A Fan Art Celebration Of Original PlayStation Games

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It's been nearly two decades since the original PlayStation console debuted in Japan, and that calls for a celebration. Game Art HQ marked the milestone by having its community of artist create fan art for 40 different PSone classics.

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Being a huge Final Fantasy IX fanboy, my favorite piece of the set is the gorgeous cutout piece done by artist Mizueyes777, but there were plenty of nearly-as-good games released for the original PlayStation, or so I hear.

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Games like Grandia, for instance, depicted here by artist C-Puff. What's that? You want a non-RPG entry? Let me see what they've got.

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How about The Legend of Dragoon? You might think the game, which turns 15 this week, is an RPG, but in reality it's a DAMN FINE RPG that really needs a sequel. Artist Cronoan does it proud.

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Fine. Here's Kowloon's Gate. Most of you have no idea which genre the game falls into, but I assure this Japan-only release was not a role-playing game. Way to embrace the obscure, Sires Jan Black.

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This. This right here is a shining example of non-RPG PSone greatness. Alejandro Villada caputers the spirit of Klonoa perfectly in this lovely piece.

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I leave you with Mihai Radu's tribute to Crash Team Racing, a shining example of milking a property for all it's worth. We miss you, Crash.

Hit up Game Art HQ for the full gallery, which includes more classic and obscure (my beloved Bust-A-Groove) fan art, as well as commentary about the games by the artists. It's a fitting tribute to the system that introduced the world to Sony gaming.

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