The Definative Must Have Playstation Games Thread

Forgive me, I tried to edit out some of the repeats.

Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare
Arc the Lad Collection
Army Men 3D
Blaster Master: Blasting Again
Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain
Bloody Roar II
Brave Fencer Musashi
Broken Helix
Bushido Blade
Bushido Blade 2
C-12: Final Resistance
Chrono Cross
Chrono Trigger
Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped
Crash Team Racing
Dead or Alive
Deception III: Dark Delusion
Delta Force Urban Warfare
Destruction Derby 2
Devil Dice
Echo Night
Elemental Gearbolt
Fade to Black
FIFA 2000
Final Fantasy Tactics
Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy VIII
Final Fantasy IX
Final Fantasy IX
Gekido: Urban Fighters
Guilty Gear
Harvest Moon : Back To Nature
Hotshots Golf
Intelligent Qube
In Cold Blood
In The Hunt
Irritating Stick
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
King of Fighters '99, The
Klonoa: Door to Phantomile
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
Lethal Enforcers I & II
Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete
Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter
Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes
Medal of Honor
Medal of Honor Underground
Mega Man 8
Mega Man Legends 2
Mega Man X4
Men in Black - The Series: Crashdown
Metal Gear Solid
Metal Slug X
Misadventures of Tron Bonne, The
Mortal Kombat Trilogy
Next Tetris, The
NHL Rock the Rink
No One Can Stop Mr. Domino
Norse by Norsewest: The Return of the Lost Vikings
Nuclear Strike
Omega Boost
Pandemonium 2
Parasite Eve
Parasite Eve II
Persona 2: Eternal Punishment
Pitfall 3D: Beyond the Jungle
Pocket Fighter
Power Shovel
Quake II
R-Type Delta
R/C Stunt Copter
R4: Ridge Racer Type 4
Rage Racer
Raiden Project
Rat Attack
RayCrisis: Series Termination
Resident Evil: Director's Cut
Resident Evil 2: Dual Shock Edition
Rising Zan: The Samurai Gunman
Rival Schools
Rollcage Stage II
Saiyuki: Journey West
Shadow Madness
Shooter: Starfighter Sanvein
Silhouette Mirage
Sol Divide
Soul Blade
Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
Street Fighter Alpha 3
Street Fighter EX 2 Plus
Strider 2
Strikers 1945
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
Tenchu 2
Thunder Force V
Time Crisis
Tobal No. 1
Tomb Raider II
Tomb Raider IV: The Last Revelation
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
Trap Gunner
Valkyrie Profile
Vandal Hearts
Vandal Hearts II
Wild 9
WWF SmackDown!
Xena: Warrior Princess
Suikoden 1 and 2
Wild Arms 2
SaGa Frontier 2 (I don't care for the first one)
Breath of Fire 3 and 4
Star Ocean 2
Tales of Eternia (haven't played Destiny, I hear the PS1 version of Phantasia is good though, you can play a fan translation)
greendots said:
b1llygo4t said:
fretfrenzy182 said:
Worms Armageddon.

im in a worms clan on the PC version of armageddon. favorite game ever. to bad theres next to no chance for a port.

Its a nice opensource alternative to worms armageddon; A great game with netplay, that I've come to prefer over the original.
Wormux also might be interesting for you:
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Final Fantasy VIII
Spyro Series
Skies of Arcadia

And more...
fischju2000 said:
Threads of Fate - RPG
Someone actually knows what that is, cool!
And I'd like to second Tomba!, Klonoa, Medieval, and FFVII/III/IX.

Also I'd like to add:
Megaman X5
Tony Hawk 1/2 (3/4 were apparently released on the PS1, but I dunno if they're any good)
Air/Ace Combat
Tales of Destiny
Any Gex/Spyro/Crash Bandicoot game
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
Digimon World/2/3 (prefer 3 myself)
Monster Rancher 2 (don't think the CD switch thing will work too well though)
Final Fantasy Tactics
Jersey Devil
And just for the heck of it, Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX.
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Here's some of my favourite games on the PS1:

Spyro the Dragon 1, 2 and 3: 3D platform/adventure.
40 Winks: 3D platform.
Heart of Darkness: 2D platform with seamless 3D cut scenes.
Crash Bandicoot - Cortex Strikes Back: 3D platform.
Tomb Raider: 3D platform.
Wipeout: 3D futuristic racer.
Rollcage Stage II: 3D futuristic racer.
The Oddworld games: 2D adventure with seamless 3D cut scenes.
Bust a Move: Arcade.
Medievil: 3D adventure.
Rayman: 2D platform.
Sheep: Puzzle.

