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PS2 20th Anniversary: Post your playstation 2 best games of all time

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My Top 20, in various order
1. God of War
2. Silent Hill 2
3. Ratchet & Clank 2
4. Metal Gear Solid 3
5. Tekken 5
6. Burnout 3: Takedown
7. Ico
8. Shadow of the Colossus
9. Maximo (because I memorised it so well as an element of my childhood)
10. Jak & Daxter: The Precursor Galaxy
11. Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones, of course
12. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
13. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas ("I'LL HAAAVE... TWO NUMBER 9's...")
14. Sly Cooper and Thievius Raccoonus
15. Sly 2: Band of Thieves
16. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3
17. Okami
18. Devil May Cry 3
19. Jak II: Renegade
20. Manhunt
Other parts of sagas/trilogies I've finished on PC/PS3/other platforms, therefore I do not associate them so much with PS2 as these 20 games. 
However, it was and is the essential part of my childhood (still, it is PSOne, which "sold" gaming for me and for Tekken 3 and Crash Bandicoot 3 I'll be forever grateful). Kudos.

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1. Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne (Still dreaming about that remake...c'mon, Atlus! I'll never ask about Personas 1 and 2 ever again if it happens! Please nerf the fuck out of Daisoujou!)

 

2. Persona 3: FES (Man, such a heavy game. One of the first games i played that made me actually feel stuff i had never really felt before. Really felt a bit empty when the credits rolled the first time.)

 

3. Kingdom Hearts II (Did I understand this game at the time? Hell no! Considering this was my first game of the series, it was so fucking confusing but at the same time it managed to charm me right up.)

 

4. Tales of the Abyss (Luke Von Fabre is an awesome protagonist and I will forever defend him.)

 

5. Persona 4 (A decent entry in the franchise but probably my least favorite save for maybe the first one. Also, Yukiko is best girl.)

 

6. Shadow of the Colossus (Damn... it took me ages to actually understand what you were supposed to do in this game. Dont remember the amout of time, but it was a long ass time before i even figured out the sword would point in the direction of the Colossi. When i DID figure it out though, it was an amazing experience.)

 

7. Shinobido (I was so bad at this game... but still loved playing it. When i DID manage to complete a mission without raising any alerts, it was awesome. Never bothered learning how the alchemy worked in this. Still, managed to finish the story twice, even though i don't remember much of it. I think you turn into a bear eventually...?)

 

8. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 (Ah yes, the video game that let me reenact my personal toy-fights. The What-If? scenarios were cool as well.)

 

9. Bully (My favorite Rockstar game... which isnt saying that much given i only played this, GTA V and San Andreas. Still, this one engaged me enough to keep playing it until the end, getting 100% and doing it all again many more times down the line, unlike GTA SA. I guess i just liked the school setting more.)

 

10. Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (EA wishes their Battlefront series was as good as this. Hours on end spent on Mos Eisley doing the hero/villain-only battle mode.)

 

11. Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life - Special Edition (Such a chill game. Yet another one that took me a while to understand due to poor english, but fishing on this game during the afternoons are some of my most treasured gaming memories.)

 

12. God of War (Took me a bit to finally play this compared to everyone else at the time, but when I did, I understood why it was so hyped. The visceral combat was like nothing I had ever played save for Mortal Kombat, and the greek mithology really fascinated me, inconsistencies or not.)

 

13. Zatch Bell: Mamodo's Fury (This was fun due to me being curious how a game about this show would work. It was pretty fun, even if some of the fights felt like complet shitshows. Fuck you, Robnos.)

 

14. One Piece: Grand Adventure (Aside from the first few episodes of the show which i didn't really care for at the time, this was my introduction to the epic saga that is One Piece. The Story Mode in this was a lot of fun! If i remember corretcly, depending on what you do you can either end it at Alabasta or go even further to Skypiea.)

 

15. Fullmetal Alchemist 2: Curse of the Crimson Elixir (Yet another anime I grew into because of a random game I decided to play about it. This was fun though, even if the combat felt very limited after a while. One of the highlights i remember is when Mustang very shortly joins your party and you get to see him in action during gameplay.)

