Three New Xbox One Backwards Compatible Games Are Out Now

You can now enjoy Far Cry 2 right on your Xbox One.

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It's been a quiet period for new additions to the Xbox One's backwards compatibility library. Following a number of additions in November, Microsoft's BC team took a break for the holidays, leaving us without any new titles for several weeks. Now, the first new releases of the year have arrived, with several more Xbox 360 games now being playable on Xbox One.

There are three new arrivals in all. The most noteworthy of the bunch is Far Cry 2, the excellent open-world first-person shooter. It's joined by another shooter, Sniper Elite V2, and racing game Driver: San Francisco, which is the most recent entry in the Driver series.

All three are now playable on Xbox One. If you own a physical disc, you can simply pop that into the system to begin playing. Digital copies can be found in the Ready to Download area of the My Games and Apps section on the console, or you can buy the games directly through the Xbox Store. As it happens, Far Cry 2 is among the Xbox games on sale this week.

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Nearly 150 games were added to the backwards compatibility list last year, including the first original Xbox games. Those are not expected to be added as frequently as Xbox 360 games; the next batch is due out sometime this spring. There's no set schedule for new Xbox 360 games, but in the past we've typically seen additions come no more than a week apart. For a look at what's already playable, check out our list of all the Xbox One backwards compatible games.

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Just bring back original Xbox and Xbox 360 EXCLUSIVES or at least games that were never released on the PC.

I have no use for backward compatibility for games I can already play on the PC with much better graphics plus MODs.

BTW for those complaining about BC on xbox one...i've never been a fan of xbox cuz they almost never deliver decent exclusives, only generic shooters for the most part.

However, BC is nice and seriously, im not kidding when i say right now i only have ONE solid reason to consider buying the One X and that is Red Dead Redemption cuz BC on the One X is the best way to play that game right now.

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Id be pissed off if I brought a Xbox 1 or Xbox 1 X and my main source of games was games from last generation.

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@yourefakenews: Nothing to do with the topic.

Stay salty though

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@FLOPPAGE_50: he is showing his fanboyism leave him be

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@FLOPPAGE_50:

yup

im salty....with all of these new games Ive been getting.

=)

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@yourefakenews: clearly, you are still in an xbox thread crying for reassurance

Again nothing to do with the title, stay salty

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@FLOPPAGE_50: Instead of popping Far Cry 2 into my 360 , I can pop it into my xbox 1!!! Weeee!

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I don't know that I need to play it again, but Far Cry 2 was a pretty pimp game back when it came out. Flawed, but a lot of fun.

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We need smackdown vs raw 9,10 and 11 on Xbox one...

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@hogloc52: dude you are awesome yeah i want wwe smacdown vs raw series

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nice. all 3 appeared in my install now. i think i must have got sniper v2 with games with gold. i got farcry 2 and driver in the sale about 2 years ago.

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Can we please get Tales Of Vesperia And Eternal Sonata already. That would be fantastic.

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@shadowpandora: Holy f*ck yes! Do you know how long I've been waiting for those two games specifically?!?!

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this scam is still going

keep them living in hope, drip feed "fake"wards compatible,

so many loyal gamers saying "still waiting for" just scroll down and see.

wake me up when its finished

Gamers for gamers.

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@hotwog21: How is it a scam? You dont even make sense right now, whats your complaint? You dont want BC games, or were you just waiting to use "fake"wards. Whats fake? WTF are you talking about?

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@craigtl: dude he is salty and he is showing fanboyism

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@hotwog21: the butthurt is real.

way to come into an xbox thread to cry

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@FLOPPAGE_50:

Where are those new games at?

oh yeah, on PS4 and Switch.

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@yourefakenews: Still nothing to do with this topic.

dat insecurity.

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@hotwog21: You're right - it's a massive scam. How dare they enable us to play old, much loved games that used to exist on a console we probably don't have anymore!??!! What do they think we are, idiots??? I'm not falling for that one - I'm far too busy going onto forums about things that don't concern me just to rant at something that doesn't affect my life in the slightest way, because I know for a fact that everyone wants to hear my whiny opinion.

