The original PlayStation was Sony's first home console, but it featured countless classic games released during its lifetime. From well-known titles such as Final Fantasy VII, Resident Evil Crash Bandicoot and Metal Gear Solid to more obscure cult hits such as Parasite Eve and Legend of Dragoon The PS1 was where you visited a large, versatile game library that you could not find anywhere else.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the device, you should dust off some of these games. Luckily, you do not have to buy original PlayStation hardware to play the classics listed below. The discs also work in a PS3, Sony's only console compatible with all PS1
Final Fantasy VII, VIII, IX and Tactics
Square Enix's legendary RPG franchise caused a sensation on Sony's first home console, and the developer followed that up with several exclusive titles during his term. At this time, there were nowhere else such classics. Of course, most of them are available on more consoles, and that's good news for anyone who wants to play, but especially for Xbox One players who have access to many Final Fantasy titles (including those ) Below: Sans Tactics with a Game Pass subscription for 2020.
- Final Fantasy VII (PS1) currently priced at $ 14.99 at GameStop. Elsewhere, it has recently been re-released digitally on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android devices. Compared to other Final Fantasy Games this one has received the most attention after the release. A modern remake of the game is scheduled to be released on the PS4 in 2020.
- Final Fantasy VIII (PS1) costs $ 7.99 at GameStop. Square Enix recently released a revised version of the game for PS4, Xbox One, Steam and Nintendo Switch. This digital version costs $ 19.99, but with some new features that allow you to personalize the journey, with no random encounters and with adjustable game speed.
- Final Fantasy IX (physical PS1 discs) costs only a meager $ 2.99 at GameStop. This title is available for Android and iOS ($ 20.99 each) and was recently released for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch. Like the Final Fantasy VIII remaster, this one contains some quality of life enhancements, such as: Auto save, speed adjustments, and no encounter mode.
- Final Fantasy Tactics however, allows you to purchase a copy of the PS1 game from GameStop for $ 7.99. Alternatively, if you have a PlayStation 3, PSP, or PS Vita, you can download it from the PS Store for $ 9.99. The PSP remake was finally ported to Android and iOS. The game costs $ 11.99 on Android and you can buy the game for $ 19.99 for your iPhone or iPad.
Metal Gear Solid
The 1999 game, which made the stealth action genre (and its inventor Hideo Kojima) well known, Metal Gear Solid is pretty easy to come by if you own the right consoles. You can buy the PS1 discs at GameStop for $ 11.99 to play on your PS1 and PS3.
Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection for PS3 (not backwards compatible for PS4) is another way to hold the original title, even if you want to have any other MGS title It was released until 2007, when Metal Gear Solid 4: Sons of the Patriot debuted. At GameStop it is $ 29.99 for a used version.
Another option: You can download a digital version of the game for $ 9.99 from the PS Store, but it only works for PS3 and PSP.
Resident Evil, 2, 3: Nemesis
Perhaps no other game on this list has had a wider distribution over consoles and a remake treatment than the original Resident Evil . Originally released on the PlayStation in 1996 (available at GameStop for $ 7.99), it was redesigned first for the Nintendo GameCube in 2002 and then again for modern consoles, including Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Resident Evil 2 had a major re-release in early 2019, essentially a complete overhaul, on the PS4, the Xbox One, and the PC. If you are looking for a more modern version of the story told in RE2 (full quality of life improvements, excellent graphics, and better control), my colleague Sam Byford recommends this from the bottom of my heart. But if you grab nostalgia, GameStop sells the PS1 version for $ 14.99. There is a GameCube version of GameStop for $ 39.99. The PS Store sells a digital copy of the original $ 5.99 game, running on PS3, PS Vita and PSP.
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is currently only available on a few consoles. It was originally released on the PS1 and GameStop sold copies for $ 11.99. It is also physically available on the Nintendo GameCube for $ 39.99 at GameStop. Otherwise, you can pick it up digitally for $ 5.99 at the PS Store (playable on PS3, PS Vita, PSP).
