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NTSC-U/PAL-E

PlayStation logo

"U R Not e."

The PlayStation's creation was a bumpy ride. It began as a CD drive for the SNES, but Nintendo noticed too late that the contract was too favorable to Sony, jumped ship, and went to bed with Philips (which ultimately led to the creation of the infamous CD-i). Publicly scorned and fuming with resentment, Sony decided to take what they had at that point and make their own console. Many expected it to be an also-ran, at most a distant third place. Yet the angry newcomer came out swinging and crushed the competition, leaving them asking: what the hell just happened?

Here's what: the PlayStation was their perfect storm. While everyone else fucked shit up, Sony got pretty much everything right. While Sega did a complex and expensive design that left even the best programmers scratching their heads, Sony did a simple but powerful machine that was much easier to code for; and while Nintendo tried to gouge third-parties with cartridge prices, Sony offered their CD manufacturing plants and distribution structure to publish their games at much lower costs.

Ultimately, it became the best selling console ever (later surpassed by the PlayStation 2), so you will find a vast game library. Quite a lot of garbage in the pile too, but that's what this wiki is here for, right?

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Yeah you can play PS1 games on a PSP, a PS2 or a PS3*. If you have to get a PS1 get a Yaroze, it plays games regardless of region, unlike the regular PS1s or get a modchip.

Please note that "PS1-PSN" denotes games available on the PSone Classics service on Playstation Network (simplified for space issues).

* Protip: Contrary to popular belief, ALL PS3 units can play PS1 discs. PS2 games however are out of the question.

PlayStation Games - NTSC-U/PALEdit

Box Art Title Genre Description PS1-PSN
(NA)
PS1-PSN
(EU)
Air Combat Air Combat Flight Combat
Arcade
The first Ace Combat game; the name was changed for America and Europe. Considered to be one of the best flight combat series. Choose from a number of aircraft and go into battle with a "wingman" who you can give commands to. Gameplay. N N
(GER)
Acecombat 2 Ace Combat 2 Flight Combat
Arcade
Second installment in the Ace Combat franchise. A huge improvement over Air Combat, especially in regards for graphics and gameplay. Features a lot of what made future installments in the series great, including named aces, special paint schemes, a phenomenal soundtrack, and tunnel missions. N N
(GER)
AkujiCover Akuji The Heartless Action / Platformer An early platformer game for the PSX, you are a tribal shaman whose girlfriend was kidnapped for a ritual, now you must traverse various worlds, collect voodoo dolls and slay demons to save her.
776379-alundra front large Alundra Action-RPG A Zelda-esque overhead action-adventure with light RPG elements where you play as a boy who can explore people's dreams. It's visually pleasant, there's lots of secrets to uncover, and the well-told story has some refreshingly somber tones. However this game is much more puzzle-intensive than your average Zelda, and some can get frustratingly hard. Expect some silly out-of-place dialogue courtesy of Working Designs. The sequel went 3D, is unrelated plot-wise, and opinions on it are mixed. Dual Hearts (PS2) is a spiritual sequel by the same team. Trailer. Y
($5.99)
N
(GER)
Ape-escape Ape Escape Platformer The first game in a series where you must use your wits and an assortment of gadgets to capture monkeys running amok in various levels. The monkeys have patterns of their own and may require trickery to capture; the games have lots of slapstick humor and pop culture references. Fun Drum 'n Bass soundtrack and bright visuals. Ape Escape 2 is on PS2. Trailer. N N
(GER)
Apocalypse PS1 Cover Apocalypse Run n' Gun A game about Bruce Willis being Bruce Willis. But besides that, a great game made by those loveable bastards, Neversoft. Controls are something different, but they are best used in analog mode if you can. The story is basically it's the future, and you escape from jail in the middle of the goddammned Apocalypse. For a Run n' Gun, it's very different than other games such as Metal Slug. The bosses are pretty cool, like in the first level, you fight a tank that shoots rockets and has a flamethrower. Has a bunch of one liners from Burce himself, but they're tolerable. N N
(GER)
Arc-boxart Arc the Lad Collection SRPG A fantasy RPG trilogy localized by Working Designs, with a monster arena/casino side-game thrown in. The first game is a basic but satisfying adventure with grid-based, SRPG-style combat. The second game follows the first directly (but has you play as the first game's antagonist), refines the combat, is much more expansive, has an excellent story, and is the best overall. The third game is an unnecessary and uninspired regression to the first that the team originally didn't want to do, but is still "okay." The three can be bought separately on PSN. Gameplay. Y
$5.99
(I-III)
$3.99
(Arena)
$8.99
(II + Arena)
N
(GER)psn slowdown
Armored core Armored Core Mech Combat Take your mecha out there to blow up stuff; earn money to build better mecha parts and blow up even more stuff. Lots of customization. Gameplay N N
(GER)
Project-Phantasma Armored Core: Project Phantasma Mech Combat A sort of expansion to Armored Core, with new parts, new missions, and an Arena system. Gameplay. N N
(GER)
Army Men Air Attack Pal Army Men: Air Attack Action Army Men.. yea you know shit's goin' down! Also available on the N64. Gameplay. N N
(GER)
Azure Azure Dreams RPG
Roguelike
A roguelike with dabs of other genres; gameplay mostly revolves around exploring a great tower while capturing and training various monsters to assist you. The monsters can level up, but you can't, which ramps up the challenge. You can also engage in dating sim sequences with the many town girls, along with building up the town itself. The game builds an atmosphere of warmth and familiarity thanks to the town features, though tower action can be grueling. A GBC port stripped down the town/dating sim aspects, but added 100 "basement" floors to tackle. Gameplay. N N
(GER)
Battletanx - Global Assault -U- -SLUS-01044--front BattleTanx: Global Assault Action Sequel to BattleTanx (N64). In a post-apocalyptic world ruled by roaming tank armies, a family is divided when their son is kidnapped by a rival gang for his incredible psychic powers. Combat is extremely fun, with an esoteric variety of tanks and weaponry and hectic multiplayer. The N64 version has less tanks and features, but slightly better gameplay.
Blazingdragons Blazing Dragons Adventure Based on a 90s Canadian cartoon that parodies Arthurian legend; the knights and princesses are dragons, while men are the monsters. Lots of British humor, fetch quests and puzzles. You can't die and it's mostly painless. Also on Saturn. No PC version, curiously. Gameplay. N N
Bloody Roar 2 (PAL) Bloody Roar 2 3D Fighting Hudson and Eighting/Raizing knew that 3D arena fighters had a tight competition, even by 1997, so they decided to have their characters be able to transform into powerful "Beast Mode" versions, making it a whole 'nother critter. This sequel to the experimental former includes a surprisingly robust story mode, and is considered by several fans to be the best of the series. Gameplay. Y
($5.99)
N
(GER)
BombermanPartyEditionCover Bomberman Party Edition Puzzle / Action Classic Bomberman action, this version includes a remake of the original NES game, as well as a cool battle mode with various selectable characters.
BombermanFantasyRaceCover Bomberman Fantasy Race Racing Amazing Mario Kart rip-off with Bomberman characters, instead of cars they use the animal buddies from the series.
BombermanWorldCover Bomberman World Puzzle / Action More Bomberman, this one features an isometric view. Only problem with this game is that the animal buddies are only available for fighting the bosses, but otherwise is the good old Bomberman formula.
Brave Fencer Musashi (PAL) Brave Fencer Musashi Action A comedic action title by Square set in medieval/steampunk mix of a fantasy world. Includes a number of interesting features, such as copying enemies' powers in Kirby-like fashion to tear through foes or solve puzzles. Saving the kingdom's residents, lets you access more features and even gain new upgrades and skills. Lots of in-game collectibles and extras, too. Trailer. N N
(GER)
Breath of Fire 3 (PAL) Breath of Fire III RPG After two releases for the SNES, Capcom outdid themselves with the third entry in their RPG saga, which takes place in a fantasy world populated by beast-men and women. Once again you play as a boy named Ryu, one of the last dragon children, and embark on an epic, long (even for a JRPG) story, with nuanced themes and a colorful main cast. Though the party is smaller than BOFII there is greater customization: characters can grow differently by training under Masters, learn new skills from enemies, and even the monster encounter rate can be modified. The combat system continues to be turn-based. The game also boasts low-polygon 3D worlds with beautifully animated, hand-drawn sprites, and seamless transitions into battle. The amount of side-content can be maddening for completionists. Overall a very solid and memorable JRPG, and a lengthy time investment. Has a Japan and Europe-only PSP port with minor bug fixes. Gameplay. N N
(GER)
Breath of Fire 4 (PAL Breath of Fire IV RPG BOFIV doesn't change the formula too much from the last game; you once again play as a dragon child named Ryu with a mysterious past. The story has taken a hit, though; the plot lacks momentum, and the somewhat boring main characters (with exceptions) lack motivation. There is also a lot of tedium involved in navigating the polygonal game world, which is meant to be explored by constantly rotating the camera. Combat is more fluid and dynamic since you can swap party members in the middle of battle and combine attacks for damage-racking combos; the Master and skill-learning systems of the last game return. Where this game really shines is aesthetically: it has some of the most beautiful animated sprite work ever (courtesy of Golden Age Capcom), gorgeous monster and world design, and a timeless Far East-inspired soundtrack. Definitely worth a try. Also released on PC. BOF: Dragon Quarter, the very different final entry in the series, was released on PS2. Gameplay. Y
($5.99)
N
(GER)
Brigandine Brigandine: The Legend of Forsena SRPG A highly replayable SRPG; pick one of six nations and take over the continent with your knights and monsters. Each nation has its own ruler and story, and the AI is competent. A 2000 re-issue made the evil nation playable and added a "true" final boss, but is Japan only. (English patch for Brigiandine Grand edition exists here)

Gameplay.

