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1Our favourite childhood PlayStation 1 games

A seven year old me ran downstairs on Christmas morning to open a box. Inside was another, much heavier grey box with a strange opening and the letters “PS” on top. I had no idea what it was at the time. But it changed my life.

It’s been nearly 25 years since the PlayStation was first released. Even now there’s something beautiful about revisiting its blocky graphics and sometimes-failing soundtracks; back to the days when loading screens took forever but had awesome artwork and animation. Back in the days where games from films and TV programmes were actually decent. Back when it was cool to play games on your own…

Plus, let’s not forget the beautiful sound of the PlayStation starting up. I’m sure I wasn’t the only person to mimic it with, “byuuuuwoooiiiiibyuuuuuu… pishhwingggggdoobedoobedooodooobedoooo”


There were so many great, genre-defining games on PlayStation 1 that have helped shape games into what they are today. There were also plenty of not-so groundbreaking games that we still couldn’t help but love. With that, then, here are 10 of the best games on PS1 from our childhoods.

Claire is a recent graduate of Creative Writing who has some serious addiction problems... to video games, of course. Over the years, her addiction has led to copious amounts of back ache, frequently locking fingers and bouts of yelling profanities at inanimate objects. Her love of gaming began with NES, Atari and PlayStation One, and now she enjoys playing fantasy RPGs, indie games or anything else that takes her fancy.