PlayStation Classic Datamine Reveals Games That Didn’t Make The Cut


An alleged PlayStation Classic datamine has revealed that the recently released retro item could have had a very different lineup of original PlayStation games.

As it stands, the PlayStation Classic comes loaded with 20 games, including hits like Final Fanasy VIIRayman, and Grand Theft Auto, but one common criticism levelled against the console is the lack of a number of iconic PlayStation franchises, such as Crash BandicootTony Hawk’s, and Spyro.

What looks like the PlayStation Classic’s source code has now been posted on GitHub and there are references to thirty-six games didn’t make it onto the system, including a huge number of titles people would have expected/wanted.

It’s important to note that these 36 games aren’t loaded onto the console and simply locked from use, as some have reported. The code implies they only existed on the home screen at some point, and were likely tested internally but didn’t make the cut due to rights issues or other reasons.

The full list of games is below:

  • Chocobo’s Mysterious Dungeon
  • Colin McRae Rally
  • Crash Bandicoot
  • Crash 2
  • Toy Story 2
  • Driver
  • Ehrgeiz
  • Fighting Force
  • Gran Turismo
  • GTA 2
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
  • Kagero
  • Klonoa
  • Kula World
  • Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
  • Medal of Honor
  • MediEvil
  • Mega Man Legends
  • Mr. Driller G
  • Paca Paca Passion
  • PaRappa the Rapper
  • Parasite Eve
  • RayStorm
  • Ridge Racer
  • Silent Hill
  • Spec Ops: Stealth Patrol
  • Street Fighter Alpha 3
  • Street Fighter EX Plus Alpha
  • Suikoden
  • Tomb Raider
  • Tomb Raider 2
  • Tomba
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2
  • Vagrant Story
  • Wild Arms 2
  • Xevious 3D/G+

Obviously, it would have been fantastic to see the likes of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2, Silent Hill, and Toy Story 2 grace the PlayStation Classic instead of more obscure titles Mr Driller and Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, but I assume Sony did what they could with the licenses they had.