With the Xbox One soon-to-be backwards compatible, what Xbox 360 games should be made available first?

Top Xbox 360 games to play on your backwards compatible Xbox One

With the Xbox One soon-to-be backwards compatible, what Xbox 360 games should be made available first?
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With Xbox One making itself backwards compatible with Xbox 360 games, we can all shout for joy! Not only are they allowing these great classics back, but they are also claiming that all that extra power the Xbox One has, will go to good use for the 360 games as well! However, they are only releasing 100 of them to start. So here is my list of the top 10 Xbox 360 games that I want to play on my Xbox One:

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10. Assassin’s Creed: Ezio Trilogy

It’s a trilogy pack that I hope becomes available altogether when Microsoft releases those first 100 games. Ezio is by far my favorite character from the Assassin’s Creed series, and he deserves an Xbox One playthrough.

9. Fallout 3

Fallout 4 is on the horizon, and for many (myself included) of us gamers out there, it was Fallout 3 that made us fall in love with the series. If this is one of the 100 made available first, it will be one of the first that I will play.

8. Borderlands

With the Handsome Jack Collection available on Xbox One, this would be a great complimentary for the rest of the series. I love the idea of being able to play all the games on the newer console.

7. Sonic Generations

When it comes to games that could benefit greatly from the frame rate, Sonic Generations will be the most beneficial. After all, a smoother Sonic, is a better Sonic! 

6. May Payne 3

There’s more than enough reasons for why this game will be fun to play on the new system, so here’s three: Insane action battles, bullet time, and New York Minute mode.

5. The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion



The reason why I chose this one over Skyrim was because this game played clunkier. The movements were just not as sharp when compared to Skyrim, so I feel that playing it on Xbox One will give it a new and better feel. 

4. Far Cry 3

Other than some of the more memorable bosses ever, Far Cry 3’s mechanics could use the slight boost. When you can drive, swim, dive, fly, shoot, run, climb, and do almost any kind of body movement out there, you will want the slight improvement to it, especially on the action commands.

3. Call of Duty: World at War


With one of the best campaigns the series has to offer, COD: World at War is an easy choice. The updated movement will benefit the classic mode of Nazi Zombies, not to mention online play. This game would be an instant plus to play right off the bat.  

2. Bioshock Infinite

The BioShock series has ended (if it has in fact ended) on an amazing note. BioShock Infinite is just one of those games that made an impact on your gaming life. I hope they make another one, but if not, this game will be one of the best to play on Xbox One. 

1. Mass Effect Trilogy

Why is this game number one on my list? It’s because once Mass Effect 4 hits the stores, you know you’re going to want to play the other three all over again. You can cry, laugh, and just enjoy playing through the series, before or after you play the fourth installment.

These are my top ten games, but may not necessarily be yours. If you different opinion, please feel free to share a game that you feel should have been on the list. 

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