Orta, Mercenaries, JSRF join 360 compatability list

Microsoft has supplied 33 more compelling reasons to finally stuff your old friend the Xbox in the closet with their new backwards compatibility update for the 360. How compelling, you ask? How about Jet Set Radio Future and Mercenaries? How's that grab you? No, still not enough? How about Panzer Dragoon Orta? The BC update doesn't seem to be working just yet, but we hope that'll be rectified soon.

The full list is available here with all the new additions, like Return To Castle Wolfenstein and Breakdown. When asked to comment on the update, a Microsoft spokesperson wrote "We're continuing to work hard to certify as many original Xbox games to work on Xbox 360 as possible," and don't think we don't appreciate it. In fact, we're so grateful, we're not going to wonder aloud how NFL Fever 2004 snuck on to the list. We're rising above.

Still conspicuously absent from the updates: Your Favorite Game that No One Else Liked. But chin up, we hear it's a lock for the next update. You can see a full list after the break.

[via Snackbar Games]

  • Avatar: The Last Airbender

  • Breakdown

  • Call of Duty 2: Big Red One

  • Call of Duty 3

  • Cars

  • 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

  • Mercenaries

  • 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

  • Soul Calibur 2

  • Star Wars Republic Commando

  • Street Fighter Anniversary Collection

  • The King of Fighters Neowave

  • The King of Fighters 2002 & 2003

  • Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 07

  • Tony Hawk's Underground

  • Ultra Bust-A-Move

  • Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict

  • Xiaolin Showdown