PS4 Backwards Compatibility: Can PlayStation 4 Play PS3, PS2, PS1 Games?

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PS4 Backwards Compatibility

PS4 Backwards Compatibility: The biggest disappointment about PlayStation 4 is that it’s not backwards compatible. It means that we can’t play the PS1, PS2, PS3 games on Play Station 4. It was released back in 2013. Now at the age of almost five years, Sony still hasn’t given even a hint at resolving the issue.



Its rival Xbox One is backwards compatible and thus, it can play old Xbox 360 games. Xbox One backwards compatibility is a doodle with games available to be downloaded or installed through the original disc. Microsoft is already in lead with 300 games under its belt. However, there are ways to play your PS3 games on PS 4 also without the feature of Backwards Compatibility. How? Just read on!

PS4 Backwards Compatibility

The situation hasn’t improved even with the launch of PS4 pro. Before we move on, let’s actually know the reason why this problem occurs. Its because PS4 is built on completely different architecture, and it resembles more of a PC. And talk of the town is that even upcoming PS5 will be based on a completely different platform. It’s like changing the whole era to get a better result but at a cost!

But one need not worry when we have got tools like PlayStation Now. This online service will let you stream your older games over your latest console, provided you are ready to shell out some bucks. PlayStation Now was first announced at CES 2014, and since then, the service has been launched in full with both rental price options and subscription tiers.

Check: ps5 release date.

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PS4 Backwards Compatibility

People in US and Canada apparently are paying $19.99 (£13.20) for a one-month membership or they have the option to go for a three-month membership for $44.99 (£29.77). Along with that, rentals are also available. Rental prices range from $1.99 to $19.99 depending on the title and the duration of your rental period. One can rent his or her favorite for 4 hours, 7 days or 30 days.

When talked about users in the UK, they are paying £12.99 a month or rental is available for £2.99 or £4.99 for a two-day rental or £5.99 or £7.99 for a 30-day rental period.

The service can be used for PC, Mac and select Sony Smartphones.

Related: Soul Calibur 6.

PS Now Games: PS4 Backwards Compatibility

Following is the list of titles you can choose from to play on PlayStation Now.

