Xbox 360 Games Now Playable On Xbox One, Including DLCs, List Of Games Revealed

The time has arrived for Xbox 360. The wait is finally over and gamers can now play over 100 of their older games on Xbox One. Fallout 4 fans can rejoice now that Fallout 3, according to Independent, is now playable on current consoles.

According to Game Spot, this goes for both the digital downloads and disc versions of the games were made available yesterday Nov. 12 at 12:01 a.m. Pacific time and 8 p.m. in the U.K. Jeff Gerstmann of Game Spot mentioned developers really wouldn’t be prone to refusing this method and just go ahead and do it. Gerstmann also mentioned that there wouldn’t be any “shim that has to sit between the game and the hardware.”

Xbox 360 Games Work With Xbox One
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 26: Actor Scott Porter (R) and his brother Brendan Porter take a break from Comic-Con to play the latest titles on Xbox One in the Microsoft VIP Lounge on July 26, 2014 in San Diego, California. [Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Xbox]

According to Tech Times, even the Xbox 360 DLC (Downloadable Content) is also available to play on the Xbox One. The extra content with the corresponding main backward compatible game should download in parallel with each other. This maneuver can be managed through the dashboard’s “My Game and Apps” and then “Manage Game” section.

Keep in mind though, if you don’t have the DLC for the main game, you would have to first purchase it through the Xbox 360 and then move it over to the Xbox One. The reason for this is that the backwards compatibility won’t be emulated via the dashboard store. This is indeed nice to know if you are into major story lines where the games are all connected.

VG 24/7 made available a list of games that work with the Xbox One.

  • A Kingdom for Keflings
  • A World of Keflings
  • Alien Hominid HD
  • Assassin’s Creed II
  • Asteroids & Deluxe
  • Banjo Kazooie: N n B
  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Banjo-Tooie
  • BattleBlock Theater
  • Bejeweled 2
  • Bellator: MMA Onslaught
  • Beyond Good & Evil HD
  • Blood of the Werewolf
  • BloodRayne: Betrayal
  • Borderlands
  • Call of Juarez Gunslinger
  • Castle Crashers
  • Castlestorm
  • Centipede & Millipede
  • Condemned
  • Crazy Taxi
  • Deadliest Warrior: Legends
  • Defense Grid
  • DiRT 3
  • DiRT Showdown
  • Discs of Tron
  • Doom
  • Doom II
  • Dungeon Siege III
  • Earthworm Jim HD
  • Fable II
  • Fallout 3
  • Feeding Frenzy 2
  • 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
  • Ikaruga
  • Jetpac Refuelled
  • Joy Ride Turbo
  • Just Cause 2
  • Kameo
  • LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
  • LEGO Star Wars: TCS
  • Lode Runner
  • LUMINES LIVE!
  • Mass Effect
  • Metal Slug 3
  • Metal Slug XX
  • Might & Magic Clash of Heroes
  • Mirror’s Edge
  • Missile Command
  • Monday Night Combat
  • Monkey Island 2: SE
  • Monkey Island: SE
  • Ms. Splosion Man
  • Mutant Blobs Attack
  • N+
  • NBA JAM: On Fire Edition
  • NiGHTS into dreams…
  • OF: Dragon Rising
  • Pac-Man C.E.
  • PAC-MAN CE DX+
  • Perfect Dark
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds
  • Pinball FX
  • Plants vs. Zombies
  • Prince of Persia
  • Putty Squad
  • R-Type Dimensions
  • Rayman 3 HD
  • 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
  • The Stick of Truth
  • Tom Clancy’s RainbowSix Vegas
  • Tom Clancy’s RainbowSix Vegas 2
  • Torchlight
  • Toy Soldiers
  • Toy Soldiers: Cold War
  • Tron: Evolution
  • Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon
  • Viva Piñata
  • Viva Piñata: TIP
  • Wolfenstein 3D
  • Zuma

On the other hand, though there is not many, there are some Xbox 360 games that will not be backwardly compatible with the Xbox One. However, Tech Radar had their idea of what games should have been brought over to the newest Microsoft console game. One most notably significant was Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, mostly because it had a huge following and still remains more prominently on Steam at a discount. So if Bethesda’s Fallout 3 is compatible with the Xbox One, why not Skyrim, right? After all, with the PC modders out there, they were able to stretch out its longevity in order to maintain interest.

Xbox 360 Games Work With XBox One
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 21: A general view of atmosphere at the Xbox One Launch at at Milk Studios on November 21, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. [Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for Xbox]

Another Xbox 360 game of interest is the previous Call of Duty: Black Ops II. It obviously has it’s popularity as a run-and-gun shooter and polls taken at the Xbox website proves the demand by the public to bring it on over to the new console. Then there is of course, the beloved Dark Knight in Batman: Arkham City. Though it’s predecessor wasn’t a favorite, the latter tends to gain favor for the Xbox One as it’s a nice game that’s rather exploratory in nature and with a lot of content. A few other favored games from the Xbox 360 were also part of the ensemble of backward compatibility, but no one knows for sure if these games will be included for the future.

Xbox Wire reported that there are 104 backwardly compatible games for the Xbox 360 and gamers can also prepare for the future because around the beginning of December will there be announced future games that will be joining the 104. Those included in the upcoming games will be Halo Reach, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Halo Wars, Bioshock, Bioshock 2, Bioshock Infinite, and Skate 3.

That being said, it looks like more Xbox 360 games will be on the way for backwards compatibility. Also, players with both systems will still be able to play with each other on Xbox Live. Another great feature is the fact you’ll be able to live stream and/or Twitch broadcast your Xbox 360 games via the Xbox One console.

Also, another interesting tidbit, according to Super Site for Windows, when it comes to the Xbox 360 controllers. That an Xbox One can use stream the controller to a Windows 10 device via a home-based network. Apparently, the Xbox One comes with only one controller, so instead of spending money on additional controllers, by the use of a wireless adapter for Windows 10, one would be able to use an Xbox 360 controller.

A report at Kotaku said a gamer was indeed happy when he saw how Fallout 3 loaded on his Xbox One and the peace that was felt when he heard the familiar sounds of the Xbox 360 singing its tunes of backward compatibility. But up until that time, he claimed he hated it. It was also claimed to be an Xbox devotee since the first console in 2001 all the way up to 2013 when the PS4 was released. From the looks of it, it appeared that there was a hard time to be had when attempting to get pictures uploaded via the Kinect device. Now, with Xbox One’s backward compatibility, faith had been restored.

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