Xbox backward compatible sale cuts 85% off digital Xbox 360 and OG Xbox games

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Red Dead Redemption

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Microsoft has launched a dedicated "Back Compat Sale" via the Microsoft Store, scoring Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S users hefty discounts on backward compatible titles. These limited-time deals promise up to 85% savings on Xbox 360 and original Xbox titles, all playable on its latest consoles via system-level backward compatibility.

Xbox Back Compat Sale

Xbox Back Compat Sale

Save up to 85% on Xbox 360, Xbox games

Microsoft has discounted over 100 backward compatible original Xbox and Xbox 360 games, including some of the latest additions to the library, plus iconic classics of past generations. Scoop up the savings while you can via the Xbox Store.

Discounts apply to 137 games and downloadable content (DLC) packs, all among the list of backward compatible on Xbox consoles. The sale includes many of the program's final additions from last November, which featured over 70 new titles, including games like Max Payne, TimeSplitters, and the F.E.A.R. series.

Microsoft has sinced announced it has terminated its backward compatibility efforts, with no plans to support additional titles, citing "legal and technical constraints."

With the complete Xbox backward compatibility lineup now boasting hundreds of Xbox 360 and original Xbox games, the sale is an ideal time to stock your digital library. While the digital Xbox 360 and original Xbox games are often overpriced compared to disc-based copies, we're now seeing many at their lowest-ever prices.

Highlights include Red Dead Redemption down 67% to $9.89, Max Payne at $8.99, EA's skate. for $5.99, and TimeSplitters 2 for $2.49. Other established franchises like Borderlands, Grand Theft Auto, and Tomb Raider also feature.

The complete Back Compat Sale can be found via the Microsoft Store, both online and on Xbox consoles.

Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a 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.