The PlayStation was launched in Japan on December 3, 1994, North America on September 9, 1995. Sony enjoyed a very successful launch with titles of almost every genre, including Battle Arena Toshinden, Twisted Metal, Warhawk, Air Combat Philosoma, and Ridge Racer. Almost all of Sony's and Namco's launch titles went on to spawn numerous sequels. It is nearly impossible to pick the ten best PlayStation 2 games, as there are too many amazing games to choose from. The following is in no particular order and, for the sake of brevity at least, largely ignores multiformat games, the Top 10 Games on PlayStation.
Final Fantasy is a media franchise created by Hironobu Sakaguchi and owned by Square Enix that includes video games, motion pictures, and other merchandise.
Metal Gear Solid
Metal Gear Solid is a stealth-action video game directed by Hideo Kojima. The game was developed by Konami Computer Entertainment Japan.
Resident Evil (known in Japan as Biohazard) is a survival horror video game series developed by Capcom.
Dino Crisis is a survival horror game developed and published by Capcom that was released for the Sony Playstation on July 1, 1999. It was produced and directed by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami.
Silent Hill is a survival horror video game franchise developed and published by Konami.
Tenchu is the title of a popular stealth game series wherein the player assumes the role of a ninja. Tenchu is known for its stealth gameplay, and the eerie settings of feudal Japan. It was one of the first ninja games to incorporate stealth, a very crucial aspect of Ninjutsu.
Tekken is a fighting game and is the first of the series of the same name. It was developed and published by Namco.
Gran Turismo (GT) is a hugely successful and critically acclaimed series of racing video games produced for the Sony PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 3 gaming systems. All of the games are said to simulate the appearance and performance of a large selection of vehicles, nearly all of which are licensed reproductions of real-world automobiles.
Parasite Eve is a survival horror role-playing game developed and published by Square (now Square Enix). The game is a sequel to the novel Parasite Eve, written by Hideaki Sena.
Winning Eleven is a soccer/football video game series made by Konami Tokyo. It is the original Japanese version of Pro Evolution Soccer. Winning Eleven's popularity has grown over the years, and is currently one of the most popular football games world-wide.