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Sony PlayStation 2

Sony PlayStation 2
alaScore 87

5465 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5465 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the usability and design are generally positive. The game selection and portability also get good reviews, but there are some mixed views about the reliability.

value for money, portability, game selection, design, usability

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 87/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony PlayStation 2

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 611 user reviews of Sony PlayStation 2 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, game selection, design, portability, usability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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)

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony PlayStation 2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2285 user reviews of Sony PlayStation 2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.com.

value for money, portability, game selection, usability, design

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: PlayStation 2 Console - BlackPlayStation 2 Console Slim - BlackSony PlayStation 2 - Game console

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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...

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Sony PlayStation 2 Slim

 

With dimensions of 1.1 inches tall by 23 inches wide by 6 inches deep, the revamped PlayStation 2 is downright tiny. In fact, it's less than a quarter of the size of the original console. Sure, Sony cheated by off-loading some of the system's bulk to...

Huge library of games; svelte design; built-in networking/modem ports and remote sensor; doubles as a CD/DVD player; free online gaming with select titles.

Top-loading disc tray; only two controller ports; no hard disk expansion option; Xbox's graphics capabilities are superior.

Sony's slimmed-down, network-ready PS2 is a welcome update to the world's most popular video game console.

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Sony PlayStation 2

 

Editors' Note: This product has been replaced by an updated, slimmer PlayStation 2 design, as well as the newer PlayStation 3 .

Sleek; lots of good games; DVD movie playback.

Still waiting for hard drive peripheral; Xbox's graphic capabilites are superior; only two controller ports.

The elder statesman of next generation consoles, the PlayStation 2 has the luxury of a year's head start and many solid games.

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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.

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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

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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...

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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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PS2

 

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.

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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

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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.

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

Depth:6in/7.2in/7in
Height:1.1in/3.1in
Weight:2lbs/31.7oz/4.6lbs/4.9lbs
Width:11.9in/9.1in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Game Console

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

Header

Country Kits:Europe
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sony
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

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Ceramic white/Charcoal black/Silver

Modem

Type: None

RAM

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
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