Top 10 All Time Best Playstation Games
Playstation or Xbox that has been the question of many a gamers’ mind before and after they decide to buy a console which each side having a really loyal fan base and their share of great exclusive titles. Playstation might seem to have an advantage overall as PS and PS2 were some of the highest selling consoles in the history of gaming but Xbox has caught up with their widely successful Xbox 360 and the new Xbox One. Here we turn the pages of History to take a look at Top 10 All Time Best Playstation Games.
Top 10 All Time Best Playstation Games
10. Metal Gear Solid
At number 10 in Top 10 All Time Best Playstation Games is Metal Gear Solid. This masterpiece was produced, directed and written by the Kojima himself and was the reason for the popularity of the whole stealth genre. This game was not only a commercial success with more than 6 million copies being sold but was also well received and has an aggregated score of 94 on Metacritic. It is often said to be one of the greatest and most important games in history for the way in which in influenced the genre and various concepts that it introduced which would later become the staple for decades to come.
9. Silent Hill
At number 9 in Top 10 All Time Best Playstation Games is Silent Hill. Silent Hill changed the way in which games used to induce horror upon the player. The horror games at that times usually had a protagonists akin a Rambo who can take down hordes after hordes of enemies but Silent Hill featured a normal man who searches for his missing adopted daughter in a fictional town of Silent Hill. With its great emphasis on atmosphere, it was more of a psychological horror than the tradition games which had horror movie elements. Also the fact that there were 5 ending depending on your choices further added to the replay value.
8. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
At number 8 in Top 10 All Time Best Playstation Games is Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. The top four games in the list are all interchangeable as all of them are equally great and we start with Uncharted 4.The Uncharted series has always been a favorite of the Playstation gamers and was a important weapon of the Playstation fans in their debates of PS vs. Xbox. The game delivered an action-adventure which can even put the Hollywood movies to shame with its large set pieces, high production value and some of the most realistic character models in gaming history. Apart from being a gaming masterpiece, it’s also the fitting end to this series which will always be ranked as one of the best.
7. God of War 2
At number 7 is God of War 2. All the games of that series are worthy to be featured in this list but since that will make the list monotonic we will be including the best game of the series and that is none other than God of War 2. One of the best games on the ancient hardware PS2, the game still plays great and was bigger, bloodier and fiercer than its predecessor. With a great single player story and a plethora of new weapons, powers and abilities, the player sees Kratos take on some of the most boss fights in gaming history.
6. Red Dead Redemption
At number 6 in Top 10 All Time Best Playstation Games is Red Dead Redemption. One of the most memorable open world games of PS3, it was basically a GTA game set in the Wild West with all its western clichés. With a memorable storyline and a great protagonist, it has one of the best single player experiences of the entire Playstation library.
5. The Last of Us
At number 5 in Top 10 All Time Best Playstation Games is The Last of US. The Last of Us was one of the last PS3 exclusives to come out and it was that game which made the entire PC and Xbox community feel jealous of the PS3 owners because they couldn’t play a game which probably is one of the best games ever. With a really moving storyline it featured a brutal and realistic take on the end of the world scenario. All ready a stellar game, the Remastered edition for PS4 further improved the experience.
4. Suikoden 2
At number 4 is Suikoden 2. The rule of gaming industry is simple, “Make a great game and it will sell itself”. But sadly it wasn’t the case for Suikoden 2. When it came out on Playstation, it received very less notice because the world was already spellbound by Final Fantasy and since both were JRPGs, Suikoden was pushed into shadow. However those few people who bought and played it know what a true masterpiece it was. The fact that you take a heroic quest to save the world and can recruit 108 other characters is in itself intriguing, add to that an epic story filled with twist and turns, politics and betrayals like Game of Thrones and you have yourself a must play game.
3. Shadow of Colossus
At number 2 in Top 10 All Time Best Playstation Games is Shadow of Colossus. Despite the game having a really large open world with hardly any NPCs, very few dialogue and no enemy except the 16 giants that we are tasked to kill, this PS2 gem has gone down in history as one of the greatest games ever created. As it is said, less is sometimes more and this game follows on that. It delivers a vague sense of distraught and helpless as it pits you in that large world without a soul to interact with and these huge and imposing enemies to fight off. The game delivers a story that must be experienced by everyone.
2. Metal Gear Solid 5: Phantom Pain
At number 2 in Top 10 All Time Best Playstation Games is Metal Gear Solid 5: Phantom Pain. Taking the top spot in our list is none other than the Metal Gear Solid 5: Phantom Pain. This game is not only the pinnacle of open world sandbox games but is probably one of the greatest and most important games to have released so far. The game gives its players a never seen before amount of freedom to approach a particular mission and is a benchmark for action/adventure/stealth games to come in the future. The apart from the gameplay, it had a great background 90’s score, great voice-acting and some of the best graphics for any game on the PS4.
1. GTA 5
At number 1 in Top 10 All Time Best Playstation Games is GTA 5.The best selling game on two generations of PlayStation (PS3 and PS4). The game was a winner when it came out on PS3 and was easily one of the best games on that console but that was not that game’s full potential. Everyone waited for the PS4 version with better graphics and a first person mode and it really delivered. The game was especially memorable for giving control of three characters to the gamers each with his own personality and storyline.
These games are the absolute best games that the Playstation has to offer.