Xbox360 Users Speak About Backwards Compatibility

Xbox360 Users Speak About Backwards Compatibility

Published On November 26, 2005 | By Anthony Barker | News

Kotaku’s  community speak out about their experiences with the Xbox360’s backward compatibility. Jordan Lund went through his collection of Xbox titles and tested them on his Xbox 360. “Some titles worked better than others, not everything supported 16:9 on my television and I was stuck with 4:3” said Jordan, he concluded “Only 15 of my 55 games (27.27%) actually were backwards compatible and some of those 15 had errors.”

Here were his findings:

The Good

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth – Works – 4:3 – Opening Cinema is glitched and doesn’t work. The rest of them and the game seem to function fine.
Crimson Skies – Works – 4:3 – Live DLC said controller not plugged in, pressing A cleared the error.
Dead or Alive 3 – Works – 16:9 – Left analog stick fails for movement, must use D-Pad.
Deathrow – Works – 16:9.
Fable – Works – 4:3 – Audio glitches in opening.
Grand Theft Auto III – Works – 16:9
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – Works – 16:9
Halo – Works – 4:3
Halo 2 – Works – 16:9 – Live DLC said controller not plugged in, pressing A cleared the error.
Jade Empire Limited Edition – Works – 4:3, Bonus disc does NOT work.
Metal Arms: Glitch in the System – Works – 4:3.
Ninja Gaiden Black – Works – 16:9 (Opening logo has no sound?).
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time – Works – 4:3
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic – Works – 4:3 – Live DLC said controller not plugged in, pressing A cleared the error.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – Works – 4:3


The Bad

Armed and Dangerous – Doesn’t work.
Arx Fatalis – Doesn’t work.
Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance – Doesn’t Work.
Beyond Good and Evil – Doesn’t work.
Chronicles of Riddick – Doesn’t work.
Doom 3 – Doesn’t work.
Enclave – Doesn’t work.
Enter the Matrix – Doesn’t work.
Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel – Doesn’t work.
Full Spectrum Warrior – Doesn’t work.
Gauntlet: Dark Legacy – Doesn’t work.
Headhunter: Redemption – Doesn’t work.
Hitman 2 – Doesn’t work.
Hunter: The Reckoning – Doesn’t Work.
Hunter the Reckoning: Redeemer – Doesn’t Work.
Jet Set Radio Future – Doesn’t Work.
Kakuto Chojin – Doesn’t Work.
Metal Slug 3 – Doesn’t Work.
Midway Arcade Treasures – Doesn’t Work.
Midway Arcade Trasures 2 – Doesn’t Work.
Morrowind – Doesn’t work.
Morrowind: Game of the Year Edition – Doesn’t work.
Namco Museum 50th Anniversary – Doesn’t Work.
NFL Street – Doesn’t work.
Otogi – Doesn’t work.
Otogi 2 – Doesn’t work.
Panzer Dragoon Orta – Doesn’t work.
Phantasy Star Online – Doesn’t work.
Phantom Dust – Doesn’t work.
Project Gotham Racing – Doesn’t Work.
Project Gotham Racing 2 – Doesn’t Work.
Shenmue II – Doesn’t work.
Splinter Cell – Doesn’t work.
Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow – Doesn’t work.
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory – Doesn’t work.
Steel Battalion – Doesn’t work. (Irrelevant since there’s no way to connect the custom controller.)
Steel Battalion: Line of Contact – Doesn’t work. (Irrelevant since there’s no way to connect the custom controller.)
Sudeki – Doesn’t work.
X-Men Legends – Doesn’t work.
X-Men Legends II – Doesn’t work.

If you have come accross similar problems with your old Xbox titles, let us know in our forum.

About The Author

Anthony is the designer, developer and owner of Console Monster. In his spare time, Anthony is a keen gamer who enjoys playing mostly First-Person Shooters and Racing games. When he is not developing games or tweaking this site, Anthony likes to be on the slopes snowboarding or hurtling down off-road tracks on his mountain bike.