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What PS2 Classics Should Grace The PlayStation Network?

You know, this isn't as straightforward a question as one might think.

The biggest reason is the horde of remastered PS2 classics; those excellent productions from the last generation that have received high-definition overhauls. That includes big names like God of War, ICO, Shadow of the Colossus, Resident Evil, Tomb Raider, and Metal Gear Solid (HD iterations for the latter are coming soon). And because the PS2 classics that arrive on the PSN will not be remastered, nor will they offer Trophies, are we only talking about lesser games?

Maybe the classics deserve the HD/Trophy treatment as a re-release. It's all fine and good for titles like God Hand, Ring of Red, Maximo: Ghosts to Glory, GrimGrimoire, and Odin Sphere to come as they are to the PS2, but would gamers expect huge classics like Final Fantasy XII to go HD? Final Fantasy X already is. So maybe we're looking at the games that were more niche...maybe a bunch of RPGs? How's about Dragon Quest VIII? Or Suikoden V? Or Legaia 2: Duel Saga? Or Shadow Hearts: Covenant? I just think this is the perfect way for the PS2 RPGs to shine...they won't get HD remasters, but they still have fans!

What PS2 games would you want to see on the PSN?

Tags: psn, playstation network, ps2 classics, ps2 games psn

10/3/2011 8:22:54 PM Ben Dutka

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huh1678
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 9:30:24 PM
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Rogue Galaxy/Xenosaga(really doubt this though)/Dragon Quest VIII would be nice.

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Warukyure [Power User]
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 10:32:08 PM

It might be difficult to see Xenosaga on the PSN because it could be a nightmare, legally. It all depends on who has the actual rights to Xenosaga. The publisher is Namco Bandai and they don't exactly have the best record of releasing things sometimes. And the other issue would be the developer of Xenosaga, Monolith Soft, is now owned by Nintendo.

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Serakek
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 9:34:10 PM
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I like the fact that they're finally going to bring PS2 classics to the PS3. However, there are plenty of PS1 classics still missing from the library like Legend of Dragoon, the original Legaia, Megaman Legends 1&2, Suikoden 2 and Breath of Fire 3.

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fatelementality
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 10:05:55 PM

I'm wondering Ben, heard any word that Crisis Core would get a facelift like MGS & GOW did to be put on the store. That would be sweet. Is MGS gonna be seperate digitally like GOW was? Hell, is it gonna be digital at all? I don't remember reading that anywhere.

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PAKINIPS
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 9:35:56 PM
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Grand Theft Auto.

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Xombito
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 9:39:03 PM

If Rockstar decides to re-release any GTAS this gen it needs to be a standalone retail release remaster.

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PAKINIPS
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 9:51:53 PM

HD remake of vice city would be a dream come true

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Beamboom
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 2:05:59 AM

San Andreas ftw.

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shadowpal2
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 11:26:19 AM

Before this becomes an argument as to which GTA is the best...I'll say that San Andreas was the best in gameplay, Vice City was the best in being a loveable environment & having awesome characters.

With that...I want both Vice City & San Andreas. Of course...if I really wanted to play them, I have my PS2. =/

(sigh!) so now we know the real reason behind the extraction of PS2 games backwards compatibility. Just a way to make more money. And I guess because supposedly the PS2 backwards compatibility thing wasn't perfect and was causing the thing to overheat.

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Jawknee
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 9:38:08 PM
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DQVIII and FFXII.

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sha4dowknight05
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 9:44:11 PM
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TOO MANY TO NAME, but Grand Theft Auto and Star Wars Battlefront 2 and several others.

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bebestorm
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 9:47:36 PM
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Off the top of my head GTA 3,Vice City,and San Andreas. .Hack... Tales games... Persona 3 and 4. Kingdom Hearts but I would want that to be remastered for HD.

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Riku994
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 9:52:20 PM
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Maybe I'd actually finish Legaia 2 if it came to the PSN.. But isn't the whole reason PS2 games have to be re-mastered and not PSN released the fact that the PS3 can't play PS2 games anymore?

