Xbox One Backwards Compatibility: Four New Games Launched By Microsoft

Microsoft recently launched four new games on Xbox One Backwards Compatibility this month in February, following the removal of Red Dead Redemption.

Microsoft confirmed on Friday that the four new titles released this month on Xbox One Backwards Compatibility are Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, Trials HD, Sam & Max, Lego Batman: The Video Game, according to Microsoft’s Larry Hyrb.


Xbox 360 users who upgrade to a new console are allowed to use the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility program where they are allowed to play their favorite titles. Before a game is released on the platform, it is tested by Microsoft and this might be a reason why Red Dead Redemption was accidentally released in the program.

With the removal, Microsoft is yet to reveal if the game will be a part of the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility program, though talks between the two companies are already started.

Microsoft, after taking their game down from their program, added a mix of titles of Xbox 360 fans on February 11 including Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, Lego Batman, Sam & Max: Beyond Time & Space, and Trials HD.

The announcement was made by Xbox’s Larry Hryb on Twitter, although the confirmation was somewhat overshadowed by the release of Quantum Break‘s launch date, which came moments before.


A new live-action trailer to celebrate the launch of Quantum Break was also released while the pre-order bonuses were also announced.

  • Every Xbox One copy of Quantum Break will come with a full-game download for Alan Wake for Xbox 360, plus its two add-on packs, The Signal and The Writer, playable on Xbox One via Backward Compatibility.
  • Every Xbox One Quantum Break pre-order made through the Xbox Store or participating retailers will get you a download code for the Windows 10 version of Quantum Break and Xbox One backwards compatible version of Alan Wake’s American Nightmare.
  • You can also get Quantum Break branded Steel Book cover for your copy of the game by pre-ordering Quantum Break from participating retailers.*
  • A new Xbox One Special Edition Quantum Break Bundle featuring a 500GB Cirrus White console and matching wireless controller, a full-game downloads of Quantum Break for both Xbox One and Windows 10, and a full-game download of Alan Wake accompanied by The Signal and The Writer add-on packs is offered worldwide starting March 29, 2016 in most regions where Xbox One is available.

An official Xbox Wire blog in January published, “Based on your feedback, the Xbox Engineering team will start to pilot a new way to launch Xbox One Backward Compatibility titles. Starting today, we’ll release titles as they become available, rather than a set monthly launch date.”

“What this means for you is that you won’t have to wait to find out the latest titles; we’ll release whatever is available, when they’re available, once each title has received the engineering and publisher stamp of approval.”

With the addition of around 10 more games in the catalog this month, the total number of games on Xbox One Backwards Compatibility has reached to over 130 while Microsoft has promised “hundreds” are still on the way.

Here is a list of all the games currently available on Xbox One Backwards Compatibility (as of February 12, 2016):

  • A Kingdom for Keflings
  • A World of Keflings
  • Aegis Wing
  • Age of Booty
  • Alan Wake’s American Nightmare
  • Alien Hominid HD
  • Assassin’s Creed II
  • Asteroids & Deluxe
  • Banjo Kazooie: Nuts n Bolts
  • Banjo Tooie
  • Banjo Kazooie
  • BattleBlock Theater
  • Bejeweled 2
  • Bellator: MMA Onslaught
  • Beyond Good & Evil HD
  • Blood of the Werewolf
  • BloodRayne: Betrayal
  • Borderlands
  • Braid
  • Call of Juarez Gunslinger
  • Castle Crashers
  • Castlestorm
  • Centipede & Millipede
  • Condemned
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Crazy Taxi
  • Deadliest Warrior: Legends
  • Defense Grid
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Dirt 3
  • Dirt Showdown
  • Discs of Tron
  • Doom
  • Doom II
  • Doritos Crash Course
  • Dungeon Siege III
  • Earthworm Jim HD
  • Fable II
  • Fable III
  • Fallout 3
  • Feeding Frenzy
  • Feeding Frenzy 2
  • Gears of War
  • Gears of War 2
  • Gears of War 3
  • Gears of War: Judgment
  • Golden Axe
  • Halo: Reach
  • Halo: Spartan Assault
  • Hardwood Backgammon
  • Hardwood Hearts
  • Hardwood Spades
  • Heavy Weapon
  • Hexic HD
  • Hydro Thunder
  • Ikaruga
  • Iron Brigade
  • Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad
  • Jetpac Refuelled
  • Joy Ride Turbo
  • Just Cause 2
  • Kameo
  • Kane & Lynch 2
  • Lego Batman
  • Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
  • Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
  • 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: SE
  • Monkey Island 2: SE
  • Motocross Madness
  • Ms. Splosion Man
  • Ms Pac-Man
  • Mutant Blobs Attack
  • N+
  • NBA Jam: On Fire Edition
  • Nights Into Dreams
  • Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
  • Pac-Man C.E
  • Pac-man CE DX+
  • Peggle
  • Perfect Dark
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds
  • Pinball FX
  • Plants vs. Zombies
  • Portal: Still Alive
  • Prince of Persia
  • Putty Squad
  • Rayman 3 HD
  • R-Type Dimensions
  • Sacred 3
  • Sacred Citadel
  • Sam & Max: Beyond Time & Space
  • Sam & Max Save the World
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co.
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
  • Shadow Complex
  • Skullgirls
  • Small Arms
  • Sonic CD
  • Sonic The Hedgehog
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 2
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 3
  • Soulcalibur
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • Space Giraffe
  • Spelunky
  • Splosion Man
  • Super Meat Boy
  • Supreme Commander 2
  • Ticket to Ride
  • TC’s RainbowSix Vegas
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas2
  • Torchlight
  • Toy Soldiers
  • Toy Soldiers Cold War
  • Trials HD
  • Tron: Evolution
  • Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon
  • Viva Piñata
  • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise
  • The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
  • Wolfenstein 3D
  • ZZuma
  • Zuma’s Revenge!

Together with the four new releases, Microsoft has also confirmed news on bringing Halo Wars, Skate 3, Bioshock, Bioshock 2, Bioshock Infinite, and Call of Duty: Black Ops to the Xbox One Backward Compatibility library in the future.

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