Anything still worthwhile on the PS2?

#1 Edited by Godwind (2597 posts) -

Anyways, I was thinking about picking up some PS2 games since they are pretty cheap and have some pretty fun games.  I am open to suggestions for games to be added or removed but I did come up with a list to see what some people's feedback would be on these games.
 
 

.hack infection part 1  
.hack mutation part 2  
.hack outbreak part 3  
.hack quarantine part 4  
.hack//G.U. Vol. 1: Rebirth  
.hack//G.U. Vol. 2: Reminisce  
.hack//G.U. Vol. 3: Redemption  
Ace Combat 4: Shattered Skies  
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War  
Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War  
AirForce Delta Strike  
Armored Core 2  
Armored Core 2: Another Age  
Armored Core 3  
Armored Core: Nexus  
Armored Core: Nine Breaker  
Battle Assault 3 Featuring Gundam Seed  
Beyond Good & Evil  
Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter  
Castlevania: Curse of Darkness  
Castlevania: Lament of Innocence  
Contra: Shattered Soldier  
Dark Cloud  
Dark Cloud 2  
Dead or Alive 2: Hardcore  
Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories  
Disgaea: Hour of Darkness  
Dynasty Warriors 4  
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly  
Front Mission 4  
God Hand  
Grandia III  
Grandia Xtreme  
Growlanser: Generations  
Growlanser: Heritage of War  
Ico  
Jak 3  
Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier  
Jak II  
Katamari Damacy  
King of Fighters XI, The  
Kingdom Hearts  
Kingdom Hearts II  
Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories  
Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil  
Legacy of Kain: Defiance  
Magna Carta: Tears of Blood  
Mana Khemia 2: Fall of Alchemy  
Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis  
Maximo vs. Army of Zin  
Maximo: Ghosts to Glory  
Metal Slug Anthology  
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Never Ending Tomorrow  
Mobile Suit Gundam: Federation vs. Zeon  
Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs. Zeta Gundam  
Mobile Suit Gundam: Journey to Jaburo  
Mobile Suit Gundam: Zeonic Front  
Neo Contra  
Odin Sphere  
Okage: Shadow King  
Onimusha Blade Warriors  
Onimusha Warlords  
Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams  
Phantasy Star Universe  
Phantom Brave  
Psychonauts  
Ratchet & Clank  
Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando  
Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal  
Ratchet: Deadlocked  
Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc  
SD Gundam Force: Showdown!  
Secret Agent Clank  
Shadow Hearts: Covenant  
Shadow of the Colossus  
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner - Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless Army  
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2 - Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon  
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga  
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2  
Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne  
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES  
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4  
Shining Force EXA  
Shining Force Neo  
Shining Tears  
Shinobi  
Silent Hill 2  
Sly 2: Band of Thieves  
Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus  
Soul Reaver 2  
Suikoden III  
Suikoden IV  
Suikoden Tactics  
Suikoden V  
Tales of Legendia  
Tales of the Abyss  
Twisted Metal: Black  
Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria  
We Love Katamari  
Wild Arms 3  
Wild ARMS Alter code: F  
Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Bose  
Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra  
Yakuza 2  
Zone of the Enders  
Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner  
 
 
 
Also, the list below is the list of games I already own. 
 
 
Devil May Cry 1
Devil May Cry 2
Devil May Cry 3
Ephemeral Fantasia
Final Fantasy 10
Gran Turismo 3
Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
Jak and Daxter
Megaman X Collection
Megaman X Command Mission
Megaman X7
Megaman x8
Metal Gear Solid 2
Metal Gear Solid 3
Onimusha 1
Onimusha 2
Onimusha 3
Star Ocean 3
Virtua Fighter 4
Yakuza
#2 Posted by Wright (637 posts) -

The onimusha series is excellent, and the tales games are great if you like jrpgs.

#3 Posted by ToxicFruit (1717 posts) -
@Godwind: man that is some list you got there ! 
 
I did not see Okami on your list maybe you already have it but if you don't the game is a freaking masterpiece and I highly recommend you to play it. 
Dark cloud 2 is also amazing and everyone should at least play one of the Jak & Dexter games. 
The  Kingdom heart games kept me hooked the whole  time I was playing them so yeah get that.
Metal gear 3 is also great and fills in a little back story for Big boss.  
And Shadow of the colossus is also great.
#4 Posted by Godwind (2597 posts) -
@Toxic: 
 
I have Okami for the Wii.
#5 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

It's funny you would mention this. My brother just went from a PS1 to a Wii, not much of a gamer if ask me, and asked me if he should buy a PS2. I said, Hell fucking yeah.

