new xbox back compat games

Microsoft’s 20th Anniversary Celebrations had a number of welcome announcements (including the multiplayer beta of a certain Halo Infinite), but the most substantial was undoubtedly the release of 76 games onto the Xbox Store, as part of Microsoft’s backwards compatibility service. Fallout, you are no longer the most notorious ‘76’ in gaming.

There are some absolute belters on the list, including the complete Max Payne series, the complete F.E.A.R. series and our personal favourites, Timesplitters 2, 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand and Beautiful Katamari. Fight us – they’re classics.

They will all get some Auto HDR love, while OG Xbox games all receive a 4x resolution increase on Xbox Series X and Xbox One X, a 3x increase on Xbox Series S, and a 2x resolution increase on Xbox One S and Xbox One. There’s also an FPS boost to several of these games, as well as boosts to some of the already-available backwards compatible games, like the Gears of War series.

The list in all of its glory is thus:

  • 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
  • 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 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
  • RAW – 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 3 Revenge of the Sith
  • Star Wars The Clone Wars
  • Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast
  • Switchball
  • Thrillville
  • Thrillville: Off the Rails
  • Time Pilot
  • TimeSplitters 2
  • TimeSplitters: Future Perfect
  • Toy Story Mania
  • Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment
  • Viva Pinata: Party Animals
  • Warlords

You can download each from the Xbox Store, either on your console or at Xbox.com. Which ones are you downloading immediately? Let us know in the comments below!

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