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Sony unveils full list of games on the PlayStation Classic

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The full games list for Sony's upcoming PlayStation Classic has been released. While several classics like Resident Evil, Final Fantasy VII, and Metal Gear Solid will be available, there are a few curious omissions. The full games list is enumerated below.

One of the hottest new trends in the gaming world is the miniature retro console. The trend started with the NES Classic Edition two years ago and has exploded ever since. It seems every major gaming company is releasing its own micro-console, so it should be no surprise that Sony has finally jumped on the bandwagon. While we reported that Sony would be releasing a PlayStation Classic last month, Sony hadn’t released the games list. That changes today.

Sony finally announced the games that would ship with the PlayStation Classic, and the list is… a bit mixed. Most PSX fans will be pleased to see well-regarded hits like Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Metal Gear Solid, Mr. Driller, Wild Arms, and Resident Evil: Director’s Cut. However, diehard retro gamers will notice a few curious omissions. For one, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, one of the best titles on the console, is missing. The original Grand Theft Auto is here instead of the second (and arguably better) installment. Similarly, Twisted Metal will be on the PlayStation Classic, and while the car combat game is a fun experience in its own right, it is inferior to Twisted Metal 2. Gran Turismo, one of the PSX’s biggest sellers, also isn’t coming to the PlayStation Classic.

Still, the games list is pretty solid. Priced at US $99.99, the PlayStation Classic will likely be a hit this holiday season. And there may be some hope for gamers wanting a broader range of PSX titles; if Nintendo’s mini-consoles are anything to go by, it shouldn’t take long for the PlayStation Classic to be hacked.

The PlayStation Classic goes on sale December 3rd, 2018. The full games list is below.

  • Battle Arena Toshinden
  • Cool Boarders 2
  • Destruction Derby
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Grand Theft Auto
  • Intelligent Qube
  • Jumping Flash
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Mr. Driller
  • Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
  • Rayman
  • Resident Evil: Director's Cut
  • Revelations: Persona
  • Ridge Racer Type 4
  • Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
  • Syphon Filter
  • Tekken 3
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six
  • Twisted Metal
  • Wild Arms

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Sam Medley, 2018-10-29 (Update: 2018-10-29)
Sam Medley
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I've been a "tech-head" my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a Systems Analyst for my local school district. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news articles and notebook reviews. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not hunched over an electronic device or writing code for a new database, I'm either outside with my family, playing a decade-old video game, or sitting behind a drum set.