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fatelementality
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 9:52:51 PM
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Um....any Legacy of Kain game? Hell, remake that whole series from the ground up w new graphics & make it one epic game. May be a little hard w the changing play styles, but I think they could find a medium that would fit the series well. They would have to use the same soundtracks because nobody could replace Tony Jay as The Wheel of Fate. This is way off topic, but did anyone here ever play The Neverhood? It's a PC game just to let u know. I heard something about it coming to mobile devices, but they REALLY need to put it on PSN.

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Kiryu
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 9:53:33 PM
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Yakuza 1 with Japanese voices and Yakuza 2.

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ZettaiSeigi
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 10:12:12 PM
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I'll go for Okami. It would be better if Capcom could patch in Move support when it does come out. Controlling the celestial brush with it would be great! And oh, that would be my first Capcom purchase this console generation (excluding Resident Evil 4 HD) if ever.

Other PS2 games I'd like to see would be Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2, Sakura Wars: So Long My Love, GTA III, Rogue Galaxy, and Dragon Quest VIII.

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Nas Is Like
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 10:19:41 PM
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Only PS2 classics I want on PSN are:

- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
- Star Wars: Battlefront 2

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Snaaaake
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 10:22:05 PM
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Shinobi!!!
That game certainly was a forgotten treasure!!!!

And then there's DMC Collection, BLACK, FFXII(which will be huge because you can spend 2 hours to reach your destination despite not being lost).

And last but not least........THE XENOSAGA SERIES!!!!
I'm sure Namco still own the right to it instead of Monolith Soft.

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Highlander
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 2:29:17 PM

I think you're right about Xenosaga, but I doubt Namco would ever bother. That said, if the did an HD remake, I'd guarantee to buy two of each.

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GuyverLT
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 9:23:57 PM

hell yeah to a new Shinobi, also Tenchu, Onimusha, Viewtiful Joe, State of Emergency, The Warriors, GTA Vice City & GTA San Andreas

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TheCanadianGuy
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 8:06:10 AM

don't forget GTA 3 it may not be as big a game as vc or sa but without it vc or sa wouldn't of happened. gotta show it respect.

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TheCanadianGuy
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 10:23:35 PM
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Yakuza 1&2 there hard to find in stores. and it would give people who like Yakuza 3&4 but missed 1&2 a chance to catch up. & indigo prophecy alot of people ignored it back in 2005 but after the success of Heavy Rain i bet alot of people would like to play it.

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duomaxwell007
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 10:25:39 PM
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since only on PSN seems to be all about RARE ps2 games they HAVE to put FFXI on their.. its available in stores on every system now EXCEPT ps2... the ps2 version goes for as much as 700 bucks on ebay and amazon

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Underdog15
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 8:11:24 AM

Brand new or used? Because I have used copies and all expansions.....

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duomaxwell007
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 9:44:42 AM

thweyre used lol... you got em for PS2... ooo gimmie your CoP disc :p but yeah the ones that i seen that are 700 buts is the "collection" version that has wotg, cop, and treasures of aht urghan (basically all the expansions) on one disc. Dunno how much the individual titles/expansions are going for

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Underdog15
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 10:38:14 AM

Hmm... wonder what it would be to just sell them all. I don't really need them anymore... And I still have it on PC, too.

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duomaxwell007
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 11:31:47 AM

CoP disc... gimmie!!! lol

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newchef
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 10:27:41 PM
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crash bandicoot...i need it

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Temjin001
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 10:30:20 PM
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Shinobi and Nightshade

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PasteNuggs
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 10:30:55 PM
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Any as long as it's not GTA, Ratchet And Clank, Jak And Daxter, Twisted Metal: Black and Black. I wanted these as HD collections.

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Dreno
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 10:30:59 PM
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Tons of ps2 games need to be re-released on the psn. But just to name a few :

.hack vol. 1-4 and .hack G.U. vol. 1-3

Who's with me?

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LegendaryWolfeh
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 12:48:15 AM

Yes please. I wish CC would just go ahead and make a .hack game on ps3, even though they said no more :(

Also, Okami! Okami! Okami!

