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Xbox One is the best place to play Xbox 360 games

Now you can play a growing number of Xbox 360 games on Xbox One. Experience both generations of games on one console, including digital and disc-based titles, with advanced features like Game DVR and in-home streaming to Windows 10. Keep all your game saves, add-ons, and hard-won achievements from Xbox 360. And with your Xbox Live Gold membership, you can even play multiplayer games and chat with friends across Xbox One and Xbox 360. Plus, Games with Gold titles for Xbox 360 are now playable on Xbox One, giving you more free games to play every month when you own an Xbox One. Enjoy the greatest games lineup and Xbox 360 classics all in one place — exclusively on Xbox One.

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It’s free
It’s free
Easy to use
It’s easy to use
Classic games, advanced features
Classic games, advanced features
Xbox 360 classics, pro-level accessories
Xbox 360 classics, pro-level accessories
Don’t miss a beat
Everything comes with you
Keep playing with friends on Xbox 360
Keep playing with friends still on Xbox 360
Get more with Games with Gold
Get more free games with Games with Gold

It’s free

Play the Xbox 360 games you already own, including disc-based and digital titles, at no extra cost. See the full list of available titles below.

It’s easy to use

The digital titles that you own and are part of the Xbox One Backward Compatibility game catalog will automatically show up in the “Ready to Install” section on your Xbox One. For disc-based games that are in the catalog, insert the disc and the console will download the game to your hard drive. Users will still need to keep the game disc in the drive to play.

Classic games, advanced features

Play your Xbox 360 games with the advanced features of Xbox One, including Game DVR, in-home streaming to a Windows 10 PC, screenshots, and more.

Xbox 360 classics, pro-level accessories

Experience Xbox 360 games with the precision of the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller.
*Xbox Elite Wireless Controller sold separately

Everything comes with you

All your game saves, add-ons, and hard-won achievements on Xbox 360 come with you.

Keep playing with friends still on Xbox 360

Play multiplayer games and chat with friends across Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Get more free games with Games with Gold

Games with Gold titles for Xbox 360 are now playable on Xbox One, giving Xbox One owners more free games to play every month.













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Top frequently asked questions

How do I use Xbox One Backward Compatibility?

The digital tiles that you own and are part of the Back Compat game catalog will automatically show up in the “Ready to Install” section on your Xbox One. For disc-based games that are a part of the Back Compat game catalog, insert the disc and the console will begin downloading the game to your hard drive. After the game has downloaded to your hard drive, users will still need to keep the game disc in the drive to play.

Does backward compatibility cost extra?

Xbox One Backward Compatibility is free and allows you to play select Xbox 360 games you already own on Xbox One.

Is Xbox Live Gold required for backward compatibility?

Xbox Live Gold is not required for Xbox One Backward Compatibility. However, it is required for any standard Xbox Live Gold feature like online multiplayer.

How are titles selected?

We’re starting with some of the most popular and highest rated Xbox 360 titles. We’re listening to our fans and working with our partners. We’ll continue to update this page as more titles are added. We’re continuing to listen to Xbox fan feedback and you can request titles at Xbox Feedback.

Is there a comprehensive list of all the titles?

There is. We have a full-text list for your convenience.

View the Full FAQ for Xbox One Backward Compatibility >


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    *Xbox One Backward Compatibility feature works with select Xbox 360 games, see http://www.xbox.com/backcompat. Xbox Live and broadband internet required for initial download of game to console. Stream to one device at a time; streaming with multiplayer from Xbox One requires home network connection and Xbox Live Gold membership (sold separately). Xbox Live Gold required for online multiplayer and some features of Game DVR. Multiplayer between Xbox One and Xbox 360 supported for select titles. Xbox Elite Wireless Controller sold separately. Games with Gold is for paid Gold members only. On Xbox One, active Gold membership required to play free games you’ve redeemed. Restrictions apply. Requirements and available features vary across consoles. Offer terms and availability subject to change. See http://www.xbox.com/live/games-with-gold.

    1. Download on Xbox.com/GameswithGold or your Xbox 360 console and the games will automatically show up on Xbox One in the “Ready to Install” section of My games & apps.