PlayStation Classic Full Game Lineup Is Short on True Classics

As Sony reveals all 20 games included on the PlayStation Classic, we're left asking where some of the console's biggest hitters are.

The full lineup of games included with this December's PlayStation Classic has now been revealed. It's a varied list, with some true greats and some, well, not classics. Take a look at the full list just below, and see what you make of the lineup.

  • Battle Arena Toshinden
  • Cool Boarders 2
  • Destruction Derby
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Grand Theft Auto
  • Intelligent Qube
  • Jumping Flash
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Mr Driller
  • Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee
  • Rayman
  • Resident Evil Director’s Cut
  • Revelations: Persona
  • Ridge Racer Type 4
  • Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
  • Syphon Filter
  • Tekken 3
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six
  • Twisted Metal
  • Wild Arms

If I had to pick proper classic games from the list of 20, I'd choose Grand Theft Auto, Metal Gear Solid, Resident Evil, Ridge Racer Type 4, and Tekken 3 (plus Final Fantasy VII and Wild Arms, even though I'm not a fan of either). Second tier games include Cool Boarders 2, Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee, Syphon Filter, and Twisted Metal. It's simply not a good list.

Perhaps music licensing issues would have caused issues with some of these, but where are Tomb Raider, Tony Hawk, Wipeout, and Silent Hill? I'm sure if I sat here and thought hard I'd come up with at least five more that would be more deserving of a place on the retro console than most of the included titles. We compiled our own PlayStation Classic wishlist when it was first announced, but alas, it seems like only one of our choices ultimately made it.

The PlayStation Classic launches on December 3, 2018. For all the info on the console, check out our guide to the PlayStation Classic.

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