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10 PlayStation 2 games that defined a generation

PlayStation 2. With the possible exception of Nintendo’s Gameboy, you’d be hard pressed to find another gaming platform that has remained a firm staple on the public consciousness than Sony’s seminal successor to its original, multi-million dollar selling grey box of tricks. Having shifted over a brain-numbing 145 million units since its inception in 2000, PS2 has cemented itself as the most successful selling home console of all time, capturing a vast, diverse audience spanning all ages long before the notion of wand-waggling Wii-motes even put dollar signs in the eyes of corporate bigwigs back at Nintendo HQ.

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Sunny_D2518d ago

Im guessing:
GTA
GT
MGS
FF
SOTC

What else?

Dude_2517d ago (Edited 2517d ago )

FF really? I guess you only have to have the brand name and great graphics to do that then. FF didn't define a single gen since the SNES FFIV.

Shadow Hearts, VP Silmeria, SO3, Persona 3 & 4, Nocturne - none of those borrowed from the PS2 FFs.

And SotC was a sequel to Ico, not the other way around.

ULTIMATE_REVENGE2518d ago

Every exclusive game that ever came out on the system, and every game that came out on the PS2, Xbox & GC defined that generation as a whole.

This gen sucks! All the shit gets released and all the good stuff gets cancelled or put on hold forever.

smithdown2517d ago (Edited 2517d ago )

"Every exclusive game that ever came out on the system, and every game that came out on the PS2, Xbox & GC defined that generation as a whole."

Well duh. Way to state the obvious. That IS the generation.

I think this gen has been great so far, plenty of awesome games that will be considered masterpieces forever have been released. Super Mario Galaxy 1 & 2, Fallout 3, Halo3 and Reach, Uncharted 1 & 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (love it or hate it you can't deny it's impact), not to mention the incredible rise of motion gaming.

Of course PS2 was also great, and the games got better as the years rolled on. I think the same will happen this gen - the best games are yet to come.