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Sony PlayStation 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3682 reviews of Sony PlayStation 2. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. People really like the game selection and design. The usability and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed views about the reliability.

price, portability, usability, design, game selection

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Sony PlayStation 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 579 user reviews of Sony PlayStation 2 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Opinions about the game selection and usability are generally positive. The design and reliability are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the portability.

price, reliability, design, usability, game selection

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Silver Playstation 2 Console with Extra Controller (PS2)Sony Silver Playstation 2 Console with Extra Controller (PS2)

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony PlayStation 2


alaTest has collected and analyzed 767 user reviews of Sony PlayStation 2 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on People are impressed by the size and game selection. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably, but opinions are divided on the reliability.

price, portability, usability, game selection, size

87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony PlayStation 2 - Game consoleSony PlayStation 2 - Game console

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Matthew D. Sarrel (

Sony PlayStation 2, Redesigned


Sony's newly redesigned PlayStation 2 is a study in simplicity. With almost the same capabilities of its older brother, the tiny unit (1.1 by 23 by 6 inches, HWD) is an impressive feat of miniaturization. The updated PS2 occupies 77 percent less space...

Slim unit, built-in network card/modem, fully compatible with original PlayStation 2

Xbox has better graphics ; new PS2 has only two controller ports versus four on GC and Xbox ; no hard drive, FireWire ; large external power supply

The slim, redesigned PlayStation 2 is the way to go if you're buying a new unit, but there is no real reason to upgrade from the original. The new PlayStation 2 is roughly one-fourth the size of the original and one-sixth the size of an Xboxand looks...

Dec, 2004

Expert review by: Matthew D. Sarrel (

Sony Playstation 2


Small, has a wealth of titles, plays DVDs, has Dolby Digital surround sound, plays original PSX games, supports online gaming

Requires optional adapter to support more than two controllers, games are pricey

You'll enjoy good performance and more games than are available for any other controllers, but you'll pay more for the titles.

Mar, 2001

Expert review by: Antonio Wells (

Guitar Hero 5 for Android


Guitar Hero 5 for Android. Rock out on guitar, drums and bass with up to 20 of the hottest tracks and additional downloadable songs from Blink 182, No Doubt, Nirvana, Vampire Weekend, David Bowie and others! Play more songs, unlock more achievements,...

Play mini version of Guitar Hero on Android phones ; Fun and addictive game ; Download songs in high quality to rock out to

Can get repetitive after so many achievements

Yes! Rock Out with Your [S]ocks Out!

Apr, 2010


Expert review by: Gabriel Vega (neoseeker)

Guitar Hero 5 Review (Xbox 360)


Neoseeker takes a look at the latest beast in the Guitar Hero franchise. Packing 85 songs from 83 artists, a slew of custom features and more. This is the most complete Guitar Hero title to date.

Sync issues are always a problem when it comes to these titles; thankfully Guitar Hero 5 presents a calibration page that is easy to use. Much like the tool found in Rock Band, timing visual notes and audio notes are what fix the delay, though we...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Michael Kwan (futurelooks)

Guitar Hero 5 for the Xbox 360


Are you ready to rock? Again? It feels like only yesterday that the first Guitar Hero game hit the scene, but we are now in the middle of yet another ...

Same band-based rhythm gameplay ; Party Play mode is great ; Track listing is mostly current and relevant ; Xbox Avatar integration

Career mode is still disappointing ; No major innovations in gameplay ; Just an expensive track pack

As before, you can make the customized Guitar Hero-style rock star characters instead, if the whole cartoon-inspired Avatar thing isn't your cup of tea.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Jake McNeill (

Singstar Legends


I don't really need to review Singstar Legends, because I kinda' already reviewed it back when it was called Singstar Pop 2. Sure, the tracklist is different, but otherwise it's the same game with the same problems. For the record, here are the songs...

More karaoke ; A surprisingly good tracklist, with some songs that have never been in a karaoke game before, like John Lennon's Imagine

It’s just like previous games but with different songs ; Fixes none of the previous games' problems

That said, it is still a flawed product, and it’s a shame that Sony continues to refuse to address the issues I’ve had with this series from the get-go. This game could have been legendary, but then I guess it wouldn't have been a Singstar game.

Nov, 2008

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Expert review by: Jeremy Ewing (

SingStar Legends- ps2


One player sessions are basically a high score solo run through the songs to set a mark for you and your friends to beat in the future. Once you add a friend to the mix there are several other options for gameplay. Battle mode pits you versus your...

Nov, 2008

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PSP GPS Software - Go!Explore by Nav N Go Review


It's been a long wait but, Go!Explore PSP GPS software will be available shortly. The software is by Hungary's Nav N Go's which in a collaborative project ported the navigation engine over to the SONY OS. The software offers both auto and pedestrian...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: Consumer Guide (

Sony PlayStation 2 video game console Review and Prices


DVD, DVD-RStill holding its own in terms of graphics and performance compared to the Xbox and GameCube, the PS2 is the undisputed winner in the most important of categories--library of games. There are hundreds of titles available for the...

Slim version doesn?t have room for hard drive

May, 2005

Expert review by: Bryan Dailey (

Sony Playstation 2


Introduction Fueled by a strategic game of supply and demand, Sony's eagerly anticipated Playstation 2 became the latest "must have" item for consumers this past holiday season. Sony smashed sales records, rapidly selling their first batch of systems...

Jan, 2001

Product Specifications

Building on the success of the worldwide best-selling PlayStation game console with hardware shipments exceeding 60 million units, PlayStation2 is designed to bring together movies, music and games to form a new world of computer entertainment. Supporting both the audio CD and DVD-Video formats, PlayStation2 offers consumers a wide range of music and video entertainment options. The new system is backwards compatible with the original PlayStation, bridging the gap between the two systems while legitimizing consumers' investment in their existing PlayStation software libraries. PlayStation2 is charting a path toward the future of networked digital entertainment. Just as the PlayStation brought interactive gaming to an unprecedented mass market, PlayStation2's combination of breathtaking digital graphics, superb sound and DVD video will open the doors to a new computer entertainment experience in the home.

Audio Output

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

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Game Console

Color Support:Color
Name:Sony PlayStation 2
Type:Game console


Country Kits:Europe
Model:2/2 LEGO Batman Bundle/2 Silver Edition/2 SingStar Pack Limited Edition/2 Slim
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony PlayStation

Input Device

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Type:Game pad


Color:Black/Ceramic white/Charcoal black/Silver


Type: None


Installed Size:32MB
Technology:RDRAM (RAMBUS)


Built-In Optical Drive: Yes

Video Memory

Installed Size:4MB

Video Output

2D/3D Graphics Support:2D/3D graphics acceleration
Analog Video Format:NTSC
Analog Video Signal:Composite video / RGB
Graphic Effects:Fog effects / Texture lighting/Texture lighting / Fog effects
Max Resolution (external):1280 x 1024