Backwards compatibility with older PS games is a huge selling point for the PS5. Gamers who have an extensive collection of PlayStation 1 and PlayStation 2 games may wonder if they can enjoy their nostalgic favorites on the latest console. In this article, we will explore the compatibility of PS5 with PS2 games and provide some insights into the options available.
Unfortunately, the PS5 does not natively support playing PS2 game discs. Unlike the PS3, which had built-in backwards compatibility for PS1 and PS2 games, the PS5 requires a different approach. The only PS1, PS2, and PS3 games you can play on PS5 are those included in the PlayStation Plus service. These games are emulated and must be downloaded from the PlayStation Network (PSN). It's worth noting that not all PS1, PS2, and PS3 games are available through PS Plus.
If you are a PlayStation Plus subscriber, you can enjoy a selection of PS2 games on your PS5. Although PS Plus Premium does not have the most expansive lineup of PS2 games, Sony's service still offers some great titles. Additionally, there are lists available online that provide a comprehensive overview of every PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4, PS5, and PSP game available in PlayStation Plus Extra and PlayStation Plus Premium.