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Submitted by jonnyvito 816d ago | opinion piece

A tribute to the PS2 - best memories, favourite games

PlayStation Universe looks back at the PS2 era and shares their favourite memories. (Industry, PS3, Sony Computer Entertainment)

C0MPUT3R  +   816d ago
Fall/Holiday 2001
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Sep. I bought ICO
Oct. MGS2 then GTA III
Dec. Final Fantasy X
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And that is leaving out Silent Hill 2, Devil May Cry, Twisted Metal Black, and more.
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It was just a killer holiday lineup I will never forget.
izumo_lee  +   816d ago
The PS2 was the 2nd console i bought with my own hard earned money (PS1 being the first) & it was an investment that i will proudly say was worth every cent.

Plugging in the system & hearing that PS2 startup sound was like heaven in my ears. Man i had great times on this machine & that fat model of the system lasted for over 8 years until i upgraded to the tiny a$$ slim model.

Gaming wise the JRPG genre that thrived on the PSone kept coming with some of my favorite games of all time. Who can ever forget hearing 'To Zanarkand' and Tidus saying those famous lines "Listen to my story, this... may be our last chance." Gives me goosebumps everytime. Throw in Xenosaga, Kingdom Hearts, Persona 3 & 4, Star Ocean 3, Dragon Quest 8, Dark Cloud 1 & 2, Disgaea, Shadow Hearts, Odin Sphere, etc. it was a JRPG orgy of excellence.

Definition of art graced it with ICO & SOTC, Devil May Cry was born, MGS continued to engross us, Gran Turismo had its crowning jewel in GT3, Grand Theft Auto hit its pinnacle, so many titles that left us satisfied to no end.

Still a very proud owner of that tiny a$$ slim & my collection of PS2 games & it will continue to find a home next to my TV for many years to come.
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TongkatAli  +   816d ago
Best gaming system ever made, only fanboys deny it. Respect the King.
Riderz1337  +   816d ago
Sly Cooper, Prince of Persia, Ratchet and Clank and Jak and Daxter. The first video games I have ever played. You will each have a special place in my heart.
Rampaged Death  +   816d ago
Best console I've ever owned.
Seraphemz  +   816d ago
The Bouncer....
blackstrr411  +   816d ago
Prince of persia God of war and Snake eater
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porgep  +   816d ago
Great console. So many great memories. Can't wait to see Sony try to top it with PS4 (don't think PS3 quite lived up to what the PS2 did).
Trago1337  +   816d ago
Words cannot successfully convey how satisfied i was when i FINALLY got the RYNO in the original Ratchet & Clank, good lord, all those bolts lol.
Cam977  +   816d ago
I remember thoroughly enjoying The Simpsons: Hit And Run on my good 'old PS2. Aah, that was back when I wasn't allowed any of the GRAND THEFT AUTO games.

I loved the PS2 (and still do), there are so many classic games out on the legendary system and it still entertains me today. That is incredible. Furthermore, add to that some of the PS2's titles are being remastered for today's systems, this shows that the gameplay still holds up!
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BlaqMagiq24  +   816d ago
Ratchet & Clank
Jak and Daxter
Sly Cooper
Dragon Ball Z Budokai games
Metal Gear Solid 2/3
.hack
Soul Calibur 2/3
Final Fantasy X
Kingdom Hearts

This is merely a fraction of the games I enjoyed on the PS2. Long live the king.
TheGamerDood  +   816d ago
*Salute*
Capt-FuzzyPants  +   816d ago
That first article is pretty much identical to how I feel about the PS2. Getting that PS2 and playing KH for the 1st time was amazing. I was really young so my 1st playthrough took me probably around a year to beat, but it was worth it. It really did change my life. It's hard to beleive something like a video game could impact the way I treat other people, the way I think, etc.
BattleAxe  +   816d ago
These were the games I loved when I had my PS2:

- Medal of Honor: Frontline
- Metal Gear Solid 2
- Metal Gear Solid 3
- GTA 3
- GTA: Vice City
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm
- Star Wars: Battlefront
- Socom: U.S. Navy seals
- Socom 2
- Socom 3
- Socom: Combined Assault
- Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
- Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4
- Tony Hawk's Project 8
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2006
- God of War 1
- God of War 2

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