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PS2 in 2008: A year in review

2008 will probably be the last year gamers will see anything remarkable happen on the PS2 ever again. As the year concludes, PS3 Fanboy is taking these last few days to look back and reflect upon the titles that have come out for this veteran console -- a system which has outlived its contemporaries long after they've retired. While 2007 was easily the "Year of the J-RPG," 2008, however, is a bit more difficult to define.

As 2008 marked PS3's second full year out on the market, the PS2 was unfortunately overshadowed and came out with a dwindling amount of new games and even fewer new IP. If there ever was a theme associated with this year, it would be "the final push" as this year was all about remakes, rereleases and some last minute revivals in an attempt to keep the system still going. So what titles are those exactly? After the break we showcase eight PS2 titles which stood out of the crowd this year. It's a rather diverse group but one whose impact won't be felt again in the upcoming year. It's time for the PS2 to stand down and pass the torch.

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TheColbertinator3521d ago

The PS2 is not dying next year either.With EA bringing out Madden/FIFA ,Activision bringing out Guitar Hero on the PS2 yearly and still making a profit,it will continue to sell games.Especially with Sony approving open development on the PS2.

Cajun Chicken3521d ago

Actually, I really look forward to open dev. Sure it may bring shovelware, but hey, it might bring out some unexpected creative gems.

BabyStomper50003521d ago

I hadn't heard about the open dev. You got a link so I can read about it?

fishd3520d ago

YAKUZA 2 WAS AWESOME,GO BUY THE DAMN GAME MAYBE SEGA RELEASE THE KENZAN AND YAKUZA 3 OUT OF JAPAN

*Caps off*

farhsa20083520d ago

ps2 was the greatest system ever launched. Not quite time to RIP yet, one last push for 2009!

Information Minister3520d ago

This might be an opportune moment to remind fellow European users that the PS2 (series 9000) is already retailing for €99,99 in some stores. Theres no excuse not to have one now! It's simply one of the best systems ever, right up there with the Atari 2600 and the NES.

foo3520d ago

they shud drop the price to 99$ , starting next year as it should be the last year of the ps2..