#6 Posted by FunExplosions (5407 posts) -

Wow wow weewa. That's some list. I'd say to try and play every game on there. They're all good games. So you know, I still play Shadow of the Colossus and Twisted Metal: Black once a year. Great games. Fantastic games.

#8 Posted by EVO (3850 posts) -

Rez?

#9 Posted by Sanryd (1362 posts) -

I've only played a few games on PS2 but  #9 on AgentJ's list: FFXII is a really awesome game, better than XIII IMO.

#10 Posted by Godwind (2597 posts) -
@Claude said:
" It's funny you would mention this. My brother just went from a PS1 to a Wii, not much of a gamer if ask me, and asked me if he should buy a PS2. I said, Hell fucking yeah. "
And no matter what, people still seem to remember you as that Nintendo fanboy.  A shame.
 
@EVO said:
" Rez? "

On the dreamcast.
#11 Posted by wwfundertaker (1395 posts) -

Onimusha games are pretty good and of course you should get persona 3 and 4.

#12 Posted by Gabriel (4055 posts) -

Dissapointed by the lack of GTA on here at least pick up Vice City for the atmosphere.

#13 Posted by endaround (2136 posts) -

Hey, you can always stay current and buy Sakura Wars for th2 PS2 when it releases next Tuesday

#14 Posted by Godwind (2597 posts) -
@endaround said:
" Hey, you can always stay current and buy Sakura Wars for th2 PS2 when it releases next Tuesday "
I'll probably get it for the Wii.
#15 Posted by Interfect (976 posts) -

Rouge Galaxy.  its an amazing game and i haven't finished it yet.

#16 Posted by Pazy (2560 posts) -

One of my favourite PS2 games is "The Red Star" which I believe is based off a comic book. Its a cross between a shooter (SHMUP) and a brawler with some really fun boss patterns.



Box Art

#17 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

What about Resident Evil 4? That game was great.

#18 Posted by Icemael (6307 posts) -

Fatal Frame II and God Hand, dude. Just... Fatal Frame II and God Hand. They're hands down the best games in their respective genres.

#19 Edited by sfighter21 (794 posts) -

If you like JRPGs then you owe it to yourself to try Rogue Galaxy.  Interesting story, real-time combat, and unlike other jrpgs, the english voice acting is good.
 
EDIT:  In SPACE!!!

#20 Posted by FiestaUnicorn (1577 posts) -

Onimusha 2 and 3 are two of the finest games on the system.  Whatever the fourth Onimusha game is called, Dawn of Dreams I think, that one can be avoided.  The first is also good but the controls seem really strange now.
#21 Posted by EVO (3850 posts) -
@Godwind said:
" @EVO said:
" Rez? "
On the dreamcast. "
Huh? It's on PS2... and XBLA for that matter.
#22 Posted by Godwind (2597 posts) -
@EVO said:

" @Godwind said:

" @EVO said:
" Rez? "
On the dreamcast. "
Huh? It's on PS2... and XBLA for that matter. "
I meant to say, I have it on the dreamcast.
 
 @Axxol said:

" What about Resident Evil 4? That game was great. "

 I don't like Resident Evil games.
 
@Icemael said:

" Fatal Frame II and God Hand, dude. Just... Fatal Frame II and God Hand. They're hands down the best games in their respective genres. "


Oh really now?
#23 Posted by sopranosfan (1935 posts) -

Final Fantasy XII, I know it gets a lot of flack for the Gambit system but you only have to use as much of it as you want to.  I actually liked the combination of turn based and real time battles and even though the story wasn't as good as some I liked the older characters than most FF games and the turn toward a more mature story.

#24 Posted by canucks23 (1087 posts) -

jak 2 and 3 were probably my favorite games last gen.

#25 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@Godwind: you have NO idea how much your list helped me pick some PS2 games for my young cousins (and me), thank you !
#26 Posted by JokerSmilez (1293 posts) -

Definitely Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. My two favorite games for the PS2.
 
