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First Wave of Backwards Compatible Xbox 360 Games on Xbox One Revealed

The first Borderlands released in 2009 is one of the more popular games. (Image by Gearbox Software)

The first Borderlands released in October 2009 is one of the more popular games included in the list of backwards compatible games for Xbox One. (Image by Gearbox Software)

The first set of backwards compatible Xbox 360 games playable on the Xbox One includes 104 titles, Microsoft announced on Monday.

The 104 games make up retail discs, digital versions and Xbox Live Arcade releases bought on the Xbox 360. Downloadable content for each game will also be compatible on Xbox One.

Backwards compatibility will be available for all Xbox One owners with the release of the next major system update on Thursday, which redesigns the console’s dashboard and adds new features.

Many of the games were published by Microsoft Studios, with major publishers like Bethesda Softworks, Electronic Arts and Ubisoft also part of the list. There are no Activision games so far but Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010) will come in the future.

The most requested games as voted on by the community like Call of Duty: Black Ops II (2012) and Red Dead Redemption (2010) aren’t included in the first batch. Games like the BioShock franchise, Skate 3 (2010) and Halo: Reach (2010) are also confirmed for release into backwards compatibility later on. Hundreds of more games will be added in the future, according to Microsoft.

In December the next installment of games will be added, with more to come on a regular cycle. Games are added by publishers opting into the program. The games are running on Xbox One through emulation of the Xbox 360 operating system and include all the features of the original releases and console like Achievements and the Guide menu.

Microsoft announced in June that it would be bringing backwards compatibility to the Xbox One. Xbox One features can be used when playing Xbox 360 games, like streaming, taking screenshots and recording footage to the system’s DVR. Xbox 360 games can also be streamed to and played on PCs and laptops running Windows 10. Xbox One owners can also play multiplayer and co-op games with people on Xbox 360.

The free games given every month from Xbox Games with Gold will also be downloadable and playable on Xbox One Consoles. Xbox 360 games can still be purchased from the Xbox Marketplace digitally and added to the user’s library to play on Xbox One.

Here’s the full list of backwards compatible games:

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

Watch this video for an overview of how backwards compatibility will work on the Xbox One:

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