You know, this isn't as straightforward a question as one might think.

The biggest reason is the horde of remastered PS2 classics; those excellent productions from the last generation that have received high-definition overhauls. That includes big names like God of War , ICO , Shadow of the Colossus , Resident Evil , Tomb Raider , and Metal Gear Solid (HD iterations for the latter are coming soon). And because the PS2 classics that arrive on the PSN will not be remastered, nor will they offer Trophies, are we only talking about lesser games?

Maybe the classics deserve the HD/Trophy treatment as a re-release. It's all fine and good for titles like God Hand , Ring of Red , Maximo: Ghosts to Glory , GrimGrimoire , and Odin Sphere to come as they are to the PS2, but would gamers expect huge classics like Final Fantasy XII to go HD? Final Fantasy X already is. So maybe we're looking at the games that were more niche…maybe a bunch of RPGs? How's about Dragon Quest VIII ? Or Suikoden V ? Or Legaia 2: Duel Saga ? Or Shadow Hearts: Covenant ? I just think this is the perfect way for the PS2 RPGs to shine…they won't get HD remasters, but they still have fans!

What PS2 games would you want to see on the PSN?

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huh1678
huh1678
9 years ago

Rogue Galaxy/Xenosaga(really doubt this though)/Dragon Quest VIII would be nice.

Warukyure
Warukyure
9 years ago

It might be difficult to see Xenosaga on the PSN because it could be a nightmare, legally. It all depends on who has the actual rights to Xenosaga. The publisher is Namco Bandai and they don't exactly have the best record of releasing things sometimes. And the other issue would be the developer of Xenosaga, Monolith Soft, is now owned by Nintendo.

Serakek
Serakek
9 years ago

I like the fact that they're finally going to bring PS2 classics to the PS3. However, there are plenty of PS1 classics still missing from the library like Legend of Dragoon, the original Legaia, Megaman Legends 1&2, Suikoden 2 and Breath of Fire 3.

fatelementality
fatelementality
9 years ago

I'm wondering Ben, heard any word that Crisis Core would get a facelift like MGS & GOW did to be put on the store. That would be sweet. Is MGS gonna be seperate digitally like GOW was? Hell, is it gonna be digital at all? I don't remember reading that anywhere.

PAKINIPS
PAKINIPS
9 years ago

Grand Theft Auto.

Xombito
Xombito
9 years ago

If Rockstar decides to re-release any GTAS this gen it needs to be a standalone retail release remaster.

PAKINIPS
PAKINIPS
9 years ago

HD remake of vice city would be a dream come true

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

San Andreas ftw.

shadowpal2
shadowpal2
9 years ago

Before this becomes an argument as to which GTA is the best…I'll say that San Andreas was the best in gameplay, Vice City was the best in being a loveable environment & having awesome characters.

With that…I want both Vice City & San Andreas. Of course…if I really wanted to play them, I have my PS2. =/

(sigh!) so now we know the real reason behind the extraction of PS2 games backwards compatibility. Just a way to make more money. And I guess because supposedly the PS2 backwards compatibility thing wasn't perfect and was causing the thing to overheat.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

DQVIII and FFXII.

thj_1980
thj_1980
9 years ago

TOO MANY TO NAME, but Grand Theft Auto and Star Wars Battlefront 2 and several others.

bebestorm
bebestorm
9 years ago

Off the top of my head GTA 3,Vice City,and San Andreas. .Hack… Tales games… Persona 3 and 4. Kingdom Hearts but I would want that to be remastered for HD.

Riku994
Riku994
9 years ago

Maybe I'd actually finish Legaia 2 if it came to the PSN.. But isn't the whole reason PS2 games have to be re-mastered and not PSN released the fact that the PS3 can't play PS2 games anymore?

fatelementality
fatelementality
9 years ago

Um….any Legacy of Kain game? Hell, remake that whole series from the ground up w new graphics & make it one epic game. May be a little hard w the changing play styles, but I think they could find a medium that would fit the series well. They would have to use the same soundtracks because nobody could replace Tony Jay as The Wheel of Fate. This is way off topic, but did anyone here ever play The Neverhood? It's a PC game just to let u know. I heard something about it coming to mobile devices, but they REALLY need to put it on PSN.


