List of Xbox games compatible with Xbox 360

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The Xbox 360 gaming console has received updates from Microsoft from its launch in 2005 until November 2007 that enable it to play select games from its predecessor, Xbox. The Xbox 360 launched with backward compatibility with the number of supported Xbox games varying depending on region. Microsoft continued to updated the list of Xbox games that were compatible with Xbox 360 until November 2007 when the list was finalized. Microsoft later launched the Xbox Originals program on December 7, 2007 where select backward compatible Xbox games could be purchased digitally on Xbox 360 consoles with the program ending less than two years later in June 2009. The following is a list of all backward compatible games on Xbox 360 under this functionality.

History[edit]

An official hard drive is required to play emulated Xbox games.

At its launch in November 2005, the Xbox 360 did not have hardware-based backward compatibility with Xbox games due to the different types of hardware and architecture used in the Xbox and Xbox 360. Instead backward compatibility was achieved using software emulation.[1] When the Xbox 360 launched in North America 212 Xbox games were supported while in Europe 156 games were supported.[2][3] The Japanese market had the least amount of titles supported at launch with only 12 games.[4] Microsoft's final update to the list of backward compatible titles was in November 2007 bringing the final total to 461 Xbox games.[5][6]

In order to use the backwards compatibility feature on Xbox 360 a hard drive is required.[2] Updates to the list were provided from Microsoft as part of regular software updates via the Internet, ordering a disc by mail from the official website or downloading the update from the official website then burning it to a CD or DVD. Subscribers to Official Xbox Magazine would also have updates to the backwards compatibility list on the demo discs included with the magazine.[7]

Supported original Xbox games will run each with an emulation profile that has been recompiled for each game with the emulation profiles stored on the console's hard drive.[6][8] Original Xbox games must use the original game disc and can't be installed to the hard drive unlike Xbox 360 games.[5] Game saves and downloadable content can't be transferred from an original Xbox to an Xbox 360.[2] Xbox Live functionality for original Xbox games were available until April 15, 2010 until support for original Xbox games were discontinued.[9] System link functionality between original Xbox and Xbox 360 remains available.[5]

Microsoft launched the Xbox Originals program in December 2007 where Xbox 360 owners could purchase select original Xbox titles digitally if they did not own a game disc and could be found inside their own section in the Xbox Live Marketplace.[10][11] Beginning in June 2009 the branding was phased out and the games were moved to the "Games on Demand" section of the store while Microsoft stating that they have "finished it's portfolio" of Xbox Originals.[12]

During Microsoft's E3 2017 press conference on June 11, 2017, backward compatibility for original Xbox games on Xbox One family of consoles was announced.[13] Part of the backward compatibility program for Xbox One will see original Xbox games be made available digitally in addition to owners of the original Xbox game disc. Prior to the first batch of original Xbox backward compatible titles for Xbox One were revealed six titles that were never released digitally as part of Xbox Originals program for Xbox 360 appeared in its "Games on Demand" store. Microsoft also confirmed that digital licenses would also carry over to Xbox One.[14]

Game saves for original Xbox games that are backward compatible on both Xbox 360 and Xbox One can't be transferred between the three generations. While Xbox Live functionality won't be available Albert Penello, head of marketing for Xbox, explained users could "system link an original Xbox, an Xbox 360, an Xbox One and an Xbox One X for a four-player system-link LAN play with all original disks across three generations of consoles."[14]

List of compatible Xbox games[edit]

There are currently 461 on this list out of 1046 games released for the Xbox.

