The PlayStation 2 has been an incredible success. It was the most popular home console of the last generation -- selling well over 115 million units worldwide with the numbers rising every day. Moreover, it helped popularize the DVD format and introduced some of the most successful franchises on the market today. Not a bad resume at all.
At the end of the day, though, the games are what made the PlayStation 2 what it is. Its library is as impressive and diverse as any other out there, and choosing the best 25 titles among thousands is not an easy task. IGN were forced to make some tough decisions about what would be included and how they would pick the winners.