Game Releases by Score

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 1.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2

Platform: PlayStation
September 20, 2000
As most major publishers' development efforts shift to any number of next-generation platforms, Tony Hawk 2 will likely stand as one of the last truly fantastic games to be released on the PlayStation.
Metascore:
98
User Score:
7.4
Tekken 3 2.

Tekken 3

Platform: PlayStation
April 29, 1998
An ancient evil force has reawakened, attacking in secret and feeding on the souls of mighty warriors. To lure it out of hiding will take the greatest fighting contest the world has ever seen...Tekken 3. Some are fighting for revenge, some for honor, Ultimately, all are fighting for their lives and the fate of all mankind.
Metascore:
96
User Score:
9.1
Gran Turismo 3.

Gran Turismo

Platform: PlayStation
April 30, 1998
Welcome to the most advanced racing game ever created! Encounter exhilarating high-speed racing in 11 stunning environments. Feel handling agility and throttle response so convincing, the car seems to be an extension of yourself. Experience the extraordinary world of Gran Turismo!
Metascore:
96
User Score:
8.7
Final Fantasy IX 4.

Final Fantasy IX

Platform: PlayStation
November 13, 2000
The last Final Fantasy for the PlayStation, Final Fantasy IX returns to the pure fantasy roots that spawned the series. This latest installment features highly detailed characters, vehicles, and environments, and breathtaking cinema-graphics. The addition of brand new features such as the story-enhancing Active Time Event system and the return of minigames that grant additional gameplay make Final Fantasy IX not only a memorable gaming experience, but also a significant step forward in the series.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
9.0
Chrono Cross 5.

Chrono Cross

Platform: PlayStation
August 15, 2000
Featuring a storyline developed by the creator of Chrono Trigger and Xenogears, Chrono Cross has been christened the "Best RPG Creation" by its development team. With multiple scenarios cast along a single story thread, and many different endings, each replay can result in an entirely new adventure. In addition, a brand new battle system makes combat smooth and innovative by introducing an element field system and combo system that gives the player unparalleled flexibility in their fighting options. The elimination of random battles also quickens the pace of the game, and places the choice of where to battle in the player's hands. With character designs by a famed Japanese illustrator and music by the original Chrono Trigger composer, Chrono Cross features visuals and sounds that bring its magic to life.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.8
Metal Gear Solid 6.

Metal Gear Solid

Platform: PlayStation
October 21, 1998
You are Snake, a government agent on a mission to regain control of a secret nuclear weapons base from terrorist hands. Lightly armed and facing an army of foes, Snake must avoid firefights in order to survive. If Snake can locate them he can utilize advanced hardware, ranging from silenced pistols to ground-to-air missiles. Enemies react to sight and sound - so stay quiet and stay in the shadows. State-of-the-art graphics: textures, transparencies, models and explosions. Taut, gripping story with multiple endings - a truly cinematic experience.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
9.2
Gran Turismo 2 7.

Gran Turismo 2

Platform: PlayStation
November 30, 1999
The world's most advanced racing game returns with thunderous new features.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
9.0
Street Fighter Alpha 3 8.

Street Fighter Alpha 3

Platform: PlayStation
April 30, 1999
Street Fighter Alpha 3...scores a triple K.O.!
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.5
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night 9.

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Platform: PlayStation
October 2, 1997
As a descendant of Dracula, you must end the vampire bloodline. Can you rid the world of this unspeakable terror? Uncover the mystery of Castlevania and challenge an adventure as legendary as its name. Over 140 different enemies, bosses, and ghastly creatures. Awesome magical spells - transform into a bat, a wolf, or etheral mist. Hidden weapons, secrets, and characters...the largest Castlevania ever!
Metascore:
93
User Score:
9.2
Wipeout XL 10.

Wipeout XL

Platform: PlayStation
September 30, 1996
The original scorched the game world and became an instant classic. Fast-forward now to a brutal new generation of anti gravity racing. Loaded with faster, smoother graphics, more tracks, more crafts, and a range of nasty new weaponry. Wipeout XL will give you the rush of your life.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.6
Vagrant Story 11.

Vagrant Story

Platform: PlayStation
May 15, 2000
Relive an adventurous tale rich with agents, espionage, and conspiracies. Challenge deadly monsters and villains with your steel and magic. Clear your name by uncovering a sinister plot -- or perish in the attempt.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
9.1
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 12.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

Platform: PlayStation
August 31, 1999
Skate as legendary Tony Hawk, or as one of nine top pros. Work your way up the ranks by landing suicidal tricks in brutal competitions to become the highest-ranked skate champ.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.8
Final Fantasy VII 13.

Final Fantasy VII

Platform: PlayStation
September 3, 1997
An epic adventure across 3 cd-roms. What begins as a rebellion against an evil corporation becomes much more. And what erupts goes beyond imagination. With vivid landscapes, lush 3D animation and environments, Square Soft's multi-million dollar masterpiece is like nothing ever seen before.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
9.1
Medal of Honor 14.

Medal of Honor

Platform: PlayStation
October 31, 1999
Tomorrow is D-Day. Tonight you land behind enemy lines. The tide of the way is in your hands. You are an elite Special Forces agent sent to execute covert operations, search and rescue missions, and commando raids. Fight to win the medal of Honor in the only game that lets you take on Nazis in WWII.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.8
PaRappa the Rapper 15.