 XO  Xbox Originals  XBO  Xbox One Forward Compatible  NA  North America only  PAL  PAL only  J  Japan only
Title Publisher(s) Technical issue(s) Add-Ons Region(s) Ref(s)
2006 FIFA World Cup EA Sports Sometimes text on menu options and buttons will be replaced by text from a similar object on the same screen. [5][15]
25 to Life Eidos Random crashes would occur when starting an online match.  NA  [5][15]
4x4 Evo 2 Gathering of Developers [5]
Airforce Delta Storm
Deadly Skies (PAL)
Airforce Delta II (JP)
Konami [5]
Aggressive Inline AKA Acclaim [5]
Alias Acclaim Entertainment [5]
Aliens versus Predator: Extinction EA Games [5]
All-Star Baseball 2003 Acclaim Sports [5]
All-Star Baseball 2005 Acclaim Entertainment [5]
America's Army: Rise of a Soldier Ubisoft [5]
AMF Bowling 2004 Bethesda Softworks  NA  [5]
Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding
Tenku: Freestyle Snowboarding (JP)
Microsoft Studios [5]
Amped 2
Tenku 2 (JP)
Microsoft Studios Flickering geometry on some levels. Occasionally a sound effect plays repeatedly. [5][15]
APEX
Racing Evoluzione (PAL)
Infogrames During the dream mode cutscene there is missing audio dialogue. [5][15]
Aquaman: Battle of Atlantis TDK [5]
Arena Football EA Games Minor audio static is heard during gameplay. [5][15]
Armed and Dangerous LucasArts After the first level voice audio doesn't play during game cinematics. During the opening cinematic there is some audio and video choppiness. [5][15]
Army Men: Sarge's War 3DO [5]
Atari Anthology Atari [5]
ATV Quad Power Racing 2 AKA Acclaim [5]
Auto Modellista Capcom [5]
Avatar: The Last Airbender THQ [5]
Bad Boys: Miami Takedown
Bad Boys II (PAL)
Empire Interactive [5]
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance Interplay Entertainment During combat scenes in the second zone there is a 30-40 frames per second drop in performance.  NA  [5][15]
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II Interplay Entertainment [5]
Barbie Horse Adventures: Wild Horse Rescue Vivendi Universal Games Only the top half of the screen is drawn correctly in split-screen. [5][15]
The Bard's Tale Vivendi Universal Games [5]
Bass Pro Shops Trophy Hunter 2007 Vivendi Universal Games The aiming reticule is surrounded by a box. The snowmobile suffers from a partial lack of collision. [5][15]
Batman Begins EA Games [5]
Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu Ubisoft [5]
Battle Engine Aquila Infogrames [5]
Battlestar Galactica Vivendi Universal Games [5]
Big Mutha Truckers THQ [5]
Bionicle Electronic Arts, Lego Interactive [5]
Black Electronic Arts  XO   XBO  [10]
Black Stone: Magic & Steel
Ex-Chaser (JP)
Xicat Interactive Graphics for Y button do not display correctly in Controller Settings. [5][15]
Blade II Activision There is a slight pause when reaching a save point. [5][15]
Blinx: The Time Sweeper Microsoft Studios This title consistently runs at a slightly slower frame rate.  XBO  [15][16]
Blinx 2: Masters of Time & Space Microsoft Studios This title experiences consistent performance problems. [5][15]
Blitz: The League Midway Games  NA  [5]
Blood Omen 2 Eidos Characters may spin around in a different direction randomly during cut scenes. When receiving a new ability graphical effects do not display correctly. [5][15]
BloodRayne 2 Majesco After reloading the checkpoint there is a noticeable loss in frame rate.  XBO  [15][11]
BlowOut Majesco Entertainment  XO  [17]
BMX XXX AKA Acclaim [5]
Breakdown Namco During gameplay system hangs on occasion while light sources show through walls.  XBO  [15][16]
Brute Force Microsoft Studios [5]
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Electronic Arts When viewing the opening logos and cinematic it will not display properly. [5][15]
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds Vivendi Universal Games [5]
Burnout Acclaim Entertainment During the "USA Marathon" track performance drops. [5][15]
Burnout 2: Point of Impact Acclaim Entertainment Pressing Start on attract mode will cause the game to boot back instantly. When playing split-screen races and on tracks with snow and rain effects performance slows down. [5][15]
Burnout 3: Takedown Electronic Arts  XO   NA   PAL  [18]
Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2005 Adventures Activision [5]
Cabela's Dangerous Hunts Activision [5]
Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2 Activision [5]
Cabela's Outdoor Adventures Activision [5]
Cabela's Deer Hunt: 2004 Season Activision [5]
Cabela's Deer Hunt: 2005 Season Activision [5]
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth Bethesda Softworks, 2K Games During the prologue stage a green dot appears and will remain on screen while walking down the last set of stairs. [5][15]
Call of Duty: Finest Hour Activision [5]
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One Activision When playing multiplayer, dots representing the enemy do not appear in the HUD. [5][15]
Call of Duty 3 Activision [5]
Cars THQ When viewing cut scenes pixel color alteration will occur. [5][15]
Casino [5]
Catwoman EA Games [5]
Championship Manager 2006 Eidos  NA  [5]
Chicago Enforcer Kemco [5]
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Buena Vista Games [5]
Circus Maximus: Chariot Wars Encore [5]
Close Combat: First to Fight 2K Games [5]
Colin McRae Rally 04 Codemasters [5]
Colin McRae Rally 2005 Codemasters While on the main menu there is some texture flickering in the background image. Before the start of a race graphical artifacts appear on text on screen. During single and multiplayer races there are minor performance drops. [5][15]
Combat Elite: WWII Paratroopers SouthPeak Interactive [5]
Commandos 2: Men of Courage Eidos [5]
Conflict: Desert Storm SCi [5]
Conker: Live & Reloaded Microsoft Studios Loading screens will not appear, occasional system hangs during gameplay and local multiplayer. Effects such as dust and smoke will not render correctly. The game crashes when entering the Dung Bettle dungeon.  XBO  [15][16]
Constantine THQ [5]
