Now Play ‘GTA San Andreas’ + More Retro Titles on Playstation 4!

By December 5, 2015

Hello to everyone out there in the Nation! And this is a cool story – the quest for retro games, I’m sure, is never complete; so the folks at Sony are leading the charge. Just take a look at the news from the PlayStation Blog:

“To celebrate our PS2 heritage, I’m excited to announce that starting tomorrow, you will be able to purchase and play PS2 games on your PS4 via PlayStation Store in the Americas and Europe.”

These are games completely separate from the PlayStation Now service, which provides PS4 owners the chance to play streaming PS3 games for $19.99 a month subscription fee. First retro titles up at the plate for Sony are:

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

As a gamer, having the chance to be transported back to the dawn of modern gaming is refreshing. The fact that the folks at Sony haven’t stopped at simply porting the games makes the experience even better:

“Having these titles available on PS4 is already incredibly exciting for us, but we did not stop there. We have brought these titles forward to meet today’s gaming standards by adding Trophy support! Each title’s Trophy set has been carefully developed in conjunction with feedback from the original creators to be sure that they capture the spirit and feeling of each game.”

The options will not only include Trophy support, the ability to share content and view it in a modern way is another treat Sony is bringing to the table:

“Also, you will be able to experience all of these PS2 games like never before — in up-rendered 1080p with the features you expect from a PS4 game including Remote Play, Live Broadcast, Share Play, Activity Feeds, and Second Screen support for game manuals with PlayStation Vita or PlayStation App.”

Sony is a dominate force when it comes to the PS4, and with a system built on power, with retro, and modern options abound. This PS2 to PS4 project does not end with a handful of titles as the PlayStation Blog implies… more is on the way:

“We will be working tirelessly to bring you your favorite PS2 games with new releases on a regular basis, and we hope you love playing PS2 games on PS4 as much as we did making them!”

Make sure to stay in the loop, and see what retro titles are coming back to face a new generation of gamers — right here on GeekNation.

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Cory Naught
Cory Naught is a writer, producer, radio talent, and and all around super geek. Originally from a small town called Phoenix, Oregon he is amazed by things like stop lights and escalators. Kidding. A huge tech guy, movie fan and gamer to boot. Find him at Tweet @corynaught
  • Rob S. Baker

    Now we need the destroy all humans games!

  • Cory Naught

    I’m all for Rachet and Clank. Hell even Hot Shots Golf.