The best PS2 games - on PlayStation 2's 20th anniversary

Eurogamer: "PlayStation 2 is 20 years old today; 4th March 2000 is the date of its Japanese release, although it wouldn't make it to the West until the end of the year. And what a way to kick off a new millennium - with a futuristic games console and (probably) a DVD of The Matrix. At 155 million units sold, PS2 is the best-selling home console of all time, and during its time it enjoyed a hegemony over console gaming that hasn't been seen since. Part of that was down to its trailblazing predecessor and Sony's canny branding - classy, cool, and above all grown-up. Part of that was because it played the new DVD format relatively cheaply. But most of it was down to the console's astonishing software library, which matched quantity with quality all the way down. So many all-time greats made their debut on this machine, and so many creative, left-field gems too. So it seemed like the only fair way to celebrate PS2's birthday was by running down 30 of our favourite games for it."

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Terry_B1004d ago

OOOOOOKAY! Here are 10 of my absolute favourite Playstation 2 no specific order:

Tekken 5
Tekken Tag Tournament
Mortal Kombat: Deception
Final Fantasy X
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core
The King of Fighters Maximum Impact 2 aka KOF 2006
Disgaea 2
Burnout 4
Dance Dance Revolution Extreme (Japanese Version)
SoulCalibur III

What are yours?

Tetsujin1004d ago (Edited 1004d ago )

Street Fighter Alpha Anthologies
Final Fantasy 11
Hyper Street Fighter 2 Anniversary Edition
Capcom vs SNK 2
KoF 98 Ultimate Match
The Bouncer
Silent Hill 2
GTA San Andreas
Gran Turismo 4
Socom 2

Honorable Mentions
Marvel vs Capcom 2 (Like the game, hate the soundtrack)
GTA Vice City
Manhunt 2
DDR series
MGS 3 (only able to play half of the game at the time)
Star Wars Battlefront 2

darthv721004d ago (Edited 1004d ago )

Shadow of the Colossus
God of War 2
Gran Turismo 3
Ridge Racer V
RType Final
Gradius V
Tekken Tag Tournament
Outrun 2006 C2C
Final Fantasy X
Maximo: Army of Zin
Contra Shattered Soldier
Silpheed Lost Galaxy
Ratchet & Clank
Jak and Daxter

Nyxus1004d ago

Ratchet & Clank 2
Jak & Daxter
God of War II
Devil May Cry III

Probably forgot a few as well, since there are so many great games for that system.

Petebloodyonion1004d ago

Ratchet and Clank
God of War 2
Tony hawk pro skater 3
Metal gear solid 2-3
GTa3 Vice City
Kingdom Heart 2
We Love Katamari
SmackDown Vs Raw
Xenosaga 3
Mortal Kombat Deception

Iceball20001004d ago

The getaway
GTA vice city
Smugglers Run
Dead to rights
Need for speed underground 1&2

... I’m sure I’m missing a few.

RavenWolfx1004d ago

No particular order:

Shadow Heart: Covenant (seriously, play this game)
GTA: Vice City
Gran Turismo 3
Metal Gear Solid 2
Ace Combat 4
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
Final Fantasy X
Onimusha 3
Resident Evil 4

Terry_B1004d ago

The Shadow Hearts Trilogy really needs to be remastered and ported to as many Platforms as possible.

RavenWolfx1001d ago

The first Shadow Hearts was good, Covenant was AMAZING, and New World was pretty meh.

Majin-vegeta1004d ago

Favorites in no order.
1.Def jam vendetta&FFNY
2.R&C series
3.Dynasty Warriors 3,4,5
4.SW Battlefront series
6.Budokai Tenkaichi 3
7.twisted Metal:Black
8.Simpsons Hit&Run
9.Star ocean:Till the end of time

ritchi451004d ago

GTA: San Andreas
Ace Combat 4
Burnout 3
God of War 2
Monster Hunter

BrainSyphoned1004d ago

Hoping to play Ring Of Red on PS5 at launch.

DaReapa1004d ago (Edited 1004d ago )

Interesting discussion. I don't usually do this, but I guess I'll toss my hat in the ring.
In no particular order,...

MGS3: Subsistence*
GTA: San Andreas
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War
DMC3: Special Edition
007: Everything or Nothing*
Shadow of the Collosus

*Games I still play to this day.

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