N N
Bushido Blade Bushido Blade 3D Fighting
Combat Sim
An attempt at creating a sword-fighting sim. Unlike conventional fighting games, the gameplay focus is on where you were hit, rather than combos and health bars. You can also cripple your opponent by attacking their arms or legs, or even score an instant kill with a head hit. Gameplay. N N
(GER)
Bustagroove Bust-A-Groove [EU: Bust-A-Move] Rhythm Input commands and time a final button press correctly to bust the titular groove. Includes a delightfully bizarre plot about a dance competition to find out who can out-dance a giant robot wrecking havoc in Tokyo. (Where else?) It's quite rare. Gameplay. N N
(GER)
Symphony-of-the-night Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Metroidvania This game announced a radical change for the series; gone was the straightforward, hard-as-nails side-scrolling action of previous entries, replaced by heavy RPG elements and a massive, branching, interconnected game world. The castle is brimming with secrets which require thorough exploration and back-tracking, which gave rise to the term "Metroidvania." It also featured a more Gothic style, with effete character designs and more melodramatic music, as well as some famously terrible voice-acted scenes . Despite having balance issues and being really easy (to break), the immersive world, addictive sense of progression, and sheer amount of hidden content have made Symphony a classic. Also on Saturn (JP-only); Dracula X Chronicles (PSP) has it with re-dubbed voices. There is also a fan re-translation which is strictly faithful to the original. The series continued on the GBA. Y
($9.99)
N
(GER)
Castlevania-chronicles-pal Castlevania Chronicles Platformer A remake of Akumajou Dracula X68K for the Japanese Sharp X68000 PC, with higher-quality music, new sub-weapons and Simon Belmont's leather queen re-design. Also includes the original X68K version so you can man it up old-school, an art gallery and an interview with IGA. Gameplay. Y
($5.99)
N
(GER)
Chocobo Racing (PAL) Chocobo Racing Kart Racing This game was a shameless advertisement for Chocobo's Dungeon 2, but it is surprisingly fun for a knock-off "kart" racer. Features nice control, fun characters, and upbeat music, including remixed tracks from other Final Fantasy games, even some that hadn't officially come out overseas yet. Gameplay. N N
(GER)
Chocobo's Dungeon 2 Chocobo's Dungeon 2 RPG / Roguelike Chocobo's Dungeon 2 is a surprisingly decent roguelike. You traverse dungeons, find items to increase your strength, and magic books to cast spells. The game can get a little repetitive, but trudging through the dungeons to get to the bosses is also mildly addicting. Trailer. The unrelated spiritual successor is on the Wii and is kickass. That game has a downgraded version with extras on the DS (but the DS is JP only, while Wii came out in all over). N N
(GER)
Chrono Cross Chrono Cross RPG Despite the title, this game has almost nothing to do with Chrono Trigger, so leave your lofty expectations at the door. On its own merits, it's a highly experimental RPG with over forty recruitable characters (though only two are really important), a grinding-free level-up system (that also makes things very easy), and a story that struggles with its own themes of purpose, love and existence. Selling points include its amazing soundtrack, hyper-eclectic cast, difficult moral choices and strange, melancholy atmosphere (supported by its pastel color scheme and beautiful environments). Lengthy, with lots of side-content. An unusual SquareSoft product, a true "love it or hate it" game. Trailer. Y
($9.99)
N
(GER)
Clock Tower Clock Tower Adventure
Horror
The sequel to the original Clock Tower (SNES), a point'n'click horror adventure. It directly follows the events of the first game, with scenarios where you play as protagonist Jennifer or her adoptive mother Helen, as well as other characters. Evidently, the Scissorman also returns. Gameplay. The PS1 remake of the original is called Clock Tower: The First Fear and has 3D graphics, but many prefer the original's sprite-based presentation. A spin-off called Ghost Head was localized as Clock Tower II: The Struggle Within, but has nothing to do with the series and isn't very well-liked. N N
(GER)
Colony Wars (PAL) Colony Wars Space Sim Hop into the cockpit as you wage war against the savage Earth Empire and its Colonial Navy, and stop its regime of oppression as a pilot of the League of Free Worlds in this epic two-disc space shooter. With over 70 missions, multiple mission paths and endings, there are so many ways the war can turn: each mission can make a difference. Gameplay. N N
(GER)
Colony Wars Vengeance Colony Wars: Vengeance Space Sim Follow the story of Mertens, a pilot in the Colonial Navy, during his struggle against the League of Free Worlds, in this sequel to the first Colony Wars game. With craft upgrades and ground-based missions, Colony Wars: Vengeance adds more variety to the Colony Wars game series. Gameplay. N N
(GER)
Command And Conquer Command And Conquer RTS A somewhat arcade-ish RTS, but very fun nonetheless. And Kane rules KANE LIVES! KANE REIGNS! Gameplay Y
($5.99)
N
(GER)
Command And Conquer Red Alert Command And Conquer: Red Alert RTS A "what if" RTS game where you choose one side, either Allied or Soviet forces, to march on and conquer your enemies. Just be warned: you can get some monstrous slowdown. Gameplay. Y
($5.99)
N
(GER)
Retaliation Command And Conquer: Red Alert - Retaliation RTS The updated re-release of Red Alert that contains both Counterstrike and The Aftermath add-ons released for PC. It's a great "LAN" party game, just drag two TVs and PlayStation's in the same room, plug in the LAN cable and have a blast (the game comes with two discs, you know). Less slowdown than its older sibling. Gameplay. Y
($5.99)
Y
(GER)
€4.99
Crash Bandicoot (PAL) Crash Bandicoot Platform Brilliant platformer. If you haven't played this, go play it now. It even has passwords if you don't have a memory card for some reason or you want to skip ahead. Gameplay. Overshadowed by its sequels, but still pretty damn fun. Y
($5.99)
Y
(GER)
€4.99
Crash Bandicoot 2 Cortex Strikes Back (PAL) Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back Platform Better than the first. Tons of fun. Crash has new moves to platform with and in some stages, new rides, including a jet-waterboard, a spacy jet-pack, and a... Baby Polar Bear?! (Protip: said Bear pops up in a certain warp room. Though it's cruel, Belly Slam him multiple times and many extra lives will be yours!) Gameplay. Y
($5.99)
N
(GER)
Crash Bandicoot 3 Warped (PAL) Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped! Platform Crash gets flung in time and must take out the baddies and get home. Crash gets even MORE moves to bust a Bandi-groove with. Now introduced are underwater and motorcycle segments. You really should play this. Arguably the last good/GREAT Crash platformer before Naughty Dog let other developers alter it. Gameplay. If you hanker for more Crash, try Twinsanity on PS2 and consider Crash's first 2 GBA games, especially 2GBA. The ones besides that suck. Y
($5.99)
Y
(GER)
€4.99
Crash Team Racing (PAL) Crash Team Racing Racing A good the best racing game for the PSX. If you haven't played CTR, stop gaming immediately. Blatant (and superior) copy of Mario Kart, but who cares? Gameplay. Y
($5.99)
Y
(GER)
€4.99
3d4f05074ecdf14a48f9edfdbde57669-Crash Bash Crash Bash Mini-games The first Crash game done by someone other than Naughty Dog. It's fun with friends just like Mario Party but with a couple of differences in gameplay. Not as good as the old ones, but it's a suitable party game. At least EUROCOM didn't rape the series. It's available on PSN in Japan but America has yet to see rerelease. Gameplay. N N
(GER)
Croc Legend of the Gobbos (PAL) Croc: Legend of the Gobbos Platform Fully-3D, roaming platformer. Gameplay-wise, this is arguably as solid as Mario 64, as long as you use analog sticks. Otherwise, you'll likely run into some hard jumps. Be sure to save your fuzzy pals to get the true ending! Also available on Saturn and PC. Sequel has better controls, but changed quite a few things. Both have some really AWFUL GBC ports. Don't bother with them. Gameplay. N N
(GER)
96125-Croc 2 (E)-1-thumb Croc 2 Platform Like the first game took influence from Mario 64, this takes a cue from Banjo-Kazooie. Hub world, characters that talk and collect-a-thons. Generally not as good as the one above but controls are a little better, though at times overly sensitive, and it's a passable closer to Croc's series. Also on PC (and unlike the former it's actually playable on something modern) and GBC, but the Game Boy version is utter shit. Gameplay. N N
(GER)
D D Horror
Puzzle
A strange and obtuse game by the notoriously weird Kenji Eno, where you must make your way through a dungeon in two real-time hours to track down your murderous father and find out the truth about your family. Consists entirely of solving puzzles and finding items to unlock new scenes which shed more light on the story. Has multiple endings, and some Uncanny Valley 3D graphics and psychedelic effects to boot. A weird game for the curious. Has an excellent, very different sequel (D2) for DreamCast. Trailer. n/a n/a
Darkstalkers The Night Warriors PS1 Darkstalkers The Night Warriors 2D Fighting Original game and 1st in the darkstalkers series. Even if you own the superior Darkstalkers 3, this version is still passable as well as enjoyable. Gameplay. Y
($5.99)
N(GER)
Darkstalkers 3 (PAL) Darkstalkers 3: Jedah's Damnation 2D Fighting Capcom's Darkstalkers series still has a strong cult following thanks to its memorable characters, cartoony and detailed animations, and deep fighting gameplay that introduced several now-standard features to the genre. Inspired by pulpy horror and mythology, its zany cast includes vampires, succubi, fish-men, aliens, zombie rockers, and bounty hunters. The final game in the series is often considered the best (and has the largest roster), but for fighting game veterans it's more a matter of personal taste. Gameplay. Y
($5.99)
N
(GER)
Dead or Alive Dead or Alive 3D Fighting Tecmo's own 3D Arena fighter to counter Tekken and Virtua Fighter with some slightly different mechanics, a few good ideas, and a larger bustline. Saturn original is better but Japan only. Has sequels which improved the graphics and gameplay and some fanservice-heavy sport spin-offs (read: boobs, volleyball and boobs). Gameplay. N N
(GER)
Digimondigitalcardbattle Digimon: Digital Card Battle TCG Sim Remember the Digimon card game? This is that game done right. Over 300 cards to collect, trade, fuse, and battle with. Cameos by all the main Digidestined from the first two seasons. An actual plot (!!) that both retells Season 2 and ties this game to the original Digimon World(!!!). Bad points include a somewhat inconsistent difficulty level and graphics that are a bit sub-par. Worth a try for any Digimon fan or TCG fan. Gameplay N N
(GER)
DigimonWorld Digimon World RPG / Monster Sim Essentially, this amounts to Tamagotchi with a lot of exploration. The "Digimon World" is a huge land with tons of secrets. The goal of the game is to recruit Digimon to revive File City. Although a bit unforgivingly difficult at first, once you start recruiting some Digimon, the game is extremely addicting. Has a direct sequel on the PSP.Gameplay. N N
(GER)
DigimonWorld2 Digimon World 2 RPG / Dungeon Crawler Digimon World 2 is a good sequel though very different. It's a dungeon crawling RPG where you can recruit different digimon to fight for you(up to three per battle). What's interesting is that there's a cap for each digimon and to raise that cap you have to start fusing them ending up with a different party all the time. Features "SD" graphics instead of the "realistic" (?) designs of 1 and 3. Gameplay. N N
(GER)
DigimonWorld3 Digimon World 3 (Digimon World 2003) RPG Digimon World 3 is a run-of-the-mill RPG. Not bad, but load times do hurt it. The EU version is better since you can keep playing after the ending. Features a rather limited cast of playable Digimon compared to the first two and borrow quite a few elements from the portable Pokemon games, like "Gym" battles.Gameplay. N N
(GER)
Digimon Rumble Arena -U- -SLUS-01404--front Digimon Rumble Arena 2D Fighting You got some explaining to do for not having this. Probably has some of THE GREATEST SOUNDTRACK ON A PS1. Fun fighting. You get a lot of characters. Not as many as you would need if you're a fan but enough to satisfy you for a long while. Sequel on Xbox/GC/PS2 but I'm not sure if it's good or bad. Go try both if you like Smash Bros. rehashes done good. Gameplay. N N
(GER)
Dino Crisis (PAL) Dino Crisis Survival Horror More or less Resident Evil with dinosaurs. Special agent Regina infiltrates an island that has brought back dinosaurs via contained time travel experiment; hilarity ensues. It has a number of tweaks to make it more action-packed than RE (Walking and shooting!) and less skewed fixed camera angles. Has multiple endings. The PC and DC ports have cleaner graphics. Trailer. Y
($5.99)
N
(GER)
Dino Crisis 2 qjpreviewth Dino Crisis 2 Action It's a LOT more action-packed than the first Dino Crisis, so that can be a reason to love/hate this game. The plot follows the story a year after Dino Crisis events. Some facility dedicate to research of the project "Third Enegy" dissapeared from present day and traveled to the past, so it's your mission go back in time to save any survivors and secure the missing files from the research. At first you play as Dylan, but later on you can control Regina too. The gameplay is pretty much running while killing some dinos. If you chain the kills you make a combo, that will earn you points to buy a good variety weapons, ammo and some items. Also has more dinos to kill. Great action game!Also available on PC. Trailer. Y
($5.99)
N
Disruptor-1- Disruptor FPS Pretty fun; looks way better with texture smoothing on on the PS2. Probably one of the PS1's best FPS. The game doesn't give you a lot of ammo for each level so you must shoot carefully and use STRATEGERY. You also get a shotgun that shoots anti-matter, pretty cool. Gameplay. N N
(GER)
Doom-cdcase Doom FPS It's motherfucking DOOM, it doesn't need to be explained. Also, by far one of the best ports of the game, with new lighting, musics, SFX and whatnot. Features levels from Doom 1 and 2, not to count some brand new ones. There is a total conversion of this version for GZDoom if you want to play this on your computer with fancy graphics and stuff or if you just prefer the good 'n old keyboard. Gameplay. N N
(GER)
Dragon Seeds -U--front Dragon Seeds RPG In a world flooded by global warming, scientists discover dragon-like creatures long frozen in the now-thawed Antarctica, which are cloned and spliced, resulting in many races of beasts used in battles for profit and sport. A monster-raising sim with more customization than usual, and an engrossing time sink. Gameplay. N N
(GER)
Dragon Warrior 7 ntsc-front Dragon Warrior VII RPG A famously huge game at its time of release, even for the Dragon Quest series. DWVII didn't make any massive changes to the tried-and-true formula of the franchise, though it features an especially lovable cast of characters and a remarkably put-together story, even if it's muddled by all the padding. The game has you constantly traveling between the past and present, which can lead to a lot of boring back-and-forth, but most back-tracking can be avoided through shortcuts. Though it has a really slow first couple hours and generally requires patience (especially for the Dharma Temple), it's worth sticking with if you have the time. Series newcomers may struggle with it. Remade for 3DS, with revamped graphics, streamlined gameplay, and a bit less padding. (Recommended!) DQVIII is on the PS2. Gameplay. N N
Driver (PAL) Driver Racing Fantastic driving (duh) game, focuses more on dramatic inner city getaways/pursuits than simple racing. This game is probably the closest you'll get to recreating the awesomeness of that one chase scene from Bullitt. PROTIP: Get the PC version if you can, it looks much better. Sequels went downhill fast! Gameplay. N Y
(GER)
€4.99
Ehrgeiz Ehrgeiz 3D Fighting A rather mediocre 3D fighting game but notable for having unlockable Final Fantasy VII characters. However, the best feature is Quest Mode, a suprisingly deep roguelike dungeon crawler using the fighting game engine. This means combat is 3D and real-time! Instead of right clicking thousands of times to slay enemies, you actually control your character as if in a fighting game, swinging axes and swords and doing fluid combos. There's even a hunger system and weapon enchanting! Amazingly fun and addictive if you even remotely enjoy dungeon crawlers. Gameplay. N N
(GER)
Einhänder Einhänder Shoot 'em Up What's this? A shooter made by SQUARESOFT? And it's actually really good? Well damn. Also INCREDIBLY rare these days. Play it if you like shooters. Gameplay. N N
(GER)
254px-Elemental Gearbolt Elemental Gearbolt Rail Shooter A Namco GunCon game with a dreamlike steampunk setting and some RPG elements, such as upgrading your weapons via your end-level score. Rare, but JP copies sell for less and have English menus. The GunCon is optional. Gameplay. N N
(GER)
Eternal Eyes Eternal Eyes SRPG A very basic SRPG in the style of Final Fantasy Tactics where you fuse magical gems to an army of puppets to shape their skillset; you can also combine them to form stronger units, but this system is very unreliable and sometimes results in weaker ones. While the presentation is lacking and the story is boring (often with 5-6 battles between any story scenes), controls are tight and combat is solid at its core (with an overall low level of challenge), sure to satisfy anyone desperate for more of that rare FFT-style action on the console. Gameplay. N N
(GER)
Ffviibox Final Fantasy VII RPG A massively successful game that popularized RPGs and launched SquareSoft to stardom overseas. Final Fantasy VII was a hit because of its state-of-the-art graphics and FMV scenes, great soundtrack, exciting fantasy-steampunk setting and story, which featured massive corporations draining the planet of its life force. Its cast and important scenes are ingrained in RPG fans' memory. It has aged quite decently, and while not the be-all end-all of its genre, it's still a really good game.

