Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Games (Updated List November 29th, 2017)

If you have an Xbox One like I do, you know that a few years ago in 2015 they started to do a Xbox One backwards compatibility games 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 Xbox One backwards compatibility games.

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.

Here is a new updated list of the Xbox One backwards compatibility games.

Most recently added:

Deadly Premonition (November 2)
0 day Attack on Earth (October 26)
Deadfall Adventures (October 26)
Girl Fight (October 26)
Mutant Storm Reloaded (October 26)
Yosumin! Live (October 26)
Persona 4 Arena
Disney’s Cars: Mater-National Championship
Jewel Quest
Peggle 2
Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death
Tecmo Bowl Throwback

Also recently:

Goat Simulator (October 12)
Child of Eden (October 12)
King of Fighters Sky Stage (October 12)
Fable Anniversary (October 5th)
Fable II Pub Games (October 5th)

Complete list of every Xbox 360 game that’s currently playable on Xbox One:

0 day Attack on Earth
3D Ultra Minigolf
A Kingdom for Keflings
A World of Keflings
Aegis Wing
Age of Booty
Alan Wake
Alan Wake’s American Nightmare
Alaskan Adventures
Alice: Madness Returns
Alien Hominid HD
Altered Beast
Anomaly Warzone Earth
Army of Two
Assassin’s Creed (Xbox One X enhanced)
Assassin’s Creed II
Assassin’s Creed 3
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Assassin’s Creed Revelations
Assassin’s Creed Rogue
Assault Heroes 2
Asteroids and Deluxe
Babel Rising
Band of Bugs (May 4)
Banjo Kazooie
Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts
Banjo Tooie
Batman: Arkham Origins – disc only
BattleBlock Theater
Battlefield: Bad Company
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Battlefield 3 – disc only
Bejeweled 2
Bejeweled 3
Bellator: MMA Onslaught
Beyond Good and Evil HD
BioShock 2
BioShock Infinite
Blazing Angels
Blood Knights
Blood of the Werewolf
BloodRayne: Betrayal
Blue Dragon
Bomberman Battlefest
Boom Boom Rocket
Bound by Flame
Borderlands 2
Brain Challenge
Bullet Soul
Bullet Soul -Infinite Burst-
Burnout Paradise
Calbela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013
Cabela’s Hunting Expeditions
Cabela’s Survival: Shadows of Katmai
Call of Duty 2
Call of Duty 3
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Call of Duty: Ghosts
Call of Duty: World at War
Call of Juarez Gunslinger
Capcom Arcade Cabinet
Cars 2: The Video Game
Castle Crashers
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
Centipede and Millipede
Child of Eden
Civilization Revolution
Comic Jumper
Comix Zone
Commanders: Attack
Condemned: Criminal Origins
Costume Quest 2
Counter-Strike: GO
Crazy Taxi
Crystal Defenders
Crystal Quest
Darksiders 2
Dark Souls
Daytona USA
Dark Void
Dead Rising 2: Case Zero
Dead Rising 2: Case West
Dead Space
Dead Space 2
Dead Space 3
Dead Space Ignition
Deadfall Adventures
Deadliest Warrior: The Game
Deadliest Warrior: Legends
Deadly Premonition
DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue
Defense Grid
Dig Dug
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Dirt 3
Dirt Showdown
Discs of Tron
Disney Bolt
Domino Master
Doom II
Doom 3 BFG Edition
Doritos Crash Course
Double Dragon Neon
Dragon Age: Origins
Duck Tales: Remastered
Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project
Dungeon Siege III
Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon
Earthworm Jim HD
Eat Lead
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Xbox One X enhanced)
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
Escape Dead Island
F1 2014
Fable Anniversary
Fable II
Fable II Pub Games
Fable III
Faery: Legends of Avalon
Fallout 3 (Xbox One X enhanced)
Fallout: New Vegas
Far Cry 3
Feeding Frenzy
Feeding Frenzy 2
Fighting Vipers
Final Fight: Double Impact
Forza Horizon
Foul Play
Fret Nice
Frogger 2
Frontlines: Fuel of War
Galaga Legions
Galaga Legions DX
Garou: Mark of the Wolves
Gatling Gears
Gears of War
Gears of War 2
Gears of War 3 (Xbox One X enhanced)
Gears of War: Judgment
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved
Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime
Gin Rummy
Girl Fight
Goat Simulator
Go! Go! Break Steady
Golden Axe
Golf: Tee It Up!
Guardian Heroes
Gunstar Heroes
Half-Minute Hero – Super Mega Neo Climax
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (Disc Only)
Halo 3 (Xbox One X enhanced)
