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Updated: Oct 24, 2014 22:31
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#101
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Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II (PS2)

Two years ago, Interplay and little-known developer Snowblind Studios surprised just about everyone when they delivered an action RPG to the PS2 under the banner of Black Isle's venerable Baldur's Gate series, and it was good--great, even. Striking a...

22 expert reviews | 120 user reviews

#102
alaScore 91

NFL Street 2 (PS2)

Less than a year after the release of EA's last venture into the arcade football genre, the prolific publisher has already produced a sequel in NFL Street 2. While NFL Street 2 is every bit as slick of a product as you'd expect from EA's sports...

21 expert reviews | 19 user reviews

#103
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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider -- Legend (PS2)

It's been almost 10 years since the first Tomb Raider was released, and while video games have come a long way since then, the Tomb Raider series hasn't kept pace. Problems such as clunky controls and a frustrating camera, which were excusable in the...

29 expert reviews | 388 user reviews

#104
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Steambot Chronicles (PS2)

It's hard to imagine a crazier name for an open-ended mech-driven adventure than "Bumpy Trot," but the good folks at Atlus normalized the title and changed it to Steambot Chronicles for domestic release. Steambot Chronicles is an interesting little...

23 expert reviews | 14 user reviews

#105
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ATV Offroad Fury 4 (PS2)

Since taking over development duties for Sony's ATV Offroad Fury series, Climax has transformed it from a standard off-road racer to one of the better, if underappreciated, racing franchises out there. With ATV Offroad Fury 4, Sony and Climax have...

16 expert reviews

#106
alaScore 91

Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat (PS2)

Originally known as Pirates of Skull Cove and revealed shortly after the launch of the PlayStation 2, Westwood's high-seas 3D action-adventure game has been a long time in the making. But after years in development, a title change, and a slight change...

3 expert reviews

#107
alaScore 91

Conflict: Desert Storm II - Back to Baghdad (PS2)

Take Two recently acquired the rights to the next instalment in the Conflict series, Conflict: Vietnam, so it's good to hear this won't be the last tour of duty. It's had a good run, particularly on the Xbox and GameCube platforms where there are few...

4 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

#108
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Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (PS2)

The Grand Theft Auto series and the PlayStation 2 have gone hand in hand, which each game debuting on the PS2 before it travels to other consoles. That all changed with the release of last year's side story, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. This...

40 expert reviews | 160 user reviews

#109
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Dynasty Warriors 6 (PS2)

When it was released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 earlier this year, Dynasty Warriors 6 did little to distinguish itself from its predecessors, but it did at least benefit visually from being the first game in the series designed for the most...

8 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#110
alaScore 91

Headhunter (PS2)

With the death of the Dreamcast now a distant memory, there are still little reminders of the console's life lingering about. Many consider the announcement of Shenmue II for the Xbox the final nail in the Dreamcast's coffin, but most forget Sega's...

7 expert reviews | 35 user reviews

#111
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NFL Quarterback Club 2002 (PS2)

Acclaim's Quarterback Club 2002 marks the long-running football series' jump to the PlayStation 2, and while it's a definite improvement on the recent Quarterback Club titles, it still needs work. The game's weak artificial intelligence makes playing...

4 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

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#112
alaScore 91

The Suffering [European] (PS2)

Problems aside, however, The Suffering is one of those games that's a surprising twist to the horror genre. With extremely creative monsters, an unique setting and quite a bit of replayability, The Suffering provides a sense of where the survival...

5 expert reviews

#113
alaScore 91

Real World Golf (PS2)

There's a very significant level of abstraction that happens in video games that imitate real-life activities. When it comes to golf video games, even the analog swing mechanic found in the Tiger Woods PGA Tour games, while a visceral improvement over...

3 expert reviews

#114
alaScore 90

God of War II (PS2)

It's hard to imagine a better swan song for the PlayStation 2 than God of War II. Though it's not destined to be the very last game for the system, it doesn't seem likely that anything else will come along in the coming months to trump what God of War...

15 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

#115
alaScore 90

Shadow of the Colossus- ps2

I've just completed the first title I'd enter in the 'Games Are Art' camp opposite film judge Roger Ebert's arrogant stance to the opposite. Shadow of the Colossus (SOTC) was also among the most arduous to complete, not due to it's own difficulty or...

33 expert reviews | 178 user reviews

#116
alaScore 90

ICO (PS2)

Under development for a long time, and released with little fanfare, ICO is perhaps the epitome of a sleeper hit. The game was developed by a relatively fresh internal team at Sony, and the original PlayStation was its original target platform. It...

29 expert reviews | 105 user reviews

#117
alaScore 90

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy (PS2)

October 22, 2001, was the day that Rockstar Games fired off the shot heard round the video-game world. It was the day that Grand Theft Auto III was released in North America. The freestyle crime-themed game absolutely exploded onto the scene, and the...

9 expert reviews | 26 user reviews

#118
alaScore 90

Final Fantasy X- PS2

The game is the benchmark for RPG's to come. Square's unique story telling ability and their magic to completely immerse us into a world of fantasy and awe gives this game the power to bring a grown man to tears and a crazed gamer to fall in love.

18 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

#119
alaScore 90

Bully (PS2)

Nobody likes a bully, and nobody likes being bullied. But what do you do when confronted by a bully? Do you sit there and take it out of fear that standing up to the bully will lead to even more torment? Do you rat him out and hope for the best,...

28 expert reviews | 12 user reviews

#120
alaScore 90

NBA Street Vol. 2 (PS2)

Updating an arcade sports title for a sequel can be a tricky proposition. Since the genre doesn't always attract the hard-core simulation fan, updated rosters and other tweaks normally associated with more-serious sports games usually go unappreciated....

16 expert reviews

#121
alaScore 90

Burnout Revenge (PS2)

It may have started out as just another post-Ridge Racer driving game with a unique focus on beautifully destructive car crashes, but over the years, the Burnout series has really carved out its own spot in the racing genre. Last year's Burnout 3:...

37 expert reviews | 155 user reviews

#122
alaScore 90

Final Fantasy XII- PS2

It's been a long time since the last proper installment in the standard-setting Final Fantasy series. While Square Enix did ship numerous games bearing the Final Fantasy brand after 2001's Final Fantasy X, it took all these years before another...

20 expert reviews | 172 user reviews

#123
alaScore 90

Onimusha 2 (PS2)

A game about a demon-slaying samurai indisputably deserves an encore. Considering the soundness of the concept behind the hit 2001 PlayStation 2 action adventure Onimusha: Warlords, it should come as little surprise that the sequel is a very similar...

26 expert reviews | 149 user reviews

#124
alaScore 90

NCAA Football 2005 (PS2)

Summer has barely gotten into full swing, and Electronic Arts has already released its newest college football game, NCAA Football 2005, out of the gates. The developers at EA's Tiburon studio have added a number of interesting new features to NCAA...

7 expert reviews | 102 user reviews

#125
alaScore 90

MVP Baseball 2005 (PS2)

After the glory days of 3DO's High Heat Major League Baseball franchise at the beginning of the decade, things got rough for PC baseball gamers. Most development shifted to consoles, and 3DO's bankruptcy killed one of the best series in sports gaming...

21 expert reviews | 97 user reviews

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