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Must-have PS2 games?

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onewarmslime    195

Hey guys, I just got my hands on a PS2 a few weeks ago, I finally managed to get a memory card too, so what are the must-have games for the console? Finding PS2 games on stores isn't very easy these days but I can use ebay. Any suggestions?

 

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Biohead    152

GTA - III, Vice City and San Andreas for a start :)

 

The Getaway was pretty good too.

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ZakO    489

Jak Series

Ratchet & Clank Series

Sly Cooper Series

Shadow of the Colossus 

Silent Hill 2

Twisted Metal Black

Final Fantasy X

Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 - The last (?) good one (can't remember if 4 was good)

Rayman 2

 

Plenty of people would consider the Kingdom Hearts & God of War as "must have" too but I didn't really care for them.

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Aergan    622

Devil May Cry
Metal Gear Solid 2

Final Fantasy X

OutRun 2006

Ridge Racer V

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onewarmslime    195

Thaks for the suggestions guys, keep them coming.

 

(About GTA, it's actually one of the few group of games that I can still find on local stores for the PS2 but  it's really hard for me playing another GTA game after having played GTA 5. Even GTA 4 on my PS3 seems obsolete compared to it).

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Piggy    199
5 hours ago, ZakO said:

Ratchet & Clank Series

That's where my vote goes!

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+trag3dy    4,078

Devil May Cry 1

Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition

The entire Onimusha series

God of War I & II

Resident Evil 4

 

Though I think all but the Onimusha series have gotten remasters on newer systems and RE4 has a hd remaster on pc, as well.

 

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soniqstylz    1,048

Soul Reaver 2

Black

MGS2/3

Midnight Club 2 (which people STILL play online)

 

Also, wouldn't hurt to take a look at the games that were remastered for PS3, to get a sense of what people liked/wanted/thought was classic, like Shadow of the Colossus, God of War, or Jak & Daxter.

 

 

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The Evil Overlord    18,441
13 hours ago, Biohead said:

GTA - III, Vice City and San Andreas for a start :)

 

The Getaway was pretty good too.

For the OP, just to add to this specific list, The Getaway 2, and the entire Ace Combat series up to this platform (Y)

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Andrew    2,860

Bully

GT4

GTA 3

ICO

MGS 2

Okami

RE4

Shadow of the Colossus

SSX (any of them, they were all great during 6th gen)

DMC 1 & 3

GoW 1 & 2

 

 

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+Audioboxer    2,876
On 12/21/2015 at 11:46 PM, Andrew said:

Bully

GT4

GTA 3

ICO

MGS 2

Okami

RE4

Shadow of the Colossus

SSX (any of them, they were all great during 6th gen)

DMC 1 & 3

GoW 1 & 2

 

 

<3

 

Although I really recommend playing these 3 in their HD touchups on PS3. Especially Okami. It's beautiful. Best non-Zelda Zelda clone.

 

I'd throw in MGS3 as well, it's arguably my favourite in the series. 2 was great, but I wished they didn't mess around with the ending due to 9/11. MGS1 = MGS3 > MGS2 > MGS4 > MGS5 for me. 5 has the best gameplay, but the worst story.

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+Eternal Tempest    797

If you're in to JRPG's (ps2 was the king with these).

 

Playstation 2

Kingdom Hearts I & II (They do have HD remakes on PS3).

Odin Sphere (beautiful sprite graphics, music, and story)

Persona 3 FES

Persona 4 (they have an updated "golden" edition on the Vita)

Suikoden III & IV (if you can get over the awkward 1st gen 3d graphics, the game mechanics, and stories is amazing.)

 

PS1 (compatible on PS2) for consideration

Xenogears (PS1) 

Persona 2 (PS1) 

Suikoden I & II (PS1)

 

Not jrpg/rpg per say but..

Okami (also put my vote for this game)

 

This is off the top of my head, I'm missing a few....

Edit, also check out half.com for games (a sub-company of ebay).

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soniqstylz    1,048

Rez, if you have a girlfriend.

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I am Redbeard    16

Strong backer of the Tony Hawk series here*;

THPS4/THUG/THUG2 
(Proskater/Undergound)

amazing games when they were available online. slightly niche because irrespective of gameplay/design you have to have somewhat of an interest in skateboarding.

*The series more or less died (imo) after American Wasteland.

 

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onewarmslime    195
On ‎12‎/‎24‎/‎2015 at 2:45 AM, I am Redbeard said:

Strong backer of the Tony Hawk series here*;

THPS4/THUG/THUG2 
(Proskater/Undergound)

amazing games when they were available online. slightly niche because irrespective of gameplay/design you have to have somewhat of an interest in skateboarding.

*The series more or less died (imo) after American Wasteland.

 

Actually, while I don't really have an interest in skateboarding, I did play Skate 3 and I loved it. And in fact I'd played Tony Hakw on PS2 when I was a kid and I was already thinking of getting it (one of them games at least).

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I am Redbeard    16
59 minutes ago, onewarmslime said:

Actually, while I don't really have an interest in skateboarding, I did play Skate 3 and I loved it. And in fact I'd played Tony Hakw on PS2 when I was a kid and I was already thinking of getting it (one of them games at least).

The Skate series is also really good! Less nostalgic for me just because I spent hundreds of hours on the TH series. TH is much more arcade style with unending combos and high scores but skate obviously wins in the technicality / realism category. 

The thing that bums me out is that TH had such a great community back in the day. ThugXonline (tXo) had forums and an IRC channel which is funny to think of now seeing as a LOT of players were playing over dial up. I remember getting my first USB keyboard to be able to type instead of navigating the onscreen KB and feeling like I was on the cutting edge of gaming tech hahahaha.

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