Backward-compatible Xbox games: Xbox & Xbox 360 games playable on Series X|S & One

Looking for the complete list of backward-compatible Xbox games? Then you are in luck, as we have the complete list and history of Xbox console backward compatibility ready for you. Before we break down the list it is essential to explain how backward-compatibility works for Xbox consoles.

Initially, Microsoft announced on June 15, 2015, that Xbox One will be backward compatible with select Xbox 360 games with the list being extended through the years.

On June 11, 2017, Microsoft announced that it would extend Xbox One's backward compatibility to the original Xbox console released in 2001. Once again, this feature would be available for select titles.

With the introduction of Xbox Series X and S, Microsoft announce that Xbox Series X would be backward compatible with Xbox One titles including the Xbox 360 and original Xbox titles that were playable on Xbox One. Meanwhile, Xbox Series would be backward compatible with the Xbox One S version of the same titles.

This essentially means that Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One have the same backward compatibility capabilities with regard to Xbox and Xbox 360 games.

The three consoles support 632 out of 2154 games originally released for Xbox 360 and 63 out of the 997 released for Xbox for a total of 695 backward-compatible titles.

Among those games, some benefit from features like Auto HDR and FPS Boost when played on the Series X/S consoles.

Let's see the complete breakdown:

Xbox Series X|S backward-compatible games with FPS Boost

The first 9 games on our list can not only be played on Xbox Series X|S devices but they will also receive a performance boost with higher FPS. All of the games were originally released for Xbox 360.

  1. Alan Wake (Originally released for Xbox 360; remastered for Xbox One)
  2. Dragon Age: Origins (Originally released for Xbox 360)
  3. Dead Space 2, 3 (Originally released for Xbox 360)
  4. Fallout 3 (Originally released for Xbox 360)
  5. Fallout: New Vegas (Originally released for Xbox 360)
  6. Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Originally released for Xbox 360)
  7. Gears of War, Gears of War 2, 3, Gears of War: Judgment (Originally released for Xbox 360)
  8. Sonic Generations (Originally released for Xbox 360)

The latest backward-compatible Xbox 360 and Xbox games

The last update to the list of backward compatibility arrived in November 2021 as part of Xbox's 20th-anniversary celebrations. Microsoft added 76 more titles to the list of backward-compatible titles. Let's see the breakdown:

Backward-compatible Xbox 360 games added in November 2021

The 58 games below were released for the Xbox 360 console but can also be played on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One after the November 2021 update:

  1. 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand
  2. Aces of the Galaxy
  3. Advent Rising
  4. Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom
  5. Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Make the Grade
  6. Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Burning Earth
  7. Bankshot Billiards 2
  8. Beautiful Katamari
  9. Binary Domain
  10. Black College Football Xperience: Doug Williams Ed
  11. Cloning Clyde
  12. Conan
  13. Darwinia+
  14. Dead or Alive Ultimate
  15. Dead or Alive 4
  16. Death by Cube
  17. Disney Universe
  18. Elements of Destruction
  19. FEAR
  20. FEAR 2: Project Origin
  21. FEAR 3
  22. FEAR Files
  23. The First Templar
  24. Islands of Wakfu
  25. Lego Lord of the Rings
  26. Max Payne 3
  27. Mini Ninjas
  28. Mortal Kombat
  29. Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe
  30. MX vs ATV Alive
  31. MX vs ATV Untamed
  32. Nier
  33. Novadrome
  34. Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad
  35. The Outfit
  36. Outpost Kaloki X
  37. Quake Arena Arcade
  38. RAW – Realms of Ancient War
  39. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
  40. Ridge Racer 6
  41. Rio
  42. Risen
  43. Risen 2: Dark Waters
  44. Rock of Ages
  45. Sacred 2: Fallen Angel
  46. Scramble
  47. Screwjumper!
  48. Skate 2
  49. SpongeBob SquarePants Underpants Slam!
  50. SpongeBob's Truth or Square
  51. Switchball
  52. Thrillville
  53. Thrillville: Off the Rails
  54. Time Pilot
  55. Toy Story Mania
  56. Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment
  57. Viva Pinata: Party Animals
  58. Warlords

Backward-compatible Xbox games added in November 2021

The 18 games below were released for the original Xbox console but can also be played on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One after the November 2021 update:

