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PlayStation 2 Game Reviews

Updated: Nov 24, 2015 22:46
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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas [Platinum] (PS2)

Explore a state and enrage your parents

68 expert reviews | 2486 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 | 141 user reviews

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Burnout Dominator

The lack of online play hurts Dominator's replay value, while the weird and sometimes game-crushing glitches and programming mistakes make me wonder just how much effort was put into this game in the first place. For $50, players deserve more than a...

5 expert reviews | 2 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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Final Fantasy XII- PS2

2001 marked the year of release for the much anticipated tenth incarnation of the Final Fantasy series, for the Playstation 2. Boasting an engaging story, beautiful cinematics, and stellar voice acting, Final Fantasy X set a new high for role-playing...

48 expert reviews | 83 user reviews

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Kingdom Hearts II (PS2)

Disney and Square Enix. Doesn't seem like the most obvious of collaborations, does it? A bit like My Chemical Romance doing High School Musical, or some such. And yet, cynicism aside, Kingdom Hearts worked. It wasn't perfect, but cherry-picking the...

52 expert reviews | 391 user reviews

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Yakuza 2 (PS2)

But all these features have been woven around the true centerpiece of Yakuza 2: its narrative. The utterly regressive, unrelentingly linear, cutscene-driven, genre-derivative story that I swallowed hook, line, and sinker. The one I was genuinely sad to...

40 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

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Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence (PS2)

Silent Hill 4 is still a damned scary game, and it's one of the better survival horror titles out there because of that. It's good to see its designers taking risks and experimenting with the formula. This time, however, it's kind of a misfire. It's by...

59 expert reviews | 370 user reviews

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Black (PS2)

BLACK is the kind of gun opera you'd expect from director John Woo, starring Chow Yun Fat. It's explosive both in its technical presentation and gameplay, but it's a very short experience. Brevity is a tough $40 pill to swallow, but from the opening...

75 expert reviews | 440 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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Hunter: The Reckoning -- Wayward [European] (PS2)

Minor objections aside, Wayward takes the gameplay found with Hunter: The Reckoning and the World of Darkness Universe and expands it to a fully fleshed out adventure. A much deeper, more involving story, packed with lots of secrets and more combat,...

2 expert reviews

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Career Mode, previously known as Manager Mode, has also seen a number of significant improvements. Players are able to select whether they want to control just the players, be just the manager (and therefore matches are simulated) or a combination of...

11 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

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Tekken 5- PS2

Developing a video game series is tricky business. You've already established a cast of likeable characters, a solid gameplay formula, and a certain standard by which to judge your next great creation. You've obviously gotten enough positive feedback...

40 expert reviews | 924 user reviews

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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

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Burnout: Revenge (PS2)

While the strange approach Criterion took with this bite-sized Burnout made me nervous, I am happy to report it is a lot of fun. Crashing cars puts a smile on your face whether you're in the driver's seat or watching from a bird's-eye view, and Autolog...

42 expert reviews | 244 user reviews

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Resident Evil 4

Resident Evil 4 is an incredible game, and one of the best RE games in existence. The story is great, the game is long, and the action is thoroughly creepy. The HD remake is available now for Resident Evil 4 is an incredible game, and one of the best...

49 expert reviews | 102 user reviews

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (PS2)

Vice City Stories on the PS2 is a great return trip to the seediest of cities, but a short one at that. The fact that the game itself is a port over from a handheld will hamper the experience for some, but the nice $20 price tag more than makes up for...

74 expert reviews | 841 user reviews

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Tekken 5- PS2

It's a worthwhile addition to any fighting fan's game library. I just wish Jinpachi wasn't in it.

19 expert reviews | 119 user reviews

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Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2 (PS2)

It's kind of hard to accurately judge DDR Extreme 2. There's been a number of them released already, with the biggest differences being things like song choice, character choice, and online play. At its core, each game is the same. It's what surrounds...

12 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

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Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2 (PS2)

As a DDR fan, I found myself liking Konamix quite a bit. The tweaks to the gameplay caught my eye, and I really like some of the new additions, like the ability to track my workout progress. Hardcore DDR fans, especially those who have modded their...

15 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

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Jak and Daxter [Platinum] (PS2)

With all this said, I must give Naughty Dog credit for creating a game that can truly be enjoyed by people of all ages. Whether you are thirteen or thirty, Jak and Daxter brings something special to the table. Its technology is superb and is leading...

23 expert reviews | 109 user reviews

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Burnout Dominator [European] (PS2)

Burnout: Dominator for the PS2 is a wonderful racing game and a must buy for arcade racing fans or fans of the series itself. Fun gameplay and multi-player fire it ahead but the missing Crash mode and online sucks.

49 expert reviews | 75 user reviews

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Jak X: Combat Racing (PS2)

Jak X is one of those titles that won't necessarily be the future of the Jak franchise, but it's an entertaining diversion nonetheless. It manages to take one of the side missions from the series and extrapolate it into an engaging racer with plenty of...

27 expert reviews | 37 user reviews

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Hot Shots Tennis (PS2)

Fortunately, that aspect of the game, while flawed, is deep enough to keep coming back to time and time again. If you're new to the series, or on the fence about tennis games in general, a rental is probably best. Thanks to its depth and ease of use,...

25 expert reviews | 8 user reviews



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