Back compat update: Conker, Psychonauts!
The backwards compatibility update we reported about yesterday has now come to fruition, Psychonauts intact. There are some other notable games on the list including Conker (lots of you were looking for that one yesterday), Soul Calibur II, Shenmue II, and Indigo Prophecy/Fahrenheit. We're curious to test out Soul Calibur II, as it supported 720p even on the original Xbox. See the complete list after the break.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Burnout 3: Takedown UPDATED
Conker: Live and Reloaded
Dead Or Alive Ultimate
Destroy All Humans!
Dynasty Warriors 4 / Shin Sangokumuso3
Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick
Ex Chaser (Japan Only)
Far Cry: Instincts
Leisure Suit Larry: Magna *** Laude
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon
Incredibles/ Mr. Incredible (J)
Muzzle Flash (Japan Only)
Plus Plumb 2 (Japan Only)
Psyvariar2 Extend Edition (Japan Only)
Rainbow Six: Lockdown
Rapala Pro Fishing
Rent-A-Hero No. 1 (Japan Only)
Soul Calibur 2 North America only
Splinter Cell: Double Agent
Tenerezza (Japan Only)
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
Wakeboarding Unleashed: Featuring Sean Murray
Winback 2: Project Poseidon
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
12-14-2006 @ 7:28PM
Senor Clean said...
Sweet. And I'm sorry if this has already been said, but is Mercenaries ever going to make it to the 360? It is now basically the only reason i haven't gotten rid of my old xbox.
12-14-2006 @ 8:15PM
Sir Matches said...
I only need two more games for them to add, Tony Hawk Underground and Deus Ex: Invisible War, come on Microsoft please hurry up! Thanks for shenmue 2 and psychonauts being added though.
12-14-2006 @ 9:29PM
We Still need Advent Rising!
12-14-2006 @ 9:44PM
Anonymouse Rep said...
I tend to agree with #1. I'm in a Merc fun fest right now, replaying it again. Heck, I like the way my other 360 games look on the 360 - it'd be nice if Mercenaries would show up.
Of course, it'd be nice if your T-54 tank could actually run over a freaking tree like in real life, too, but what do you want?
(Jennifer Lui with TWO sniper rifles - no ammo shortages there - makes for nice play.)
12-14-2006 @ 10:07PM
Insert Coin(s) to Continue said...
This is easily the best BC update ever released. I've been waiting forever for Conker and Psychonauts. I can't wait to play through Conker again.
One thing about it, though, is that my Conker is stuck in 4:3. I haven't played the game since I got my HDTV, but it is advertised on the back of the case as being 480i. Is it meant to run 16:9?
12-14-2006 @ 10:52PM
Great list.. Indigo Prophecy, Buffy and Destroy All Humans are fun additions.
I'd like to see Star Wars: Republic Commando added as well as Freedom Fighters
12-14-2006 @ 11:18PM
Very nice, this is probably the best backwards compatibility update to come out so far, because it actually adds games vast majority of people have been requesting, such as Conker, Shenmue 2, etc. But one thing I don't understand, why is Double Agent on there? Its been out on Xbox 360 for awhile...
12-15-2006 @ 12:32AM
Double Agent is on there because it is referring to the original Xbox version. Plenty of people who are invested in Xbox libraries aren't going to buy the Xbox 360 version of the same game unless there is some really extraordinary difference. No doubt the Xbox 360 version is better but with the enhancements typically given to BC games, the version already owned might be quite satisfying running on the 360 in 720p.
Thus the expanding BC list increases the viability of an Xbox 360 purchase for those Xbox owners who have yet to take the plunge. At the same time, those Xbox games with no Xbox 360 version but BC supported add to the 360's value for those who never owned the Xbox.
12-15-2006 @ 1:16AM
Adam Chance said...
What makes Psychonauts so good? I hear so many people talking about it. It doesnt look that good when I pick up the box
12-15-2006 @ 1:41AM
Its a well put together quirky platformer made by one of the fathers of gaming. Tim Schafer. Not to mention its one of the funniest games of all time.
12-15-2006 @ 2:47AM
Shaggy Goat said...
Soul Calibur II works great at 720p. However, its still 4:3 and not widescreen. Go figure.
12-15-2006 @ 7:24AM
Any reason they still haven't added MechAssault?
12-15-2006 @ 8:18AM
"Any reason they still haven't added MechAssault?"
Because of software modification, MechAssult was one of the three games that had exploits that people used to allow software modification of the original Xbox, and I am sure they don't want people doing the same to the emulator somehow. Unless they can figure out how to update (which fixes that exploit) the game or force an update on the game before it runs.
Though I don't understand why they couldn't make MechAssult 2 compatible...
12-15-2006 @ 8:49AM
It’s been said many times, but I’ll reiterate the sentiment of many: Psychonauts is one of the most inspired games ever built. It’s a wonderful, quirky journey filled with amazing characters, astonishing locations, and solid platform gameplay. Your first 15 minutes with Psychonauts will produce more smiles than most games provide from start to finish.
12-15-2006 @ 9:36AM
Knuckles Dawson said...
#7 and #8
Also, because the Xbox and Xbox 360 versions of SC:DA were developed by two different teams, the games are completely different, as well as the style of co-op from Chaos Theory is on the Xbox SC:DA.
12-15-2006 @ 12:17PM
I'm still waiting for MK: Shaolin Monks to be released so I can play MKII. They should've released MKII in the first place.
12-15-2006 @ 12:56PM
OMG.. they added MX unleashed. Such a non-popular game of mine that I thought it woiuld never be playable. Now I only need 2 more games added and I have my entire xbox game library playable. These games are of course tony hawk underground 2 and tony hawk 2x. I can see underground being added sometime in the future but what about the ill forgotten 2x? Will that ever be added?
12-15-2006 @ 3:01PM
I WANT MY RALLISPORT 2 !!!
12-16-2006 @ 7:31AM
I'm still dying for MVP baseball 06 and 05 to be added...MLB2k7 was a joke and i'm a baseball fiend.
12-18-2006 @ 11:55AM
Does this update work a europe xbot 360 console bought from the united Kingdom, because i haven't seen this update on the xb360 eu compatibility site.