<firstimage=”//static.makeuseof.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/controllers.jpg” />While the latest and greatest game consoles, like the Wii, PS3 or XBox 360 are certainly a blast to play, there’s just something nostalgic and awesome about firing up an older console like the classic Playstation 1. Experiencing all of those old adventures and nail-biting fight scenes brings back a lot of very cool memories.
Are you a Playstation fanatic? Do you play the games on your PC, iPhone, or anywhere else you can get the games to run? Now, it may be fun to fly through those old games, but if there are any that you’ve never played before and you get stuck, finding cheats or a walkthrough to get through that game isn’t as easy as it used to be.
So, I’ve decided to put together a collection of 8 awesome gaming websites that still offer cheats for old PS1 games.
Thewebsite is also an invaluable sources of game information and resources, so it’s no surprise that it made this list of the top resources for PS1 cheats.
To find the game you’re playing, just click the link above, and then go to the letter that your game starts with. There are a lot of games listed in this archive, so you’re likely to find what you’re looking for here.
Games Cheat Directory (GCD)
The design is a little bit odd when you start out at the main page, but once you start navigating through the alphabet it all starts making sense.
The game site Playstation Alley isn’t only devoted to game codes and cheats, but it is also focused only on Playstation gaming consoles. So if Playstation is your thing, this definitely should be your first stop.
The only problem with this site is that it leaves a lot to be desired in design. I couldn’t get the game listings to display correctly, but they do display and the codes and cheats are there. It may not be pretty, but it works.
The overall purpose of the Freeola Gaming is clearly game cheats, reviews and walkthroughs. Like most other game sites, the classic Playstation format isn’t listed in the menu, but if you use the dropdown list in the center search area, you’ll find it (or just use the link above).
This site offers just over 900 game titles with listed cheats and codes. It’s one of the better-designed sites, so definitely mark this down as one site to check out when you need a quick cheat code.
The siteis one of the few sites that at least lists “PS One” in the navigation menu. After you click on PS One, you’ll need to click on “more” under the list of latest games to get to the archive of all titles.
The archive has 73 pages of game titles, but still nowhere near the number of games you’ll find at Freeola or Gamespy. Still, the site is very cool and also offers a lot of extra content like previews, walkthroughs and tips. It’s well worth checking out.
Games Tracker is one of those sites that you would almost pass up because there are fewer listings than anywhere else, but when you start looking at the content, the real value of Games Tracker comes out.
Here, you’ll find not only cheat codes and walkthroughs, but many games also have lists of unlockable items, tips and hints for certain parts of the game, secrets in the game and even glitches that you can exploit.
When you visit PSX Extreme, you’ll find not only PS1 cheats, but also news, screenshots, user reviews, themes and a whole lot more for every generation of Playstation console. If you’re a PS gamers, this site should be at the top of your list.
Classic Playstation has its own area for news, reviews and cheats, so make sure to check it out.
Okay, I admit it, I picked Games Radar more for the quality of the site than for the listing of games, which only reaches into about two pages. PS1 cheats are on the site but you won’t find it in the menu. There are enough cheats here to earn a mention, and the site is pretty cool overall, but for PS1 cheats Games Radar should be a last resort if you can’t find the cheats at any of the sites listed above.
So now that you have a list of the top PS1 sites with cheats, why not get started replaying all of those old classics you loved so much? Now, when you can’t remember how you got past a certain level, all you have to do is come back here and find the cheat or walkthrough – and you’re golden!
Do you know of any other sites dedicated to the Playstation or PS1 games and cheats? Share your own resources in the comments section below.
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