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Your top 5 Playstation Classic Games

Postposted on Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:23 pm

I fired up some of my old Playstation 1 games over the holiday and it brought back great memories. My top 5 games for the PS1 are Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy 7, Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy 9, and Medievil. I know lots of Final Fantasy games but they were so addictive! I'm curious what everyone else have for a top 5.
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Re: Your top 5 Playstation Classic Games

Postposted on Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:30 pm

Similar experience to you...

Final Fantasy IX
Final Fantasy VII
Front Mission III
Final Fantasy Tactics
Azure Dreams

Other contenders:

Disgaea (can't remember if PS2 or not)
Final Fantasy VIII
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Re: Your top 5 Playstation Classic Games

Postposted on Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:45 pm

The original Disgaea was on PS2, and all of the series has only been on PS2, PS3, PSP, or Vita.

My list very closely mirrors Hawkwing's, though.

FF VII
FF IX
FFT

but then here is where we part:

Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete (in every way an improvement on what was already a Sega CD classic)
Metal Gear Solid

For a system with just a buttload of great games, the top few seems to be similar for lots of people.
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Re: Your top 5 Playstation Classic Games

Postposted on Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:53 pm

Xenogears
FF Tactics
Tales of Destiny
FF VII
Wild Arms

edit: Breath of Fire III was one of my favorite games of all time. It might be above xenogears. It was fun, the genre was new to me, and the game was challenging. Man, I'm gonna have to go home and get my emulator going. I have an exbox wireless receiver so I can use my xbox controllers on my pc. Score!
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Re: Your top 5 Playstation Classic Games

Postposted on Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:16 pm

Twisted Metal 2
Gran Tourismo


There is no #3... (though I did play FF7 on PC, and thoroughly enjoyed it)
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Re: Your top 5 Playstation Classic Games

Postposted on Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:29 pm

I was seriously considering Gran Turismo for my 5th spot.
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Re: Your top 5 Playstation Classic Games

Postposted on Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:33 pm

derFunkenstein wrote:I was seriously considering Gran Turismo for my 5th spot.


I was too. It had a great soundtrack with it as well!
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Re: Your top 5 Playstation Classic Games

Postposted on Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:49 pm

1. Sheep, Dog n Wolf
Looney Tunes mayhem at its best

2. Harvest Moon
Unfortunately, my PAL version had the marriage game killer bug

3. Soul Calibur

4. Soul Reaver
(No relation)

5. Silent Hill
Wind, Sand and Stars.
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Re: Your top 5 Playstation Classic Games

Postposted on Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:03 pm

1. Gran Turismo
2. Tomb Raider
3. Metal Gear Solid
4. Crash Bandicoot
5. Spyro the Dragon
6. Ape Escape
7. Micromachines
8. FFVII
9. Medievil
10. Theme Hospital
11. Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2
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Re: Your top 5 Playstation Classic Games

Postposted on Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:17 pm

Voldenuit wrote:3. Soul Calibur

Soul Edge was PS1. Soul Calibur was Dreamcast + arcade (on hardware that is a close relative of the PS1, but not on the PS1 itself nonetheless).

Although I will echo you sentiment for it being on a top-5 list. It's on my Dreamcast list at #2 behind Crazy Taxi and ahead of NFL 2K1, MvC 2, and Capcom vs. SNK 2 (import).
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Re: Your top 5 Playstation Classic Games

Postposted on Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:29 pm

1) Raiden DX
2) Castlevania SotN
3) Langrisser I & II
4) Gran Turismo 2
5) Armored Core Master of Arena

Kind of tricky to keep it to 5 entries, it really turned into a great system and some amazing games were coming out from '97 or so right up until the PS2 release.
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Re: Your top 5 Playstation Classic Games

Postposted on Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:47 pm

  • Soul Kalibur (any of them)
  • Gran Turismo (they were all better than anything else of their time)
  • Tekken 3
  • There were other games worth playing on a PS2?!

Sorry, 4/5 is all I can manage, and item 4 is dubious at best.... ;)
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Re: Your top 5 Playstation Classic Games

Postposted on Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:56 am

1. Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain (Surprised no one mentioned this, man I loved this game)
2. Tomb Raider (the first game where it was more of a discovery/puzzle game rather than the infinite enemy shooting fest it has become)
3. Metal Gear Solid (Snaaaaaakkkke!)
4. Gran Turismo 2
5. Mary-Kate and Ashley: Magical Mystery Mall


.. Ok #5 is a lie. Actually it would be Final Fantasy 7 (bitter-sweet, I was using one of those non-standard multi-page memory cards and lost my save of 120+ hours, the reason I have never gone back to a console JRPG since)

Honorable Mention: Tekken (all), Tenchu, Twisted Metal 2, and Warhawk (live action cut scenes FTW)
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Re: Your top 5 Playstation Classic Games

Postposted on Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:02 am

I wanted to put the Resident Evil series in my list but just too many good games! It was actually the RE games that made me get a PS1. I unfortunately purchased an N64 first then bought the PS1. The N64 was still a great console but the PS1 had so many things going for it.
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Re: Your top 5 Playstation Classic Games

Postposted on Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:56 am

5. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
4. Final Fantasy IX
3. Final Fantasy VII
2. Final Fantasy Tactics
1. Final Fantasy Anthology (includes Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy VI)

Honorable Mentions: Final Fantasy VIII, Resident Evil, Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, Tekken 2, Tekken 3, Soul Blade/Edge
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Re: Your top 5 Playstation Classic Games

Postposted on Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:22 am

If we go by how many times I've gone back to them...

Castlevania: SOTN, FF7, Megaman X4, Spyro 3(I 100%ed that game 4 times in a row when I got it. I loved it that much. Haven't been able to beat it since, and I've had my copy for nearly twelve years), Spider-Man.

If we go by sheer overall enjoyment, it changes dramatically.

SOTN, Megaman X4, Spyro 3, Xenogears(My pick for overall best jRPG ever) and Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain(To date, it's the best voice acted game).

Yes, changing 2/5ths of the list is enough to qualify for "dramatically." :P

As you can figure out, my gaming tastes back then were more for Japanese games. Nowadays I tend to play PC games so it's usually western games that get played.
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Re: Your top 5 Playstation Classic Games

Postposted on Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:23 am

Command and Conquer: Red Alert
Armored Core
Twisted Metal 2
FF VII & VIII
Ledgend of Dragoon
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Re: Your top 5 Playstation Classic Games

Postposted on Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:21 am

FF7
Resident Evil
Gran Tourismo
Destruction Derby
Crash Bandicoot
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