Top 10 Playstation Games All Gamers Need
It’s 20 years since the original Playstation arrived in original Playstation gamers’ lives, back in 1995. Now in 2016, at the dawn of a new era of Virtual Reality gaming, we thought we’d take the time to look back on our favourite PS games, old and new.
1. Spyro The Dragon (PS1)
Once we got over the fact that Spyro is literally the only dragon who couldn’t fly without special portals to glide through, this game became the first game that got us sitting in front of the TV screens for hours. You basically go to a bunch of weirdly-themed worlds to free dragons from glass prisons. What’s not to love? The second and third Spyro games were equally as great despite history giving us plenty of reasons to hate sequels.
2. Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (PS1)
This game was iconic. Again it centred around the concept of getting your slightly dimwitted main character to travel to different mini worlds through portals where you would ride polar bears, avoid rolling porcupines and surf past man-eating plants to collect crystals in order to defeat bosses. Also your health was monitored by a tiki mask, we don’t know what that was about but it was awesome nevertheless.
3. Kingdom Hearts (PS2)
Imagine final fantasy characters and Disney characters all rolled into one heartwarming game. The first two games had The Little Mermaid, Mulan, Beauty And The Beast, The Nightmare Before Christmas and The Lion King characters along with a ton more and the game was really storydriven, the series were games and movies in one little disc.
4. Shadow Of The Colossus (ps2)
So this was like the first open world game before Playstation 3 arrived, sort of. You used an adorable horse named Agro to get around and the story was really heartbreaking, it was one of the first games that made you question the main character and how heroic they really were. The visuals were stunning for the time and despite the gameplay being slightly repetitive, it was a truly original game.
5. God Of War (ps2)
We love a good anti-hero because let’s face it, good guys get boring after a while. You play a god called Kratos who goes around and kills the famous greek gods, along with other characters from greek mythology. Like shadow of Colossus the bosses you fight are huge which makes your victories over them just that little bit more fulfilling.
6. Assassins Creed 2 (PS3)
Game sequels are often a lot more pleasing than film sequels and this was a prime example of one. Assassins creed 2 marked the arrival of one of the most beloved main characters of the entire game series, Ezio Auditore. As you play as Ezio, you scaled the walls of buildings in Renaissance Italy and made your way across Venice, Florence and Tuscany complete with Venice Carnivale and courtesans you could hide behind when fleeing from guards.
7. Red Dead Redemption (PS3)
Some girls dreamt of being princesses when they were younger, others dreamt of being cowboys, this game lets you fulfill that fantasy. This was one of the first truly great examples of how amazing an open world game is and the effort that goes into making one. You play John Marston, an ex outlaw travelling across America and Mexico, finding members of his old gang so that he can return home to his family. As far as Rockstar games go, we also think LA noire, a game where you play a detective in 1950’s Los Angeles, is a close tie.
8. Dragon Age origins (PS3)
We did a full length review of the Dragon age games before but let’s just say they are amazing and the game that started it all is arguably the best one. We loved Inquisition too but you just couldn’t beat the storyline of the first game and your companions in the game were the most memorable. Also we can’t resist the husky voiced witch of the wilds, Morrigan.
9. Grand Theft Auto 5 (PS4)
We love all the Grand Theft Auto games, they are classic and they only seem to get bigger and better with each installment. The newest game is the biggest one yet and it’s be no means quantity over quality. The storyline is awesome (and long), the characters are hilarious and interesting and the attention to detail in this game is second to none.
10. Alien Isolation (ps4)
Maybe it’s just because we are such big fans of the original Alien film but boy did this game give that film credit. The game is scary, suspenseful and so true to the original film sets and alien concepts. You play as Ripley’s daughter Amanda who goes to a space station in hopes to find her missing mother but of course, a certain deadly organism might have made it’s home there as well. The great part of this game was the fact that you couldn’t kill the alien, so even if you chased it away, it was only off your tail for a minute or two before it began stalking you again.