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PS2 Games on PS4

Idea 71623 | Posted in , by | May 21, 2014

PS2 Classics purchased and downloaded on PSN should be playable on PS4.

Update December 6, 2015: A new selection of PS2 titles updated to be playable on PS4 is now available on PlayStation Store. Read here for full details.

Note: This submission has been updated for easier sorting; for PS2 Classics playable on PS Vita, please go to this idea.


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Djmax4599  |  May 22nd, 2014 at 4:12 pm

This is what I need,I would love to play PS2 games on the go with my Vita.


oversevethousand  |  June 3rd, 2014 at 1:35 pm

At the very least, a free app that functions as a streaming device for games we’ve purchased but can’t play on the Vita (PS1/PS2 Classics) would be a fair compromise.


lisa_m76  |  June 18th, 2014 at 9:31 pm

The PS Vita has had enough compromises.. It needs PS2 classic support and I honestly don’t like the idea of PlayStation Now… What if I have bad internet connection? and what if I want to play classic PS2 games on the go? this is why PS2 classics need to be playable on PS Vita..


razzlero  |  June 21st, 2014 at 9:41 am

I’m not sure if vita is powerful enough to emulate ps2 games, but ps4 definitely should be and should have ps2 and ps1 support.


den_rick  |  June 23rd, 2014 at 6:14 am

PS4 can more or less use Ps Now. But it might be better if you can actually buy the game.

For the Vita, they can just port PS2 games as it is. It is not necessary to introduce a super Hyper “HD” version which is costly to make. If they want they can insert filtering for slightly better graphics.

They can also just put it on the PSN.

GTA SA, Gran Turismo and Original Most Wanted /Maybe NFS Carbon, Mortal Kombat are needed here. I am sure Original Most Wanted can be interesting since it is the best one. or even Burnout 3: Takedown. Come on!

    DanThePsycho  |  August 4th, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    PS Now is not a fair or good compromise, it’s just a blatant cash grab. Though the vita isn’t really good for PS1-2 games, the way it fits the screen doesn’t do them any justice and in most cases makes it near impossible to read the game text.

    PapaPico619  |  December 7th, 2016 at 3:31 am

    I agree buying and downloading all digital game playable on PS4 would be the best future and add huge value to investing into psn infrustracture over others.
    Instead they fracture our digital purchases and relegate some to PS4 and the rest to PS3! Sony is putting greed above all else.


Icestar10  |  June 25th, 2014 at 8:36 am

I really would like this! The PS2 has lots of games so it makes sense to make PS2 games available.


Djmax4599  |  June 29th, 2014 at 11:34 pm

The PS Vita is pretty powerful.. Way more powerful than a PS2.. If we have a developer who knows a lot about the PS2 Emotion Engine and the Vita’s limitations, they can code a PS2 emulator instead of releasing the PS2 games over again in HD. Also I would hate to BUY THE GAMES I BOUGHT ON PLAYSTATION STORE AGAIN!!… I bought Rayman 2 Revolution, Rayman Arena, and Bully and would love to play those on the go… Its a whole lot of Vita fans who like the idea of PS2 Classics so Sony make this happen!!

    SlvRBlzE  |  July 22nd, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    I agree with you. I have many games in ps2 discs, and they are games that I can play forever, yet, there is no backwrds compatibility. Sony should sell you an app for backwards compatibility for psx and ps2 so you can play your discs or re-download the classics you already bought in psn.


Davs_Due  |  June 30th, 2014 at 1:39 pm

I want my Spy vs. Spy game on my PS4! :'(


MellowLyricist  |  July 7th, 2014 at 1:18 am

Who are the fools downvoting this? There is a real concern of PS3s having backward compatibility with PS2 discs removed, but this would be the only way, short of full-priced HD ports, for us to play legally PS2 games on the go. SMH.


Jotamide  |  July 21st, 2014 at 3:45 pm

I really want PS2 classics on the Vita. I would love to play the Fatal Frame games, SMT Nocturne, and SNK vs Capcom 2 on the go!



WitWolfy  |  August 12th, 2014 at 2:30 am

I dont know why this hasnt been implemented yet, obviously the PS4 is more than able to emulate PS2 games this time around. I’ll even pay for he app just release it!


SpiritWolf_93  |  August 23rd, 2014 at 1:20 am

PS1/2 classics on the Vita would be awesome! But probably difficult to accomplish for on the go gaming. However, it would be almost pointless to do that for the PS4 because they have classics for the PS3. (So just plug your PS3 up and play them!) But if I am not mistaken, they are putting a bunch of games (PS1/2 classics as well as PS3 games) on PlayStation Now. So everybody wins!!!! 😀


magooser  |  August 25th, 2014 at 1:21 pm

PS2 classics on the Vita would make my video game dreams come true. FFX HD was a true pleasure on the Vita.

What I don’t understand about PS Now is why they don’t just let you temporarily download the game, the way you can download movies you rent. Seems like they dropped the ball on that.


