Surprise 360 backward-compatibility update pleases

More dusty Xbox games are being dragged out of the cupboard this morning as Microsoft rolls out a surprise Xbox 360 backwards compatibility update - andthere aresome real gems in it.

Sega favorites Panzer Dragoon ORTA and Jet Set Radio Future are the most notable names on the list, while Pandemic's Mercenaries, Unreal Championship 2 and Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee are also sure to please many.

There arestill a few games we're impatiently waiting for MS to tinker for Xbox 360. Where's Chronicles of Riddick? Here's hoping it arrives in the next update.

Above: Remember Panzer Dragoon ORTA?

For full instructions on getting the update head over to By the magic of copy and paste, here's the full list:

  • 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
  • JSRF: 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
  • Rugby League 2
  • Sonic Riders
  • Soul Calibur 2
  • Star Wars Republic Commando
  • Street Fighter Anniversary Collection
  • The King of Fighters Neowave
  • The King of Fighters 2002 %26 2003
  • Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 07
  • Tony Hawk's Underground
  • Ultra Bust-A-Move
  • Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict
  • Xiaolin Showdown

April 20, 2007