 

16. Naruto Shippuden: Narutimate Accel 2 (Narutimate Hero 2 was the game that introduced me to Naruto, but this wa the best one overall. I had only heard about there being a version of Naruto where he is "grown up" at the time and was very excited to play this,)

 

17. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: Tag Force Evolution (Walking around Duel Academy was very fun, the chibi sprites of the characters all looked good. And I, like probably 90% of the male fanbase for this game was very happy with being able to partner up with Alexis. Even if her deck was kinda meh. Which was definitely the reason i choose her.)

 

18. InuYasha: The Secret of the Cursed Mask (Don't know why i played this so many times back in the day. It is a subpar rpg that is very easy to break the difficulty of once you get Miroku in your party because of the instakill capabilities of the Wind Tunnel and the main character's healing abilities. Maybe it was just my love for the show. Or the cool special combination attacks you could do with the characters. Or the fact that you could "date" the characters of opposite gender. Like Sango. Make the badass Ninja, Yokai Slayer which main weapon was a giant-ass Boomerang made from Yokai bone fall in love with your character instead of stupid fucking Miro...oh, ok. That was it.)

 

19. Lego Star Wars (Paying this with my best friend at the time was always fun. I still remember when we figured out how to open the door leading to Episode IV.)

 

20. Shaman King: Power of Spirit (an interesting mix of tactical rpg and fighting game. Unfortunately, the memory about this that comes to mind first is one of the cutscenes where Hao would show up would almost always brick the game. It was a pretty long one too, so it always pissed me off when it happened. However, the game itself was still pretyy fun and i loved to have Pai-Long fighting alongside me for some reason. Maybe because of Jun? Though I don't remember her being in the game much... if at all.)

 

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No particular order as well:

 

1) Final Fantasy X

2) Final Fantasy XII

3) Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

4) SOCOM: US Navy Seals

5) Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

6) Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

7) Dark Cloud 2

8) Rogue Galaxy

9) God of War 2

10) Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

11) Dragonball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3

12) Guitar Hero 2

13) Devil May Cry 3

14) Kingdom Hearts 2

15) Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits

16) Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven

17) Suikoden III

18) Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

19) Tony Hawks Pro Skater 3

20) Legaia 2: Duel Saga (I wish the original Legend of Legaia had Legaia 2's combat)


HMs: Dark Cloud, SSX3, Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Kingdom Hearts, Devil May Cry, Onimusha: Warlords

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16 minutes ago, LionRed10 said:

 

14. One Piece: Grand Adventure (Aside from the first few episodes of the show which i didn't really care for at the time, this was my introduction to the epic saga that is One Piece. The Story Mode in this was a lot of fun! If i remember corretcly, depending on what you do you can either end it at Alabasta or go even further to Skypiea.)

 

What a fun game this was. My younger brother and I played this for hours vs each other. 

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In no real order:

-Punisher 

-Resident Evil 4

-Code Veronica X

-Dead Aim

-Outbreak File 1 and 2

-Devil May Cry

-Silent Hill 2

-Silent Hill 3

-Silent Hill The Room

-Black

-GTA Vice City

-GTA 3

-Metal Gear 2

-Metal Gear 3

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47 minutes ago, LionRed10 said:

1. Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne (Still dreaming about that remake...c'mon, Atlus! I'll never ask about Personas 1 and 2 ever again if it happens! Please nerf the fuck out of Daisoujou!)

 

 

A remake would be so awesome. Just imagine that game with Persona 5 graphics. Or at least give us a port so we can play this masterpiece again on PS4. 

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Posted (edited)

In alphabetical order (1 game per franchise):

Ape Escape 2

Bully (AKA Canis Canem Edit)

Burnout 3: Takedown

Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly (AKA Project Zero II: Crimson Butterfly)

God of War II

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy

Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction 

NBA Street Vol. 2

Okami

Raw Danger!

Resident Evil 4

Rogue Galaxy

Samurai Warriors 2

Silent Hill 2

Tekken 4

TimeSplitters 2

Tony Hawk's American Wasteland

The Warriors

Yakuza 2

 

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I don't have 20 and I can't decide on an order, so here's an arbitrarily ordered list of games I loved on PS2 when I was younger. Sooo many good times with this console... Can't believe it's been so long already.

