PSX, known mostly as PlayStation 1, was for many boys born in the 90s the first real console ever had. Our parents had already seen a few more, but deep down we all know that the Sony platform will forever be remembered, at least in the collective imagination, as THERE console par excellence. September 29, 1995 therefore this gray box arrives in European homes, destined to remain immortal in people’s memories, as well as start to change the history of video games forever. In fact, during its life cycle, games are published that will enter the hearts of people, capable of, with a straight leg give moments and stories that are still very relevant today, see for example the first Metal Gear or Final Fantasy VII.
Although we could have drawn up a personal ranking, to pay homage to the PS on this special day, this year we decided to lean on Metacritic, so as to tell you which are the titles with the highest marks of an now “old-gen” … particularly old. For new players it could also be an opportunity to rediscover old pearls of the past, so reading is especially recommended for them.
Wipeout 2097 – 93
For those who do not know him, Wipeout is a racing game set in the future, which in some ways harks back to the podracer race of Star Wars. Fast and adrenaline-pumping races in a sci-fi setting, nothing better to ask for!
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night – 93
This is a game that needs no introduction. Released way back in 1997, it is one of the most popular titles in the series Castlevania. Older children will remember it for sure, if you haven’t played it yet, try to recover it at all costs.
Street Fighters Alpha 3 – 93
Street Fighters Alpha 3 it was perhaps one of the best fighting games around at the time, and actually very few have not played it. Basically it was a mandatory game for all console owners, too bad the genre has aged a little badly …
Gran Turismo 2 – 94
Racing games were much more in vogue at the time, and they also enjoyed much more visibility. The series of Gran Turismo it has kept its charm to this day though, ready to make a comeback with a new chapter exclusively on PlayStation 5.
Metal Gear Solid – 94
I was expecting this title before it even opened Metacritic, although personally I would have imagined him in a higher position in the rankings, so if you are angry you must not blame me for being a humble messenger. This game is legend, there is nothing more to add. Any adjective to describe what it was Metal Gear in the days of the first PlayStation it is completely superfluous, so either you recover it, or you recover it. You have no alternative.
Chrono Cross – 94
In the middle of the table we start talking about my house games, so get ready. Let’s start by saying that it’s true, if they weren’t there Final Fantasy VI, the VII, Dragon Quest etc, we would not have had Chrono Cross. However, I don’t give a damn about this.
Chrono Cross is perhaps the best RPG to come out on PlayStation 1, few frills. If a remake is indeed announced, we can’t wait to have it in our hands. In the hope that this hypothetical project embraces a Remake philosophy closer to Final Fantasy VII.
Final Fantasy IX – 94
Ok, the ranking is not mine, Final Fantasy IX it’s a great game, but really higher than Chrono Cross? I understand they have the same rating, but expensive Metacritic sure you’re okay? Oh well, having said that, nothing to say to the ninth final Fantasy. After two more modern chapters like the seventh and eighth, comes a change of setting much more inspired by the old chapters of the saga. Final Fantasy IX it was a great success, well deserved on all fronts. The game can be found almost everywhere, make good use of it.
Gran Turismo – 96
Here we begin to approach the perfect score, and in this ranking we find a Gran Turismo for the second time. Understand for yourself how strong the brand was in those years, and why the new chapter.
Tekken 3 – 96
Literally the childhood game for many players. Between cabinets and CDs Tekken it was legendary, anyone born in the 90s claims to never have played it … BLAMELY LIES.
And now, are you ready for the undisputed winner of this ranking?
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 – 98
In the first place a surprise I would say, or at least surprised me after reading it. Everything I would have expected except the game of Tony Hawk in the first position, but so much is this sentence Metacritic. Regardless, I know for a fact that some of you still have the record buried in some boxes, and in your heart you smiled a little as you found the title in the collection. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2.
These are the top ten positions of the stocks of the time PlayStation 1 with the highest grades on Metacritic, do you agree or do you have something to laugh about? Regardless of this, congratulations dear little gray box, thank you for making my childhood a little more fun.
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