Backwards compatibility is coming to the Xbox One on 12 November, the same day that the new, Windows 10-driven user interface update arrives and Microsoft has finally revealed the complete list of Xbox 360 games that will be playable on that day.

There will be 104 titles that will work from day one, with more being added regularly.

Games like Halo Wars, the first Call of Duty: Black Ops and the Bioshock trilogy are coming soon but not as part of the first wave. Instead, Borderlands, Dirt 3, Fallout 3, the Gears of War trilogy, Just Cause 2, Mirror's Edge and Rainbow Six Vegas 1 & 2 are among the headliners for the first release.

Backwards compatibility is through Xbox 360 emulation so when a 360 disc on the list is entered into an Xbox One the console instantly recognises it and sparks up the emulation software. It then works exactly like an Xbox 360 game, even with the 360's hub accessible to call up.

Where the games differ from the originals is that many of the Xbox One's talents can be used with them, including game capture and streaming.

Xbox One's backwards compatibility feature will be completely free - if you already own one of the games you do not need to pay any additional fees. That applies with digital copies bought through Xbox Live, which will automatically appear in your Xbox One game library.

In addition, all Xbox 360 games offered to Games with Gold members going forward will also be available for Xbox One owners. And any cloud saves from an Xbox 360 will be available to carry on with on Xbox One.

Here's the list of Xbox 360 games that will work from 12 November...

  • A Kingdom for Keflings
  • A World of Keflings
  • Alien Hominid HD
  • Assassin’s Creed II
  • Asteroids & Deluxe
  • Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Banjo-Tooie
  • BattleBlock Theater
  • Bejeweled 2
  • Bellator: MMA Onslaught
  • Beyond Good & Evil HD
  • Blood of the Werewolf
  • BloodRayne: Betrayal
  • Borderlands
  • Call of Juarez Gunslinger
  • Castle Crashers
  • CastleStorm
  • Centipede & Millipede
  • Condemned: Criminal Origins
  • Crazy Taxi
  • Deadliest Warrior: Legends
  • Defense Grid: The Awakening
  • DiRT 3
  • DiRT Showdown
  • Discs of Tron
  • Doom
  • Doom II
  • Dungeon Siege III
  • Earthworm Jim HD
  • Fable II
  • Fallout 3
  • Feeding Frenzy
  • Feeding Frenzy 2: Shipwreck Showdown
  • Gears of War
  • Gears of War 2
  • Gears of War 3
  • Gears of War: Judgment
  • Golden Axe
  • Halo: Spartan Assault
  • Hardwood Backgammon
  • Hardwood Hearts
  • Hardwood Spades
  • Heavy Weapon
  • Hexic HD
  • Ikaruga
  • Jetpac Refuelled
  • Joy Ride Turbo
  • Just Cause 2
  • Kameo: Elements of Power
  • LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
  • Lode Runner
  • LUMINES LIVE!
  • Mass Effect
  • Metal Slug 3
  • Metal Slug XX
  • Might & Magic Clash of Heroes
  • Mirror’s Edge
  • Missile Command
  • Monday Night Combat
  • Monkey Island: Special Edition
  • Monkey Island 2: Special Edition
  • Ms. Splosion Man
  • Mutant Blobs Attack!!!
  • N+
  • NBA JAM: On Fire Edition
  • NiGHTS into dreams…
  • Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
  • Pac-Man: Championship Edition
  • Pac-Man: Championship Edition DX+
  • Perfect Dark
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • Phantom Breaker:Battle Grounds
  • Pinball FX
  • Plants vs. Zombies
  • Prince of Persia
  • Putty Squad
  • R-Type Dimensions
  • Rayman 3 HD
  • Sacred Citadel
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co.
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Golden Axe
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
  • Shadow Complex
  • Sonic CD
  • Sonic The Hedgehog
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 2
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 3
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • Super Meat Boy
  • Supreme Commander 2
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2
  • Torchlight
  • Toy Soldiers
  • Toy Soldiers: Cold War
  • Tron: Evolution
  • Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon
  • Viva Piñata
  • Viva Piñata: Trouble In Paradise
  • Wolfenstein 3D
  • Zuma