Best Playstation One Games


The Top Ten

1 Metal Gear Solid

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

Such an amazing story, score, character development, fun gameplay. This one has it all.

In my opinion best 3 games for PS1 are: Metal Gear solid, Grand theft auto and Resident evil. MGS is a really good game and it deserves the first place. It is a great game. Everybody should play it! :)))

One of the best games of all time.

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2 Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped

Stop voting for Tomb Raider just because Lara Croft is sexy.

The first game I played on playstation! XD The best - Snowflake1992

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.

An amazing game you have to play

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3 Final Fantasy VII Final Fantasy VII

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. - MovieSounds

this game was great but I got stuck on DISC 2. I heard that the last battle is with an incarnation of sephiroth - lucario411

Where is final fantasy viii on this list, the game I pure perfection, best game I ever played in whole my life

Good game but to be honest the other ones look boring

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4 Crash Team Racing Crash Team Racing

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

Excellent Story Mode And Awesome Multi player Fun! Better Then Mario Kart

Favorite ps1 game ever, played it 10 years ago for the first time and even now I play it on pc with emulator

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. - Mcgillacuddy

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5 Crash Bandicoot 2 - Cortex Strikes Back Crash Bandicoot 2 - Cortex Strikes Back

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. - Mcgillacuddy

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6 Crash Bandicoot Crash Bandicoot

Not the best, but definitely my favorite!

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

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7 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!

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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. - krycekuva

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8 Spyro: Year of the Dragon Spyro: Year of the Dragon

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.

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

This franchise is basically the reason why PlayStation stood to fame

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9 Tekken 3 Tekken 3

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

It was so good more like so god, had awesome graphics for its time and should defiantly stay at number 1

Its one from the best games in ps1 the best fighting game in all the world

Good but tekken to was far better, because it was slower it was more taktical and skillfull and ultimately more fun to play and a considerably better game - espyorkshireman

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10 Spyro the Dragon Spyro the Dragon

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

Thanks for introducing me to video games, spyro the dragon. - Thepenguinking2

I like cried when I broke the disc -

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.

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The Contenders

11 Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage

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.

Why is this not first place it is the best ps1 game and it was my childhood and I'm still playing it on my ps3

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

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12 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2

Not the best level in tony hawk games

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13 Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

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. - Jmaniac1

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

Good Gameplay, Great storyline, SUPERB AWESOME and KICKASS MUSIC!

My favorite game of all times

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14 Silent Hill Silent Hill

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

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15 Gran Turismo Gran Turismo

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.

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 - espyorkshireman

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16 Tekken 2 Tekken 2

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 - espyorkshireman

17 Resident Evil 2 Resident Evil 2

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

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18 Mortal Kombat Trilogy Mortal Kombat Trilogy

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 - Magnolia


Amazing game. Awesome characters and fatalities

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19 Gran Turismo 2 Gran Turismo 2

This REALLY deserves to be higher on this list. - LordOfTheOnionRings

20 Pac-Man World Pac-Man World

I can't believe this game is getting so much hate. Why do people hate it?! THIS MAKES ME VERY MAD!

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

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.

Pac-Man World for the PS1 > Pac-Man World for the GBA (yeah, I said it! Bite me! )

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