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Every Xbox backward compatible game revealed at the 20th Anniversary show

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At Xbox's 20th anniversary celebration, Microsoft unveiled a mountain of highly requested backward-compatible classics, alongside a slew of further enhancements via FPS Boost and beyond.

Included in the list are fan-favorite franchises like Remedy's legendary Max Payne titles, the classic horror FPS F.E.A.R., Rockstar's violent stealth slasher Manhunt, legendary FPS TimeSplitters, and Xbox classic Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee.

Alongside the sizeable 70+ list of new backward-compatible Xbox games, we also have a mountain of new FPS Boost titles. Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II both get the 60 FPS treatment now on next-gen systems, alongside Fallout 3 and New Vegas, Dead Space 2 and 3, and many more. Microsoft also revealed that it is bringing FPS Boost to Xbox Cloud Gaming, allowing cloud-based versions of existing games to hit 60 FPS if your connection speed allows for it.

For the full list of new goodies, see further below. Given the fact Microsoft seems to once again be on the game preservation train, I suspect that this won't be the last time we hear about more games coming to the platform in the months and years ahead.

New Xbox backward-compatible games

Here are all the new games hitting Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S thanks to the backward-compatibility program. People who own any of these games digitally will be able to download them from the Microsoft Store on your console or via your Games & Apps library. If you own the disc, your Xbox console will also run them as if they were native copies too.

  • 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 Universe
  • Disney's Chicken Little
  • Elements of Destruction
  • F.E.A.R.
  • F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
  • F.E.A.R. 3
  • F.E.A.R. Files
  • The First Templar
  • Gladius
  • Gunvalkyrie
  • Islands of Wakfu
  • LEGO: The Lord of the Rings
  • Manhunt
  • 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
  • NIER
  • 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
  • R.A.W. — 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!
  • Secret Weapons Over Normandy
  • Skate 2
  • SpongeBob SquarePants Underpants Slam!
  • SpongeBob's 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

New FPS Boost titles

These games will now enjoy 60 FPS across Xbox One, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X consoles.

  • Alan Wake
  • Assassin's Creed
  • Binary Domain
  • Black College Football Xperience: Doug Williams Ed
  • Darksiders
  • Dead Space 2
  • Dead Space 3
  • Disney's Chicken Little
  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • Dragon Age II
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • F.E.A.R.
  • F.E.A.R. 3
  • Fable Anniversary
  • Fable III
  • Fallout 3
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Far Cry 3
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2
  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
  • Gears of War
  • Gears of War 2
  • Gears of War 3
  • Gears of War: Judgment
  • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
  • Kameo: Elements of Power
  • LEGO: The Lord of the Rings
  • Medal of Honor: Airborne
  • Mirror's Edge
  • NIER
  • Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
  • Rock of Ages
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
  • Sonic Generations
  • Sonic Unleashed
  • STAR WARS: The Clone Wars
  • Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment

FPS Boost games on Xbox Cloud Gaming

If you have Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, you also have access to Xbox Cloud Gaming. Either on the web via the Xbox Game Pass website (opens in new tab), the Xbox Game Pass app on Android, or the Xbox app for Windows 10 and Windows 11, Microsoft gives you the ability to stream dozens of games over the internet without having to install them.

  • Battlefield 4
  • Beholder Complete Edition
  • Dishonored Definitive Edition
  • Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • The Evil Within 2
  • Fable Anniversary
  • Fable III
  • Fallout 3
  • Fallout 4
  • Fallout 76
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • The Gardens Between
  • Gears of War 2
  • Gears of War 3
  • Gears of War 4
  • Gears of War: Judgment
  • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
  • Halo Wars 2
  • Kameo: Elements of Power
  • MotoGP 20
  • My Friend Pedro
  • My Time at Portia
  • Prey
  • ReCore
  • Shadow Warrior 2
  • Steep
  • Titanfall 2
  • Two Point Hospital
  • Wasteland 3
  • Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

Jez Corden is a Senior Editor for Windows Central, focusing primarily on all things Xbox and gaming. Jez is known for breaking exclusive news and analysis as relates to the Microsoft ecosystem while being powered by caffeine. Follow on Twitter @JezCorden and listen to his Xbox Two podcast, all about, you guessed it, Xbox!

10 Comments
  • I can't find LEGO: The Lord of the Rings in the store though. Maybe it has to be deployed yet?
  • Timesplitters! Yes, please! As an aside, since when is that game rated R in Australia?
  • Oh, hell yeah! Major fan of Timesplitters and many in my social circle are too. This brings more gamers over to xbox. Rated R in Aus??
    Lol, that's an odd one.
  • Still no Dynasty Warriors Gundam 1-3? <sigh>
  • Lol "For the full list of new goodies, see further below. Given the fact Microsoft seems to once again be on the game preservation train, I suspect that this won't be the last time we hear about more games coming to the platform in the months and years ahead." "While we continue to stay focused on preserving and enhancing the art form of games, we have reached the limit of our ability to bring new games to the catalog from the past due to licensing, legal and technical constraints," stated Peggy Lo, Xbox compatibility program lead. "Thank you for being part of this journey with us."
  • Well, that comment aged well... For about 5 seconds lol!... Goes to show life is truly unpredictable lol.
  • Well that's to bad. How will this effect are free games with gold titles each month since normally we get one 360 title.
  • Good question, personally I don't think that will change as that's from the games library. I could be wrong though.
  • super cool! Many thanks to the magician aka software engineers from Microsoft for adding the FPS boost to the AC 1 game.
  • Well, it was fun while it lasted. Many thanks to the Backward Compatibility Team for all of their efforts in game preservation. I wonder what they'll be doing next. Maybe they could become Xbox's 24th development studio and focus on remakes/remasters like M2.