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Submitted by drummerx2709 1841d ago | article

The Rarest and Most Valuable Playstation 2 (PS2) Games

RacketBoy writes: The PS2 game library is starting to come to an end, and much the like the PS1 before it, there is a strong selection of collector-friendly titles to choose from. And if history is any indication, many of these values might fluxate quite a bit over the next few years.

In stark contrast to the Cheapest Games series, this Rare & Valuable series will round up the rarest and most valuable games for a given console or handheld so you'll know what to look for whether you are buying or selling. Below you will see two prices beside each title. The first is the average daily selling price, which is typically the going rate for the game by itself. The second price is the highest price in the past three months which is usually the price for the new/sealed game. Note that some of these games are not rare in the sense that there are not many available, but rare relative to demand, which makes the games expensive. (Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, PS2)

im_bizzak   1840d ago | Spam
mushroomwig  +   1840d ago
Ico? Great, I sold that game to a friend for £5. =/
ico92  +   1840d ago
@Mushroomwig
you made one of the worst gaming decisions in your life

my top 3 most wanted hard to find ps2 games are

1. MGS 3 Subsistence Limited Edition

2. Magna Carta

3. ZOE 2nd Runner (Kojima for the love of god make a sequal)

Oh and for the record, Ps3 owners ,Folklore is becoming hard to find in the next 4-5 years it will be considered rare, so if you own it hold on to it, if not and you somehow stumble upon it buy it immeadiatley.
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hay  +   1840d ago
Folklor, fun game. I wonder when Valkyria Chronicles will be rare. I still have my review copy :D
mushroomwig  +   1840d ago
@ico92

Tell me about it!

Maybe I can buy it back without him knowing it's true value. :3
joemayo76  +   1840d ago
sweet
i pickd up a new copy of ICO that was on clearance at blockbuster for $6.99

also they mention Digital devil saga but dont mention the limited edition that goes for upward of $200 new
Davoh  +   1840d ago
I only have ICO and Shadow Hearts from that list, would Shadow of the Colossus be considered rare? And I guess I should hang onto Magna Carta and Folklore
KiRBY3000  +   1840d ago
money cant express ICO's true value.
nix  +   1840d ago
@ico92
thanks mate! i have the copy of Folklore with me. might come handy later in my life. q:
AngryFork  +   1840d ago
I was able to find Ico used at a gamestop near me last year for the standard 20$, it was the last one. There weren't any other stores that had it in a radius of like 10 miles i'm glad I got one.

I still hope Sony re-releases Ico/Shadow in HD though. They really need them. They're amazing games but hard to look at nowadays.
nix  +   1840d ago
wow... in those days, 10 hours was considered "short"
"Although short (about 10 hours of play, not including mistakes) it seemed just right and there’s probably nothing more that could have been added that would make it any better." - Electric Playground [100/100]

http://www.metacritic.com/g...
Venatus-Deus  +   1840d ago
wrong post
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VINNIEPAZ  +   1840d ago
From that list I have

ICO
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner
Marvel vs Capcom 2
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne
Bully – Limited Edition Box Set w/ Comic & Dodgeball
sikbeta  +   1840d ago
I can List a Huge number of Games like MGS2 and MGS3.....so on, but "Rarest" is the Key, so:

1·ICO
2·SoTC
Marceles  +   1840d ago
I'm surprised the PS2 version is now rare, the Dreamcast version is even more rare, it's like 300 bucks now. They forgot Capcom vs. SNK 2 also.
Noctis Aftermath  +   1840d ago
When i tried to buy folklore about 6 months ago i couldn't find it on any websites or stores, eventually found it and imported it from Ebay for $50(US).
solideagle1  +   1840d ago
i truly wanted a
Shadow Hearts sequel with shadow Hearts 2 characters jochim, yuri... but man this was the first time in my life i was disappointed to see a studio close Azure i believe i dont know who has the publishing rights now. really would love to see a sequel.
very under rated and best game of all time on PS2.
thanks
hazelamy  +   1839d ago
they actually re-released ico in the uk a year or two after the original release, so the pal version might not be worth as much.
Hellsvacancy  +   1840d ago
Ive got the special edition of ICO http://img243.imageshack.us... (taken wid my mobile phone)

