Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

Xbox One Backwards Compatibility – How to play Xbox 360 Games on Xbox One

By: abhay12

Xbox one users have already enjoyed Xbox 360 games on their controllers because of the Xbox one backwards compatibility. Most of the Xbox one users ask this question that can you play Xbox 360 games on Xbox one s. Well, the answer is yes, you can! Today in this article we will tell you How to play Xbox 360 Games on Xbox One. 
Also check: How to use PlayStation 4’s Dualshock 4 Controller on a Mac

How does Xbox One backwards compatibility work?

Before the introduction of the Backwards Compatibility Xbox one user’s main demand was to play Xbox 360 games on their Xbox One controller. Which initially came true after the introduction of the backwards compatibility. Basically, Xbox one isn’t meant and neither capable of playing Xbox 360 games on it but with the help of an emulator created by the Microsoft, users can run the Xbox 360 game inside the emulator and can enjoy the games but the only catch is that only limited number of games that are compatible with Xbox one can be run using the emulator.

To play the games insert your Xbox 360 game in the Xbox One’s disc drive. A ported version of that game will be downloaded from the Microsoft servers by the Xbox One which will be available with the other installed games.

Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

In order to play Xbox 360 Games on Xbox One console using the Backwards compatibility, you should have a physical copy of the game. Which in case, if you don’t have can be bought from the sites like Amazon and eBay. Used copies have the benefit to work well because Xbox One just verifies that it is the same game, which is downloaded from the Microsoft servers. That means the game is not played from the disc hence, using a used game will do the work as it won’t need verification.

How to play Xbox 360 Games on Xbox One using Backwards Compatibility

To play Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One game console, just follow the below given steps-

  • Step 1: Insert the game’s disc into your Xbox One. Now, Xbox One will need an “update” for the game to download. Which as already stated, is a ported version of the game.

How to play Xbox 360 Games on Xbox One using Backwards Compatibility

  • Step 2: Now, just launch the game. Make sure that the disc is inserted in the Xbox One disc drive to check whether you really own the game or not.

Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

  • Step 3: If you do not have any compatible game you can always purchase the digital copies of them from the Microsoft Xbox Ones’s store. If you already a digital copy you can install it from the list of the games that you already have. For that you will have to go to My Games and Apps> Install the game or app that you bought from the store.

How to play Xbox 360 Games on Xbox One

Xbox one backwards compatibility games list

Just two days before a new Xbox one backwards compatibility update. Just check the below given list of compatible games Xbox 60 games for Xbox One –

Xbox one backwards compatibility games list

A Kingdom for Keflings

A World of Keflings

Age of Booty

Alan Wake

Alan Wake’s American Nightmare

Alien Hominid HD

Altered Beast

Anomaly Warzone Earth



Assassin’s Creed

Assassin’s Creed II

Asteroids & Deluxe


Babel Rising

Banjo Kazooie

Banjo Kazooie: N n B

Banjo Tooie

BattleBlock Theater

Battlestations: Midway

Battlefield: Bad Company 2

Battlefield 3


Bejeweled 2

Bejeweled 3

Bellator: MMA Onslaught

Beyond Good & Evil HD

Bionic Commando Rearmed 2


Bioshock 2

Bioshock Infinite

Blood Knights

Blood of the Werewolf


BloodRayne: Betrayal

Blue Dragon

Bomberman Battlefest

Boom Boom Rocket


Bound by Flame


Brain Challenge™

Bully: Scholarship Edition

Burnout Paradise

Call of Duty® 2

Call of Duty® 3

Call of Duty®: Black Ops

Call of Duty®: World at War

Call of Juarez® Gunslinger



Castle Crashers

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse


Castlevania: SOTN


Centipede & Millipede

Comic Jumper

Comix Zone


Counter-Strike: GO

Crazy Taxi


Crystal Quest

Dark Souls

Dark Void

de Blob 2

Dead Space

Dead Space™ Ignition

Deadliest Warrior: Legends

Deathspank T.O.V.

