Research firm Goo Ranking has polled Japanese gamers to create a list of the top 48 games released for the original PlayStation. The roleplaying classic Final Fantasy VII tops the rankings, followed by the Resident Evil series and the Japan-only adventure title Boku no Natsuyasumi. Goo Ranking unfortunately listed the games of some series collectively, but the rankings are interesting nonetheless, especially as an illustration of how different the taste of Japanese gamers can be compared to those of Westerners. A lot of the list is made up of games and series that either were never released in the West or never took off there like they did in their home country.

Here’s the list in full:

  1. Final Fantasy VII
  2. Resident Evil (Series)
  3. Boku no Natsuyasumi
  4. Final Fantasy Tactics
  5. Ridge Racer
  6. Dance Revolution
  7. Parappa the Rapper
  8. Arc the Lad (Series)
  9. Tokimeki Memorial (Series)
  10. Suikoden
  11. Monster Rancher (Series)
  12. Crash Bandicoot
  13. PoPoLoCrois
  14. Xenogears
  15. ChoroQ
  16. SaGa Frontier (Series)
  17. Valkyrie Profile
  18. Atelier Marie: The Alchemist of Salburg
  19. Digimon World
  20. Ace Combat
  21. Wild Arms
  22. Revelations: Persona
  23. Chocobo Racing
  24. Theme Park
  25. Mega Man Legends
  26. Gunparade March
  27. The Conbini Ano Machi o Dokusen Seyo
  28. Front Mission (Series)
  29. Warriors of Fate
  30. Ore no Shikabane wo Koete Yuke
  31. Chocobo Stallion
  32. Tokyo Majin
  33. King’s Field II
  34. Policenauts
  35. Burger Burger
  36. Klonoa: Door to Phantomile
  37. Kagero: Deception II
  38. Brave Fencer Musashi
  39. Linda Cube: Again
  40. Tecmo’s Deception: Invitation to Darkness
  41. Double Cast
  42. Tobal (Series)
  43. Astronōka
  44. Carnage Heart EZ: Easy Zapping
  45. Einhänder
  46. Circadia
  47. The Legend of Dragoon
  48. Shadow Tower

Do you see any surprising inclusions or omissions? Comment with your personal favorites below!

Source: Goo Ranking (via DualShockers)

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