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Playing Xbox 360 Games On The Xbox One

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To play an older-generation game on a newer-generation console, the newer-generation console must be backwards compatible. For example, the Nintendo Wii is backwards compatible with games for the Nintendo GameCube (which is the predecessor to the Wii). This means that GameCube games can be played on the Wii. The benefit here is that you do not need to buy an older console to play older games.

Can I play Xbox 360 games on the Xbox One?

It turns out that not all Xbox 360 games can be played on the Xbox One i.e. the Xbox One does not support backwards compatibility for all Xbox 360 titles. To help you determine which Xbox 360 games are supported by backwards compatibility, we have compiled a handy list for you at the end of this article. Make sure to use the 'find' function on your browser (Ctrl + F for PC users) to quickly search for your game!

Why is my Xbox 360 game not working on my Xbox One even though it is backwards compatible?

Xbox 360 titles that are supported by backwards compatibility do not launch from the disc when played using a Xbox One. Rather, a soft copy is automatically downloaded from the Xbox store when the disc is inserted. So, navigate to the 'Downloads' section of your Xbox One, and you should find that your Xbox 360 game is sitting there waiting to be installed! The exact same process applies to Original Xbox games supported by backwards compatibility. Keep in mind that the disc must be inserted in the console at all times in order to play the game.

Fun fact: the backwards compatibility functionality works by means of emulation. When a supported game is inserted, the Xbox One automatically launches software to make the console operate as though it is an older-generation console (i.e. the Xbox 360, or even the Original Xbox).

    Xbox 360 games that can be played on the Xbox One:

