Gamesradar: "The PS2 did tonnes of shit first. It was the first console that allowed you to play those sexy-ass digital versatile disc thangs. It was the first console to be a direct sequel to an older machine. And, it was of course, the very first video game box of tricks to be backwards compatible. Frankly, though, all this stuff has been written about more than trapped South American miners. That’s why we’re shining the light on some of the other pioneering features of the PS2 that deserve the limelight, to coincide with the fact the console was released almost a decade ago (give or take a week) in the States."