Xbox has announced today that 76 games have received the backwards compatible treatment on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, including from some beloved franchises such as TimeSplitters, Max Payne and Star Wars.
In addition, 37 back compat games (11 from the new batch) have also received FPS Boosts on Xbox Series X|S.
Here's the full list of the 76 new backwards compatible titles (thanks The Verge):
- 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand
- Aces of the Galaxy
- Advent Rising
- Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom
- Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Make the Grade
- Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Burning Earth
- Bankshot Billiards 2
- Beautiful Katamari
- Binary Domain
- Black College Football Xperience: Doug Williams Ed
- Cloning Clyde
- Dead or Alive Ultimate
- Dead or Alive 3
- Dead or Alive 4
- Death by Cube
- Disney Universe
- Disney’s Chicken Little
- Elements of Destruction
- F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
- F.E.A.R. 3
- F.E.A.R. Files
- The First Templar
- Islands of Wakfu
- Lego The Lord of the Rings
- Max Payne
- Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
- Max Payne 3
- Mini Ninjas
- Mortal Kombat
- Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
- MX vs. ATV Alive
- MX vs. ATV Untamed
- Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee
- Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad
- Otogi: Myth of Demons
- Otogi 2: Immortal Warriors
- The Outfit
- Outpost Kaloki X
- Quake Arena Arcade
- R.A.W. - Realms of Ancient War
- Red Dead Revolver
- Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
- Ridge Racer 6
- Risen 2: Dark Waters
- Rock of Ages
- Sacred 2: Fallen Angel
- Secret Weapons Over Normandy
- Skate 2
- SpongeBob SquarePants Underpants Slam!
- SpongeBob’s Truth or Square
- Star Wars Starfighter: Special Edition
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars
- Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
- Thrillville: Off the Rails
- Time Pilot
- TimeSplitters 2
- TimeSplitters: Future Perfect
- Toy Story Mania!
- Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment
- Viva Piñata: Party Animals
The Xbox team says you will be able to "start playing these games today if you own them on disc or digitally, and the vast majority can be purchased digitally by new players in the Microsoft Store starting later today."
"Every backward compatible title added today will experience improved visual quality with Auto HDR on supported displays, which automatically adds HDR enhancements on Xbox Series X|S."
"Original Xbox games will experience a resolution increase on all Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles on supported displays - 4x resolution increase on Xbox Series X and Xbox One X, 3x resolution increase on Xbox Series S, 2x resolution increase on Xbox One S and Xbox One."
According to Xbox compatibility program lead Peggy Lo, this will mark the final batch of backwards compatible titles to be released, with Lo explaining that the team has "reached the limit of our ability to bring new games to the catalog from the past due to licensing, legal and technical constraints".
Happy with the additions? Let us know down in the comments section below.
I’ve seen so many people ask for max payne, doa and fear. What a list. I’ll be on skate 2!
Will some of these also hit Game Pass?
Still no Blur or PGR games 🙄
Very cool additions. Glad MS is doing this for the Xbox.
[T]/ praise ms and their bc!!....!!
OMG!! Max Payne, FEAR... I'm crying. Thank you MS/Team Xbox ❤
So how do we purchase these? I’m only interested in ridge racer 6, but would need to buy a digital copy. You can’t do that I seem to remember reading?
So excited for F.E.A.R! But what does this actually mean - are they back to working on more or is this a final FINAL batch?!
Is the halo Multiplayer working for anyone mine just goes to blue screen??
The 3 Dead or Alive games and Gunvalkyrie have my interest (well, I've played DOA 4 so I know I like that one). I'll have to give a look into the others and see they tickle my fancy.
Hopefully I can find some of these physically so I can just pop them into my Series X and play that way. Lovely to see so many announced at once!
Hoping this means they continue to add games. I haven't watched the event yet so not sure if they said that.
Main game I'm waiting for is Simpsons hit and run!
@Chaudy Same here.
Ridge Racer! Always hoped for that one.
No Bullet Witch or Ninja Blade. I was hoping for Lollipop Chainsaw too.
Time splitters, star wars & fear games wohoo ^^
Wow, even more games than I expected, and a lot of the games I really wanted to see.
I hope we’ll see even more updates for BC, it feels strange that they added Risen 1 and 2, but not 3.
@Chaudy me too. And I can't find any of the new BC in the store either.
