With the Sony’s PlayStation console celebrating its 20th birthday in North America this year, having hit Japan a year earlier, this means that many of its longest-running franchises are now also turning 20. 

One Japanese Twitter user has put together a handy chart of games on both PlayStation and rival platforms that will be having their 20th anniversary towards the end of this year and the start of the next, so read on to find out if any of your favourites are among them. (Beware: you might find yourself feeling old.)

There are a few big franchises on the list, such as Resident Evil, which were born during the PlayStation’s inaugural year, as well as plenty of titles that came to the PS from earlier consoles. Fans of the games below should be on the lookout for special releases and limited edition merchandise from publisher’s looking to cash in on the nostalgia.

Popular games celebrating their 20th anniversaries alongside Sony’s console:


September 29: Metal Max Returns
September 30: Secret of Mana 3
October 6: Tactics Ogre
October 13: Tokimeki Memorial PS version
October 20: Terranigma
September 11: Romancing SaGa 3
December 1: Fushigi no Dungeon: Fūrai no Shiren 2
December 9: Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation
December 15: Tales of Phantasia
December 15: Suikoden
December 25: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner


February 9: Bahamut Lagoon
February 23: Front Mission Series: Gun Hazard
February 27: Pokémon Red and Blue
March 9: Super Mario RPG
March 21: Kirby Super Star
March 22: Resident Evil
May 14: Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
June 23: Super Mario 64
July 12: PoPoLoCrois
July 19: Star Ocean
August 6: Harvest Moon

▼ Don’t forget to mark your favourites’ birthdays on your calendar!


▼ Here’s the original Japanese calendar on Twitter.

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Feeling old yet? We can’t believe Super Mario 64 is turning 20! It makes us wonder what video games will look like 20 years from today…

Source: @bakobepe_ami on Twitter
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