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Updated: Jan 25, 2015 23:23
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#126
alaScore 90

Ar Tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica (PS2)

One of the best and most peculiar RPGs you will experience for a while. Writing a review of a sequel is always an interesting endeavor. Not only must you realize...

11 expert reviews

#127
alaScore 90

Hot Shots Golf 3 (PS2)

In the heyday of the original PlayStation, Sony's Hot Shots Golf series was the undisputed king of golf games, and with good reason. It presented golf in a fresh, off-kilter fashion without compromising the gameplay, which was also quite commendable....

9 expert reviews

#128
alaScore 90

Medal of Honor Frontline (PS2)

To say first-person shooters based on World War II are a dime a dozen might be putting it mildly. There are still some great ones every now and then, such as Call of Duty 3 on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but even the best WWII games are getting...

49 expert reviews | 407 user reviews

#129
alaScore 90

Dark Cloud (PS2)

Every so often a game comes along that's so well crafted, unassuming, and downright enjoyable that you just can't help but like it. Dark Cloud 2, the charming sequel to 2001's PS2 action RPG Dark Cloud, is such a game. The latest in the series improves...

42 expert reviews | 85 user reviews

#130
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Suikoden V (PS2)

The 108 stars of destiny are a mysterious bunch, wildly disparate individuals each born under the auspices of their own celestial house. Whether they're warriors or wizards, merchants or manservants, successfully recruiting the 108 stars is at the core...

41 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

#131
alaScore 90

Tomb Raider Anniversary- PS2

When Tomb Raider first hit in 1996, it was nothing short of groundbreaking. When the game industry was experiencing a sea change from predominately sprite-based 2D graphics to polygonal 3D graphics, Tomb Raider was a shining example of the sort of...

25 expert reviews

#132
alaScore 90

WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2006 (PS2)

Last year marked the debut of THQ and Yuke's venerable WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW franchise on the PSP. Pretty much a direct port of last year's PlayStation 2 version, the game was a technical marvel, as it was able to bring comparably impressive wrestler...

34 expert reviews | 442 user reviews

#133
alaScore 90

Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 (PS2)

A respectable trip to the pitch that should probably be the series' last on the system.

9 expert reviews | 26 user reviews

#134
alaScore 90

The Document of Metal Gear Solid 2 (PS2)

There aren't many game designers mentioned in the same breath as Shigeru Miyamoto and Yu Suzuki. But Hideo Kojima is one of them. The mind behind Metal Gear Solid has established a reputation for dramatic cinematics, innovative game design, and...

46 expert reviews | 479 user reviews

#135
alaScore 90

Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams (PS2)

Don't call it Onimusha 4. This latest installment in Capcom's flashy samurai action adventure series delivers the same impressive presentation and fast-paced combat fans have come to expect. And it's a significantly bigger game, sucking up two discs'...

40 expert reviews | 146 user reviews

#136
alaScore 90

Area 51 (PS2)

On the downside, though, you can't call Area 51 an original game by any means. I spotted similarities to Halo, Doom 3, and a spot of Resident Evil within the first twenty minutes of the game. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, as Area 51 is a strong...

21 expert reviews | 32 user reviews

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#137
alaScore 90

Rock Band- PS2

The stripped down nature of the PS2 version of Rock Band robs it of a good chunk of its value, but the gameplay still rocks.

17 expert reviews | 32 user reviews

#138
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Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (PS2)

The goriest fighting game series around returns for another bout in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, which is the first game in the series to let you create your own character as well as your own finishing moves. However, these good-in-theory ideas aren't...

36 expert reviews | 18 user reviews

#139
alaScore 90

Splashdown: Rides Gone Wild (PS2)

If you're a fan of the original, you'll undoubtedly want to pick up Splashdown: Rides Gone Wild.

5 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#140
alaScore 90

X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse (PS2)

A good game plays by a set of clearly defined rules; a great game gives you plenty of clever opportunities to break those rules. X-Men Legends 2: Rise of Apocalypse breaks the rules by letting you create an unlikely mutant dream team of heroes and...

43 expert reviews | 68 user reviews

#141
alaScore 90

FIFA 09 (PS2)

Fitbah' as they say, is a game of two halves. Virtual games are no exception, the standard halves are those who PES and them that FIFA. Up until the last few years, everything was clearly in PES's favour. But socks have been a-raising recently, and as...

12 expert reviews | 43 user reviews

#142
alaScore 90

Red Faction II (PS2)

Of all the weapons you'll find in Red Faction: Guerrilla, the simple sledgehammer is one of the best. This powerful object has the ability to bring down entire buildings, giving you a tactile feeling of gleeful abandon as you watch your character leave...

33 expert reviews | 27 user reviews

#143
alaScore 90

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

#144
alaScore 90

La Pucelle: Tactics (PS2)

La Pucelle: Tactics is yet another strategy role-playing game about teenage, French-named, anime-style, exorcist demon-hunters. If only we had a penny for every one, right? But yes, it's true, this strangely named game from the makers of last year's...

31 expert reviews | 39 user reviews

#145
alaScore 90

James Bond 007 Everything or Nothing (PS2)

Ever since the success of Nintendo and Rare's take on the James Bond film GoldenEye, the world's most famous secret agent has been cast in first-person shooter after first-person shooter. It seems as though Electronic Arts has been trying, with varying...

15 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

#146
alaScore 90

MVP 06 NCAA Baseball (PS2)

As the saying goes, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Shut out of the MLB license by rival 2K Games, EA Sports turned a sour situation sweet by signing a deal with the NCAA to produce the first-ever video game based on college baseball. Not a...

17 expert reviews | 11 user reviews

#147
alaScore 90

Maximo: Ghosts to Glory (PS2)

Maximo began its life as a Nintendo 64 game, but its development quickly shifted to the PlayStation 2 when it became obvious that Nintendo's console was losing its legs. Based loosely upon Capcom's Ghosts 'N Goblins series, this 3D platformer's game...

9 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#148
alaScore 90

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

#149
alaScore 90

Project: Snowblind- PS2

Project: Snowblind started its life as a Deus Ex spin-off, with the purpose of capitalizing on that universe's rich fiction and distinct style by pairing it with a more visceral gameplay experience. Despite the fact that Project: Snowblind bears no...

31 expert reviews | 25 user reviews

#150
alaScore 90

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

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