  1. DETUNED
  2. ALEX KIDD IN THE MIRACLE WORLD
  3. ALIEN RAGE
  4. ALIEN SPIDY
  5. ALPHA PROTOCOL
  6. ALTERED BEAST
  7. ANARCHY: RUSH HOUR
  8. ANNA EXTENDED EDITION
  9. ANOMALY WARZONE EARTH
  10. ARCANA HEART 3
  11. ARCANIA THE COMPLETE TALE
  12. ARMAGEDDON RIDERS
  13. ASURA’S WRATH
  14. ATELIER AYESHA: THE ALCHEMIST OF DUSK
  15. ATELIER ESCHA & LOGY – ALCHEMISTS OF THE DUST SKY
  16. ATELIER RORONA PLUS: THE ALCHEMIST OF ARLAND
  17. ATELIER SHALLIE – ALCHEMISTS OF THE DUSK SEA
  18. BACK TO BED
  19. BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM GAME OF THE YEAR
  20. BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY
  21. BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS
  22. BATTLE PRINCESS OF ARCADIAS
  23. BATTLE VS CHESS
  24. BENTLEY’S HACKPACK
  25. BEYOND: TWO SOULS + ADVANCED EXPERIMENTS DLC
  26. BIG SKY: INFINITY
  27. BIONIC COMMANDO REARMED
  28. BIONIC COMMANDO REARMED 2
  29. BIOSHOCK
  30. BIOSHOCK 2
  31. BIOSHOCK INFINITE
  32. BLADESTORM – NIGHTMARE
  33. BLAZBLUE CALAMITY TRIGGER
  34. BLAZBLUE CHRONOPHANTASMA
  35. BLAZBLUE CONTINUUM SHIFT
  36. BLAZBLUE CONTINUUM SHIFT EXTEND
  37. BLAZERUSH
  38. BLOOD KNIGHTS
  39. BLOODRAYNE BETRAYAL
  40. BODY COUNT
  41. BOMBERMAN ULTRA
  42. BORDERLANDS 2 ULTIMATE EDITION
  43. BORDERLANDS GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION
  44. BORDERLANDS: THE PRE-SEQUEL ULTIMATE EDITION
  45. BOUND BY FLAME
  46. BRAID
  47. BROTHERS: A TALE OF TWO SONS
  48. CAPCOM AC COLLECTIONS
  49. CASTLEVANIA: HARMONY OF DISPAIR
  50. CATHERINE
  51. CEL DAMAGE HD
  52. CHAMPION JOCKEY: G1 JOCKEY & GALLOP RACER
  53. CONTRAST
  54. COSTUME QUEST 2
  55. COUNTER SPY
  56. CRASH COMMANDO
  57. CRAZY TAXI
  58. CRITTER CRUNCH
  59. CUBOID
  60. DAMNATION
  61. DARK SECTOR
  62. DARK MIST
  63. DARK VOID
  64. DARKSIDERS
  65. DARKSIDERS 2
  66. DARKSTALKERS RESURRECTION
  67. DAYTONA USA
  68. DE BLOB 2
  69. DEAD ISLAND
  70. DEAD ISLAND: RIPTIDE
  71. DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE
  72. DEATH TRACK
  73. DECEPTION IV: THE NIGHTMARE PRINCESS
  74. DEVIL MAY CRY 4
  75. DEVIL MAY CRY HD COLLECTION
  76. DISGAEA 3: ABSENCE OF JUSTICE
  77. DISGAEA 4: A PROMISE UNFORGOTTEN
  78. DISGAEA D2: A BRIGHTER DARKNESS
  79. DOKI-DOKI UNIVERSE
  80. DON BRADMAN CRICKET 14
  81. DOUBLE DRAGON NEON
  82. DUKE NUKEM FOREVER
  83. DYNASTY WARRIORS 7
  84. DYNASTY WARRIORS 8
  85. DYNASTY WARRIORS 8: XTREME LEGENDS
  86. DYNASTY WARRIORS: STRIKEFORCE
  87. EAT THEM!
  88. ECHOCHROME
  89. ELEFUNK
  90. ENTWINED
  91. ETHAN: METEOR HUNTER
  92. EUFLORIA
  93. EVERYBODY’S GOLF
  94. EVERYBODY’S GOLF: WORLD TOUR
  95. F.E.A.R. FIRST ENCOUNTER ASSAULT RECON
  96. F1 2014
  97. F1 RACE STARS
  98. FAERY: LEGENDS OF AVALON
  99. FARMING SIMULATOR 15
  100. FARMING SIMULATOR 2013
  101. FAT PRINCESS
  102. FIGHTING VIPERS
  103. FINAL EXAM
  104. FINAL FIGHT: DOUBLE IMPACT
  105. FLOW
  106. FLOWER
  107. FROGGER RETURNS
  108. GENJI: DAYS OF THE BLADE
  109. GO! PUZZLE
  110. GOD OF WAR 2 HD
  111. GOD OF WAR 3
  112. GOD OF WAR HD
  113. GOD OF WAR: ASCENSION
  114. GOD OF WAR: CHAINS OF OLYMPUS HD
  115. GOD OF WAR: GHOST OF SPARTA HD
  116. GOLDEN AXE
  117. GRAVITY CRASH
  118. GREG HASTINGS PAINTBALL 2
  119. GRID 2
  120. GRID AUTOSPORT
  121. GUACAMELEE!
  122. HAKUOKI: STORIES OF THE SHINSENGUMI
  123. HAMILTONS GREAT ADVENTURE
  124. HAMSTERBALL UNLEASHED
  125. HEAVENLY SWORD
  126. HEAVY FIRE AFGHANISTAN
  127. HEAVY RAIN + CHRONICLE 1 DLC
  128. HOHOKUM
  129. HOUSE OF THE DEAD 4
  130. HOW TO SURVIVE
  131. HUNTER’S TROPHY 2 – AMERICA
  132. HUNTER’S TROPHY 2 – AUSTRALIA
  133. HUSTLE KINGS
  134. ICO CLASSICS HD
  135. INFAMOUS
