List of Xbox games compatible with Xbox 360

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This is a list of Xbox games that are compatible with the Xbox 360. Additionally, the manner in which compatibility is achieved and the software errors associated with it are discussed in brief. This list is final as Microsoft confirmed in November 2007 that they are no longer going to be adding titles to the list. It should also be noted that, as of April 2010, original Xbox games can no longer be played online via the Xbox Live service as it was ceased for the original Xbox console, however, online multiplayer is still possible through third party Lan Tunneling programs that manipulate System Link, such as XLink Kai. Downloadable content for these titles are no longer available for download directly from Xbox Live. This includes the Xbox Originals downloaded on the Xbox 360 & any Xbox game running on the 360.

Fluctuations in the list of compatible games over time[edit]

The original list was composed of 279 games and was unveiled on November 11, 2005 on the Xbox website; however, some games have been subsequently removed due to bugs.

Six games were removed from the list: Codename: Kids Next Door - Operation V.I.D.E.O.G.A.M.E., Curse: The Eye of Isis, 2002 FIFA World Cup, NBA Live 2003, Rugby 2005, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Seven games were removed temporarily, but were added back later: Blinx 2: Masters of Time and Space, Catwoman, Grabbed by the Ghoulies, Legends of Wrestling, Mortal Kombat: Deception, Pariah, and Sid Meier's Pirates!.

He-Man: Defender of Grayskull remains on the list despite the fact the game was never released (it had been cancelled by the developer before completion). The Japanese version of the console was initially compatible with only twelve games, while the European version had 156 games.

The last update for Xbox 360 backwards compatibility in North America was on November 27, 2007,[1] raising the total number of Xbox games compatible with the Xbox 360 to 461.[1] Approximately 51% of the original Xbox library is now compatible with the Xbox 360 (as of the November 27, 2007 update). The latest European update was in November 2007,[citation needed] now with a total of 476 compatible games. The latest update for Japan was released on November 28, 2007,[citation needed] with 122 working games.

How compatibility is achieved[edit]

According to Microsoft, each game needs an emulation profile to run. These profiles can be downloaded via the Xbox Live service or from Xbox.com and burned on CD or DVD recordable media. They are also routinely distributed as part of the content on the Official Xbox Magazine monthly discs (which were discontinued in 2012). The profiles are downloaded as a single bundle, and hence only need to be applied once per update (if doing so offline), or are automatically downloaded the first time a compatible game is inserted.

The official Xbox 360 hard disk is required to play any of the games on this list. The hard disk is used not only to store the emulation software, but also to store saved games, store downloaded content, and to serve as a data cache for titles which utilize disk caching. The official Xbox 360 hard drive is required because counterfeit Xbox 360 hard drives do not have the required emulation software. Since games for the original Xbox were designed with the expectation that a hard drive would always be available, most titles rely heavily on the presence of one.

An early version of the emulator for playing Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2 offline was included with the Xbox 360 hard drive at launch. Xbox 360 hard drives manufactured later include updated emulation profiles which allow a greater range of titles to be played out of the box without updating. Whenever new sets of emulation profiles are released, drives manufactured after that date automatically include the latest update.

The original Xbox controller is not compatible with the Xbox 360, due to its different connector and its marginally different button layout. Specifically, the white and black buttons are not to be found on the 360 controller, having been replaced by the "bumpers" found above the left and right triggers. When playing an Xbox game on the Xbox 360 (using an Xbox 360 controller), the white button is mapped to the left bumper and the black button to the right.

List of compatible titles[edit]

In the following chart, any Xbox game with a "Yes" will work in that region, and only in others which also have "Yes" (although cross-region compatibility is not guaranteed). "Yes" in the 60 Hz column indicates that the PAL title supports 60 Hz output mode, and thus is compatible with the Xbox 360 VGA cable.

A game with "Yes" in the widescreen column has built-in support for widescreen, and will fill high-definition displays. If the widescreen column is "No", pillar boxing is used to preserve aspect ratio on high definition displays (most HDTV's have an option to change or stretch the image to fill the screen). Note that all compatible games will stretch to widescreen (potentially distorting the aspect ratio) if the Xbox 360 is configured for standard definition (480i / 576i) or enhanced definition (480p / 576p). Certain games without the widescreen function can be "cheated" into being widescreen by going to the Xbox display settings and setting the screen resolution to 480p. (Some games will still have smaller black over-scan lines on the sides of the screen)

