I can’t believe 20 years has already passed since the release of the original PlayStation! Thinking about how much time has gone by made me dig out my PlayStation 1 systems and my top 5 favorite PlayStation 1 games!
Gamer Logic’s Top 5 PlayStation 1 Games:
#5 – Bushido Blade
As a fighting game fan who loved Street Fighter 2 and the many other fighting games available throughout the years, Bushido Blade offered players something unique that other games in its genre did not: 1 hit kills and body part damage. I’ll never forget when my friend rented the game and we spent hours trying the different weapons and attack stances. How can you not love a game that allows you to cut down your opponent’s legs and leave him a practically defenseless rolling stump? This game is a classic and if you haven’t tried it out yet, I suggest you do!
#4 – Resident Evil 2
While I heard plenty about the first Resident Evil, it wasn’t until I acquired my PlayStation that I was actually able to play one and I started with the second game, not the first! I spent so many hours on this game, exploring both Leon and Claire’s missions and blowing zombies to bits. I had plenty of time back then to play games, so I I tried my hardest to unlock Hunk and Tofu, which I eventually did! Thinking back to it though, I don’t think I ever defeated Tofu’s mission.
#3 – Tecmo’s Deception
I often get strange looks when I refer to this game as being one of my top 5, mostly because people have never heard of the series before. Up to the point of seeing it featured in magazine ads, I didn’t know too much about it either until I found it for under 20 bucks at a used game shop back in the 90’s. The day I popped it into my PS1 was the moment I couldn’t put it down. It wasn’t uncommon for me to spend almost 12 hours a day hooked to this thing if time allowed. There was nothing quite like it at the time and if you’re curious about the series; be sure to check out my video on it that covered the series!
#2 – Metal Gear Solid
Seeing as it was one of the most popular games on the PlayStation, I don’t think I have to explain much about what Metal Gear Solid is. For me, this game brought back one of my favorite 8-BIT Nintendo games and brought it into a 3D world. It sucked away many hours of my life as played it over and over again. Metal Gear Solid not only defined what the PlayStation could do, but many of its mechanics would influence future games for years to come.
#1 – Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
The absolute reason I begged my dad for a PlayStation 1 was for this very title! Growing up with the NES and SNES versions of the games had a lot to do with wanting this, but seeing how it evolved from the other titles made me want it even more. The gameplay, the music and the mythos made this my favorite PS1 title for eternity!
Check below for more of our PlayStation 1 memories!
The Logically Thinking “PlayStation Memories” Podcast