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The likely 100 launch games for Xbox One backwards compatibility

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.

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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 KeflingsGeometry Wars EvolvedPerfect Dark Zero
A World of KeflingsHexic HDSuper Meat Boy
Alien Hominid HDJetpac RefuelledToy Soldiers
Banjo-KazooieKameoToy Soldiers: Cold War
Banjo-TooieMass EffectViva Piñata
BattleBlock TheaterN+Viva Piñata: TIP
Defense GridPerfect DarkZuma

12 Additionally Confirmed

Dirt 3Gears of War 2Rainbow Six Vegas
Dungeon Siege IIIGears of War 3Rainbow Six Vegas 2
Fallout 3Gears of War: JudgementShadow Complex
Gears of WarJust Cause 2Small Arms

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

Alan WakeCall of Juarez GunslingerFar Cry 3I Am AliveSaints Row The Third
Assassin’s CreedCall of Juarez: Bound By BloodFar Cry: Blood of the DragonMs. Pac-ManShadowrun
Assassin’s Creed IIClash of Heroes HDForza HorizonNinja Gaiden 3Shoot Many Robots
Assassin’s Creed BrotherhoodDark SoulsForza Motorsport 4Pac-Man CEDXSonic Adventure 2
Assassin’s Creed Liberation: HDDark Souls IIGhost Recon Advanced WarfarePrince of Persia: The Forgotten SandsSoul Calibur IV
Assassins Creed RevelationsDead SpaceGhost Recon Advanced Warfare 2Rayman LegendsSplinter Cell: Blacklist
Assassins Creed IIIDeus Ex: Human RevolutionGhost Recon: Future SoldierRayman OriginsSplinter Cell: Conviction
BayonettaDriver: San FranciscoHalo 3RisenSplinter Cell: Double Agent
BioShockDynasty Warriors 8Halo 4Risen 2Toy Story 3
BioShock InfiniteEndwarHalo: O.D.S.TRisen 3: Titan LordsTrials Evolution
BorderlandsFable 2Halo: ReachSacred 2: Fallen AngelTrials HD
Brothers in Arms: Hell’s HighwayFable 3Halo WarsSacred 3Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings
Call of JuarezFar Cry 2HAWXSaints RowWorms 2: Armageddon

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