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Title: Sony PlayStation 1 - Must Have Games
Post by: TL on May 13, 2012, 00:03:11 AM
I have owned a few of these over the years without ever being a massive fan of the machine, among the piles of mediocre dross these are the games I have really enjoyed on it:

Blockbuster
Command & Conquer 1&2
Worms
Gran Turismo 1&2
LMA Manager
WWE Smackdown 2
ISS '98
ECW Anarchy Rulz
Railroad Tycoon 2
Grand Theft Auto 1,2 & London
Gauntlet Legions
Baldies
Raiden
Doom
My Golf
Title: Re: Sony PlayStation 1 - Must Have Games
Post by: Vyothric on May 13, 2012, 00:56:28 AM
Haven't played many games on the PS1.

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
G-Darius
Sexy Parodius (I think I would have liked this if I didn't play it competitively)

That's about it  :P

Also, while I haven't played the PS1 version of Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, I'd recommend that anyway if it's anywhere near as good as on the PC.
Title: Re: Sony PlayStation 1 - Must Have Games
Post by: AmigaJay on May 13, 2012, 08:24:04 AM
I still prefer some of the early PS1 games:

Wipeout 1
Destruction Derby 1
Tekken 1
Doom
Need For Speed (yes 3do fanboys it is much better!)
Tomb Raider (Despite dodgy controls this was still groundbreaking at the time, Mario 64 can suck my balls!)
F1 97
Title: Re: Sony PlayStation 1 - Must Have Games
Post by: 108 Stars on September 19, 2012, 20:49:40 PM
For me this was my favorite system ever. Just too many great games to list them.

To not make the top ten too dull I will put series as a single entry.

Title: Re: Sony PlayStation 1 - Must Have Games
Post by: Greyfox on September 20, 2012, 10:38:20 AM
well I loved my PS1 back in the day, and for me these would be classed as some of the best in my opinion

1.Tekken Series (1,2,3)
2.Resident Evil Series (1,2,3)
3.Silent Hill
4.Syphon Filter Series (1,2,3)
5.Tenchu: Stealth Assassins Series (1,2)
6.Driver Series (1,2)
7.Ridge Racer Series (1,2,3,4)
8.Metal Gear Solid
9.Gran Turismo Series (1,2)
10. Bishi bashi
11. Silent Bomber
12.Dino Crisis Series (1,2)
13.Tobal Series (1,2)
14.Soul Reaver
15.Legacy of Kain Series (1,2)
Title: Re: Sony PlayStation 1 - Must Have Games
Post by: Carlos on September 20, 2012, 10:47:41 AM
Parappa the Rapper.
Title: Re: Sony PlayStation 1 - Must Have Games
Post by: Bobinator on October 04, 2012, 12:36:11 PM
Crash Bandicoot 3 - Warped

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10sFlnhiDkw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10sFlnhiDkw)

I've always been a huge fan of Crash, and this is my personal favorite. The first game was way too difficult to really enjoy, but the second game fixed a lot of its problems and ended up being a much better game. The third game perfects the formula, though. You've got the same platforming the first two games had, which is basically a 2D game put into a 3D plane. It sounds unusual if you haven't played a Crash game, but it honestly works pretty well. Add in a lot of secrets and replay value, including using new abilities in old levels, and you've got one of the best platformers on the Playstation.

Bloody Roar 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZcJrnd2A8U (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZcJrnd2A8U)

For various reasons, including some seriously ugly character design, the first game is worth skipping for this one. Basically, imagine a 3D fighting game like Tekken or Virtua Fighter, only it generally plays a lot faster. Now imagine that you have a button that makes your character transform into a slavering were-beast, capable of gripping your opponent by the throat and swinging them like a rag doll. This is pretty much my favorite 3D fighting game, for the beast gimmick, which adds quite a lot to gameplay, quick gameplay at a constant 60 FPS, and a really good rock soundtrack.

Twisted Metal 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoOqc5kW4Eo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoOqc5kW4Eo)

Much like Bloody Roar, the first game in the series didn't really find its way until the sequel came out. Basically, this game is a cross between a driving game, and a fighting game. As one of several different vehicles, including sports cars, motorcycles, buggies, and ice cream trucks, you play a driver out to get a wish from the mysterious Calypso. (It usually doesn't end up going well.) Basically, you drive around the map, collect different weapon pick-ups, and use them to destroy your enemies. Basically, imagine any Mario Kart battle mode mixed with Quake and you won't be entirely off.
Title: Re: Sony PlayStation 1 - Must Have Games
Post by: Rogue Trooper on October 29, 2012, 21:33:56 PM
Adding a few not yet mentioned:

Xcom (best console version, even better with a mouse). Warzone 2100-Superb RTS, Einhander-reason i had my PS1 chipped, N20-head melter! and Overboard-Really wish it'd appeared on PSN.
Title: Sony PlayStation 1 - Must Have Games
Post by: DZ-Jay on October 30, 2012, 10:46:46 AM
How about Odd's World?  I think it was a fantastic game.

    dZ.
Title: Re: Sony PlayStation 1 - Must Have Games
Post by: dcultrapro on October 30, 2012, 12:35:15 PM
I won't mention any that can be found on better hardware such as Saturn or Dreamcast (unless I am not aware of a port) but here are my top games for it from memory

Armored Core
Final Fantasy VIII
Oddworld Abes Odyssey
Metal Gear Solid
Ghost In The Shell
Street Fighter EX plus a
Smackdown vs Raw (any year)

I have recently been playing emulated versions of SOTN and a few others but as I haven't played them properly I thought it best not to include them.
Title: Re: Sony PlayStation 1 - Must Have Games
Post by: onthinice on October 30, 2012, 13:07:18 PM
I have a few of the NASCAR games and not too much of anything else. I thought that '99 and 2000 were some of the best racing games I have played.
Title: Sony PlayStation 1 - Must Have Games
Post by: DZ-Jay on October 31, 2012, 00:29:32 AM
Quote from: "dzfoo"
How about Odd's World?  I think it was a fantastic game.

    dZ.

