The PsOne games you’ll be playing on your Vita

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Tomorrow, there’s an update coming for your Playstation Vita that’ll allow you to play your digital back-catalogue of PlayStation One games. Sony’s released the list of games that’ll be compatible and available from the onset – and if you live in the US, it’s a pretty dire selection; just 9 games. If, however, you live in a European territory, the list of games is pretty expansive – and exciting.

While US users will only have access to Arc the Lad, Cool Boarders 2, Final Fantasy VII, Hot Shots Golf 2, Jet Moto, Syphon Filter, Tomb Raider, Twisted Metal 2 and Wild Arms (though you can get more working via PS3 transfer), the list for those of us who’re usually treated like second class citizens reads like a “Best Playstation Games EVER” feature. Here’s what you’ll be able to play when the update goes live tomorrow.

  • Cool Boarders
  • Cool Boarders 2
  • Crash Bandicoot
  • Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
  • Crash Bandicoot 3 Warped
  • CTR: Crash Team Racing
  • Destruction Derby
  • Everybody’s Golf 2
  • G-Police
  • Jet Rider
  • Jet Rider 2
  • Jumping Flash
  • Kula World
  • Kurushi Final
  • MediEvil
  • Motor Toon Grand Prix 2
  • Rally Cross
  • Syphon Filter
  • Syphon Filter 3
  • Twisted Metal
  • Wild Arms
  • WipEout
  • 40 Wink
  • A Bug’s Life
  • A Bugs Life and Monsters Inc bundle
  • Abe’s Exoddus
  • Abe’s Oddworld Oddysee
  • Airboat
  • All-Star Boxing
  • Arc Arena: Monster Tournament
  • Arc the Lad
  • Arc the Lad II
  • Arc the Lad III
  • Arcade Hits: Shienryu
  • Arcade Hits: Sonic Wings Special
  • Atari Anniversary Edition
  • Atlantis
  • Atlantis and Hercules Bundle
  • Bishi Bashi Special
  • Blockids
  • Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain
  • Bugriders
  • Buzz Lightyear of Star Command
  • Centipede
  • Cho Aniki
  • Constructor SYSTEM 3 SOFTWARE
    Critical Depth
  • Dezaemon Plus
  • Disney’s Action Game ft. Hercules
  • Dodgeball
  • Driver
  • Eagle One: Harrier Attack
  • Fear Effect
  • Fear Effect: Retro Helix
  • Fighting Force
  • Fighting Force 2
  • Final Fantasy VIII
  • Final Fantasy IX
  • Final Fantasy V
  • Final Fantasy VI
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Front Mission 3
  • Gaiaseed
  • Galaxy Fight
  • Gex
  • Gex 3: Deep Under Cover
  • Gex 3D: Enter the Gecko
  • Grandia
  • Gubble
  • Guilty Gear
  • Gunship
  • Hardcore 4X4
  • International Track & Field
  • Jigsaw Madness
  • Judge Dredd
  • Junior League Soccer PS1
  • Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
  • Lilo & Stitch
  • Little Mermaid 2
  • Little Mermaid 2 and Winnie The Pooh bundle
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Mickey’s Wild Adventure
  • Miracle Quad Racer
  • Miracle Space Race
  • Missile Command
  • Monsters Inc
  • Motorhead
  • N20
  • Namco Heritage bundle
  • Pandemonium
  • Pandemonium 2
  • Parasite Eve 2
  • Peter Pan
  • Pong
  • Pooh’s Party Game
  • Rageball
  • Rainbow Six
  • Rascal Racers
  • Rayman
  • Rayman 2: The Great Escape
  • Reel Fishing
  • Re-loaded
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
  • Resident Evil: Director’s Cut
  • Ridge Racer Type 4
  • Sheep
  • Silent Hill
  • Snowboard Racer
  • Sorcerer’s Maze
  • Spin Jam
  • Sports Superbike
  • Streak
  • Street Fighter 2 Alpha
  • Super Star Dance Club
  • Tarzan
  • Tekken
  • Tekken 2
  • Tomb Raider
  • Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation
  • Tomb Raider Chronicles
  • Tomb Raider 2
  • Tomb Raider 3
  • Toy Story 2
  • Toy Story Racer
  • Toy Story Racer and Toy Story 2: Woody and Buzz bundle
  • Vagrant Story
  • Alundra
  • Urban Chaos

Blood Omen? GET IN MY VITA! In related news, the new 1.80 Update for the Vita also adds the ability to map the touchscreen as buttons for PSP games…though why’d you’d want that is beyond my reckoning.

Last Updated: August 28, 2012

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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