After listing 99 other games, it's time to reveal which game is the best PlayStation 2 title ever, according to IGN.com. Is it one you've played? On you hate? One you've never heard of? Let's find out.
Ps2 best console of all-time. Basically a fact.
Yeah, pretty much.
but this is a great pick Then maybe FFX imho
MGS3 just did it for me.. I still prefer it over MGS4, played it over constantly and never got bored of it. There were different paths you could find and I even rebought it for MGS3 Substance for online play which made it even better
MGS3 FFX Res4(even though it came out on GC first) Sotc GT4 GTA san Andreas/vice city(i'm conflicted because I LOVED the amount of thigns to do in SA such as have your own airfield) I'm sure theirs a good few more i'm forgetting , anyway these games here are in my top 20 list of all games)
And it is still selling like crazy to this day. The PS2 was and is, indeed, a very special console. There are so many good games and good memories I have from the PS2 days -- GOW1, GOW2, Onimusha 1 2 & 3, Tenchu Wrath of Heaven, Tenchu Fatal Shadows, MGS2, MGS3, Resident Evil 4, Jak & Daxter series, Ratchet series, Okami, and on and on. But I have to say that out of all the amazing PS2 games two of them stand out to me as truly memorable and unique: Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. Those are two games that I don't hesitate to call masterpieces. I'm not sure if I would pick one over the other as they are both outstanding. I am so happy that they are making the Team Ico collection. To be able to revisit those games in HD with improved graphics and framerates will be amazing.
Definitely in my Top 5 all time. Probably even in Top 3.
http://www.escapistmagazine... And I would say MGS3 but that's coo.
I beat SotC like four times, but seeing that video brought back the memories of just how amazing and groundbreaking it was and still is. It's definitely in my top 5 PS2 titles and might just be the best PS2 game out there, but I can't call it my personal favorite. That award has to go to Persona 3 or 4. On a side note, unless something amazing happens, this current console generation is going to go down as the absolute worst imo. I blame that on publisher/developer greed and development costs/time as compared to the past console cycles.
Metal Gear Solid 3 is definitely, my all time favourite on PS2, or any console for that matter :)
Ps2 is what made me Into a gamer.
@ disagrees.. Seriously? I started following gaming in in middle school when i got a ps2.
Maybe because the PS2 wasn't what turned other people into gamers? Do you know what disagree means!? It was the PS1 for me, but i'm 18. :)
Perhaps you're the one not understanding... He never claimed "PS2 is what makes people gamers", he simply said "PS2 is what made me a gamer". Not sure how you can disagree with a statement like that.
yo he was being sarcastic
Dang, all of you are young. I started gaming in earnest back on the NES and Sega Master System. And even before that I dabbled in gaming on the Atari consoles and PC. I've owned most of the consoles that have come out since then. I had already been playing games for years before the PS1 and PS2 came out. The PS1 and PS2 were amazing consoles, though. The PS1 really brought me back to gaming after my interest started to slightly wane between the SNES/Genesis era and N64/PS1 era. The PS1 had the more mature themed games that I was really craving by that time. I'm not trying to say I'm better than you because I am older or have been playing games longer. Sometimes I am just caught off guard a little bit by how new some of you are to gaming. It helps explain to me why some of you are so fiercly attached to just one brand of console. Happy gaming to you all.
Master System was awesome! I played my dad's Atari before that, though. I actually never owned a PS2. I went from PS1 to PC gaming to Xbox, now PS3 and 360.
similar jump for me. although i owned a ps2 for a short while, then the disc drive stopped reading discs. so instead of getting another ps2, i switched to xbox. looking back, i'm really glad it worked out that way, but i definitely regret never experiencing this game, it looks like a ton of fun. When i saw that Yahtzee liked it a few weeks ago, i knew it must be good. EDIT: I guess i had a gamecube too, but i only played SSB and Mario Kart when ppl would come over. just didn't wanna leave nintendo out of this...only nintendo i skipped EVER is the Wii. not a shred of interest in motion gaming.
