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List of PlayStation games incompatible with PlayStation 2

The PlayStation 2 was designed to be backward compatible with PlayStation games. However, not all PlayStation games work on the PlayStation 2. In addition, later models of the PlayStation 2 console could not play all of the games that were released for prior version of the PlayStation 2. This article provides a list of some of the PlayStation and PlayStation 2 games that are not compatible with all models of the PlayStation 2.


All modelsEdit

These PlayStation games have compatibility issues with all models of PlayStation 2:[1]

Playstation games

  • Arcade Party Pak (Tested on SCPH-75001: Partially incompatible. 720 degrees loads but flickers constantly through all game screens: Unplayable, unless one wants to play through the constant flicker. Klax loads and plays without any obvious issues: Playable. Rampage loads and plays without any obvious issues: Playable, multi-tap not tested. Smash TV is occasionally stuck in a firing direction until X, O, Square or Triangle is pressed and some short duration green enemy jitter occasionally occurs at the very start of the first screen: Playable, dual analog also supported. Super Sprint gets stuck on a flickering blue screen when loading: Unplayable. Toobin' has minor flickering during load transition screens but game screens show no obvious issues: Playable.)
  • Arcade's Greatest Hits/Atari 2
  • Fighter Maker
  • Final Fantasy Anthology (Occasional graphic glitches on save/load screen in Final Fantasy V, no issues in Final Fantasy VI; this glitch was fixed in the green label Greatest Hits version released in 2004)
  • Monkey Hero
  • Tomba! (The intro sequence must play for the game to start up properly.)
  • X2 (Glitches in menus)
  • Mortal Kombat Trilogy (The game will only freeze on a PlayStation 2 if the "BUY IN SCREEN" option is set to "OFF", and if the continue timer runs out. The game also only supports original PlayStation controllers.)
  • Namco Museum Encore (While not incompatible, two of the games included lag when played on a PlayStation 2 console.)
  • The X-Files Game (Graphical glitches with cursor.)
  • Gran Turismo 2 Demo (Graphical glitches with Gran Turismo mode menus).
  • Metal Gear Solid (Game will freeze during credit sequence if PS2 smoothing is enabled in BIOS)[2]


This model has problems running these games:[citation needed]

SCPH-7500X & SCPH-7700XEdit


  1. ^ "PlayStation 2 Backward Compatibility Alert".
  2. ^ "PS2 credits freeze problem solved (PAL)". Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  3. ^ "PlayStation 2 (MODEL SCPH-75001) Software Compatibility Alert".