Trailer.

Also available on PC and iOS.

Y
($9.99)
Y
(GER)
€9.99
Final Fantasy 8 ntsc-front Final Fantasy VIII RPG SquareSoft was under a lot of pressure to follow up FFVII, (see here. ) and what resulted was a strange game with a grandiloquent central romance, crazy (and beautiful) sci-fantasy settings, and a Draw system that still has the fandom split. It seems like Square tried to one-up FFVII in every way and came up with a game that is very inconsistent, but interesting. Has its diehard fans and haters. Worth at least a try for series fans. Gameplay aside, the music is some of the best in the entire FF series. Uematsu delivers some amazing piano work , waltz and the always amazing boss battle theme that get's your heart pumpin' .

Trailer.

Still not enough? Watch this and decide for yourself.

Y
($9.99)
Y
(GER)
€9.99
Ffixbox Final Fantasy IX RPG With the changing aesthetics and themes of FFVII and VIII, this game was a return to the lighthearted fantasy of the NES/SNES titles, with more cartoony characters and lots of callbacks to FFI-VI. A solid game with a shiny coat of nostalgia. Trailer. Gameplay. Y
($9.99)
Y
(GER)
€9.99
FFAnthology Final Fantasy Anthology RPG A collection of Final Fantasy V and VI with some new features and cutscenes. Was the first time V released in the USA with an authentic translation. Has some sucky load times for battles. FF V Gameplay.FF VI Gameplay. Y
(FFV)
$9.99
Y
(FFVI)
$9.99
N
(GER)
FFChron Final Fantasy Chronicles RPG A collection of Final Fantasy IV and Chrono Trigger with new features and cutscenes. Get ready for shitty, 15-second battle loading-times in CT. The DS version of CT is this one with instant loading and some new features, so that's the recommended choice if you'll be playing CT. However, this is the purest release of FFIV, in that it most resembles the Japanese SFC original. The GBA and DS ports add new features, though. Trailer. N
(FFIV)
Y
(CT)
$9.99
N
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Final Fantasy Origins -U--front Final Fantasy Origins RPG Collects Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy II on the PlayStation, with improved graphics and some extra content. The GBA port was a more complete remake; same with the PSP, although those were sold separately. Still a decent collection. FF I Gameplay. FF II Gameplay. Y
($9.99)
N
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Fftbox Final Fantasy Tactics SRPG A grid-based SRPG set in Ivalice and penned by Yasumi Matsuno. The job system is addictive and fun, but somewhat nullified by the broken characters you recruit later on. The story revolves around political unrest and clashing ideologies, but later devolves into DEMONS! fare. It is still an engrossing SRPG. FFVII's Cloud is recruitable. The translation's quality is famously sketchy. Ported to PSP (FFT: War of the Lions) with a re-translated script and a couple new jobs and characters. Trailer. Y
($9.99)
N
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Frogger PS1 Cover Frogger Platformer Fun as hell but can be agonizingly difficult. The game is designed as a 3D successor to the arcade original. Probably the only good Frogger game since the arcade original. Unfortunately, there's lots of lag when you play it on console, so if you pick up the disc, using an emulator is highly recommended. N N
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Front Mission 3 Front Mission 3 SRPG Square's Front Mission series usually stays in Japan on account of being about international politics and giant robots, but this game was very competently localized. Play through two different scenarios (each one over 30 hours long) witnessing a confict from different sides, where characters do the best they can in a morally ambiguous setting. Combat is grid-based and turn-based, where you use skills and strategy to destroy enemy robots' body parts, and can even eject your pilots to hijack your opponents' machines. Robot customization is a deep and essential part of progressing. If you can get past the ugly, muddled combat visuals and stiff animations, you'll find an engrossing game. The sequel is on PS2. Trailer. Warning: Emulating this (especially on ePSXe) carries the risk of encountering bugs that will prevent you from finishing the game. It's $5.99 on PSN. Y
($5.99)
N
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Future Cop LAPD Future Cop L.A.P.D. TPS Action-packed third-person shooter. Great two-player modes including co-op. An absolute must-play. Built from the corpse of the cancelled game Future Strike. Gameplay. Y
($5.99)
Y
(GER)
€4.99
53035-G Darius (J)-1 G-Darius Shoot 'em Up The absoulte pinnacle of the Darius series. The capture mechanic from Darius Gaiden is back and better than ever; rather than just picking off the orbs from midbosses, you now store them in reserve and can use them on just about every basic enemy. Once they start to wear out their welcome you can either detonate them like a traditional smart bomb or charge them up into a fuck huge laser beam that grows even BIGGER on contact with other laser beams!

(Taito Legends 2 port is the way to go with this, however that lacks boss rush, so this version is still a viable choice.) Gameplay.

N N
Galerians Galerians Survival Horror A cinematic sci-fi survival horror title with a bleak setting and anime-style character designs. You play as a psychic boy captured and experimented on by the genetically-engineered Galerians. You can fight enemies with powers, but depend on drugs to keep them in check and if they go haywire, you start exploding heads left and right. Unlike other games in the genre where you scour every corner for items and ammo, Galerians is more about strictly avoiding enemies (lest you quickly lose control), which can make parts of the game long-winded or frustrating. However, the story and setting are pretty much unique in this style. The sequel is on PS2. Gameplay. N N
Gekido Gekido Action
Beat 'em Up
A beat 'em up with a lot of playable characters in the style of Power Stone, can be played by 2 to 4 players, it's a full 3D game and looks very nice despite being on the PS1, story mode on the game is also well done, you also have paths to choose that lead to new unlockable characters and so, great game to play with bro's. Has a GBA spin-off story that's more of a straightforward 2D beat 'em up. Gameplay. N N
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Gex2Cover Gex: Enter the Gecko Platformer The second Gex game, it goes full 3D but is still a cool platformer nonetheless. The camera may be annoying sometimes. Y
($5.99)
Gex3Cover Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko Platformer Even more Gex for you! The platforming gets might insane on later levels so beware! Y
($5.99)
Ghost Ghost in the Shell Action Third-person action game, you control a Fuchikoma Tank that can even walk on walls, the cutscenes don't fuck around with the gameplay (you can just skip them if they annoy you) and it varies from explore/kill to meeting requirements as kill X targets in X time, or rail shooting missions. Gameplay. N N
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Granturismo1 Gran Turismo Racing The start of one of the best racing series for Sony. Realistic drivan ahoy.

Important note: if you have any respect for your ears, be sure to get the Japanese version. It has a sweet ass jazz fusion original soundtrack, replaced with licensed alt-rock dreck in the west. I mean, compare this to this... what the fuck were they thinking?!

Trailer

N N
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Granturismo2 Gran Turismo 2 Racing See Gran Turismo with some improvements and whatnot. Again, get the Japanese version for the good soundtrack. Gameplay. N N
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Grandia Grandia RPG Originally a Japan-only release for the Saturn, the PS port was localized worldwide. Developed by the same people behind the LUNAR games, Grandia has a more steampunk-fantasy setting in comparison, but retains the same charm and character-focused narrative of those games. Aside from the delightful main cast, the battle system is genius, combining turn-based commands with active- time movement, where attacks can counter enemies and disrupt turn order. Once you get the hang of it it's incredibly addictive. Grandia is a bit lacking in visuals thanks to some garish-looking 3D environments, the voice acting is definitely subpar, but it's a rewarding RPG experience with a thrilling sense of discovery and adventure. Sequel on DC and PS2. Trailer. Y
($5.99)
N
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Granstream saga The Granstream Saga Action-RPG The fourth game in the "Heaven and Earth trilogy" (Soul Blazer, Illusion of Gaia, and Terranigma, all for SNES), where you play as a very cookie-cutter hero off to save his floating world. A top-down action-RPG with 3D graphics and real-time combat, which can be very fun. Sadly the story is completely by-the-numbers, character models are faceless and ugly, puzzles are a slog, and there isn't nearly enough enemy variety to keep fights (which are always one-on-one) interesting. Recommended only if you're a huge fan of the preceeding games (though there are no direct plot connections) or want to give a unique and experimental, but lazy and barebones RPG a shake. N N
Guilty gear Guilty Gear 2D Fighting First installment of the series. Has an amazing soundtrack on par with the sequels, air dashes, overdrives and instant kills featured as well like in the successors. Gameplay. N Y
(GER)
€4.99
GBA2-PSX Gundam Battle Assault 2 2D Fighting If you're a Gundam fan (or a mecha fan in general,) I strongly recommend this. Other people however might find the gameplay really slow and clunky (you are fighting in 17+ meter tall mechs after all), it is also VERY unbalanced and there are only 6 stages. Graphics are surprisingly good.

