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XBox One Back Compatability Thread - 6/10/19 - RIP Back Compatibility. Final batch listed in post #2

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#1 KaneRobot   The Profit$ of Doom CAGiversary!   10540 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 02 February 2016 - 07:21 PM

See wiki post below - post #3 contains additional information regarding specific games.



Wiki Post Updated 10 Jun 2019 - 23:53 by KaneRobot

This is a wiki post, and can be edited by anyone to keep it up to date.

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Keep in mind that regardless of how often this post is updated, the current list can always be found right here:
http://majornelson.c...d-compatibility
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Games on disc you can put in your XBone, it'll download/install automatically. Any XBLA/Games on Demand should just show up in your games library list.
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Having performance issues on a backwards compatible title? Try this to resolve slow performance / poor framerate on games where other people are not having any issues:

*Hard reset your console (hold down power button until it turns off / about 5 seconds)

*Go to Settings > System > Storage and then select "Clear local Xbox 360 storage". You will not lose your saves, as your saves are in the cloud and not local.
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Similar to the 360 install sizes thread, I'l try to color code stuff for a quick n dirty performance review. Text-based performance information will be collected in the second post in this thread. These classifications are based on Xbox 360 vs. Xbox One, NOT overall standalone performance (ie if something ran like garbage on the 360 and still runs like garbage on the X1, it is a green classification as it replicates the 360 experience accurately).

NOTE - added * asterisk marks, as Tapatalk users can't see color coding.

Green or * - May not be flawless, but no noteworthy issues. You can play this on the X1 and get a comparable experience to playing it on the original console. Many games actually run better than on the 360 (see second post in this thread).

Blue or ** - Some minor performance issues, but still enjoyable, especially if you only have an X1.

Yellow or *** - Noteworthy problems. Avoid unless you're desperate to play it and don't have a Xbox or 360.

Red or **** - Significant problems. Lots of them. Don't bother, you're not going to have an enjoyable experience.

Orange (X) indicator - Xbox One X Enhanced. Superior performance to both Xbox One and XBox 360. Noticeable upgrade in graphics, and may also improve loading times and have smoother framerate.
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Current list...
**Stuff added recently is brought to the top of the list and bold/italicized**

:360: XBOX 360 :360:
Asura’s Wrath
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
Enchanted Arms
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
Far Cry Classic
Far Cry Instincts Predator
Infinite Undiscovery
Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie
Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands
Skate
Star Ocean: The Last Hope
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
Syndicate
Too Human
Unreal Tournament III

0 Day Attack on Earth
3D Ultra Minigolf
A World of Keflings
Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
Aegis Wing
Age of Booty
AirMech Arena
Alan Wake**
Alan Wake's American Nightmare**
Alaskan Adventures
Alice: Madness Returns
Alien Hominid HD
Aliens vs. Predator
Altered Beast
Anomaly Warzone Earth
ARKANOID Live!
Army of Two
Assault Heroes 2
Astropop
Aqua
Assassin's Creed (X)
Assassin’s Creed II*
Assassin's Creed III
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood*
Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD
Assassin's Creed Rogue
Asteroids & Deluxe
Axel & Pixel (only playable if purchased before delisting)
Babel Rising (only playable if purchased before delisting)
Band of Bugs
Banjo-Kazooie* (X)
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts** (X)
Banjo-Tooie* (X)
Batman Arkham Origins
BattleBlock Theater
Battlefield 1943*
Battlefield 3*
Battlefield Bad Company
Battlefield Bad Company 2*
Battlestations: Midway
Battlestations Pacific
Bayonetta
Beat'n Groovy
Bejeweled 2*
Bejeweled 3*

