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The following original Xbox games ("Xbox 1") support 16:9 and are on the Backwards Compatible list for 360, therefore should* run widescreen automatically when played on a 360:

25 to Life
Amped
Amped 2
Armed and Dangerous
Atari Anthology - widescreen in menus only
ATV: Quad Power Racing 2
Batman Begins
Bionicle
Black - minor underscan on sides, restart mission after cinematic if colors are muted
Bloodrayne 2 - 16:9 broken/incorrectly implemented on 360
BMX XXX
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds - numerous emulation problems, NOT recommended
Burnout
Burnout 2: Point of Impact
Burnout 3: Takedown
Catwoman
The Chronicles of Narnia The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Close Combat: First to Fight
Colin McRae Rally 4
Colin Mcrae Rally 2005
Crash Twinsanity
Crash Bandicoot: Nitro Kart
Crash Nitro Kart 2
Dai Senryaku VII: Modern Military Tactics
Dead or Alive 3 - options menu changes movies to 16:9
Dead to Rights - minor underscan on sides
Deathrow
Doom 3 - intro cinematic 4:3, no gameplay issues
Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil - intro cinematic 4:3, no gameplay issues
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey
ESPN Major League Baseball
ESPN NFL 2k5
Evil Dead: Regeneration
F1 2001 - options menu to change to 16:9
Fairly Odd Parents: Breakin' da Rules
Fantastic 4
FIFA 2003
FIFA 2004
FIFA 06 Soccer
FIFA Street
FIFA Street 2
Fight Night 2004
Final Fight: Streetwise
Forza Motorsport
Freedom Fighters
Full Spectrum Warrior
Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers
Future Tactics: The Uprising
Goldeneye Rogue Agent
Grabbed by the Ghoulies - lots of underscan, no gameplay issues
Grand Theft Auto 3
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - opening cinema is 4:3
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Halo 2 - HUD targeting overlay is stretched, but game underneath is true widescreen.
Half-Life 2
High Heat MLB 2004
Hitman: Contracts
IHRA Professional Drag Racing 2005
Indigo Prophecy - minor underscan on sides
Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer
James Bond 007: Nightfire - driving levels are a "squished" 4x3
Judge Dredd: Dredd vs. Death
Justice League Heros - some slowdown when facing bosses
kill.switch - minor underscan on sides
Max Payne 2
Medal of Honor European Assault
Mercenaries
Minority Report
Monster Garage
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon
Mortal Kombat : Deception
MotoGP 2
MTX: Mototrax featuring Travis Pastrana
MX vs. ATV Unleashed
MVP Baseball 2003
MVP Baseball 2004
Nascar Thunder 2002
Nascar Thunder 2003
Nascar 2006: Total Team Control
NBA 2k3
NBA Ballers
NBA Street V3
NCAA College Basketball 2k3
NCAA® Football 06
Need For Speed Underground 2
NFL 2k3
NFL 2k5
Ninja Gaiden
Ninja Gaiden Black - no sound in opening logo, but gameplay is perfect - HIGHLY recommended!
NHL 2K3
NHL Hitz Pro
Outrun 2 - Runs in 16x9 but the picture cuts out after staring a race
Panzer Dragoon Orta - minor underscan on sides... but SWEET!
Pinball Hall of Fame
Playboy The Mansion
Predator Concrete Jungle
Project Gotham Racing 2
Quantum Redshift
RalliSport Challenge
Red Dead Revolver
RLH Hunt or be Hunted
Rocky
Rogue Trooper
RoadKill
Scooby Doo! Night of 100 Frights
Sega GT 2002 - bundled version w/ JSR has slow gameplay, not recommended (has been updated but not tested yet)
ShellShock: Nam '67
Sid Meier's Pirates
Sniper Elite - crashes, doesn't play on UK systems, only plays with 480p output
Soul Calibur II - 16:9 in 480p only!
Spawn Armageddon
Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy
Spyro A Hero's Tail
Starsky & Hutch
Star Wars Battlefront
Star Wars Battlefront II - minor interlacing problems in some cinematics, no gameplay issues
Star Wars: Republic Commando
State of Emergency
Street Fighter Anniversary Collection - original 4:3 games stretched to 16:9
Street Racing Syndicate
Super Monkey Ball Deluxe
Test Drive: Eve of Destruction
The Da Vinci Code
The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction - intro cinematics 4:3, no gameplay issues
The Punisher
The Simpsons Hit and Run - intro cinematics 4:3, minor vsync issue but very playable!
The Sims 2
The Terminator Dawn of Fate
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Test Drive
The Thing
The Suffering
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory - 16:9 in single player only! Some underscan on sides.
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 - occasional minor framerate hiccups but no gameplay issues
True Crime Streets of LA
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue
Unreal Championship 2 - underscans on sides, no gameplay issues
World Series Baseball 2k3 - menus in 4:3
Yourself!Fitness

This list is based on the Xbox 16:9 support list at HDTV Arcade and HDGames.net, combined with the current Xbox 360 Backwards Compatibility list. A big thanks to AVS's Islanti for testing/confirming many of the games.

*Only the games that are bold have been tested by AVS members as playing 16:9 on the Xbox360. Also, this list is imcomplete: there are a lot of games on Microsoft's Backward Compatible list that aren't listed at HDTV Arcade or HDgames.net, so widescreen support for these games is unknown. If there are any errors/updates or suggestions about this list, please post or PM me the information. Thanks!

