Ah, the PS1 – also known as the GreyStation, for those of you who read Nintendo Official Magazine in the 90s. Sony’s system helped pioneer the transition from beautiful 2D sprites on the Super Nintendo to rudimentary clusters of polygons – many of the games have aged atrociously, but they’ll forever be in our hearts.
With that nostalgia in mind, there’s been an emphasis on demakes of late – you’ll no doubt be aware of the Bloodborne one, which you can actually download and play on your PC right now. This is similar effort, showing Horizon Zero Dawn as a PS1 game. Aloy is not especially recognisable, representing a cluster of cubes, and the fog is so thick you can barely see much further than the end of your nose.
In other words, it looks wonderful in all its 240p authenticity. Sony looks set to revisit the PS1 era, as a handful of its upcoming All PS Plus Games have been plucked right out of the mid-90s, and will be playable on both the PS5 and PS4. Do you still have a lot of nostalgia for the PS1 era? Feel the bowel rattling bass of the console’s startup sound in the comments section below.