I got to say that the original Spyro games are totally top of the list.
Herc's Adventures: sprite based 3rd person action-adventure (can be played simultaneously by 2 players cooperatively; imagine Zombies Ate My Neighbors minus zombies & saving people, it takes place in a Greek mythology-based setting)

One Piece Mansion: puzzle-strategy game (you're a landlord who must place tenants in an apartment building properly to manage their stress levels, otherwise they will leave...seriously, it's actually a pretty fun game)

Fear Effect/Fear Effect 2 - Retro Helix: 3rd person adventure

King's Field/King's Field 2: 1st person rpg

G-Darius: horizontally-scrolling shump (like Gradius & R-type, but better :D )

Star Ocean - The Second Story: rpg

Robo Pit/Robo Pit 2: 1st or 3rd person viewpoint switchable 1on1 arena battle game (well..Robo Pit 1 is..I think Robo Pit 2 is a 3rd person build-a-robot action-adventure); build a robot to fight against an opponent robot, the winner gets to take a weapon from the loser to add to their collection and also moves up a rank(not as cool as Armored Core, but neat in its own way)

OverBlood: 3rd person survival horror-mystery (I'd say OverBlood 2(no connection to OverBlod 1, but same style of game play) as well but apparently it has a game-crippling glitch that freezes the gameplay, preventing the player from completing the game.)

Nightmare Creatures (has a neat debug mode) /Nightmare Creatures 2: 3rd person action-adventure horror

Spider - The Video Game: Spider-based side-scrolling platformer

The Granstream Saga: 3rd person action-rpg

Fox Hunt: full motion video based game

Thousand Arms: rpg with mild dating-sim elements

Street Fighter Alpha 3: 1on1 fighter (I don't know if it's also a Pandora-compatible MAME game so I put it here)

Revelations - Persona/Persona 2 - Innocent Sin/Persona 2 - Eternal Punishment(with english translation patch): rpg

Tenchu/Tenchu 2: 3rd person stealth (the first Tenchu is way better(especially with the awesome debug mode), but in Tenchu 2 you can make your own levels; us future-Pandora users could trade our levels among the community, essentially giving us an endless supply of new Ninja missions.)

On a side note, because of a lack of things like L2, L3, R2, & R3 plenty of games that we are mentioning might, quite likely, require a Dual Shock 3 or 2. If there ever is a Pandora 2(seriously, I'm in no hurry, I'm just musing) I hope they include that second set of shoulder buttons and if possible click-able analog nubs.
How come no one have mentioned Tekken 3? The best fighting game on PSX! Only having 2 shoulder buttons will be annoying but should still be playable. Of course more enjoyable on 2 or more players.
Crash Bandicoot (1): 3d platformer
Theme Park World
Hogs of War: Turn Based Strategy
Tombi 2: Fine 3d platformer
Croc: The Legend of Gobbos
Croc 2
People are listing lots of things redundantly, not sure if the goal was to avoid that or not..

ImmaculateChimp said:
On a side note, because of a lack of things like L2, L3, R2, & R3 plenty of games that we are mentioning might, quite likely, require a Dual Shock 3 or 2. If there ever is a Pandora 2(seriously, I'm in no hurry, I'm just musing) I hope they include that second set of shoulder buttons and if possible click-able analog nubs.

I'm only aware of there being exactly one game that requires dualshock, Ape Escape. All other games were made to be compatible with the original PS1 controller that had neither analog controls nor force feedback.

L2/R2 can be mapped to one of the dozens of other buttons available. Most games don't require active and routine use of more than two shoulder buttons simultaneously. With per-game configurations most games won't have control problems. It'll be much better than it is on PSP, where L2/R2 are mapped to moving the analog nub.
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Pardon the lack of game suggestions in this post, but I feel this is worth pointing out... :p

All of you chaps mentioning MegaMan Legends 2 and The Misadventures of Tron Bonne, out there - have you tested them under emulation? I have yet to find an emulator that doesn't choke on them. Unless I've missed something very vital, it may not be a very good idea to recommend them as games that you can play on the Pandora. :p
Need For Speed (The original, since it's almost identical to the 3DO one, and a bit of a landmark)
(The 3rd and Fourth ones were fun enough too, the second was a bit ropey)

Legend of Legaia
Brave Fencer Musashi

Turn Based Stategy:

Civilization 2
Front Mission 2


Twisted Metal 2