What PS1 games do you recommend?

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#1 Edited by pretender15 (224 posts) -

 What PS1 games do you recommend? I'm currently thinking about getting:
-Dino Crisis
-Dino Crisis 2
-Resident Evil
-Final Fantasy VII
-Gran Turismo
-Metal Gear Solid


I'm also considering these:
-Armorines: Project S.W.A.R.M.
-Command & Conquer
-Command & Conquer Red Alert: Retaliation
-Command & Conquer: Red Alert
-Dune 2000
-Final Fantasy Chronicles
-Final Fantasy Collection
-Final Fantasy IX
-Final Fantasy Origins
-Final Fantasy Tactics
-Final Fantasy VI
-Final Fantasy VIII
-Gran Turismo 2
-MechWarrior 2
-Medal of Honor
-Medal of Honor: Underground
-Metal Gear Solid: Integral
-Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions
-Quake II
-Resident Evil 2
-Resident Evil 2: Dual Shock Edition
-Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
-Resident Evil: Director's Cut
-Resident Evil: Survivor
-Warcraft 2: The Dark Saga
-Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat

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#2 Posted by KaosAngel (14251 posts) -

 
@pretender15 said:

"Final Fantasy XIV"

Why the hell do you want 14?
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#3 Posted by ssj4raditz (1156 posts) -

Sled Storm!

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#4 Posted by Cincaid (3051 posts) -

That's a lot of Final Fantasy and Resident Evil!
 
Never had a PS1 myself, I jumped straight from SNES to PS2. :)

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#5 Posted by Spoonman671 (5800 posts) -

Vagrant Story.

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#6 Posted by pretender15 (224 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
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@pretender15 said:
"Final Fantasy XIV"
Why the hell do you want 14? "
ROFL typo
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#7 Posted by Teptom (2074 posts) -

Alundra

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#8 Edited by benjaebe (2871 posts) -

Silent Hill, goddamnit.
 
EDIT: Also, judging on what other games you have on your list, Parasite Eve 1 and 2.

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#9 Edited by Jeust (11739 posts) -
  • Parasite Eve 1 & 2
  • Medieval 1 & 2
  • Oddworld: Abe's Odyssey 
  • Oddword 2: Munch's Odyssey
  • Tekken 3
  • Tombraider
  • Twister Metal 4
  • Wipeout XL
  • ESPN Extreme Games
  • Crash Bandicoot
  • Crash Bandicoot 2
  • Crash Bandicoot: Warped
  • Clock Tower
  • Road Rash
  • Silent Hill
  • Dragon Ball Final Bout (if you're into DBZ)
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#10 Posted by Axersia (1778 posts) -
  • Breath of Fire III
  • Breath of Fire IV
  • Dragon Warrior VII
  • Grandia
  • Tales of Destiny II
  • Spyro the Dragon
  • Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer/Ripto's Rage
  • Spyro: Year of the Dragon
  • Ape Escape
  • MediEvil
  • MediEvil 2
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#11 Posted by Deeveeus (486 posts) -

Those sound good...although drop Gran Tursimo and get A Spec on PS2 
 
Get FF 7, 8 and 9....the rest of the FF games you could get better versions on a DS or GBA. MGS is a must. Fear Effect was one my personal favs, although I bet its SUPER dated now, (I fear rge MoH games may feel that way as well)
 
Parasite Eve rocks as well, as far as RE 2 goes the dual shock edition would be all you needed...and Survivor suuuuucks 
 
Dont bother with the C&C games, better on PC

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#12 Posted by ShaneDev (1702 posts) -

Do not get C&C on the PS1 controls are awful and they are free and ten times better on the PC. 
 
I actually really liked the NeverSoft Spiderman games and you should really check the Oddworld games.

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#13 Posted by TheGreatGuero (8881 posts) -

Dino Crisis was cool, but I remember getting stuck in a spot where I couldn't progress any further because I was trapped in a room with a bunch of dinosaurs I had to kill, and I didn't have enough ammo. That was mainly an issue of only using one game save, though. 
 
I'm going to be honest with you. I really never felt that there was all that many PS1 games worth playing. A lot of pretty good games, but I don't think there was all that many great stand-out titles.

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#14 Posted by JJWeatherman (14933 posts) -

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater and Legend of Dragoon.

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#15 Posted by IBurningStar (2274 posts) -

I get the feeling you don't know what Metal Gear Solid: Integral is. Unless you are a super hardcore Metal Gear fan/collector then there isn't any point in getting that. It is essentially the English version of the game ported back to Japanese. And VR missions is just that, VR missions. Not really worth the time unless you are really into the MGS VR training mode. Or just want to see a 50 foot tall genome soldier. Also, there aren't many major differences between Resident Evil 2 and the Dual Shock edition. DS supports the remodeled PS2 controller and has a extra minigame. No need to get both of them. I believe that the RE1 director's cut disc also has the original game on it, so just go with that version. Also, DC is better. 
 
Avoid FF VIII like the plague. Unless you looooooove tedious gameplay and Twilight style plotting. FF IX, however, is terrific and has one of the most lovable characters in any game. Vivi is reason enough alone to play that game. FF Tactics is a game that I consider a must play and is arguably the best Final Fantasy game ever. Get it!
 
Command and Conquer, Quake, and Warcraft are games that are best played on PC, so you may want to use something like Dosbox to play them. I'm not going to tell you how to get the games, but I am sure you can find a way. 
 
