Backwards Compatibility Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Backwards Compatibility RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Games List 2019 https://www.gameskinny.com/ydzx4/xbox-one-backwards-compatibility-games-list-2019 https://www.gameskinny.com/ydzx4/xbox-one-backwards-compatibility-games-list-2019 Wed, 18 Dec 2019 10:00:01 -0500 GS_Staff

The complete list of Xbox and Xbox 360 games backwards compatible with the Xbox One is huge. Though support for backwards compatibility on the Xbox One has ceased, there are currently 41 Xbox games and a whopping 575 Xbox 360 games available through the current-gen console.

Below, you will find two lists with games in alphabetical order. The first is for Xbox titles. The second is for Xbox 360 titles.

The lists include games such as Battlefield Bad Company 2, Batman: Arkham Origins, Borderlands, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Dark Souls, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Silent Hill HD Collection, and many more. Unfortunately, certain games, like Skyrim, are not available. 

Microsoft is currently focusing on its next-gen console, the Xbox Series X (formerly Project Scarlett). Through an interview with Head of Xbox Phil Spencer via GameSpot, we now know the console will feature backwards compatibility for all previous Microsoft consoles. The functionality will be available when the Series X launches in Holiday 2020.

However, we currently do not know exactly what previous-gen titles will be available on the Series X, as not every Xbox or 360 game is available on the Xbox One. 

List of All Xbox Backwards Compatible Games

  • Armed and Dangerous
  • Blinx: The Time Sweeper
  • Bloodrayne 2
  • Breakdown
  • Conker: Live and Reloaded
  • Crimson Skies
  • Dead to Rights
  • Destroy All Humans!
  • Full Spectrum Warrior
  • Fusion Frenzy
  • Grabbed by the Ghoulies
  • Hunter: The Reckoning
  • Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb
  • Jade Empire
  • King of Fighters: Neowave
  • Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction
  • MX Unleashed
  • Ninja Gaiden Black
  • Panzer Dragoon Orta
  • Panzer Elite Action: Fields of Glory
  • Pirates!
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
  • Psychonauts
  • Red Faction 2
  • Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy
  • SSX 3
  • Star Wars Battlefront 2
  • Star Wars Battlefront
  • Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
  • Star Wars Jedi Starfighter
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords
  • Star Wars Republic Commando
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
  • Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict

