Best 48 PlayStation Games Ranked by Japanese Gamers: Final Fantasy VII Is on Top

on May 23, 2015 3:07 PM

The first PlayStation took Japan by storm in 1994, and since then the PlayStation brand has remained in the heart of many Japanese gamers. But what are the games that got them hooked?

The prominent research firm Goo Ranking held a survey to see which are the original PlayStation games that remained in the hearts of the Japanese.

Here’s the result:

  1. Final Fantasy VII
  2. Resident Evil (Series)
  3. Boku no Natsuyasumi
  4. Final Fantasy Tactics
  5. Ridge Racer
  6. Dance Revolution
  7. Parappa the Rapper
  8. Arc the Lad (Series)
  9. Tokimeki Memorial (Series)
  10. Suikoden
  11. Monster Rancher (Series)
  12. Crash Bandicoot
  13. PoPoLoCrois
  14. Xenogears
  15. ChoroQ
  16. SaGa Frontier (Series)
  17. Valkyrie Profile
  18. Atelier Marie: The Alchemist of Salburg
  19. Digimon World
  20. Ace Combat
  21. Wild Arms
  22. Revelations: Persona
  23. Chocobo Racing
  24. Theme Park
  25. Mega Man Legends
  26. Gunparade March
  27. The Conbini Ano Machi o Dokusen Seyo
  28. Front Mission (Series)
  29. Warriors of Fate
  30. Ore no Shikabane wo Koete Yuke
  31. Chocobo Stallion
  32. Tokyo Majin
  33. King’s Field II
  34. Policenauts
  35. Burger Burger
  36. Klonoa: Door to Phantomile
  37. Kagero: Deception II
  38. Brave Fencer Musashi
  39. Linda Cube: Again
  40. Tecmo’s Deception: Invitation to Darkness
  41. Double Cast
  42. Tobal (Series)
  43. Astronōka
  44. Carnage Heart EZ: Easy Zapping
  45. Einhänder
  46. Circadia
  47. The Legend of Dragoon
  48. Shadow Tower

Predictably, Final Fantasy VII is at the top, but there are many masterpiece of our adolescence/childhood mixed in the list, alongside quite a few games that are probably unknown to most western gamers.

The poll is the aggregation of the results of a questionnaire by Research Plus. 500 respondents (250 men and 250 women) participated between April 7th and April 10th.

Do you recognize yourself in those results? Or maybe there are other games on the Original PlayStation that captured your heart?

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.