    • 0 day Attack on Earth
    • 3D Ultra Minigolf
    • A Kingdom for Keflings
    • A World of Keflings
    • Aegis Wing
    • Age of Booty
    • Alan Wake
    • Alan Wake's American Nightmare
    • Alaskan Adventures
    • Alice: Madness Returns
    • Alien Hominid HD
    • Altered Beast
    • Anomaly Warzone Earth
    • Aqua
    • Army of Two
    • Assassin's Creed (enhanced on the Xbox One X)
    • Assassin's Creed II
    • Assassin's Creed 3
    • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
    • Assassin's Creed Revelations
    • Assassin's Creed Rogue
    • Assault Heroes 2
    • Asteroids and Deluxe
    • Astropop
    • Babel Rising
    • Band of Bugs
    • Banjo Kazooie
    • Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts
    • Banjo Tooie
    • Batman: Arkham Origins (disc only)
    • BattleBlock Theater
    • Battlefield: Bad Company
    • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
    • Battlefield 3 (disc only)
    • Bayonetta
    • Bejeweled 2
    • Bejeweled 3
    • Bellator: MMA Onslaught
    • Beyond Good and Evil HD
    • BioShock
    • BioShock 2
    • BioShock Infinite
    • Blazing Angels
    • Blood Knights
    • Blood of the Werewolf
    • BloodRayne: Betrayal
    • Bloodforge
    • Blue Dragon
    • Bomberman Battlefest
    • Boom Boom Rocket
    • Bound by Flame
    • Borderlands
    • Borderlands 2
    • Braid
    • Brain Challenge
    • Bullet Soul
    • Bullet Soul -Infinite Burst-
    • Bully
    • Burnout Paradise
    • Calbela's Dangerous Hunts 2013
    • Cabela's Hunting Expeditions
    • Cabela's Survival: Shadows of Katmai
    • Call of Duty 2
    • Call of Duty 3
    • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
    • Call of Duty: Black Ops
    • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
    • Call of Duty: Ghosts
    • Call of Duty: World at War
    • Call of Juarez Gunslinger
    • Capcom Arcade Cabinet
    • Carcassonne
    • Cars 2: The Video Game
    • Castle Crashers
    • Castlestorm
    • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
    • Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
    • Catherine
    • Cars: Mater-National
    • Centipede and Millipede
    • Child of Eden
    • Civilization Revolution
    • Contra
    • Comic Jumper
    • Comix Zone
    • Commanders: Attack
    • Condemned: Criminal Origins
    • Costume Quest 2
    • Counter-Strike: GO
    • Crazy Taxi
    • Crystal Defenders
    • Crystal Quest
    • Darksiders
    • Darksiders 2
    • Dark Souls
    • Daytona USA
    • Dark Void
    • 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
    • DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue
    • Defense Grid
    • Dig Dug
    • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
    • Dirt 3
    • Dirt Showdown
    • Discs of Tron
    • Disney Bolt
    • Domino Master
    • Doom
    • Doom II
    • Doom 3 BFG Edition
    • Doritos Crash Course
    • Double Dragon Neon
    • Dragon Age: Origins
    • Driver San Francisco
    • Duck Tales: Remastered
    • Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project
    • Dungeon Siege III
    • Earth Defense Force 2017
    • Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon
    • Earthworm Jim HD
    • Eat Lead
    • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (enhanced on the Xbox One X)
    • Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
    • Escape Dead Island
    • F1 2014
    • Fable Anniversary
    • Fable II
    • Fable II Pub Games
    • Fable III
    • Faery: Legends of Avalon
    • Fallout 3 (enhanced on the Xbox One X)
    • Fallout: New Vegas
    • Far Cry 2
    • Far Cry 3
    • Feeding Frenzy
    • Feeding Frenzy 2
    • Flashback
    • Fighting Vipers
    • Final Fight: Double Impact
    • Forza Horizon
    • Foul Play
    • Fret Nice
    • Frogger
    • Frogger 2
    • Frontlines: Fuel of War
    • Galaga
    • Galaga Legions
    • Galaga Legions DX
    • Garou: Mark of the Wolves
    • Gatling Gears
    • Gears of War
    • Gears of War 2
    • Gears of War 3 (enhanced on the Xbox One X)
    • Gears of War: Judgment
    • Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved
    • Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2
    • Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved
    • Ghostbusters
    • Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime
    • Gin Rummy
    • Girl Fight
    • Goat Simulator
    • Go! Go! Break Steady
    • Golden Axe
    • Golf: Tee It Up!
    • GRID 2
    • Gripshift
    • Guardian Heroes
    • Gunstar Heroes
    • Guwange
    • Gyromancer
    • GYRUSS
    • Half-Minute Hero - Super Mega Neo Climax
    • Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
    • Halo 3 (enhanced on the Xbox One X)
    • Halo 3: ODST
    • Halo 4
    • Halo: Reach
    • Halo: Spartan Assault
    • Halo Wars
    • Hard Corps: Uprising
    • Hardwood Backgammon
    • Hardwood Hearts
    • Hardwood Spades
    • Harms Way
    • Heavy Weapon
    • Hexic 2
    • Hexic HD
    • Hydro Thunder
    • I Am Alive
    • Ikaruga
    • ilomilo
    • Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
    • Interpol
    • Iron Brigade
    • Jeremy McGrath's Offroad
    • Jet Set Radio
    • Jetpac Refuelled
    • Jewel Quest
    • Joe Danger
    • Joe Danger 2: The Movie
    • Joust
    • Joy Ride Turbo
    • Just Cause 2
    • Kameo