Counter-Strike Microsoft Studios When playing in VGA/HD video mode performance drops occur during single player mode high bot matches. [5][15]
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex Vivendi Games  XO   NA   PAL  [19][20]
Crash Nitro Kart Vivendi Universal Games Multiplayer games do not work for this title.  NA  [5][15]
Crash Twinsanity Vivendi Universal Games [5]
Crime Life: Gang Wars Konami Random cut scenes display a static image while audio plays normally. There is an occasional crash during the loading screen. [5][15]
Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge Microsoft Studios  XO   XBO  [11][19]
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Ubisoft [5]
The Da Vinci Code 2K Games There are some environments that are transparent. There is some skipping during the cut scenes. [5][15]
Dai Senryaku VII: Modern Military Tactics
Daisenryaku VII (JP)
Kemco After the opening logos, a dirty disc error is occasionally displayed. [5][15]
Dark Angel Vivendi Universal Games [5]
Darkwatch Capcom [5]
Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2 Acclaim Max Sports The sky is corrupted in the Attract Mode. There is also a random performance drop during gameplay. [5][15]
Dead or Alive 3 Tecmo [5]
Dead or Alive Ultimate Tecmo A random crash may occur before starting the opening movie. [5][15]
Dead to Rights Namco Flickering during third helicopter fight on mission #6. Temporary performance drops on stage #7.  XBO  [15][11]
Deathrow Ubisoft [5]
Destroy All Humans! THQ The weapon sounds cut out during periods of high activity.  XO   XBO  [15][16][21][22][23]
Digimon Rumble Arena 2 Bandai Issue only present in the Japanese version, save data title is shown in English. [5][15]
Dinotopia: The Sunstone Odyssey TDK Mediactive  NA  [5]
Doom 3 Activision [5]
Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil Activision [5]
Drake of the 99 Dragons Majesco Entertainment [5]
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey Aspyr Media  XO  [24][25][26]
Drive to Survive Empire Interactive A short pause in gameplay will occur when taunting. [5][15]
Dungeons and Dragons: Heroes Atari [5]
Dynasty Warriors 4
Shin Sangokumusou 3 (JP)
Koei [5]
Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness Kemco [5]
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Bethesda Softworks The load game screenshots will fail to render correctly.  XBO  [15][16]
ESPN College Hoops Sega [5]
ESPN College Hoops 2K5 Sega During the intro video, there is some choppiness.  NA  [5][15]
ESPN Major League Baseball Sega The following issues occur during Xbox Live matches; controller sometimes fails to viberate outside of the strike zone, logos on player uniforms sometimes flicker and occasional choppy animations when video mode is set to 1080i. [5][15]
ESPN MLS ExtraTime 2002 Konami [5]
ESPN NFL 2K5 Sega [5]
ESPN NHL 2K5 Sega There are texture issues throughout the gameplay and gameplay splash screens. [5][15]
Euro 2004 EA Games [5]
Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick THQ [5]
Evil Dead Regeneration THQ Some in-game light sources engulf large portions of the screen. There is some random crashing. [5][15]
F1 2001 EA Sports [5]
Fable Microsoft Studios Occasionally there is an audio "scratch" or static popping sound.  XO  [15][19]
Fable: The Lost Chapters Microsoft Studios [5]
The Fairly OddParents: Breakin' Da Rules THQ [5]
Family Guy Video Game! 2K Games [5]
Fantastic Four Activision There is a random crash during the first full-motion video. [5][15]
Far Cry Instincts Ubisoft During three-person split-screen, there is graphic distortion and loss of control. There are jagged horizontal lines in the attract mode on 480p/720p displays. Frame rate drops during the second mission, and there are visible texture seams while riding the zipline in the mines. When using a melee attack after transformation, the knife audio effect plays. The checkpoints do not save when running in PAL-50. [5][15]
Fatal Frame
Project Zero (PAL)
Tecmo, Microsoft Studios Missing video during a ghost introduction cutscene in the mansion. [5][15]
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly
Project Zero II: Crimson Butterfly (PAL)
Tecmo [5]
FIFA Football 2003 EA Sports [5]
FIFA Football 2004 EA Sports [5]
FIFA 06 EA Sports [5]
FIFA 07 EA Sports The frame rate drops on the opening video, and the in-game cut scenes are blurry. [5][15]
FIFA Street EA Sports BIG [5]
FIFA Street 2 EA Sports BIG [5]
Fight Night 2004 EA Sports [5]
Fight Night Round 3 EA Sports [5]
Final Fight Streetwise Capcom The audio and video are not synced in the cut scenes while there is minor flickering in the cinematics. There is a performance slowdown during gameplay when there is a significant number of objects on screen, and the floor texture is missing in the Pier 15 area of Chapter 3. [5][15]
FlatOut Empire Interactive [5]
Ford Mustang: The Legend Lives 2K Games [5]
Ford vs. Chevy Global Star Software [5]
Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone Atari In Chapter 4, there is a texture dropout in the cut scene. In Chapters 4 and 5, the unlockable concept art videos do not play. There is a small vertical dotted line distortion on the right side of the heads-up display. [5][15]
Forza Motorsport Microsoft Studios [5]
Freaky Flyers Midway Games The frame rate occasionally drops during the game. [5][15]
Freedom Fighters EA Games  NA  [5]
Freestyle Street Soccer Acclaim Entertainment [5]
Frogger Beyond Konami [5]
Full Spectrum Warrior THQ There is some improper aliasing on player models and environment.  XBO  [15][16]
Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers THQ There is some improper aliasing on player models and environment. [5][15]
Futurama SCi Games, Vivendi Universal Games [5]
Future Tactics: The Uprising JoWooD Productions, Crave Entertainment [5]
Fuzion Frenzy Microsoft Studios  XO   XBO  [11][19]
Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows Midway Games  XO  [27]
Genma Onimusha Capcom [5]
Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee Infogrames [5]
Godzilla: Save the Earth Atari [5]
GoldenEye: Rogue Agent EA Games [5]
Grabbed by the Ghoulies Microsoft Studios Video output is too narrow on VGA with 1280x1024 resolution. This can be remedied by selecting a different output resolution.  XO   XBO  [15][11][28]
The Great Escape Gotham Games [5]
Goblin Commander: Unleash the Horde Jaleco Entertainment [5]
Grand Theft Auto III Rockstar Games [ref 1]
Grand Theft Auto: Double Pack[31] Rockstar Games [ref 1]
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Rockstar Games  XO  [32][33]
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Rockstar Games There is some chugging during the intro. [5][15]
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy Rockstar Games [5]
Gravity Games Bike: Street. Vert. Dirt. Midway Games [5]
Greg Hastings Tournament Paintball Activision During system link and online gameplay, players may be randomly teleported. [5][15]
Grooverider: Slot Car Thunder Encore [5]
Guilty Gear Isuka Sammy [5]
Guilty Gear XX #Reload Majesco Entertainment  XO  [34]
The Guy Game Gathering of Developers There is audio choppiness in videos under the bonus unlockables, and on the extra videos at the end of an episode.  NA  [5][15]
Half-Life 2 Valve Corporation This game does not play on PAL-60 televisions with composite cabling this does not affect PAL-50. Screen corruption in attract mode after console has been idle for a long period of time. [5][15]
Halo: Combat Evolved Microsoft Studios  XO  [19]
Halo 2 Microsoft Studios Performance problems while playing on the Backwash map. Occasionally observe "ghost" images displayed on screen. To workaround this issue return to the Xbox Dashboard and restart the game. [5][15]
Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack Microsoft Studios [5]
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets EA Games No graphics on certain objects. There is a frames-per-second issue. [5][15]
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Electronic Arts [5]
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban EA Games An occasional hard lock occurs when switching to cut scenes. Occasionally, enemies will become stuck in a loop or just stuck to the environment. [5][15]
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (PAL)
EA Games [5]
He-Man: Defender of Grayskull Midas Interactive Entertainment An Xbox version was planned but never released however this title is included on Microsoft's official backwards compatible list. Unreleased [5][35]
High Heat: Major League Baseball 2004 3DO  NA  [5]
Hitman: Contracts Eidos [5]
Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Challenge THQ [5]
The House of the Dead III Sega [5]
Hulk Vivendi Universal Games [5]
Hunter: The Reckoning White Wolf, Inc.  XBO   NA  [16]
I-Ninja Namco The frame rate drops in World 3 Central map. [5][15]
IHRA Drag Racing: Sportsman Edition Bethesda Softworks [5]
IHRA Professional Drag Racing 2005 Bethesda Softworks [5]
The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction Vivendi Universal Games [5]
The Incredibles
Mr. Incredible (JP)
THQ [5]
The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer THQ [5]
Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb LucasArts Some sound effects are out of sync, and there is a random crash on the last level. [5][15]
Indigo Prophecy Atari  XO  [19]
IndyCar Series 2005 Codemasters [5]
Intellivision Lives! Crave Entertainment  XO  [21]
Jade Empire Microsoft Studios The Monk Zeng content from the limited edition became available as of the December 2005 update.  XO   XBO  [16][36]
Jet Set Radio Future Sega There is graphic flickering in the main menu. [5][15]
Judge Dredd: Dredd Vs. Death Evolved Games [5]
Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis Vivendi Universal Games, Konami [5]
Justice League Heroes Eidos Text still appears when scrolling through the upgrade menu screen. There are performance drops during game play. There are some texture issues. [5][15]
Kabuki Warriors Crave Entertainment [5]
Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer Activision [5]
Kill Switch Namco [5]
King Arthur Konami Minor video stuttering occurs during the actual movie videos. [5][15]
The King of Fighters Neowave SNK Playmore  XBO  [11]
The King of Fighters 2002 & 2003 SNK Playmore [5]
Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders Microsoft Studios Game hangs when selecting "Create Match" after editing a party. [5][15]
The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning Vivendi Games  XO  [34]
Lego Star Wars: The Video Game Eidos, Giant Interactive Entertainment [5]
Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy LucasArts [5]
Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude Vivendi Universal Games Incorrect textures are loaded as the player progresses. [5][15]
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Activision [5]
Links 2004 Microsoft Studios System hangs occasionally when transitioning between players on an Xbox Live game. [5][15]
Loons: The Fight for Fame Infogrames [5]
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King EA Games [5]
The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age EA Games [5][15]
Magatama Microsoft Studios  XO   J  [20]
Magic: The Gathering – Battlegrounds Atari [5]
Manhunt Rockstar Games [5]
Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects EA Games [5]
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Capcom There is some severe artifacting on character sprites. [5][15]
Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX 2 Activision O2 [5]
Max Payne Rockstar Games  XO  [37]
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne Rockstar Games  XO 
Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction LucasArts The thumbnail map does not render. There are random system hangs preventing progress that occur during the China campaign.  XBO  [15][16]
Maximum Chase Majesco Entertainment [5]
MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf Microsoft Studios [5]
Medal of Honor: European Assault EA Games [5]
Medal of Honor: Frontline EA Games [5]
Medal of Honor: Rising Sun EA Games [5]
Mega Man Anniversary Collection Capcom [5]
Metal Arms: Glitch in the System Vivendi Games  XO  [38]
Micro Machines Infogrames [5]
Mike Tyson Heavyweight Boxing Codemasters [5]
Minority Report: Everybody Runs Activision [5]
MLB SlugFest 2003 Midway Games All resolutions above 480i / 480p show no video. There is text corruption throughout the game in the menu, gameplay, pause, and other screens. [5][15]
MLB SlugFest 2004 Midway Games [5]
MLB Slugfest: Loaded Midway Games  NA  [5]
Monster Garage Activision [5]
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon Midway Games The Press Start screen has severe flickering. [5][15]
Mortal Kombat: Deception Midway Games There is flickering on the title screen. [5][15]
MotoGP THQ [5]
MotoGP 2 THQ 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. [5][15]
MVP Baseball 2003 EA Sports  NA  [5]
MVP Baseball 2004 EA Sports  NA  [5]
MTV Music Generator 3: This is the Remix Codemasters [5]
MTX Mototrax Activision The loading progress bar is missing. [5][15]
Murakumo: Renegade Mech Pursuit Ubisoft [5]
MX Unleashed THQ The shadows flicker when leaving the starting gate. Loading screens have a silver box behind the text. Distant trees flicker in and out on the Montauk Plains Freestyle stage.  XBO  [15][16]
MX vs. ATV Unleashed THQ When entering or leaving a race, graphics are polarized. There is object rendering difficulty on the horizon during a waypoint race. Shadows flicker in the THQ SX championship on the Tucson track. [5][15]
MX World Tour Featuring Jamie Little Crave Entertainment [5]
Myst III: Exile Ubisoft [5]
Namco Museum Namco [5]
Namco Museum 50th Anniversary Arcade Collection Namco [5]
NASCAR 2006: Total Team Control EA Sports [5]
NASCAR Thunder 2002 EA Sports There is audio static throughout the game, and the performance drops when the rear view mirror is enabled.  NA  [5][15]
NASCAR Thunder 2003 EA Sports There is audio static throughout the game, the audio effects are loud when in the in-car view, and there is some flickering in the Pause menu.  NA  [5][15]
NBA Ballers Midway Games [5]
NBA Inside Drive 2002 Microsoft Studios [5]
NBA 2K3 Sega  NA  [5]
NBA Live 2002 EA Games [5]
NBA Live 2004 EA Sports [5]
NBA Street V3 EA Sports BIG There is audio stuttering in the introductory video. [5][15]
NCAA College Basketball 2K3 Sega [5]
NCAA Football 06 EA Sports During gameplay there is some audio static. [5][15]
NCAA March Madness 06 EA Sports Performance problems occur during the intro video, there is some audio stutter during the game setup, and minor audio static occurs during gameplay.  NA  [5][15]
NCAA March Madness 2005 EA Sports Video stutters during the introductory video.  NA  [5][15]
Need for Speed: Underground 2 EA Games [5]
NFL 2K2 Sega  NA  [5]
NFL 2K3 Sega  NA  [5]
NFL Blitz 2002 Midway Games [5]
NFL Blitz 2003 Midway Games [5]
NFL Blitz Pro Midway Games [5]
NFL Fever 2004 Microsoft Studios [5]
NHL 2004 EA Sports [5]
NHL 2005 EA Sports Audio and video are out of sync in the introductory cinematic. [5][15]
NHL 2K3 Sega A random crash will occur at the loading screen when launching a quick game. During system link games, there are performance drops and random de-syncing between consoles. There are minor performance drops during gameplay, and after a goal is scored, an audio squeal can be heard.  NA  [5][15]
NHL Hitz 2003 Midway Games [5]
NHL Hitz Pro Midway Games During faceoffs and replays, there is minor flickering on the players. [5][15]
NightCaster Microsoft Studios Audio dialogue ends early during the gameplay, and there is a minor performance drop during the opening and closing of the spellbook. [5][15]
Ninja Gaiden Tecmo The unlockable NES arcade games cannot be played. [5][15]
Ninja Gaiden Black Tecmo This title is rendered at a slightly reduced speed on PAL-50 televisions. The game runs normally under PAL-60. The unlockable NES arcade game can't be played.  XO   XBO  [15][10][11]
NTRA Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships Bethesda Video in the Start menu skips.  NA  [5][15]
Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee Infogrames The frame rate drops during in-game cinematics, and the sound effects sound very distant. [5][15]
Open Season Ubisoft The camera is jittery when running uphill on the Beaver Damage Stage. [5][15]
Outlaw Golf 2 Global Star Software [5]
Outlaw Golf 9 More Holes of X-mas Simon & Schuster Frame rate drops during gameplay. [5][15]
Outlaw Tennis Global Star Software [5]
Outlaw Volleyball Simon & Schuster Flickering background graphics occur during a match. [5][15]
Outlaw Volleyball: Red Hot Simon & Schuster [5]
OutRun 2 Microsoft Studios Audio loops occasionally get stuck. Graphics do not always stream in time around checkpoints. Performance drops during game play. [5][15]
OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast Sega The loading screen hangs. [5][15]
Over the Hedge Activision [5]
Pac-Man World 3 NamcoElectronic Arts Character motion can be blurry. [5][15]
Panzer Dragoon Orta Sega  XBO  [16]
Panzer Elite Action: Fields of Glory JoWooD Entertainment  XBO   PAL  [16]
Pariah Groove Games There is a minor, but recurring, drop in performance during gameplay. The Loading bar does not display until it is almost full. There is a green line in the pre-game introduction video. [5][15]
Phantom Crash Phantagram [5]
Phantom Dust Majesco Entertainment, Microsoft Studios The system occasionally hangs during gameplay. [5][15]
Pinball Hall of Fame: The Gottlieb Collection Crave Entertainment [5]
Pitfall: The Lost Expedition Activision [5]
Playboy the Mansion Arush Entertainment, Groove Games [5]
Predator: Concrete Jungle Vivendi Universal Games [5]
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Ubisoft Unlockable mini-games do not play correctly for this title.  XBO  [15][11]
Pro Race Driver
TOCA Race Driver (EU)
Codemasters [5]