Bellator: MMA Onslaught
Beyond Good & Evil HD
Bionic Commando Rearmed 2
Bioshock*
Bioshock 2
Bioshock Infinite
Blazing Angels (available only on disc or if purchased digitally before delisting)
Bloodforge
Blood Knights
Blood of the Werewolf
BloodRayne: Betrayal
Blue Dragon
Bomberman Live Battlefest
Boom Boom Rocket
Borderlands
Borderlands 2
Bound By Flame
Braid*
Brain Challenge
Brave: The Video Game
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway
Brutal Legend
Bullet Soul
Bullet Soul -Infinite Burst-
Bully Scholarship Edition
Burnout Paradise*
Burnout Revenge
Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013
Cabela’s Hunting Expeditions
Cabela’s Survival: SoK
Capcom Arcade Cabinet
Call of Duty 2*
Call of Duty 3
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare*
Call of Duty: Black Ops*
Call of Duty: Black Ops II*
Call of Duty: Ghosts*
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2*
Call of Dury: Modern Warfare 3*
Call of Duty: World At War
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood
Call of Juarez Gunslinger
Call of Juarez: The Cartel
Carcassonne
Cars 2: The Video Game
Cars: Mater-National
Castle Crashers
Castle Of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (available again March 2017 after previous delisting)
CastleStorm
Castlevania: Harmony of Despair
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night*
Catherine
Centipede & Millipede
Child of Eden
CLANNAD (Japan only)
Comic Jumper
Comix Zone
Command and Conquer 3 Kane’s Wrath
Command and Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars
Command and Conquer Red Alert 3
Command and Conquer Red Alert 3 Commander’s Challenge
Commanders: Attack
Condemned: Criminal Origins*
Contra
Costume Quest
Costume Quest 2
Counter-Strike: GO
Crackdown* (X)
Crackdown 2
Crazy Taxi*
Crystal Defenders
Crystal Quest
Cyber Troopers Virtual On Oratorio Tangram
Crysis
Crysis 2
Crysis 3*
Dante's Inferno*
Darksiders (X)
Darksiders II
Dark Souls**
Dark Void
Daytona USA
de Blob 2
Dead Rising 2: Case West
Dead Rising 2: Case Zero
Dead Space
Dead Space 2*
Dead Space 3
Dead Space Ignition
Deadfall Adventures
Deadliest Warrior
Deadliest Warrior: Legends
Deadly Premonition
Deathspank Thongs of Virtue
Defense Grid: The Awakening
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut
Dig Dug*
DiRT 3
DiRT Showdown
Disney Bolt
Discs of Tron*
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of 2
Divinity 2 - The Dragon Knight Saga
Doom*
Doom II*

Doom 3: BFG Edition (only available on disc)
Domino Master
Doritos Crash Course*
Double Dragon Neon
Dragon Age Origins*
Dragon Age 2
Dragon's Lair
Driver San Francisco (available on disc or digitally if purchased prior to delisting)
Ducktales: Remastered*
Duke Nukem Forever
Duke Nukem Manhattan Project
Dungeon Siege III
Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara
E4
Earth Defense Force 2017
Earth Defense Force 2025
Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon
Earthworm Jim HD
Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard
Encleverment Experiment
Escape Dead Island
F1 2014
Fable Anniversary (X)
Fable Heroes
Fable II (X)
Fable II Pub Games
Fable III (X)
Faery: Legends of Avalon
Fallout 3* (X)
Fallout: New Vegas
Far Cry 2
Far Cry 3*
Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon*
Feeding Frenzy
Feeding Frenzy 2: Shipwreck Showdown
Final Fight: Double Impact*
Fighting Vipers
Fight Night Champion
Final Fantasy XIII* (X)
Final Fantasy XIII-2 (X)
Flashback
FLOCK!
​Forza Horizon* (X)
Foul Play
Fret Nice
Frogger
Frogger 2
From Dust
Frontlines: Fuel of War]
FUEL
FunTown Mahjong
Galaga
Galaga Legions
Galaga Legions DX
Gatling Gears
Garou: Mark of the Wolves*
Gears of War*
Gears of War 2* (X)
Gears of War 3** (X)
Gears of War: Judgment**
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved*
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved
Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime
Girl Fight
Gin Rummy
Golden Axe
Golf: Tee It Up!
Go! Go! Break Steady
Goat Simulator
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City*
Grand Theft Auto IV*

