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Sony's updated backwards compatibility list

If you've been a particularly astute PS3Fanboy reader, you may remember a long, long, long time ago (by that we mean the PS3's launch) when we linked you to Sony's official backwards compatibility list. Well, it's time to remind everyone who's been grabbing 80GB PS3's without the Emotion Engine that they need to check out their compatibility too, as a lot of us are still playing enough PS2 games to survive the soon-ending game drought.

The new compatibility list is here and it's pretty comprehensive, as we would expect. If you want to check on how Metal Gear Solid works, go for it. The only issues lie in Snake Eater, where there's some awkward slowdown and prior to the 1.92 update, you had some trouble saving the game. If you can handle some slowdown, the game should play ... relatively normal. Feel free to investigate your favorite games and post a comment here saying what strange or unusual errors you find!

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1. mgs ftw

Posted at 3:24PM on Sep 8th 2007 by Justin

2. Glad I grabbed 60 GB/EE model earlier this year. I've been playing MGS3: Subsistence on it for about 15 hours so far and it's played flawlessly.

Posted at 3:24PM on Sep 8th 2007 by Metoo

3. God, this is worse than Microsoft's "backward compatibility" support - way to let your customers down, Sony (again)

Posted at 3:24PM on Sep 8th 2007 by marklar

4. It's funny how no matter what the topic is, someone will bash Microsoft in the first 5 comments.

Posted at 3:26PM on Sep 8th 2007 by Frank

5. At least they are resolving certain problems with firmware updates.

Posted at 3:26PM on Sep 8th 2007 by Metoo

6. They claim that TOCA Racedriver 3 has no problems...They are WRONG.

If you play TOCA3 on the PS3 with the Logitech DFP, you will get random loss of steering control from the DFP wheel.

Posted at 3:37PM on Sep 8th 2007 by derrickgott007

7. I checked for the 60gb PS3 for 'Manhunt' and it says ''Publisher: Rockstar Games (Take 2)
Product No: SLUS-20827'' has no major issues... but i've got Product No. 52023/P and it doesn't even work on the PS3.

Please Sony, make this game work!

Posted at 3:49PM on Sep 8th 2007 by insane257

8. @ marklar : yeah providing backwards compatibility for 99% of the PS2 and PS1 games is so much worse than microsft. Keep your fanboy comments to yourself.

@ Frank : your so defensive of microsoft (are you on their payroll?) that you even see things that are not there.

Posted at 4:53PM on Sep 8th 2007 by Egster

9. marklar, you're incorrect-- (why not just call yourself TRUTH?); even the least-compatible ps3 is more backwards-compatible than the Xbox360. You can look it up, but you don't care about facts, so you won't. Liar.

Frank, no one bashed Microsoft. What, are you free-basing with marklar? Your comment is number 4, and the only anti-platform comment was raised by number 3, the liar above. I mean, what is the IQ of you people?

Posted at 6:06PM on Sep 8th 2007 by John

10. In their updated list, whats the difference with the 60gb and 80gb?
like the # of games that work on 60gb and not 80gb

Posted at 8:26PM on Sep 8th 2007 by Rudy C

11. good thing i, like pretty much every ps3 owner has a ps2. dont see how this is that big of a deal.

Posted at 9:19PM on Sep 8th 2007 by hawkeye

12. Compatibility list doesnt apply to EU games apparently as it doesnt come up with a version of scarface that I have that works. I usually go by this list tbh.;ZSESSIONID=GDc4VFczVGmlprJCNC9PyZ1T2VhJJGtdZTzql7qMfTGQy0J9Zjys!-592178557?locale=en_GB

Posted at 10:33PM on Sep 8th 2007 by Mike

13. Greatest Hits PS1/PS2 titles that had problems that i found (checked 99% of the games listed by wikipedia as greatest hits)

Air Combat
Ace Combat 2
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Chrono Cross
Crash Bash
Digimon Rumble Arena
Gran Turismo
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (PS1)
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver (1 second pause during Title display)
Madden 2007
Medal of Honor: Underground
Mortal Kombat Trilogy
Namco Museum Vol.1 (10 sec sound loop)
NASCAR 06/07
NHL 06
Rayman: Rush
Ready 2 Rumble
Reel Fishing
Resident Evil: Dead Aim (GunCon shotguns don't work)
Resident Evil: Outbreak
Resident Evil: Outbreak File 2
Ridge Racer V (BMG distruptions)
Road Rash 3D (Thrash Mode)
Silent Hill 1, 2, 4
Spider-Man 2 and 3
Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly
Star Wars Episode III
Street Fighter Collection
Tenchu: Fatal Shadows
Test Drive: Eve of Destruction (Plays at 90% speed during FMV's)
Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
WCW Nitro
Wipeout Fusion
WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It
X-Men: Mutant Academy
X-Men: Children of the Atom
X-Men: Next Dimension
X-Men Legends II: Rise of the Apocalypse
ATV Offroad Fury 3 (Headset problem while online)
MX vs. ATV Unleashed
Myst III: Exile
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja
Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny
OutRun 2006
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones (opening FMV)
Ratchet & Clank (all titles)
Scarface: The World is Yours (slower then normal speed)
Shrek 2
Shrek SuperSlam
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks
Mortal Kombat: Trilogy
Pac-Man World 3
Tak and the Power of Juju
Street Hoops
State of Emergency 2
Ultimate Spider-Man
Warriors of Might and Magic
World Series of Poker (all versions)
Virtua Fighter 4
True Crime: New York City
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 1/2

Posted at 11:38PM on Sep 8th 2007 by Kxpuc

14. And of course, the EU BC list hasn't been updated since 1.80. And I notice that Silent Hill 3 is working on the US 60GB models now, so GET IT FUCKING WORKING HERE NOW.

Posted at 7:45AM on Sep 9th 2007 by ClarkyCat

15. Wikipedia's list is wrong and mostly based on firmware 1.60

Posted at 1:04PM on Sep 9th 2007 by Bored

16. @Bored ...that's not Wikipedia's list. I looked up the Greatest Hits names from Wikipedia and did the search myself via the Compatablity site. If the games on the Greatest Hits list isn't the Greatest Hits games doesn't dispel the fact these games have issues that are unfixed

Posted at 6:04PM on Sep 9th 2007 by Kxpuc

17. @14

The list gets updates as titles appear on there that have recently been released. They just don't seem to update the front page.

Posted at 2:41AM on Sep 10th 2007 by Mike

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