For those gamers who own an Xbox One, it’s time to get in on the Xbox One backwards compatibility feature.
The long-awaited feature launched in November 2015 and after a whole year, the backwards compatibility library has grown.
Find out what the Xbox One backwards compatibility is all about and which Xbox 360 games you can play!
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The Xbox One backwards compatibility feature lets players play Xbox 360 games on their Xbox One console.
As a result, gamers will be able to re-experience the games from the previous generation that they spent hundreds of hours playing.
The best thing about this feature is that you won’t have to re-purchase the games to play them on the console, it’s free!
In order to use the backwards compatibility feature you will need to do the following:
In addition, gamers will be able to keep their Xbox 360 saves, DLC, achievements, and their Gamerscore, which is pretty awesome!
Another bonus feature is Xbox gamers who have an Xbox Gold Membership will be able to play their 360 games online with other gamers.
Originally when the Xbox One launched in 2013, the system didn’t support backwards compatibility or allow players to transfer their digital Xbox 360 games.
After the announcement about the latest Xbox console, fans looking to play their favorite 360 games were left disappointed.
As a result, Microsoft saw this as an opportunity and changed console history forever.
Xbox officially came out with the backwards compatibility feature at E3 2015 and made it available to the public by November 2015.
The backwards compatibility feature has unquestionably changed console history as we know it.
The CMO at Xbox for Microsoft, Mike Nichols, had this to say about Xbox 360 Games and introducing backwards compatibility to the Xbox One:
“We recognize that people have invested so much in terms of buying games and they have established friendships with people that they don’t want to leave behind.
And so, what we’ve set up to do with backwards compatibility is really remove that concern or alleviate that concern that somebody has to leave something behind.
It was the number-one most requested feature among Xbox 360 owners who did not upgrade to Xbox One yet. And so we’re really excited about starting the rollout of that in November.”
Thank you, Microsoft and Xbox for making every Xbox gamers dream come true!
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The technology behind Xbox One backwards compatibility is definitely an interest to gamers.
First of all, it wasn’t a simple task for Xbox engineers to design the Xbox 360 emulator that’s inside of the Xbox One, but they did it.
Here’s how backwards compatibility works on your Xbox One:
For physical copy:
For digital copy:
In summary, it’s simple and accessible to gamers.
Curve your Xbox 360 gaming urge with the ultimate list of games that are available to play right now on Xbox One.
|A Kingdom for Keflings||A World of Keflings||Aegis Wing|
|Age of Booty||Alan Wake||Alan Wake's American Nightmare|
|Alien Hominid HD||Altered Beast||Anomaly Warzone Earth|
|Arkanoid Live||Assassin's Creed||Assassin's Creed II|
|Asteroids & Deluxe||Aqua||Babel Rising|
|Banjo Kazooie: Nuts n Bolts||Banjo Tooie||Banjo Kazooie|
|BattleBlock Theater||Battlestations: Midway||Bayonetta|
|Bejeweled 2||Bejeweled 3||Bellator: MMA Onslaught|
|Beyond Good & Evil HD||Bionic Commando Rearmed 2||Bloodforge|
|Blood Knights||Blood of the Werewolf||BloodRayne: Betrayal|
|Blue Dragon||Bomberman Live: Battlefest||Boom Boom Rocket|
|Borderlands||Bound by Flame||Braid|
|Brain Challenge||Call of Duty 2||Call of Duty 3|
|Call of Duty: Black Ops||Call of Duty: World at War||Call of Juarez Gunslinger|
|Capcom Arcade Cabinet||Carcassonne||Castle Crashers|
|Castlestorm||Castlevania: Symphony of the Night||The Cave|
|Centipede & Millipede||Comic Jumper||Comix Zone|
|Condemned||Counter-Strike: Global Offensive||Crazy Taxi|
|Crystal Quest||Crystal Defenders||Dark Souls|
|Dark Void||de Blob 2||Dead Space|
|Deadliest Warrior: Legends||Deathspank: Thongs of Virtue||Defense Grid|
|Deus Ex: Human Revolution||Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut||Dig Dug|
|Dirt 3||Dirt Showdown||Discs of Tron|
|Disney Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse||Domino Master||Doom|
