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PlayStation is celebrating its 25 year anniversary this week.  They are celebrating all week long on the PlayStation blog - you can check it out at:

https://blog.us.playstation.com/2019/12/02/celebrating-25-years-of-play/

Thought it would be fun to look back on all of the great games released over the years.

Here are my top 25 games - noting the system and year of release.  It was interesting to look back at each system's library.

For a series - I only included my favorite game of the series (not including Crash and Crash Team Racing together).

RANK TITLE SYSTEM RELEASE YEAR
1 THE LAST OF US PS3 2013
2 UNCHARTED 2:  AMONG THIEVES PS3 2009
3 TONY HAWK'S PRO SKATER PS1 1999
4 RED DEAD REDEMPTION PS3 2010
5 RESIDENT EVIL PS1 1996
6 GOD OF WAR PS4 2018
7 GRAND THEFT AUTO:  VICE CITY PS2 2002
8 BLOODBORNE PS4 2015
9 THE ELDER SCROLLS V:  SKYRIM PS3 2011
10 THE LAST GUARDIAN PS4 2016
11 CALL OF DUTY 4:  MODERN WARFARE PS3 2007
12 CRASH BANDICOOT PS1 1996
13 TIME SPLITTERS 2 PS2 2002
14 HORIZON:  ZERO DAWN PS4 2017
15 FINAL FANTASY VII PS1 1997
16 SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS PS2 2005
17 TOMB RAIDER PS1 1996
18 GRAN TURISMO 3 PS2 2001
19 METAL GEAR SOLID PS1 1998
20 STREET FIGHTER IV PS3 2009
21 TWISTED METAL PS1 1995
22 CRASH TEAM RACING PS1 1999
23 MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN PS4 2018
24 GUITAR HERO II PS2 2006
25 SPYRO THE DRAGON PS1 1998

What are your top 25 games?  Don't have the time to screw around at work like I do?  Name at least some of your favorite games in the comments below.



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In no particular order:

Destruction Derby PS1

Bottom Of The Ninth PS1

Worms PS1

Final Fantasy Tactics PS1

Uncharted 2 PS3

Uncharted 3 PS3

Uncharted: Golden Abyss Vita

Infamous PS3

Infamous 2 PS3

Hitman HD Collection PS3

Earth Defense Force 4.1 PS4

Earth Defense Force 5 PS4

Demon Gaze Vita

Freedom Wars Vita

EDF 2017 Portable Vita

EDF 2 Vita

Wolfenstien The New Order PS4

Hyperdimension Neptunia Rebirth Vita

Horizon: Zero Dawn PS4

Demon's Souls PS3

Just Cause 2 PS3

Grand Theft Auto 3 PS2

Final Fantasy 13 PS3

Dead Nation Vita, PS3, PS4

Infamous: Second Son

There are a ridiculous amount of games that could be on this list, and a true top 25 would drive me to madness. I wouldn't even want to rank the games I've listed here.



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1. Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne - PS2

2. Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky - PS3

3. Atelier Ayesha: Alchemist of Dusk - PS3

4. Tales of Eternia - PS1

5. Devil May Cry 3 - PS2

In no particular order

Gravity Rush - PSV

Tales of Xillia 2 - PS3

Tales of Zestiria - PS3

God Hand - PS2

Crash Bandicoot 3 - PS1

Devil May Cry - PS2

Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy - PS2

Klonoa: Door to Phantomile - PS1

Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga - PS2

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner Raidou Kuzunoha vs The Soulless Army - PS2



Never played Wolfenstein. I think it's free this month on PSNOW- will have to check it out!



In no particular order

 Uncharted 2 – ps3
Uncharted 4 – ps4
The Last of Us – ps3
Shadow of the Collossus – Ps2
Bloodborne – ps4
Dark Souls – Ps3
Final Fantasy 7 – Ps1
Final Fantasy 12 – Ps2
God of war 3 – Ps3
God of war – ps4
Horizon Zero Dawn – ps4
Nier Automata – ps4
Witcher 3 Wild Hunt – ps4
Suikoden 2 – ps1
Suikoden 3 – ps2
Suikoden V – ps2
Monster Hunter World – ps4
Skyrim – ps3
Dragon Quest VIII – Ps2
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater – ps2
Resident Evil 2 – ps1
Chrono Trigger – Ps1
Castlevania Simphony of the night – ps1
Breath of Fire IV – Ps1
Ni No Kuni – ps3

 



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Zombie9ers said:

Never played Wolfenstein. I think it's free this month on PSNOW- will have to check it out!

