First Batch of Original Xbox Games Backwards Compatible for Xbox One Announced

Microsoft has announced the first batch of backwards compatible original Xbox games for Xbox One.

The first set of games are launching for Xbox One today, October 24th. Here’s the full list of games:

  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Ninja Gaiden Black
  • Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
  • Fuzion Frenzy
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
  • Psychonauts
  • Dead to Rights
  • Black
  • Grabbed by the Ghoulies
  • Sid Meier’s Pirates!
  • Red Faction II
  • BloodRayne 2
  • The King of Fighters Neowave

All the included games will perform better with enhanced 1080p resolution, higher and/or smoother frame rates, and better loading times.

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  • CatCouch

    I’m up for playing BloodRayne 2 again. Loved that series, I wish we could get a new one, the 2D spin off was fun but I’d love a proper 3d one with all the sexy outfits and stuff.

  • Travis Touchdown

    Ninja Gaiden Black and Star Wars sound very tempting.

    But I’m hooked on Fire Emblem Warriors at the moment.

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  • sanic

    I’ll get kotor, maybe dead to rights.

  • Fabio


    All we need is JSRF!!

  • DrearierSpider

    Really not too bad of a list all in all.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    It’s a decent start.

  • ProtomanBlues

    Anyone know if it’s download only or will disc work too? I tried both before leaving for work today, nothing happened with disc, and Ninja Gaiden Black wasn’t in the marketplace at all.

  • tetrisdork

    It should work with disc, although like the 360 BC titles on Xbox One, “installing” the game means downloading the game. Interestingly, all the titles appear in the 360 Marketplace. Even the games that were not originally available during the “Xbox Originals” push in the 360’s early days are there.

  • Bitterbear

    Here’s hoping they’ll add the Halo games to the compatibility list.

  • Most of these are on PC.

  • Fabio

    Thanks for the info brew. Do play these games, they’re awesome!

  • BeholdMyPower

    BloodRayne 3 never ever :(

  • Ramza Beoulve

    no phantasy star? no halo 2? lol the only games that were worth playing on the real xbox 1

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    I’d consider getting an Xbone if they added Butcher Bay to the list.

  • I have some longplays of a few of these.

  • Person Man

    Wow, that’s… really wrong.

  • Ramza Beoulve

    nope its not
    those were really the only good things on the real xbox 1

  • Person Man

    Otogi 1 & 2, Jet Set Radio Future, Kingdom Under Fire, Metal Wolf Chaos, Mechassault 2, Panzer Dragoon Orta, Halo 1 (FFS), GunValkyrie, Steel Battalion, BreakDown, Phantom Dust (was Xbox exclusive), Ninja Gaiden Black, and then the other multiplatform titles.

  • Ramza Beoulve

    ok with the exception of jet set radio future and panzer dragoon orta (even though it was buggy and virtually every other PD game is vastly superior) all the others you mentioned are still shit. Halo 2 > 1

  • Kaguroshi

    You’re the definition of a casual.

    Gun Valkyrie was made by the same team who made JSR and JSRF. And if anything it’s more complex than either one:

    Ninja Gaiden Black is shit? Lol.

    Where do these guys come from?

  • Ramza Beoulve

    gun valkyrie was meh at best, dont call me a casual btw, you dont know the first thing about me.