PROTIPS: Real men play as Ball, Pick Dark (Devil) Gundam to auto-win every fight {C}Also: If you're curious about GBA1, it is laughably bad. But if you REALLY want to try it, just download it (it's only 15mb). Just stay the hell away from GBA 3 on the PS2, it's even worse. Gameplay.

N
Gunnersheaven Gunner's Heaven (J) / Rapid Reload (EU) Run 'n Gun A spiritual predecessor to Wild ARMs, with the same Japanified/steampunk Wild West setting. In terms of gameplay it is an affectionate rip-off of Treasure's Gunstar Heroes, but lacks multi-player. Still a fun solo experience, though. Damn near impossible as the girl. Gameplay. N N
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Heart-of-darkness-playstation-front Heart of Darkness Platform 2D platformer by Eric Chahi (Another/Out of This World) where a kid and his dog explore an alien planet. Fifty-something different ways to die, all of them a treat to watch. Less serious than Another World, although the story has a twist. Gorgeous sprite work. Very tough and sometimes downright cheap. DEATHS!!! N N
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Hercules Hercules 2D Platformer A fun platformer based on the Disney animated film. Features good looking 2D & 3D graphics that fit in well with the artstyle of the movie. Herc has access to a lot of special abilities, including a nifty Zeus-style channeled lightning attack. Gameplay. Dat disturbing Hercules voice (grunts, grunts everywhere). Y ($5.99) Y
Herc Herc's Adventures Run n' Gun/Beat 'Em Up A humorous and irreverent LucasArts successor to Zombies Ate My Neighbors, with a similar overhead perspective and maze-like levels. Play as Herc, Jason or Atalanta, each with different strengths and weaknesses. You can find various weapons and upgrades for your characters as well. It's also kind of long for the genre. Gameplay. Y
($5.99)
N
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Hogs Hogs of War Strategy Hogs of War is sort of like Worms, albeit in 3D. It is a pretty funny game. The pigs all have silly names and voices. You can play as pigs from an assortment of different nations. Over the course of the game, you can also customize how you would like to improve your squadron of swine. Sequel on Wii sometime... whenever it's done. Gameplay. Y
($5.99)
N
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HotwheelsturboracingPS Hotwheels Turbo Racing Racing/Stunts Fun racan and stuntan. Gameplay.

Also on the N64.

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185px-Intelligent Qube Intelligent Qube Puzzle
Action
Capture the cubes advancing towards you without being crushed or falling off the stage. Makes you feel great (PEEEEEERFECT!) until you get to the real challenges and want to die. Also has a great soundtrack. Gameplay. N N
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JackieChanStuntmasterCover Jackie Chan Stuntmaster Beat'em Up It has Jackie Chan, what else would you want? You control Jackie and go beat some bad guys, you can even perform all of his stunts and maneuvers and grab stuff around to use as weapons! You can even unlock a secret Drunken Master level! It has some platforming segments, which are the weakest part of the game, but the game is still awesome!
Jojo Jojo's Bizarre Adventure 2D Fighting Made by Capcom, quite possibly the best manga-based fightan of all time. Based on the Stardust Crusaders arc from the manga and features interesting fighting mechanics. Extremely combo heavy. A better version is available on Dreamcast. WRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!! N N
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JerseyDevil NTSC Front Jersey Devil Platform Fuckwin 3D platformer made by some French Québécois company. Collect letters to spell out KNARF to get to the next level. Also basketball. If you like this, consider trying its spiritual successor from the same company: Bugs Bunny: Lost in Time. Gameplay. N N
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Jumping flash front Jumping Flash Platform First-person platformer where you play a robotic rabbit jumping on shit. Crazy. Gameplay. Y
($5.99)
N
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Jumping flash 2 front Jumping Flash 2 Platform Much like the first game. Crazier. Gameplay. Y
($5.99)
N
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Kartia Kartia: The Word of Fate SRPG An obscure SRPG with character designs by Final Fantasy's Yoshitaka Amano. Entirely linear, you play through two separate stories with different protagonists which eventually intertwine. Summoning and upgrading your troops all revolves around Kartia, magical cards. Very tense and melodramatic plot. Gameplay. N N
Kagero deception 2 Kagero: Deception II Puzzle
RPG
The unique Deception series revolves around setting up deadly traps in your castle to kill uninvited guests in the most points-racking way possible. This time traps can interact with each other for combos, and there are multiple endings. Gameplay. N N
20144 1307045908 King of Fighters 99, The Fighting 6th Installment of the series and released in US as well on PS1, KoF 99 has a darker mood/ambiance than 98 and has a full fledged story mode per team, the coloring is quite nice as it resembles somewhat in Garou MoTW on those tones, the gameplay remained a bit untouched with the exception of changed rolling system into a hop system or a mix of the old dodge move with the addition that it moves forward this time, has max modes that let you perform specials at any given time or armor mode that provides you a quasi-super armor like Hulk has in MSH-MSHvsSF-MvC,etc., Kyo(The original) and Iori are hidden from the start and must be unlocked though. N N
King's Field -U- -SLUS-00158- King's Field (Kings Field II) Action / Dungeon Crawler Actually King's Field II in Japan, the first game was never localized (but has been fan-translated). King's Field is the grandaddy of Demon's/Dark Souls, and has the same claustrophobic, dreadful atmosphere and sadistic difficulty. You are dropped on a cursed island with no backstory and have complete freedom to progress, which is made by finding keys, secret doors and new weaponry. The aged graphics and rudimentary, first-person interface haven't dampered its charms, but it's not for everyone. Gameplay.
Klonoa Klonoa: Door to Phantomile Platform Bright and colorful Japanese platformer in 2.5D where the main mechanic consists of using enemies as inflatable stepping stones to surpass obstacles. Fair length and difficulty, with a couple post-game extras. The series is noted for jarring plot twists in an otherwise whimsical setting. The ending will fuck you up. It was remade for Wii with glossier graphics but an overall inferior aesthetic. The sequel (Lunatea's Veil) is on PS2; there are some GBA spin-offs. Gameplay. Y
($5.99)
N
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197752 42404 front Koudelka RPG A XIX century story with Gothic stylings, where the party must plunder a monster-infested castle to prevent a forbidden ritual. Prequel to the Shadow Hearts series. Combat is original, but unrefined. Has a very distinct atmosphere and style. Gameplay. N N
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Legacyofkainblood Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen Action/Adventure Started the venerable series; here you play as the titular anti-hero, a snobbish noble turned into a vampire and charged with saving Nosgoth from total ruin. Snicker-worthy voice acting awaits you. A great and polished game with awful load times. Gameplay. Y
($5.99)
N
(GER)
Legacyofkainsoul Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver Action The next chapter in the Legacy of Kain saga. This time you play as Raziel, one of Kain's followers who is betrayed by his master. It's also in full 3D now. As usual, great storyline and voice acting. Much more adventure than action-oriented compared to Blood Omen or Defiance (you can almost feel that battles in game are put just for have some fun with Reaver). Also on Dreamcast with better graphics and such. Gameplay. Y
($5.99)
N
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Legend Of Legaia ntsc-front Legend of Legaia RPG The world has been covered in evil mist, and it's up to you to go from town to town figuring out ways to push it back and ultimately, destroy the Mist Generators in each region. A beautiful 3D RPG with lots of great extras, and a wonderful fighter-like combat system, which allows each playable character to perform several special moves right from the moment you recruit them (Think Sabin from FF6, but without knowing the commands right off the bat). As you level up, the amount of moves you can perform per turn increases and more powerful\complex combos can be executed. Also features a "Magic" system that involves copying the abilities of regular critters and using them in your favor. Definitely give it a shot. Sequel on the PS2, but that one doesn't really live up to the original. Gameplay. N N
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Legendofmana Legend of Mana Action RPG Atmosphere: the Game. Another way of describing it is Side Quests the game, almost all quests feel like side quests, but actually contribute to the main story while usually leading you to the ending, all without you knowing it. The harder modes are absolutely beyond brutal. Gameplay. Y
($5.99)
N
(GER)
Lemmings Lemmings Strategy It's fucking Lemmings, if I have to say more you need to get off your ass and play Lemmings. Not as good as the PC version(s) but still worth a play. Gameplay. N N
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Lego racers LEGO Racers Racing Build and race shit. PC version is better. Gameplay. N N
(GER)
Lomax Lomax Platformer A spin-off of the Lemmings franchise, but in most ways a spiritual sequel to Flink. Some gorgeous pixel art, smooth animation, and you can free the Lemmings to take on their abilities to traverse the platform world. Also available on PC if you're handy with the DOS box. Gameplay. N N
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Lunarsilverstarstoryntsnq6 Lunar: The Silver Star Story Complete RPG An enhanced remake of a classic SEGA-CD game. LUNAR has a traditional fantasy setting for a RPG, but its story is told extremely well, with cinematic moments and rich, entertaining dialogue. Everyone from the main cast to the town NPCs is fun to listen to. It has a turn-based battle system that incorporates a limited degree of tactical strategy, and makes every encounter different without having too many variables. Boss levels are scaled to the protagonist's level, so you never have to grind too much. Its only drawback is that the graphics are somewhat plain (in spite of some beautiful sprite art), but it remains one of the best classic RPGs ever made. There was an enhanced port for PSP, but it looks washed-out and is ultra-easy. Gameplay. N N
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256px-Lunar2box Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete RPG In most ways, LUNAR 2 has the same strengths and weaknesses as the first game, and fans of the first will enjoy this one as well. Key differences: Bosses no longer scale with you, which means this is a harder game; the graphics look somewhat washed-out and poor compared to the first; the combat system has been made more dynamic and complex; and, there's an uncontrollable party member who will sometimes do incredibly frustrating things in battle. Overall a very enjoyable RPG, perhaps a small step below the first game. Gameplay. N N
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GETYOURASSTOMARS Martian Gothic: Unification Survival Horror A sci-fi horror story that plays very much like Resident Evil. You play as three different characters who must never run into each other, or "unification" occurs. Enemies cannot be permanently killed and puzzles can get tough. Won't run on emulators. The PC port is tougher. Gameplay. N N
Marvel Vs Capcom ntsc-front Marvel vs. Capcom 2D Fighting The title is pretty self-explantory, but just in case: Choose two characters (from either side) then duke it out with others. Switch at willYou can only switch if both players are using the same team, and if you're hyper combo meter's max'd you can simultaneously rip the enemy apart! Unlike the sequel, this has leitmotifs for each character, which really pump up the action.Gameplay. N N
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Marvel super heroes ps1 cover Marvel Super Heroes 2D Fighting Port of the arcade version. Classic Capcom fightan. You know the deal, magic series combos, super jumps, and gem usage that boosts your characters attributes depending on each gem. Pretty fun with a buddy like always but there's always a better fighter out there. Gameplay. N N
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Marvel vs street front usa Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter 2D Fighting Just like above but with new characters. A.K.A. - Street Fighter characters. On the Saturn in Japan, the only downside being that you can't tag partners in normal mode, but there's a special mode that lets you tag them in, the bad part, the opponent gets to pick one of your characters as well. Gameplay. N N
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Mdkps1 MDK TPS Made by the same people behind Earthworm Jim. Fun game with a quirky sense of humor. PC version is superior, but good luck getting that to run properly on Vista/Win 7 (it's available on Steam for $5 along with MDK2) Very common around flea markets if thats your thing. Gameplay. N N
Medievil MediEvil Action 3D action platformer where you play as a skeleton, it's really good, the art style is nice too. Perfect Halloween game. Check out the sequel too, both are awesome games. Gameplay. Y
($5.99)
Y
(GER)
€4.99
250px-MediEvil 2 Cover MediEvil 2 Action Sequel to the first, picks up with Dan and a new female ally fighing evil and shit again. Don't question it. It's got MOTHERFUCKING SIR DAN. Gameplay. N Y
(GER)
4.99
Megamanlegends Mega Man Legends Action/Adventure Alternate-universe game where Mega Man and Roll hunt for treasure in a world inspired by Miyazaki's Castle in the Sky. Airships and colorful settings abound. Help out Kattelox island's residents on the surface and scour labyrinthine ruins underground packed with treasure and parts to build new weapons with. Lots of warmth and personality. Some clunky shooting. It's quite tough. Gameplay. N N
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Mega Man Legends 2 ntsc-front Mega Man Legends 2 Action/Adventure Combat's been streamlined and the game is no longer restricted to a single island, although this does lead to some crappy underwater dungeons. Still an entirely worthwhile successor to a charming and unexpected game. Still tough, too. The cliffhanger at the end may never be solved. Gameplay. N N
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Megaman 8 ntsc-front Mega Man 8 Platformer This MM entry ditches the Rush Adaptors of 6 and 7 in favor of customizable busters, new functions for Rush (such as a motorbike and search unit), and some new shmup-like Rush Jet sections. Has a shop function like older games, but beware, as Bolts come in limited number in this game. Horrendous Voice Acting. But dont let it stop you from buying this game. Also on the Saturn with some cool extras like extra Robot Masters. There's also a free PC fan-demake to make it play and feel just like the NES games. Gameplay. N N
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MegaMan-x3 Mega Man X3 Platformer Remix of the SNES version. CD Quality music and gameplay with cool added movies as well. Also on Saturn. Both of these are PAL/NTSC only. But Mega Man X Collection on PS2/GC/Xbox's got you covered with this version in America for the first time ever. X's buddy Zero can be summoned to fight for a brief while in stages, but make sure he doesn't get killed, or he's lost forever. Keep him alive to exploit a neat end-game trick that has him give you his saber for a kick-ass charge shot finisher. Gameplay. N N
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Mega Man X4 PSX Mega Man X4 Platformer Arguably one of the best MMX games. This also lets you play as Zero, who gets his own boss weapons in the form of techniques, but, doesn't get armor parts like X. X also gets the choice between two busters. One lets him fire a massive sparkshot, and another lets him charge up to 4 blasts to fire at will. Entering a code in this, X5, and X6 gives X an exclusive armor set that's a superior version of the set in this one with the sparkshot buster. And you still got Sailor Venus voicing Mega Man. Y
($5.99)
N
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Megaman x5 Mega Man X5 Platformer This has you race against time (1 stage attempt, pass or fail, is 1 in-game hour passed, regardless your real-life time spent) to prevent world destruction. Saving reploids in stages grants you various rewards. 2 new armors for X: Falcon, weaker and faster and lets X fly for a bit, and Gaea, stronger and slower but lets X survive spikes and break certain objects. Depending on your chosen hero, the other will lose an ability: Choosing X loses Zero's buster. Choosing Zero loses X's Force Armor (an X-exclusive bonus, which makes the game almost too easy at times). Ultimate Armor and Black Zero can be unlocked by two different means, but it is advised that you avoid them on your first playthrough, since both are very, very broken. Arguably, the best MMX on the PSX. Y
($5.99)
N
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Mmx6 box Mega Man X6 Platformer Picks up about 3 weeks after X5 where Earth is pretty much ruined. Plays alot like X5 with new aspects that alter level layouts. X has 2 new armors: Blade, which focuses on saber-slashing and has a cool air-dash, and Shadow, which is a modified Gaea made to be more agile (but can still survive spikes). You can unlock Zero later on. The hardest X game for some. Buying wise, this one is kinda rare, but all pre-X7 X games are on Megaman X collection for Gamecube/PS2. Very criticized and bashed, but still a lot better than MMX7. N N
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Metal gear solid psx Metal Gear Solid Stealth/TACTICAL ESPIONAGE Action Inaugurated modern stealth and the awfully deep, cinematic MGS series. Although it feels outdated, it's still playable today. Notorious for its lengthy cutscenes. The GCN port improved upon most things, though some fans dislike it for changing some aspects that were perfectly fine. There's also the Integral update released on PC, which adds a few things but lacks the controller gimmicks of Mantis. Y
($9.99)
Y
(GER)
€9.99
Metal Gear Solid Vr Missions Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions Stealth
Action
Basically a Metal Gear training game with alot of missions that weren't in the first game. It's fun to play especially if you liked the whole VR Missions concept in the original and if you want more Metal Gear sneakan action. Contains 3 levels that let you play as the Gray Fox. Y
($5.99)
N
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MetalSlugXCover Metal Slug X Platformer / Run'n Gun Good arcade port, thankfully this one doesn't have as much loading times as the first game. Beating the game once unlocks a cool mission mode, which makes this version worth looking into, even if you can play the Anthology compilation. Y
($5.99)
37186-Monkey Magic -NTSC-U--1-1- Monkey Magic Action/Platformer It is a sidescrolling action/platform game and has unique features include the ability to switch between the foreground, middle, and background layers in some sections, and includes four magic spells - Fire, Ice, Shrink, and Strength - which can be cast on either the player's character (to cancel out enemy spells, for instance) or on enemies as a projectile.
Monsterrancher2 Monster Rancher 2 Monster Sim/RPG A monster raising game with a fun battle system, Monster Rancher 2 improved upon every aspect of the original. You can create new monsters by inserting any CDs. If you play it on PS3, you can even use DVDs and Blu-Ray discs! Monster Rancher 4, on the PS2, is the definitive sequel to this, allowing you to raise multiple monsters at the same time, go in adventures with them and featuring some of the coolest designs in the series.