List of All Xbox One Backwards Compatible Games

  • 0 day Attack on Earth
  • 3D Ultra Minigolf
  • A Kingdom for Keflings
  • A World of Keflings
  • Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
  • Aegis Wing
  • Age of Booty
  • Alan Wake
  • Alan Wake's American Nightmare
  • Alaskan Adventures
  • Alice: Madness Returns
  • Alien Hominid HD
  • Aliens vs Predator
  • Altered Beast
  • AirMech
  • Anomaly Warzone Earth
  • Aqua
  • Army of Two
  • Assassin's Creed 
  • Assassin's Creed 2
  • Assassin's Creed 3
  • Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag
  • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
  • Assassin's Creed Liberation HD
  • Assassin's Creed Revelations
  • Assassin's Creed Rogue
  • Assault Heroes 2
  • Asteroids and Deluxe
  • Astropop
  • Axel and Pixel
  • Asura's Wrath
  • Babel Rising
  • Band of Bugs 
  • Banjo Kazooie 
  • Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts 
  • Banjo Tooie
  • Batman: Arkham Origins
  • BattleBlock Theater
  • Battlefield 1943
  • Battlefield: Bad Company
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
  • Battlefield 3
  • Battlestations Pacific
  • Bayonetta
  • Bejeweled 2
  • Bejeweled 3
  • Bellator: MMA Onslaught
  • Beyond Good and Evil HD
  • BioShock
  • BioShock 2
  • BioShock Infinite
  • Blazing Angels
  • Blood Knights
  • Blood of the Werewolf
  • BloodRayne: Betrayal
  • Bloodforge
  • Blue Dragon
  • Bomberman Battlefest
  • Boom Boom Rocket
  • Bound by Flame
  • Borderlands
  • Borderlands 2
  • Braid
  • Brave: The Video Game
  • Brain Challenge
  • Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway
  • Brutal Legend
  • Bullet Soul
  • Bullet Soul — Infinite Burst
  • Bully
  • The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
  • Burnout Paradise
  • Burnout Revenge
  • 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 4: Modern Warfare
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • Call of Duty: World at War
  • Call of Juarez Gunslinger
  • Capcom Arcade Cabinet
  • Carcassonne
  • Cars 2: The Video Game
  • Castle Crashers
  • Castlestorm
  • Castlevania: Harmony of Despair
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
  • Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
  • Catherine
  • Cars: Mater-National
  • Centipede and Millipede
  • Child of Eden
  • Civilization Revolution
  • Contra
  • Comic Jumper
  • Comix Zone
  • Command and Conquer 3 Tiberium wars
  • Command and Conquer 3 Kane's Wrath
  • Command and Conquer Red Alert 3
  • Command and Conquer Red Alert 3 Commander's Challenge
  • Commanders: Attack
  • Condemned: Criminal Origins 
  • Costume Quest
  • Costume Quest 2
  • Counter-Strike: GO
  • Crackdown 
  • Crackdown 2
  • Crazy Taxi
  • Crysis
  • Crysis 2
  • Crysis 3
  • Crystal Defenders
  • Crystal Quest
  • Dante's Inferno
  • The Darkness
  • Darksiders 
  • 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
  • Divinity 2: The Dragon Knight Saga
  • Domino Master
  • Doom
  • Doom 2
  • Doom 3 BFG Edition
  • Doritos Crash Course
  • Double Dragon Neon
  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • Dragon Age 2
  • Driver San Francisco
  • Duck Tales: Remastered
  • Duke Nukem Forever
  • Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project
  • Dungeon Siege 3
  • Earth Defense Force 2017
  • Earth Defense Force 2025
  • Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon
  • Earthworm Jim HD
  • Eat Lead
  • Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion 
  • Enchanted Arms
  • Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
  • Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
  • Escape Dead Island
  • F1 2014
  • Fable Anniversary 
  • Fable 2 
  • Fable 2 Pub Games
  • Fable 3
  • Fable Heroes
  • Faery: Legends of Avalon
  • Fallout 3 
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Far Cry Classic
  • Far Cry Instincts Predator
  • Far Cry 2
  • Far Cry 3
  • Feeding Frenzy
  • Feeding Frenzy 2
  • Flashback
  • Fighting Vipers
  • Fight Night Champion
  • Final Fantasy 13
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2 
  • Final Fight: Double Impact
  • Forza Horizon 
  • Foul Play
  • Fret Nice
  • Frogger
  • Frogger 2
  • From Dust
  • Frontlines: Fuel of War
  • Fuel
  • Galaga
  • Galaga Legions
  • Galaga Legions DX
  • Garou: Mark of the Wolves
  • Gatling Gears
  • Gears of War 
  • Gears of War 2 
  • Gears of War 3 
  • Gears of War: Judgment
  • Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved
  • Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2
  • Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved
  • Ghostbusters
  • Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime
  • Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
  • Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
  • Ghost Recon Future Soldier
  • Gin Rummy
  • Girl Fight
  • Goat Simulator
  • Go! Go! Break Steady
  • Golden Axe
  • Golf: Tee It Up!
  • GRID Autosport
  • GRID 2
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Greg Hastings Paintball 2
  • Gripshift
  • Guardian Heroes
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Guwange
  • Gyromancer
  • GYRUSS
  • Half-Minute Hero  Super Mega Neo Climax
  • Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary 
  • Halo 3 
  • 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
  • Hitman HD Pack
  • Hitman: Blood Money
  • Hydrophobia
  • Hydro Thunder
  • I Am Alive
  • Ikaruga
  • ilomilo
  • Infinite Undiscovery
  • Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
  • Interpol
  • Iron Brigade
  • Jeremy McGrath's Offroad
  • Jet Set Radio
  • Jetpac Refuelled
  • Jewel Quest
  • Joe Danger
  • Joe Danger 2: The Movie
  • Joust
  • Joy Ride Turbo
  • Just Cause
  • Just Cause 2
  • Kameo: Elements of Power
  • Kane and Lynch 2
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
  • King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie
  • King of Fighters 98 Ultimate Match
  • King of Fighters 2012 Unlimited Match
  • King of Fighters Sky Stage
  • King of Fighters 13
  • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
  • Lazy Raiders
  • Left 4 Dead
  • Left 4 Dead 2
  • LEGO Batman
  • LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  • LEGO Indiana Jones 2
  • LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
  • LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
  • LEGO Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars
  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13
  • Lode Runner
  • Lost Odyssey
  • Lost Planet
  • Lost Planet 2
  • Lost Planet 3
  • Lost Planet Colonies
  • Lumines Live!
  • Luxor 2 Arcade
  • Madballs Babo: Invasion
  • Mafia 2
  • Magic: The Gathering
  • Magic 2012
  • Magic 2013
  • Magic 2014  Duels of the Planeswalkers
  • Marathon: Durandal
  • Marlow Briggs and the Mask of the 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 Gear Solid Peace Walker HD Edition
  • Metal Slug 3
  • Metal Slug XX
  • Midnight Club LA
  • Midway Arcade Origins
  • Might and Magic Clash of Heroes
  • Mirror's Edge 
  • 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
  • MS.PAC-MAN
  • Mutant Blobs Attack
  • Mutant Storm Empire
  • Mutant Storm Reloaded
  • MX vs. ATV Reflex
  • N+ 
  • NBA Jam: On Fire Edition
  • NeoGeo Battle Coliseum
  • NiGHTS into Dreams
  • Ninja Gaiden 2 
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
  • Nin2-Jump
  • Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
  • Operation Flashpoint: Red River
  • Orcs Must Die!
  • Outland
  • Overlord
  • Overlord 2
  • Pac-Man
  • Pac-Man Museum
  • Pac-Man Championship Edition
  • PAC-MAN CE DX+
  • Peggle
  • Peggle 2
  • Perfect Dark
  • Perfect Dark Zero 
  • Persona 4 Arena
  • Phantasy Star 2
  • Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds
  • Pinball FX
  • Plants vs. Zombies
  • Poker Smash
  • Portal: Still Alive
  • Portal 2 
  • Port Royale 3 Pirates and Merchants
  • Prey
  • Prince of Persia
  • Prince of Persia (08)
  • Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands
  • Pure
  • Putty Squad
  • Puzzlegeddon
  • Puzzle Quest
  • Puzzle Quest Galactrix
  • Puzzle Quest 2
  • Quantum Conundrum
  • R-Type Dimensions
  • Radiant Silvergun
  • Rainbow Six Vegas 
  • Raiden 4
  • Rainbow Six Vegas 2
  • Raskulls
  • Rayman Legends
  • Rayman Origins
  • Rayman Raving Rabbids
  • Rayman 3 HD
  • Red Dead Redemption 
  • Red Faction: Armageddon
  • Resident Evil Code: Veronica X
  • RoboBlitz
  • Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis
  • Rumble Roses XX
  • Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
  • R.U.S.E.
  • Sacred 3
  • Sacred Citadel
  • Saints Row
  • Saints Row 2
  • Saints Row: The Third
  • Saints Row 4
  • Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell
  • Samurai Shodown 2
  • Sam and Max Save the World
  • Sam and Max Beyond Time and Space
  • Scarygirl
  • Scrap Metal
  • ScreamRide
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd and Co.
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
  • Sega Vintage Collection: ToeJam and Earl
  • Sensible World of Soccer
  • Shadow Assault Tenchu
  • Shadow Complex 
  • Shadows of the Damned
  • Shinobi
  • Skate
  • Skate 3 
  • Skullgirls
  • Slender: The Arrival
  • Silent Hill: Downpour
  • Silent Hill: HD Collection
  • Silent Hill Homecoming
  • Sine Mora
  • Small Arms
  • Sniper Elite V2
  • Soltrio Solitaire
  • Sonic Adventure
  • Sonic Adventure 2
  • Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed
  • Sonic and Knuckles
  • Sonic CD
  • Sonic Generations
  • 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
  • Sonic Unleashed
  • Soul Caliber
  • Soul Caliber 2 HD
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • Space Giraffe
  • Space Invaders Infinity Gene
  • Spec Ops: The Line
  • Spelunky
  • Splinter Cell Blacklist
  • Splinter Cell Conviction 
  • Splinter Cell Double Agent 
  • Split/Second
  • Splosion Man
  • SSX
  • Stacking
  • Star Ocean: The Last Hope
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2
  • Steinsgate 
  • Strania
  • Street Fighter 4
  • Sega Bass Fishing
  • Super Contra 
  • Super Meat Boy
  • Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo
  • Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition
  • Supreme Commander 2
  • Syberia
  • Syndicate
  • Tecmo Bowl Throwback
  • Tekken 6
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2
  • Texas Hold'em
  • Ticket to Ride
  • TimeShift
  • The Cave
  • The Darkness 2
  • The Orange Box
  • The Maw
  • The Misadventures of PB Winterbottom
  • The Splatters
  • The Walking Dead: Season One 
  • The Walking Dead: Season Two 
  • The Walking Dead: Michonne 
  • Too Human
  • Tomb Raider Anniversary
  • Tomb Raider Legend
  • Tomb Raider Underworld
  • Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.
  • Tom Clancy's EndWar
  • Torchlight
  • Tour de France 2009
  • Tower Bloxx Deluxe
  • Toybox Turbos
  • Toy Soldiers
  • Toy Soldiers Cold War
  • Toy Story 3
  • Trials Evolution
  • Trials HD
  • Triggerheart Exelica
  • Trine 2
  • Tropico 4
  • Tron: Evolution
  • Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon
  • Unbound Saga
  • Undertow
  • Unreal Tournament 3
  • Vanquish
  • Virtua Fighter 2
  • Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
  • Virtual-On
  • 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
  • Zone of the Enders HD
  • Zuma
  • Zuma's Revenge!

