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Complete list of original Xbox games backward compatible on Xbox One

As a part of Microsoft's E3 2017 press conference, an expansion of its backward compatibility program was announced, adding support for original Xbox titles. While a growing list of Xbox 360 titles has rolled out for the Xbox One in recent years, the latest expansion will bring a whole new wave of nostalgia to fans of the program.

Microsoft has now officially unveiled the list of titles supported by the program at launch, ahead of the official launch on October 24, 2017. Each of the below titles will be playable on Xbox One hardware, with 1080p output, more consistent frame rates and improved loading times.

Note: This list is expected to grow in the months ahead as more titles gain support.

As of right now, Microsoft has only unveiled these 13 titles from the original Xbox library. With some complex technologies and legal boundaries to overcome as a part of the emulation process, only select games will ever see an arrival on the platform.

Let us know in the comments about the titles you're hoping to see join the original Xbox backward compatibility program next.

10 original Xbox games we're dying to see hit Xbox One backward compatibility

Matt Brown is Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.

187 Comments
  • I would love to have Def Jam: Fight for NY as a backwards title!
  • Yea.. That's a game worthy of Backwards compatibility.
  • THE ELDER SCROLLS 3: MORROWIND!  
  • I would absolutely love to play that game again
  • Lol. Was expecting a huge list...
  • Well... i guess you have to start somewhere.
  • This.... Otherwise, just why..... I hope to see Kung Fu Chaos!!!
  • Yes, that game was fun
  • Exactly hahaha
  • I was expecting a list. 
  • Starts with just one!! But yes, i want more!!!!!
  • Turok !!
  • Halo has already been remastered so it would be silly to add that title, but the main one I want is Knights of the Old Republic.
  • ...and maybe Jade Empire.
  • This, I really want Jade Empire, I never played it when it was released.
  • JE was/is a masterpiece. If it gets BC i definitely recommend picking it up. Amazing story, concept and character design. A game ahead of its time.
  • It's available on steam for PC. No idea how good of a pc port it is though.
  • Kotr is a pretty bad port. Is imagine je is too
  • Since Bioware won't remaster the first 2 this would be awesome
  • Completely agree with both your comments. Kotor the main for me from that list and Jade Empire would be the icing if made BC. Two masterpieces from Bioware...
  • SSX Tricky, Capcom VS SNK2 and Burnout 1,2,3
  • Tricky definitely, best in the series. I played it on GC and wish it would come back.
  • I'd like Dai Senryaku VII: Modern Military Tactics.
  • Jet set radio
  • but why? We already have the 360 version for XboxOne.
  • The 360 version is a port of the original game. The OG Xbox version is the sequel.
  • So you want Jet Set Radio Future not Jet Set Radio.
  • Future is what I meant guys future!!
  • future... Not the origional
  • I fired up the original Fable on my gaming rig the other day and it has not aged well. The HD remaster of the game would be better.
  • However I did pick up the HD rerelease on Steam (not on GoG on Windows Store :( ) for $8 today.
  • Did you get the dlc too? I'm thinking of getting this too on steam but was wondering about the dlc
  • Fuzion Frenzy is awesome.
  • I agree. It was a major party game for quick pick up and play mini-games.
    Fuzion Frenzy 2 was such a disappointment after upgrading. Games took so long between and they weren't as fun... Eventually we moved onto playing viva pinata party animals lol.
  • This site is going downhill... Such a click bait article. There are just two games, and we all know about these two games, why do you call this "a list" ? Why write "few" when you know it's just two games.
  • I think the few is used to imply there's very little, and nothing more than that. I'm sure a list can have just two as well. They could also amend the article for additions, also :)
  • This is why it's a click bait. They worded it in a way that makes it look as it's a longer list. Technically they didn't lie, but I was expecting more from this site. Maybe I shouldn't have.
