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Ten Backward Compatible Games Added to Xbox One This Week

Microsoft has taken the first week of May as an opportunity to expand the backward compatible game lineup the most that they have in recent...
  1. RaoulDuke

    Microsoft has taken the first week of May as an opportunity to expand the backward compatible game lineup the most that they have in recent months. Starting off earlier in the week on Tuesday, Major Nelson revealed on his Twitter that the three titles Jet Set Radio, MX vs. ATV Reflex & Texas Hold ‘Em were all available to install on Xbox One consoles. Following that, the biggest of these backward compatible game announcements came yesterday seemingly to celebrate Star Wars Day. Those two games being Star Wars: The Force Unleashed I & Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II. So for Star Wars super fans, and Star Wars novices around the world.. may the classic gaming force be with you!

    Following these previous announcements, Major Nelson posted on his Twitter account earlier today that even more games would be available through backward compatibility. Those five being the classic DIG DUG, Samurai Showdown II, Runner2, Phantasy Star II, and even the arcade classic Sonic & Knuckles. All ten of these titles are currently available to install or purchase on your Xbox One console, so if any of them have caught your eye, you can start downloading and playing them today. Also be sure to keep in mind that backward compatible games are now announced whenever they are ultimately finished, instead of being announced on a set schedule like they were previously.

    There are now over one hundred and fifty games available through the backward compatibility program, and if you’d like to vote on which ones you’d like to see come next, head over to Xbox.uservoice.com and let your voice be heard!

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  1. Froudey
    So MANY upvoted games from GTAIV, RDR, Skyrim and heaps of others... nah let's make Dig Dug
  2. Stoner
    god damn I just want the older cods back :frown:
    1. NDL 01
      too bad microsoft or activision make no sense and refuse to please the community
      Stoner and zombiekila64 like this.
    2. BR0K3N KING
      oh dont we all...
  3. 2408
    And another sh*tty round of arcade games and mediocre titles....still waiting for the bastards to release bioshock for backwards compatibility.
  4. Jacob Frye
    And not one of them is Black Ops 2. Even though that was the most voted game to be added to this list. :thumbsdown:
  5. GT VelociChicken69
    Is there black ops 2 backwards compatible
    1. RaoulDuke
      Not yet. But maybe sometime down the road.
  6. M1GHTYalTh0r
    Is there a chance they'll ever make Skyrim backwards compatible?
      ForeverLoading likes this.
  7. goss34
    Notice how Microsoft is putting all of the Arcade games into the backwards compatible spotlight. Probably because Microsoft had a helping hand in all of them.
  8. AlienFreek01
    Look at that, more games no one wanted. Bravo
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  9. Alisyion
    Pretty terrible games, the ones im looking for are the starwars ones :smile:
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    1. Link
      Jet Set Radio and Dig Dug are great though.
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    2. Alisyion
      Never played them, might in the future though.
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    3. Link
      I might only like Dig Dug because I played it an an arcade as a kid, But Jet Set Radio still holds up as an absolute gem, I'd totally recommend you check it out online.
  10. 3xTiNcT
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