What are your recommended PS1 games that actually still hold up?

What are your recommended PS1 games that actually still hold up?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm trying to think of what to suggest to a person I know absolutely nothing about. I can't think of anything that might not disappoint someone.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what an insecure gay

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Eurofags with shit taste as usual.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          it took a while for SotN to took off and become a hit, people back then were crazy for anything 3d even if played like shit

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >MUH 3D
        game journalists were always gays, today it's movie games trying to be "art"

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >sound 6

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This is what a lot of Ganker hot takes will sound like 20 years later.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Crash Bandicoot 2 and 3
      Mega Man X4 and X5
      Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

      Has been my Top 5 since I was a kid basically. Though as an adult I also really enjoy Einhander, Omega Boost, Chocobo Racing, Harmful Park, and Cotton 100%.

      I still need to play this game and Chronicles. Looks way more fun than the early Castlevanias.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >that actually told up
    ayo fr fr them PS1 games be dusty af boomer shit ong

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Crash Team Racing

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't have any. I'm just here to lurk until ten or so Anons post their lists so I can mass-reply with "all shit"

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Legend of the Dragoon. I am replaying it now and it is pretty gud

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Too restrictive with its combat system for my taste, even if additions are nice.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You are wrong

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There are too many to list but here's 20 or so of the most well known ones that are good:
      Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere (Jap version with translation patch)
      Ape Escape
      Brave Fencer Musashi
      Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
      Colony Wars
      Dragon Quest VII
      Final Fantasy VII
      Front Mission 3
      Ghost in the Shell
      Klonoa: Door to Phantomile
      Legend of Legaia
      Parasite Eve
      R4: Ridge Racer Type 4
      Resident Evil 2
      Silent Hill
      Tomba!
      Vagrant Story
      Wild Arms
      Wipeout XL
      Xenogears (first disc is worth playing)

      There are so many obscure underrated games in the 5th generation, it'd take all day to list them all.

      Breath of Fire 3/4

      These are awful

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >that actually still hold up?
    Practically every JRPG. A time when internet wasn't forced on players and they didn't have to suffer through competitive every fucking thing, like nowadays.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lmfao no

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Breath of Fire 3/4

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    BRICKSTONE

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Einhander
    Elemental Gearbolt

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's a light gun shooter, is it still playable on emu?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If you mean that you can play it with a regular controller, then yes, you can. I did a regular playthrough with joystick and, while suboptimal, its doable.
        I'm sure if you tinker enough with the emulator you could get something better.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Resident Evil 1-3
    Silent Hill
    Metal Gear Solid
    Parasite Eve
    Spyro 1-3
    Crash Bandicoot 1-3

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Resident Evil 1-3
      the series objectively didn't get good until 4

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        4 was no good. I hated it

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    R-Type Delta.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Based game coming through

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      better than
      >ff tactics
      >front mission
      >shining force
      >fire emblem
      >tactics ogre
      yeah I'm thinking based

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I want to recommend Vagrant Story but fuck me it's difficult

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >two retards fighting and the third one watching

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    outside of pure 2d in most cases you have to have some appreciation for jank in the moment to moment playing of the game.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Gran Turismo 2 is still great and has enough unique tracks and cars missing from the rest of the series to be worth playing. (for that matter the original SSR11 only appears in the first game)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      For me its Laguna Seca raceway and Red Rock Valley speedway.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The GT2 version of Laguna is a bit jank, albeit not nearly CART World Series, SportsCar GT, Newman Haas Racing, TOCA World Touring Cars, or even Superbike 2000 jank.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's shocking how much dept Gran Turismo 2 has. Heck it's graphics are light years compared to most other PS1 racing games.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I think Ridge Racer 4 is up there for the graphics but in terms of content it beats the vast majority of racing games, if you don't count senseless roaming open world games especially.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dino Crisis 2

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >graphics remained timeless
    >meanwhile the ff games aged like shit

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Kings field 1 and 2 ntsc
    I've been going back and forth between playing on my PSP and mednafen I can't tell which is the correct speed I think they both run it too fast but also slow down randomly
    I also have an issue with sotn and circles
    The damn oval moon makes me want to jump off a cliff

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Check out Shadow Tower too if you aren't aware. Much better visually and same team. I had all 3 back in the day and they're all hard af.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The only difficulty I've had is how lost I am lol

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I tried King's Field 1 and that game plays like absolute shit. I don't know how you can stand the fucking glacial turning speed.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Armored Core Project Phantasma

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Brave Fencer Musashi
    Bushido Blade
    Castlevania: SotN
    Einhander
    Elemental Gearbolt (requires lightgun to play properly)
    Gradius Gaiden
    Mr. Driller
    R-Type Delta
    Raiden DX
    Trap Gunner

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have a fondness for PS1 3D shooters, everything looks warped like you're having a nightmare and there's always this eerie since of loneliness, every 3D PS1 game is a horror game

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sense*

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lifeforce Tenka is a good one.