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Phoenix
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 6:55:24 PM

I agree, I'd love to see the .hack games make thier way to the PSN, or hell, I'd love a real MMO based of the .hack games.... mmmmmmm

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DazeOfWar
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 10:35:22 PM
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I was never able to play really any PS2 games so any RPG's that were good I would love to see.

I did try a little Rogue Galaxy and would like the chance to finish it.

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Dancemachine55
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 10:50:33 PM
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SSX Tricky!! Favourite Xtreme Sports game on PS2!! It will look awesome with HD visuals! Ahhh... so much colour and life in that game!

With MGS, FF X, ICO and SotC, ZOE, God of War, Resident Evil 4 and Code Veronica, Sly Cooper, Beyond Good and Evil, Prince of Persia, Splinter Cell and Tomb Raider getting HD Collections, here's my now much shorter list of games that MUST be given the HD treatment:

GTA III, Vice City, San Andreas
Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2
SSX Tricky
Okami
Psychonauts
Final Fantasy XII
Timesplitters trilogy
Fahrenheit (Indigo Prophecy)
Devil May Cry trilogy (has this been confirmed?)
Silent Hill trilogy (has this been confirmed?)
Tony Hawk 3, 4, Underground and American Wasteland
Red Faction 1 and 2

I'm sure there are many RPG fans out there with titles you wanna see like Dark Cloud or Disgaea or something like that, so feel free to throw some in underneath my comment. :)

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AcHiLLiA
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 12:07:30 AM

I only agree on Tony Hawk's Underground then the other TH games as u listed.

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Excelsior1
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 12:28:11 AM

yes, silent hill hd has already been confirmed. it's a boxed release as well.

are these ps2 releases like god hand hd games? if not i would point out you can pick up all kinds of ps2 games a gamespot for a few bucks each. one of the many reasons i am happy to own a bw compatable ps3.

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mehrab2603
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 11:01:04 PM
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Really want Okami and Legacy of Kain series, but I'd love to see HD remakes of them more.

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Warrior Poet
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 11:04:00 PM
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Most of the games everyone seems to want are readily available on eBay for less than they would be on PSN. With the PS1 RPGs, some of them like Suikoden are prohibitively expensive, but for the most part getting a physical copy works just as well and it's cheaper.

I think it would be a great idea to get those rare or really expensive games on PSN for a solid price, and anyone who's not a serious collector is going to go for their version rather than a used disc. I mean, $200 for Suikoden II on eBay, or $6 on PSN. I like physical copies, but this one's a no-brainer.

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Nas Is Like
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 11:50:49 PM

Slim models don't have PS2 backwards compatibility + the games aren't remastered in HD.

I own a slim model, so yeah...

And the slim version of the PS3. ;)

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Warrior Poet
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 5:53:43 PM

I know this is kind of a silly idea, but I was thinking about playing PS2 games on a PS2 :P

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djbool
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 12:00:16 AM
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Oh man, I would love me some Xenosaga

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Highlander
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 1:40:48 PM

Xenosaga would be an instant, guaranteed purchase.

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556pineapple
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 12:10:15 AM
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The Max Payne games come to mind.

Also I wouldn't mind having the other Medal of Honors. They weren't as good as Frontline, but they were still fun. Frequency and Amplitude would also be good additions. I've never played them, but I heard they were really good.

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Raze22
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 12:15:33 AM
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From greatest to least:
Sakura Wars So long my love, Arc the lad twilight of the spirits, Romancing Saga, Blood Will Tell, Digital Devil Sagas, Samurai Western, and Tenchu games

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ZettaiSeigi
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 1:14:14 AM

OMG, somebody else who plays Sakura Wars. Thumbs up for you! LOL Did you play the Dreamcast games?

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Highlander
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 1:40:30 PM

Sakura Wars is fun. But I have so many to play right now, it never gets any time.

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Raze22
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 5:16:36 PM

No. I never owned a dreamcast, but my uncle did when I was little and he isn't in to those type of games. He is the sports, fighters, and shooter type of guy. They are available on other systems though.

