Morrowind, PGR2 headline 360 BC update

Microsoft updates backward-compatibility list with more than 60 games, 300-game milestone surpassed.

Amid the hubbub surrounding the upcoming games being shown at this week's E3 Media and Business Summit, Microsoft is also catering to nostalgic gamers looking for more from their last-generation collections. The publisher updated its backward-compatibility list with more than 60 games, bringing the total list above the 300 mark.

While many games added are of less-than-stellar quality, Microsoft's back-playable catalog did receive a few worthwhile additions. A few highlights from the list include The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, Mech Assault II, and Outrun 2006: Coast to Coast. The update also includes two from a series that has prominently been absent from prior updates, Project Gotham Racing and Project Gotham Racing 2.

See below for a complete list of newly added backward-compatible games. A full list of games is available on the Xbox's Web site.

New
America's Army
Auto Modellista
Bass Pro Shops Trophy Hunter 2007
Blinx 2
Bloodrayne 2
Burnout
Crash Bandicoot 4
Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil
Drive to Survive
Drive to Survive
ESPN College Hoops
ESPN NHL 2K5
Evil Dead Regeneration
Exaskeleton (Japan only)
FIFA Street 2
Full Spectrum Warrior: 10 Hammers
GUILTY GEAR XX #RELOAD
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Challenge
Justice League: Heroes
King Arthur
Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders (No Live Access)
Magic: The Gathering: Battlegrounds
Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects
Marvel vs. Capcom 2
Mech Assault 2
MLB Slug Fest 2003
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
MotoGP2
Myst III: Exile
NBA Live 2002
NCAA Football 06
Nobunaga no Yabou Ranseiki (Japan only)
Outlaw Golf: 9 More Holes of X-mas
Outlaw Volleyball: Red Hot
Outrun 2
Outrun 2006: Coast to Coast
Pac Man World 3
Panzer Elite Action: Fields of Glory (Europe/Middle East/Africa only)
Pro Cast Sports Fishing
Project Gotham Racing
Project Gotham Racing 2
RoadKill (No Live Access)
Sega GT Online
Shadow Ops
Showdown: Legends of Wrestling
Silent Hill 2: Dreams (US/EMEA only)
Sponge Bob Square Pants: Lights, Camera, Pants!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Melee
The DaVinci Code
The Sims 2
The Urbz: Sims in the City
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2X
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Transworld Surf
Trivial Pursuit Unhinged
Winning Eleven 8
Without Warning
WWE Raw
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dawn of Destiny

Updated
Crash Bandicoot 5: Wrath of Cortex
Jet Set Radio Future
Rogue Ops
Sega GT 2002

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162 comments
Percypoo
Percypoo

oh ffs what resolutions can they run on?!

guitarfreak846
guitarfreak846

YAY! lol I got Morrowind GOTY when I bought my 360 and I didnt know at the time that it was not BC.....now I can actually play it!!!!! *runs to room with excitement!* mb I can go get Doom 3: ROE later this week.

A_ShooK_One
A_ShooK_One

i think its obvious no matter how many new titles they add someone will feel left out with their favourite game. i know theirs a new burnout revenge but i dont want to pay 40 euros just to play it in hd. im still waiting for its bc update but most likely it aint gon happen. nice to see their still workin at it tho

Toobad4u
Toobad4u

I wish they would make Phantasy Star Online Backwards Compatible and Chronicles of Riddick Escape from Butchers Bay.

R3DN1N3
R3DN1N3

Oh yes! I think I'll go to gamestop today and pick me up a copy of the Elder Scrolls Morrowind

lamprey263
lamprey263

Hmm... that's a big list, but I really only care for Marvel vs Capcom 2.

darthzew
darthzew

Mercenaries? Riddick? Some of the best games still aren't there. I'd easily buy Mercenaries again just to play it some more.

rycerer
rycerer

what about an update to the KotORs? I hate the choppiness of the gameplay.

s0uper
s0uper

I can't believe there's still no Hitman 2.

DEMONiAM
DEMONiAM

Please, oh please, add THE WARRIORS.....NOW!! I just bought it, and really wanna play it!

Colorwind
Colorwind

Alright! Guilty Gear XX#Reload! Finally! I even wrote to Microsoft asking them to get it to run. Totally awesome! Oh and BadMunky, I agree. They need to show some Metal Gear love.

Carpe_Noctum
Carpe_Noctum

Still no NFL 2K5? They just can't get that thing to run right it seems. All Pro Football tomorrow so I think I may finally not care.

thaflu
thaflu

THANK YOU Microsoft. I hope Timesplitters and NFL 2K5 is on the list one day though.

beprice3
beprice3

Deus-Ex 2 please.Jesus,with the crap that is b.c. now,why cant I play Deus-Ex.

southy787
southy787

Nice to see them updating the backwards compatability of the next-gen consoles. So often it is something that is overlooked...

