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Updated: Jul 23, 2016 22:25
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#51
alaScore 92

Viewtiful Joe (PS2)

A follow up to the quirky, critically acclaimed Viewtiful Joe, Viewtiful Joe 2 is likewise acclaim-worthy, offering more off-beat characters and side-scrolling super-heroics in highly stylish, cell-shaded, movie-spoofing and otherwise caricatured...

75 expert reviews | 66 user reviews

#53
alaScore 92

Gran Turismo 4- PS2

All that said, the largest reason why this isn't a fully complete review is not because of the lack on online play, itself a significant omission in current racing titles. No, the biggest reason itself was that due to the unlocked nature of the game,...

57 expert reviews | 225 user reviews

#54
alaScore 92

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 | 27 user reviews

#55
alaScore 92

MotorStorm: Arctic Edge (PS2)

Don't push me 'cause I'm close to the edge.

16 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

#56
alaScore 92

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider -- Legend (PS2)

If I had to pick one problem with Tomb Raider: Legend, it'd be the length. It feels way too short and the main quest can easily be beaten over the course of a couple days of hard play, or perhaps a weekend. This is something of a problem nowadays, when...

28 expert reviews | 241 user reviews

#57
alaScore 92

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

#58
alaScore 92

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

#59
alaScore 92

Yakuza (PS2)

Sega finally did something right.

51 expert reviews | 12 user reviews

#60
alaScore 92

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

#61
alaScore 91

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

#63
alaScore 91

TimeSplitters: Future Perfect [European] (PS2)

TimeSplitters: Future Perfect isn't exactly a Game of the Year candidate, but it's a blast for a little while. After spending the few hours it takes to beat the single player game, it's easy to lose even more in the multitude of online and bot matches....

36 expert reviews | 83 user reviews

#64
alaScore 91

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

#65
alaScore 91

Pro Evolution Soccer (PS2)

Football (soccer to the Americans) is considered to be the greatest sport of all time. The goal is simple: put that ball in that net. Newcomers always believe it can't be that difficult to score, but veterans know it's how the goal is made that is the...

32 expert reviews | 730 user reviews

#66
alaScore 91

Persona 3 FES (PS2)

The PS2 just keeps giving and giving. Every time a big release comes out it seems as though it'll be the console's swansong, and yet, pleasingly and beyond all expectations the old girl just keeps on going. Persona 3 FES is the latest cult Japanese RPG...

22 expert reviews | 9 user reviews

#67
alaScore 91

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

#68
alaScore 91

Guitar Hero [With Guitar Controller] (PS2)

Graphically, it should be obvious that Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is just a reskinned version of GH3. There's a new cartoon intro featuring the group, and when you play Aerosmith songs, the usual band is replaced with in-game replicas of the Beantown five....

28 expert reviews | 42 user reviews

#69
alaScore 91

Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy (PS2)

If you're looking for a solid action title, however, levitate Psi-Ops into your console. The combination of decent plot, reality-defying powers and Havok-governed physics make one incredibly compelling experience. Even if you're skeptical of this...

23 expert reviews | 20 user reviews

#70
alaScore 91

Devil May Cry 3 (PS2)

Overall, Devil May Cry 2 is a game that was long on anticipation, but short on delivery. While the ideas of including a secondary character to extend gameplay, more acrobatic moves and a multiple areas for demon slaying showed promise, the execution of...

47 expert reviews | 56 user reviews

#72
alaScore 91

Hitman: Blood Money (PS2)

Hitman Blood Money ends up coming together quite nicely. The gameplay gives you plenty of choices regarding progressing through a stage, and it looks good while you do so. It would've been very easy to churn out another boring murderfest, but instead...

27 expert reviews | 166 user reviews

#73
alaScore 91

Soul Calibur III (PS2)

Don't misunderstand my overall opinion of the game: Soul Calibur is still undeniably THE best fighting game as far as I'm concerned; I don't like the relative slowness of Tekken (everything just feels slowed down), Virtua Fighter is too... for lack of...

30 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

#74
alaScore 91

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

#75
alaScore 91

Fight Night Round 3- PS2

Fight Night Round 3 is a fantastic boxing title that really delivers the action in a realistic way for fight fans, and those discovering the sweet science for the first time on their home console. It has surpassed what was delivered before in previous...

25 expert reviews | 127 user reviews

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