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Microsoft has added over 70 Xbox 360 and original Xbox games to its growing backward compatibility catalog in celebration of the brand’s 20th anniversary. They include the entire Max Payne series and the F.E.A.R. franchise, as well as hugely underrated exclusives such as FromSoftware’s Otogi: Myth of Demons and Otogi 2: Immortal Warriors. Many of these titles will be available for purchase via the Microsoft Store later today.

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Microsoft on what kinds of graphical enhancements players can expect, as well as new titles receiving higher frame rates:

  • Every backward compatible title added today will experience improved visual quality with Auto HDR on supported displays, which automatically adds HDR enhancements on Xbox Series X|S.
  • Original Xbox games will experience a resolution increase on all Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles on supported displays.
    • 4x resolution increase on Xbox Series X and Xbox One X
    • 3x resolution increase on Xbox Series S
    • 2x resolution increase on Xbox One S and Xbox One
  • Players will experience even smoother gameplay on 11 titles added today via FPS Boost, which doubles the original framerate up to 60 FPS, including F.E.A.R., F.E.A.R. 3, Binary Domain, and NIER.
  • We are also excited to announce we enabled FPS Boost on 26 more titles from the existing catalog including top requested titles such as 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.
  • And beginning today, FPS Boost is rolling out to 33 titles via Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) that were previously enhanced on Xbox Series X|S including Fallout 4, Fallout 76, and The Evil Within 2.

The full list of new backward compatible titles:

  • 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
  • Conan
  • Darwinia+
  • Dead or Alive Ultimate
  • Dead or Alive 3
  • Dead or Alive 4
  • Death by Cube
  • Disney Universe
  • Disney’s Chicken Little
  • Elements of Destruction
  • FEAR
  • FEAR 2: Project Origin
  • FEAR 3
  • FEAR Files
  • The First Templar
  • Gladius
  • Gunvalkyrie
  • Islands of Wakfu
  • Lego Lord of the Rings
  • Manhunt
  • 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
  • Nier
  • Novadrome
  • Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee
  • Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad
  • Otogi: Myth of Demons
  • Otogi 2: Immortal Warriors
  • The Outfit
  • Outpost Kaloki X
  • Quake Arena Arcade
  • RAW – Realms of Ancient War
  • Red Dead Revolver
  • Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
  • Ridge Racer 6
  • Rio
  • Risen
  • Risen 2: Dark Waters
  • Rock of Ages
  • Sacred 2: Fallen Angel
  • Scramble
  • Screwjumper!
  • Secret Weapons Over Normandy
  • Skate 2
  • SpongeBob SquarePants Underpants Slam!
  • SpongeBob’s Truth or Square
  • Star Wars Starfighter Special Edition
  • Star Wars Episode 3 Revenge of the Sith
  • Star Wars The Clone Wars
  • Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast
  • Switchball
  • Thrillville
  • Thrillville: Off the Rails
  • Time Pilot
  • TimeSplitters 2
  • TimeSplitters: Future Perfect
  • Toy Story Mania
  • Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment
  • Viva Pinata: Party Animals
  • Warlords

Source: Xbox Wire

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  1. Yea I don’t get that. I would say.. “We’ve released a MASSIVE batch of Xbox 1x’s to our vendors at MSRP for in store sales only! GOOD LUCK AND GO GET ONE!”

  2. But I still can’t play my original Xbox copy of [I]MK: Shaolin Monks[/I] on XB1 or after. And X360 games like [I]Afterburner Climax[/I] and [I]OutRun Online[/I] still aren’t playable on newer Xboxes either. Microsoft has been doing some good-@ss work with their back-compat shiznit, but they still haven’t covered a lot. I do realize it’s a ton of work to do this though. In any case, back-compat means a lot less to me because I keep all my consoles. However, I do care about playing original Xbox games on newer Xbox consoles because my sister and her husband lost my original Xbox after I let them borrow it for years, so that’s a system I no longer have. Luckily most of my original Xbox games can be played on XB1 and after, such as [I]Panzer Dragon Orta[/I].

  3. Man they almost sold another Xb1x. Imagine if they had cpatibiliry for the original guitar hero games and another set of controllers for it. THAT would have me re try an Xbox brand console.

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