I meant Oddworld Abe's Oddessey
Title: Re: Sony PlayStation 1 - Must Have Games
Post by: Shadowrunner on October 31, 2012, 03:24:57 AM
For me the number one game that comes to mind is Castlevania SOTN.  Depending on the day or the mood I'm in I will often say it's my favorite game of all time. Never drops out of the top three anyway.
Title: Sony PlayStation 1 - Must Have Games
Post by: Flukesy on October 31, 2012, 07:46:53 AM
Metal Gear Solid and Street Fighter Alpha 3 for me.
Die hard trilogy was enjoyable in a strange way
Title: Re: Sony PlayStation 1 - Must Have Games
Post by: Console Compulsive on February 09, 2013, 11:36:19 AM
So many great games to put on the list. These are some of my personal favorites in no order of preference.

1) Resident Evil Series - So much more atmospheric than the modern RE games
2) Doom & Final Doom - Epic run and gun gaming with added BFG
3) Worms - Fun with banana bombs
4) Hogs of War - like worms but in 3D with pigs, tanks, minefields, Bunkers and Rik Mayall
5) Tomb Raider series - I know she has become a bit old hat now but the first 3 games were great
6) Duke Nukem series - If you haven't played Duke Nukem 3D yet.....Why? Time to kill was a bit like Tomb Raider with smutty humor but the third installment, Land of the Babes, was a bit Meh!
7) Jumping Flash - Jump a giant robot rabbit around a fully 3d environment while shooting nasties.
:)
Title: Re: Sony PlayStation 1 - Must Have Games
Post by: Tachi on February 09, 2013, 18:55:47 PM
For me, many of the games that always appear on lists (FFVII, MGS etc) have lost their lustre for me over the years, what with my rediscovery of better games from even older systems. Now I have a much more mixed list with some more unusual games.
Adventures of Alundra
Bloody Roar 2
Brahma Force
Descent 2
Diablo
Future Cop L.A.P.D
Front Mission 3
Gauntlet Legends (is this what you meant by Gauntlet Legions or have I missed out on a Gauntlet Game??)
Hexen
Machine Hunter
Rival Schools
Sentient
Sentinel Returns
Suikoden
Tenchu
The Hunter
Unholy War
Vandal Hearts
Title: Re: Sony PlayStation 1 - Must Have Games
Post by: davyk on February 10, 2013, 13:04:26 PM
I got the PS1 to play Parappa which seems a bit weird now - but back then there was nothing like it. But I got loads more for it - here's my favourites:

Parappa the Rapper The famous rhythm action game - still looks and plays good and has loads of charm.
Bishi Bashi Special - nutty boy mini game comp
Devil Dice - little devils rolling dice around
Kurushi and Kurushi Final - splendid 3D puzzle - run around a flat plane dealing with rolling cubes and avoiding getting squashed.
Landmaker - isometric puzzle with arcade mode and PS1 exclusive absorbing puzzle mode
Gradius Gaiden - was a PS1 exclusive. Best in series.
Metal Slug X - lots of nice extra features to enjoy.
No one can stop Mr Domino - hard to describe really - kind of an obstacle race game with puzzle element.
Power Diggerz - JCB sim but in a nice weird Japanese arcade style - uses all PS1 controller buttons.
Puchi Carat - cross between Arkanoid and Bust a move - special edition comes with a paddle controller.
R-Type Delta - great entry in the series that still looks quite lovely in a pixelly jaggy way - and PAL gamers got full screen too.
Tempest X3 - slight variation on T2K - Minter approved for what it's worth. T2k mode unlockable.
Vib Ribbon - excellent, charming rhythm game- generates levels from any CD.
Wipeout 3 SE - best version all told. 2097 is very nice too though.
In The Hunt - lovely submarine shmup in the style of Metal Slug.
Xevious 3D/G More Xevious that you will ever need. Main game is a semi-3D version that keeps the great shmupping gameplay intact and still looks quite good because of the Xevious style is kept - but the icing on the cake is the traditional versions that accompany it - Xevious, Super Xevious and Xevious Arrangement are here in all their glory too.
Title: Re: Sony PlayStation 1 - Must Have Games
Post by: Carlos on February 14, 2013, 18:39:16 PM
Just picked up demo disc 42! that has the net yaroze 18 games on it.  8)  rocks n gems tastic!
Title: Re: Sony PlayStation 1 - Must Have Games
Post by: Rain on September 25, 2017, 22:18:28 PM
-Breath Of Fire III
-FF VII, VIII, IX
-Bubble Bobble
-Star Ocean: The Second Story
-Tekken 3
Title: Re: Sony PlayStation 1 - Must Have Games
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 28, 2017, 15:25:37 PM
Great choice with Star Ocean: The Second Story. One of my favourite RPGs on the PS1.
Title: Re: Sony PlayStation 1 - Must Have Games
Post by: DeadVoivod on March 20, 2018, 05:15:53 AM
PS1 had loads of great RPGs, that was one of the main reasons I got one.

What about Parasite Eve.