Next Xbox One Backwards-Compatible Game Arrives

There are more than 230 games in the Xbox One's backwards compatibility catalog.


Infinity Ward's Call of Duty 2 is now playable on Xbox One through backwards compatibility. Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb announced on Twitter today that the 2005 FPS is the latest title to join the Xbox One's backwards compatibility catalog.

It's not the first Call of Duty game in the program, as Call of Duty: Black Ops was added in May. There is clearly demand for other games in the series, too, as five of the top six most-requested games for backwards compatibility support on the Xbox Feedback site are Call of Duty titles.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II is the most-requested game on the site, followed by The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, with Modern Warfare 2, Modern Warfare, Modern Warfare 3, and World at War rounding out the rest of the top six. There is no guarantee that any of those games will ever be added to the program.

If you already own Call of Duty 2, it should show up automatically in your library. Newcomers can buy it for $20. In terms of size, it will take up 5.87 GB on your hard drive.

GameSpot's Call of Duty 2 review scored it an 8.8/10.

The Xbox One's backwards compatibility feature arrived in November 2015. Since then, the response has been "overwhelming," Microsoft recently said. Earlier this month, the company said users have collectively spent 145 million hours playing Xbox 360 games on Xbox One.

There are now more than 230 games in the Xbox One's backwards compatibility lineup and you can see them all here. In other news about backwards compatibility, Square Enix and Amazon have teamed up to offer a deal where you can get a free backwards compatibility game.

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Call of Duty 2, was the first AAA title on the PC to illustrate the amazing effects of Direct X 9; a huge leap from Direct X be honest, it's still one of their most memorable titles of the series. The landing at the beach and cliff scene was, at the time, inconceivable...even today the game still holds its own. If someone thinks they are COD followers, they should give this title's campaign a try. As a Russian, what other game makes you practice throwing grenades with a potato? I think this was one of the first titles I purchased on my Xbox 360 after owning it on the PC.

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Wow, another garbage FPS.

Well done M$.

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Still waiting on The Orange Box, C&C 3 Tiberium Wars and Kane's Wrath, Ace Combat 6, Wolfenstein 2009, Dragon Age games and a lot more.

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@chimekolover88: The problem with Orange Box is getting enough players available for's a great collection though.

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Nice! Still have my 360 copy and still play it from time to time. Say what you want about COD but this one is still fun and brutally challenging on Hardcore difficulty. The WWII setting almost makes it feel fresh today. BTW, this game sold me on a 360 in the first place. First time I saw and played it, I knew the next generation was here.

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Nice addition, keep it up Microsoft!

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Call of Duty 2 was a pretty good game back in the day.

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Best COD game ever so far, now can we PLEASE have Ninja Gaiden 2?

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Thought it was Brothers in Arms for a moment there. Am disappoint!

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I would like the last great WWII CoD being World at War to release along with both Soulcalibur IV and V.

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awesome, this made my night!

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Cool. We finally got the best CoD game (and the last enjoyable one) working on the Xbox One. Might have to romp through it again to harken back to the good ol' days of the 360's launch just before the industry became so corrupt and vile.

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Ninja Gaiden 2 that is all.

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I am still waiting for Jet Set Radio Future.

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@Pedro: They still haven't done that yet? The **** is going on? People have been waiting for something like this for YEARS. Hell they already uploaded JSR for PC and console in better textures,

I dreamed of the day where I could play JSRF, in HD, with a nice multiplayer component for the races/tags and mod support for you know skins, colors, possible upload and share your graffiti tags!

I also I was hoping that they eventually add Mech Assault and MA2, not CoD even though that's basically a marketing game series. I still have my old Original Xbox -- play that more with the xlinkai service which lets me play those games MP regardless.

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@Pedro: And you will be for quite some time since that is an original Xbox title and as of now it isn't happening as Phil has stated they want to get the 360 BC under control first. But the port of the Dreamcast version of Jet Set Radio on XBLA is a possibility.