  136. INFAMOUS 2
  137. INFAMOUS: FESTIVAL OF BLOOD
  138. INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US ULTIMATE EDITION
  139. INVIZIMALS THE LOST KINGDOM
  140. JETPACK JOYRIDE DELUXE
  141. JOE DANGER 2: THE MOVIE
  142. JOURNEY
  143. JUDGE DEE, THE CITY GOD CASE
  144. JURASSIC PARK: THE GAME – EP 1
  145. JURASSIC PARK: THE GAME – EP 2
  146. JURASSIC PARK: THE GAME – EP 3
  147. JURASSIC PARK: THE GAME – EP 4
  148. KILLZONE 1 HD
  149. KILLZONE 2
  150. KILLZONE 3
  151. KNYTT UNDERGROUND
  152. LEARNING WITH THE POOYOOS – EPISODE 1
  153. LEGASISTA
  154. LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES
  155. LEGO BATMAN: THE VIDEOGAME
  156. LEGO HARRY POTTER: YEARS 1-4
  157. LEGO HARRY POTTER: YEARS 5-7
  158. LEMMINGS
  159. LINGER IN SHADOWS
  160. LOCOROCO COCORECCHO
  161. LONE SURVIVOR
  162. LOST PLANET
  163. LOST PLANET 2
  164. LOST PLANET 3
  165. MACHINARIUM
  166. MAFIA 2
  167. MAGIC ORBZ
  168. MAGUS
  169. MAHJONG TALES: ANCIENT WISDOM
  170. MARS: WAR LOGS
  171. MEGA MAN 10
  172. MEGA MAN 9
  173. METRO: LAST LIGHT COMPLETE EDITION
  174. MORTAL KOMBAT KOMPLETE EDITION
  175. MOTOGP™15
  176. MOTORCYCLE CLUB
  177. MOTORSTORM APOCALYPSE
  178. MOTORSTORM RC COMPLETE EDITION
  179. MOUSECRAFT
  180. MX VS ATV SUPERCROSS
  181. MX VS ATV: ALIVE
  182. MX VS ATV: UNTAMED
  183. MX VS. ATV: REFLEX
  184. MXGP – THE OFFICIAL MOTOCROSS VIDEOGAME
  185. NBA 2K14
  186. NIGHTS INTO DREAMS
  187. NINJA GAIDEN 3 RAZOR’S EDGE
  188. NINJA GAIDEN SIGMA 2
  189. NUMBLAST
  190. ODDWORLD: STRANGER’S WRATH HD
  191. OF ORCS AND MEN
  192. OLLIOLLI
  193. OPERATION FLASHPOINT: DRAGON RISING
  194. OPERATION FLASHPOINT: RED RIVER
  195. ORDER UP!!
  196. OVERLORD II
  197. OVERLORD RAISING HELL
  198. PAINKILLER HELL & DAMNATION
  199. PAPO & YO
  200. PAYDAY 2
  201. PID
  202. PIXELJUNK EDEN FULLY GROWN EDITION
  203. PIXELJUNK MONSTERS BIG BITE EDITION
  204. PIXELJUNK RACERS 2ND LAP
  205. PIXELJUNK SHOOTER
  206. PIXELJUNK SHOOTER – PART 2
  207. PIXELJUNK SIDESCROLLER
  208. PIYOTAMA
  209. PLANET MINIGOLF
  210. PLANETS UNDER ATTACK
  211. POKER NIGHT 2
  212. PORT ROYALE 3
  213. PROTEUS
  214. PUPPETEER
  215. PURE CHESS
  216. PUZZLE AGENT
  217. Q*BERT REBOOTED
  218. RAG DOLL KUNG FU: FISTS OF PLASTIC
  219. RAGNAROK ODYSSEY ACE
  220. RAIDEN IV: OVERKILL
  221. RAIN
  222. RAINBOW MOON
  223. RATCHET & CLANK ALL 4 ONE
  224. RATCHET & CLANK NEXUS
  225. RATCHET & CLANK Q-FORCE
  226. RATCHET & CLANK: A CRACK IN TIME
  227. RATCHET & CLANK: QUEST FOR BOOTY
  228. REALMS OF ANCIENT WAR
  229. RED DEAD REDEMPTION
  230. RED DEAD REDEMPTION: UNDEAD NIGHTMARE
  231. RED FACTION: GUERRILLA
  232. RED JOHNSON’S CHRONICLES
  233. RED JOHNSON’S CHRONICLES – ONE AGAINST ALL
  234. RENEGADE OPS
  235. RESIDENT EVIL CODE: VERONICA X
  236. RESIDENT EVIL OPERATION RACCOON CITY
  237. RESIDENT EVIL REVELATIONS
  238. RESIDENT EVIL REVELATIONS 2
  239. RESIDENT EVIL UMBRELLA CHRONICLES
  240. RESIDENT EVIL: THE DARKSIDE CHRONICLES
  241. RESISTANCE 3
  242. RETRO CITY RAMPAGE DX
  243. RETRO/GRADE
  244. RICOCHET HD
  245. RIDE
  246. RIFF: EVERYDAY SHOOTER
  247. RISE OF THE ARGONAUTS
  248. ROCKETBIRDS: HARDBOILED CHICKEN
  249. ROTASTIC
  250. R-TYPE DIMENSIONS
  251. RUNE FACTORY OCEANS
  252. RUNNER 2: A FLAT OUT RUN OF THE RHYTHM ALIEN
  253. SACRED CITADEL
  254. SAINTS ROW 2
  255. SAINTS ROW IV
  256. SAM & MAX BEYOND TIME & SPACE – EP 1
  257. SAM & MAX BEYOND TIME & SPACE – EP 2
  258. SAM & MAX BEYOND TIME & SPACE – EP 3
  259. SAM & MAX BEYOND TIME & SPACE – EP 4
  260. SAM & MAX BEYOND TIME & SPACE – EP 5
  261. SAM & MAX THE DEVIL’S PLAYHOUSE – EP 1
  262. SAM & MAX THE DEVIL’S PLAYHOUSE – EP 2
