Xbox 360 backwards compatability list

Brute Force is on there! ;)

Airforce Delta Storm
Aliens vs. Predator: Extinction
All Star Baseball 2003
Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding
Army Men: Sarge’s War
Atari Anthology
ATV Quad Power Racing 2
Baldur’s Gate Dark Alliance II
Barbie Horse Adventure
Batman Begins
Battle Engine Aquila
Battlestar Galactica
Blinx 2
Brute Force
Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Chaos Bleeds
Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts
Cabela’s Outdoor Adventures 06
Cabela’s Deer Hunt 2005
Cabela’s Deer Hunt: 2004 Season
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth
Call of Duty: Finest Hour
Chicago Enforcer
Circus Maximus
Close Combat: First to Fight
Colin McRae 4
Combat Elite
Commandos 2
Conflict: Desert Storm
Crash Bandicoot: Twinsanity
Crash Nitro Kart
Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Curse – The Eye of Isis
Dark Angel
Digimon Rumble Arena
Dead or Alive 3
Egg Mania
ESPN MLS Extra Time 2002
Euro 2004
F1 Championship Season 2001
Fable: The Lost Chapters
Fairly Odd Parents: Breakin’ da Rules
FIFA 2003
FIFA 2004
FIFA Street 2005
FIFA World Cup 2002
Fight Night 2004
Fight Night Round 2
Ford Mustang Racing
Ford vs. Chevy
Forza Motorsport
Freedom Fighters
Fuzion Frenzy
Genma Onimusha
Goblin Commander
Grabbed by the Ghoulies
Grand Theft Auto III
Grand Theft Auto Vice City
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Gravity Games Bike: Street. Vert. Dirt.
Grooverider: Slot Car Thunder
Half-Life 2
Halo 2
Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone
He-Man: Defender of Grayskull
Hitman: Contracts
House of the Dead 3
IHRA Drag Racing 2005 Sportsman Edition
IHRA Professional Drag Racing 2005
Jade Empire
James Bond 007: Nightfire
Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
Judge Dredd: Dredd vs. Death
Jurassic Park Operation Genesis
Kabuki Warrior
Kelly Slater’s Pro Surfer
Kids Next Door: Operation VIDEOGAME
Legends of Wrestling
Lemony Snicket A Series of Unfortunate Events
Loons Fight for Fame
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
Mat Hoffman’s Pro BMX 2
Max Payne
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
Medal of Honor 3 Rising Sun
Medal of Honor Frontline
Medal of Honor: European Assault
Mega Man
Metal Arms: Glitch in the System
MicroMachines Odyssey
Mike Tyson Heavyweight Boxing
Monster Garage
Mortal Kombat: Deception
MTV Music Generator 3
MX World Tour - featuring Jamie Little
Namco Museum X Next Generation
NBA Live 2003
NBA Live 2004
Need For Speed: Underground 2
NFL Blitz 2002
NFL Blitz 20-03
NFL Blitz 20-04
NHL 2004
NHL Hitz 20-03
Ninja Gaiden
Ninja Gaiden Black
Outlaw Golf 2
Outlaw Volleyball
Phantom Crash
Pinball Hall of Fame
Pitfall: The Lost Expedition
Prince of Persia 4: The Sands of Time
Pro Evolution Soccer 5
Pro Race Driver
Pure Pinball
Puyo Puyo Fever
Quantum Redshift
Rayman Arena
Raze’s Hell
Red Dead Revolver
Red Faction II
RedCard 20-03
Robotech: Battle Cry
Rocky: Legends
Rogue Ops
Rugby 2005
Samurai Jack
Samurai Warriors
Scooby Doo: Night of 100 Frights
SeaWorld: Shamu’s Deep Sea Adventures
Sega GT 2002
Shadow the Hedgehog
Shellshock:Nam '67
Sid Meier’s Pirates!
Simpson’s Road Rage
Simpsons: Hit and Run
Sniper Elite: Berlin 1945
Soccer Slam
Sonic Heroes
Sonic Mega Collection
Speed Kings
Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy
Splat Renegade Paintball
SpongeBob Square Pants:Battle for Bikini Bottom
Spy Hunter 2
Spyro: A Hero’s Tail
Star Trek: Shattered Universe
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars: Clone Wars
Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter
Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic
Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic 2
Street Racing Syndicate
Stubbs the Zombie: Rebel Without a Pulse
Super Bubble Pop
Super Monkey Ball DX
SX Superstar
Tecmo Classic Arcade
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Terminator : Dawn of Fate
Test Drive: Eve of Destruction
Tetris Worlds
The Great Escape
The Incredible Hulk
The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction
The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer
The Thing
Thief: Deadly Shadows
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon 2
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six 3
Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4
Tony Hawk’s Underground 2
Toxic Grind
Ty The Tasmanian Tiger
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 3
Urban Freestyle Soccer
Volvo: Drive for Life
World Series Baseball 2K
Worms 4: Mayhem
Worms Forts Under Siege
WWE Raw 2

Every original Xbox game will be upscaled to 720p and 1080i, and will take advantage of Xbox 360’s anti-aliasing capabilities, delivering a picture that is clearer and crisper than anything available on Xbox.

