Finally buying a PS2! What games to play?

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  • Radamel 14 Dec 2013 02:52:51 642 posts
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    So after more than a decade of resisting it (there's not really a reason, it just didn't get my attention that much), I'm finally getting one. I've already played some games in a borrowed console or in the HD collections for the PS3. I've played the God of War games, the Team ICO games, Final Fantasy X, Ratchet and Clank trilogy and the two MGS games (gigantic MGS fan who never bought the original versions!).


    I have some on my list. FF XII, Silent Hill 2/3 and DMC3 are really on the "to buy ASAP" list. Which ones should I add?


    Cheers!

    Edited by Radamel at 02:56:22 14-12-2013

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  • DrStrangelove 14 Dec 2013 03:06:05 3,747 posts
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    First: Gran Turismo 4, Gradius V, Tekken 5, Soul Calibur 2/3. Colin McRae 04/05. GTA 3/Vice City/San Andreas.

    Second: Mortal Kombat: Deception, Manhunt, TOCA 3. R-Type Final.

    Might edit later to add more that I forgot.
  • ChemicalBR0 14 Dec 2013 03:07:04 2 posts
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    just a few off the top of my head
    Devil May Cry 3
    Jak 3
    Okami
    Shadow of the Colossus
  • PenguinJim 14 Dec 2013 03:21:52 5,834 posts
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    Shadow Hearts: Covenant is absolutely brilliant. Better than FFX, IMO.

    I've still got Rogue Galaxy on my to-play list, but it's getting buried under an increasingly heavy backlog.
  • TheMayorOfJugs 14 Dec 2013 08:13:09 3,381 posts
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    Ape escape 2 and 3, destroy all humans, simpsons hit n run, ff x and xii, psychonauts
  • drhcnip 14 Dec 2013 08:25:16 2,490 posts
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    jeez, where to start....

    all the shadow hearts games
    okami
    all the silent hill games
    dragon quest
    psychonauts
    hit n run
    rogue galaxy
    dark cloud
    dark chronicle
    shadow of memories
    haunting ground
    legacy of kain games
    ff xii


    ill edit as i think of more but what a fucking brilliant catalogue you have ahead of you
  • Punctum 14 Dec 2013 08:27:29 933 posts
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    Rez
  • ibenam 14 Dec 2013 09:23:33 1,393 posts
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    Dont forget ssx tricky
  • DisappointedDunceky 14 Dec 2013 09:41:51 154 posts
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    You didn't mention what those mgs games were so I wanna be clear : mgs 2:sons of liberty is a must-have-played even for those who aren't gamers.'

    These are the rest of the games you're missing :
    Prince of Persia: Warrior Within

    Need for Speed: Underground 2

    Silent Hill 4: The Room (How could you have played SH 2&3 and missed 4 ?)

    Black (one of the best shooters in the 6th gen which received unfairly mean reactions from critics)

    Bully ( old school )

    Fahrenheit (I vividly remember the night I bought my PS2, and Fahrenheit with it, and how Fahrenheit blew my head off that night- just listen to the opening music)

    Resident Evil 4 (but I guess you've already played it even though you didn't mention)

    Burnout Revenge

    Fatal Frame

    Final Fantasy 12

    Plus everything the dudes above mentioned.
  • TheMayorOfJugs 14 Dec 2013 09:43:26 3,381 posts
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    Persona 3 FES, SMT 3 Nocturne, Persona 4
  • Raiko101 14 Dec 2013 09:43:50 6,222 posts
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    There's 4 Prince of Persia games worth checking out. Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory. The TimeSplitters trilogy. Red Dead Revolver. Black. Burnout 3. Resident Evil 4. Metal Gear Solid 3.

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  • PhoenixFlames 14 Dec 2013 09:46:21 8,946 posts
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    Wouldn't a PS2 look terrible on a HDTV?

    PSN - phoenix1flames

  • saintedd 14 Dec 2013 10:35:32 301 posts
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    Secret Weapons Over Normandy a gem of a game that went unnoticed.
  • xXJippedXx 14 Dec 2013 10:51:58 317 posts
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    Extermination was an excellent and underrated gem, I remember playing it as a 13 year old having become a huge Resi fan and extermination was way ahead of its time in some aspects. (You could walk and shoot!!) plus it had stuff like the torch on the gun which is in every game ever made these days.

    xXJippedXx... on EVERYTHING!

