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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for backwards compatible games.

For the most part, video games are a forward-looking business. Every year sees the release of new titles that look better than the last—and run on the latest consoles. But there's always been an element of nostalgia in gaming, and some players would rather play old favorites than wait for a remastered version to come out. Thankfully, a number of video game developers have created ways to make their older titles playable on newer consoles.

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  1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection Standard Edition - PlayStation 5 - Front_Zoom
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    "I bought this because i bought a ps5 that was backward compatible! When i was picking this up it was ready right away...Great PS5 Collection Game...Great collection game, contains practically all previous games"

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    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection assembles thirteen classic TMNT games by KONAMI in one incredible package. This collection provides a unique opportunity for gamers to experience these immensely popular and very influential games on modern consoles and includes a fantastic set of new quality of life features. The games are based on the characters and themes based on the 80's children's cartoon and comic book series, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The game often takes place in a fictionalized New York City, in the sewers, inside futuristic enemy bases and even across time itself!
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    "I bought this because i bought a ps5 that was backward compatible! When i was picking this up it was ready right away...Great PS5 Collection Game...Great collection game, contains practically all previous games"

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    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection assembles thirteen classic TMNT games by KONAMI in one incredible package. This collection provides a unique opportunity for gamers to experience these immensely popular and very influential games on modern consoles and includes a fantastic set of new quality of life features. The games are based on the characters and themes based on the 80's children's cartoon and comic book series, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The game often takes place in a fictionalized New York City, in the sewers, inside futuristic enemy bases and even across time itself!
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  2. Sony - PlayStation VR2 Horizon Call of the Mountain bundle - White - Front_Zoom
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    "Would be better if it were backward compatible...PlayStation stepped up it’s game with this one. However, the downside of not being able to play the many original VR games on VR2 is disappointing. ...Overall a great upgrade from psvr1 but wish it was backward compatible"

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    Conquer colossal peaks, overcome fearsome machines and uncover a hidden danger to the world of Horizon in the PlayStation VR2 Horizon Call of the Mountain bundle. Play from a new perspective – experience the sensations of height and wonder as you take in stunning vistas across the Carja and Nora homelands through the eyes of new character, Ryas. View the breathtaking natural world of Horizon in 360 degrees and interact with your surroundings using two PlayStation VR2 Sense controllers. Enjoy immersive action – use intuitive movements to climb mountains, hunt machines, shoot your bow and craft items from raw materials. Brave a new adventure – enter a living, breathing world of dangerous machines, tribal lore, exciting quests and new and returning characters. Share the experience – feel the adrenaline rush in a riverboat ride filled with surprises, that offers the chance to show off PS VR2 to your friends and family. 1 Features available in compatible games. 2 PlayStation Plus subscription may be required for online multiplayer modes. 3 Consists of two 2000 x 2040 OLED displays. 4 Combined resolution. 2000 x 2040 per eye. 5 Analogue/USB stereo headphones required. PlayStation 5 console required to play PlayStation VR2. PlayStation VR2 is not compatible with the PlayStation 4 console and cannot play content that requires PS VR. PlayStation VR2 is not for use by children age 12 and under.
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    "Would be better if it were backward compatible...PlayStation stepped up it’s game with this one. However, the downside of not being able to play the many original VR games on VR2 is disappointing. ...Overall a great upgrade from psvr1 but wish it was backward compatible"

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    Conquer colossal peaks, overcome fearsome machines and uncover a hidden danger to the world of Horizon in the PlayStation VR2 Horizon Call of the Mountain bundle. Play from a new perspective – experience the sensations of height and wonder as you take in stunning vistas across the Carja and Nora homelands through the eyes of new character, Ryas. View the breathtaking natural world of Horizon in 360 degrees and interact with your surroundings using two PlayStation VR2 Sense controllers. Enjoy immersive action – use intuitive movements to climb mountains, hunt machines, shoot your bow and craft items from raw materials. Brave a new adventure – enter a living, breathing world of dangerous machines, tribal lore, exciting quests and new and returning characters. Share the experience – feel the adrenaline rush in a riverboat ride filled with surprises, that offers the chance to show off PS VR2 to your friends and family. 1 Features available in compatible games. 2 PlayStation Plus subscription may be required for online multiplayer modes. 3 Consists of two 2000 x 2040 OLED displays. 4 Combined resolution. 2000 x 2040 per eye. 5 Analogue/USB stereo headphones required. PlayStation 5 console required to play PlayStation VR2. PlayStation VR2 is not compatible with the PlayStation 4 console and cannot play content that requires PS VR. PlayStation VR2 is not for use by children age 12 and under.
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  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Standard Edition - PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 - Front_Zoom

    Model: 88490
    Publisher: Activision Publishing
    SKU: 6413914
    ESRB Rating: M (Mature 17+)
    Top comment

    "Includes PS4™ version of game Plays via backward compatibility on PS5™ when it launches...A step backwards IMO...I'm hooked on Modern Warfare so I had high hopes for this game. Campaign isn't terrible but the multiplayer was a huge step backwards from MW."

