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Submitted by leonHurley 626d ago | opinion piece

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. (God of War, manhunt, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, PS2, Retro, SingStar , Timesplitters 2)

Cam977  +   625d ago
GTA3 - It was initially a PS2 exclusive incase you wondered why it was there.
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Vlaitor  +   625d 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 ?
GribbleGrunger  +   625d 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.
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Riderz1337  +   625d 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.
prototypeknuckles  +   625d 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.
Relientk77  +   625d ago
TimeSplitters 2 is one of the best shooters of last generation, an amazing game. Really hope they make TimeSplitters 4
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prototypeknuckles  +   625d 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
TheCrazyMerc  +   625d 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
Ezz2013  +   625d ago
god of war 1 ?!
jack and daxter ??
prince of persia ??
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