The original PlayStation was revolutionary for the console gaming market by allowing players to move around in a 3D space. This additional freedom was able to provide gamers with a new level of immersion and gave us the chance to experience fully realized action-adventure titles. Because of this, the PlayStation 1 was home to some of the best action-adventure titles ever released on home consoles.
Throughout its life cycle, the PlayStation became synonymous with epic action-adventure titles. Gamers rushed to pick up titles that were both larger in scale and more in-depth in combat than had ever been seen before. These games are all classics in their own regard and still hold up today.
10 Tomb Raider
The original Tomb Raider was a PlayStation exclusive and introduced the world to the iconic Lara Croft. Lara acts as the main protagonist of the games as an archeologist with a passion for history and adventure.
The game was immediately a critical and commercial success, spanning decades of sequels and reboots. Any Tomb Raider adventure would be worthy of our list, but the original maintains one of the best stories in the series and the introduction of the game’s mechanics set the groundwork for years of third-person action-adventure titles.
9 Tenchu Stealth Assassins
Tenchu Stealth Assassins is a stealth-based action game that puts you in the shoes of the world’s deadliest ninjas. The game features thirteen different open levels and allows you multiple ways to silently kill your target.
The stealth genre was not new at the time of Tenchu, but the game certainly made enough of an impact to solidify its place on our list. The game brought a new perspective on Ninjas to a western audience