Xbox celebrates 20 years with more backward compatible games, and even FPS boost

Meanwhile, at PlayStation …

This is a very timely gift for fans of the Xbox brand, made on the occasion of the celebration of 20 years from the release of Microsoft’s first console: 76 Xbox and Xbox 360 games become backward compatible with la Xbox One and the Xbox Series.

Casually, this list contains a lot fairly popular franchises, like the series of F.E.A.R, Max Payne, TimeSplitters, the very first Deny, the beginning of the legend with Red Dead Revolver, or the extraordinary 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand. If you find the galette of the time, you will be able to play again:

  • 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
  • Deny
  • 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

That’s not all, since Microsoft specifies that the majority of these titles can benefit visual improvements brought by Xbox One and Xbox Series, such as l’auto-HDR Where better resolution multiplied up to 4 times depending on the console used.

But the icing on the cake is indeed FPS Boost : most games on the list will see their framerate doubled to reach 60 FPS. Microsoft adds that 26 other games already backward compatible can now benefit from this technology, like all Gears of War games, Fallout 3 et New Vegas, The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion, Dragon Age Origins, Dead Space 2 et 3, Alan Wake or Sonic Generations et Unleashed.

This latest addition of more than 70 titles to the backward compatible games catalog was made possible thanks to the passion and feedback from the community. Your requests for specific titles or specific improvements encouraged the backward compatibility team to partner with the original creators to preserve the thousands of games released across four generations of Xboxes. While we will continue to preserve and improve these works of art that are video games, we have reached legal and technical limits to add more games from our past to the backward compatible catalog on Xbox One and Xbox Series. Thank you for being with us.


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