s American Nighare

Alice: Madness Returns

Alien Hominid HD

Altered Beast

Anomaly Warzone Earth

Aqua

ARKANOID Live!

Army of Two

Assassin’s Creed

Assassin’s Creed II

Assassin’s Creed III

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood

Assassin’s Creed Revelations

Assassin’s Creed Rogue

Assault Heroes 2

Asteroids & Deluxe

Astropop

Battlefield Bad Co.

Baan: Arkham Origins

Babel Rising

Band of Bugs

Banjo Kazooie

Banjo Kazooie: N n B

Banjo Tooie

BattleBlock Theater

Battlefield 3

Battlefield: Bad Co. 2

Battlestations: Midway

BAYONETTA

Beat’n Groovy

Bejeweled 2

Bejeweled 3

Bellator: MMA Onslaught

Beyond Good & Evil HD

Bionic Commando Rearmed 2

Bioshock

Bioshock 2

Bioshock Infinite

Blazing Angels

Blood Knights

Blood of the Werewolf

Bloodforge

BloodRayne: Betrayal

Blue Dragon

Bomberman Battlefest

Boom Boom Rocket

Borderlands

Borderlands 2

Bound by Flame

Braid

Brain Challenge

Bullet Soul

Bullet Soul -Infinite Burst-

Bully: Scholarship Ed

Burnout Paradise

COD: Advanced Warfare

Cabela’s Alaskan Adventures

Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013

Cabela’s Hunting Expeditions

Cabela’s Survival: SoK

Call of Duty 2

Call of Duty 3

Call of Duty: Black Ops

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Call of Duty: Ghosts

Call of Duty: World at War

Call of Juarez Gunslinger

CAPCOM ARCADE CABINET

Carcassonne

Cars 2: The Video Game

Castle Crashers

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse

Castlestorm

Castlevania: SOTN

Catherine

Centipede & Millipede

Civilization Revolution

Comic Jumper

Comix Zone

Commaders: Attack

Condemned

Contra

Costume Quest 2

Counter-Strike: GO

Crazy Taxi

CRYSTAL DEFENDERS

Crystal Quest

Disney Bolt

Deadliest Warrior

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

Darksiders

Darksiders II

Dark Souls

Dark Void

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

Deadliest Warrior: Legends

Deathspank T.O.V.

Defense Grid

DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION

DIG DUG

DiRT 3

DiRT Showdown

Discs of Tron

Domino Master

Doom

Doom II

DOOM 3 BFG Edition

Doritos Crash Course

Double Dragon Neon

Dragon Age: Origins

Dragon’s Lair

Duck Tales: Remastered

Duke Nukem Manhattan Project

D&D: Chronicles of Mystara

Dungeon Siege III

E4

Earthworm Jim HD

Earth Defense Force: IA

Eat Lead

Encleverment Experiment

Escape Dead Island

Fable Trilogy

Fable Anniversary

Fable II Pub Games

Fighting Vipers

F1 2014

Fable II

Fable III

Faery: Legends of Avalon

Fallout 3

Fallout: New Vegas

Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon

Feeding Frenzy

Feeding Frenzy 2

Final Fight: Double Impact

Flashback

FLOCK!

Forza Horizon

Foul Play

Fret Nice

Frogger

Frogger 2

Frontlines: Fuel of War

FunTown Mahjong

Galaga

Galaga Legions

Galaga Legions DX

GAROU -MARK OF THE WOLV

Gatling Gears

Gears of War

Gears of War 2

Gears of War 3

Gears of War: Judgment

Geometry Wars Evolved

Geometry Wars Evolved

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved

Ghostbusters

Gin Rummy

Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime

Golden Axe

Golf: Tee It Up!

Go! Go! Break Steady

GTA IV

Grid 2

Gripshift

Guardian Heroes ()

Gunstar Heroes

Guwange

Gyromancer

Gyruss

Halo 4

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary

Halo 3 ODST Campaign Edition

Halo 3

HALF-MINUTE HERO -Super Mega Neo-

Halo: Reach

Halo: Spartan Assault

Halo Wars

Hard Corps: Uprising

Hardwood Backgammon

Hardwood Hearts

Hardwood Spades

Harms Way

Haunted House

Heavy Weapon

Hexic 2

Hexic HD

Hian: Absolution

Hydro Thunder

I am Alive

Ikaruga

ilomilo

Injustice: Gods Among Us

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet

Interpol

Iron Brigade

Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad

Jet Set Radio

Jetpac Refuelled

Joe Danger Special Edition

Joe Danger 2: The Movie

Joust

Joy Ride Turbo

JUJU

Jurassic Park: The Game

Just Cause 2

Kameo

Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days

Killer Is Dead

KOF2002UM

Lazy Raiders

Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead 2

LEGO Baan

LEGO Indiana Jones

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game

LEGO Star Wars: TCS

Limbo

Lode Runner

Lost Odyssey

LUMINES LIVE!

