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Sony PlayStation 2

Sony PlayStation 2
alaScore 84

3430 reviews

Sep, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5204 reviews of Sony PlayStation 2. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the game selection and design. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably, but reviews are divided on 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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony PlayStation 2


alaTest has collected and analyzed 603 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 Reviewers really like the game selection and usability. The design and reliability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed opinions about 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 (Slimline)Sony Silver PlayStation 2 Console (Slimline)

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony PlayStation 2


alaTest has collected and analyzed 749 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 Reviewers really like the size and game selection. The usability and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about 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 consolePlaystation 2 Black Console SlimPlaystation 2 Silver Console

Sep, 2015

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: 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

Expert review by: Scott Alan Marriott (

Jak II [Greatest Hits]


The sequel to 2001's best-selling Jak and Daxter once again follows the exploits of the elfin hero Jak and his churlish sidekick, a weasel-like creature named Daxter. Using the same 60 frames per second graphic engine as its predecessor, albeit with a num

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The PS2 is an amazing game console; however, since the release of more recent products from Microsoft and Sony, the PS2 simply doesn't compete. Since not all of Sony's new consoles are backward compatible, you may need to purchase this system for older...

You can play all older PlayStation games on the PS2

There is a new game console which replaces the PS2

If you own a lot of older PlayStation games and do not have a backwards-compatible PS3, this system will play them all.

Expert review by: stuffmagazine (

SonyPlayStation 2


Games, games, games

Dirt cheap. The last few games are awesome. Er, it's quite small?

No HD. Very last-gen. Online is rubbish

Sep, 2007

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Stuff magazine


An old favourite gets a slimline revamp, and with a gargantuan catalogue of stonking games, who are we to dismiss it?

The faithful old PS2 isn’t knocking on the door of the retirement home just yet and the new look has knocked years off, but it's the consistently brilliant games that are really keeping the biggest selling console ever from slipping six feet under.

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: SmartHouse (

Playstation 2


SmartgamesPlaystation 2 vs XBOX

Jun, 2005

Expert review by: Darren Ellis (

Sony PlayStation 2


There's no denying the power of the PlayStation 2 gaming console. Once again it's going to be one of the must-have Christmas items for the home this year.

Nov, 2004

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

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)


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)

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