'Half-Life 2', 'Portal' and 'Left 4 Dead' Are Now Xbox One X 'Enhanced'

'Half-Life 2', 'Portal' and 'Left 4 Dead' Are Now Xbox One X 'Enhanced'

Published: Monday, October 22, 2018Tagged: Backward Compatibility, Gaming, Xbox One, Xbox One X,

Four new Xbox 360 titles: Half-Life 2: The Orange Box, Portal: Still Alive, Left 4 Dead, and Left 4 Dead 2 have been added to the Xbox One X 'Enhanced' list.

Whether players are revisiting these iconic titles or experiencing them for the first time, they’ll see them with the stunning visuals only the Xbox One X can deliver.

Xbox 360 games enhanced for Xbox One X run at a higher resolution and 9X the original pixel count. The power of Xbox One X enables the Xbox 360 emulator to showcase the very best version possible with the existing assets—all without touching the game code.

Check out an up-to-date list of all Xbox 360 games that have been Xbox One X 'Enhanced'.

  1. Assassin’s Creed
  2. Crackdown
  3. Fable Anniversary
  4. Fallout 3
  5. Forza Horizon
  6. Gears of War 3
  7. Half-Life 2: The Orange Box
  8. Halo 3
  9. Left 4 Dead
  10. Left 4 Dead 2
  11. Mirror’s Edge
  12. Oblivion
  13. Portal: Still Alive
  14. Skate 3
  15. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

When you play Enhanced Xbox 360 games on Xbox One X, you can now choose how to experience them—with enhanced graphics or in their original form. Enhanced graphics will be turned on by default, running your game with higher resolution, 9X the pixel count, increased texture details and anti-aliasing, allowing you to enjoy greater visual clarity than ever before. If you turn off the Graphics setting, the graphics will be comparable to the experience on Xbox One or Xbox One S. Here’s how to access the setting. Note, once you change the setting, you’ll need to restart the game:

  1. Press “View” and “Menu” buttons on the controller to pull up the Xbox 360 guide
  2. Navigate to “Settings” blade
  3. Select “Xbox One X Settings”

Xbox One X Settings


  1. Select to optimize for “Graphics” or “Performance”

Optimize game for Graphics or Performance

Compatibility is important to Xbox, to developers and their games, and our community. Preserving the art form of video games is part of our DNA, which is why Xbox One is the only console designed to play the best games of the past, present and future. We’re excited to continue to deliver on our vision of compatibility and grow our current Backward Compatible library, which includes more than 460 Xbox 360 games, 11 Xbox One X Enhanced Xbox 360 titles, and 13 Original Xbox games.


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