Best Backwards Compatible Games On Xbox Series X | S:
- 1-5 Must-Play Xbox Original Games
- 5-10 Must-Play Xbox Original Games
- 1-5 Must-Play Xbox 360 Games
- 5-10 Must-Play Xbox 360 Games
- 1-5 Must-Play Xbox One Games
- 5-10 Must-Play Xbox One Games
Must-Play Backwards Compatible Games | Xbox 360
Red Dead Redemption [Open World Shooter | NOT On The Game Pass]
If you played Red Dead Redemption 2, it’s a great time to revisit this console-exclusive open-world action game. As John Marston, you explore the Wild West, travelling both north and south of the border, to hunt a dangerous gang you used to be a part of. The enhanced version Xbox Series X looks sharper and run better. It’s the best version of this classic story.
Mirror’s Edge [First-Person Platformer | NOT On The Game Pass]
Another awesome example of upscaling on the Xbox One and Xbox Series X. Mirror’s Edge is the original dizzying first-person platformer, where you’ll escape regime cops and parkour across rooftops. Learning to master the controls and speeding through a level, weaving through gunfire — it’s a great feeling. It’s a quick sit at only a few hours, so definitely worth a play if you can find a used copy.
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection [Stealth Action | NOT On The Game Pass]
The Metal Gear Solid HD Collection is the best way to play two PS2-era classics on modern hardware. The collection includes Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3 — and I especially recommend Metal Gear Solid 3. MGS3 is the pinnacle of stealth espionage action, sending Snake deep behind enemy lines to stop a mad rogue general in Russia from supplying the world with an early version of Metal Gear. The story is one of the greatest in gaming.
Lost Odyssey [JRPG | NOT On The Game Pass]
Going from one Japanese game to another, Lost Odyssey is a huge Xbox 360-exclusive JPRG. During the dark ages of the Final Fantasy series, Lost Odyssey was one of the few traditional JRPGs available. With a beautiful orchestral soundtrack and 40+ hours of narrative, Lost Odyssey is the sweeping big budget RPG we wanted to see more of.
Fallout: New Vegas [Open World RPG | AVAILABLE On The Game Pass]
When it comes to Bethesda RPGs, Fallout: New Vegas is the best on the Xbox 360. Fallout: New Vegas was developed by Obsidian Entertainment, a studio created by refugees from Black Isles Studios. Basically, that means Fallout: New Vegas was made be developers connected to the original Fallout games — and you can tell immediately. The writing is snappier, the shooting is deadlier, and the locations are more interesting. Like Skyrim and Fallout 3, you’ll explore in first-person, collect weapons, and complete quests while fighting an inordinate amount of mutants.
Continue to the next page for recommendations from the Xbox 360 era.