What Games are Backwards Compatible on Xbox One?

by Kyle Hanson
What Games are Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

Xbox One Backwards Compatibility really came out of nowhere when it was announced at E3 2015. Fans have long been requesting the feature, but few actually thought that they would get it. When it was announced it seemed like a dream feature, allowing you to play both disc-based and digital Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One.

However, the fine print soon became clear, and while it is still an excellent feature, the few titles available were somewhat troubling. Luckily Microsoft has been updating the list, adding more and more Xbox 360 games to the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility list. But, the question will always come up, what games are backwards compatible on Xbox One?

We’ve put together a comprehensive list, show what is definitely in, what is officially coming later, and a few rumored titles, or ones we think might make the cut. We’ll be trying to keep it updated as much as possible, so check back in the future.

As of right now, August 2015, Xbox One Backwards Compatibility is only available to Xbox Preview members. If you are looking to take advantage and play some Xbox One Backwards Compatible games then check out our guide for how to get into the program. Everyone else should get Xbox One Backwards Compatibility later this year.

Available Now

A Kingdom for Keflings
A World of Keflings
Alien Hominid HD
BattleBlock Theater
Defense Grid
Gears of War
Geometry Wars Evolved
Hexic HD
Jetpac Refuelled
Mass Effect
Perfect Dark
Perfect Dark Zero
Shadow Complex
Super Meat Boy
Toy Soldiers
Toy Soldiers: Cold War
Viva Piñata
Viva Piñata: TIP

Confirmed for Later

Fallout 3
Gears of War 2
Gears of War 3
Gears of War: Judgement


Bioshock series
The Elder Scrolls series
Fallout: New Vegas
Halo series
Mass Effect sequels
Far Cry series
Forza series
Fable series
Various Tom Clancy games

What games would you like to see become backwards compatible on Xbox One? Let us know in the comments.

- This article was updated on March 8th, 2018