PS2 Emulation on PS4 is not what you expected. It’s expensive too.

Earlier today, Sony confirmed details on the long-rumored PlayStation 2 backwards compatibility. It isn’t really backwards compatibility like Xbox One or Wii U. And it’s pricey.

According to the PlayStation Blog, “starting tomorrow, you will be able to purchase and play PS2 games on your PS4 via PlayStation Store in the Americas and Europe.”

  • Dark Cloud — $14.99
  • Grand Theft Auto III — $14.99
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City — $14.99
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas — $14.99
  • Rogue Galaxy — $14.99
  • The Mark of Kri — $14.99
  • Twisted Metal: Black — $9.99
  • War of the Monsters — $9.99

Shuhei Yoshida confirmed the emulation is available only through digital download and that original PS2 discs will not work when inserted in the PS4.


The good news is PS2 emulation is done with all the fixin’s like Trophy Support, and “up-rendered 1080p with the features you expect from a PS4 game including Remote Play, Live Broadcast, Share Play, Activity Feeds, and Second Screen support for game manuals with PlayStation Vita or PlayStation App.”

More information is sure to come over the PSX weekend.