Alongside offering PS4 games for purchase on disc or digitally via PSN, Sony also runs the PlayStation Now subscription service. It offers nearly 650 games to play for $ 19.99 a month or $ 99.99 a year. However, until now the games offered have been PS3 and PS4 titles, but from today PS2 games are joining the service.
In total, nine new games have been added to the service including those first PS2 titles. They include Ape Escape 2, Dark Cloud 2, Hot Shots Tennis, Limbo, Metal Slug 3, Mystery Chronicle: One Way Heroics, Sine Mora EX, Siren, and The Last Blade 2.
With an active PlayStation Now (PS Now) subscription, any of the available titles can be played through the PS Now app. You also aren’t limited to using a PS4 as PS Now also supports Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 PCs. It works by streaming the games from a datacenter where Sony hooked up lots of server racks full of motherboards that are the equivalent of eight PS3 consoles. You’ll need a reliable Internet connection of at least 5Mbps for it to work smoothly. It’s possible to test the service through a seven-day free trial.
Sony also revealed which games are the most popular on the service, and it’s not surprising to find Red Dead Redemption and God of War 3 Remastered at the top of the list. Making up the rest of the top 10 are WWE 2K16, Mortal Kombat, NBA 2K16, Homefront: The Revolution, God of War Collection, Fallout: New Vegas, Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution, and Sonic Generations.
With the first batch of PS2 games now available, expect a regular flow of them on to the service.