clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Classic Xbox games discounted at Microsoft in a huge Backward Compatible Sale

Save on over 200 Xbox and Xbox 360 games

If you buy something from a Polygon link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Red Dead Redemption - John Marston hiding behind a corner from a horse-drawn carriage
John Marston prepares to ambush a stagecoach in 2010’s Red Dead Redemption.
Rockstar San Diego/Rockstar Games

Microsoft announced the return of its Backward Compatible Sale on Tuesday, offering deals on Xbox and Xbox 360 games that can be played on the Xbox One. It’s the company’s biggest sale on backward-compatible games yet, with over 200 classic titles discounted by up to 75 percent.

Microsoft’s backward compatibility program, which allows some original Xbox and Xbox 360 games to run on Xbox One, is one of the platform’s best features. The library of eligible titles is huge, with over 500 games currently available and new ones added on a pretty regular basis. Some even get the Xbox One X Enhanced treatment, further optimizing the game for the most powerful console on the market.

Many of the games discounted in the sale are part of that Xbox One X Enhanced program, including early entries in favorite franchises like the original Red Dead Redemption, on sale for $9.89, and 2007’s Assassin’s Creed, down to $7.99.

The Backward Compatible Sale runs through May 27, so you’ve got one week to revisit old favorites or finally catch up on a classic game you missed at a deeply discounted price. Some highlights from Microsoft’s sale are below.