I missed out on PS2

When I was younger I had a Xbox and Gamecube, but never a PS2. I missed out on so many great games and I wanted one so badly. Relatively recently I bought a PS2 from my friend and I'm starting to go through old games that I missed out on like Final Fantasy X and Kingdom Hearts. What recommendations do you have?

Also, I have a PS3. Should I wait to play games like Shadow of the Colossus until they are remastered?

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Posted by Wolverine

When I was younger I had a Xbox and Gamecube, but never a PS2. I missed out on so many great games and I wanted one so badly. Relatively recently I bought a PS2 from my friend and I'm starting to go through old games that I missed out on like Final Fantasy X and Kingdom Hearts. What recommendations do you have?

Also, I have a PS3. Should I wait to play games like Shadow of the Colossus until they are remastered?

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Posted by Belmont_Shadow

God of War collection, GET IT NOW. the best remastered games. 
 
Anyway yeah Final Fantasy X, XII, and Kingdom Hearts 1 & II all great games. 
 
MEtal Gear Solid 3 is also being remastered although i hope to god it's Subsistence.

Posted by rmanthorp

Kingdom Hearts is a must! I personally love going back to SSX: Tricky and 3 recently and MGS obviously :D

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Posted by xaLieNxGrEyx

How the hell did you even manage to miss out on the ps2. Didn't everyone and their grandmother own one? :)
Posted by Jasta

Psi-Ops, Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3, Prince of Persia Trilogy to name a few.

Posted by Kandycane2029

You're in for the long run now...

Posted by Icemael

I'd recommend the following exclusives: 

  • God Hand
  • The King of Fighters XI
  • Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner
  • Devil May Cry
  • Devil May Cry 3
  • Project Zero 3: The Tormented
Edited by vidiot

Most of what I would suggest has already been suggested. Jak and Daxter should also be looked into. Okami and Dragon Quest VIII are obscure great games too.
I can't comprehend the amount of games I would recommend.

Posted by TheGreatGuero

I am disappointed in so many of you because of your recommendations. Now that I've said that, I can't recommend games myself without them being ripped apart, so... bummer.

Posted by dagas

@Wolverine said:

When I was younger I had a Xbox and Gamecube, but never a PS2.

I bet those words make a lot of people here feel old. I can barely accept people growing up with PS1 being their first console, let alone PS2...

Posted by rmanthorp

Also Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 3 and most of the Rachet and Clanks

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Posted by defaulttag

Onimusha series

Posted by AjayRaz
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Posted by BigBoss1911

So many games..........

Posted by LordXavierBritish

Wait, did you ever own a PS1?

Posted by gunslingerNZ

For my part I would recommend;

I wouldn't recommend playing any shooters for the most part since they really don't age very well. Also I would have included GoW games and Ico/SOTC but you should really just pick up the collections for your PS3.

Posted by HAMMERCLAW

Gods, where would you start. Champions of Norath 1 and two, Killzone , Syphon Filter, Halflife Demon Stone , Final Fantasy 12....
Posted by blueaniman93

These are my favorite PS2 games, not in any specific order:

  1. Kingdom Hearts 1/2
  2. Ratchet and Clank (any of them)
  3. GTA San Andreas
  4. Burnout Revenge
  5. Devil May Cry (haven't played 2 or 3)
  6. Shadow of the Colossus
  7. Onimusha 2 (only one that I played)
  8. NBA Street 2
  9. NFL Street 1/2
  10. Street Fighter EX2
Posted by OneKillWonder_

I feel sorry for any gamer who never owned a PS2. You certainly have a LOT of catching up to do. I would start with:

The Jak Series

Ratchet and Clank series

God of War 1 & 2

Cold Winter (one of the best FPS for consoles)

Silent Hill 2 & 3

ObsCure 1 & 2

Onimusha series

Devil May Cry series (you could probably skip 2, though)

Resident Evil: CVX

These are just off the top of my head. There are dozens of PS2 games worth playing.

Posted by iam3green

get metal gear solid 2 and 3, great games.
 
get god of war collection 
 
also get shadow of collosus when that game comes out.

Posted by Savv
@Rufi91 said:
Kingdom Hearts is a must! I personally love going back to SSX: Tricky and 3 recently and MGS obviously :D
WHAT HE SAID. 2 favorite PS2 games: KH and SSX Tricky. 
Posted by HAMMERCLAW

Yeah, and a PS2 has a PS1 inside of it, too.  No that is a sweet feature.
Posted by Subject2Change

Fatal Frame series
RE Code Veronica (if you never played it on Dream Cast)

Posted by christ0phe

Then you missed out on the greatest system ever.  Play DRAGON QUEST VIII, it's so goddamn good, and so goddamn long.  Also play both Kingdom Hearts, Timesplitters 2, Jak and Daxter series, Sly Cooper series, the Warriors, so many others