The Complete (And Underwhelming) List Of Games For The PlayStation Classic Is Here

For those of you who want to revisit your video game glory days, Sony Interactive has announced the full lineup of games for their pre-loaded PlayStation Classic console. Unfortunately, the selection leaves a lot to be desired.

The upcoming console has been compared to competitor Nintendo’s recent releases of their NES and Super NES Classic editions. But, unlike those consoles, which include the majority of their best-known titles, the PlayStation Classic is missing some of the original system’s heaviest hitters.

Here's the full list:

  • 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

There are some great games on there, to be sure. We’re just as excited as the next person to jump back into 'Final Fantasy VII,' 'Metal Gear Solid' and 'Tekken 3'. But those hits don't compensate for the glaring omissions from the system's list.  

First of all, it’s tough to ignore the absence of PlayStation staples like the 'Crash Bandicoot,' 'Spyro,' and 'Tomb Raider' franchises, as well as excellent stand-alone titles like 'Silent Hill,' and 'Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.'

Also, considering what is on there, re-playing the first 'Twisted Metal,' 'Resident Evil,' and 'Grand Theft Auto' games might only serve to remind us how superior the later titles in those series are to their relatively humble beginnings.

All this is to say that $100 is a pretty steep price tag for this mediocre little collection. Especially since you’re able to pick and choose from a much bigger list of classics on the PlayStation Store for just $5.99 a piece.

Anyway, if you're still interested, you can watch the announcement trailer below.

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