The PlayStation Network is pretty well loaded with both new digital games and downloadable classics from the PS1 era. Developers are also on a serious retro kick lately; we've already seen many old-school titles come to life once more on our PS3s or PSPs. And with third-party studios very much in support of both the PSN and XBLA, might it be possible to see a section for old PC classics?

I imagine the idea presents both potential programming and licensing issues but one can still dream, can't he? I really don't care about PC gaming now but during the platform's heyday – the '90s, of course – there were more than a few memorable titles that I will play to this day. Heroes of Might and Magic remains one of my favorite franchises ever, and if I had more time, I'd be interested in starting new adventures in Diablo , Baldurs Gate , Icewindale , and others. Remember 1998? I mean, there are so many PC gems from past generations that could easily be delivered in downloadable form now – you can grab them digitally for your computer, even if it's not exactly legal – and it could prove to be immensely popular.

What PC games might you want to see on the PSN? What would you spend the time and money to download and play? Anything too recent and graphic-intensive is probably out of the question but that's okay; I don't really want any of that, anyway. Who might like the old-fashioned thrill of Heretic ? Or the original Fallout ? We've got Dreamcast games headed our way and as time goes on, don't rule out the entire PS2 library. Who knows what the future holds? But right now, if we're going to be faithful to all the classics from the PlayStation era, maybe we should think outside the box. Maybe we should grab us some classic PC fun…and I want Trophies, too.

Subscribe
Notify of
71 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Superman915
Superman915
12 years ago

Final Doom
Messiah
An HD 1080p Sim City
The ORIGINAL Warcrafts
MDK
Seeing as they're about to make a comeback, Beavis and Butthead in Virtual Stupidity

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

How are B&B about to make a comeback?

Superman915
Superman915
12 years ago

Theyre coming back to MTV with the original team and animation.

main_event05
main_event05
12 years ago

Nice.
Duh Duh Duh, Duh Duh Da Duh.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

Sweet, I loved that show. King of the Hill was so lame.

rogers71
rogers71
12 years ago

How about Phantasmagoria and Ripper. Those were 2 of my favorite games back in the day.

kraygen
kraygen
12 years ago

I would absolutely love that. I missed everything from the 90's and I would love to be able to pick up these old games on psn.

Getting some of them to work on vista is a real pain.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

Nothing bloody works on XP, I mean I hear there's a way but I don't want to be anally probed to play a few old games of mine.

hellish_devil
hellish_devil
12 years ago

@Kraygen

How old are you??

kraygen
kraygen
12 years ago

27, but I grew up with 4 siblings and we didn't have much money. My parents never bought us any video games except for christmas one year I got an original gameboy. It was after the colored ones came out tho.

So I didn't really get into gaming until after I got married and started buying them myself. I always liked video games, I just rarely got the chance to play them.

Reccaman18
Reccaman18
12 years ago

Get Windows 7. It is so much better and quicker than Vista.


Last edited by Reccaman18 on 7/28/2010 8:10:53 PM

kraygen
kraygen
12 years ago

I would love to, but it's expensive.

Alienange
Alienange
12 years ago

I like the Heroes of M&M as well, but I'd also really like M&M 4, 5 and 6. Those three were awesome. Just give me World of Xeen and then 6. That'd do it for me for a while.

Or hell, give me Ultima 7 and Ultima 7 Serpent Isle. Actually… remake them in HD will you? Would there be a trophy for figuring out how to rob that bank?

hellish_devil
hellish_devil
12 years ago

Doom please!!!

Alienange
Alienange
12 years ago

Bought Monkey Island 2 Special Edition. Absolutely amazing what they've done to that game. More PC classics on PSN, remade or not, would definitely get me spending money on digital downloads.

Pandacastro
Pandacastro
12 years ago

When is sega classics coming out?

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
12 years ago

what I would give to have Icewind Dale 2, Deus Ex, AVP2, and Diablo on my ps3. But those are all probably never going to grace my living room console

Benzin
Benzin
12 years ago

Half-Life would be awesome.


Last edited by Benzin on 7/27/2010 10:21:32 PM

Killsignal
Killsignal
12 years ago

sierra adventure games!!!

LOOM…

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

I would love some old school PC games, but I can't think of what I would buy for sure.

Incidentally, if anyone wants to buy my collection they are just sitting in their cases collecting dust:

Diablo
Witchaven
Nascar Racing
Mortal Kombat 3
Beavis and Butthead in Virtual Stupidity
Primal Rage
The Ultimate Doom

Hezzron
Hezzron
12 years ago

If it could be pulled off properly, I'd be interested in the idea. I think some of the more complex games might have control issues…unless you hook up a mouse and keyboard.

