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The 36 Best PS2 Games

The PlayStation 2 is almost 10 years old, but the platform hasn't aged a bit and remains the best-selling console to date. Even with the PlayStation 3 being out for nearly two years, its predecessor is still being played today with titles that are still relevant and worth playing.

Here is the definitive list of the 36 must-own games for the PS2 that GamePro selected.

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ape0073406d ago (Edited 3406d ago )

the ps2 is the best console of all time along with n64

for me,the best ps2 game ever is

NO DOUBT IN MY MIND

GRAND THEFT AUTO:VICE CITY

and it's one of the best games of all time

sadly,gta 4 pales in comparison with vice city

Uncguy04573406d ago

I'm sorry, but the N64 was a pretty terrible console. It was essentially the beginning of the end for Nintendo in terms of hardcore gaming.

ape0073406d ago (Edited 3406d ago )

are you crazy people????

just says n64 a failure,will hers's a list for you

mario 64,banjo:kazooi,tooie,goldeney e007,perfect dark,zelda:oot and mm,roagh sqadron,shadow of the impaire,turok1,2 and 3,shadow man,conker:bad fur day,mario golf,mario tennis,,rayman2,the world is not enough,dk64,mario kart,super smash bros,star fox 64,jet force jemini,wwf no mercy and wrestlemania 2000,body harvest(the first seed of gta),space station:silicon vally,diddy kong racing

and I can go on

how the hell you say the end of hardcore gaming or a tirrible console,am I dreaming or something

you sure didn't have one

games like goldeneye and perfect dark,nothing matched them yet,even on the powerfull consoles,normal maps,bumb maps,draw dist,physics,bla bla bla

they just use this to trap the so-so gamers

today 65% of released games sucks even with nextgen tech

tech means nothin without the creative mind behind it.

that's a lesson for you guys,don't fall into hype(gta 4,halo 3)

gameplay>>>>>& amp; amp; amp; gt;>>>>graphics

I'd take perfect dark over any fps anyday including crysis,cod 4,bioshock and halo 3

have you ever played shadow man

you say bioshock was atmospheric and great but there's nothing quit really like the shadow man,twisted story,characters,design,awesom e soundtracks,amazing,just amazing,I wish I can see somethin like the shadow man in nextgen graphics(will that's in my wildest dreames,love you acclaim,iguana and acclaime teeside)

oh god,most games suck today(not for bioshock,it rocks)

sad am crying

this is the era of generic fps and have assed games that only pays attention to graphics and minor things

I hope god of war 3 turns as good as I expecting it

enough disappointments

disappointed with pdz first,halo3 second and gta 4 lately

but thank god for mgs 4

Tomdc3405d ago

PS2 > N64

PS2 had good casual games as well.

kevnb3405d ago (Edited 3405d ago )

Goldeneye is completely unplayable now, it was loved then for being the first FPS on console that wasn't a complete mess. And already, ps3 > n64. The only n64 games worth playing today are Mario 64, Zelda OOT, and possibly Body Harvest. That list you named off is pretty poor. Uncharted, Folklore, Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Warhawk, Resistance: Fall of Man, MGS4, GTA4, Oblivion, Burnout Paradise etc... Before you go shouting multiplat, the n64 had no multiplat games worth mentioning which should be pointed out. PSX had an easy time beating the n64 since well, the psx had a good lineup and the n64 was quite lacking.

Shankle3405d ago

Timesplitters 2 > Goldeneye.
Seriously, why isn't TS2 in the top 10?!

Maddens Raiders3405d ago

are Ace Combats 4 & 5?

Ace Combat 4: Shattered Skies
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Maddens Raiders3405d ago

I played the NES and the N64 and then came along the PS1 and PS2 and I naturally migrated to those consoles. There is no doubt that the 64 was a good console, but not even remotely close to the largesse or prestige of the PlayStation 2. That's a fact.

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snakebite363406d ago

How in the world can SOTC not be #1. But im glad that Katamari made the list.

INehalemEXI3406d ago (Edited 3406d ago )

Why the #36 ? could of easily added 4 more titles and made it 40. Someone was slacking?

TheColbertinator3405d ago

I got 4 more:Dark Cloud 2,Final Fantasy 10,Radiata Stories and Star Ocean 3

Megaton3406d ago

Good list. I own about half of those.

Hagaf223405d ago

yes, because they realize that gow2 is the best ps2 games, and will go down as one of the greats of all time,

is it me or is the image for #10: Gran Turismo 4 alittle off?!?!

Scottama3404d ago

Yeah, it's the same image they used for Burnout 3... :s

It's a bit stupid, really.

SacT0wnF1n3st3406d ago

Where is FF X on that list ?

Daver3406d ago

I agree Final fantasy 10 was way better than many games on that list.. and final fantasy 12 was the worst FF ever i think. It dosnt deserve to be there

ThanatosDMC3406d ago

A lot of people got turned off by FF12's gameplay. But the scope of the game is huge and the story is just engrossing if you actually play the game through all the hard parts.

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