I’m not going to lie. PlayStation is my least favorite console of all time. Probably because when I was a kid, all the games I had were terrible. We somehow lost all of those games when my family moved, so I guess it wasn’t a total loss. Since then, I have grown my collection with new games, and I’m still not overly impressed. I now have 33 games for the console, and have played 26 of them so far. So of those, here are my top 10.
UPDATE 2/22/19: After playing Mega Man Legends, that was added to the list, knocking Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix off.
Mega Man Legends
This game isn’t all that good. That just goes to show you how little I like this console. It has just as many flaws as redeemable qualities, which is okay, because the game is actually really fun once you get used to all the annoying things about it. The RPG elements deliver an exciting new take on a very old franchise that makes for some cool customizable upgrades to your buster, which is why I think I like it so much.
SquareSoft/ Square EA
This a pretty good game with a unique combat system that I didn’t really understand, but the story was good and the characters were fun and different. A pretty solid JRPG in any case. The light nods to Chrono Trigger are cool too.
Final Fantasy VII
This has a great story, awesome characters and decent enough gameplay. I never beat it though. Commitment issues…
Mega Man 8
This is actually probably the worst Mega Man game, but it is still quite a lot of fun. I just wish they did away with the annoying high pitched voice of our hero.
Final Fantasy IX
SquareSoft/ Square EA
This is probably my favorite Final Fantasy of all time. It has a great story, interesting characters and the overall game isn’t overly complicated at all.
Mega Man X5
It’s Mega Man X. They are great games. Though this one doesn’t really compare to other games in the series, it’s still highly enjoyable.
Mega Man X6
While this is a huge improvement over 5, it is still lacking compared to other titles in the series, but again, it’s still a MMX game, and they are hard to screw up.
Rayman 2: The Great Escape
I don’t even know why this game is so good…it just is. Fun and varied gameplay, great level design and powerups make this a pretty great adventure.
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
This game blew away any expectations I had, easily destroying all previous games in the series up to that point. It felt like playing a Metroid game more than anything, and when you can say that, you know you are in good shape.
Mega Man X4
Yep, my favorite PlayStation game also happens to be my favorite Mega Man X game of all time! This game still had the simplicity of the original 3, but improved upon them greatly. The armor expansions probably give you the coolest abilities up to this point and the gameplay is so refined by now. The series constantly tried to top this and that’s when things turned into over-complicated messes.