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Xbox One officially becomes backwards compatible with Xbox 360 this Thursday

November 10th, 2015 by Peter Lemon Comments

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Xbox One officially becomes backwards compatible with Xbox 360 this Thursday (12/11/15) but don’t rush to buy up old 360 games just yet!

As Xbox Preview Program members will be aware, Microsoft has enabled backwards compatibility (in limited capacity) on the Xbox One. For the past few months, Preview members have been testing out the Xbox 360 emulator app, on the Xbox One, allowing them to play Xbox 360 games on Microsoft’s new generation console.

Unfortunately not all titles will work when the App launches to the public in full this Thursday but they have released the full list of games that will work if you either own a physical or a digital copy.

If you own a disc, simply load the disc into your console (after you’ve received the update) allow the game to install and get then launch the game as you would any other Xbox One game.

If you own a digital copy of one of the listed games, once you have the update you will find all your purchased Xbox 360 games in the ‘Ready to Install’ section of ‘My Games & Apps’.

Microsoft have said that while not all titles are compatible, they are taking suggestions for games to make backwards compatible next via Xbox Feedback.

For all the official info on Backwards Compatibility you can visit the official site here

Or check the full list of titles below
A Kingdom for Keflings
Lode Runner™
A World of Keflings
LUMINES LIVE!
Alien Hominid HD
Mass Effect™
Assassin’s Creed II
Metal Slug 3
Asteroids & Deluxe
Metal Slug XX
Banjo Kazooie®: Nuts & Bolts
Might & Magic Clash of Heroes™
Banjo-Kazooie®
Mirror’s Edge™
Banjo-Tooie®
Missile Command
BattleBlock Theater
Monday Night Combat
Bejeweled 2
Monkey Island: Special Edition
Bellator: MMA Onslaught
Monkey Island 2: Special Edition
Beyond Good & Evil HD
Ms. Splosion Man™
Blood of the Werewolf
Mutant Blobs Attack!!!
BloodRayne: Betrayal
N+
Borderlands
NBA JAM: On Fire Edition
Call of Juarez® Gunslinger
NiGHTS into dreams…
Castle Crashers
Operation Flashpoint™: Dragon Rising
CastleStorm
Pac-Man: Championship Edition™
Centipede & Millipede
Pac-Man: Championship Edition DX+
Condemned: Criminal Origins
Perfect Dark
Crazy Taxi™
Perfect Dark Zero
Deadliest Warrior: Legends
Phantom Breaker:Battle Grounds
Defense Grid: The Awakening
Pinball FX™
DiRT 3
Plants vs. Zombies
DiRT Showdown
Prince of Persia
Discs of Tron
Putty Squad
Doom
Rayman 3 HD
Doom II
R-Type Dimensions™
Dungeon Siege III
Sacred Citadel
Earthworm Jim HD
Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co.
Fable II
Sega Vintage Collection: Golden Axe
Fallout 3
Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World
Feeding Frenzy
Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
Feeding Frenzy 2: Shipwreck Showdown
Shadow Complex
Gears of War
Sonic CD
Gears of War 2
Sonic The Hedgehog
Gears of War 3
Sonic The Hedgehog 2
Gears of War: Judgment
Sonic The Hedgehog 3
Golden Axe™
Super Meat Boy
Halo: Spartan Assault
Supreme Commander 2
Hardwood Backgammon®
Tom Clancy’s RainbowSix Vegas
Hardwood Hearts®
Tom Clancy’s RainbowSix Vegas 2
Hardwood Spades®
South Park: The Stick of Truth™
Heavy Weapon
Torchlight
Hexic HD
Toy Soldiers
Ikaruga
Toy Soldiers: Cold War
Jetpac Refuelled
Tron: Evolution
Joy Ride Turbo
Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon
Just Cause 2
Viva Piñata
Kameo™: Elements of Power
Viva Piñata: Trouble In Paradise
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
Wolfenstein 3D
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
Zuma

What Xbox 360 games are you excited to get back to? Did your favourite game not make the list? Be sure to tell us in the comments section!

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Peter discovered the world of Star Trek at an early age. Since then he has taken his passion for all things sci-fi to the worlds of comics and video games. Captaining a star ship, riding a silver surf board through the stars and being a badass space commando is all in a day's work for this guy. You can find him thumbing through the racks at the local comic book store or blowing up aliens ‘til his thumbs bleed on Xbox. Peter lives with his tolerating wife Rachel and his dog/co-pilot Lucy.

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