Other games you should check out:
SILENT HILL
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee 
Oddworld: Abe's Exodus
Parasite Eve I and II
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
Twisted Metal I and II
XENOGEARS
Vagrant Story
Legend of Dragoon
Crash Bandicoot 2

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#16 Posted by MatPaget (1273 posts) -

Mega Man 8 is a fun game and the voice acting is fucking HILARIOUS!!!

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#17 Posted by pretender15 (224 posts) -
@IBurningStar said:
" I get the feeling you don't know what Metal Gear Solid: Integral is. Unless you are a super hardcore Metal Gear fan/collector then there isn't any point in getting that. It is essentially the English version of the game ported back to Japanese. And VR missions is just that, VR missions. Not really worth the time unless you are really into the MGS VR training mode. Or just want to see a 50 foot tall genome soldier. Also, there aren't many major differences between Resident Evil 2 and the Dual Shock edition. DS supports the remodeled PS2 controller and has a extra minigame. No need to get both of them. I believe that the RE1 director's cut disc also has the original game on it, so just go with that version. Also, DC is better. 
 
Avoid FF VIII like the plague. Unless you looooooove tedious gameplay and Twilight style plotting. FF IX, however, is terrific and has one of the most lovable characters in any game. Vivi is reason enough alone to play that game. FF Tactics is a game that I consider a must play and is arguably the best Final Fantasy game ever. Get it!
 
Command and Conquer, Quake, and Warcraft are games that are best played on PC, so you may want to use something like Dosbox to play them. I'm not going to tell you how to get the games, but I am sure you can find a way. 
 
Other games you should check out:
SILENT HILL
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee 
Oddworld: Abe's Exodus
Parasite Eve I and II
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
Twisted Metal I and II
XENOGEARSVagrant Story Legend of Dragoon Crash Bandicoot 2 "
Thanks for the recommendations
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#18 Edited by FritzDude (2316 posts) -

The Legend of the Dragoon. Dino Crisis. Syphon Filter. Metal Gear Solid. Pandemonium. Worms: Armageddon. Vagrant Story. Abe's Oddysee.

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#19 Posted by Landon (4137 posts) -

Ape Escape!

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#20 Posted by WickedFather (1694 posts) -

Parappa the Rapper.  Gran Turismo is shit boring.  I would say Castlevania Symphony of the Night, but that's only because I'm selling it for three million zenni on Ebay.

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#21 Posted by MushroomSamba (183 posts) -
Platformers 
  • Crash Bandicoot series
  • Klonoa
  • Tomb Raider 1 + 2
  • Jumping Flash 1 + 2
  • Rayman
  • Mega Man 8
 
RPGs 
  • Final Fantasy IX
  • Suikoden 1 + 2
  • Chrono Cross
  • Vagrant Story
 
Action/Adventure 
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Mega Man Legends 1 + 2
 
Vehicle Combat/Racing
  • Warhawk
  • Wipeout
  • Jet Moto
  • Twisted Metal 1 + 2
  • Destruction Derby
  • Gran Turismo series
  • Ridge Racer
  • Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit
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#22 Posted by SammydesinasNL (849 posts) -

Duke Nukem, Die Hard Trilogy 
 
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#23 Edited by Max_Cherry (1318 posts) -

Xenogears, definitely. Also, FF8 is a great game, Don't believe the haters. Also, Chrono Cross ( you should hook up your old snes and play chrono trigger first though)

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#24 Posted by Fjordson (2568 posts) -

Seems like you got a lot of them down. Metal Gear Solid and Final Fantasy IX are my absolute two favourite PSX games.

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#25 Posted by omghisam (324 posts) -
@pretender15 said:

 -Final Fantasy Chronicles
-Final Fantasy Collection
-Final Fantasy Origins
-Final Fantasy Tactics

Avoid these. The emulation of the 8 and 16-bit Squaresoft games to the PS1 were horrible. Very long load times, bad sound compression. FFT is also much better on the PSP, it's not worth getting the PS1 version.
 
You should track down Bushido Blade, Rival Schools, Suikoden, Wild Arms.
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#26 Posted by Agent47 (1931 posts) -

 Where is the Spyro holmes?Also Megaman X4 is pretty good run n' gun. Pac man world is a great platformer.

  • Spyro 1,2 & 3
  • Megman X4
  • Pac-man World
  • Tekken 3
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#27 Posted by Chippy180 (187 posts) -

If you're a fan of platformers, I strongly suggest you check out Klonoa, Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, Pandemonium 2 and both Tombi (Tomba) games. All brilliant in their own way!

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#28 Posted by JerichoBlyth (1039 posts) -

Front Mission 3 is worth your pixelated man hours.

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#29 Posted by McGhee (6128 posts) -

The PS1 was probably the Golden Age of the JRPG: 
Final Fantasy 7,8,9 
FF Tactics 
Grandia
Xenogears 
WILD ARMS 
Breath of Fire 3, 4 
Brave Fencer Musashi (more of an action RPG, but still awesome)
Suikoden 2
Alundra  
 
And there is one little known series that is a mostly a platformer with light RPG elements and this is the amazing TOMBA! and TOMBA! 2. Man I would love to play the first one again. I actually have the second one that I can play on my PS2, but for some reason the first TOMBA! is one of the few PS1 games that will not work on the PS2. 
  

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#30 Edited by RoyCampbell (1092 posts) -

Bust-a-Move 2 & 3 (also goes by the title of Puzzle Bobble) and Syphon Filter. And Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX.
 
Also, good job to everyone in this topic. Everything seems to be covered. I'm just chipping in with titles I haven't seen mentioned yet.

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