April is a huge month for Xbox One’s backward compatibility, as Microsoft really go to town, both with Xbox One X enhancements and with original Xbox games being given the once over.
The biggest news for those looking forward to Red Dead Redemption 2 is that the first game is now enhanced for One X – it was already on backward compatibility – letting you soak in the Wild West in ultra high definition. This alongside Portal 2, Gears of War 2 and more. They are:
- Gears of War 2
- Portal 2
- Red Dead Redemption
- Sonic Generations
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Of these games, it’s only Sonic Generations that has been added anew, with the others simply gaining the higher resolution support of One X enhancements.
As we carry on through April, there’s then not one, but two batches of original Xbox games being released into backward compatibility, bringing some more of the classics from Microsoft’s first console to the latest generation, such as Morrowing, Jade Empire and Panzer Dragoon Orta. The second batch features tons and tons of Star Wars for you to sink your teeth into, including Knights of the Old Republic II. There’s also Blinx…
Original Xbox games on 17th April:
- Blinx: The Time Sweeper
- Conker: Live & Reloaded
- The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
- Hunter: The Reckoning
- Jade Empire
- Panzer Dragoon Orta
- SSX 3
Original Xbox games on 26th April:
- Destroy All Humans!
- Full Spectrum Warrior
- Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction
- MX Unleashed
- Panzer Elite Action: Fields of Glory
- Star Wars Battlefront
- Star Wars Battlefront II
- Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
- Star Wars Jedi Starfighter
- Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
- Star Wars Republic Commando
As always, if you have the original discs, you can simply pop them into your Xbox One and it will download them for free. Original Xbox backward compatibility upscales the games on all Xbox One consoles, using the same techniques that allows Microsoft to enhance certain games for Xbox One X.