Approaching three decades since Sony entered the console market it’s easy to forget just how rich and diverse the PlayStation’s library was. It’s abundance of racing games, survival horrors, stealth-action, sports sims and beat ‘em ups ushered in a new era of 3D gaming, supported by a cast of iconic characters and mascots establishing themselves on the platform too. It’s darn-near impossible to pick a top 15 best of list, but here are 15 none-the-less who’s legacy shines bright.
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
Alongside Solid Snake, Naughty Dog’s anthropomorphic marsupial is amongst the most iconic of the original PlayStation’s mascots. The first game’s tricky platforming and whimsical humour established Crash Bandicoot as synonymous with the platform and its sequel Cortex Strikes Back refined the experience further with graphical enhancements and more intuitive level designs. A handful of trial-and-error set pieces aside, Crash 2’s challenge was firm but fair, delivering a spinning romp through jungles, frozen tundra, and outer space which holds up as the best in the series.