Check out the initial list of supported games, while “hundreds” more are coming later.
As promised, Microsoft has announced the full lineup of Xbox 360 games that will be playable on Xbox One through backwards compatibility when the feature arrives on November 12. As you can see in the list below, the bulk of these games (as expected) come from Microsoft’s own library. A handful of big-name third-party publishers with games on the list are also featured, including Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Sega, Bethesda, and Disney.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Red Dead Redemption, the two most-requested games for backwards compatibility on the Xbox Feedback site, are nowhere to be seen in this list. In fact, there are no games at all from Activision or Take-Two, which is the parent company of 2K Games and Rockstar Games. But games those publishers (and possibly others) are indeed coming, just not right away.
“You can expect new Xbox One backward compatible games to be announced on a regular basis, starting in December,” Microsoft said in a statement. “More titles are on the way, including fan favorites like Halo Reach, Halo Wars, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Bioshock, Bioshock 2, Bioshock Infinite, and Skate 3.”
Unfortunately for fans, there is no word yet if Red Dead Redemption and Call of Duty: Black Ops II will be supported in the program. For now, check out the complete list of initially supported titles below.
Microsoft also reminds fans that all future Xbox 360 Games With Gold titles (starting this month) will play on Xbox One. In all, Microsoft will add “hundreds” of new Xbox 360 titles to the service over time.
Backwards compatibility officially arrives for Xbox One on November 12 as part of the console’s New Xbox One Experience dashboard update. For more on how backwards compatibility works on Xbox One, watch the video above or this one.
Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Launch Titles:
|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|
|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!!!|
|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 Rainbow Six Vegas|
|Hardwood Hearts||Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2|
|Hardwood Spades||South Park: The Stick of Truth|
|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|
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