Top 20 PlayStation 2 Games Of All Time

WhatCulture: Everyone has unique tastes and certain genres and games that they like better than others, and while there is no such thing as an absolute “Top 20” list, there are some games in my opinion more deserving of others to be recognized. The Playstation 2 came into existence during what could be called the golden age of video games. No longer limited to a certain number of pixels or processing power, games at the turn of the century were blazing a new frontier in digital storytelling, each one pushing further than the one before. Not yet able to rely on an extensive online multiplayer experience to be considered great, these games had to have the full package, and THAT is what makes them great.

Without further ado allow me to present what I consider the best 20 games of the Playstation 2 era.

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XeoZin2984d ago

Horrible list but well its hes oppinion.

No Resident evil 4, okami, God of war, Final fantasy 10, gta...

princejb1342984d ago

i said the same thing horrible list, like common how is shadow of colosses all the way at the bottom of the list

NeoBasch2984d ago

Sure, it's his opinion, but he obviously hasn't played many games if that's all he thinks the PS2 is good for. Besides, I can't take anyone seriously who puts Shadow of the Colossus halfway down any list.

My personal favorite is Digital Devil Saga 2, which sadly no one has played. However, I find it hard to believe anybody could have neglected the following:

God of War, Persona 3/4, Jak and Daxter, Final Fantasy X/XII, Ratchet and Clank, Sly Cooper, Kingdom Hearts, Xenosaga, Suikoden III/V, Dark Cloud, Silent Hill 2/3, Okami, Onimusha 3, Devil May Cry, Resident Evil 4, etc.

I mean, come on, now. If you haven't played these games, you haven't lived. Gaming's sixth generation was by far the most memorable for me. The current generation is a close second, but the Wii has been holding it back... mostly because of Nintendo of America, not Japan. Also, Microsoft axing a lot of their first party studios didn't help. The handhelds have been really strong this generation, though.

Relientk772984d ago (Edited 2984d ago )

Um whats with all the sports games and airplane flying games?

How is Final Fantasy X, Dark Cloud (series), Kingdom Hearts (series), Ratchet & Clank (series), Jak & Daxter (series), God of War (series), and more not on this list and others like XeoZin ^ listed.

The PS2 has many fantastic titles and franchises, but only a couple are even mentioned in this list.

Relientk772984d ago

I somehow forgot Beyond Good & Evil and the Timesplitters (series), excellent games

DonaldBeck2984d ago (Edited 2984d ago )

shadow of the colossus
metal gear solid 2,3
god of war 1,2
kingdom hearts 1,2
grand theft auto 3, vice city, san andreas
red dead revolver
quantic dreams game (i forget)
gran tursimo 3 a spec
gran tursimo 4
jax and daxter
ratchet and clank uya
final fantasy x111
the warriors
resident evil code veronica
resident evil 4
silent hill 2
silent hill 3

Fahrenheit, also known as Indigo Prophecy, yea forgot those names relientk, thanks.

Relientk772984d ago

Fahrenheit, also known as Indigo Prophecy

^ thats the Quantic Dreams game

bozebo2984d ago


what :S

Ah well I guess we all have vastly different taste in games lol.

Capt-FuzzyPants2984d ago

So apparently most of the racing and sports games are better than Final Fantasy 10, Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2, and Dark Cloud 2. All three of those are in my top 10 of all time. That's a pretty bad list.

Acquiescence2984d ago

Silent Hill 2
Final Fantasy X
SSX Tricky
Yakuza 2
Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil
Shadow Of The Colossus
Jak II
We Love Katamari
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Resident Evil 4
Broken Sword 3: The Sleeping Dragon
Timesplitters 2
Sly 2: Band Of Thieves
Beyond Good & Evil
Grand Theft Auto 3
Escape From Monkey Island
Jak 3

I'm kind of tempted to list some games I've got for the original Xbox that came out on the PS2 also. Fahrenheit, The Warriors, Burnout 3: Takedown, Max Payne 2: The Fall Of Max Payne and the Splinter Cell games all rank highly among my favourite games, and I still play them on my 360, but I don't think it would be fair for me to list them since I never played any of them on the PS2. So I won't.

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