PaRappa the Rapper

Platform: PlayStation
October 31, 1997
Help Parappa rap with the best of the master rappers and straight into Sunny's heart. Guaranteed you'll be singin' and dancin' along with Parappa and his pals to the most fun of mixes.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
7.6
Colony Wars 16.

Colony Wars

Platform: PlayStation
October 31, 1997
Delivers the real experience with its spectacular cinematic graphics.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.2
Spyro: Year of the Dragon 17.

Spyro: Year of the Dragon

Platform: PlayStation
October 23, 2000
Thieves have kidnapped a brood of dragon eggs, while, elsewhere in the Dragon Lands, a gateway to the Forgotten World has been uncovered. Sent to recapture the eggs, Spyro the Dragon, and his best friend Sparx, face a journey into uncharted territory against his most fearsome enemy yet - the Sorceress! All new playable characters, frantic challenges and new exciting worlds to explore - the Year of the Dragon begins here!
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.9
Tomb Raider 18.

Tomb Raider

Platform: PlayStation
November 15, 1996
Climb, swim, and backflip your way through a maze of cryptic deathtraps so realistic you can practically smell the decaying flesh. Unload an arsenal of lethal firepower on any wild-dog, giant lizard or blood-thirsty mercenary that gets in your way. Your mission is the deadliest one to date -- the recovery of the fabled Scion, an incredible treasure reputed to give its possessor vast power. Get ready to cross the globe to take on impossible odds while exploring Incan ruins, Ancient Rome, Egyptian Pyramids, and the Lost City of Atlantis...
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.4
Resident Evil 19.

Resident Evil

Platform: PlayStation
March 30, 1996
Raccoon City has been completely overrun by mutant beasts and bloodthirsty zombies. You are a member of S.T.A.R.S.--a rescue squad sent into the community to investigate the ominous mansion at the core of the disaster. Take the role of operative Jill Valentine or Chris Redfield and uncover the secrets behind a radical, genetic research facility. With an array of weapons to master and horrors around every corner, the ultimate test may be just to make it out alive.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
9.0
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 20.

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver

Platform: PlayStation
August 16, 1999
Cast down to the material world, the mysterious entity 'Raziel' seeks vengeance for betrayal by his master: Kain. Cursed to stalk the dark realms of Nosgoth, he must slay his undead brethren; only then can he absorb their souls for the energy he craves. Moving between the spectral and material plane, Raziel must negotiate puzzles, overcome traps and defy blood-chilling enemies to reach his goal - the final battle with Kain!
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.9
Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped 21.

Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped

Platform: PlayStation
October 31, 1998
This time the game takes place across a great expanse of time and space, making for greatly diverse level designs, which in turn keep the game fresh.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
9.0
Ape Escape 22.

Ape Escape

Platform: PlayStation
May 31, 1999
A boisterous band of baboons carry out a daring zoo escape. It's ape anarchy and it's up to you to stop the chimps before they make chumps out of the human race! Use both analog sticks to operate great gadgets including a Tank, a Remote Control Car, a Stun Club, and a Time Net in your quest to hunt down over 200 apes!
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.5
Syphon Filter 23.

Syphon Filter

Platform: PlayStation
January 31, 1999
While it may not be an original concept, the game is truly greater than the sum of its many parts.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.8
Dance Dance Revolution 24.

Dance Dance Revolution

Platform: PlayStation
May 9, 2001
Dance Dance Revolution brings the dance floor to the home floor. Straight from the arcades, the hottest dancing game lets you step into the spotlight and show your moves on the PlayStation® game console. Heat up the dance floor and put your skills to the test as you move to the groove. Let the pulsating music and colorful graphics excite your senses while you become a star.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.4
WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role 25.

WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role

Platform: PlayStation
November 21, 2000
Prepare for the most outrageous WF experience ever created. Brawl in the ring, backstage, in the VIP room, the parking lot of the new WF New York. Let your fury rage in the new Tornado Tag Team mode. If that's not hardcore enough, pull out the tables, ladders or chairs and really get nasty.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.4
Colin McRae Rally 2.0 26.

Colin McRae Rally 2.0

Platform: PlayStation
December 5, 2000
Colin McRae Rally 2.0 represents one of the most solidly addictive racing experiences that money can buy.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.3
Madden NFL 2001 27.

Madden NFL 2001

Platform: PlayStation
August 22, 2000
Get ready for a dose of bone-crunching football action on the PlayStation 2 with Madden NFL 2001. Madden NFL 2001 features an all-new and exclusive NFL Coaches Club license, which means you'll see coaches on the sidelines and hear them yelling encouragement, comments and criticisms. Madden 2001 also features individualized details, easy-to-use interface, dynamically enhanced audio and play-by-play recorded with John Madden and his broadcast partner, Pat Summerall, and more!
Metascore:
90
User Score:
6.8
Final Fantasy VIII 28.

Final Fantasy VIII

Platform: PlayStation
September 7, 1999
The next chapter in Final Fantasy takes the series to the next level. Final Fantasy VIII combines an epic storyline with dynamic role-playing elements, breathtaking music, and well-defined characters. The world of Final Fantasy VIII comes to life in a dazzling display of digital artistry that spans four CDs. With the addition of an hour worth of CG animation, a new "Junction" system, and compatibility with the Dual Shock Analog Controller, Final Fantasy VIII is a breathtaking addition to the series.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.7
Wipeout 3 29.

