Top 5 PS2 Games We'd Like to See on the PS Vita

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It's no secret that one of the appeals of Sony's latest handheld is the fact that you can play games from previous generations on the PS Vita. There are HUNDREDS of titles from the PSP and PS1 that you can play on the go. But one thing that's missing are the PS2 games.

Yes, they probably take much more time to be optimized for the Vita but Vita owners want to play those games! At least, the popular ones. 

These are the PS2 games that we'd like to see on the Vita in the future.

Devil May Cry 

This hardcore hack & slash would be absolutely perfect for the Vita. Okay, this game might send a couple of handhelds hurling across a room but a trilogy or special edition of the game would benefit the Vita's game library in terms of PS2 reboots and remasters.  

Given the Vita's graphical capabilities in high-end games like Uncharted: Golden Abyss, the Vita should be able to handle DMC games with ease. 

Okami

Aside from providing my desktop wallpaper with countless amazing watercolor backgrounds, Okami was a gem on the PlayStation 2. 

This is one game that I personally would like to play on the handheld. The touch screen controls and rear touch pad could give out to some interesting gameplay mechanics. It helps that the game looks fantastic. It's a watercolor world that has a very distinct Japnese painting style.

Kingdom Hearts

Come on, the Kingdom Hearts franchise has made it's way a number of consoles already, including the 3DS! A remake or a spin-off of the series (which Square Enix has done quiet a lot) for the Vita would do wonders for the handheld. PSP's Birth By Sleep was a decent attempt but I (and many other gamers, I assume) felt that it wasn't good enough. The graphics just were not there yet on the PSP. 

The Vita is ready and it's just begging for a quality action-rpg like Kingdom Hearts

Dark Cloud 2

One can only hope for a deep and engaging action RPG that's complete with weapon customization, your very own plot of land, and a fun iteration of mini-golf would come to Sony's handheld. 

Perhaps a Dark Cloud 2 HD? That would definitely be something I would buy and I'm sure other gamers agree. 

Bully

Anyone remember this awesome title from Rockstar games? It's arguably better than GTA according to some fans

There was plenty to do as a new student in Bullworth. Carnivals to go to, girls to date, nerds to help, Jocks to annoy, teachers to prank, classes to attend, and kung fu to learn from a homeless dude living near the school.

Ah, good times, good times. 

Published Mar. 27th 2015

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  • JonathanTavern
    Completely agree about Okami and Bully.

    Don't give a damn about Kingdom Hearts. Even though it's not a PS2 game, I'd much rather Square Enix port The World Ends with You to the Vita.

    PS2 games that I'd like on the Vita (a bunch of these are on PSN):

    - Beyond Good & Evil
    - Ico
    - Katamari Damacy
    - Killer7 (even if the PS2 version was lackluster...)
    - Psychonauts
    - Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne
    - Silent Hill 2
  • Rothalack
    Master O' Bugs
    Temp solution! Get these games emulated on PC. Stream from PC to tablet. Bluetooth a controller to the tablet. BAM!
  • Stephen F. Johnston
    Featured Contributor
    There are quite few Vitas out there though and I love mine, but the catalog of JRPGs can wear a bit thin.
  • Farrel Nobel
    Correspondent
    Yes, download the PS2 emulator on your pc and just buy a controller from logitech and you're all set. Plus the emulators nowadays have a HD and 60fps option too.
  • Farrel Nobel
    Correspondent
    true, There's not enough english versions, or english rpgs for that matter.

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