Title PAL (EU, AU, NZ) NTSC (JP) NTSC (NA) Widescreen Glitches/Notes
50Hz 60Hz
2006 FIFA World Cup Yes Yes Unknown Yes Yes
25 to Life Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
4x4 Evo 2 Yes No No Yes Unknown
Aggressive Inline Yes Unknown No Yes Unknown Opening video runs at around 15 frames per second and stutters often.
Air Force Delta Storm Yes Unknown No Yes Unknown
Alias Yes Unknown No Yes No
Aliens versus Predator: Extinction Yes Unknown No Yes Unknown
All-Star Baseball 2003 Yes Unknown Yes Yes Unknown
All-Star Baseball 2005 Yes Yes No Yes Unknown
America's Army: Rise of a Soldier Yes Unknown No Yes Unknown
AMF Bowling 2004 Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Yes
Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding /
Tenku: Freestyle Snowboarding
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Can lag heavily through the entire game.
Amped 2 /
Tenku 2
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
APEX Yes Yes Unknown Yes Yes Sound clicks while racing around opponents. Menu music and cut scene audio sometimes fail to play.
Aquaman: Battle of Atlantis Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown
Arctic Thunder Unknown Unknown Unknown No No Game crashes after choosing "START" at menu screen.
Arena Football Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown
Armed and Dangerous Yes No Unknown Yes Yes Sound on cutscenes occasionally cut out and certain graphics lag (e.g., Snow, Explosions).
Army Men: Major Malfunction Yes Unknown No Yes No
Atari Anthology Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Button prompts and text not sharp.
ATV Quad Power Racing 2 Yes Unknown No Yes Unknown Framerate is more choppy than on the original Xbox.
Title PAL (EU, AU, NZ) NTSC (JP) NTSC (NA) Widescreen Glitches/Notes
50Hz 60Hz
Auto Modellista Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Aspect Ratio is not correct (image appears horizontally stretched).
Avatar: The Last Airbender /
Avatar: The Legend of Aang
Yes Unknown No Yes Unknown
Bad Boys: Miami Takedown Yes Unknown No Yes No
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance No No Unknown Yes No Lags when a large number of objects are on screen. Occasional texture pop-in.
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II Yes No No Yes Unknown Often lags heavily when a large number of breakable objects are on screen. White Xbox screen flickers for a few seconds when starting.
Barbarian Yes Unknown No Yes Unknown
Barbie Horse Adventures: Wild Horse Rescue Yes Unknown No Yes No
The Bard's Tale Yes Yes Unknown Yes No Slight cropping noticeable on VGA displays. Occasional corruption of ground textures. Ground textures were occasionally corrupted on original Xbox as well. Framerate is excellent throughout though.
Bass Pro Shops Trophy Hunter 2007 Unknown Unknown No Yes Unknown
Batman Begins Yes Yes No Yes Yes All movies stutter occasionally.
Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu Yes Unknown Unknown Yes No
Battle Engine Aquila Yes Yes No Yes No In Co-op severe graphic glitches make the game unplayable for the second player.
Battlestar Galactica Yes Yes No Yes No Afterburners show up as black voids instead of white mist.
Big Mutha Truckers Yes No No Yes Unknown
Bionicle Yes Unknown Unknown Yes No
Bistro Cupid No No Yes No Unknown
Black Yes Yes No Yes Yes Game tends to lose screen brightness at the start, after the black screen with white text writing that comes after the intro. Error codes appear on screen in the second chapter, emulation software must be reloaded in order to remove them.
Blade II Yes Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Menu does not appear while in game
Blinx: The Time Sweeper Yes Yes No Yes No
  • If the demos option is selected in the main menu, the game crashes and returns to the Xbox 360 dashboard (Option not dummied out as in other Xbox games).
  • Framerate drops occasionally.
  • Although the game supports widescreen on the original Xbox, it does not on the Xbox 360.
Blinx 2: Masters of Time & Space Yes Yes Yes Yes No
  • Framerate drops occasionally.
  • Game freezes for approximately 5 seconds occasionally.
Title PAL (EU, AU, NZ) NTSC (JP) NTSC (NA) Widescreen Glitches/Notes
50Hz 60Hz
Blitz: The League Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Some glitches might cause the main menu to disappear and suddenly freeze.
Blood Omen 2 Yes Yes No Yes No Some underscan on sides, top and bottom. Traces of blood dropping from the HUD may remain over the black bar on the bottom. Slight framerate problems in some areas.
BloodRayne 2 Yes Unknown No Yes Yes While game is widescreen compatible, game is compressed to 4:3 even if 360 is set to 720p and 1080p.
BlowOut Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Yes Lighting and shadow effects are more subdued and grainy. Audio sometimes does not synchronize properly.
BMX XXX Yes Unknown No Yes Yes All of the Acclaim demos movies and the Competitive Edge movie fail to run and just take the user back to the previous menu. All of the Scores videos will play in the game but will fail to play in the Movie menu.
Breakdown Yes Yes Yes Yes No Some light effects are seen through walls and other barriers (floors, roofs, etc.). Save games often corrupt.
Brute Force Yes Yes Yes Yes No Framerate drops with large number of enemies onscreen. Attempting to run the included Tao Feng and MechAssault demos results in being sent back to the Xbox 360 dashboard.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Yes No No Yes No
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Framerate dips when characters are on stairs, both during cutscenes and gameplay. White lines appear at the top of the screen during cutscenes when characters are talking. Severe video lag in many cutscenes cause audio and video to be out of sync.
Burnout Yes Unknown No Yes Yes Game freezes for a short while when disc is loaded. Very minor slowdown during some races. Tire screeching noise can last throughout an entire race.
Burnout 2: Point of Impact Yes Yes Unknown Yes Yes Minor slowdown in a few areas, most notably on stages with rain. In night-time races, the moon appears as a large blue square in the sky. On the reversed version of the Interstate Loop track, the sun will appear as a gaint yellow square.
Burnout 3: Takedown No No No Yes Yes Shows instructional race videos at the beginning of the race every time the game is restarted and begin a race for the first time. (Seems to be fixed as of 5/7/08). On VGA cable the aspect ratio looks closer to 14:9 than Widescreen 16:9.
Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2005 Adventures Yes Yes No Yes Unknown
Cabela's Dangerous Hunts Yes Yes No Yes No
Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2 No No Unknown Unknown Unknown
Cabela's Outdoor Adventures Yes Unknown No Yes Unknown
Cabela's Deer Hunt: 2004 Season Yes Unknown No Yes Unknown
Cabela's Deer Hunt: 2005 Season Yes Unknown No Yes Unknown
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth Yes No No Yes No Occasionally dialogue audio is replaced by loud static; Music does not play at all, or all sound played can be choppy, especially at times when there are a more than a few ambient noises, or when an area is first loaded (this usually subsides after a few seconds). Has quite a few bugs, including water not appearing at all in the game (does not break anything by not being there). Still, it can be played to the end though some bugs will force the player to replay sections of the game from an earlier save.
Call of Duty: Finest Hour Yes Yes Yes Yes No Text, compass, and prone status not sharpened.
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One Yes No No Yes Unknown Game freezes after cutscenes in several places.
Title PAL (EU, AU, NZ) NTSC (JP) NTSC (NA) Widescreen Glitches/Notes
50Hz 60Hz
Call of Duty 3 Yes Unknown No Yes Unknown
Cars Yes Unknown No Yes Unknown
Catwoman Yes Unknown No Yes Unknown NEVER attempt to copy this game to your Xbox 360 HDD. Although it is extremely rare, there are still some cases of extreme data corruption to random files on your HDD. This may include save game files.
Championship Manager 2006 No No Unknown Yes Unknown
Chicago Enforcer Yes Unknown No Yes Unknown
Circus Maximus: Chariot Wars Yes Unknown No Yes No
Close Combat: First to Fight Yes No No Yes Yes
Cold Fear No No Unknown No No
Cold War Unknown Unknown Unknown No Unknown
Colin McRae Rally 04 Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Colin McRae Rally 2005 Yes Yes Unknown Yes Yes
Combat Elite: WWII Paratroopers Yes Unknown No Yes Unknown
Combat Taskforce: 121 Unknown Unknown Unknown No Unknown
Commandos 2: Men of Courage Yes No No Yes Unknown
Conflict: Desert Storm Yes Yes No Yes Yes Soundtrack is unable to be played.
Conker: Live & Reloaded Yes No Yes Yes No
  • There are no loading screens.
  • Some smoke, dirt, and dust effects are colored differently.
  • The pause menu during a multiplayer game operates slower.
  • Intro movies may skip and stutter.
  • Console may freeze and/or reset by itself.
  • Sound sometimes cuts in and out.
Constantine Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown
Counter-Strike Yes Yes Yes Yes No May experience lag in some levels, especially in tunnels.
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex Yes No Yes Yes No
Crash Nitro Kart Yes No No Yes Yes
Crash Twinsanity Yes Yes No Yes Yes Can lag badly if a lot of particle effects are on screen at once. This is most easily seen in the "Rooftop Rampage" level, where many sections of the level run in slow motion.
Title PAL (EU, AU, NZ) NTSC (JP) NTSC (NA) Widescreen Glitches/Notes
50Hz 60Hz
Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge Yes Yes Yes Yes No Some downloads are not compatible. Downloaded content may work after multiple attempts to load content.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Yes Unknown No Yes Unknown
The Da Vinci Code Yes Yes No Yes No Sometimes solutions to puzzles are presented BEFORE the actual puzzle is given. Some issues with the context-sensitivity, as well as bad character positioning during actions. (All currently present on PAL version; unconfirmed on other versions).
Dai Senryaku VII: Modern Military Tactics No No Yes Yes No
Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 4 Unknown Unknown Unknown No Unknown The game does not boot despite being listed by Microsoft as a compatible title.
Dark Angel Yes No No Yes No
Darkwatch Yes No No Yes No PAL version has problems with 640x480 (480p) resolution and 4:3 aspect ratio - at these settings, the game will lag, but in 720p it will play normally with black bars on the left and right sides of the display.
Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2 Yes Yes Unknown Yes No November 2007 emulator upgrade required.
Dead or Alive 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes PAL version is reported to have severe framerate dips, especially on multi-tiered arenas and full motion videos. Game may also crash after a double KO.
Dead or Alive Ultimate Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes DOAU1 does not support widescreen.

Consistently runs slightly slower than normal speed.

