Among the greatest consoles of all time, the PlayStation One not only stands out for its awesome library of games but also the sheer size of said archive. Debuting in 1994 in Japan, the PlayStation One was born out of Sony’s failed partnership with Nintendo and represents the company’s first foray into home video game systems. To call it a success would be an understatement – with over 100 million units sold, the PlayStation One is bested only by its successor, the PlayStation 2, in Sony’s corporate history.
And with so many games it is only natural that a few get lost in the shuffle of the Final Fantasy VII’s and Metal Gear Solids. Indeed, when you glance at the release lists for the original PlayStation, one thing becomes immediately apparent: Developers and publishers were more than enthusiastic about this system and gamers, will reaping the rewards of this emotional tidal wave, could not help but get lost in the sea of releases.
This list compiles the 10 top underrated PlayStation One games and features some titles you may have heard of and missed out on or some obscure games you’ve never imagined existed. One thing is certain: These games are stellar titles that deserve a play.
10. Omega Boost
Released worldwide by Sony Computer Entertainment in 1999 and towards the end of the PlayStation One’s lifespan, Omega Boost is an insane 3D shoot ‘em up from Polyphony Digital that features some of the best graphics ever seen on the old PSX. Sporting mech designs from Shoji Kawamori of Macross fame, Omega Boost features old-school shmup gameplay in that enemies attack the player in waves and patterns. This style of play is likened by some critics to Panzer Dragoon Saga’s idiosyncratic execution on the Sega Saturn. Omega Boost also stands out in Polyphony Digital’s