I hope you do! I won't get into gameplay for spoiler purposes, but the game engine was top notch imo.

Jpcc86 said:

In no particular order

 Uncharted 2 – ps3
Uncharted 4 – ps4
The Last of Us – ps3
Shadow of the Collossus – Ps2
Bloodborne – ps4
Dark Souls – Ps3
Final Fantasy 7 – Ps1
Final Fantasy 12 – Ps2
God of war 3 – Ps3
God of war – ps4
Horizon Zero Dawn – ps4
Nier Automata – ps4
Witcher 3 Wild Hunt – ps4
Suikoden 2 – ps1
Suikoden 3 – ps2
Suikoden V – ps2
Monster Hunter World – ps4
Skyrim – ps3
Dragon Quest VIII – Ps2
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater – ps2
Resident Evil 2 – ps1
Chrono Trigger – Ps1
Castlevania Simphony of the night – ps1
Breath of Fire IV – Ps1
Ni No Kuni – ps3

 

See, this is why these lists are so difficult when they encompass so much content. I don't even have any God Of War on mine, and I love that series. Oooo well.



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Top 4 in Order

1. The Last of Us

2. Death Stranding

3. Horizon Zero Dawn

4. God of War 2018

Remaining 20 in no order

Gran Turismo Sport

Jak and Daxter

God of War 2005

Killzone 2

Killzone 3

Metal Gear Solid 2

Metal Gear Solid 3

MLB The Show (Any Year)

Bioshock

Arizona Sunshine

Farpoint

Moss

Beat Saber

Days Gone

Final Fantasy X

Infamous

Resistance 

Heavenly Sword

PlayStation Home

Jak 3

Gran Turismo 4

The top 4 are in their own league as far as I am concerned. The rest where all incredible experiences, but lacked the 10/10 quality of the top 4. I would put the other 21 titles in the 95 - 99 range. There are plenty more titles I would consider in the same range, but with only 21 spots to fill, these are the stand outs amoung that crowd. 

It has been a 25 year relationship of learning and growing with PlayStation. I hope to learn and grow even more over the next 25 years. 



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Days Gone almost cracked my top 25 - it was a real toss up between that and Spyro - such a fantastic game!  The first time taking down a herd was so exhilarating.



1. God of War 2018
2. MGS 4
3. Uncharted 2
4. inFAMOUS
5. Dead Space 2
6. Dead Space 1
7. TLoU
8. LBP
9. Transistor
10. Thumper
11. Uncharted 4
12. Horizon ZD
13. Pyre
14. Resident Evil 4
15. Twisted Metal 2
16. SotC
17. Brothers: AToTS
18. Portal 2
19. Astrobot
20. Beat Saber
21. Cuphead
22. Syphon Filter
23. Heavy Rain
24. Batman Arkham Asylum
25. Goldeneye

Runner Ups:

Doom 2016

Resogun

Until Dawn

Still haven’t played/finished:
Journey
Bloodborne
The Witcher 3
Breath of the Wild (will be my first Zelda)



In no particular order:

Metal Gear Solid 1-4 (legendary), Persona 3, 4, 5 (the best JRPGs of all time), The Last Of Us, the Yakuza Games, Uncharted 2/4, Dragon Quest 8 (PS2) & 11 (PS4), Clock Tower 3 (PS2), Haunting Ground (PS2), DBZ Budokai 3 (PS2), Digimon World 1 und 3 (PS1), Death Stranding (PS4), Tales of Vesperia, God of War (PS4), Detroit Become Human (PS4) and many more. Next Year coming 3 Games in my Top 25, thats sure: The Last of Us 2, Ghost of Tsushima and Persona 5 Royal.



Game of the Year 2020: Ghost of Tsushima, Persona 5 Royal or The Last of Us 2 ?!