Weekend Wondering: Which PlayStation Generation was Your Favorite?

Retro game opinion piece.

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Snookies121980d ago (Edited 1980d ago )

Has to be the PS1 for me. It had FF7, 8, and 9... It had Tenchu 2, Chrono Cross, Soul Reaver, Bushido Blade 1 & 2, Metal Gear Solid, Wild Arms, etc.

However, the PS2 came very close with FFX, Kingdom Hearts 1 & 2, MGS 2 & 3, San Andreas, Ace Combat 4 & 5.... Argh, I could keep going here for both of these systems, but they're almost neck and neck.

Either way, both of those systems were beyond amazing, and were a good portion of my younger years. Here's hoping the PS4 will be looked back upon with similar fondness.

The PS3 is a wonderful system, don't get me wrong. For me personally though, it's just not on the same level as PS1 and PS2.

fluffydelusions1980d ago (Edited 1980d ago )

PS1 for me too. For me it was sort of a revolution in gaming. It felt like more adult orientated gaming. So many fond memories with that system. Crash Bandicoot, Resident Evil games, Dino Crisis, Jet Moto etc etc

Shadow Flare1980d ago (Edited 1980d ago )

PS1 for me too. All of the games mentioned above defined the console, and they were such big steps up from the previous generation. Going from 2D to 3D gaming had such a massive impact on gaming, it changed the way I viewed games forever. And on top of 3D, it had games like final fantasy 7, metal gear solid and gran turismo which completely changed the way I imagined games could be. I saw a whole new depth that gaming could reach that I never saw before.

And Sony switched gaming into a platform for adults as well. Titles like WipeOut 2097 with its pulsating soundtrack was just so cool. It was also the first time I saw FMV cut-scenes in games. Which though taken for granted today was just jaw dropping at the time. Games actually had these amazing intros to them now, and each one was an absolute joy to watch. Watching the intro of Gran Turismo 1 and Final Fantasy 7 for the first times were just unforgettable.

And let's not forget, it had what is still the best console startup of any PlayStation device

MikeMyers1980d ago

Same, PSOne. It came at the perfect time when Nintendo needed a kick in the ass. At the time the system was revolutionary. You could play audio CD's and it had system link which was such a cool concept back then on consoles.

Sarcasm1980d ago


But not by too far. I enjoyed all of them for different reasons. Although I would say the PS1 had the most hits. But I still enjoyed MGS4, Uncharted, Killzone, etc. Uncharted is still by far my most favorite franchise this entire generation.

irepbtown1980d ago

I cannot pick one unfortunately... all three were amazing.

However I think PS4 might top all three. I have a slight feeling they might just call it 'Playstation'... back to its roots.

Feb 20th it is.

BattleAxe1979d ago

PS3 was my favorite generation overall. The reason for this is because of games like:

- Rainbow Six Vegas 1
- Rainbow Six Vegas 2
- Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
- Call of Duty 4
- Call of Duty: World at War
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- Battlefield: Bad Company
- Battlefield: Bad Company 2
- Battlefield: 1943
- Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
- Killzone 2
- Killzone 3
- God of War 3
- The Darkness
- Grand Theft Auto 4
- Metal Gear Solid 4
- Resistance: Fall of Man
- Resistance 2

These were the games that felt new, refreshing and in some cases magical to me this generation.

For me, the PS2 generation was all about:

- SOCOM: US Navy Seals
- SOCOM: US Navy Seals 2
- SOCOM: US Navy Seals 3
- SOCOM: US Navy Seals: Combined Assault
- Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm
- Medal of Honor: Frontline
- Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2006
- God of War
- God of War 2
- Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
- Metal gear Solid 3: Snake eater
- Gran Theft Auto 3
- Gran Theft Auto: Vice City

The PS1 days were alot of fun too:

- Medal of Honor
- Medal of Honor: Underground
- Tony Hawk Pro Skater
- Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2
- WWF Smackdown
- Driver
- Gran Turismo
- Need for Speed

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Thefreeman0121980d ago

PS1, games like spyro, Crash, Twisted Metal, soul caliber are the games that got me into gaming

yess1980d ago (Edited 1980d ago )

My favorit gen was the one running from 1994 to 2013/14

Ares84HU1980d ago (Edited 1980d ago )

My personal favorite is PS1. I LOVE that system till this day. I still play Tomb Raider, Crash Bandicoot, Abe's Oddworld, Tenchu, Jurassic Park the Lost World, Deathtrap Dungeon. Soul Blade, Gex often.

