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XBOX 360 Backwards Compatability List revealed

http://www.xbox.com/en-us/games/back...ygameslist.htm

It looks like they are still going through emulation on some of the games. "The folks at Xbox® are working hard to add more of your favorite games to this list, so check back often for the latest updates."

# AirForce Delta Storm
# Alias™
# Aliens versus 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
# Barbarian
# Barbie™ Horse Adventures™ Wild Horse Rescue™
# Batman Begins™
# Battle Engine Aquila
# Battlestar Galactica™
# Blinx® 2: Masters of Time & Space
# BMX XXX™
# Brute Force™
# Buffy the Vampire Slayer™: Chaos Bleeds
# Cabela’s® Dangerous Hunts™
# Cabela’s® Outdoor Adventures™ 06
# Cabela's® Deer Hunt™ 2005 Season
# Cabela's® Deer Hunt™ 2004 Season
# Call of Cthulhu®: Dark Corners of the Earth™
# Call of Duty™: Finest Hour™
# Casino
# Catwoman™
# Chicago Enforcer
# Circus Maximus
# Close Combat: First to Fight
# Codename: Kids Next Door™
# Colin McRae Rally 4
# Combat Elite: WWII Paratroopers™
# Commandos 2: Men of Courage™
# Conflict: Desert Storm
# Constantine™
# Crash Twinsanity™
# Crash Nitro Kart™
# Crimson Skies®: High Road to Revenge™
# Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon™
# Curse: The Eye of Isis
# Dark Angel
# Darkwatch™
# Dead or Alive® 3
# Deathrow
# Digimon® Rumble Arena®
# Dinotopia
# Drake™
# Egg Mania™: Eggstreme Madness
# ESPN MLS ExtraTime 2002
# Euro 2004
# F1 2001
# Fable®
# Fable®: The Lost Chapters™
# Fairly Odd Parents: Breakin' da Rules
# FIFA Soccer 2003
# FIFA Soccer 2004
# FIFA STREET
# FIFA World Cup 2002
# Fight Night 2004
# Fight Night Round 2
# Ford Mustang
# Ford vs. Chevy
# Forza Motorsport™
# Freedom Fighters™
# Frogger Beyond™
# Futurama™
# Fuzion Frenzy®
# Genma Onimusha
# Goblin Commander™: Unleash the Horde
# Grabbed by the Ghoulies™
# Grand Theft Auto 3
# Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
# Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas™
# Gravity Games Bike: Street. Vert. Dirt.
# Grooverider: Slot Car Thunder
# Half-Life® 2
# Halo®
# Halo® 2
# Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™
# Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone™
# He-Man: Defender of Grayskull
# Hitman: Contracts™
# House of the Dead 3
# IHRA Drag Racing Sportsman Edition
# IHRA Professional Drag Racing 2005™
# Jade Empire™
# James Bond 007™: NightFire™
# Judge Dredd®: Dredd vs. Death™
# Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis
# Kabuki™ Warriors
# Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer
# kill.switch
# Legends of Wrestling™
# Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events™
# LOONS—The Fight for Fame
# Manhunt
# Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX™ 2
# Max Payne
# Max Payne® 2
# Medal of Honor European Assault™
# Medal of Honor™ Frontline
# Medal of Honor™ Rising Sun
# Mega Man® Anniversary Collection
# Metal Arms™: Glitch in the System
# MicroMachines
# Mike Tyson Heavyweight Boxing
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* AirForce Delta Storm
* Alias™
* Aliens versus 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
* Barbarian
* Barbie™ Horse Adventures™ Wild Horse Rescue™
* Batman Begins™
* Battle Engine Aquila
* Battlestar Galactica™
* Blinx® 2: Masters of Time & Space
* BMX XXX™
* Brute Force™
* Buffy the Vampire Slayer™: Chaos Bleeds
* Cabela’s® Dangerous Hunts™
* Cabela’s® Outdoor Adventures™ 06
* Cabela's® Deer Hunt™ 2005 Season
* Cabela's® Deer Hunt™ 2004 Season
* Call of Cthulhu®: Dark Corners of the Earth™
* Call of Duty™: Finest Hour™
* Casino
* Catwoman™
* Chicago Enforcer
* Circus Maximus
* Close Combat: First to Fight
* Codename: Kids Next Door™
* Colin McRae Rally 4
* Combat Elite: WWII Paratroopers™
* Commandos 2: Men of Courage™
* Conflict: Desert Storm
* Constantine™
* Crash Twinsanity™
* Crash Nitro Kart™
* Crimson Skies®: High Road to Revenge™
* Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon™
* Curse: The Eye of Isis
* Dark Angel
* Darkwatch™
* Dead or Alive® 3
* Deathrow
* Digimon® Rumble Arena®
* Dinotopia
* Drake™
* Egg Mania™: Eggstreme Madness
* ESPN MLS ExtraTime 2002
* Euro 2004
* F1 2001
* Fable®
* Fable®: The Lost Chapters™
* Fairly Odd Parents: Breakin' da Rules
* FIFA Soccer 2003
* FIFA Soccer 2004
* FIFA STREET
* FIFA World Cup 2002
* Fight Night 2004
* Fight Night Round 2
* Ford Mustang
* Ford vs. Chevy
* Forza Motorsport™
* Freedom Fighters™
* Frogger Beyond™
* Futurama™
* Fuzion Frenzy®
* Genma Onimusha
* Goblin Commander™: Unleash the Horde
* Grabbed by the Ghoulies™
* Grand Theft Auto 3
* Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
* Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas™
* Gravity Games Bike: Street. Vert. Dirt.
* Grooverider: Slot Car Thunder
* Half-Life® 2
* Halo®