  1. Dead or Alive 3
  2. Disney's Chicken Little
  3. Gladius
  4. Gunvalkyrie
  5. Manhunt
  6. Max Payne
  7. Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
  8. Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee
  9. Otogi: Myth of Demons
  10. Otogi 2: Immortal Warriors
  11. Red Dead Revolver
  12. Secret Weapons Over Normandy
  13. Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
  14. Star Wars Starfighter: Special Edition
  15. Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith
  16. Star Wars The Clone Wars
  17. TimeSplitters 2
  18. TimeSplitters: Future Perfect

Xbox 360 full backward compatibility list for Xbox One & Xbox Series X|S

Below you will find all the titles originally released for Xbox 360 that can be played on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One thanks to backward compatibility:

Game Title
0 Day Attack on Earth
3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures
50 Cent: Blood on the Sand
Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
Aces of the Galaxy
Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom
Aegis Wing
Age of Booty
AirMech Arena
Alan Wake
Alan Wake's American Nightmare
Alice: Madness Returns
Alien Hominid HD
Aliens vs. Predator
Altered Beast
Anomaly: Warzone Earth
Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?
Army of Two
Assassin's Creed
Assassin's Creed II
Assassin's Creed III
Assassin's Creed Liberation HD
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Assassin's Creed: Revelations
Assassin's Creed Rogue
Assault Heroes 2
Asteroids & Deluxe
Asura's Wrath
Avatar: The Last Airbender ? The Burning Earth
Axel & Pixel
Babel Rising
Band of Bugs
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
Bankshot Billiards 2
Batman: Arkham Origins
BattleBlock Theater
Battlefield 1943
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
Battlefield 3
Battlefield: Bad Company
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Battlestations: Pacific
Battlestations: Midway
Beat'n Groovy
Beautiful Katamari
Bejeweled 2
Bejeweled 3
Bellator: MMA Onslaught
Beyond Good & Evil HD
Binary Domain
Bionic Commando Rearmed 2
BioShock 2
BioShock Infinite
Black College Football: BCFX: The Xperience
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII
Blood Knights
Blood of the Werewolf
BloodRayne: Betrayal
Blue Dragon
Bomberman Live: Battlefest
Boom Boom Rocket
Bound by Flame
Borderlands 2
Brain Challenge
Brave: The Video Game
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway
Brütal Legend
Bullet Soul
Bullet Soul -Infinite Burst-
Bully: Scholarship Edition
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
Burnout Paradise
Burnout Revenge
Cabela's Alaskan Adventures
Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013
Cabela's Hunting Expeditions
Cabela's Survival: Shadows of Katmai
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Call of Duty: Ghosts
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Call of Duty: World at War
Call of Duty 2
Call of Duty 3
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
Call of Juarez: The Cartel
Capcom Arcade Cabinet
Cars Mater-National Championship
Cars 2: The Video Game
Castlevania: Harmony of Despair
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Castle Crashers
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
The Cave
Centipede & Millipede
Child of Eden
Cloning Clyde
Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley
Comix Zone
Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 ? Commander's Challenge
Commanders: Attack of the Genos
Condemned: Criminal Origins
Costume Quest
Costume Quest 2
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Crackdown 2
Crazy Taxi
Crysis 2
Crysis 3
Crystal Defenders
Crystal Quest
Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Oratorio Tangram
Dante's Inferno
Dark Souls
Dark Void
The Darkness
The Darkness II
Darksiders II
Daytona USA
de Blob 2
Dead or Alive 4
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
Death by Cube
DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue
Defense Grid: The Awakening
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut
Dig Dug
DiRT 3
DiRT: Showdown
Discs of Tron
Disney Universe
Divinity II
Domino Master
Doom II
Doom 3: BFG Edition
Doritos Crash Course
Double Dragon: Neon
Dragon Age: Origins
Dragon Age II
Dragon's Lair
Driver: San Francisco
DuckTales: Remastered
Duke Nukem Forever
Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project
Dungeon Siege III
Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara
Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon
Earth Defense Force 2017
Earth Defense Force 2025
Earthworm Jim HD
Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Elements of Destruction
Enchanted Arms
Encleverment Experiment
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
Escape Dead Island
Every Extend Extra Extreme
F1 2014
Fable Anniversary
Fable Heroes
Fable II
Fable II Pub Games
Fable III
Faery: Legends of Avalon
Fallout 3
Fallout: New Vegas
Far Cry Classic
Far Cry 2
Far Cry 3
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
Far Cry Instincts: Predator
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
F.E.A.R. 3
F.E.A.R. Files
Feeding Frenzy
Feeding Frenzy 2: Shipwreck Showdown
Fight Night Champion
Fighting Vipers
Final Fantasy XIII
Final Fantasy XIII-2
Final Fight: Double Impact
The First Templar
Forza Horizon
Foul Play
Fret Nice
Frogger 2
From Dust
Frontlines: Fuel of War
FunTown Mahjong
Galaga Legions
Galaga Legions DX
Garou: Mark of the Wolves
Gatling Gears
Gears of War
Gears of War 2
Gears of War 3
Gears of War: Judgment
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions
Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime
Ghostbusters: The Video Game
Gin Rummy
Girl Fight
Go! Go! Break Steady
Goat Simulator
Golden Axe
Golf: Tee It Up!
Grand Theft Auto IV
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned
Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Greg Hastings Paintball 2
Grid 2
Grid Autosport
Guardian Heroes
Gunstar Heroes
Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax
Halo 3
Halo 3: ODST Campaign Edition
Halo 4
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
Halo: Reach
Halo: Spartan Assault
Halo Wars
Hard Corps: Uprising
Hardwood Backgammon
Hardwood Hearts
Hardwood Spades
Harms Way
Haunted House
Heavy Weapon
Hexic HD
Hexic 2
Hitman: Absolution
Hitman: Blood Money
Hitman HD Trilogy
Hydro Thunder Hurricane
I Am Alive
Infinite Undiscovery
Injustice: Gods Among Us
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
Interpol: The Trail of Dr. Chaos
Iron Brigade
Islands of Wakfu
Jeremy McGrath's Offroad
Jet Set Radio HD
Jetpac Refuelled
Jewel Quest
Joe Danger: Special Edition
Joe Danger 2: The Movie
Joy Ride Turbo
