10 Games That Defined Playstation






1. God Of War:

Who doesn't remember this gruesome action brawler featuring one of the most memorable characters of Playstation history. Published by Sony Interactive Entertainment and developed by Santa Monica Studio in 2005 as an exclusive game for the Playstation 2. The Series has since been a PlayStation exclusive and Kratos has become somewhat of a Mario for Playstation. Although a very aggressive Mario. Since its release, God of war has sold over 4 million copies of the game and has become the eleventh best selling PlayStation 2 game. God of War has spawned seven more games in the series as well as a novel adaptation and a film that's been in development since 2005.







2. Little Big Planet:

Little big planet is a puzzle-platformer video game developed by Media Molecule(Dreams) and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for the Playstation 3 in 2008. Although Sackboy is not nearly as popular as other loveable platformer characters like Mario, Crash Bandicoot, Sonic the hedgehog or Spyro the dragon, he has become a pentacle for Playstation and has earned the hearts of many die-hard PlayStation fans that eventually lead to the sequel Little Big Planet 2 in 2011.









3. Final Fantasy 7:

For me, this is probably the most memorable game on the list. I think I have more memories on my Playstation 1 with FF7 than any other game ever released for Playstation. Although Final Fantasy has since become a multi-platform game, and some of the older games were released on Nintendo Consoles. FF7 became a staple for the original PlayStation. Who else remembers purchasing the game for the first time to open it and realize there are 3 F@#$ing discs. I think this game itself led not only to more people becoming Playstation fans, but also Final Fantasy and Japanese RPG's in general. Final Fantasy 7 was developed and published by Square Enix(formerly Squaresoft at the time), in 1997 for the original Playstation.







4. Tomb Raider:

Ok so yes Tomb Raider was released for both Playstation, Sega Saturn, and MS-Dos, as well as the short, lived N-Gage mobile platform, but who played it on anything besides the Playstation. Tomb Raider was developed by Core Design(Fighting Force) and published by Eidos Interactive(Sleeping Dogs, and Thief) in 1996 and is an Action-Adventure game featuring a lot of classic Platformer style gameplay, and starred the most famous female game character of all time, Laura Croft. The game received critical acclaim, and it has been frequently cited as one of the greatest video games ever made. It was commercially successful, selling over 7 million copies worldwide. Tomb Raider is considered widely influential, serving as a template for many 3D action-adventure games that would follow.








5. Crash Bandicoot:

There is probably not 1 PlayStation character as popular as Crash. And with good reason. Crash is crazy fun, and even difficult at times. Its a wild and colorful game. Crash was a platformer game developed by Naughty Dog(The Last of Us, and Uncharted) and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment in 1996 for the original PlayStation. The game has sold over 6 million copies making it the eighth best selling Playstation game of all time. Since then there have been 7 games in the Core series, 4 Racing games, 2 Party Games, and 4 spin-offs including the very popular Skylander Series.







6. The Last of Us:

The Last of Us is another game developed by Naughty Dog(Crash Bandicoot and Uncharted) that has become a legacy in the world of Playstation Fans. Released in 2013 as a Playstation 3 Exclusive and remastered for the Playstation 4 in 2014. The Last of Us is an Action-Adventure game that focuses on the storytelling and the connection to the characters as the focus was on the relationship between Joel and Ellie as much as it does the action within the game. The Last of Us has become one of the Best Selling games of all time selling over 17 million as of 2018.









7. Infamous:

This was another major hit for the Playstation 3 released in 2009 by Sucker Punch Productions(Sly Cooper and Ghost of Tsushima) and Sony Interactive Entertainment. It was stated by IGN as one of the best games released for PS3. The game is an Action-Adventure game that followed a comic based origin story of a man gifted with superpowers and was largely compared to the multiplatform game Prototype that was released the following month and contained a lot of the same gameplay and mechanics that were featured in Infamous.







8. Gran Turismo:

Gran Turismo is the game that pretty much laid the foundation for racing games that we know of today. Racing games had never been so in-depth and real until the release of Gran Turismo for the Playstation in 1997 developed by Polys Entertainment(Omega Boost and Motor Toon Grand Prix) and Cyberhead and was published by none other than Sony Interactive Entertainment. At the time of its release it became the best selling video game of all time, and since then has become the best racing game of all time selling over 10 million copies by 2013.








9. Tekken:

Tekken was a Fighting game released in 1994 by Namco(Pacman, Galaga and Soul Caliber) for the Playstation, and has since become one of the most popular fighting games next to Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, and Soul Caliber. Guinness World Records awarded Tekken with multiple records in the Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2008. These include, "First PlayStation Game to Sell Over One Million Units", "First Fighting Game To Feature Simulated 3D", as well as a record for the entire series as "The Best Selling Fighting Series for PlayStation Consoles."








10: Twisted Metal:

Twisted Metal was a huge hit in the 90s for the Playstation. Developed by SingleTrac(Jetmoto and Animorphs) and Published once again by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Twisted Metal was a first in its genre of Vehicular Combat style. Where the player took control of vehicles equipped with various weapons and drove around shooting at the other player(s). Although the game was criticized for its sloppy graphics and its short single-player mode, the game was highly praised for its multiplayer mode and the selection of vehicles making up for where it lacked. Although not nearly as popular today is it was back in the PS1 and even the PS2 eras. I don't think anyone could talk about Playstation History without bringing up the classic Twisted Metal.