5 Amazing Game Series and Esports That Started on PlayStation 1


The PlayStation 1 (PS1) was the first game console to feature a disc drive, and it was at the time considered the best gaming platform. The console went on to become the most popular gaming platform on the market and helped Sony become a household name in gaming. The PS1’s library is rife with beloved titles that came from some of the most celebrated game developers.

The early PlayStation games are now considered classics, and some have even been developed into Esports. If you visit the VamosGG eSports website, you can find out which ones are on offer or talked about there.

Some of the most popular games ever made were originally released on this PlayStation 1 system but, unfortunately, only a handful of these games can be played today. So, what is the best way for both gamers and esports fans to play these games? If you happen to have a PlayStation 1, you can find an emulator that will let you play these games. But you don’t need to worry about the hassle of that. A lot of websites have now converted all these games into playable downloadable files, so you can download them and play them very easily. So, here are 5 amazing game series that started on PlayStation 1.

  • Metal Gear Solid

Metal Gear is one of the most legendary game series of all time. It started on the Sony PlayStation 1 and has been going strong ever since. Metal Gear Solid is the name of a series of stealth video games that began in 1998 with the release of Metal Gear Solid on the PlayStation 1. The Metal Gear series was created by Hideo Kojima and released by Konami for the PlayStation. The first game in the series, Metal Gear, was released in 1987 in Japan and 1988 in the United States. The games follow the story of Solid Snake, an operative of a paramilitary organization called “Philanthropic Front” that fights against the world’s ruling spy agency, the “Central Intelligence Organization” (C.I.O.).

  • Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver was an action-adventure, first-person video game that Silicon & Synapse developed and Eidos Interactive published in 1999 for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 1. It was the second in the series of Legacy of Kain following 1996’s Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain. The game was a critical and commercial success and was compared to games such as Half-Life, Resident Evil, and Far Cry and games in the Tomb Raider series. The year after its PlayStation release, it was ported to the Sega Dreamcast in 2000. 

  • The Syphon Filter

Syphon Filter is a third-person shooter stealth game that was developed by Eidetic and released by 989 Studios exclusively on the Sony PlayStation 1 in 1999. It has since spawned 2 direct sequels, 2000’s Syphon Filter 2 and Syphon Filter 3 in 2001, as well as Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain, Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror, and Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow. All of these subsequent titles have been PlayStation exclusive, so those with other consoles are missing out! 

  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night was released in 1997 for the PlayStation 1, as a direct sequel to Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, with gameplay taking place 4 years later. It was a big hit and stands firmly amongst a series of games that are regarded as some of the greatest in the series’ history. Eventually, we will review each game in the series and tell you why they are a must-play for all Castlevania fans.

  • Chrono Cross

Square’s 1999 Chrono Cross, which takes place in the same world as Chrono Trigger, is one of the most beloved Japanese role-playing games of all time. It’s a spiritual predecessor to Square Enix’s Final Fantasy series and shares many of the same elements: a collection of memorable characters, an apocalyptic styled plot, and a gorgeous and innovative style that serves to evoke a sense of awe and wonder. Chrono Cross is a game series that is known by gamers as a “masterpiece” but has a relatively low profile compared to its contemporaries. The game was released in 1999 but never got much attention until it was released as part of the Japanese Ultimate Hits release in 2006, which is when it got a lot of attention. The game is a role-playing game that stars the main character Serge, who is a boy whose village is attacked by the evil Lavos, a creature that steals the time energy from humans. Serge is taken to the future to fight Lavos, but unfortunately, he is defeated and loses his memories.

It is good to know that all of the above are either Esports already or have at least been considered and that you can also have fun with an old PlayStation or emulator to experience the games. We can game in several ways to vary things. If you want to compete with others online, and form like-minded friendships, or perhaps rivalries, then go for the Esports options of the original PlayStation games.