Project Gotham Racing Microsoft Studios There is a performance drop on the Tokyo map. [5][15]
Project Gotham Racing 2 Microsoft Studios Cars don't render properly in Car Select and Transmission Select. The car radio does not work in-game. A graphic error occurs when choosing Xbox Demos. [5][15]
Psychonauts Double Fine Productions  XO   XBO   NA   PAL  [19][20]
Pump It Up: Exceed Mastiff [5]
The Punisher THQ [5]
Pure Pinball XS Games [5]
Puyo Pop Fever Sega  XO   J  [ref 2]
Quantum Redshift Microsoft Studios [5]
RalliSport Challenge Microsoft Studios [5]
Rapala Pro Fishing Activision The compass fails to load in certain levels, and fish can become stuck in the rocks when on the line. [5][15]
Rayman Arena Ubisoft [5]
Raze's Hell Majesco Entertainment  XO  [40]
Red Dead Revolver Rockstar Games There is some graphics flicker in HD video mode. [5][15]
Red Faction II THQ  XBO  [11]
RedCard 20-03 Midway Games [5]
Reservoir Dogs Eidos [5]
Return To Castle Wolfenstein: Tides of War Activision [5]
Richard Burns Rally SCi Game play pauses during Exercise in the Rally School.  PAL  [5][15][41]
Run Like Hell Interplay Entertainment [5]
RoadKill Midway Games Main Menu does not display. Press A to launch single player mode. [5][15]
Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown ZOO Digital Group, Capcom [5]
Robotech: Battlecry TDK Mediactive [5]
Rocky Ubisoft  NA  [5]
Rocky Legends Ubisoft [5]
Rogue Ops Kemco [5]
Rogue Trooper Eidos [5]
Rugby 2006 EA Sports There is audio stuttering during the gameplay, and players render as a dark silhouette on the right side of the field but only during the first game played. [5][15]
Rugby League 2 Tru Blu Entertainment [5]
Samurai Jack: The Shadow of Aku Sega An Xbox version was planned but never released however this title is included on Microsoft's official backwards compatible list. Unreleased [42][43][5]
Samurai Warriors Koei [5]
Scarface: The World is Yours Vivendi Games [5]
Scooby-Doo! Night of 100 Frights THQ [5]
Scrapland THQ [5]
Sega GT 2002 Sega Title plays very slowly. [5][15]
Sega GT Online Sega Performance drops too low on many levels. [5][15]
Sega Soccer Slam Sega  XO  [40]
Serious Sam Gathering of Developers [5]
Shadow Ops: Red Mercury Atari Performance drops with poor frame-per-second rate in gameplay. [5][15]
Shadow the Hedgehog Sega [5]
Shamu's Deep Sea Adventures Activision [5]
Shark Tale Activision While running at 480p in-game cinematics are choppy. [5][15]
Shattered Union 2K Games [5]
ShellShock: Nam '67 Eidos [5]
Shenmue II Microsoft Studios [5]
Shinchou Mahjong (Nobunaga Mahjong) E-Frontier A line-like graphic is displayed near the character's neck. [5][15]
Shrek: Super Party TDK Mediactive [5]
Sid Meier's Pirates! 2K Games While sailing on the world map, there are occasional choppy animations.  XO   XBO  [15][10][11]
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Konami [5]
Silent Hill 4: The Room Konami Visible seams on NPC’s faces during cutscenes. [5][15]
The Simpsons: Hit & Run Vivendi Universal Games [5]
The Simpsons: Road Rage Electronic Arts [5]
The Sims 2 Electronic Arts [5]
Smashing Drive Namco [5]
Sneakers Microsoft Studios  NA   PAL  [5]
Sonic Heroes Sega [5]
Sonic Mega Collection Plus Sega [5]
Sonic Riders Sega [5]
Soul Calibur II Namco The controller vibration does not work. [5][15]
Spawn: Armageddon Namco [5]
Speed Kings Acclaim Entertainment [5]
Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy THQ [5]
Spider-Man Activision [5]
Spider-Man 2 Activision Textures flicker during the game. [5][15]
Splat Magazine Renegade Paintball Take-Two Interactive [5]
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom THQ [5]
SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants! THQ [5]
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie THQ Certain textures load incorrectly in the game. [5][15]
Spy Hunter 2 Midway Games [5]
Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run Midway Games [5]
Spyro: A Hero's Tail Vivendi Universal Games [5]
SSX 3 Electronic Arts This title has minor graphical glitches.  XBO  [15][16]
Stake: Fortune Fighters Metro3D, Inc. [5]
Star Wars: Battlefront LucasArts In some instances, system link games may freeze.  XBO  [15][16]
Star Wars: Battlefront II LucasArts  XBO  [16]
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith LucasArts [5]
Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy LucasArts Cannot play multiplayer or split-screen games for this title.  XBO  [15][16]
Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter LucasArts Minor slowdown during menu selections and transitions, minor performance issues during cut scenes. Items on HUD may randomly become solid instead of transparent.  XBO  [15][16]
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic LucasArts  XBO  [11]
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II LucasArts  XBO  [16]
Star Wars: Republic Commando LucasArts  XBO  [16]
Starsky and Hutch Empire Interactive [5]
State of Emergency Rockstar Games [5]
Street Fighter Anniversary Collection Capcom [5]
Street Racing Syndicate Namco [5]
Stubbs the Zombie in "Rebel Without a Pulse" Aspyr Media  XO  [27]
The Suffering Midway Games [5]
Super Bubble Pop Jaleco [5]
Super Monkey Ball Deluxe Sega [5]
SX Superstar AKA Acclaim [5]
Syberia II XS Games Game takes almost a minute to load from the Xbox splash screen. There are graphical issues when moving between screens. [5][15]
Taz: Wanted Infogrames During World 3, Stage 2: Haunted there is a partially mis-textured graphic. The reconnect controller screen is not displayed. [5][15]
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Konami [5]
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Melee Konami The introductory video stutters. [5][15]
The Terminator: Dawn of Fate Infogrames [5]
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Atari There is a minor performance drop during gameplay. The black bars are not positioned properly at 640x480 VGA. [5][15]
Test Drive
TD Overdrive (EUR)