They missed out on the first game, so it's called 'Monster Rancher' in PAL regions.

N N
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MortalKombatMythologiesCover Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero Action / Platformer A spin-off/prequel to Mortal Kombat focused on the original Sub-Zero (Bi-Han), this one is actually a platformer. It uses the same control scheme of the fighting games and a turn button which takes some time getting used to, as well as a experience system which unlocks Subbie's moves. Also for Nintendo 64, but that version loses the cheesy FMVs from this verion.
MKT-PSX Mortal Kombat Trilogy 2D Fighting Follow up to Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. Features EVERYONE from the previous MK games (including old school versions of Raiden, Jax, Kano and Kung Lao). AI can be cheap sometimes even on easier modes. Also released on N64 and PC though the N64 version is really gimped. Recommend version 1.1 (Greatest Hits) because it fixes some gameplay and loading issues. No matter the revision, however, the game has freezing issues when played on the PS2 during the continue and ending screens. These bugs are also present on the PS3. NOTE: Don't ever pick Shang Tsung unless you like load times Y ?
Mortal kombat 4-front Mortal Kombat 4 3D Fighting The sequel to MK3, now with 3D graphics. You'd probably be better off on PC, for this one, but this is acceptable because it has codes, if you're into that sort of thing. N N
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MTGP2 front Motor Toon Grand Prix 2 Racing Sequel to the Japanese only "Motor Toon Grand Prix", kids racing game. Another Mario Kart knock off complete with power ups and a cartoon style of racing. Designed by Kazunori Yamauchi before he moved on to Gran Turismo. Y
$5.99
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Mr Driller Pal Mr. Driller Puzzle Drill your way through coloured blocks without getting crushed or running out of air. Don't let the cute design fool you, this game is both quite difficult and quite addictive. Also has sequels on other systems. Y
($5.99)
N
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N2O coverart N2O: Nitrous Oxide Rail Shooter Tempest on an acid trip. Plummet through psychedelic insect-infested tubes collecting "E" coins, shrooms and other drug-related things. Features a soundtrack composed by The Crystal Method. Y
($5.99)
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Needforspeed Need For Speed III: Hot Pursuit Racing Third installment of the series, where you get to pick either being a Cop and chasing down racers or running out for sport in illegal races, pretty fun and graphics almost on par to the PC counterpart. Exceptionally addicting for its time. N N
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Oddworld Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Platformer
Puzzle
Set on an alien planet, you play as Abe, a slave, and your only power is to take control of your enemies. You can also interact with other slaves to lead them to safety (or to their death) using pre-set sentences like "follow me" and "stop" (and farting). Pretty hard game, but very well done and satisfying. Get ready to think. A lot. Also on PC. Y
($9.99)
Y
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€4.99
Odd2 Oddworld 2: Abe's Exoddus Platformer
Puzzle
Like the first one, but longer and with a lot of new stuff. Must have if you liked the first one. Also on PC. Y
($9.99)
Y
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€4.99
Ogrebattle Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen - Limited Edition SRPG An enhanced port of the SNES tactical classic, this is actually easier to find than the "non-limited" edition. Part of a long, incomplete fantasy saga. Great combat and story. Made by Quest, which would later develop Tactics Ogre and FFT. Also, in case you weren't paying attention, this is NOT a Tactics Ogre game, and the gameplay here is a lot closer to the N64 game than the isometric style seen on Let Us Cling Together or Knight of Lodis. N N
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Omegaboost Omega Boost Shooting You're a mecha, IN FUCKIN SPACE. Came out near the end of PS1's life, so the graphics are pretty good. No simmin or levelin here, just straight blastin. Controls may scream for a bit re-binding for some people. N N
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PacmanWorldCover Pac-Man World: 20th Anniversary Platformer Pac-Man as a 3D platformer, and it works! You run and bounce around and can even find mazes for classic Pac-Man action! Y
($5.99)
Pandemonium PS box art Pandemonium! Platform Dated but fun platformer. Play as one of two characters, a jester called Fargus, or a woman called Nikki. Ancient password system is used sadly instead of memory card saving. Games gets damn hard later on. Also available on a few other platforms including, Saturn, PC, Ngage, Iphone and PSN.

Has a cool soundtrack. Here's a link to download it! http://www.mediafire.com/?dak3fq25psq4ab6