Whew! That's a lot of games. It's worth noting that not only can you play all of these games on the Xbox One, but you can also use your Xbox and Xbox 360 saves and save data. You can do this manually and through cloud storage. You can even transfer your saves back to an Xbox or Xbox 360 through your Xbox Live profile or manual storage.

While it's unfortunate we won't get any more backwards compatible Xbox or Xbox 360 games on the Xbox One, it's possible we'll get even more on the Xbox Series X. 

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Xbox Series X to Have Backwards Compatibility at Launch https://www.gameskinny.com/64wt4/xbox-series-x-to-have-backwards-compatibility-at-launch https://www.gameskinny.com/64wt4/xbox-series-x-to-have-backwards-compatibility-at-launch Tue, 17 Dec 2019 11:10:59 -0500 Jason Coles

Good news for anyone enjoying Xbox One X games: the Xbox Series X will be able to play them all as soon as it launches. That means Series X players already have access to a huge library of titles even if they don't pick up any new games when the next gen system launches late next year. 

Series X backwards compatibility was confirmed by Head of Xbox Phil Spencer in an interview with Gamespot, where he said:

We wanted to make sure we had that, day one, we could deliver on the compatibility promise, and so I've been playing quite a few [Xbox 360] games on my [Xbox Series X] and Xbox One games on the [Xbox Series X] and that's just to ensure that we can be there day one.

Microsoft has been the undisputed victor of this generation's backwards compatibility wars, so it's no surprise to see the company doubling down on the functionality to make sure they keep fans happy.

Because of how the games work nowadays, Series X users will also be able to transfer over their Gamerscore, friends list, and even game saves to the Xbox Series X. It's important to have this all set up at some point, but launching with all of it means that Microsoft will come into the next generation swinging.

The Xbox Series X was officially revealed during last week's Game Awards. For more on Xbox One backwards compatibility, head over to our full list of backwards compatible Xbox One games.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news and information on Microsoft's next gen console as it breaks. 

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Enhanced Versions of 4 Valve Classics Now Playable on Xbox One X https://www.gameskinny.com/cp7ja/enhanced-versions-of-4-valve-classics-now-playable-on-xbox-one-x https://www.gameskinny.com/cp7ja/enhanced-versions-of-4-valve-classics-now-playable-on-xbox-one-x Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:33:03 -0400 William R. Parks

Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb has announced that, starting today, enhanced versions of four more Xbox One Backward Compatible titles will be playable on Xbox One X: Valve classics Half-Life 2: The Orange Box, Portal: Still Alive, Left 4 Dead, and Left 4 Dead 2.

"Xbox 360 games enhanced for Xbox One X run at a higher resolution and 9X the original pixel count," Hyrb's post states.

Without altering the game's original code, enhanced titles "showcase the very best version possible with the existing assets."

With these additions, there are now 21 enhanced Xbox 360 titles playable on Xbox One X, including Assassin's Creed, Fallout 3, and Red Dead Redemption.

While these four new additions may not all be created equal, it is hard to deny the impact they have had on their respective genres, and enhanced versions are certainly a boon for those that have sprung for the more powerful Xbox One.

To close, if you have not played Half-Life 2: Go!

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13 Xbox Games Coming to Xbox One October 24 https://www.gameskinny.com/t8zt7/13-xbox-games-coming-to-xbox-one-october-24 https://www.gameskinny.com/t8zt7/13-xbox-games-coming-to-xbox-one-october-24 Mon, 23 Oct 2017 18:03:02 -0400 StrongerStrange

One of the more eye-catching surprises from Microsoft's E3 press conference was the announcement of backwards compatibility between the Xbox and the Xbox One. Today, the company announced the first 13 original Xbox games coming to the Xbox Marketplace -- all of which will be playable starting tomorrow, October 24. 

Here's the list of available games: 

  • Black
  • BloodRayne 2
  • Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
  • Dead to Rights
  • Fuzion Frenzy
  • Grabbed by the Ghoulies
  • Ninja Gaiden Black
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
  • Psychonauts 
  • Red Faction 2
  • Sid Meier’s Pirates!
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • The King of Fighters Neowave

These will be rendered in 1080p resolution, have vastly improved framerates, and of course, provide gamers with faster loading times.