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (NOTE - inserting the original Xbox version of GTA: SA disc into your X1 will allow you to download the 360 port of the game, but will NOT play the original version)
Greg Hastings Paintball 2
Grid 2
GRID Autosport
Gripshift
Guardian Heroes
Gunstar Heroes
Guwange
Gyromancer
Gyruss
HALF-MINUTE HERO -Super Mega Neo Climax-
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
Halo: Reach**
Halo 3 (X)
Halo 3: ODST Campaign Edition
Halo 4
Halo: Spartan Assault
Halo Wars
Hard Corps: Uprising
Hardwood Backgammon
Hardwood Hearts
Hardwood Spades
Harm's Way
Haunted House
Heavy Weapon
Hexic HD
Hexic 2
Hitman: Absolution
Hitman: Blood Money*
Hitman HD Pack
Hydrophobia
Hydro Thunder*
I Am Alive
Ikaruga
ilomilo
Injustice: Gods Among Us (also disc-only Ultimate Edition)
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
Interpol
Iron Brigade
Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad
Jet Set Radio*
Jewel Quest
Joe Danger Special Edition
Joe Danger 2: The Movie
Jetpac Refuelled*
Joust*
Joy Ride Turbo
Jurassic Park: The Game
Just Cause
Just Cause 2
JUJU
Kameo: Elements of Power* (X)
Kane & Lynch 2
Killer Is Dead
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning*
KOF SKY STAGE
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
Lazy Raiders
Left 4 Dead (X)
Left 4 Dead 2 (X)
Lego Batman
Lego Indiana Jones
Lego Indiana Jones 2
Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (X)
Limbo
Lode Runner
Lost Odyssey
Lost Planet
Lost Planet 2
Lost Planet 3
Lost Planet Colonies
Lumines Live!*
Luxor 2
Mad Tracks
Madballs: Babo Invasion
Mafia II*
Magic 2012
Magic 2013
Magic 2014 — Duels of the Planeswalkers
Magic: The Gathering
Marathon: Durandal
Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death
Mars: War Logs
Mass Effect*
Mass Effect 2*
Mass Effect 3
Matt Hazard: Blood Bath And Beyond
Medal of Honor Airborne
Meet The Robinsons
Mega Man 9*
Mega Man 10
Metal Gear Rising Revengeance*
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection / Metal Gear Solid HD Edition: 2 & 3*
Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker HD Edition
Metal Slug 3
Metal Slug XX*
Midnight Club LA
Midway Arcade Origins
Might & Magic Clash of Heroes
Military Madness
Mirror’s Edge* (X)
Missile Command
Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine
Monday Night Combat
Monkey Island: Special Edition
Monkey Island 2: Special Edition
Monopoly Deal
Monopoly Plus
Moon Diver
Motocross Madness
Mr. Driller Online
Ms. Pac-Man
Ms. Splosion Man
Mutant Blobs Attack!!!
Mutant Storm Empire
Mutant Storm Reloaded
MX vs ATV Reflex
N+*
NBA JAM: On Fire Edition*
NeoGeo Battle Coliseum
New Rally-X
NiGHTS into dreams…
Nin2-Jump
Ninja Gaiden II (X)
Ninja Gaiden III: Razor's Edge
Of Orcs And Men (not available in all regions)
Omega Five
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
Operation Flashpoint: Red River
Orcs Must Die!
Outland
Overlord
Overlord II
Pac-Man
Pac-Man: Championship Edition*
Pac-Man: Championship Edition DX+*

Pac-Man Museum*
Peggle*
Peggle 2
Perfect Dark* (X)
Perfect Dark Zero* (X)
Persona 4 Arena
Phantasy Star II
Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds
Pinball FX**
Plants vs Zombies*
Poker Smash* (removed from back compatibility 6/12/17 - no reason given)
Portal: Still Alive (X)
Portal 2 (X)
Prey
Prince of Persia
Prince of Persia (the XBLA one)
Pure (disc only)
Putty Squad
Puzzlegeddon
Puzzle Quest
Puzzle Quest 2
Puzzle Quest Galactrix
Qix ++
Quantum Conundrum
R-Type Dimensions*
Radiant Silvergun
Rage***
Raiden IV
Raskulls
Rayman 3 HD
Rayman Legends
Rayman Origins
Rayman Raving Rabbids
Red Dead Redemption* (X)
Red Faction: Armageddon
Red Faction: Battlegrounds
Resident Evil Code: Veronica X
RoboBlitz
Rocket Knight
Rockstar Table Tennis
Rumble Roses XX
Runner2
R.U.S.E.
Sacred 3*
Sacred Citadel
Saints Row*
Saints Row 2
Saints Row IV
Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell
Saints Row The Third
Sam & Max Beyond Time & Space
Sam & Max Save the World
Samurai Shodown II
Scarygirl
Scrap Metal
Screamride
Sega Bass Fishing
Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co.*
Sega Vintage Collection: Golden Axe*

Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World
Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage*
Sega Vintage Collection: Toejam & Earl
Sensible World of Soccer
Shadow Assault/Tenchu
Shadow Complex*
Shadowrun
Shadows of the Damned
Shank 2
Shinobi Arcade
Shotest Shogi
Shred Nebula
Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution* (X)
Silent Hill: Downpour
Silent Hill HD Collection
Silent Hill: Homecoming
Sine Mora
Skate 3 (X)
Skullgirls
Skydive
Slender: The Arrival
Small Arms*
Sniper Elite V2
Soltrio Solitare
Sonic & Knuckles*
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Sonic Adventure*
Sonic Adventure 2
Sonic CD*
Sonic Generations* (X)
Sonic The Fighters
Sonic The Hedgehog*
Sonic The Hedgehog 2*
Sonic The Hedgehog 3*

Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode I
Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II
Sonic Unleashed
Soulcalibur*
Soul Calibur II HD
South Park:The Stick of Truth
Space Ark
Space Giraffe*
Space Invaders Infinity Gene
Spec Ops: The Line
Spelunky*
Split/Second*
Splosion Man*
SSX
Stacking
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed*** (X)
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
STEINS;GATE 比翼恋理のだーりん (Japan)
STEINS;GATE 線形拘束のフェノグラム (disc only) (Japan)
STEINS;GATE (オリジナル版) (Japan)
Strania
Street Fighter IV
Stuntman: Ignition
Super Contra
Super Meat Boy
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition*
Supreme Commander 2
Syberia
Tecmo Bowl Throwback
Tekken 6
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Texas Hold 'Em*
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
The Cave
The Darkness
The Darkness II
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (X)
The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match
The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match
The King of Fighters XIII
The Maw
This Misadventures of PB Winterbottom
The Orange Box (X)
The Splatters
The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead: Michonne
The Walking Dead: Season 2
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings* (X)
Ticket to Ride
TimeShift
Tom Clancy's EndWar
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter*
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas**
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist (X)
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction (X)
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent (X)
Tomb Raider Anniversary
Tomb Raider: Legend
Tomb Raider: Underworld
Torchlight
Tour de France 2009
Tour de France 2011 (not available in all regions)
Tower Bloxx Deluxe
​Toybox Turbos
Toy Soldiers
Toy Soldiers: Cold War
Toy Story 3
Trials HD**
Trials Evolution
Triggerheart Exelica
Trine 2
Tron: Evolution
Tropico 4
Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon
Unbound Saga
Undertow
​Vanquish
Virtua Fighter 2
Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
Virtual-On (Japan only)
Viva Piñata* (X)
Viva Piñata: Trouble In Paradise (X)
Wolfenstein 3D
Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3
Word Puzzle
Yosumin! Live
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
XCOM: Enemy Within
Zone of the Enders HD Collection
Zuma
Zuma’s Revenge!

Compilation Disc Backwards Compatibility Info

If a game is on the BC list above, it should install from a compilation disc. This is not a hard set rule, but on several compilation discs (XBox Live Arcade Compilation Disc, XBox Live Arcade Unplugged, Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection, Namco Museum, Popcap Arcade, Qubed) it is usually the case.
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:xbox: XBOX :xbox:
*All are enhanced with higher resolution, higher and/or smoother framerates, and faster loading times. On XBox One X, the benefits increase even more. Consider all OG XBox games to perform better on Xbox One, with an (X) Xbox One X enhancement designation.*

Armed and Dangerous
Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb
Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Double Agent

Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict
Black
Blinx: The Time Sweeper
BloodRayne 2
Breakdown
Conker: Live & Reloaded
Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
Dead to Rights
Destroy All Humans!
Full Spectrum Warrior
Fuzion Frenzy
Grabbed by the Ghoulies
Hunter: The Reckoning
Jade Empire
Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction
MX Unleashed
Ninja Gaiden Black
Panzer Dragoon Orta
Panzer Elite Action: Fields of Glory (Europe only)
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Psychonauts
Red Faction II
Sid Meier’s Pirates!
Star Wars: Battlefront
Star Wars: Battlefront II
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II
Star Wars Republic Commando
SSX 3
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
The King of Fighters Neowave

#2 KaneRobot   The Profit$ of Doom CAGiversary!   10540 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 02 February 2016 - 07:24 PM

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

If people want to write up anything on performance of individual games (ie [insert game] has terrible framerate / audio glitches / etc") I can add them here for reference. Just post in the thread and I'll occasionally update this post.

**Some general notes** - 360 emulation on the X1 has V-Sync enforced, while the 360 often does not. This can sometimes result in higher framerate on the 360, but at the expense of screen tearing. The inverse of that is, the X1 will make the game run more smoothly, but sometimes at the expense of framerate.

CPU-intensive processes (scenarios where a lot of AI characters are interacting - combat scenes, heavily populated towns, etc) often wind up performing better in terms of framerate on the 360, while GPU intensive processes (cutscenes, areas where AI characters are not as present) wind up performing better on the X1. The preceding comments especially seem to be true on Unreal Engine 3 games, but again this is not a "rule." Just a trend among some of the more in-depth tests that have been run on sites like Digital Foundry and Eurogamer. Also note that when played on XBox One X, performance is almost always noticeably improved over both 360 and X1, even if it's not specifically enhanced for X1X.

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Alan Wake
Framerate/smoothness is as good or better than the 360, but there are some issues with crushed blacks that the 360 does not present. This can make some areas of the game difficult to navigate as everything is "too dark." Adjusting your brightness/contrast can help alleviate this problem somewhat.

Alan Wake's American Nightmare
Framerate/smoothness is as good or better than the 360, but there are some issues with crushed blacks that the 360 does not present. This can make some areas of the game difficult to navigate as everything is "too dark." Adjusting your brightness/contrast can help alleviate this problem somewhat.

 

Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts

Framerate, especially when involving longer draw distances, can run into some issues no present on the 360.

 

Bayonetta

Very similar to 360 performance graphically. Eliminates screen tearing. Very slight input lag compared to 360 version.

 

Bioshock

Significant improvement on X1 if you unlock the framerate in the options menu. Doing so results in frequent 60 FPS gameplay.

 

Bioshock 2

Slight improvement on X1. Not as impressive as playing Bioshock 1 on X1.

 

Call of Duty 2
Improved on X1. Double frame buffer that was used when playing on 360 would cause the framerate to temporarily lock at 30 when the system became taxed, while the framerate on X1 is a near constant 60fps.
 

Call of Duty: Black Ops

Improved on X1. Generally smoother performance than on the 360.

 

Call of Duty: Ghosts

Improved on X1. More consistent 60 FPS. Funny enough, it's also a more stable framerate than the X1 version of the game (which obviously has better overall graphics than the 360 version) - so from a pure performance perspective, playing the 360 version on the X1 is your best option. Video here: 

 

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Improved on X1. More consistent 60 FPS on X1, locked 60 FPS on X1X.

Condemned: Criminal Origins
Framerate on the X1 is actually higher than the 360, but uneven, which can cause minor judder. The 360 version is usually judder-free topping out at 30 fps, but also has framerate dips that the X1 does not.

 

Crysis 3

Frame rate is better on X1 (and even better than that on X1X), but frame pacing is still a problem - eg, X1X usually runs at 31-32 fps.

 

Dark Souls
Crushed blacks, similar to the Alan Wake titles. Per Eurogamer's testing, "Frame-pacing is also noticeably worse, meaning that 30fps areas often see 16, 33 or 50ms updates, as opposed to the mostly flat, more pleasingly consistent 33ms seen on Xbox 360." NOTE FOR XBOX ONE X: Framerate is improved across the board when playing on XBox One X, although the game is not specifically enhanced for the console and is still not a locked 30 FPS.

 

Dragon Age Origins

Generally more stable framerate than the 360.

Fallout 3
Improved on X1. Generally smoother performance than on the 360.