Wipeout 3

Platform: PlayStation
August 31, 1999
The world's fastest PlayStation racer returns.... This is the ultimate anti-gravity racing experience by which all others are judged.... Accept no substitutes.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.8
Final Fantasy Chronicles 30.

Final Fantasy Chronicles

Platform: PlayStation
June 29, 2001
When these games came out, they defined what adventures should be. Since then, they have become the most popular and sought-after titles in history. Now you can experience the re-release of two complete, classic games, enhanced with all-new cinemas and features never before seen in the U.S. Final Fantasy IV was previously released as Final Fantasy II, but has been completely restored with new magic, monsters, items, CG cinemas, and added features. Chrono Trigger is a re-release of the original game. This time-traveling prequel to Chrono Cross is enhanced with all-new animated scenes.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
9.1
Tekken 2 31.

Tekken 2

Platform: PlayStation
August 25, 1996
More than a sequel. The undisputed #1 fighting game on the planet.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.4
Resident Evil 2 32.

Resident Evil 2

Platform: PlayStation
January 21, 1998
Ready or not, the terror of Resident Evil 2 is here. In chapter one, the case of the disastrous T-virus outbreak--a mutagenic toxin designed for biological weapons--was eventually closed but the experiments were far from over. Control the destiny of Leon Kennedy or Claire Redfield as their nightmare begins when a biotech terror runs rampant in Raccoon City. Relentless zombies and hideous monsters are all out for a taste of your blood. If the suspense doesn't kill you, something else will.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
9.2
Einhander 33.

Einhander

Platform: PlayStation
May 5, 1998
Pilot the most technologically advanced shooter ever created. You're a suicide pilot up against Earth's final assault. Cut through hordes of enemy fighters and battle the most monstrous bosses ever designed. Pilot fully loaded tactical fighters. Modify speed and agility on the fly. Single, double, and triple gunpod designs. Extendible claw for stealing enemy weapons. Armed for gatling guns, homing missiles, cannons, and more. Two bonus fighters earned through meritorious battle.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.8
Grandia 34.

Grandia

Platform: PlayStation
September 30, 1999
Join Justin and friends on an epic journey through a captivating story line, providing over 80 hours of intensive gameplay. With vast polygonal worlds to explore and extensive character interaction, Grandia features innovative gameplay with a unique magic combination and character development system and a choice of two battle modes; classic turn-based or automatic.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.6
NHL 2001 35.

NHL 2001

Platform: PlayStation
September 26, 2000
While it's not the most beautiful hockey video game, NHL 2001 comes through where it counts - the gameplay.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.3
R4: Ridge Racer Type 4 36.

R4: Ridge Racer Type 4

Platform: PlayStation
May 1, 1999
"R4 has to be the best-looking PlayStation racer ever (yes, edging out even Gran Turismo)" - Official PlayStation Magazine, December 1998
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.6
Crash Team Racing 37.

Crash Team Racing

Platform: PlayStation
September 30, 1999
It's a multi-player kart racing game starring your favorite bandicoot CRASH and a host of his friends...and foes! The stakes are high and the competition is fierce. Ready...Set...GO!!!
Metascore:
88
User Score:
9.0
Madden NFL 2002 38.

Madden NFL 2002

Platform: PlayStation
August 13, 2001
While Madden 2002 isn't reinventing football on the PlayStation, it is really the best you're going to get on the system.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.3
Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus 39.

Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus

Platform: PlayStation
October 31, 1998
If you hated the first one, it's likely because of the lack of save points, so you should definitely consider giving this series another try.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.8
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 40.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3

Platform: PlayStation
October 29, 2001
You may not be able to live like the legend, but now you can skate like him. Skate as the legendary Tony Hawk or choose from a dream team of 12 top pro skaters, including old favorites like Lasek, Thomas, Muska, and Steamer, as well as new talent like Gilfberg, Caballero, Koston, and Mullen. Or enjoy full customization abilities with the enhanced Create-a-Skater (now including female skaters) and the Skatepark Editor. Travel from L.A. to Tokyo, Suburbia to Skater's Island performing challenges and meeting goals. New moves include the Revert, which allows you to link vert tricks, and flatland tricks such as Caspers, the Primo, and Handstand Manual. If you're good, you can even unlock hidden pro footage.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.0
Driver 41.

Driver

Platform: PlayStation
June 30, 1999
In Driver, you are the wheelman in a series of Hollywood-style car-chases. A great getaway driver is only as good as his equipment, which is why Driver has a selection of performance-packed muscle cars, complete with realistic handling, damage modeling, and real-world physics reactions. Driver also comes fully equipped with a replay/director mode that gives you all the necessary tools to "film" their own car chase and multiple views that allow you to look around when you're driving. Put the pedal to the metal and be the best driver around.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.0
Spider-Man 42.

Spider-Man

Platform: PlayStation
August 30, 2000
YOU DON'T JUST PLAY IT... YOU LIVE IT He spins a web, swings across the sky and lands with a somersault onto the Daily Bugle building. Who is this masked hero? It's you! Fight, jump and web-sling as Spider-Man as you take on a legion of sinister villains. The city is depending on you. Start swinging...
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.8
Tenchu: Stealth Assassins 43.

