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Metal Gear Solid (PS1)
Metal Gear Solid (PS1)

Action 03 September 1998

A tactical action game with stealth features, developed by Konami, as well as continuation of the Metal Gear series, which began over a decade earlier on 8-bit MXS computers. The story takes place in the not-so-far future and tells about an attack of a dangerous terrorist organization on a secret military base in Alaska. Players take role of Snake, the special forces soldier known from previous titles, whose objective is to infiltrate the base, save the hostages and stop the terrorists, who threaten to launch nuclear missile. Unlike its predecessors, Metal Gear Solid has been created in full 3D, though the game premises remained unchanged. Gameplay focuses on stealth elements: acting in secrecy and avoiding guards, cameras, and direct confrontation. Nonetheless, the game doesn't lack action sequence, where the protagonists makes use of a vast arsenal of weapons and useful gadgets.

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (PS1)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (PS1)

Action 16 November 2001

The first adventure game based on the best-selling novel written by J.K. Rowling about a young wizard – Harry Potter. The main protagonist is trying to develop his magical potential in Hogwarts, School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

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Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver (PS1)
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver (PS1)

Adventure 16 August 1999

Set in a dark world, an action adventure game with a view of TPP, in which the banished vampire Raziel realizes a plan of revenge on his former ruler. Successful production combines action sequences with logical challenges.

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Parasite Eve (PS1)
Parasite Eve (PS1)

Action 29 March 1998

The first production by Squaresoft studio, which was addressed to adult audiences. Parasite Eve combines elements of horror with mechanics known from action games and RPGs in an innovative way.

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Silent Hill (PS1)
Silent Hill (PS1)

Adventure 31 January 1999

A classic survival horror movie from PlayStation, which started one of the most popular series in its genre. In the game we play the role of Harry Mason, who together with his daughter goes on holiday to the title town of Silent Hill. On the spot, the protagonist undergoes an accident, after which it turns out that his daughter has disappeared and the city is shrouded in dense, mysterious fog.

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (PS1)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (PS1)

Action 14 November 2002

The second installment of the video game series following the adventures of Harry Potter based on the books written by J.K. Rowling. Young wizard, who is about to start his second year at Hogwarts, is bound to encounter new challenges.

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Tomb Raider (1996) (PS1)
Tomb Raider (1996) (PS1)

Action 14 November 1996

A TPP action game with platformer elements, in which we play as the brave and attractive female archaeologist Lara Croft. Our protagonist sets out in search of a mystical artifact named Scion, which lies inside the tomb of Qualopec, located deep in the Peruvian jungle. After her guide dies at the very beginning of the journey, Lara is forced to face all the dangers waiting within ancient structures, tunnels, and catacombs on her own. And this is just the beginning of her adventure, which will lead her from ancient Rome, through Egyptian pyramids, and to several other exotic places. Tomb Raider’s gameplay skillfully combines the elements of an adventure game with the features of a platformer (e.g. climbing rock shelves) and action sequences, during which you will be facing wild animals and armed humans.

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Medal of Honor (1999) (PS1)
Medal of Honor (1999) (PS1)

Action 31 October 1999

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Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare (PS1)
Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare (PS1)

Adventure 18 June 2001

Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare is a classic survival-horror. We play one of two different characters (Edward Carnby and Aline Cedrac). During the game we solve not too complicated puzzles, and we fight spectacular duels with terrifying creatures.

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Diablo (PS1)
Diablo (PS1)

RPG 01 March 1998

An incredibly popular action RPG developed by Blizzard Entertainment. The story of Diablo is set in a fantasy world called Sanctuary, a realm facing a great danger. The Lord of Terror, imprisoned in a magical soul stone, tries to break free. The demon managed to dominate the minds of bishop Lazarus and king Leoric as well as raise an army of creatures that threatens the citizens of Tristram. The brave prince Aidan steps up to fight the forces of evil. The gameplay of Diablo combines action game with an RPG. Its essence is exciting real-time combat against hordes of enemies. Apart from a single player campaign, Diablo also offers a multiplayer mode via the Internet for a maximum of 4 players.