Jurassic Park: The Game
Just Cause
Just Cause 2
Kameo: Elements of Power
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days
Killer Is Dead
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match
The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match
King of Fighters: Sky Stage
The King of Fighters XIII
A Kingdom for Keflings
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
Lazy Raiders
Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead 2
LEGO Batman: The Videogame
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues
Lego The Lord of the Rings
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
Lode Runner
Lost Odyssey
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition
Lost Planet: Colonies
Lost Planet 2
Lost Planet 3
Lumines LIVE
Luxor 2
Madballs in Babo: Invasion
Mad Tracks
Mafia II
Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers
Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012
Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013
Magic: The Gathering ? Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014
Marathon 2: Durandal
Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death
Mars: War Logs
Mass Effect
Mass Effect 2
Mass Effect 3
Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond
The Maw
Max Payne 3
Medal of Honor: Airborne
Meet the Robinsons
Mega Man 9
Mega Man 10
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker – HD Edition
Metal Slug 3
Metal Slug XX
Midnight Club: Los Angeles
Midway Arcade Origins
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes
Military Madness: Nectaris
Mini Ninjas
Mirror's Edge
The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom
Missile Command
Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine
Monday Night Combat
Monopoly Deal
Monopoly Plus
Moon Diver
Mortal Kombat
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
Motocross Madness
Mr. Driller Online
Ms. Pac-Man
Ms. Splosion Man
Mutant Storm Empire
Mutant Storm Reloaded
MX vs. ATV Alive
MX vs. ATV Reflex
MX vs. ATV Untamed
NBA Jam: On Fire Edition
NeoGeo Battle Coliseum
New Rally-X
NiGHTS into Dreams…
Ninja Gaiden II
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
Of Orcs and Men
Omega Five
Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
Operation Flashpoint: Red River
The Orange Box
Orcs Must Die!
The Outfit
Outpost Kaloki X
Overlord II
Pac-Man Championship Edition
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX
Pac-Man Museum
Peggle 2
Perfect Dark
Perfect Dark Zero
Persona 4 Arena
Peter Jackson's King Kong
Phantasy Star II
Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds
Pinball FX
Planets Under Attack
Plants vs. Zombies
Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants
Portal: Still Alive
Portal 2
Prince of Persia
Prince of Persia Classic
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
Putty Squad
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix
Puzzle Quest 2
Quake Arena Arcade
Quantum Conundrum
R-Type Dimensions
Radiant Silvergun
Raiden IV
RAW: Realms of Ancient War
Rayman 3 HD
Rayman Legends
Rayman Origins
Rayman Raving Rabbids
Red Dead Redemption
Red Faction: Armageddon
Red Faction: Battlegrounds
Resident Evil Code: Veronica X
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
Ridge Racer 6
Risen 2: Dark Waters
Rock of Ages
Rocket Knight
Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis
Rumble Roses XX
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel
Sacred 3
Sacred Citadel
Saints Row
Saints Row: Gat out of Hell
Saints Row 2
Saints Row: The Third
Saints Row IV
Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space
Sam & Max Save the World
Samurai Shodown II
Scrap Metal
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge
Sega Bass Fishing
Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co.
(Alex Kidd in Miracle World, Super Hang-On, The Revenge of Shinobi)
Sega Vintage Collection: Golden Axe
(Golden Axe, II, III)
Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World
(Wonder Boy in Monster Land, Wonder Boy in Monster World, Monster World IV)
Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
(Streets of Rage, 2, 3)
Sega Vintage Collection: ToeJam & Earl
(ToeJam & Earl and ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron)
Sensible World of Soccer
Shadow Assault: Tenchu
Shadow Complex
Shadows of the Damned
Shank 2
Shotest Shogi
Shred Nebula
Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution
Silent Hill: Downpour
Silent Hill HD Collection
Silent Hill: Homecoming
Sine Mora
Skate 2
Skate 3
Skullgirls: Encore
Skydive: Proximity Flight
Slender: The Arrival
Small Arms
Sniper Elite V2
Soltrio Solitaire
Sonic Adventure
Sonic Adventure 2
Sonic & Knuckles
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Sonic Generations
Sonic the Fighters
Sonic CD
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II
Sonic Unleashed
SoulCalibur II HD Online
South Park: The Stick of Truth
Space Ark
Space Giraffe
Space Invaders Infinity Gene
Spec Ops: The Line
The Splatters
Splosion Man
SpongeBob SquarePants: Underpants Slam
SpongeBob's Truth or Square
Star Ocean: The Last Hope
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
Steins;Gate: Hiyoku Renri no Darling
Steins;Gate: Senkei Kōsoku no Phenogram
Street Fighter IV
Stuntman: Ignition
Super Contra
Super Meat Boy
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
Super Street Fighter IV
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition
Supreme Commander 2
Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack
Tecmo Bowl Throwback
Tekken 6
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Texas Hold ‘Em
Thrillville: Off the Rails
Ticket to Ride
Time Pilot
Tom Clancy's EndWar
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent
Tomb Raider: Anniversary
Tomb Raider: Legend
Tomb Raider: Underworld
Too Human
Tour de France 2009: The Official Game
Tour de France 2011
Tower Bloxx Deluxe
Toy Soldiers
Toy Soldiers: Cold War
Toy Story 3
Toy Story Mania!
Toybox Turbos
Trials Evolution
Trials HD
Triggerheart Exelica
Trine 2
Tron: Evolution
Tropico 4
Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon
Ultra Street Fighter IV
Unbound Saga
Unreal Tournament III
Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment
Virtua Fighter 2
Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
Cyber Troopers Virtual-On
Viva Piñata
Viva Piñata: Party Animals
Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise
The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead: Michonne
The Walking Dead: Season Two
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3
Wolfenstein 3D
Word Puzzle
A World of Keflings
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
XCOM: Enemy Within
Yosumin! Live
Zone of the Enders HD Collection
Zuma's Revenge!

