Initial Backwards Compatible Titles Revealed

By Mark Delaney, 11 months ago
Following several "leaked" fakes, the Xbox team has today officially unveiled the launch lineup of backwards compatible Xbox 360 games that'll be available on Xbox One when the New Xbox One Experience goes wide this Thursday, November 12th. Featuring a bevy of XBLA titles as well as a handful of standout AAA games from the previous generation, Microsoft is hoping there's something for everyone. Check out the launch trailer below or scan further down for the long list in written I'm-at-work-and-not-even-supposed-to-be-on-this-site form.

A Kingdom for Keflings
A World of Keflings
Alien Hominid HD
Assassin’s Creed II
Asteroids & Deluxe
Banjo Kazooie®: Nuts & Bolts
BattleBlock Theater
Bejeweled 2
Bellator: MMA Onslaught
Beyond Good & Evil HD
Blood of the Werewolf
BloodRayne: Betrayal
Call of Juarez® Gunslinger
Castle Crashers
Centipede & Millipede
Condemned: Criminal Origins
Crazy Taxi™
Deadliest Warrior: Legends
Defense Grid: The Awakening
DiRT 3
DiRT Showdown
Discs of Tron
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
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!!!
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
Sonice the Hedgehog 3
Super Meat Boy
Supreme Commander 2
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2
South Park: The Stick of Truth™
Toy Soldiers
Toy Soldiers: Cold War
Tron: Evolution
Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon
Viva Piñata
Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise
Wolfenstein 3D
Without taking a moment to reflect on the launch lineup, they've already revealed some of the games that'll be "regularly added". Here's a partial list of what to look for in December:

BioShock 2
BioShock Infinite
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Halo: Reach
Halo Wars
Skate 3
As a reminder, any backwards compatible digital games you've previously purchased will appear in your available games library, ready to download, when you update your Xbox starting on the 12th. If you have physical copies of any games listed now or in the future, you can add them to your library by inserting the disc, at which point a playable downloaded copy will download. You will still need to disc to play it, however.

Now the question is, how do you like the list so far?

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Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a lifelong gamer and current Assistant (to the) News Manager on TA. When not playing games, he can be found cheering for a bad football team, playing Batman action figures with his son, or going to concerts with his lover. Days where he does all of those things are his favorite.