The original – and still the best, in my opinion – is available for download on the PSN, and The 3rd Birthday is out for the PSP.

And now, the ESRB has rated Parasite Eve II for the PlayStation 3 and PSP, which typically means it will soon arrive on the Network as a downloadable title.

If you're unfamiliar, this was the highly anticipated sequel to the first title and continued the story of protagonist Aya Brea. Personally, I didn't like the shift from action/RPG to all action; the first gave us an interesting hybrid mechanic that featured a turn-based element, while the sequel was just a real-time horror game like Resident Evil . It was still good, though, and I do recommend it.

By the way, if you aren't old enough, you won't remember all the clamor surrounding the shower scene in PEII. Everyone was talking about how we'd see Aya strip down and while it's tame by today's standards, that scene remains one of the…steamiest in history.

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Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

YAY!! I still need to finish Parasite Eve, I keep running out of ammo from being trigger happy. :/

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
9 years ago

We already have this on our UK PS Store, though it seems like we'll never get the 1st one ūüôĀ

Excelsior1
Excelsior1
9 years ago

i still own pe2 on disc. i enjoed it a lot. it had really impressive graphics at the time.

mk ultra
mk ultra
9 years ago

Never played the second PE. Will definitely give it a try.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

This isn't an HD remake is it?

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

Nah.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

Thanks. That would have been nice, but I'll pick this one up anyways.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Sadly I've never finished the first one, I always run out of bullets and die. I did beat 3rd birthday though, it was okay, (woop for the added shower scene.) I wonder if a Parasite Eve 3 as a full fledged big budget action game is something Square Enix will invest in after the next 10,000 Final Fantasies in development come out. I'd be interested, I like Aya.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

Really? I don't ever recall having that happen…

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

it sucks balls, you just have no way of fighting back.

burnedknight
burnedknight
9 years ago

I just recently bought the first parasite eve looks like i better finish it before the second one comes to psn

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

I still have my physical copy from when I was younger. I'm glad it's coming to PSN though. Add it to the list of others that are 'suppose' to come, which are

FFV
FFVI
Chrono Trigger
now Paracite Eve 2

Despite owning many of these now, they still need to add

Chrono Cross
Legend of Legaia
Legend of Dragoon
Thousand Arms
Lunar
Lunar 2 Eternal Blue
Suikoden 2
Tales of Destiny 1 and 2
Star Ocean 2
Dragon Warrior VII

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

Thankfully, I have all those games in my collection with the exception of the Tales titles. ūüôā

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

Lucky!! =)

I'm close, only excluding the Tales games as well and Suikoden 2. =<.<=

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Suikoden II is great!

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

I wish I could afford it. Sadly I think I'll never own it. *cries* :_(

Riku994
Riku994
9 years ago

BADUM CHH!

Donnie4life
Donnie4life
9 years ago

suikoden 2 would be awesome to get. i have the original disc great game my fav series love the 108 stars