Best Playstation One Games

The Top Ten

1 Metal Gear Solid Metal Gear Solid Product Image

Everyone might have blocky pixelated faces, but few other games at the time created such in depth stories with likable, fully voice acted characters, creative situations and boss battles, and kept me wanting more. It's amazing how hideo gave us a hero who was both a mythical legend and feels like a down to earth real person with the way he interacts and talks to people. Gameplay may feel a little clunky nowadays, but that's a result of us now knowing what is to come in the future as well as this game being one of the few that made the successful jump from 2D to 3D.

I picked up this game with no knowledge of the series. Let me just say it's phenomonal in all ways. MGS is not just a game where you can just run and shoot the enemies. The game forces you to use stealth and strategy to sneak past enemies and defeat bosses. If you get spotted by an enemy your basically screwed. Plus if your stuck on a part or boss, you have a walkie talkie that contacts people that will tell you what to do. Overall, MGS is a 10/10

When MGS came out on PS1, we knew that we were playing on that same console, but we felt we were somewhere in the future. Revolutionary game, stunning story and perfect gameplay. My favourite game of all time, across all platforms!

Outstanding story and gameplay. I could still play it today and have more fun with it than most games ever created

2 Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped Product Image

Somehow it managed to innovate from the already crowded 3D platform genre, making it a hybrid of sorts of 2D and 3D gameplay. And it succeeded with a vengeance.
Fun and challenging; catchy music; beautiful graphics; clever level design; and quirky and hilarious character animations.

One of the first I played and for some reason got a demo version of spyro, another great game when I went up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, square.

I may not have voted for this, but this is probably the game that I spent most of my days on the PS1 playing. Easily deserves to be near the top of this list along with MGS and FFVII.

Why is crash riding a motorcycle? I'm pretty sure you can't do that at any point of the game.

3 Final Fantasy VII Final Fantasy VII Product Image

Best FF story, best introduction, best villain, best graphics at the time, best characters, best soundtrack, best mini-games, best side quests, best ending. It's the combination of greatness that makes no. 7 the most beloved FF of all time.

If only this game could be easily installed and played in your computer without a 1000 patches. :/ Or if only Square Enix had released a PS3 version of this game instead. People who haven't played this don't know the awesomeness they are missing. Seriously.

This game was the primary reason I bought the PSX in the first place... along with two memory cards, which at the time, was something that was never needed before.

I'm torn between mgs and ff7, but in the end I have to vote ff purely on nostalgic value. The story was unforgettable and emotional, and the characters were unique and well developed.

4 Crash Team Racing Crash Team Racing Product Image

My pride and joy game as a kid. This game is so good that new kart-racing games today still can't match its quality.

Probably my most played PS1 game! Great all round, they really need to re-release this for the PS3 with multiplayer online

I love this game! I can't wait for the Switch Version!

This game is quite fun I have it on ps3 digital, played it a few times

5 Spyro: Year of the Dragon Spyro: Year of the Dragon Product Image

Unpredictable levels, great stunning spectacle background music, controls are powerful, a must not miss journey with gorgeous and cool graphics. Totally awesome gameplay. So not a typical game. Creative mini games too.

Spyro was the first video game I remember playing, and has remained my favorite franchise 16 years later. This game was my favorite of the series and potentially my favorite game of all time.

I grew up on the Crash Bandicoot and Spyro series and this was always my favorite game. Great levels, a lot of replay value, and a pretty good soundtrack.

Always loved the small but mighty purple dragon-he's my hero! Dreamy landscapes and funny characters like Moneybags!

6 Crash Bandicoot 2 - Cortex Strikes Back Crash Bandicoot 2 - Cortex Strikes Back Product Image

The only truly great crash game. The first was an average at best Donkey Kong Country rip off, the third was good but had WAY too many different gameplay styles, and the rest range from decent to unplayable.

And excellent, addicting, and all-around fun platforming game.

The greatest game ever!

Better than crash 3

7 Crash Bandicoot Crash Bandicoot Product Image

Always played this taking turns with my siblings. Very fun.

Not the best, but definitely my favorite!

The best video game ever made

Loved all crash games

8 Tomb Raider

Metal Gear Solid number one?! That's messed up... Tomb Raider is awesome! It has an amazing soundtrack, one of the most memorable video game characters in history is your main character, and the gameplay is the best I have ever seen. TOMB RAIDER FOREVER!

It was the first real 3d game we had, where the character could run or swim on interactive worlds, with lovely full of action cutscenes, and fmvs, secrets, long gameplay, and a sexy heroine which would beat every ones bottom in case they would get in the middle.

I love India and some country are good and some country are bad.

I always loved locking the butler in the freezer in 2 and 3.

9 Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Product Image

This game is a masterpiece, I swear. Even Gameradar rated it as the best game on PSP. This game was one of the pioneers of the metroidvania style of gaming.

4th favorite game of all time and second favorite Metroidvania game. I think you can guess who is above it, but it's a classic nonetheless. The atmosphere, gameplay, and music (oh my lord that glorious music) makes for such an awesome game.

Just a beautiful game in General, The storyline and everything was just wonderful.

This game should be in top 10 at least, I mean it did help create the metroidvania genre.

10 Tekken 3 Tekken 3 Product Image

There were far too many top Playstation 1 games, so it's really hard to choose the best one, but I wouldn't be surprised if Tekken 3 is the #1. Tekken 3 is one of the best fighting games of all-time let alone on Playstation 1.

