With PS one Classics coming soon to PS Vita, check out some of the finest games already available to download to PS3 and PSP from PlayStation Store.
Two years on from the explosive drama of the King of Iron Fist Tournament in the original Tekken, this classic beat 'em up focusses on Kazuya Mishima's quest for revenge. More than 20 martial arts masters line up to battle it out, with the winner becoming the King of Iron Fist. To reach the summit, you must keep yourself fighting fit, discover hidden characters, such as Anna and Wang, and make powerful bosses bite the dust.
Join PlayStation icon Crash Bandicoot and his sister Coco in a frantic race through history. Medieval settlements, the Egyptian Pyramids and even the Lost City of Atlantis are visited on this whirlwind tour, yet there's no time for sightseeing with Dr Neo Cortex on the loose. Ingenious platforming combines with colourful exploration in this breakneck attempt to halt a global catastrophe.
You know the legend of Lara Croft, but do you know how it all started? Find out by playing Tomb Raider, where you'll discover the acrobatic exploration and combat style that feels as fresh now as it did upon its original 1996 release. She swims, she shoots, she even does gravity-defying handstands. But don't be fooled – beneath Lara's graceful exterior lie fierce survival instincts and an uncanny knack for rooting out priceless treasure.
Take on the world's fastest future sport: anti-gravity racing. Grab the controls of an F3600 race craft and prepare to attack city-based tracks at reality-blurring speed. With a pounding soundtrack from the likes of the Chemical Brothers, Leftfield and Orbital, explosive power-ups and ultra-competitive rivals, WipEout is a visionary racing experience.
It's the adventure that revolutionised role-playing games (RPGs) with its drama and sophisticated gameplay, and, if you missed out on it first time round, now's your chance to familiarise yourself with Cloud Strife. Cloud is a mercenary hired to carry out raids on a series of energy reactors. However, in the storm of chaos that follows, he makes a discovery that will change the world – and RPGs – forever.
Guide the legendary Solid Snake into the Shadow Moses nuclear weapons plant, and witness how the craze for stealth games was ignited. You'll reveal a gripping story of espionage as you creep through the facility, meet allies and discover top secret weaponry. Always stylish and with unforgettable villains, Metal Gear Solid is a must-play for any stealth fan.
Guerrilla warfare expert Gabe Logan must tread carefully in his mission to prevent the Syphon Filter virus falling into the hands of a deadly terrorist organisation. Like fellow shadow stalker Solid Snake, he must skilfully combine reconnaissance with extreme combat to avert an international crisis, using the environment around him and his quick thinking to thwart enemy operatives without sounding the alarm.
Undercover and under pressure, plain clothes cop Tanner is the wheelman for a ruthless crime syndicate. As Tanner, you'll screech and swerve through the streets of New York, Miami, Los Angeles and San Francisco as a getaway driver, hoping that your evasion of the police and daredevil car control keep up your cover. Rich in atmosphere and excitement, Driver has inspired countless games designers in the years since its 1999 release.
As vampire Raziel, banished from the kingdom of Nosgoth, you'll flit between two parallel dimensions – the material and spectral realms – as you seek vengeance on Lord Kain. Jump, glide and combat wraiths and rival vampires using your mighty Soul Reaver blade, and explore a gothic world of temples and tombs. Dark, creepy, essential.
Odd things are happening at the SoulStorm Brewery, where the greedy Glukkons are using Mudoken tears as the special ingredient of the best-selling drink SoulStorm Brew. So, armed only with quick wits and chants that allow him to control allies and enemies, it's up to Abe to save his fellow Mudoken. Welcome to Oddworld, stranger.
Don't forget to keep an eye on the PS one Classics section of PlayStation Store to discover the legendary titles you can download to PlayStation Vita - more are being added all the time.
Make sure your chosen PS one Classic is compatible with PS Vita before downloading it from PlayStation Store.
$89.95 - a small price, a year of gaming.