Dataminers have found a list of 36 games which could have been included on Sony‘s console re-release, the PlayStation Classic, but weren’t for whatever reasons. Prepare yourself, the list includes some big hitters, folks.

The code containing the names was posted to GitHub and appears to show the difference between two versions of the emulator Sony used for the mini console; one likely used to test game emulation and one from the console itself.

In other words, it looks as though Sony tested a huge list of games before any of the licensing was sorted out, resulting in the majority of them being left off the console. The list includes titles like Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2, PaRappa the Rapper, Tomb Raider, and more. Suss the whole thing below.

  • Chocobo’s Mysterious Dungeon
  • Colin McRae Rally
  • Crash Bandicoot
  • Crash 2
  • Toy Story 2
  • Driver
  • Ehrgeiz
  • Fighting Force
  • Gran Turismo
  • GTA 2
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
  • Kagero
  • Klonoa
  • Kula World
  • Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
  • Medal of Honor
  • MediEvil
  • Mega Man Legends
  • Mr. Driller G
  • Paca Paca Passion
  • PaRappa the Rapper
  • Parasite Eve
  • RayStorm
  • Ridge Racer
  • Silent Hill
  • Spec Ops: Stealth Patrol
  • Street Fighter Alpha 3
  • Street Fighter EX Plus Alpha
  • Suikoden
  • Tomb Raider
  • Tomb Raider 2
  • Tomba
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2
  • Vagrant Story
  • Wild Arms 2
  • Xevious 3D/G+

It could have been a very different lineup, right? Some folks reckon all of the games are actually still sitting on the console, but no one has been able to back those reports up yet.

It’s important to note that the exclusions probably weren’t Sony’s doing, but rather a symptom of licensing laws and how difficult they can be. Who knows, maybe more games will become available over time, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

The PlayStation Classic is available right now, retailing in Australia for around $149.

Source: IGN
Image: Sony