Xbox One Backward Compatibility: Every Major Game Tested

John investigates the official launch version of Xbox One’s backwards compatibility. Gears of War 3, Halo Reach and many more come under the microscope. Do games run better or worse than the Xbox 360 originals?

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50 Comments

  1. Yaroslav Tarnavskiy on April 14, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    How about Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) ?

  2. Dragoncam13 on April 14, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    And it just keeps getting better!

  3. NeroDC3 on April 14, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    have they fixed jt

  4. Onion Head Guy on April 14, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    Gettin an xbox one just for this feature so me and my wife can play left 4 dead 2.

  5. The Moth 7 on April 14, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    Where mortal kombat 9, the komplete edition

  6. Robert T on April 14, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    I was wondering why it needed to download 4gb of data to play crimsons skies, it just does a disc check and downloads from store.

  7. Rick Burton on April 14, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    god, this HAS to be on PS5…

  8. Maison Clemens on April 14, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    BRING BACK RAGING BLAST

  9. Revelator on April 14, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    retest all of this in xbox one S/X & series S/X for compare!! with actual OS.

  10. YAHUSHA KING on April 14, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    Is Grid available ?Not autosports but grid.

  11. Muhammad farhan on April 14, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    Help help i cannot play xbox 360 disc gtv v into my xbox one and most importantly i have orignal 369 disc of this game

  12. Zoey Morningstar on April 14, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    song at 12:30?

  13. Fluffeluff on April 14, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    DJ Hero! =(

  14. Jared Micknuggets on April 14, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    So my games of 360 are non compatible but i have an xbox 360 BUT i got the red ring of death

  15. Rajendra Biswas on April 15, 2021 at 12:01 am

    Is supreme commander on x one ?

  16. Carolyn Davis on April 15, 2021 at 12:03 am

    I can’t find mk 9

  17. Kareem Sanders_249 on April 15, 2021 at 12:04 am

    How to play WWE RAW2 ORIGINAL XBOX GAME ? ON XBOX ONE

  18. sean moffat on April 15, 2021 at 12:04 am

    Excellent job. Do you have a recommended list of games that work well, better on Xbox one vs games to stay away from on the Xbox one ?

  19. Salah VLO7 on April 15, 2021 at 12:05 am

    Top vidéo thank you

  20. xbox gamer on April 15, 2021 at 12:05 am

    I want mk9 is available

  21. Chris Gizmo on April 15, 2021 at 12:07 am

    Love this channel, appreciate the breakdowns.

  22. Panos Mantis on April 15, 2021 at 12:07 am

    Max Payne 3 Backwards compatible for xbox one ???

  23. GodzillaGamerFan 2021 on April 15, 2021 at 12:08 am

    Is Mortal Kombat 9 available?

  24. Robert Bell on April 15, 2021 at 12:09 am

    I want the original splinter cell trilogy on Xbox one

  25. Steffen Hohler on April 15, 2021 at 12:12 am

    0:51 AHAHAHAHAHA that was awesome XD

  26. ED ANG on April 15, 2021 at 12:13 am

    Digital download for the Backward games console mind even better:-)…….

  27. ESSG Omen The Spartan on April 15, 2021 at 12:13 am

    Is the Sims 3 for Xbox one backwards compatible does someone know please help me?

  28. Bufallo Lopicon on April 15, 2021 at 12:13 am

    Mortal Kombat 9 funciona?

  29. Wildness on April 15, 2021 at 12:15 am

    Dungeon defenders should come

  30. Bruce Lee on April 15, 2021 at 12:17 am

    why is not mk 9 in xbox one 🙁

  31. wεw lαd on April 15, 2021 at 12:17 am

    to me it seems counter intuitive to emulate the 360 when most of those games got windows ports, xbox one runs on windows 10 so just they should run most of the time on xbox one as well

  32. The Movie God on April 15, 2021 at 12:18 am

    Xbox is awesome.

  33. ivanut stelut on April 15, 2021 at 12:18 am

    damn, those peasants really think 19fps is an acceptable drop. I won’t play a game if it drops below 45 on my budget gaming laptop.

  34. NCG on April 15, 2021 at 12:22 am

    So 1446 games out how many worked??

  35. F.f Star Productions on April 15, 2021 at 12:26 am

    Witcher 2??

  36. TheKeithvidz on April 15, 2021 at 12:26 am

    The very strong X1X smoothed out any frame rates and sweeter some are 4k updated.

  37. William Davidson on April 15, 2021 at 12:27 am

    Great video John!

  38. DipperGames420 on April 15, 2021 at 12:27 am

    I’ve been kicking around the idea of picking an Xbox One up at some point and just so happened to wonder if a game like Dragon Ball Raging Blast (be it 1 or 2) worked on Xbox One. Both were available for Xbox 360 and PS3 and I just wanted to know if it would work on Xbox One because it’s been forever since I last got to kick Super Saiyan 3 Broly’s ass as Chaozu. To my knowing, the games ran on the CriWare engine at around 60 FPS in 16:9 720p. But that’s the gist of my knowing as to how they worked other than what I’ve uncovered in a ROM I downloaded a few months ago. As for stats, how it runs, and what engine it’s on that’s all I know.

  39. soundwave 772 on April 15, 2021 at 12:28 am

    Is condemned 2 backwards compatible?

  40. Lob on April 15, 2021 at 12:30 am

    Just Give Us Mortal Kombat 9.

  41. FellitoRockero on April 15, 2021 at 12:31 am

    11:50 ¿Which city is that?

  42. Kristofer Stoll on April 15, 2021 at 12:34 am

    This article either needs to be taken down or updated… The backwards compatibility has improved tremendously since this video was done. Not to mention the X1X performance. Plus despite what this video states, many of the games on the "backwards compatibility" list DO improve the resolution AND performance…

  43. Sheng Long on April 15, 2021 at 12:35 am

    Where’s MK9

  44. Daniel Henry on April 15, 2021 at 12:37 am

    @Digital Foundry +Digital Foundry

    Great tests! I notice I’m having sudden fps-drop stutter effects during high action scenes for 2011’s EA Sports Fight Night Champion. Even offline matches against the AI.

    This issue is apparent on both my Original One and my One-S, but runs perfect on my 360.

    I even have the game on PS3, and it runs just as good as it does on 360.

    The X model should handle the game as well as it does on 360 , at the very least, right?

  45. Lucas Slack on April 15, 2021 at 12:37 am

    Why doesn’t nintendo do backwards compatibility? I get it with the switch, but it would be nice if we could migrate them over somehow.

  46. MrAdam802 on April 15, 2021 at 12:38 am

    Xbox BC has come so far….

  47. Mohamed Hassan on April 15, 2021 at 12:39 am

    Nice. This is one of the reasons I just picked up an Xbox one. I’m an old Xbox fan but Phil Spencer and his team have won me back after that idiot Don Mattrick pushed me away and ruined the Xbox brand.

  48. Diego Camayd on April 15, 2021 at 12:39 am

    Can I use injustice gods among us?

  49. sally pretorius on April 15, 2021 at 12:39 am

    Anyone know how syndicate performs as I love that game and want to play it on my Xbox One??

  50. ChimpyTv on April 15, 2021 at 12:40 am

    and now the games run amazingly well

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