Xbox backwards compatibility list: All Xbox 360 games and original Xbox games playable on Xbox One, Xbox Series X

A list of every supported Xbox game, from Alan Wake to Zuma, on Xbox One and Xbox Series X.

Update: Xbox Series X/S pre-orders are now live.

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

Though Microsoft wound down its original Xbox and Xbox 360 back compatible efforts in mid-2019 in favour of Xbox One support for Xbox Series X - which also supports a range of improvements - the amount of games available are generous.

While both downloadable and disc-based Xbox 360 and original Xbox games work on Xbox One and Xbox Series X, only selected games are supported on a case-by-case 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 roster represents a wide selection of some of Xbox's greatest hits.

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Xbox backwards compatibility list: Every Xbox 360 game currently playable on Xbox One and Xbox Series X and Series S

Here is every backwards compatible Xbox 360 game playable on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S:

  • 0 day Attack on Earth
  • 3D Ultra Minigolf
  • A Kingdom for Keflings
  • A World of Keflings
  • Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
  • 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
  • Aliens vs Predator
  • Altered Beast
  • AirMech
  • Anomaly Warzone Earth
  • Aqua
  • Army of Two
  • Assassin's Creed (Xbox One X enhanced)
  • Assassin's Creed II (Tested by Digital Foundry)
  • Assassin's Creed 3
  • Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag
  • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
  • Assassin's Creed Liberation HD
  • Assassin's Creed Revelations
  • Assassin's Creed Rogue
  • Assault Heroes 2
  • Asteroids and Deluxe
  • Astropop
  • Axel and Pixel
  • Asura's Wrath
  • Babel Rising
  • Band of Bugs (May 4)
  • Banjo Kazooie (Xbox One X enhanced)
  • Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts (Xbox One X enhanced)
  • Banjo Tooie (Xbox One X enhanced)
  • Batman: Arkham Origins - disc only
  • BattleBlock Theater
  • Battlefield 1943
  • Battlefield: Bad Company
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
  • Battlefield 3 - disc only
  • Battlestations Pacific
  • Bayonetta (Tested by Digital Foundry)
  • Bejeweled 2
  • Bejeweled 3
  • Bellator: MMA Onslaught
  • Beyond Good and Evil HD
  • BioShock
  • BioShock 2
  • BioShock Infinite
  • Blazing Angels
  • 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)
  • Brave: The Video Game
  • Brain Challenge
  • Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway
  • Brutal Legend
  • Bullet Soul
  • Bullet Soul -Infinite Burst-
  • Bully
  • The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
  • Burnout Paradise
  • Burnout Revenge
  • 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: Advanced Warfare
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (Tested by Digital Foundry)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • Call of Duty: World at War
  • Call of Juarez Gunslinger
  • Capcom Arcade Cabinet
  • Carcassonne
  • Cars 2: The Video Game
  • Castle Crashers
  • Castlestorm
  • Castlevania: Harmony of Despair
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
  • Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
  • Catherine
  • Cars: Mater-National
  • Centipede and Millipede
  • Child of Eden
  • Civilization Revolution
  • Contra
  • Comic Jumper
  • Comix Zone
  • Command and Conquer 3 Tiberium wars
  • Command and Conquer 3 Kane's Wrath
  • Command and Conquer Red Alert 3
  • Command and Conquer Red Alert 3 Commander's Challenge
  • Commanders: Attack
  • Condemned: Criminal Origins (Tested by Digital Foundry)
  • Costume Quest
  • Costume Quest 2
  • Counter-Strike: GO
  • Crackdown (Xbox One X enhanced)
  • Crackdown 2
  • Crazy Taxi
  • Crysis
  • Crysis 2
  • Crysis 3
  • Crystal Defenders
  • Crystal Quest
  • Dante's Inferno
  • The Darkness
  • Darksiders (Xbox One X enhanced)
  • 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
  • Deadfall Adventures
  • Deadliest Warrior: The Game
  • Deadliest Warrior: Legends
  • Deadly Premonition
  • DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue
  • Defense Grid
  • Dig Dug
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Dirt 3
  • Dirt Showdown
  • Discs of Tron
  • Disney Bolt
  • Divinity 2: The Dragon Knight Saga
  • Domino Master
  • Doom
  • Doom II
  • Doom 3 BFG Edition
  • Doritos Crash Course
  • Double Dragon Neon
  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • Dragon Age 2
  • Driver San Francisco
  • Duck Tales: Remastered
  • Duke Nukem Forever
  • Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project
