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My Top 10 Playstation Games


With the original PlayStation turning 25, I'd like to share the PlayStation games that made my childhood.

For this list, I'll be mentioning the games that I've actually played on the original PlayStation/PSOne.
The games will be listed in no particular order, and feel free to share your own top PlayStation games in the comments.

1. Legend of Mana


Legend of Mana has a very interesting approach to its quests and storyline. The players can build the world in any way they want, and complete quests in any order as well. Although the main character has no set gender and is silent, the other characters that are encountered are complex and are vital to each storyline. My personal favorite story is the Romeo and Juliet-like relationship between the priestess Matilda and the half-demon Irwin. The soundtrack is also killer.

2. SD Gundam Eiyuuden - Knight VS Musha


A world where Gundams are redesigned looking like knights and samurais sounds pretty awesome to me. The game has some mixed fighting game and RPG elements. You control the Gundam of your choice running around an arena attacking with melee or ranged attacks, and in between battles you can go into town to buy equipment to customize your mobile suit. My favorite is is the Knight Gundam.

3. Tales of Eternia


This game was mislabeled as "Tales of Destiny 2" in its western release due to the word "Eternia" being copyrighted by the HE-MAN series. Despite looking like a typical JRPG with a typical "save the world" plot, the game contains a bunch of side quests and mini games that are actually very rewarding. I usually unwind in this game by playing the mini game WHIS, which is basically their version of UNO. There's also an animated mini series tie-up but it's non-canon. The game also contains cameos of previous Tales characters and other Namco references.

4. Gundam Battle Assault 2


A traditional 2D fighting game featuring mobile suits across various franchises, it's straightforward yet so entertaining. There's also a story mode where you play as either Amuro Ray, Domon Kasshu, or Heero Yuy recreating famous scenes from their shows (except Heero whose story is Endless Waltz). You can unlock playable mobile suits through story mode time attack and survival.

5. Final Fantasy 8


This game became my introduction to the Final Fantasy series. While not as popular as its direct predecessor ,it still did impress me with its more realistically proportioned character models compared to FF7's blocky, practically cartoonish designs. Not to say that it was bad, but FF8 definitely improved on that aspect. And Squall and his gunblade are definitely just as iconic until this day.

6. Megaman X5


This could easily be the best Megaman X game for me. The bosses are my favorites in the franchise, with the added challenge of trying to complete the Enigma cannon and the space shuttle to take down the falling debris of the space colony Eurasia. My favorite part in this game is completing the Falcon armor to allow X to fly around the map. And I always end up raving to the final stage. The BGM is bomb!

7. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Heritage for the Future


This game is my introducion to the  meme madness that is JoJo's Bizarre Adventure! Following the plot of Stardust Crusaders, this is how I came to know Jotaro Kujo and Dio Brando. In a special story you even get to play as a young Joseph Joestar with all of his Hamon abilities! My friends and I used to do "stand clashes" to see which "ORA ORA" or "MUDA MUDA" can last longer. Or we both just pick Polnareff and spam the square button.

8. Suikoden 2


Suikoden 2 may be another command turn-based JRPG on the surface, but its story is deep and gripping. From battling the tyrannical prince Luca Blight and the Highland army to hunting down the vampire Neclord, the game is very enjoyable. Recruiting all 108 Stars of Destiny will unlock the game's true ending and will give the main character the most powerful rune in the game. I want to see Suikoden 2 Sword and Shield made. I imagine that Shield will follow the original story while Sword follows Jowy Atreides after being separated from the main character. Make it happen Konami!

9. Tekken 3


My first Tekken game. Its reliance on rhythm and timing to perform combos makes it a much easier game to pick up than Street Fighter. While I consider myself a Hwoarang main, I will admit that I use Eddy when I want a cheap win. At me.

10. Power Rangers Time Force


Having grown up watching Power Rangers, I immediately grabbed this one off the shelf the moment I saw it. It's a 3D platformer that also relies on puzzles to get to the boss. Combat is simple and take no time to learn. Collect certain artifacts throughout each stage and you unlock the Quantum Ranger. There are also Megazord battles after defeating the bosses for the first time. It's short enough to be beaten in about a couple of hours, but this game is something that I came back to again and again.

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3 Responses
  1. Anonymous Says:

    My top 10

    1 - Final Fantasy VII
    2 - Skullmonkeys
    3 - Megaman X4
    4 - Breath of Fire IV
    5 - Star Ocean: Second Story
    6 - Tekken 3
    7 - Megaman Legends 2
    8 - Spiderman
    9 - Crash Bandicoot 3
    10 - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater


  2. What about SRW, super sentai, Bakusou kyodai, Ultraman , Kamen rider, hot wheels and marvel vs capcom.


  3. Anonymous Says:

    My top 10

    1- Suikoden
    2- Destruction Derby
    3- Final Fantasy IX
    4- NBA Live 2001
    5- Tekken 3
    6- Mortal Kombat 4
    7- Gran Turismo
    8- Rival School
    9- Final Fantasy VII
    10- Dance Dance Revolution


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