These weekly publisher themed sales on PlayStation Network are really starting to become quite a routine. Two weeks ago saw a Capcom and Square Enix sale, and last week I believe Atlus threw its wares up for its seventy-second sale of 2014. This week, Konami jumps in on the fun by hosting a “Best of Konami Sale” on the PlayStation Network.
Needless to say, the “Best of Konami” can mostly be found in its older games, but you can check out the entire sale below.
Castlevania Harmony Of Despair PS3 $6.74 $7.49 $14.99 Castlevania Symphony Of The Night Classic $4.49 $4.99 $9.99 Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow 2 PS3 $17.99 $19.99 $39.99 Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow 2: Revelations PS3 $3.59 $3.99 $7.99 Castlevania: Mirror Of Fate PS3 $6.74 $7.49 $14.9 Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance PS3 $8.99 $9.99 $19.99 Metal Gear Solid Classic $4.49 $4.99 $9.99 Metal Gear Solid Peacewalker PS3 $8.99 $9.99 $19.99 Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeros PS3 $8.99 $9.99 $19.99 Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeros PS4 $13.49 $14.99 $29.99 Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection PS3 $17.99 $19.99 $39.99 Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection Ps Vita $13.49 $14.99 $29.99 New Little King Story Ps Vita $8.99 $9.99 $19.99 Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 PS3 $13.49 $14.99 $29.99 Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 World Challenge Dlc PS3 $2.24 $2.49 $4.99 Silent Hill Classic $2.69 $2.99 $5.99 Suikoden 1 Psp $2.69 $2.99 $5.99
Unless you are living under a rock or stuck in the days of the Super Nintendo, like myself sometimes, it is pretty clear that Konami’s biggest franchise these days is Metal Gear Solid. Nearly every game in the series is available here at a discount with only Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots not making an appearance.
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is the most recent of the bunch, and acts as a solid demo for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. We enjoyed it, and you might too. Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection is an excellent buy with three fabulous classics revamped in full blooming HD. This bundle is not supported by cross-buy, so you’ll have to pick them up separately if you want them on the Vita and PS3.
The original Metal Gear Solid still holds up very nicely, and the $4.49 price point is nothing to balk at for one of the greatest, most important games ever made.
Aforementioned old timers stuck in the Super Nintendo era might still believe that Castlevania is still Konami’s biggest series, but we’re only kidding ourselves these days. Castlevania has been beaten to beyond recognition with the Lords of Shadow games, both up for sale, but I’ve heard that Harmony of Despair is a really weird and fairly enjoyable multiplayer spin on the excellent handheld games.
Needless to say, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is the best of the Castlevania games in this sale, and it should be on your PlayStation 3 before the end of this week.
I’ve never played Little King Story, but I’ve heard it’s an enjoyable little handheld RPG that might be worth checking out for $8.99. I’m not big into soccer games though, so the Pro Evolution branch of Konami has never really spoken to me.
Unless you are a Metal Gear Solid fan with some holes to fill in your collection, the choice is clear that your focus should on the available four PSOne Classics. Silent Hill, Metal Gear Solid, and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night are all revolutionary masterpieces from a happier day of Japanese video games. That leaves us with just my personal favorite of the bunch, Suikoden, a fan favorite RPG that is nothing special but just buckets of fun to play.
I’d buy it 30 times if it would convince Konami to release Suikoden II on the PlayStation Network. Is it about time I gave up on that now?
Quick note. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night can’t be found in the Konami sale tab on the PlayStation Store. You’ll have to access “All Deals” to find it.