Official list of backwards compatible Xbox One games

Microsoft has added over 100 games to the compatible list for the Xbox One.

Microsoft has published the official list of backwards compatible games that will work on the new console, the Xbox One. This has been a controversial topic since the console's release, as many Xbox 360 games wouldn't be playable. 

The console update on November 12th made it possible for over 100 last-gen games to be played on the Xbox One.

Compatible List
A Kingdom for Keflings Lode Runner™
A World of Keflings LUMINES LIVE!
Alien Hominid HD Mass Effect™
Assassin’s Creed II Metal Slug 3
Asteroids & Deluxe Metal Slug XX
Banjo Kazooie®: Nuts & Bolts Might & Magic Clash of Heroes™
Banjo-Kazooie® Mirror’s Edge™
Banjo-Tooie® Missile Command
BattleBlock Theater Monday Night Combat
Bejeweled 2 Monkey Island: Special Edition
Bellator: MMA Onslaught Monkey Island 2: Special Edition
Beyond Good & Evil HD Ms. Splosion Man™
Blood of the Werewolf Mutant Blobs Attack!!!
BloodRayne: Betrayal N+
Borderlands NBA JAM: On Fire Edition
Call of Juarez® Gunslinger NiGHTS into dreams…
Castle Crashers Operation Flashpoint™: Dragon Rising
CastleStorm Pac-Man: Championship Edition™
Centipede & Millipede Pac-Man: Championship Edition DX+
Condemned: Criminal Origins Perfect Dark
Crazy Taxi™ Perfect Dark Zero
Deadliest Warrior: Legends Phantom Breaker:Battle Grounds
Defense Grid: The Awakening Pinball FX™
DiRT 3 Plants vs. Zombies
DiRT Showdown Prince of Persia
Discs of Tron Putty Squad
Doom Rayman 3 HD
Doom II R-Type Dimensions™
Dungeon Siege III Sacred Citadel
Earthworm Jim HD Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co.
Fable II Sega Vintage Collection: Golden Axe
Fallout 3 Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World
Feeding Frenzy Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
Feeding Frenzy 2: Shipwreck Showdown Shadow Complex
Gears of War Sonic CD
Gears of War 2 Sonic The Hedgehog
Gears of War 3 Sonic The Hedgehog 2
Gears of War: Judgment Sonic The Hedgehog 3
Golden Axe™ Super Meat Boy
Halo: Spartan Assault Supreme Commander 2
Hardwood Backgammon® Tom Clancy’s RainbowSix Vegas
Hardwood Hearts® Tom Clancy’s RainbowSix Vegas 2
Hardwood Spades® South Park: The Stick of Truth™
Heavy Weapon Torchlight
Hexic HD Toy Soldiers
Ikaruga Toy Soldiers: Cold War
Jetpac Refuelled Tron: Evolution
Joy Ride Turbo Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon
Just Cause 2 Viva Piñata
Kameo™: Elements of Power Viva Piñata: Trouble In Paradise
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game Wolfenstein 3D
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga Zuma
A Problem in the Plan, and Upcoming Games

While Microsoft has released this giant list, they do mention that "Games and availability subject to change". Although Microsoft is taking the feedback from the gamers when making a selection, they are holding all the cards, meaning these games could be removed at any time if they saw fit.

This could pose a problem in the long-run, but Microsoft has released what games will be compatible in the upcoming months, including:

  • Halo Reach
  • Halo Wars
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • Bioshock
  • Bioshock 2
  • Bioshock Infinite
  • Skate 3

Are there any games you would like to see compatible on the Xbox One? Should Microsoft be able to remove games at a whim? Share your thoughts with me below!

Published Nov. 9th 2015
  • Bryyo003
    Glad to see GoW fans rewarded with free access to the previous games. It's a shame to see iconic titles such as Dark Souls, Portal 2 and the complete Mass Effect series. I would have thought if they were going to promote this feature they have have attempted to get some of the biggest and most successful games from the 360 and used those as a flagship?

    Still, I can't wait to play some of the old 360 games again!

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