Well, we figured it'd be a bitter battle to the finish, and it was exactly that. Final Fantasy VII and Metal Gear Solid , both of which ran away with the easy Gold medal in their respective genre categories, duked it out until the very end. This one couldn't have been closer, ladies and gents.

But by the narrowest of margins, Metal Gear Solid squeezes out the victory and now holds the distinguished PSX Extreme honor – bestowed by you, the readers – as the single greatest PS1 game of all time. What Konami began back in 1998 is now a legitimate phenomenon in the industry, and franchise creator Hideo Kojima is an established icon. Not only did Kojima and Co. introduce a relatively new form of gameplay in MGS, but the storyline was enough to make even the most loyal role-playing fans nod their heads in acknowledgment…hell, some even bowed. It was an experience that will live on in the hearts of millions, and it isn't likely to be forgotten as long as video games are in existence. Final Fantasy VII is regarded by many as the greatest RPG of all time, but at exactly 12:00 a.m., we had to take the poll as it stood: MGS beat out FFVII by one vote . That's right, one. We couldn't have asked for a better clash of the titans, and while we wanted to wait longer to get a clearer winner, rules are rules. Besides, this could've gone on forever .

So here are the results for the Best Overall PS1 game ever:

Gold Medal: Metal Gear Solid

Silver Medal: Final Fantasy VII

Bronze Medal: Tekken 3

Almost as an afterthought, Tekken 3 secures the Bronze, but the real story is clear. Now that we have finished our PS1 Best of the Best Polls, we are moving on to the PS2. The competition should be even stiffer, and as we did with the PS1, we'll start off with the Best RPG. It's guaranteed to be another close one, and again, the same rules apply- you have one week to pick your favorite, and at the end of the week, we will take the top 5 and move to the second and final round. So vote away! And if you want to debate, feel free to check out the official thread in the forums.

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crapreviews
crapreviews
11 years ago

Sorry but that's just BS. FF7 was better than MGS. not that i even like MGS.

Advent Child
Advent Child
11 years ago

I actually kinda voted for MGS just because I thought FFVII Would win and I love both. So there is my one vote!

BigBoss4ever
BigBoss4ever
11 years ago

FF7 is a great RPG, but to say it is the greatest RPG of all time, it is a bit far-fetched. By any judgement, the quality of graphics can not live up to any of the mediocre RPG of today's. However, I do understand its huge impact to the RPG genre as it is the first full fledged grand 3D RPG and kinda brought the revolution into the RPG genre, and it is in that sense, it is remembered by millions and in our hearts forever. With that said, I do not believe it can be the greatest RPG of all time. I believe Chrono Trigger is better than it, Chrono Cross even has better graphics, FF4 has more emotional story, FF10 has amazing graphics. — all those cannot be ignored and are serious candidates for that title. Actually, imo, it is hard to pinpoint a single title as the single greatest RPG of all time.


Last edited by BigBoss4ever on 11/3/2008 1:10:27 AM

BigBoss4ever
BigBoss4ever
11 years ago

P.S. MGS does deserve the crown, I just recently bought the collector's edition for the MGS 1,2,3 and played all the 1.2.3 again after playing the 4th. MGS is still amazing even as today and it is where this MGS franchise all started. Salute you Snake, Salute you Boss, Salute you Hideo!

P.S. I believe the PS2 poll will be more fun and more intense, I look forward to it and I have already casted my vote for this round — FF10 for best PS2 RPG for sure.


Last edited by BigBoss4ever on 11/3/2008 1:22:40 AM

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

I cant complain with that (for once)all 3 of theme are classics. i still personaly prefer FF8, but thast just me :).

As for the PS2 RPG, i vote for FFX, the last good FF game………


Last edited by Vivi_Gamer on 11/3/2008 3:28:15 AM

firehahahahaha
firehahahahaha
11 years ago

I never liked any of the PS2 FF's and I really haven't played any others there besides KH. Although I'd much rather vote for the first KH, the second gets my vote.

And I personaly would have gone for FFVII over MGS, but I don't remember what I voted for, or if I even voted at all


Last edited by firehahahahaha on 11/3/2008 5:15:14 AM

LightShow
LightShow
11 years ago

FFIX FTW!

and for ps2, thats really tough. I know that i played KH2 so much the sucker practically went up in smoke, so thats my vote. Jak X was a helluva lot of fun though, if not necessarily the best.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

Jak X was a horrific racing game, the opponets wouldnt be far behind you but they wont threat to zoom 1/2 teh track in front of you.

N a S a H
N a S a H
11 years ago

LOL Jak X was HORRIBLE

Best PS1 game for me was Spyro 😀

Best PS2 game is either Jak(any of the 3 except the racing xD) or Any of the ratchet & Clanks.

BeezleDrop
BeezleDrop
11 years ago

MGS and FF7 are both masterpieces! They both deserve the gold.

Godslim
Godslim
11 years ago

mgs ftw!

HANZ64
HANZ64
11 years ago

Goes to show that every vote counts 🙂

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

There we go!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

FFVII was more gripping, but what can you do? People are in love with shooters and it doesn't get better than MGS for capping baddies. PS2 is gonna come between a FF title and a KH title, I know where my vote is going (can't abide Disney characters)


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 11/3/2008 2:16:08 PM

MetalHead09
MetalHead09
11 years ago

i totally agree with ff7 being the best rpg of all time. its the first rpg ive ever played and in my oppinion the only rpgs that have come close since that i have played was arc the lad and the first shadow hearts. but as far as best ps1 game of all time totally gotta go with metal gear. i cannot begin to tell you how many times i have beaten that game, no kidding it has to lean towards hundreds at least. i dont know the back of my hand as well as i know that game lol.

MetalHead09
MetalHead09
11 years ago

ps sorry and i cant leave out ff10, my bad.

Zorigo
Zorigo
11 years ago

never had a ps2 so never known what any of those were like. i reckon mgs is the best though. mgs4 was fudging awesome

Riku994
Riku994
11 years ago

I was torn between KH2 and DQ8 so I flipped a coin… turned out to be KH2 XD

Zaben
Zaben
11 years ago

Now I can actually participate w00!

I wasn't much into gaming back in the day of the PS1 so I haven't played many of the games in the polls. I really started playing video games during the era of PS2 and the PS3 brought out the true gamer within me.
KH2 Ftw.

AceTatsujin
AceTatsujin
11 years ago

yea who the f— voted for MGS. you deserve a beating in the head.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Yes I voted for Metal Gear Solid!
Best ps1 game, period!

bamf
bamf
11 years ago

MGS all the way. Tekken 3 sucked for me.