PaRappa the Rapper / To Jammer Lammy
Sony's rhythm games are whimsical, Memorably, for obvious reasons, they have earned a place in this list when they sing characters cut out of paper, the weird ones Singing lyrics. They still make fun by today's standards and are original. With the growing popularity of music games, they have never really left the conversation.
More People Know About PaRappa the Rapper Rapping with a Puppy Dog wears this characteristic orange bonnet I always remember, but Jammer Lammy is equally memorable with his guitar-based music , To Jammer Lammy offers you the best of both worlds, as a player with PaRappa in multiplayer mode can rap to the songs of this game.
PaRappa the Rapper (PS1) is available at GameStop for $ 8.99. It is available digitally through the PS Store on PSP and PS Vita for $ 14.99, and the revised version for PS4 costs $ 14.99.
Jammer Lammy (PS1) costs 5.99 at GameStop. It is available digitally for PS3 and PSP through the PS Store for $ 5.99.
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
is widely regarded as the best Castlevania game and regarded as one of the best 2D action platforms of all time Symphony of the Night has a small amount of new releases on modern consoles since its release in 1997.
Fetching an original for PS1 at GameStop is expensive ($ 49.99). This game is bundled with Rondo of Blood for PS4 in a double pack called Castlevania Requiem . That's $ 19.99, which you can download from the PS Store. Alternatively, the PS Store also sells a copy of the stand-alone game for PS3, PS Vita and PSP worth $ 9.99. For Xbox One players, the Xbox 360 Arcade version of the game is available for $ 9.99 through Microsoft and backward-compatible on Xbox One.
The sequel to the legendary SNES-RPG Chrono Trigger landed on the PS1 in 1999 and, unlike the others, has not found its way to a host of other consoles. As someone who recently finished Chrono Trigger for the first time in recent years, I was curious to hear the news that this game could find its way to newer consoles. It looks like we have to keep waiting.
GameStop's current price for the game is a reasonable $ 7.99. As already mentioned, PS1 discs can be played on PS3. The PS Store also sells a $ 9.99 digital copy compatible with the PS3 and the PSP and PS Vita.
Dino Crisis and Dino Crisis 2
Capcom scored gold] Resident Evil and later brought his tank controls, his realistic imagined backgrounds, and his expertise into a science Fiction world full of dinosaurs. The team came up with the sequel Dino Crisis 2 which was released in 2000, late in the life of the PS1.
Compared to some others on this list, the Dino Crisis series has stalled a bit in time. Apart from Dino Crisis 3 on the Xbox, you will not find any newly released games on countless other consoles. Both games are worth playing if you can play them. Dino Crisis is available on GameStop for $ 7.99 and the PS Store for $ 5.99. Dino Crisis 2 is priced at $ 19.99 at GameStop, and the PS Store offers it for less than $ 5.99 in digital format. Both games support PS3, PS Vita and PSP.
The Crash Bandicoot Series
Naughty Dogs Crash Bandicoot quickly became the replacement mascot for the PlayStation brand when it hit the market in 1996. They are looking for a solution to crashes bouncy platform? There are several possibilities for that. The most unique method is not the purchase of a Crash Bandicoot game . It is played in Uncharted 4: A Thief & # 39; s End . At the beginning of the game, Nathan Drake starts the game, and you can play the first level (possibly all the crashes you need) in the game itself.
Otherwise, the main games of Crash were reworked in a collection (which included the first game of Cortex Strikes Back and Warped ), which was released on PS4 PC, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch for around $ 30 each. If you prefer digital versions, the PS Store costs $ 5.99 each game. However, compatibility is limited to PS3 and PSP, which gives the PS Vita the distinct advantage listed here, and luckily you can get them in a similar way. Alternatively, if you do not want the original PS1 discs, you can download a digital copy from the PS Store that's compatible with PSP, PS Vita, or PS3. More PS1 classics are on their way to the Nintendo Switch. So look out there too.
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