Luxor 2

MONOPOLY DEAL

METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE

Madballs Babo: Invasion

Mad Tracks

Magic 2012

Mars: War Logs

Mass Effect

Mass Effect 2

Mass Effect 3

Matt Hazard: BBB

Medal of Honor: Airborne

Meet the Robinsons

MEGA MAN 9

MEGA MAN 10

Metal Slug 3

Metal Slug XX

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: SE

Monkey Island 2: SE

MONOPOLY PLUS

MOON DIVER

Motocross Madness

Mr. DRILLER Online

Ms. Splosion Man

MS.PAC-MAN

Mutant Blobs Attack

Mutant Storm Empire

MX vs. ATV Reflex

N+

NEOGEO BATTLE COLISEUM

NBA JAM: On Fire Edition

NEW RALLY-X

NiGHTS into dream…

NIN2-Jump

Oblivion

OF: Dragon Rising

Omega Five

Operation Flashpoint: Red River

Outland

Pac-Man

Pac-Man C.E

PAC-MAN CE DX+

PAC-MAN MUSEUM

Peggle

Perfect Dark

Perfect Dark Zero

Phantasy Star II

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds

Pinball FX

Planets Under Attack

Plants vs. Zombies

Poker Smash

Portal 2

Portal: Still Alive

Prince of Persia

Pure

Putty Squad

Puzzlegeddon

Puzzle Quest

Puzzle Quest 2

Puzzle Quest Galactrix

QIX ++

Quantum Conundrum

Radiant Silvergun

Rage

Raiden IV

Rainbow Six Vegas

Rainbow Six Vegas 2

Raskulls

Rayman 3 HD

Rayman Legends

Rayman Origins

Red Dead Redemption

Red Faction: Armageddon

Red Faction: Battlegrounds

RoboBlitz

Rocket Knight

R-Type Dimensions

Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien

Sonic Adventure

Saints Row The Third

Super Contra

Slender: The Arrival

Screamride

SVC: ToeJam & Earl

Sacred 3

Sacred Citadel

Saints Row IV

Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space

Sam & Max Save the World

Samurai Shodown II

Scarygirl

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

Shadowrun

Shadow Assault/Tenchu

Shadow Complex

Shadows of the Damned

Shank 2

Shinobi

Shotest Shogi

Shred Nebula

Silent Hill: Downpour

Skate 3

Skullgirls

Skydive

Small Arms

Soltrio Solitaire

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Sonic & Knuckles

Sonic CD

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

SOULCALIBUR

SoulCalibur II HD

South Park: The Stick of Truth

Space Ark

Space Giraffe

Space Invaders: IG

Spelunky

Splosion Man

SSX

Stacking

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II

Strania

STREET FIGHTER IV

Stunan: Ignition

Super Meat Boy

SUPER STREETFIGHTER IV ARCADE EDITION

Supreme Commander 2

Syberia

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead: Michonne – Episode 1

The Walking Dead: Season Two

The Splatters

TEKKEN 6

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Texas Hold’em

The Cave

The King of Fighters 98

The Maw

The Orange Box

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

Ticket to Ride

TimeShift

Tomb Raider Underworld

Torchlight

Tour de France 2009

Tower Bloxx Deluxe

Toy Soldiers

Toy Soldiers Cold War

Trials HD

Toy Story 3

Triggerheart Exelica

Trine 2

Tron: Evolution

Undertow

Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon

Unbound Saga

Virtua Fighter 2

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown

Virtual-On OT

Viva Piñata

Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise

Wolfenstein 3D

Word Puzzle

WOTB: Commando 3

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

XCOM: Enemy Within

Zuma

Zuma’s Revenge!

As you can see from the games above, this is a pretty big list of backward compatibility games and its not like its games that no one plays or wants to play. In fact, there were a few games that I was personally voting for on the list like Black Ops and Black Ops 2 because I loved and played them so much on the 360. When they finally got released I was SUPER excited. Another one I was excited about was Battlefield 3 because I love that game.

When playing an Xbox backward compatibility game there are 2 things you need to be aware of. Firstly, the “intro” screen will start and it will be the 360 start up. Second off the menu, of course, is changed. If you want to see things like achievements, messages, etc you have to press the view and menu buttons at the same thing.

You can also view this link and go to the backward compatibility suggestions page. This is a page that Xbox created so that people can let Xbox know which games they would like to have put on the list next. You can only vote one time per game so make sure you use your votes wisely. For example, right now Skyrim has 175,803 votes at the time of writing this so chances are that will be the next game that is available. Below that you see 175,572 votes for Modern Warfare 2 and so on and so forth.