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Complete List Of Xbox Backwards Compatible Games

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Xbox Backwards Compatible Games

Using Xbox 360 games on Xbox one.

Xbox gaming consoles are some of the most popular gaming systems on the market. According to information presented by statisticbrain, the Xbox 360 total console sales is around 59 million. This huge number does have an issue. The later released Xbox One. However, Microsoft has made several backwards compatible games for the Xbox 360. This post will tell you all about backwards compatibility and a complete up to date list of the games to date.

What is backwards compatibility?

Before you can really get into the list of backwards compatibility games, you need to know what backwards compatibility is. Most people are aware of forward computability, meaning that if you have an older game that it will work on a newer system. Traditionally, this has been the rule: You can go forward but you cannot go backwards. For gamers, only being able to move forward was a bit frustrating. For the gaming companies, it was a genius move. More serious gamers could only progress by having the brand new systems and the latest games. Xbox backwards is definitely a cool thing for people who are excited about gaming.

With the Xbox 360 the sales and the commitment that people have to that particular gaming platform fired the company to achieve a different way in which a gamer can play games. Due to the demand of the console, many games from newer consoles are becoming backwards compatible. This means that the games from newer systems can work on older platforms. For Xbox 360 owners, this means that you can play your classic games on the Xbox One. Of course, you need to have Xbox One and Xbox live to use this feature, but you now have that option.

What games are backwards compatible?

Like most game tricks, there is a catch. Not all of the 360 games are backwards compatible at this time but they are adding more and more games. There are quite a few, but if you find a particular game is not compatible, it may be that (1) the game is offered for sale on a newer system and they do not want to lose the revenue or (2) they just have not added it to the list and you need to wait a bit.

Here is the list of games available through the Xbox/Microsoft site:

  • A Kingdom for Keflings
  • A World of Keflings
  • Aegis Wing
  • Age of Booty
  • Alan Wake
  • Alan Wake’s American Nightmare
  • 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 Revelations
  • Assassin’s Creed® Rogue
  • Asteroids & Deluxe
  • Astropop
  • Babel Rising
  • 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
  • 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™
  • Bully: Scholarship Ed
  • Burnout Paradise
  • Call of Duty® 2
  • Call of Duty® 3
  • Call of Duty®: Black Ops
  • 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
  • Condemned
  • Counter-Strike: GO
  • Crazy Taxi
  • CRYSTAL DEFENDERS™
  • Crystal Quest
  • 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™ 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
  • Eat Lead
  • Encleverment Experiment
  • Escape Dead Island
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ghostbusters
  • Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime
  • Golden Axe
  • Go! Go! Break Steady
  • GTA IV
  • Grid 2
  • Gripshift
  • Guardian Heroes (TM)
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Guwange
  • Gyromancer
  • HALF-MINUTE HERO -Super Mega Neo-
  • Halo: Reach
  • Halo: Spartan Assault
  • Halo Wars
  • Hardwood Backgammon
  • Hardwood Hearts
  • Hardwood Spades
  • Haunted House
  • Heavy Weapon
  • Hexic 2
  • Hexic HD
  • Hitman: Absolution
  • Hydro Thunder
  • I am Alive™
  • Ikaruga
  • 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 Batman
  • LEGO® Indiana Jones™
  • LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
  • LEGO Star Wars: TCS
  • Limbo
  • Lode Runner
  • Lost Odyssey
  • LUMINES LIVE!
  • Luxor 2
  • Madballs Babo: Invasion
  • Mad Tracks
  • Magic 2012
  • Mars: War Logs
  • Mass Effect
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Mass Effect 3
  • 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
  • DRILLER Online
  • Splosion Man
  • 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 ++
  • Rage
  • Rainbow Six® Vegas
  • Rainbow Six® Vegas 2
  • Raskulls
  • Rayman 3 HD
  • Rayman® Legends
  • Rayman® Origins
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Red Faction: Battlegrounds
  • Rocket Knight®
  • R-Type Dimensions
  • Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
  • 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 Complex
  • Shadows of the Damned
  • Shank™ 2
  • 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
  • Stuntman: Ignition
  • Super Meat Boy
  • Supreme Commander 2
  • Syberia
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon
  • Unbound Saga
  • Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
  • Viva Piñata
  • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise
  • Wolfenstein 3D
  • Word Puzzle
  • XCOM®: Enemy Unknown
  • XCOM®: Enemy Within
  • Zuma
  • Zuma’s Revenge!
  • Blood Knights
  • Crystal Quest
  • Comic Jumper
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara
  • I Am Alive
  • Joe Danger Special Edition
  • Red Faction: Battlegrounds
  • XCOM: Enemy Within
  • Anomaly Warzone Earth
  • Foul Play
  • MONOPOLY PLUS
  • SEGA Bass Fishing
  • Aqua and Lazy Raiders
  • Cars 2: The Video Game
  • Dead Rising 2: Case West
  • Dead Rising 2: Case Zero
  • Meet the Robinsons
  • Borderlands 2
  • Assassin’s Creed Rogue
  • The King of Fighters 2002
  • Moon Diver
  • Gyromancer
  • Space Invaders Infinity Gene
  • Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon
  • F1 2014

If you do not see a game that you want to play on this list, don’t panic. The list of games is constantly being updated. Check back on the xbox or on your xbox live account to see the list of games which have been recently added.

As you can see, the list is very extensive. Xbox 360 or Xbox one owners can both make the most out of the backwards compatibility functionality offered by Microsoft.

*Update:

This list is constantly updating as Microsoft add new games to the backwards compatibility functionality. Don’t forget to bookmark us.


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