More of your old games now playable on the Xbox 360

Microsoft has added dozens of new titles to the Xbox 360 backwards compatibility list, including Psychonauts.

Psychonauts box shot
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Microsoft has again updated the Xbox 360 to be able to play a few dozen more titles released for the original Xbox game console. The complete list of new and updated titles is as follows:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Burnout 3: Takedown (support updated)
Conker: Live and Reloaded
Dead or Alive Ultimate
Destroy All Humans!
Dynasty Warriors 4
Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick
Ex Chaser (Japan only)
Family Guy
Far Cry: Instincts
Fahrenheit/Indigo Prophecy
I-Ninja
The Incredibles
Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon
MotoGP
Muzzle Flash (Japan only)
MX Unleashed
Open Season
Pariah
Plus Plumb 2 (Japan only)
Psychonauts
Psyvariar 2 Extend Edition (Japan only)
Rainbow Six: Lockdown
Rapala Pro Fishing
Rent-A-Hero no. 1 (Japan only)
Scarface
Shark Tale
Shenmue II
Soul Calibur II (North America only)
Splinter Cell: Double Agent
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
Tenerezza (Japan only)
Ultimate Spider-Man
Wakeboarding Unleashed: Featuring Sean Murray
Whacked!
Winback2: Project Poseidon
Xiaolin Showdown

The most newsworthy of the included titles is Psychonauts. Widely considered to be among the best games of recent years, many felt the game never achieved the popularity it deserved. With millions of Xbox 360 owners now able to play, it could get a second wind.

More information on the backwards compatibility update can be found at Major Nelson's blog. For the uninitiated, a complete list of backwards compatible Xbox 360 titles is available on CNET, as is an explanation regarding which of your old games are playable on the new trio of game consoles.

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