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Every Xbox One backwards compatible game so far

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Right now, stores are wondering why Left 4 Dead 2 is in such high demand. It’s an alright game, make no mistake, but one that you don’t see on too many platforms, especially newer consoles. Until today that is, as Valve’s cult classic zombie multiplayer shooter is now alive and kicking on the Xbox One. Ever since backwards compatibility was announced, Microsoft has been releasing games every month, games that developers were happy to sort of re-release and approve for that particular system.

It used to be done in monthly drops, but since then, these games have gone live as they were approved. And so far, 130 of these games are available to anyone who threw down $4 for an hour’s worth of fun during an Xbox 360 sale (Hello Soul Calibur II HD!). Here’s the full list of games released so far, as of March 30:

  • A Kingdom for Keflings
  • A World of Keflings
  • Aegis Wing
  • Age of Booty
  • Alan Wake
  • Alan Wake’s American Nightmare
  • Alien Hominid HD
  • Assassin’s Creed
  • Assassin’s Creed II
  • Asteroids & Deluxe
  • Banjo Kazooie: Nuts n Bolts
  • Banjo Tooie
  • Banjo Kazooie
  • BattleBlock Theater
  • Bejeweled 2
  • Bellator: MMA Onslaught
  • Beyond Good & Evil HD
  • Blood of the Werewolf
  • BloodRayne: Betrayal
  • Borderlands
  • Braid
  • Call of Juarez Gunslinger
  • Carcassonne
  • Castle Crashers
  • Castlestorm
  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
  • Centipede & Millipede
  • Condemned
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Crazy Taxi
  • Dark Souls
  • Dark Void
  • Deadliest Warrior: Legends
  • Defense Grid
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Dirt 3
  • Dirt Showdown
  • Discs of Tron
  • Doom
  • Doom II
  • Doritos Crash Course
  • Dungeon Siege III
  • Earthworm Jim HD
  • Fable II
  • Fable III
  • Fallout 3
  • Feeding Frenzy
  • Feeding Frenzy 2
  • Galaga
  • Gears of War
  • Gears of War 2
  • Gears of War 3
  • Gears of War: Judgment
  • Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved
  • Golden Axe
  • Grid 2
  • Halo: Reach
  • Halo: Spartan Assault
  • Halo Wars
  • Hardwood Backgammon
  • Hardwood Hearts
  • Hardwood Spades
  • Heavy Weapon
  • Hexic HD
  • Hydro Thunder
  • Ikaruga
  • Iron Brigade
  • Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad
  • Jetpac Refuelled
  • Joy Ride Turbo
  • Just Cause 2
  • Kameo
  • Kane & Lynch 2
  • The King of Fighters ’98
  • Left 4 Dead 2
  • Lego Batman
  • Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
  • Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
  • Lode Runner
  • Lumines Live!
  • Mass Effect
  • Metal Slug 3
  • Metal Slug XX
  • Might & Magic Clash of Heroes
  • Mirror’s Edge
  • Missile Command
  • Monday Night Combat
  • Monkey Island: SE
  • Monkey Island 2: SE
  • Motocross Madness
  • Ms. Splosion Man
  • Ms Pac-Man
  • Mutant Blobs Attack
  • N+
  • NBA Jam: On Fire Edition
  • Nights Into Dreams
  • Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
  • Pac-Man
  • Pac-Man C.E
  • Pac-man CE DX+
  • Peggle
  • Perfect Dark
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds
  • Pinball FX
  • Plants vs. Zombies
  • Portal: Still Alive
  • Prince of Persia
  • Putty Squad
  • Rayman 3 HD
  • R-Type Dimensions
  • Sacred 3
  • Sacred Citadel
  • Sam & Max: Beyond Time & Space
  • Sam & Max Save the World
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co.
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
  • Shadow Complex
  • Skullgirls
  • Small Arms
  • Sonic CD
  • Sonic The Hedgehog
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 2
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 3
  • Soulcalibur
  • Soulcalibur II
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • Space Giraffe
  • Spelunky
  • Splosion Man
  • Super Meat Boy
  • Supreme Commander 2
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas2
  • Torchlight
  • Toy Soldiers
  • Toy Soldiers Cold War
  • Trials HD
  • Tron: Evolution
  • Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon
  • Viva Piñata
  • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise
  • The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
  • Wolfenstein 3D
  • ZZuma
  • Zuma’s Revenge!

Remember, you’ll need the disc to activate the download for the backwards compatible game, which will be saved on your Xbox One hard drive. There’ll still be more games released soon and every week. Although I still don’t see Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance in that list. C’MON KONAMI!

Last Updated: March 30, 2016


  1. Still kinda erks me that I have to keep my discs to play the games even though it’s downloaded to my drive but L4D2 i’m looking for to playing again seeing as m xbox one stolen. Silver lining


  2. WitWolfy

    March 30, 2016 at 17:22

    Some of those games are only available on US and UK accounts like Sam and Max and Aegis wing to name a few. Something MS failed to mention…


    • Brendon Bosch

      March 30, 2016 at 22:05

      Simple solution. Change your location on your console to US. That’s how I got Earthworm Jim and Aegis Wing


      • WitWolfy

        March 31, 2016 at 06:41

        Aegis Wing needs a proxy doesnt it? Sure that needs a proxy. I do that all the time too (did that with rock band 4’s DLC). But remember using foreign accounts require you to get their currency cards from EVO points too ( or where ever you buy your subs ect). Seeing they dont recognize most South African Check or Credit cards for some reason….

        I’m nit picking but SA has been with XBL for more than 4 years now and we still dont have most games US/UK have. But on the South African Sony store its more or less as US/UK. Just my 5 cents.


        • Brendon Bosch

          March 31, 2016 at 10:01

          It could also be that I got it using a US profile before changing over to SA but like I said, I just changed locale on xb1 and boom, problem solved. Have you tried changing your profile to US?


          • WitWolfy

            March 31, 2016 at 19:56

            I change mine to UK occationally. Did it with Titanfall to get that darn region locked dlc.

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