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What's your favorite Sony home console?

PlayStation 150 18.14%
 
PlayStation 2 321 38.81%
 
PlayStation 3 115 13.91%
 
PlayStation 4 133 16.08%
 
PlayStation 5 108 13.06%
 
Total:827

PS1 followed closely by PS2.

Random 5 of my many favorites:

Metal Gear Solid

Parasite Eve

Suikoden 2

Crash Team Racing

Tekken 3



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PS2, but PS4 is not far away.
Imho, PS2 and Snes, and PS4 comes very close behind.

Hard to chose only 5, but....

Dragon Quest: 8/ RE:4 / MGS3: Snake Eater /God of War 2/ Shadow of the Colossus.

Last edited by Manlytears - on 10 May 2022

GoTY 2022:

I miss the logo sounds. Just wasn't the same with PS4, though it's a not too distant second to PS2.

This sound effect is burned into my brain on an instinct level, in a good way.

I also haven't experienced PS5 yet, though even if I had I don't see it overtaking PS4 or PS2 this early.



For me, the original Playstation. So many fond memories with that as a kid.

My nr1 was an easy choice for me but the rest was hard as therr are so many great games that deserve to be in the top 5.

1. Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2
2. Crash Team Racing
3. Twisted Metal 2
4. Crash 2
5. Tekken 3



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Zkuq said:

PS2. It's better than PS1, and it plays PS1 games as well. As far as I care, it didn't have any major flaws, unlike the newer consoles. PS3? Plagued by DLC and online pass. PS4? Terrible backwards compatibility (i.e. none), poor discounts despite sales moving towards digital distribution, and I wasn't terribly impressed with the games either. PS5? OK-ish backwards compatibility, but other than that, I'm expecting it to become more of what PS4 was (with terrible availability and consequently pricing as well).

Or, another view: PS1 and PS2 didn't have any nonsense, which started appearing with PS3 and kind of got worse later. It's really more of an issue with the gaming industry in general, but that doesn't really help the newer PS consoles in comparison with the older ones.

The only two flaws the PS2 had, imo, were the dreaded DRE and its relative lack of power compared to Gamecube and Xbox. But with its stellar games, you didn't really miss the added power all that much. DRE, on the other hand, that really ticked me off. My launch console didn't even make it six months. I remember being on the phone with customer service (this was before it became a a thing and Sony lost its lawsuit), holding the phone up to the console so the woman on the other end could hear it squealing like a dying dolphin due to the laser mis-reading haha. It wasn't until the Slim dropped that I finally rid myself of that generation's RROD .

Still, it was the best console that gen by an eon and a half. It wasn't even close. 



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It was a tough call for me between the PS1 and PS2 but my PS1 list would only consist of Final Fantasy and Resident Evil so for the sake of variety I go with the PS2.

1. Final Fantasy XII
2. Silent Hill 2
3. Metal Gear Solid 3
4. Castlevania Lament of Innocence
5. Shadow of the Colossus

Side Note: Konami was such a beast in that era. Hard to imagine nowadays but they were top notch in the 90s and 2000s.



JackHandy said:
Zkuq said:

PS2. It's better than PS1, and it plays PS1 games as well. As far as I care, it didn't have any major flaws, unlike the newer consoles. PS3? Plagued by DLC and online pass. PS4? Terrible backwards compatibility (i.e. none), poor discounts despite sales moving towards digital distribution, and I wasn't terribly impressed with the games either. PS5? OK-ish backwards compatibility, but other than that, I'm expecting it to become more of what PS4 was (with terrible availability and consequently pricing as well).

Or, another view: PS1 and PS2 didn't have any nonsense, which started appearing with PS3 and kind of got worse later. It's really more of an issue with the gaming industry in general, but that doesn't really help the newer PS consoles in comparison with the older ones.

The only two flaws the PS2 had, imo, were the dreaded DRE and its relative lack of power compared to Gamecube and Xbox. But with its stellar games, you didn't really miss the added power all that much. DRE, on the other hand, that really ticked me off. My launch console didn't even make it six months. I remember being on the phone with customer service (this was before it became a a thing and Sony lost its lawsuit), holding the phone up to the console so the woman on the other end could hear it squealing like a dying dolphin due to the laser mis-reading haha. It wasn't until the Slim dropped that I finally rid myself of that generation's RROD .

Still, it was the best console that gen by an eon and a half. It wasn't even close. 

PS2 was also dreadful with textures. They were blurry as hell compared to the other 3 systems which used pretty high res for the time. .  PS2 also was horrible with jaggies. I didn't like how so many PS2 games had a greenish hugh to them.

Much prefer how Gamecube,DC,Xbox rendered games native to that their hardware.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

For me, even if I have only played a few games made for the system, the PS5 takes the crown.
I never liked the feel of the original playstation controller. It felt pointy in the palm of my hand while playing and the shoulder buttons strained my fingers a bit when used. The controller was basically the same in feel on PS1, PS2 and PS3. I skipped the PS4 so cannot say alot about that controller. But the feel of the PS5 controller is near perfection.

The PS5 with its subscription services is a gold mine for someone who didn't have a PS4. Almost all of the games I wanted to play on the previous system is included in PS+ so I have used it to play a lot of the gems I missed out on the past generation. The UI and feel of the menu make it very convenient for me to use. The sound of the system menu is so soothing that I sometimes turn it on just to have that sound in the background while doing other stuff.

When it comes to the games I have not played that many made for the system. Mostly replayed classics and games released for PS4. But the potential for the system is higher than any other console from Sony. And my first impression of it floors any other home console.

1. The last of us (PS4 verison, remaster of a PS3 game, played on PS5....Still the best)
2. It takes two
3. Elden Ring
4. Kena Bridge of spirits
5. Astros playroom



Can't vote the PS2, it's the only SIE console I never owned.

So the PS4



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I have liked every PlayStation console except for PS3. In fact, I think PS3 is the worst console from the big 3 ever made, tied with Wii U.

I enjoy my PS5 immensely even though the library is not that great yet. But the OS, extremely fast loading times, and the fact that almost every game runs at 60fps, and improves most PS4 games as well, is awesome for me.
PS4 had a very good selection of games and got rid of all the problems PS3 had.
I went through a gaming hiatus during the PS2 era, but I can obviously see how good the console and its library was, and enjoyed a fair share of games later on.
PS1 was an absolute game changer, I loved the fact that I had an N64 and most of my friends owned a PS1, such a different approach and library, awesome to be able to enjoy both sides.

Ultimately I vote for PS5 because of the BC, making it essentially a beefed up PS4 and a PS5 in one.