Xbox: 70 new backwards compatible games from the past are coming

Microsoft goes on and on and makes tons of other original Xbox games backward compatible for modern consoles

Microsoft added today as well 70 original Xbox 360 and Xbox games backwards compatible on Xbox One and Xbox Series X / S. New additions playable for the first time on its most modern consoles include the entire Max Payne franchise, FEAR and Skate 2. Today’s new backwards compatible titles (full list posted at the bottom of this page) include over 20 Xbox games originals like Dead or Alive Ultimate, Star Wars: Jedi Knight II, Star Wars: Starfighter and the Otogi franchise.

Xbox is enriched with new backwards compatible games to play

Today, over 30 games also receive the Xbox Series X / S FPS Boost, a system-wide feature that increases performance in certain backward compatible titles, without requiring changes to the original game code. Among them we have 11 new backward compatible games such as FEAR, Binary Domain and Nier and 26 existing ones including the entire Gears of War franchise, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Dragon Age: Origins, Dead Space 2, Dead Space 3, Alan Wake and Sonic Generations. Additionally Starting today, FPS Boost will also be available for 33 titles via Xbox Cloud Gaming that were previously enhanced on Xbox Series X / S, including Fallout 4, Fallout 76 and The Evil Within 2.

Xbox: 70 new backwards compatible games from the past are coming

Peggy Lo, head of the Xbox backward compatible games program, said this will be the latest update for backwards compatibility of old titles on new consoles due to several constraints. “As we continue to remain focused on preserving and improving the art form of games, we have reached the limit of our ability to bring new games to the past catalog due to licensing, legal and technical constraints.”

Below is the complete list of new backwards compatible games for Xbox:

  • 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand
  • Aces of the Galaxy
  • Advent Rising
  • Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom
  • Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Make the Grade
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Burning Earth
  • Bankshot Billiards 2
  • Beautiful Katamari
  • Binary Domain
  • Black College Football Xperience: Doug Williams Ed
  • Cloning Clyde
  • Conan
  • Darwinia+
  • Dead or Alive Ultimate
  • Dead or Alive 3
  • Dead or Alive 4
  • Death by Cube
  • Disney’s Chicken Little
  • Disney Universe
  • Elements of Destruction
  • FEAR
  • FEAR 2: Project Origin
  • FEAR 3
  • FEAR Files
  • The First Templar
  • Gladius
  • Gunvalkyrie
  • Islands of Wakfu
  • Lego: The Lord of the Rings
  • Max Payne
  • Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
  • Max Payne 3
  • Mini Ninjas
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
  • MX vs. ATV Alive
  • MX vs. ATV Untamed
  • Deny
  • Novadrome
  • Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee
  • Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad
  • Otogi: Myth of Demons
  • Otogi 2: Immortal Warriors
  • The Outfit
  • Outpost Kaloki X
  • Quake Arena Arcade
  • RAW: Realms of Ancient War
  • Red Dead Revolver
  • Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
  • Ridge Racer 6
  • Rio
  • Risen
  • Risen 2: Dark Waters
  • Rock of Ages
  • Sacred 2: Fallen Angel
  • Scramble
  • Screwjumper!
  • Skate 2
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Underpants Slam
  • SpongeBob: Truth or Square
  • Star Wars: Starfighter: Special Edition
  • Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  • Star Wars: Jedi Knight II – Jedi Outcast
  • Switchball
  • Thrillville
  • Thrillville: Off the Rails
  • Time Pilot
  • TimeSplitters 2
  • TimeSplitters: Future Perfect
  • Toy Story Mania
  • Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment
  • Viva Piñata: Party Animals
  • Warlords

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Stefania Romagnoli is a dedicated writer who delves into the world of video game news. With a profound passion for gaming, Stefania keeps readers informed and up-to-date on the latest developments, announcements, and trends within the gaming industry.