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@dlCHIEF58: Jet set radio future was on 360. Jet set radio was on dreamcast. Matter of fact sega rereleased it on xbox arcade. And I have that on my xbox one

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@Bigjoe275: Yeah I'm incorrect future was original xbox. Yes you were correct

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--world at war was best on wii
--with the wii zapper
--im serious
--it was real cool because you could walk with the thumbstick(located atop the guns handle)
--and you used(your right hand) the gun to look around(peripheral)
--felt like i was right there in WW2
--RCA cable in a 60" rear projection 420p
--and a surround sound with a sub that would make the whole house shake

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@TheZeroPercent: It felt like you were in WW2, what is your basis for comparison? lol

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--i was saying
--because of the gun in my hands
--it was extremely immersive
--just a standard controller

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Probably the best of the series. Maybe even better than Allied Assault, though I suppose they are very different.

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The past is the future with this gen of systems.

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--some of the 7th gen games still hold up pretty good though
--unlike in 7th gen where most 6th gen games looked about as sexy as hexagonal boobs

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I need Modern Warfare 2 or BO2 on BC.

Please MS.

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@biggamerdude: I'm hoping for BO2 so I can finally finish the campaign and start the Black Ops 3 single player.

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Rumors says it that 2 millions of X360 owners are finally ready to jump to current gen...just to continue playing a last gen game

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@sladakrobot: I like having my games move on with me to new consoles, as do millions of others.

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@sladakrobot: Stop hating man. If people want to upgrade to Xbox one but keep the best of their old titles without holding on to a last gen system thats their choic . You act beong able to play digital titles you bought is a bad thing. The only way I see anyone speaking against bc on Xbox one is if they are all a bunch of Ps4 fan boys that have to pay for games they already owned last gen.

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@kentray1985: where is hate in my comment?

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@sladakrobot: lol, that dude must not know you're a big xbox fan.

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@joshrmeyer: i am big fan of games(i have a X1 and a WiiU) and sooner or later a PS4 i will call mine...depends on when Nier 2 launches.

I just that i like to rub the hypocricy under noses of some posters here...and right now it is hip to be anti everthing MS

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@sladakrobot: lol I know. I read all your post. Plus you're the only one from Germany that I know on this site. Nintendo is always gonna be in my heart (Grew up with every console, 35yrs old). .. I've own every nintendo system beside the new 3ds and virtual boy. I've had a hatred toward MS since high school. I should probably drop the grudge by now lol. But you're right, MS is a huge company that's fun to laugh at ;)

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@sladakrobot: You didn't praise this, therefore you must be a ps4 fan. Shame on you!


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@suicidesn0wman: haha i see 😅

Too late to say that i 100% completed Sacred 3 by playing it as BC?

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@sladakrobot: That's how I played and beat Mass Effect 1. lol

Currently working on South Park Stick of Truth through BC myself.

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@sladakrobot: Nothing wrong with that, last gen was full of fantastic games.

So far this gen has been a letdown as a PS4/XB1 owner.. both consoles are weak, I do get more game time on my Xbone due to the BC and it's free games they release monthly.

Currently playing deus ex human revolution

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@FLOPPAGE_50: why havent you played it back then?

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@sladakrobot: had a big backlog then too

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@FLOPPAGE_50: Ori and the Blind Forest, Sunset Overdrive, and Halo 5 are the only games that have really "wow"-ed me to the point that I found my Xbone worth the purchase, but not much else has done it for me for Xbox exclusives.

Same probably goes for Bloodborne and Uncharted 4 when it comes to the PS4 side.

Then for multiplat I guess we have Witcher III and maybe MGSV: TPP.

Hopefully we get some more generation defining games in the near future, which I have a feeling Gears 4, Scalebound, Recore, Horizon: Zero Dawn, and God of War 4 might be.

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@LPDisturbedHU: Forza Horizon 2 did it for me

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@chiefwiggum16: Forza Horizon 2 seemed great (don't own it so I haven't had a full experience), but it looks like FH3 is going to wreck FH2. haha

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@FLOPPAGE_50: Me too, trying to beat it before deus ex mankind divided comes out

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@FLOPPAGE_50: I could not agree more.

There's buzz about the Scorpio and Neo coming up, and I've yet to feel like purchasing an Xbox One or PS4 was worth it in the first place! I can count on one hand the number of new, worthwhile releases for either console (and almost all of the ones that ARE worth it are available on PC).

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Probably wont have online right ?

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@yesjong: Depends on the publisher. I assume you can play all the Call of Duty games online still.

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@yesjong: Wrong - all games that have online capabilities on the original 360 retain the same functions when played on the One. It is running on a virtual 360 so has all the same features present on the physical 360, and in some instances performs better.