Here's The Full List of Games on the Upcoming PlayStation Classic

By Kim Snaith on at

The PlayStation Classic was announced last month, but at the time Sony only revealed the names of five games that would make up part of its library: Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash!, R4 Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3 and Wild Arms. Arguably four great games (plus Jumping Flash!, which I still don't know anything about), and of course it's led to a lot of speculation about the other games that would make up the mini console's library of 20.

Well, speculate no more because Sony's finally revealed the full library and it's... meh. OK, there are some decent games on there but there are a lot of obvious omissions. Here's what we're getting:

  • 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 Six
  • Twisted Metal
  • Wild Arms

Intelligent Qube? Mr Driller? No, I haven't heard of them either. Okay, Metal Gear Solid was surely a given, but what about Gran Turismo? What about WipEout? Parappa the Rapper? Spyro? Crash Bandicoot? There are a lot of games that the PlayStation One was known for seemingly missing from this collection.

And as great as the likes of Destruction Derby was at the time, have you seen it recently? It's not pretty, and it doesn't control great either. 3D games have come a long way since the 90s and the earliest 3D games haven't aged well. Here's a video showing those cutting-edge graphics you have to look forward to:

Annoyingly, the Japanese version of the PlayStation Classic gets a separate list of games, including Parasite Eve, Arc the Lad 1 and 2, SaGa Frontier and G Darius – i.e. lots of great games, most of which were never released over here.

Still, I shouldn't complain. Hooray for a cute replica PlayStation that you can put on your palm and coo over, etc. It'll at least provide a nice bit of nostalgia for half an hour until you realise that you'd much rather be playing Red Dead Redemption 2. It's due out just in time for Christmas, on 3rd December, and will cost you £90. Pre-orders are still available on Amazon, if you're at all excited about getting to play FFVII or Grand Theft Auto in their original format again. Or, you know, you could just download 'em on Steam. [Engadget]