Infogrames There are minor performance drops and minor texture flickering during gameplay. Character voices are missing during cut scenes from stage 35 until end of game.  NA  [5][15]
Test Drive: Eve of Destruction Atari [5]
Tetris Worlds THQ Only the "offline version" is compatible. The "Xbox Live-enabled" version is not compatible. [5][15]
Thief: Deadly Shadows Eidos [5]
The Thing Vivendi Universal Games [5]
Thousand Land FromSoftware [5]
Thrillville LucasArts There is an occasional random crash during gameplay. The Pirate Raiders mini-game sometimes loads without environments. In the Event Horizon mini-game, enemy sprites are missing and are replaced by a white rectangle. [5][15]
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 EA Games [5]
Tom and Jerry: War of the Whiskers NewKidCo [5]
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Ubisoft [5]
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 Ubisoft Night vision doesn't work properly in split-screen multiplayer. [5][15]
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2: Summit Strike Ubisoft In split-screen multiplayer games, the screen is completely black. [5][15]
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Island Thunder Ubisoft In-game voice chat is not working. [5][15]
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 Ubisoft [5]
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow Ubisoft [5]
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown Ubisoft [5]
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Ubisoft [5]
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory Ubisoft  XO  [38]
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent Ubisoft When accessing Versus Mode, the system occasionally hangs and the video signal is corrupted. Frame rate drops in the second and third missions. The Save File Snapshot Photo is corrupted after saving. [5][15]
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow Ubisoft [5]
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland Activision [5]
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2X Activision There are graphic obstructions in system link. [5][15]
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 Activision Client soft locks after the host leaves a system link game. [5][15]
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 Activision [5]
Tony Hawk's Underground Activision [5]
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Activision [5]
Torino 2006 2K Games [5]
Tork: Prehistoric Punk Ubisoft [5]
Toxic Grind THQ [5]
TransWorld Surf Infogrames [5][15]
Trigger Man Crave Entertainment [5]
Trivial Pursuit Unhinged Atari Stuttering occurs during the logo animations during at start up on the splash screen. Texture errors on occur on command prompts. [5][15]
True Crime: Streets of LA Activision When operating the car, a small indistinct screen appears. Graphic defects are displayed around the track name. [5][15]
Turok: Evolution Acclaim Entertainment During gameplay there are flickering textures. [5][15]
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger EA Games [5]
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue EA Games [5]
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 3: Night of the Quinkan Activision Value [5]
Ultimate Spider-Man Activision The frame rate drops in the in-game cinematics, and there is random texture flickering on various surfaces. [5]
Ultra Bust-a-Move
Ultra Puzzle Bobble (JP)
Majesco Entertainment [5]
Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict Midway Games The frame rate drops in the Story Mode character selection screen. There are occasional system hangs during Instant Action games, and after leaving the game while navigating back to the Xbox Dashboard. There are some missing textures on the Eternal map. [5][15]
Urban Freestyle SoccerFreestyle Street Soccer (NA) Acclaim Entertainment [5]
The Urbz: Sims in the City EA Games In the Cozmo Street area the game stutters. While on loading screens random system hardlocks will occur. [5][15]
Van Helsing Vivendi Universal Games At the top edge of the man menu and mission briefing screens there is flickering. [5][15]
Vexx Acclaim Entertainment [5]
Vietcong: Purple Haze Gathering [5]
Volvo: Drive For Life Microsoft Studios [5]
Wakeboarding Unleashed featuring Shaun Murray Activision [5]
WarPath Groove Games  NA  [5]
Whacked! Microsoft Studios Loading screens do not display correctly. While on the High Rise level characters will flicker. During the Space Walk level there is some texture tearing when in combat or being knocked off the platform. [5][15]
WinBack 2: Project Poseidon Koei When switching to character B there are some missing textures. [5][15]
Without Warning Capcom Some texture corruption, gameplay freezes briefly. [5][15]
World Series Baseball 2K3 Sega [5]
World Soccer Winning Eleven 8 International
Pro Evolution Soccer 4 (PAL)
Winning Eleven 8 (JP)
Konami [5]
World Soccer Winning Eleven 9[a]
Pro Evolution Soccer 5 (PAL)
Winning Eleven 9 (JP)
Konami [5]
Worms 3D Sega [5]
Worms 4: Mayhem Codemasters, Majesco Entertainment [5]
Worms Forts: Under Siege Sega [5]
Wrath Unleashed LucasArts Upon completion of a battle the "You are Victorious" audio file may play twice. Only weapons and armor of the models are drawn. Game units "Centaur" and "Centabra" will not display on the map. [5][15]
WWE Raw 2 THQ [5]
WWF Raw THQ When six characters are present on screen the game runs very slowly. [5][15]
X2: Wolverine's Revenge Activision When approaching locker cabinets they will flash. Characters/surrounding environments experience minor, occasional texture flickering on later levels [5][15]
Xiaolin Showdown Konami [5]
XIII Ubisoft [5]
Yourself!Fitness Respondesign [5]
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dawn of Destiny Konami During system link play random crashes and the system hardlock will occur. [5][15]
Zapper: One Wicked Cricket Infogrames  XO  [44]
Zathura 2K Games During the first level there is missing audio in the pre-rendered video. [5][15]

