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Xbox Adds Over 70 New Games to its Backward Compatibility List

Microsoft held its Xbox 20th anniversary celebration on Monday, and as part of it, the company announced a whopping 76 new games that will officially be coming to the latest Xbox consoles, rounding out a project that started in 2015. Many titles also now support FPS Boost, which doubles their frame rate on newer harder.

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Every original Xbox or Xbox 360 game that got added today will support functions like Auto HDR on the Xbox Series X|S, and will even see a resolution increase and faster load times as well. FPS Boost is also being enabled on several of the titles today, which includes the whole Gears of War franchise, Nier, Mirror’s EdgeAssassin’s Creed, DarksidersFallout: New Vegas, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Dragon Age: Origins, Dead Space 2, and more. The full list of new games is at the bottom of the article and the full list of new Xbox backwards compatible games is below:

  • 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand
  • Aces of the Galaxy
  • Advent Rising
  • Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom
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  • 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

The titles with FPS Boost are:

  • Alan Wake
  • Assassin’s Creed
  • BCFX
  • Binary Domain
  • Darksiders
  • Dead Space 2
  • Dead Space 3
  • Disney’s Chicken Little
  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • Dragon Age II
  • F.E.A.R.
  • F.E.A.R. 3
  • Fable Annivesary
  • Fable III
  • Fallout 3
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Far Cry 3
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2
  • 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
  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
  • 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
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment

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This was an unexpected move for Microsoft as it said in 2019 that it had “no plans to add additional Original Xbox or Xbox 360 titles to the catalog on Xbox One.” But with the 20th Anniversary of Xbox arriving, it appears as though the company decided to surprise fans and add many more games to its backwards compatibility catalog.

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