Monday, March 01, 2010

Dear lazyweb: Which PS2 game to buy?

I just got hold of a PS2 and all the games i've ever played on a PS2 is "Guitar Hero 3". So i'm looking for suggestions of the "best game ever for the PS2".


Anonymous said...

Probably something like Shadow of the Colossus or God of War II.

Anonymous said...

Final Fantasy X and Kingdom Hearts 1 or 2.

Arkadiusz said...

Metal Gear Solid 3. And you're done.

Tim Bocek said...

I'll second Shadow of the Colossus and its predecessor Ico. These are some of the few games that I've seen elevate the genre to an art. But if you're into rhythm games maybe you want to try more of the same? A better idea of what other games you've enjoyed would help...

Tom said...

Shadow of the Collossus is very arty and atmosheric. But not the most enjoyable game IMHO.

God of War is just pure fun, totally perfected Hack and Slay with a very adult amazing story and great levels etc.

Metal Gear 2/3 are also really cool.

I played lots of PS2 games, but those were the best (GTA is not my thing)

If you _only_ want to buy one game, then it would probably have to be God of War II. It has not been matched on any other platform yet. It really is that good. Pure perfection. It was Sonys fare well game that really showed how great PS2 games can be.

But I would get them both and they are totally worth it. Read a few reviews or watch video reviews.

gskbyte said...


Albert Astals Cid said...

@Tim: I've not been into gaming for a long time, the last game i finished is afair Return to Castle Wolfenstein and my all time favorites are Speedball 2, Sensible World of Soccer, Colonization and Half Life

summel said...

shadow of the colossus is REALLY great!

Star Wars The Force Unleashed is also great... nice/long story and very good graphics for a PS2 game :)

Mauricio said...

Hi, Albert. If you can get it, you have to play Rez. This is my favorite PS2 game by far.

Sam said...

.hack//GU if you have the time for a wicked fun, yet long RPG.

Shadow of the Collosus is very awesome, too.

Any of the Tekken games are fantastic fun fighting games.

Ratchet and Clank games are hilarious, cartoony, platforming and shooting.

The Burnout games are mad crash-happy fun that steer away from the sometimes maddening attention to realism that many racing games today emphasize.

And yes, Metal Gear Solid 3 is as good as it's hyped up to be.

Anonymous said...

If you like music games try "Parapa The Rapper" or "Incredible Crisis!" all PS1 games. For PS2 you can try ICO.

Anonymous said...


:) funniest thing ever

Anonymous said...

I always enjoyed Zone of the Enders (+sequel). Was the reading I bought my PS2.

Anonymous said...

Stupid T9. Reading=reason in the comment above.

emonkey said...

MetalGear Solid

carlosgc said...

Gran Turismo 4 if you like racing games.

Jean-François said...

completely off-topic: I'm having problems with KPDF in KDE 3.5.10 - I know, it's not supported any more. However, I also can't migrate (we actually use GNOME as a DM)...

KPDF is the ONLY PDF viewer we've managed to find (we tried evince, even Adobe's own Acrobat) that can print the PDF files we get - usually through your 'force rasterization' hack. However, it doesn't stay checked between jobs, and I'd like it to remain so - if only because it actually prints something, and it takes only a couple seconds to do so instead of half an hour a page.

Please note that pretty much all PDF files we get are (rather bad quality) scans, thus why we're completely unconcerned by the lack of vector graphics capabilities.

Anonymous said...

For a ralley racing game: "w3c evolved" or maybe (not so good looking, but a better simulation) Colin Mc Rae (spelling?).

Ricardo Ramalho said...

God of War II

FireBurn said...

The Ratchet and Clank games! Or if you're a fan - Harvey Birdman

The Tomb Raider games are usually good fun too

Lucian said...

I've recently got a PS2 myself and I was surprised just how many excellent games there are out there for it. Here are my favourite games:

God of War
God of War II
Shadow of the Colossus (I wish I had this one)
Prince of Persia the Sands of Time
The Thing
Beyond Good and Evil

Anonymous said...

The whole Wipe Out series (best racing games ever) and the special controller for it.

Also Tekken is pretty decent.

ephemient said...

It's a bit difficult to find, but Gitaroo Man was my absolute most favorite PS2 game. (Despite the title, it has nothing to do with Guitar Hero.)

Lucian said...

Forgot to mention SSX3

Bram said...

* Gran Turismo 4
* Ratched & Clank series is quite enjoyable
* Final Fantasy X (I have XII too, but didn't finish it)
* And if you liked Ratched & Clank you could try to find Jak & Daxter as well.
* GTA , always good.

Have fun! Got my PS2 almost 10 years now and am still not completely bored with it. As you can see, there are plenty of good games out there.

Shaun Reich (sreich) said...


Baw, you beat me to it ;-)

MGS2 was also fun, although I disliked the blonde guy aside from the sword fight. I kind of liked the hearing-the-seagulls too, and the pretty sunlight when you move from shell to shell. It also had a really good amount of variety. I feel that with MGS3 it had gotten kind of repetitive. I don't know, the jungle is not really my favourite of settings in a game. I guess that's why I loved MGS1 & 2 so much.

But the storyline *certainly* makes it worthwhile either way, if you're into a nice thrillingly complex story, as am I. Half-Life 2 (and episodes of course) have also had me hooked. The story isn't extremely deep, but something about the abstraction and abundance of mystery, creates a compelling atmosphere. Morgan Freeman is imho one of the best protagonists (along with Snake). I've played that game *so* many times, it has a nice set of characters. And of course, Alex Vance ;-)

But, I digress..

Arkadiusz said...

@ Shaun Reich
It's Gordon Freeman and Alyx Vance. Half-Life is my favorite franchise :-)

Shaun Reich (sreich) said...


Haha, this just proves how tired I was yesterday :)

I can't believe I said Morgan Freeman, hehe.