Dead to Rights Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Deathrow Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Destroy All Humans! Yes Yes No Yes Yes Widescreen only works properly in 480p widescreen mode, else it's squished to a roughly 4:3 image.
Digimon Rumble Arena 2 Yes Unknown Yes Yes Unknown
Doom 3 Yes No No Yes Yes May freeze unexpectedly during the game and background sounds will continue playing. Screenshots for save positions may not work properly.
Doom 3 (Limited Collector's Edition) Yes No No Yes Yes Screenshots for save positions may not work properly. The intro videos before the main title cannot be skipped. On widescreen resolutions, attempting to skip the intro videos results in a "Now Loading" text prompt which then flickers and appears only half-visible (occluded by the videos)
Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil Yes Unknown No Yes Yes PAL50 version requires November 2007 emulator upgrade.
Drake of the 99 Dragons Yes Unknown No Yes Unknown
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey Yes Yes No Yes Yes On the PAL copy, the game may freeze at the beginning just after leaving Zoe's home.
Drive to Survive Unknown Unknown No Yes Unknown See Mashed Fully Loaded for the PAL version of this game. Drive to Survive is the NTSC Version.
Title PAL (EU, AU, NZ) NTSC (JP) NTSC (NA) Widescreen Glitches/Notes
50Hz 60Hz
Dungeons and Dragons: Heroes Yes No Unknown Yes No Can lag when a large amount of enemies are on screen.
Dynasty Warriors 4 /
Shin Sangokumuso3
Yes Unknown Yes Yes No
Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness Yes Unknown Yes Yes Unknown Black box appears around character in character selection screen and vehicle.
ESPN Major League Baseball Yes Unknown No Yes Unknown
ESPN College Hoops Unknown Unknown No Yes Unknown
ESPN College Hoops 2K5 Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Yes
ESPN MLS ExtraTime 2002 Yes Unknown No Yes Unknown
ESPN NFL 2K5 No No No Yes No Colors are sometimes not right and game plays faster than on the original Xbox.
ESPN NHL 2K5 Yes Unknown No Yes Yes
Euro 2004 Yes Unknown No Yes Unknown
Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick Yes Unknown No Yes Yes
Evil Dead Regeneration No Yes No Yes Yes
Ex Chaser No No Yes No Unknown
Exaskeleton No No Yes No Unknown
F1 2001 Yes Unknown No Yes Yes
Fable Yes Yes Yes Yes No Constantly lagging framerate. The demos option on the main menu is not "'dummied'" and results in a fatal error. Textures may sometimes get mixed up, for example a stretched face on the character's chest.
Fable: The Lost Chapters Yes Yes No Yes No Very slow to start up and after about 2–4 hours will crash and need restarting. Loading times for saves increases dramatically based on storyline progression, increasing to around five minutes at end game. Some textures for walls on housing are replaced with miscellaneous textures; i.e. texture for grass appeared on the tavern in Oakvale.
The Fairly OddParents: Breakin' Da Rules No No No Yes Unknown
Title PAL (EU, AU, NZ) NTSC (JP) NTSC (NA) Widescreen Glitches/Notes
50Hz 60Hz
Family Guy Video Game! Yes Yes No Yes Unknown
Fantastic Four Yes No Unknown Yes Unknown
Far Cry Instincts Yes Yes No Yes No
Fatal Frame (NTSC) /
Project Zero (PAL)
No No Yes Yes No Some cutscenes just show a black screen with audio still playing.
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly Director's Cut /
Project Zero II: Crimson Butterfly
Yes Yes Yes Yes No PAL version is region locked, and this game will not work on an NTSC-J console.
FIFA Football 2003 Yes No No Yes Yes Commentary sound is fuzzy a little
FIFA Football 2004 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Constant framerate drops and severe sound glitches in-game.
FIFA Football 2005 No No Unknown Yes Yes
FIFA 06 Yes No Unknown Yes Yes Update is required.
FIFA 07 Yes Yes No Yes Yes ZOOM in replay and Goal Kicks closeups are blurry; otherwise normal gameplay.
FIFA Street Yes Unknown No Yes Yes
FIFA Street 2 Yes Yes No Yes Yes The players pictures are gone.
Fight Night 2004 Yes Unknown No Yes Yes Bad sound glitches. Create-A-Boxer's facial hair cannot be seen on cab. Some patches on the head of a boxer are completely transparent.
Fight Night Round 2 Yes Unknown Unknown No No PAL and NTSC versions of game do not load from boot screen.
Fight Night Round 3 Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Yes
Final Fight Streetwise Yes Unknown Unknown Yes Yes
FlatOut Yes No No Yes No
Flight Academy No No Yes No Unknown
Ford Mustang Racing Yes No No Yes Unknown
Ford vs. Chevy No No No Yes Unknown
Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone Yes Unknown Unknown Yes No
Forza Motorsport Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Version with "Live Arcade" does not run smoothly. Sometimes the "Game Select" menu will cause it to freeze up. "Live Arcade" games do not work. Forza itself seems to sport varying levels of anti-aliasing with very uneven framerate in some tracks. Some graphics problems, including lockups. The "turbine" loading icon may be missing. Using the paint/decal editor will result in vehicle textures becoming permanently corrupted, even if decals are removed and car is restored to original paintjob. Car sounds can cut out completely, cars with upgraded transmissions will have a whiny sound and no engine sound in races. Music occasionally cuts to loud static for a few seconds. The save file can become corrupted. Xbox Live online play and features are no longer supported. If you press the back button when you are selecting the car, it will have a notice to clean the disc as if it's dirty or damaged, even though it's actually clean.

Will only run in PAL60/VGA if console is set to 640x480 and "normal" screen format ("widescreen" will not work).

Freedom Fighters No No Unknown Yes Yes Minor and subtle graphical error while aiming down in the first level.
Title PAL (EU, AU, NZ) NTSC (JP) NTSC (NA) Widescreen Glitches/Notes
50Hz 60Hz
Freestyle Street Soccer Unknown Yes Unknown Yes Unknown
Frogger Beyond No No Unknown Yes Unknown
Full Spectrum Warrior Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes DLC does not work in PAL60.
Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Futurama Yes No No Yes No When the controller vibrates, it occasionally doesn't stop vibrating. When this happens, pause the game and then unpause it to stop the controller from vibrating.
Future Tactics: The Uprising Yes Unknown Unknown Yes Yes
Fuzion Frenzy Yes No No Yes No Some minor slowdowns when displaying large/complex scenes. When trying to access the demo menu, the game exits to the Xbox 360 dashboard after error notice.
Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows Yes No No Yes No
Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown
Godzilla: Save the Earth Yes Yes Unknown Yes No
GoldenEye: Rogue Agent Yes Yes Unknown Yes Yes Scratchy audio during cutscenes.
The Great Escape Yes Unknown No Yes No
Genma Onimusha Yes No Yes Yes No
Goblin Commander: Unleash the Horde Yes No No Yes No
Grabbed by the Ghoulies Yes Yes Yes Yes No Menus are shown in a 4:3 manner, ingame is 16:9. If you go to features, and select the demos option, and then try to exit the demos menu, the game crashes and save data may become corrupt.
Grand Theft Auto III Yes Yes Unknown Yes Yes This game is not actually listed on the official backwards compatible list. Slowdown in heavy traffic areas. The volume of the radio stations is much quieter, even with the SFX turned down considerably.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Slowdown in heavy traffic areas. There might be "noise" while listening to the radio. Sometimes textures "go messy", and a reboot is needed to solve the problem. Driving controls are laggy, making it difficult to drive vehicles. Custom Radio is no longer supported. Players are also no longer able to listen to the radio from the "audio" option of the game menu.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Sound can sometimes skip, most evident during cutscenes (lip-synch is incorrect). Custom Radio is no longer supported. Game is Widescreen but not completely.
Grand Theft Auto Double Pack (GTA III & GTA: Vice City) Yes Unknown Unknown Yes Yes
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy (GTA III, GTA: Vice City & GTA: San Andreas) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Not officially listed. Contains same problems per game as with standalone releases.
Title PAL (EU, AU, NZ) NTSC (JP) NTSC (NA) Widescreen Glitches/Notes
50Hz 60Hz
Gravity Games Bike: Street. Vert. Dirt. Yes Yes No Yes Unknown
Greg Hastings Tournament Paintball Yes Unknown No Yes No Freeze in career mode make impossible to finish the second or third tournament.
Grooverider: Slot Car Thunder Yes Unknown No Yes Unknown
Guilty Gear Isuka Yes Unknown Yes Yes Unknown Minute glitches in sprites (upper right of sprite box) and animation (occasional random frame).
Guilty Gear XX#Reload No No Yes Yes No Minute, occasional graphical glitches in character sprites, similar to those of Isuka.
The Guy Game Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes No
Half-Life 2 Yes No No Yes Yes Loading images at title screen are gone. Some frame rate issues are prevalent in the opening part of the game. Game saves suddenly become corrupted after 2 months of not playing the game (regular playing is required until completion).
Halo: Combat Evolved Yes No Yes Yes No Korean version (NTSC/J) is not backward compatible.
  • Some textures go white, and the demos option in the main menu is gone.
  • Generally slow and stuttering framerate with significant slowdown in co-op and split-screen multiplayer.
  • Some clipping problems with the Assault Rifle may occur.
  • Weapons can get stuck in the slanted Forerunner hallways in the levels Assault on the Control Room and Two Betrayals.
  • The 360 can freeze and require a restart if the map selection menu is accessed in Multiplayer.
Halo 2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  • Noticeably lower framerate in four player split-screen.
  • Performance problems when playing on the Backwash multiplayer map.
  • Occasionally, 'ghost' images stay on screen unless console is reset, usually after a cutscene.
  • Dolby Digital sound cuts out when playing across system link.
  • When VGA cables are used with 4:3 monitors, the image is compressed onto the narrow monitor as if running on a 16:9 widescreen television. The problem can be avoided by running the game at a resolution of 640x480.
  • DLC will corrupt if the 360's hard drive is used with another 360.
Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Yes Yes No Yes No Usually runs slowly, runs full speed when not looking at complicated scenes, slowdown even evident in intro at any resolution.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Yes No No Yes Yes Some minor slowdowns.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone / Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Yes Yes No Yes No
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Yes No No Yes No The gameplay runs at 150%-200% above normal speed and cutscenes will cut off due to audio being slower than video.
High Heat: Major League Baseball 2004 Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Yes
High Rollers Casino Yes Unknown No Yes Unknown
Hitman: Contracts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Must be set at 1080i or below to load does not load correctly at 1080p. See Hitman HD collection - includes working version of Hitman 2 as well.
Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Challenge Unknown Unknown No Yes Unknown
The House of the Dead III Yes Yes Yes Yes No Gameplay tends to both speed up and slow down at certain sequences. House of the Dead 2 is almost unplayable.
Hulk Yes No No Yes No
Title PAL (EU, AU, NZ) NTSC (JP) NTSC (NA) Widescreen Glitches/Notes
50Hz 60Hz
Hunter: The Reckoning No No Unknown Yes No Loading times between levels are greatly increased.
IHRA Drag Racing: Sportsman Edition No No No Yes Unknown
IHRA Professional Drag Racing 2005 No No No Yes No
The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Incredibles /
Mr. Incredible
Yes Unknown Yes Yes Yes
The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer Yes Unknown Yes Yes Unknown
Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb Yes No Unknown Yes No Soundtrack stutters and repeats the same part over and over; however, this was already present on the original Xbox. Occasional framerate issues.
Indigo Prophecy / Fahrenheit Yes Yes No Yes Yes Aspect ratio is slightly narrow in PAL VGA.
IndyCar Series 2005 Yes No No Yes Unknown
I-Ninja Yes Unknown No Yes Yes
Innocent Tears No No Yes No Unknown
Intellivision Lives! No No No Yes Yes
Jade Empire Yes Yes Yes Yes No A small number of textures in a few scenes do not show up. Old Tien's Landing ruins level stutters badly. At boot, the Xbox Originals logo and the loading screens may flicker a few seconds.

