Xbox One Adds 2 More Backwards Compatible Games

Overlord and Overlord II and now playable on Xbox One.


Microsoft has rolled out some more backwards compatible games for Xbox One. As Major Nelson revealed on Twitter, another pair Xbox 360 titles are now playable on the current-gen console: the fantasy strategy game Overlord and its sequel, Overlord II.

Unlike most typical fantasy games, both Overlord and its follow-up cast players in the role of the villain, rather than the hero. The titles were praised for their unique RPG and real-time strategy elements on their initial release, with players commanding an army of impish minions to rebuild their dark kingdom. You can read more about each game in our original Overlord review and Overlord II review.

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If you still own a physical copy of Overlord or Overlord II, you can simply insert the disc into your Xbox One and begin playing. Likewise, if you've previously purchased either game digitally, it will automatically appear in the Ready to Download section of Xbox One's My Games and Apps menu. Both titles are also available to download from the Microsoft Store for US $10 / £9 / AU $14.95 each.

Microsoft has been rolling out a steady stream of new backwards compatible games for Xbox One since the feature was first introduced back in 2015. More than 400 Xbox 360 games are now backwards compatible with the console, including Assassin's Creed Liberation HD and Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, both of which were added last week.

In addition to Xbox 360 games, Microsoft has recently added some original Xbox titles to the BC library. You can see everything that's available in our full list of backwards compatibility games. For recommendations on what classic titles are worth playing, be sure to check out our gallery of the best Xbox One backwards compatible games.

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