The anime is what actually introduced me to the series (which I thought was okay). This was the first and only sakura video game I have played. The only thing that I might pick up in the series next is Dramatic Dungeon Sakura Taisen, Sakura Taisen V Episode 0, then Sakura Taisen VI for the main series if they decide to make one.

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ZettaiSeigi
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 7:27:23 PM

@Highlander: I hear you. I have Sakura Wars: So Long My Love but I have yet to get all the endings. Like you, there's just too many games to play right now. Do you have a copy though?

@Coffeya: I also knew of the games because of the anime. The anime is not the greatest, but it was enough for me to like the cast. I love the characters in the Sakura Taisen franchise! I played all the Dreamcast games even if they're in Japanese and I could barely understand a thing. Ahhh, fandom! LOL

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Highlander
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 11:07:45 PM

Yep, got a copy sitting on the PS2 stack. My wife enjoys that one as well.

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Mogreen
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 1:28:33 AM
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I need
Freedom Fighters
Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3
Star Wars Battlefront 2
Shining Force Neo
The Warriors
Dynasty Warriors 4
X-Men Legends 1 & 2
Jet Li's Rise to Honor
I get these 9 games on psn i'll never ask sony to put anything else on their systems lol.

I'm still waiting for a select few ps1 games
Einhander for us(japan had it since 07 why dont we have it at all?)
Tomba
Jackie Chan's Stunt Master
Ninja

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Kall555
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 1:42:16 AM
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Silent Hill 2,3 & 4 The Room
Nightshade
Primal
Tenchu series
Shadow of Rome
Disaster Report
Haunting Ground
Clock Tower 3
Forbidden Siren 1 & 2
Project Zero seires aka Fatal Frames
The Bouncer
Nightshade
Death By Degrees
Shinobido
Shinobi
Onimusha series
Soul Caliburs
Bloody Roar
Virtua Fighter 4 Evo
Way of The Samurai
Kuon
Rule of Rose
Devil May Cry series
Shadow of Memories aka Shadow of Destiny

That's about it i reckon.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 2:17:21 AM

aren't they already hd'ing silent hill?

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 3:14:34 AM

Not The Room, but the other two, aye indeed.

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cthulhu_spawn
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 5:11:48 AM

it's as if you've been sneaking peeks at my old ps2 collection and into my brain for the games I'd love to see get another go at playing on my ps3 :-) awesome choices there dude, pretty much the list i was gunna post myself :-)

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Fane1024
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 5:00:38 AM

Yeah, it's a lot like my collection as well: I own 13 of those games.

I've never managed to find a Fatal Frame game in store. I'd definitely pay the $10 for at least one of them.

p.s. props for including Primal.


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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 2:02:31 AM
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Everything that doesn't deserve a HD rerelease. But what constitutes being deserving? Being a widely revered classic, being loved and being awesome.

With that out of the way, how the hell did Sony get around the PS2 emulation issues, and does this now lead to the possibility of the return on disc-based BC at long last?

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Highlander
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 1:39:18 PM

I don't think Sony managed to get past BC issues completely.

Sony already had a working emotion engine emulation for the second wave of BC PS3s. Those PS3s did emulate some GS functionality in software, but it was mostly done in hardware. I don't think that they can have overcome the underlying problem which is emulating the GS GPU 100% in hardware. But I bet that they have identifies all the functionality that can be emulated and then analyzed the games to see which games only use that which can be emulated. I think the reason the games are PSN only is because each will ship with it's own personality file to tell the PS2 emulation how to configure for the game. You couldn't just drop the original PS2 disc in because the emulator will not know how to configure to run for that game.

At least, that is my opinion based on everything I know about PS2, PS3, hardware based PS2 BC on the PS3 and PS3 emulation of the PS2. Look at the list of titles; God Hand, Odin Sphere, Ring of Red, GrimGrimoire, and Maximo: Ghosts to Glory. Are those the games you would have picked to kick off full PS2 game compatibility on the PS3?