If you own the physical disc for any of these games, the disc should work in your Xbox One. And in the case of original Xbox games that were previously re-released for Xbox 360, digital copies of those games will transfer over as well.

For those of you that don’t already own any of these titles, many of them will be available for $9.99 through the Xbox Marketplace. 

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5 More Games that Should Be Backwards Compatible on Xbox One https://www.gameskinny.com/7ucy3/5-more-games-that-should-be-backwards-compatible-on-xbox-one https://www.gameskinny.com/7ucy3/5-more-games-that-should-be-backwards-compatible-on-xbox-one Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:00:01 -0400 Joseph Ocasio

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Some honorable mentions go to Saints Row 2 and 3, for embracing the silliness that GTA left behind in GTA 3, The Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy, as they were the first and only major FF titles on last gen systems, and Far Cry 2, so it can let both old and new fans (myself included) experience the most overlooked Far Cry game that many have either never played or have completely forgotten about.

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Were there any games that I missed? Leave any game you want to see be made Back Compat in the comments below. With so many great games, I'm sure to have forgotten a few.

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The Tomb Raider Trilogy

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Before Lara Croft became the brooding protagonist we know today -- and was stranded on an island and forced to fight the harsh winter of Siberia and nefarious goons that seemed to fall right out of a Nathan Drake story -- she was just a charming archaeologist searching for treasure for the thrill of it all. She wasn't some covert commando or herbalist who knew how to heal herself with plants. She was all brain and unremitting brawn. She could run up to a guy, jump off him, and put some lead in his face with her iconic twin pistols without a single misstep.

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With Tomb Raider's popularity at an all-time high, it would make perfect sense to let younger generations re-experience some of the classic games in the franchise. For example, Tomb Raider: Legend successfully rebooted the series after the disastrous Angel of Darkness; Anniversary is a high-def remake of the original game from 1996; and Underworld ties up all the lose ends from Legends, refining the elements that made past games so great.

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These games were a great mix of smart puzzle solving and great action sequences. Sure, the combat isn't nearly as refined as recent games, but Tomb Raider wasn't all about combat. It was all about using your brain to solve solid puzzles. Some might not like that, but there's a reason that formula stuck around for years before it was rebooted. So let's dial the angst back and let us relive the version of Lara Croft who had a sense of humor.

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

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In an age where hack-and-slash style action games like Devil May Cry, God of War and Ninja Gaiden have all but been forgotten, the industry needs more games that require quick, twitch-like reflexes and fast-paced action. Metal Gear Rising was easily one of the best of this now near-dead genre.

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Its entertaining story, fast-paced action, great boss battles and driving heavy metal music made for a fantastic treat for fans of the genre. What's more, Raiden's second time as a lead protagonist (redeeming himself after his iconic bait and switch with Solid Snake in MGS 2) made for a surprisingly deep story that delves into themes of power, strength, and weakness. Ultimately, it's a story just as rich and interesting as any other game in the series... and you get to fight a robot dog that becomes your BFF, so that's rad.

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On top of all that, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is a game that manages to balance its interesting themes with copious, over-the-top 90s anime violence. In an age where the only "hack-and-slash games" simply seem to ape the Dynasty Warriors style -- or make themselves in the mold of more difficult games about tedious tactics and slowly waiting to attack your cheap opponent (cough... Dark Souls... cough), we need more games like Revengence to make a come back.

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Batman: Arkham Origins

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Before Rocksteady sent their Batman off with a bang in Batman: Arkham Knight, WB Montreal was tasked to make a game to keep the Arkham franchise on its bi-yearly release schedule. The result was an underrated prequel to the franchise, titled Batman: Arkham Origins.

Focused on the Caped Crusader's early years, this title is all about a young and slightly inexperienced Batman coming to grips with his responsibilities as Gotham's savior, learning to trust others, and meeting his arch-enemy, The Joker, for the first time.

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Arkham Origins has some of the best Batman and Joker moments in the series (aided by the excellent voice over work of Roger Craig Smith and Troy Baker). On top of that, it also has the same excellent combat and stealth sequences from earlier games in the series, and it also has some of the best boss battles of any game in the franchise.

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It's not perfect, of course. There are plenty of technical issues that were never fixed by the developer (because clearly DLC is more important than the actual game it's for), and it doesn't push the series forward in any monumental ways, but it's still an exceptional game that fans of Batman should give a shot.

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Sonic Generations

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With Sonic Forces coming out this year, it would be a smart move by Microsoft to bring the lightning-fast hedgehog to the Xbox One. Considered to be on the very first 'good' Sonic game for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 -- and one of the best 3D iterations of the franchise, having Sonic Generations on the Xbox One would be fantastic. 

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SEGA was finally able to pull off a winner with Sonic Generations, a game that effortlessly switched between the classic 2D gameplay of old and the more race-like, 3D levels of Sonic Colors and Sonic Unleashed.

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The game's classic Sonic levels reminded us what made us love the little hedgehog in the first place, especially with its excellent speed and platforming. But on the flip side, Generations' modern Sonic managed to redeem himself by re-creating tons of the classic levels in 3D -- and astonishingly, managed not to control like garbage.

The game's exhilarating speed, coupled with its simple control scheme and great level design help Sonic Generations channel the very best of classic Sonic.

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Even if Sonic Forces turns out to be bad, the Xbox One should at least have one game where fans enjoy a Sonic game one last time... because it will be light years better than Sonic Boom.

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The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Trilogy

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This more mostly has to do with the later issues, since you can get a remastered version of Modern Warfare, with Infinite Warfare. While the original MW changed the multiplayer landscape, Modern Warfare 2 and Modern Warfare 3 refined the elements that made Call of Duty a household name. Modern Warfare 2's online play is often considered the pinnacle of the series. Everything from its perks to its kill streak abilities has been refined to a tee. Its story may have been hard to follow, but its campaign was filled with dozens of over-the-top sequences and tight gunplay.

