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The Glorious PlayStation 2 Is 15 Years Old in North America Today

Tomorrow is going to be a very important day for PlayStation, but today isn’t irrelevant either, as the PlayStation 2 turned fifteen in North America. Launched at the turn of the millennium, the North American release came on October 26th, 2000, following the Japanese launch on March 4th and preceeding the European debut by about a month.

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Germany7776d ago (Edited 776d ago )

Great memories with PS2, games like Shadow of the Colossus, ICO, Ratchet & Clank, Okami, Sly Cooper, Jak and Daxter, Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3, God of War 1 and 2, RE 4, Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2, the list goes on.

So many games were released for the console, one of the best libraries for any game device, without a doubt.

nix776d ago (Edited 776d ago )

I had like 60+ titles for PS2. PS2 literally converted me into a console gamer. I used to game on PC otherwise. Apart from regular games like Prince of Persia, Need for Speed and Pro Evolution i also picked up God of War along with PS2. I really started late into the generation. Some kid standing by the store told me to pick GOW up.

When i played GOW first time i was quite disappointed because of the locked camera and it wasn't as "fluid" as PoP. 30 mins in.. I got hooked by the story and the magnitude. That game literally converted me. Right there.

Okami will always be one of my favourites. It will always have a place in my heart. I used to come home from work and start the game and the starting sound - Uuuuuuuukami. I can never forget.

There were just too many games.. Hack//G.U., Burnout series, Soul Calibers, Devil May Cry 3. Combat Zero.. SotC, Kingdom Hearts 2, WWE etc etc.

I could never get into the GT4 back then probably because it was sim and I'm used to arcade racers. I seriously got into GT5 on PS3 only after i bought myself a Logitech GT wheel.

Clearly I didn't think twice about buying a PS3 thanks to PS2. And a PS4 thanks to PS3. It just seemed like a logical step. And thank you kid, who ever you are.

Heyxyz776d ago

Wow, that's almost unbelievable...

Time just goes by so fast, and now I just feel so old...

Hoffmann776d ago

The Playstation consoles make it always difficult to create a list of their best games since there were so many and especially so many unique ones.

When I think at the Playstation 2 though, a few games come into mind right at the second I was thinking about the console.

WWE Smackdown: Here Comes The Pain
The King of Fighters XI
Tekken 5
SoulCalibur III
Dark Cloud 2
Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance, Deception and the surprising awesome Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks which was one of the best 3D beat'em ups ever made.
The Dynasty Warriors series, especially DW 3 and 4 and also the 2nd "Warriors" Series with Samurai Warriors 1+2
Silent Hill 2

deaddragonz776d ago

Here Comes the Pain!! I played that game probably 18 hours straight for days, since I got it at Christmas!

Heyxyz776d ago

I second @deaddragonz, ten years ago Here Comes the Pain was my life.

It's sad that modern WWE games can't be as good. I honestly have no interest in the "sport," so when the games went south (peaking with WWE '12 and continuing to this day) the franchise had noting left to offer me.

Hoffmann776d ago

Yeah, I bet the most of us wrestling and wrestling game fans can agree that both the wwe itself and also the games are not so fun currently and HCTP was the probably best wwe game by thq /yuke's

Seems 2k16 is a bit better than the last games at least

WalterWJR776d ago

Still playing my original phat PS2 to this day.

CobraKai776d ago

Lucky, mine died. Had to slim it up.

TWB776d ago

Im playing (and trying to keep alive) both of my PS2s because now is pretty much the best time to grow your PS2 collection. Games are easily avaible in bargain price.

I have probably over doubled my PS2 collection during the last year.

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