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    Black Ops Cold War will drop fans into the depths of the Cold War's volatile geopolitical battle of the early 1980s.
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    "Includes PS4™ version of game Plays via backward compatibility on PS5™ when it launches...A step backwards IMO...I'm hooked on Modern Warfare so I had high hopes for this game. Campaign isn't terrible but the multiplayer was a huge step backwards from MW."

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    Black Ops Cold War will drop fans into the depths of the Cold War's volatile geopolitical battle of the early 1980s.
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  4. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition - Xbox One - Front_Zoom

    Model: 1000620181
    Publisher: CD Projekt Red
    SKU: 5560500
    ESRB Rating: M (Mature 17+)
    Top comment

    "Not compatible...Gotta start all over since they didn't make the versions compatible....Sad that the first two games are not on PS4. Second game is on X360 backward compatibility. "

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    Experience action and adventure on an epic scale with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for Xbox One. This game includes two expansion packs, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine, for hours and hours of added game play. The Witcher 3 is packed with open-world RPG action to get your blood pumping.
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    "Not compatible...Gotta start all over since they didn't make the versions compatible....Sad that the first two games are not on PS4. Second game is on X360 backward compatibility. "

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    Experience action and adventure on an epic scale with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for Xbox One. This game includes two expansion packs, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine, for hours and hours of added game play. The Witcher 3 is packed with open-world RPG action to get your blood pumping.
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  5. God of War - PlayStation Hits Standard Edition - PlayStation 4 - Front_Zoom

    Model: 3001886
    Publisher: Sony
    SKU: 5358600
    ESRB Rating: M (Mature 17+)
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    "The game is really good and also backwards compatible. ...Quite possibly the best ps4 game. Also is ps4 backwards compatible with better frame rate on ps5. "

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    It is a new beginning for Kratos. Living as a man, outside the shadow of the gods, he seeks solitude in the unfamiliar lands of Norse mythology. With new purpose and his son Atreus at his side, Kratos must fight for survival as powerful forces threaten to disrupt the new life he has created...
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    "The game is really good and also backwards compatible. ...Quite possibly the best ps4 game. Also is ps4 backwards compatible with better frame rate on ps5. "

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    It is a new beginning for Kratos. Living as a man, outside the shadow of the gods, he seeks solitude in the unfamiliar lands of Norse mythology. With new purpose and his son Atreus at his side, Kratos must fight for survival as powerful forces threaten to disrupt the new life he has created...
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  6. Yakuza: Like a Dragon - PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 - Front_Zoom

    Model: YK-63267-5/YK-63257-6
    Publisher: SEGA
    SKU: 6413107
    ESRB Rating: M (Mature 17+)
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    "I mainly got this for the eventual PS5 upgrade, but it looks and plays pretty well on the console, even as backward compatible. It’s a silly game and premise at times, but once I got used to the fight system, it is a good time....Ok game...Ok games the game have a great story and lot to do. "

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    Ichiban Kasuga, a low-ranking footman of a low-ranking yakuza family in Tokyo, faces an 18-year prison sentence after incurring blame for a crime he didn't commit. Never losing faith, he loyally serves his time and returns to the society to discover that no one was waiting for him on the outside, and his clan has been destroyed by the man he respected most. Confused and alone, he embarks on a mission to discover the truth behind his family's betrayal and take his life back, becoming an unlikely hero for the city's outcasts on his journey.
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    "I mainly got this for the eventual PS5 upgrade, but it looks and plays pretty well on the console, even as backward compatible. It’s a silly game and premise at times, but once I got used to the fight system, it is a good time....Ok game...Ok games the game have a great story and lot to do. "

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    Ichiban Kasuga, a low-ranking footman of a low-ranking yakuza family in Tokyo, faces an 18-year prison sentence after incurring blame for a crime he didn't commit. Never losing faith, he loyally serves his time and returns to the society to discover that no one was waiting for him on the outside, and his clan has been destroyed by the man he respected most. Confused and alone, he embarks on a mission to discover the truth behind his family's betrayal and take his life back, becoming an unlikely hero for the city's outcasts on his journey.
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  7. Madden NFL 24: 12000 Madden Points [Digital] - Front_Zoom
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    "My grandson is always adding money to his game. So this was the perfect gift."

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    Virtual currency that can be used to acquire virtual in-game items, including a random selection of virtual in-game items. Madden NFL 24 base game required for use, sold separately.
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    "My grandson is always adding money to his game. So this was the perfect gift."