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nothing's ever come close.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Final fantasy 9

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Crash Bandicoot 2
    Final Fantasy 9
    Final Fantasy Tactics
    Saga Frontier 2
    Valkyrie Profile

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All Crash Bandicoots, except the first one
    Pretty much every RPG
    Marvel vs Capcom
    Metal Slug X

    Those play like modern games. I can recommend you 20 more that are great, but a zoomie brain would find them outdated

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ff7
    Ff9
    Armored core games
    Syphon filter 1 2,3
    Mgs1
    Megaman legends 1,2
    Tron Bonne
    Xenogears
    Tekken 3
    Spyro 1 2 3
    Vagrant story
    Ctr
    Tomba 1 2
    Valkyrie profile
    Fft
    Smackdown 2
    Twisted metal 2

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Also add to my list
      R type delta
      Einhander
      Bushido blade 1 2
      Samurai shodown games
      King of fighters games

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There are too many to list but here's 20 or so of the most well known ones that are good:
      Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere (Jap version with translation patch)
      Ape Escape
      Brave Fencer Musashi
      Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
      Colony Wars
      Dragon Quest VII
      Final Fantasy VII
      Front Mission 3
      Ghost in the Shell
      Klonoa: Door to Phantomile
      Legend of Legaia
      Parasite Eve
      R4: Ridge Racer Type 4
      Resident Evil 2
      Silent Hill
      Tomba!
      Vagrant Story
      Wild Arms
      Wipeout XL
      Xenogears (first disc is worth playing)

      There are so many obscure underrated games in the 5th generation, it'd take all day to list them all.

      [...]
      These are awful

      >Tomba!
      This. It's an amazing game and still looks great, especially if you emulate it on a handheld

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Geppy - X

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Persona 2 Innocent Sin
    Persona 2 Eternal Punishment
    Castlevania Symphony of the Night
    Vagrant Story
    Final Fantasy Tactics
    Valkyrie Profile
    Breath of Fire IV
    Resident Evil 2
    Metal Gear Solid
    Elemental Gearbolt
    Lunar Eternal Blue Complete
    Soul Blade
    Mega Man Legends
    Mega Man Legends II

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tobal No. 1
    Tomba 1 and 2
    Spyro
    Bushido Blade 1 and 2
    Bloody Roar
    Chocobo's Dungeon
    Dragon's Valor
    Threads of Fate
    Alundra
    GTA 1 and 2
    Driver
    Tomb Raider
    Croc
    Star Ocean 2

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Megaman X4
    Grandia
    Chrono Cross
    Legacy of Kain
    Spiderman
    Tony Hawk
    Parappa
    Um Jammer Lammy

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Underrated.

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >54 posts
    >no oddworld
    cmon bros

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Oddworld already felt clunky when it released, I can't imagine it getting better 20+ years later

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        honestly feels less clunky than new n tasty and soulstorm

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >PS1 games that actually still hold up
    Ace combat 2
    Rage Racer
    Front Mission 3
    Metal Gear Solid
    Resident evil 2
    Ghost in the shell
    r type Delta
    Tekken 3
    Doom

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Spyro
    Medievil 1 & 2 (some of the most criminally underrated games of all time)
    Legend of Mana
    Azure Dreams
    Crash Bandicoot + every PS1 spinoff especially Crash Team Racing
    Gauntlet Legends
    Final Fantasy
    Klonoa
    Tekken 3
    Metal Gear Solid (although I must admit the GC port Twin Snakes is the best way to play MGS1)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >only mention of azure dreams in the thread
      You are my bro

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >although I must admit the GC port Twin Snakes is the best way to play MGS1
      Delusional nintenchud

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Otacon is already emanciated when he pisses himself talking about anime. Why would you compound that? Why add comedy when it's meant to be a serious scene?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Because Twin Snakes is comedic on purpose, that is why you should play the original before even touching it since its only good as fanservice.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          *emasculated

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        isnt it closer to what kojima actually wanted though?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Probably Silicon Knight's propaganda, because in latter games he uses footage from the original.

