The short answer is no. They don’t make PS1 games anymore. In fact, last licensed PS1 game was FIFA Football 2005, which was released on OCTOBER 12, 2004.
So, why do we see new games with PS1 graphics? Do they still make PS1 games? They don’t make PS1 games at all. Instead, indie developers create new PC games with PS1 graphics.
PlayStation Classic had blurry graphics, clanky textures, and bad FOV. That hardware limitations created an eerie atmosphere. One can say that PS1 games are like fever dreams. As a result, this old console hosted many amazing horror games.
So, modern indie developers want to take advantage of eerie PS1 graphics for creating horror games. These games happen to be both scary and system friendly. Therefore, PS1 graphics are perfect choice for low-budget indie horror games.
That’s why we see many new horror games with PS1 graphics. It’s easy to assume these are newly released PS1 games. But the truth is they’re just sophisticated indie PC games.
Modern Games with PS1 Graphics
There are many modern indie horror games with PS1 graphics. I’ve searched a bit and found the best ones.
Here is my list of must played horror games with PS1 graphics:
1. Murder House
Murder House is a survival horror combined with VHS era 80’s slasher. Story goes like this: A local news team breaks into an abandoned house to chase ghost story. However, there are no ghosts. Instead, there is a maniac killer.
A serial killer is terrorizing the city! But laundry is much more important. Can you survive a late-night trip to the laundromat?
3. Night Delivery
As can be seen in the name, the game is about a nighttime delivery. As a delivery boy, you must deliver a package. But it’s a nighttime and a killer on the loose.
4. Stay Out of the House
Stay Out of the House is a horror game in which you try to escape the house of a cannibal serial killer.
5. Christmas Massacre
Christmas is coming and Larry’s got a big problem – his Christmas tree is telling him to KILL! In this game, you are the villain.
I don’t even know how they let this game to be on Steam.
6. Night at the Gates of Hell
Night at the Gates of Hell is a zombie horror game with a unique story, setting, and graphics.
7. Chasing Static
Chasing Static is a psychological horror short story. You’ll be looking for mysteries and find an unknown anomaly.
8. A Place, Forbidden
A Place, Forbidden is a puzzle horror game set in the Library of Ouroboros. Even though it looks like a regular library, occult knowledge kept hidden in the backstage.
9. Project Blari
Play as Terence Lebrun, an investigative journalist. Investigate activities of the Local Tax Administration and Regulation. Just to find out paranormal activities behind.
Pull over to the nearest convenience store to get gas. Only to find yourself in the middle of massacre. Oldlake Stalker is coming for you!