Five More Xbox One Backward-Compatible Games Revealed

Beat-em-ups, adventure games, and more now playable on Xbox One.

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The list of backward-compatible games on Xbox One grows pretty substantially today, with five new Xbox 360 games being added.

As revealed by Microsoft's Major Nelson on Twitter, it's an Xbox Live Arcade-heavy selection of games without any particularly big names. Here's the full list:

If you already own (or decide to buy) any of these games, they'll show up in the Ready to Download area of the My Games and Apps section on your Xbox One. You can download and play them like any other game.

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New Xbox 360 games are sporadically added to the backward-compatible list. You can see all of the 360 games you can currently play on an Xbox One here. The most recent additions have included Rayman Origins, Monaco, and Doom 3: BFG Edition.

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DanDailey

we need some MX vs ATV Alive and Reflex.......

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Zombrex

Portal 2, Lost Odyssey and Magna Carta 2 are all I want to see on the list.

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andfx8

Altered Beast! LOL. Game was so hard

I think I might've bought that for XBLA, maybe not, although I did get Golden Axe back on my Xbox One =]

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Draign

I want some sports titles...NCAA Football 2014 and NCAA College Hoops 2K8 are at the top of that list.

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EdwardNygma

I keep waiting for real games to be announced.

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SkyHighGam3r

Sanctum of Slime & Double Dragon Neon are OK additions I suppose...

Still...

JSRF or GTFO

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boaconstricta

Remember when Microsoft hyped this up, nearly a year ago?

Don't fall for it again this June!

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rasterror

@boaconstricta: My son and I have been loving it. I don't know why it's so bad.

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Gareth255

I just want Tales of Vesperia to be announced :(

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gatsbythepig

"The list of backward-compatible games on Xbox One grows pretty substantially today, with five new Xbox 360 games being added."

really? ... grows substantially. less than 3% is substantial?

Wait, I know what's going on here. That's what you try to convince girls once they've seen you naked.

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theduckofdeath

@gatsbythepig: They add games every week, or so it seems. Usually two at a time. So, yes, five games at once can be considered substantial.

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gatsbythepig

@theduckofdeath: I am very pleased by the total number of games that microsoft has made bc so far and I am glad every time they add more to the list. When I look at the contribution of 5 to the total 166, to me it seems meager. If the number of games that was added was closer to say, 30, compared to the original 166, that would be substantial.

I understand your point though, if we view this in terms of small, continual contributions over time. Other than the initial amount, 5 games are more that we usually get at any given time... but my way of looking at it is funnier, so I'm going to refer you to my original post.

-That's right. I'm just a fella now. I ain't no different than anyone else no more.

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hotwog21

this "backward compatible someday in the future" has lost so much momentum, so many gamers sick of hearing about and still not able to play a simple 360 favorite

any future headlines about backward compatible should contain an asterix because it has gotten so many gamers hopes up.

thanks for stringing us along, and thanks for helping us make the easy decision to stop supporting your rubbish console.

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Zombrex

@hotwog21: I have both consoles. I bought X1 specifically for it's BC and I've not been let down yet. Sure not all my favorites are available yet, but it's a case by case basis getting the publisher to allow the BC. Sorry we aren't all spoiled children who expect everything up front and now. Some of us have been around long enough to know a good thing when we see it and have the patience to back it up.

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dlCHIEF58

@hotwog21: Thanks for your ignorant ill-informed posts, they are quite amusing and sad at the same time. How's that BC working on the PS4?

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hotwog21

@dlCHIEF58: lol did u just compare a (fake) features? lol u are a fanboya and sad one, sony and microsoft are as bad as eatchother and you clearly are a bone fanboy. At no point did i compare the two consoles, congrats on embarrassing yourself only a true gamer treat all the consoles with the same judgment. For the millionth time silly, im talking about the pretend fake feather "Backward compatible" on the bone and just specifically this one on this plaform lol ur a genius too, More destruction, u really have nothing to look forward to but my posts. Enjoy mister happy and content, higher than average paying little lamb. Forza 2 still not working my DLC baby :)

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dlCHIEF58

@hotwog21: And one last time for your feeble immature, uneducated mind CHILD - Backward compatibility by DEFINITION is the ability to play games from a previous generation system on the new one utilizing the original game code - which the Xbox One does.

And yes, I am a genius by all accepted standards - thank you for finally noticing that.

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hotwog21

@dlCHIEF58:

Its not backward compatible, its not even close, access to the full library is 100 percent backward compatible, at the moment we are literally looking about 10percent backward compatibility. So its way closer to being NOT backward compatible than it is Backward compatible and you cant even choose which games so it may as well not be backward compatible, its deceiving and has gotten everyones hopes up.

should be called a "classics collection" at best Einstein.

It still doesnt play 90percent of 360 games so please spare us the technicalities and the lies to try and bluff into sitting down and be intimidated by someone who profits for people shutting up.

Hey DLCchief, how mad are you that ur so heavily invested in your DLC, are u looking forward to one day handing down all your achievements, unlocks and microtractions to your child some day? you know the one you currently pay maintainace for LOL

Hel DLC baby, your updates and DLC packs are ready for download, run along now.

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dlCHIEF58

@hotwog21: Thank you again for being the poster child of ignorance, immaturity and idiocy with your posts and lame attempts at insults. I knew you wouldn't disappoint.

Stay in school, not after school (detention).

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hotwog21

@dlCHIEF58: no please i thank u and all your DLC baby generation friends who have made gaming the DLC fest, in game currency fest, micro transaction fest and attach your mom and dads credit card fest it is today. With out all you bored entitled brats hungry for more we wouldnt be here with out all your reskinned yearly releases and no content games ready for the with held content aka DLC, patches updates.

On behalf of all the real gamers we thank u for ruining gaming.