  • If you frequent this site regularly you'd know that articles with lists are updated when additional items are added.
  • I admit that since they started to be "let us know what you think in the comments" article based site, I visit them less often than before.
  • Why has this been downvoted? What have I done wrong?
  • Why worry about up/down votes... They don't matter. My 950 doesn't even show them
  • Alright. Cool 😎
  • The sites been going downhill since the name change
  • Agree 110%
  • This is more a placeholder. Like other lists it will be continually updated.
  • This is one huuuge list.
  • KOTOR 2 please
  • Doubtful since you can pick them up for change on GOG or Android/App store, market is saturated.
  • Yeah, I grabbed KoToR 2 for 2.50 on the GoG sale, so excited.
  • It's worth remembering that any OG Xbox games that were also on PC will be pretty cheap now and tend to run better and look a bit nicer. Same with some Xbox 360 games, like the Just Cause games which you can play 60FPS on fairly low end hardware these days. I do love having all my games in 1 place on Xbox too though, so deffo keeping an eye out for any OG exclusives or games where the console version was better than the PC/there wasn't a PC release.
  • That's the point though. On these xboxes we have today they will run better and look a bit nicer
  • Didn't they say that OG Xbox games specifically won't look any better? Pretty sure Xbox 360 games don't get any framerate advantages either, like for example a 30FPS game on Xbox360 is usually locked to that, and so you won't get it running 60FPS on Xbox One all of a sudden. I'm all for having them on my Xbox, but worth remembering that PC versions can hold up a bit better since they can often run at higher resolutions and had 1080p assets
  • And what do the millions and millions who don't like PC gaming do????
  • Yeah, like Richard L said. Not everyone plays games on their PC. Personally I do not have it set up for gaming. I mainly use computers for programming and/or office tasks like writing or spreadsheets, etc. I am one of those people who want to play games like in the old days of early 1990s SEGA and Nintendo. Just that, now I play both classics and new games on Xbox One :)
  • Well they just play on console. Not sure what you're getting at - It's an option is all not some religious statement that PC is somehow better than console
  • Rallisport 1 & 2, pretty please!
  • U read my mind
  • Shenmue and KOTOR are on top of my list.
  • My OG Xbox Back Compat Want list: Crimson Skies (confirmed) Otagi 1 & 2 Panzer Dragoon Orta Full Spectrum Warrior & FSW: Ten Hammers Phantasy Star Online Episode 1 & 2 Project Gotham Racing 2 Conker: Live & Reloded Links 2004 Top Spin Tetris Worlds (this version is crack and the multiplayer will end friendships) Shenmue 2 Fatal Frame 1 & 2 OutRun 2 & 2006 Indigo Prophecy Dead of Alive 3 & Ultimate Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb Crimson Sea Godzilla: Destory All Monsters (don't judge!) Grand Theft Auto: Double Pack Guilty Gear X2 & Isuka Star Wars KOTOR 1 & 2 Jade Empire Mech Assult 1 & 2 Ralisport Challenge Phantom Dust and Voodoo Vince are already out and upgraded so those don't need to be on the list but would have been if not. I do have three more that are a pipe dream due to needing either a peripheral adapter or an actual CRT screen: Steel Batallion & SB: Line of Contact Silent Scope Compete There are a ton more but this is just a "start".
  • Ahh, I forgot Midtown Madness!
  • Midtown madness 3 is what started me on live. Those were the days...
  • Yes! Loved playing that, and Rainbow Six haha. I think RB6 was the easiest way for me to get a headset IIRC and back then way more people used their headsets, maybe because it was a bit more niche and only those who really wanted to game online bothered to
  • I love Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters!!! That was an amazing game! I have fond memories of the multiplayer battles. Project Gotham Racing 2, Shenmue II, PSO Ep I& II, Top Spin, and Rallisport Challenge 2 are at the top of my list as well.