Jamaican_Heat
Jamaican_Heat
12 years ago

Come on people what about Starcraft!

hellish_devil
hellish_devil
12 years ago

That only works with mouse and keyboard setup. Besides, I still play my battlechest, so no need to worry about that one =)

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
12 years ago

Mouse and keyboard definitely for that one. But the original was released on the N64 and really wasn't AS horrible as I thought it would be.

Fane1024
Fane1024
12 years ago

PS3 supports mouse and keyboard.

More accurately, it CAN, but almost no devs use it.

If the PC games come with original controls (M&K) rather than some workaround version poorly mapped to a DS3, then I say the idea has merit.

Understand, I'm no devotee of PC games or of M&K controls, but if the games are built for that control scheme, I don't see why the devs don't just leave the game as is when they port it.

There should be tons of RTS games ported to PS3 by now, but instead we get bastardized versions that don't work right because the 360 version can't use M&K.

That annoys me on principle.


Last edited by Fane1024 on 7/29/2010 5:48:14 PM

Epimetheus
Epimetheus
12 years ago

The X-Wing series!

Temjin001
Temjin001
12 years ago

X-Wing and Tie-Fighter fan right here. Maybe someday they'll re-release them with a full graphical update.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
12 years ago

I'm there.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
12 years ago

Ben, not they haven't
They've still got some amazing ps1 games to cover:

Tomba
Gex II and III
Spyro 3
Resident Evil 3
Ape Escape
Thousand Arms
Crash Team Racing
Silent Hill (?)
Klonoa
Croc

I'm sure there are way more

Don't want PC garbage on my PC
For that I'd just download them on my PC

They're better with a keyboard + mouse (no?)

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
12 years ago

Xenogears…

mustang750r
mustang750r
12 years ago

Crash Team Racing, RE3, and Silent Hillare already on PSN my good sir. Go check it out and spend some cash.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
12 years ago

Oh ok, I have them all on disc format so no need to get them at the moment.

Still, there are so many other classics they haven't put up there.

Xenogears for example

What 'bout Legend of Legaia? Legend of Dragoon? (think it's there, not sure)

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
12 years ago

Rival Schools!

Capcom do whatever you have to do, we need Rival Schools!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

Rival Schools was on Dreamcast wasn't it? Maybe it will make it to PSN.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
12 years ago

Nope, only on ps1

Project Justice (sequel) was on Dreamcast only
They should release that one as well. Though the original (Rival Schools) was better imo

Jawknee
Jawknee
12 years ago

I still own a PS1 copy of Rival Schools. Me and my friends in high school spent too many hours playing that game.

Batsu FTW!

mustang750r
mustang750r
12 years ago

I would LOVE to see Starcraft on the PSP and PS3… Besides they owe us one for SC Ghost. D:

StangMan80
StangMan80
12 years ago

Doom!!!

CharlesD
CharlesD
12 years ago

Ha, doom most certainly. I remember when I thought the very same thing, the PSN needs to put up some PC Classics for sale.

Heroes of Might and Magic would be downloaded asap, then some really old school titles like Rocket Jockeys, maybe some Axis and Allies, certainly a few other RTS games (seriously lacking on the PS3) maybe even Wolfenstein and some other old shooters as well. CoD classic I played on Computer many a time and that's available on the PSN. Beat that game on veteran with a touch-pad on a laptop once O_o* crazy I know

main_event05
main_event05
12 years ago

Isn't Doom owned by MS?

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
12 years ago

MS does not own DOOM. id Software owns DOOM. And id Software is owned by ZeniMax Media which is the same company that owns Bethesda.

main_event05
main_event05
12 years ago

Ok, let me rephrase that. Hasn't Doom become a MS exclusive?

mehrab2603
mehrab2603
12 years ago

heart of darkness would be great

TheCrazyMerc
TheCrazyMerc
12 years ago

Itd be so awesome to see PC classics on the PS3, Starcraft?

Kangasfwa
Kangasfwa
12 years ago

Duke Nukem?

The only classic games I would really like to see are Super Metroid and the Lost Vikings 1 and 2 (I don't have a Wii).

Xombito
Xombito
12 years ago

The Blood games. I'll throw in the Postal titles just for the heck of it.

Rings0fUranus
Rings0fUranus
12 years ago

Blood was awesome. Shadow Warrior too.

Naztycuts
Naztycuts
12 years ago

Oregon Trail! haha couldnt resist

kraygen
kraygen
12 years ago

Nooooo, my wife would never give up the ps3 controller.

Jawknee
Jawknee
12 years ago

Kraygen, if you have DSi you can download it for 8 bucks. Thats what i did for my wife. I hand her the DSi when ever i want to play my PS3 in peace and quite. 😉