GameRevolution's Top 25 PlayStation Games Of All Time (Full List)
Posted on Friday, August 9 @ 13:32:00 PST by Alex_Osborn
15. Chrono Cross
It's no secret that the original PlayStation is loaded with quality JRPGs, and Chrono Cross from Square Enix is one that is worthy of much praise. Everything you'd expect from a great role-playing game can be found here, from an engaging cast of memorable characters to a deep and engrossing story. Serving as the followup to the much beloved SNES classic Chrono Trigger, this PSone RPG had a lot to live up to. The fact that it didn't disappoint is a testament to its incredible quality.
Square's trio of Final Fantasy RPGs on the PS1 will go down in history as some of the greatest in the genre. Final Fantasy IX is one of those three, and oh man, is this one epic experience. Say what you want about the tail-bearing protagonist, but I found him instantly likable along with the rest of the his crew. And remember Vivi? That cute little mage will forever be embedded deep within my childhood memories.
Capcom has Resident Evil 2 to thank for really making its horror franchise one of the most memorable and prominent the industry has ever seen. Don't get me wrong, the original was great, but RE2 took the series to new levels of awesome. With the perfect balance between puzzle solving, exploration, and intense action, this game will have you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. Couple that with unique stories for each of the game's main characters and you've got one robust horror experience worth sinking your teeth into.
I have so many wonderful memories tied to Final Fantasy VIII. First off, I absolutely loved the battle system, especially the inclusion of GFs (Guardian Forces). For those that don't know, these guys are hulking creatures you can summon during battle to aid in disposing your enemies. Oh yeah, and the story is pretty great too. Squall is easily one of my favorite Final Fantasy characters and the rest of the cast is just as memorable. If you're a JRPG fan, this one's an absolute must in my book.
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