Limited Edition Bonus Content Disc plays at a 16:3 ratio which seems to be incorrect except for the Forza Motorsport demo. Most of the content in the LE Bonus Disc, including the Forza Motorsport demo, appear blurry in HD displays at 1080p. Forza Motorsport has flickering textures and artifacting in the sky texture and runs at a poor frame rate. The Mong Zhen bonus content installs correctly and is needed as the content is not installed with the emulator update, despite official claims. The Conker:Live and Reloaded and MechaAssault 2 demos (the latter being in the LE Bonus Content Disc) exit to the Xbox 360 Dashboard after "game not supported" notice. Demos and Limited Edition bonus disc do not work for PAL60 and 50Hz.

James Bond 007: Nightfire Yes No Yes Yes Yes Freezes when loading levels that give player full control over vehicles. Multiplayer with 4 people is extremely laggy, low framerate in large, open areas or areas with lots of NPCs. Cutscenes are glitchy during the party on "The Exchange" level when in widescreen.
Jet Set Radio Future Yes Yes Yes Yes No Noticeable slowdown in some stages. Flickering and obscured text in pause menus. Textures may disappear after leaving pause menu. Custom graffiti can only be done for SS, S, and M sizes on a zoom. L or XL will not work. If the player does not zoom in, they will NOT be able to see their creation at all.

Note for PAL/NL users, Change the locale to 'United Kingdom' and 50 Hz.

