Remember, Those Downloadable PS2 Games Don't Have any Extra Stuff

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There are PS2 games coming to the PlayStation Store. An inevitable, if unfortunate turn of events. And just to be clear, these are PS2 games through and through: no remastering, no fancy updates, nothing.


I mean, that seemed fairly obvious yesterday (given the nature of the announcement and the means of delivery), but there are those left wondering, so for those, here it is. These are the original PS2 games, warts and all. There are no trophies, no new textures, no multiplayer, no bonus features.


Simply throwing old games onto the PlayStation Store with no enhancements is a surefire way to get a lot of them up quickly (Sony seem on track to do around 4-6 per month), but it will also grate with those who own those games on PS2 and, once upon a time, could have played them on a PS3 for nothing. A little polish, even trophies, would have soothed that savage beast.

The first five games to be made available sometime later today are GrimGrimoire, Maximo: Ghosts to Glory, Ring of Red, Odin Sphere and God Hand.

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"There are PS2 games coming to the PlayStation Store. An inevitable, if unfortunate turn of events."

I'm confused... what could be unfortunate? I, for one, am looking forward to this. I really hope they release KH (even though I already own it and a PS2).

What is truly unfortunate is that they stopped making the PS3 backwards compatible.