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Portal, Fable and Halo have just been added to Xbox One's backwards compatibility list

A little over month after getting the first glut of backwards compatible Xbox 360 games on Xbox One, we're receiving an update to the tune of 16 new games - all playable from today. With a few outliers, it's a far more consistent list, too. Revealed on the Major Nelson blog (opens in new tab), there's a stone-cold classic in the expanded 360 port of Portal, additions to the selection of Fable and Halo games, and a couple of indie gems in the form of Braid and Spelunky. Here's the full list:

• Braid
• Deus Ex: Human Revolution
• Doritos Crash Course
• Fable III
• Halo: Reach
• Hydro Thunder
• Iron Brigade
• Kane & Lynch 2
• Motocross Madness
• Ms. Pac-Man
• Peggle
• Portal: Still Alive
• Spelunky
• Splosion Man
• Ticket to Ride
• Zuma’s Revenge!

I'm actually quite looking forward to playing Kane & Lynch 2, just because of the sheer, guttural horror that passes over people's faces when they talk about it.

Major Nelson assures us that the list will continue to grow over time - not least because every 360 game that appears as a Games With Gold freebie becomes backwards compatible, too, including this month's bumper selection (opens in new tab). You can see the full list of backwards compatible games on Xbox One here (opens in new tab).

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Joe first fell in love with games when a copy of The Lion King on SNES became his stepfather in 1994. When the cartridge left his mother in 2001, he turned to his priest - a limited edition crystal Xbox - for guidance. And now he's here.