Sometimes you need some nostalgia in your life and that means being able to play all of your old PlayStation games. If you already have the physical disc for the PlayStation 2 game you'll need to set it aside. Unfortunately, the actual discs aren't compatible with the PlayStation 4, but all hope isn't lost. There are plenty of PlayStation 2 games available on the PS4 for you to buy and enjoy. Here are all the classics you can add to your console!
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Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy
The Grand Theft Auto series has been quite a riot to play both literally and metaphorically. The role of each main character is different in the story, but the same in dynamic. You're a criminal, but you still have feelings. It's easy for you to do the hard things like killing innocent people, stealing cars, ranking up wanted stars with the police, and more, but at the end of the day, you still have the people you care about and the people you're loyal to. Make the hard decisions, do what you think is right, and don't get caught. This bundle compiles Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Head to the arcade with this classic game that came from PlayStation 2, taking it back to the side-scrolling days of fighting.
Ape Escape 2
Become Hikaru, a primate who has a few gadgets up his sleeve, and take on other monkeys as you make your way throughout the world.
Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits
Humans and the Deimos have been at war for years over the Great Spirit Stones, and this game is all about how you unfold the story of this war.
Arcade fighting bundle
Art of Fighting Anthology
Here's another great fighting game that will take you back to the arcade days once again, with the classic side-scroller style. This bundle contains Art of Fighting 1, Art of Fighting 2, and Art of Fighting 3.
Highschool life reincarnated
Become a schoolboy who takes on his bullies and his entire school, and see if you win the girl or if you end up in the principal's office.
Old school roleplay
Two completely different worlds unknowingly collide in this game, one rampant with technology while the other is centered around nature, as they have to take on this evil force coming for them.
Dark Cloud 2
Present and future collide in a new tale that sees our heroes team up to save the world from destruction.
Alien vs human
Destroy All Humans!
The title describes the entire game. You're an alien who wants to destroy the human race and become the master race of all of the earth.
The second war
Destroy All Humans! 2
This is the sequel to the first Destroy All Humans!, and the premise of the game is the same as you kill all of humanity...again.
This game is all about the kingdom of Heingaria as it falls into turmoil due to the elders and the king try to take over the whole kingdom.
This game is all about pyrotechnics and how to make all the fireworks go off with certain buttons throughout this game.
Fatal Fury Battle Archives: Volume 2
This is another game that will take you back to the arcade days of video games with a great side-scroller fighting style.
Fu'un Super Combo
Play a couple of classic fighting games that utilize weapons and tag-team mechanics for a whole load of fun.
Grand Theft Auto III
A game that needs little introduction, but I'll give it one anyway. Hop onto the streets of Liberty City as you navigate its criminal underworld.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Head to the city of San Andreas in this version of the Grand Theft Auto series, which is an open world game where you can do just about anything.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Another game in the Grand Theft Auto series that takes place in a different city, an open world as well with many different activities you can do along with the adjectives.
Farm and family
Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Special Edition
Plant crops, raise a child, and raise up animals in this game as you try to teach your kids to take over the family farm.
Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland
Save your village and your family farm in this game as you try to prevent a resort from coming in on your land.
Hot Shots Tennis
Hot Shots Tennis is the family-friendly game for everyone, letting you live out your dreams as a tennis superstar.
Quantic Dream's paranormal thriller Indigo Prophecy tasks players with uncovering the mystery behind a gruesome string of murders.
Jak and Daxter are back for their next adventure, giving us an arsenal of new weapons and powers to play with.
Follow Jak and Daxter once more through a desolate wasteland as they struggle to survive and hopefully save the world.
The floor is lava
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
Our lovable heroes embark on a new journey to reverse Daxter's transformation after becoming an ottsel.
Jak X: Combat Racing
If their usual adventures weren't enough for you, take Jak and Daxter out onto the streets in this racer.
Put on the Kinetic suit and be able to scale walls, do crazy stunts, and go faster than you ever have in Kinetica.
The King of Fighters '98: Ultimate March
Play as 64 different characters throughout this game, whether you play it in the 2D setting or in the 3D setting, in the classic side-scrolling style.
The King of Fighters 2000
This is another side-scroller fighting game that's based off the other King of Fighters games, full of wonderful pixel art.
Manhunt is a game where you have just been brought to life, and it's now your mission to find the people who took that life away from you.
The Mark of Kri
Become the hero Rau who tries to uncover his families darkest secret to save his people from the evil that has crossed into his home.
Time for revenge
Watch your back as you try to find the person who framed you as a murderer without being killed by the cops or the mob themselves.
Metal Slug Anthology
This military-style game is a wonderful side-scrolling shooter that has you take control of different armored vehicles to take down your enemies.
