Microsoft Released 76 New Backward Compatibility Games

Backward Compatibility Games

To celebrate the 20 years of Xbox, Microsoft released a list of 76 new backwards compatible games from the original Xbox and Xbox 360 eras for the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One.

And 37 of these games will come with FPS Boost, where frame rates and performance are enhanced without developer intervention.

There are some huge games in both lists. All of the Max Payne and FEAR games are playable on Xbox One and Series X/S for the first time, as are classics like TimeSplitters 2, Red Dead Revolver, and Manhunt. All of these will benefit from Auto HDR, and original Xbox games will plat at a 4x resolution boost on Series X and Xbox One X systems, a 3x hit on Series S, and a 2x increase on One S and One consoles.

FPS Boost, meanwhile, will enable games like Alan Wake, Sonic Generations, Oblivion, and all of the Gears of War games to hit 60 FPS.

But while the initiative should be applauded given there was no necessity for Microsoft to return to these old games, you do get the impression that few games in the list were included just because they worked rather than any public clamoring for a revival.

Here is the complete list of newly compatible games:

50 Cent: Blood on the Sand


Aces of the Galaxy


Advent Rising

Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee

Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom

Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Make the Grade

Otogi: Myth of Demons

Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Burning Earth

Otogi 2: Immortal Warriors

Bankshot Billiards 2

The Outfit

Beautiful Katamari

Outpost Kaloki X

Binary Domain

Quake Arena Arcade

Black College Football Xperience: Doug Williams Ed

RAW – Realms of Ancient War

Cloning Clyde

Red Dead Revolver


Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City


Ridge Racer 6

Dead or Alive Ultimate


Dead or Alive 3


Dead or Alive 4

Risen 2: Dark Waters

Death by Cube

Rock of Ages

Disney Universe

Sacred 2: Fallen Angel

Disney’s Chicken Little


Elements of Destruction



Secret Weapons Over Normandy

FEAR 2: Project Origin

Skate 2


SpongeBob SquarePants Underpants Slam!

FEAR Files

SpongeBob’s Truth or Square

The First Templar

Star Wars Starfighter Special Edition


Star Wars Episode 3 Revenge of the Sith


Star Wars The Clone Wars

Islands of Wakfu

Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast

Lego Lord of the Rings




Max Payne

Thrillville: Off the Rails

Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne

Time Pilot

Max Payne 3

TimeSplitters 2

Mini Ninjas

TimeSplitters: Future Perfect

Mortal Kombat

Toy Story Mania

Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe

Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment

MX vs ATV Alive

Viva Pinata: Party Animals

MX vs ATV Untamed



…and here are the games that now benefit from FPS Boost.

Alan Wake

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Assassin’s Creed

Gears of War

Binary Domain

Gears of War 2

Black College Football Xperience: Doug Williams Ed

Gears of War 3


Gears of War: Judgment

Dead Space 2

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition

Dead Space 3

Kameo: Elements of Power

Disney’s Chicken Little

Lego The Lord of the Rings

Dragon Age: Origins

Medal of Honor: Airborne

Dragon Age II

Mirror’s Edge

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion



Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

F.E.A.R. 3

Rock of Ages

Fable Anniversary

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Fable III

Sonic Generations

Fallout 3

Sonic Unleashed

Fallout: New Vegas

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Far Cry 3

Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment

Final Fantasy XIII-2

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