Judge Dredd: Dredd Vs. Death Yes Unknown No Yes Yes Some of the images flicker when looking around or standing still.
Junko Takahashi's Mahjong Seminar No No Yes No Unknown
Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis Yes No No Yes No
Justice League Heroes Yes No No Yes Yes Very noticeable slowdown whenever large objects players can pick up are on the screen.
Title PAL (EU, AU, NZ) NTSC (JP) NTSC (NA) Widescreen Glitches/Notes
50Hz 60Hz
Kabuki Warriors /
Zan Kabuki
No No Yes Yes Unknown
Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer Yes No No Yes Unknown
Kill Switch No No No Yes Yes On the mission entitled "All the things she said" the mission ending point is NON-functional.
King Arthur Yes Unknown No Yes Unknown
The King of Fighters 2002 & 2003 Yes No No Yes No King of Fighters 2002 has graphical issues including lines through sprites. King of Fighters 2003 is not compatible at all.
The King of Fighters Neowave Yes Unknown Yes Yes Unknown Backgrounds have graphical issues, sometimes on character sprites as well.
Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders Yes No Yes Yes No
Kunio Yonenaga's Shogi Seminar No No Yes No Unknown
Lake Masters No No Yes No Unknown
The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Lego Star Wars: The Video Game Yes No No Yes No
Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy Yes No No Yes Yes
Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Yes No No Yes No
Links 2004 Yes Yes Yes Yes No Lags.
Loons: The Fight for Fame Yes Unknown No Yes Unknown
The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age Yes No No Yes No During gameplay the background elements flash solid white at regular intervals, happens around chests. Certain special effects run slowly, throwing off lip-synching during in-game cutscenes.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Yes No No Yes No Movie sequences are choppy and buggy and will freeze if subtitles are on OR cheats. Gameplay is fine.
Mad Dash Racing No No Yes No No This game starts to play on US/NTSC Xboxes, but, it will freeze a couple seconds into a race.
Magatama No No Yes No Unknown This game was only released in Japan, so when you place it in a US Xbox 360, it recognizes the game, but says its of the wrong region and will not play.
Title PAL (EU, AU, NZ) NTSC (JP) NTSC (NA) Widescreen Glitches/Notes
50Hz 60Hz
Magic: The Gathering – Battlegrounds Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Occasionally the arena textures may bug out. While game is widescreen compatible, game is compressed to 4:3 even if 360 is set to 720p and 1080p.
Manhunt Yes No No Yes No There is no audio of Starkweather's voice if the player is not using the Xbox Live headset.
Mashed Fully Loaded Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Game can freeze for a fraction of a second when a taunt is used.
Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX 2 Yes No No Yes No
Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects Yes Yes No Yes Yes Cutscenes lag unbelievably bad.
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Yes Yes No Yes No Ingame character sprites suffer from severe graphical corruption issues. Menus suffer from minor graphical issues. 3D backgrounds are unaffected.
Max Payne Yes Yes No Yes No Minor graphic issues right after saving, does not last, nor does it hinder gameplay. Minor slowdown during some busy moments.
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne Yes No No Yes Yes Minor slowdown during some busy moments.
Maximum Chase Yes No Yes Yes Unknown
MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf Yes Yes Yes Yes No At the end of some levels, the game does not progress onto the next mission. Audio does not load on certain levels.
Medal of Honor: European Assault Yes No No Yes Yes
Medal of Honor: Frontline Yes Yes No Yes No Significant framerate issues. Player 1's gun blocks Player 2's screen during multiplayer.
Medal of Honor: Rising Sun Yes Yes No Yes No Lags in some single player levels.
Meet the Robinsons Yes Unknown No Yes No Saving doesn't seem to work.
Mega Man Anniversary Collection No No No Yes No Player character sprite animations in Mega Man 8 have several dropped frames. The sound of robot masters' voices often ends up highly distorted. There are also bouts of slowdown.
Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction Yes No No Yes Yes In certain regions, such as around the Pyongyang Airport, the game will abruptly freeze.
Metal Arms: Glitch in the System Yes Yes Yes Yes No Bad screen tearing issues in some parts. Also, music can skip in places.
Micro Machines Yes No Yes Yes No
Midnight Club II Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Yes
Mike Tyson Heavyweight Boxing Yes Unknown No Yes Unknown
Minority Report: Everybody Runs Yes Unknown No Yes Yes
MLB SlugFest 2003 Unknown Unknown No Yes Unknown
MLB SlugFest 2004 Yes Unknown No Yes Unknown
Title PAL (EU, AU, NZ) NTSC (JP) NTSC (NA) Widescreen Glitches/Notes
50Hz 60Hz
MLB Slugfest: Loaded Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes No
Monster Garage Yes Unknown Yes Yes Unknown Heavy frame rate drops seems to occur when looking around a vehicle.
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Yes No No Yes No Original version and Game of the Year Edition are both compatible. Some minor graphical glitches occur over the pictures of items in inventory (rarely) and over the pictures for save games (often). Load game option from main menu experiences heavy lag. The game will crash if the skill trainers are used too rapidly (i.e. Leveling up using a trainer and immediately using the same trainer again).
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon No No No Yes Yes Game is only in NTSC available and not region free, so is not playable on a PAL Xbox 360. Some movies in the Krypt do not work and only play audio.
Mortal Kombat: Deception No Yes No Yes No The Kollector's Edition game disc including Mortal Kombat and the bonus featurettes works. Area-51 demo non-playable (audio is heard but picture is black except for visible HUD).
MVP Baseball 2004 No Unknown Unknown Yes Yes Noticeable glitches on player uniform textures, also the uniform has random color patches. It also has and choppy video playback.
MVP Baseball 2005 Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Yes Same glitches as "MVP Baseball 2004".
MotoGP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MotoGP 2 Yes Unknown Yes Yes Yes Engine sound effects play louder than normal setting when at higher speeds. Engine sounds crackle and cut out during races. The option to assign keys to the Right Trigger in the Settings menu is missing. Tutorial videos shake and flash.
MTV Music Generator 3 Yes Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown
MTX Mototrax Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Murakumo: Renegade Mech Pursuit Yes No Yes Yes Unknown No save game support.
Muzzle Flash No No Yes No Unknown
MX Unleashed Yes Unknown No Yes Yes Small part of loading screen may turn grey, Training videos sometimes don't work
MX vs. ATV Unleashed Yes Yes No Yes Yes Loading screens turn negative color sometimes.
MX World Tour featuring Jamie Little No No No Yes No
Myst III: Exile Yes No Yes Yes No
Namco Museum Yes No No Yes No
Namco Museum 50th Anniversary Arcade Collection Yes No Yes Yes No
NASCAR 2006: Total Team Control Yes Unknown No Yes Yes
Title PAL (EU, AU, NZ) NTSC (JP) NTSC (NA) Widescreen Glitches/Notes
50Hz 60Hz
NASCAR Thunder 2002 No No No Yes Yes
NASCAR Thunder 2003 No No No Yes Yes
NBA Ballers Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Yes
NBA Inside Drive 2002 Yes Unknown Unknown Yes No
NBA 2K3 Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Yes
NBA Live 2002 Yes No Yes Yes No Black bars on the sides.
NBA Live 2004 Yes Unknown No Yes No Framerate is sluggish; not very playable
NBA Live 2005 Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes No Black bars on the sides.
NBA Street V3 Yes Unknown Unknown Yes Yes Game stutters on its initial load. When the game is not spinning the disc, the game plays great with little issue. The opening video stutters. When selecting players there is an occasional lag or jitter where the name will blur for a half second and be normal thereafter, happens when changing player highlighted.
NCAA College Basketball 2K3 Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Yes
NCAA College Basketball 2K3 Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Yes
NCAA College Football 2K3 Unknown Unknown No No No
NCAA March Madness 06 No No No Yes Unknown
NCAA March Madness 2005 Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown
Need for Speed: Underground 2 Yes Yes No Yes Yes During 2 player races, the bottom screen stares at the ground. Cutscenes are skippy and the sound is occasionally slightly crackly. Occasional frame rate drops and soundtrack stuttering or freezing. Occasionally, black squares pop up randomly on the screen. The demo for Burnout 3: Takedown in the options menu is not functional. Game mechanics work fine.
NFL 2K2 Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes No
NFL 2K3 No Unknown Unknown Yes Yes
NFL Blitz 2002 Yes No No Yes No
NFL Blitz 2003 Yes Yes No Yes Unknown
NFL Blitz 2004 Yes No No Yes Unknown
NFL Fever 2004 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Play selection screen does not show correct plays.
Title PAL (EU, AU, NZ) NTSC (JP) NTSC (NA) Widescreen Glitches/Notes
50Hz 60Hz
NHL 2005 Yes Yes No Yes No
NHL 2K3 Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Yes
NHL Hitz 2003 Yes Unknown No Yes Unknown Cannot Save in Franchise mode without the system/game locking up.
NHL Hitz Pro Yes Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown
NightCaster Yes Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Voiceovers cut off before finishing sentences.
Ninja Gaiden Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Just like playing this game on a regular Xbox console, the unlockable SNES remix versions of the NES Games are unplayable if you set the resolution of the console to 480p or higher. Noticeably lower framerate during CG cutscenes.
Ninja Gaiden Black Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Cannot remove hard drive or save file will be erased. Noticeably lower framerate during CG cutscenes.
Nobunaga no Yabou: Ranseiki No No Yes No Unknown
NTRA Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown
Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee Yes No No Yes No
  • Voices and various sounds became very distant and nearly impossible to hear. Microsoft released a patch on April 19, 2011 to fix this that is only available to Xbox Live users.[citation needed]
  • When you start a new game, the save icons get messed up (The menu background will be different, or the icons will be missing).
  • Cutscenes lag.
  • When there is a lot of action going on (explosions, enemies, etc.), the game lags.
  • Dark places, are pitch black, and not able to get repaired by increasing the brightness.
Open Season Yes No No Yes No Game freezes occasionally occur in multiplayer.
Outlaw Golf 2 Yes No No Yes No
Outlaw Golf 9 More Holes of X-mas Unknown Unknown No Yes Unknown
Outlaw Tennis Yes No No Yes No
Outlaw Volleyball Yes Unknown Yes Yes No Framerate skips when opponent returns serves.
Outlaw Volleyball: Red Hot Unknown Unknown No Yes No
OutRun 2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Occasional framerate drops, mostly between stages. The main menu HUD and the unlockable original 1986 Arcade have some slight graphical glitches. Some of the sound effects become permanent (like if some of the channels playing them do not get reset properly at the end of some stage) and only going back to 360 dashboard and restart the game fixes the issue. Luckily the sound fx are not that loud just annoying in the background and playing in a loop.
OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast Yes Yes Unknown Yes Yes Sometimes game freezes for a split-second. Sound is output at a noticeably low frequency. Large loadup times as well. The coins on the road are invisible in PAL version.
Title PAL (EU, AU, NZ) NTSC (JP) NTSC (NA) Widescreen Glitches/Notes
50Hz 60Hz
Over the Hedge Yes No No Yes No Sometimes voice clips will fail to play. The sound in the CGI cutscenes can sometimes sound scratchy.
Pac-Man World 3 Yes No No Yes No PAL version works fine and looks great on TV, does not work in 60 Hz.
Panzer Dragoon Orta Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes PAL version crashes after the full-motion video at the end of the third level. However, there is a solution for this that includes unlocking the level select menu by accumulating 20 hours of gameplay. Occasional framerate hitches during full motion videos. Boss fight with Abadd in the Forbidden Memories stage shows heavy graphical glitches. Original Panzer Dragoon is reported to be unplayable, but is fully playable on at least some NTSC systems.
Panzer Elite Action: Fields of Glory Yes Yes No No No Framerate is poor throughout the game, making it hard to turn and aim.
Pariah Yes No No Yes No Long loading times.
Petit Copter No No Yes No No
Phantom Crash Yes No No Yes No Low framerate and graphical glitches. PAL version crashs often about 10 to 15 minutes into the match.
Phantom Dust Yes No Yes Yes No PAL version never released. Seems to lag occasionally when arena objects (bridges in palace level for instance) are destroyed.
Playboy the Mansion Yes Unknown Unknown Yes No
Plus Plumb 2 No No Yes No Unknown
Pinball Hall of Fame: The Gottlieb Collection Yes Unknown No Yes Unknown
Pitfall: The Lost Expedition Yes No No Yes No The emulated Atari 2600 Pitfall and Pitfall II: The Lost Caverns suffer from audio problems.

The first title screen appears black except for the "Press Start" sign.