I hope I am wrong and this is somehow the pre-cursor to complete software emulation, but I doubt it.

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 2:21:37 PM

True that all of those games are kind of low key, but I did some digging yesterday and found a post on the NeoGAF forums, which mentioned the following:

"Not all games are supported, shadow of memories & Hitman 2 are examples of games that just didn't work and they don't plan to try and get them to work. They also seem to be covering a huge list of games even fairly unknown games like The Seed: warzone."

Now, I know that it all has to be taken with a grain of salt and that you are more than likely correct, as per usual. However, that statement about a huge list of games being trialled does make me think that perhaps it will be more widespread than Sony is currently letting on. Let's not forget that not every game could be run with the Emotion Engine emulation, so it doesn't necessarily mean that full B/C will ever return, but a solid enough portion of games capable of being run via this new method certainly makes it possible, does it not?

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Highlander
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 2:36:23 PM

That comment definitely sounds like they have produced an emulator but that compatibility is based very much on how the game was coded. I remember reading that the games are the original PS2 games, not remastered or anything like that. So it definitely sounds like emulation.

Games that used things like undocumented hardware tricks probably won't work. Remember Sony used to be fairly strict telling devs to stick to the rules when developing to maintain compatibility. There were even games that were developed that were not compatible with PS2 slim models because of this. I'd be willing to bet that the games that work on this will be the ones that use the standard gaming libraries and APIs Sony provided, and did not need to make use of the highest performance available on the GS.

Remember that the compatibility of the PS2 BC on the second wave of PS3s was only about 85%. I'd be willing to bet that a software emulation would be somewhere between 50% and 85% compatible. That still covers a huge number of games, but there will be many it doesn't cover too. Sony worked really hard to make that half and half BC work, and improved it after the initial launch.

I guess they took what they learned there and refined it for PSN release.

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Warrior Poet
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 5:58:48 PM

I mostly agree with Highlander here. Either it's emulation or a quick-and-dirty port. A good port would negate emulation issues - and the PS2 IS hard to emulate. I know Valkyrie Profile 2 looks a lot better on a PS2 than it does on my PS3. I suppose, like Highlander said, these games are cult classics that happened to be compatible.

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___________
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 2:36:47 AM
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id much rather HD remakes but if its PSN downloads or nothing then i guess that will do.
id love to see the whole NFS series on there, especially most wanted.
of course GTA has to make it, especially vice city.
DMC, though game have had a listing as this for a HD collection for a while now so hopefully that gets announced soon.
of course BLACK.
i wish $ony would just give us a open source ps2 emulator and let the fans play around with which games they want to use on it.
we HAVE to see R&C on there though, if not in collection form then at least on PSN!
i miss R&C up your arsenal, i was playing that right up until my 60GBs bluray drive decided to pack up.
then $ony refused to send me a BC console, only a slim.

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 3:17:11 AM

How long ago was that (that Sony sent you a slim)? 'Cause when I sent mine away, they actually sent back the exact same console, rather than just a replacement. Admittedly, it took them nine weeks....

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___________
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 8:47:45 AM

they said they could not repair mine and that they could only give me a slim in return.
cant remember how long ago it was, but it was only a few months after the slim launched.

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 1:22:44 PM

That would've been about the same time that mine went belly up then, but I waited to send mine away until the beginning of last year. Peculiar that they couldn't fix it...

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DeadReaper
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 3:19:33 AM
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May not a classic per say, I'd like to see Need for Speed: Underground 2.

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faraga
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 5:51:48 AM

You mean there are other people than me that loved that game? Man, I loved that game, IMHO the best NFS game.

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PAKINIPS
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 7:42:03 AM

One of the best ps2 games I owned

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Godslim
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 4:24:47 AM
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Timesplitters series!!!