Tenchu: Stealth Assassins

Platform: PlayStation
August 31, 1998
Prowl and strike with lethal precision as ninja assassins Rikimaru or Ayame in the shadowy world of feudal Japan. Armed with mystical weapons and sheer cunning, you must shed blood with discretion and move without detection. For only the unseen survive. Master dozens of motion-captured ninja moves as you disembowel fearsome samurai, wild beasts, and evil demons. Wield 20 stunning death-dealing devices, including throwing stars, grappling hooks, caltrops and more. Stalk the towns, temples, forests, caves and dungeons of 16th century Japan in 10 deadly missions.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.8
NBA Live 2001 44.

NBA Live 2001

Platform: PlayStation
October 16, 2000
NBA Live 2001 follows the fine tradition established by previous versions while adding just about every conceivable gameplay option.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.1
Silent Hill 45.

Silent Hill

Platform: PlayStation
January 31, 1999
A young man searching for his daughter - struggling to exist in a place between reality and hell - a town hiding gruesome, dark secrets. Follow a trail of blood and mutilation to snatch a loved one from the clutches of a demonic power. Enter an alternative dimension where death is no escape. Welcome to the madness that is Silent Hill...
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.9
Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete 46.

Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete

Platform: PlayStation
December 15, 2000
The enchanting world of LUNAR comes to life once more in the enhanced PlayStation game console version of the classic RPG sequel. Join freewheeling Hiro and the adorable Ruby, a thousand years after the events of LUNAR: Silver Star Story, as they work to unlock the secrets of the Blue Spire... and the strange young girl they found within it! But be careful - dark forces are trying to revive the evil Zophar, and immerse LUNAR in darkness forever. Journey to distant lands in the search of the Goddess Althena, who may be the only one powerful enough to stop Zophar. Along to way, you'll meet exciting new caracters, fight vividly animated monsters, traverse snow-covered mountain peaks, and crawl throught slimy dungeon depths as you wind your way toword the terrifying climax! LUNAR 2 features almost an hour of detailed animation sequences and over 90 minutes of dialogue packed onto three CDs... so what are you waiting for? Go ahead, you deserve to be the hero for once!
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.9
Alundra 47.

Alundra

Platform: PlayStation
December 31, 1997
Plagued by strange visions, the Dreamwalker Alundra is summoned to a troubled village where great evil lies in wait. Explore huge dungeons, find deadly weapons, solve challenging puzzles and fight the cast of foul creatures out to stop you in your tracks. This vast, enthralling adventure will keep you wide awake to the very end.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.8
Medal of Honor Underground 48.

Medal of Honor Underground

Platform: PlayStation
October 23, 2000
Germans invaded your country. Your leaders surrendered, and some are now collaborating with the enemy. Join the resistance and battle the Reich from Paris to North Africa.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.9
Dino Crisis 2 49.

Dino Crisis 2

Platform: PlayStation
September 29, 2000
In the first Dino Crisis, Regina fought for survival against raging prehistoric dinosaurs and helped capture rogue scientist Dr. Kirk, but the threat is far from over. Despite these past events, research continued on Third Energy, which led to the disappearance of a military base, a research institute, and an entire town. Armed with the latest in heavy artillery, Regina and her team get to the root of this latest catastrophe. With more dinosaurs, environments, and weapons, you must be ready to hunt or be hunted.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
9.0
Need for Speed: High Stakes 50.

Need for Speed: High Stakes

Platform: PlayStation
March 1, 1999
It doesn't really mess with the formula of the last game, but adds enough new features and options to keep its fans excited.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.7
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee 51.

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee

Platform: PlayStation
August 31, 1997
In a lush of diabolical danger where everyone wants to eat you, you're the skinny guy with no weapons. Run, jump, hide, scramble and talk your way past the ugliest bunch of carnivorous crustaceans ever created. Unlock Abe's special powers then figure out your foes, and you might save your race. Don't, and you're dinner! Enter Oddworld's surreal, sensory overload of pure gaming and claim your destiny.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.8
Rollcage Stage II 52.

Rollcage Stage II

Platform: PlayStation
October 10, 2000
The game may not have the lasting appeal of Psygnosis' Wipeout or Namco's Ridge Racer, but it has enough gameplay, eye candy, and bonus secrets to put it near the top of what the PlayStation has to offer.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.4
Metal Slug X 53.

Metal Slug X

Platform: PlayStation
April 14, 2001
Brace yourself for non-stop battle action in the hit straight from the arcades! In Metal Slug X, you'll chose from four tough-as-nails soldiers ready for missions that only the best could survive. Rescue hostages while blowing terrorists back to the stone-age using your personal weaponry AND their own machine!
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.7
FIFA 2001 Major League Soccer 54.

FIFA 2001 Major League Soccer

Platform: PlayStation
November 14, 2000
Though FIFA 2001 is a solid enough game in its own right, the game's lack of innovation or significant upgrades keeps it from having the same impact as FIFA 2000.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.0
Xenogears 55.

Xenogears

Platform: PlayStation
October 20, 1998
A mysterious organization is turning the tides of a century-long war with ancient technology - giant combat robots known as Gears. A failed attempt to steal one of these powerful weapons places it in the unwilling hands of young Fei and his dubious allies. Now he is pursued by military governments, royal pirates, spies, the emperor, and his own forgotten past.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
9.2
Knockout Kings 2001 56.

Knockout Kings 2001

Platform: PlayStation
October 30, 2000
Knockout Kings 2001 is easily the best iteration of the series thus far, thanks to improved AI, cleaner graphics, and tighter controls.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.4
Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix 57.

Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix

Platform: PlayStation
February 21, 2001
Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix is the prequel to the critically acclaimed hit Fear Effect on the PlayStation game console. In this chapter, we delve into the colorful histories of the original cast of three mercenaries as well as the extraordinary circumstances that brought them together. - Hana Tsu-Vachel, our beautiful assassin, trained to deal in love as well as death, desired by many yet belonging to none. - Royce Glas, a master operative in the field of counter intelligence whose daily existence is haunted by his dark past. - Jakob 'Deke' Decourt, a cold-blooded killer driven by money and murder. - Introducing Rain Qin, close companion to Hana with unparalleled beauty wrapped around a dark secret core. Their adventure will take us to the chaotic alternate reality of Hong Kong, Hells Kitchen in New York City, the formidable Walled City of Xi'an, the lost tomb of the First Emperor of China and finally into the legendary mountain-island of the immortals; Penglai Shan. As they reach their final destination and come face to face with Rain's evil twin sister Mist, in this faithful moment in time, you will get to decide who is to live and who is to die.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.8
Dead or Alive 58.

Dead or Alive

Platform: PlayStation
March 31, 1998
The fighting game you've been waiting for...Purist fighting for purist fighting fans. No lightening bolts, no magic tricks, no weapons...Your survival is all in your own hands.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.5
Dance Dance Revolution Konamix 59.

Dance Dance Revolution Konamix

Platform: PlayStation
April 25, 2002
The hottest dancing craze continues with a brand new sequel to Dance Dance Revolution. Straight from the arcades, step into the spotlight and put your skills to the test as you move to the groove. Get ready to dance the night away with all-new songs and game modes. Let the pulsating music and colorful graphics excite your senses while you get your dancin' fix with Dance Dance Revolution KONAMIX.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.7
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo 60.

Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo

Platform: PlayStation
November 30, 1996
Burst right into the feverish puzzle action that combines irresistible, addictive fun with famous Capcom characters. Beat your opponent to the punch by stacking block after block in strategic patterns and color combinations. Be the first to fill the opponent's screen with blocks and K.O. you win! But get ready for more, because you can't play just once.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.5
Bushido Blade 61.

Bushido Blade

Platform: PlayStation
September 30, 1997
"Bushido" is the soul of Japan - an ancient honor code deeply followed by samurai warriors for centuries. Plunge into real world battles across vast 3D environments that you can run, slice and tear through. Sword matches become unbelievably real where one critical blow is the mean difference between death and victory.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.6
Persona 2: Eternal Punishment 62.

Persona 2: Eternal Punishment

Platform: PlayStation
December 22, 2000
Welcome back to the twisted world of Persona, where nightmares become reality and reality becomes a nightmare... Over 50 hours of dark twisted gameplay, plus stunning anime cinematics that absorb you into the intriguing world of Persona! Enlist the help of the nightmarish denizens of Persona through the use of the unique "Contact System!" Unleash total devastation by combining over 80 Persona to defeat the minions of evil. Change the fate of your characters by employing the revolutionary "Rumor System."
Metascore:
83
User Score:
4.4
Final Fantasy Tactics 63.

Final Fantasy Tactics

Platform: PlayStation
January 28, 1998
Featuring over 20 types of Jobs and 400 Abilities through the Job System, beautifully laid out 3D environments and the Charge Time Battle System, FINAL FANTASY Tactics provides strategy-intensive gameplay that takes a twist on the traditional RPG.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
9.1
Ace Combat 2 64.

Ace Combat 2

Platform: PlayStation
July 31, 1997
We've devised a weapon that's deadlier than a smart bomb. It's called a smart pilot. Now, Ace Combat 2 pits you against a whole squadron of them - 3-D polygonal jet jocks that maneuver like the real deal, turning every scorching sortie and dogfight into a kill-or-be-killed situation. With nearly double the missions of its predecessor, you'll double your chances of taking out the enemy. (Or taking a heat-seeker up the exhaust.)
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.8
Breath of Fire IV 65.

Breath of Fire IV

Platform: PlayStation
November 28, 2000
After centuries of war, the two lands bordering an impenetrable swampland have finally reached an armistice. Mysteriously, the noble Princess Elena disappears somewhere near the war-ravaged front lines. Distraught, her sister Nina goes in search of the Princess alone and on her journey, meets a mysterious young warrior named Ryu. Their destinies soon entwine. The next chapter in the epic tale of magic and mystery now unfolds. The fate of what lies ahead rests in your control.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.7
Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 66.

Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX

Platform: PlayStation
September 26, 2000
The only major flaw in Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX is that the game is a touch on the easy side.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.1
Suikoden II 67.

Suikoden II

Platform: PlayStation
August 31, 1999
Sequel to the early PlayStation RPG. As a member of the Alliance, a military force only really hinted at in the original, you play the unwitting hero of the game: an orphan who has been raised by a quiet, unassuming battle hero in a seemingly ancient war. Alongside you in the ranks is your best friend Jowy, a boy born of nobility but who has never been able to receive approval in his stubborn father's eyes. As the game begins, you are immediately tossed into a tale of political strife, betrayal and war on a grand scale beyond your scope in the early stages. As the game wears on, the plot will twist, turn and develop in numerous ways that expose the personalities of each of the characters involved. The battle system is turn-based, with the option to equip Runes for special abilities, combine party member attacks to create chain combos or devastating spells, and the option to run the battle in Auto mode.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
9.2
Brave Fencer Musashi 68.

