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Xbox Backward Compatibility Adds 76 New Games, 37 Games Get FPS Boost on Xbox Series X|S

Xbox Backward Compatibility Adds 76 New Games, 37 Games Get FPS Boost on Xbox Series X|S - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 15 November 2021 / 2,662 Views

Microsoft during its Xbox 20th Anniversary Celebration broadcast announced more Xbox 360 and original Xbox games will be getting backward compatibility, as well as more title gets FPS Boost on Xbox Series X|S. 

Microsoft is adding 76 new games to backward compatibility and 37 games will be getting FPS Boost support.

"This latest and final addition of 70+ titles to the backwards compatibility program was only possible through the passion and feedback from the community," said Peggy Lo, compatibility program lead at Xbox, speaking with The Verge.

"[Xbox fans’] constant requests for specific titles and enhancements encouraged the backwards compatibility team to partner with the original creators to preserve thousands of games from over four generations of Xbox."

Xbox Backward Compatibility Adds 76 New Games, 37 Games Get FPS Boost on Xbox Series X|S

Here is the list of 76 games added to backward compatibility:

  • 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
  • F.E.A.R.
  • F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
  • F.E.A.R. 3
  • F.E.A.R. Files
  • The First Templar
  • Gladius
  • Gunvalkyrie
  • Islands of Wakfu
  • Lego The 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
  • R.A.W. - 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 III Revenge of the Sith
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  • Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
  • Switchball
  • Thrillville
  • Thrillville: Off the Rails
  • Time Pilot
  • TimeSplitters 2
  • TimeSplitters: Future Perfect
  • Toy Story Mania!
  • Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment
  • Viva Piñata: Party Animals
  • Warlords

Here is the list of 37 games getting FPS Boost support today via The Verge:

  • Alan Wake
  • Assassin’s Creed
  • Binary Domain
  • Black College Football Xperience: Doug Williams Ed
  • Darksiders
  • Dead Space 2
  • Dead Space 3
  • Disney’s Chicken Little
  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • Dragon Age II
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • F.E.A.R.
  • F.E.A.R. 3
  • Fable Anniversary
  • Fable III
  • Fallout 3
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Far Cry 3
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2
  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
  • Gears of War
  • Gears of War 2
  • Gears of War 3
  • Gears of War: Judgment
  • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
  • Kameo: Elements of Power
  • Lego The Lord of the Rings
  • Medal of Honor: Airborne
  • Mirror’s Edge
  • Nier
  • Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
  • Rock of Ages
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
  • Sonic Generations
  • Sonic Unleashed
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  • Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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19 Comments
smroadkill15 (on 15 November 2021)

Hell Yeah! Love to see the continued support for BC.

  • +6
SecondWar (on 15 November 2021)

I boght Simpsons Hit and Run and Timesplitters 2 in the hope they’d be added to BC eventually. I know Hit and Run was a long shot but happy to get 1 out of 2.

  • +3
Mr Puggsly (on 15 November 2021)

Holy crap, they added a good number of titles from my wish list. Guess I will update the thread I have about BC in the Xbox forum.

I am also gonna buy numerous titles on the list.

  • 0
SegaHeart Mr Puggsly (on 15 November 2021)

Outpost Kaloki X is free rn get it before it goes back to 10$

  • -1
No_Name_Needed (on 15 November 2021)

I can finally play my copy of Gunvalkyrie and maybe even finish Otogi 2, nice.

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SecondWar No_Name_Needed (on 16 November 2021)

Did it read your discs? My Series X is saying my copy of Timesplitters 2 isn't on BC. :/

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No_Name_Needed SecondWar (on 16 November 2021)

Unfortunately I haven't had the chance to check yet, I plan to but I have no idea when I will be able to. Perhaps the updated backwards compatibility had not gone live yet.

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SegaHeart (on 15 November 2021)

GunValkyrie , Otogi 1 and 2 , Fear series , Ridge Racer 6 , Timesplitters , Dead or alive 3 and 4 and Manhunt are great additions . We're getting closer to Def Jam Fight For New York by EA and hopefully Microsoft pays the licenses of Sega's Jet set Radio Future soundtracks fee on Behalf of Sega and put it on Xbox Backwards.

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scrapking SegaHeart (on 15 November 2021)

I played a bunch of GunValkyrie when it first came out. Looking forward to checking it out again. :) I have a buddy who was into Otogi in a big way back then too.

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No9tro (on 15 November 2021)

Wait, I thought Sonic Unleashed already had an fps boost on S/X

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Zippy6 No9tro (on 15 November 2021)

No, only some XBO titles had fps boost before. No 360/OG xbox games have had FPS boost before today.

  • +2
No9tro Zippy6 (on 15 November 2021)

I see. You know I probably confused it with the game having a stable framerate when run on series X/S compared to 360 and XBO

  • 0
AkimboCurly (on 15 November 2021)

I had high hopes but never so high as to get all of Gears of War at 60fps.

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scrapking (on 15 November 2021)

I was a huge fan of Outpost Kaloki X, and am beyond stoked that it made the cut! It's an XBLA game, so I own it digitally, but it's not showing up in my library quite yet. I'll just have to be patient. I never did get the last few achievements on that game, so I'm eager for the opportunity to finish it off!

A bummer that this was described as the "final" batch of backwards compatible games (especially since there are likely other games that do run, but that they couldn't strike a deal with the rights-holders to get added for this announcement).

  • -1
Barozi scrapking (on 15 November 2021)

You can just download from the store. No need to wait for it to show up on its own.

  • -1
scrapking Barozi (on 15 November 2021)

It took an hour for it to show up in the store. And initially all I could find was some of the DLC, then I finally found the full game. Seems like it just took some time for it all to show up.

  • -1
scrapking Barozi (on 17 November 2021)

I got a downvote for saying I was stoked about one of the games in this back-compat batch, and you got a downvote for helping point me to the store as a way to get it? I will never get the mindset of people in the comments on this site!

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SegaHeart scrapking (on 15 November 2021)

Microsoft said before in 2019 that their final batch was 2019 then we're in 2021 and they added more backwards. as long there's demand for backwards they'll always add I think?

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scrapking SegaHeart (on 15 November 2021)

Good point! Either way, I am glad my prediction of more back-compat at this event came true (after I pointed out that no NEW game announcements didn't preclude re-introducing OLD games :D ).

  • -1