All the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Games


The Xbox One‘s backwards compatibility feature, introduced in November 2015, lets you play Xbox 360 games on the new console. But what games are available? We’ve now rounded them all up–and we’ll continue to update this post as new games are made available.

Microsoft has promised that “hundreds” are still on the way.


Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Lineup (As of July 21, 2016):

  • 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
  • Assassin’s Creed
  • Assassin’s Creed II
  • Asteroids & Deluxe
  • Aqua
  • Babel Rising
  • Banjo Kazooie: Nuts n Bolts
  • Banjo Tooie
  • Banjo Kazooie
  • BattleBlock Theater
  • Bejeweled 2
  • Bellator: MMA Onslaught
  • Beyond Good & Evil HD
  • Bionic Commando Rearmed 2
  • Bloodforge
  • Blood Knights
  • Blood of the Werewolf
  • BloodRayne: Betrayal
  • Borderlands
  • Braid
  • Brain Challenge
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • 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
  • Deadliest Warrior: Legends
  • Defense Grid
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut
  • Dig Dug
  • Dirt 3
  • Dirt Showdown
  • Discs of Tron
  • Domino Master
  • Doom
  • Doom II
  • Doom 3: BFG Edition
  • Doritos Crash Course
  • Double Dragon: Neon
  • DuckTales Remastered
  • Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara
  • Dungeon Siege III
  • Earthworm Jim HD
  • Fable II
  • Fable III
  • Faery: Legends of Avalon
  • Fallout 3
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Feeding Frenzy
  • Feeding Frenzy 2
  • Final Fight: Double Impact
  • Flashback
  • Flock
  • Fret Nice
  • Frogger
  • Frogger 2
  • Galaga
  • Galaga Legions DX
  • Garou: Mark of the Wolves
  • 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
  • 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
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • I Am Alive
  • Ikaruga
  • Interpol: The Trail of Dr. Chaos
  • Iron Brigade
  • Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad
  • Jet Set Radio
  • Jetpac Refuelled
  • Joe Danger Special Edition
  • Joy Ride Turbo
  • Just Cause 2
  • Kameo
  • Kane & Lynch 2
  • 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
  • Lode Runner
  • Lumines Live!
  • Magic: The Gathering 2012
  • Mars: War Logs
  • Mass Effect
  • 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
  • Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
  • Outland
  • Pac-Man
  • Pac-Man C.E
  • 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
  • Puzzlegeddon
  • 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
  • Skullgirls
  • Small Arms
  • 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
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2
  • Texas Hold ‘Em
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas2
  • Torchlight
  • Tour de France 2009
  • Toy Soldiers
  • Toy Soldiers Cold War
  • Trials HD
  • Tron: Evolution
  • Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon
  • Unbound Saga
  • Viva Piñata
  • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise
  • The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
  • Wolfenstein 3D
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  • ZZuma
  • Zuma’s Revenge!

Don’t see your favorite game here? Back in November, Microsoft said it is holding discussions with all major publishers and developers to possibly bring their games to the program. However, the decision about whether or not a game is added to the lineup ultimately comes down to individual publishers.

What do you make of the lineup so far? And what games would you like to see added in the future? Let us know in the comments below!

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Murder and More in Mafia 3’s Intense Live-Action Trailer

2K Games today released a live-action trailer for upcoming crime game Mafia III. Titled “Death Suits You,” the video sets up some of the story, showing members of Lincoln Clay’s adoptive family being murdered by the Italian mob.

This doesn’t sit well with him. Clay proceeds to gun down a member of the opposing mob in broad daylight. He even attends the man’s funeral, as if to send a message.

This short video follows another trailer this week that introduced players to Clay and his troubled past. He grew up as an orphan and was raised on the streets of New Bordeaux, which is Mafia III’s take on New Orleans. Clay became an outlaw when he fell in with the black mob and eventually took off for the Vietnam War. When he returns, he discovers the Italian mob–led by gangster Sal Marcano–has wiped out Clay’s friends and associates. Naturally, he wants revenge, and taking the Italian mob down in 1968 is at the heart of the story.

In other recent news about the game, 2K has announced there will be more than 100 songs on the soundtrack, including “The House of the Rising Sun,” “Paint It Black,” and “All Along the Watchtower.” Another trailer used Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Born on the Bayou” (though this doesn’t necessarily mean it will be featured in the game).

Additionally, there will also be a $150 Mafia III Collector’s Edition that comes with the soundtrack on vinyl, a 56-page art book, dog tags for main character Lincoln Clay, faux leather drink coasters, and Playboy lithographs.

To see how Mafia III actually plays, you can check out this 20-minute video that showcases the game’s combat, driving, and criminal hideouts.

Mafia III launches on October 7 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Pablo Escobar Is on the Run in Narcos Season 2 Trailer

Netflix has released the first trailer for Narcos Season 2. In it, we see Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar on the run, having escaped (or been set free?) from prison.

Colombian authorities, alongside with agents from the United States, are tracking him down and seem to be taking some extreme measures. “These guys don’t fight by the same rules, so why should we?” a DEA agent says. In one sequence, a man is thrown out of a moving helicopter. The trailer also uses Styx’s song “Renegade,” which is just about perfect, lyrically, for what’s going on.