  • Dungeon Siege III
  • Earth Defense Force 2017
  • Earth Defense Force 2025
  • Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon
  • Earthworm Jim HD
  • Eat Lead
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Xbox One X enhanced)
  • Enchanted Arms
  • Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
  • Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
  • Escape Dead Island
  • F1 2014
  • Fable Anniversary (Xbox One X enhanced)
  • Fable II (Xbox One X enhanced)
  • Fable II Pub Games
  • Fable III
  • Fable Heroes
  • Faery: Legends of Avalon
  • Fallout 3 (Xbox One X enhanced)
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Far Cry Classic
  • Far Cry Instincts Predator
  • Far Cry 2
  • Far Cry 3
  • Feeding Frenzy
  • Feeding Frenzy 2
  • Flashback
  • Fighting Vipers
  • Fight Night Champion
  • Final Fantasy XIII (Xbox One X enhanced)
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Xbox One X enhanced)
  • Final Fight: Double Impact
  • Forza Horizon (Xbox One X enhanced)
  • Foul Play
  • Fret Nice
  • Frogger
  • Frogger 2
  • From Dust
  • Frontlines: Fuel of War
  • Fuel
  • Galaga
  • Galaga Legions
  • Galaga Legions DX
  • Garou: Mark of the Wolves
  • Gatling Gears
  • Gears of War (Tested by Digital Foundry)
  • Gears of War 2 (Xbox One X enhanced)
  • Gears of War 3 (Xbox One X enhanced)
  • 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
  • Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
  • Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
  • Ghost Recon Future Soldier
  • Gin Rummy
  • Girl Fight
  • Goat Simulator
  • Go! Go! Break Steady
  • Golden Axe
  • Golf: Tee It Up!
  • GRID Autosport
  • GRID 2
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Greg Hastings Paintball 2
  • Gripshift
  • Guardian Heroes
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Guwange
  • Gyromancer
  • GYRUSS
  • Half-Minute Hero - Super Mega Neo Climax
  • Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (Disc Only)
  • Halo 3 (Xbox One X enhanced)
  • Halo 3: ODST
  • Halo 4
  • 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
  • Hitman HD Pack
  • Hitman: Blood Money
  • Hydrophobia
  • Hydro Thunder (Tested by Digital Foundry)
  • I Am Alive
  • Ikaruga
  • ilomilo
  • Infinite Undiscovery
  • Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
  • Interpol
  • Iron Brigade
  • Jeremy McGrath's Offroad
  • Jet Set Radio
  • Jetpac Refuelled
  • Jewel Quest
  • Joe Danger
  • Joe Danger 2: The Movie
  • Joust
  • Joy Ride Turbo
  • Just Cause
  • Just Cause 2
  • Kameo: Elements of Power (Xbox One X enhanced)
  • Kane and Lynch 2
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
  • King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie
  • King of Fighters 98 Ultimate Match
  • King of Fighters 2012 Unlimited Match
  • King of Fighters Sky Stage
  • King of Fighters XIII
  • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
  • Lazy Raiders
  • Left 4 Dead
  • Left 4 Dead 2
  • LEGO Batman
  • LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  • LEGO Indiana Jones 2
  • LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
  • LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
  • LEGO Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars
  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (Xbox One X enhanced)
  • Lode Runner
  • Lost Odyssey
  • Lost Planet
  • Lost Planet 2
  • Lost Planet 3
  • Lost Planet Colonies
  • Lumines Live!
  • Luxor 2 Arcade
  • Madballs Babo: Invasion
  • Mafia II
  • Magic: The Gathering
  • Magic 2012
  • Magic 2013
  • Magic 2014 - Duels of the Planeswalkers
  • Marathon: Durandal
  • Marlow Briggs and the Mask of the Death
  • 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 Gear Rising: Revengeance
  • Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker HD Edition
  • Metal Slug 3
  • Metal Slug XX
  • Midnight Club LA
  • Midway Arcade Origins
  • Might and Magic Clash of Heroes
  • Mirror's Edge (Xbox One X enhanced)
  • Missile Command
  • Monaco: What's Yours is Mine
  • Monday Night Combat
  • Monkey Island: SE
  • Monkey Island 2: SE
  • Monopoly Deal
  • Monopoly Plus
  • Moon Diver
  • Motocross Madness
  • Ms. Splosion Man
  • MS.PAC-MAN
  • Mutant Blobs Attack
  • Mutant Storm Empire
  • Mutant Storm Reloaded
  • MX vs. ATV Reflex
  • N+ (Tested by Digital Foundry)
  • NBA Jam: On Fire Edition
  • NeoGeo Battle Coliseum
  • NiGHTS into Dreams
  • Ninja Gaiden 2 (Xbox One X enhanced)
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
  • Nin2-Jump
  • Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
  • Operation Flashpoint: Red River
  • Orcs Must Die!
  • Outland
  • Overlord
  • Overlord 2
