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Which PS1 game should I download for my PS3?

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped
Crash Team Racing
Chrono Cross
Chrono Trigger
Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy IX
Metal Gear Solid
Tomb Raider

I've decided to download a PS1 game for my PS3 and am torn between a few. I've always wanted try Crash 2: Cortex Strikes Back in full detail, as I never owned it but played some parts of it when I was around the age of 6. I owned Crash 3: Warped and played it frequently and considered it a classic, however I may be too used to the levels to still immerse my self in the game. One of the Spyro games was a consideration, however they don't appear to be on the EU PSN store. Final Fantasy IX is also a consideration to play as Vivi.

These are just some considerations but I'm welcoming to suggestions of PS1 games I have not yet played.



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You should download crash bandicoot 2!

What genre are you looking for?



BasilZero said:
What genre are you looking for?


Adventure.



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Warning: You will be disappointed. This is inevitable. Whether you are springing for a classic you've never tried, or a much loved game from when you were younger, the reality is not going to meet your expectations. So, remember that these games were made around 15 years ago, and lower your expectations accordingly.

Having said that, I bought Crash 3 for PS3 fairly recently after owning it on PS1, and despite how outdated it is, I've enjoyed it a great deal, so I recommend going for that.

EDIT: I should point out that Metal Gear Solid is very widely loved, but I honestly found it unplayable, it was so dated. And stay the hell away from Syphon Filter, especially if you've ever liked it in the past.



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Rainbow Yoshi said:
BasilZero said:
What genre are you looking for?


Adventure.


Gex
Gex : Enter the Gecko
Gex 3 : Deep Cover Gecko
Glover
Megaman X4
Megaman X5
Megaman X6
Megaman 8 Anniversary
Rayman
Strider 2
Tomba!
Tomba! 2
Klonoa Door to Phantomile
Castlevania Chronicles
Castlevania Symphony of the Night
Crash Bandicoot
Crash Bandicoot 2
Crash Bandicoot 3
Croc Adventure
Croc 2
Spyro the Dragon
Sypro the Dragon 2
Spyro Year of the Dragon




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While its not really adventure, Metal Gear Solid 1's gameplay has held up pretty well over the years. Gameplay wise its pretty much MGS2 and MGS3 with PS1 graphics.

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You mentioned Final Fantasy IX, if you are concerned about how well some of these older games are aging. Get FF9. It's very well made and came out late in the PS1 lifecycle, taking advantage of everything the system had to offer(to make an RPG). Though I didn't like it as much as 7 or 8, it is great in its own regard and pretty much just under tied with those titles.

As for action games? Go with jumping flash, can't recommend that game enough.

You could always time a good PS Plus month subscription. In the US there is Silent Hill for free this past week. In the past I've collected all 3 Crash Bandicoot games and the racing game, all 3 Siphon Filters, FF5, all 3 Resident Evils, and a few others over the course of a year. A ton of non-psone titles too, Shaft 2, Shift 2, Tomb Raider...you know what there are way too many games they give out for free with plus. With minis I'm probably pushing 100 games from Plus for free.

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