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.
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.
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.
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.
Driver (1999) (PS1)
Racing 02 July 1999
Inspired by classic films from the 60s and 70s of the last century, a racing game with feature elements. Players play the role of a secret police officer, who works out mafia structures by performing tasks commissioned by gangsters.
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.
Chrono Cross (PS1)
RPG 18 November 1999
The next installment of the Japanese Chrono JRPG series, in which the creators used the motif of a journey between dimensions to tell an original story. The production is distinguished by a deep combat system, a huge number of characters to be connected and an excellent audiovisual setting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Quake II (PS1)
Action 05 October 1999
The sequel to the groundbreaking first-person shooter by id Software that, just like its predecessor released the year before, set new visual standards thanks to the enhanced idTech 2 engine. The action of Quake II takes place in the distant future where humanity established contact with a biomechanical race of the technologically advanced Stroggs. When it turned out that the alien secretly plan to conquer Earth, a special space marine unit was sent into action. They were completely crushed, though, and the player assumes the role of the sole survivor on whom the further fate of the humanity depends. Compared to the original, Quake II is characterized by a significantly richer plot and modified weapon arsenal. The levels were also greatly expanded, following different stylistics than in the previous game. Multiplayer remains the title’s strength. In Quake II, up to 16 players can play in several varied game modes.
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.
CTR: Crash Team Racing (PS1)
Racing 19 October 1999
Digital reissue of the fourth game about the adventures of the nice mutant Crash. Unlike the previous parts of the cycle, which were three-dimensional platforms, this time we are dealing with crazy go-kart races. Crash's and Dr. Cortex's teams stand for a big tournament organized by the best rally driver in the universe - Nitrous Oxide.
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.
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.
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.
Final Fantasy VII (PS1)
RPG 31 January 1997
The seventh installment of the extremely popular series of Japanese RPG games created by Square Enix. The production became famous as one of the most cult parts of the cycle, offering a heart-gripping story and many solutions adopted later permanently into the genre. The title tells the story of Cloud Strife and a group of his friends fighting against the powerful Shinra corporation.
Gran Turismo (PS1)
Racing 08 May 1998
A racing game that puts a lot of emphasis on realistic recreation of the behavior of cars while driving. The production offers almost 150 cars of such brands as Honda, Mazda, Subaru or Mitsubishi. The main mode of play is Gran Turismo Mode, in which subsequent wins are rewarded with credits for which the player can buy new cars and tuning parts. In order to gain access to the next eleven track competition, you first need to obtain specific licenses by performing a number of challenges.
Mortal Kombat 4 (PS1)
Fighting 24 June 1998
The fourth installment of the popular series of fights and, at the same time, the first, in which the clashes take place in three-dimensional arenas. The title has retained all the elements characteristic of the cycle, including brutal finishers on defeated enemies.
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.
Duke Nukem 3D (PS1)
Action 30 September 1997
One of the most famous first-person shooters and, at the same time, the third installment of the series about the adventures of an arrogant hero. The title focuses on dynamics and effectiveness, serving a lot of humour at the same time.
MediEvil (1998) (PS1)
Action 01 October 1998
Legendary arcade humorous action game, in which we play the role of a dead knight, who in the form of a skeleton tries to blur a stain on the honor and make revenge on his killers.
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.