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($5.99)
7443 Pandemonium 2 Platform A wonderful game. Really good and intuitive gameplay, very dynamic, cool bonuses, and very addictive. A really good game. N N
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Parappa-the-rapper-cover-500x500 Parappa the Rapper Rhythm One of the first rhythm games where you must press buttons with correct timing to succeed. A likeable cartoon aesthetic tells the story of a rapping pup trying to win over his crush. Only six stages, but timing becomes punishingly strict halfway through. Can still be beat in an afternoon. Very nineties. You can return to beaten stages and do some freestyling if you're good. Sequel on PS2; UmJammer Lammy (PS1) is a spin-off. N N
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Parasite eve us-front Parasite Eve Action-RPG
Survival Horror
SquareSoft jumped on the Resident Evil bandwagon with an excellent survival RPG based on hit Japanese sci-fi/horror novel Parasite Eve. Has the fixed-view camera, item scarcity and exploration of Resident Evil, but tempered by heavy RPG features and very linear progression (and FMV scenes). Takes place over six days in Manhattan, and while the plot is ridiculous, the fun dialogue, Cronenberg-level body horror, active-time combat, detailed environments and great soundtrack sell it thoroughly. Short, with New Game+ content. Y
($5.99)
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Parasiteeve2 Parasite Eve 2 Survival Horror
Action-RPG
Closer to the Resident Evil formula, with more static camera angles and big, grotesque boss fights. Continues the story directly and features some Aya fanservice as well as quite a bit of replay value, and is in general underrated. Y
($5.99)
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Persona-2-playstation-ps1-cover-artwork Persona 2: Eternal Punishment RPG This one did come out in the US. It directly follows the story of Innocent Sin and plays almost exactly like it, spell cards and fusion spells included. However, it also introduces a full new cast. Play them in order, though! Also on the PSP with updated content. Y
($9.99)
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PhilosomaCover Philosoma Shoot'em Up A unique shmup by Sony, where each substage is played on a different perspective, you have both horizontal and vertical segments as well as rail segments played both behind and on the front of your ship. You can change your weapons on the fly (sort of like Thunder Force) and powers them up independently. Creepy mindfuck plot.
Ps1-pocket-fighter Pocket Fighter 2D Fighting Pretty fuckin neato game featuring large amounts of DAWWWWWWWWWWW. Solid like other Street Fighter games out there. Also on the Sega Saturn, but Nippon Onry. Y
($5.99)
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PointBlankPS1 Point Blank Shooting A great, and at the time the only, port of the crazy fun arcade shooting gallery from the 90s. Not only can you blast your way in arcade and vs mode - there's also an adventure mode that helps to flesh the game out a bit more than just being a quick gratutious arcade experience. Great fun. N N
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Psychic-Force NTSC Psychic Force 3D Fighting DBZ-esq fighting game developed by Taito. You and your opponent float around a 3D arena beating the shit out of each other with psychic energy blasts and physical attacks. Dirt cheap and totally worth it. N N
R-Type Delta (cover) R-Type Delta Shoot 'em Up R-Type in 3D! that sounds like it would be a pain in the ass to play, but Irem wisely sidestepped that issue by making terrain contact non-lethal. In addition to that, you now have Image Fight style speed control instead of having your movement being restricted to powerups. You can choose between 4 ships, (including the powerup carrier!) each including their own force devices and special abilities. One more important thing to note is the dose system, which allows force pods to absorb collisions with projectiles or enemies and turn them into bomb energy when you max out the gauge. N N
Raiden Project ntsc-front Raiden Project Shoot 'em Up / Compilation Badass Grandaddy of Shmups was released with a warning not to turn your TV on its side to get the 3:4 aspect ratio of the arcade version. Raiden DX, above, is a remix of Raiden II found in this. N N
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Rayman Rayman Platform Very nice 2D platformer, great art style. Port of the PC version. Has very unique worlds and excellent music. Y
($5.99)
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€4.99
Rayman 2 Rayman 2: The Great Escape Platform One of the best 3D platformers of its era, with art that looks like a Pixar film. Also on N64, PC (with better graphics and framerate), Dreamcast (better graphics, solid 60fps and downloadable content! The DC version is being slightly remixed on 3DS as Rayman 3D) and PS2 under Rayman Revolution. Y
($5.99)
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225px-RayStorm front cover RayStorm Shoot 'em up Vertical shump with 3D graphics but played in typical 2D. Has a neat feature where you can lock onto background enemies and destroy them with lasers. Plays well and looks nice, but the screen can get cluttered with the explosion effects. Also available on the Saturn as Layer Section II in Japan. Has a prequel on the PS1 called RayCrisis that is also good but criminally short. N ?
Resident-evil-1-ps1-box-art Resident Evil Survival Horror Capcom's zombie-mansion adventure kicked off the "survival horror" craze with lots of puzzles, item scarcity, horror movie ambiance, fixed-view camera and tank controls, all of which became genre staples. You can play as Jill Valentine or Chris Redfield, whose paths differ considerably (Jill's is easier). The game's indoors setting generates a sense of building tension and makes resource management a must. The dialogue and voice acting are notoriously, hilariously bad. Get the Director's Cut (DualShock ver.), which has great extra features but comes with an absolutely terrible, immersion breaking remake of the original musical scores (Mansion basement). The GCN/Wii remake, also excellent, has new features, amazing graphics and a re-voiced script. Also on Saturn (nicer graphics), PC, and a weird, but interesting NDS port. Y
(DirCut DSVer.)
$9.99
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£7.99
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Residentevil2 Resident Evil 2 Survival Horror Mostly follows the formula of the original, but now you must make your way through Racoon City as Leon or Claire; your actions in one scenario will affect the other. Again, look for the DualShock Ver., with has an easy mode and other extras. Has been ported to N64, PC, DC and GC. Best version regarding visuals, sound and extra content is the DC one. Y
(DSVer.)
$5.99
N
(GER)
Resident evil 3 Resident Evil 3 : Nemesis Survival Horror Takes place at the same time as the previous game; this time you just play as Jill, who is stalked by titular mutant Nemesis, which adds tension. Introduces several series mainstay elements and the first incarnation of "The Mercenaries", as well as branching paths based on real-time decisions. Ported to PC and DC with minor extra content, and to GCN with none. Not as fondly remembered as RE2. Y
($5.99)
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Rhapsodypn9 Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure SRPG An early effort from NIS (Disgaea, Phantom Brave). A short, colorful and lighthearted SRPG about Cornet, a girl set on winning her Prince Charming's heart, rivals and witches be damned. Takes a lot from fantasy comedies like Slayers, and shoujo anime, and even has its own recurring gag villains. Cornet can magically command various puppets, who serve as her allies in combat. However, battles are incredibly easy all the way through and dungeons are very bland. It's worth it for the amazing musical numbers and fairy tale ambaince. Ported to NDS with some extra features, and bugs. Loosely related to La Pucelle. N N
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Ridge Racer Type 4 Ridge Racer Type 4 Racing Solid controls, Inhumanly awesome, funky music, and the story (if you care) is decent. Choose 4 racing teams and get to the top. Multiplayer is great.
Graphics were surprinsingly good for it's time, and the game has stood well against the test of time.
Drifting takes a little time to master, but once you get it down, you'll be unstoppable. Shitloads of cars with almost laughably idiotic (but fun as fuck) designs waiting to get in story mode.
Also, Reiko Nagase.
Y
($5.99)
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Risingzan Rising Zan: The Samurai Gunman Action Fight demonic ninjas, robots, and other weird Japanese-made shit in a Wild West setting as a gun-shootin' cowboy-swordmaster in this fun action game. KATANA FIGHTAN, GUNSLINGAN, and BLOWAN SHIT UP. Also, cowboy hostages in undies, sexy meter, and one catchy intro N N
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Rivalschools Rival Schools: United by Fate 3D Fighting Prequel to the DC game Project Justice (Justice Gakuen) tag-team fighter where characters are hot-blooded teenagers fighting for justice, using styles based on sports. Voice-acted story mode and multiple endings. Fighting is tight and feels more 2D than 3D. Excellent setting and cast. Graphics are looking long in the tooth. Had a JP-only update with a school life sim mode and character creation, also extra characters like Daigo and the hot blooded PE teacher Hayato. Don't expect to see it on PSN due to legal tangles. N N
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Romance6 Romance of the Three Kingdoms VI Strategy Romance of the Three Kingdoms 6 is a strategy game by Koei. You control a warlord. Your goal is to conquer China during the Three Kingdoms era. There is a lot of strategy at play here. You will have to manage diplomacy, warfare, personnel recruitment, and many other things in your bid for supremacy. N N
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Saga frontier SaGa Frontier RPG Guide one of seven people through seven different quests and countless worlds in a quest...well, to do a lot of things, really. Highly customizable characters and a fast-paced battle system; suffers from high difficulty and the developers running out of time/money at the end. If you like this, consider playing Romancing SaGa for PS2 and Romancing SaGa 3 with a translation patch for SNES. N N
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SaGaFrontier2Cover SaGa Frontier 2 RPG This one is a bit different from the other SaGa games, as it uses a scenario system, where each scenario advances the story a bit. Aside from that it is still classic SaGa. You have two main characters, with their stories running in parallel and eventually crossing over, spanning over various decades.

Some scenarios merely advance the story, while others feature a barebones duel battle which mixes regular battles with some strategy elements. You will HATE Battle of South Moundtop!

Saiyuki Saiyuki Strategy Based on the nineties anime Saiyuki, which is in turn based on the classic Chinese epic Journey to the West. You play as the human priest/ess (you can pick) Sanzo, who travels along with his/her motley crew of were-buddies. Similar to FFT in presentation and combat, though the learning curve is very uneven. The Auto-battle is awesome though, and makes any grinding you need to do (if any) a breeze. Give it a try and you might be surprised. Y
($5.99)
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Simg t og04451n9v8n Sentinel Returns Puzzle If you understand what the fuck is going on, then all power to you. This thing is simple, yet incredibly fun, and there are over six hundred levels. You enter an alien landscape, and from the eyes of a stationary robot "host", you absorb trees [the local form of energy] and build a linear tower of boulders until you can see eye-to-eye with the titular Sentinel. This succeeds the Atari game "The Sentinel", and features a vast improvement in graphics. Perhaps the most outstanding point in this game is its incredible, thick-as-molasses atmosphere, to which the score, composed by none other than famed director John Carpenter, contributes in no small way. An excellent way to pass long hours when you're too jittery to read Lovecraft but you want something with the same vibe. N N
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Silent Bomber Coverart Silent Bomber Action Run around and blow shit up. A REALLY fun game with plenty of explosions, enemys, bosses and a pretty entertaining storyline. Works like shit on emulators, though. N N
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41MKX3B1MCL. AA280 Silhouette Mirage Run 'n Gun The Edo Computer has gone berserk, and it's up to you to set things right. Clever polarity-platformin' game made by Treasure that got a fucked-up difficulty curve when localized by Working Designs. Expect hours of money grinding unless you play the Japanese version. Port of the Sega Saturn version with a few less detailed backgrounds and longer loading times, but still plays fine. When you're done, throw it in your CD player (you do know what that is, right?) and listen to that CD Audio soundtrack. N N
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Silent hill frontcover large GEC5ncgudtvuEdy Silent Hill Survival Horror Harry Mason is looking for his daughter after losing consciousness in a car crash. Things only go downhill. Less focused on inventory management than Resident Evil, with challenging but less obtuse puzzles and heavy atmosphere that conveys a sense of deep dread. Graphics look dated, to say nothing of voice-acting. Multiple endings and New Game+ extras. Great horror. Series continues on PS2. Y
($5.99)
N
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Skullmonkeys Skullmonkeys Platform Sequel to cult classic The Neverhood, a clay animation adventure for the PC. This is a platformer, and you won't need to know anything about the first game in terms of plot. Looks completely fantastic and the soundtrack is unforgettable. One of the most visually polished and off-beat platformer titles on the system. N N
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SoulBlade NTSC Front Soul Blade 3D Fighting Predecessor to Soul Calibur, using many rougher, but similar elements and fighting. Not as good as the sequel, but damn fine nonetheless. N N
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Onemoresf Speed Freaks Racing Another go-karter similar to CTR but with original characters and stages. Art style is a strange mix of Rayman and human, and the character's are quite entertaining to watch. Sports pretty wide, sleek stages with aeroplanes, ferris wheels and all sorts of shit and some loose but very fun gameplay. Called 'Speed Punks' outside Europe. N N
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Spider PSX Coverart Spider - The Video Game Platform You play as a motherfucking mecha spider with a knife for a leg. What more is there to say?  Collect augmentations in many non-linear levels, such as a boomerang shot, a flamethrower leg and a homing missile leg attachment (!) along with many others as you do what a mecha spider does—kicking some miniature ass. A largely unknown 2.5D platformer that offers good, challenging gameplay. N N
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Spidermanntsccdcoversccab7 Spider-Man Action Great Spidey game based on the comic-books. Fun spidey gameplay with web-slinging, climbing, and brawling. Everyone is written in character and the game has great Voice-Acting. Also, Stan Lee's the narrator. How cool is that? Pick up the sequel as well. Tons of hidden unlockables and collectables to find. EXCELSIOR! N N
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Spyro Spyro the Dragon Platform Go up against the evil Gnasty Gnorc. Awesome platformer by Insomniac. Lots of stuff to collect. Y
($5.99)
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Spyro2 na large Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! Platform A pretty chill soundtrack to go along with some fun and quirky puzzles and challenges. Sadly, there are some "RAEGRAEGRAEG"-inducing characters like the Egg Bandit and that fucking greedy ass bear. Y
($5.99)
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Spyro 3 year of the dragon frontcover large gpDIUBdSZb92SqZ Spyro 3: Year of the Dragon Platform Awesome minigames and a cool bonus stage. Last good one, sequels appeared on all consoles and sucked. It's a shame really.

