9 Old-School PlayStation Games That Deserve To Be On PlayStation Now

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Ape Escape (1999)

There aren't many games about time traveling monkeys on the market these days, so I think it's time to bring back the original Ape Escape. PlayStation Move Ape Escape was released in 2011 but it was formatted like a FPS rather than the classic, monkey-catching platform game we know and love. 

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Spider-Man (2000)

There have been a lot of Spider-Man games released for PlayStation over the years but Neversoft's Spider-Man still remains a personal favorite. The What If? mode, based on the comic series of the same name, allowed users to play in an alternate universe; something we don't see in many games today. 

The Simpson: Hit & Run (2003)

For those of us not allowed to play Grand Theft Auto back in the day, The Simpsons: Hit & Run served as a excellent substitute. Modeled after GTA, this sandbox-style driving game allows you to explore and wreak havoc on Springfield while playing as your favorite Simpsons characters. 

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (2001)

Not only is Pro Skater 3 hands down Tony Hawk's best skating game ever, but the soundtrack is killer and you can play as Darth Maul, Wolverine, and Doomguy. I think that alone is enough reason to bring this gem back from the dead. 

TimeSplitters 2 (2002)

A fan-made sequel to the popular TimeSplitters franchise is on the horizon but will anything beat the second installment? TimeSplitters 2 is recognized as one of the best shooters ever released on PlayStation 2 and surely that title deserves a spot in the PlayStation Now library. 

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Tomb Raider 2 (1997)

Despite being one of the biggest names in video game history, a lot of young gamers never had a chance to play the old Tomb Raider games. With the recent reboot of the Tomb Raider series and release of the original Tomb Raider on iOS, Lara Croft is making a comeback that PlayStation Now could definitely be a part of. 

Spyro: Year of the Dragon (2000)

Skylanders is huge right now so it seems like a no-brainer for Sony to include the classic Spyro titles in the PlayStation Now lineup. While the original Spyro and Ripto's Rage were both great games, Year of the Dragon deviated from the usual formula and gave us the option to play as other characters.  

 

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Silent Hill 2 (2001)

It's pretty much an uncontested fact that Silent Hill 2 is the scariest game of the series. The game was recently re-released as part of the Silent Hill HD Collection but the initial reviews were less than stellar. PlayStation Now would be a perfect opportunity to redeem this horror classic. 

Crash Bandicoot: Warped (1998)

Remember when Crash Bandicoot was essentially the Mario of the PlayStation world? There's been speculation that our favorite marsupial will be making a comeback in the near future, so what better way to welcome him back than streaming his classic titles to a variety of platforms? 

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Published Jan. 9th 2014

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