GameRevolution's Top 25 PlayStation Games Of All Time (Full List)
Posted on Friday, August 9 @ 13:32:00 Eastern by Alex_Osborn
Racing games were changed forever when Gran Turismo came onto the scene in the late 90s. Polyphony Digital's racing simulator raised the bar for the genre, serving up the most authentic driving experience at the time. Since then the series has gone on to be one of the most important and profitable franchises for Sony. Consumers will purchase a PlayStation console just to play Gran Turismo and the original GT started it all.
The famous Lara Croft made her triumphant debut on the PlayStation 1 in expert fashion. Sure, the visuals and controls may not hold up all that well today, but the iconic tomb-raiding heroine made quite an impact on the gaming community and has become one of the most recognizable characters the industry has ever seen. With a nice blend of action, exploration, and puzzle solving, Tomb Raider blazed a trail forward for the future of action adventure games.
Xenogears is one of those rare role-playing games that pushed mechanics and storytelling to new heights thanks to Squaresoft's ingenious and bold decisions in creative design. This sci-fi JRPG deals with heavy and complex themes, tackling topics regarding religion, machine vs. man, and many others. With so many colorful characters and themes, there's a lot here for analytical gamers to chew on. Oh yeah, and the gameplay is quite great too, thanks to its dual-layered combat system.
Activision stumbled upon something huge when Neversoft created Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, an arcade-y skateboarding game that took the world by storm. The trick-based system hit all the right notes, making for one of the most enjoyable and addictive gameplay experiences available on the PSone. Naturally the game went on to spawn many, many sequels, which served to mark the beginning of Activision's franchise-milking legacy.comments powered by Disqus
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