The first original Xbox backwards compatible games are out now on Xbox One

It feels like only days ago that the list was leaked (because it was), and today Microsoft has launched the first 13 original Xbox console games on Xbox One with backwards compatibility to preserve history for future generations who probably won’t even appreciate it, including Bioware’s midichlorian-powered RPG Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Tecmo’s Japanese-level hard Ninja Gaiden Black, and Double Fine’s cult-popular summer camp for creepy kids sim Psychonauts.

Available now to buy on the Xbox store or play with an original Xbox console disc, the list includes:

  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Ninja Gaiden Black
  • Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
  • Fuzion Frenzy
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
  • Psychonauts
  • Dead to Rights
  • Black
  • Grabbed by the Ghoulies
  • Sid Meier’s Pirates!
  • Red Faction II
  • BloodRayne 2
  • The King of Fighters Neowave

All games feature 1080 resolution, improved framerates, and boosted loading times. According to a report over on IGN, original Xbox games that support System Link LAN multiplayer will work as expected, even between different Xbox hardware versions. Online multiplayer is not supported, though.

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