The Xbox One has a new Windows 10-powered update on the way on November 12th, and with it, Microsoft will give its game console a bit of a graphical refresh to try and improve the way gamers interact with the machine. Alongside a bit of spit and polish, though, comes a feature that many have been crying out for, with Microsoft finally adding backward compatibility to the mix.

Now, yes, the obvious downside here is that not every Xbox 360 game will be compatible with the Xbox One because the whole thing works thanks to software emulation. That means that Microsoft will have to work some magic on a game-by-game basis, meaning that at its launch, the new backward compatibility feature will only work with some games – 104, to be exact.


We had already seen a leaked list of what it was claimed were the titles that the Xbox One would support out of the gate, but we now have official confirmation of those titles by Microsoft, and they would know, after all.

The games include some old favorites ranging from the big-budget Assassin’s Creed II and Mass Effect to some smaller Xbox Live Arcade titles like Zuma. Importantly, given Fallout 4 will be released very shortly, Fallout 3 is indeed on the list of games that will work on an Xbox One once the update rolls out on November 12th.


The full list of 104 games reads:

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

We’re sure there is something on that list for everyone. In fact, we suddenly have a hankering to play Viva Piñata again. We can’t be the only ones!

(Source: Microsoft)

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