PSone classics that still hold up...

#1 Edited by TepiDDeatH (70 posts) -

What are some PSone Classics that still hold up, that I can buy through the PS store, and play on my PS3 or Vita?

#2 Posted by Hunkulese (2749 posts) -

Snake.

#3 Posted by TepiDDeatH (70 posts) -

PSone; not phone. Blerg. ..

#4 Posted by Hunkulese (2749 posts) -

Final Fantasy VI is still pretty awesome.

The Playstation was kind of part of a transitional generation and you'll find most games actually made for the Playstation aged horribly and unless you're super bored there's really no reason to play anything except the JRPGs.

Some exceptions would be Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo and SOTN.

#5 Posted by ILikePopCans (756 posts) -

That Doom game on the phone is pretty good

#6 Posted by TepiDDeatH (70 posts) -
#7 Edited by MonetaryDread (2045 posts) -
  • Intelligent Cube
  • Wild Arms
  • Mega Man Legends 2
  • Symphony of the Night (PSP Version is better than PSOne Classics Version)
  • Suikoden
  • Grandia
  • Final Fantasy Tactics (PSP Version is better than PSOne Classics Version)
  • Chō Aniki
  • Arc The Lad
  • Vagrant Story
  • Parasite Eve
  • Legend of Mana
  • Breath of Fire 4
  • Dino Crysis 2
  • Alundra
  • Final Fantasy 7
  • Valkyrie Profile (PSP Version is better than PSOne Classics Version)
  • Front Mission 3
  • Money Idol Exchanger
  • Street Fighter Alpha 3

#8 Edited by Hunkulese (2749 posts) -

@tepiddeath: I know you can play Final Fantasy VI on your vita. You can get Dracula Chronicles X on your Vita. It's a remake of Rondo of Blood, which is also fantastic but brutally hard, and SOTN is an unlockable. You can't play it at the start but you can look up a walkthrough on how to unlock it. You unlock it in one of the first couple levels.

I'm not sure about Puzzle Fighter.

If you're just looking for something to play on your Vita check out the PSP library. Tactics Ogre, Final Fantasy Tactics, and Jeanne D'Arc are all fantastic and good mobile games. You need a PS3 to buy Jeanne D'Arc but you can transfer it and play it on your Vita.

#9 Posted by crithon (3311 posts) -

You know, I happen to have gotten original Warhawk and Twisted Metal...... and they hold up more as remembering the era to which PSOne first lauch. They aren't great but they have this arcadiness thats really charming. I mean get Symphony of the Night in my opinion but don't feel discouraged if you want to check out your first PSone games

#10 Edited by Silver-Streak (1364 posts) -

How has no one posted about Legacy Of Kain: Soul Reaver? (And to some extend Blood Omen, although you're much better off getting the PC Version).

Also, Xenogears.

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#11 Posted by Korwin (2871 posts) -

Played FF8 recently, that games still great. MGS would still be fine as would Tekken 2 and Tekken 3. Wipeout 2097 probably hold up fine to (who doesn't love zooming around a track listening to Firestarter?).

#12 Posted by TepiDDeatH (70 posts) -

Tried Syphon Filter 2 and Pandemonium. Both of which do not hold up. Pandemonium has passwords instead of saves?! Spyro is still cool, just can't play it on my Vita :(

#13 Posted by Sinusoidal (1547 posts) -

Einhänder

#14 Edited by TepiDDeatH (70 posts) -

Legend of Mana, Lucifer Ring, Klonoa? Any recommendations for these?

#15 Edited by MonetaryDread (2045 posts) -
@tepiddeath said:

Legend of Mana, Lucifer Ring, Klonoa? Any recommendations for these?

Klonoa is badass, it is one of the best platformers of the generation.

#16 Edited by MightyDuck (1522 posts) -

These are still games that I play from time to time from the ps1 era. I feel like they hold up to me, but realize that not be the case for everyone.

  1. Jet Moto
  2. Resident Evil: Director's Cut
  3. Resident Evil 2
  4. Crash Team Racing
  5. Crash Bandicoot
  6. Syphon Filter
  7. Syphon Filter 2
  8. Legend of Dragoon
  9. Final Fantasy VII
  10. Metal Gear Solid
  11. Tomb Raider
  12. Need for Speed 3: Hot Pursuit
  13. Twisted Metal 2
  14. Star Wars: Rebel Assault 2
#17 Posted by mlarrabee (2972 posts) -

@tepiddeath: You should be able to hover over your original post and click "Full Edit" to edit your thread title.

#18 Edited by TepiDDeatH (70 posts) -

Tried too, but GF'S using laptop for homework. I'm on tablet. Not letting me change the title :(

#19 Edited by Yummylee (21794 posts) -

@mlarrabee said:

@tepiddeath: You should be able to hover over your original post and click "Full Edit" to edit your thread title.

You can't edit titles anymore. Hell, you can't even edit your OP anymore at that. Just a couple of the many issues that are currently plaguing the site, and have been for what feels like forever now.

#20 Posted by PandaBear (1377 posts) -
#21 Posted by dudeglove (7911 posts) -

crash bandicoots 1 & 2 were amazeballs back in the day, but no idea how they'd hold up nowadays.