Brave Fencer Musashi

Platform: PlayStation
October 31, 1998
Brave Fencer Musashi has been summoned to stop an ancient evil force, to save the kingdom and rescue the princess. Embark on a wild, comical, Action/RPG adventure in a massive 3-D world filled with platform-style action, two-fisted sword fighting, challenging puzzles, and scores of enemies whose skills Musashi can learn and use to his advantage. Locate five powerful magical scrolls to conquer the twisted Thirstquencher Empire.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.5
FIFA Soccer 2002 69.

FIFA Soccer 2002

Platform: PlayStation
November 1, 2001
The PlayStation version of FIFA 2002 doesn't quite have all the features available on the PlayStation 2, but it makes a solid case for an investment on its own.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
5.4
Parasite Eve 70.

Parasite Eve

Platform: PlayStation
September 9, 1998
One of them is a police officer. The other is possessed by an ancient evil threatening all life on Earth. The horrifying bond between them will continue until something dies. A chilling adventure that could only come from the creators of Final Fantasy VII. An epic sci-fi tale told through stunning 3D rendered sequences. Battle mutant monsters in real-time polygon combat. Customize weapons, armor, and character abilities.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.9
Valkyrie Profile 71.

Valkyrie Profile

Platform: PlayStation
August 29, 2000
You must gather the souls of fallen warriors and train them to fight at Odin's side. From the creators of STAR OCEAN The Second Story™, Valkyries Profile sets new standards for role playing games on the PlayStation® game console.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.9
Star Ocean: The Second Story 72.

Star Ocean: The Second Story

Platform: PlayStation
May 31, 1999
In an endless sea of stars, at the edge of the universe, a single fateful encounter is about to take place. The Gods have hurled a deadly meteorite into an unsuspecting planet, unleashing powerful mysterious and sudden chaos. Now, two people from different worlds will collide into a journey so deep, they might never make it back.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.6
Final Fantasy Anthology 73.

Final Fantasy Anthology

Platform: PlayStation
September 30, 1999
Final Fantasy Anthology combines two titles from the Final Fantasy series and offers PlayStation owners a glimpse into the past. Huge worlds, in-depth storylines, and innovative battle and magic systems, and an incredible cast of characters all make for a deep gaming experience. The inclusion of Final Fantasy V marks the first time this title has appeared on a console in North America. Final Fantasy VI, originally released as Final Fantasy III on the SNES system in the U.S., makes its first appearance on the PlayStation. Both games in this compilation feature never-before-seen CG movies, adding to the appeal of these classics.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.7
Jarrett & Labonte Stock Car Racing 74.

Jarrett & Labonte Stock Car Racing

Platform: PlayStation
October 3, 2000
Jarrett and Labonte Stock Car Racing is a solid racing game that's great fun for anyone who really enjoys spending a great deal of time learning all the ins and outs of a totally in-depth racing game.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.7
Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX 75.

Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX

Platform: PlayStation
May 14, 2001
The soundtrack rivals Wipeout XL for the title of best licensed soundtrack ever.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.3
Incredible Crisis 76.

Incredible Crisis

Platform: PlayStation
November 6, 2000
The severe fun of Incredible Crisis is all about maintaining your sanity, as you help Taneo's family get home in time for Grandma's Birthday. It's a happy day and the worst day of their life, as they endure hundreds of hilarious and cardiac-arrest inducing dilemmas. You'll laugh, cry, freak-out and perhaps soil your shorts, while your mental and physical reflexes are put the test. The controls are simple, but thumb and forefinger injury is still a risk. Be warned, this game is severely fun and may cause obsessive compulsive behavior, if not nervous disorders and/or involuntary twitches.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.0
Final Fantasy Origins 77.

Final Fantasy Origins

Platform: PlayStation
April 8, 2003
Final Fantasy Origins delivers the first two games in the Final Fantasy series. Originally released in 1998 in Japan, Final Fantasy II never came to North America, but now RPG fans will be able to experience the emotion-packed sequel and its predecessor with all-new event scenes, enhanced graphics, and improved sound. Whether you're on a quest to recover a magical Crystal or on a journey to stop a merciless ruler, both games provide grand stories complemented with deep characterization and touching music.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.5
Parasite Eve II 78.

Parasite Eve II

Platform: PlayStation
September 12, 2000
Aya Brea is back. The Neo Mitochondrion Creature infestation has resurfaced and taken on a sinister twist. The outcome of this battle will determine earth's dominant species. Horrifying CG cinemas and sharper graphics bring the shocking new storyline to life as Aya hunts for the source of the outbreak. Fully-upgradable weapons, customizable armor, and a new, real-time battle system will aid in the conflict, along with powerful new Parasite Energy abilities.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.8
RayStorm 79.

RayStorm

Platform: PlayStation
December 31, 1996
Grab your oxygen mask and jump into the future of interplanetary defense. The year is 2219AD, and Earth's Star Federation has unleashed the R-GRAY advanced tactical combat fighter to save the planet from certain destruction at the hands of the bloodthirsty Secilia Federation. Despite impossible odds, you must now command a specially outfitted R-Gray fighter to defend Earth from certain destruction. Each fighter is equipped with lock-on lasters, pulse lasers, and a single devastating assault laser array that can destroy all sighted targets as once. Even with this technology at your disposal, the battle will not be easy. Earth's forces are depleted, and the merciless hordes of Secilia will settle for nothing less than complete annihilation of Earth. Fortunately, Star command has created two R-GRAY prototypes, so if you need extra firepower, a skilled friend can fly at your side. Whether you fly solo or with a friend, the intense sound, action, and arcade-perfect Hyper-3D visuals will blow you away!
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.6
Tales of Destiny II 80.

