Borrowing a PS2 for about 2 months, what 6 games should I play?

#1 Posted by dbz1995 (4960 posts) -

As the title says, I'm borrowing a friend's PS2 for about 2 months, and I'm thinking about games that I should play. Persona 4 is an obvious choice for me, being a massive fan of TBRPGs, and the ER being the thing that got me onto Giantbomb in a big way. Final Fantasy XII as well, because damn I love that game. Thing is, after that, I'm blank. I'm mainly looking for single-player games, and actually no FPS', if you can. A lot of games on the PS2 I've already played, but a lot of those games I've forgotten. 
The only thing I have an inkling about possibly playing is the Dark Cloud series. Any other suggestions any of you guys could make?

#2 Posted by Jams (3043 posts) -

.hack? Xenosaga? Those are the only two RPG's I can think of that you maybe forgot about.

#3 Posted by ssj4raditz (1156 posts) -
#4 Posted by Daneian (1308 posts) -
#5 Posted by mosespippy (4746 posts) -

Dark Cloud 2 is the good Dark Cloud game. Dark Cloud one is something that no one liked if I remember correctly.

Most of the games I can think of have been rereleased on PS3 like Beyond Good & Evil, Shadow of the Colossus, Medal of Honor Frontline, and Persona 3. Other than that maybe try a Tony Hawk or Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2 just to have some arcade style pick up and play fun to break up all the RPG grinding you'll be doing in P4 and FFXII.

#6 Edited by believer258 (13380 posts) -

We need to keep the acronyms before "RPG" down to a minimum. I say that all we really need are WRPG's, JRPG's, and MMORPG's; everything else can be spelled out since it's not used that much. C, TB, whatever else you can think of, never use it again. Type that shit out, I haven't a bloody clue what you're talking about.

...oh. Right. You should play Ratchet and Clank Going Commando, Jak and Daxter, and Kingdom Hearts. I've played those three. For RPG's particularly, though, Final Fantasy XII seems pretty good if you want JRPG's, though it's a divisive game so you might not like it much.

EDIT: Oh, I didn't remember you mentioning FFXII. Silly me. There's a Dragon Quest game for the PS2, I hear tell those are all right.

#7 Posted by MikeGosot (3236 posts) -
#8 Posted by TobbRobb (5413 posts) -

@believer258: Turn Based.

And he should play Dragon Quest 8, or Okami. Shadow of the Colossus is a safe bet too.

#9 Posted by mscupcakes (631 posts) -

Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 maybe? Also GTA Vice City. Might just go back and play that, myself.

#10 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

@TobbRobb said:

Shadow of the Colossus is a safe bet too.

@dbz1995: Though it's a little rougher around the edges, if you can actually find a copy of Ico, pick that up, too. These two games are amazing.

#11 Posted by BabyChooChoo (5810 posts) -


Oh wait, only 2 months? Ok, half of Xenosaga 1 then.

#12 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1350 posts) -

Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2. Persona 4

#13 Posted by clstirens (854 posts) -

Six games specifically?

#14 Posted by Dagbiker (7022 posts) -

Persona 3, Echo Night Beyond, Final Fantasy XII, and maybe X, but I never played X so im not real sure about that one.

#15 Posted by pyromagnestir (4397 posts) -

Final Fantasy XII love? Yay! It's so rare to see.

Persona 3 is also good, but you may get burned out on the all that persona. Suikoden III and V are games I mean to play one day.

#16 Posted by agentboolen (1963 posts) -

They have already been brought out on other systems (like PS3) but I would say if you didn't play already.

Resident Evil 4, God of War 1 & 2, Shadow of the Colossus, Ratchet and Clank 1 and oh say for some laughs the Simpsons Road Rage.

Im sure others can get a better 6 then mine, these are kind of the more obvious games but hey its a top 6 for PS2.

#17 Posted by Clinkz (1116 posts) -

Why are you borrowing a ps2? They are dirt cheap.

#18 Posted by dbz1995 (4960 posts) -

Thanks for the replies guys! 
@Jams: I know nothing about both of those-I'll check up about them, though, and see if I can get them. 
@ssj4raditz: Rogue galaxy actually looks awesome-I'll see if I can get it, definitely. 
@Daneian: Rather than buy ZotE, SOTC and MGS, I think I'm just going to get both collections for the PS3. 
@mosespippy: Yeah, any re-releases I'll probably pick up on the PS3.  
@mscupcakes: I still have MGS3-one of my favourite games ever-so I'm probably going to play that forever. I always preferred San Andreas to Vice City, but I might just pick them both up anyway. 
@NoobSauceG7: How good actually is Kingdom Hearts? I've heard decent things, but I've barely even looked at the games before. 
@clstirens: Probably not six games exactly, but just enough to get through in about 2 and a half months. 

#19 Posted by pyromagnestir (4397 posts) -

@dbz1995: Testify!

(side note, it's a lot harder to find a video of someone just yelling testify than I thought it would be. I gave up.)

