happy birthday and happy downward compatibility

It seems like yesterday when Microsoft made the leap into the video game console market with the Xbox first generation. Or at least it seems to me that I still remember leaving one of the stores of a more-than-popular chain of game stores with the console and multiple titles and looking forward to coming home spend the whole weekend tied to the console enjoy my new console in a healthy way. It wasn’t the launch day, even for the first few weeks, but it didn’t take me long to take the plunge (because my sister-in-law also worked in this store at the time and was able to give me a good discount).

And today we have an anniversary, Xbox is 20 years old, according to Microsoft 19, according to Wikipedia 19, in a strange divergence in which, because those from Redmond need to know their data pretty well, we should give their version more credibility. so that the number is round, and today is the twentieth anniversary of the Microsoft console, generation after generation (albeit with some setbacks), has always developed betterwho manages to assert himself against the almighty Sony with his PlayStation.

Xbox’s present, including struggles to get hold of a next-generation console for the rest of the year, as well as a hypothetical future of resolutions and refresh rates unthinkable today, would not be possible without its past, without its 20 years and four generations (with developments in itself) that complete their curriculum to this day. And I know that may sound a bit clichéd, but the point is that Microsoft also values ​​this And so he looked back on his past for the 20th anniversary of his console.

Xbox: Happy Birthday and Happy Backward Compatibility

And how did he do it? then Adding 70+ titles (76 to be exact) Xbox 360 and Xbox Originals Backward Compatibility Library available on both Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S can be enjoyed. This is the full list:

  • 50 cents: blood in the sand
  • Aces of the Galaxy
  • Advent uprising
  • Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom
  • Are you smarter than a fifth grader? Make the grade
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Burning Earth
  • Bankshot Billiards 2
  • Beautiful katamari
  • Binary domain
  • Black College Football Experience: Doug Williams Ed
  • Cloning Clyde
  • Conan
  • Darwinia +
  • Dead or Alive Ultimate
  • Dead or Alive 3
  • Dead or Alive 4
  • Death by Cube
  • Disney universe
  • Disney’s Chicken Little
  • Elements of destruction
  • FEAR
  • FEAR 2: project origin
  • FEAR 3
  • Fear files
  • The first templar
  • Gladius
  • Gunvalkyrie
  • Islands of Wakfu
  • Lego The Lord of the Rings
  • Manhunt
  • Max Payne
  • Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
  • Max Payne 3
  • Mini ninjas
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
  • MX vs. ATV alive
  • MX vs. ATV untamed
  • Kidney
  • Novadrom
  • Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee
  • Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad
  • Otogi: Myth of the Demons
  • Otogi 2: Immortal Warriors
  • The outfit
  • Kaloki X outpost
  • Quake Arena Arcade
  • RAW – Empires of the Ancient War
  • Red Dead Revolver
  • Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
  • Ridge Racer 6
  • flow
  • Risen
  • Risen 2: Dark Waters
  • Rock of Eternity
  • Sacred 2: Fallen Angel
  • Scramble
  • Screwdriver!
  • Secret weapons over Normandy
  • Ice skate 2
  • SpongeBob SquarePants Slam!
  • SpongeBob’s Truth or Square
  • Star Wars Starfighter: Special Edition
  • Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  • Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
  • Switchball
  • Thrill
  • Thrillville: Off the Rails
  • Time pilot
  • TimeSplitters 2
  • TimeSplitters: Future Perfect
  • Toy story mania!
  • Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment
  • Viva Piñata: party animals
  • Warlords

The list, as you can see, is huge, and in it we find some very relevant titles at this time. And there are some specific games that, for the more than nostalgic, might justify getting an original Xbox or Xbox 360 and enjoying them again. Thanks now unexpected enlargement, the restoration will undoubtedly be a lot easier.

More information: Official blog

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