Tales of Destiny II

Platform: PlayStation
September 10, 2001
Embark on a heroic journey to discover the truth behind an enigmatic stranger and the ominous message she brings. For years, life in the sleepy village of Rasheans was routine and peaceful - that is, until the day a spacecraft crashed in a nearby forest leaving nothing but wreckage, a mysterious girl, and a desperate warning of catastrophe. Join Reid, Farah, and other valiant heroes as they set out to discover the origin of the stranded girl and the truth behind the fate of their worlds.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.5
Arc the Lad Collection 81.

Arc the Lad Collection

Platform: PlayStation
April 18, 2002
The Arc the Lad Collection is ultimately an interesting, varied, and rewarding experience that has a tendency to sometimes get bogged down.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.7
Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed 82.

Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed

Platform: PlayStation
February 29, 2000
Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed tests your driving skills while you test-drive some of Porsche's most popular cars. In the game, you'll compete in levels that feature twists, turns, and various driving conditions. You can participate in different types of races, including circuit, streetcar, open road, and more. Survive all the crashes, police, and track challenges to earn prizes and respect. With enough money, you can purchase different custom parts for your vehicle.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.3
MLB 2003 83.

MLB 2003

Platform: PlayStation
June 17, 2002
If you must have a baseball game that features the latest player rosters and you're bound to the old PlayStation, MLB 2003 is the best and only choice.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.4
Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete 84.

Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete

Platform: PlayStation
May 28, 1999
Return to the world of LUNAR, in the completely reworked 32-bit version of the RPG classic. Journey back to a place where dragons yet live, and magic is valued above all else. Join Alex, the young adventurer, as he begins a quest with his friends to save their land from the crushing advance of the Magic Emperor. Explore Dungeons, fight terrifying monsters, and gather information from the locals as you advance toward the explosive encounter with the Magic Emperor himself! Exciting, menu-driven combat will keep you challanged until the last. And, thanks to the storage power of CD and the PlayStation's built-in movie player, LUNAR contains nearly an hour of incredible animation sequences that will get you involved in the story faster than you ever thought possible. Get ready for the ride of your life...
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.7
Dragon Warrior VII 85.

Dragon Warrior VII

Platform: PlayStation
October 31, 2001
You plan to become a humble fisherman of peaceful Estard Island, the only land in a world of ocean. But when you discover the artifacts from an ancient land, you tear the fabric of time and unveil the world that once was. Transported to past lands, you must solve their mysteries and break the spell of annihilation. Prepare for your destiny!
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.5
NHL FaceOff 2001 86.

NHL FaceOff 2001

Platform: PlayStation
September 5, 2000
If you own either of the past two renditions of NHL FaceOff, you really have no reason to pick up 2001.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare 87.

Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare

Platform: PlayStation
June 18, 2001
From the moment Edward Carnby and Aline Cedrac set foot on Shadow Island, they are confronted by mysterious, evil creatures intent on thwarting their progress to recover 3 ancient tablets believed to hold the secret key to some incredible menacing phenomenon. Fears threaten from every corner. The slightest shadow could be hiding deep secrets, or concealing worse nightmares...
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.3
Tenchu 2: Birth of the Stealth Assassins 88.

Tenchu 2: Birth of the Stealth Assassins

Platform: PlayStation
August 7, 2000
Before the events of Tenchu, the House of Gohda is rocked by betrayal. As shadow warriors Rikimaru, Ayame and Tatsumaru, you are called on to restore pride to the name of your master. For you have been born to a life of honor... a life of stealth. Discover even more ways to slay your foes with 21 new stealth kill techniques. Take on the role of three ninja assassins, each with their own story and fighting techniques. Strike from the shadows in 29 new day and night stealth missions. Utilize a variety of new ninja weapons and items, like flaming arrows and invisibility.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.7
Mega Man X5 89.

Mega Man X5

Platform: PlayStation
February 1, 2001
The year is 21XX and the chaos of the Reploid Wars has passed. Lunar colonization is at its peak. The largest colony, Eurasia, is unexpectedly taken over by an unknown band of galactic terrorists. It's artificial gravity device has been hacked and Eurasia is now on a collision course with Earth. The only way to stop it is to deploy and ancient beam cannon, Codename: Enigma. Join Mega Man X and his pal, Zero as they race against time to collect the necessary parts to restart Enigma, prevent total annihilation and save life on Earth!
Metascore:
76
User Score:
9.0
Tomb Raider III 90.

Tomb Raider III

Platform: PlayStation
November 21, 1998
Join Lara in her biggest adventure to date in the phenomenal Tomb Raider series. Play through five huge worlds, in any order, on the quest for an ancient meteor rumored to have life-giving powers. New puzzles, environments, and even a few old enemies, like the infamous T-Rex await you. From the jungles of India to the icy wastes of Antarctica, across the rooftops of London and into the depths of Nevada's mysterious Area 51, Lara is ready for anything. Prepare to be amazed!
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.0
Triple Play Baseball 91.

