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PS1 Video Games

Video Games Encyclopedia by Gamepressure.com

A list of Released video games for PS1 sorted by popularity among gamers.

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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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Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (PS1)
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (PS1)

Adventure 22 September 1999

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

Action 31 October 1999

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Duke Nukem 3D (PS1)
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.

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WarZone 2100 (PS1)
WarZone 2100 (PS1)

Strategy 31 May 1999

In 2100 the Earth is plunged into total chaos following the global nuclear catastrophe. The remnants of civilized nations are waging a war of control over what remains.

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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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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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Final Fantasy VII (PS1)
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.

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Driver (1999) (PS1)
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.

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Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit (PS1)
Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit (PS1)

Racing 25 March 1998

The third installment in the bestselling racing game series created by EA. The game allows us to drive the fastest cars in the world. This time it contains eight brand new racing tracks and eleven licensed vehicles among which one can find cars such as Aston Martin DB7, Ferrari 550 Maranello, and Lamborghini Diablo SV. The included editor lets us create hundreds of individual vehicles as well. The biggest novelty in Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit is the option to play on both sides of the law. During the game one can be either a classic roadhog, that breaks all possible rules and escapes the cops while listening to loud music, or a policeman who uses radars, road blocks, and caltrops in order to stop the fugitive. The game features improved graphics with realistic visual and weather effects, and even such details as falling leaves and the smoke coming from under the wheels.

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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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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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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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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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Quake II (PS1)
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.

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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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Atlantis: The Lost Tales (PS1)
Atlantis: The Lost Tales (PS1)

Adventure 30 October 1998

Set in a fascinating world of technologically advanced civilization, FPP adventure game, in which the aim is to find the lost queen. Many puzzles await players during the exploration.

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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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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 (1998) (PS1)
Colin McRae Rally (1998) (PS1)

Racing 30 July 1998

Behind the name of world champion Colin McRae is a racing game that allows you to test yourself behind the wheel of precisely reproduced racing cars of the late twentieth century. Production is based on the 1998 WRC season.

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Resident Evil 2 (1998) (PS1)
Resident Evil 2 (1998) (PS1)

Adventure 21 January 1998

The second installment in the best-selling survival horror action-adventure game series. Similarly to the original installment, the game has been developed by the Japanese studio Capcom. The action of Resident Evil 2 is set after the events shown in the first installment – nearly all citizens of Raccoon City have been infected by a mysterious virus, which changed them into bloodthirsty zombies. Once again, the player gets to control two characters – this time around it's Leon, a young police officer and Claire, a journalist. Their task is to save Raccoon City from complete destruction and stop the virus before it spreads all over the world. In Resident Evil 2, gameplay revolves around exploration and solving environmental puzzles – another important aspect of the game is fighting numerous foes using a wide range of weapons, limited by scarce amounts of ammunition. As befits an installment in the Resident Evil series, in order to survive and escape consecutive dangers, the player has to carefully manage the supplies they acquire on their adventure.

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