The original PlayStation (PS1) is a legendary console with legendary games in its library, no doubt.
How about we try to remember the best PS1 games of all time?
Some of you (90s kids) will probably remember most of the games mentioned on this list.
And in this post, you will get:
- A highly curated and filtered list on the current best PS1 games
- Developer, publisher, and release date information
- Genre of the games
- Links where you can buy the games online
See also: Best PS2 Games of All Time
So here you go.
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#100. Time Crisis: Project Titan
#99. Driver 2
#98. Alundra 2
#97. Road Rash: Jailbreak
#96. Tomb Raider Chronicles
#95. Crash Bash
#93. X-Men: Mutant Academy 2
#92. The Italian Job
#91. Mega Man X5
#90. Destruction Derby Raw
#89. Legend of Mana
#88. Jade Cocoon: Story of the Tamamayu
#87. Street Fighter EX2 Plus
#86. WCW Mayhem
#85. SaGa Frontier 2
#84. Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed
#83. Syphon Filter 3
#82. Strider 2
#80. X-Men: Mutant Academy
#79. Threads of Fate
#78. Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare
#77. Parasite Eve
#76. Incredible Crisis
#75. Thousand Arms
#74. The Legend of Dragoon
#73. Legend of Legaia
#72. Grind Session
#71. Parasite Eve II
#70. Metal Slug X
#69. Tenchu 2: Birth of the Stealth Assassins
#68. Star Ocean: The Second Story
#67. Knockout Kings 2000
#66. WWF Attitude
#65. Brave Fencer Musashi
#64. Mat Hoffman’s Pro BMX
#63. Star Trek: Invasion
#62. Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX
#61. Dragon Warrior VII
#60. NASCAR Rumble
#59. Final Fantasy Origins
#58. Suikoden II
#57. Dino Crisis 2
#56. Arc the Lad Collection
#55. Knockout Kings 2001
#54. Syphon Filter 2
#53. Triple Play 2001
#52. Breath of Fire IV
#51. Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix
#50. NBA Live 2001
#49. Um Jammer Lammy
#48. Lunar 2: Eternal Blue
#47. Tomba! 2: The Evil Swine Return
#46. Valkyrie Profile
#45. Sled Storm
#44. Dino Crisis
#43. Front Mission 3
#42. NHL 2000
#41. Tenchu: Stealth Assassins
#40. WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role
#39. Need for Speed: High Stakes
#38. Jarrett & Labonte Stock Car Racing
#37. Final Fantasy Anthology
#36. Fear Effect
#35. Silent Hill
#34. FIFA 2001: Major League Soccer
#33. Medal of Honor Underground
#32. Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete
#30. Madden NFL 2000
#28. WWF SmackDown!
#27. Final Fantasy Chronicles
#26. Syphon Filter
#25. Wipeout 3
#24. FIFA 2000: Major League Soccer
#23. Medal of Honor
#21. Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
#20. R4: Ridge Racer Type 4
#19. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
#18. Madden NFL 2001
#17. Colin McRae Rally 2.0
#16. Final Fantasy VIII
#15. Ape Escape
#14. Spyro: Year of the Dragon
#12. Crash Team Racing
#11. Vagrant Story
#10. Chrono Cross
Featuring a storyline developed by the creator of Chrono Trigger and Xenogears, Chrono Cross has been christened the “Best RPG Creation” by its development team.
With multiple scenarios cast along a single story thread, and many different endings, each replay can result in an entirely new adventure.
In addition, a brand new battle system makes combat smooth and innovative by introducing an element field system and combo system that gives the player unparalleled flexibility in their fighting options.
The elimination of random battles also quickens the pace of the game, and places the choice of where to battle in the player’s hands.
With character designs by a famed Japanese illustrator and music by the original Chrono Trigger composer, Chrono Cross features visuals and sounds that bring its magic to life.
#9. Final Fantasy VII
The discovery of this natural resource drawn directly from the planet’s life force marked the dawn of a new era, and now the energy sustains the lives of people across the world.
However, the Shinra Company has monopolized mako production, and in doing so established a powerful hegemony—its influence reaching the far corners of the globe.
Cloud, a former member of Shinra’s military organization, SOLDIER, joins the anti-Shinra resistance group AVALANCHE, despite caring little for their motives.
During one of the group’s attempts to stop the company, they learn of the return of Sephiroth, Cloud’s nemesis, and that with his reemergence, the planet is in greater danger than anyone had expected.
With the fate of the world riding on their success, Cloud and his allies set out to quell this deadly threat.
#8. Gran Turismo 2
The world’s most advanced racing game returns with thunderous new features.
- Over 500 racing machines from world-class manufacturers.
- All vehicles are designed according to their exact specifications and are fully customizable.
- Insane Arcade mode with power slides, burnouts, jumps and excessive speeds.
- Killer soundtrack from star-studded bands.
- Benchmark 3D graphics.
- Intense two player racing.
#7. Final Fantasy IX
The last Final Fantasy for the PlayStation, Final Fantasy IX returns to the pure fantasy roots that spawned the series.
This latest installment features highly detailed characters, vehicles, and environments, and breathtaking cinema-graphics.
The addition of brand new features such as the story-enhancing Active Time Event system and the return of minigames that grant additional gameplay make Final Fantasy IX not only a memorable gaming experience, but also a significant step forward in the series.
#6. Resident Evil 2
Ready or not, the terror of Resident Evil 2 is here.
In chapter one, the case of the disastrous T-virus outbreak—a mutagenic toxin designed for biological weapons—was eventually closed but the experiments were far from over.
Control the destiny of Leon Kennedy or Claire Redfield as their nightmare begins when a biotech terror runs rampant in Raccoon City.
Relentless zombies and hideous monsters are all out for a taste of your blood.
If the suspense doesn’t kill you, something else will.
#5. Metal Gear Solid
You are Snake, a government agent on a mission to regain control of a secret nuclear weapons base from terrorist hands.
Lightly armed and facing an army of foes, Snake must avoid firefights in order to survive.
If Snake can locate them he can utilize advanced hardware, ranging from silenced pistols to ground-to-air missiles.
Enemies react to sight and sound – so stay quiet and stay in the shadows.
State-of-the-art graphics: textures, transparencies, models and explosions.
Taut, gripping story with multiple endings – a truly cinematic experience.
#4. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater
Skate as legendary Tony Hawk, or as one of nine top pros.
Work your way up the ranks by landing suicidal tricks in brutal competitions to become the highest-ranked skate champ.
#3. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2
Hawks back. With new technology. New Pros. And new tricks. THPS2, the legend rides on.
Skate as legendary Tony Hawk or one of 12 other Pro Skaters. Create Your Own Custom Skaters.
Multiple Play Modes including 1-Player Career and free Skate Modes as well as 1-Player Modes such as Trick Attack, Graffiti, Tag and Horse.
Build your own custom skate parks with the 3D Real-Time Park Editor.
Signature Pro Moves including hundreds of new tricks.
Includes Hip-Hop & Punk soundtrack featuring Rage Against the Machine, Naughty by Nature, Papa Roach and more.
#2. Gran Turismo
Welcome to the most advanced racing game ever created!
Encounter exhilarating high-speed racing in 11 stunning environments.
Feel handling agility and throttle response so convincing, the car seems to be an extension of yourself.
Experience the extraordinary world of Gran Turismo!
#1. Tekken 3
An ancient evil force has reawakened, attacking in secret and feeding on the souls of mighty warriors.
To lure it out of hiding will take the greatest fighting contest the world has ever seen…Tekken 3.
Some are fighting for revenge, some for honor, ultimately, all are fighting for their lives and the fate of all mankind.
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