Xbox 360 Backward Compatibility Update

In a rare occurrence, Microsoft has actually updated the Xbox 360’s backward compatibility list this month and some of the old Xbox’s best games are now playable on the 360 at long last. The full list of newly supported Xbox games are as follows:

Avatar: The Last Airbender
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One
Call of Duty 3
Crash Bandicoot 5: Wrath of Cortex
Dai Senryaku VII: Modern Military Tactics
FIFA Soccer 2007
Full Spectrum Warrior
Guilty Gear Isuka
Jet Set Radio Future
MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf
NASCAR 2006: Total Team Control
NFL Fever 2004
Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee
Panzer Dragoon Orta
Phantom Dust
Reservoir Dogs
Return to Castle Wolfenstein
RugbyLeague 2
Sonic Riders
Star Wars Republic Commando
Street Fighter Anniversary Collection
The King of Fighters Neowave
The King of Fighters 2002 & 2003
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2007
Tony Hawk’s Underground
Ultra Bust-A-Move
Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict
Xiaolin Showdown

Personally, I’ve been waiting for Panzer Dragoon Orta, Breakdown, Oddworld and Phantom Dust backwards compatibility support since the 360 came out, so this is a significant update for me. Now if only Microsoft would add some other games like The Chronicles of Riddick, Stranger’s Wrath, Kingdom Under Fire, Otogi and Sudeki I’d really be a happy camper.

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