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Updated: Jan 23, 2017 23:06
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#51
alaScore 93

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 | 462 user reviews

#52
alaScore 93

Konami Firefighter F.D. 18

That's not to say that Firefighters is wholly a failure. If you're willing to learn its patterns and work to counteract them, it offers a challenge that's quite unlike any other game on the market these days. It's occasionally frustrating, yes, but it...

2 expert reviews

#53
alaScore 92

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

#54
alaScore 92

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater - PS2

Dealing with a special edition of a game is tricky business. Chances are, you've got the original version, played through it a fair share of times, and thought it was the best damn thing since sliced bread. But when that newer version comes out, you're...

25 expert reviews | 208 user reviews

#55
alaScore 92

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 | 3 user reviews

#56
alaScore 92

Burnout 3: Takedown [European] (PS2)

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

44 expert reviews | 423 user reviews

#57
alaScore 92

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

#58
alaScore 92

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

#59
alaScore 92

Ratchet & Clank [Platinum] (PS2)

The sound effects, music and voice acting is all top notch - pay attention during the cutscenes and you may recognize some of the actors involved. The musical score is crisp and exciting, matching the environments perfectly. Enemies yell, electronics...

42 expert reviews | 248 user reviews

#60
alaScore 92

Burnout Revenge- PS2

Revenge's breathtaking sense of speed holds the key to its appeal - lean on the turbo boost and this game becomes pants-wettingly fast, with detailed visuals that never lag behind the action. The controls take very little time to master; responsive...

36 expert reviews | 129 user reviews

#61
alaScore 92

Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2- PS2

All in all, this is another great RPG on the PlayStation 2. The only thing keeping me from giving Digital Devil Saga 2 an unqualified recommendation is how hard it is to find its predecessor. If you've already got it and beaten it, you'll find DDS2 to...

21 expert reviews | 17 user reviews

#62
alaScore 92

Final Fantasy XII- PS2

One title in Gamedom which represents a clear delineation between RPGs players is Final Fantasy. People either love it or hate it. Next, you have the debate which rages within...

19 expert reviews | 189 user reviews

#63
alaScore 92

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

#64
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

#65
alaScore 92

Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition (PS2) - CD

Midnight Club 3 was one hot looking racer and not much has changed. The framerate resides in the 30fps area rather than the 60fps I would like, but with this much going on and at these speeds I must admit any lapse in framerate certainly never affected...

53 expert reviews | 138 user reviews

#66
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

#67
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

#68
alaScore 92

MotorStorm: Arctic Edge (PS2)

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

16 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

#69
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

#70
alaScore 92

Yakuza (PS2)

Sega finally did something right.

51 expert reviews | 12 user reviews

#71
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

#72
alaScore 92

The Great Escape (PS2)

Overall, The Great Escape will be most enjoyed by fans of the movie. Players who like a good stealth game should consider leaving this title on the shelves and looking elsewhere. There are definitely far better examples of games in this genre.

2 expert reviews | 19 user reviews

#73
alaScore 92

Savage Skies (PS2)

Every level has 3 or more objectives but you only need to fulfill the main one to progress. It is unlikely that you will go back to previous levels to take care of the second and third objectives but if you did, it would prolong the length of the game...

4 expert reviews

#74
alaScore 92

Atlus U.S.A. Odin Sphere

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....

2 expert reviews

#75
alaScore 91

God of War II (PS2)

God of War 2 is the sequel to 2005's critically and financially successful PS2 title, God of War. As before, the protagonist is a brutal Spartan warrior named Kratos. In...

14 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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