10 PS One Classics Games Worth Buying On Your PSP (While You Still Can)

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Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night

A screenshot from the game featuring Alucard standing by a large open window of an ornate stone corridor, while Zombie monsters slowly approach him from both sides of the screen.
Alucard faces many creatures of the night during his adventure through Castlevania.

Suikoden

A screenshot showing a garden area and multiple characters going about their way, with some tending to the plants, and others conversing at an ornate round table.
The cast of characters is robust and varied in the Suikoden games.

Alundra

A screenshot from the game showing Alundra in a dungeon area, having just opened a treasure chest atop a platform, with water flowing down channels on either side, and staircases leading further into the depths.
Fans of classic Zelda games will feel right at home with Alundra.

Tomba!

A screenshot from the game showing Tomba hanging onto a fuzzy ball suspended by a string that goes off screen, while a fiery creature passes by underneath him.
Even today, you’d be hard pressed to find 2D platformers as unique as Tomba!

Xenogears

A screenshot from the game, showing the character Fei sitting in a wooden chair under a spotlight in a dark room. A large cross shaped pendant hangs overhead, and text is shown on the screen that says: “Dreams… A life of a man named Lacan… And the lives of countless other men… All but dreams…”
If you’re a fan of RPGs with great stories, Xenogears is for you.

R4: Ridge Racer Type 4

A screenshot from the game showing a white and red colored car that the player is controlling, racing on a track at night time. The game’s interface shows the speedometer, map, placement, and lap times in the corners of the screen.
The fourth Ridge Racer game improved the series in many ways.

Suikoden II

A screenshot from the game showing a battle scene, with two characters from the player’s party mounting attacks against enemy soldiers, while the other four prepare for their turns.
Suikoden II is one of the most sought after PS1 games.

Chrono Cross

A screenshot from the game showing Serge, the main player character, standing outside of an island house in one of the colorful town areas of the game, with other folks nearby tending to their own various activities, and the sea in the distance toward the horizon.
Chrono Cross is a very vibrant and fascinating RPG.

Jet Moto

A screenshot from the game showing the player’s hovercraft jumping off of a ramp and flying through the air towards the sandy bank and water below.
Jet Moto was Sony’s answer to Nintendo’s popular Wave Race 64.

Vagrant Story

A screenshot from the game showing a conversation between the protagonist and an antagonist character, in a setting with ornate carved stone and metalwork. A speech bubble similar to a comic book has the words: “Show… a little more respect… for faerie tales, Riskbreaker.”
If you enjoy unique gameplay in your RPGs, you might like Vagrant Story.

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I’ve a knack for tutorials & how-to’s, unusual perspectives that express themselves thru words, and I love writing about video games, especially wholesome ones.

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