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MW3, Meanwhile, still has its charm. With its equally enjoyable campaign that does a decent job of wrapping up the trilogy and its expert multiplayer that's just as enjoyable as past games, MW3 shouldn't be missed out and worth a second look.

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Last year, I made a list of games that should be backwards compatible for the Xbox One. To my surprise, most of the games that were listed eventually became backwards compatible, like GTA IV, Mass Effect 2 and 3, and most of the Call of Duty games. And while games like Dead Rising 1 and 2 have been remastered for both PS4 and Xbox One, Backwards Compatibility is still the best way to revisit games on modern consoles -- and a much better alternative than what Sony is currently offering.

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With so many games in the Xbox 360 library, I yet again decided to limit myself to only five games, with the occasional bundling here and there. With that said, let's take a look at what other games should be backwards compatible on the Xbox One.

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Grand Theft Auto IV Now Backwards Compatible https://www.gameskinny.com/rpx50/grand-theft-auto-iv-now-backwards-compatible https://www.gameskinny.com/rpx50/grand-theft-auto-iv-now-backwards-compatible Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:12:48 -0500 Venisia Gonzalez

Calling all fans of Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City. Both games are now available to play on Xbox One thanks to backwards compatibility

The Twitter announcement made today is making a lot of gamers quite happy. Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition is also compatible on the Xbox One. Digital game owners have instant access on Xbox One -- just download it from your “ready to install” section. If you physically own a copy, just insert the Xbox 360 game disc into your Xbox One to download. Original game saves will transfer if you saved to the cloud on Xbox 360. For those who don’t have Grand Theft Auto IV, grab it in the Xbox store.

Enter GTA IV to rehash memories of playing Niko Bellic in Liberty City as you strive for the American Dream. Revisit Roman, Vlad, Dimitri, Mikhail and Michelle once again. Grab the expansions "The Ballad of Gay Tony" and "The Lost and the Damned" while you're at it too.

 

Rockstar Games is hosting a sweepstakes for a special giveaway of collectibles and gear for entry through February 20th. One Social Club member will win a Grand Theft Auto IV commemorative prize pack which includes the GTA IV dartboard, pool cue, Statue of Happiness, license plate, TW@ mousepad, and a collection of  GTA IV t-shirts. Ten runners-up will receive a Grand Theft Auto IV license plate and TW@ mousepad. Best of luck to all!

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Call of Duty: World at War now has backwards compatibility for Xbox One https://www.gameskinny.com/2fd7i/call-of-duty-world-at-war-now-has-backwards-compatibility-for-xbox-one https://www.gameskinny.com/2fd7i/call-of-duty-world-at-war-now-has-backwards-compatibility-for-xbox-one Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:54:29 -0400 David Martinez_1224

Remember back in 2008 when Call of Duty fans thought they would fight in the horrific battlefields of World War 2 for the last time? Well, they can put those memories to rest, because now the eight year old Call of Duty: World at War is now available for Xbox One via backwards compatibility. It was the only game in the Black Ops storyline that is set in WW2, and debatably has the goriest and bloodiest combat, but it's going to look even bloodier on Xbox One.

Aside from the improved graphics, the game itself won't change. It'll have the same campaign, co-op mode, multiplayer, and zombies mode. This was all confirmed yesterday by Microsoft's Larry Hryb via Twitter.

What's even more exciting is that World at War is not the only Call of Duty title to make the cut for Xbox One. The full list includes Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty 3, and Call of Duty: Black Ops. Hryb continued to surprise fans when he further confirmed that all these now backward compatible titles can be bought directly from Xbox One or Xbox.com

This is great news for nostalgic CoD fans. Whether they want to replay the story mode or just go back to multiplayer for memories sake, fans can enjoy their old favorite shooters on their new consoles.

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September's Xbox Live Games With Gold Reveals Another Big Lineup https://www.gameskinny.com/4z2p3/septembers-xbox-live-games-with-gold-reveals-another-big-lineup https://www.gameskinny.com/4z2p3/septembers-xbox-live-games-with-gold-reveals-another-big-lineup Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:07:58 -0400 Angie Harvey

September's Games with Gold reveals another big lineup for current Xbox Live subscribers. September will see a total of four free games, with the Xbox One and 360 both receiving two dedicated titles each. Xbox One users will also be able to utilize the backwards compatibility feature to play both of the titles that are on offer for the Xbox 360. 

Xbox Live subscribers will be able to experience the following game's for free throughout the month of September.

Available on Xbox One

Earthlock: Festival of Magic ($29.99) - The anticipated modern turn-based role-playing game is set to launch on September 1, and will be available for free all the way up to September 30. 

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China ($9.99) - The 2.5D stealth platformer provides a brand new unique take on the classic Assassin's Creed series. The game will be available for free starting from September 16 to October 15.

Available on Xbox 360

Forza Horizon ($19.99) - The backwards capability open-world racing game will be available from September 1 to September 15. Also to be noted is that backwards capability racing titles will now support Xbox One wheels. 

Mirror's Edge ($14.99) - The critically acclaimed first person parkour game will be available for free from September 16 to September 30.

Let us know your thoughts on this months Games with Gold lineup in the comments section below!

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Call of Duty 2 Now Playable on Xbox One https://www.gameskinny.com/zidfj/call-of-duty-2-now-playable-on-xbox-one https://www.gameskinny.com/zidfj/call-of-duty-2-now-playable-on-xbox-one Tue, 23 Aug 2016 08:13:02 -0400 Joey Marrazzo

Another day and another game has been made available for backwards compatibility on the Xbox One. This time around it is one from the Call of Duty franchise: Call of Duty 2.

Originally released back in 2005 for the PC and as a launch title for the Xbox 360, Call of Duty 2 allowed you to go back in time and be a part of World War 2. Playing as the Red Army, United States Army and the British Army, there were 4 different campaigns that totaled a combined 27 missions. 

The game received amazing reviews from critics all around and some consider it to be the best Call of Duty game in the franchise. If you want to pick this title up, you can buy it on your Xbox One for about $20 or you can head to your closest game store to pick up the physical copy. But do it quickly, because the games tend to go up in price as they are made backwards compatible.

