What are the best games for the PS2?

Im just wondering. A list would be great if possible. Thank you.


BTW to Carlos, Halo is not on the Playstation 2. Nice try, tho.

21 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    1. Grand Theft Auto series

    Grand Theft Auto has proven it can sell millions of copies on any system it touches, but its true rise to power began on PlayStation 2. The first installment to grace this console was Grand Theft Auto III. Its revolutionary open world gameplay changed the landscape of gaming, and its exclusivity to PlayStation 2 (at least for a time) helped cement this console as the generation leader. In the United States, Grand Theft Auto III has sold 5.7 million copies on PlayStation 2. Its sequel, Vice City, which allowed players to tower over society like a kingpin, significantly expanded the series’ fan base with 6.8 million copies sold. The third entry, San Andreas, blew the doors off of what we could expect from the sandbox experience with not one, but three cities, and was handsomely rewarded for its innovative gameplay with a staggering 7.6 million copies sold in the States. There was no bigger event in the PS2 era than the release of a new GTA. It was truly the Grand Theft Auto generation.

    2. Metal Gear Solid series

    Hideo Kojima is the gaming industry’s consummate auteur. As a writer, director, and designer, he has crafted a series frequently cited as a work of video game art. Both PS2 Metal Gear titles, Sons of Liberty and Snake Eater, feature epic storytelling, cinematography, and gameplay. They paved the way for action games in multiple genres, and showed us that games can be just as much fun to watch as they are to play.

    3. Resident Evil 4

    This next statement will likely make you tear up a little, but if you’ve played Resident Evil 4, you know it’s true. This series is better without zombies. The one game not featuring brain-eaters is the series’ most impressive act. In all fairness, however, this is a complete departure for the series. RE 4’s revolutionary over-the-shoulder targeting system, heart-pounding pacing, and inventive enemy designs make it nearly impossible to put down.

    4. God of War series

    In an afternoon, you could say that you toppled a giant, dethroned a god, and wowed the ladies. Both God of War games turn you into an unstoppable wrecking machine, and you can feel Kratos’ fury with every brutal slash of his blades. In addition to a well-oiled combat system, this series uses mind-bending puzzles and cinematic flair to create a classic Greek tale of vengeance.

    5. Final Fantasy X & XII

    Forget about the side-stories and massively multiplayer forays; these two Final Fantasy titles are the best role-playing experiences you’ll find on the PS2. Whether it’s through the touching stories, fantastic visuals, or innovative gameplay mechanics, these games exemplify why Final Fantasy is the industry’s most trusted name in console RPGs.

    6. Guitar Hero series

    It may not have been the first music game, but Guitar Hero is certainly the one that popularized the genre. By mixing the best of rock music with a control scheme that scales remarkably well for beginners and long-time music aficionados, the game couldn’t help but blossom into a worldwide phenomenon.

    7. Gran Turismo series

    Hundreds of photo-realistic cars all tuned to mimic their real-life counterparts set the bar for the racing simulation genre. Thanks to Gran Turismo, we expect our racing games to not only offer a wealth of real-life cars, but also test our racing abilities and push our engine to the limit.

    8. Ratchet & Clank series

    Who says the platforming genre has grown stale? Who says cartoon graphics can’t look fantastic? Who says you shouldn’t turn your enemies into farm animals? Not Insomniac. The company consistently combined action, platforming, and RPG elements to create one of the funniest, most polished video game series on the market.

    9. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3

    The PS2 was gifted with a new Tony Hawk title every year, but only one is deserving of skating immortality. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 introduced the revert maneuver, which allows a combo to be continued after a vert trick. This move opens the way to lengthy million-point runs that we dedicated hundreds of hours to perfecting.

    10. Devil May Cry 1 & 3

    Swords and guns are nothing new to gaming, but Devil May Cry combines them in a fast and fluid combat system that essentially created the “stylish action” genre. Using crazy combos and lightning quick reflexes, this series pushes your skills to the limit while dishing out hardcore thrills – providing you overlook the second game..

    Source(s): Game Informer
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  • Cheryl
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    ANY PS3 will play PS1 games...although there may be some compatibility issues PS2 games can only be played on the 60GB, 20GB and old 80GB version of the console (one that was out at the same time as the 20GB most likely have 4 USB ports) unfortunately there is nothing that can be done to the newer models to allow them to play the games as the hardware that supports this feature was removed. However the PSN is constantly being updated with classic PS1/2 games that you can download unfortunately this means you will have to pay for them again but if you sold your original copy you might get the money to buy it as they normally cost around £7 (dunno of US or other countries prices)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Final Fantasy X, Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts II, Star Ocean 3: Til the End of Time. That and many more Squaresoft or Square Enix titles are really great if you're into RPGs. Fighting games are kinda bleh, but if you're willing to spend some good money on a good one, then I suggest getting Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (though you wouldn't find it in stores). Also, if you're into survival horror games, there are plenty of Silent Hill games and Resident Evil games out. It really all depends on what you're into, though.

    Source(s): My husbands answers.
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  • 1 decade ago

    San Andreas, and other GTA games

    and Metal Gear Solid 2, 3

    those are definitely the best

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  • 1 decade ago

    it really depends on the type of games u like:


    i personally like Soul Caliber but Tekken is good too


    Mindnight Club or Need for Speed


    I have 007 NightFire and LOVE it! but there are other's that could be considered WAY better i just dont quite know of any

    Sports: (realistic)

    Football- Madden

    Basketball- NBA Live

    (the rest i dont know) but mostly just the "EA Sports" Games

    Sports: (not realistic)

    Football- NFL Street series

    Basket Ball- NBA Street series

    I also Like SSX Tricky it's kinda cool


    God Of War series FREGGIN OWNS!


    Call of Duty

    Grand Theft Auto

    *these are my opinions so no flaming please*

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  • R
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Guitar Hero World Tour is probably the best. You can experience the instruments without having to buy a PS3, Wii, or 360. A deal you can't beat.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    it s obiusly relative but i think:

    god o war 2

    gta san adreas

    metal gear solid 2 , all the series


    grand turismo 3 , i dont like 4

    pro evolution soccer series,, best sport games ever, now ****

    prince of persia

    sorry if i forget some great game

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  • Abby
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy.

    Source(s): My fun times playing PS2.
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    All of the grand theft auto games, EA sports games like fifa, nba, madden, and then midnight club 1,2,and 3. yeah mostly those. and Smackdown vs raw 2008

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  • 1 decade ago

    Nobody can tell you what the best game is. Everybody has different opinions. The only way to tell what games are right for you is if you would tell us what type of games you like.

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