Your Xbox One is about to get dozens of new games that previously weren't playable. Only these games aren't brand new — they're some of your favorite Xbox 360 games, now playable on the Xbox One!

This Xbox One backwards compatibility program starts on November 12 with the launch of the "New Xbox One Experience" — a major update to the console's dashboard, powered by Windows 10.

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If you don't know what we mean by "backwards compatibility," we're talking about "the ability to play a select number of Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One."

You don't have to buy 'em again — just stick your old disc into your Xbox One and you'll be prompted for a download. After snagging the digital version, your old Xbox 360 game will run on your new Xbox One. Pretty sweet, and it's the kind of thing that differentiates the Xbox One from the PlayStation 4 (which can't play any PlayStation 3 games).

There's some great stuff on there: "Assassin's Creed 2," "Mass Effect," "Mirror's Edge," and (the best "Pac-Man" game ever made) "Pac-Man Championshp Edition DX+."

Unfortunately, the list of what's compatible doesn't include some games folks have been asking for, like Rockstar Games' "Red Dead Redemption," and even Microsoft-published "Halo Reach" (which is even pictured in Microsoft's own marketing, as seen above). The top four games, as voted by the community, aren't supported:

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Thankfully, Microsoft says it will "work with game publishers to continue to release new titles regularly." We're guessing this will be on a monthly basis.

Here's the full list in question of what's available starting on November 12, when the new Xbox One dashboard goes live:

  • 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
  • Rayman 3 HD
  • R-Type Dimensions™
  • 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
  • Sonice the Hedgehog 3
  • Super Meat Boy
  • Supreme Commander 2
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth™
  • Torchlight
  • Toy Soldiers
  • Toy Soldiers: Cold War
  • Tron: Evolution
  • Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon
  • Viva Piñata
  • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise
  • Wolfenstein 3D
  • Zuma