Microsoft has added 76 new games to Xbox backward compatibility program as they celebrate Xbox’s 20th anniversary.
The backward compatibility program was on hold for over two years and is now returning with scores of Xbox 360 and original Xbox titles, including the popular Max Payne series, Star Wars, Resident Evil and Dead or Alive titles.
All the 76 new titles that have been added to the backward compatibility library will support Auto HDR and resolution enhancement on both the Xbox Series X and Series S. The entire new catalogue will also be available on Xbox One.
Xbox Series X and Xbox One X console owners will see a 4x resolution increase, Xbox Series S owners will see a 3x increase and Xbox One S and Xbox One owners will see a 2x resolution increase.
Microsoft has also rolled out FPS Boost to 33 titles via Xbox Cloud Gaming (beta), including The Evil Within 2, Fallout 4 and Fallout 76.
Players can toggle FPS Boost and Auto HDR through the ‘Manage Game’ section.
“You asked for more games to be added to the backward compatibility catalogue, from top-tier blockbusters to cult classics. And we heard you,” explains Peggy Lo, Compatibility Program Lead at Xbox. “You can play these games today if you own them on disc or digitally, and the vast majority can be purchased digitally by new players in the Microsoft Store starting later today.”
76 new games available on Xbox backward compatibility program
Microsoft has enabled FPS Boost for 11 of the following titles and also for 26 from the existing library. The gameplay of titles including F.E.A.R, F.E.A.R. 3, Binary Domain, and NIER will benefit from the FPS boost up to 60 FPS.
- 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
- Dead or Alive Ultimate
- Dead or Alive 3
- Dead or Alive 4
- Death by Cube
- Dinsey Universe
- Disney’s Chicken Little
- Elements of Destruction
- F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
- F.E.A.R. 3
- F.E.A.R. Files
- The First Templar
- Islands of Wakfu
- LEGO The Lord of the Rings
- 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
- Oddworld: Munich’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
- Risen 2: Dark Waters
- Rock of Ages
- Sacred 2: Fallen Angel
- Secret Weapons Over Normandy
- Skate 2
- SpongeBob SquarePants Underpans 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
- Thrillville: Off the Rails
- Time Pilot
- TimeSplitters 2
- TimeSplitters: Future Perfect
- Toy Story Mania!
- Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgement
- Viva Pinata: Party Animals
The 26 existing titles that’ll benefit from FPS Boost include the entire Gears of War franchise, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Dragon Age: Origins, Dead Space 2 & 3, Alan Wake and Sonic Generations.