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Microsoft announces first set of games supported by Xbox One backwards compatibility

Later this week the Xbox One will be seeing a large scale update, bringing a range of new features to the console, while improving overall speed and stability. The update is largely influenced by Windows 10 and will run on the same kernel used by many other existing versions of the operating system.

Arguably one of the biggest additions included with this update is the ability to play select Xbox 360 games on Xbox One hardware. Games supported by the program will run in an emulation of the Xbox 360 operating system, made possible with technologies offered by Windows 10. Today, it was announced via the Xbox Wire blog that 104 titles will be supported on November 12th, with a more titles arriving in December.

The following games are supported by backwards compatibility, and will be playable on November 12th when the update arrives publicly:

A Kingdom for Keflings

Lode Runner™

A World of Keflings


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™


Mirror’s Edge™


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



NBA JAM: On Fire Edition

Call of Juarez® Gunslinger

NiGHTS into dreams…

Castle Crashers

Operation Flashpoint™: Dragon Rising


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


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


Hexic HD

Toy Soldiers


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


It may be disappointing to see some classic titles absent from the list, however it has been confirmed that select games from the Call of Duty, Bioshock and Halo franchises will be arriving in the near future. The above list largely consists of games published by Microsoft Studios, therefore it is safe to assume that a wider range of titles will be supported in the coming months, as more publishers show their interest in the program.

Source: Xbox Wire

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