While fans are happy with this Call of Duty game becoming available, it is not one of the top Call of Duty games that they want to be added to the long list of backwards compatible games. As of right now, several Call of Duty games are on top of the Most Requested Games list. The games on top in order are:

  • Black Ops 2
  • Modern Warfare 2
  • Modern Warfare (Probably won't happen due to the remaster coming out)
  • Modern Warfare 3

Here is hoping that one day I will be able to play a round of Team Deathmatch on Favela again on my Xbox One.

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Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Out Now on Xbox One https://www.gameskinny.com/qrth2/far-cry-3-blood-dragon-out-now-on-xbox-one https://www.gameskinny.com/qrth2/far-cry-3-blood-dragon-out-now-on-xbox-one Tue, 09 Aug 2016 09:53:58 -0400 Joey Marrazzo

Another game has been added to the ever growing list of Backwards Compatible titles on the Xbox One. The new addition to the list is the fun and crazy game Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon.

Released as a standalone DLC for Ubisoft's Far Cry 3, Blood Dragon has nothing to do with the original game at all. Instead, you are a cyber commando soldier who has to take down the rogue cyborg army. You are dropped in the 80's-themed open world and right when you start the game, you know that it is going to be a good time.

 The game was originally released back in 2013 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. It received great reviews from critics and players. We here at GameSkinny enjoyed the game as well, and you can read our review of it right here.

When you are finished with this gem, the Blood Dragon franchise continues with Trials of the Blood Dragon, which combines the awesome 80's-themed world of Blood Dragon with the exciting courses of the Trials franchise. 

To play Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon on your Xbox One, you can insert the disk if you still have it or you can buy it from the Xbox Store for $15.

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5 games that should be backwards compatible with Xbox One https://www.gameskinny.com/urjfd/5-games-that-should-be-backwards-compatible-with-xbox-one https://www.gameskinny.com/urjfd/5-games-that-should-be-backwards-compatible-with-xbox-one Sat, 16 Jul 2016 11:29:57 -0400 Joseph Ocasio

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Backwards compatibility is an important feature for gaming. It helps preserve our gaming history and helps ease us into a new generation of gaming. Sure, it's great that we're getting Definitive Editions/Remasted versions of games like Bioshock, The Last of Us, GTA V, and Uncharted, but we know that not every game has a chance at that.

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So here's a more cost effective way to let us keep the games we love and still preserve them without having to buy a PC. It's also better than PS Now and it's god awful subscriptions.

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Call of Duty series
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Say what you will about the Call of Duty series, but you know at least one person who loves at least one of the games in the series -- whether it be the "classic" WW2 era Call of Duty games (Call of Duty Classic, 2, 3, and World at War), the Modern Warfare series, or the Black Ops series.

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With Call of Duty 4 being remastered, why not let people try the other games of the sub-series they like and let pessimists replay the OG games they love so much?

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On another note, why isn't Black Ops 2 backwards compatible yet? Black Ops 1 is and Black Ops 2 is the most requested game for backwards compatibility. So it only makes sense.

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Dead Rising 1 and 2
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O.K., I'll admit, I'm starting to cheat with 2 games instead of one on the list, But it's hard to choose one game, especially if it's part of a franchise. With Dead Rising 3 an Xbox One exclusive, Dead Rising 4 coming later this year for Xbox One, and the series 10th anniversary coming up, it makes perfect sense to put both Dead Rising 1 and 2 on Xbox One.

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Dead Rising was one of the first open world games on 7th generation of consoles and is still a fun, zombie slaying good time. Dead Rising 2 improved the game with it's weapon combination system and some great DLC storylines. Hell, Dead Rising 2 was even remade with Frank West as the main character, as Dead Rising 2: Off the Record. So come on Capcom and Microsoft, give us more Dead Rising on Xbox.

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Crackdown
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Originally known as "that game with the Halo 3 beta," Crackdown surprised people by actually being pretty fun. Created by David Jones, the creator of the GTA franchise, Crackdown puts players in an open world city as a super powered cop that was tasked to take down the biggest and baddest criminal organizations. 

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Sure, there was little plot, but Crackdown made up for that with great super powers, an excellent open world, addictive grinding, and some great Co-Op action. With the third game coming next year, it'd be a great idea to let gamers who never played the original see where it all started... but lets never make the sequel backwards compatible.

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Mass Effect 2 and 3
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Mass Effect 2 and 3 are two of my favorite games of all time. I can't tell anyone how many hours I've put into these excellent games from Bioware, since the first game came out when I was still in High School. The epic storylines, addictive gameplay, complex characters, fantastic worlds, and so much more make Mass Effect one of the greatest franchises out there.

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With Mass Effect 1 already being made backwards compatible and Microsoft confirming compatibility with multiple disks not being a big issue, it makes sense to bring these epic sequels to Xbox One.

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Grand Theft Auto IV
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GTA IV holds a special place in many gamers lives, as it was the first GTA game on HD consoles. The story of Nikko Bellic coming to America and getting involved with the criminal world of Liberty City still holds it's own, even against the antics of Micheal, Franklin, and Trevor.

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Sure, there are things in GTA IV that haven't aged as well. Mission checkpoints are nearly nonexistent -- making you restart missions from the very beginning if you fail, car controls feel more stiff compared to other titles, and Roman can get downright annoying. That said, the world, gameplay, and storyline are still worth playing. In addition, seeing how improved Red Dead Redemption was when playing it on Xbox One, it would be amazing to see what Microsoft and Rockstar could do with GTA IV to make it a better game.

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I love GTA V. It's one of my favorite games and one of few open world games that lasts 30-40 hours that I can replay over and over again for so many hours. But sometimes I love to go back to past installments and see how much has been improved, while experiencing the story over again.

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Say what you will about the Xbox One, but if there's one thing that it has over the PS4, it's this little thing called Backwards Compatibility. True, it's a bit silly that it has taken a few years for the console to be compatible with dozen's of its predecessor's games -- with more to come -- where as the Wii U was backwards compatible from the start. However, that shouldn't stop us from celebrating the dozen's of titles that have become available with the system.

