25 best PlayStation games ever

When Sony decided to have a bash at a console 17 years ago, little could it have known the great games that decision would spawn

Gran Turismo (1997)

Racing sims aren’t everyone’s cup of Lapsang Suchong, but for a generation who’d grown up with arcade racers Gran Turismo’s arrival on the PlayStation took pole position in our petrol-pumping hearts. Neither the stunning graphics of GT3 (PS2) or the po-faced hyperrealism of GT5 (PS3) can match our enthusiasm for the full-throttled original.