Xbox One Backward Compatibility: THREE new Xbox 360 games added to Microsoft library

Red Dead Redemption’s addition to the Xbox One Backwards Compatible library is without question the stand out game added recently to Microsoft’s Xbox One collection. Following that massive announcement by Microsoft, three more games have been added to the ever growing list of backwards compatible titles available to play on the Xbox One.

Unfortunetly these three games don’t include Skate 3, Bioshock 1 & 2 or Bioshock Infinite.

All four games had been prevously promised to come to the Xbox One ever since they were added to a list of games which were supposedly being “processed” as of a few months ago.

Instead, Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb announced via the Microsoft Director of Programming’s Twitter feed that Tour de France 2009, Half Minute Hero and FLOCK! were joining the list of Xbox 360 classics available to play on the Xbox One console.

The addition of these new titles brings the number of Backwards Compatible games on the Xbox One up to an impressive 213.

Here’s a quick official description of each game, should you want a bit more info on each new title joining the service.

Tour de France 2009:

“Tour de France 2009 – The Official Game is the most famous cycling race’s official simulation. Choose one of the teams and lead it through the 21 official legs of the 2009 edition of the race. Interact directly with your riders and guide early breakaways, fights for jerseys, sprints, and more. Up to four players can race, wheel to wheel, on Xbox LIVE Arcade. Lead your team to the highest step on the podium. Official teams and course: Choose one of the official race teams and manage it to victory over the official course of the Tour de France. Do you have what it takes to gain the yellow jersey?”

Half Minute Hero:

“As the last wandering sage and final hope for humanity, it is up to the protagonist to somehow transcend time and death to unite these legends and their unique powers in one last battle against the ultimate evil lord. Fast-paced Action for Instant Gratification – A fresh new way to play games, clearing stages in 30-second intervals. Four Completely Different and Unique Game Play Modes – Four distinct storylines and modes that encompass an action RPG, a shooter, an escort mission, and a strategy game, keep the gameplay fresh and varied.”


“Protect your cornfields and lock up your livestock, because Flock! is here! Pilot a UFO around vibrantly-colored landscapes in this charming sandbox puzzle game where you must herd animal life back to the Motherflocker. Using a powerful physics engine that drives many of the game’s elements, Flock! features over 50 pastoral puzzles. Pick up wood to form bridges, move boulders to create obstructions, and flatten fields into pathways all to help deliver your herd before time runs out!”

Source: Daily Star