  263. SAM & MAX THE DEVIL’S PLAYHOUSE – EP 3
  264. SAM & MAX THE DEVIL’S PLAYHOUSE – EP 4
  265. SAM & MAX THE DEVIL’S PLAYHOUSE – EP 5
  266. SAVAGE MOON
  267. SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS CLASSICS HD
  268. SHATTER
  269. SHERLOCK HOLMES: CRIMES & PUNISHMENTS
  270. SID MEIER’S CIVILIZATION REVOLUTION
  271. SILENT HILL HD COLLECTION
  272. SIREN BLOOD CURSE
  273. SKULLGIRLS ENCORE
  274. SKY FIGHTER
  275. SKYDIVE: PROXIMITY FLIGHT
  276. SLY COOPER: THIEVES IN TIME
  277. SMASH CARS
  278. SNAKEBALL
  279. SNIPER ELITE V2
  280. SNIPER ELITE 3
  281. SNIPER GHOST WARRIOR 2
  282. SNIPER: GHOST WARRIOR
  283. SOLDNER-X 2: FINAL PROTOTYPE
  284. SOLDNER-X: HIMMELSSTURMER
  285. SONIC ADVENTURE
  286. SONIC CD
  287. SONIC GENERATIONS
  288. SONIC THE FIGHTERS
  289. SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 4 EPISODE II
  290. SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 4: EPISODE 1
  291. SONIC UNLEASHED
  292. SOUND SHAPES
  293. SPACE ACE
  294. SPARKLE 2
  295. SPEC OPS: THE LINE
  296. SPELUNKY
  297. STARHAWK
  298. STARWHAL
  299. STEALTH INC.
  300. STICK IT TO THE MAN
  301. STRIDER
  302. STRONG BAD’S COOL GAME FOR ATTRACTIVE PEOPLE – EP 1
  303. STRONG BAD’S COOL GAME FOR ATTRACTIVE PEOPLE – EP 2
  304. STRONG BAD’S COOL GAME FOR ATTRACTIVE PEOPLE – EP 3
  305. STRONG BAD’S COOL GAME FOR ATTRACTIVE PEOPLE – EP 4
  306. STRONG BAD’S COOL GAME FOR ATTRACTIVE PEOPLE – EP 5
  307. SUPER HANG-ON
  308. SUPER MEGA BASEBALL
  309. SUPER PUZZLE FIGHTER II TURBO HD REMIX
  310. SUPER STARDUST HD
  311. SYBERIA
  312. SYBERIA 2
  313. TALES FROM SPACE: ABOUT A BLOB
  314. TALES FROM THE BORDERLANDS – EPISODES 1 & 2
  315. TALES OF MONKEY ISLAND – CHAPTER 1
  316. TALES OF MONKEY ISLAND – CHAPTER 2
  317. TALES OF MONKEY ISLAND – CHAPTER 3
  318. TALES OF MONKEY ISLAND – CHAPTER 4
  319. TALES OF MONKEY ISLAND – CHAPTER 5
  320. THE AWAKENED FATE ULTIMATUM
  321. THE BOOK OF UNWRITTEN TALES 2
  322. THE DARKNESS
  323. THE DARKNESS II
  324. THE GUIDED FATE PARADOX
  325. THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD 3
  326. THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD: OVERKILL
  327. THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII
  328. THE LAST GUY
  329. THE LAST OF US
  330. THE LAST OF US: LEFT BEHIND
  331. THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME
  332. THE RAVEN: LEGACY OF A MASTER THIEF
  333. THE SLY TRILOGY
  334. THE SWAPPER
  335. THE UNFINISHED SWAN
  336. THE WALKING DEAD GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION
  337. THE WALKING DEAD: SEASON TWO – EPISODES 1 & 2
  338. THE WITCH AND THE HUNDRED KNIGHT
  339. THE WOLF AMONG US
  340. THOMAS WAS ALONE
  341. TERRARIA
  342. TITAN ATTACKS!
  343. TINY BRAINS HOW TO SURVIVE
  344. TOKYO JUNGLE
  345. TOUR DE FRANCE 2015
  346. TOY HOME
  347. TOYBOX TURBOS
  348. TRASH PANIC
  349. TRINE
  350. TRUCK RACER
  351. TWISTED METAL
  352. TWO WORLDS II
  353. ULTRA STREET FIGHTER IV
  354. UNCHARTED 2: AMONG THIEVES
  355. UNCHARTED 3: DRAKE’S DECEPTION GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION
  356. UNCHARTED: DRAKE’S FORTUNE
  357. URBAN TRIAL FREESTYLE
  358. VELOCITY ULTRA
  359. VESSEL
  360. VIRTUA FIGHTER 2
  361. VIRTUA FIGHTER 5 FINAL SHOWDOWN
  362. WAKEBOARDING HD
  363. WARHAWK
  364. WHEN VIKINGS ATTACK!
  365. WHITE KNIGHT CHRONICLES
  366. WHITE KNIGHT CHRONICLES 2
  367. WRC 4 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
  368. WRC 5 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
  369. WWE 2K15
  370. X BLADES
  371. XCOM: ENEMY WITHIN
  372. ZEN PINBALL 2
  373. ZENO CLASH 2
  374. ZOMBIE TYCOON 2 – BRAINHOV’S REVENGE

