Sony PlayStation 4 to Run PS2 Games : First Batch of Playable Titles Roll Out

Sony PlayStation 4 to Run PS2 Games : First Batch of Playable Titles Roll Out


Tired of the current-gen PS4 games on your latest Sony console? Yearning for the good old days of the PS2?  If you ever wanted to enjoy a trip down that nostalgia lane when it comes to gaming then Sony has some good news for you. The PS4 will be getting the best PS2 games so you can relive your memories from a decade (or 2) back.

Which PS2 Games are Available?

The first bunch of PS2 games have already started hitting the platform. Here is a list of current PS2 releases:

  • Dark Cloud
  • Grand Theft Auto III
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Rogue Galaxy
  • The Mark of Kri
  • Twisted Metal: Black
  • War of the Monsters

Can PS2 Games Take Advantage of PS4 Features?

The games will run on the PS4 at 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second. There will also be support for PS4 exclusive features such as Remote Play, Trophy Support, Live Broadcast and Second Screen support for game manuals with any mobile device or Vita.

Several other games are coming too, including Parappa the Rapper 2 and King of Fighters 2000. Sony will be announcing their availability as they roll out.

There is a catch though, the price. While Microsoft is aiming for backwards compatibility with theXbox One, Sony will charge you separately for playing each game again, costing you in the region of $10-15 on Now, meaning reliving your past moments won’t be a cheap affair. Previously owned Xbox 360 games only require your disc or prior digital download to work.

We also don’t know whether there will be support for disc-based games, another place where the Xbox has a clear advantage. Still, games are perhaps one of the strongest inducers of nostalgia and if you’re involved in that kind of thing, this seems like a small price to pay.