Predator: Concrete Jungle Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Yes Yes No Yes No The Unlockable Prince of Persia and Prince of Persia 2 games will not play. Some lag when the screen fills up with multiple enemies.
Pro Cast Sports Fishing Unknown Unknown No Yes Unknown
Pro Evolution Soccer 5 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Letter boxed 4:3 on 1360x768 vga.
Pro Race Driver Yes No No Yes No
Project Gotham Racing Yes Yes Yes Yes No Poor performance, which the game compensates for (as a way of maintaining smoothness) by slowdown. Slowdown becomes progressively worse over the course of a race, typically ending several times slower than normal in just an average-length race. 4GB 360S with 250GB hard drive doesn't seem to suffer from poor frame rate, at least as single player.
Project Gotham Racing 2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes There is usually a black screen at car (visible for an instant before going black) and gear box type selection. Radio does not work unless the source is set to CD Audio. Emulation can slowdown sometimes (not that frequently) when there are numerous cars around or when sliding around a corner and a lot of the background is changing. Very occasional freezes corrected by a reboot. Xbox Demos option crashes the game and returns the user to the dashboard. Content download is not compatible with PAL-60. Slowdown is almost constant in 3/4 player split-screen races, especially when drifting.
Psychonauts Yes No No Yes No Raz's body texture is sometimes replaced with pause menu's background texture. Small, faint, vertical lines visible in the distance. Framerate may occasionally stutter.
Title PAL (EU, AU, NZ) NTSC (JP) NTSC (NA) Widescreen Glitches/Notes
50Hz 60Hz
Psyvariar 2: Extended Edition No No Yes No No
Pump It Up: Exceed Yes No No Yes Unknown Cannot use Pump It Up dance pad. Game also freezes after playing the second song on Arcade Mode.
The Punisher Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Pure Pinball Yes No No Yes No Flippers activate on their own on some Xbox 360 consoles.
Puyo Pop Fever /
Puyo Puyo Fever
Yes No Yes Yes Unknown North American version is listed by Microsoft as compatible, but was never released.
Quantum Redshift Yes No Yes Yes Yes Particle effects subdubed on some attacks.
RalliSport Challenge Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Framerate issues.
Rapala Pro Fishing Yes No Yes Yes No
Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc No No No Yes Yes
Rayman Arena No No No Yes Unknown
Raze's Hell Yes Yes No Yes No The voice features of this game are no longer supported.
Red Dead Revolver Yes Yes No Yes Yes Sky flickers from blue to black and parts of many objects flicker during gameplay in widescreen. Objects in the load screens and cutscenes flicker. Game freezes during Chapter 8 (the canyon level) usually during the boss fight, if Bad Bessie manages to attack with her whip. Shoot her from a distance, or use explosives. As long as she does not touch you, the game will not freeze and gameplay can continue. Game also freezes at the loading of the 12th level (Bar Fight). Game is unplayable after this lock-up; however, changing the Xbox's output to 480p should fix this .
Red Faction II Yes No No Yes No Thin white bar at the top and bottom and they flick. During the letterbox cutscenes, the previous scene's frame will be flickering where the mattes are supposed to be.
RedCard 20-03 Yes No No Yes No
Reservoir Dogs Yes No No Yes No
Return To Castle Wolfenstein: Tides of War Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Random slowdown in Single Player, almost unplayable on multiplayer.
Rent-A-Hero No. 1 No No Yes No Unknown
Richard Burns Rally Yes Yes No Yes No
RLH Yes No No Yes Yes When you open the "Demo tab" to see the included trailers and go back to the game menu, RLH will crash back to the Xbox 360 Dashboard.
RoadKill Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown Yes No Unknown Yes No
Title PAL (EU, AU, NZ) NTSC (JP) NTSC (NA) Widescreen Glitches/Notes
50Hz 60Hz
Robotech: Battlecry Yes Yes No Yes No
Rocky Yes No Unknown Yes Yes
Rocky Legends Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Rogue Ops Yes No Yes Yes No
Rogue Trooper Yes Yes No Yes Unknown
Rugby 2006 Yes Yes No Yes No Shadowing causes all players in shade to become solid black. Some sound stuttering when loading.
RugbyLeague 2 Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Samurai Jack No No No Yes Unknown
Samurai Warriors /
Sengoku Musou
Yes No Yes Yes No Walls and bridges do not appear in multiplayer mode. Cutscenes are in higher contrast and brightness but run fine.
Scarface: The World is Yours Yes Yes No Yes Yes Low framerate. 720p settings will reduce game image to 4:3 ratio even though the game itself can upscale to 720p in Original 2001 Xbox. Run in 1080i for wide screen. pal vga narrow aspect in 1280 res.
Scooby-Doo! Night of 100 Frights Yes No No Yes No
Scrapland Yes Yes No Yes Yes Loading screens constantly fluctuate between different images. Most lines of voiced dialogue are cut off at the beginning.
Sega GT 2002/Jet Set Radio Future Yes No Yes Yes Yes Menu, video demos and Jet Set Radio Future are displayed in 4:3 ratio, but it switches to widescreen for Sega GT 2002. Save files are properly stored in their respective folders and are compatible with standalone versions.

Sega GT suffers from reduced framerate, and some textures flashing black or transparent for a single frame. PAL version does not support VGA cables due to the 50 Hz start-up menu.

Sega GT 2002 Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Sega GT Online Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Some races suffer from slowdown, particularly 'Falcon Wing Circuit B'.

The game constantly changes from 720p at 4:3 screen ratio (for menus) to 480p at 16:9 ratio (for races); when an XBOX 360 is set to 720p or higher, it keeps the scaling at 4:3 all the time, which results in a "crunched" image. When set at 480p at 16:9, it keeps widescreen at all times. It seems unable to load existing Sega GT 2002 save files and may also corrupt save files.

Sega Soccer Slam Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Serious Sam Yes No No Yes No Serious bombs may crash the game once it is activated and music in game might not play in some levels
Shadow the Hedgehog Yes Yes Yes Yes No Intro and CGI cutscenes will lag after starting. Some sound effects are muffled. Small framerate issues when large amounts of gunfire and enemies are on screen. Freezes occasionally during cutscenes and gameplay.
Shadow Ops: Red Mercury Yes No No Yes No
Shamu's Deep Sea Adventures Yes Unknown No Yes Yes
Shark Tale Yes No No Yes No
Title PAL (EU, AU, NZ) NTSC (JP) NTSC (NA) Widescreen Glitches/Notes
50Hz 60Hz
Shattered Union Yes Yes Unknown Yes No Sometimes tanks and buildings will start glitching, which cause them to look like they're made of spikes.
ShellShock: Nam '67 Yes Unknown No Yes Yes
Shenmue II Yes Yes Yes Yes No Changing the game's 'Filter' to a different color does not work and causes a brief pause. Camera snap shots also causes a brief 0.1 second pause but works. Sound issues with advanced scart leads and VGA cable. Arcade games (i.e.: Outrun, Space Harrier) have noticeable glitches in the textures and the classic games do not work in PAL60 mode. Runs smoothly like the original release on the Dreamcast, except for Japanese voice tracks. All real-time shadows are missing.
Shincho Mahjong No No Yes Yes Unknown
Shrek 2 Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Shrek: Super Party Yes Yes Unknown Yes Unknown
Showdown: Legends of Wrestling Yes No No Yes No Slows on the wrestler select screen on 360.
Sid Meier's Pirates! Yes No No Yes Yes
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Yes No Yes Yes No Has an issue where the light from the flashlight shines behind the character as well as in front. Textures can frequently load in wrong areas (such as door textures on the floor) or not load at all displaying only gray space. This includes the "picture" views. Later levels lose music and sound effects audio. Many "game over" events render the game unplayable, as game will not reboot once it has been shut off. One method to avoid corrupted saves is to only save to the first slot, and rewrite it on every save. Never save in more than one slot.
Silent Hill 4: The Room Yes No Yes Yes No Slight skipping occurs during full motion videos. Black lines appear in facial areas.
The Simpsons: Hit & Run Yes No Yes Yes Yes
The Simpsons: Road Rage Yes Yes No Yes No Much of the voiceover is missing.
The Sims 2 Yes No No Yes Yes Lags heavily on load game menu, save game menu runs fine. Game is Widescreen but not completely.
Smashing Drive No No No Yes Unknown
Sneakers /
Nezmix
No No Yes Yes Unknown
Sniper Elite Yes Yes No Yes Yes Game freezes at the briefing screen before loading if using any aspect other than 4:3 mode. This means 480i and 480p will work, but only if set to 4:3; any use of 720p, 1080i, or 1080p will cause the game to freeze.
Sonic Heroes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Text is not sharp and has some graphical errors on it (lines under or through letters). The stage title screens have lines through them. All movies run at around 15 frames per second but is in sync with the audio. On the opening movie, the song has to repeat sections in order to stay in sync. During gameplay, button prompts are not sharp. On the title screen, the logo has aliasing issues.
Sonic Mega Collection Plus Yes Yes Yes Yes No Sound glitches in PAL version when playing Sonic the Hedgehog, may occur in other games.
Sonic Riders Yes Yes Yes Yes No Cinematics have gray cylinder guides under characters, Metal City level has loading problems as you can see the stage progress as you go.