PROTIP: Get the Greatest Hits version. The normal version has some game-breaking bugs and lacks some music.

Y
($5.99)
N
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Star ocean 2 Star Ocean: The Second Story Action RPG Sci-fi/fantasy RPG with an action-based, three dimensional battle system. Highly customizable skill system, massive item creation system, and so bad it's hilarious voice acti- CRAWD HAS ADVANCED FORWARD. Also remixed on PSP as Star Ocean: Second Evolution, which has a buttload of CGs, and is fully voiced with slightly better voi—PEAR INTO PEACHES N N
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Star Gladiator Coverart ps1 Star Gladiator 3D Fighting Capcom's less-than-successful foray into 3D fighting, with a setting that parodies Star Wars; lightsabers, Darth Vader stand-ins, the works. Not a technically proficient fighter, although a fun diversion with off-beat characters. Sequel on DC. N N
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Startrekinvasion Star Trek Invasion Shooter Pretty great shooter (with the emphasis on the pretty part) which I've been told plays like Colony Wars. You don't have to like Star Trek to enjoy it but if you do you'll like the references and cameo voice work. If you like flying close enough to the hull of a borg cube (and inside it!) to scrap the paint off or fighting near black holes then you'll like this game. N N
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Street Fighter Alpha PS1 Street Fighter Alpha Warriors Dreams 2D Fighting Pretty good start into street fighter's origins. Not as many characters as alpha 3, but still a good game otherwise. Y
($5.99)
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Street Fighter Alpha 2 PS1 Street Fighter Alpha 2 2D Fighting Awesome entry in the Street Fighter series. Even if you have Alpha 3, this one is still worth a play because of it's style and gameplay. Gold edition has more features and such. Y
($5.99)
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Street fighter alpha 3 ntsc front Street Fighter Alpha 3 2D Fighting One of many people's all time favorite fighting games. Great battle systems, as well as a varied roster make this another great entry in the Street Fighter resume. Someone of your breeding could never defeat Karin Kanzuki. Has extra characters compared to the Arcade version like Guile and a lot of extra modes. Ported to GBA with surprisingly good results and PSP for more visibility and a new fighter, Ingrid from cap fighting evolution + copy-paste Yun, Eagle and Maki from Capcom Vs SNK2. Y
($5.99)
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Street Fighter Collection Street Fighter Collection 2D Fighting Collection of some fucking great fighting games. Composed of 2 discs, disc one has Super Street Fighter 2 and Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, disc 2 contains Street Fighter Alpha 2 Gold, which is a rebalanced version or definite version of Alpha 2, the only bothersome thing is the loading between matches that could be done with in the SSF2 and SSF2T versions, but they're great ports though. N N
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Street Fighter EX PlayStation cover-1- Street Fighter EX Plus Alpha 3D Fighting Before SFIV, there was this. Considered the black sheep of street fighter due to it having a different team under its belt, Arika. Along with the not welcome at the time 3d gameplay. All in all, a good game like most Street Fighters, has extra characters compared to the arcade counterpart like Sakura. Suprisingly has one of the greatest game soundtracks of all time that nobody listened too. No I am serious go fucking youtube it.
Strider2rs0 Strider 2 Action Take the concepts of the first Strider, make Hiryu all-around better, and make the level design cooler. That's Strider 2 in a nutshell, and damn is it good. No relation to those other Strider "sequels". Only real problem is, is that the difficulty level in this game is inconsistent but everything is bad ass and you won't care. The game has two discs with Strider and Strider 2, but they're labeled backwards (the Strider 2 game is labeled Strider and vice versa). Strider 2 gameplay. Y
($5.99)
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Suikoden-ps1-cover-front Suikoden RPG A general's son turns against the empire that raised him to lead the opressed. 108 recruitable characters, six-person combat with quick battles and very little grinding. Customizable magic system. Your HQ gains new features and mini-games as you add new recruits; you'll need all of them for the true ending. Solid plot. Fairly short for a RPG. All the games have indirect plot ties. Great character and world design. Pro tip: Level up Pahn. Y
($5.99)
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SuikodenII Suikoden 2 RPG The sequel to Suikoden. Play as a solider who ends up leading an entire army against his old allies. Criminally under-rated; is one of the best RPGs on the system. Is considered by most to be the best in the series, and has one of the greatest villains of video gaming, the legendary Luca Blight. Expect to pay through the nose if you want a physical copy. This game had a visual novel continuation called Suikogaiden for PS1 in Japan only. In 2013 it was fan-translated. You can get the Suikogaiden translation here Y
($9.99)
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PS1 Puzzle fighter II Turbo Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo 2D PAZURU FAITING Basically the cast of Street Fighter ditches the Fightan element for colorful puzzles and shit. Ported to PS3/360 as an HD Remix. N N
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Syphonfilter Syphon Filter Action / Stealth Often called a Metal Gear Solid wannabe for a number of plot similarities (including a knock-off of the FOXDIE retrovirus), Syphon Filter as a series is a lot more straightforward and action-oriented than the stealthy MGS, despite billing itself as stealthy. The plot is not nearly as melodramatic or well written as MGS, and instead is more in the vein of your usual spy thriller. All three games are very similar and continue where the last one left off in terms of plot, so what goes for this one goes for the other two as well. They are a worthwhile action-shooting trilogy and they're all up on PSN. Also had some games on PSP you may like (in fact, series bloomed on PSP, each of them is considered to be some of the best PSP games out there).

You get a taser that, if you zap someone long enough with it, they burst into flames. It never gets old (and has infinite charges!)

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($5.99)
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€4.99
Syphon-2 Syphon Filter 2 Action / Stealth Same as the above. Y
($5.99)
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G106561qvi5 Tactics Ogre SRPG This is actually a sequel to Ogre Battle 64 and the later GBA prequel, Knight of Lodis. Plays like Final Fantasy Tactics (which is unsurprising since they were made by many of the same people), but more challenging with balanced strategy (Although there are some exploits that might make the game too easy later on, and they aren't exactly hard to notice). Release date confusion had this called an FFT ripoff, which is ironically not the case. Do not overlook this game if you are a fan of the Ogre series or SRPGs in general. PSP remix adds pretty graphics made by the original team, and is a little more fleshed out in battles, along with a different translation. Hell, some say that version is so good it might as well be a remake. Features multiple endings\routes and a hidden level that is actually harder than the plot battles like the "Deep Dungeon" on FFT. N ?
Tail Concerto Coverart Tail Concerto Action

Platforming

A mech-riding police-dog keeps the peace in a world of floating islands by catching rogue pirate cats. The setting, plot and cast make it very reminiscent of Mega Man Legends with added furry appeal. Short, with control and camera issues that make some platforming and boss fights very aggravating. Solatorobo (NDS) is a spiritual sequel by the same team. N ?
688-1 Tail of the Sun Open world / Action / Exploration Open world game in which you play prehistoric man. Your only goals are to keep your village fed, keep your lineage going, and kill enough mammoths to build a tower of their tusks that reaches the "tail of the sun". Leveling up different parts of your body by eating stuff will provide different endings depending on what you leveled up. Level up by exploring and advancing your culture.

It's like Minecraft in that you make your own fun, and a lack of an imagination is a surefire way to make this no fun.

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250px-Todbox Tales of Destiny Action-RPG The first Tales game to be localized. The Tales series is known for fairly generic anime fantasy games, but with a memorable cast of characters, and a fully active battle system. Tales of Destiny has an especially likable main cast, which helps carry the story. But the combat, which is fully active and takes place on a 2D plane, can feel very clunky and slow. The graphics also look rather basic. The game allows local co-op multi-player, but it only works in battle. Overall, you should play this if you're more into RPGs for the characters than anything. Has a Japan-only PS2 remake which was generally well-received. N ?
TalesofEternia Tales of Destiny II (Tales of Eternia) Action-RPG Most Tales games take place in their own self-contained universe, and this game has no continuity with Tales of Destiny; it's called Tales of Eternia in Japan. (Ironically, an actual Tales of Destiny 2 was released later for the PS2.) In comparison to Destiny this game has a rather boring cast of flat anime stereotypes, and the story certainly hasn't improved. However, the combat system is a lot faster, more fluid, and fun overall, plus the graphics have significantly improved (especially in-battle). Unlike the previous game, you should get this if you're into RPGs for the gameplay. Has a Japan and Europe-only PSP port with minor bug fixes. N ?
Team Buddies NTSC cover Team Buddies TPS-Strategy A top-down TPS starring the "Buddies": pill-shaped soon-to-be-psychopaths who are just chilling in Buddieland, until one day when crates full of guns start falling out of the goddamn sky. Cue wars between the color-based teams. Has a lengthy, challenging campaign and 4-player splitscreen with a variety of modes, character skins, and weapon sets.

The strategic element of the game comes from commanding your squad of 4 (including you) and aquiring crates to use on your stacking pad to build weapons and vehicles.

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Tekken3ntsccdcoversccfrbf8 Tekken 3 3D Fighting Well, it's Tekken 3. It made the series go from good to awesome. Tekken 1 and 2 also on PS1 still good and go get them if youre into collecting (but they have little value near 3). Also, they're very cheap and easy to find these days, sometimes going for 5 dollars at a flea market. Has a lot of unlockable characters and extra modes worth checking out, like Tekken Force mode (beat 'em up style) which was introduced here. N ?
Tempest X3 PS1 cover Tempest X3 Shooter A good (albeit imperfect) port of Tempest 2000, also known as "the only reason to get an Atari Jaguar". It's not clear if the updated visuals are a good thing - the new effects are so flashy that it gets hard to see shit. Nonetheless, one of the trippiest and most intense rail shooters ever, and the soundtrack kicks ass.

Alternatively, try Typhoon 2001, a Tempest 2000 freeware fan remake for Windows.

256px-Tenchu Tenchu: Stealth Assassins Action
Stealth
Stealthy ninjas. Had some sequels which improved on the gameplay and concepts, but this one's not bad to get your feet wet. N ?
Tenchu 2 - Birth of the Stealth Assassins -U--front Tenchu 2: Birth of the Stealth Assassins Action
Stealth
More stealthy ninjas. Also, spy on your neighbors through blinds. N ?
Legend-of-dragoon The Legend of Dragoon RPG Billed as the competition of Final Fantasy VII upon release due to its long story and state-of-the-art graphics, Legend of Dragoon is really a fairly conventional fantasy RPG. The story has a bit of an eighties cartoon vibe (the characters wear dragon-themed power suits), and the graphics still hold up today, with some neat art direction and cool settings. However, the story is very long and dragged-out, and the battle system, which uses timed hits similar to Paper Mario, can get really tedious. It has a cult following, still hoping for a sequel. Try it out for yourself, it goes for pretty cheap these days. Y
($5.99)
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Misadventures Of Tron Bonne custom The Misadventures of Tron Bonne Action
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A spin-off of the Mega Man Legends series featuring the affably evil Bonne family of sky pirates. There are action, combat and puzzle-based missions; the main draw involves raising your 40 Servbots to assist you in your tasks. There was 41th Servbot available only through a Japanese contest but you can gameshark your way in. N ?
Thousandarms Thousand Arms RPG A parodic, referential RPG where you date girls to power up your sword. Subtle. The combat and graphics are somewhat barebones, but the humor and ecchi elements manage to carry the game for the most part. One of the few RPGs where flirting with chicks serves some significantly pragmatic purposes (take a guess which is the publisher?). N ?
250px-Thunder Force V cover Thunder Force V: Perfect System Shoot 'em Up If you've played either of the Genesis Thunder Force games you know what to expect: upgradable weapons you can switch on the fly, lush and colorful stages, and wonderful soundtracks filled with that Technosoft flair. Feels easier than the older games, but not by much. A Saturn version that was only released in Japan. It looks nicer than the PS1 version, but the PS1 version has less slowdown and a few bonus features. N ?
Threads-of-fate-ps1-cover-front Threads of Fate (JP: Dewprism) Action-RPG A one-off SquareSoft game where you play as either a boy or girl protagonist. Though both have minor story and gameplay differences (the boy can shape-shift while the girl uses magic), progression is basically the same, and playing as the girl is recommended because her dialogue is hilarious, while the boy has a cardboard-cutout personality. Structured kind of like a Zelda title, with an interconnected overworld and underground dungeons full of puzzles. Though it has some frustrating platform segments and somewhat tedious combat, the neat, crisp graphics and entertaining story (if you picked the girl) make it worth a try for sure. Though it never had an official sequel, a fan-made successor called Duo Princess was released. Y
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Time Crisis Coverart Time Crisis Rail Shooter SHOOT ALL THE CROOKS AND SHIT WITH A LIGHTGUN! PEW! PEW! PEW! (That being said, get a CRT if you want the lightgun to work at all) N ?
Tombraper Tomb Raider 3 Action
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Third and possibly the best. More of the same. Also on PC! Y
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Tomba Tomba! Metroidvania Little-known Metroidvania-type game. You run around beating up pigs and doing tasks. Awesome!

