The 11 best PS1 games of all time

Featuring everything from Crash Bandicoot to Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2...

The 11 best PlayStation games of all time.

THE ORIGINAL Sony PlayStation was the console that changed it all.

Released way back in December 1994, it was the first console to ship over 100 million units worldwide and helped put Sony on the map as a video games company to watch.

Much of that success was down to the impressive array of PlayStation games on offer with everything from Tomb Raider to Crash Bandicoot featuring on the console.

But which rank as the best Sony PlayStation games of all-time? Let’s find out.

11. Grand Theft Auto

The original and strictly for gamers aged 18 and over. Steal cars, carry out hits and drive recklessly. It’s naughty but it’s also a lot of fun.

10. Spyro The Dragon

A brilliant, brightly coloured 3D platformer, as PlayStation games go, it’s a lot of fun, even if it does live in the shadow of Crash Bandicoot.

9. Tomb Raider 2

Lara Croft came into her element in the second Tomb Raider outing, which was bigger, brasher and a lot more fun than the first outing.

8. Final Fantasy 7

The Final Fantasy franchise rarely puts a foot wrong but the seventh outing stands up as arguably the best in the immerse RPG series. Seek it out.

7. Gran Turismo 2

The first genuinely brilliant racing sim of the 1990s, Gran Turismo 2 took racing games to a whole new level. Strap in and enjoy.

6. Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee

One of the most distinctive games on this list, Oddworld transported gamers to a brilliantly-rendered new world. An intelligent and engaging platformer.

5. Tekken 3

When it comes to fighting games on the PS1, accept no substitutes. Tekken 3 represents arguably the peak of the genre. Full of great characters and killer moves to rival Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat.

4. Resident Evil 2

A survival zombie horror game with brains – in every sense of the word – Resident Evil 2 mixed action, puzzles and intrigue to dazzling effect.

3. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2

The title that turned a generation of gamers into genuine skateboarding fans, Tony Hawk 2’s strength lay in its sheer depth and playability. Love it.

2. Crash Bandicoot

The PlayStation’s answer to Sonic The Hedgehog, Crash Bandicoot took the frenetic energy of the Sega franchise and transported it to a stunning 3D world. It was fast, fun and super easy to pick up and play.

1.Metal Gear Solid

The game that changed it all. A tactical espionage thriller boasting thrills, spills and gameplay of the highest order. The first game that felt like it placed you inside a genuine A-list Hollywood action movie thriller. Intelligent, engaging and entirely unique. Accept no substitutes.

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