They squeaked that one in.

No Psychonauts :cry:

Thank God Kabuki Warrior is on there!

wtf no morrowind?

EDIT : I am glad to see this Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge is on there though. But wtf morrowind GDI.

I frown at the lack of phantom dust.

Mother fucker Panzer Dragoon isnt on there either this does’t make me a happy panda.

Splinter Cell isn’t on there.

I can’t believe they included house of the dead 3 and not panzer.

Remember, this isn’t a referendum on quality, it’s a referendum on what games worked on the emulator and pased cert.

Yes! Yourself! Fitness is on the list!

Maya’s so hawt…

Yeah, I doubt they hand picked this list. They probably had their high priority titles like the Halos and Forza that they worked on until they got right, and then this is a list of everything else that just happened to work ok with the emulator they had.

Morrowind was barely compatible with the systems it was originally designed for.

It’s good they got BMX XXX in there. I’m not sure the next generation could have officially started without that game working on the 360.


Y Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding
N Breakdown
N Burnout 3: Takedown
Y Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
N Dai Senryaku VII: Modern Military Tactics
Y Fable
Y Forza Motorsport
Y Grand Theft Auto III
N Guilty Gear X2 #Reload
Y Halo 2
Y Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack
Y Jade Empire
N Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes
N LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game
N Madden NFL 06
Y Ninja Gaiden
N OutRun2
N Panzer Dragoon Orta
N Phantom Dust
N Project Gotham Racing.
N RalliSport Challenge 2
N Second Sight
Y/N Sega GT 2002 / Jet Set Radio Future (combo disk)
Y Sid Meier’s Pirates!
N Spikeout: Battle Street
Y Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
N Street Fighter Anniversary Collection
N The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay
Y House of the Dead III
N TimeSplitters: Future Perfect
N Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell

Those are the games I own and whether they work or not on the 360. I just knew the Sega stuff wouldn’t really be a priority and those games are a lot of the reason I bought an Xbox in the first place. sigh Oh well, it’s better than nothing. 13 of the 36 games I own are backwards compatible.

It’s also notable that quite a few of the games with a brand new 360 version coming out don’t have their prior iterations being backwards compatible like Project Gotham, Madden, EA sports games, etc. That’s to be expected I guess.

WHOOPS! I Yed when I should’ve Ned. Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes is not backwards compatible. Also forgot I picked up Second Sight this week for $10. FIXED!

So far, worthless to me outside of Halo, Ninja Gaiden and Thief 3.

This list, at least, further compels me to buy Pirates, Fable, and Chicago Enforcer however!

To be honest, I’m really surprised how big the list is. I thought it would be maybe a couple dozen titles at most… Seems to be about 50 on there.

Sure, it’s not a shitload, but to be honest, I really don’t want to play any of my Xbox games on the 360. I want some Oblivion-frickin’ graphics. I won’t want to go back to Morrowind after playing that. Sorry, but graphics do matter to me.

Well there are lots of games on there I wish were back compat but aren’t (yet), but I gotta say, this list is way bigger than I thought. I was honestly expecting something like 15-20 titles, growing to like 100-200 games by next spring.

I’m also really surprised that they’re saying ALL Xbox games will be upscaled to 720p or 1080i and be anti-aliased. I was expecting that with a few heavy hitters, but not the whole list.

Of course, I wasn’t expecting any kind of save-game-transfer solution, and you’ll have to download all your content again (and if it was premium content, PAY for it again, just like if you were downloading on a new Xbox with the same gamertag - LAME).

Still, I’m impressed. It’s a way more complete list than I was fearing.

Boy, are YOU off. The count is, I believe, 213!

Note that only “early offline versions” of the Halo & Halo 2 emulators are actually included with the Xbox 360. For all other games, you first need to procure the emulators: How will you deliver the emulators for backward compatibility?

Todd: There are several different ways that you can get them:

For Xbox Live members (either Gold or Silver members), just connect your Xbox 360 console to Xbox Live and insert an original Xbox game. The system will automatically check if you have the latest emulation software, download it to your Xbox 360 console as part of a system update if you don’t, reboot, and start loading your original Xbox game.

Those who are not part of our Xbox Live network will be able to download the emulators from, and burn them onto a CD to insert into your Xbox 360 where it will auto-install the emulator. Or you can go to and simply sign up for a CD to be sent to your home for a nominal shipping and handling fee.

Yeah, hats off to the back-compat team for snagging so many titles AND giving then a free upgrade. Successfully transitioning 200 titles over a cpu architecture change is impressive stuff.

This is interesting:

Those who are not part of our Xbox Live network will be able to download the emulators from, and burn them onto a CD to insert into your Xbox 360 where it will auto-install the emulator. Or you can go to and simply sign up for a CD to be sent to your home for a nominal shipping and handling fee.

I have to wonder exactly what these emulator settings will consist of. They could be just configuration settings, but if they actually contain program code…an interesting vector for custom applications.