Known as Tombi! in Europe.

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Tomba2 Tomba! 2 Metroidvania See above, only now with polygons and hair-tearingly difficult minigames (MINECART). You can also retrieve a savegame from Tomba! to unlock a secret quest. Both it and the prequel are horrifically difficult to find, so expect to shill out around 100 dollars for each. Unless you're a filthy pirate. Known as Tombi! 2 in Europe. N ?
THPS1 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Sports SO HERE I AM, DOING EVERYTHING I CAN, HOLDING ON TO WHAT I AM, PRETENDING I'M A SUPER MAN N ?
Tony2 Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2 Sports One of the greatest extreme sports games, if not THE greatest, known for its easy to learn but hard to master gameplay and making a bunch of obese neckbeards try to take up skateboarding. Try playing the first one as well if you're feeling nostalgic. N ?
Tony3 Tony Hawks Pro Skater 3 Sports See above. Warning: the PS2/Xbox/GC version is MUCH better, play this version if you love polygon men and pixels. N ?
585e7a4c0e44460b7ef5577c2f1a2e9f-Trap Gunner Trap Gunner / Trap Runner Action/Fighting Isometric top-down arena fighter with a number of archetypal characters with separate storylines. Gameplay mostly consists of using, disarming and setting up combos of various traps instead of direct combat. It's a blast splitscreen with traps set to random. N ?
Twisted metal Twisted Metal Car Combat The original vehicular combat game. Still holds up well today. Y
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252px-Twisted Metal 2 Twisted Metal 2 Car Combat Added more depth to the game, such as fighting game style inputs for special moves like a freeze ray. Last PS1 Twisted Metal to be made by Single Trac, 3 and 4 were made by 989 Studios and aren't nearly as good. Twisted Metal: Head On for PSP/PS2 is considered the next "real" game in the series. Y
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Umjammerlammyntscfrontpq6 Um Jammer Lammy Rhythm Spiritual sequel to (i.e. exact same gameplay as) Parappa the Rapper. You play as Lammy the Lamb, rock guitarist extrordanaire for MilkCan, trying to make it to the gig you're late for. Tons of cameos and references to Parappa. Includes unlockable co-op, vs, and Parappa (who you play in a remix of each stage) modes. The original Guitar Hero, at least in spirit. Y
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Vagrantstory Vagrant Story Action-RPG Another jewel by Matsuno, an action game with a moody Gothic-pop atmosphere and Shakespeare references left and right. Boasts an excellent story and a ridiculously in-depth weapon customization system. Very well received critically but poor sales of this game in Europe and US made FF XII delevopers switch main character (manly male Basch) to androgynous pussy named Vaan. It you're into FF XII and FF Tactics, this game is written by the same person (Matsuno) and takes place in the same world as those games (Ivalice). Y
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Valkyrie-profile-ps Valkyrie Profile RPG An Tri-Ace title based on Norse mythology; as a valkyrie, you must recruit valiant souls to fight for the side of good as the Ragnarök approaches. Combat and exploration are involving, as they mix platformer and traditional RPG elements together, and the story is sparse, albeit very appealing. Every recruited character has their own backstory. There are multiple endings: Differently from most games, this title relies on a rather large number of factors to determine which one you'll get; After your first playthrough, a rerun using a guide is recommended, since the A Ending, often regarded as the best, requires a set of specific, non-intuitive measures. A very innovative and bold game which gives a lot of freedom to the player and stray away from the comfort zone set by some of its contemporaries. Ported to PSP with extras. N ?
Vanark Vanark Rail Shooter Blatant Star Fox 64 ripoff, but it's a very good ripoff, entertaining and polished graphics, nicely done controls and camera, story is meh. N ?
Vandal1 Vandal Hearts SRPG Similar in gameplay to Final Fantasy Tactics, you control several characters who move across grid-based maps and engage enemies by turns. Vandal Hearts has a bit of a dark fantasy style going on, and though the story is unimpressive, it's well-thought out. The meat of the game is really fun, because the polygonal maps are full of detail and varied terrain, with lots of things to interact with, varied mission objectives, and hidden items. It has a fair level of difficulty, and though the class system is somewhat broken, it's overall one of the best SRPGs of its generation, with decent replay value to boot. N ?
Vandal2 Vandal Hearts 2 SRPG A high quality strategy game. Isn't real-time, but after selecting your actions, they are executed at the same time as the enemies'. This can lead to a lot of chasin' bitches around the map for no reason. Characters are incredibly bland, especially in comparison to the first game. N ?
Vanguardbandits Vanguard Bandits SRPG A fantasy medieval SRPG, except everyone climbs into giant robots to fight! Includes a big, mostly likeable cast and story varying from a total trainwreck to rock-solid depending on which route you're playing. Combat is fun, as individual duels between mechs get very tense. It's not very polished, but what's there is quite entertaining. Also, for a game with barely any voice acting, it has an exceptional American dub (compare the US intro to the original version) Y
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Vibri Vib Ribbon Rhythm Another title from musical animal connoisseurs Nana-on-sha, this time featuring a stick figure bunny that strolls along a line avoiding obstacles depending on whether or not you press the right button. Comes with some catchy tunes and also allows you to play your own stages from a music CD. (Use PSX if you want to emulate this properly) Y
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Vigilante8uslus00510frosy7 Vigilante 8 Car Combat Vehicle Combat with awesome level and weapon design. Spinoff of the PC game "Interstate '76". Also on N64 and Dreamcast. N N
Vigilante 8 - Second Offense Coverart Vigilante 8: Second Offense Car Combat Sequel to the above, more of the same awesomeness, ports also on same consoles. N N
Warhawk-thumb Warhawk Flight Combat
Arcade
This was made by the same people behind Twisted Metal. Y
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Wild 9 PS1 cover Wild 9 Platformer An interesting platformer by Shiny, the guys who made Earthworm Jim, where you do not usually directly attack enemies, but instead have a Gravity Gun ("The Rig") which you can use to manipulate enemies and objects. Killing enemies is done by throwing them into their own traps, spike pits, lasers, grinders, etc. Very fun, very violent, and fairly hard. Also can be found easily if you look around places. Also contains one of the best troll endings ever. N N
Wildarms Wild Arms RPG The planet Filgaia is under attack by demons. Are you a bad enough dude to save Filgaia? Incredible music, various firearms, learnable sword skills, a neat magic system, and an interesting Wild West setting make this one worth playing. The graphics are kind of weak, but still have many cool visual effects (especially the town on fire) for a VERY early PS1 title. Had a PS2 remake, with better graphics, and more of a WA3 type system, but opinions are mixed about it. Y
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Wild Arms 2 ntsc Wild Arms 2 RPG A non-linear sequel to Wild Arms with a notably darker tone and the same excellent style of music. You play as a dude with a bigass bayonet who later fuses with some seemingly evil guy. As a result, he can transform for major asskicking. The translation isn't great, but it's acceptable. Y
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Wip3out Wip3out Racing Anti-gravity racing game with a neat soundtrack. Protip: get special edition with 1 and 2's tracks (UK only). Wipeout and Wipeout 2097 (or whaterver it was called, the 2nd one) are also on Sega Saturn. Wip3out is only on PSX. N ?
Worms Worms Strategy Decent port of the PC classic. PSX has all worms from the 1st to armageddon, all are pretty fine ports, though none have online features. If you really wanna play Worms, get Armageddon on PC. If you can't then the PSX version is ok, just not great. N N
X2Cover X2: No Relief Shoot'em Up Hard as balls shmup from the same creators of Worms. It is a sequel to the Amiga game Project X, but it ditches the Gradius-style powerbar for a more traditional style.
Xenogears Xenogears RPG Convoluted and deep story about religion, existentialism, Jungian psychology and giant robots. Main combat is fun and combo-based, while robot battles put heavy emphasis on corserving fuel and timing your moves well. Great soundtrack. The game is presented with sprites in 3D environments for most of the time, but all robots are poly-rendered. Contains lengthy cutscenes and slow text-scrolling speed, which is why those who prefer faster-paced, action-oriented RPGs might want to stay clear from this one. Highly recommended to fans of series like Evangelion and Soukyuu no Fafner. Has its detractors and diehard fans. The Xenosaga series (PS2) is loosely connected to this. There is an unofficial 2.0 patch which reverts the controls back to it's Japanese settings (O is confirm and X is cancel rather than the reverse) and changes the FMV language from English dub to Japanese with English subtitles. It can be found here: [1] Y
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Xevious3DCover Xevious 3D G+ Shoot'em Up It's Xevious, now in full 3D! It also features the classic game for extra nostalgia. Y
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X men children of atom ps1 cover X-Men: Childrem Of Atom 2D Fighting Port of the arcade smash hit by Acclaim. Also done by Capcom. This game is also on the saturn in america. But I guess finding this would be easier considering how ps1 games are easier to find. N N (GER)
X-men vs street fighter front X-Men V.S. Street Fighter 2D Fighting You take the X-Men and you take the Street Fighter Characters and BAM! A fun fighter for all. Also on saturn which is the better version. That version, however is japan only. N N (GER)
Yoyo Yoyo's Puzzle Park / Gussun Paradise Puzzle / Action You have to use bombs to kill all the enemies on the stage and collect cool power-ups along the way. The whole game is set out like you are on a stage in a theatre and the audience throw graffiti at you and cheer after you complete a stage. The whole game also allows co-op for added fun
Yu gi oh forbidden memories Yu Gi Oh! Forbidden Memories TCG This game is fun shit. Not the best game ever but still its fun if you like the show and some good music too. Combine your shit even without polymerazation, which is badass mandatory. Used to have cards included but I doubt you'll find a version including them this day and age. Just be warned: this game should have come with a Codebreaker disc due to difficulty; fortunately, numeric codes available through the internet allow you to acquire powerful cards easily if you don't feel like "grinding" for them. Entirely different from later entries, most rules of the actual TCG aren't present here, as this title works similarly to what is seen on the anime's first season. N N

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Fifth Generation
Consoles 3DO - Commodore Amiga CD32 - Capcom CPS Changer - Atari Jaguar - Casio Loopy - SNK Neo Geo CD - Nintendo 64 - NEC PC-FX - Apple Pippin - Bandai Playdia - Sony PlayStation - Sega Saturn
Handhelds Nintendo Game Boy Color - Tiger game.com - SNK Neo Geo Pocket - Tiger R-Zone - Nintendo Virtual Boy

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