PlayStation Classic

5 weeks ahead of its December 3rd release, the full list of PlayStation Classic games has been announced. Following the initial console announcement last month, we can now reveal all 20 “Legendary” titles:

· Battle Arena Toshinden
· Cool Boarders 2
· Destruction Derby
· Final Fantasy VII
· Grand Theft Auto
· Intelligent Qube
· Jumping Flash
· Metal Gear Solid
· Mr Driller
· Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee
· Rayman
· Resident Evil Director’s Cut
· Revelations: Persona
· Ridge Racer Type 4
· Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
· Syphon Filter
· Tekken 3
· Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6
· Twisted Metal
· Wild Arms

Games of Legend

Well nobody in their right mind will argue with any game there being deserving of their place. Well, most of them anyway. I had to google Mr Driller and Intelligent Qube. I’m glad I did, now I know that I’ve absolutely no need to ever play them. Further to that, and I’ll try hold back going on full rant mode here, where the hell is Gran Turismo!? Why do we get Cool Boarders 2 but no Tony Hawk? Jumping Flash but no Tomb Raider? Battle Arena Toshinden but no Bushido Blade? And no bloody Silent Hill!? WHAT THE HELL SONY!!? ARE YOU HAVING A F***ING LAUGH!!?….

Ahem… Well, turns out, that its difficult not to rant when someone messes with your planned nostalgia trip. The PlayStation Classic will go on sale December 3rd for €99.99. PlayStation Classic will come packaged with 2 wired controllers, a HDMI cable, and a USB charge cable.

Games of License

Sony were destined for criticism with this lineup of games. Some of the most “PlayStation Classic” games of all time came to us from third party publishers. Some of which, don’t even exist anymore. This wasn’t really a concern for Nintendo with their own classic consoles, as they have historically produced their own best content. Each third party game Sony would want on this PlayStation Classic would require its own licensing deal. That’s an awful lot of hassle for a plug and play console which won’t be supported after launch. There may be a handful of titles on there that would be nice to play, but the PlayStation Classic is definitely not the “must-have” retro console we might have hoped for. GamEir.


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Brian started gaming on a Commodore 64 before you were born. He played everything worth playing on every platform worth playing them on since then, but refuses to mess with that new fangled VR stuff. Makes him nauseated he says.

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