Can you play PS2 games on PS4 – Despite the PlayStation 4 having a bucketload of its own great titles, including first-party exclusives and indie gems, folk are still asking whether not you can play PlayStation 2 games on PlayStation 4. Well, the answer to that question is a little more complicated than you might initially think. Allow us to explain.
Can You Play PS2 Games On PS4
Though you cannot simply just put a physical disc PS2 disc into your PS4 and have it function – as the latter would completely fail to recognise the former, there are two other ways that you are able to play PlayStation 2 games on PlayStation 4.
The first is that there are a fair number of ‘PS2 Classic’ titles on the PlayStation Store that you can download and play on your PlayStation. These PS2 games that you can play on your PS4 include such titles as Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Rogue Galaxy, Bully: Scholarship Edition and The Warriors to name just a few.
In terms of the PS2 classics that you can get on the PlayStation Store, you can read our full and comprehensive list of all those games here.
Another way that you can play PS2 games on PS4 is through Sony’s PlayStation Now game streaming service. Here, rather than downloading the games, you simply stream them over the internet – but the smoothness of that stream will depend entirely on how good your internet connection is. The faster the better.
You can see the PS2 games available on PlayStation Now below.
All PS2 Games On PlayStation Now
- ARC THE LAD: TWILIGHT OF THE SPIRITS
- DARK CHRONICLE
- DARK CLOUD
- DESTROY ALL HUMANS!
- EVERYBODY’S TENNIS
- FORBIDDEN SIREN
- OKAGE: SHADOW KING
- RED FACTION
- RED FACTION II
- ROGUE GALAXY
- STAR WARS® BOUNTY HUNTER™
- STAR WARS® JEDI STARFIGHTER™
- STAR WARS® RACER REVENGE™
- WILD ARMS 3
Though not every PS2 game is available on PS4. we at least hope that you found this guide useful in informing you how to play some PS2 games on your PS4.