Halo: Reach, Braid And Deus Ex: Human Revolution Achieve Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Today

Halo: Reach, Braid And Deus Ex: Human Revolution Achieve Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Today

Sixteen last-gen games will be debuting on Microsoft’s newest home game console today, with games like Spelunky, Fable III and Kane & Lynch 2 among them.

Word of the additions comes from this Microsoft post. Here’s the complete list:

  • Braid
  • Doritos Crash Course
  • Fable III
  • Halo: Reach
  • Hydro Thunder
  • Iron Brigade
  • Kane & Lynch 2
  • Motocross Madness
  • Peggle
  • Portal: Still Alive
  • Spelunky
  • Splosion Man
  • Ticket to Ride™
  • Zuma’s Revenge!


  • I hope it’s cross-gen play, so more people will be playing Halo: Reach. Been starting streaming some Reach games last night, took a while to get into a game.

  • I am disappointed at the lack of Bioshock Infinite for Christmas. I do like that more Squeenix titles are making the cut, hopefully we’ll see more from them, like the Hitman series before the new one makes it out.

  • sadly the directors cut of deus ex human revolution was not included and considering that version is the best way to play it, it seems a bit silly them doing only the base game

    • It’s funny you say that. I’ve only ever played the base game on XBOX, but was sitting in a conversation between friends and someone was strongly advocating skipping the directors cut in favour of the base game. The rationale being that yes, the boss fights might be garbage but the directors cut introduced so many bugs that were never fixed that its not worth the journey. This was last year and they were talking about the pc version so not sure if that was different.

  • Motocross Madness in that list caught my eye. I can remember playing that on my first computer – a pentium 166mhz with 16mb ram around 1998 – and enjoying it more than I thought I would (it came free with a microsoft sidewinder gamepad that was basically a boomerang shaped snes pad equivalent with rudimentary tilt sensor).

    Is this xbox version a remake / hd upgrade, spiritual successor, or a racing game sharing the same name with little else in common? My intuition is telling me it’s the latter, but I would absolutely adore it to be a remake (or even a simple HD re-release.)

  • Deus Ex, Halo Reach, Iron Brigade (remember when it was called trenched?), Splosion Man and Peggle are all good gets for me

    Wish they’d put the Orange Box up instead

    Anyone else wanna guess that Deus Ex might be a Jan GWG? I would love for Braid to be GWG, never did get around to buying it

    • I’m waiting for the red dead redemption ‘ultimate edition’, thats the only explanation i can think of for why they haven’t put it up yet 🙁

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