PS1 games I want to revisit

I've had this list on my phone notes for a while now. Guess it'd be better to put it in a place that has an actual video game listing feature.

List items

  • My personal favourite Mana game. It's weird and it's also got my favourite Yoko Shimomura soundtrack.

  • A strange Ikaruga-like action platformer, where the direction you face changes your "polarity". I remember this having a cute art design.

  • I used to think that the character design is cool. Not sure about now.

  • I remember really liking the art style in this one. For some reason, I got the concept of the "water hammer" spell from this game really stuck in my mind.

  • The first level where you had to defeat terrorists in an airport in this fantasy game made a huge impression on me. This might had been my top turn-based strategy RPG of the era.

  • I got lost in an early dungeon, and that drove me quite mad back then. Maybe I'll try to get further into this game.

  • I have spent too much time thinking about this game, over the years. This might be a controversial opinion, but I liked this more than Parappa the Rapper. This game has a Parappa mode anyway!

  • This game rules! Who needs Megaman Legends 3!

  • Speaking of games that rule, this game also rules, hard.

  • This game terrifies me, but also made me feel a lot better about my own weird dreams and nightmares.

  • I spent too much time switching CD's and seeing what comes up, and completely not understanding how any of the gameplay actually works. I want to know how to actually progress in this game!

  • The laser gun in the opening is badass. Other than that, I don't remember much of it.

  • Kungfu and mechs. What more could child-me have asked for. I Gamesharked this game to hell, and it was so badass to beat up huge-ass mechs with human-sized kungfu.

  • I don't remember why, but I really liked this game

  • I played way too much of this game. It was a very difficult game, and I did not finish it.

  • It's Motherfucking Pepsiman

  • One of the few side-scrolling beat 'em ups that I actually liked as a child. I might have played through it multiple times. I remember it being super cool and fun.

  • This is a special one for me, because my good friend at the time recommended it to me. We played a lot of it together, and we referenced it a lot in school. We're not really friends anymore, but this game still reminds me of him! It's a fun and lighthearted character action game about skeletons and shit, so it's still right up my alley.

  • This might had been my most formative JRPG experience. I remember this game feeling very lonely, since it was the first JRPG I played that doesn't feature human party members.

  • I can't recall much about this, other than infiltrating an airship in the opening. I thought it was cool.

  • I loved the style of this game! Might be the first Treasure game I've ever played. Apparently this was an obscure game because of some publishing issue between Treasure and Enix.

  • Very very very very very very good! Very very very very very very good!

    I'm hesitant to call this franchise "good", but it's certainly unique. I vividly recall being super mad playing this game at times, because it's slight in content, really repetitive, and frustrating at times. Not my greatest moments!

  • Grandia II is on PC, but this is the one I played. I remember it being lighthearted and fun!

  • i legitimately thought this game was cool. yeah, i was kind of an idiot.

  • I kinda hated this game, but something about how it looks stuck with me??? I played it a lot because of that

  • I forgot about this game but I still remember how the entire prologue goes!! Also its weird combo system that I don't think I ever really understood.

  • One of those games that I have snippets of in my memories but have no idea what it is anymore.

  • this had a really cool vibe to it. the boy can turn into animals and the girl knows magic or something. and so much voice acting! the VA seems bad now that i look at it. i remember using game shark for this and i moon jumped out of the weird dream/vr level.

  • i played the first dozen hours like 3 times for whatever reason. the combo thing is cool but kinda repetitive iirc.

  • any BoF game really. they kinda blend in together in my mind, but I remember 3 & 4 having very nice peak Capcom 2D art in particular. very cool fantasy feel to the world.

  • this is a game i keep forgetting the name of. i played a looooooot of this game with my sisters.

  • i don't think i ever understood what the hell was going on in this game

  • it's a musical strategy RPG. uhhh idk it wasn't that good but it stuck with me.

  • Chocobo's Dungeon 1 & 2, and Chocobo Racing. Weird spinoff titles that I remember liking. Dungeon is actually a pretty tough roguelike, though!

  • I remember playing Chrono Cross before playing Chrono Trigger, and feeling quite enamored by the many gameplay systems and various characters. I never got as far into this as I did in Chrono Trigger. I'm curious if this holds up now.

  • Almost forgot about this game. I never got very far into it...

  • I do not recall much of this game, but I saw a video of it and I do have a vague recollection of having played it... Hmm.

  • this series rocks. Tomba 1 was cool, but there's a lot going on in Tomba 2, IIRC.

  • These games were warioware before warioware was a thing, but competitive and super fast-paced. the three-button control scheme works great too!

  • i guess this is like an earlier game based on the Work Time Fun concept of working part time jobs. I didn't know any Japanese, so it was real interesting to try to figure out. I remember having to sing at the park at a certain day to unlock the music part time job.

  • the basement was legit scary!

  • a classic

  • also a classic(?)

  • this is the one i remember the most, with the race in the beginning of the game. maybe i'll also revisit tomb raider 1, even though i mostly played that on the n gage lol

  • i really liked how this game looks but somehow have 0 memory of the anime cutscenes

  • i remember liking this a whole bunch, i want to see if it holds up under scrutiny

  • late addition, this i remember being my favourite tales game back in the days. i'm pretty sure i played all of the tales games on the PS1.

  • oops i wanted to add this, but i thought it was a ps2 game at first. so here it goes. it was super confusing the first time i played it, maybe it'll make sense this time

  • i've added the chocobo mystery dungeon, but i forgot there's a couple more i played. i don't know what draws me to these games. i suck at them but i like these roguelikes

  • i played this not able to read any of the text, but it was still a fun time

  • weird light gun game where you have to protect/indirectly control a cartoon rabbit thing

  • i think this was some sort of light gun minigame collection? kinda like bishi bashi but with a gun i guess?

  • GOAT fishing game, i'm pretty sure. i think you can fish a t rex in it.

  • I think I played this one? The numbers go high and I thought that was cool and cyber

  • Yo I never seen this game but it sounds sick

  • Saw this and had some strong flashbacks to playing this a lot. It's really like some repressed memories or something

  • another one of "i've never seen this but i want to try it"

  • i'm pretty sure i played this. what even was this game

  • i think this was awful and difficult but lol i want to play it again

  • never played this one, but kept hearing about it so maybe i'll give it a shot? apparently a sequel is coming out soon.