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GamesBeat’s PlayStation 2 memories

It was a good run. After 12 years, Sony has ended worldwide production for its incredibly successful PlayStation 2 video game console.

Affectionately called the PS2 by fans, Sony’s second system dominated the market even though it was less powerful than its competitors, the Microsoft Xbox and Nintendo GameCube. How? With games. The PS2 (warning, opinion incoming) had one of the best gaming libraries ever, including Japanese role-playing games like Final Fantasy X and bloody action titles like God of War.

So let’s not mourn the end of an era. Instead, GamesBeat is going to celebrate this magnificent machine by sharing our favorite PS2 memories.

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JeffGrubb2565d ago

SNES > NES. PlayStation 2 > PlayStation. Xbox 720 ? Xbox 360 > Xbox

Tolkoto2565d ago (Edited 2565d ago )

Empire Strikes Back rule. The second one is always the best.

bothebo2565d ago

PlayStation 2 is the greatest console of all time, no question.

Sadie21002565d ago

PS2 has better games, but I think I have more fondness for the PS1.

Lifeequals422565d ago

I'd say that PS1 had the better games, especially RPGs.

wita2565d ago

This is a fun article!

darkronin2292565d ago

This is the first time I've felt legitimately sad that I can't play any my disc-based PS2 games on my PS3.... I had a "fat" PS2 that broke years ago.

Lifeequals422565d ago

Ohhh...so many fond memories.

Anon19742565d ago

One of my best PS2 memories had nothing to do with the games at all. My PS2 was my first DVD player, and I was the first person I knew that had one. I hadn't seen anything on DVD outside of store showrooms. Months before the purchase of my PS2 I had purchased a surround sound system that was capable of 5.1, but of course nothing I owned could take advantage of it's capabilities. That is until I bought my PS2.

The first movie I popped in was Xmen and I remember it vividly. Watching movies in 480p for the first time, the picture just seemed brilliant compared to VHS. A little blue light I had never seen illuminate before on my receiver lit up letting me know it had received a digital signal. The sound of the rain in the opening sequence was all around me, then the groaning of the metal gates as a young Magneto fought to remain with his parents shook my entire apartment.

It seems like a lifetime ago.

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