Ever since the original Playstation, there's come a point in each console's lifecycle where Sony re-releases a bunch of great games as what was originally called the Playstation Platinum range: basically the big-hitters of the last few years, delivered at a budget price. It's always been a great idea and is how I discovered plenty of great titles I'd have otherwise missed. The boxes though... yeah, the boxes always looked worse than the original releases, to me at least, and it also seemed they got worse over the generations. Let's follow some Tekken installments from PS1 to PS3 in the Platinum range....
Eesh! The price might have been right, but the design... I'd buy these things but kind of semi-resent those covers.
Well, those days are gone. The 'Only On Playstation' range has launched in the UK today and just look at these things: gorgeous would be an understatement. PS4 already has a direct replacement for the Platinum series in the 'Playstation Hits' series, but the idea is roughly similar here inasmuch as it sees these titles available at a lower price: the newer ones like Spider-Man are selling for £29.99, while the best game of all time Bloodborne is £14.99. Have a butcher's at some of the designs, and you can see the whole range here.
The most beautiful of all is Bloodborne, though I would say that. I've already got two copies of the game (don't ask) and now it looks like I'm going to hand over £15 for essentially a pretty sleeve. Oh well, no-one ever said this hobby was cheap.
The full line-up of games follows.
God of War
The Last of Us Remastered
Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition
Shadow of the Colossus
Ratchet & Clank
The Last Guardian
WipEout Omega Collection
Unchartered 4: A Thief’s End
You can buy them online or at GAME stores around the UK. And if you do pop into GAME, why not pick up two copies of FIFA 14 for ten pence at the same time?