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Xbox One backwards compatibility list: What Xbox 360 games are playable on Xbox One?

A list of every supported Xbox 360 game, from Alan Wake to Zuma, as well as all exclusives.

Xbox One backwards compatibility of Xbox 360 games was Microsoft's big surprise at E3 2015, and since debuting the feature later that year, the publisher has been hard at work rolling out new releases on a month-by-month basis.

From fan-favourite Xbox Live Arcade games to some of the biggest Xbox 360 exclusives such as Gears of War 3 and Halo: Reach, the current roster represents a wide selection of some of the console's greatest hits.

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While both downloadable and disc-based games work on Xbox One, since games are emulated on a case-by-case basis, not every title has been given the backwards compatibility treatment - so below is a run down of every game made available so far. We'll be updating the list with each subsequent new release, as well as Digital Foundry's verdict if they have one.

Xbox One backwards compatibility list: Every Xbox 360 game currently playable on Xbox One

Most recently added (last updated May 23rd):

  • Assassin's Creed 3
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  • Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond
  • Shadow Assault Tenchu
  • Shinobi

Also recently:

  • Steinsgate (Japan only, May 18)
  • Band of Bugs (May 4)
  • Bullet Soul
  • Bullet Soul -Infinite Burst-
  • Hard Corps: Uprising
  • Harms Way
  • Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved (May 2)
  • Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 (May 2)

Complete list of every Xbox 360 game that's currently playable on Xbox One:

