Skate joins final wave of Xbox One backward compatible games

Today Xbox announced the final wave of backwards compatible games coming to Xbox One will include Skate, Unreal Tournament, and more.

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While the future of Xbox is looking bright with Project Scarlett and the new titles that Microsoft showed off during Sunday’s Xbox E3 2019 conference, the company wanted to take things further, bringing a new list of backwards compatible games to the Xbox One. As the final batch of backwards compatible games hitting the Xbox One, they had to go big, and the updated list will now include several hit games like Skate, Unreal Tournament, and more.

Splinter Cell: Double Agent for Xbox and other games his Xbox One backwards compatibility

The list of games is pretty hefty, including Skate, Unreal Tournament II, Unreal Tournament, as well as all of the Xbox Splinter Cell games. We’ve included the full list of all original Xbox games coming to Xbox One via backwards compatibility below:

  • Armed and Dangerous
  • Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb
  • Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Double Agent
  • Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict

We also have a ton of great Xbox 360 games making the jump to backwards compatibility as well, and we’ve included them here, too.

  • Asura’s Wrath
  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
  • Enchanted Arms
  • Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
  • Far Cry Classic
  • Far Cry Instincts Predator
  • Infinite Undiscovery
  • Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie
  • Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands
  • Skate
  • Star Ocean: The Last Hope
  • Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
  • Syndicate
  • Too Human (will be absolutely free for whoever wants it)
  • Unreal Tournament III

And that’s it. We won’t see anymore games making the jump to Xbox One via backwards compatibility.


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    June 10, 2019 4:11 PM

    Josh Hawkins posted a new article, Skate joins final wave of Xbox One backward compatible games

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      June 10, 2019 4:12 PM

      It'd be nice if the list was linked.

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      June 10, 2019 4:16 PM

      The rare x360 games are great here. And love that too human was enhanced and made free 🤣

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      June 10, 2019 4:51 PM

      If you have old copies of these games, is there a way to add them to your digital library?

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        June 10, 2019 5:04 PM

        I thought it did once you put the disc in to Xbox one. Anyone confirm that ?

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          June 10, 2019 5:15 PM

          nope, disc versions always require the disc. you've gotta own it digitally if you want to play it digitally

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          June 10, 2019 9:46 PM

          It downloads the game when you insert the disc. Same download as if you owned it digitally but the disc is basically the DRM check.

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      June 10, 2019 6:57 PM

      Damn do they have Skate and Skate 3 but not Skate 2? That is the best one!

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      June 10, 2019 9:43 PM

      So the linked article isn't clear - when are these games being added? I assume soon but it's not stated.

      Also the Too Human thing is interesting, seeing as how that game had quite the history - Silicon Knights delays it repeatedly and then after it comes out they sue Epic because they were dissatisfied with the state of the engine they licensed from them, claiming Epic was more interested in making their own games better than helping their licensees. Epic counter-sues, and wins, and then all unsold copies of the game have to be destroyed

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silicon_Knights#Silicon_Knights_vs._Epic_Games

      Upon hearing that a game was about to be obliterated from existence I went and bought a used copy from GameStop, going so far as to drive way the hell out to some other town to do so. I think I paid like $2.99 or something. It was the first Xbox 360 game I had ever purchased because I didn't own an Xbox 360. Amazing as it sounds I had skipped that generation and only owned a PS3 because of Blu-Ray playback.

      Of course as near as I can tell no one took the "destroy all unsold copies" thing seriously as I would see it in stores for years to come (maybe preowned copies didn't count?). And I've never played it because until now it wasn't BC on the Xbox One.

      So it will be neat to play it now and... be underwhelmed by a game that got mediocre to bad reviews.

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      June 10, 2019 9:56 PM

      Just googled skate 4 and first link was Shacknews article "where was Skate 4 at E3?". Does the google overlord algorithm know I visit this place, or is it just top notch e3 coverage?

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      June 11, 2019 1:02 AM

      So is this Xbox compatibility stuff going to make it to the PC?

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      June 11, 2019 3:24 AM

      Has anyone found the free Too Human link yet?

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      June 11, 2019 7:11 AM

      I had hoped MK9 would make the list finally, but I guess not. I have been meaning to go back to it before 11 (I played X) so I guess I need to dig out one of my 360s.

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