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Updated: Aug 2, 2015 18:27
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#26
alaScore 94

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

#27
alaScore 94

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 | 983 user reviews

#28
alaScore 94

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

#29
alaScore 94

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

#30
alaScore 94

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 | 117 user reviews

#31
alaScore 94

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

#32
alaScore 94

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 | 469 user reviews

#33
alaScore 94

SWAT: Global Strike Team (PS2)

Global Strike Team is an entertaining title. Its campaign is long enough that you won't finish if you're renting it in one sitting. The game is literally begging for a random scenario generator. Truth be told, creating one shouldn't be too hard either....

1 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#34
alaScore 94

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

#35
alaScore 93

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

#36
alaScore 93

Burnout 3: Takedown [European] (PS2)

The third time is the charm for this outrageously good arcade racer.

44 expert reviews | 453 user reviews

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#37
alaScore 93

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 | 932 user reviews

#38
alaScore 93

Shadow of the Colossus (PS2)

"Some mountains are scaled. Others are slain."

38 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

#39
alaScore 93

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 | 260 user reviews

#40
alaScore 93

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

#41
alaScore 93

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 | 219 user reviews

#42
alaScore 93

Splashdown: Rides Gone Wild- PlayStation 2

Overall, Splashdown: Rides Gone Wild is a marked improvement over the original game in nearly every way. Except for the revamped trick system, which isn't nearly as entertaining, deep, or satisfying as we had initially hoped it would be. Nevertheless,...

1 expert reviews | 19 user reviews

#44
alaScore 93

Odin Sphere (PS2)

All in all, Odin Sphere ends up being an unforgettable game due to its graphics and unique gameplay, but ends up being riddled with some major problems and puzzling game design issues that greatly reduce the amount of fun that can be had with it....

21 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#45
alaScore 93

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2002 (PS2) - CD

There's definitely something that I'll give Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2002: it performs an amazing job of providing an environment for novices to pick up and play the game. Veterans of golf simulations shouldn't be alarmed, however, because the title offers...

12 expert reviews

#46
alaScore 93

FIFA 11

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 | 331 user reviews

#47
alaScore 93

Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria (PS2)

I'd take Odin, Valkyrie and the magnificence of Valhalla over typical RPG fare any day. Those whiney teens, hapless females and silly demons just can't compete with Norse mythology. Or maybe it's just because I've played way too many RPGs with those...

38 expert reviews | 58 user reviews

#48
alaScore 93

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

#49
alaScore 93

Deadlight (PS2)

What would you do if, like in

2 expert reviews

#50
alaScore 93

Star Wars Racer Revenge (PS2)

I only have a few complaints about Racer: Revenge. The constant smashing with other pod racers and the lack of importance in upgrading your pod are small irritations. I have not always agreed with some reviews of PS2 games in the past. I'm not one to...

4 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

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