PlayStation 1 was released in the market in the year 1996. And even if there have been other PlayStation versions released in the market today, there are plenty of games that made their mark and became famous in PlayStation 1 and are still played by gamers today. Thus, these games will continue to be all-time favorites or classics to most players everywhere. Here are some of my son’s favorite PlayStation1 games that never grew old to him.
1. Metal Gear Solid
This adventure game of epic proportions has already been in this industry for more than two years now, and still continues to send chills down players’ spines! Metal Gear Solid is all about stealth. Why bother fighting with enemies or guards, when you can easily just sneak around behind their backs, crawl along walls, stay out of sight from surveillance cameras and hide behind boxes? In this game, players have learned one simple lesson: living by the gun means dying by the gun.
2. Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy VII is considered one of the finest role-playing games, and at the same time, one of the best Japanese RPGs in years. It has achieved a striking balance of old and new, and juggled fan service with pure role-playing satisfaction. These characteristics have been shaped into such an appealing and emotionally affecting prequel that players have learned to empathize with the characters, both old and new, no matter how evil, complex or troubled they may be.
3. Legend of the Dragoon
Another RPG that relies heavily on defending that was released by Sony after Final Fantasy VII hit the streets, Legend of the Dragoon tried to avoid using magic altogether. Instead, it relied on the character having to gain strength to be able to perform stronger attacks and eventually have the ability to transform into Dragoons. It is only as a Dragoon where you can use magic.
4. Tony Hawk Pro Skater
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater takes a more arcade-like approach to the world of skating with the objective of collecting videotapes (just like how Mario collects stars). It features real-life pro skaters who have slightly different tricks, with each skater having their own special trick as well. It’s really one of those games that will keep you coming back long after you’ve mastered it already.
Known as the classic PlayStation fighter, Tekken is a next generation brawler classic. Even if there has had plenty of versions of this game already, Tekken is still considered an excellent game in its own right, and everyone would agree that even if the backgrounds are flat and lifeless, the action and control are smooth and the characters look pretty good in a basic sort of way. All in all, it is an excellent game, and it still deserves to be regarded as such.
Well, as my son always say, “Old games never die. Nor they fade away.” Good job for all those out there who still own the working original Sony PlayStation. Do you still have a “working” one?
Ceinwen Bennett was born in Los Angeles on September 21, 1980. She is a college dropout who decided to pursue her career in acting and theater. She initially entered an economics course in college but realized that her heart was not into it and immediately started auditioning for parts in plays, musicals, commercials and movies. She currently assists in children’s dramatic workshops. She intends to eventually finish her studies and dreams of finishing it at the Julliard. She currently lives with her parents in Burbank, California. She shares all her thoughts and experiences in her [url not allowed]