Sometimes, however, it feels as if the likes of Tomb Raider, Resident Evil, Tekken, Ridge Racer, Final Fantasy VII, Metal Gear Solid et al overshadow everything else. What's more, so many PlayStation games seemed to be finding their way in a new 3D world, trying to understand the rules and make the technology work for them. In short: they have aged badly.
But that isn't the whole story. In truth, while it may not be my favourite console ever, the PlayStation was home to a lot of brilliant games which got swamped by the high-rollers. Lots of inspired J-RPGs, lots of splendid side-scrolling shooters, and many games which went against the grain did something entirely new.
Here are just ten of these ripe "plums".