 

Gears of War
Improved on X1. Generally smoother performance than on the 360.

 

Far Cry 3

Improved on X1. Significantly more stable 30 fps than the 360 version.

Gears of War 3
UPDATED October 2016 - Recent patch noticeably improves performance. Previously had framerate drops, especially in horde mode.

Gears of War: Judgement
UPDATED October 2016 - Recent patch noticeably improves performance. Previously had significant framerate drops throughout.

 

Grand Theft Auto IV & Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City

UPDATED - patch improves issues, game is now very close to 360 performance - usually has slightly higher framerate than 360. Prior to patch, frame pacing issues could give the game a "stuttering" look.

 

Halo Reach
UPDATED October 2016 - Recent patch vastly improves what was horrible performance. Game is very playable now, only minor, infrequent slowdown in some spots in multiplayer, with improved singleplayer framerate over the 360 version.

Hydro Thunder
Improved on X1. Generally smoother performance than on the 360.

 

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Improved on X1. Generally smoother performance than on the 360. Locked 60 fps on X1X.

 

Mafia II

​Improved on X1. Much closer to locked 30 fps on X1, only dipping during heavy action. Solid locked 30 fps on X1X.

Mass Effect
(Updates improved performance after initial back compatibility release). Cutscenes often exhibit better performance, while combat scenes still show some significant framerate dips - which is consistent with the original 360 release, so performance is accurate. However, on Xbox One X, the framerate is more stable during combat scenes, making X1X the easy best choice if you have it.

 

Metal Gear Rising Revengeance

Improved on X1. Generally more stable 60 fps performance than on the 360.

 

Mirror's Edge

Improved overall performance on X1, but some flickering can occur.

 

Pinball FX
Although most tables appear to perform well, there can be framerate drops at times with certain tables. Most notably, the table "Agents" will start off fine, but after several minutes of play you'll begin to experience frame drops, which in a pinball game is a severe hindrance. Similar, less extreme issues were noticed in the "Buccaneer" table. A small amount of the FX1 tables carry over to the X1 version of FX2 (see info here). If you are looking to play the FX1 only tables, it's best to just play on the 360 if available.

 

Rage

Noticable audio issues. Some users reporting crashes to dashboard as well.

 

Red Dead Redemption
Improved on X1. Generally smoother performance than on the 360.

 

Saints Row

Improved on X1. Consistent 30 fps on both X1 / X1X where drops occurred on the 360.

 

Sonic The Hedgehog
Very slight input lag when compared to playing on the 360. (possibly due to enforced V sync on X1)

Sonic The Hedgehog 2
Very slight input lag when compared to playing on the 360. (possibly due to enforced V sync on X1)

Sonic The Hedgehog 3
Very slight input lag when compared to playing on the 360 (possibly due to enforced V sync on X1)

 

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Usually fine, but after playing the game for a while an issue can occur where the game begins to gradually slow down to the point of unplayability. Exiting and relaunching the game resolves the issue. This does not appear to occur on the X1X due to the graphics/performance enhancements.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas
More noticable framerate dips than the 360, especially during heavy combat.

 

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent

X1 holds close to 30 fps, with occasional dips into the low 20s. X1X is near constant 30fps, with only rare dips into the mid 20s. Both are significant upgrades over the 360, which can drop into the low teens on some occasions.

Trials HD
Performance is fine, but online replays are broken.

Viva Pinata
Although it doesn't reach the temporary framerate highs of playing it on the 360, the VSync actually causes the experience to come off more smoothly on the X1. Occasional slowdown during cutscenes, but gameplay itself is as good as the 360.



#3 Z-Saber   moon2S CAGiversary!   6300 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 02 February 2016 - 08:06 PM

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#4 kickrockz713   Say it again CAGiversary!   10675 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

kickrockz713

Posted 02 February 2016 - 10:52 PM

Thanks!



#5 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49877 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 02 February 2016 - 11:04 PM

So much better than the thread that shall go nameless.



#6 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   10391 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 02 February 2016 - 11:16 PM

So much better than the thread that shall go nameless.

Meh, I think it's one iteration behind so not a big deal.

OP, if you can Wikify the second post this can be a community effort!