  • You have Indigo Prophecy Remasted native on the Xbox One dude. EDIT: My bad, apparently it's PC and PS4 only.
  • I've must have missed that, I never noticed. I have the original on PC as well but I thought it would be a good reintroduction. I don't know why I didn't see it.
  • Yeah, sorry, it's not on X1. Just PC/PS4.
  • My son would love Godzilla (he digs the Toho classics). Would Phantasy Star Online be worth it without the online servers?
  • Yes and no. The drops were more abundant and the game is better multiplayer (which you can still play local). You can also make up for the drop deversity by making characters with different names. The names determined which group you were in. There's some online guides to name making so you can get the most optimum drops for your type of character. The interesting thing about servers is there are "unofficial" servers in existance and you can connect and play online to this day. It's still possible to play on Dreamcast, GameCube and PC currently. In the case of Xbox, Microsoft would have to somehow re-enable Live support for OG Xbox games before PSO would work online as they required the service even for 3rd party MMO servers.
  • I applaud you just for playing PSO in the first place. I can't see them reenabling online play (or even adding this game in the first place) but man would it be killer to start fresh and work my way back into very hard to grind for the legendary weapons. I tried to get into Blue Burst on PC as it's still online but it's not the same as being able to play with your friends and having one goal as you ravage Ragul.
  • 700 likes.
  • Why Splinter Cell Chaos Theory and not the OG Xbox Double Agent?
  • Chaos Theory had an almost perfect multiplayer mode. It actually sold systems. I know people that bought an OG Xbox back in the day to solely play the CT multiplayer.
  • It's also the single play I have the fondest memories of. Would also like to see OG version of Double Agent arrive too, because it was different to the 360 version in a lot of ways. Not actually sure why they did that but they probably had a reason at the time. Complete levels were different between the two. I think the Wii got the OG Xbox/PS2 version and PS3/PC/360 had it's own
  • They need to reboot Bruce Lee game for the ''X"
  • Blood Wake!
  • It was funny that this got the loudest cheer during their E3 conference. LOL
  • I hope Deathrow will come back. :)
    A remastered version could be great, or even a complete remake but the retrocompatibility of Deathrow is more likely to have a chance to happen then a remastered/remake version.
  • That would be amazing. It is funny, now that I look back, they made such good out there games on the Original Xbox, even though it struggled, chances were taken. This gen on the Xbox has been pisspoor in comparison. Just no imagination.
  • Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow and im gonna disappear for a loooong time.
  • Remember that game well. I think it was a lot harder than Chaos Theory
  • I would pick that up on PC but I don't think it will likely have perfect Gamepad support
  • Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse
  • Click-bait article. Came in flying. Left walking on broken glass.
  • Midtown madness 3,
    midnight club 3,
    mechassault 1 and 2.
    Ninja Gaiden 1,
    Kabuki warriors
  • Yes ninja gaiden I so miss that series
  • Yes! Some one else remembered Mechassault!!
  • Star Wars Battlefront 1&2 FTW!
  • I would really have Crash bandicoot wrath of cortex, & the other crash bandicoot games
  • I really hope Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers and LOTR: Return of the King get added.  I love those games and still haven't found a newer similar game that I enjoyed as much.  There was an Xmen game that was similar, but not as good IMO.   Also hoping for Ninja Gaiden
  • Ninja gaoden series
  • Ohhh forgot the LOTR games. Think I played them on PS2. Would love them. There were some great spiderman games back then too. Annoyingly the new PS4 spiderman looks to go back to those roots but I'm not buying a console for Spiderman lol
  • Fable, splinter cell my pre teens
  • Project Gotham Racing 1 & 2 Jet Set Radio  Midtown Madness
  • Why no one mentioned Morrowind?
     
