UPDATE 4/11: You can now play original Xbox games on your Xbox One console thanks to backwards compatibility. Originally, Microsoft introduced the ability to play original Xbox games on Xbox One in October 24, 2017, with 13 titles, but now starting April 10, 2018, the company is adding 19 new games to list.
According to Microsoft, the games look even better on your Xbox One with up to four times the pixel count on Xbox One or Xbox One S, and if you have an Xbox One X the pixel count can go even higher up to 16X.
Using backwards compatibility, you’ll be able to play original Xbox games using a physical disc or purchasing and downloading games from the Microsoft Store. You can check the list of Xbox 360 games compatible with Xbox One here.
Original Xbox games backward compatible with Xbox One
Here’s the list of original Xbox games you’ll be able to play on Xbox one:
- BloodRayne 2
- Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
- Dead to Rights
- Fuzion Frenzy
- Grabbed by the Ghoulies
- King of Fighters Neowave
- Ninja Gaiden Black
- Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
- Red Faction II
- Sid Meier’s Pirates!
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
List of games added on April 10, 2018:
Releasing on April 17:
- Blinx: The Time Sweeper
- Conker: Live & Reloaded
- The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
- Hunter: The Reckoning
- Jade Empire
- Panzer Dragoon Orta
- SSX 3
Releasing on April 26:
- Destroy All Humans!
- Full Spectrum Warrior
- Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction
- MX Unleashed
- Panzer Elite Action: Fields of Glory (Europe only)
- Star Wars: Battlefront
- Star Wars: Battlefront II
- Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
- Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter
- Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
- Star Wars: Republic Commando
Original Xbox backwards compatibility Q&A
Backwards compatibility for original Xbox games works a little different than Xbox 360, because some features were not available at the time. Here are a few things you need to know:
Does online multiplayer with Xbox Live works for original games? ― No. You’re getting the original experience and the games are not remastered. Online multiplayer was not available for the original Xbox, so it’s not a feature with backwards compatibility.
Which multiplayer features are available through backwards compatibility? ― Offline multiplayer scenarios like co-op and system-link are supported through backwards compatibility.
Do original Xbox games include Achievements? ― No. Achievements was not a feature available for the original Xbox, so it’s not a feature available through backwards compatibility.
Update April 11, 2018: This article was originally published on October 24, 2017, and updated on April 11, 2018.