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dlCHIEF58

@hotwog21: Do you ever get tired of being wrong and clueless? I guess ignorance is bliss. Now get back to school Kid, I've got important things to do for the betterment of mankind. You might understand once you grow up and get into the real world and out of your mommy's basement.

Come back when you learn how to construct an intelligent response to debate with. I won't deal with brain dead children that resort to lame attempts at insults and ignorant conjecture when they are incapable of forming a response with a resemblance of logic or reason - you bore this genius (your words, remember?).

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hotwog21

@dlCHIEF58: Hey there Genius DLC baby, my xbox one still does not play forza 2, how is this console backward compatible. Dont hate just because i rip u a new one every time :) And the lie that is "backward compatible" is running out of so much momentum, this gen is over and all xbox had to do was build on the back of the already awesome 360 but no, u had to wait 2 year to say "backward compatible" and then keep stringing us along. LOL. go back to your counter at Game or where ever it is your work are are so happy ahhahahaa u are so smart, u defend the feature "backward compatible but" ahhahahaa seriously let that sink in, "backward compatible but" :) seriously dont hate ur whole life

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dlCHIEF58

@hotwog21: Sorry, I'm done dealing with mental midgets like you who are unable to string a coherent thought together. I've already destroyed your argument even though you are too stupid to realize it. My Xbox One plays 169 Xbox 360 games with more added each week.

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hotwog21

@dlCHIEF58: thanks for supporting my argument

Backwards compatible but...

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nickpeck36

@hotwog21: I wouldn't call someone a "genius" as an insult after reading your post. Holy F that hurt my brain. But at least I got what you were saying though... kinda.

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kBalage

@hotwog21: I'm sure bigger AAA titles are on the way. Testing and license issues probably take more time for those than in the case of smaller arcade titles.

Some publishers may even hold back certain BC announcements until E3 (Red Dead?), which would be a shitty move indeed, but hey.

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Zombrex

@kbalage: It would be a shitty move, but genius in terms of marketing. Even more so if they release more than just RDR. Could you imagine the brain implosions if MS got up on stage and said, "We've been working on it and as of right now, our entire catalog of 360 games have been released for BC."

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sladakrobot

@hotwog21: Well,i got 7 BC games this month and 2 of them are free for everyone...there must be something wrong with you!

It seems you dont like to play previous gen games but you constantly bitching about a feature which comes at no cost and doesnt force you to use it,is pathetic!

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lrdfancypants

@sladakrobot:

Putting his ranting aside I can sort of see his point.

It happened to me on the 360. When I heard Xbox games were BC from an MS announcement I ran out and bought ones I wanted to try only to find my choices weren't BC.

I shelved them and moved on pissed I was stuck with games I couldn't play or even really resale.

I get why they trickle them out as they have to make them work and more importantly to them it creates multiple news/pr articles but I can see it having positive and negative impacts.

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sladakrobot

@lrdfancypants: I dont understand that confusion. At the E3,Phil announced the BC and also saying that hundreds of games will be BC with more comming every month.

With such a large game library like the one of the X360,there is a high chance that many BC games will not match your library.

But i know of some people who bought RDR again after it was available via trick for a short time in hope it will come as BC shortly after.

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lrdfancypants

@sladakrobot:

Not everybody who buys a console watches e3 or frequents game sites.

If you caught a quick glimpse of an Xbox one commercial you'd think it had full on BC.

I can definitely see people being confused.

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sladakrobot

@lrdfancypants: I cant tell anything about commercials coz here in Germany i never saw a commercial advertising the backward compabilty

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lrdfancypants

@sladakrobot:

It's not a big deal but I have actually had people I know get irritated about it because they thought it had full BC.

Like I said not everyone watches e3. Heck, it probably is a very high percentage that doesn't.

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KkDrummer

MS is clearly keeping the big backward compatible titles for E3. Those collections and arcade games are there to mostly add to the numbers...

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hotwog21

lol they need to stop calling this backward compatible and start calling it a "classics collection" at best

backward compatible, someday in the far far future

keep living in hope lambs

This prisoners of hope generation of gamers and the DLC baby generation of gamers unit to play some backwards compatible aka classics collection LOL

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dlCHIEF58

@hotwog21: Keep showing everyone how ignorant you are - it is quite amusing KID.

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blackbeltjones

@hotwog21: Someone really needs to work on forming coherent sentences. I can't believe there was someone else who understood that babbling.

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nickpeck36

@blackbeltjones: His posts are terrible (from every direction).

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AyatollaofRnR

Less XBLA more Skyrim , Red Dead

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Yharnam

@AyatollaofRnRI: I agree with RDR but Im sick to death of skyrim

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Warlord_Irochi

Lot better an article like this than the ridiculously long list. Thanks, Chris.
So I can play DD Neon on my XOne, good to know :)

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lordking123

Still no lost planet colonies

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LPDisturbedHU

@lordking123: I have a strong feeling its coming. A little weird that it wasn't on sale last week, possible GWG for June?

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clonewar2

At this rate, they will never add the entire library.

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LPDisturbedHU

@clonewar2: You have to remember, they are working on the emulator, not the games.

At a certain point, the team should (hopefully) be able to start putting in most (if not all) games through the emulator and just have them work. They're already managing to do it with some of the arcade titles.

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XenomorphAlien

@clonewar2: What do you mean? They've been pretty consistent with adding games.

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clonewar2

@xenomorphalien: i still feel the pace is too slow, it feels like they will never get all the 360 games on BC

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XenomorphAlien

@clonewar2: They've been adding games like every week.

Besides, I doubt they'll have the entire library on there due to some developers saying no to BC.

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albertojedi

@clonewar2: Hmmm...smart thinking and I will never get the Ninja Gaidens.