Every 'Gears of War' Will Be Playable on Xbox One Starting December 1

Relive every curb stomp and chainsaw shred for the holidays.


Anyone who purchased Gears of War: Ultimate Edition for Xbox One when it was released in June should expect a neat alert December 1 on Xbox Live: Tokens to play Gears of War 1-3 and Judgment on Xbox One.

The Coalition will send out messages via Xbox Live that will allow anyone who bought Ultimate Edition to download the four games. If you already own them on disc or digitally on Xbox 360, you can access them when backwards compatibility becomes a real thing for Xbox One on November 12, the same day the New Xbox Live Experience update is live.

If you have the games digitally on the 360 and want to play on Xbox One, make sure they’re saved to the cloud.

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition was a cool throwback to 2006, a simpler time when our phones flipped and MySpace violated our online privacy. But the real reason anyone bothered with a nine-year old game tagged at $40 was access to the entire Gears of War franchise on Xbox One. It was promised to us at E3 and until today it was anyone’s guess when our $40 was finally worth it. But let’s admit it: we’re in it just for Gears of War 2.

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