Yeah I loved it how you could kidnap that cat named roofus and he wouldn't do anything besides squeal like a little girl/pig and then youd just chop of his gola and feed it to your vicious pitbull...so good!

My very first fighting game, brings back so many memories. I wish the tekken series went back to the way it use to be...

Tekken 2 was the best of the tekken games and that includes now...an absolute classic which should be in video game folklaw and history

The Newcomers

? Shrek: Treasure Hunt Shrek: Treasure Hunt Product Image
? Bob the Builder: Can We Fix It Bob the Builder: Can We Fix It Product Image

The Contenders

11 Spyro the Dragon Spyro the Dragon Product Image

When My Son Darius was 4 years old I Introduced him to the Game Spyro The Dragon. And About 2 minutes of me showing him how to play the game. He Rammed Spyro's head against a wall and Darius would burst out laughing. He Still plays it after 15 years

I loved playing Spyro when I was little. I even played The Legend of Spyro games. It's been a while since I played them, but this was the first game I have ever played. Too bad they don't make anymore.

Did anyone else just make Spyro ram his head into walls over and over again?

Thanks for introducing me to video games, spyro the dragon.

12 Silent Hill Silent Hill Product Image

Sequels all fall well short. One of a kind. Genuinely scary. The Japanese are the only ones who can make good horror games.

The best horror game ever in my opinion.

Very cool game for it's time

The scariest game in the PSX world!

13 Gran Turismo Gran Turismo Product Image

The graphics for this game were OUTSTANDING to say it mildly. Add to that some extremely good car control, and it was clear Sony had a winner on their hands with this game. Still one of my favorite PSX games.

This is my most favorite PS1 game ever

The game that blew us all way with its graphical level, and its unbelievable gxx engine, it was a dream to play, for thanks ps1 this game was near perfection, and in my opinion ALL the NFS games have eaten it's dust

In fact this game is probably the godfather of driving simulators and when we all realised hey it was actually really good fun to mimic reality

Its very fun

14 Mortal Kombat Trilogy Mortal Kombat Trilogy Product Image

Should be in the top 3. At least I think so. Very cool and entertaining game. Friendship thing was so funny. And Animality was cool. Awesome game! Vote for it please

Amazing game. Awesome characters and fatalities

It is so nostlagic... I think it deserve to be in top5

CHOOSE YOUR DESTINY! BRUTALITY! FATALITY! ANIMALITY! FRIENDSHIPPPPP! lol I love this game so much

15 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 Product Image

This game not bad, can be fun do tricks and stuff

Not the best level in tony hawk games

The music is good for this game

I like the original bet more

16 Resident Evil 2 Resident Evil 2 Product Image

I've finished this game more times than any other. A close second is Castlevania SOTN

The best resident evil game for ps1

I like this one more than resident evil 3 nemesis because it has a much better atmosphere and the story is more interesting and there aren't that may disgusting monsters as in re4 or 3

17 Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage Product Image

The most enjoyable game on the PS1. While Spyro 1 has another engine and Spyro 3 has multiple playable characters half the game, Spyro 2 has a perfect engine and has all Spyro in it.

Spyro had the best gameplay platform on the PlayStation 1 ever. Toe to toe with the Bandicoot!

Spyro 2 riptios rage used to be my best ps1 title until crash bandicoot 3 came knocking on my door.Any way check out this game it is amazing

My favourite out of the trilogy

18 Gran Turismo 2 Gran Turismo 2 Product Image

This is a really good racing game

I think it's so fantastic,it should be number 1.

This REALLY deserves to be higher on this list.

19 MediEvil MediEvil Product Image

This game was amazing as a kid

Awesome game

20 Tekken 2 Tekken 2 Product Image

Best of the combat games in my humble opinion, the secret apart from the smoother gameplay was it's speed which was fast enough th flow, but not so fas that it became a button basher, it was a skillfull duel, and the variety of moves the charaxters had had you coming back for mor, which is also why when you had some buddies around this game was exceptional entertainment and provided many peoplee I know with probably 1000's oh hours ofcompetitive fun...what a wonderful game

Tekken 2 is a along with SF2 Turbo and way of the exploding fist absolute masters and godfathers of the beatem up genre...screw crash sonic mario and the feckking rest..

21 Mega Man X5 Mega Man X5 Product Image

One of the best Megaman X games

22 Resident Evil Resident Evil Product Image

The game from our childhoods that either scared us senselessly or caused uncontrolled leakages. Though it hasn't aged well, it's still one of my favourite games on the original PlayStation.

Are you kidding me? This is the best game of the PlayStation 1 history

This game has to be in the top 5 I mean it really had a great storyline

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This is an amazing game, if only the voice acting was decent.

23 Pac-Man World Pac-Man World Product Image

This video game deserves the top 1 spot. Of course all the video games in the top 10s of this list are fantastic, but Pac-Man World is the work of God! So this game belongs in at least top 5.

This game made for an awesome childhood. That Anubis Rex level was the bane of my existence.

Pac-Man World was re-released for Game Boy Advance in 2004.

Played pacman wood 2 and I liked it in my opinion!

24 Grand Theft Auto Grand Theft Auto Product Image

Mgs great storyline but for groundbreaking gameplay has to be this

25 Mega Man X4 Mega Man X4 Product Image
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