Remembering PS2: Naughty Dog, Insomniac & more look back on Sony’s game changer

OPM: After 12 years the PS2′s long and influential life came to an end this January. Sony announced its production of the console was winding up in a blaze of impressively hard to grasp stats including 153 million units sold along with 1.52 billion pieces of software. Practically anyone with even the most casual gaming interest has owned one, and you’d struggle to find a single gamer who hasn’t got a memory or story linked to the machine. When PlayStation 2′s designer Teiyu Goto said his aim was that, “the design had to inspire a great leap forward” he succeeded.

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Sizzon1900d ago (Edited 1900d ago )

Naughty Dog are just awesome.

Crash Bandicoot -> Jak & Daxter -> Uncharted -> and now The Last of Us! :)

edit -- PS2 was indeed an amazing console, so many great games.

Cam9771899d ago (Edited 1899d ago )

I still use mine every now and then, I even use it as my primary DVD player to protect my more fragile 5-year old 80GB Ps3. I could leave the Ps2 on for weeks and it probably wouldn't break! What a console! I love its horror and sandbox offering of games., but of course, that is merely scratching the surface of what it has to offer.

Relientk771899d ago (Edited 1899d ago )

The sales for the PS2 speak for itself

In terms of games: Quality, quantity, and variety

The PS2 is arguably the best video game console of all time

Qrphe1899d ago

Oh yes, to me, undoubtedly it is after a long time of going through different libraries of consoles. I didn't even grow up with the console; the first PS2 game I actually played was in 2007 so trust that I do not have nostalgia goggles when I say this.

GribbleGrunger1899d ago

aaaah ... Insomniac. You were so great until you let low review scores persuade you to put multiplayer into RAC. *sad face*

Minato-Namikaze1899d ago

up your arsenal had MP.... lol

Bathyj1899d ago (Edited 1899d ago )

Everyone always talks about PS2 but it was PSOne that changed the whole industry.

It made gaming mainstream, not just for nerds.
It brought in adults, it wasnt just for kids.
I won a PSOne in a nightclub playing Wipeout for godsakes.
It made companies like Microsoft say, man, I'd like a piece of that pie.
It made me spend my holiday money, which I had been planning on using to get my pistol license.
And it had the coolest boot up music too. In fact I'm going to try and download that to use as a ringtone.

IRetrouk1899d ago

Gave me goose bumps and a happy feeling, rare today to get that from a game, i still remember the first time i got that game, how excited i was and how amazed i was at the game. Also pyramid tits!!!!!!!. Bubs to you good sir.

kingPoS1899d ago (Edited 1899d ago )

Awe sheet! now I want to hear the whole soundtrack, I don't even care if it's ripped on youtube not.

R_aVe_N1899d ago

I agree totally with you it also hand some of my all time favorite games on it (I miss the old days where games were all about fun)

Number-Nine1899d ago

Socom helped mainstream online gaming on consoles. socom2 is the best online shooter ever.

DOMination-1899d ago

Uhh not really mate. It was Halo 2 and then CoD4. Socom may have been good but it didn't have the effect you are saying. Back then hardly anybody was online on ps2 and Socom was quite a hardcore game. Not knocking it but it certainly didn't help multiplayer become mainstream.

On topic though. PS2... Legend.

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