Gears of War Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Demo

Major Nelson announced yesterday that Xbox One preview program members would be able to play the original Xbox 360 cover shooter Gears of War on the Xbox One using the console’s backwards compatibility function. We put the game through its paces and booted up the game showing how it looks integrated on the Xbox One. Gears of War adds to a growing list of titles that will be available when the feature rolls out proper for everyone later this year. For a full list of games now working on Xbox One head on over to the official page.

Games that have been downloaded to the Xbox 360 will automatically appear as a install option on the Xbox One in the My games & apps section. If you own the retail disc then you can simply pop it in to the Xbox One console and install from there. Games With Gold downloaded titles are all fully functional and offer no restrictions of use. At present there might be some region locking of certain games for example, the PAL version of Perfect Dark Zero disc is not recognized but we’ve been informed the boffins are working on fixing this issue.

Full List of Backwards Compatible Games.

A Kingdom for Keflings

A World of Keflings

Alien Hominid HD



BattleBlock Theater

Defense Grid

Gears of War

Geometry Wars Evolved

Hexic HD

Jetpac Refuelled


Mass Effect


Perfect Dark

Perfect Dark Zero

Shadow Complex

Small Arms

Super Meat Boy

Toy Soldiers

Toy Soldiers: Cold War

Viva Piñata

Viva Piñata: TIP

Worms 2 Armageddon


Written by: Rob Cram

Rob Cram has hundreds of video game reviews, thousands of articles under his belt with years of experience in gaming and tech. He aims to remain fair and free from publisher/developer influence. With his extensive knowledge, feels his gaming opinions are valid and worth sharing. Agreement with his views are entirely optional. He might have a bias towards cyberpunk.

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