  • jabberwoky 14 Dec 2013 11:23:20 510 posts
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    Seriously, if you have just got one your gaming is sorted for the next year. Try code veronica, timesplitters future perfect, medal of honour, (not pacific assault), dragonquest 8, star ocean, re4, suikoden 5.
  • jabberwoky 14 Dec 2013 11:25:23 510 posts
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    @PhoenixFlames

    Use component connections, the one with 5 plugs, it makes a huge difference, and you can calibrate the setting on the tv to smooth things out, eg movie mode sometimes works. Its an acceptable picture in most cases.
  • Soton4084 14 Dec 2013 11:35:41 73 posts
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    I'd recommend Medal of Honour: Frontline for the iconic beach landing level. It was also the last great MOH game made in my opinion.

    I also adored Fahrenheit, but it's a bit of a Marmite game.
  • saintedd 14 Dec 2013 11:38:40 301 posts
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    @jabberwoky

    Great choice TimeSplitters Future Perfect is right up there.

    Such a shame a lot of these great games have no online any more.
  • HarryB 14 Dec 2013 11:57:55 6,177 posts
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    The Getaway

    Make sure you watch the videos on YouTube of what it was supposed to look like

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCFnT0MeMlc

    I still strangely loved it

    Edited by HarryB at 12:07:33 14-12-2013
  • Fatiguez 14 Dec 2013 12:16:16 8,719 posts
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    MGS
    MGS2
    MGS3
  • drhcnip 14 Dec 2013 13:05:35 2,490 posts
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    good calls above - fahrenheit, getaway (and i even liked black monday), extermination, project zeros....
  • Rose-of-Sorrow 14 Dec 2013 14:04:02 500 posts
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    We <3 Katamari!
  • monkehhh 14 Dec 2013 14:14:29 3,297 posts
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    My PS2 looks pretty decent on my 50" HDTV, running through component cables.
  • Radamel 14 Dec 2013 14:50:30 642 posts
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    Thank you everybody! Some of those I have already played, such as RE4 (I have a Gamecube and an Xbox, so, chances are, multiplat games I have not much else to play), Okami, Soul Calibur 2, etc. Never got into Timesplitters. Hell, I didn't even remember it existed!

    What about Onimusha? Always wanted to play it, it looked great (not sure which one of the trilogy I'm referring to, though).

    Edited by Radamel at 14:52:23 14-12-2013

    Ó mar salgado, quanto do teu sal
    São lágrimas de Portugal!
    Por te cruzarmos, quantas mães choraram,
    Quantos filhos em vão rezaram!
    Quantas noivas ficaram por casar
    Para que fosses nosso, ó mar!

  • drhcnip 14 Dec 2013 15:17:37 2,490 posts
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    ooh, yep - them as well...
  • mal 14 Dec 2013 16:58:18 22,470 posts
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    Gradius V is a natural, but I like the PS2 more for it's exclusive oddities - games like Bombastic, which is so niche the localisation team couldn't be bothered to translate the last level of Story mode, so it just switches to Japanese when you get there, or Flipnic which is ideal if you like Pinball with constant ad breaks.

    It'd also be unnatural to not mention rhythm action games, as while stuff like Parappa came out on PS1, the PS2 was its home until it got preoccupied with plastic guitars and shit. Frequency, the debut from the original Guitar Hero devs is worth checking out and still my favourite from that dev, as is Gitaroo Man representing the best from the Japanese.

    Edited by mal at 16:58:36 14-12-2013

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  • K-Project 14 Dec 2013 17:09:13 363 posts
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    I second Rez. You must play it. One of my favourite games of all time.
  • PazJohnMitch 14 Dec 2013 18:12:38 8,019 posts
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    Persona 4
  • Radamel 14 Dec 2013 18:14:31 642 posts
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    Tried Rez on XBLA years ago. Loved it but never bought it. Isn't the PS2 version kind of rare?

    Frequency is tempting too. I'm a big Harmonix fan until they drowned themselves in Kinect dance titles. Absolutely love GH and all of the Rock Band games.

    Ó mar salgado, quanto do teu sal
    São lágrimas de Portugal!
    Por te cruzarmos, quantas mães choraram,
    Quantos filhos em vão rezaram!
    Quantas noivas ficaram por casar
    Para que fosses nosso, ó mar!

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