  • Pac-Man
  • Pac-Man Museum
  • Pac-Man Championship Edition
  • PAC-MAN CE DX+
  • Peggle
  • Peggle 2
  • Perfect Dark (Xbox One X enhanced)
  • Perfect Dark Zero (Xbox One X enhanced)
  • Persona 4 Arena
  • Phantasy Star II
  • Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds
  • Pinball FX
  • Plants vs. Zombies
  • Poker Smash
  • Portal: Still Alive
  • Portal 2 (Xbox One X enhanced)
  • Port Royale 3 Pirates and Merchants
  • Prey
  • Prince of Persia
  • Prince of Persia (2008)
  • Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands
  • Pure
  • Putty Squad
  • Puzzlegeddon
  • Puzzle Quest
  • Puzzle Quest Galactrix
  • Puzzle Quest 2
  • Quantum Conundrum
  • R-Type Dimensions
  • Radiant Silvergun
  • Rainbow Six Vegas (Tested by Digital Foundry)
  • Raiden IV
  • Rainbow Six Vegas 2
  • Raskulls
  • Rayman Legends
  • Rayman Origins
  • Rayman Raving Rabbids
  • Rayman 3 HD
  • Red Dead Redemption (Xbox One X enhanced)
  • Red Faction: Armageddon
  • Resident Evil Code: Veronica X
  • RoboBlitz
  • Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis
  • Rumble Roses XX
  • Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
  • R.U.S.E.
  • Sacred 3
  • Sacred Citadel
  • Saints Row
  • Saints Row 2
  • Saints Row: The Third
  • Saints Row IV
  • Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell
  • Samurai Shodown II
  • Sam and Max Save the World
  • Sam and Max Beyond Time and Space
  • Scarygirl
  • Scrap Metal
  • ScreamRide
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd and Co.
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
  • Sega Vintage Collection: ToeJam and Earl
  • Sensible World of Soccer
  • Shadow Assault Tenchu
  • Shadow Complex (Tested by Digital Foundry)
  • Shadows of the Damned
  • Shinobi
  • Skate
  • Skate 3 (Xbox One X enhanced)
  • Skullgirls
  • Slender: The Arrival
  • Silent Hill: Downpour
  • Silent Hill: HD Collection
  • Silent Hill Homecoming
  • Sine Mora
  • Small Arms
  • Sniper Elite V2
  • Soltrio Solitaire
  • Sonic Adventure
  • Sonic Adventure 2
  • Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed
  • Sonic and Knuckles
  • Sonic CD
  • Sonic Generations
  • 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
  • Sonic Unleashed
  • Soul Caliber
  • Soul Caliber II HD
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • Space Giraffe
  • Space Invaders Infinity Gene
  • Spec Ops: The Line
  • Spelunky
  • Splinter Cell Blacklist (Xbox One X enhanced)
  • Splinter Cell Conviction (Xbox One X enhanced)
  • Splinter Cell Double Agent (Xbox One X enhanced)
  • Split / Second
  • Splosion Man
  • SSX
  • Stacking
  • Star Ocean: The Last Hope
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Xbox One X enhanced)
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
  • Steinsgate (Japan only)
  • Strania
  • Street Fighter 4
  • Sega Bass Fishing
  • Super Contra (September 14th)
  • Super Meat Boy
  • Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
  • Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition
  • Supreme Commander 2
  • Syberia
  • Syndicate
  • Tecmo Bowl Throwback
  • Tekken 6
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2
  • Texas Hold'em
  • Ticket to Ride
  • TimeShift
  • The Cave
  • The Darkness 2
  • The Orange Box
  • The Maw
  • The Misadventures of PB Winterbottom
  • The Splatters
  • The Walking Dead: Season One (August 29th)
  • The Walking Dead: Season Two (August 29th)
  • The Walking Dead: Michonne (August 29th)
  • Too Human
  • Tomb Raider Anniversary
  • Tomb Raider Legend
  • Tomb Raider Underworld
  • Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.
  • Tom Clancy's EndWar
  • Torchlight
  • Tour de France 2009
  • Tower Bloxx Deluxe
  • Toybox Turbos
  • Toy Soldiers
  • Toy Soldiers Cold War
  • Toy Story 3
  • Trials Evolution
  • Trials HD (Tested by Digital Foundry)
  • Triggerheart Exelica
  • Trine 2
  • Tropico 4
  • Tron: Evolution
  • Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon
  • Unbound Saga
  • Undertow
  • Unreal Tournament III
  • Vanquish
  • Virtua Fighter 2
  • Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
  • Virtual-On (Japan only)
  • Virtual On: OT
  • Viva Piñata (Xbox One X enhanced)
  • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise (Xbox One X enhanced)
  • Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (Xbox One X enhanced)
  • Wolfenstein 3D
  • Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  • XCOM: Enemy Within
  • Yosumin! Live
  • Zone of the Enders HD
  • Zuma
  • Zuma's Revenge!
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Xbox backwards compatibility list: Every original Xbox game playable on Xbox One and Xbox Series X