Halo 3: ODST
Halo 4
Halo: Reach
Halo: Spartan Assault
Halo Wars
Hard Corps: Uprising
Hardwood Backgammon
Hardwood Hearts
Hardwood Spades
Harms Way
Heavy Weapon
Hexic 2
Hexic HD
Hydro Thunder
I Am Alive
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
Iron Brigade
Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad
Jet Set Radio
Jetpac Refuelled
Joe Danger
Joe Danger 2: The Movie
Joy Ride Turbo
Just Cause 2
Kane and Lynch 2
King of Fighters 98 Ultimate Match
King of Fighters 2012 Unlimited Match
King of Fighters Sky Stage
Lazy Raiders
Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead 2
LEGO Batman
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
Lode Runner
Lost Odyssey
Lumines Live!
Luxor 2 Arcade
Madballs Babo: Invasion
Magic 2012
Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death
Mars: War Logs
Mass Effect
Mass Effect 2
Meet the Robinsons
Mass Effect 3
Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond
Medal of Honor: Airborne
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Metal Slug 3
Metal Slug XX
Midway Arcade Origins
Might and Magic Clash of Heroes
Mirror’s Edge (Xbox One X enhanced)
Missile Command
Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine
Monday Night Combat
Monkey Island: SE
Monkey Island 2: SE
Monopoly Deal
Monopoly Plus
Moon Diver
Motocross Madness
Ms. Splosion Man
Mutant Blobs Attack
Mutant Storm Empire
Mutant Storm Reloaded
MX vs. ATV Reflex
NBA Jam: On Fire Edition
NeoGeo Battle Coliseum
NiGHTS into Dreams
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
Operation Flashpoint: Red River
Pac-Man Museum
Pac-Man Championship Edition
Peggle 2
Perfect Dark
Perfect Dark Zero
Phantasy Star II
Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds
Pinball FX
Plants vs. Zombies
Poker Smash
Portal: Still Alive
Portal 2
Prince of Persia
Putty Squad
Puzzle Quest
Puzzle Quest Galactrix
Puzzle Quest 2
Quantum Conundrum
R-Type Dimensions
Radiant Silvergun
Rainbow Six Vegas
Raiden IV
Rainbow Six Vegas 2
Rayman Legends
Rayman Origins
Rayman 3 HD
Red Dead Redemption
Red Faction: Armageddon
Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
Sacred 3
Sacred Citadel
Saints Row: The Third (September 14th)
Saints Row IV
Samurai Shodown II
Sam and Max Save the World
Sam and Max Beyond Time and Space
Scrap Metal
Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd and Co.
Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World
Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
Sega Vintage Collection: ToeJam and Earl
Shadow Assault Tenchu
Shadow Complex
Shadows of the Damned
Skate 3 (Xbox One X enhanced)
Slender: The Arrival
Silent Hill: Downpour
Small Arms
Soltrio Solitaire
Sonic Adventure
Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed
Sonic and Knuckles
Sonic CD
Sonic the Fighters
Sonic The Hedgehog
Sonic The Hedgehog 2
Sonic The Hedgehog 3
Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 1
Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 2
Soul Caliber
Soul Caliber II HD
South Park: The Stick of Truth
Space Giraffe
Space Invaders Infinity Gene
Splosion Man
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
Steinsgate (Japan only)
Street Fighter 4
Sega Bass Fishing
Super Contra (September 14th)
Super Meat Boy
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition
Supreme Commander 2
Tekken 6
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Texas Hold’em
Ticket to Ride
The Cave
The Orange Box
The Maw
The Splatters
The Walking Dead: Season One (August 29th)
The Walking Dead: Season Two (August 29th)
The Walking Dead: Michonne (August 29th)
Tomb Raider Underworld
Tour de France 2009
Tower Bloxx Deluxe
Toy Soldiers
Toy Soldiers Cold War
Toy Story 3
Trials HD
Triggerheart Exelica
Trine 2
Tron: Evolution
Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon
Unbound Saga
Virtua Fighter 2
Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
Virtual-On (Japan only)
Virtual On: OT
Viva Piñata
Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise
Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
Wolfenstein 3D
Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
XCOM: Enemy Within
Yosumin! Live
Zuma’s Revenge!


As you can see from the games above, this is a pretty big list of Xbox One backwards 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 Xbox One backwards compatibility games suggestions page 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.