          I personally liked Twin Snakes, tho.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >footage from the original.
            well who wants to go through licensing with nintendo? you can't use videos of their products without strict permission

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I would believe it belongs more to Konami than Nintendo, but who knows?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Meant for

              >footage from the original.
              well who wants to go through licensing with nintendo? you can't use videos of their products without strict permission

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >open thread
    >ctrl + f suikoden
    >'Phrase not found'

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It goes without saying that JRPGs hol' up

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Blitz is great but the ps1 version is the worst one by far

  39. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    medievil and overboard

  40. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I enjoyed Syphon Filter 1 and 2 when I played them recently if you like doing cool James Bond stuff. Its controls are weird but kind of satisfying when you get the hang of it.

    Also, Silent Hill is still great

  41. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm always surprised to see people suggest Tomba 2, the first Tomba is one of my favorite gen 5 games but Tomba 2 is weird in a bad way and they ruined just about everything that made the first unique

  42. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Opinions on the best selling games?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Normie core. The best ones are:

      >Tekken 3
      >Oddworld
      >Silent Hill

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I refuse to reply seriously to a zoomer that thinks games "age" or stop "holding up"

      It was the last gen where best sellers generally meant a good to great game, aside from shit like Harry Potter or Tomb Raider obviously.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Tomb Raider 1-3 are great, 4 is shit but it's not on there

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Gross. Even a zoomer can appreciate 3 at least

          All snoozefests, third person action platformers in general are a boring as fuck genre, not surpisingly they are mostly made in the west because they go well with cinematic walking segments.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Gross. Even a zoomer can appreciate 3 at least

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        There are absolutely games that were only good in their era but are trash now because the transition to 3D gaming was so haggard. The first Tomb Raider for example is practically unplayable compared to the PS2 games.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          If they are trash now they were trash even before that time since the game is identical

          >The first Tomb Raider for example is practically unplayable compared to the PS2 games

          The Tomb Raider PS2 games are even worse, what the fuck are you talking about

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            legends and anniversary are the only good games in the franchise

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      all bangers except for Harry Potter, WWF shovelware and I don't know what the Derby game is

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Horse racing. Smackdown games (particularly 2) are good, War Zone is okay.
        >Smackdown and Smackdown 2 came out 8 months apart
        This clarifies a lot for me.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >WWF shovelware
        Black please these games were filled to the brim with soul. The PS1 versions of Smackdown for example are the only games with a hardcore mode that let you pummel cunts with shopping carts. Not to mention having a fight in a bar where you could glass and twack each other pool cues and billiard balls. Something that the later games toned down on when it came to its arena and weapon section.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      let me guess, you need it more?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      GT and FF used to rule the world ;-;

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Gran Turismo was just so ridiculously good. I remember finding on the early internet some tuning numbers like the camber angles and shit for Carollas and just throwing all of my in-game money into a Carolla and spending dozens of hours driving those. My buddy was all about the Imprezas, if I remember well. I tried finding that tuning info years later but it was just lost in the mists of time.
      Look at how Japanese that list is though, we need to return to the warm bosom of the yellow man to repair our hobby.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Western shit was already taking over, sure it was of higher quality compared to what we have now but when they got the money is when the japanese couldn't keep up with the expenses and higher requirements for graphic engines, that's what really collapsed the industry.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Japan was ahead since the 80's, and Euro-American devs had to start from nothing. It wasn't until the 90's when they started to really have impact. PS2 era is still Japan dominated. Japan didn't bottom out until the PS3 era for a few reasons.

          Japs moved to mobile gaming away from PC/consloles. the PS3 was a mess to program for and the Xbox based western devs had a huge advantage for that reason.

          Japan has seriously bounced back though.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >PS2 era is still Japan dominated

            By the end of it it was clear Japan couldn't keep up with costs, Konami and Square especially collapsed around that time, Japan excels at making quick, fast, stylish, creative, exciting games not slow, generic "drip feeds of morphine" like the west does, what happens is that Japan then tried to follow what the west did, in fact they mostly they still do that today since they need the western market to keep afloat, that's why now AAA japanese devs make games that are barely distinguishable from western titles, sounds, looks and even play similiarly.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I got gt2 first and raced with my beginner banged up Nissan for days, ramming the other cars. Then I got gt1, spent months doing licenses only. When I came back to gt2 my Nissan seemed like a rocket. Now I refuse to drive automatics thanks to that.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Tekken 3 at 5th place
      Not surprising since it was the best Tekken game up until 5.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >no FIFA/Madden
      I guess it's true, normies hadn't invaded vidya by then, I thought they were always there, just weren't being pandered to.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Trust me they were there but the difference that there were multiple series of sport games that were all selling well, meaning that Fifa for example wouldn't have been near the top, especially considering how awful Fifa games were at the time compared to ISS Pro.

