My Top Twenty Favorite PS1 games in no particular order

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  • While I like 1 and 3, this is the pinnacle of the pre RE4 games. The ability to start as either Leon or Claire then play a second run through as the character you didn't choose and getting different bosses, puzzles, and weapons was pretty cool.

  • You could make the argument that some of the later sequels were better but for me this was the peak Tony Hawk.

  • A forgotten classic that more people need to play. Part Legend of Zelda and part Zombies Ate My Neighbors with a liberal dose of Lucas Arts humor. Did I mention it was co-op as well? Do yourself a favor and find this game.

  • This is still my favorite Street Fighter and I'm sad that it has pretty much faded from the spotlight.

  • What can I say it is freakin' Metal Gear!

  • I hear you like Castlevania.

  • I was a beast with Ling Xiaoyu and Bryan Fury.

  • The pinnacle of PS1 car combat games. Honorable mentions to Vigilante 8 and Rogue Trip.

  • A great blend of platforming and RPG elements. I am ashamed that I never played the sequel.

  • You could argue that this game was nothing more than a glorified tech demo for the original Dual Shock controller but I found it fun as hell.

  • Of the 3 PS1 Final Fantasies this one has aged the best. 7 looks awful, 8 tries something new with the game mechanics and fails, but 9 feels like a classic Final Fantasy experience.

  • Not as good as the N64 wrestling games but miles ahead of other PS1 wrestling games.

  • My favorite of the Crash Bandicoot series.

  • The taser from Syphon Filter is my favorite video game weapon. Something satisfying with electrocuting a guy until he burst into flame.

  • I think this is the oldest game on my list. It is also features the best first person platforming.

  • I bet this was a lot of peoples first foray into strategy RPGs.

  • Fuck guns and throwing weapons.

  • A cool mix of Survival Horror and JRPG mechanics. I love that combat uses weapon range and real time dodging.

  • The first really good Spider-Man game.

  • A late era Square RPG that uses a more melee based version of the Parasite Eve combat and has some lite Rogue-like elements.