List of Xbox titles removed from backward compatibility list[edit]

The following Xbox titles listed below were initially announced as being backwards compatible with Xbox 360 that were later removed from the official list from Microsoft.

Title Publisher(s) Date available Date removed Technical issues Ref(s)
2002 FIFA World Cup EA Sports November 22, 2005 December 1, 2005 [29][45]
Codename: Kids Next Door – Operation: V.I.D.E.O.G.A.M.E. Global Star Software November 22, 2005 December 1, 2005 [29][45]
Curse: The Eye of Isis DreamCatcher, Wanadoo November 22, 2005 December 1, 2005 [29][45]
James Bond 007: Nightfire Electronic Arts November 22, 2005 February 14, 2008 [ref 3]
Legends of Wrestling Acclaim Entertainment November 22, 2005 December 1, 2005 [29][45]
NBA Live 2003 EA Sports November 22, 2005 December 1, 2005 [29][45]
Rugby 2005 Electronic Arts November 22, 2005 December 1, 2005 [29][45]
Sniper Elite Namco November 22, 2005 February 14, 2008 When beginning a single player mission the game hangs. [ref 3]
Star Wars: The Clone Wars LucasArts November 22, 2005 December 1, 2005 Unable to utilize Xbox Live on Xbox 360 before the service was shutdown. When text is displayed there are graphical artifacts. [29][45]
Tecmo Classic Arcade Tecmo November 22, 2005 February 14, 2008 [ref 3]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Microsoft has this game listed twice under the titles World Soccer Winning Eleven 9 and Pro Evolution Soccer 5.
  1. ^ a b Grand Theft Auto III was announced as a backwards compatible title on November 11, 2005 but is not included on the official list from Microsoft.[29][5] The game is part of the compliation Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy which is included on the list.[5] In a comparison of the PlayStation 2 and Xbox versions of Grand Theft Auto III in 2011 the backward compatibility feature of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 was used for the comparison. [30]
  2. ^ The official backward compatibility list erroneously states only the North American version of this game is supported on the Xbox 360.[5] This title was only released for the Nintendo GameCube in North America.[39] This title was released as an Xbox Original only for Japanese Xbox 360 owners.[20]
  3. ^ a b c James Bond 007: Nightfire, Sniper Elite and Tecmo Classic Arcade were original Xbox titles that were announced would be backwards compatible with Xbox 360 from its launch date.[29] The titles remained on the official list from Microsoft until the website was updated on February 14, 2008 removing the titles from the list.[46][47] Sniper Elite was included on Microsoft's official list of technical issues for certain Xbox games on Xbox 360. The page was removed between October and November 2010 when the official Xbox website was given a redesign.[48][49] The titles are not included on the current official backward compatible list from Microsoft.[5]

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