Okage: Shadow King
Help Ari and her friends become released from the grips of the Evil King's spirit to let your village no longer be kept captive.
PaRappa the Rapper 2
Stick with the beat as the best rapping puppy throws down some rhythms for you to keep up with.
Try to find all of your fellow campers after you realize that a mysterious villain has taken all of them.
Mix and match
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
This is a great puzzle game where you have to match up multiple tiles of the same color to solve each puzzle level.
Cowboys bang bang
Red Dead Revolver
Become a lawless bounty hunter who's looking to find the people that killed his entire family so that he can seek revenge.
Take down the Ultor Corporation and start the revolution to get things to the way they're supposed to be.
War on Mars
Red Faction II
After the rebellion, a strict dictator is taking over, but you have to do everything to make sure he is no longer in power.
Old school zombies
Resident Evil -Code: Veronica X
Scrounge around for weapons and ammo in this abandoned building as you try to fight and survive your way through zombies and different kinds of monsters.
Swords and monsters
Rise of the Kasai
Protect the dark magic of Kri with all four of the characters who each have unique weapons that will help you in your journey.
Fulfill your dream of becoming a space pirate and find the hidden glories and treasures that await you in your journey.
Samurai Shodown VI
With the Sunpu tournament starting, you'll have to fight other warriors to win the entire tournament.
This survival horror tells the story of a Japanese town plagued by undead corpses after a ritual goes awry.
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time
Star Ocean is a great RPG fighter that has been optimized for the PlayStation 4 for the best experience.
In the stars
Star Wars: Bounty Hunter
Play as Jango Fett who has to fulfill a bounty that is set on a deranged Dark Jedi while fighting off the rest of the scum attacking him on the way.
Force be with you
Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter
Fly throughout the galaxy as you fight on the side of the rebellion in your ship to stop the Empire.
Star Wars: Racer Revenge
Become the best podracer you can by beating the other 18 opponents in every race you compete in.
Twisted Metal: Black
This is a car combat game where you do everything you can to take down the other cars you're combating.
War of the Monsters
Fight the monsters that have started to plague the world so that humankind can live in peace once again.
Fist fighting fenzy
Take the Warriors through New York without losing anyone to other gangs or the police to escape the city.
Wild Arms 3
See what's outside of the town's boundaries to see what roams outside the unknown.
What game are you most excited to grab for your PlayStation 4?
Let us know which game from the PlayStation 2 days that you can't wait to play again. We absolutely love the Grand Theft Auto Trilogy because it packs three classic games into one great price!
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Paying again for a game I already paid for is not a good deal at all. All that nostalgia **** is draining our pockets.
Agreed. I literally own more than half of these games and I am not paying to play the exact same game. If they can run the game on a software level, why can I not use my old disc? Just a sony cash grab (OG Xbox games actually download an update that allows use on the Xbox 1/X, why can't sony do the same>) And before someone tries to call me a MS fanboy.... I do own a ps1, 2, 3 and 4 so I can still play my old games if i wanted to. Being able to play them on the latest console allows me to be lazy and not have to connect all my consoles to 1 TV
I have all my old consoles also from Sony. I bought Star Ocean (it must have been recently added) and while I own a PS2 and the disc, This version seems to run in wide screen, not stretched. It's much better then if I were to load it up on original hardware on my 60" TV.
I'll get around to it again sometime, I know I've played it a few times in the last 10 ears so
Everyone is freaking out in other forums that PS4 games won't be compatible with PS5.. there's a reason that PS3/PS2 games weren't compatible and that was CPU architecture. Now that they are basically small computers, I'll bet money you'll be able to play PS4 games on the PS5 (whenever it comes out). Sony would just need to add the games to their list of compatible titles, like Xbox does now.
Sony tends to redesign the playstation chipset and OS with every new version. Because of their total overhaul of the underlying components the only way to play older disks is through emulation. Sony has tried this in the past with miserable results. There no reason to believe that the ps5 will be any different. Microsoft on the other hand uses the same architecture with its xbox systems. They are basically a gaming PC with a specialized os. When they bring out a new system the underlying architecture is the same just more powerful but the os has changed. This means just like your typical windows machine older software may not work properly. Sure they could simply make it a play at your own risk thing, but they dont want the negative publicity resulting from this game works but this game doesnt. Instead they verify the game works before allowing it to. Eventually they will only go back x amount of console generations to avoid the time needed for whatever verification process they use.
For original Xbox and 360 they are using different architectures than the current Xbox which is just x86. They do need to use an emulation layer to run both. Sony could do the same, but this comes down to money. Why would Sony want to invest money into something that they are just going to give out for free. Back to the original point though, there are tons of interviews talking about the troubles Xbox had getting the Power PC emulator working on the Xbox.
It was just the 360 that was Power PC.
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