#7 KaneRobot   The Profit$ of Doom CAGiversary!   10540 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2016 - 12:38 AM

Meh, I think it's one iteration behind so not a big deal.
OP, if you can Wikify the second post this can be a community effort!

Can't do that on non OPs, but I actually meant to do it on the first one anyway.

If anyone edits the list with new stuff please keep it in the new stuff at the top/bolded setup.

Depending on how this goes I may add performance notes in the reserved post (ie "Reach performance suuuucks" / "Reach is kind of fixed now") if anyone wants to report on stuff.

#8 Mclovin1108   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   176 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 02:46 AM

subbed



#9 KaneRobot   The Profit$ of Doom CAGiversary!   10540 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2016 - 03:15 PM

From the other thread that people shouldn't be using anymore, TTT2 works with a workaround:

 

David Hibiki:

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 works as well but requires a bit of work around. You need to follow someone who has played it and check their followers. You can use me: David Hibiki, and look at who I'm following and you should find Tekken Tag Tournament 2.



#10 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49877 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2016 - 11:50 PM

Glad this one has been stickied and the other thread closed up.



#11 KaneRobot   The Profit$ of Doom CAGiversary!   10540 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2016 - 01:20 PM

Started color coding the list based on performance, so the wikification may come in handy here. If you've spent some time on any of the games not already color-coded, feel free to color them yourself.

 

For any text-based feedback, I'll try to gather up what people post in this thread and put it in the second post.



#12 Z-Saber   moon2S CAGiversary!   6300 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2016 - 01:23 PM

Started color coding the list based on performance, so the wikification may come in handy here. If you've spent some time on any of the games not already color-coded, feel free to color them yourself.

For any text-based feedback, I'll try to gather up what people post in this thread and put it in the second post.

Color coding is nice and all, but I feel the need to point out that formatting like that doesn't display on Tapatalk. Not crapping on the effort by any means. Just letting you know.

#13 KaneRobot   The Profit$ of Doom CAGiversary!   10540 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2016 - 02:12 PM

Color coding is nice and all, but I feel the need to point out that formatting like that doesn't display on Tapatalk. Not crapping on the effort by any means. Just letting you know.

Good to know. Thanks. I'll add some other indicator as well.

 

-----

MS has confirmed a few future games. No timetable.
 
Bioshock
Bioshock 2
Bioshock Infinite
CoD Black Ops
Halo Wars
 
Per NeoGAF, a list of games that have been at least tested by MS, but if the publisher doesn't give the OK it won't matter and we won't see them:
Spoiler


#14 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   10391 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 04:44 PM

 

Per NeoGAF, a list of games that have been at least tested by MS, but if the publisher doesn't give the OK it won't matter and we won't see them:

Spoiler

 

Hopefully the pubs wouldn't waste MS's time by letting them work on the games and then tell them "Nope."  I imagine unless there are crippling technical difficulties, we'll see this list of game in our "Ready to Install" section soon®!



#15 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49877 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2016 - 06:01 PM

Since the Wii U version of Bayonetta seems to be the "definitive" version, with the X360 version in a close second and PS3 well behind, I'm curious to see how it would work via X1 BC.  I think either amazing or trainwreck without anything in-between.



#16 KaneRobot   The Profit$ of Doom CAGiversary!   10540 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 February 2016 - 05:04 AM

Man this is weird, but I was going directly from 360 version to X1 versions on all three of the Genesis-era Sonic games to code them on the list, and there is definitely a slight input lag on the X1. I've never noticed this on any of the other games, but then again I haven't done any direct back-to-back comparisons. Makes me wonder if this is a wide issue that isn't super noticeable without a direct comparison, or if it's just something that happens on the Sonic (or maybe any of those Genesis-emulated ports).

 

I knew Reach performance was garbage just based on the massive amount of negative feedback it got, but good lord does that game run like shit on the X1. What a damn shame for one of the best Halo games.



#17 KaneRobot   The Profit$ of Doom CAGiversary!   10540 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 08 February 2016 - 01:37 PM

The loophole to play Tekken Tag 2 (mentioned above) is now closed. Apparently that same trick worked for Alan Wake's American Nightmare, Left 4 Dead 2, Halo Wars, and Castlevania SOTN. So that confirms some of the earlier stuff about what's in testing (and adds American Nightmare to the list).



