5 Forgotten PlayStation 1 Survival Games
When the PS1 came out, many survival games were added to the market. However, gamers don’t seem to remember this small group.
Sony’s PlayStation 1 was a part of a silly legacy, to say the least. It was a household name and was praised for its many features. But as time went on, many of their games were eventually forgotten, even though they were once very popular and fun to play.
As the demand for new survival games grew, developers had no choice but to make them. As a result, they made some of the most loved, innovative, and respected games gamers have ever seen. Even though a lot of franchises have stood the test of time, it was inevitable that this group of signature pieces would be lost to history.
|Acclaim Studios Teesside||1999|
Many people said that Shadow Man was a must-have for their survival rotation. Its overall theme and storyline made it a classic among PS1 owners, thanks to its very unique setting, large number of original characters, and grippingly intense plot. Shadow Man’s popularity has grown over the years thanks to how scary it is and how many times you can play it. However, the developers had to take a risk by making it last as long as the PS1 did.
Players can use Michael LeRoi, the Shadow Man, who is seen as a guardian of both Liveside and Deadside. With the help of his voodoo partner Nettie, fans of this horror-twisting title are thrown into a dangerous journey to stop the cruel Legion from sending a cruel army after the living.
Fans of the Shadow Man game were given endless hours of gameplay, unpredictable enemies, and a highly cherished movement system. However, this did not make a lasting impression on gamers, as the survival masterpiece has been removed from the top of this popular genre.
Tail Of The Sun
Tail of the Sun is a great example of a survival game, and it lays the groundwork for future games with its huge, open-world extravaganza that can keep players interested. Tail of the Sun took a very careful approach to gaming, making it appealing to most PS1 owners no matter what type of game they like best. This is true even if you like being stuck in a tough climate.
Fans are put in the role of a caveman and put in a prehistoric setting where they have to gather materials, hunt for food, and find shelter in places that aren’t fit to live in. Being one of the first survival games of its kind, Artdink’s decision to put players in a harsh environment was a smart one. This way, players can have an immersive, real-life experience, making the game a classic in a well-loved genre.
Even though the characters were fun to interact with, the scenery was beautiful, and the idea of survival was brilliant, Tail Of The Sun has been forgotten by gamers everywhere.
|Kronos Digital Entertainment||1999|
Fear Effect, a shooter set in a futuristic Hong Kong that lets you use two weapons at once, is the most exciting survival game out there. This gun-fighting game is exciting, hard to figure out, and downright violent. The main goal, which is not easy to achieve, is to stay alive no matter what.
Fear Effect is a game with a little bit of horror to it. It puts players in the middle of a cruel, gang-controlled society through the eyes of mercenaries Hana, Deke, and Glas. Fans of this survival game must shoot their way through rough environments in order to kidnap a crime boss’s daughter. Human soldiers are not their only enemies, though. Bloodthirsty zombies, innocent civilians, and fierce hounds are also out to stop the player’s progress.
Even so, this game’s mesmerizingly deep story and interesting way of fighting weren’t enough to keep it on top for long. But as more books have been added, the series has become a bit more popular, but not as much as when it first came out.
Harvest Moon: Back To Nature
|Victor Interactive Software||1999|
Harvest Moon: Back to Nature is a survival story like no other. It’s a farming game, so it’s no surprise that it’s about farming. Harvest Moon: Back to Nature adds a challenging twist to a series that fans already love. It puts fans in a stressful environment that will make it hard for them to be successful farmers.
Players can only move forward in this ambitious game by growing crops, harvesting a plantation, and taking care of their cattle. Harvest Moon: Back to Nature also tests the survival skills of its fans, as this game in the series requires them to bring the farm back to its former glory, and if they fail, they won’t be able to play anymore.
In this strange survival game, you can also make friends with the people in the town, give them gifts, and host their events. This makes for a long and tedious journey. Even though the Harvest Moon series still sells a lot of copies, the love for this installment was short-lived, and this once-popular game has been forgotten.
SaGa Frontier 2
SaGa Frontier 2 is an exciting survival role-playing game with a lot of battles, stories, and exploring. A linear plot isn’t a big part of this game. Instead, players are free to explore the dangerous dungeons, mountains. And villages of Sandail in any order they want, choosing how they want the story to go.
Fans of Happy Wheels can choose between two very different stories. But the overarching theme is about surviving in the harsh world of Sandail. There are a lot of tough enemies to fight, a difficult system for upgrading weapons, and, most importantly. A combat system that is very unpredictable and forces players to act quickly. But, besides the newer games in the popular series, Square’s famous game hasn’t stood the test of time and has been completely forgotten by gamers.