Microsoft Launches an Xbox Backward Compatibility Super Sale

Posted on May 16, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Games, Xbox 360, Xbox One with 3 Comments

Microsoft Launches an Xbox Backward Compatibility Super Sale

Microsoft has launched an Xbox Backward Compatibility Super Sale, providing up to 75 percent off the pricing of Xbox 360 games that will also work on Xbox One.

The firm is offering over 275 Xbox 360 games for sale during the promotion, which runs from today, May 16, through May 22.

You can find the main page for the sale here, on But if that’s not coming up for you—it’s not working for me as I write this—Major Nelson also has a full list of sale games.

Some key games on sale include:

  • Alan Wake’s American Nightmare (75 percent off)
  • Army of Two (67%)
  • Assassin’s Creed (75%)
  • Assassin’s Creed II (67%)
  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations (67%)
  • Assassin’s Creed Rogue (67%)

And that’s just the A’s. Bioshock, Bioshock 2, Bioshock Infinite, Bioshock Infinite Season Pass, Borderlands, Borderlands 2, Borderlands 2 Season Pass, Braid, Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Call of Duty: Black Ops II Season Pass, Call of Duty: World at War, and many, many more games are also on sale. It’s an impressive list.

If you’re not familiar with Xbox One’s Backward Compatibility functionality, you can find out more here.


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Comments (3)

3 responses to “Microsoft Launches an Xbox Backward Compatibility Super Sale”

  1. Minok

    Cool. Picked up Doom, Doom2, Loderunner, and MiniGolf.

    For the bigger titles, they tend to lack 2 player online coop play (looking at you Call of Duty franchise).

    And for other of the bigger titles, I'll see if and when they make the rounds as part of Games for Gold.

  2. Jorge Garcia

    Everyone knows that Scorpio is around the corner and that it will spank even the PS4 Pro, hardware-wise at least. So my suggestion to Sony, since they can't release an "answer" so close to the PS4 Pro, is to make a PS4-R...a semi-gimmick (but not really) PS4 console that, while costing MORE than a normal PS4, would play any PS disc ever made, even the 20 year old ones. I think that would raise an eyebrow or two among older gamers like myself! As for the XB1...I feel it is slowly going the way of the SEGA Dreamcast. I really don't see them recapturing the limelight ever again, regardless of whatever monstrous hardware they make. While Forza is pretty darn compelling, that is pretty much the only thing on XB that catches my eye...everything else I can get on PS. Nintendo will persist, because they are Nintendo. Sony will perist, because they have become the default non-Nintendo platform...but every day MS gaming starts feeling more and more like SEGA did back in the day...not much reason to be around.