PlayStation is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary and if you wish to relive the good ol' days, participate in this poll.

It's over at the PlayStation Blog , where you can cast your vote for the greatest original PlayStation title of all time.

Yeah, this isn't anywhere near as easy as it sounds. Scrolling through that list will remind you of all the amazing, groundbreaking games that came out during that five- or six-year stretch. The good news is you can cast two votes (and write in a game if you don't see it on the list). The bad news is the sheer awesomeness of that generation, which will undoubtedly make your decision a lot harder than you thought.

Votes have to be in by Tuesday, September 15 at 12:00 a.m. PST. Sony will then reveal the winners. Me, I had to end up going with Final Fantasy VII and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night . While Final Fantasy Tactics is my favorite game of all time, the list changes a bit if they're asking about the best games. I also had to seriously consider Metal Gear Solid and Gran Turismo , easily two of the most important video games ever. But man, Chrono Cross , Resident Evil and Tekken are on there, too…

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maxpontiac
maxpontiac
5 years ago

I voted Gran Turismo 2.

Temjin001
Temjin001
5 years ago

Winner: MGS (easily)
Groundbreaking in so many ways. QUALITY voice acting. Cutscene directing and powerful story telling for mature audiences. Stealth gameplay that works. Fully 3D, not having to rely on pre-rendered anything. It set the stage and inspired so many games to follow.

Runner up: Gran Turismo
Totally redefined the racing standard. GT sim based racers are still alive and well today for a reason. It was another mark that console gaming had matured past kids stuff into something sophisticated and had world wide context.

SotN was great but it's greatness is tied too much to prior gens of hardware and games, namely Metroid and other platformer scrollers. I've always thought of it as a premium example of what was accomplished in the 16-bit era.


Last edited by Temjin001 on 9/11/2015 12:30:46 PM

Underdog15
Underdog15
5 years ago

Never got into the MGS games.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
5 years ago

I voted MGS. It was the best game developed at the time even if I didn't play it until years later.

My second vote was purely based on my time with it. Twisted Metal 2.

Temjin001
Temjin001
5 years ago

Twisted Metal would definitely make my top 10.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
5 years ago

So much fun. Especially when I found out the dominion cheat!

Godslim
Godslim
5 years ago

yeh when mgs first came out it was so ahead of its time back when games didnt really focus much on story telling and cinematic experiences.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
5 years ago

FF VII and RE. Both redefined their genres.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
5 years ago

FFVII redefined my life.

slow and smart
slow and smart
5 years ago

Yeah,RE….i loved it

slow and smart
slow and smart
5 years ago

Tomb raider[exploring the giant tombs in the 1st Tomb Raider was soooo awesome] and Legacy of Kain:Soulreaver[the story-telling and the shifting between realms,man what a game]


Last edited by slow and smart on 9/11/2015 2:10:39 PM

darxed
darxed
5 years ago

I loved Soul Reaver up until the end, such a setup for the sequel, which was not as good…

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
5 years ago

It's sad that Tomb Raider has become an Uncharted ripoff. Even the below average TR games made for great exploration.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
5 years ago

I don't feel while playing that Tomb Raider is a ripoff. It certainly has many aspects but they are hard to get away from like falling and breaking environments and climbing.

TR isn't a jokey game, there are fun survival stuff to play with. The scramble button solves every single problem Uncharted has with close up interactions. You've got secret tombs and puzzles which aren't that hard. You can customize your specialities.

I just don't feel rip off is the right word. May inspired by. Which is good cuz Uncharted was always billed as Tomb Raider ripoff with a Dude.

slow and smart
slow and smart
5 years ago

you can only vote 2x,otherwise i also would have voted for RE,now THAT is survival horror.

Temjin001
Temjin001
5 years ago

TR is much more survival based, brutal, and scary. It's never funny. Watching the E3 Uncharted 4 presentation reminded me just how different the two franchises feel.

Godslim
Godslim
5 years ago

Its wierd how that tr/uncharted thing swapped around to tr taking influence from uncharted.

Bio
Bio
5 years ago

The hardest part of voting was the few seconds it took to find MGS and FFIX on the list 🙂

darxed
darxed
5 years ago

FF7 and Castlevania SOTN for me… Although MGS and Valkirye Profile would have been sure votes if I had more

Legendary Minja
Legendary Minja
5 years ago

Those are such hard choices!!! Why couldn't they do the usual, best of specific gengre instead and do like 20 of em for the 20 years?

Draguss
Draguss
5 years ago

Scrolled right down to Legend of Dragoon, didn't even think about it. Yes, my bias is showing.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
5 years ago

There is no need to look at the list because Final Fantasy VII is not only the greatest Playstation game of all time, it is the greatest game period.

I really hope they don’t break the remake by getting rid of turn-based battles.

There should be like a prize or something here instead of just a vote.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
5 years ago

"I really hope they don't break the remake by getting rid of turn-based battles."