The show, the first season of which debuted in 2015, is based on true events and stars Wagner Moura as Escobar. Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl, Milk) portrays DEA agent Steve Murphy. A lot happened in the first season involving drugs, murder, and politics, culminating with Escobar’s eventual “imprisonment.”

Season 1 garnered a positive critical response, sitting at a 77 on GameSpot sister site Metacritic.

Narcos Season 2 starts streaming exclusively on Netflix on September 2, at which time all 10 episodes will be available.

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Metroid’s New Rocket League-Style Multiplayer Mode Free for Limited Time

Ahead of its release, you can try out Metroid Prime: Federation Force‘s competitive multiplayer mode free for a limited time.

In a surprise move, Nintendo today released a demo for the mode, called Blast Ball, on the 3DS eShop. This is the Rocket League-style multiplayer mode from Federation Force where two teams shoot at a giant ball in an attempt to push it into the enemy team’s goal.

The demo features online support and allows players to compete against those with the full game, which launches on August 19 in North America and September 2 in Europe. However, the online multiplayer servers will only be available for the demo until sometime in “early September.” After that, only the full game will have online support.

This is somewhat of an unusual release. It’s possible it’s in response to the backlash to Federation Force; its reveal was met with negativity from those hoping for a new Metroid game in the style of the original games in the series or Metroid Prime. Nintendo responded last year by saying reinvention is necessary to keep its series healthy.

Or this could instead be a move to acquaint people with the game’s controls. A new video released today (above) features a demonstration of a co-op match of Federation Force, followed by a brief look at Blast Ball. The two share a similar control scheme, so producer Kensuke Tanabe said the developer recommends players start out with Blast Ball to familiarize themselves with how to play.

The demo is out now for free on the eShop in North America and Europe.

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Evolve Adds This New Hunter Who Has a Sonic Disruptor Harpoon Gun

Following Evolve‘s switch to become a free-to-play game, developer Turtle Rock has now released a “new” version the Trapper character Griffin. Called “Electro Griffin,” this is a variation on the spike-wielding hunter, and he is available now in Evolve Stage 2 on PC.

Electro Griffin’s weapons include a Laser Storm SMG that slows the movement of anything it touches, as well as a “sonic disruptor” harpoon gun called The Final Lockdown. He can also use an Electro suit that gives him “full movement speed” while firing to bolster his mobility. These are variations on the standard Griffin abilities, but with the “Electro” twist.

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Evolve: Stage 2 is currently only available on PC. It’s completely free with no microtransactions for now. While playing the game, you collect Silver Keys, which are used to unlock things like hunters, monsters, and skins. A Silver Key price was not mentioned for Electro Griffin, but we’ve followed up with publisher 2K in an attempt to find out.

Those who bought the game are upgraded to “Founder” status, which gives them access to everything they already owned. Turtle Rock has said it plans to “show [its] appreciation for [its] committed fans and early adopters with gifts, rewards, and special access.”

Turtle Rock has also said it will bring Evolve: Stage 2 to consoles eventually. The reason it’s not on consoles at the moment is because of the long certification process that each update is required to go through on consoles. Turtle Rock wants to bring all of the fixes it makes on PC to consoles at once, making the process much smoother for players.

The shift to going free brought multiple tweaks and changes to Evolve. Overall performance and load times have been improved, and the Hunter classes have been reworked to make it so teams are less reliant on experienced trappers and medics. You can see more of the changes here.

Since going free-to-play, Evolve added more than 1 million new players. Before the business model switch, parent publisher Take-Two Interactive said Evolve was a “permanent” franchise in its portfolio alongside Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption. Whether or not a future Evolve title, if one ever happens, also uses a free-to-play model remains to be seen.

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This Week’s Dumb Pokemon Go Stories – The Lobby

Pokemon Go requires people to go out into the real world to enjoy Niantic’s augmented reality hit. Wild stuff is inevitably going to happen, the crew discuss some of this week’s best Pokemon antics.

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Biggest News From Comic-Con 2016

2016’s San Diego Comic-Con takes place this week, running from July 21-24. If past shows are any indication, you can expect a lot of announcements to come from it, and we’ll be rounding up all of the biggest news for you right here.

We don’t yet know exactly what we’ll see, but we do have some idea of what to expect. Microsoft is hosting a Gears of War 4 panel today, July 21, that it promises will offer “special announcements and surprises.” New footage of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will also be shown during a panel today, while another will feature Overwatch.


A 25-year-anniversary celebration for Sonic takes place on Friday (you’ll be able to watch it live here on GameSpot) where Sega could announce a new game. New Injustice 2 characters are slated to be revealed at a panel also taking place on Friday, the same day of the Game of Thrones panel.

You can check out the full schedule on Comic-Con’s website.

Comic-Con is routinely home to tons of awesome collectibles, statues, and other merchandise, as well as some fantastic cosplay. You can expect to see tons of photos and news from the event here on GameSpot, and we’ll keep this post updated throughout the show with all of the can’t-miss news.

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