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A bunch of PlayStation classics are super cheap this weekend

Sony seems to be rolling out flash sales pretty regularly these days, and if you're a fan of classic games and indies, this one won't disappoint. I won't bore you with a simple list of everything available (which you can find at this link right here), but I'll highlight a few of the games you absolutely shouldn't go without.

Bionic Commando: Rearmed was $9.99, now $1.99

From our review: "BCR is at once beautifully reminiscent of its era, and polished enough to be palatable to a modern audience. The core grappling and swinging mechanic is satisfying, the weapons a joy to wield and the levels are imaginatively designed."

Strider (PS4) was $14.99, now $3.74

From our review: "Not since Bionic Commando: Rearmed has a reboot of a classic game made the leap to the current generation so well. Like the futuristic ninjas that share its namesake, Strider makes the daunting task of single-handedly taking down a despotic tyrant effortlessly cool. And did I mention you get a cyber-panther?"

(And pick up PSOne Classic Strider 2 while you're at it; was $5.99, now $1.49)

Fatal Frame 1-3 (PS2 Classics on PS3) were $9.99, now $.99 each

Why we love Fatal Frame 2's Sunken Woman: "No matter where in the eerily empty All God's Village you choose to cower and regret your choices, the voices of its ghostly inhabitants always find their way to you. You may adjust to it over time, but one change to the formula and you succumb to dread all over again. Fatal Frame 2 executes that brilliantly with a variety of unique ghosts, but none nails it quite as well as the drowned ghost of Whisper Bridge."

(Fair warning: these are only compatible with the PS3)

Klonoa: Door to Phantomile (PSOne Classic) was $5.99, now $1.79

We don't have a review, but resident Klonoa expert Anthony John Agnello had this to say: "Klonoa is the crowning achievement of the PlayStation. Not Metal Gear Solid. Not Final Fantasy 7. Not Resident Evil or Tomb Raider or Symphony of the Night. You do not know this yet because you have not played Klonoa. Your eyes are dimmed. You have not had your soul rendered by its luscious platforming or its inevitable betrayal. But you will. Yes, you will."

...Ok, then.

Silent Hill (PSOne Classic) was $5.99, now $1.49

Here's why it's the second best Silent Hill game ever made: "From its opening scene the game is full of deliberately unnerving set-pieces, like mauled dogs, blood-smeared walls, and the world's creepiest locker that promise pain and terror even when none is forthcoming. It's all about the build-up to fear, and the original Silent Hill is still the master of the slow, painful burn."

The Swapper (PS3/PS4/Vita Cross-Buy) was $14.99, now $1.49

Ok, so this first came out in 2013, but give it some time and it'll end up a classic like the rest of these games. From our review: "Few games tackle the type of heady subject matter that the The Swapper does. Like the best science fiction, Facepalm’s puzzle-platformer uses its sci-fi trappings to create a tale that reflects decidedly human concerns, dressing its narrative up with an atmospheric setting and some very clever play mechanics."

The sale ends on March 21st at 11am PST, so don't hesitate to bust out that wallet if you see something you want.

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David Roberts
David Roberts lives in Everett, WA with his wife and two kids. He once had to sell his full copy of EarthBound (complete with box and guide) to some dude in Austria for rent money. And no, he doesn't have an amiibo 'problem', thank you very much.