Play the first set of original Xbox games on the Xbox One tomorrow

Sadly, 'Crimson Skies' won't be playable online.

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In terms of new software, Microsoft doesn't have much to offer Xbox One owners this holiday unless you want to play the fourth Forza in as many years. What it does have though, are a baker's dozen of games from the original Xbox. Some we already knew about like Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge and Xbox launch title Fuzion Frenzy, but there are a few surprises as well.

Like Black, Burnout developer Criterion's first (and excellent) stab at first-person shooters and Grabbed by the Ghoulies, the quirky game Rare released after being bought by Microsoft back in 2002 for $375 million. Here's the full list:

  • Black

  • BloodRayne 2

  • Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge

  • Dead to Rights

  • Fuzion Frenzy

  • Grabbed by the Ghoulies

  • The King of Fighters Neowave

  • Ninja Gaiden Black

  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

  • Psychonauts

  • Red Faction II

  • Sid Meier's Pirates!

  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

As IGN notes, playing the Bush-era games on your Xbox One boosts the resolution to 1080p, and offers widescreen support for certain games in addition to system link multiplayer. If you have your old discs laying around, simply pop them in your console to gain access starting tomorrow. And, if you've lost them in past 15 years, fret not because they'll be available to download for $10 each.