Which game sold the PS2 for you? Page 3

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  • Popzeus 3 Mar 2010 23:13:05 8,362 posts
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    GTA3. went round a mate's, had a go, came home going WHERE DO I GET ONE OF THEM?

    Currently playing: Standing In A Car Park Simulator 2013

  • Deleted user 3 March 2010 23:14:41
    Nothing, I had a life at that point and had no interest in buying a PS2.

    I was also hoping the Dreamcast would make a resurgence!
  • Deleted user 3 March 2010 23:18:06
    I remember being blown away with awesomness of the cutscenes in the onimusha games. Funny I hated the actual gameplay.
  • Ryze 4 Mar 2010 00:34:47 3,125 posts
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    GTA III.

    Read an online review then marched into Manchester to buy a console bundle with Burnout & GT3

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    ...in 2001, by the way.
  • Retroid Moderator 4 Mar 2010 01:06:13 45,017 posts
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    Ico. Bought it because I saw it for a tenner, then had to buy the console.

    Which was, on the whole, quite disappointing after owning a Dreamcast*, and even moreso because I bought an Xbox** around the same time.

    * almost all DC games offered 60hz options, most PS2 games don't. Still. Mostly slightly subpar PS2 versions of DC games didn't help. 1st gen PS2 games looked a bit poor.

    ** automatic 60hz & widescreen support vs. the PS2's utter lack of either as standard settings in the OS, HDD vs. vastly overprice memory cards etc.
  • Deleted user 4 March 2010 01:07:23
    Actually Gradius V made me dig out my PS2 not that long ago. PS3 makes some gay ass attempt at emulating it.
  • Luckyjim 4 Mar 2010 01:12:59 2,873 posts
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    Probably PES, GTA 3, and GT3. All three impressed the socks off me at the time, especially the first few hours of GTA 3 (the sense of freedom was overwhelming).

    @retroid

    I hear you on the memory card price. What a ripoff they were. I always felt obliged to get the 1st party one as well - somehow thinking a 3rd party one would lose all my save files out of spite.
  • Retroid Moderator 4 Mar 2010 01:22:23 45,017 posts
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    That's why I never risked it.

    30 for 8mb :'(
  • Obiwanshinobi 4 Mar 2010 04:40:07 866 posts
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    MGS3 I played on my mate's PS2 made me really want to own it. Pretty much the last pure-bred console on Earth (well, there was the Cube too), for my money PS2 was all about TPP action adventures: Ico, DMC - this sort of stuff.
    Slightly disappointed by SotC, I have found everything that game lacked being present in Blood Will Tell. If you ask me, the latter represents PS2 in a nutshell: lousy textures, terrible aliasing, bucketloads of fun.
  • Scimarad 4 Mar 2010 05:44:01 8,567 posts
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    Strangely it was a preview of Dynasty Warriors 2 that got me excited - Me and my friends used to play that loads on split-screen with the difficulty on hard. I don't think there was much chance of me not getting a PS2, anyway.

    I'm trying to remember what made me give in and finally get an Xbox. It was probably KOTOR...
  • Deleted user 4 March 2010 07:26:17
    I bought the PS2 maybe two or three times over it's lifecycle.

    First time was for no game in particular, the second and third times were for Metal Gear 3 and GT4.
  • Deleted user 4 March 2010 07:36:04
    I had eyed Ace Combat 4 and the upcoming MGS2. Then a work mate was talking about GTA3 all the time, I didn't even know what it was as there was hardly any reviews. Went to a shop to look at it, took a good 1 minute look and bought a PS2 with it. :) MGS2 demo disc was right around the corner so that was another jaw dropping moment.
  • DUFFMAN5 4 Mar 2010 07:55:55 14,980 posts
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    Games that sold me :
    Ps: Res evil
    PS2:Res Evil code VX
    xbox: Star Wars KOTOR
    Cube: REmake
    360: Not sure, games in general I think.
    PS3: MGS (still yet to play it though)

    "Duffman the grey is thrusting in the direction of the problem! Oh, yeah!"