The list will be updated timely. Hope you got information regarding ps4 backwards compatibility.

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Why Can’t PS4 Play PS3 Games?

It’s because both utilize different architecture. And to run old games, it needs about 10 times more power to emulate them on the new console. But, then it requires some development. That means a lot of research for such a complexity. And thus, it means a lot of investment.

That’s why Sony didn’t do it. However, Microsoft is capitalizing on it as Xbox One has this backwards compatibility. Now, Project Xbox Scorpio will continue the legacy. Thus, this company is one step ahead of Sony.

Related: Garageband for Windows.

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PS 2 and PS 1 games?

What makes PlayStation Now worth it is that it also supports some of the classics from last century which we used to play over PS1. And surely PS 2 titles are also not left behind. Here goes another long list…..

  1. Ape Escape 2
  2. Ape Escape 3
  3. Arc The Lad: Twilight of the Spirits
  4. Bully
  5. Dark Chronicle
  6. Dark Cloud
  7. Destroy All Humans
  8. Destroy All Humans 2
  9. Fatal Fury Battle Archives: Volume 2
  10. Fahrenheit
  11. Fantavision
  12. Fu’un Super Combo
  13. GTA 3
  14. GTA: Vice City
  15. GTA: San Andreas
  16. Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life
  17. Hot Shots Tennis
  18. Kinetica
  19. Legaia 2: Duel Saga
  20. The King of Fighters 2000
  21. Manhunt
  22. The Mark of Kri
  23. Max Payne
  24. Metal Slug Anthology
  25. Okage: Shadow King
  26. PaRappa the Rapper 2
  27. Primal
  28. Psychonauts
  29. Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
  30. Red Dead Revolver
  31. Red Faction
  32. Red Faction 2
  33. Resident Evil: Code Veronica X
  34. Rise of the Kasai
  35. Rogue Galaxy
  36. Samurai Showdown VI
  37. Siren
  38. Star Wars: Bounty Hunter
  39. Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter
  40. Star Wars: Racer Revenge
  41. Twisted Metal: Black
  42. War of the Monsters
  43. Wild Arms 3
  44. The Warriors

So, what are you waiting for! It’s time you get going. NOW!

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