BadMunky
BadMunky

DAMN!!!! ill i want is for them to port of metal gear solid 2 over!!!! but this is still good

easteast
easteast

I hope they can get all of their past games able to play on the 360, but this is a good start.

crazy_boy166
crazy_boy166

damm looks like micrsoft keep their word!!! Keep it up Mircro

Agermemnon
Agermemnon

Does Pazer Dragoon work fully now regardless of what version one may own ?

Poshkidney
Poshkidney

mercenaries is very buggie i want them to sort it out

Gigatron
Gigatron

Ahhh the compatability update... gotta love it. some gems (Morrowind, Marvel vs. Capcom 2), mixed with decent ones (Bloodrayne 2, Evil Dead), and a whole lotta crap! (Marvel Nemesis, DaVinci Code) and life goes on as it should... sunrise, sunset.

Edgemaster666
Edgemaster666

And still the eggheads haven't patched Republic Commando. AND they haven't bothered to properly patch Soul Calibur 2 so that it actually lets you start a battle.

ElitesIgnorance
ElitesIgnorance

FINALLY! I can finally play MORROWIND! DAMN YOU Oblivion! You could have been more longer... and yet more time consuming!

jcloverboy
jcloverboy

Still no X-Men Legends I and II :(

kylekatarn08
kylekatarn08

The rest of you may not agree with me but it kinda sucks that The Warriors wasn't on that list. I love that game

S_Pac_316
S_Pac_316

The only game that I'm happy to see compatible on that list is GGX2 #reload. Cool! And it's nice that they updated JSRF as well.

Crazyplayer042
Crazyplayer042

Most the games people are mentioning (battlefield 2 for example) will never be BC, because they already re-made it on the 360

HAMMER261266
HAMMER261266

2 years in and 300+ of 800+ games are BC? Will Microsoft ever finish before the end of the 360's life cycle?

Riverwolf007
Riverwolf007

Still no Rallisport challenge 2... And do you know why? Because it's still more fun to play than any "next gen racer" and looks almost as good. Why buy Forza, Dirt, PGR, NfS or any of the rest if it was avalible?

AceCometh
AceCometh

A ton of EA games? It sure is. Even though EA is one of the biggest publishers of games in the industry, they're also the maker of the most mediocre titles in the industry. Let them take a back seat and release backwards compatibility updates for games made by other studios!

westsidejedi360
westsidejedi360

Why stll no Brothers in Arms!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

absolut_wisted
absolut_wisted

NO NFL ESPN 2k5 --- I wish Gamespot would get some balls and point-blank ask Microsoft about the suspicious ... no, wait.. it's more than suspicious -- the downright conclusive evidence that Microsoft is pandering to EA, the biggest wuss in the industry. Any thoughts, gamers? Personally, I think it's sickening. Everyone knows 2k5 was the best football game for not only 2k5 but for 2006 and maybe even 2007...

Jebril
Jebril

GUILTY GEAR!? MARVEL VS CAPCOM 2!!! Thank You MICROSOFT!!! Thank sweet Jesus I didn't want to play the Dreamcast Marvel vs. Capcom.

Spartan1017
Spartan1017

glad to see they're continually updating the list but i'm still waiting for advent rising

Dreski83
Dreski83

Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders (No Live Access) POOP! :|

sikboy1029
sikboy1029

still waiting for hunter the reckoning redeemer

NinjaFoot
NinjaFoot

"Why won't they just add ALL the games to an update for once instead of doing it a few at a time? And WHY can't I play The Warriors yet!?" You obviously dont understand how emulation works. If only it were that easy. Which is exactly the reason why I hate using emulation to do BC.

ssjdagas
ssjdagas

Not the games I wanted =(

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

Why won't they just add ALL the games to an update for once instead of doing it a few at a time? And WHY can't I play The Warriors yet!?

007ybse04
007ybse04

Still no Rallisport Challange 2

msudude211
msudude211

Nice list! I'm glad we've been updated...

magicmo
magicmo

Wow, that sure is a lot of games. :o

dryden555
dryden555

geez -- finally project gotham! that should have been there at launch

shinian
shinian

It's nice to hear that Microsoft didn't forget about Backward Compatibility

sonnyfromda02
sonnyfromda02

I'm glad to see Marvel vs. Capcom 2 on there....too bad it runs slow and the characters are distorted when you're fighting.

glhx1rush
glhx1rush

sweet, I just ordered Elder Scrolls III !