PS1 & PS2 CLASSICS THAT SHOULD BE RELEASED ON PSN
Sony has done a great job at accommodating fans of the original system, by releasing over 160 PS1 classics on the PSN. Hits like Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Crash Bandicoot, Tomb Raider, and many others have been made available for reasonable prices and sold considerably well in some cases. Cult classics like Final Fantasy 7, Xenogears, and Metal Gear Solid are on the store, but there are some glaring absences.
With the first two entries in the series already on the PlayStation store, including arguably the most popular game in the series seems like a no-brainer. Unfortunately, Tekken 3 has yet to reach the PSN. Aside from citing the project to be “difficult,” there hasn’t been much coming from Namco on this issue.
RPG fans have clamored for top games from the original PlayStation to make it to the PSN. Suikoden has been available on the PSN for years, but the 2nd entry in the series, widely acclaimed to be even better than the first game, is missing. Adding this game would complete the series on PS1, and bring a sigh of relief to fans who traded or sold their copy all those years ago.
PlayStation 2 Classics or HD remakes?
HD remakes of PlayStation 2 games have become popular recently, with series like God of War, Sly Cooper, and the Ico / Shadow of Colossus collection all receiving the HD upgrade treatment. Some PS2 games have even been added to the PSN in their original PS2 form, like Grand Theft Auto III and GTA Vice City. However, the list of PS2 games pales in comparison to the list of PS1 games available on the PSN, leaving plenty of room to add some great PS2 games to the fray.
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo 4 would add some help to the racing department on the PSN. Although a game like GT4 would benefit from the HD upgrade, there is also something to playing the game in its original format. With Gran Turismo 3 also absent from the store, perhaps a bundled release of GT3 and GT4 is in order.
Star Wars: Battlefront
The Star Wars Battlefront series was a popular series on many different consoles, and should be considered for re-release on as many game marketplaces as possible, including the PSN. Releasing Battlefront and Battlefront 2 would be great for fans of the series and could even be expounded upon from a multiplayer perspective.