* Halo® 2
* Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™
* Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone™
* He-Man: Defender of Grayskull
* Hitman: Contracts™
* House of the Dead 3
* IHRA Drag Racing Sportsman Edition
* IHRA Professional Drag Racing 2005™
* Jade Empire™
* James Bond 007™: NightFire™
* Judge Dredd®: Dredd vs. Death™
* Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis
* Kabuki™ Warriors
* Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer
* kill.switch
* Legends of Wrestling™
* Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events™
* LOONS—The Fight for Fame
* Manhunt
* Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX™ 2
* Max Payne
* Max Payne® 2
* Medal of Honor European Assault™
* Medal of Honor™ Frontline
* Medal of Honor™ Rising Sun
* Mega Man® Anniversary Collection
* Metal Arms™: Glitch in the System
* MicroMachines
* Mike Tyson Heavyweight Boxing
* Monster Garage™
* Mortal Kombat®: Deception™
* MTV Music Generator™ 3
* Murakumo: Renegade Mech Pursuit
* MX World Tour™: Featuring Jamie Little
* Namco Museum™
* NBA LIVE 2003
* NBA LIVE 2004
* Need For Speed™ Underground 2
* NFL Blitz 2002
* NFL Blitz 2003
* NFL Blitz 2004
* NHL® 2004
* NHL Hitz™ 2003
* Ninja Gaiden®
* Ninja Gaiden® Black
* Outlaw Golf 2
* Outlaw Volleyball
* Pariah™
* Phantom Crash™
* Pinball Hall of Fame™
* Pitfall®: The Lost Expedition™
* Predator Concrete Jungle™
* Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time™
* Pro Evolution Soccer 5
* Pro Race Driver™
* Pump It Up™: Exceed
* Pure Pinball
* Puyo Pop Fever
* Quantum Redshift®
* Rayman Arena
* Raze's Hell™
* Red Dead Revolver
* Red Faction® II
* RedCard™ 2003
* Robotech: Battlecry
* Rocky™ Legends
* Rogue Ops
* Rugby 2005
* Samurai Jack
* Samurai Warriors™
* Scooby Doo!™ Night of 100 Frights
* Scrapland
* SEGA GT™ 2002
* Shadow The Hedgehog™
* Shamu's Deep Sea Adventures
* ShellShock: Nam '67™
* Sid Meier's Pirates!®
* Sneakers™
* Sniper Elite
* Soccer Slam
* Sonic Heroes™
* Sonic Mega Collection™ Plus
* Speed Kings™
* Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy™
* Splat Magazine Renegade Paintball
* SpongeBob SquarePants™: Battle for Bikini Bottom
* SpyHunter® 2
* Spyro™ A Hero's Tail
* SSX 3
* Stake™
* Star Trek: Shattered Universe
* Star Wars®: Episode III Revenge of the Sith™
* Star Wars®: The Clone Wars™
* Star Wars® Jedi Knight®: Jedi Academy™
* Star Wars: Starfighter™ Special Edition
* Star Wars®: Knights of the Old Republic™
* Star Wars® Knights of the Old Republic® II: The Sith Lords™
* Street Racing Syndicate™
* Stubbs the Zombie™ in Rebel without a Pulse™
* Super Bubble Pop
* Super Monkey Ball™ Deluxe
* SX Superstar™
* Tecmo Classic Arcade
* Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™
* Test Drive®: Eve of Destruction
* Tetris Worlds™
* The Great Escape
* The Hulk™
* The Incredible Hulk™: Ultimate Destruction
* The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer
* The Lord of the Rings™: The Return of the King™
* The Simpsons™ Hit and Run™
* The Simpsons™ Road Rage
* The Terminator™ Dawn of Fate
* 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
* Tork™: Prehistoric Punk™
* Toxic Grind
* Ty The Tasmanian Tiger™
* Ty the Tasmanian Tiger™ 2: Bush Rescue™
* Ty the Tasmanian Tiger™ 3: Night of the Quinkan
* Urban Freestyle Soccer
* Vexx™
* Volvo: Drive for Life
* World Series® Baseball 2K3
* Worms 4 Mayhem
* Worms™ Forts: Under Siege
* WWE™ Raw™ 2
* XIII
* Yourself!Fitness™
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Where's Rallisport Challenge 2?
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Half my games aren't on the list. You're not doing a good job of selling me, MS...
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They need to make a mailing list of sorts for this. That way you can sign up to be notified when certain games are added to the list. Looking over this list every week or so is gonna suck.
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No Top Spin too!!!
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No Fatal Frame games? Atsa spicy meatball!
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I enjoyed reading this quote:

One of the great things about gaming on Xbox 360 is the satisfaction of knowing that every game will be playable in high definition. We are now proud to reveal that this extends to the original Xbox games as well. 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.
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Does that page also mention the rumor I;ve heard? That to play any of the original xbox games, you must have the hard drive for the 360.
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Originally Posted by Vryce
Does that page also mention the rumor I;ve heard? That to play any of the original xbox games, you must have the hard drive for the 360.

