Which are the best PS1 games?

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  1. Jose G

    Jose G Supporting Actor

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    I'm looking for (inexpensive if possible) PS1 game titles for me to play with my 7 year old. I've had this thing for 2 years (given to me by a friend) and never hooked it up- it's a lot of fun, actually. Bear with me guys, I'm 36 years old and sometimes feel I shouldn't be playing these things at all, but I'm a kid at heart, anyway. So, we have CTR and Spyro and like them a lot. CTR is a blast! What else is good out there for us.
     
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    Would help to know what kind of games you and the 7 year old enjoy playing Joss?
     
  3. Jose G

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    We only have CTR (crash team racing) and Spyro. Is there a web sight that I can go to to look for these titles? I'm looking for E rated games of course.
     
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    Worms Armageddon is an absolute blast. Definitely look into it.
     
  5. Jose G

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    Thanks a lot, Dave. I'll check it out.
     
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    All the Crash Bandicoot games are pretty good, the last 2 are less frustrating than the first game. They are 1-player only affairs, though.

    The Gran Turismo games are the best driving games on PS1. The arcade modes are easy enough to get into.

    Parrapa the Rapper is a cute, short game.

    Some personal faves amongst E rated games are Motor Toon Grand Prix (the cartoon racer that preceeded Gran Turismo) and Klonoa (2.5-D platformer), although at this point they're probably hard to find
     
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    Here's ten PS One gems (in no particular order):
    Skull Monkeys
    Probably the most underrated platformer of all time.
    One
    A 3D 'Contra' that outdoes the 2D ones? Mmmmm, could be...(by Visual Concepts, the guys that do the NFL games for Sega).
    Stunt Copter R/C
    Requires a bit more skill than the average game, but it's still a terrific little title.
    G-Darius
    The best shooter on PS One (not FPS, mind you).
    Vagrant Story
    One half of the two best Square PS One games (no, I'm not crazy).
    Final Fantasy Tactics
    Square's other half [​IMG]
    Castlevania: SOTN
    By no means underrated, but deserving of every last shred of praise it gets (the third best Castlevania of all time).
    Wild 9
    Another hellishly underrated title, Wild 9 is another fantastic (albeit short) platformer.
    Devil Dice
    This (or its sequels) is just about the best puzzle game of all time, with its only real competition coming from (of course) Tetris and the various incarnations of Puyo Puyo.
    Strider 2
    The sequel to one of the greatest 16-bit/arcade titles of all time, and spat upon by the general populace that would rather elevate dreck such as Final Fantasy VIII to the top of the charts.
    Most of these should be fairly easy to nab on eBay for fairly few $$$.
     
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    Nice list, but I can't imagine a seven year old really enjoying most of those......

    I would second Parappa the Rapper and also throw in a recommendation for the severely underrated spinoff Um Jammer Lammy (which adds a two-player mode).
     
  9. Eric C. Mylonas

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    The only stretches for a seven year old might be the Square titles--have you ever seen a five year old play Super Mario Bros. 3?

    Scary.
     
  10. Philip_S

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    I'll second Devil Dice. Great puzzle game, but that's another one you're probably not going to find in the stores or cheaply on ebay. Just imported Xigo (Devil Dice 3) and it's still a ton of fun.

    Another good game is Ape Escape. Deep platformer with innovative use of the Dual Shock, some fun 2-player mini-games. It's a Greatest Hits game, so it's 15 bucks or so.
     
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    Thanks for everyone's help- it's much appreciated.
     
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    I have to second "Castlevanian: Symphony of the Night." A 7-year old could understand the point pretty easily, and you'll love the game, too.
     

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