Xbox full backward compatibility list for Xbox One & Xbox Series X|S

Below you will find all the titles originally released for Xbox 360 that can be played on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One thanks to backward compatibility:

Game Title
Advent Rising
Armed and Dangerous
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
Blinx: The Time Sweeper
BloodRayne 2
Chicken Little
Conker: Live & Reloaded
Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
Dead or Alive 3
Dead or Alive Ultimate
Dead to Rights
Destroy All Humans!
Full Spectrum Warrior
Fuzion Frenzy
Grabbed by the Ghoulies
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Hunter: The Reckoning
Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb
Jade Empire
Max Payne
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction
MX Unleashed
Ninja Gaiden Black
Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee
Otogi 2: Immortal Warriors
Otogi: Myth of Demons
Panzer Dragoon Orta
Panzer Elite Action: Fields of Glory
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Red Dead Revolver
Red Faction II
Secret Weapons Over Normandy
Sid Meier's Pirates!
Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy
Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
Star Wars: Battlefront
Star Wars: Battlefront II
Star Wars: Episode III ? Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Star Wars: Republic Commando
Star Wars: Starfighter Special Edition
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
The King of Fighters Neowave
TimeSplitters 2
TimeSplitters: Future Perfect
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow
Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict

This is everything you need to know about backward compatible games for Xbox consoles. While you are here you may want to check the currently available Xbox Game Pass free games, or our list of the best Xbox Gamertags.

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