BipedalOliveOil  |  August 30th, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Expectations for sales are set high because of Steam and other PC distribution platforms. They have this ability strengthened by strong backwards compatability and being able to continuously sell games from years ago maybe even decades. These old games can be sold in packs and should be something that a studio should be able to garner revenue from for years to come. You don’t see movies stop being sold after decade or two.


k-suprimacy  |  September 4th, 2014 at 11:06 am

since the begging of time we’ve been crying about this. i think sony don’t care.



Wayne_Joyce  |  September 29th, 2014 at 4:07 pm

WOULD LIKE BOTH OPTIONS REGARDING GAME STREAMING VS. RUNNING NATIVELY ON HARDWARE. PS Now (game streaming) is a good idea for times when Internet connectivity is available or an option but ultimately I would also like to have the CHOICE to purchase FULL games and play them NATIVELY on the hardware, for example, for those times when I have no internet connectivity (like when I’m out of the house (car, cabin, etc.) with my wi-fi only Vita).


CaSh_Recoilz  |  September 29th, 2014 at 5:27 pm

YES!!!! And they need to add games like dragon ball z budokai tenkaichi 3..
also they need to add ps3 classics into ps4 as well or more games through playstation now.


WitWolfy  |  October 2nd, 2014 at 7:35 am

Pssssh… Wont happen, thats why they announced PSNOW, because these idiots are too LAZY to write a quick emulator that would appeal to more people buying it in a heartbeat. They’ll rather charge you again for streaming it at ridiculous prices and expect you to lick their toes and say thank you o great lord.

Too bad, your loss Sony.


Oxybelis  |  October 19th, 2014 at 1:37 pm

PS2 Classics on Vita could not be done. Vita does not have enough power.


Jellevdburg  |  October 24th, 2014 at 6:00 am

I hope the idea makes this trough, because then I can play all the Ratchet and Cank games on my Playstatopn 4! I always loved Ratchet and Clank! Sorry for my bad english



derFunk  |  October 30th, 2014 at 10:28 pm

Vita or not doesn’t matter to me, but it’s pretty ridiculous this isn’t on PS4 yet.


HAMADABOSS98  |  November 1st, 2014 at 7:20 am

I Like To Play Midnight Club 3 DUB Edition Remix On PS Vita


Intik-  |  November 10th, 2014 at 6:59 am

Une rétrocompatibilité avec la Playstation2 se seras un grand plus pour la PS4 ,c’est une très bonne idée.



Darvious  |  December 11th, 2014 at 5:39 pm

I want a Real remaster like resident evil 3 remaster on Dot Hack gu to ps4


Luxire  |  December 24th, 2014 at 2:23 am

Please, i want to play Persona 3 and Persona 4 on my PS4 D,:


DVD_Sandwich  |  December 30th, 2014 at 1:24 am

This would be great. PS4 is more than powerful enough to emulate PS1 and PS2 games.


ShadowGodd  |  January 7th, 2015 at 4:38 am

I want to see all my games from psn available on ps4, from my minis to my ps3s i want a section in library that shows categorys of all our previous games and allow them all to be playable and downloadable too


ShadowGodd  |  January 7th, 2015 at 4:52 am

Vita is more then capable of PS2, its only because PS2 games are so large and memory cards are so costly that at this point PS2 games would be unappealing to most people… Me i had a 32GB and quickly found how quickly that space vanishes with only a few PSP and PS1 games… I would expect to see it happen though as soon as the memory cards are cheaper and can hold more i thnk right now 32GB used 1s cost about 50-60$ Mine was close to 80$ new a year ago.


Insomnia999  |  January 31st, 2015 at 10:29 am

This is where PS Now comes in. Eventually PS1, PS2 and PS3 games will be on the service (hopefully PS4 games as well).


Insomnia999  |  January 31st, 2015 at 10:32 am

They should have a buy and stream forever option for PS Now though.

PS Now vs emulator – allows them to offer games on any device that can stream (iOS, Android, smart tv’s, etc.). Much bigger potential audience than just making an emulator for PS4.


Detinator73  |  February 13th, 2015 at 8:40 pm

Thumbs up on that one. It would be nice to play PS2/PS1/PSN games on PS4 for those bought at the PSN store.


Gunar89  |  February 26th, 2015 at 5:36 am

If PS3 can emulate the first two consoles and add smoothing and whatnot, there’s no excuse why the PSQUADRUPLE cannot. I understand you gotta push the streaming service but not everyone (including me) can use it.


EggoTheseHuevos  |  March 9th, 2015 at 8:06 pm

This should happen cause ps now is to expensive


maddDOG231  |  March 10th, 2015 at 7:19 pm

THIS NEEED TO HAPPEN!! i did’t buy ps1 and 2 games to never finish them… I;m slowly pushing my ps3 away because I bought the ps4 !!! PLZ MAKE THIS HAPPEN SONY!!!