Last edited by fatelementality on 10/3/2011 9:59:25 PM

Kiryu
Kiryu
9 years ago

Yakuza 1 with Japanese voices and Yakuza 2.

ZettaiSeigi
ZettaiSeigi
9 years ago

I'll go for Okami. It would be better if Capcom could patch in Move support when it does come out. Controlling the celestial brush with it would be great! And oh, that would be my first Capcom purchase this console generation (excluding Resident Evil 4 HD) if ever.

Other PS2 games I'd like to see would be Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2, Sakura Wars: So Long My Love, GTA III, Rogue Galaxy, and Dragon Quest VIII.

Nas Is Like
Nas Is Like
9 years ago

Only PS2 classics I want on PSN are:

– Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
– Star Wars: Battlefront 2

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
9 years ago

Shinobi!!!
That game certainly was a forgotten treasure!!!!

And then there's DMC Collection, BLACK, FFXII(which will be huge because you can spend 2 hours to reach your destination despite not being lost).

And last but not least……..THE XENOSAGA SERIES!!!!
I'm sure Namco still own the right to it instead of Monolith Soft.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

I think you're right about Xenosaga, but I doubt Namco would ever bother. That said, if the did an HD remake, I'd guarantee to buy two of each.

GuyverLT
GuyverLT
9 years ago

hell yeah to a new Shinobi, also Tenchu, Onimusha, Viewtiful Joe, State of Emergency, The Warriors, GTA Vice City & GTA San Andreas

TheCanadianGuy
TheCanadianGuy
9 years ago

don't forget GTA 3 it may not be as big a game as vc or sa but without it vc or sa wouldn't of happened. gotta show it respect.

TheCanadianGuy
TheCanadianGuy
9 years ago

Yakuza 1&2 there hard to find in stores. and it would give people who like Yakuza 3&4 but missed 1&2 a chance to catch up. & indigo prophecy alot of people ignored it back in 2005 but after the success of Heavy Rain i bet alot of people would like to play it.

duomaxwell007
duomaxwell007
9 years ago

since only on PSN seems to be all about RARE ps2 games they HAVE to put FFXI on their.. its available in stores on every system now EXCEPT ps2… the ps2 version goes for as much as 700 bucks on ebay and amazon

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

Brand new or used? Because I have used copies and all expansions…..

duomaxwell007
duomaxwell007
9 years ago

thweyre used lol… you got em for PS2… ooo gimmie your CoP disc :p but yeah the ones that i seen that are 700 buts is the "collection" version that has wotg, cop, and treasures of aht urghan (basically all the expansions) on one disc. Dunno how much the individual titles/expansions are going for

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

Hmm… wonder what it would be to just sell them all. I don't really need them anymore… And I still have it on PC, too.

duomaxwell007
duomaxwell007
9 years ago

CoP disc… gimmie!!! lol

newchef
newchef
9 years ago

crash bandicoot…i need it

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

Shinobi and Nightshade

PasteNuggs
PasteNuggs
9 years ago

Any as long as it's not GTA, Ratchet And Clank, Jak And Daxter, Twisted Metal: Black and Black. I wanted these as HD collections.

Dreno
Dreno
9 years ago

Tons of ps2 games need to be re-released on the psn. But just to name a few :

.hack vol. 1-4 and .hack G.U. vol. 1-3

Who's with me?

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
9 years ago

Yes please. I wish CC would just go ahead and make a .hack game on ps3, even though they said no more 🙁

Also, Okami! Okami! Okami!

Phoenix
Phoenix
9 years ago

I agree, I'd love to see the .hack games make thier way to the PSN, or hell, I'd love a real MMO based of the .hack games…. mmmmmmm

DazeOfWar
DazeOfWar
9 years ago

I was never able to play really any PS2 games so any RPG's that were good I would love to see.

I did try a little Rogue Galaxy and would like the chance to finish it.

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
9 years ago

SSX Tricky!! Favourite Xtreme Sports game on PS2!! It will look awesome with HD visuals! Ahhh… so much colour and life in that game!

