The From A to Z series lets our editors go back and take a look at games from past generations that are classics, overlooked gems, or just titles they remember fondly. The idea behind this is to pick five games from each letter of the alphabet, once a week to showcase. This delivers 26 weeks and 130 games to talk about. Hopefully it sparks some conversation, and of course plenty of memories.
Our first series will focus on Sony’s first entry into the console business, the PlayStation.
Let’s continue with the letter “D”.
There were a lot of fighting games on the PSOne but few are as sought after as the Darkstalkers series. The third iteration is by far the pinnacle of the series, and also the last one we ever saw. Gamers (including myself) are still waiting on the fourth entry in the series.
Dead in the Water
Already another Twisted Metal-style game making the list, and once again it has to do with aquatic destruction. Dead in the Water was an interesting title, not great, but I am still nostalgic for the genre so it makes the list.
Destruction Derby 2
The original Destruction Derby was the best thing about the initial demo disc that came with the PSOne. The second game was an instant classic. Still one of my favorite racing games on the system.
Die Hard Trilogy
The PSOne era was not know for licensed games, especially not ones this good. This mix of three genres actually worked mixing an action, light gun, and driving game into one package that spanned the first three films. It is still unique and fun.
Everyone has played Doom. So why is it on this list? Well the PSOne version of the game came packed with more content than anyone could shake a stick at, including new areas and secrets. It was the definitive console version, and still might be.
Tune in next week for the next collection of titles.