 

  • Shadow of the Colossus
  • Jak & Daxter games
  • Kingdom Hearts games
  • God of War games
  • Metal Gear Solid games
  • Star Wars Battlefront games
  • Mortal Kombat games
  • Champions of Norrath
  • Resident Evil games
  • Marvel: Ultimate Alliance games
  • Guitar Hero games
  • Timesplitters games
  • Twisted Metal games
  • Ty the Tasmanian Tiger games
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Posted (edited)

Gaming was much more of a casual hobby back in my ps2 days so I can't name 20, but here is my list of my memorable favs from that time (in no particular order):

  • Aggressive Inline (my 1st ps2 game)

  • GTA: Vice City

  • Bully

  • FFX

  • Black

  • Jak & Daxter

  • God of War

  • Ape Escape 2

  • Beyond Good & Evil

  • Prince of Persia: SoT

  • Second Sight

  • Burnout 3: Takedown

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All of them are JRPG

 

1. Persona 3 Fes

2. Persona 4

3. Ar tonelico 2

4. Digital Devil Saga 1

5. Digital Devil Saga 2

6. Mana Khemia

7. Final Fantasy X

8. Xenosaga 1

9. Xenosaga 3

10. Shadow Hearts II

11. Star Ocean 3

12. Tales of Abyss

13. Wild Arms 5

14. SMT Nocturne

15. Suikoden V

16. Disgaea 

17. La Pucelle

18. Radiata Stories

19. Dragon Quest 8

20. Grandia 3

 

 

 

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Posted (edited)

Didn’t play enough PS2 games to have a top 20 so it’s a top 14 instead.

 

1. Grand Theft Auto San Andreas

2. Grand Theft Auto Vice City

3. Canis Canem Edit (Bully)

4. Tekken 5

5. Grand Theft Auto III

6. Tony Hawk’s Underground 2

7. Burnout 2

8. 24: The Game

9. Tekken 4

10. Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland

11. The Simpsons Road Rage

12. Jackass The Game

13. Need For Speed Carbon

14. The Sims 2 Pets

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22 hours ago, Black54Ninja said:

Dead or Alive 2 Hardcore

Grand Theft Auto Vice City

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto III

WWE: Here Comes The Pain

Black

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty / Substance

I love that HCTP is getting some love!

 

Some of my favorites in no order except San Andreas which is my favorite game of all time:

 

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Ratchet and Clank Up Your Arsenal

Need For Speed Underground 2

Tony Hawk's Underground

WWE Smackdown: Here Comes the Pain

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Posted (edited)

In no particular order

 

1. Grand Theft Auto San Andreas

2. Grand Theft Auto Vice City

3. Canis Canem Edit (Bully)

4. Grand Theft Auto III

5. Need For Speed Underground 

6. Tekken 4

7. The Simpsons Road Rage

8. All Rachet & Clank games

9. All Jak & Daxter games

10. All Sly Cooper games

11. God Of War games

12. Dragonball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3

13. Manhunt

14. WWE some title

 

Is all i can think of atm

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14 hours ago, Killbomb said:

First thing that came to mind was Dragon Quest VIII. I really wish they would release it as a PS2 on PS4 game with trophies. 

 

Some other favorites...

 

Rogue Galaxy

Dark Cloud 2

Devil May Cry 1 and 3

God of War 1 and 2

Onimusha 3

Mana Khemia 1 (bought part 2 but could not get into it like the first game)

 

Nooooo if forgot about Rogue Galaxy!

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Didn’t play that many on ps2 but here are 20 of my favourites that I can remember playing.


•Hitman Blood Money

•God of War 

•God of War 2

•Prince of Persia Warrior Within 

•Bully

•Star Wars Battlefront II

•Mercenaries Playground of Destruction 

•Gta Vice City

•Gta San Andreas

•The Warriors

•Devil May Cry 3

•Spider-Man 2

•Need for Speed Underground

•Tomb Raider Anniversary

•Splinter Cell Chaos Theory

•Tony Hawks Underground

•Midnight Club II

•The Godfather

•Medal of Honor Frontline

•The Simpson’s Hit and Run

 

 

 

 

 

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- Ratchet & Clank 2

- Jak & Daxter

- Sly 1

- GTA San Andreas

- GTA Vice City

- Burnout 3

- Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3

- Sonic Heroes

- Fifa Street 1 and 2

- Kingdom Hearts

- Bully

- Star Wars Battlefront 1 and 2

- Lego Star Wars (both games)

- Simpsons Hit & Run

- Spongebob Battle for Bikini Bottom

- Spider-Man 2

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My best games in no particular order