First introduced on October 24th 2017, here is every Xbox original game backwards compatible on Xbox One and Xbox Series X:

  • Armed and Dangerous
  • Blinx: The Time Sweeper
  • Bloodrayne 2
  • Breakdown
  • Conker: Live and Reloaded
  • Crimson Skies
  • Dead to Rights
  • Destroy All Humans!
  • Full Spectrum Warrior
  • Fusion Frenzy
  • Grabbed by the Ghoulies
  • Hunter: The Reckoning
  • Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb
  • Jade Empire
  • King of Fighters: Neowave
  • Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction
  • MX Unleashed
  • Ninja Gaiden Black
  • Panzer Dragoon Orta
  • Panzer Elite Action: Fields of Glory
  • Pirates!
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
  • Psychonauts
  • Red Faction 2
  • Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy
  • SSX 3
  • Star Wars Battlefront II
  • Star Wars Battlefront
  • Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
  • Star Wars Jedi Starfighter
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
  • Star Wars Republic Commando
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
  • Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict

Xbox Series backwards compatibility: What are the Xbox backwards compatibility improvements on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S?

As well as the above lists of supported Xbox One and original Xbox games, the Xbox Series consoles also offers backwards compatibility to Xbox One games and peripherals (including the Xbox Elite Controller and Xbox Adaptive Controller) in what Microsoft describes as "our most powerful and compatible console ever".

In a blog post in July 2020, Microsoft said: "It's our intent for all Xbox One games that do not require Kinect to play on Xbox Series X at the launch of the console."

Backwards compatible supported games on Xbox Series will benefit from several system-wide features:

  • Backwards compatible games will run natively on Xbox Series X hardware, offering potentially higher framerates and resolutions, plus "significant reductions" in load times using the SSD. In early Digital Foundry tests, it offers "up to double the performance in the most demanding games".
  • "Select titles" can have framerate doubled, going from 30fps to 60fps, or 60fps to 120fps.
  • HDR will be supported across backwards compatible games thanks to a "reconstruction technique", even going back to original Xbox and Xbox 360 games.
  • All titles will support Quick Resume, a system-wide feature which allows you to stop progress of multiple games and continue playing them later.

In May 2020, there was also the final tease from director of project management Jason Ronald that there are more games to come: "The team also continues to listen to feedback from the community on additional titles you would like to see added to the compatibility program."

As well as broad backwards compatibility support for Xbox One games, select Xbox One games will also see specific Xbox Series versions for free as part of the Xbox Smart Delivery system.

How does Xbox Series S backwards compatibility work?

Though both Xbox Series systems will run same Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One games, the standard of backwards compatibility differ slightly due to Series S specs differences.

In a nutshell, this means:

  • Xbox Series S will offer Xbox One S-level backwards compatibility, whereas the Xbox Series X will offer Xbox One X-level backwards compatibility. In a nutshell, this means X will run up to 4K, whereas the S will run up to 1440p - just like other Xbox Series games.
  • Xbox Series S will also introduce "improved texture filtering, higher and more consistent frame rates, faster load times and Auto HDR", according to Microsoft.

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

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.

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