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Croc: Legend of the Gobbos (PS1)
Croc: Legend of the Gobbos (PS1)

Arcade 27 September 1997

Three-dimensional platformer filled with various agility challenges. The main character is the title crocodile, which sets out to rescue abducted friends. The game is designed for younger users.

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Tekken 3 (PS1)
Tekken 3 (PS1)

Fighting 29 April 1998

The third installment of the cult series of three-dimensional fights. The action of Tekken 3 takes place a dozen or so years after its predecessor, which served as a pretext for exchanging a large part of playable characters. The production introduced a lot of changes to the gameplay mechanisms, putting a bigger aspect on rolling fights in full three-dimensional and limiting the height of jumps.

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Vagrant Story (PS1)
Vagrant Story (PS1)

RPG 10 February 2000

Recognized as one of the most outstanding RPGs released on PlayStation, Vagrant Story abandons the assumptions typical of the Japanese genre. In terms of assumptions and presentation of the action, the title resembles a third-person action game.

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Command & Conquer: Red Alert (PS1)
Command & Conquer: Red Alert (PS1)

Strategy 09 November 1996

The continuation of the enthusiastically-received RTS title from the Westwood Studios company. In contrast to the purely fictional storyline of its predecessor, this time the developers have decided to provide the players with an alternative version of reality, in which Stalin decides to “liberate” the world from the hands of imperialists and subjugate it to Soviet authority. After we declare our allegiance we can either assault the West under the red banner or fight in the ranks of the Allies and try to withstand the Soviet onslaught. This decision will have huge impact on our gameplay experience, as both factions have completely unique types of units and armaments, which also results in slightly different playstyles and strategies. The arsenal of doomsday devices which we have at our disposal has also been made much more realistic in comparison to the production’s archetype; however, there is no shortage of various weapon prototypes, such as the Tesla coil which electrocutes nearby enemies. Each of the campaigns consists of fourteen diversified missions, while those looking for an even greater challenge can try their strength in the multiplayer mode.

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Tomb Raider II: The Dagger of Xian (PS1)
Tomb Raider II: The Dagger of Xian (PS1)

Action 31 October 1997

A sequel to a groundbreaking action-adventure game released in 1996. In the original game, the player followed the adventures of the extraordinary Lara Croft - an archeologist exploring ancient tombs located all around the world, searching for valuable artifacts. In Tomb Raider II created again by Core Design, the plot focuses around the search for a mythical dagger from the Xian temple. The item itself is capable of turning a human being into a powerful dragon. Following the traces of the legendary dagger, the protagonist visits different locations, such as the Great Wall of China, Venice, Tibet, an oil rig or undersea depths. When it comes to the mechanics, the sequel remains faithful to the original game, delivering an alluring combination of an action-adventure game with platformer elements in third person perspective. However, the game features a number of new elements as well, such as different movements added, new weapons or enemies. Thanks to the modern-day 3D accelerators, the visuals were noticeably improved as well.

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Doom (1993) (PS1)
Doom (1993) (PS1)

Action 16 November 1995

A first-person shooter set in a science fiction realm, created by id Software studio, previously known mainly for the arcade series Commander Keen and the groundbreaking Wolfenstein 3D. Action of Doom takes place in the near future, and players play the part of a cosmic Marine who, for insubordination, is sent to UAC corporation's secret research facility on Mars. When, in the fallout of an interdimensional gate experiment, the base gets overrun by bloodthirsty monsters from outer space, we have to provide reconnaissance and, of course, eliminate all potential threat. In each of nearly 30 levels of the game the player's task is to find an exit, the keys to open it, and to eliminate all encountered monsters using a wide arsenal of both classic and futuristic weapons. The game features a large dose of brutality, claustrophobic atmosphere, and three-dimensional graphic design.

