Sony’s follow-up to the PlayStation that sold 102 million copies certainly blew its predecessor out of the water, selling around 155 million units.
Initially released in 2000, anyone of a certain age will have spent many hours on the console which was way ahead of its time in terms of graphics, although a long way back to what we have now.
Gaming Bible have conducted their own research into the top three games on the console to ever come out, awarding points to games from tier/goat lists from major gaming outlets and established YouTube channels.
Although not ranked with the bronze, silver and gold medals, the three games picked out are the top three, so it will be down to personal preference and experience to rank the games fully.
So without any further ado, let’s get into the top three games on Sony’s millennium masterpiece.
3. Shadow of the Colossus – 2005 (developed by Team ICO and Japan Studio)
Shadow of the Colossus was one of those games that got you hooked from the get go, with no distractions in their open world adventure.
You play as a horse riding protagonist, with the goal of slaying giant creatures along the way. Although the storyline wasn’t the best aspect of the game, the huge twist at the end certainly provided shock and entertainment for players.
Given the success in the early 2000s, the game was rereleased for PlayStation 4 in 2018, so experienced gamers could get hit with nostalgia.
2. Metal Gear 3: Snake Eater – 2004 (developed by Konami)
After switching the protagonist from the opening game to the series to the follow-up, Konami reverted back to the more successful character in their third instalment in the Metal Gear Solid franchise. Something Call of Duty should take note from with their Battle Royale hit Warzone.
The game was set as a prequel over 40 years prior to the first release, set in an alternate world Cold War setting.
Konami introduced a new up close and personal combat system in the game, helping it outrank their other releases in the franchise on this list.
1. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – 2004 (developed by Rockstar North)
Casual and hardcore gamers alike need no introduction to the Grand Theft Auto series. Before all the glitz and glamour of the incredible GTA5, this was the table topper of Rockstar’s GTA releases, blowing the likes of Vice City out of the water.
Although graphics wise and map size, it can’t compete with the new releases, San Andreas was way ahead of its time.
Most gamers will remember the hours they spent on the PS2 trying to complete this game, but more people have been exposed to it recently with memes made around protagonist CJ’s comments following a cutscene.