Started me off.
Can't argue with that. PS2 is a beast. @cmrbe - You're right, I fixed it :)
I can't wait for The Last Guardian but I would love for Team Ico to make Shadow Of The Colossus 2 in the future. The game is complete by itself and doesn't need a sequel but Team Ico can think of something like a prequel or something. I just want another game with a beautiful story and world where I can take down some new Colossi.
PS2 is still the beast. Turbine27 Let me borrow your time machine.
OMG for once i actually agree with IGN
10 Xbots disagrees. Shadow of the Colossus was the most touching game I've ever played, It Was Truly an unique experience. Manly tears.
yeah PS2 was awesome, PS1 was good too but I absolutely loved the SNES just as much
GTA San Andreas
Best game ever.
Easily the most overrated game of all time. Riding a horse in an empty world, and then jumping on a giant's foot and pushing buttons until something happens. Oh, what fun...A tech demo, nothing more.
What a waste of commentary. Over-rated? Show me the scores, the sales, the GOTY awards? You can't? Well then F*CK OFF! -End statement
I hope for your sake that you are trolling without ever playing this game. If you did play it and still think that then I feel sorry for you. After playing this game I felt bad for only playing shooters and platformers before.
you can almost certainly say that.....it's personal preferrence but....you know....... mine is also ps2.
Bring on Shadow of the Colossus 2, NOW!
and shadow of the colossus is the best game of all-time. Basically a fuckin fact.
I still think MGS3 is the best PS2 game
sotc, pretty good pick for #1 imo
And that game is coming for PS3, remastered in HD =D.
it should have went like this. 1. ICO 2. SOTC and then MGS3 at Zero.
I really want to know and discuss why people think SOTC is better than ICO and MGS3.
Well id place them SoTC, MGS3 and then ico. But thats just me. Still those are probably the top of my greatest games ever list so id say you have a excellent taste in games:D
Perhaps because i know the history of MGS and why i put it over SCTOC and ICO. I mean the whole story with how The Big Boss became the big boss that we knew, how he lost an eye, the end boss battle (best MGS boss fight ever), The end of The Boss boss fight, the whole gut wrenching ending with The Boss ultimate sacrafice for her country when everyone thinks she is the ultimate traitor and of course the single tear drop from the greatest solider ever with the single salute in the end. It really just put everything into perspective and put MGS3 above all else for me. ICO and SOTC are also one of the kind games. While Kojima use high production value custscene/narrative and action to convey emotion. Ueda uses basic game mechanics and the whole game world to evoke emotion. What i find funny though is that most people that didn't play both ICO and SOTC think that when people talk about emotion in Ueda games they think soppy love story affairs which is not. The simple action of holding a fragile girls hands and guiding her to safety to me makes me more attached to a game character than 100 lines of i love you in between them. The fact that Wander would go to the end's of the world and fight creatures the size of mountains by himself and argo to bring his girl back to life dosn't need any explaining or cutscenes or words about the emotion and courage involved. In fact there were never any words i can remember. Pure genius. Exploring a mystical unknown world bring about a sense of awe(emotion). Finding a clossie to bring down bring out a sense of OMFG!! lol Overall though. From a gameplay and story perspective. I still rate MGS3 above ICO and SOTC. From an artistic perspective. SOTC and ICO no doubt.
