Here's How To Play The PS1 Games That Sony Doesn't Want You To Play On Your Vita

So the official list of Vita-supported PS1 Classics is pretty barren. Shame on Sony. Fortunately, some savvy gamers have found a workaround: just use your PlayStation 3.


The above video shows you how to get games like Final Fantasy IX and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night running on your Vita by transferring them from your PS3. NeoGAF has a full list of games they've tested:

2 Xtreme
Arc the Lad
Arc the Lad II
Arcade Hits: Shienryu
Arcade Hits: Sonic Wings Special
Breath of Fire IV
Castlevania Chronicles
Castlevania: SotN
Cho Aniki
Cool Boarders
Coolboarders 2
Coolboarders 3
Cool Boarders 2
Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness
Destruction Derby
Dino Crisis
Dino Crisis 2
Final Fantasy Origins
Final Fantasy IV
Final Fantasy VI
Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy VIII
Final Fantasy IX
Front Mission 3
Gex 3
Hot Shots Golf 2
International Track and Field
Jet Moto
Jet Moto 2
Jumping Flash!
Jumping Flash! 2
The King of Fighters '99
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
Legend of Dragoon
Mega Man
Mega Man 2
Mega Man 3
Mega Man 4
Metal Gear Solid
Money Idol Exchanger
Parasite Eve
Parasite Eve 2
Rally Cross
Rapid Angel
Rayman 2: The Great Escape
Resident Evil: DC
Resident Evil 2
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
Ridge Racer 4
Saiyuki: Journey West
Silent Hill
Street Fighter Alpha 1
Street Fighter Alpha 3
Syphon Filter
Syphon Filter 2
Syphon Filter 3
Tekken 2
Threads of Fate
Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider 2
Tomb Raider 3
Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation
Toy Story 2
Toy Story Racer
Twisted Metal 2
Unjammer Lammy
Vagrant Story
Wild Arms
Wild Arms 2


Time to get your Suikoden on!

(Thanks, Illuminerdi!)

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My husband likes to make fun of me because I am waaaaaaaaaay more interested in games I have played to death than newer ones. Case in point, I have The Witcher, Saints Row the Third, Mass Effect 1 and 2, Bioshock 2, and so, so many more I've barely touched (all from Steam sale, naturally), to say nothing of a couple PS3 games I've bought or was given that are still in their wrappers. But I will sit and play Azure Dreams or Persona 2 (or 4!) or Breath of Fire 3 or SUPER MARIO RPG(!) for hours and hours and hours. The game I played the most of out of the ones I bought at the Steam sale? Shining Force 2.

Mind, I'm not saying old games are better... just that... I think I have a problem.