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Playstation Classic?


I watched a video from IGN about the games and they have a really good point, which is that most of the games have been remastered or ported thus being unnecessary.
At the same time I wasn’t that mad when I first looked at the list, because there are a hand full of games I would expect. Metal Gear, Resident Evil… These are the games I would want to play, but the rest seems to be there for the sake of replayability. What is Mr Driller even?!
The mini consoles recently are more collectors items than actual consoles, so the fact that you can’t play anything else than what you’re given makes them uninteresting anyway. I’m dying to play the original GTA, though. That was my jam back in the day! And you can only get them on Steam via some obsolete Grand Theft Auto trilogy pack or something, fml.


cough* cough… i still play games on both my ps1 and ps2… pretty sure that one day someone will find me dead because i got tangled by wires ( mostly, i play alone but keep the second controller connected, and i keep both consoles connected to the tv XD ) and couldn’t make it to the toilet/kitchen


Damn Rayman, T3, the best GTA and RR Type 4? This lineup is much better than I had expected.
I don’t know if I’ll buy it but it is way more tempting than the Nintendo minis.


Pretty much all my ps1 gaming time was spent on final fantasy 7,8,9 and Chrono trigger. But I always loved me some jet moto and tekken for multiplayer! Anyone remember the “tech demo” that the console came with? The t rex and manta ray models that you could manipulate blew my mind at the time lol

IMO if i was going to spend $100 on a console that could only play the games saved on it I would expect way more than 20 games. My cfw psp2000 has more than twice that many in my pocket :wink:


I didn’t have high hopes for it when I saw the non analog controllers. Twisted Metal and Destruction Derby should be swapped out with the sequels which are way better games.

Battle Arena Toshinden? Rainbow Six? MR DRILLER??
Are people asking for these?

Dual Shock controllers and Ape Escape would have been nice, and I know they fall under different ownership now but Crash and Spyro not being on there is a real shame. Also Silent Hill is missing.

Not a big deal, but definitely not a list of 20 games I would buy a tiny playstation for.


So far I’m the only one to whip up an alternative. There are endless permutations (I could probably have swapped in Tomb Raider 2)…what 20 would you have included?


My list, after a bit of thought and pretending dual shock is on the table. I know things are available through remasters and other systems but if we’re talking definitive list for the system, here’s what I would go with.

1:Ape Escape
2:Silent Hill
3:Twisted Metal 2
4:Final Fantasy VII
5:Tekken 3
6:Spyro the Dragon
7:Crash Bandicoot 2
9:Ridge Racer Type 4
10:Destruction Derby 2
11:Castlevania Symphony of the Night
12:Micro Machines V3
13:Final Fantasy Tactics
14:Resident Evil
15:Soviet Strike
19:Tetris Plus
20:Metal Gear Solid

I know a few aren’t even all that good but we all have those games that we recall fondly.


I wouldn’t buy it but, of all the games I loved with the PSX barely none are there.


Pac Man World or we riot


Completely forgot Silent Hill! Although to be fair when I played a fan port on the PC years ago I‘ve quit when I reached the school. Too spooky, mate. 2 - Spoo - Key!


First few times I played through I had the audio run through a stereo with an a/v aux port, so headphones in a dark room. That experience sticks with you.


Just wanted to bump this thread a little, because of a post-Christmas price drop due to poor sales. Details here:


am i the only one thinking 60$ is still a pretty big ask for that hunk of plastic? :thinking:


Nope, I think so too, especially when there’s hardly anything on there that I want to actually play. I am not buying, but just jogging memories/thoughts for anyone who may have wanted to but felt it was too expensive. :slight_smile:


That’s kind of tempting. I’m probably gonna wait and pick up one used though.
I still think the lineup is good and I really want those controllers.


I’m a big fan of PS and PS2 game generation, so I honestly thought PS Classic is a must-have retro console. Instead, it only invokes the worst in me.

PlayStation Classic is only compatible with official PlayStation Classic controllers

does not have a disc drive

It is not possible to purchase additional games

There are no plans to bring new content or updates to PlayStation Classic post-launch.

I just… hate it. PS and PS2 were all about creative freedom, exploration, pushing the technological limits. This one is twisted in its nature; it’s like an evil twin. Oh look, it’s got a similar design! It’s got the same launch sound! It asks you to change discs, just like the first one did! But the concept is wicked, and the games list is not really worth it. I’d better plug in my PS2. It’s not perfect, but I’ve had a nice Chrono Cross rerun recently on a big plazma TV.

My point is, it’s not that hard to find PS and PS2 games, many people still sell them, some shops even have a special section. The consoles themselves are also still available; PS2 actually costs less than this new “Classic” thing. The purpose of this retro console, the media attention (even negative attention counts!), the reasons to buy this… I don’t get it at all. It’s 100% anti fun console to me.


If that were the only problems with the device, either Nintendo’s wouldn’t sell at all or the PSC would have done fine.

The real reason why it’s some hot garbage is the fact that it’s a rushed product with basic oversights at every level. The idea that someone would willingly ship a copy of Tekken 3’s PAL version honestly fills me with confused rage.


Best thing to come out from this.


I agree with you on ff 7. It’s actually one of the best games ive ever played…


If you look hard enough you can probably still pick up a psone and lcd for about the same amount. I’ve had a few and they were great. Gave one to a friend and sold another, need to look into getting a third.

I would go that route before buying a classic.