10 PS2 Games on PS4 That Need to Happen

10 PS2 Games on PS4 That Need to Happen

One of my favorite developments on PlayStation 4 has been the steady growth of Sony’s PS2 games on PS4 program. Not only have some of the PS2’s best games been made playable on a current gen system, they even have trophies. That’s awesome, and I’ve been happily devouring the PS2 releases as they’ve come out as it’s a great way to replay games I love or check out others for the very first time.

That said, the line-up is pretty paltry. At the time of writing, there are only 32 games available. That’s not many when you consider that the PlayStation 2 had one of the deepest game libraries of all time and received hundreds of titles.

There is still a lot of room to grow, which is why I came up with some games I’d love to see added to the service. Here are 10 PS2 games on PS4 that need to be added.

Burnout 3: Takedown

It’s starting to look like Electronic Arts’ best racing series is dead, as the publisher feels like Need for Speed has more cache and is the only franchise worth pushing. That’s a shame since Criterion Games’ Burnout deserves more love. Since a new entry isn’t likely, I’d love to see the PS2 titles get rereleased digitally. Any of the five PS2 titles would be a welcomed addition, but I have a soft spot for Burnout 3: Takedown since it introduced the aftertouch feature that made crashing so enjoyable.

PS2 on PS4 Burnout


Viewtiful Joe

While Resident Evil 4 may be the most beloved title to come from “the Capcom Five,” I would argue that Viewtiful Joe is the best. Hideki Kamiya’s innovative beat ’em up incorporates time mechanics and allows the player to both speed up and slow down combat. Not only does this play into fighting, it also opens up a ton of puzzle opportunities. It’s a genius idea, and each level is terrifically crafted. If an HD remake isn’t likely, then this is the best way to reintroduce this classic to PS4 owners.

PS2 on PS4 Viewtiful Joe


Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier

The Lost Frontier is by far the least known game in the Jak and Daxter franchise. It was released in 2009 for PSP, and while it received a PS2 version as well, people had moved on to new consoles at that point. That’s a shame since, while not amazing, The Lost Frontier is still a quality platformer. It’s a genre that doesn’t get a lot of love on PS4, so this could both fill that hole temporarily as well as introduce a lot of Jak and Daxter fans to a game they never played.

PS2 on PS4 Jak and Daxter

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