Fans of slow-paced survival horror games or strategy RPG’s, mark your calendars: January will see the release of two more PS2 cult classics on PSN.
Siren was originally published by Sony in 2004, and while it was successful enough to warrant a couple of sequels, it’s still definitely not a game for everybody: Siren is as much of a stealth game as it is a horror game, as you often have to sneak around the game’s zombies rather than fight them head on. It also features a number of incredibly obtuse puzzles that you need to solve if you want to get the game’s real ending. With that said, Siren is still one of the most tense and genuinely scary horror games ever made, so if modern horror games’ focus on action has left you pining for the slower paced and more atmospheric horror games of yesteryear, you should probably download Siren when it hits PSN next Tuesday.
The PS2 version of Disgaea 2 will also go up on PSN on January 22nd, and while it’s not quite as memorable as the original, it’s still a solid strategy RPG in its own right. Of course, if you still have a PSP laying around, you could get Disgaea 2’s much enhanced port instead, but if you’d rather play the game on your TV, there’s still enough content in the PS2 version of the game to keep you busy for a hundred hours.
The PS2 Classics download service on PSN started out with a pretty lackluster line-up, but the library has started to fill out over the last few months. Here’s hoping we get some downloadable Final Fantasies or Onimusha’s soon, though.