European 360 backward compatibility detailed

Gamers across the pond will be able to play 156 Xbox games on their 360s, all titles pulled from North American compatibility list.

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Last week Microsoft announced the backward-compatibility list for the North American Xbox 360, a lineup of more than 200 Xbox games that would be playable on the 360 on launch day. Earlier this week, the company announced its compatibility list for Japanese 360s, which tallied a mere dozen titles.

European gamers wondering which end of the stick they were going to wind up with now have their answer: neither, really. Microsoft has released the official backward-compatibility list for the European Xbox 360, and it features 156 games. That's a good sight better than the Japanese list, but all of the games on the European list are on the North American list as well, albeit some under different names (for instance, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone goes by the book's original moniker, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone). As with the other lists, Microsoft is promising to add to this lineup in the future, though it hasn't given a deadline for the next batch of titles to be added.

The list of European Xbox games playable on the Xbox 360 is as follows:
Alias
Aliens vs. Predator: Extinction
All-Star Baseball 2003
Amped
ATV Quad Power Racing 2
Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance 2
Barbie Horse Adventure
Batman Begins
Battle Engine Aquila
Battlestar Galactica
BMX XXX
Brute Force
Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Chaos Bleeds
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth
Call of Duty: Finest Hour
Colin McRae 4
Combat Elite
Commandos 2
Conflict: Desert Storm
Constantine
Crash Bandicoot: Twinsanity
Crash Nitro Kart
Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Curse - The Eye of Isis
Dark Angel
Darkwatch
Deadly Skies
Deathrow
Dinotopia
Dead or Alive 3
Egg Mania
Euro 2004
Fable
Fable: The Lost Chapters
FIFA 2003
FIFA 2004
FIFA Street 2005
Fight Night 2004
Fight Night Round 2
Forza Motorsport
Freedom Fighters
Futurama
Fuzion Frenzy
Genma Onimusha
Goblin Commander
Grand Theft Auto III
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Gravity Games Bike: Street. Vert. Dirt.
Half-Life 2
Halo
Halo 2
Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone
Hitman: Contracts
House of the Dead 3
Jade Empire
James Bond 007: Nightfire
Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
Judge Dredd: Dredd vs. Death
Jurassic Park Genesis
Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
Loons Fight for Fame
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
Manhunt
Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX 2
Max Payne
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
Medal of Honor 3 Rising Sun
Medal of Honor Frontline
Medal of Honor: European Assault
Metal Arms: Glitch in the System
MicroMachines
Mike Tyson Heavyweight Boxing
Mortal Kombat: Deception
MTV Music Generator 3
NBA Live 2003
NBA Live 2004
Need For Speed: Underground 2
NHL 2004
NHL Hitz 20-03
Ninja Gaiden
Ninja Gaiden Black
Outlaw Golf 2
Outlaw Volleyball
Pariah
Phantom Crash
Pitfall: The Lost Expedition
Predator: Concrete Jungle
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Pro Evolution Soccer 5
Pro Race Driver
Puyo Puyo Fever
Quantum Redshift
Red Dead Revolver
Red Faction II
Robotech: Battle Cry
Rocky: Legends
Rogue Ops
Samurai Warriors
Scooby Doo: Night of 100 Frights
Scrapland
SeaWorld: Shamu's Deep Sea Adventures
Sega GT 2002
Shadow the Hedgehog
Shellshock: Nam '67
Sid Meier's Pirates!
Simpson's Road Rage
Simpsons: Hit and Run
Soccer Slam
Sonic Heroes
Sonic Mega Collection
Speed Kings
Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom
Spy Hunter 2
Spyro: A Hero's Tail
SSX 3
Stake
Star Trek: Shattered Universe
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars: Clone Wars
Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2
Street Racing Syndicate
Stubbs the Zombie: Rebel Without a Pulse
Super Bubble Pop
Super Monkey Ball DX
SX Superstar
Tecmo Classic Arcade
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Terminator: Dawn of Fate
Tetris Worlds
The Great Escape
The Incredible Hulk
The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction
The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer
The Thing
Thief: Deadly Shadows
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4
Tony Hawk's Underground 2
Toxic Grind
Ty The Tasmanian Tiger
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2
Urban Freestyle Soccer
Vexx
Worms 4: Mayhem
Worms Forts Under Siege
WWE Raw 2
XIII

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