We can generally say it's all about being subjective. But then that would easily make me say Pong is better than MGS3. But looking at this subject deeply, (and I'm speaking in general here). SoTC and ICO broke too many gaming rules and yet they've miraculously secured a placeholder in the gaming world. As evident these games are not mainstream nor did they managed to sell beyond 1 million copies, they won no GOTY awards and their scores do not match up to titles like ME2 nor Uncharted 2. Despite of all that, their impact has put in such high regard even as far as people calling them "masterpieces" (usually unanimous). No OTHER games would've gone though those moments. NONE. They are the true "unsung" heroes of this gaming generation: Underrated, almost relatively unknown yet their names are strong enough to cause a "ripple" in this gaming generation. AND THAT is why this game bests out MGS. It is not an established franchise yet they are also the most powerful "niche" titles created this generation and there can be no better justice in this world than to re-experience this game in HD. -End statement
well said. +Bubs
I played all 3, loved the three, but SoTC just takes the cake for being so...majestic. its simple, almost "bare", but it still somehow makes you feel part of the world. there are 16 enemies....16, and in total about 5 characters (if you include Agro) and still, the game manages to take about 7-8 hours to complete, with an amazing story twist at the end, and a link to Ico a game designed so simply yet become so memorable and invoking deserves 1st spot Ico is also amazing, but its far more complex, and MGS3 is also amazing, but UBER complex. what makes SoTC is that its so simple, yet as an amazing experience as those other 2 games. those are my 2 cents =)
My number 1 is San Andreas
san andreas was BIG great gameplay and music! MGS3 2nd =D
I prefer SotC as m personal favourite but agree with you that San Andreas is one hell of a game. I just started playing it again on steam and goddamn its hard to do the flying school with keyboard and mouse >_<
okay first off i will acknowledge that sotc is a unique game and a first of its kind. but that's about as much credit i can give it. from watching the video one of the editors makes a remark that after a boss fight "its just you and your horse riding around and gives you time to think" and how "some games feel like they have to throw enemies at you so that you wont feel bored" now this statement is a double edged sword. why? well because i believe a game where it is only boss fights and you just roaming the land of "nothingness" is the most boring crap ever, sure when you actually do fight a boss it is exciting but after words its just boring because there is noting to do just get from point a-b boss fight rinse and repeat. i would rather have a game that throws different obstacles at me while i am trying to reach that point of a massive fight. this is where i say sotc is over rated in my opinion. an artistic unique video game first? yes but a good "GAME"? no
dont know what you're smoking mate. Calling SOTC not good is just plain crazy!
SoTC is probably the worst game ever to judge by videos, you have to play it to understand its greatness.
SoTC has done one thing no other game has for me: It's left an impression on me. There is a feeling that I get when I think about it that I can never explain. It's the music, the atmosphere, the story, the bosses. There is nothing like it. It's difficult to explain and must surely be experienced. It is my #1 PS2 game too.
The only way i could try and isolate what made sotc so special is to campare it to ico. Its what ico tried to do but really didnt pull off. Seriously if tlg has only half the improvements that made it into sotc... i dont know if i even dare play it...i know it will bee so sad, why are the greatest games/movies/books always the sad ones...Now that is tragic:D
Are you a Shooter fan? This is a serious question...
You haven't played the game. Play it first, then come back and say the same thing... you won't be able too
@ sloidboss if you did play the game and not just go by what they say then you would not just think that. now when you want different obstacles on your way to the boss fights, there are obstacles on the way to the colossi. dont give your opinion on a great game unless you have played the game not just watched a video about how great the game is. go play it and then tell us what you think. youd probably keep your same opinion though since you wouldnt want to feel like a idiot by criticizing a game you never played.
looks like you havent played the game.... i cant believe someone would say it is overrated without ever playing it. Let me tell you something I haven't played it and I am eagerly waiting to see what the hell it is all about when the hd version comes out. if it was as simple as going from point a to b and fighting bosses and rinse and repeat there is no way people would rate this so high and go as far as calling it the best game on ps2. As of right now my best ps2 game is mgs3 and I PLAYED IT and once I play SOTC that may change. going by an abstract and making assumptions...really?....
I played it. It sucked.
