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PlayStation 2 Game Reviews

Updated: Jul 7, 2015 10:43
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God of War II - PS2

God of War II is another violent and highly entertaining achievement for the action adventure genre, and it's a fitting closeout to the PlayStation 2 era.

65 expert reviews | 218 user reviews

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Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 (PS2)

Editor's note: The final score indicated above reflects the author's judgement for Pro Evolution Soccer 13. Head over to our FIFA 13 review to see Kat's verdict for that game as well.

4 expert reviews

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Okami (PS2)

It's only fitting that a game about a god should have an awe-inspiring presentation such as this. Okami is based on the Japanese legend of the sun god, Amaterasu, whom you control throughout the game in the form of a white wolf. A truly epic journey...

65 expert reviews | 97 user reviews

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Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 (PS2)

Memento Mori. That Latin phrase can be translated a few different ways, but the best version goes thusly: Remember that you are mortal. Those ancient words cross the screen during Persona 3: FES's introduction cinematic, and they set a properly mature...

33 expert reviews | 14 user reviews

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FIFA 12 (PS2)

Sports games are inherently hard to review. Where those who don't like sports fail to understand what a new version of a release, each year, can give those of us who love the beautiful game. Whereas we'll spend hours just looking at the players in our...

7 expert reviews

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Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS2)

One of the PlayStation 2's most memorable games becomes an even richer, more rewarding experience--and a better game--in Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence. This reissue of the original version adds one very significant new feature to the 2004 game, along...

69 expert reviews | 459 user reviews

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Rogue Galaxy (PS2)

Just when you thought the good-old PlayStation 2 had nothing left to offer but a bunch of sequels, along comes Rogue Galaxy, an original role-playing game from the makers of Dragon Quest VIII and Dark Cloud 2. Like those games, Rogue Galaxy features a...

54 expert reviews | 34 user reviews

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WWE SmackDown! Vs Raw 2007 (PS2)

Just like the big-name pay-per-view events that regularly punctuate the WWE's show schedule, Smackdown vs. RAW is back for another year. The latest entry in the long-running series picks up where last year's game left off, continuing to focus on user...

37 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

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Resident Evil 4 (PS2)

Originally released for the GameCube, Resident Evil 4 makes few sacrifices in bringing all its gory glory to bear on the PlayStation 2 and delivers one incredible thrill after another.

52 expert reviews | 462 user reviews

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God of War- PS2

Simply put, this is what the PS2 was designed for, and this is what we've been waiting for: games that literally show off the power and technology of Sony's machine. Sure, it might be one of the oldest kids on the block, but it still knows plenty of...

42 expert reviews | 384 user reviews

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FIFA 11- PS2

Many people believe that once they have played one FIFA installment they have played them all; the teams, players and stadiums may change but gameplay stays the same. Well, that may have been the case until the unleashing of FIFA 11.

8 expert reviews

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Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence (PS2)

Early in the Xbox's life cycle, Genki released a fun little robot-combat game called Phantom Crash. It earned itself a handful of fans, but didn't quite make the splash that the developer or publisher had hoped. Three years later and on another...

61 expert reviews | 373 user reviews

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EyeToy: Play 2 (PS2)

Overall, Play 2 is a vast improvement on the EyeToy formula, and an engaging diversion for a short while. A strong experience for multiple players, this would be a perfect title for families or parties, although you might find yourself bored with the...

8 expert reviews

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas [Platinum] (PS2)

How do you follow up a runaway success like 2001's Grand Theft Auto III? Rockstar North responded a year later with GTA: Vice City, a game that took the gameplay of its predecessor and expanded it considerably. At the same time, Vice City gave the...

69 expert reviews | 2751 user reviews

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Final Fantasy XII- PS2

This chapter in one of the world's most popular role-playing series features an inspired look, boldly redesigned strategic combat, and a long, engaging story.

49 expert reviews | 88 user reviews

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Yakuza 2 (PS2)

An entertaining story and a strong sense of visual style help make this brawling adventure worthwhile.

41 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

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Jak and Daxter [Platinum] (PS2)

The Jak and Daxter series is a household name among platforming fans, getting much love for its madcap adventures imbued with a good dose of action and puzzle-solving. The latest addition to the series is no different: it's a good-looking, challenging,...

24 expert reviews | 117 user reviews

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Black (PS2)

Black is an explosion-filled first-person shooter from Criterion Games, the company responsible for bringing explosions to driving games with the Burnout series. Like the Burnout games, Black packs in a lot of firepower. It seems like something's...

78 expert reviews | 471 user reviews

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SWAT: Global Strike Team (PS2)

Global Strike Team is an entertaining title. Its campaign is long enough that you won't finish if you're renting it in one sitting. The game is literally begging for a random scenario generator. Truth be told, creating one shouldn't be too hard either....

1 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

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Tekken 5- PS2

This fighting game is even more addictive and exciting than the original Tekken was when it first exploded onto the PlayStation back in 1995.

41 expert reviews | 934 user reviews

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Guitar Hero (PS2)

Single player mode takes you through the venues of a band on the rise. Your band starts off with a concert at someone's house then to larger venues until you finally reach a stadium. Each venue has you play a set list of songs whose difficulty will...

44 expert reviews | 146 user reviews

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Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 - ps2

While Persona 4 manages to be the very definition of a hardcore Japanese role playing game, and possibly one of the better (if not best) role playing game that came out in 2008 as well. While it does manage to have a rather slow start, the entire...

14 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

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Burnout: Revenge (PS2)

Six months ago, EA and Criterion released the fourth game in the Burnout series, Burnout Revenge. The game made some interesting refinements to the Burnout formula and was, generally speaking, totally radical. Now, Burnout Revenge is making an...

45 expert reviews | 268 user reviews


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    Buying Guide - PlayStation 2 Games (PS2)

    Sony's Playstation 2 is one of the most successful video game consoles of all time, and for good reason. The machine introduced a whole new era in graphic technology, introducing an entirely new audience to gaming. The Playstation 2 is well known for being the preferred console for hardcore gamers. With thousands of titles, there is something for everyone on the PS2. The Playstation 2 was also one of the first consoles to introduce online gaming, which has since become extremely popular. For fans of role playing games, shooters and sports, the Playstation 2 was the perfect answer to the next generation of gaming technology when it was released, and still remains popular among a large group of people.

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