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The Most Underrated PS1 Games Of All Time

Updated October 19, 2020 1.2k votes 159 voters 8.1k views30 items

List RulesVote up the hidden PlayStation 1 gems you think other gamers have to play.

As one of the best-selling consoles of all time, the original PlayStation has a massive gaming library that includes both blockbuster franchises and plenty of one-off hits. That said, there are tons of underrated PS1 games that you may have missed.

With the PS5 on the horizon, it seems that gamers nowadays are more focused on what's ahead than what's already come before. The original PlayStation may not have kept up in terms of graphics or processing power, but it has an outstanding library of games that players still enjoy to this day. While PS1 series that originated on the console like Final Fantasy, Metal Gear, and Resident Evil have all gone on to be the most iconic in gaming, there are tons of other titles out there that deserve way more love.

Vote up all the overlooked and underappreciated PlayStation 1 games you think deserve more attention, and vote down the titles you think are best forgotten. And if you know of a few great criminally overlooked PS1 games you’re still playing today, add them to the list so other players can give them a go.

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  • Wild Arms 21
    65
    18

    DeveloperContrail, Media.Vision

    Genres (Video game)Western, Steampunk, Role-playing video game

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  • Omega Boost2
    58
    12

    DeveloperPolyphony Digital

    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Shoot 'em up, Action game

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  • Ghost in the Shell3

    DeveloperProduction I.G, Exact

    Genres (Video game)Third-person Shooter, Action game

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  • Future Cop: LAPD4

    DeveloperElectronic Arts

    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Third-person Shooter, Action game

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  • Hogs of War5
    54
    11

    DeveloperGremlin Interactive Limited, Infogrames Entertainment SA

    Genres (Video game)Artillery game, Turn-based strategy, Turn-based tactics, Strategy video game

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  • G-Police6
    49
    8

    DeveloperWheelhaus, SCE Studio Liverpool, Psygnosis

    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Action game, Simulation video game

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  • Team Buddies7
    51
    12

    Genres (Video game)Action game, Real-time strategy

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  • Tobal 28
    38
    7

    DeveloperDreamFactory

    Genres (Video game)Action game, Adventure, Fighting game, Role-playing video game

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  • Dragon Valor9

    DeveloperNamco, Now Production

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing game, Action game, Beat 'em up, Role-playing video game

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  • In the Hunt10

    DeveloperIrem

    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Shoot 'em up, Action game, Scrolling shooter

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  • Star Gladiator11

    DeveloperCapcom

    Genres (Video game)Fighting game

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  • Silent Bomber12

    DeveloperCyberConnect2

    Genres (Video game)Action game

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  • Battle Hunter13
    35
    12

    Battle Hunter

    Jun 01 2001

    DeveloperAgetec, Success

    Genres (Video game)Tactical role-playing, Turn-based strategy, Role-playing video game, Strategy

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  • Evil Zone14
    30
    7

    DeveloperYuke's

    Genres (Video game)Action game, Fighting game

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  • Carnage Heart15

    DeveloperArtdink

    Genres (Video game)Puzzle game, Strategy video game

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  • Colony Wars: Vengeance16

    DeveloperSCE Studio Liverpool, Psygnosis

    Genres (Video game)Simulation video game, Space flight simulator game

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  • Brave Fencer Musashi17

    DeveloperSquare

    Genres (Video game)Console role-playing game, Action-adventure game, Action role-playing game, Action game, Role-playing video game

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  • Eternal Eyes18
    14
    2

    Eternal Eyes

    2000

    DeveloperTamTam Co., Ltd.

    Genres (Video game)Role-playing game

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  • Glover19
    15
    5

    Glover

    1998

    DeveloperBlitz Games

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Platform game, Action game

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  • LSD20
    14
    7

    LSD

    1998

    DeveloperAsmik Ace Entertainment

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Adventure

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  • Monkey Hero21
    21
    17

    DeveloperBLAM!

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing game

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  • Cyberbots: Full Metal Madness22

    DeveloperCapcom

    Genres (Video game)Action game, Fighting game

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  • Chaos Break23
    14
    8

    Chaos Break

    2000

    DeveloperTaito

    Genres (Video game)Survival horror, third-person shooter

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  • Vib-Ribbon24
    11
    7

    DeveloperNanaOn-Sha

    Genres (Video game)Music video game, Action game

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  • Gradius Gaiden25

    DeveloperKonami

    Genres (Video game)Shoot 'em up, Scrolling shooter

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