Xbox Backward Compatibility Adds 76 Games For 20th Anniversary

Xbox Backward Compatibility 20th Anniversary

Xbox is in the midst of celebrating its 20th anniversary and the momentous occasion culminated in rousing livestream event dedicated to Team Green’s decades-long legacy. Amidst all the fanfare, Microsoft also took the opportunity to unveil several big announcements regarding the gaming brand’s future, notably confirming over 70 new titles now available in the long-dormant Xbox Backward Compatibility program.

Introduced in a new Xbox Wire post, 76 games have now joined Xbox’s expansive list of Backward compatible games, pushing the program’s total to just over 700 Xbox 360 and original Xbox titles. The new arrivals are notably comprised of several long-requested franchises like Max Payne and F.E.A.R., as well as the availability of Skate 2 following the additions of the remaining two Skate games. We can also see a number of original Xbox favorites have also made the cut, including Manhunt, a pair of Timesplitters games, and Red Dead Revolver.

The full list of new games added to the Xbox Backward Compatibility Program can be viewed below.

Xbox 360

  • 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 (FPS Boost)
  • Black College Football Xperience: Doug Williams Ed
  • Cloning Clyde
  • Conan
  • Darwinia+
  • Dead or Alive Ultimate
  • Dead or Alive 4
  • Death by Cube
  • Disney Universe
  • Elements of Destruction
  • F.E.A.R. (FPS Boost)
  • F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
  • F.E.A.R. 3 (FPS Boost)
  • F.E.A.R. Files
  • The First Templar
  • Islands of Wakfu
  • Lego The Lord of the Rings (FPS Boost)
  • Max Payne 3
  • Mini Ninjas
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
  • MX vs. ATV Alive
  • MX vs. ATV Untamed
  • Nier (FPS Boost)
  • Novadrome
  • Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad
  • The Outfit
  • Outpost Kaloki X
  • Quake Arena Arcade
  • R.A.W. – Realms of Ancient War
  • Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (FPS Boost)
  • Ridge Racer 6
  • Rio
  • Risen
  • Risen 2: Dark Waters
  • Rock of Ages (FPS Boost)
  • Sacred 2: Fallen Angel
  • Scramble
  • Screwjumper!
  • Skate 2
  • SpongeBob SquarePants Underpants Slam!
  • SpongeBob’s Truth or Square
  • Switchball
  • Thrillville
  • Thrillville: Off the Rails
  • Time Pilot
  • Toy Story Mania!
  • Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment (FPS Boost)
  • Viva Piñata: Party Animals
  • Warlords

Original Xbox

  • Dead or Alive 3
  • Disney’s Chicken Little (FPS Boost)
  • Gladius
  • Gunvalkyrie
  • Manhunt
  • Max Payne
  • Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
  • Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee
  • Otogi: Myth of Demons
  • Otogi 2: Immortal Warriors
  • Red Dead Revolver
  • Secret Weapons Over Normandy
  • Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
  • Star Wars Starfighter: Special Edition
  • Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (FPS Boost)
  • TimeSplitters 2
  • TimeSplitters: Future Perfect

This round of additions is surely a surprise, especially as the Xbox Backward Compatibility Program was formally ended over two years ago. Each of these titles will be free available to all who own the original disc, though Xbox says the “vast majority” will also be up for sale on the digital store. Additionally, players on Xbox Series X/S will be able to take advantage extra enhancements such as Auto HDR, up to 4x resolution increases, as well as FPS Boost on 10 supporting titles, all of which are noted in the list above.

What do you think? Are you excited about these latest additions to the Xbox Backward Compatibility Program, or are you bummed that a certain favorite didn’t make the cut? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day!​

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Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his biweekly "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at trivia from the past.

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