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The likely 100 launch games for Xbox One backwards compatibility

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The countdown is on to the Xbox One’s big November update, and with it, a huge jump in the console’s catalogue of available games.

On November 12, the new Xbox experience will begin rolling out to Xbox One consoles around the globe. It will bring with it some dramatically enhancements to the user experience, none more notable that the addition of backwards compatibility. The feature, previously thought impossible on current-generation consoles, is a huge win for the Xbox One, with 100 games suddenly set to bolster the catalogue of titles overnight.

But what are those 100 games going to be? We’ve been keeping an ever-updating list of titles earmarked, name-dropped or otherwise being flagged as coming to backwards compatibility. We now have 139 games on that list, and 39 will not make the cut for day one, while some others surprise reveals may occur at the death.

From our interpretation of what has been said thus far by Microsoft and developers through interviews and social feeds, this is our pick for the 100 games that will be available on launch day.

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21 Games from the Preview

A Kingdom for Keflings Geometry Wars Evolved Perfect Dark Zero
A World of Keflings Hexic HD Super Meat Boy
Alien Hominid HD Jetpac Refuelled Toy Soldiers
Banjo-Kazooie Kameo Toy Soldiers: Cold War
Banjo-Tooie Mass Effect Viva Piñata
BattleBlock Theater N+ Viva Piñata: TIP
Defense Grid Perfect Dark Zuma

12 Additionally Confirmed

Dirt 3 Gears of War 2 Rainbow Six Vegas
Dungeon Siege III Gears of War 3 Rainbow Six Vegas 2
Fallout 3 Gears of War: Judgement Shadow Complex
Gears of War Just Cause 2 Small Arms

67 Viewable on Promotional Activity (images, videos, conference backdrops)

Alan Wake Call of Juarez Gunslinger Far Cry 3 I Am Alive Saints Row The Third
Assassin’s Creed Call of Juarez: Bound By Blood Far Cry: Blood of the Dragon Ms. Pac-Man Shadowrun
Assassin’s Creed II Clash of Heroes HD Forza Horizon Ninja Gaiden 3 Shoot Many Robots
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood Dark Souls Forza Motorsport 4 Pac-Man CEDX Sonic Adventure 2
Assassin’s Creed Liberation: HD Dark Souls II Ghost Recon Advanced Warfare Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Soul Calibur IV
Assassins Creed Revelations Dead Space Ghost Recon Advanced Warfare 2 Rayman Legends Splinter Cell: Blacklist
Assassins Creed III Deus Ex: Human Revolution Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Rayman Origins Splinter Cell: Conviction
Bayonetta Driver: San Francisco Halo 3 Risen Splinter Cell: Double Agent
BioShock Dynasty Warriors 8 Halo 4 Risen 2 Toy Story 3
BioShock Infinite Endwar Halo: O.D.S.T Risen 3: Titan Lords Trials Evolution
Borderlands Fable 2 Halo: Reach Sacred 2: Fallen Angel Trials HD
Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway Fable 3 Halo Wars Sacred 3 Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings
Call of Juarez Far Cry 2 HAWX Saints Row Worms 2: Armageddon
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