Must b b worth summin, it only cost me 50p, ive not ever played it, my PS2 died ages ago, ive been hopin Sony bring out an HD port of it 4 the PS3
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xHarvey  +   1840d ago
God.
I want to play ICO so bad. The prices on ebay are ridiculous last time I checked. Can't wait for TLG.
Venatus-Deus  +   1840d ago
Not sure if I would use the word ridiculous...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Ico-f...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ICO-F...
jjesso1993  +   1840d ago
wow could probley find all those games in half and hour and play %70 of them on psx2
xDaRkModEx  +   1840d ago
lol exactly xp
morkendo  +   1840d ago
rare game
dont know any of u guys heard of ps1 "SILENT BOMBER"... dev. only made a handful ...i've paid 75.00 2 years ago on EBAY
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joemayo76  +   1840d ago
no f**kin way. . . .
i rmember playin the demo of it from the old OPM magazine and was hooked, unfortunately couldnt find a copy when it was released. have looking for a copy for literally years now may have to just pay the ridiculous price on eBay. was $75 worth it btw?
Lucreto  +   1840d ago
I had silent bomber but the game kept freezing after a hard boss near the end. I got rid of it as I could never get past that part.
Venatus-Deus  +   1840d ago
Blimey guys… nobody looks very hard.

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_fr...

There are 14 in total and all for about £5. They are mass produced and something people don’t throw away.
Magnus  +   1840d ago
I am surprised Xenosaga 3 sealed is pushing $100 on ebay good thing I still have a sealed copy. But I am surprised Ar Tonelico and Ar Tonelico 2 are not on the list for rare games. They both appeared on the shelf for a week and then just vanished where I live good thing I snatched them up.
GodsHand  +   1840d ago
Marvel vs Capcom 2
That's the only one I have, but it's used/open. A little scratched up, and I still have original case, and manual.

I thought it was ridiculous that, you did not even have to play the game to unlock the characters/multi characters in the PSN, and Xbox live versions. Also they did not get the artwork in the game, just remixed music, plus the HD graphics.
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joemayo76  +   1840d ago
good list overall.
have a handful of these
ICO
Shin Megami Series (all)
Shadow Hearts 2,3
Magna Carta
Xenosaga 3 (opened but literally never played)
tales of the abyss
SH3
Suikoden 4,5
MGS 2 Substance (original print)
MvsC2
morkendo  +   1840d ago
@jomayo76

hell yeah its worth it. i had "Silent Bomber" before sold it like a nut, now that its Extremely Rare (dev.) company has been bough out and only a hand full has been made i say buy it!!!! amazon has private sellers u might catch a great deal some used like 34.99 simmi scratch non-scratched 75.00
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morkendo  +   1840d ago
marvel vs, capcom 2 ps2 cant believe its worth 290.00 there is a gaming shop here in seattle have 5 of them lying around collecting dust in display window for 40 bucks......................... .............................. . ..............................
@godshand go to your local used video/cd music shop ask them to clean your marvel vs, capcom2 disc. plus call around your local shrink wrap company as i'll be doing for my silent bomber game ps1 ask how much it will cost to plastic wrap your game.. and you'll be in business bam!!!! your value just went up
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BYE  +   1840d ago
MGS3? Really????
I bought MGS3 limited edition with "existence DVD" for 15 € about a year ago. Guess you just have to be lucky :D

Neither I nor the guy who sold it to me knew about the value though, I just wanted to play the damn game in third person at the time.

Btw, if anybody cares to sell me ICO for let's say 10 bucks, I'd be happy to do business with you. lol
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lephunk  +   1840d ago
i believe....
that the prices are for US releases... ICO for example, is worth most for the US release... the JPN and UK release prices are rather tame... but the US prices are goin thru the roof...

i'm sure that applies to other games on that list as well...
Djinn  +   1840d ago
I have Marvel vs Capcom 2. I love that game and still play it.
jjesso1993  +   1840d ago
marvel vs, capcom 2 worth £290 ? iam postive i have somewhere ebay it is £150 quick deal
crydroidscry  +   1840d ago
Who cares about PS2. Old and outdated tech, right droids?
PS3 Supremacy  +   1840d ago
Old and outdated tech that belonged in the right era, when at the time it was considered the pinnacle when it came to technology. Not so much for the 360 though, as it considered old and outdated tech in this era.
el_nene_lindo  +   1840d ago
im happy of the success of the ps2
it sold 100 million consoles and it was waaaay more popular than xbox
XxRoosterxX  +   1840d ago
All I own on that list is Ico.

I also own Rez, and that's kinda hard to find.
Quadrix  +   1840d ago
Klonoa 2 is not on the list, therefore this list fails.
Kalowest  +   1840d ago
I found the original .Hacks 1-4 used at gamestop for 80$, they're used but they're hard to found also.
rezzah  +   1840d ago
AHH been tryin to get my hands on a good copy of ICO, bought one online and turned out to be F***ed up. kept stopping at the same place. Last time I buy an ICO online.

Was wondering about this game my bro got, said to have been cancled after it hit the shelves. Its called Red Rose, or somthing like that, I've only seen two compies since that game came out. My bro's and some other one in the used section.

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