*slams down mouse and storms out*.

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@mpl911: lol upvote

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@mpl911: Honestly, the trolls on this site are well known. This guy is one of the biggest. They thrive on the attention of people actually reacting to their posts, which encourages them to post more rubbish.

Don't feed them.

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@sealionact: what kind of satisfaction could it give someone to be called an idiot in different ways by different poeple. I just wish Netflix would do an in depth documentary on trolls so I can understand. It is a psychosis that is unlike any other.

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@sealionact: Yeh - you're right. Sorry - I just can't help myself!

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For some odd reason in Australia GTAV does not show in the list of games on special unless you do a search on GTAV too.

It only shows the version with Online perks that costs over $100 Aus and not that the standard version which is 50% off right now.

I only knew about it as Xbox On from the UK mentioned it in Xbox current specials with Gold.

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Good to know, still expecting a dishwasher game to come trough.

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i highly recommend driver san francisco

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@goku_black96666: Are you being sarcastic because there is absolutely nothing quite like it and I want to agree with you but I need to know if you are being serious here.

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@craigtl: iam serious man people didnt give it a chance o know the story was not very good but the driving phsyics were aweosme abd sorry for bad english writing

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@goku_black96666: That for some reason didn't sell too well yet the mechanics were astounding.

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@deviltaz35: It was one of the craziest, insane, mind blowing, fun, and addictive driving concepts to ever have been done. Whats sad is a played the hell out of it and totally forgot about it. Jumping into other drivers minds..... who the hell thought of that!

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The multiplayer in Far Cry 2 -- especially the mode called Capture the Diamond, is probably the most fun I've ever had with a multiplayer experience. Many good user-created maps and a fine mix of tactical and action oriented gameplay.

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Oh my god, far cry 2 servers still exist with over 70,000 professionally crafted maps by the public. Some insane some with rollercoaster rides in 4wd shooting each others tires looking down as you go higher up. Trying to help each other navigate the top to get all the treasure while trolling the other team.

What fkn game a truly well worth the experience game. Flintstones la, kitchen walls, cod tanker, titanic, crysis inspired maps. Geez, hanglider death coarse.

Countetstike maps.

Ww2 doomsday maps.

Iraq wars.

Mazes from hell.

Wow, oh wow. Farcry 3 great too, has a really cool AI system, but given this was the first true farcry 2 game expect alot of maps.

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@7tizz: Yes please, still have my Rainbow six original head set :). Strangely AI Was smarter in those games than most around today.

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@7tizz: Yeah it was so awesome , i still have an original Xbox but the drive is a bit crappy on it. Doesn 't always open :). It has a Conkers bad fur day skin . Loved that game . Was pissed when they shut down the multiplayer part of original Xbox as no more Teddy's vs Squirrel gun battles :)

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@7tizz: dude ridge racer 6 man it brings memories

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@goku_black96666: rrrrrrrrrrrrrrridge Racer :)

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Now if we could get DA:2 (that way I can have the entire series) and Kingdoms of Amalur: Awakening I would be a little more satisfied.

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I'm so glad Driver:SF is finally BC!! Now I just hope and wish Test Drive: Unlimited 1 & 2 would come BC next.

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@rayman852002: Thank you. I almost thought I was the only one who loved those games and wondered when we would get something new or BC. My wife, who was my girlfriend at the time, would be so pissed. She would ask me to do something and I would be like sure thing, right after this race is over. It was the race around the Island........ at least 60 minutes long.

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@rayman852002: TDU2 was bloody terrible on console though. Such a shame as the first game was good.

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@deviltaz35: Whaaaaat! I thought it was brilliant!!!!

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Nooooooooo that god damn Malaria thing ... I hated that part of the Game .. and the fact it was a bit on the boring side!

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@ltjohnnyrico: They are right , i used to think it was crap too but it's only to get you to follow what you are meant to do. If you go wandering to start with you have a hard time of it but follow what they say and the game becomes really easy.

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@deviltaz35: Might give it another go! Thanks!

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@ltjohnnyrico: Never was an issue for me, if you do the missions right away that is then you don't have that problem.

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