There's also bad slow down/frame rate issues during multiplayer.

Soul Calibur II Yes Yes Yes Yes No Framerate sometimes dips when fighter is airborne, especially when fighting in the Library arena. Its native 720p resolution does not support widescreen and runs at 4:3 screen ratio. Only 420p resolution supports widescreen setting, this occurs in the original Xbox as well.
Title PAL (EU, AU, NZ) NTSC (JP) NTSC (NA) Widescreen Glitches/Notes
50Hz 60Hz
Spawn: Armageddon Yes Unknown No Yes Yes
Speed Kings Yes Unknown No Yes Unknown
Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Spider-Man Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Spider-Man 2 Yes No Yes Yes No Slowdown occurs in a few missions near the end of the game. Building geometry appears improperly aligned on rare occasions.
Splat Magazine Renegade Paintball Yes No No Yes No
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Yes No No Yes No All videos mute occasionally. Sky can sometimes just show random colors. Models can, in rare cases, distort. Shadows occasionally glitch out for certain characters (Plankton, Patrick, etc.).
SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants! Yes No No Yes No Subtitles included on everything in the game in a number of copies when played.
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Yes No No Yes Yes Sometimes, trailers echo.
Spy vs Spy No No Unknown No Unknown
Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run No No No Yes No
Spy Hunter 2 Yes No No Yes No
Spyro: A Hero's Tail Yes Yes No Yes Yes May freeze in the middle of gameplay. When attempting to save a game from the pause menu, the screen goes black. The same applies for the credits, model viewer display (e.g. total of models included), concept art gallery and mini game select menu found on the extras at the title screen.
SSX 3 Yes No Yes Yes No Particles in snow seem upscaled.
Stake: Fortune Fighters Unknown Unknown No Yes Unknown
Starsky and Hutch No No Unknown Yes Yes
Star Trek: Shattered Universe Yes No No Yes No Game plays flawlessly if Xbox 360 is using a standard definition non-widescreen display mode. Major graphical glitches make the game unplayable if console is set to high definition or wide display.
Title PAL (EU, AU, NZ) NTSC (JP) NTSC (NA) Widescreen Glitches/Notes
50Hz 60Hz
Star Wars: Battlefront Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes May freeze unexpectedly in main menu; no save icon for the Xbox 360 Dashboard. Minor graphical glitches on aquatic surfaces, such as streams in the ice caves of the Rhen Var: Harbor map, and on the Kashyyyk: Docks map. All glitches are entirely superficial, however, and minor enough to neither affect nor distract from gameplay in any way.
Star Wars: Battlefront II Yes Yes No Yes Yes Cheat codes may or may not work. Slight delays in between menu selections. Holding down any button in a hosted multiplayer match will result in moving slowly to the right, causing aiming and shooting to require moving to the left to stay centered.
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Yes Yes No Yes No
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy Yes No No Yes No May experience lag and freezing during gameplay.
Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter Yes No Unknown Yes No First bonus mission sometimes can't be completed, may get a "disk error" message (Could depend on what model Xbox 360 is being used). Severe slowdown on main menu "transition" animations.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Yes Yes No Yes Yes Sound may sometimes become very quiet until the Xbox is reset. Often, experiences heavy lag during combat and short lag bursts out of combat. May also experience freezing during gameplay not associated with cutscenes. This is especially apparent in Anchorhead, Tatooine, where an event-triggered bug causes the game to freeze whenever entering the city, rendering the planet unable to be completed. Sound may cut in and out during dialog. The original Xbox release is 4:3 aspect ratio only and does not support Widescreen 16:9 like some other Xbox titles, so although the Xbox 360 will output at Widescreen 16:9 resolution, the actual game view is still only 4:3.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords Yes Yes No Yes Yes Random crackling sound, music will occasionally stop playing before starting again and then stopping again, music will not play at main menu, also framerate drops fairly low during combat. The original Xbox release is 4:3 aspect ratio only and did not support Widescreen 16:9 like some other Xbox titles, so although the Xbox 360 will output at Widescreen 16:9 resolution, the actual game view is still only 4:3. The Star Wars: Republic Commando demo crashes before loading gameplay.
Star Wars: Republic Commando Yes No Yes Yes Yes Sound may sometimes become very quiet; many textures bug out and appear as a multicolored metallic texture instead.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Yes Yes No Yes No Although this game is not listed on the official backwards compatible list, the single game version (the one without Tetris) is playable on U.S. Xbox 360s. The Tetris Worlds combined disc does not work with "Xenon", "Zephyr" and "Opus" motherboards Xbox 360 models. Also, split-screen play is extremely difficult to play due to graphical glitches for 2nd-4th players.
State of Emergency Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Street Fighter Anniversary Collection Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Some sound and graphical glitches. Some levels in Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike cause some minor slowdown when the camera captures a player in high altitude.
Street Racing Syndicate Yes No No Yes Unknown Some sound glitches, mainly engine noises. Videos of the SRS girls may stutter, although this is uncommon. Game can freeze when crashing at very high speeds into sharp angles (such as the edge of a building or corner).
Stubbs the Zombie in "Rebel Without a Pulse" Yes No No Yes No
The Suffering Yes No No Yes Yes Extra content & video content tends to go out of sync.
Surf's Up Yes Unknown No Yes No Saving doesn't seem to work.
Super Bubble Pop Yes Unknown No Yes Unknown
Super Monkey Ball Deluxe Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Speech balloons in cutscenes are delayed by several seconds relative to the action. A very brief, non-gamebreaking pause may occur every once in a while in 2 player mode. Issues in 4 player mode. Some graphical issues, such as the water surface not being visible during Monkey Target.
SX Superstar Yes Unknown No Yes Unknown
Syberia II Yes Yes Unknown Yes No 1) Game shows cached image during brief load between frames. 2) Randomly occurring (but temporary) graphic glitches on frames. These in include strange boxes covering part of the scene, Kate disappearing under part of the scene, and Kate's character flickering in view.
Taz: Wanted No No No Yes Unknown When the game intro loads up, it sometimes doesn't load the cel-shaded graphics. When Taz gets caught, the game sometimes freezes in a black screen.
Tecmo Classic Arcade Yes Unknown Yes Yes Unknown Game will not run in high-def mode. According to the console, an error message appears stating that the game has encountered a problem and cannot continue. Switch console to 480p mode to play.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Yes Unknown No Yes No Saving doesn't seem to work.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Melee Yes No No Yes Yes
Tenerezza No No Yes No Unknown
The Terminator: Dawn of Fate Yes Unknown No Yes Yes For NTSC version of the game: Framerate drops dramatically in many areas. There are many occasions where the in-game audio dialogue will not play at all. Numerous graphical glitches throughout the game. Works better in other regions.
Title PAL (EU, AU, NZ) NTSC (JP) NTSC (NA) Widescreen Glitches/Notes
50Hz 60Hz
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Yes Unknown Unknown Yes Yes
Test Drive Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Yes
Test Drive: Eve of Destruction Yes Unknown No Yes Yes Custom soundtrack features are disabled.
Tetris Worlds Yes Unknown Yes Yes No Star Wars: The Clone Wars combined disc does not work with "Xenon", "Zephyr" and "Opus" motherboards Xbox 360 models.
Tetsuya Nakajima's Othello Seminar No No Yes No Unknown
Thief: Deadly Shadows Yes No No Yes No Particle effects (torch-light, smoke, portholes, treasure, etc.) can be seen through all objects. Shadows are unstable in some places, as they appear to suddenly shift if the camera is moved.
The Thing Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Thrillville No No No Yes No
Thousand Land No No No Yes No
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 Yes No No Yes Unknown The Globe course selection is at times blurry, but overall gameplay is unaffected.
TMNT Yes Unknown No Yes No Saving doesn't seem to work.
Tom and Jerry: War of the Whiskers Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Yes No Yes Yes No
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Island Thunder Yes Yes Yes Yes No Not compatible with VGA HD video cable.
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 Yes No No Yes No
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2: Summit Strike Yes No No Yes No
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 Yes No Yes Yes No
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow Yes No Yes Yes No Minor slowdown in some areas. Not compatible with VGA HD video cable.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown Yes Yes Yes No No
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Yes No Yes Yes No DLC is supported. Keypad colors do not appear properly when using the thermal vision goggles. There is no sound in certain levels. There is a notable drop in frame rate in some areas.
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Minor graphical corruption on the save/load screen. Notable frame rate drops occur throughout the game.
Title PAL (EU, AU, NZ) NTSC (JP) NTSC (NA) Widescreen Glitches/Notes
50Hz 60Hz
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Some SC-2Ok details and some effects are missing. Slight framerate issues with gameplay. Some sound effects are gone. i.e. sounds and voices are no longer muffled by doors and thick walls. Minor graphical corruption on the save/load screen.
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland Yes No Yes Yes No Large number of glitches. Sometimes certain parts of the skater will disappear. Sometimes certain things will not work properly in the game, such as doors opening to other areas and locations, etc.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2X No No No Yes No
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 Yes Yes No Yes No Console must be set to 480p/standard def mode. 720p and 1080i only displays Xbox loading screen with game sounds. VGA output works fine as well at various resolutions.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Many graphics glitches, Frequent framerate issues.
Tony Hawk's Underground Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Custom soundtracks ingame are disabled.
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Can occasionally go to a lower framerate at random.
Torino 2006 Yes No No Yes No
Tork: Prehistoric Punk No No No Yes No
Toxic Grind No No No Yes Unknown
TransWorld Surf: Next Wave Unknown Unknown No Yes Yes
Trigger Man No No No Yes No
Trivial Pursuit Unhinged No No No Yes No
True Crime: Streets of LA Yes No Yes Yes Yes Frame rate lags while driving. Frame drops or frame skips while shooting.
Turok: Evolution Yes No Unknown Yes No Slows down at times, graphics flicker sometimes.
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue Yes Unknown No Yes Yes
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 3: Night of the Quinkan Yes Unknown No Yes Yes The main menu has control issues. Buying shop items causes glitches in menus.
Ultimate Spider-Man Yes No No Yes No Some colored textures over surfaces, particularly walls and floors, are sometimes only partly colored. Mostly this is only because of lighting effects, such as shadows. Sometimes this also happens with background objects. The colored areas on textures move when the camera moves.
Title PAL (EU, AU, NZ) NTSC (JP) NTSC (NA) Widescreen Glitches/Notes
50Hz 60Hz
Ultra Bust-a-Move / Ultra Puzzle Bobble Yes Unknown Yes Yes No
Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Urban Freestyle Soccer Yes No No Yes Unknown
The Urbz: Sims in the City Yes Yes No Yes Yes Minor game freezes (black screen) requiring a console reboot.
V8 Supercars 2 No Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Van Helsing Yes No Unknown Yes No Sounds do not play properly and are corrupted, then perhaps it's not worth playing in that case.
Vexx Yes No No Yes No When booting, the white Xbox screen flickers for a few seconds. All trailers in the Extras section stutter and pause occasionally.
Vietcong: Purple Haze Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Volvo: Drive for Life No No No Yes Yes
WarPath No No No Yes No Virtually unplayable.[citation needed]
Wakeboarding Unleashed: Featuring Sean Murray Yes No Yes Yes Unknown
Whacked! No No Yes Yes No Occasional slowdown.
WinBack 2: Project Poseidon Yes Unknown No Yes No Movies have a slow down stutter.
World Soccer Winning Eleven 8 Unknown Unknown No Yes No
World Soccer Winning Eleven 9 Yes Unknown No Yes No
World Series Baseball 2K3 No No No Yes Unknown
World Championship Pool 2004 No Unknown Unknown No Unknown
Worms 3D Yes Unknown Unknown Yes No
Worms 4: Mayhem Yes Unknown No Yes No
Worms Forts: Under Siege Yes Yes No Yes No
Wrath Unleashed Yes Yes No Yes Yes Custom soundtrack features are disabled, loadings are quicker.
Title PAL (EU, AU, NZ) NTSC (JP) NTSC (NA) Widescreen Glitches/Notes
50Hz 60Hz
WWF Raw Yes No Yes Yes No
WWE Raw 2 Yes No No Yes No Custom soundtrack features are disabled.
X-Men Legends Yes No Yes No Unknown
X2: Wolverine's Revenge Yes Unknown Yes Yes No
XIII Yes No Yes Yes No Game freezes (black screen). Every time the disk is started, it requires a console reboot.
Xiaolin Showdown Yes No No Yes Unknown
Yourself!Fitness No No No Yes Yes
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dawn of Destiny Yes Yes No No No Most of the time, the Xbox 360 continues to run the fan after the system has been shut off, you must turn the system on and back off for it to stop running and shut down completely. Since the last update from Microsoft, this game no longer works on any NTSC consoles.
Yukari Umesawa's Igo Seminar No No Yes No Unknown
Zapper: One Wicked Cricket Yes Unknown No Yes No
Zathura No Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown

