Playstation ROMs

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Yu-Gi-Oh Forbidden Memories  Cover Thumbnail Yu-Gi-Oh Forbidden Memories
Console: Playstation
Genre: Action, Role Playing, Turn Based Tactics
Year: 2002
4.1 263816
Crash Bandicoot - Warped  Cover Thumbnail Crash Bandicoot - Warped
Console: Playstation
Genre: Action, Platform
Year: 1998
4.2 224510
Crash Bandicoot  Cover Thumbnail Crash Bandicoot
Console: Playstation
Genre: Action, Platform
Year: 1996
4.1 211338
Metal Slug X  Cover Thumbnail Metal Slug X
Console: Playstation
Genre: Action, Platform, Shooter
Year: 2001
4.1 204442
Marvel Super Heroes Vs. Street Fighter  Cover Thumbnail Marvel Super Heroes Vs. Street Fighter
Console: Playstation
Genre: Action, Fighting
Year: 1999
4.1 142070
Crash Bandicoot 2 - Cortex Strikes Back  Cover Thumbnail Crash Bandicoot 2 - Cortex Strikes Back
Console: Playstation
Genre: Action, Platform
Year: 1997
4.2 138029
Dragon Ball GT - Final Bout  Cover Thumbnail Dragon Ball GT - Final Bout
Console: Playstation
Genre: Action, Fighting
Year: 1997
3.6 136168
Grand Theft Auto 2  Cover Thumbnail Grand Theft Auto 2
Console: Playstation
Genre: Action, Racing
Year: 1999
4.2 112104
Digimon World  Cover Thumbnail Digimon World
Console: Playstation
Genre: Unknown
Year: 2000
4.5 101836
Resident Evil 2  Cover Thumbnail Resident Evil 2 - Disc #1
Console: Playstation
Genre: Horror
Year: 1998
4.2 99814
Mega Man X4  Cover Thumbnail Mega Man X4
Console: Playstation
Genre: Action, Platform, Shooter
Year: 1997
4.1 98924
Mortal Kombat 4  Cover Thumbnail Mortal Kombat 4
Console: Playstation
Genre: Action, Fighting
Year: 1998
4.2 97967
Gran Turismo 2  Cover Thumbnail Gran Turismo 2 - v1.0
Console: Playstation
Genre: Racing
Year: 2000
4.1 95067
CTR - Crash Team Racing  Cover Thumbnail CTR - Crash Team Racing
Console: Playstation
Genre: Racing
Year: 1999
4.1 86277
Harvest Moon - Back To Nature  Cover Thumbnail Harvest Moon - Back To Nature
Console: Playstation
Genre: Role Playing, Simulation
Year: 2000
4.4 85145
Dragon Ball Z - Ultimate Battle 22  Cover Thumbnail Dragon Ball Z - Ultimate Battle 22
Console: Playstation
Genre: Action, Fighting
Year: 2002
3.5 82541
Digimon World 3  Cover Thumbnail Digimon World 3
Console: Playstation
Genre: Unknown
Year: 2002
4.2 76680
Marvel Vs. Capcom - Clash Of Super Heroes  Cover Thumbnail Marvel Vs. Capcom - Clash Of Super Heroes
Console: Playstation
Genre: Action, Fighting
Year: 2000
4.1 76365
Mortal Kombat Trilogy  Cover Thumbnail Mortal Kombat Trilogy - v1.1
Console: Playstation
Genre: Action, Fighting
Year: 1996
4.2 68392
Metal Gear Solid  Cover Thumbnail Metal Gear Solid - Disc #1 - v1.0
Console: Playstation
Genre: Action, Adventure, Shooter, Strategy
Year: 1999
4.3 64074
X-Men Vs. Street Fighter  Cover Thumbnail X-Men Vs. Street Fighter
Console: Playstation
Genre: Action, Fighting
Year: 1998
3.6 61413
Final Fantasy IX  Cover Thumbnail Final Fantasy IX - Disc #1 - v1.0
Console: Playstation
Genre: Action, Role Playing
Year: 2001
4.5 58217
Spyro - Year Of The Dragon  Cover Thumbnail Spyro - Year Of The Dragon - v1.0
Console: Playstation
Genre: Action, Platform
Year: 2000
4.5 56901
Medal Of Honor  Cover Thumbnail Medal Of Honor
Console: Playstation
Genre: Action, Shooter
Year: 1999
4.1 55171
Castlevania - Symphony Of The Night  Cover Thumbnail Castlevania - Symphony Of The Night
Console: Playstation
Genre: Action, Role Playing
Year: 1997
4.4 55069