  • Zomoniac 4 Mar 2010 08:05:28 7,854 posts
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    DUFFMAN5 wrote:
    Games that sol me :
    Ps: Res evil
    PS2:Res Evil code VX
    xbox: Star Wars KOTOR
    Cube: REmake
    360: Not sure, games in general I think.
    PS3: MGS (still yet to play it though)

    PS: FIFA 96 (yeah, it was shit)
    Saturn: Sega Rally
    N64: GoldenEye
    Dreamcast: Sonic Adventure
    PS2: Gran Turismo 3
    Xbox: Project Gotham Racing
    Cube: REmake
    360: Would've bought one anyway, but PGR3 and Kameo
    Wii: Wii Sports
    PS3: Nothing really. Got one when the price came down before any good games came out.
  • Big-Swiss 4 Mar 2010 08:16:48 8,190 posts
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    GTA3!

    I was happy with my PSone until then, but when I saw it at a friends place the need for a PS2 grew imense.
  • FooAtari 4 Mar 2010 09:09:41 3,955 posts
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    I sold me DC to get a PS2. I was young and stupid...

    I guess the games that sold to me were GT3 and GTA3. How things change (or don't in this case), GT5P and GTA4 bored me as the still feel pretty similar to those early PS2 titles.
  • pistol 4 Mar 2010 09:22:54 13,019 posts
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    It was probably GT but I was one of those muppets who got his PS2 from Japan, and I think I got Dead or Alive & Pro Evo with it. It's still running now although I never use it.
  • ElNuevo9 4 Mar 2010 09:27:41 13,481 posts
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    The Bouncer. Saw the screens when the Playstation 2 was first being showcased. Seriously.

    Hated, adored, never ignored.

  • malteaserhead 4 Mar 2010 09:29:09 13,444 posts
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    GTA 3, GT3 and Pro Evo 2 (?). Just couldn't get anything as good on the dreamcast and traded it and about 30+ games in for the ps2.
  • Whizzo 4 Mar 2010 09:35:54 43,195 posts
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    GTA 3 for me, read all the online buzz about it, watched some clips, bought a GT3 bundle pack and GTA very soon after, absolutely loved it.

    A fat PS2 with a hard drive and a copy of HDLoader was easily my favourite console of the last generation.

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  • urban 4 Mar 2010 09:45:49 10,978 posts
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    gta vice city.
  • Retroid Moderator 4 Mar 2010 09:48:50 45,017 posts
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    ElNino9 wrote:
    The Bouncer. Saw the screens when the Playstation 2 was first being showcased. Seriously.
    /Retroactive Joey
  • andywilkie35 4 Mar 2010 09:50:08 5,338 posts
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    Bought it the day MGS2 came out, and got Pro Evolution Soccer with it. But also because Final Fantasy X was coming out on it later too. I bought the original Playstation for Metal Gear Solid and the PS3 for Metal Gear Solid 4, so there's a pattern it seems.

    PSN ID & Xbox Gamertag: Wedjwants

  • MetalDog 4 Mar 2010 09:51:19 23,737 posts
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    Shadow of the colossus - I was a very late ps2 buyer. It was cheap, it had a massive library of games, no regrets!

    -- boobs do nothing for me, I want moustaches and chest hair.

  • Blerk Moderator 4 Mar 2010 09:55:11 48,225 posts
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    I'd already decided to get one for Silent Hill 2 and FFX, but it was seeing GTA3 at my friend's house that really tipped me over the edge. Mind-blowing!
  • Deleted user 4 March 2010 09:57:52
    Hmm, hard to say, Tekken 5, Shadow of the Colossus, Ico, Okami, Football Kingdom, ZOE the list is endless.
  • Murbal 4 Mar 2010 09:59:28 22,375 posts
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    GT3. Traded my Dreamcast and original Playstation in for it too. The following week, on GTA3 release day, I went into the shops and nearly bought Spy Hunter, but bought GTA3 instead. Two months later was Christmas and my good lady bought me Silent Hill 2.
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