Sony Computer Entertainment managed to make its PlaySation the most successful console of the fifth generation, thanks in part to the CD-ROM support that had so little success on other consoles such as the Neo Geo CD or Mega CD. Remember that this report is not a ranking, just a list. That said, enjoy this review of the 20 best PlaySation games.
The origin of the console is quite curious: the breakdown of the agreement between Sony and Nintendo . This agreement was that Sony would develop CD-ROM for the SNES CD , but given the little success that the CD-ROM support had at that time the project was canceled and Sony decided to launch its own console. The move was not bad at all given the experience he had gained working side by side with Nintendo . Sony PlayStation became the most successful console of the fifth generation with more than 100 million units sold worldwide. The 32-bit Sony console, PlayStation , It was released in 1994 in Japan, and in 1995 in the United States and Europe.
8 best PlayStation games
The original remote for PlayStation not include joysticks. These were later added with the analog controller due to the constant growth of 3D games , and later a Dualshock version would come out that would also carry the vibration function . Another of its accessories was the Memory Card with which we could save our games. Also, over time, a Multitap was created so that up to four players could play at the same time. One of the main features of PlayStationAnd one of the reasons for its success was its huge catalog of games, of which we have made a selection with what for us are .
Ah! In case it was not clear, this list is NOT A RANKING, it is that: a list. Therefore, position 1 is not better than 20. We have simply numbered the games to make it more comfortable to read, so you know how many you have left. Well, let's go there!
List of PPSSPP Games
1. Metal Gear Solid (Konami, 1998)
Metal Gear Solid is the third installment in the saga created by Hideo Kojima after Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake , and the first adventure on the Sony console, PlayStation . Metal Gear Solid was initially to be developed for the 3DO console and was scheduled for release in 1994 under the name Metal Gear Solid 3 . Due to the lack of financial support for the creation of the game, it was developed for PlayStation and was released as Metal Gear Solidon September 3, 1998 in Japan and on October 21 in the United States. On June 24, 1999 the game also reached Europe.
The plot revolves around Solid Snake , a soldier who must infiltrate the facilities of an elite group known as FOXHOUND on the island of Shadow Moses, in Alaska . Solid Snake will have to rescue hostages, annihilate terrorists and avoid a nuclear launch, all in a plot characterized by its complexity and the player's immersion with everything that surrounds him within the adventure. Metal Gear Solid was the first game in the series to make use of 3D graphics. In fact, the last name "Solid" is not only for the protagonist of the adventure, it also refers to the "solid" environments that the technology of the time allowed to create for the game. In addition, this third installment of the Metal Gear saga used the same game engine for the numerous cinematics of the adventure. It is one of the most remembered games on this console, thanks also, in large part, to its mythical dubbing in which Alfonso Vallés gave voice to the protagonist.
2. Soul Reaver (Crystal Dynamics, 1999)
Soul Reaver was the second game in the Legacy of Kain saga , and it was released on PlayStation in 1999. The events of this second installment occur 1500 years after Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain , and relate how Raziel , son of Kain, He becomes a reaper of souls guided by a divine force, and last but not least, he has the difficult mission of restoring the natural balance to the city of Nosgoth . The game was a complete success, and with all the installments in the series, the adventures of Kain and Raziel have sold over 3.5 million copies worldwide .
The importance of the plot, a spectacular artistic design and impressive final bosses were some of the keys to the success of one of the best PlayStation games . Without forgetting the combat system that forced us to use the environment to rise with victory and the enormous dimensions of Nosgoth , open to exploration, with many hidden areas and secrets to discover.
3. Dino Crisis (Capcom, 1999)
Dino Crisis was developed under the baton of Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami . It was developed by Capcom for its launch on PlayStation in 1999, although later versions for Sega Dreamcast and Microsoft Windows were made in 2000. Its mix of survival horror with dinosaurs was a success, and the game managed to enter the charts of the best sellers during the year of its release, selling nearly 2.5 million copies. The adventure revolves around Regina , an intelligence agent member of the SORT special forces. Regina and three other team members are sent to an island where a secret base is located.from the government that has been attacked by dinosaurs. The team must escape from there and rescue Doctor Edward Kirk . The game has several endings depending on some decisions we make with our protagonist.
Dino Crisis borrows numerous aspects of the Resident Evil game mechanics , though in this case Capcom sets aside the undead and replaces them with dinosaurs. During the plot, we had to go through numerous desolate facilities while solving puzzles and getting security keys to access new areas. All this while we were attacked by dinosaurs. The game used 3D graphics , something that was very novel for a time used to pre-rendered graphics.
4. Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (Naughty Dog, 2002)
The third installment of the Crash Bandicoot saga is considered by many to be the best. Critically acclaimed, it was also a best seller with over five and a half million copies sold since its launch on PlayStation in July 2002. Later, Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped was also available for download on PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 3. via PlayStation Network . The adventure narrated as Crash and Coco BandicootThey traveled through time with the complicated mission of collecting all the crystals that were normally found at the end of each level. There were 25 crystals in total.
Naughty Dog developed new technology in the graphics engine for the creation of Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped , which allowed a notable improvement in textures compared to previous installments and greater depth in the scenarios. In addition, new engines were designed for the game mechanics in order to facilitate the experience facing the levels in which we had to drive light aircraft or jet skis. For example, enemy planes were programmed to leave before our character's, giving us time to shoot them before they turned around and killed us.
5. FIFA 98 (EA Sports, 1997)
It is considered one of the most important installments of FIFA , since in addition to a new graphics engine, FIFA: Heading to the 98 World Cup also included for the first time tactical options, official soundtrack, real stadiums and new leagues . Another feature of this FIFA 98 is the inclusion of the "Heading to the World" game mode , which allowed us to pass the qualification phase and play the World Cup with any of the teams recognized by FIFA at the time, a total of 173.
FIFA 98 went on sale on seven different platforms between 1997 and 1998, it was the third edition with 3D graphics of the fifth generation of consoles. In FIFA 98 we could enjoy 11 national leagues , and play for the first time in real stadiums , as previously the FIFA fields were fictitious. FIFA 98 was also a pioneer in introducing real songs for its soundtrack . Surely you still remember his main theme of Blur, Song 2, which sounded as we navigated through the game menus. In addition, it was the first time that speakers in other languages participated, in Spain Manolo Lama and Paco Gonzáles were in charge of commenting and entertaining the matches. Just a few months later, another game in the series came out, focused on the world championship.
6. Driver 2 (Infogrames, 2000)
Driver 2 was released on PlayStation in 2000 by Infogrames. The game significantly improved the graphics of the first installment of the saga, and kept the possibility of visiting four different cities, yes, in this case the level of detail was higher and the game took full advantage of the power of PlayStation . In addition, the variety of vehicles is also much greater in Driver 2 , where in addition to cars, we had trucks, vans and buses. The missions were improved with respect to the first installment, in its sequel they are more varied and they did not always start in the safe house of our character as it happened in DriverHere, missions could start anywhere in the city.
The story was taken care of in detail, and its creators wanted the player to feel inside the plot. Thus, the adventure revolves around Tranner and his partner Jones, who are in the middle of a gangster war . In order to solve the intricate plot that is presented to us, Tranner will have to go through different cities, such as Havana , Las Vegas or Rio de Janeiro and put an end to the confrontational criminal organizations.
7. Gran Turismo (Sony Computer Entertainment 1997,1998)
Gran Turismo is the first installment of one of the most important driving sagas, in fact the first Gran Turismo is the best-selling game on PlayStation with nearly 11 million copies sold worldwide. The game was released in Japan in 1997, and the United States and Europe in May 1998. At Gran Turismo we could get behind the wheel of 170 cars , and enjoy the 11 circuits of the game. Of course, to be able to play with all the vehicles we had to pass different tests, since not all of them were available from the beginning.
Gran Turismo introduces numerous new features, such as the use of the Dualshock control system and a realistic vibration never seen before on PlayStation . Graphically it was quite spectacular for the time, and if you did not remember the surface of the cars and how it shone when the light was reflected on them. In addition, in Gran Turismo we could change the original configuration of the cars, giving the game a little more customization. On the other hand, the cars boasted a very realistic behavior both in the curves and in the moments of acceleration and braking.
8. Resident Evil 2 (Capcom, 1998)
Although a version for Saturn was also weighed, Resident Evil 2 ended up coming out on PlayStation in 1998, although later versions for other consoles like Nintendo 64 and Sega Dreamcast would be made. The Resident Evil 2 story takes place two months after the events of the first installment of the saga at the Spencer Mansion, when the zombies have invaded Raccoon City . And that's where the fates of Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield would intersect and they would have to survive together against the terrifying creatures that had taken over the city.
Resident Evil 2 for PlayStation boasted spectacular pre-rendered 3D video footage . In addition, graphically far exceeded what was seen in the first installment, highlighting the design of the settings and modeling of the characters. Resident Evil 2 also had a Dualshock version that included the support for analog controller with vibration , and that also added a "novice" mode to the game.