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Assassin's Creed 2, Red Dead Redemption, Mass Effect, and so many more have given us reasons to go back to the past and play the games that kicked ass. With more on the way, here are just a few games that should be added to the Xbox One backwards compatibility list.

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Red Dead Redemption Backwards Compatible for Xbox One https://www.gameskinny.com/vp2on/red-dead-redemption-backwards-compatible-for-xbox-one https://www.gameskinny.com/vp2on/red-dead-redemption-backwards-compatible-for-xbox-one Tue, 05 Jul 2016 11:55:31 -0400 Joey Marrazzo

After being teased about a Red Dead Redemption announcement during E3 this year, more information has finally been revealed.

Starting on July 8, Red Dead Redemption will be backwards compatible on the Xbox One along with its DLC, Undead Nightmare. That's right -- if you bought the game digitally or still own the Xbox 360 disk, you will be able to play right away.

Originally released in 2010, Red Dead Redemption is an open-world western game developed by Rockstar Games. You play as John Marston, and explore the large world riding on the back of a horse. Red Dead Redemption received critical acclaim when it came out due to its beautiful graphics and environment. 

If you don't own it, I suggest going to your local used game store and buying it before they sell out or raise the price. You could also buy the game digitally on the Xbox Store starting July 8 as well. 

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Fallout New Vegas getting backwards compatibility with Xbox One https://www.gameskinny.com/ffi86/fallout-new-vegas-getting-backwards-compatibility-with-xbox-one https://www.gameskinny.com/ffi86/fallout-new-vegas-getting-backwards-compatibility-with-xbox-one Fri, 24 Jun 2016 06:42:06 -0400 Joey Marrazzo

Last year at E3, Microsoft gave gamers something they have been asking for since the launch of the Xbox One: backwards compatibility. Since then, Xbox 360 games have been released every month with the ability to play it on your Xbox One console.

Some big games have already been released for backwards compatibility including:

  • Left 4 Dead
  • Portal 2
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • Fallout 3
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • Gears of War 1-3
  • Mass Effect

In the newest update, Fallout: New Vegas was made available to play on your Xbox One. New Vegas first released in 2010 for the 360. 

To play Fallout: New Vegas, you can purchase it from the Xbox store on your console or web browser, or you can insert your Fallout: New Vegas disk into the Xbox One. Then you will be set to go.

Other games that were made available for backwards compatibility this week are:

  • Blood Knights
  • Comic Jumper
  • Crystal Quest
  • I Am Alive
  • Joe Danger: Special Edition
  • Red Faction: Battlegrounds
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara

More Xbox 360 titles will be made available for backwards compatibility when the game is ready. Until then, re-live your favorite games from the last generation and pick up those achievements that you couldn't get the first playthrough. 

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Four More Games Now Backwards Compatible for Xbox One https://www.gameskinny.com/9z1ga/four-more-games-now-backwards-compatible-for-xbox-one https://www.gameskinny.com/9z1ga/four-more-games-now-backwards-compatible-for-xbox-one Thu, 09 Jun 2016 13:23:06 -0400 Cody Drain

Backwards compatibility is one of the few features that sets the Xbox One apart from the PlayStation 4, and today Microsoft added four more titles to the ever-expanding library of backwards compatible games.

First and probably foremost is the popular strategy game, XCOM: Enemy Within. Enemy Within is the expanded version of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, which itself is one of June's Xbox 360 Games with Gold offerings. With this week's news that XCOM 2 will be coming to consoles in September, now seems like the perfect time for interested players to jump into the first game.

The other titles include Foul Play, a charming side-scrolling beat 'em up with a lot of character and personality, as well as Sega Bass Fishing, which may interest the sportsmen (and women) out there. Lastly, there's Monopoly Plus, a digital version of the classic board game that's a great fit for the entire family.

As the longest days of summer loom on the horizon, and E3 beckons next week, there's a good chance that not very many games will be coming out for a while -- making these newest additions to the Xbox One backwards compatible library a good opportunity to find some new, fun gaming experiences in the meantime.

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Xbox Live Games With Gold revealed for April, and it's some lineup https://www.gameskinny.com/oz26t/xbox-live-games-with-gold-revealed-for-april-and-its-some-lineup https://www.gameskinny.com/oz26t/xbox-live-games-with-gold-revealed-for-april-and-its-some-lineup Tue, 29 Mar 2016 05:44:20 -0400 Scott Simpson

It seems Microsoft is really pulling one out the bag this month after announcing the free games on offer for the April edition of their Games With Gold program. It's even better news for Xbox One users, who can get both Xbox 360 titles even if they don't own the last gen console, due to Xbox One's backwards compatibility feature. The games on offer are as follows:

Xbox One
  • The Wolf Among Us (available April 1-30)
  • Sunset Overdrive (available April 16-May 15)
Xbox 360 (backwards compatible)
  • Dead Space (available April 1-15)
  • Saints Row IV (available April 16-30)

A pretty strong lineup, I think most would agree -- reviewers certainly did anyway, with all four games scoring at least 81 or higher on Metacritic. It seems like there's something for almost everyone on offer too, whether it be The Wolf Among Us to scratch your adventure game itch, Dead Space for your survival horror needs, or you just want some zany, over-the-top action in Sunset Overdrive or Saints Row IV.

What do you think about this month's offering? Let us know in the comments.

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Microsoft releases Xbox One March system update https://www.gameskinny.com/dromb/microsoft-releases-xbox-one-march-system-update https://www.gameskinny.com/dromb/microsoft-releases-xbox-one-march-system-update Wed, 23 Mar 2016 15:53:07 -0400 Eric Levy

Microsoft is rolling out its March system update for the Xbox One and Xbox app today.

The update will finally allow Xbox One users to purchase backwards compatible Xbox 360 games directly through the Xbox One store.  Players will be able to search for and purchase Xbox 360 games the same way they do now for Xbox One titles.

