Six new games come to the Xbox One backward compatible list

Microsoft hasn't added any new games to the Xbox One backward compatible list for the past couple of weeks, but it's breaking that lull with a batch of new titles. As revealed on Twitter by Xbox's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb, a total of six Xbox 360 games are coming to backward compatibility today. Here's a look at what's new.

The biggest name hitting the list today is Saints Row: The Third (opens in new tab). This entry in the series packs all of the ridiculousness of the others as you take the fight to a criminal organization known as The Syndicate.

Refusing to kneel to the Syndicate, you take the fight to Steelport, a once-proud metropolis reduced to a struggling city of sin under Syndicate control. Take a tank skydiving, call in a satellite-targeted airstrike on a Mexican wrestling gang, and defend yourself against a highly-trained military force using only a sex toy in the most out-landish gameplay scenarios ever seen, igniting a city-wide war that will set Steelport on fire. Strap it on.

Aside from Saints Row: The Third, the other five titles are relatively minor entries. Monopoly Deal (opens in new tab) is a digital take on the classic board game that turns it into a fast paced card game. Meanwhile, Undertow (opens in new tab) is an Xbox Arcade title that lets up to 16 players fight for survival in underwater battles.

Super Contra (opens in new tab) goes back to one of gaming's arcade classics with enhanced graphics and Xbox Live integration. Slender: The Arrival (opens in new tab) is a survival horror-filled adaptation of the Slender Man tale. Lastly, Virtual-On (opens in new tab) is an arcade mech title available only in Japan.

If you already own any of these games for Xbox 360, you should be able to install them on your Xbox One and start playing right away. And for more on Xbox backward compatibility, check out our comprehensive list of available titles.

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  • Still no Mark of the Ninja 🙄
  • I would've sworn that SR3 was already backwards compatible because it was a GwG game a while ago (2014, so before BC?).  Turns out I was wrong, but this is good because I'm just finishing up SR4 and was thinking about going back to play SR3.  Now I can without having to dust off my 360.
  • Yes!, finally Saints Row the Third on BC.... This is my favorite SR game, I love the humor and crazyness in it.
  • I checked the list and found that Arkham Origins is on it.  If it was announced here, I missed it.  Looking forward to re-completing that one, though I would have preferred a remastered version, given the glitches of the original!
  • Well, it's not showing on Windows Central's list, but I did see it elsewhere... Haven't tried it yet
  • Installed it over the weekend, so it apparently is back-compat.  I'll have to see if they fixed glitches with the update it required to install.