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    Virtual currency that can be used to acquire virtual in-game items, including a random selection of virtual in-game items. Madden NFL 24 base game required for use, sold separately.
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  8. Street Fighter 6 Standard Edition - Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S [Digital] - Front_Zoom

    Model: 7D4-00682
    Publisher: Capcom
    SKU: 6549591
    ESRB Rating: T (Teen 13+)
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    "great game...THIS is a next gen series SX game NOT xbox one. It literally says it on the ad and on the game cover. ...Great game. Easy to play if you are bad at fighting games like me. "

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    Product Description

    Here comes Capcom’s newest challenger! Street Fighter 6 represents the next evolution of the series. Powered by Capcom’s proprietary RE ENGINE, the Street Fighter 6 experience spans across three distinct game modes featuring World Tour, Fighting Ground and Battle Hub. Your path to becoming a World Warrior starts here.
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    "great game...THIS is a next gen series SX game NOT xbox one. It literally says it on the ad and on the game cover. ...Great game. Easy to play if you are bad at fighting games like me. "

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    Here comes Capcom’s newest challenger! Street Fighter 6 represents the next evolution of the series. Powered by Capcom’s proprietary RE ENGINE, the Street Fighter 6 experience spans across three distinct game modes featuring World Tour, Fighting Ground and Battle Hub. Your path to becoming a World Warrior starts here.
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  9. Everybody 1-2-Switch! - Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch – OLED Model - Front_Zoom

    Model: HACPARGTA
    Publisher: Nintendo
    SKU: 6546736
    ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
    Top comment

    "There wasn’t a whole lot of marketing for this game which was a missed opportunity. It’s actually a pretty fun game to play at a family night or with friends. ...Fun game, family time with fun games. Love the Switch"

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    Wanna party? Break out the Nintendo Switch system and laugh it up at your next game night! Whether you are summoning aliens or snapping colorful photos with your phone’s camera, mix up your next get-together with the Everybody 1-2-Switch! game. Grab some Joy-Con controllers or a whole bunch of smart devices for team-based games that are easy to set up with the help of your horse host Horace. Party sizes from 2-8 (Joy-Con mode) or 2-100 (Smart Device mode – yes, 100!) can enjoy this multiplayer mashup. A mix of games and modes to keep you on your toes! Use up to 8 Joy-Con controllers or 100 smart devices, team up, and let the games begin. In Team Contest, see which group can win a certain number of games first. Work as a team to pump up a balloon as big as possible without popping it in Balloons. Test your wits (and reaction time) and answer quickly in Quiz Show where the winner can be decided by mere milliseconds. Many games have several variations that change up the rules or add extra challenge! Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Sold separately. Joy-Con mode supports up to 8 players. Certain games only available in Joy-Con mode. Nintendo Account, compatible smart device and internet access required. Smart device mode supports up to 100 players. Players must be in the same room to play. Certain games only available in smart device mode. Data charges may apply.
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    "There wasn’t a whole lot of marketing for this game which was a missed opportunity. It’s actually a pretty fun game to play at a family night or with friends. ...Fun game, family time with fun games. Love the Switch"

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    Wanna party? Break out the Nintendo Switch system and laugh it up at your next game night! Whether you are summoning aliens or snapping colorful photos with your phone’s camera, mix up your next get-together with the Everybody 1-2-Switch! game. Grab some Joy-Con controllers or a whole bunch of smart devices for team-based games that are easy to set up with the help of your horse host Horace. Party sizes from 2-8 (Joy-Con mode) or 2-100 (Smart Device mode – yes, 100!) can enjoy this multiplayer mashup. A mix of games and modes to keep you on your toes! Use up to 8 Joy-Con controllers or 100 smart devices, team up, and let the games begin. In Team Contest, see which group can win a certain number of games first. Work as a team to pump up a balloon as big as possible without popping it in Balloons. Test your wits (and reaction time) and answer quickly in Quiz Show where the winner can be decided by mere milliseconds. Many games have several variations that change up the rules or add extra challenge! Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Sold separately. Joy-Con mode supports up to 8 players. Certain games only available in Joy-Con mode. Nintendo Account, compatible smart device and internet access required. Smart device mode supports up to 100 players. Players must be in the same room to play. Certain games only available in smart device mode. Data charges may apply.
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  10. Starfield Standard Edition - Xbox Series X - Front_Zoom

    Model: ST1CSTXSPENA
    Publisher: Bethesda
    SKU: 6548060
    ESRB Rating: M (Mature 17+)
    Top comment

    "Awesome game, highly recommended for people who like space games!...Fantastic game...If you enjoy games like Skyrim, then this game is a must have!"

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    Starfield is the first new universe in over 25 years from Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4. In this next generation role-playing game set amongst the stars, create any character you want and explore with unparalleled freedom as you embark on an epic journey to answer humanity’s greatest mystery. In the year 2330, humanity has ventured beyond our solar system, settling new planets, and living as a spacefaring people. You will join Constellation – the last group of space explorers seeking rare artifacts throughout the galaxy – and navigate the vast expanse of space in Bethesda Game Studios’ biggest and most ambitious game.
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    "Awesome game, highly recommended for people who like space games!...Fantastic game...If you enjoy games like Skyrim, then this game is a must have!"

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    Starfield is the first new universe in over 25 years from Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4. In this next generation role-playing game set amongst the stars, create any character you want and explore with unparalleled freedom as you embark on an epic journey to answer humanity’s greatest mystery. In the year 2330, humanity has ventured beyond our solar system, settling new planets, and living as a spacefaring people. You will join Constellation – the last group of space explorers seeking rare artifacts throughout the galaxy – and navigate the vast expanse of space in Bethesda Game Studios’ biggest and most ambitious game.
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