With MGS, FF X, ICO and SotC, ZOE, God of War, Resident Evil 4 and Code Veronica, Sly Cooper, Beyond Good and Evil, Prince of Persia, Splinter Cell and Tomb Raider getting HD Collections, here's my now much shorter list of games that MUST be given the HD treatment:

GTA III, Vice City, San Andreas
Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2
SSX Tricky
Okami
Psychonauts
Final Fantasy XII
Timesplitters trilogy
Fahrenheit (Indigo Prophecy)
Devil May Cry trilogy (has this been confirmed?)
Silent Hill trilogy (has this been confirmed?)
Tony Hawk 3, 4, Underground and American Wasteland
Red Faction 1 and 2

I'm sure there are many RPG fans out there with titles you wanna see like Dark Cloud or Disgaea or something like that, so feel free to throw some in underneath my comment. 🙂


Last edited by Dancemachine55 on 10/3/2011 10:50:58 PM

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
9 years ago

I only agree on Tony Hawk's Underground then the other TH games as u listed.

Excelsior1
Excelsior1
9 years ago

yes, silent hill hd has already been confirmed. it's a boxed release as well.

are these ps2 releases like god hand hd games? if not i would point out you can pick up all kinds of ps2 games a gamespot for a few bucks each. one of the many reasons i am happy to own a bw compatable ps3.

mehrab2603
mehrab2603
9 years ago

Really want Okami and Legacy of Kain series, but I'd love to see HD remakes of them more.

Warrior Poet
Warrior Poet
9 years ago

Most of the games everyone seems to want are readily available on eBay for less than they would be on PSN. With the PS1 RPGs, some of them like Suikoden are prohibitively expensive, but for the most part getting a physical copy works just as well and it's cheaper.

I think it would be a great idea to get those rare or really expensive games on PSN for a solid price, and anyone who's not a serious collector is going to go for their version rather than a used disc. I mean, $200 for Suikoden II on eBay, or $6 on PSN. I like physical copies, but this one's a no-brainer.

Nas Is Like
Nas Is Like
9 years ago

Slim models don't have PS2 backwards compatibility + the games aren't remastered in HD.

I own a slim model, so yeah…

And the slim version of the PS3. 😉


Last edited by Nas Is Like on 10/3/2011 11:55:27 PM

Warrior Poet
Warrior Poet
9 years ago

I know this is kind of a silly idea, but I was thinking about playing PS2 games on a PS2 😛

djbool
djbool
9 years ago

Oh man, I would love me some Xenosaga

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Xenosaga would be an instant, guaranteed purchase.

556pineapple
556pineapple
9 years ago

The Max Payne games come to mind.

Also I wouldn't mind having the other Medal of Honors. They weren't as good as Frontline, but they were still fun. Frequency and Amplitude would also be good additions. I've never played them, but I heard they were really good.


Last edited by 556pineapple on 10/4/2011 12:15:15 AM

Ydobon
Ydobon
9 years ago

From greatest to least:
Sakura Wars So long my love, Arc the lad twilight of the spirits, Romancing Saga, Blood Will Tell, Digital Devil Sagas, Samurai Western, and Tenchu games

ZettaiSeigi
ZettaiSeigi
9 years ago

OMG, somebody else who plays Sakura Wars. Thumbs up for you! LOL Did you play the Dreamcast games?

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Sakura Wars is fun. But I have so many to play right now, it never gets any time.

Ydobon
Ydobon
9 years ago

No. I never owned a dreamcast, but my uncle did when I was little and he isn't in to those type of games. He is the sports, fighters, and shooter type of guy. They are available on other systems though.

The anime is what actually introduced me to the series (which I thought was okay). This was the first and only sakura video game I have played. The only thing that I might pick up in the series next is Dramatic Dungeon Sakura Taisen, Sakura Taisen V Episode 0, then Sakura Taisen VI for the main series if they decide to make one.

ZettaiSeigi
ZettaiSeigi
9 years ago

@Highlander: I hear you. I have Sakura Wars: So Long My Love but I have yet to get all the endings. Like you, there's just too many games to play right now. Do you have a copy though?

@Coffeya: I also knew of the games because of the anime. The anime is not the greatest, but it was enough for me to like the cast. I love the characters in the Sakura Taisen franchise! I played all the Dreamcast games even if they're in Japanese and I could barely understand a thing. Ahhh, fandom! LOL

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Yep, got a copy sitting on the PS2 stack. My wife enjoys that one as well.