 

1. FFX-2

2. FFX

3. Kingdom Hearts

4. Kingdom Hearts 2

5. Sonic Heroes

6. Dragon Ball Z Budokai 2

7. FFXII

8. Yu-Gi-Oh Duelists of the roses

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Still Got mine with a 500gb HDD and component running at 720P. There are way way way too many to even number so just honorable mentions from me

 

SMT Nocturne

Robot Alchemic Drive

SMT Persona 3/4

THPS All

Burnout All

Williams Pinball

Manhunt

GTA 3

Earth Defense Force

Silent Hill 2

Shinobido 2

Yakuza 1 and 2

Onimusha 1,2 and 4

Virtua Quest

Star Ocean Till the end of time

Dragon Quest 8

Kings Field 4

Evergrace

Shining Force EXA

Shining Force Neo

 

Look I'm just naming the games I like and there's too many to continue. The PS2 did well and the creativity was better then today, I pity the future of gaming tbh

 

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Posted (edited)

01 - Fatal Frame

02 - Fatal Frame II

03 - Fatal Frame III

04 - Silent Hill 2

05 - Silent Hill 3

06 - Silent Hill 4

07 - Forbidden Siren

08 - Forbidden Siren 2

09 - X Files Resist or Serve

10 - Clock Tower 3

11 - Obscure

12 - Obscure 2

13 - Jackass The Game

14 - GTA 3

15 - GTA Vice City

16 - Metal Gear Solid 3

17 - Yakuza (all of them)

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1. SMT Nocturne 

2. Digital Devil Saga

3. Digital Devil Saga 2

4. Dead or Alive 2

5. Baroque 

6. ChoroQ 

7. Persona 4

8. Persona 3

9. Evergrace

10. Silent Hill 4

11. Final Fantasy X

12. Tony Hawk Underground

13. Crash Wrath of Cortex 

14. Kingdom Hearts 

15. Bujingai 

16. Star Ocean 3

17. Devil May Cry

18. Grandia 2

19. Naruto Ultimate Ninja 2

20. Sled Storm

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Yay! Lists!

 

Equal fave of all time

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Spider-Man 2

 

Equal second fave of all time

Star Wars: Battlefront 2

Simpsons: Hit & Run

 

In no particular order, the next most played / loved games I remember

Scarface: The World is Yours

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Tony Hawk's American Wasteland

Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy

Spider-Man

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Guitar Hero II

007 Nightfire

Simpsons Road Rage

Canis Canem Edit

Enter the Matrix

Terminator 3: The Redemption

SSX Tricky

The Warriors

 

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Posted (edited)

Of course, and i suppose as many of us, when I think about all the games I have played and enjoyed on Ps2 i directly think about those games:
burnout 
MGS

FF

resident evil 

soul calibur

tekken

ace combat

ray man

crash bandicoot

Castlevania

maximo

odin sphere

silent hill

ratchet and clank

NFS

god of war

tomb raider

And I forget many

 

but the one that I have enjoyed the most and which are maybe less famous (at least I see nobody speaks about Klonoa and gitaroo man so far on this thread) but very good games:

gitaroo man

okami

klonoa 2


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72-D59-EAA-A09-B-4-AA2-B73-E-9690-C117-F

 


 

 

 

 

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Posted (edited)

Most of the really good games have all been mentioned, but I'd like to add Intelligent Qube and X-Men Mutant Academy.

 

10 minutes ago, Sigma999 said:

Those aren't for the PS1 only ?

 

You're absolutely right. Thanks.

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1. Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater

2. Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition 

3. GTA Vice City

4. Persona 4

5. Jak 3 

6. Ratchet & Clank 2 Going Commando

7. Need for Speed Underground 2

8. Hitman Blood Money 

9. Silent Hill 2

10. Ape Escape 2

11. God of War II

12. Prince of Persia : Warrior Within

13. Okami

14. Dark Cloud

15. Resident Evil 4

16. Shinobi 

17. Klonoa 2 : Lunatea's Veil

18. Shadow of the Colossus

19. Odin Sphere 

20. Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3

 

Not in that particular order but my top 20 in general 

21 minutes ago, Helyx said:

Most of the really good games have all been mentioned, but I'd like to add Intelligent Qube and X-Men Mutant Academy.

Those aren't for the PS1 only ?

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