The PlayStation Now streaming service is a pretty big ripoff, but if you don’t own a PS2, a PS3, or a PS Vita and you want to play certain games through the PS4 or PC, people with plenty of cash to burn can do so with PS Now.
Sony recently announced through the PlayStation Blog that PlayStation Now supports PlayStation 2 games, which have been added to the library of titles. It’s kind of late news given that Sony originally announced that PS2 games would be joining the PS Now library last year! However, it took an entire year to actually add the games to the service.
They demonstrate some of the classic PS2 games that are now available to play via streaming through PS Now, such as Ape Escape 2.
Some of the other classic games that are now part of the 650 game PS Now library includes Hot Shots Tennis, Dark Cloud 2 and a few SNK classics such as Metal Slug 3 and The Last Blade 2.
A couple of other PS4 games have also joined the ranks of PS Now titles, including Limbo and Sine Mora.
It’s a fairly paltry line-up of new games joining the PS Now service, but people who wanted to play PlayStation 2 games through the PS4 or through PC can do so by paying Sony $19.99 a month.
A much better alternative is getting a PS2 emulator and playing as many games as you want on PC without having to pay a monthly service fee to rent the games, or worry about the ridiculous bandwidth overages you would have to deal with that comes with using a service like PS Now.
If you’re still convinced the service is worth it (even though it really isn’t) you can learn more by visiting the PS Now promotion page.
As mentioned, there are currently 650 games available for PS4 and PC users to stream through the service. If you haven’t tried it before you can gain access to seven days for free before being charged $19.99 a month.