Console History: Playstation


The story behind Sony’s PlayStation is a fascinating and dramatic one. Would you have ever guessed that the PlayStation began as a joint venture between Nintendo and Sony? That’s right. The console that would solidify Sony as a gaming giant shouldn’t have even existed.

Back in the days of the SNES, Nintendo was interested in using the brand new CD technology of the time to enhance its console. They wanted to create a CD add-on for the SNES, similar to the Sega Genesis’s Sega CD, which it was competing against. Nintendo approached Sony for helping creating such an add-on, and Sony agreed.

However, on the day of the Consumer Electronic Show in 1991 when Nintendo was meant to announce the SNES-CD, they instead announced they had cancelled their partnership with Sony and were instead partnering with Phillips (though no SNES CD add-on would ever see the light of day). At this very same CES, Sony had announced their new “Play Station” console that was compatible with SNES games, but following Nintendo’s surprise announcement, Sony backed out of the project.

Sony then went to Sega, Nintendo’s main competitor, to try and work out a deal for a standalone console, but Sega turned them down. Rejected by both major gaming companies, Sony set out to create its own game console — and it succeeded hugely. Dropping the space from the name to avoid legal repercussions from Nintendo, the new PlayStation would go on to blow the Sega Saturn out of the water and even greatly outsell the Nintendo 64. It first went on sale in Japan at the end of 1994 and reached North America and Europe by September of 1995.

This newcomer to the gaming industry surprised everyone. Sony was already entering a crowded market, competing against the 3DO Interactive Multiplayer, the Atari Jaguar, the Sega Saturn, and eventually the Nintendo 64. It had the advantage of hitting the scene two years earlier than the N64 in Japan and one year earlier in North America, but it was a 32-bit console up against Nintendo’s 64-bit console.

Still, the PlayStation proved that it could handle its own with incredible 3D games that amazed gamers at the time. Games like Crash Bandicoot, Banjo Kazooie, Gran Turismo, Final Fantasy, Rayman, and Spyro the Dragon cemented the PlayStation as a revolutionary console that gamers loved.

Its controller took on the form that would come to define modern gaming controllers. Past controllers were essentially plastic rectangles with different button configurations, but the original PlayStation controller added thick handles and two more shoulder buttons — a staple of modern gaming controllers. They also opted to use shapes for their buttons (an X, circle, triangle, and square) rather than letters, a departure from its competitors that would come to symbolize the PlayStation brand.

The original PlayStation controller, however, was phased out surprisingly soon and replaced by the Dual Analog Controller in mid-1997, which was subsequently replaced by the DualShock in late 1997 in Japan and early 1998 in North America. The DualShock had several improvements that made it substantially better than the original controller: it had two analog sticks for better directional movement, it had two more buttons (L3 and R3) that were activated by clicking the analog sticks, and it had two rumble motors that allowed for fantastic feedback. The DualShock brand and style would go on to become so popular that Sony still uses it today, and it has influenced controller design across the gaming industry.

Shortly after the release of the PlayStation successor, the PlayStation 2, Sony released a redesigned version of the original PlayStation called the PSOne that was slimmer, smaller, and white instead of grey.

Nowadays, the PlayStation is often referred to as the PS, PSOne, PS1, or PSX. It’s an extremely popular console to emulate since it was the first massively popular console to use CDs, which were easy to rip games files off of for PC emulation. As the best-selling console of its generation, the PlayStation has nestled its way into many people’s hearts, and the ability for those people to play their favorite console on their PC, smartphone, or tablet is mind-blowing.

As one of the most modern devices that is easy to emulate, the PlayStation offers relatively great graphics and a massive game library of unique hits. This is a console that will live on in emulators for many years to come.