I strongly suggest saving yourself a lot of agony later by just reconciling yourself to the harsh reality now.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
5 years ago

I won't be like you Ben! I won't give up! I know it won't be the exact same but if they intend to keep all the remarkably silly things in there then there's a chance they will have a separate screen strategic battle system of some kind. That stupid little handheld game that sold so well with turn based battles must have taught them something!

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
5 years ago

You and I both know that Square Enix has been learning-impaired for over a decade.

The best you can hope for is a turn-based option, which I myself haven't given up hope on. But that would be a reflection of LEARNING and this company just can't seem to do it.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
5 years ago

I'm gonna come up with some remarks.

Godslim
Godslim
5 years ago

I kinda agree with world I really want it to still be turn based however I'm not getting my hopes up 🙁


Last edited by Godslim on 9/12/2015 3:11:30 PM

tes37
tes37
5 years ago

I'm going with the first two titles that popped in my head, and that is Crash Bandicoot and MGS. It may not be what others would choose, but the question was about what I thought.

And now I shall go vote.

Jawknee
Jawknee
5 years ago

Metal Gear Solid and Final Fantasy VII. Those two games really changed what it meant to play 3D video games.


Last edited by Jawknee on 9/11/2015 9:30:12 PM

FAREEZ
FAREEZ
5 years ago

Ape Escape…

daus26
daus26
5 years ago

Gran Turismo

The pioneer of racing games and major influence to the automobile world. While a racing game may not be the most popular, it is certainly a contender for the most important, in that it not only affects the racing game world of today, but also the automobile industry. I can write a 20 page essay on this easily.

Godslim
Godslim
5 years ago

Voted mgs for me, god i loved that game
and then it has to be the last of us.

Gamer46
Gamer46
5 years ago

Wasn't an easy choice but I went with Metal Gear Solid. It changed the way I viewed games forever.

Resident Evil 2 is a close second, absolutely awesome game.

Underdog15
Underdog15
5 years ago

There are better developed, more polished games, clearly, but for the redefining of so many things FFVII did, there really isn't another option. They pioneered a number of things and made an incredibly fun experience besides.

The STRATEGY GUIDE sold over a million copies for pete's sake.

Bigimpactpooch
Bigimpactpooch
5 years ago

I went with LoD and Brave Fencer Musashi.

phade2blaq
phade2blaq
5 years ago

I'm going with Castlevania Symphony Of The Night and MGS!

phade2blaq
phade2blaq
5 years ago

I&#39m going with Castlevania Symphony Of The Night and MGS!

Godslim
Godslim
1 year ago

I kinda agree with world I really want it to still be turn based however I&#39m not getting my hopes up 🙁

Last edited by Godslim on 9/12/2015 3:11:30 PM

Jawknee
Jawknee
1 year ago

Metal Gear Solid and Final Fantasy VII. Those two games really changed what it meant to play 3D video games.

Last edited by Jawknee on 9/11/2015 9:30:12 PM

FAREEZ
FAREEZ
1 year ago

Ape Escape…

Bigimpactpooch
Bigimpactpooch
1 year ago

I went with LoD and Brave Fencer Musashi.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
1 year ago

I&#39m gonna come up with some remarks.

Underdog15
Underdog15
1 year ago

There are better developed, more polished games, clearly, but for the redefining of so many things FFVII did, there really isn&#39t another option. They pioneered a number of things and made an incredibly fun experience besides.

The STRATEGY GUIDE sold over a million copies for pete&#39s sake.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
1 year ago

I won&#39t be like you Ben! I won&#39t give up! I know it won&#39t be the exact same but if they intend to keep all the remarkably silly things in there then there&#39s a chance they will have a separate screen strategic battle system of some kind. That stupid little handheld game that sold so well with turn based battles must have taught them something!

Godslim
Godslim
1 year ago

Voted mgs for me, god i loved that game
and then it has to be the last of us.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
1 year ago

I don&#39t feel while playing that Tomb Raider is a ripoff. It certainly has many aspects but they are hard to get away from like falling and breaking environments and climbing.

TR isn&#39t a jokey game, there are fun survival stuff to play with. The scramble button solves every single problem Uncharted has with close up interactions. You&#39ve got secret tombs and puzzles which aren&#39t that hard. You can customize your specialities.

I just don&#39t feel rip off is the right word. May inspired by. Which is good cuz Uncharted was always billed as Tomb Raider ripoff with a Dude.

tes37
tes37
1 year ago

I&#39m going with the first two titles that popped in my head, and that is Crash Bandicoot and MGS. It may not be what others would choose, but the question was about what I thought.

And now I shall go vote.

daus26
daus26
1 year ago

Gran Turismo

The pioneer of racing games and major influence to the automobile world. While a racing game may not be the most popular, it is certainly a contender for the most important, in that it not only affects the racing game world of today, but also the automobile industry. I can write a 20 page essay on this easily.

Gamer46
Gamer46
1 year ago

Wasn&#39t an easy choice but I went with Metal Gear Solid. It changed the way I viewed games forever.

Resident Evil 2 is a close second, absolutely awesome game.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
1 year ago

I voted Gran Turismo 2.