PSone Games We Desperately Want to Come to the PlayStation Store

May 3, 2012 Written by Alex Osborn

Sony is currently working on bringing classics from the PSone library to the Vita in the near future, and we just can’t wait! As such, we here at PlayStation LifeStyle decided to compile a list of all of the noteworthy titles that still haven’t been added to Sony’s library of PSone Classics.

So without further ado, let’s get right into it.

Digimon World 3

While yes, the first two titles were only slightly better than downright abysmal, Digimon World 3 was a breath of fresh air and a step in the right direction for the franchise. Those that are familiar with the television series will instantly understand what the game is all about. Digimon is essentially a Pokémon clone rooted in a digital, computerized reality. It sounds a bit hokey, but man, when you’re 12 years old, collecting virtual monsters in a computer world feels like the coolest thing. Digimon World 3 manages to capture this childlike wonder in an experience that is not only fun as a functional RPG, but also as a surprisingly well told story.

PaRappa The Rapper

Loyal Sony fans will instantly smile at the mention of PaRappa, the classic rhythm-based game from Masaya Matsuura. The off-beat gameplay and unique art style are a refreshing change of pace amongst the rest of the PlayStation library and would definitely lend itself to the Vita’s wide suite of control options. If there’s one game that could really take advantage of the Vita’s touch controls it’s this one. Not only that, but a port to Sony’s handheld would be able to expose younger gamers to this truly unique experience who missed out on it the first time.

Mega Man Legends

Mega Man Legends is undoubtedly one of the most polarizing entries in the popular Capcom franchise. The blue boy’s jump to 3D was far from smooth, but one filled with some rewarding moments that gamers will forever cherish. We all remember the classic 2D side-scrollers from the NES days, but this is far from traditional Mega Man. While it may not have the same tight controls as its predecessors, you have to applaud Capcom for trying something different. It’d be great to revisit these memories on the PS3 or (soon) the PlayStation Vita.

Valkyrie Profile

This RPG is hands down one of the most under appreciated games in the PlayStation’s library. The game is centered around a Valkyrie (go figure) named Lenneth, who is tasked with recruiting the souls of the dead in order to survive the end of the world. Where Valkyrie Profile really shines is in its robust cast of fleshed out characters, and its unique and innovative battle system – two hallmarks of any quality role-playing game. This is one gem that really deserves to reach a wider audience. 

Galerians

While franchises like Resident Evil and Silent Hill stole the spotlight, one quality little horror title tragically slipped by unnoticed. Galerians is about a psychic-powered boy name Rion who’s past is filled with mystery. As you work your way through the game, you begin to uncover the boy’s horrifying past and how he got his psychic abilities. Offering a truly unique and eerie premise, Galerians manages to deliver where many other horror games fail. Bringing this little bundle of scares to the PS Store would be fantastic gift to PlayStation gamers who missed out on it the first time.

Persona 2: Eternal Punishment

Not to be confused with Innocent Sin, Persona 2: Eternal Punishment is a much more adult and mature experience. The Persona series is hailed by some as one of the PlayStation’s finest role-playing franchises, and Eternal Punishment is the cream of the crop. That is why its absence from the PSone Classics library is nothing short of a crime.

Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions

If you’re a loyal PlayStation gamer, then there’s a good chance you have a soft spot for the Metal Gear franchise. Well, if you’re looking to just jump right into sneaking without having to wade through all of those cutscenes, VR Missions is just the game for you. Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions is essentially just a compilation of a bunch of virtual reality missions (like the title implies) that are incredibly addictive and all sorts of fun. This one would be a great title to bring on the go and eat up a few hours on those long trips.

Agree with our picks? Did we leave some of your favorites out? Be sure to let us know what PSone classics you’d like to see come to the store in the comments below.