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Red Dead Redemption Leads Xbox 360 Backward Compatibility Vote

by Matt Bertz on Jun 26, 2015 at 01:15 PM

Last week Microsoft earned kudos for announcing its plan to make select Xbox 360 games backward compatible with the Xbox One. The tech update is launching with support for 18 titles, but Microsoft is also taking feedback on which games should be included as they expand the library. Now we have a clearer picture of which games are leading the pack.

Right now Rockstar's wild west classic Red Dead Redemption is leading the pack with more than 58,000 votes. Call of Duty: Black Ops II, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and Halo Reach round out the top five.

The Call of Duty fan base is certainly the loudest at this juncture – six games from the franchise are currently ranked in the top 15. The Fallout, Gears of War, and Mass Effect games are also well represented.

Cast your vote by heading over to the Xbox site.


Our Take
The list of top candidates isn't surprising, but some of the omissions are unfortunate. I'd love to see Battlefield: Bad Company 2, the Left 4 Dead games, and some of the deep Rockstar cuts like Bully make the grade as well.