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PlayStation 2 Game Reviews

Updated: Apr 22, 2014 03:07
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#1
alaScore 100

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

#2
alaScore 99

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

#3
alaScore 97

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

#4
alaScore 97

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

#5
alaScore 97

Nights Into Dreams... (PS2)

Back when analog control sticks were the "revolutionary" feature that would propel games into the next generation, Sega got in on the ground floor with their marquee Saturn title Nights Into Dreams..., a side-scrolling game featuring a free-flying...

3 expert reviews

#6
alaScore 96

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 | 369 user reviews

#7
alaScore 96

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

#8
alaScore 96

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

#9
alaScore 96

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

#10
alaScore 96

Deadlight (PS2)

What would you do if, like in

2 expert reviews

#11
alaScore 96

Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 (PS2)

A friend, who knows my predilections for the Beautiful Game well, once IM'ed me a joke: "how you you say 'almost' in spanish?" "Casi?" "no, 'futbol!' lol" As jokes go, it musters a weak hi-hat. As metaphors for Pro Evolution Soccer go, it's apt. I have...

7 expert reviews

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#12
alaScore 95

God of War- PS2

Platforming can be wearisome because of two things, the fixed camera and instant death. The fixed camera is really superb and one of the best views for an action game I've ever seen. The only problem is when you are retracing your steps and running...

42 expert reviews | 374 user reviews

#13
alaScore 95

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 | 2655 user reviews

#14
alaScore 95

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

#15
alaScore 95

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 | 147 user reviews

#16
alaScore 95

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 - ps2

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 is, in my opinion, the pinnacle of the series. It really is one of the best RPGs I’ve played in quite a long while, and even though the competition is thin, that doesn’t stop Atlus’ latest effort from being a clear-cut...

14 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

#17
alaScore 95

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

#18
alaScore 95

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

#19
alaScore 95

Kingdom Hearts II (PS2)

Kingdom Hearts II is the long-awaited sequel to the 2002 Disney/Square collaboration Kingdom Hearts. Picking up the story where the former game--and the interim Game Boy Advance release, Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories--left off, Kingdom Hearts II...

53 expert reviews | 394 user reviews

#20
alaScore 95

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

#21
alaScore 94

Persona 4 (PS2)

Persona 4 is the pinnacle of PS2 RPGs. No title is going to be able to touch it. No Final Fantasy, no Tales of whatever, not even the much vaunted Shadow Hearts series. If you enjoy RPGs even in the slightest, you must own Persona 4. It is quite...

10 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#22
alaScore 94

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

#23
alaScore 94

Canis Canem Edit (PS2) - German

Have you ever wondered what the Grand Theft Auto titles might turn out like if they explored other scenarios? Like, say - for the purpose of this review - a boarding school? Well, that's pretty much what Rockstar must have thought too, when the Houser...

36 expert reviews | 142 user reviews

#24
alaScore 94

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 | 252 user reviews

#25
alaScore 94

Resident Evil 4

In 2005, Resident Evil 4 on the Nintendo GameCube was rightfully lauded as one of the best action adventure games ever released, thanks to stunning visuals and white-knuckle action sequences that ranked amongst the best in gaming. Later that year,...

51 expert reviews | 105 user reviews

Buying Guide

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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