PS Now is a streaming service offered on the PS4 that will allow users to access a large selection of titles from the Playstation, PS2, PS3, and PS Vita library. With half of my old Playstation discs scratched or lost, this will give me the opportunity to conveniently play them again in the highest quality.
Honestly, I can’t wait to play some of my favorites like Final Fantasy 8 and Tomb Raider 2 again. There’s a nostalgic list put together by USgamer of 20 PS1 Games you will definitely want to play on PS Now, and we highlight a few of them here…
Resident Evil 2
I appreciated the original Resident Evil from afar, but Resident Evil 2 marks the first time the series really clicked with me. It still features those dated tank controls, but thanks to the guidance of Platinum’s Hideki Kamiya, Resident Evil 2 feels much more refined and far less clunky than its predecessor. If you’re looking to jump into a classic survival horror game, Resident Evil 2 makes for one of the most accessible choices, and the DualShock version even features an easy mode to help spoiled modern gamers (me included) deal with the demands of 1998 gaming. – Bob Mackey
Final Fantasy Tactics
I’ve already written about FF Tactics before, but let me just state this again: Final Fantasy Tactics is an amazing tactical strategy RPG, the likes of which has yet to be surpassed by Square Enix. Tactics Advance and Tactics A2 were okay, but they were no Tactics. Others have raided the hill to take the throne, but for me, no one has succeeded yet.
Like Alpha 3, Tactics is available on the PlayStation Store, but it needs to be available to players on Sony’s subscription service. Until it is, I shall continue to be the game’s prophet, preaching of its greatness until the time that its holiness gets a proper sequel. – Mike Williams
I’m nominating this classic Namco arcade port for purely selfish reasons. It was the first game I played on PS1, and it just blew me away. At a time when most were still used to playing 16-bit classics like Aladdin and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie, Ridge Racer looked every inch the generational leap forward it represented.
I’ve still got my original PS1 long box version of the game – one of the few PS1 games I’ve kept over the years. But since I don’t have a console to play it on, having the chance to drift sideways down memory racetrack would be great! – Jaz Rignall
Street Fighter Alpha 3
Street Fighter is a series with a long history so I’m sure fighting aficionados all have their personal favorite game in the franchise. For some that may be Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, or Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, but the spot in my heart will always be occupied by Street Fighter Alpha 3.
Street Fighter Alpha 3 is the pinnacle of the series, unless you count its various ports like Alpha 3 MAX. 33 distinct and well-animated characters (37 in MAX), the ISM system allowing you to choose your playstyle, Alpha Counters, and the kick-ass World Tour mode. World Tour allowed you to take you favored character into fighting challenges to gain experience and abilities to improve them. It was such a fun mode for my friends and I; being able to spring your new custom character on someone is great.