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Here are Some of the Most Iconic PS1 Games! Which One is Your Favorite?

Even though PlayStation has advanced to PlayStation 5, there are certainly some games that give us a nostalgic feeling and make us want to go back to the PlayStation era and play those games. Some games are popular, some are quite segmented, but the games in the list we have for you are definitely some of the most iconic of them all. Check them out!

1. Crash Bandicoot

Let’s start with the unofficial icon of PlayStation games, Crash Bandicoot. Crash Bandicoot was first released on September 9, 1996. Developed by Naughty Dog from 1996 to 1999 and published by Sony Computer Entertainment from 1996 to 2000, Crash Bandicoot offers motorbike rides, jetski sections, underwater adventures, and many more. This game also has the racing game series called Crash Team Racing.

2. Metal Gear Solid

Metal Gear Solid is one of the games that was developed by Konami. This game is considered the PlayStation classic by a lot of PlayStation gamers. What so fun about this game is how the game allows the players to be creative and sharp. From hiding crucial information in the game’s packaging to having the players have the boss fight with Psycho Mantis, this game has its own surprises that can get the players hooked.

3. Resident Evil 2

Sure the Resident Evil was good, but we all have to agree that Resident Evil 2 was better. The second game has more than just zombie encounters. This action-packed game has an innovative game design that makes the gaming experience more alive as the players take Leon and Claire hunting for zombies through the Raccoon City.

4. Final Fantasy VII

Developed by Square Enix, Final Fantasy is still one of the most popular games, even today. For the PlayStation, we had Final Fantasy VII. This game had a decent background and stunning animation. Not to mention the soundtrack made the gaming experience even more enjoyable. Through the tale of Cloud, Sephiroth, and the planet’s fate, Final Fantasy VII managed to get the gamers invested.

5. Tekken

Tekken is one of the most popular fighting games even now. Developed by Bandai Namco Studios and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment along with Sony Computer Entertainment, this fighting game was first released on December 9, 1994. In Japanese, Tekken means “Iron Fist” and the name suits the game so well. This game is noted as being one of the first fighting games to use 3D animation at the time. Not only offered fun in fighting the opponents, but this game also offered a lot of unlockable characters that have their own fighting characteristics.

6. Harvest Moon: Back To Nature

As an RPG, Harvest Moon: Back To Nature offered a relaxing and fun gameplay as well as cute and neat-looking animation. In Japan, this game is called Bokujou Monogatari and was released on December 16, 1999. Shortly after that, on November 20, 2000, this game was released in North America. Many characters in this farm simulation game are taken from Harvest Moon 64 although we can see new personalities, lifestyles, and relatives of the characters.

7. Spyro The Dragon

Spyro The Dragon might not be the most popular game, but this one is definitely one of the most iconic ones. Back in the day, there used to be a debate over whether the PlayStation could do a 3D platform game or not. And this game proved it could. This game may not be the most challenging, but Spyro The Dragon offered mesmerizing locations waiting to be explored as well as a fun storyline with lots of surprises.

Which was your favorite PS1 game? Or do you have your own favorite that we didn’t list above? Share with us in the comment section below!