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9 PSone Games To Play On Your Vita

9 PSone Games To Play On Your Vita

PS Vita’s upcoming firmware update – version 1.8 – will add the ability to play PSone classics on it, finally. There’s plenty of them available on the PS Store, but you only have a certain amount of space on your handheld to store them.

So why don’t we help out and tell you nine PSone games you should buy for your PS Vita? Why not indeed. We’re nice like that, plus it means we can get all nostalgic, and that’s a warm, comfortable feeling.

Crash Bandicoot

Honestly – it’s still really good fun. It’s got that wibbly, weird look to it that a lot of earlier 3D games have, but it runs well, it’s simple and straightforward and it’s a hell of a lot of fun. Oh Crash, what went wrong?


If only to wrestle with the ridiculously complex controls, made more complex on the Vita and its lack of L2/R2 buttons. Oh, and for the seven minute intro.

Resident Evil 2

It’s still argued to this day if this is the best of the original trilogy or not – we’re not going to bother with that today. No, it’s just about the game with the most content – and that’s Resi 2. Ah, remember the days when you got five, six different playthroughs for your initial outlay, rather than half of one and DLC for the rest? Great days.

Blood Omen: Legacy Of Kain

Soul Reaver is also excellent, but Blood Omen is the game you can play at a slower, more plodding pace. Ideal for when you’re not really paying that much attention on the bus or something. Just try not to scream “VAE VICTIS!” too loud in public.

R4: Ridge Racer Type 4

Though admittedly the PSP versions are better than this one, there’ll always be a place in our hearts for this curio in the RR series. And for the VW Beetle-alikes with the engine hanging out the back.

Final Fantasy whichever one you like best

We’re not going to choose for you, lest we be greeted with a wall of WAHs. As such, just pick whichever one you like the best – they’re (almost) all there.

Tekken 2

Again, the PSP versions are better than this one and can be played on Vita, but there’s no denying Tekken 2 is still excellent and a history lesson in classic fighters. Though going back to it is a bit annoying as it doesn’t have the ability to get up quickly – that was introduced in Tekken 3.

Future Cop: LAPD

We go on about this all the time, mainly because it’s brilliant. Fast-paced arcade fun in the spin-off of the Strike series vein. Also: STOMPY ROBOTS.

Bishi Bashi Special

Because you don’t need the buttons on your Vita to last long, do you? Might as well hammer them into oblivion.

Then there’s the US Store, which has a few games we Europeans aren’t allowed yet for whatever reason. So if you have an account there why not slap on a few more games, like these:

Twisted Metal 2


Final Fantasy Tactics

UmJammer Lammy

Dino Crisis 2

Oh god there’s so many of them.

And we didn’t even put Metal Gear Solid in this list. PSone games are great, yo.

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  • DO’G

    Because my parents weren’t “big” on the whole gaming scene and had no older siblings, gaming really started -for me anyway- when the PS was released. By god i had some good times. the playstation would always go down as the greatest game console. ever. the PS one had so many games. how about silent bomber for the vita? Or or driver? gran turismo? *siiiiiiggggghhhhsss* what a console.

  • DO’G

    also dragon valor would-be nice