  • 3D Ultra Minigolf
  • A Kingdom for Keflings
  • A World of Keflings
  • Aegis Wing
  • Age of Booty
  • Alan Wake (Tested by Digital Foundry)
  • Alan Wake's American Nightmare (Tested by Digital Foundry)
  • Alaskan Adventures
  • Alice: Madness Returns
  • Alien Hominid HD
  • Altered Beast
  • Anomaly Warzone Earth
  • Aqua
  • Army of Two
  • Assassin's Creed
  • Assassin's Creed II (Tested by Digital Foundry)
  • Assassin's Creed 3
  • Assassin's Creed Revelations
  • Assassin's Creed Rogue
  • Assault Heroes 2
  • Asteroids and Deluxe
  • Astropop
  • Babel Rising
  • Band of Bugs (May 4)
  • Banjo Kazooie
  • Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts
  • Banjo Tooie
  • BattleBlock Theater
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • Battlefield 3 - disc only
  • Bayonetta (Tested by Digital Foundry)
  • Bejeweled 2
  • Bejeweled 3
  • Bellator: MMA Onslaught
  • Beyond Good and Evil HD
  • BioShock
  • BioShock 2
  • BioShock Infinite
  • Blood Knights
  • Blood of the Werewolf
  • BloodRayne: Betrayal
  • Bloodforge
  • Blue Dragon
  • Bomberman Battlefest
  • Boom Boom Rocket
  • Bound by Flame
  • Borderlands
  • Borderlands 2
  • Braid (Tested by Digital Foundry)
  • Brain Challenge
  • Bullet Soul
  • Bullet Soul -Infinite Burst-
  • Bully
  • Burnout Paradise
  • Calbela's Dangerous Hunts 2013
  • Cabela's Hunting Expeditions
  • Cabela's Survival: Shadows of Katmai
  • Call of Duty 2 (Tested by Digital Foundry)
  • Call of Duty 3
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (Tested by Digital Foundry)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
  • Call of Duty: World at War
  • Call of Juarez Gunslinger
  • Capcom Arcade Cabinet
  • Carcassonne
  • Cars 2: The Video Game
  • Castle Crashers
  • Castlestorm
  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
  • Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
  • Catherine
  • Centipede and Millipede
  • Civilization Revolution
  • Contra
  • Comic Jumper
  • Comix Zone
  • Commanders: Attack
  • Condemned: Criminal Origins (Tested by Digital Foundry)
  • Counter-Strike: GO
  • Crazy Taxi
  • Crystal Defenders
  • Crystal Quest
  • Darksiders
  • Darksiders 2
  • Dark Souls (Tested by Digital Foundry)
  • Daytona USA
  • Dark Void
  • Dead Rising 2: Case Zero
  • Dead Rising 2: Case West
  • Dead Space
  • Dead Space 2
  • Dead Space 3
  • Dead Space Ignition
  • Deadliest Warrior: Legends
  • DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue
  • Defense Grid
  • Dig Dug
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Dirt 3
  • Dirt Showdown
  • Discs of Tron
  • Domino Master
  • Doom
  • Doom II
  • Doom 3 BFG Edition
  • Doritos Crash Course
  • Double Dragon Neon
  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • Duck Tales: Remastered
  • Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project
  • Dungeon Siege III
  • Earthworm Jim HD
  • Eat Lead
  • Escape Dead Island
  • Fable II
  • Fable III
  • Faery: Legends of Avalon
  • Fallout 3 (Tested by Digital Foundry)
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Far Cry 3
  • Feeding Frenzy
  • Feeding Frenzy 2
  • Flashback
  • Final Fight: Double Impact
  • Forza Horizon (Tested by Digital Foundry)
  • Foul Play
  • Fret Nice
  • Frogger
  • Frogger 2
  • Galaga
  • Galaga Legions
  • Galaga Legions DX
  • Garou: Mark of the Wolves
  • Gatling Gears
  • Gears of War (Tested by Digital Foundry)
  • Gears of War 2 (Tested by Digital Foundry)
  • Gears of War 3 (Tested by Digital Foundry)
  • Gears of War: Judgment (Tested by Digital Foundry)
  • Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved
  • Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2
  • Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved
  • Ghostbusters
  • Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime
  • Gin Rummy
  • Go! Go! Break Steady
  • Golden Axe
  • Golf: Tee It Up!
  • GRID 2
  • Gripshift
  • Guardian Heroes
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Guwange
  • Gyromancer
  • Half-Minute Hero - Super Mega Neo Climax
  • Halo: Reach (Tested by Digital Foundry)
  • Halo: Spartan Assault
  • Halo Wars
  • Hard Corps: Uprising
  • Hardwood Backgammon
  • Hardwood Hearts
  • Hardwood Spades
  • Harms Way
  • Heavy Weapon
  • Hexic 2
  • Hexic HD
  • Hydro Thunder (Tested by Digital Foundry)
  • I Am Alive
  • Ikaruga
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  • Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
  • Interpol
  • Iron Brigade
  • Jeremy McGrath's Offroad
  • Jet Set Radio
  • Jetpac Refuelled
  • Joe Danger
  • Joe Danger 2: The Movie
  • Joust
  • Joy Ride Turbo
  • Just Cause 2
  • Kameo
  • Kane and Lynch 2
  • King of Fighters 98 Ultimate Match
  • King of Fighters 2012 Unlimited Match
  • Lazy Raiders
  • Left 4 Dead
  • Left 4 Dead 2
  • LEGO Batman
  • LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
  • Lode Runner
  • Lost Odyssey
  • Lumines Live!
  • Luxor 2 Arcade
  • Madballs Babo: Invasion
  • Magic 2012
  • Mars: War Logs
  • Mass Effect (Tested by Digital Foundry)
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Meet the Robinsons
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond
  • Medal of Honor: Airborne
  • Metal Slug 3
  • Metal Slug XX
  • Midway Arcade Origins
  • Might and Magic Clash of Heroes
  • Mirror's Edge (Tested by Digital Foundry)
  • Missile Command
  • Monaco: What's Yours is Mine
  • Monday Night Combat
  • Monkey Island: SE
  • Monkey Island 2: SE
  • Monopoly Plus
  • Moon Diver
  • Motocross Madness
  • Ms. Splosion Man
  • MS.PAC-MAN
  • Mutant Blobs Attack
  • Mutant Storm Empire
  • MX vs. ATV Reflex
  • N+ (Tested by Digital Foundry)
  • NBA Jam: On Fire Edition
  • NeoGeo Battle Coliseum
  • NiGHTS into Dreams
  • Nin2-Jump
  • Oblivion (The Elder Scrolls IV)
  • Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
  • Operation Flashpoint: Red River
  • Outland
  • Pac-Man
  • Pac-Man Museum
  • Pac-Man Championship Edition
  • PAC-MAN CE DX+
  • Peggle
  • Perfect Dark
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • Phantasy Star II
  • Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds
  • Pinball FX
  • Plants vs. Zombies
  • Poker Smash
  • Portal: Still Alive
  • Portal 2
  • Prince of Persia
  • Pure
  • Putty Squad
  • Puzzlegeddon
  • Puzzle Quest
  • Puzzle Quest Galactrix
  • Puzzle Quest 2
  • R-Type Dimensions
  • Rainbow Six Vegas (Tested by Digital Foundry)
  • Rainbow Six Vegas 2
  • Raskulls
  • Rayman Legends
  • Rayman Origins
  • Rayman 3 HD
  • Red Dead Redemption (Tested by Digital Foundry)
  • RoboBlitz
  • Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
  • Sacred 3
  • Sacred Citadel
  • Saints Row IV
  • Samurai Shodown II
  • Sam and Max Save the World
  • Sam and Max Beyond Time and Space
  • Scarygirl
  • Scrap Metal
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd and Co.
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
  • Shadow Assault Tenchu
  • Shadow Complex (Tested by Digital Foundry)
  • Shadows of the Damned
  • Shinobi
  • Skate 3
  • Skullgirls
  • Silent Hill: Downpour
  • Small Arms
  • Soltrio Solitaire
  • Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed
  • Sonic and Knuckles
  • Sonic CD
  • Sonic the Fighters
  • Sonic The Hedgehog
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 2
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 3
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 1
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 2
  • Soul Caliber
  • Soul Caliber II HD
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • Space Giraffe
  • Space Invaders Infinity Gene
  • Spelunky
  • Splosion Man
  • SSX
  • Stacking
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
  • Steinsgate (Japan only)
  • Strania
  • Street Fighter 4
  • Sega Bass Fishing
  • Super Meat Boy
  • Supreme Commander 2
  • Syberia
  • Tekken 6
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2
  • Texas Hold'em
  • Ticket to Ride
  • TimeShift
  • The Cave
  • The Orange Box
  • The Maw
  • The Splatters
  • Torchlight
  • Tour de France 2009
  • Tower Bloxx Deluxe
  • Toy Soldiers
  • Toy Soldiers Cold War
  • Toy Story 3
  • Trials HD (Tested by Digital Foundry)
  • Triggerheart Exelica
  • Trine 2
  • Tron: Evolution
  • Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon
  • Unbound Saga
  • Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
  • Viva Piñata
  • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise
  • Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (Tested by Digital Foundry)
  • Wolfenstein 3D
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  • XCOM: Enemy Within
  • Zuma
  • Zuma's Revenge!

