The Greatness of the PlayStation Classic

PS Classic Release
This week we saw the PS Classic release on the 3rd, and with that has come numerous mixed reviews – with many gamers and reviewers questioning PlayStation’s decision to release the games they did.
So, before we delve any deeper into the actual reviews given; we want to remind you of what games are actually available of this 90’s console.
If you are looking for Tomb Raider or Crash Bandicoot for example; then, unfortunately, you may be slightly disappointed in the choice you do have;

What Games are available? 

Games on PS Classic


  • Battle Arena Toshinden
  • Cool Boarders 2
  • Destruction Derby
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Grand Theft Auto
  • Intelligent Cube
  • 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

We aren’t saying there isn’t any classics on there, like Grand Theft Auto, Final Fantasy VII and Metal Gear Solid you will definitely feel nostalgic; just like we did.
However, there is definitely something missing. But ultimately, we enjoyed the cosmetics of the retro console and it definitely did remind us of the 90’s but we understand and appreciate the lack of classic games was more and more apparent the longer we played.
But before we too far into what could have better or what we would have liked to see more of – we believe that it would be an injustice to PlayStation not to report all of the incredible aspects of this sweet little gaming console;

The Greatness of  the PS Classic

  • The controller is similarly faithful reproductions of the Original PS1 gamepad – this was one of the little features that did set in a tone of nostalgia here at 4Gamers.
  • Seeing Snake – Everyone knows Metal Gear Solid is up there with as an amazing gameplay – as the sirens start to screech and Snake becomes unresponsive to all the callouts, you are definitely set back to your bedroom on your 19th attempt in 1 hour.
  • The actual cosmetic’s of the console – this for us we felt was bang on what the PS1 did look like and we have to applaud Sony for including everything from the placement of the power, reset, and open buttons, to the nostalgia-laced logo sitting on top of the faux CD – ROM reader.

So there are some of the aspects that we fully appreciate that Sony has included in its current redeveloped PS1 Classic. And for only £89.99 – you can’t really complain too much at that.


As for some of the improvements – I think we can ALL agree that if some of the games were different then it would be an amazing console. Like it was mentioned before, most gamers were upset that Tomb Raider and Crash Bandicoot wasn’t included, however, in the defence of Sony these games were just remastered for the newer consoles, therefore, they could have possibly not seen the benefit to their fans by including them.


Your Thoughts

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Added By: 4Gamers | Date Added: 8th Dec 2018

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