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Harvest Moon: Back to Nature (PS1)
Harvest Moon: Back to Nature (PS1)

RPG 22 November 2000

The next installment of the popular series of unusual jRPG games, in which the player plays the role of a young farmer. Its aim is to transform a decayed farm into a prosperous farm. In order to do this, it is necessary not only to take care of the planted plants and animals, but also to take care of good relations with the inhabitants of the surrounding town.

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Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain (PS1)
Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain (PS1)

Action 01 November 1996

Opening the series Legacy of Cain adventure game in which the camera presents events from the bird's eye view. The main character is an aristocrat turned into a vampire, who is looking for a way to regain his humanity.

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MediEvil 2 (PS1)
MediEvil 2 (PS1)

Action 19 April 2000

Continuation of the action adventure game released in 1998. Again, we play Sir Daniel Fortesque, a dead knight who was brought back to life to defeat the evil sorcerer.

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King's Field (PS1)
King's Field (PS1)

RPG 14 February 1996

Characterized by a high level of difficulty RPG studio FromSoftware. The action of the game is shown from the perspective of the first person and presents the story of a warrior looking for a magical sword to save the kingdom from the plague of monsters. The game consists mainly in exploration, fighting and gaining better equipment.

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Theme Hospital (PS1)
Theme Hospital (PS1)

Strategy 20 February 1998

In Theme Hospital the player becomes the owner of the hospital, and his task is to manage and take care of its expansion. Every important aspect of this important medical facility needs to be addressed.

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Colin McRae Rally 2.0 (PS1)
Colin McRae Rally 2.0 (PS1)

Racing 07 July 2000

The second entry in the legendary racing game series that focuses on car rallies. Colin McRae Rally 2.0 was developed by Codemasters Software. The game takes the player to over ninety rally Special Stages in eight world cup qualifiers. CMR 2.0 offers thirteen cars, among them Ford Focus 2000, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI, Subaru Impreza WRC and Peugeot 206 WRC. The Special Stages are located in such locations as Finland, Italy or Kenya. An interesting feature of this title is that it offers two game modes: simulation and arcade – choosing the latter will mean a simplified driving model. Apart from single player modes, Colin McRae Rally 2.0 also includes an expansive multiplayer segment, where up to eight players can compete in a game. The game also features a split-screen mode for two players. High-quality visuals complete the game, along with an advanced damage model.

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Star Wars: Dark Forces (PS1)
Star Wars: Dark Forces (PS1)

Action 30 November 1996

The first FPS game from the LucasArts stable, set in the world of Star Wars. The player plays the role of a former soldier of the Empire, now a mercenary, whose task will be to stop Darth Vader and his elite army: Dark Troopers.

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Gran Turismo 2 (PS1)
Gran Turismo 2 (PS1)

Racing 23 December 1999

Continuation of a very warmly acclaimed racing game, focusing on a realistic representation of vehicle behaviour on the track. Gran Turismo 2 does not make drastic changes to the way cars behave on the track. Instead, the developers focused on a significant expansion of the content, increasing the pool of available vehicles to more than six hundred and twenty-seven tracks.

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Spyro the Dragon (PS1)
Spyro the Dragon (PS1)

Arcade 09 September 1998

The first installment of the famous 3D platformer series, in which the main character is the comforting purple dragon Spyro. The production was exclusively released on PlayStation 1.

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Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed (PS1)
Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed (PS1)

Racing 29 February 2000

Another installment in the Need for Speed franchise. As the title suggests, the game focuses around Porsche, offering eighty licensed car models belonging to the German brand. The game includes such classics as the first 356 from 1950 or 911 Turbo from 2000. The player races in locations such as crowded urban areas, winding mountain roads, or never-ending highways. When playing the Evolution Mode, the player will observe the evolution of the famous car brand over nearly half a century. Cinematics, slides shows, and statistics prepared by the creators contribute to the experience. In the Factory Driver Mode, the player becomes a member of a group of drivers in order to learn about this profession. Additionally, the game offers Quick Race and Multiplayer Mode. When driving on European roads, the player has to avoid different dangers, such as collisions, traffic, or the police. Thanks to the new engine utilized by the game, Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed offers better physics and more accurately designed car models.

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