Lego Indiana Jones joins the Xbox One’s Backward Compatibility Program

Arriving as the first Backwards Compatible game of this month, Lego Indiana Jones is now available for the Xbox One; the original release dating back to 2008, giving players another chance to play through the amazing Indiana Jones movies.

Lego Indiana Jones

Lego Indiana Jones features stories from the first three Indiana Jones movies; namely, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

However, as a common trope with all Lego games, they tend to follow a more whimsical version of the storylines from the original material with Lego Indiana Jones being no different to this style of gameplay; the developers focusing on giving a comedic experience suitable for players of all ages rather than exactly recreating the movies.

While playing, players may unlock many characters from the Indiana Jones franchise, getting the chance to play as those characters. The total comes up to 82 characters, each with their own special abilities for players to advance through the story. Additionally, the game allows the creation of custom characters by mixing parts of different individuals to access multiple abilities.

Although the game is fully playable with two players in co-op, it does not feature any online functionality; forcing players looking for an online co-op experience to put up with local couch co-op instead.


This is not the only Lego game to join the Xbox One Backward Compatibility Program of Microsoft. The other Lego games being Star Wars: The Complete Saga, Batman: The Videogame and Pirates of the Caribbean.

Owners of the original Xbox 360 physical disk version of Lego Indiana Jones can insert it into their Xbox One console to claim it for their account and start downloading immediately. Moreover, digital owners of the game will already have it available on their Xbox One library.

Otherwise, Lego Indiana Jones is purchasable through the Microsoft Store for $20, which gives access to both Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions of the game for no extra charge.

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