@rai85 i have all types of games ranging from shooters to racing to action adventure to rpg and so on @simco876 your right i havent played the game, just because it doesnt interest me...at all given the opportunity sure i'd play it. i just do not see all of the hype over this game. @dontbhatin i admit to not having played the video game before but just out of watching videos (not just this one) i have watched several gameplay videos/ walkthroughs trying to convince myself this is a good game but what obstacles are you referring too? when i say that i like a game that throws different obstacles on your way to boss fights i dont mean simple platforming sections where you have to jump here or climb that or swing from a rope, no i mean i want obstacles such as puzzles,ENEMIES and platforming as well. one more thing i will say is that if i ever do play the game and my opinion does change about it i will say it loud and clear "i was wrong" and explained in detail what i liked/dislike about the game @kense where do i begin lol i cant believe someone who hasnt played the game also would go against someone who hasnt played it either. anyway in regards to your statement about it being from point a-b and fighting bosses rinse and repeat i will say this: lets break down sotc gameplay. which amounts to 3 things : platforming(very simple) traveling the world(riding your horse) and boss fights(mixing platforming with action) sotc is very basic very simple you roam the lands in your horse and then platform find a giant boss then have to think of a strategy to take it down and afterwords you do the SAME THING AGAIN. i give the game props for being unique in that each boss is different in the way you take it down but it just gets boring being in a land of nothing-ness just riding in a horse until you see a giant monster and then have to kill it. the only substance there is in sotc that i can see is the strategy in taking down the bosses, THATS IT.
i am going against u because u r forming an opinion without ever playing it. I would have no problem if u had called it over rated once u played it because it is ur opinion and maybe the game was not your type . there are millions of gamers, editors and developers that are calling it one of the best if not the best games on ps2 so maybe there is something to it? my suggestion play it, experience it then form whatever opinion you want. videos and word of mouth only give half the message. just going by what you see and calling it overrated> come on dude give it a chance to show u what it is about
Since you havnt played it yet, then even if you do (after watching all those videos of sotc, im sure you did) you will not understand why it is so great. Probably if you had played it back during its release you would of understood. But I belive it is too late for you. Hmm just looked at your reasoning in responce to Kense. Basically its like the differences between sex and making love. People call sotc a masterpeice because they have played it, they experienced it emotionally rather than look at it logically from the side. All in all I know your opinion will not change even if you play sotc because if you do, your conclusion will already be set in mind.
I have to kinda agree with this. I remember trying this game out and I didn't see what all the fuzz was about. I got to the point of the armadillo and I could not go on. Just did not enjoy it. And wander walked around like such a girl.
then your opinion is worth NOTHING.
Okay i'm in a funny mood, so how about this for PS Move... "Shadow of the Coloss-EYE...move" Huh!? HUH?!?! Excuse me while i vacate the premises before i get destroyed. *joke lol, don't hate*
Shadow of the Colossus is a very good game but I wouldnt rate it as the best ps2 game. In my opinion metal gear solid 3 was better then SOTC Saying that, I just watched the video in the article and it brought back loads of memories. SOTC is a very, very good game. Never played anything like it before
They are both one of a kind type of games but no game can match MGS3's ending. ICO is better than SOTC to me but MGS3 is the best overall.
The ending in snake eater is fantastic, thought I'd gone soft when I felt sorry for the boss, then turned round to see the gf crying. Made me realise just how good an ending it was.
Both SoTC and snake eater have some of the greatest endings ever, however what put SoTC above in my book is the fact the gameplay tells the story. In snake eater you have pretty much a whole novel of dialogue to build up to the ending, and powerful as it may be(almost made me cry) SoTC have a equally emotional ending even though the dialogue of the entire game fits onto a sheet of paper. Snake eater may be the greater movie, but in my mind SoTC is the greater game.
Even sotc had one of those emotional endings. I wont say exactly what happened , but as you play through it it really gives you a deep sense that all hope is loss and all your struggles were for naught. But the game eases that pain with something (2 actually) at the very end when the major events come to an end.
@Rezzah I've played them both. SOTC and ICO are both great, they are sitting In their cases in my collection and I'll still buy the HD versions, just like God Of War. Was just commenting on the ending of MGS3.