Playstation 1 compatible with PS 2 games?

Nelson Au

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Hi-
I'm new to this gaming section. I performed a search and maybe I didn't do it with enough specificity about PS games compatible with PS 2.
I'm thinking of getting the PS 2 today and I wanted to know if my two most played games, Gran Turismo 2, Driver 1 and 2 are compatible. I also have some James Bond games, 007 Racing I enjoy and a version based on Tomorrow Never Dies.
I hear the most games are okay. I guess memory cards are not. I'll likely buy the bundle that includes GT 3 so maybe I won't go back to those games. I'm not a power player, I'm fairly new to this gaming world via Playstation. But I'm having a lot of fun with it and I was very impressed with my friends PS 2 and GT3.
Thanks, Nelson
 

Joel Mack

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Be aware that you'll need PS1 memory cards to save games for any PS1 games you play, as well...
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Nelson Au

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Thanks for the info guys. The memory card info was new to me.
I think I'll go for it!
Nelson
 

Morgan Jolley

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If you are getting a PS2, get a PS2 memory card and a PSX memory card. The only compatibility issues with PSX games are problems with the added stuff, like faster loading and enhanced graphics. Without those features, every PSX game should play.
Also, the PS2 controller works with all PSX games.
 

Nelson Au

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Hey Morgan-
What is PSX? Is that what the first Playstation is called? If so, I do have memory cards for the first Playstation.
Thanks for the input.
Nelson
 

Scott L

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I'll chime in here. The original name for the Playstation was Playstation Xtreme. Sony changed the name a couple months before it was released but the gaming mags and internet community still referred to the console as "PSX." It was easier to say and sounded better than "PS."
 

Morgan Jolley

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Play Station (the the space between the two words) was the original Sony CD based console that played SNES games (Nintendo made the sound chip for it, so Sony made it play SNES games as part of a deal). After either Sony or Nintendo (can't remember who) was talking about how cool the PS was, the other company pulled out of the deal a day later. Court followed, but they settled it quietly and decided to just part ways. Sony made the PS better and called it the PlayStation Xtreme and then called it PlayStation, but PSX stuck with it.
 

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