  • Given they are pumping the Morrowwind add on to ESO, I doubt they would do this one.
  • Just give me PGR, Rallisport Challenge 1 and 2 and Shenmue 2. That's it.
  • There's very little chance racing games will get ported.
  • Why is that? Licensing?
  • It would be awesome if they could release the original Psychonauts with Psychonauts 2.
  • Ninja Gaiden Black or this whole thing is irrelevant to me.
  • Right??? That game was epic. I'm still bummed they haven't done Gaiden 2 on 360 BC yet.
  • I gotta have my Riddick 😩
  • Yes! Such a great game
  • I would like to see a 360 game too human
  • Mech Assault. Morrowind, Jade Empire, KOTOR, Brute Force
  • I agree, especially with Morrowind!  
  • Midtown Madness 3 is what got me to buy my Xbox Crystal edition, and it remains to be my favourite console of all time! I've since moved onto PC gaming after the 360 was replaced, but I really would love to see new life breathed into the game!
  • Just because Microsoft published certain games such as Shenmue II doesn't mean **** for its probability to be emulated on Xbox One. The developer (Sega for Shenmue) will retain majority rights. That said, hopefully it happens....I just wouldn't expect it.
  • Because we don't have enough of these types of games for XBOX One, hoping to see these: The Incredibles, Super Monkey Ball Deluxe, SSX3, Fairly Odd Parents  
  • I waited to see if anyone else here wanted the games I'm wanting most, but alas no. I really want both Buffy The Vampire Slayer games.
  • I want the Mechassault games so bad!!!!
  • Oh yes and both midtown madness and monster truck madness oh and let's get that space tunnel flying game...what the heck was that called.
  • Psi ops the mindgate conspiracy please
  • Burnout Revenge
    Capcom vs. SNK 2 EO
    Galleon
    Gunvalkyrie
    Indigo Prophecy
    Jade Empire
    Marvel vs. Capcom 2
    MotoGP
    Murakumo: Renegade Mech Pursuit
    Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath
    Otogi: Myth of Demons
    Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
    Phantom Crash
    Project Gotham Racing
    Rallisport Challenge
    Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus
  • Prince of Persia and tao feng please
  • Burnout series, kung fu chaos, wreckless, bloodwake, battlestar galactica, brute force, XIII, X-men legends 1&2, outrun, corvette, splinter cell series, defender, Riddick, spawn Armageddon, Elder scrolls III: Morrowind, Wolfenstein tides of war, robotech invasion, star wars clone wars, Simpsons hit and run, doom 3, and mechassault 2, lone wolf. Just to drop a few good and fun titles.
  • I especially agree with blood wake and Kungfu chaos
  • Please Conkers bad fur day and Cell Damage
  • Concker is in rare replay bundle as is goulies. Both in origional form. Also cell dammage came out early this year i think. That one is in the store.
  • A remake of Conker was released on Xbox back in the day. It's called Conker: Live & Reloaded and it was a lot better than the N64 version thats on Rare Replay.
  • Better in graphics only. Xbox version was censored and multiplayer was garbage. But I still want it.
  • I guess they are not counting grabbed by the goulies phantom dust and cell dammage, I'd love to see cronicles of riddick butcher bay, all the frenzy titles, all of pgr, sega racing sim(can't remember the name) the first doa installments including the beach outing, and the sword fighting game thing that had spawn in it....oh and spawn, the Batman animated game, ohhhh i could go on.
  • Riddick came out on 360 if you still have one
  • Sweet was that made back compatible.
  • The....Unreal Tournament.
  • Shenmue 2, ToeJam and Earl 3, NFL 2K5, Panzer Dragoon, Jet Set Radio, Conker: Live & Reloaded, Time Splitters 2, Simpsons: Hit & Run and Crazy Taxi 3!
  • Plus one for crazy taxi
  • conkers bad fur day
  • Already available in the rare replay with grabbed by the goolies.
  • Completely forgot about that lol
  • Best stealth game ever-batman begins
    Best Xbox mascot game ever-blinx
  • Gonna go old school digital on this one. 3 games were launched year 2 of Xbox live for digital download. One was a car game, one was richocet the other a puzzle game i think. I want those first to be digital. That would be a historic Xbox moment. It really brings the platform around 360 the way fmhorizon 3 does with groove playlists.
  • Does two really consititute a list? 😣
  • BLINX 1 AND 2
  • Ninja Gaiden.
  • I hope they bring GTA and Vice city to the table
  • WishList
    KOTOR - confirmed
    Ninja Gaiden: Black(will take whatever though)
    Black(just a gorgeous game)
    Jade Empire
    Dej Jam NY
    Galleon
    KOTOR 2
    Panzer Dragoon Orta
    Phantasy Star Online
    Shenmue
    Otogi
    Riddick TBC
  • Crimson Skies, Ninja Gaiden,  Jade Empire (total shame this was never rebooted), Mech Assault, KOTOR and PGR and I am good.  I would throw a retro party with my friends.  
  • NFL fever 2004, and nfl2k5, NBA 2k5 and golf
  • Spikeout Battlestreet, that game was awesome. And with system link great for a lan party. Or Sega releases Spikeout Battlestreet 2 / Streets of Rage 4. 😁