PlayStation Plus: 7 retro games to do!

Play news PlayStation Plus: 7 retro games to do!

As you already know, the new PlayStation Plus has just been launched with more than 700 games from all walks of life, whether recently or released years ago. Today we are going to look at these old grains of gold that are still worth the detour. So fasten your seatbelts, because we’re going to take a hell of a step back in time. Don’t worry, the quality is there!

Some images are from the original releases, not the remastered PS Plus releases.

Final Fantasy VII

Of course, you know Final Fantasy VII, Square Enix’s cult work, which recently received a remake (and whose second episode will be released next year). So why not jump into the original game? With the PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium offer it is possible. Take advantage of a remastered version – much finer than back then – with all the systems of the past: turn-based matches, hand-drawn decorations … Why not anyway, if you want to get into the skin of a gamer from the 90s. Especially since Final Fantasy VII Remake was rewritten, you will discover here Clouds original story, Sephiroth, from the Avalanche group, and Shinra, who wants to seize the earth’s life energy to run his business. A simple cult game for all RPG fans.

  • Via the “Game Catalog” of PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium

Jak & Daxter / Jak II / Jak X

So here we are tackling a big name in action-adventure / platform, developed by none other than one of the most famous studios in the world: Naughty Dog. Before they made Uncharted, The Last of Us, the team was best known for their platform games. So after the insane success of Crash Bandicoot, it was Jak & Daxter’s turn to invade PS2s around the world. And so much to say the series is remembered, with a tone that slowly became more mature as the episodes progressed. From now on, in the Premium offer from PlayStation Plus, you can discover Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II: Outlaw, Jak X (a not really memorable racing software). You will therefore have understood that the third opus is missing for the time being. But you have plenty to do and be amazed at the series. We download!

  • Via PlayStation Plus Premium “Classics Catalog”

Ape Escape / Ape Escape 2

Another game, another cult title! Do you know Monkey Escape, this little platform game where you have to catch monkeys? If not, then know that it’s a hell of a piece of PS1. It is simply the first game to make DualShock mandatory : the controller with two analog sticks (the basic one had only one directional cross). Players can thus move with the left stick and use an object with the right, especially a net to retrieve animals that roam everywhere. And in order not to do anything like everyone else, the wrench was also attached to the R1 and R2 triggers. In short, a small revolution for the time being. So if you want a taste of it, the first episode as well as the second, Ape Escape 2, are available in the PlayStation Plus Premium offer. What a great time to have!

  • Via PlayStation Plus Premium “Classics Catalog”

Toy Story II

While Buzz Lightyear has just had the right to his own film, how about embodying him in a game? Well, we’ll have to go back a few years, but it’s worth it. Here’s Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue, an action-adventure game set in the famous Disney / Pixar universe. You know the song, this time Woodie was kidnapped and the great Space Ranger will do anything to find him ! You will need to embody it in 15 levels to reach your goal, all in five zones with bosses at the key. In short, an unpretentious platform game that does the job well, even with passages from the film and the heroes’ original voices. In addition, here we can see the great remaster work done on the retro games for PlayStation Plus. All in all, there is no reason to deprive yourself at all.

  • Via PlayStation Plus Premium “Classics Catalog”

resident Evil

So yes, Resident Evil 8 will land in virtual reality. Yes, a Resident Evil 4 remake is in development. Progress is all well and good, but the first Resident Evil was already damn successful. From now on, via PlayStation Plus Premium, you can experience a Director’s Cut version of this masterpiece, with the added bonus of new movies – new camera angles and extra scenes. Even more good reasons to shake ! If you have not had the opportunity to play it, you should know that it is a fear of survival in the purest tradition of the term: fixed camera angles, doors that open slowly … Even today we bet that you will not remain indifferent with zombies on the mansion. The opportunity to know where it all began, where the company Umbrella began its experiments. A giant cult game.

  • Via PlayStation Plus Premium “Classics Catalog”

tekken 2

Do you want a much more frontal approach than in Resident Evil? Then this good old Tekken 2 is for you! You need to know this big name in the fighting game. This opus takes the basics of the first episode to make it something better, always with a four-button attack system. On the program new counter-attacks as well as modes that will always be there later: Survival, Team Battle and Time Attack. That was enough to make Tekken 2 one of the most popular PlayStation 1 games. For the anecdote, the game showed at the launch of the new PS Plus a price of $ 9,999 in the Sony store. An error definitely caused by the transition to the new subscription service. So yes, when we tell you that Tekken is worth gold, it’s not for nothing!

  • Via PlayStation Plus Premium “Classics Catalog”

Siphon filter

We finally end with one last big name on PlayStation, also developed by a studio that today makes a lot of noise at Sony: Siphon Filter by Bend Studio (Days Gone). Here has nothing to do with hordes of zombies: it’s action infiltration in the third person. But we are with a rather realistic approach to the genre. The player has a lot of gadgets that he needs to use depending on the situation, and the enemies will not hesitate to hide behind objects to protect themselves. All in a story full of computer viruses but also terrorist networks. In short, a fairly modern game that still deserves attention today. So if you want to discover the first steps in Bend Studio, you know what to do. Siphon Filter is available in the Premium offer on the latest PlayStation Plus.

  • Via PlayStation Plus Premium “Classics Catalog”

About the new PlayStation Plus:

What is PlayStation Plus?

PlayStation Plus is the subscription formula for PS4 and PS5. Through various offers, you can enjoy hundreds of PlayStation titles, a list of retro games ranging from PS1 to PS3 and even streaming playback, depending on your subscription level.

What are the 3 PS Plus offers?

PlayStation Plus consists of three levels: Essential (€ 8.99 / month), Extra (€ 13.99 / month) and Premium (€ 16.99 / month). The first offers the same benefits as the old PS Plus (online games, save in the cloud, games included every month, exclusive discounts via PlayStation Store). The other also benefits from a catalog of about 400 PS4 titles | PS5. And the third adds on top of retro software (PSP, PS1, PS2, PSP), remote reading of a selection of games thanks to streaming and – importantly – demos to test a handful of blockbusters.

Who can benefit from free play from PlayStation Plus?

Depending on your subscription, you will not have access to the same games. With PlayStation Plus Essential you are entitled to the PS Plus Collection (PS5 only) and to the titles offered each month. With Extra you have access to a PS4 catalog | PS5 with about 400 apps. And with Premium, you get nearly 340 retro games, streaming of PS3 titles and demos.

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