Close second is PS3....PS2 I really don't care for that much to be honest.

Deputydon1980d ago

PS1 for sure. FF7-9, Chrono Cross, Xenogears, MGS1, Star Ocean: The Second Story, Legend of Dragoon, Castlevania: SOTN (I'm aware it wasn't originally on PS, but it was by far the best version), and so much more. That was the last console with a ton of JRPGs. PS2 had a good amount, but there weren't quite as many high quality ones. So for me, it goes PS1 > PS2 > PS3. I do expect Sony to top it all this time around.

miyamoto1980d ago (Edited 1980d ago )


Gran Turismo
Ace Combat
Omega Boost
Ridge Racer

Bushido Blade
Soul Edge
Tobal No.1
Bloody Roar 2
Dead or Alive

Resident Evil
Silent Hill

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Legend of Dragoon
Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy Tactics
Super Robot Wars Alpha
Dragon's Quest VII
Chrono Cross

Metal Gear Solid
Tomb Raider

Armored Core
Twisted Metal
Dino Crisis

Medal of Honor

Crash Bandicoot
Crash Team Racing

Parapa the Rapper
Bust A Move
Dance Dance Revolution
and many many more

All excellent games!

NBT911980d ago (Edited 1980d ago )

DoA started on PS1? Huh I never knew that, interesting.

the thing I liked about the PS1 is it forced creativity and originality. No developers really had many established IP at that point.
Since then it has been roughly the same but looking better visually. I mean some of those franchises are still going strong after all that time, madness.

Not to say PS2 wasn't fantastic. The leap in hardware pretty much revolutionized some games like GTA. New IPs like God of War, Bully and more all started on PS2.

I think I had the most fun with the PS1 though, it was simple plug and play goodness.

As for PS3, I think it was the weakest generation of the lot. Not bad by any means but not up to standard.

Shadow Flare1980d ago

I think need for speed started on ps1 too

miyamoto1980d ago

I forgot to mention the awesome

Guilty Gear
Front Mission III
Syphon Filter
Mega Man Legends
Strider 2
Saga Frontier
Secret of Mana
Samurai Showdown RPG
SD Gundam G Generation
Macross VFX Mission
Advanced VG
Assault Suit Leynos 2
Vagrant Story
Monster Rancher
Thunder Force V

Jaces1980d ago (Edited 1980d ago )

PS1 and PS2 for me are neck and neck but PS1 comes out by a sliver of a hair.

Those were the golden days for sure. PS3 gen was no failure by any means but nothing beats playing during the innovative/originality stage in a systems lifetime. I expect PS4 to blow us out of the water, Sony has learned their lessons this gen now it's time to deliver.

user39158001979d ago

I have to said PS1 was the best, so many new games and favorites came to the PS1, but also the first time I felt the console was a let down with the laser upside down to read. I hold up to PS2 and lrd and behold laser read error/ blue screen. PS3 was no diferent, YLOD, ps2 chip faulty and over heating. Sony has the most game of any other consoles, but they bring faulty products to market, all 3 generations had them. I will wait on PS4 until they fix the broken console, cause no doubt in my mind it will be faulty at launch. Only nintendo has introduced great reliable consoles, but as we can see the wiiu suck. For my money sony had the best games, while their consoles has always been poor reliably.

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deno1980d ago

Definitely the PlayStation one for me. I loved Resident Evil 1-3, Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill and Crash Bandicoot. Xenogears and Legend of Lagaia also.

mcstorm1980d ago

It was mine to. I could not get into the ps2 for some reason and the ps3 lost its way with the 3rd party but looking forward to seeing what Sony give us next gen.

Lvl_up_gamer1980d ago (Edited 1980d ago )

Yup Playstation 1 was the best playstation era for me as well. Resident Evil, Loaded, Jet Moto, Ace combat, Tekken, A-Train, Doom, Twisted Metal, Crash Bandicoot Need for Speed, GT, Legacy of Kain etc oh man those were the days.

Favorite gaming moments of my life.

MadMen1980d ago

PS1 by a mile, it set the mile stone, it showed Nintendo they were not the only kid around, it brought cool to gaming

I still have most of my games in brand new condition.

Playstation 1 4Life

ApolloTheBoss1980d ago

PSone will always be the king of them all.