OH MY GOD TIMESPLITTERS AAAAA
This may have pushed me over the edge to get a Series S to be honest!
So happy for Timesplitters and some good old licensed games like Star Wars and Spongebob! Hope these will all become available digitally soon.
Apparently there is a new batch of fps boosted games! Will wonders cease to amaze
@Fraser can you please also share which games got the auto hdr treatment
No Capcom Vs SNK 2 EO 😭
Otogi made it?! Wow!
50 Cent Blood on the Sand and MK Vs DCU! Awesome. I literally gave up on them becoming back compat and bought them on PS3 as well earlier in the year 😂
All i care about is that Lego Lord of the Rings is playable again for me! This was one of the Lego games i didn't get to finish and have been wanting to finish for a long time!
Can I get timesplitters and Star Wars Revenge of the Sith on my series S?
@Gunonaboat There not, Peggy Lo confirmed this. This addition of backwards compatible games is the last and final time.
“11 titles added today via FPS Boost, which doubles the original framerate up to 60 FPS, including F.E.A.R., F.E.A.R. 3, Binary Domain, and NIER.”
“We are also excited to announce we enabled FPS Boost on 26 more titles from the existing catalog including top requested titles such as the entire Gears of War franchise, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Dragon Age: Origins, Dead Space 2 & 3, Alan Wake and Sonic Generations.”
So how do we get this to work I just put in my sacred 2 dis from 360 and it doesn't work?
I’m very excited about max Payne. Have kept the game but never ended up finishing it as I got a one shortly after I bought it.
Also might have to replay F.E.A.R!!
This is great. There are some gems on this list and also some strange ones. I would be lying if I didn't want more seeing as this is the end. But I'll take it.
Full list of 37 new FPS boosted titles
Black College Football Xperience: Doug Williams Ed
Dead Space 2
Dead Space 3
Disney’s Chicken Little
Dragon Age: Origins
Dragon Age II
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Fallout: New Vegas
Far Cry 3
Final Fantasy XIII-2
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
Gears of War
Gears of War 2
Gears of War 3
Gears of War: Judgment
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
Kameo: Elements of Power
Lego The Lord of the Rings
Medal of Honor: Airborne
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
Rock of Ages
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment
Very glad to see the Timesplitters games finally get added to BC. But even with 70 games added today there are still some titles I would readily buy if MS decides to add more, such as Daisenryaku VII: Modern Military Tactics, OutRun 2006: Coast2Coast, and Afterburner Climax.
Shame no Dishonored 2 😢
Only other original Xbox games I would want are Lord of the Rings (Two Towers, ROTK and Third Age), The Matrix games, and Simpsons Hit and Run.
When do these go live and on the digital store?
I hate to sound ungrateful, but a lot of these are pretty lame. Who was asking to play Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader, Mini Ninjas, or Chicken Little?
There's some great stuff and I'm happy for what we got, but i don't see why it would be worth doing games like those when stuff like Alpha Protocol, Bionic Commando ReArmed, and the original Arkham games are still stuck on 360, not to mention Jet Set Radio Future and other og Xbox classics.
I'm very excited for many of these games and for fps boost too
You can always by the remaster
Yep, those were the two games i was praying for... I don't think it'll ever happen 😟
the original Arkham games are on Xbox 1 via the remaster collection
Still hoping for some need for speeds in the future
Revenge of the Sith now available for £8.39. And the Timesplitters games! Seems they have dropped!
@Snake_V5 ah that's a bummer. Get it though and it's still amazing they even do this!
Simpsons hit and run was a long shot anyway!
@Gunonaboat I wanted Lollipop Chainsaw 😔
@RedKnight34 Exactly, the remaster collection. The remasters don't look as good as the originals.
Glad to see Binary Domain get some love.
Also, Microsoft have got some great choices for upcoming Games With Gold offerings.
Some of them are now available in the store. FEAR 2 is £15.99, waiting for mortal kombat. So happy that got added.
Removed - trolling; user is banned
there is information when the games will appear in the store?
I played Dofus for years and had no idea Island of Wakfu was a thing.
@Crownhearts they are popping up one by one right now it seems
Anyone got any recommendations (aside from Timesplitters, an obvious must-buy) for games in this list with local multiplayer?
It’s a bit dodgy right now, it let me claim Cloning Clyde for free (I already own it), acknowledges that I own Party Animals, but wants me to pay for Death By Cube again. Even though I own all 3 digitally on 360, that’s 3 different outcomes.