#20 Posted by mosespippy (4746 posts) -

@dbz1995: @pyromagnestir: FF XII International Job Zodiac System is secretly the best FF.

#21 Posted by Hizang (9359 posts) -

@dbz1995: If you only have it for 2 months I would skip Persona 4, it's going to take up so much of your time and seeing as you have already seen it being played then your better off looking elsewhere.

#22 Posted by pyromagnestir (4397 posts) -
#23 Posted by Purpz (95 posts) -

Shadow of the Colossus and Resident Evil 4/ Code Veronica X. Those are the only games of mine that survived the console switch-over, and the ones I loved the most.

Being how big these games are, you've probably played them before, but you can never get to much of these.

#24 Posted by NegativeCero (3116 posts) -

You're never going to finish all these RPG's, but I'll throw one in that I've enjoyed and you might've overlooked, Shadow Hearts: Covenant.

#25 Posted by DeF (5274 posts) -
#26 Posted by Jeust (11701 posts) -

Silent Hill 2

#27 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1350 posts) -

@dbz1995: I really like Kingdom Hearts. If you like JRPG story lines then I recommend it. The gameplay itself isn't that complex but the story is pretty good. The second one imo is much better than the first one but you should play the first one to understand the story more.

#28 Posted by SlightConfuse (3995 posts) -


#29 Edited by hughesman (314 posts) -

Dark Cloud 2 was fantastic. Very long though, so why don't you just buy a ps2. I think you have held out long enough.

#30 Edited by ShaggE (7577 posts) -

AMF Xtreme Bowling 2006. It's the 2006-est bowling game you'll EVER play. Yes, even 2006-er than Wii Bowling. And it's certainly one of the best bowling games that was developed by Mud Duck Productions (who brought you Family Card Games and Equestrian Showcase on the PS1) and was released on the PS2 in June of 2006. It may even be in the top 100 bowling games of ALL of the first half of 2006!

In fact, I would go as far as to say it's the single best AMF game since the previous one, not including any subsequent ones! I hear that it sold multiple copies! One person was quoted as saying "It could have been worse." That means it's better than things! called it "A ... game", and praised it for "... working properly". You may have heard of 9 pin bowling, but with the power of the PS2, AMF Xtreme Bowling 2006 brings you TEN PIN BOWLING. All ten pins on the screen at the SAME TIME. Move over, Dead Rising!

Best of all, it's published by Bethesda! That's right, you can proudly display your copy of AMF Xtreme Bowling 2006 beside other Bethesda hits such as The Elder Scrolls series and Fallout 3/New Vegas! Not to mention IHRA Drag Racing and everybody's favorite, Brink!

Get your copy today! "AMF Xtreme Bowling 2006: Sometimes it works as a bowling game."

#31 Posted by Kidavenger (3994 posts) -
#32 Posted by supertuna (84 posts) -

Valkyrie Profile 2. That game is gorgeous.

#33 Posted by Legend (2706 posts) -

Indigo Prophecy if you haven't played that already. You might want to check out Legaia 2: Duel Saga if you're looking for a good RPG other than the ones people recommended already.

#34 Posted by PenguinDust (12901 posts) -
#35 Posted by Levius (1337 posts) -

Ring of Red is a great lost SRPG, and I would sub Persona 3 for 4.

#36 Posted by dbz1995 (4960 posts) -
@mosespippy : Oh, if I can get a copy of that I would get the fuck out of it.   
@PenguinDust@AmatureIdiot: See, this is where people get into games I've never heard of. I'll look at them-ratings don't normally mean much. 
@Jeust: Sadly gonna have to skip Silent Hill 2-I am a titanic coward when it comes to horror, almost passed out at watching the F.E.A.R 2 trailer. The trailer. That's how bad I am. 
Thanks for all the input guys, I might just buy the PS2 back off him. My last PS2 was 'bought' by a family from which I received no money, which has been one of my bigger gaming-related regrets.
#37 Posted by xtafxfoulfellow (103 posts) -

@MikeGosot said:

PLAY THE WARRIORS! Seriously. One of the BEST games on the PS2.

F*CK*N' YES, SIR!! Goddamnit, I love that game.

#38 Posted by xtafxfoulfellow (103 posts) -

Alright, my 6 games would be Persona 3: FES, Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly, Beyond Good and Evil, Bully, The Warriors.

Man, so many good games. I bought my PS2 while people were standing outside Best Buy waiting to buy their PS3s and Bully was my first game. . . Now that I have both, maybe the PS2 was the better investment???

#39 Posted by Lunar_Aura (2824 posts) -

go play okami or go fuck yourself, at least that's the message I got from beating that game.

#40 Posted by Sayishere (1852 posts) -

If you played Heavy Rain and liked it, play indigo prophecy, same type of game, crazy story.

Kingdom hearts is another one id recommend, if you like disney in general and square characters, its fun seeing them in the same enviornment.

like killing dudes?state of emergency :D

#41 Posted by ThePickle (4311 posts) -

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3. I've played and enjoyed it more than any other game in 2012. When Jeff says it's one of the greatest games ever made, he's not lying.

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