Compatibility[edit]

When an original Xbox game has been emulator patched in accordance to Microsoft instructions it still might refuse to play on the Xbox 360. The following error message displayed on the Xbox 360 dashboard signifies this failure:

"This original Xbox game is not supported on your Xbox 360 console. An update to support this game may be available. For more info, go to www.xbox.com/games. X: 2689.0 B: 1884.0"

This message is identical to the one displayed when trying to play an unsupported or unpatched game for the first time. At this time no reference to the significance of the X and B variables can be found on the Microsoft Xbox website. This may be related to international region compatibility; a Microsoft disclaimer notes

"Currently the North American versions of these games are the only ones supported as backward compatible titles on Xbox 360."[2]

Let's note that Microsoft terms the compatibility of Xbox titles on the Xbox 360 consoles as "backward compatibility" or "reverse compatibility"

Whereas in fact it is the console that is being made backward/reverse compatible, and the titles are being made forward compatible.

Contrary to popular belief, custom soundtracks are still supported while playing Xbox games, though it requires connecting the 360 hard drive to the PC.[3]

PAL games that do not support PAL-60 can't be played using the VGA HD Cable.[4]

Additionally, many listed Xbox titles still contain emulation errors or glitches. These are often minor, but they may include problems with graphics, sound, loading and saving, or gameplay as well. In some cases, Microsoft updated the emulation profiles for individual titles, and the incidence of these issues were reduced or eliminated.

Occasionally, switching from 720p/1080i/1080p mode to 480p will make a previously unplayable game workable (assuming it's on the BC list). Changing the display setting, usually from widescreen to normal should fix any game on the list.

Currently, however, the only way to transfer saved files from the original Xbox to the 360 is through a special transfer kit which requires the original system's memory card, or a 'modded' Xbox, but without modding an Xbox, and this also limits saves that can be moved to those that can be stored on a memory card.

However, some game saves on the original Xbox cannot be moved due to either file restrictions or size limitations.

Another limitation applies to downloadable content, as no content can be moved between systems.

Microsoft announced that their next-generation Xbox console, the Xbox One, will not support reverse compatibility with Xbox and Xbox 360 games.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Original Xbox Games | Play Original Xbox Games - Xbox.com - Xbox.com. Support.xbox.com. Retrieved on 2013-08-23.
  2. ^ "Update your Xbox 360 console to play original Xbox games". Xbox.com. 2010-11-30. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  3. ^ "360 Users who want custom soundtracks.". 2008-05-20. Retrieved 2011-07-09. 
  4. ^ Welcome to Xbox Support - Xbox.com. Support.microsoft.com. Retrieved on 2013-08-23.
  5. ^ Hollister, Sean. Xbox One will not be backwards compatible with Xbox 360 games Retrieved 2013-06-05

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