UPDATE: Here's a link to the list of Xbox backwards compatible games on Wikipedia. Notice for North American widescreen users the last two columns on the right are the relevant info.
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Old 06-17-2006, 01:35 PM
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Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy didn't run 16:9 on the 360 when I played it. Although it was still fun.
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Conflict desert storm doesnt run in 16:9
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Removed Jedi Academy and Desert Storm... thanks Egret and Spinks!

Anyone else have any corrections/additions?
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great list, will come in handy.

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Black
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-Full widescreen
-Colors sometimes get muted when switching from cutscene to mission. To correct this, restart mission.

The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction
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-Intro cinematics are in 4:3
-Gameplay is in full widescreen
-Very good anger management: Hulk Smash!
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Thanks Andrew! If you test out any others, please report back.

I have both in my Gamefly queue... that Hulk one looks cool.

Can anyone confirm Doom3 and Half Life 2 for this list?
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we'll we I tried half life 2 when the 360 initially was released I tried it and it was not widescreen. Unless further updates changed it

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we'll we I tried half life 2 when the 360 initially was released I tried it and it was not widescreen. Unless further updates changed it

Bummer... can anyone confirm or deny HL2 is not widescreen on 360 with the latest BC update? I'll leave it on the list as a possibility 'till I hear otherwise.

Also... Doom3. I know a lot of people have tried this and I'm pretty sure it supports 16:9 on the 360. Can someone post a confirmation please?
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any clue when The Sims 2 will be on XBox 360 ?

super dirty , super clean , pow
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HL2 runs in widescreen. The framerate is still worse than it was on the XBOX, but it is playable (barely).
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HL2 runs in widescreen. The framerate is still worse than it was on the XBOX, but it is playable (barely).

Updated list - thanks Tabasco!
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Bummer... can anyone confirm or deny HL2 is not widescreen on 360 with the latest BC update? I'll leave it on the list as a possibility 'till I hear otherwise.

Also... Doom3. I know a lot of people have tried this and I'm pretty sure it supports 16:9 on the 360. Can someone post a confirmation please?

Intro is 4:3 Gameplay is 16:9 and smooth.
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Intro is 4:3 Gameplay is 16:9 and smooth.

Updated list for Doom3... thanks govschmo!
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I just rented Black and I have small black bars on the sides. No other game runs this way and even the dashboard looks normal. Anyone else see vertical black bars?
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I just rented Black and I have small black bars on the sides. No other game runs this way and even the dashboard looks normal. Anyone else see vertical black bars?

I think it was like that on my regular Xbox too. Too overscan compensation I guess.
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I just rented Black and I have small black bars on the sides.

Thanks for the warning Stryker, I updated the list.
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Anyone try the longest journey game yet? I dont know anything about it but it intrigues me.
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Anyone try the longest journey game yet? I dont know anything about it but it intrigues me.

Dreamfall got mixed reviews: EGM didn't care for it, but IGN and Gamespot thought it was pretty cool.

The guy at EBgames said a lot of 360 owners are buying it now that's it's on the backcompat list.

Here's it's ranking on GameRankings.com.

Anyone try it and can report how it plays on the 360?
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I tried SSX3 and I was not able to get 16:9. I couldn't find an option for it ... maybe it was well hidden, but I was able to find the option on my GameCube version. Gameplay on the 360 was good, but there was some audio skipping.

Five-dollar HD DVDs effing rule.
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I tried SSX3 and I was not able to get 16:9.

BUMMER! I'm disappointed to hear this because SSX games are some of my favorites and I was really looking forward to re-visiting #3 on the 360.

Anyway, SSX3 removed from list. Thanks for the post Puzzle!
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Max Payne 2 runs 16:9 and seems to run the same as it does on my XBX.

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Max Payne 2 runs 16:9 and seems to run the same as it does on my XBX.

Thanks for the confirmation Frank... list updated.
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Atari Anthology runs widescreen. Well as much as it does on XBX, menus only.

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Atari Anthology runs widescreen. Well as much as it does on XBX, menus only.

Thanks again Frank! List updated.

Can you elaborate a bit please? Are you saying there's black bars on the sides of games when playing? I know the Atari games are 4:3 of course, but can you describe how are the games presented on a 16:9 TV?
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Black bars. Since the backgrounds of most of the games are black you really cannot tell but the "gameplay" is centered.

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For people curious what the quality of the older games is on the 360 in widescreen, here's a photo of in-game action from Ninja Gaiden Black on my HT setup:



...and here's Simpson's Hit and Run:

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Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction (awesome game) runs in Widescreen. This game runs in 720p on the original Xbox, so the HD image is not scaled, it was made for 720p. I highly recommend it!
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I played Black and it performed flawlessly. I'm on a RP-CRT so I didn't notice underscan on the sides (I think I'm >5% overscan right now) and no color muting problems. Literally not a single hiccup the entire game.

This weekend I picked up Crash Nitro Kart as a party game and GTA: San Andreas for myself, and both seem to be working perfectly in widescreen as well.

I know folks have complained about the X360's backward compatibility, but I have to say that every game I've tried has worked well (the three above plus Darkwatch, Halo/Halo 2, Outlaw Golf 2, Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance II, and Battlefront II). Admittedly there are some games not on the list I'd like to have played, but given how busy I've been with Oblivion and other X360 games, I have no room to complain.
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Thanks for the info SCWells... list updated for Crash and GTA:SA.

Does Darkwatch, Outlaw Golf 2 or Balder's Gate Dark Alliance 2 support widescreen?
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