The March update will also allow players to include a party chat in a Twitch broadcast, start a 16-player party chat, and output party audio to a headset and speakers simultaneously.  Microsoft has also improved its video playback system and players can now view videos directly in their Xbox One activity feeds.  You can view the full list of incoming updates on Major Nelson's Blog.

A few days ago, Microsoft announced their Xbox One spring sale and temporarily dropped the price of the console to $300.  If you do not own an Xbox One and have been waiting for the right time to buy one, now's your chance.

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Microsoft announces Games with Gold line-up for March https://www.gameskinny.com/ggecg/microsoft-announces-games-with-gold-line-up-for-march https://www.gameskinny.com/ggecg/microsoft-announces-games-with-gold-line-up-for-march Wed, 24 Feb 2016 09:43:29 -0500 Alec Pearce

Microsoft has released the details for March's instalment of Games with Gold and announced that all games will be playable on the Xbox One thanks to backwards compatibility.

The line-up of free games this week is;

  • Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments (Xbox One)
  • Lords of the Fallen (Xbox One)
  • Supreme Commander 2 (Xbox 360)
  • Borderlands (Xbox 360)

For the first time in Games with Gold history, all Xbox 360 titles will be available to play on the Xbox One and this will now be a running trend for the future. This means that gamers who ditched their old 360's will have access to the full number of games on offer, making the Gold membership subscription worth it.

Just because March's offer has been revealed that does not mean that February's has ended. You can still grab Hand of Fate (Xbox One), Styx: Master of Shadows (Xbox One), Sacred Citadel (Xbox 360) and Gears of War 2 (Xbox 360) for free until March 1st. 

For all the up to date information check out MajorNelson's blog here or watch the video above.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops will be available on Xbox One via backwards compatibility https://www.gameskinny.com/1z1aq/call-of-duty-black-ops-will-be-available-on-xbox-one-via-backwards-compatibility https://www.gameskinny.com/1z1aq/call-of-duty-black-ops-will-be-available-on-xbox-one-via-backwards-compatibility Mon, 25 Jan 2016 18:21:22 -0500 BlackTideTV

A leak discovered by Spanish news site Solo Xbox One revealed today that the original Call of Duty: Black Ops game will be among the many titles available on the Xbox One via backwards compatibility. 

The reader in question found a downloadable Annihilation map pack for the game on the Xbox One Marketplace. Annihilation was the third downloadable map pack for the Call of Duty title. 

"One of our readers has given us notice that you can install on Xbox One, part of the contents of Call of Duty Black Ops in its Spanish version."

It's interesting that Call of Duty games would be available through backwards compatibility, despite the success of the franchise. There are a lot of questions that need to be answered. 

Will the game have active multiplayer or online Zombie Mode servers? Would enough people play to make matchmaking possible, even if there were servers? 

Only time will tell if the rest of the Call of Duty titles be compatible as well? Or whether it will affect the supposed development of a Modern Warfare Collection? Backwards compatibility may just be for the Treyarch games alone. 

The reader who made this discovery submitted three photos to prove the game's existence on Xbox One, and they've spread through the Internet like wildfire, preventing Microsoft and Activision from covering them up.

Solo Xbox One Call of Duty Black Ops Backwards Compatible

Solo Xbox One Call of Duty Black Ops Backwards Compatible

Solo Xbox One Call of Duty Black Ops Backwards Compatible

It's only a matter of time before Microsoft and Activision officially announce that Call of Duty: Black Ops is available through backwards compatibility. Hopefully all of our questions will be answered sooner rather than later.

Tell us in the comments what you think about previous Call of Duty games becoming available via backwards compatibility. Is it a good idea? Is there an audience for it?

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Witcher 2 now available FREE on Xbox Live https://www.gameskinny.com/a9cit/witcher-2-now-available-free-on-xbox-live https://www.gameskinny.com/a9cit/witcher-2-now-available-free-on-xbox-live Fri, 22 Jan 2016 04:01:28 -0500 Alex Chin

Xbox has just announced they've added several new titles to their library of Xbox One Backwards Compatible games. Titles available for download include: 

  • The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
  • Sam & Max Save the World
  • Aegis Wing
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Age of Booty
  • Space Giraffe
  • Soulcalibur
  • Skullgirls
  • Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad
  • Small Arms

Topping off the list of games is The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. The game precedes events from the critically-acclaimed Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Xbox One and Xbox 360 users can download the title free on the Xbox website.  

Xbox also announced that they will start a launch pilot, releasing backwards compatible titles right as they become available (rather than on a monthly basis), giving users instant access.

Be sure to download your copy of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings right now. It's only available till February 5, so get it while it's still hot. 

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Xbox One Gets Backwards Compatibility: Will you switch? https://www.gameskinny.com/oa59e/xbox-one-gets-backwards-compatibility-will-you-switch https://www.gameskinny.com/oa59e/xbox-one-gets-backwards-compatibility-will-you-switch Sat, 14 Nov 2015 02:51:34 -0500 Jessi_Cat

Xbox One just got a huge update and it’s most important feature is backwards compatibility. Owners of the console will notice that games that worked on the Xbox 360 are now slowly beginning to become available for Xbox One. There is over 100 Xbox 360 games that will work now for the Xbox One and Microsoft plans on adding more. This becomes a game changer for Xbox One and is something that PS4 does not have.

The way it works is when starting up an Xbox 360 game that is on the list the Xbox One will emulate the 360’s software in order to run the game. Crazy right? It also still allows for Xbox One’s capture screenshot and recordings to work along with it. Then if you push the menu and view buttons on your controller it will bring up the original Xbox 360 guide.  

Though it's a cool feature and certainly kicks PS4 in the teeth, it doesn't seem like something that will get players to switch. PS4 has been the favorite console for a very long time. Despite having similar hardware PS4 beat Xbox One on price when released. And, according to PCMag 2014 article, they even had a better controller. 

So even with backwards compatibility Xbox One will still fall behind PS4 for the top spot as a gaming console. This may even push Sony to provide their players with backwards compatibility as well. Would you switch to Xbox One because of this change or will you stay with your PS4 or Xbox 360?

 

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