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First PS2 games on PS4 available now including GTA, Twisted Metal

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Dec 2015 19:47 User comments (10)

First PS2 games on PS4 available now including GTA, Twisted Metal Earlier this week, Sony confirmed the first PlayStation 2 games that will be available via backwards compatibility on the PlayStation 4.
Says Sony: "Hello everyone. As we continue our celebration of the PlayStation 20th anniversary, we want to take a look back at the heritage that helped propel us to the brand that we are today. PlayStation 2 holds a special place in the hearts of many gamers who have fond memories of playing some of the biggest franchises in gaming."

The games are available via the PlayStation Store in North America and Europe.

List:

Dark Cloud -- $14.99
Grand Theft Auto III -- $14.99
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City -- $14.99
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas -- $14.99
Rogue Galaxy -- $14.99
The Mark of Kri -- $14.99
Twisted Metal: Black -- $9.99
War of the Monsters -- $9.99


Each game also has trophy support, have been upscaled to 1080p, and include Remote Play, Live Broadcast, Share Play, Activity Feeds, and Second Screen support.

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10 user comments

19.12.2015 2:57

OO! how exciting.


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29.12.2015 13:37

Awesome! We're 33% of the way to me buying a PS4. Twisted Metal is one and now we just need Shaun Palmer's Pro Snowboarder and the SSX series and then I'll buy a PS4. Sure, the new games are dope but those three consume a LOT of my time and they are my favs!

310.12.2015 10:24

Ya, let's repurchase these instead of being able to slip the original disk in the unit that you already own.

410.12.2015 14:29

Rather disappointed that I would need to re-buy GTA San Andreas (still have my ps2 copy). I was looking forward to the PS2 release as being free, kinda like how Xbox One has it for their 360 games.

511.12.2015 8:56

It's not "backwards compatibility"...it's recompiling old games w/ extra tweaks to be low budget PS4 games (you have to re-buy!).

611.12.2015 10:56

Quote:
It's not "backwards compatibility"...it's recompiling old games w/ extra tweaks to be low budget PS4 games (you have to re-buy!).
Exactly. It's the same thing with HD remakes, just re-packaging old stuff and selling it as new.

711.12.2015 14:50

Originally posted by doowop72:
Ya, let's repurchase these instead of being able to slip the original disk in the unit that you already own.
I was gonna unleash on your crap comment but then realized that you, in all fairness, couldn't have known that I don't own a PlayStation at all. Used to but the PS2 broke due to power supply failure.

So while I didn't clarify myself, you best watch that tone.

811.12.2015 16:17

Originally posted by hearme0:
Originally posted by doowop72:
Ya, let's repurchase these instead of being able to slip the original disk in the unit that you already own.
I was gonna unleash on your crap comment but then realized that you, in all fairness, couldn't have known that I don't own a PlayStation at all. Used to but the PS2 broke due to power supply failure.

So while I didn't clarify myself, you best watch that tone.


I don't see how his message was directed at you directly. Sound to me that he was just stating an obvious point for anyone who has the system and original PS2 games.

Playstation 2 and/or the power supplies are quite cheap these days...

913.12.2015 18:21

Originally posted by hearme0:
Originally posted by doowop72:
Ya, let's repurchase these instead of being able to slip the original disk in the unit that you already own.
I was gonna unleash on your crap comment but then realized that you, in all fairness, couldn't have known that I don't own a PlayStation at all. Used to but the PS2 broke due to power supply failure.

So while I didn't clarify myself, you best watch that tone.


My apologies if the comment I made had seem to be directed to you. I assure it was intended for the whole audience in general, including myself, as I have those old games and consoles. I know this thread has been around for a month, but I just caught this. I love afterdawn and by no means will I argue with an individual, especially with an A.D. addict, but will shed an opinion about what these companies are pulling on us.

1013.12.2015 18:23

Originally posted by hearme0:
Originally posted by doowop72:
Ya, let's repurchase these instead of being able to slip the original disk in the unit that you already own.
I was gonna unleash on your crap comment but then realized that you, in all fairness, couldn't have known that I don't own a PlayStation at all. Used to but the PS2 broke due to power supply failure.

So while I didn't clarify myself, you best watch that tone.


My apologies if the comment I made had seem to be directed to you. I assure it was intended for the whole audience in general, including myself, as I have those old games and consoles. I know this thread has been around for a month, but I just caught this. I love afterdawn and by no means will I argue with an individual, especially with an A.D. addict, but will shed an opinion about what these companies are pulling on us.

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