Xbox One Backwards Compatibility List

The backwards compatibility list for Xbox 360 games running on the Xbox One has been revealed and you can check out the current crop of games that can be played on the Xbox One via the beta preview program.

The list was made available on the official Xbox website and it features 21 playable games at the moment. Check it out below.

[Update: The list has been updated with more games, courtesy of]

There are more games being added to the list and you will not need Xbox Live Gold to play Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One. Titles requiring the Xbox Kinect or a third-party accessory will not work on the Xbox One.

Microsoft will be adding more games to the compatibility list based on feedback from the gaming community, which you can participate in if you want by hitting up the official Backwards Compatibility forum.

There are a number of highly requested games that many gamers are looking forward to and definitely want to see when the service goes into full functionality this holiday season. The most requested games on the forums are as follows.

Red Dead Redemption – 45,000 votes
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 – 39,000 votes
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare – 25,000 votes
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – 33,000 votes
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – 20,000 votes
Call of Duty: World at War – 19,000 votes
Skyrim – 40,000 votes
Halo: Reach – 34,000 votes
Halo Wars – 17,000 votes
Gears of War 2 – 20,000 votes
Gears of War 3 – 28,000 votes
Fallout 3 – 27,000 votes (we already know this game is a shoe-in because it ships with Fallout 4)
Mass Effect 3 – 24,000 votes
Mass Effect 2 – 21, 000 votes
BioShock Infinite – 23,000 votes
Left 4 Dead 2 – 19,000 votes
GTA IV – 19,000 votes
Batman: Arkham City – 18,000 votes


I’ll update the article as more games get confirmed and added to the compatibility list. Microsoft plans to launch the service with up to 100 games available at the start and proceed to roll out a hundred more thereafter.

If you’re already part of the Xbox preview program you can take a few of these games for a swing right now. If you aren’t part of the program then you’ll have to wait until the holiday season to give the feature a test run.


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  • Stoneysilence

    I’m pretty excited by this. I can see this being a boon to the small indies who got their game on the 360 but haven’t had the time or moved on to other games to port it over to the X1. What I don’t know is if the 360 compatible games will show up and will be purchasable on the X1 store, I would hope they would.

  • Shogun1x

    There’s one game I want that hardly anyone even mentions. Ace Combat 6.

    • windmondelano


  • The-Jack

    Does this apply to games that have been downloaded on the 360 or is this just disc-based?

    • It applies to games that have been downloaded, yes. It’s backwards compatible for both digital and disc-based games.

  • Eric Junewoo Baek

    One question, when you update the xbox one will I get these list of game compatible with it or do I have to buy a multi disc

    • Eric Junewoo Baek

      Because sometimes they dont mention important parts of a new list or update of anything. Lets hope we dont have to pay extra for more games from a disc we already own.

      • You don’t have to pay extra for as far as I know. Multi-disc games don’t work just yet but they’re coming in a future update.

        The updates are automatic, so if the game is on the list, once you put the disc in you can begin to install it. Hope that helps!

  • windmondelano

    Ace Combat

  • windmondelano

    Ace Combat 6

  • windmondelano

    Ace Combat: Assault Horizon

  • windmondelano

    Ace Combat infinity

  • windmondelano

    Make Ace Combat backwards compatible

  • Truephan

    Yes please make ace combat 6 back compat

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