I'VE BEEN BEGGING FOR THIS SINCE THEY FIRST STARTED BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY.
I was and am so pumped for any BC news...
BC is a huge advantage for any consoles maker with longtime fans.
So why do they keep saying they're done with BC???
"surprise addition of more than 70 games will be the final time we’ll see new backward compatible games"
The real reason they want to buy remasters of other games. And leave old sports games behind
@101Force I actually love Disney Universe. It's a 4-player couch co-op game similar to a Lego-style game where they aren't very punishing. And obviously, Lego Lord of the Rings
Some really great stuff here. Red Dead Revolver! Max Payne! Otogi! Timesplitters! I'm so happy! 😭
It seems like Max Payne 3 is not available for digital downloading, at least in my country 😞
Not quite time to send my 360 to the graveyard. These are the last batch until the next time they add a last batch. Guessing they are saying that just to stop the begging or at least keep it to a minimum. Maybe for the 25th Anniversary we will get 25 more. Fingers crossed.
In regards to digital purchases, here's what Microsoft says:
"You can play these games today if you own them on disc or digitally, and the vast majority can be purchased digitally by new players in the Microsoft Store starting later today."
Still no Army of Two 40th day.
Nice, lots of big hitters there. Still a lot of favorites of mine missing, but I am definitely gonna have to pick up Skate 2, Timesplitters, DOA's, Motal Kombats, Ridge Racer 6, and the Max Payne games.
Max Payne 3 and Mortal Kombat will be must buys. What a great day to own an Xbox.
Binary Domain! Time to dig it out my old box of 360 games! Nice work Xbox
Just installed Max Payne 3 from the disk it installed but it's installed as an app & doesn't have a name or a picture
Still waiting for enhanced Eternal Sonata. Someday, someday.
They added the truly great Dead or Alive games, that's what I've been waiting for. Also cool to see Ridge Racer 6, probably the last good entry in the series.
@fbnaulin that was one of my proudest 1000gs back in the day. Fantastic game.
Did series s used to get resolution bumps? I didn’t think that was a thing!
I really wish soul Calibur 6 and KI got series s resolution boosts.
Will be playing FEAR. FEAR 2 and the Gears Of War games this Christmas, thanks Microsoft!!!
All about Max Payne 3! Now thats a proper game!!
Will get eventually. Got a bit of a backlog at the moment tho
Already own Quake arena arcade on 360 (digitally) . However the store on my series x says I have to buy it. Or should I have a little more patience?
I think a good solution for saving HD space on your series X would be to leave your Xbox one setup with an external HD attached and install the back compat games your want on that.
O.....M.......G..... Binary Domain!!! Hell yeah! I'm VERY happy.
Wow, that is a lot. Gonna check out the store later for FEAR and a few others.
Oh my...!!! Otogi!!!!! I need to go on a shopping spree once I'm done with work....
And its going to be a late work day for sure....
I'm actually happier about the list of FPS boost games than the new and final list of backwards compatibility titles. Obviously I'm glad that some people are happy about them, but there wasn't much on the list that screams "PLAY ME!". Too many games left in my backlog and then future releases to play old games I never would have played otherwise besides maybe the Max Payne games and the F.E.A.R. games.
Kind of a shame this will be it forever, as I still have a disc or two that I can never play again that I would have liked to see added.
@Nightcrawler71 As much as I would like those to be BC, they are difficult for exactly the reasons mentioned in the article - Bizarre Creations is defunct so MS would likely be dealing with an uninterested Activision, plus re-licensing cars and sound tracks would be expensive.
Some of these new ones doesn’t show up on my ”all owned games”, I have to search for them in the store to install them… probably just a very temporary thing.
Edit: They all now show up in my library as they should
Mini Ninjas is a great game! Wished for Simpsons Hit & Run, Outrun 2. Oh well.
Time to dig all of my Dead or Alive discs, I think !!
Was not expecting that much ! yeaaaaah
Timesplitters!! This makes me happier than Halo Infinite!
Was so Hoping Out Run 2 and the Simpsons racing games would of made the cut especially since this is apparently it “forever” but great additions nonetheless!! Better than Zip!
@norwichred it’s available on the Xbox marketplace. All of the games they announced today for BC is not in the backward compatible category yet, you have to search for them individually. I’m playing it right now!
