Sony have revealed that several classic PlayStation titles will be launching onto the PlayStation Plus Premium tier next week, with RPG classic Grandia and PaRappa the Rapper 2 leading the charge.
The classic titles will join PlayStation Plus Premium on the 21st November and will be available for those who subscribe to Sony’s highest tier subscription service, and will be playable on PS4 and PS5 consoles.
November’s PlayStation Plus Premium additions provide a range of different genres for players looking for a retro gaming fix on their modern PlayStations.
Sony has been slowly adding games from it’s back catalogue since it revamped the PlayStation Plus tiers back in June 2022, with classic titles only available to players on the most expensive, Premium tier.
While it’s always great to see Sony adding more classic games to PlayStation Plus, there are still several high-profile games missing from the service. Iconic PlayStation games such as Tekken 3, Metal Gear Solid and Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver have yet to appear on the service, despite being some of the best games on the original PlayStation.
November’s Classic Lineup
Here is the full line up of classic PlayStation titles arriving on PlayStation Plus Premium on the 21st of November:
- Grandia (PS1)
- PaRappa the Rapper 2 (PS2)
- Jet Moto (PS1)
- Disney Pixar’s Up (PSP)
- Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series (PS4/PS5)
Something For Everyone
PS1 RPG Grandia is the story of Justin, a young man who dreams of adventure who sets out on a sprawling adventure to discover the truth behind an abandoned civilization. The game received high-praise upon it’s release back in 1999 and is currently sitting with an impressive 89 score on Metacritic.
The version heading to PlayStation Plus Premium will feature several quality of life enhancements, including the ability to rewind, quick save and apply custom video filters.
PaRappa the Rapper needs no introduction around these parts and we’re excited to get back into the groove with his hip-hop, rhythm game returns to modern consoles next week. To sweeten the deal further, PaRappa the Rapper 2 will display in stunning HD and include trophy support – perfect for those players who love a digital trinket, like myself.
European players might recognise Jet Moto as Jet Rider. This super tough racer allows players to zoom around on hover bikes across 10 tracks and originally debuted to positive reviews back in 1996. It’s sequel, Jet Moto 2, is one of the finest racing games on Sony’s first console so let’s keep our fingers crossed it will arrive on Sony’s Premium service soon.
The only PSP game arriving on PS+ this month is Disney Pixar’s Up, which follows the storyline of the film and sees players taking control of Carl, Russell and Dug on their grand adventure.
Finally, Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series is the PS4/PS5 remastered collection of Klonoa: Door to Phantomile and Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil, that originally appeared on the PS1 and PS2 respectively.
In addition to the five classic titles, PS+ Premium subscribers will also gain access to a variety of modern games joining the service this month.
I’ve been particularly taken with the voxel-based destruction sim, Teardown as it allows me to live out my wildest dreams of becoming a demolition expert without any of the red tape or risks to personal safety.
Teardown is sure to be one of those games we consider a future classic, here at Retro Dodo.
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Theo first fell in love with gaming when he sped through Green Hill Zone in Sonic the Hedgehog back in 1991. Theo has previously provided reviews, news coverage and articles for The Games Cabin and enjoyed producing comedic Let’s Plays on his own personal YouTube channels.
A huge Kingdom Hearts and Metal Gear fan, Theo enjoys deep gameplay mechanics and complex storylines. A completionist by nature, Theo has earned over 140 platinum trophies including top digital trinkets for Stardew Valley, The Witness, Bloodborne and a plethora of GTA games.
Outside of gaming, Theo can often be found riding his motorbike, headbanging at gigs or out in the countryside exploring nature and marvelling at the ‘realistic graphics’.