    • Kane and Lynch 2
    • King of Fighters 98 Ultimate Match
    • King of Fighters 2012 Unlimited Match
    • King of Fighters Sky Stage
    • Lazy Raiders
    • Left 4 Dead
    • Left 4 Dead 2
    • LEGO Batman
    • LEGO Indiana Jones 2
    • LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
    • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
    • Lode Runner
    • Lost Odyssey
    • Lumines Live!
    • Luxor 2 Arcade
    • Madballs Babo: Invasion
    • Magic: The Gathering
    • Magic 2012
    • Magic 2013
    • Magic 2014 - Duels of the Planeswalkers
    • Marlow Briggs and the Mask of the Death
    • Mars: War Logs
    • Mass Effect
    • Mass Effect 2
    • Meet the Robinsons
    • Mass Effect 3
    • Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond
    • Medal of Honor: Airborne
    • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
    • Metal Slug 3
    • Metal Slug XX
    • Midway Arcade Origins
    • Might and Magic Clash of Heroes
    • Mirror's Edge
    • Missile Command
    • Monaco: What's Yours is Mine
    • Monday Night Combat
    • Monkey Island: SE
    • Monkey Island 2: SE
    • Monopoly Deal
    • Monopoly Plus
    • Moon Diver
    • Motocross Madness
    • Ms. Splosion Man
    • MS.PAC-MAN
    • Mutant Blobs Attack
    • Mutant Storm Empire
    • Mutant Storm Reloaded
    • MX vs. ATV Reflex
    • N+
    • NBA Jam: On Fire Edition
    • NeoGeo Battle Coliseum
    • NiGHTS into Dreams
    • Nin2-Jump
    • Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
    • Operation Flashpoint: Red River
    • Outland
    • Pac-Man
    • Pac-Man Museum
    • Pac-Man Championship Edition
    • PAC-MAN CE DX+
    • Peggle
    • Peggle 2
    • Perfect Dark
    • Perfect Dark Zero
    • Persona 4 Arena
    • Phantasy Star II
    • Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds
    • Pinball FX
    • Plants vs. Zombies
    • Poker Smash
    • Portal: Still Alive
    • Portal 2
    • Prince of Persia
    • Pure
    • Putty Squad
    • Puzzlegeddon
    • Puzzle Quest
    • Puzzle Quest Galactrix
    • Puzzle Quest 2
    • Quantum Conundrum
    • R-Type Dimensions
    • Radiant Silvergun
    • Rainbow Six Vegas
    • Raiden IV
    • Rainbow Six Vegas 2
    • Raskulls
    • Rayman Legends
    • Rayman Origins
    • Rayman 3 HD
    • Red Dead Redemption
    • Red Faction: Armageddon
    • RoboBlitz
    • Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
    • Sacred 3
    • Sacred Citadel
    • Saints Row: The Third
    • Saints Row IV
    • Samurai Shodown II
    • Sam and Max Save the World
    • Sam and Max Beyond Time and Space
    • Scarygirl
    • Scrap Metal
    • ScreamRide
    • Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd and Co.
    • Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World
    • Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
    • Sega Vintage Collection: ToeJam and Earl
    • Shadow Assault Tenchu
    • Shadow Complex
    • Shadows of the Damned
    • Shinobi
    • Skate 3 (enhanced on the Xbox One X)
    • Skullgirls
    • Slender: The Arrival
    • Silent Hill: Downpour
    • Small Arms
    • Sniper Elite V2
    • Soltrio Solitaire
    • Sonic Adventure
    • Sonic Adventure 2
    • Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed
    • Sonic and Knuckles
    • Sonic CD
    • Sonic the Fighters
    • Sonic The Hedgehog
    • Sonic The Hedgehog 2
    • Sonic The Hedgehog 3
    • Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 1
    • Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 2
    • Soul Caliber
    • Soul Caliber II HD
    • South Park: The Stick of Truth
    • Space Giraffe
    • Space Invaders Infinity Gene
    • Spec Ops: The Line
    • Spelunky
    • Split / Second
    • Splosion Man
    • SSX
    • Stacking
    • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
    • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
    • Steinsgate (Japan only)
    • Strania
    • Street Fighter 4
    • Sega Bass Fishing
    • Super Contra
    • Super Meat Boy
    • Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition
    • Supreme Commander 2
    • Syberia
    • Tecmo Bowl Throwback
    • Tekken 6
    • Tekken Tag Tournament 2
    • Texas Hold'em
    • Ticket to Ride
    • TimeShift
    • The Cave
    • The Darkness 2
    • The Orange Box
    • The Maw
    • The Misadventures of PB Winterbottom
    • The Splatters
    • The Walking Dead: Season One
    • The Walking Dead: Season Two
    • The Walking Dead: Michonne
    • Tomb Raider Underworld
    • Torchlight
    • Tour de France 2009
    • Tower Bloxx Deluxe
    • Toy Soldiers
    • Toy Soldiers Cold War
    • Toy Story 3
    • Trials HD
    • Triggerheart Exelica
    • Trine 2
    • Tron: Evolution
    • Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon
    • Unbound Saga
    • Undertow
    • Virtua Fighter 2
    • Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
    • Virtual-On (Japan only)
    • Virtual On: OT
    • Viva Piñata
    • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise
    • Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
    • Wolfenstein 3D
    • Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3
    • XCOM: Enemy Unknown
    • XCOM: Enemy Within
    • Yosumin! Live
    • Zuma
    • Zuma's Revenge!

      Lists last updated 10 February 2018.


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