#18 Markcus  

Posted 11 February 2016 - 01:55 AM

Great thread KaneRobot, I was actually going to ask and look around for some performance info on some backward compatible games.

(Problay won't get to them anytime soon, but nice to know my growing backlog of games will run well or not when I have the time lol)



#19 KaneRobot   The Profit$ of Doom CAGiversary!   10540 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 February 2016 - 02:11 PM

Hitman Absolution confirmed as a "near future" release.

 

Coded a few more games on the list, all from Digital Foundry tests. I do have a couple more not yet done that are in my library that I'll try to get to sometime over the next week.

 

*EDIT* - Alan Wake confirmed as future back compatible, as it'll be included for people that preorder Quantum Break.

 

*EDIT 2* - New games out today, see the OP list.



#20 David Hibiki   You must be tired... CAGiversary!   11532 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 02:27 AM

Galaga supposedly BC now according to Major Nelson.



#21 KaneRobot   The Profit$ of Doom CAGiversary!   10540 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 16 February 2016 - 02:02 PM

Updated. Also Dark Souls is apparently coming at some point. Maybe it'll be a freebie for people buying DS3.

 

*EDIT - confirmed, DS1 included for people who buy DS3.



#22 tribalnoise   Official Threadkiller CAGiversary!   1978 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 05:12 PM

will performance notes in this thread be updated as titles get BC preformance updates? is halo reach still that bad?

 

kane, are you doing the game testing by yourself or do you want input from the community as well? i appreciate what you've done so far!



#23 KaneRobot   The Profit$ of Doom CAGiversary!   10540 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2016 - 05:23 PM

Anyone that wants to update the OP with results, please do. I only have a couple more games on that list that I haven't tried yet, so my usefulness in that department is quickly running out. It's only gonna be as good as the number of people that contribute (similar to the install sizes thread for 360).

 

And yeah, I'll update stuff if/when it changes. Reach still blows. I can't imagine how bad it was before it was supposedly "improved." When I first put this together I was under the impression N+ was not "green" status since there were framerate issues with it back when back compat first launched. After seeing sites reporting it had since then improved to performance on par with the 360 I changed it to green.



#24 KaneRobot   The Profit$ of Doom CAGiversary!   10540 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 19 February 2016 - 06:22 PM

Unrelated PSA:

Go upvote my idea pllllleassseeeee. My available games list is bordering on too large at this point. I need to hide stuff, but just because I hide it doesn't mean I don't want to eventually go back to it, and searching through the store just to download it again is a pain in the ass. This would add a collapsed "hidden" area to My Games list that can be expanded to view your hidden titles all in one place.

 

https://xbox.uservoi...o-my-games-apps

 

 

EDIT - Thanks to those who upvoted. I saw in the video update for this month that you can view your hidden items by hitting (if I remember right) both triggers and X. That solution sucks and is easily forgettable, so I'd urge people to still upvote.



#25 KaneRobot   The Profit$ of Doom CAGiversary!   10540 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2016 - 02:47 PM

Geometry Wars (after being removed a while back) is now showing up again for people.

 

EDIT - Carcassonne also added.



#26 starmask2k3   CAG MASTER'S Closed Account   13745 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 February 2016 - 05:25 PM

Did they add both dead island games yet because there both on sale right now for 3 each



#27 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   10391 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 February 2016 - 05:29 PM

Did they add both dead island games yet because there both on sale right now for 3 each

Not yet.



#28 starmask2k3   CAG MASTER'S Closed Account   13745 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 February 2016 - 05:35 PM

Not yet.

Should I pick them up for 3$ now or wait till there Backwards on Xbox one



#29 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   10391 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 February 2016 - 06:55 PM

Should I pick them up for 3$ now or wait till there Backwards on Xbox one

They've both been this cheap before in the last four months, I think it's worth waiting until they are on sale again after going BC.

#30 KaneRobot   The Profit$ of Doom CAGiversary!   10540 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 March 2016 - 02:43 AM

Looks like the long rumored EA Access / backwards compatibility drop has begun. Plants vs Zombies is up now. Hopefully more soon (BURNOUT GAMES PLEASE).