Call of Duty: Ghosts comes to Xbox backward compatibility

After a bit of a hiatus, Microsoft is busy adding new games to the Xbox backward compatible list again this week. The latest to arrive is Call of Duty: Ghosts, which is a bit of a mixed bag, to say the least.

Released in 2013, Call of Duty: Ghosts puts players in the shoes of a force fighting for the survival of a weakened nation.

Ten years after a devastating mass event, the nation's borders and the balance of global power have been redrawn forever. As what's left of the nation's Special Operations forces, a mysterious group known only as "Ghosts" leads the fight back against a newly emerged, technologically-superior global power.

Ghosts is an interesting addition in that it was also released for the Xbox One along with consoles from last generation. If you previously owned the game for Xbox 360 before upgrading to the Xbox One, however, this is a good way to jump back in without having to purchase it twice.

The game is available on the Xbox 360 Marketplace, but at a prohibitive $40. At that price, you'd be better off just picking up a discounted copy of the Xbox One version if you don't own the game yet.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • I know anything being added to XBOX BC lineup is always a good news.
    But, just curious why are they allowing "Everything Except Modern Warfare Series" to be backwards compatible??
    Only 3 games I care about in Call of Duty series.
  • Activision, I suspect. Even in a sale, COD stuff is expensive.
  • They know MW1 and 2 are the most highly-regarded in the series (Black Ops following closely behind). Since they are actively selling a remaster of MW1 separately now w/ microtransactions, it pretty much confirms they aren't going to allow it on BC. Expect the same treatment for MW2.
  • Guys check out, they sell Xbox One digital edition for very cheap!!! 13,5 € for the best Call of Duty in my opinion
  • I actually want Call of Duty Classic...
  • Weird addition, but I do own this game on both systems.
  • still want halo 4 the most
  • Just get the master chief collection..
  • Its already available for X1. Kinda pointless
  • Why?
  • Kind of pointless, it was a launch title for the One... But I guess some people prefer double dipping achievements?
  • LOL  forty bucks?  Are they serious? and it is a pointless addition  It is already on the Xbox One, and it was a launch title and does anyone even play it online anymore?  smh. I am still waiting for Max Payne 3 to be backwards compatible.
  • Since I have ghost on one, this isn't to exciting. But mw2,3.That would be! Remaster these,please! Remaster ghost on x! 😀