Lesser known PS1 games worth playingA list of 40 games created by Tenpouin on 28th March 2017
Chippoke Ralph no Daibouken - The Adventure of Little Ralph (Japan)PSX
The Adventure of Little Ralph is a 2D platformer developed by New Corporation. It's also one of the best games in its genre.
Arc the Lad [U]PSX
Arc The Lad is a SRPG and introduces recurring characters throughout the series.
Arc the Lad II [U]PSX
Follow up of the famous Arc of the Lad with a deep storyline and amazing SRPG elements.
Arc the Lad III [Disc1of2] [U]PSX
Arc The Lad III takes place several years after Arc II, introducing you to the world that was created from those events.
Blood Omen - Legacy of Kain [U]PSX
Set in the dark, brooding world of Nosgoth, Blood Omen tells a compelling tale about betrayal and vengeance. It's also known for its horrendously long load times.
Crisis Beat (E)PSX
Crisisbeat is a Japanese 3D beat-em-up.
Evil Zone [NTSC-U]PSX
Evil Zone is an intuitive one-button, anime-style, 3-dimensional fighting game for the Playstation 1.
Fear Effect [NTSC-U] [Disc1of4]PSX
An action game that goes from Hong Kong to Hell, Fear Effect takes you to a dark world where killing people and monsters becomes part of the job as you search for a missing girl.
Fear Effect 2 - Retro Helix [NTSC-U] [Disc1of4]PSX
Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix is a prequel to the original Fear Effect for the Playstation console. The game's story reveals the conditions under which the three protagonists from the first game met each other, and the events that preceded the story of the original Fear Effect.
Front Mission 3 [NTSC-U]PSX
A turn-based tactics RPG, set in the near future where giant mecha fight alongside or against tanks and troops.
Granstream Saga, The [NTSC-U]PSX
The Granstream Saga is a PSone action-RPG and is the final game developed by Quintet.
Guardian's Crusade [NTSC-U]PSX
Pink blobs, fairies and Living Toys are quite common in Tamsoft's adventure RPG.
Gunners Heaven (J)PSX
Rapid Reload is a side-scrolling shooter in the vein of the Metal Slug franchise. Known as Gunners Heaven in Japan.
Jackie Chan Stuntmaster [NTSC-U]PSX
Made by Radical Entertainment, the game sees the player in the shoes of Jackie Chan who must fight his way past numerous villains in different locations across the city of New York. Jackie brawls through New York in search for his kidnapped grandfather.
Jade Cocoon - Legend of Tamamayu [NTSC-U]PSX
A beautiful PSone RPG. As a Cocoon mnaster, it's your duty to enter the forests and capture minons to protect your village. Train them, watch them grow, spin them for silk, or fuse them for stronger creatures. Lots of fun, catchy tunes, and beautiful anime cutscenes make this a must play.
Jet Moto [NTSC-U]PSX
Hover bikes, big airtime, a surf-rock soundtrack and a few Xtreme corporate sponsorships. This is Jet Moto.
Klonoa - Door to Phantomile [U]PSX
Join Klonoa and Huepow through a 2.5D adventure chasing the evil kidnappers, Ghadius and Joka.
Legend of Legaia (ccd)PSX
Legend of Legaia is a Japanese role-playing game for the PlayStation that follows the story of Vahn, a young man out to rid the world of a deadly mist.
Oddworld - Abe's Oddysee [NTSC-U]PSX
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee is the first game in the Oddworld series. It puts you in the role of Abe, a Mudokon slave that sets out on a quest to free his enslaved race and restore the lost land.
Oddworld - Abe's Exoddus [NTSC-U] [Disc1of2]PSX
Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus is the sequel to Abe's Oddysee, following Abe's quest to rescue all 300 Mudokon workers from the corrupt Glukkons' Soulstorm Brewery.
ONE is a 1997 third-person action game for the PlayStation. It follows the story of John Cain, who wakes in an apartment to discover that one of his arms has been replaced with a gun.
Panzer Bandit (Japan)PSX
A 2.5D Brawler very similar to Guardian Heroes.
Persona 2 - Tsumi ~ Innocent Sin (Japan) (v1.0) [En by Gemini v1.0a]PSX
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Persona 2 - Eternal Punishment [NTSC-U]PSX
Persona 2: Eternal Punishment (????? ?) is the second part of the overarching Persona 2 story and the third game in the overall Persona series.
Ray Tracers [U]PSX
Ray Tracers is an arcade racing game where you have crash into others cars to destroy them. It is a spiritual successor to Chase H.Q.
Saiyuki - Journey West [NTSC-U]PSX
Saiyuki: Journey West is a turn based strategy game based on the Chinese novel "Journey to the West". A monk takes a pilgrimage to India with several unusual traveling companions in order to restore peace to the land.
Silent Bomber [NTSC-U]PSX
Control Jutah Fate in this unique action experience, a member of a future military unit, as he battles with his inner emotions and faith during his covert operations.
Soukaigi (J) (Disc 1)PSX
An action RPG released by Square in 1998. Features music by Secret of Mana composer Hiroki Kikuta.
Soul of the Samurai [NTSC-U]PSX
A samurai and a ninja team up to stop an evil warlord from raising a zombie army in this action game by Konami.
Genso Suikoden, a Japanese RPG, was one of the first role-playing games released for the PlayStation console. The game puts you in the role of a young hero who finds himself leading an army of rebels trying too overthrow a tyrannous kingdom. The game features over 108 recruitable characters.
Suikoden II [NTSC-U]PSX
Suikoden II is set three years after the events of Suikoden and tells the story of how young friends Riou and Jowy become caught up in the conflict between the Highland Empire and the City States of Jowston. Can you recruit all 108 Stars of Destiny and unite a nation?
Tales of Destiny II (Tales of Eternia) [3 Discs] [U]PSX
Tales of Eternia is the third game in Namco's series of JRPGs, originally released in the US as "Tales of Destiny 2" for the PlayStation.
Tenchu - Stealth Assassins [U]PSX
Play the role of a highly skilled ninja assassin in this blood soaked stealth action game. The game holds the distinction of being the first 3D entirely stealth-focused game ever released.
Tenchu 2 - Birth of the Stealth Assassins [U]PSX
Tenchu 2: Birth of the Stealth Assassins is a prequel to the original Tenchu: Stealth Assassins released back in 1998.
Threads of Fate [U]PSX
Lost between the Summer of Adventure promotion Squaresoft ran in the summer of 2000, which included Legend of Mana and the behemoth Chrono Cross, this game became a cult classic.
Wild 9 [NTSC-U]PSX
Wild 9 is a 2.5D platformer that allows players to grab and flail enemies around to solve puzzles.
Wild Arms [NTSC-U]PSX
Wild Arms tells the tale of a treasure hunter, princess, and dream chaser on a quest to save the world of Filgaia from the invasion of the metal demons.
Wild Arms 2 [NTSC-U] [Disc1of2]PSX
Wild ARMS 2 is a steampunk JRPG that tells the story of the anti-terrorist group "Agile Remote Mission Squad" defending the world of Filgaia from the terrorist cell "Odessa."
Vandal Hearts [U]PSX
Among one of the first tactical role-playing games to land on western shores, Vandal Hearts follows the trials and triumphs of Ash Lambert, and the oppressive conflict that threatens all of Sostegaria.
Vandal Hearts II [U]PSX
Vandal Hearts II is a tactical role-playing game released on the Sony Playstation. Instead of taking turns moving units, you and the computer move players simultaneously, leaving you thinking and predicting your opponents next move.