Triple Play Baseball

Platform: PlayStation
March 12, 2001
Triple Play Baseball is one of those rare games that really draws you into the experience with fantastic gameplay and quality graphics and sound.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.2
Elemental Gearbolt 92.

Elemental Gearbolt

Platform: PlayStation
June 30, 1998
In a fantastic world divided by class and race, technology from a mysterious source has imbued a young prince with the key to unimaginable power. By means of a Neural Network Computer fueled by the grey matter of unfortunate 'volunteers', he plans to conquer the known world, replacing it with a new order of his design. The only fly in the ointment is disturbing reports of two powerful Elementals storming across the land on a direct course toward the palace. One or two players can assume the identities of these Elementals as they crusade for an unknown master toward a climactic battle. The gripping story unfolds by means of heart-stopping fully-3D action levels interspersed with gorgeous hand-drawn animation scenes. This is the game for which VISA was invented--what are you waiting for?
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Toy Story Racer 93.

Toy Story Racer

Platform: PlayStation
March 5, 2001
It's no Crash Team Racing, but Toy Story Racer provides plenty of challenge for young and old alike.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.4
Star Trek: Invasion 94.

Star Trek: Invasion

Platform: PlayStation
June 29, 2000
Stardate 54101.02 It's the 24th Century: Borg vessels are rapidly approaching near space, Romulans are suddenly attacking Federation vessels and a respected Starfleet Captian has turned renagade, taking his ship with him! As a hotshot pilot in the elite Red Squad tactical strike force, under the command of Lt. Commander Worf, you must uncover the plot behind this deadly pattern of events and fight back to save the universe from a doomsday scenario. Flying a prototype single seat combat fighter, codenamed "Valkyre", you and your squad members are in for the fight of your lives...
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.6
Mega Man Legends 2 95.

Mega Man Legends 2

Platform: PlayStation
October 24, 2000
Mega Man, Roll and all your favourites are back in an entirely new 3-D adventure. Far away, in an isolated wasteland, a mysterious girl and an infamous treasure have been discovered. It's the legendary "Sealed Key", rumoured to unlock an even greater mystery known as the Great Legacy. What power does the Great Legacy hold? Now, a race unfolds as Mega Man and his friends embark on a journey which will alter their destinies forever.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.8
Chicken Run 96.

Chicken Run

Platform: PlayStation
November 13, 2000
Behind the barbed wire fence of Tweedy Farm, Ginger is a chicken with a mission. Fearing for the lives of her friends, she is determined to escape to freedom before it is too late. To do this she enlists the help of Rocky, the smooth talking, flying Rooster...or is he? Guide a rescue attempt to get all of the chickens to safety before they end up as pies. To do this you will have to sneak around the farm collecting objects necessary for the escape. Be careful not to disturb the dogs and avoid being caught by Mr. and Mrs. Tweedy at all costs in this humorous, 3D action game.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.8
Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue! 97.

Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue!

Platform: PlayStation
November 30, 1999
As space hero Buzz Lightyear, you've got your hands full. Your best buddy, Woody, has been kidnapped by a greedy toy collector and it's going to be an all-out race against time to save him.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.0
X-Men: Mutant Academy 98.

X-Men: Mutant Academy

Platform: PlayStation
July 11, 2000
X-Men sticks close to the standard fighting game formula, and as a result, it manages to be fun for a short period of time.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.6
The Legend of Dragoon 99.

The Legend of Dragoon

Platform: PlayStation
June 11, 2000
A peaceful beginning. The legend was born 10,000 years ago. A violent uprising. A civilization of flying creatures enslave the human race. A bloody war. In a bid for freedom, the humans harness the spiritual forces of Dragons and triumph. Tranquility and harmony exist between all. But the past and the future are about to collide...Unveil a fantasy of Magnificence, Deception, Magical Combat and Retribution. Transform into Dragoons and unleash extraordinary powers. Incredibly diverse characters wield unique weapons and Dragoon attacks powered by the forces of Earth, Light, Fire, Wind, Lightning, Water and Darkness. Totally unique and innovative tactical combat "Additionals" System.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
9.0
Spider-Man 2: Enter: Electro 100.

Spider-Man 2: Enter: Electro

Platform: PlayStation
October 19, 2001
The city is at risk, and only you can save it from the evil clutches of an old enemy: the powerful Electro. He has a mysterious new device that will make his million volts of destruction even more deadly. But, with Spider-Man on the job, Electro is in for the shock of his life.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.4
Highs and Lows
Highest of the Month
  1. 85

    Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time

  2. 83

    Amnesia: Rebirth

  3. 83

    Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time

  4. 83

    Disc Room

  5. 82

    Ys Origin

    • Release Date: Oct 1, 2020
    • Rating: T
    • User Score: 8.5
    • Platform: Switch
Lowest of the Month
  1. 39

    Remothered: Broken Porcelain

    • Release Date: Oct 13, 2020
    • Rating: M
    • User Score: 5.9
    • Platform: PC
  2. 48

    Cloudpunk

    • Release Date: Oct 15, 2020
    • Rating: M
    • User Score: 2.3
    • Platform: Switch
  3. 53

    G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout

    • Release Date: Oct 13, 2020
    • Rating: T
    • User Score: 5.7
    • Platform: PS4
  4. 59

    Space Crew

    • Release Date: Oct 15, 2020
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: PC
  5. 59

    Zoids Wild: Blast Unleashed

    • Release Date: Oct 16, 2020
    • Rating: E10+
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: Switch