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    Favorite PS1 Games / Recommendations

    I've been playing through my PS1 library recently and was wondering if anything has flown under my radar. I was planning on making this thread, and now that the PS1 Mini thing has been announced, I figured why not.

    I know a lot of people say that PS1 games haven't aged well, but I think it's a case by case thing. Or maybe a genre-by-genre thing, since I wouldn't recommend most 3D action games that I used to think were great, like Syphon Filter. I'm still really enjoying a lot of the games that I've either picked back up or am trying for the first time.

    Here are my favorites / recommendations...

    Ape Escape
    Castlevania: SotN
    Final Fantasy VII
    Harmful Park
    Incredible Crisis
    Klonoa
    Metal Gear: Solid
    No One Can Stop Mr. Domino
    Parappa the Rapper
    Parasite Eve
    Resident Evil 2
    Silent Hill
    Strider 2
    Tenchu: Stealth Assassins
    Thunder Force V
    Vagrant Story

    And these are the games I'm looking forward to playing...

    Brave Fencer Musashi
    Breath of Fire IV
    Castlevania Chronicles
    Cotton Original
    Grandia
    Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete
    R-Type Delta
    RayCrisis
    RayStorm
    Wild Arms
    Xenogears

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    Suikoden 1&2 (especially 2)
    Einhander
    Gradius Gaiden
    Star Ocean 2
    Dragon Warrior 7
    Vandal Hearts 1&2
    Arc the Lad 1&2
    Chrono Cross


    - May not have aged well:

    Legend of Legaia
    Alundra
    Deception 3


    - Looks interesting but yet to play:

    Tactics Ogre
    Tail Concerto
    Gunners Heaven / Rapid Reload
    Heart of Darkness
    Front Mission 3
    Valkyrie Profile
    Wild 9
    Legend of Dragoon
    Ray Tracers

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    Tactics Ogre was better on PSP (as Let Us Cling Together) but it's still worth playing on PS1 if you don't have access to the former.

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    Sotn
    RE
    RE2
    RE3
    Castlevania Chronicles
    Lethal Enforcers Arcade
    Tekken 3
    Ridge Racer
    Ridge Racer R4
    Strider 2
    Einhander

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    final fantasy 7
    rival schools
    kula world/roll away
    ridge racer type 4
    silent hill
    symphony of the night
    tenchu

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    MGS
    SOTN
    R4
    Guilty Gear
    Raystorm
    R-Type Delta
    Tomb Raider 1-4
    RE 1-3
    Project: Overkill
    One
    Legacy of Kain
    Soul Reaver
    Evil Zone
    Raiden Project
    Philosoma
    Twisted Metal 1&2
    Jet Moto 1&2
    Strider 2
    Thunder Force V
    Smackdown 2
    Tekken 2&3
    Einhander
    Castlevania chronicles
    MK Trilogy
    Grand Theft Auto

    I'm sure I'm missing some - PS1 was a great system.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FilthyRear View Post
    MGS
    SOTN
    R4
    Guilty Gear
    Raystorm
    R-Type Delta
    Tomb Raider 1-4
    RE 1-3
    Project: Overkill
    One
    Legacy of Kain
    Soul Reaver
    Evil Zone
    Raiden Project
    Philosoma
    Twisted Metal 1&2
    Jet Moto 1&2
    Strider 2
    Thunder Force V
    Smackdown 2
    Tekken 2&3
    Einhander
    Castlevania chronicles
    MK Trilogy
    Grand Theft Auto

    I'm sure I'm missing some - PS1 was a great system.
    You got some good taste. Forgot about MK trilogy and the Twisted Metal's. The Twisted Metals are huge. Damn fun games to play.

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    The Adventure of Little Ralph

    A hardcore 2D platformer that was released only in Japan.

    This game was in development for 8 years before it finally came out on the PlayStation, according to this interview. Apparently it was planned for the Sharp X68000 home computer first, which is why the game has an option to change the original BGM to a PSG/chiptune version.



    Unfortunately physical copies sell for a small fortune nowadays. Alternatively, you can get a digital version for PS3 & PSP from the PSN store for about $6 USD (requires a Japanese account though).

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    I tried to not list any you mentioned you already played.

    Must Plays, that I feel still hold up:
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    Gradius Gaiden
    Tron Bonne
    Mega Man Legends (both games)
    Alundra (It HAS aged well, but only play #1)
    Heart of Darkness (one of the few games better than the PC version, get 3D glasses)
    Final Fantasy Tactics (but PSP version better)
    Final Fantasy IX (in many respects better than VII, but I still prefer VII)
    Chrono Cross (It's actually really good)
    R-Type Delta
    Lunar SSS and Eternal Blue (great versions)


    Games I would play later, but are still good:
    Hogs of War
    Tomba
    Bushido Blade
    Silhouette Mirage
    Einhander
    Valkyrie Profile
    Croc: Legend of the Gobbos (Controls are rough, but great game)


    Side Notes:

    **Grandia is getting a re-release on Switch, otherwise I'd recommend it.

    ** I would recommend the Resident Evils, but they are on almost every console at this point. The Dreamcast versions of 2 and 3 are excellent, and the remake of directors cut on the PS4 is amazing.

    ** I feel Wild Arms is pretty over-rated, but still a decent games. It should be one of the last games you play of interest.

    ** Xenogears... I'm not sure here. Most people seem to love it. Back in the day I played it like 30 hours and got bored. I feel I should give it another try.

    ** FFVIII gets a bad rap. It's a good games. It's no FFVII or FFIX, but it's still better than 95% of the shit on the console. If you have never played it, I would give it a go and decide for yourself.
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    My absolute favorites off the top of my head

    Ape Escape
    Castlevania Chronicles and SOTN
    Crash 2 and 3 (1 has not aged well at all)
    Final Fantasy VII
    Final Fantasy IX
    Final Fantasy Tactics
    Grandia
    Parasite Eve
    Tomba
    Klonoa
    Rayman
    Resident Evil 2
    Legend of Dragoon
    Mega Man 8
    Metal Gear Solid
    Tekken 3
    Street Fighter Alpha 3
    Vagrant Story
    Lunar (both)
    Wild Arms
    Xenogears
    Suikoden 1 and 2
    Bushido Blade
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    Forgot to mention "Gunners Heaven"

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    I didn't see:

    The Adventure of Little Ralph

    Nice little 2D platformer, pretty basic (I mean it seems it could have been done on the SNES), but fun nonetheless

    edit: I'm a tard, missed the post above!
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