PS1, PS2, & PSP Games It Needs

PlayStation Plus Premium will add PS1, PS2, and PSP games, and there are some games that need to come to the service to make it worthwhile.

PlayStation Plus is receiving a major update in June, as it’s moving to a tiered system, and PlayStation Plus Premium is the most expensive tier, adding PS1, PS2, and PSP games to its library. There are some first-party PlayStation games that are guaranteed to appear on the service, but Sony needs the help of third-party developers if it wants to make PlayStation Plus Premium a success, and there are certain games that will make the service more attractive to both the mainstream audience and longtime PlayStation fans.

PlayStation Plus Essential is the same as the version of PlayStation Plus that exists now, including the price point. PlayStation Plus Extra combines PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now, adding a library of downloadable PS4 games and streamable PS3 games. PlayStation Plus Premium is the top tier and it will add downloadable and streamable versions of PS1, PS2, and PSP games. The regions without access to cloud streaming will have access to a different top tier, named PlayStation Plus Deluxe, which won’t have the streaming options or PS3 games, but will be cheaper than PlayStation Plus Premium.


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Sony has revealed a few of PlayStation Plus Extra’s launch games, which will include Death StrandingGod of WarMarvel’s Spider-ManMarvel’s Spider-Man: Miles MoralesMortal Kombat 11, and Returnal. Sony has yet to reveal which retro games will be coming to PlayStation Plus Premium, except that there will be 340 titles added to the service. There are plenty of popular PS1 and PS2 games that are available now on PS4 and PS5, as they have been remastered with HD visuals, so it’s unlikely that these games will appear on PlayStation Plus Premium, save for the first-party Sony titles. Sony really needs to get the third-party developers on board for the PlayStation Plus Premium service, as they provided some of the best games for the older PlayStation consoles, and the ability to play them on modern systems would be a huge draw to the service, especially if they cannot be readily played through legal means.

The Original PlayStation Games That Need To Come To PlayStation Plus

These are the PlayStation games that need to be on PlayStation Plus Premium:

  • Alundra
  • Ape Escape
  • Armored Core
  • Bushido Blade & Bushido Blade 2
  • Colony Wars
  • Dino Crisis
  • Dragon Warrior 7
  • G-Police & G-Police: Weapons of Justice
  • Gran Turismo & Gran Turismo 2
  • Grand Theft Auto & Grand Theft Auto 2
  • Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
  • The Legend of Dragoon
  • MediEvil & MediEvil 2
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee
  • Parasite Eve
  • PaRappa the Rapper
  • R4: Ridge Racer Type 4
  • Resident Evil: Director’s Cut & Resident Evil 2 & Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
  • Revelations: Persona
  • Rollcage
  • Silent Hill
  • Spider-Man & Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro
  • Syphon Filter
  • Suikoden & Suikoden 2
  • Tekken 3
  • Tenchu: Stealth Assassins & Tenchu 2: Birth of the Stealth Assassins
  • Twisted Metal & Twisted Metal 2
  • UmJammer Lammy
  • Vagrant Story
  • Wild Arms
  • Wipeout & Wipeout 2097
  • Xenogears

A lot of Square Enix’s classic games are unlikely to appear on this list, due to being available in superior forms on modern platforms, which include FF7-9 , Saga Frontier, and Chrono Cross. The Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon games also received high-quality remakes, while Castlevania: Symphony of the Night can be purchased as part of the Castlevania Requiem collection.

The PlayStation 2 Games That Need To Come To PlayStation Plus

These are the PlayStation 2 games that need to be on PlayStation Plus Premium:

  • Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless Army
  • Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon
  • Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII
  • Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
  • God of War & God of War 2
  • Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec & Gran Turismo 4
  • Gradius V
  • Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak 2, & Jak 3
  • PaRappa the Rapper 2
  • Persona 3 & Persona 4
  • Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal, & Ratchet & Clank: Deadlocked
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga & Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2
  • Silent Hill 2
  • Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus, Sly 2: Band of Thieves, & Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves
  • Suikoden 3
  • Tekken 4
  • TimeSplitters, TimeSplitters 2, & TimeSplitters: Future Perfect
  • Twisted Metal: Black
  • Wipeout Fusion
  • Xenosaga Episode I, Xenosaga Episode II, & Xenosaga Episode III
  • Viewtiful Joe & Viewtiful Joe 2

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Like the PS1, some of the biggest PS2 games are already available in remastered form on modern platforms, including Devil May CryFF10FF12, the Kingdom Hearts games, and the Grand Theft Auto 3D trilogy. One possible beneficiary of the new version of PlayStation Plus is Atlus fans, as the company released lots of classic RPGs on the PS2 that have yet to receive new versions, which could all be brought to PlayStation Plus Premium.

The PlayStation Portable Games That Need To Come To PlayStation Plus

Zack in Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core

These are the PlayStation Portable games that need to be on PlayStation Plus Premium:

  • Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
  • Daxter
  • Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy
  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta & God of War: Chains of Olympus
  • Gran Turismo (PSP)
  • Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
  • Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories & Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
  • Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
  • Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier
  • Jeanne d’Arc
  • Killzone: Liberation
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • MediEvil: Resurrection
  • Mega Man Powered Up
  • Metal Gear Acid Metal Gear Acid 2
  • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
  • Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops
  • Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
  • Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror
  • Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together
  • Tekken: Dark Resurrection
  • Twisted Metal: Head-On
  • White Knight Chronicles: Origin
  • Wipeout Pure
  • Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman

The PSP titles might be the most exciting thing about PlayStation Plus Premium. Most of the best third-party PS1 and PS2 games have received remasters on modern systems, but this isn’t the case with the PSP. There are tons of amazing PSP games that are still locked to that system and their addition to PlayStation Plus will be worth the price of admission, with some of the best Final Fantasy and Metal Gear games being part of its library. Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions and Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together would both be incredible additions to PlayStation Plus Premium, but the Nvidia GeForce Now leak suggested that those games are set to receive modern remasters, which would likely prevent their inclusion on PlayStation Plus Premium.

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