Jedi Knight 2 is really nice, most of the rest is kinda meh for me. Although I'm sure some people are really stoked. The FPS boost tho, that's crazy amazing.
Original fear shows as currently not available. Just like the left for dead games. Is that some sort of region thing? I am in the Neterlands.
@K1LLEGAL Yeah it's definitely a bit iffy. Stuff like Max Payne 3 and Onechanbara are showning up in my library but Vandal Hearts isn't and they want to charge me £9.99 for it. Hopefully they sort it out soon.
@Craigyy supposedly, according to other sources this is looking like a final batch.
Anyone else have an issue with some games not showing up in their download list they bought on 360? When I access the store it wants me to rebuy them. However I just logged into my old 360 to confirm I did own them digital and I did. The following titles won't show for me.... Scramble
Quake Arena Arcade
Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment
So happy about Max Payne and the Timesplitter games. This news made me smile.
I asked for JSRF, got chicken little! lol
Can anyone explain with certain games on the back compared list on Xbox series why they shows as being able to be viewed but not Available to buy? Just seems off that they are there at all if you can’t ever buy them? Ms Pac-Man is one, Daytona USA, Prince of Persia etc. Do you know at all @FraserGilbert
I'm having the same problem. Buying some of them on disc is next to impossible so digital is the only way for me. I can see them on Xbox Marketplace but can't buy them. What gives?
First of all, excellent news.
Secondly, why didn't Sega submit Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing? It's Sonic, it's not James Bond. Because everybody thinks of the sequel, I have that on Wii U and Xbox 360 but the original game looks awful on Wii and the 360 version is so much cleaner. I don't really get why Sega hasn't made it available while Capcom has made the hated Operation Raccoon City available (not complaining, I'm also a Resident Evil fan). Last but not least, the 360 version is the only one that features Banjo and Kazooie!
@jarvismp I think they're just having some teething problems at the moment. Usually you can at least buy them on the Xbox 360 Marketplace if they're not on the Microsoft Store, but I've seen reports that people are getting error messages, paying for games but not being able to download them afterwards, etc.
I'd just give it a bit of time until they sort this out.
I'd wait as @FraserG suggests, the old/new stores still give Microsoft a lot of headaches, that's why they're moving everything to the new one but I guess they have to keep the old one for as long as they want to support the Xbox 360 consoles out there. Besides, for buying in-game content on an Xbox One or Series X/S by pressing the Menu and View buttons, the UI also connects to the old store.
@jarvismp Use the marketplace webstore for 360 purchases.
@FraserG Cheers Fraser.
Managed to get all the Star Wars but Episode 3 which just keeps saying "oops something went wrong"
Guess it's not live just yet
(On a side note i didn't still have the physical xbox version so going digitalinstead, still got the PS2 version though)
@Kingleo31 I'm being really stupid . Searching for Ridge Racer or Ridge Racer 6 brings nothing up
I can find Ridge Racer Unbounded manually but no other ridge racer games
What am I doing wrong?
And they never once added Sabateur. BC is a load of crap.
@norwichred You are doing nothing wrong, you have to be a bit patient and wait until it gets added to the website or to the console store. It seems that they're still ironing the issues out.
Ridge Racer 6!!!
So cool, one of favourite games. Not as many tracks as RR7, but I love the World Xplorer mode.
Thank you Microsoft!
Is anyone having problems getting Star Wars episode 3 and clone wars from the digital store? I can’t get them.
Been looking for Ridge Racer 6 on the UK store but nowhere to be seen. Quiet a few of the games seem to be unavailable in the UK. Anyone know why?
@norwichred not sure. That’s how I found it though was by using the search bar.
Disney Universe!!! 🥳
Still no sign of these games in UK
Super happy we finally have more backwards compatible games!
Also, super sad that they have now said this will be the last of them when still so many great games never got the backwards compatible treatment.
Still a shame that many Sonic games have not been made backwards compatible.
Heroes, Shadow and '06 are in need of backwards compatible releases in Xbox One/Series. The Xbox Series X's beefed up CPU and SSD would finally fix the constant loading in '06 and make it a much more tolerable experience.
Also, I am disappointed that they may never update New Vegas with 4K support. To this day, the game is only 720p even on One X and Series X.
Only the PC version supports 4K and thank God and while I primarily play Bethesda games on PC, I really wish console players would get to play New Vegas in 4K as well.
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