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PS2′s most influential games – the titles that changed PlayStation & the world

There are good games, there are great games… and then there’s Jet Ion GP. Oh, and there are also those particular titles that are often so exemplary, they go on to define their entire genre. The following are some of the most important games on PS2, titles that influenced countless pretenders and changed gaming for good. You may no longer be in production, but we still love you, old pal.

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Cam9771263d ago (Edited 1263d ago )

GTA3 - It was initially a PS2 exclusive incase you wondered why it was there.

Vlaitor1263d ago

I agree that GTA3 was a HUGE step in the gaming industry. The list is fair but I don't think Singstar and Manhunt bringed much... Also, no FFX ? Really ?

GribbleGrunger1263d ago (Edited 1263d ago )

Oh, I have to disagree with you on Singstar. That game was huge in Europe and along with Buzz, helped cement the PS2 as a casual console in that territory. I'm with you on Manhunt though. It may well have added notoriety to the PS2, but little else.

In all honesty, I don't think it was any particular game on the PS2 that made it the success it was. I think it was the 'promise' that the PS1 gave that made it an inevitable buy for console enthusiasts. And the one franchise that stood out for me on the PS1 and I believe encouraged people to move to PS2 was Tombraider. We all know that the PS2 version was awful, but those plastered thumbs posters, which, until this day, are the best representation of what it means to be a gamer, and that menu music was so compelling, the idea of revisiting that franchise on the PS2 was too compelling to pass up.

This is what I believe Sony are trying to achieve with Uncharted, Infamous and Killzone. Of course the industry is far more diverse now and other console manufacturers have had huge success, so whether it will work as well as Tombraider did is questionable.

Riderz13371263d ago

OMG Prince of Persia Sands of Time. Oh how I miss you. I wish they would go back to the old formula and the old look of Prince of Persia. I tried playing the second game but I just can't. It's way too different and I loved the first POP game too much to want such a huge change.

prototypeknuckles1263d ago

Prince of persia 2008, feels very similar to SoT, hence the character interaction, atmosphere, and story wise, unlike warrior within, which i liked but felt wierd.

Relientk771263d ago (Edited 1263d ago )

TimeSplitters 2 is one of the best shooters of last generation, an amazing game. Really hope they make TimeSplitters 4

prototypeknuckles1263d ago

prince of persia sands of time, is one of the best games ever created, and one of my favs, the other game in the PoP franchise besides the original that is even on the same level as sands of time is PoP2008

TheCrazyMerc1263d ago

To me it has to be...
GTA series
Socom series <-My childhood right here
Ace Combat Series
Gran Turismo A-Spec
Burnout Series
Starwars Battlefront
Ico and Shadow of the Colossus
There are more just can't remember :b

Ezz20131263d ago (Edited 1263d ago )

god of war 1 ?!
jack and daxter ??
prince of persia ??