Top PS1 Games

Created Sep 19, 2018 by RAWG Editorial
With PlayStation Classic with preinstalled 20 games on the horizon let's take a look at the (subjective!) list of top PS1 games. We are limiting ourselves to one entry from the franchise so don't grab your pitchforks.
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    This game is how the term Metroidvania was fully embraced and created. Symphony of the Night gives the players the expansive map, RPG elements, unlockable skills, and enjoyable backtracking to boot. A…
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      Survival horror at its finest with the minor gripe of camera control. Everything else though is top-notch.
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      Gran Turismo 2 screenshot
        Gran Turismo 2 was the cream of the crop. While the gameplay, the graphics, and the physics remained largely unchanged the roster got expanded to over 600 cars, robust customization system was added a…
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        Twisted Metal III screenshot
          Violent absurd vehicle mayhem!
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          R4: Ridge Racer Type 4 screenshot
            This one will be present on Playstation Classic and for a good reason. The gameplay is solid revolving around powersliding the corners on the beautiful race tracks.
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            Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 screenshot
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              The most highly-rated sports game of all time. Its arcade-style gameplay saw the player flipping and grinding over open levels to rack up as many points as possible from tricks and combos within two m…
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                The formula was perfected to the third outing of Tekken. Third dimension finally came to play with sidesteps, opening up one of the most tactically complex and polished fighting systems in video games…
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                  One of the games that revitalized the stealth genre and took some jabs at its own gaming design by breaking the 4th wall. On a "side" note, created a franchise that consists of mostly masterpieces.
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                  Final Fantasy IX screenshot
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                    Final Fantasy IX stands out as a fantastic synthesis of the franchise’s ideas that were explored in seventh and eight entries but with its classic mechanical and worldbuilding tropes. It's a return to…
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                      Soul Reaver was one of the most memorable 3D action adventure games on the PlayStation thanks to its dark story, impressive voice acting, and varied mechanics. One of its main features was the ability…
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