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Grand Theft Auto 4 is now Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

Rockstar makes reliving your favorite Grand Theft Auto 4 moments easier than ever before.

We get it, there’s nothing quite like the ordered chaos of a good military game, especially when you’re in the thick of the action. However, sometimes you simply want to ditch all the formalities and cause some good old-fashioned destruction. Fortunately for you, the crime-laden world of Grand Theft Auto 4 can now be enjoyed without having to dig up your old Xbox 360.

According to a press release issued by developer Rockstar Games, the Xbox 360 version of Grand Theft Auto 4 can now be played on Xbox One thanks to the marvels of backwards compatibility. Not only that, but both of the game’s expansion episodes, The Lost and the Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony, are also backwards compatible.

Even better, if you previously uploaded your save files to the Xbox digital cloud, you can re-download your saves onto the Xbox One and pick up right where you left off on the Xbox 360.

Now’s as good a time as ever to revisit classic Rockstar games on Xbox One like Bully and Red Dead Redemption, which are also backwards compatible, since this year’s E3 (which can be attended by non-media fans) will likely have new information on the studio’s upcoming projects like Red Dead Redemption 2.  


Nate Hohl

Nate Hohl got his start in the video games journalism industry shortly after graduating college and since then he has come to find enjoyment in critiquing various forms of media (games, movies, books, etc.) and seeing how they affect our ever-developing idea of culture. If you'd like to contact him, you can do so via his email address,, or his admittedly oft-neglected Twitter account @NateHohl.