|Doom II||Doom 3: BFG Edition||Doritos Crash Course|
|Double Dragon: Neon||Dragon's Lair||DuckTales Remastered|
|Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project||Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara||Dungeon Siege III|
|E4: Every Extend Extra Extreme||Earthworm Jim HD||Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard|
|Encleverment Experiment||Fable II||Fable III|
|Faery: Legends of Avalon||Fallout 3||Fallout: New Vegas|
|Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon||Feeding Frenzy||Feeding Frenzy 2|
|Final Fight: Double Impact||Flashback||Flock|
|Forza Horizon||Fret Nice||Frogger|
|Frogger 2||FunTown Mahjong||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|
|Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime||Golden Axe||Go! Go! Break Steady|
|Grid 2||Gripshift||Guardian Heroes|
|Gunstar Heroes||Guwange||Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax|
|Halo: Reach||Halo: Spartan Assault||Halo Wars|
|Hardwood Backgammon||Hardwood Hearts||Hardwood Spades|
|Heavy Weapon||Hexic 2||Hexic HD|
|Hydro Thunder||I Am Alive||Ikaruga|
|Interpol: The Trail of Dr. Chaos||Iron Brigade||Jeremy McGrath's Offroad|
|Jet Set Radio||Jet Set Radio||Jetpac Refuelled|
|Joe Danger Special Edition||Joe Danger 2: The Movie||Joust|
|Joy Ride Turbo||Jurassic Park: The Game||Just Cause 2|
|Kameo||Kane & Lynch 2||Killer Is Dead|
|The King of Fighters '98||Lazy Raiders||Left 4 Dead|
|Left 4 Dead 2||Lego Batman||Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game|
|Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga||Limbo||Lode Runner|
|Lost Odyssey||Lumines Live!||Magic: The Gathering 2012|
|Mars: War Logs||Mass Effect||Mass Effect 2|
|Mass Effect 3||The Maw||Metal Slug 3|
|Metal Slug XX||Might & 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||Motocross Madness|
|Ms. Splosion Man||Ms Pac-Man||Mutant Blobs Attack|
|MX vs. ATV Reflex||N+||NBA Jam: On Fire Edition|
|Neogeo Battle Coliseum||Nights Into Dreams||Of Orcs and Men|
|Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising||Operation Flashpoint: Red River||The Orange Box|
|Pac-Man CE DX+||Pac-Man Museum||Peggle|
|Perfect Dark||Perfect Dark Zero||Phantasy Star II|
|Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds||Pinball FX||Plants vs. Zombies|
|Portal: Still Alive||Portal 2||Prince of Persia|
|Putty Squad||Puzzle Quest||Puzzle Quest 2|
|Puzzle Quest: Galactrix||QIX++ Puzzlegeddon||Rage|
|Rayman 3 HD||Rayman Origins||Red Dead Redemption|
|Red Faction: Battlegrounds||R-Type Dimensions||Runner 2|
|Sacred 3||Sacred Citadel||Saints Row IV|
|Sam & Max: Beyond Time & Space||Sam & Max Save the World||Samurai Shodown II|
|Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co.||Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World||Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage|
|Shadow Complex||Shank 2||Shred Nebula|
|Silent Hill: Downpour||Skullgirls||Small Arms|
|Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed||Sonic & Knuckles||Sonic CD|
|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 II|
|Soulcalibur||Soulcalibur II||South Park: The Stick of Truth|
|Space Giraffe||Spelunky||Splosion Man|
|SSX||Star Wars: The Force Unleashed||Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II|
|Super Meat Boy||Supreme Commander 2||Syberia|
|Tekken Tag Tournament 2||Texas Hold 'Em||Ticket to Ride|
|Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas||Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2||Torchlight|
|Tour de France 2009||Tour de France 2011||Toy Soldiers|
|Toy Soldiers Cold War||Toy Story 3||Trials HD|
|Tron: Evolution||Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon||Unbound Saga|
|Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown||Viva Piñata||Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise|
|The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings||Wolfenstein 3D||World Puzzle|
|XCOM: Enemy Unknown||Zuma||Zuma's Revenge!|
Are we missing a backwards compatibility game on our list? Let us know!
Currently, this is what Xbox has to offer for backwards compatibility, but Xbox will be releasing hundreds of more titles each and every month.
We’ll continue to update this list with recent backwards compatibility releases, so stay tuned!
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