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 5:41:25 AM
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Hmmmm,

Ace Combat series
AeonFlux
Army Men series
Dues Ex: The Conspiracy
Half life
Indigo Prophecy
Killer 7
Killzone 1
Mercury Meltdown
Naval Ops: Commander, Warship Gunner 1 & 2
Okami
Psychonauts
PTO IV
Roadkill
Shadow of Destiny
Silent Scope Series
Socom series
Sub Rebellion
True Crime series


There's more, but I just can't make my mind think right now

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TheCanadianGuy
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 7:11:52 AM
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Freedom Fighters. great game. was very underrated

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dbyzforce
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 7:12:52 AM
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DQVIII, Okami, Arc the lad, Psychonauts

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Underdog15
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 8:12:46 AM

Nice shortlist!

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gungrave
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 8:13:40 AM
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Killzone
Okami
Indigo Prophecy
Siren
Star Wars Battlefront 1 & 2
Persona 3 & 4
Onimusha 1-4
Kessen 1-3
Socom 1-4
Gungrave 1 & 2


or better yet, just bring back the ps2 emulation. I hate switching between consoles and would rather have the ps3 be the only system I have hooked up. I don't want to pay for games I already own.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 8:15:11 AM
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DQVIII for sure. I like Duomaxwell's idea for FFXI. I had it on my 60 gig phatty since it's backwards compatible.

I'm ok with anything and everything though. Without backwards compatibility on new PS3's, I've got a large collection of PS2 games I can't play. My PS2 is either with my sister or with my parents... all of which live over 20 hours away from me......

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Nas Is Like
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 9:31:14 AM
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That reminds me.

I also want Need for Speed: Most Wanted on PSN. That would be awesome.

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tridon
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 12:18:15 PM
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I don't think any big titles from the PS2 generation will be released because those will be held off for HD re-releases. So no, we won't see Jak & Daxter, Ratchet & Clank, Final Fantasy or Grand Theft Auto appear on the PSN.

What I would like to see is a lot of the smaller Sony first-party games: Drakan: The Ancients' Gates, Primal, Extinction, the Dark Cloud series, Rogue Galaxy... these would all benefit from a re-release on the PSN. Hell, maybe sales would be good enough for a PS3 remake and/or sequel.

The original games from franchises that have continued on the PS3 would be great to see here, too. How about the first Killzone? Or the first Genji?

There are some third-party games I'd like to see such as Okami, Mortal Kombat 5-7, Burnout 3: Takedown, Smuggler's Run 1-2... but I think there's a better chance of seeing first-party titles. Less paperwork for Sony.

Still, though, there's a LOT of potential with this program and I'll definitely be on board! Can't wait to play God Hand and many more that I missed on my PS2!

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Highlander
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 1:27:32 PM

Well think about how this is being accomplished. It's being done through emulation. Sony has said before that they can't emulate everything that the GS did, so the games being released this way will be games that do not make use of GS functionality that can't be emulated. Games with advanced graphics typically used undocumented features of the GS as well as the full bandwidth it provided, those kinds of game are unlikely to appear this way. they require HD remastering to appear on Ps3.

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daus26
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 12:46:03 PM
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Games that I don't want to see on the PSN are Gran Turismo 3 and 4, DragonQuest VIII, and even NFS: Most Wanted.. 0_0. I want them re-mastered! Of course, I'm probably the only that thinks this.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 1:07:09 PM

With DQ8's art style, can it even be remastered? It's sort of the best it can be without being redone from scratch, isn't it?

Of course, I have a glorified image in my head of how great it was. lol

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Ignitus
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 1:06:06 PM
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Does this means B/C is coming back too or it's only for games bought from PSN?

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 1:24:03 PM

I asked the same question, and it seems logical. Only logic is rare :/

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Highlander
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 1:24:33 PM

Only games from PSN, and it's only going to be a subset of games because it's only games that do not require full emulation of the GS. At least that's my opinion based on everything I have ever learned about the PS2,PS3 and emulation of the PS2.

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Ignitus
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 5:12:38 PM

Yeah, it seemed to good to be true.

I was surprized SONY didn't go the GS route with the PS3. Even MS went the PS2 way with Xenos and it's 10MB eDRAM.