  43. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That's a movie player. Wrong board

  44. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Weird tone but pixel always hold up

  45. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    frogger

  46. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Any game backed up by the Man, the Myth, the Legend, Keiji Inafune and his visionary genius.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Genius charismatic creator created GTA before GTA. Why doesn't Rockstar give him the credit he deserves?

      > "It didn't sell anywhere as well as I had anticipated," Inafune said. "I was really confident about the game during its development, considering how fun the game was. It was really something new, something that we thought would be unfortunate if gamers didn't play. And we released it, and oops!" The designer then let loose a hearty laugh.

      >"It was a bit too early for its days. Ever since then, people started saying that 'Inafune's ideas are seven or eight years too early.' It was a sandbox style of game, kind of like Grand Theft Auto. One has Yakuzas and the other has robots, but it's kind of like the same. If we made it at the present time in modern quality, I believe that it would have sold a lot better."

      https://web.archive.org/web/20220121024241/https://www.gamespot.com/articles/tgs-07-mega-man-celebrates-20th-anniversary/1100-6179759/

  47. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Back when competition was still present in the game industry, good times

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        every genre was packed

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You don't need to tell me, i already know that it was the greatest console, not the best gen though, that would be the 4th

          >sound 6

          Everything about that review is awful and shouldn't be used as a proof of anything aside from how fads and the desire to fit in cloud people's judgement

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Clock Tower 2 twice
          Good job dumbass.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            based retard

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              He is right though, Clock Tower 2 appears twice, one is the japanese cover and the one with the scissorman is the euro/us cover.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          God damn, I always forget how gigantic the PS1 library was. You could easily play that console for the rest of your life and still discover shit. N64 kiddies on suicide watch.

  48. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    crash bandicoot 1,2,3
    crash team racing
    spyro 1,2,3
    medievil
    ape escape
    syphon filter 3
    mega man x4
    mega man legends
    castlevania symphony of the night
    persona 2
    wipeout
    gran turismo 2
    marvel vs capcom
    puzzle bobble 4

  49. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Recommend me some vehicular combat and mecha games, preferably in urban settings, I need them for research purposes.So far I have BattleTanx and GITS.

  50. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  51. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tomb Raider 1 is still the most atmospheric game i know, with a sense of wonder like no other and an awesome OST. you'll need some time to get accustomed to the gameplay if you're a zoomer but it's worth it. the level design is also impressive for its time.

    in 2d games, umihara kawase shun is a gem

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I've been playing through the old Tomb Raiders with widescreen patches. TR1 holds up well, TR2 introduces some improvements along with some flaws, and TR3 loses the magic in a game that's simply tedious for most of its duration. I finished TR3, but I don't think it was worth the effort.

  52. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bugs Bunny Lost in Time is still kind of a good game. Not super perfect but playing through is fun.
    Assault Retribution fun to play through once.
    Megaman Legends maybe if you never tried it but has a windows version too (though the controller support is non existant, you need to use third party software to bind keyboard keys to controller buttons)

  53. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ape Escape. Can't wait until my child is old enough to play it. maybe 4 more years

  54. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There’s a ton of PS1 games I’d rather play over anything modern, but in terms of holding up for a younger audience? That’s a bit more difficult.

    >Metal Gear Solid
    >Tekken 3
    >Street Fighter Alpha 3
    >JoJo’s Venture
    >Time Crisis and Point Blank (assuming you have a lightgun and CRT)
    >Castlevania SoTN
    >Gran Turismo 2
    >Ridge Racer Type 4
    >Wipeout 2097
    >Alundra
    >Parappa the Rapper
    >Um Jammer Lammy

  55. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Spyro, Crash, Resident Evil

  56. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Tekken 1 - 3
    >Syphon Filter 1 - 3
    >Treasures of the Deep
    >Tomba
    >GT1 and 2
    >GTA and GTA2
    >Dune 2000
    >X-COM
    >Warzone 2100
    >G-Police
    >Twisted Metal World Tour

  57. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Silent Hill

  58. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    sell it for n64

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >sell it for a console with no games

      Grim

  59. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Running High

  60. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fighting Force

  61. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I remember playing AC3 as kid an dliking it, despite the fact that it was a gutted EU version with no story. The last mission was inexplicably weird, though.

  62. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Colony Wars holds up pretty damn well

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