How to Play Xbox 360 Games on Xbox One

Ben Stegner 22-12-2017

Want to play your Xbox 360 games on Xbox One? The good news is that many Xbox 360 games are compatible with your Xbox One! This allows you to play several generations of Xbox titles on one system.


However, you should know some important tidbits about playing Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One. Here are some instructions and guidelines.

How to Play Xbox 360 Games on Xbox One

  1. If you have an Xbox 360 disc, just pop it into your Xbox One like you would any other game. Once it installs, you’re good to go.
  2. For digital games, browse the Store to find a compatible Xbox 360 game. Once you buy it, visit the My games & apps tab and check the Ready to install section. Click the Xbox 360 game you want to install and you can download it right to your system.

We’ve recommended some great backwards-compatible Xbox 360 titles Best Games to Play on Your New Xbox One Got a new Xbox One and need some games? You're in luck. Here are the games to get you started, no matter what genres you like. Read More to help get you started. Before you do, note a few important points about playing Xbox 360 games:

How to Play Xbox 360 Games on Xbox One Xbox One Backwards Compatible Games

If you’re an Xbox Live Gold member Xbox Live vs. PlayStation Plus: What Do You Get With Each? If you're got a PS4 or Xbox One, you've probably thought about subscribing to PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold. Let's see what they offer gamers for the price. Read More , you can download free Xbox 360 games every month to give this feature a try! To see if you have any already, visit the My Games page and select the Xbox 360 tab, then look for games that say Backwards Compatible.

Have you played any Xbox 360 or Xbox games on your Xbox One? What Xbox titles from the past would you love to experience? Tell us your favorites in the comments!


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  1. Michelle Prim
    May 29, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    I would love to see Dr. Muto. Played that game a lot and now... not compatible last I checked.