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The Status Of The Top 25 Most Requested Xbox One Backward Compatibility Games

by Mike Futter on Dec 17, 2015 at 07:55 AM

Update:

Microsoft has announced the December additions for its Xbox One backward compatibility library. The inclusions bring one of the promised games (Halo: Reach) and fifteen others.

This presented a perfect opportunity for us to revise the 25 most requested games via Microsoft’s poll. This time, we weeded out the games sitting in the list that have either been release or are confirmed for a future rollout. 

The remaining games take us a bit further down the list, but give us an idea of what fans are requesting without taking up space with things you have (or will have in the near future). Note that some of the games on this list, like Mass Effect 2 and 3, are multi-disc games, and therefore not yet possible via Xbox One backward compatibility.

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops II: 130,061 Votes
  2. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 117,755 Votes
  3. Red Dead Redemption: 115,635 Votes
  4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - 104,294 Votes
  5. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - 74,626 Votes
  6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - 69,433 Votes
  7. Call of Duty: World at War - 64,458 Votes
  8. Mass Effect 3 - 63,007 Votes
  9. Fallout: New Vegas - 59,767 Votes
  10. Left 4 Dead 2 - 57,966 Votes
  11. GTA IV - 56,364 Votes
  12. Mass Effect 2 - 45,464 Votes
  13. Batman: Arkham City - 53,301 Votes
  14. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - 45,613 Votes
  15. Batman: Arkham Asylum - 38,342 Votes
  16. Battlefield 3 - 37,076 Votes
  17. Assassin’s Creed III - 36,984 Votes
  18. GTA V - 35,604 Votes
  19. Portal 2 - 34,763 Votes
  20. Halo 4 - 34,241
  21. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - 34,191
  22. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings - 34,074
  23. Halo 3 - 32,529
  24. Alan Wake - 30,838
  25. Dark Souls - 30,772

Other oft-requested titles removed so they don't take up a spot in the rankings:

  • Assassin’s Creed II - Now Available
  • BioShock - Confirmed
  • BioShock Infinite - Confirmed
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops - Confirmed
  • Fable III - Now Available
  • Fallout 3 - Now Available
  • Gears of War 2 - Now Available
  • Gears of War 3 - Now Available
  • Halo: Reach - Now Available
  • Halo Wars - Confirmed

 

Original Story (November 9, 2015):

Earlier today, Microsoft announced the first 104 Xbox 360 games that will be part of the Xbox One backward compatibility program. While the list is filled with classics, there are some notable omissions that have fans buzzing.

Players have been able to vote on titles they want to see as part of the program since June. While voting gives Microsoft and third-party publishers direction, there are no guarantees that content owners are going to commit immediately.

We’ve decided to round up the current top 25 vote-winners to see where things stand.

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops II: 109,686 Votes - NOT CONFIRMED
  2. Red Dead Redemption: 100,358 Votes - NOT CONFIRMED
  3. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 97,844 Votes - NOT CONFIRMED
  4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - 87,272 Votes - NOT CONFIRMED
  5. Halo: Reach - 85,063 Votes - CONFIRMED FOR DECEMBER OR LATER
  6. Call of Duty: Black Ops - 76,229 Votes - CONFIRMED FOR DECEMBER OR LATER
  7. Fallout 3 - 66,246 Votes - CONFIRMED FOR NOVEMBER 12
  8. Gears of War 3 - 64,701 Votes - CONFIRMED FOR NOVEMBER 12
  9. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - 63,453 Votes - NOT CONFIRMED
  10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - 57,582 Votes - NOT CONFIRMED
  11. Call of Duty: World at War - 54,523 Votes - NOT CONFIRMED
  12. Mass Effect 3 - 53,801 Votes - NOT CONFIRMED
  13. Fallout: New Vegas - 51,534 Votes - NOT CONFIRMED
  14. BioShock Infinite - 49,817 Votes - CONFIRMED FOR DECEMBER OR LATER
  15. Left 4 Dead 2 - 49,367 Votes - NOT CONFIRMED
  16. GTA IV - 47,431 Votes - NOT CONFIRMED
  17. Batman: Arkham City - 45,669 Votes - NOT CONFIRMED
  18. Mass Effect 2 - 45,464 Votes - NOT CONFIRMED
  19. Gears of War 2 - 44,762 Votes - CONFIRMED FOR NOVEMBER 12
  20. Halo Wars - 42,127 Votes - CONFIRMED FOR DECEMBER OR LATER
  21. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - 38,059 Votes - NOT CONFIRMED
  22. Assassin’s Creed II - 33,937 Votes - CONFIRMED FOR NOVEMBER 12
  23. Batman: Arkham Asylum - 32,176 Votes - NOT CONFIRMED
  24. BioShock - 31,510 Votes - CONFIRMED FOR DECEMBER OR LATER
  25. Battlefield 3 - 31,469 Votes - NOT CONFIRMED

Microsoft tells us that the backward compatibility team continues to work on multi-disc titles. Currently, those aren’t compatible, which is why games like Mass Effect 2 and 3 aren’t able to be part of the program yet.

You can check out the full voting list (and sure your own opinions) on Microsoft’s website