The full game list of 20 games for the upcoming PlayStation Classic revealed – Many Classics Like Crash Bandicoot Missing So Go Get a PlayStation TV Instead!
A little over a month ago, Sony announced their PlayStation Classic console as a way to jump onto the nostalgia train but they only named 5 of the games they were including with it. This micro-console has been available for pre-order for over a month and now, they’ve finally revealed the full list of 20 games and you’ll most likely be at least a bit disappointed.
The Game List In All Its Glory
Today, Sony announced the full game list on their PlayStation Blog and the list includes:
- Battle Arena Toshinden
- Cool Boarders 2
- Destruction Derby
- Final Fantasy VII
- Grand Theft Auto – this is the original 2D game and doesn’t feature 3D graphics like later installments.
- Intelligent Qube
- Jumping Flash
- Metal Gear Solid
- Mr Driller
- Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee
- 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
- Highlighted games are the ones that Sony named in September
While not awesome, the list isn’t horrible because it does include some classics, like FF7, Resident Evil and Rayman, but it lacks a great deal of amazing titles. As a result of this, I personally think that its value as a gift has been somewhat decreased because it misses some timeless games such as Spyro, Crash Bandicoot and Chrono Trigger (and Chrono Cross).
Will I Be Able To Add Games? Should I Get Something Else Instead?
Like all previous officially licensed micro-consoles, you will almost certainly not be able to add any more games through officially-sanctioned means. That being said, it’s possible that the PlayStation Classic, like the S/NES Classic Mini, gets hacked so that you could add more PS1 games to it. If there’s similar interest in hacking it to the aforementioned Nintendo micro-consoles, it could even get a couple of RetroArch core ports which would let you play much more than just PlayStation 1 games on it!
Alternatively, you can ditch the idea of getting PlayStation Classic altogether and get a micro-console that, in my opinion, is much much better. This console is a hacked PSTV, which had the same RRP and can be found for less on the used market, and other than letting you play PS1 games, it also lets you:
- Play PlayStation Vita and PSP games through official means (you can play PSP games via Adrenaline too if you want)
- Emulate lots of retro consoles including the NES, SNES, Atari 2600, Sega Genesis and many others
- Run lots of open-source homebrew game ports like VitaQuakeIII
- Do many other things which you can check out in this more detailed comparison.
While we can’t say for sure, it’s possible that the PlayStation Classic gets hacked so if you still get one even after seeing its not-so-good game list, you can stay tuned for news about these hacks on this website!