Xbox has announced over 70 new backward compatible games
Including the entire Max Payne and FEAR franchises, Dead or Alive Ultimate and Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast
Microsoft has today added over 70 Xbox 360 and original Xbox games to the backward compatibility library for Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.
New additions playable on its more modern consoles for the first time include the entire Max Payne and FEAR franchises, plus Skate 2.
Today’s new backward compatible titles (the full list is published at the bottom of this page) include over 20 original Xbox games such as Dead or Alive Ultimate, Star Wars: Jedi Knight II, Star Wars: Starfighter, and the Otogi franchise.
Peggy Lo, compatibility program lead for Xbox, said the latest backward compatibility update will be the last one due to several constraints.
“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 catalogue from the past due to licensing, legal and technical constraints.”
Over 30 games are today also getting Xbox Series X/S FPS Boost, a system-level feature that increases performance in select backwards compatible titles without requiring changes to the original game code.
They include 11 new backward compatible games such as FEAR, Binary Domain and Nier, and 26 existing ones including the entire Gears of War franchise, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Dragon Age: Origins, Dead Space 2, Dead Space 3, Alan Wake and Sonic Generations.
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Starting today, FPS Boost is also being made available to 33 titles via Xbox Cloud Gaming that were previously enhanced on Xbox Series X/S including Fallout 4, Fallout 76, and The Evil Within 2.
The new backward compatibility games were announced during a 20th anniversary Xbox live stream on Monday.
During the event, Microsoft also confirmed that Halo Infinite’s free-to-play multiplayer mode will be released today via a beta.
And it revealed a new six-part documentary series about the history of Xbox, which will be released in mid-December.
New Xbox backward compatible games
- 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 Ed
- Cloning Clyde
- Dead or Alive Ultimate
- Dead or Alive 3
- Dead or Alive 4
- Death by Cube
- Disney’s Chicken Little
- Disney Universe
- Elements of Destruction
- FEAR 2: Project Origin
- FEAR 3
- FEAR Files
- The First Templar
- Islands of Wakfu
- Lego: The Lord of the Rings
- 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
- Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee
- Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad
- Otogi: Myth of Demons
- Otogi 2: Immortal Warriors
- The Outfit
- Outpost Kaloki X
- Quake Arena Arcade
- RAW: Realms of Ancient War
- Red Dead Revolver
- Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
- Ridge Racer 6
- Risen 2: Dark Waters
- Rock of Ages
- Sacred 2: Fallen Angel
- Skate 2
- SpongeBob SquarePants: Underpants Slam
- SpongeBob: 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
- Thrillville: Off the Rails
- Time Pilot
- TimeSplitters 2
- TimeSplitters: Future Perfect
- Toy Story Mania
- Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment
- Viva Piñata: Party Animals