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Submitted by EliteGameKnight 196d ago | opinion piece

Looking Back At The PlayStation 2: Ten Unforgettable Classics

GameNTrain author Luke Siuty writes: The best-selling console of all time, Sony PlayStation 2, has already retired. The company announced that early 2013, following it up with the next-generation PlayStation 4 device shortly after. After 12 years of production, over 3,800 titles produced, it’s time to take a look at those few which made for unforgettable experiences on the black box. In no particular order, here’s an easy list of ten classics. (Culture, Devil May Cry 3, Final Fantasy X, Grand Theft Auto III, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, okami, PS2, Resident Evil 4, Shadow of the Colossus, Silent Hill 2, Soul Calibur II)

ZBlacktt  +   196d ago
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Man that game was so ahead of it's time

GTA III, loved this game!
GentlemenRUs  +   196d ago
And that is why I love Konami :D
PoSTedUP  +   196d ago
just popped in Gran Turismo 1 on my fat ps2 a min b4 i saw this article, 'bout to start gamin' it up.
majiebeast  +   196d ago
Think they are better off changing it to a top 100, 10 doesnt even scratch the surface for PS2 classics.

Just of the top off my head

-God of war 1 and 2
-Dragonquest VIII
-Jak and Daxter
-Sly 2
-Ratchet and Clank going commando
-ICO
-Gran Turismo 4
-Persona 3 FES,4
-Black
-Burnout
-Dark Cloud 1,2
-Socom 1,2
-GTA vice,San
-KH1,2
-ZOE
-Twisted Metal Black

List goes on and on.
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BattleAxe  +   196d ago
Good call an the Socom games, I don't know how these ridiculous websites leave this series out when they talk of PS2 classics.
deep_fried_bum_cake  +   196d ago
To me this might as well be called "9 PS2 Classics I Have Regrettably Never Played". Of those I've only played Pro Skater 4.

Thankfully I can play most of them when I get around to getting the HD collections/versions. I already have Shadow of the Colossus ready to play thanks to PS Plus.
kratos_TheGoat  +   196d ago
god of war 2 is better then mgs 3 even thou I have mgs 3 in my top 2
GrandpaSnake  +   196d ago
ps2 was my introduction to online games, metal gear online on mgs3, splinter cell on line,killzone online. besides that i only played rpg's.
Brix90  +   196d ago
The Ps2 was such a great console with some the greatest games in history. After Sony giving us this it's hard to see why some people don't like Sony. Anyway I'm still holding on to mine even after years.
jeffgoldwin  +   196d ago
No way bro. Memory cards, no 4 controller port, no included online adaptor. That system was a tird. The games were phenomenal though.

My favs by a lot were Twisted Metal, Mortal Kombat, and Final Fantasy 7.
Brix90  +   196d ago
While I respect your oppinion I liked the memory cards because the fact that I could take my saved game or created character to a friends house to play. I mean I had one of those multi taps for 4 player games so I didn't have that problem but I can see how it could of been frustrating. As far as online I wouldn't know started playing online on PC first.
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jeffgoldwin  +   196d ago
Well that's my whole point. Ps2 was a very stripped down system. It did release pretty early, so I guess they get a free pass for that, but still...xbox had built in 4 ports, ethernet, hard drive, memory cards, and faster specs.

Just why I was sayin in that gen, the system wasn't very stellar, but the games were. Now it seems, they may have both the specs and the games going for it for next gen.
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GrandpaSnake  +   196d ago
back then it really didnt need specs, microsoft really was wise and i feel like they had a grasp of were the future was going and got their first with the 360, but now that is the past and the future is yet again upon us. This time MS seems to be a little off on what the xbox fans wanted and playstation always betting on the games.
Juste_Belmont  +   196d ago
I can think of way more than 10 games for the PS2 that are classics. The library is so huge that no matter what kind of games you like, it's easy to find something to play.
PoSTedUP  +   196d ago
Socom2 is my #1 PlayStation game.
bigboirock  +   196d ago
Suikoden 1,2 , and legend of the dragoon best games ever made if the ps4 made remake I would jump on it right away.

Tell then ima w8 for a naughty dog game to come out to get a ps4.

I'm a dummy the games I listed are ps1 games haha but still the same
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DragonKnight  +   196d ago
Those are PS1 games, not PS2 games.
bigboirock  +   196d ago
That's what I said but all the same that's the best games that PlayStation ever had to offer but I do love me some uncharted and the last of us

Oww a ff7 remake would be a system seller. Not just an ff7 hdbut a full blown out remake with ps4 graphics
DragonKnight  +   196d ago
Where did you say they were PS1 games?
DragonKnight  +   196d ago
FFX was my first PS2 game ever. I was completely floored at the difference between IX and X and it's still one of my all time favourite games. They don't make games like that anymore, specifically Square-Enix.
jeffgoldwin  +   196d ago
They just released a Final Fantasy game like a few weeks ago.
DragonKnight  +   196d ago
I meant a Final Fantasy as good as FFX and previous entries.
Brix90  +   196d ago
I remember being a kid an being blown away by FFX graphics especially those cinematic scenes.
DragonKnight  +   196d ago
Apparently someone thinks you weren't blown away by FFX graphics.
fsfsxii  +   196d ago
Dat blitz ball CGI cutscene.
TristanPR77  +   196d ago
Wow the PS2, it brings nostalgia. A golden era no other console ever had. I wish the PS4 bring back those days.
joecanada  +   196d ago
Noone mentioned syphon filter or tekken2?
serratos27  +   196d ago
Sadly I never had the chance to pick up Okami although I heard it's a great game! Kingdom Hearts should be on this list especially if FFX is on there. For me these two games go hand in hand. They both were a huge part of my gaming experience as a kid. Played and beat them a dozen times.
fsfsxii  +   196d ago
Persona 3 FES is all i can think. MGS2 also

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