Yes. You have to install the "emulation software" to the hard drive. I got this from Gamespot:

http://www.gamespot.com/news/6139702.html

"However, there is a catch. To play an Xbox game on the 360, players must first insert the current-gen game into a next-gen console hooked up to Xbox Live. The system will check if the console has the latest emulation software. If not, it will automatically download said software, install it on the 360, restart, and load the original Xbox game. Obviously, a 360 hard drive--which comes with the Halo and Halo 2 software preinstalled--is required for the backwards-compatibility software.

For 360 owners who either can't or won't log onto Xbox Live, Microsoft offers two other solutions. First, they can go to Xbox.com, download the emulators, burn them onto a CD, and then insert said CD into the 360, which will auto-install the software. The other option is to order a free CD from Xbox.com which will be mailed to the requestor for a "nominal" fee. However, the CD will be mailed out for free to Japanese 360 owners."

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Damn, I thought for certain Burnout Revenge would be playable. I guess maybe they will not create an emulator for this game since it is due out for the 360 at a later date.
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Damn, I thought for certain Burnout Revenge would be playable. I guess maybe they will not create an emulator for this game since it is due out for the 360 at a later date.
They are still adding games... No Xmen Legends I or II either yet I noticed.
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Wow, there is a lot of games absent. I knew it would be difficult for them to do, but based on MS comments I assumed they had it figured out. Starting to look a look a lot like the original xbox launch. Lots of promises that don't get fullfilled until 3.5 years after it comes out. I sure hope they get their shit together, they need to put Sony on the scramble.
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Damn it...the only game I really really wanted to be BC (oddworld: strangers wrath), isn't on the list.

Why bother with titles like Fifa 2k3 and 2k4, when you could be working on Exclusive titles?

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Here's a good interview regarding the compatability. Right now they are at about 25%, hopefully they can reach at least 60% within 2 years and at least cover the more popular games. (DOAU/X, Doom 3, Far Cry, KUF, Panzer Dragoon Orta, the Splinter Cell series, the SW: Battlefront series, etc.)

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/back...tibilityqa.htm
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Looks like none of the ESPN 2k series have been included except for Soccer. Not to bad of a list to start with, there are several games I have in which I did not expect to see though. I wonder how much the original publisher is responible for helping in coding the backwards compatiblilty.
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How big are these emulation files? Just wondering if you will end up filling your whole hard drive if you have too many old games you want to play.
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The interview states that they're only around 5megs.
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I think it will be interesting how often they are able to update that list. If it's every month or two, versus 6 months to a year. If they can add games on a regular basis, it wouldn't be too bad. I know if I purchased an XBox360 I probably wouldn't be popping in my old games for some time.
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I think it will be interesting how often they are able to update that list. If it's every month or two, versus 6 months to a year. If they can add games on a regular basis, it wouldn't be too bad. I know if I purchased an XBox360 I probably wouldn't be popping in my old games for some time.
Actually I'd think it would be more important early on, as a lot of early purchasers of the 360 would have game libraries they could use to provide playing time while the 360 library builds up... at some point it will become less and less important as that happens.

Pretty good list, I was just surprised that some of the newer games that aren't on the list.
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WTF... why is Buffy: Chaos Bleeds on there and not the original. CB sucked.

I can't believe JSRF isn't on there either! Also they're missing quite a few very popular titles (such as the Burnout series).

Catwoman being on there is just an insult.
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That ESPN soccer game is not part of 'the series'. That's Konami's game, not Sega's/Take 2's.

Considering that posters all around internet messageboards thought it would just be the Halos and Fable on Day 1, this list is surprisingly good, even though it's bloated by the dregs of the Xbox library. (In hindsight, it's not surprising, since the bottom of the barrel games probably do not push the original hardware in any fashion... thus instant emulation when successfully targetting the more ambitious.)
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I would think that new titles would be a priority to confirm BC for. That means bigger software sales. I was considering a Half-Life 2 purchase but wanted to wait until I knew if it would play on the 360 or not. The Xbox isn't dead. There'll still be a new title here and there that I'll want to pick up, and I'm not going to want to play it on the old Xbox if my 360 is hooked up.
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Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth

Indigo Prophecy, Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath
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Suprised that anything that's not a Platinum Collection isn't automatically on this list. Very disappointed that X-Men Legends I and II, Spider-Man 2, and the Splinter Cell games aren't already on this list!!

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