Twisted Metal: Black is awesome. Silent Hill 2 was probably the scariest game I've ever played. I also enjoyed Armored Core 2.

#27 Edited by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -

Dead or Alive is fucking garbage. Only good if you think creepy hentai value is more important than actual gameplay. Get a Tekken Tag or KOF2002: Unlimited Match instead. Hell, even crappy MK Armageddon shines in comparison to Dead or Alive 2. 
 
I suggest you also get We Love Katamari and Timesplitters Future Perfect. 
 
 
@Godwind
said:

" @EVO said:

" @Godwind said:

" @EVO said: " Rez? "
On the dreamcast. "
Huh? It's on PS2... and XBLA for that matter. "
I meant to say, I have it on the dreamcast.
 
 @Axxol said:

" What about Resident Evil 4? That game was great. "

 I don't like Resident Evil games.
 
@Icemael said:

" Fatal Frame II and God Hand, dude. Just... Fatal Frame II and God Hand. They're hands down the best games in their respective genres. "

Oh really now? "
God Hand is one of the best games ever made. And if you don't like Resident Evil 4, then you obviously don't like video games period. I hate the original Resident Evil games but 4 blew my mind.
#28 Posted by Icemael (6307 posts) -
@Godwind said:
"@Axxol said:

" What about Resident Evil 4? That game was great. "

 I don't like Resident Evil games."
I don't either. Except Resident Evil 4. I don't much care for the first, second, third and fifth games, but dude, Resident Evil 4 is a fucking masterpiece. If you haven't played it yet, you need to give it a shot. Oh, and make sure to get the Wii version. The controls are sublime.
 
@Godwind said:
"@Icemael said:

" Fatal Frame II and God Hand, dude. Just... Fatal Frame II and God Hand. They're hands down the best games in their respective genres. "

Oh really now? "
Yes, really now.
#29 Posted by sewageking (31 posts) -

I would highly recommend Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne, provided you have some experience with RPG's.  It can be very difficult, but it's also a really unique game that is definitely worth a try for any RPG fan.

#30 Edited by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

God Hand is probably a good game but man that camera, and also I suck at it. As far as things that haven't been mentioned, I really dug the customization craziness in Front Mission 4, even if the accuracy thing is totally broken it takes like 2 missions to get used to then its not a problem. Kessen 3 is really solid and probably the most cinematic and ambitious game Koei's ever attempted. 
PS Rogue Galaxy is just awful. Mindlessly navigate identical corridors while the patchwork story that seems to be making shit up as it goes along plays out. You can skip that. Level 5's lowest moment.

#31 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -
@Axxol: Yeah, but if he has a Wii that is the console to get it for. Or the gamecube if he doesn't want motion controls.
 
The PS2 version is the second worst (right ahead of the dreadful PC version).
 
Rise to Honor and Max Payne are still great games (though you would be better off with any other version of Max Payne). I actually only played Rise to Honor 8 months ago, It has stood up really well. The combat system is really well done, and the atmosphere rules.
#32 Posted by Centimani (550 posts) -

check out Psi-ops

http://www.giantbomb.com/psi-ops-the-mindgate-conspiracy/61-9051/
  
It's a third person shooter with very cool physics and a pretty fun little sandbox arena to go along with the rather linear story missions.
#33 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -
@nintendoeats said:
" @Axxol: Yeah, but if he has a Wii that is the console to get it for. Or the gamecube if he doesn't want motion controls.  The PS2 version is the second worst (right ahead of the dreadful PC version).  Rise to Honor and Max Payne are still great games (though you would be better off with any other version of Max Payne). I actually only played Rise to Honor 8 months ago, It has stood up really well. The combat system is really well done, and the atmosphere rules. "
Well in my opinion i think it was a good game. I never had any problems with it on PS2
#34 Edited by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -
@Axxol said:

" @nintendoeats said:

" @Axxol: Yeah, but if he has a Wii that is the console to get it for. Or the gamecube if he doesn't want motion controls.  The PS2 version is the second worst (right ahead of the dreadful PC version).  Rise to Honor and Max Payne are still
It's still a great game. But the GCN and Wii versions are both superior. The GCN version looks and controls better than the PS2. The Wii version 
feature those awesome motion controls, and also has the little bit of extra content that was made for the PS2.

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