New in: Original Xbox and Xbox 360 Games added to Xbox Series X Backward Compatibility

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Key notes

  • Gamers using current-gen consoles have something to smile about with the latest addition to Xbox.
  • Microsoft has added 76 new titles to the backward compatible series.
  • The good news was released during the 20th anniversary of Xbox.

A few days ago, Xbox announced that it will be celebrating its 20th anniversary, and it would have in store a lot of goodies for its fans.

Well, if you have been waiting for the good news, Xbox has over-delivered. There are now 76 new titles added to the backward compatible series.

This news opens up more potential for many gamers to engage in the fun. What’s even better, the games will be playable on the current and last-gen consoles, so you don’t have to worry about being locked out.

Last of the games

Whereas this may be good news, Microsoft has made it clear that it has no plans whatsoever to make any more games backward compatible.

There may be enhancements such as Auto HDR, higher resolutions, and more in the near future, but that’s just about it.

This is a move in the right direction as it shows that Xbox is indeed listening to its fans and are working towards meeting their demands. 

Games included in the backward compatibility update

The list has variety in genre and playstayle making it advantageous to every gamer out there. 

  • 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 Edition
  • 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
  • Fear
  • Fear 2: Project Origin
  • Fear 3
  • Fear 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

If you were wallowing in the recent GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition news that it would only be available on Rockstar Games Launcher, you will be elated to know the list will have some of your favorites.


If you look closely, you will notice some games are conspicuously missing from the list. Spider-Man and Marvel properties. This is due to licensing issues that prevented them from being on the list.

Since Xbox has no plans of availing more games to be backward compatible, the chances are that they will not be joining the list anytime soon.

On the omissions, Microsoft had this to say;

“This latest and final addition of 70+ titles to the backward compatibility program was only possible through the passion and feedback from the community. Your constant requests for specific titles and enhancements encouraged the Backwards Compatibility team to partner with the original creators to preserve thousands of games from over four generations of Xbox. 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. Thank you for being part of this journey with us.”

With this move, more gaming giants will likely follow suit in listening and responding to their customers’ needs. 

What added games are you anticipating to play now that they have been made backward compatible? Let us know in the comment section below.