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The Most Underrated PS1 Games Of All Time 

Kyle Townsend
Updated May 18, 2020 740 votes 107 voters 4k views 30 items

List Rules Vote 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 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Underrated PS1 Games Of All Time
Released: 1999 (Contrail)

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

Wild Arms 2, known in Japan as Wild Arms: 2nd Ignition, is a role-playing game, and the second installment in the Wild Arms series, developed by Media.Vision and published by Sony Computer ...more
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Ghost in the Shell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Underrated PS1 Games Of All Time
Released: 1997 (Production I.G)

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

Ghost in the Shell is a cyberpunk-themed third-person shooter video game developed by Exact and Production I.G for the PlayStation. A part of the larger Ghost in the Shell media franchise, it ...more
3
Omega Boost is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Underrated PS1 Games Of All Time
Released: 1999 (Polyphony Digital)

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

Omega Boost is a three dimensional shoot 'em up developed by Polyphony Digital for the Sony PlayStation. It was released in 1999 throughout Japan, North America, and Europe by Sony Computer ...more
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Hogs of War is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Underrated PS1 Games Of All Time
Released: 2000 (Gremlin Interactive Limited)

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

Hogs of War is a turn-based tactics video game developed by Infogrames Studios and published by Infogrames Europe, released for the PlayStation and PC in 2000 for Europe on June 6 and North ...more
5
Future Cop: LAPD is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Underrated PS1 Games Of All Time
Released: 1998 (Electronic Arts)

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

Future Cop: LAPD is a third-person shooter published and developed by Electronic Arts and released first for the PlayStation, then Mac OS and Windows. Future Cop was originally developed as an ...more
6
G-Police is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Underrated PS1 Games Of All Time
Released: 1997 (Wheelhaus)

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

G-Police is a shooter video game, developed and published by Psygnosis in 1997 for the PlayStation and PC. The game spawned a single sequel, G-Police: Weapons of Justice, released in 1999 for ...more
7
Team Buddies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Underrated PS1 Games Of All Time

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

Team Buddies is a shooter video game released for the PlayStation on 15 September 2000. It was developed by Psygnosis Camden Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment in Europe and ...more
8
Dragon Valor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Underrated PS1 Games Of All Time
Released: 1999 (Namco)

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

Dragon Valor is a video game created by Namco for the Sony PlayStation and released on December 2, 1999. It is an action role-playing game containing platform and hack and slash elements. It is ...more
9
Star Gladiator is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Underrated PS1 Games Of All Time
Released: 1996 (Capcom)

Genres (Video game): Fighting game

Star Gladiator Episode I: Final Crusade is a 1996 weapon-based 3D fighting game released by Capcom for the PlayStation-based ZN-1 arcade hardware. It was Capcom's first polygonal fighting game, ...more

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Tobal 2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Underrated PS1 Games Of All Time
Released: 1997 (DreamFactory)

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

Tobal 2 is a 3D fighting game developed by Dream Factory and released by Square in Japan in 1997. It is the sequel to Tobal No. 1. Unlike the latter, Tobal 2 was not released in North America or ...more
11
Battle Hunter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Underrated PS1 Games Of All Time
Released: 2001 (Agetec)

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

Battle Hunter, known in Japan as Battle Sugoroku: Hunter and in Europe as The Hunter, is an anime-styled tactical role-playing game, released for the PlayStation in 1999. It was released in ...more
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Carnage Heart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Underrated PS1 Games Of All Time
Released: 1995 (Artdink)

Genres (Video game): Puzzle game, Strategy video game

Carnage Heart is a video game for the PlayStation, developed by Artdink. Its gameplay is a mecha-based, turn-based strategy game, where the player takes the role of a commander in a war fought ...more
13
In the Hunt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Underrated PS1 Games Of All Time
Released: 1993 (Irem)

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

In the Hunt is a horizontal scrolling shooter arcade game by Irem. It was released in 1993 and later ported to the Sega Saturn, the PlayStation and Windows 95 for the PC by Kokopeli. The player ...more
14
Evil Zone is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Underrated PS1 Games Of All Time
Released: 1999 (Yuke's)

Genres (Video game): Action game, Fighting game

Evil Zone or Eretzvaju is a fighting game released for the PlayStation console. It was developed by Yuke's Future Media Creators and published by Titus Software in 1999. The player can choose ...more

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Silent Bomber is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Underrated PS1 Games Of All Time
Released: 1999 (CyberConnect2)

Genres (Video game): Action game

Silent Bomber is a 1999 arcade style action video game for the PlayStation, and the second game developed by CyberConnect. Silent Bomber is based on the classic top down shoot 'em up genre but ...more
16
Colony Wars: Vengeance ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Underrated PS1 Games Of All Time
Released: 1998 (SCE Studio Liverpool)

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

Colony Wars: Vengeance is a space combat simulator video game developed and released by Psygnosis for the PlayStation in 1998, and sequel to the original Colony Wars, released the previous year. ...more
17
Eternal Eyes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Underrated PS1 Games Of All Time
Eternal Eyes
Eternal Eyes, known as Kouklotheatro (lit. "Puppet Theater" of Greece) in Japan, is a strategy / tactical role-playing game (RPG) for PlayStation. It is unusual because it combines the ...more
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Brave Fencer Musashi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Underrated PS1 Games Of All Time
Released: 1998 (Square)

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

Brave Fencer Musashi is an action role-playing game developed and published by Square in 1998 for the Sony PlayStation. The game involves real-time combat in a 3D environment, and features voice ...more
19
Glover is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Underrated PS1 Games Of All Time
Released: 1998 (Blitz Games)

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

Glover is a 1998 platforming video game developed by Interactive Studios and published by Hasbro Interactive for Microsoft Windows and the Nintendo 64 in 1998 and for the PlayStation in 1999. ...more
20
Cyberbots: Full Metal Ma... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Underrated PS1 Games Of All Time
Released: 1995 (Capcom)

Genres (Video game): Action game, Fighting game

Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness, known simply in Japan as Cyberbots, is a fighting game developed and released by Capcom in 1995. It is a spin-off a beat'em up game Armored Warriors. Cyberbots was ...more
21
Chaos Break is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Underrated PS1 Games Of All Time
Chaos Break
Chaos Break -Episode from "Chaos Heat"- is a third-person shooter survival horror brawler game that was released for the Sony PlayStation in 2000. Similar to Dino Crisis and Half-Life ...more
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Monkey Hero is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Underrated PS1 Games Of All Time

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

Monkey Hero is a role-playing game developed by Blam! and published by Take-Two Interactive for the Sony PlayStation video game console. The game is similar to the likes of The Legend of Zelda ...more
23
LSD is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Underrated PS1 Games Of All Time

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Adventure

LSD is a surrealistic exploration video game released in Japan in 1998 for the Sony PlayStation video game console based on a dream journal that Hiroko Nishikawa, a staff member at Asmik Ace ...more
24
Gradius Gaiden is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Underrated PS1 Games Of All Time
Released: 1997 (Konami)

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

Gradius Gaiden is a 1997 horizontal scrolling shooter video game developed and published by Konami for the PlayStation console. The game was released exclusively in Japan on August 28, 1997 and ...more
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Galerians is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Underrated PS1 Games Of All Time
Released: 1999 (Polygon Magic)

Genres (Video game): Horror, Survival horror

Galerians is a survival horror video game developed by Polygon Magic, published by ASCII Entertainment and distributed by Crave Entertainment. for the Sony PlayStation. The game follows a boy ...more