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 30 games for the console, and have played 21 of them so far. So of those, here are my top 10.
Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix
Kronos Digital Entertainment/ Eidos Interactive
I tried to play through this game at least 5 times, but always got sidetracked and never finished it. It’s hard as hell, both in combat and puzzle solving. Each time I played I got a bit further before stopping again…darn those commitment issues. I gave up last time because I somehow saved when I walked into a room while getting shot at so every time I load, I die immediately.
Annoying, but still a fun game, and you play as a few sexy protagonists, so that’s always a plus.
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.