Every month, Retro gamer asks a question on the forum and prints the best replies. This month we wanted to know… What’s your favourite Playstation game?
rhydian James Davies
you never forget your first – Ridge Racer! it was the first time i truly felt the arcade was in my bedroom. lacking in tracks, but i didn’t care. i knew the times were a changing and i liked where they were going to take me.
Destruction Derby! the first game released on any console or computer that enabled you to smash your opponents, and reward you for it! the two-player link-up was great also. it’s a shame the sequel was a bit overdone. definitely an all-time classic!
Metal Gear Solid. no game before it had that level of detail or storytelling. and the mechanics of the game were truly revolutionary (the stealth gameplay, the different tactics required for boss battles). the music and voice acting were pretty top notch as well.
Jay t Bossert
Tomb Raider. the manipulation of lara, the puzzles and just a fresh take on the genre.
Gran Turismo. it was the first game i ever pre-ordered and read every paragraph of text written about it before release. it changed the game for the racing genre – visuals like we’d never seen, a literally unbelievable replay mode and ridiculous depth. nothing could compare.
Tekken 2, it was the first game i fell in love with and became obsessed with as a franchise. an improvement over the first in every way, and a roster that can’t be beat.
Vandal Hearts. a great tactical game that reminded me heavily of Shining Force on the Mega drive. great art style and music, multiple paths for character progression (so multiple playthroughs) and a decent story. Plenty of secrets, too. Brilliant game.
i’d have to go with the Playstation’s best 3d platformer. Croc: Legend Of The Gobbos of course! i can only assume a remake is on the way.
Sam’s love for Croc is as passionate as Nick’s for Sonic, or Drew’s for denim jackets… or Darran’s for promo codes.