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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 18 November 2018

PlayStation Classic: Our top five most anticipated games    

Sony’s latest release – a mini version of its first ever console - comes prepacked with 20 built-in games. Here are the five we are most looking forward to

Sony has revealed the full list of the 20 games that will be inbuilt into its new mini classic console. Reuters
Sony has revealed the full list of the 20 games that will be inbuilt into its new mini classic console. Reuters

Sony’s latest release – a mini version of its first ever console - comes prepacked with 20 built-in games. On Monday Sony revealed the full list of the 20 games – all classics in their own right. Here are the five games I am looking forward to the most.

'Metal Gear Solid'

Confession: I have never played a Metal Gear Solid game. I have only seen glimpses of gameplay, and know some of the stories from the lore. But where better to dive into the very expansive universe than where it all started (previous entries are noted but ignored for obvious reasons). The world of agents and assassins Hideo Kojima has masterfully created crosses the boundaries of gaming, and anyone who has picked up a controller has definitely heard of the Metal Gear Solid series at some point.

'Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee'

This game holds a special place for me personally, as I had a demo of the game. Game CDs were costly in the early days of the console, and demos served as a great way to test-drive a game before committing to a purchase. This fun side-scroller about a sort of alien creature trapped in a factory facility will charm you from the start. Beautiful backgrounds and funny reactions from the main character will enchant players.

'Resident Evil Director’s Cut'

An absolute powerhouse of horror gaming today, the Resident Evil series had humble but impressive beginnings. The first game, lauded for its story elements and mocked for its voice acting, established the franchise as a household name, and then only grew bigger and better from there. My experience with the game as a child was mostly by peering through my fingers as my hands covered my face out of fright. The game delivered terrors galore and I was very much spooked by the music and the setting. To play it from start to finish might still be a test of my nerves even today.

'Syphon Filter'

Espionage games have come a long way, and titles like Splinter Cell and Hitman owe some of their success to Syphon Filter. A long and expansive game, clocking in at 13 hours to complete, this game certainly delivers with its various locations, missions, and characters. Most who know this game will remember it for a very unique weapon of choice: The Taser. Becoming what is now referred to as a “meme” the taser is efficient but slow, and has a very strong comedic effect if used for longer than necessary.

'Twisted Metal'

The odd choice, perhaps, but I could not pass up on Twisted Metal. Purely for the carnage factor, and the amount of hours I spent on it as a child who liked seeing stuff blow up, this game has it all. Freaky clowns, a scary biker, and many more insane characters fighting it out on the streets of Los Angeles.

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