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PlayStation 2 Game Reviews

Updated: Mar 30, 2015 20:54
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#126
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Aggressive Inline (PS2)

More often than not, only one developer is associated with the recent alternative sports boom. But back when all this skateboarding and biking business started in earnest, there were two. Neversoft had teamed up with Activision to deliver Tony Hawk's...

17 expert reviews | 14 user reviews

#127
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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

#128
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Need for Speed: Most Wanted (PS2)

Best of the NFS series? Believe it

28 expert reviews | 224 user reviews

#129
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Fight Night 2004 (PS2)

Fight Night may be the only boxing game in the business, but the lack of competition certainly hasn't made the champ soft. The perfectly precise and intuitive Total Punch Control mechanic, cringe-inducing knockout blows, and in-depth boxer creation...

30 expert reviews | 133 user reviews

#130
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Band Hero (PS2)

We aren't dismissing Band Hero completely. If you haven't played the latest Guitar Hero or are looking for something that all ages of players can get into, it's a respectable choice. However, its mostly flat song list and almost complete lack of...

14 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

#131
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Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2 (PS2)

The Japan of the mid to late 1920s was a unique blend of the old and the new as the island nation struggled to maintain its traditions in the face of rampant modernization. Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon uses...

9 expert reviews

#132
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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

#133
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DDRMAX: Dance Dance Revolution (PS2)

Simply put, DDR Max features the same addictive gameplay of the previous games, but with a lot more options. Considering the sheer number of songs presented, the game more than makes up for itself value wise, but if you then throw in all the specific...

5 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#134
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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

#135
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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

#136
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Metal Arms: Glitch in the System (PS2)

However, if you like your action served up raw and unadulterated, there are plenty of whiz bangs in Metal Arms to satisfy everyone.

3 expert reviews

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#137
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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

#138
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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

#139
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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

#140
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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

#141
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Destroy All Humans! 2: Make War Not Love (PS2)

There's something to be said for irreverent humor in games, but there's less to be said for irreverence just for the sake of irreverence. Destroy All Humans!, last year's action adventure game from developer Pandemic Studios, which stars a snarky,...

37 expert reviews | 99 user reviews

#142
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DJ Hero - PS2

Instead of going for score attack and paying attention to the notes in a Gorillaz mash up we found we were following the flow instead and pushing with the song. While we were not always on time we were moving on our way up from three stars to four...

7 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#143
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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

#144
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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

#145
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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

#146
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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

#147
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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

#148
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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

#149
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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

WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2007 (PS2)

The Smackdown vs. Raw series has been around for more than a few years now, and like a time-worn WWE superstar, it is starting to get creaky in its old age. The core mechanics that fuel the entertaining action still set the stage for some great fights,...

18 expert reviews | 33 user reviews

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