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Highlander
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 5:19:39 PM

You might see full emulation on the PS4. A CellBE could emulate the GS if it had nothing else to do, it has the internal bandwidth to manage it. If the PS4 comes with some form of Dual Cell, or a Cell family chipset with more SPUs it will certainly have the capability to do it in software. Because the CellBE on the PS3 has other things to do, such as running the EE emulation, it can't handle the GS as well. Just in pure hardware performance terms, if Sony could find a way to program RSX to handle most of the GS work, they might be able to squeeze the remainder of the GS work on to the Cell in addition to the EE emulation. But it would be a really complex task.

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VampDeLeon
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 1:20:51 PM
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Killzone 1 (with it's online intact)
Jak and Daxter series

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Highlander
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 1:24:02 PM
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I think that what you will see on PSN are games that Sony has been able to identify as *not* using any of the GS functionality that can't be emulated.

That may not mean only 'lesser' games, but it will mean no games with heavily optimized graphics.

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naruto316
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 1:36:46 PM
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i say the blood omen 2 and legacy of kain games as well as all ratchet games and i will go one step more and say the should get a HD remake

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allDFlavors
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 3:13:33 PM
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I hope for and against FF12 being put up for psn. I just spent 147 hours playing through it, and have everything except the last couple of marks: the omega mark 12 and the seer. I trounced Zodiark last night, and I just don't think I have the time to sink into another ridiculous run of that fantastically addicting game.

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SnipeySnake
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 3:42:51 PM
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Dark Cloud 1&2! Never got the chance to play those.

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zbug06
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 5:53:36 PM
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nobody else would probly agree but id like to see a need for speed underground 2 remake. it was the fun one of the bunch

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thatguy6598
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 6:23:15 PM
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Jak.And.Daxter!

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Spanky
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 7:20:17 PM
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Medal of Honor (all)

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 7:43:55 PM

Eh, just Frontline.

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JDC80
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 8:02:42 PM
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PS2 classic:
1.Viewtiful Joe 1&2
2.Onimusha
3.Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
4.God Hand
And Devil May Cry 1-3 but wasn't there a story here that Capcom is considering DMC HD remakes?

They're not PS2 classic but since Capcom remade Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil: Code Veronica X I hope they consider making HD remakes of Resident Evil 2 and 3 for the PS3.

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JDC80
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 8:02:42 PM
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PS2 classic:
1.Viewtiful Joe 1&2
2.Onimusha
3.Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
4.God Hand
And Devil May Cry 1-3 but wasn't there a story here that Capcom is considering DMC HD remakes?

They're not PS2 classic but since Capcom remade Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil: Code Veronica X I hope they consider making HD remakes of Resident Evil 2 and 3 for the PS3.

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Chamoru_Warrior
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 5:17:18 PM
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The Mark of Kri HD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Make it happen!

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wolfsinner
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 6:58:16 PM
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So many!! I'd like HD remasters for these ones though, because I already own them for the PS2 anyway..

- Kingdom Hearts I and II
- Final Fantasy X (coming!! :D) and XII
- Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 and 4
- Dark Chronicle (Dark Cloud 2)
- Rogue Galaxy
- Suikoden III and V
- Dragon Quest VIII
- Project Zero I, II and III (I believe it's called Fatal Frame in the US)
- Okami

Those would be a dream come true. :)

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Ludakriss
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 5:51:02 AM
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...yeah. They still got fans, who are fans because they've played the game...on PS2! This is just another enabling article about how EVEN without the trophies and a remastering, we would still buy them. Why even consider it? If there's no difference apart from graphics, thank you, but no thank you. I already got it on PS2.

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Araknai
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 4:18:38 PM
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Wild Arms saga

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JROD0823
Friday, October 07, 2011 @ 10:36:28 PM
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No PS2 classics unless trophy support is included, and that's that. No negotiation.

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TheCanadianGuy
Saturday, October 08, 2011 @ 3:25:12 PM

screw that. true gamer play for the game not the trophies. and that's that.

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fubar1802
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 @ 8:50:07 PM
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GTA games would be cool. RE Outbreaks are a must! I dont know if these PS2 classics are online capable, but they need to be!!!!

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