Xbox One backwards compatibility: How well do Xbox 360 games run?

The experience varies from game to game. According to Digital Foundry's report, all titles receive some baseline improvements - such as the elimination of screen tear "completely on every title" - through to any disc access operations tending to "have less of an impact on performance", meaning Mass Effect's elevator load times and Fallout 3's hitches are reduced.

However, while less demanding games such as Braid and N+ perform flawlessly, the more CPU-heavy titles do struggle, with Halo: Reach and Gears of War: Judgement singled out as games that suffer in the emulation process.

In terms of features, Xbox 360 backwards compatibility on Xbox One supports:

  • Digital and disc-based games at no additional cost
  • Support for existing saves (through the Cloud), DLC, Achievement progress, and the original dashboard
  • Multiplayer between those playing on Xbox 360 and Xbox One
  • Select Xbox One system features, including Game DVR, Windows 10 streaming and screenshots

Many Xbox 360 games are also currently available on Microsoft's Netflix-style Xbox Game Pass subscription service.

Xbox 360 exclusives backwards compatible on Xbox One

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Since the backwards compatibility list features a large number of games also released on other platforms (such as the PS3, PC and retro systems) here is a list of Xbox 360 exclusives you might have missed out on that new Xbox owners might be interested in playing:

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Fable II is only available on Xbox 360.

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