Teelord  |  March 17th, 2015 at 4:48 pm

Great idea. I have PS2 Classics downloaded to my PS3 that I’d like to finish or re-visit. I don’t want to have to run two systems side-by side when one should suffice. Make PS2 Classics cross-buy, please! Thanks.



DarkChill192  |  April 16th, 2015 at 3:19 pm

I’m hoping that they wouldn’t be available through PS Now though. My connection is not optimal for it so it would be a real disappointment.


Da_Great_Dog  |  May 12th, 2015 at 3:36 am

This should also work with any games purchased on psn on any of the consoles. I have bought most of my games on psn, I would like to continue to play them not just lose them.


ShadowGodd  |  May 22nd, 2015 at 4:36 am

NO what they need to do is make every purchased PSN game playable on PS4.
that means
PS1 classics
PS2 classics
PSP classics
PSP minis
and of course PS3.


SuperGodd  |  May 26th, 2015 at 10:17 am

we need Emulators for PSX, PS2 and PS3 disc based games.
we also need to be able to play any and all of our old PSN purchases such as PSP, Minis and anything else from PSN such as PS3, 2 and 1 digital games.

the PS3s in the beginning where all wired to play PSX and PS2 games… then they created the Emulation software “PS2 System Data” for the later generation of PS3… so lets all face it if PS3 can do emulation than so can the PS4.

if they made the emulators and charged 10-15$ per software people will buy them… and we can all be happy the gamers get to play their games and sony makes money on the software plus im sure they would make even more sales because people will also end up buying more PSone and 2 classics along with PSP, Minis and PS3 games they may have missed out on.

what happened to the old slogan? “it only does, everything”
now with PS4 it seems the slogan should be ” it only does PS4, nothing else, not even audio discs”


SuperGodd  |  May 26th, 2015 at 10:24 am

and why is this moved to Vita for easier sorting? it has nothing to do with Vita! its “PS2 games on PS4” not “PS2 on Vita”

fricken blog share is ridiculous! especially when we cant even renew an old idea by resubmitting a better version of the old out dated suggestion that NO ONE will ever see!


SuperGodd  |  May 26th, 2015 at 10:36 am

PS now is complete crud… even after the new subscription option.
PS now should be a rental service for new PS4 games and for people who want to stream old games to an android device… but honestly whos going to pay for that? no one in their right mind is who.

Lets face it emulations software is what we all need and want!

the PSnow should have 2 versions the PS4 game rentals for PS4.
then the Classics stream for Mobile devices.

i wouldnt mind paying 5$ to stream a new game for 3 even 2 days.
and i wouldnt mind paying a subscription to stream old PSN games on my Note3.

but making us pay for crud we most likely already bought just to play it for a few hours or so is outragous… and you people who think PSnow is awesome need to wake up! and realize you are getting scammed


o3Celerity  |  June 18th, 2015 at 1:16 am

How about online multiplayer for playstation 2 games on ps4?


Munkieezy  |  June 21st, 2015 at 9:22 pm

PS1 and PS2 have a ton of hidden gems that are just begging to be discovered by older and newer PlayStation users. Those games will gain much more exposure now that we’re able to stream directly from the PS4. It’s going to look like the PS4 has a bigger library to people who browse twitch.

I’m very surprise this isn’t a feature on PS4 yet. The PS2 is the highest selling console in the world you should be taking advantage of that and letting us have access to its games if you want the PS4 to surpass the PS2.


zennacko  |  June 23rd, 2015 at 2:42 pm

Microsoft gave the players the ability to play x360 games on their Ones, Sony needs to work on PS1/PS2 emulators for the PS4, as we can clearly see it relies a lot on “remakes” and “remasters” from PS3, and even PS1. It’s time to let the developers create something new (unless these remasters and remakes are proof that they ran out of PROFITABLE ideas)

Either way, like the other guys said here, PSNow won’t be widely adopted because:
1. Not everybody wants to keep paying subscriptions here and there for everything, Spotify, Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, HBO (Now/GO) and others take too much money already.
2. Not everybody has a connection good enough for streaming a game.
3. There isn’t something more convenient to the player than physical media. You can use it wherever you go, literally. Cloud will face a lot of geographical barriers, censorship and all the things we hate about governments.
4. Gamefly is cheaper on the long run lol


g_r_a_e_y  |  July 1st, 2015 at 9:16 pm

I would pay 10 or 15 bucks for PS1/PS2 emulators on my PS4 but with some caveats:

Has to be available without PS+, I’m not signing up for a subscription service. Ever.

I’d like to have a real copy. Even if that means I get it by downloading an install file with my PC and transferring it to PS4 via usb (I’d be able to keep that install file).

Market a real memory card adapter. Not the half measure that they put out after the PS3 which was read only. That thing’s useless.

Sony should understand that some folks who want to emulate other systems on the PS4 will do it eventually regardless of their wishes (the hardware is in my house, it’s at my mercy). They do have the option to make some money off of that desire however, or leave it on the table. This is somewhat a limited time option, once certain people roll up their sleeves, we won’t need Sony for this and that’ll be all she wrote.

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