Defense Grid



DiRT 3

DiRT Showdown

Discs of Tron

Domino Master


Doom II

DOOM 3 BFG Edition

Doritos Crash Course

Double Dragon Neon

Dragon Age: Origins

Dragon’s Lair

Duck Tales: Remastered

Duke Nukem Manhattan Project

Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara

Dungeon Siege III


Earthworm Jim HD

Eat Lead


Escape Dead Island

Fable II

Fable III

Faery: Legends of Avalon

Fallout 3

Fallout: New Vegas

Far Cry 3® Blood Dragon

Feeding Frenzy

Feeding Frenzy 2

Final Fight: Double Impact



Forza Horizon

Foul Play

Fret Nice


Frogger 2

FunTown Mahjong


Galaga Legions

Galaga Legions DX


Gatling Gears

Gears of War

Gears of War 2

Gears of War 3

Gears of War: Judgment

Geometry Wars Evolved


Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime

Golden Axe

Go! Go! Break Steady

Grid 2


Guardian Heroes (TM)

Gunstar Heroes



Halo: Reach

Halo: Spartan Assault

Halo Wars

Hardwood Backgammon

Hardwood Hearts

Hardwood Spades

Haunted House

Heavy Weapon

Hexic 2

Hexic HD

Hydro Thunder

I am Alive™


Injustice: Gods Among Us


Iron Brigade

Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad

Jet Set Radio

Jetpac Refuelled

Joe Danger Special Edition

Joe Danger 2: The Movie


Joy Ride Turbo

Just Cause 2


Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days

Killer Is Dead

Lazy Raiders

Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead 2

LEGO Batman

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game

LEGO Star Wars: TCS


Lode Runner


Magic 2012

Mars: War Logs

Mass Effect

Mass Effect 2

Mass Effect 3

Medal of Honor: Airborne

Metal Slug 3

Metal Slug XX

Might & Magic Clash of Heroes

Military Madness

Mirror’s Edge

Missile Command

Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine

Monday Night Combat

Monkey Island: SE

Monkey Island 2: SE


Motocross Madness

Mr. DRILLER Online

Ms. Splosion Man


Mutant Blobs Attack

MX vs. ATV Reflex



NBA JAM: On Fire Edition


NiGHTS into dream…



OF: Dragon Rising

Omega Five

Operation Flashpoint: Red River

Of Orcs and Men



Pac-Man C.E




Perfect Dark

Perfect Dark Zero

Phantasy Star II

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds

Pinball FX

Plants vs. Zombies

Portal 2

Portal: Still Alive

Prince of Persia


Putty Squad


Puzzle Quest

Puzzle Quest 2

Puzzle Quest Galactrix

QIX ++


Rayman 3 HD

Rayman® Legends

Rayman® Origins

Red Dead Redemption

Red Faction: Battlegrounds

R-Type Dimensions

Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien


Rainbow Six® Vegas

Rainbow Six® Vegas 2

Sacred 3

Sacred Citadel

Saints Row IV

Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space

Sam & Max Save the World

Samurai Shodown II


Scrap Metal

SEGA Bass Fishing

Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co.

Sega Vintage Collection: Golden Axe

Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World

Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage


Shadow Complex

Shank™ 2

Shotest Shogi

Shred Nebula

Silent Hill: Downpour

Skate 3


Small Arms

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Sonic & Knuckles

Sonic CD

Sonic the Fighters

Sonic The Hedgehog

Sonic The Hedgehog 2

Sonic The Hedgehog 3

Sonic The Hedgehog™ 4 Episode I

Sonic The Hedgehog™ 4 Episode II


SoulCalibur II HD

South Park™: The Stick of Truth™

Space Ark

Space Giraffe


The Splitters

Splosion Man


Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II


Super Meat Boy

Supreme Commander 2


Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Texas Hold’em

The Cave

The King of Fighters 98

The Maw

The Orange Box

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

Ticket to Ride


Tour de France 2009

Tour de France

Toy Soldiers

Toy Soldiers Cold War

Trials HD

Toy Story 3

Triggerheart Exelica

Trine 2

Tron: Evolution

Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon

Unbound Saga

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown

Viva Piñata

Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise

Wolfenstein 3D

Word Puzzle

XCOM®: Enemy Unknown

XCOM®: Enemy Within


Zuma’s Revenge

These games have been also added latestly by the developers Dragon Age Origins, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3, Strania, The Splatters, Scrap Metal, Ghostbusters and  Mega Man 9, Mega Man 10 and Beat’n Groovy.

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