#22 Edited by DarkShaper (1338 posts) -

@dudeglove: The Crash games have aged poorly in my experience. Although they might hold up if you already have a fondness for them.

As for the games that have aged well.

  • Klonoa
  • Xenogears
  • FF9
  • Spyro 1
  • Castlevania SOTN
  • Metal Gear Solid

Except for Spyro, I played all of these for the first time after they had been out for over a decade and they seem to hold up pretty well.

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#23 Posted by ZolRoyce (710 posts) -

These are still games that I play from time to time from the ps1 era. I feel like they hold up to me, but realize that not be the case for everyone.

  1. Jet Moto
  2. Resident Evil: Director's Cut
  3. Resident Evil 2
  4. Crash Team Racing
  5. Crash Bandicoot
  6. Syphon Filter
  7. Syphon Filter 2
  8. Legend of Dragoon
  9. Final Fantasy VII
  10. Metal Gear Solid
  11. Tomb Raider
  12. Need for Speed 3: Hot Pursuit
  13. Twisted Metal 2
  14. Star Wars: Rebel Assault 2

I second a lot on this list, of course a lot of those are nostalgic value for me so I don't know if they hold up per-say if you've never played them before but good over all list.

If you are a fan of the survival horror genre at all I would also throw Silent Hill into the mix, it doesn't hold up the absolute best but if you are a fan of that genre at all it's worth checking out one of the pillars of the genre.

#24 Posted by mosespippy (4211 posts) -

I played Resident Evil Directors Cut for the first time in 2012 and I think it holds up. I've tried three times to get into RE2 and I can't do it.

#25 Posted by believer258 (11949 posts) -

Crash 2 & 3 are still great games.

#26 Posted by HistoryInRust (6323 posts) -

Einhänder

Is this available on PSN? Haven't checked recently, but I can't recall seeing it available on the network.

#27 Posted by fisk0 (4174 posts) -

My only issue with a lot of older PS1 games are that they don't support the analog controls (pretty much nothing from before 1998 does), I think Warhawk would hold up really well if you could just play it with analog controls, the same is true for Descent and Forsaken (neither of which are on PSN though).

The original Silent Hill holds up really well by the way, it really uses the quirks and shortcomings of the hardware to it's advantage, using the poor draw distance to build tension and atmosphere.

#28 Posted by MightyDuck (1522 posts) -

@zolroyce said:

@mightyduck said:

These are still games that I play from time to time from the ps1 era. I feel like they hold up to me, but realize that not be the case for everyone.

  1. Jet Moto
  2. Resident Evil: Director's Cut
  3. Resident Evil 2
  4. Crash Team Racing
  5. Crash Bandicoot
  6. Syphon Filter
  7. Syphon Filter 2
  8. Legend of Dragoon
  9. Final Fantasy VII
  10. Metal Gear Solid
  11. Tomb Raider
  12. Need for Speed 3: Hot Pursuit
  13. Twisted Metal 2
  14. Star Wars: Rebel Assault 2

I second a lot on this list, of course a lot of those are nostalgic value for me so I don't know if they hold up per-say if you've never played them before but good over all list.

If you are a fan of the survival horror genre at all I would also throw Silent Hill into the mix, it doesn't hold up the absolute best but if you are a fan of that genre at all it's worth checking out one of the pillars of the genre.

I'll have to give a Silent Hill a look. I can honestly say that is one series I've never played before.

#29 Posted by mosespippy (4211 posts) -

Thanks to this thread I went and downloaded a couple of the PS1 games that I have on my account from back when PS+ gave away PS1 games every month. I'm playing Hot Shots Golf 2 for the first time. It holds up and is great on the Vita since you can save your progress at the end of any hole.

#30 Edited by SomberOwl (677 posts) -
  • Crash Bandicoot 2 & 3
  • Crash Team Racing
  • Frogger
#31 Edited by Solh0und (1783 posts) -

Front Mission 3 and Parasite Eve II

#32 Posted by Fredchuckdave (5554 posts) -

Vagrant Story, Front Mission 3, Symphony of the Night

#33 Edited by Stealthmaster86 (659 posts) -

Silent Hill, Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3, Metal Gear Solid, Symphony of the Night. These do hold up to me, but to someone that has never played them before might be hit or miss. I tried to play Syphon Filter 2 but can't due to how archaic it feels.

#34 Edited by mosespippy (4211 posts) -

@stealthmaster86: I played Symphony of the Night for the first time last weekend. It holds up.

#35 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (2824 posts) -

Carnage Heart is a mech themed, turn-based strategy game, where the player takes the role of a commander of robots drones. The drones, called Overkill Engines (OKEs), cannot be directly controlled in battle; they must be programmed beforehand to behave/react in a certain way under certain conditions using a flow diagram system.

I say this holds up because, well it still fun. But, I also think that ANYONE who thinks they might want to get into programming should pick this game up. It doesn't teach you a type of programming you can use, but it does text you temperament for learning, testing and critical thinking. The flow diagram programming system is not hugely complex, but it is educational and the game itself provides a platform to "test" your programming and tweaks very quickly. It is not a half bad turn-based, strategy games either.

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