Get Your Lists Out For Da Lads - Best PS2 Games?

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  • caligari 15 Jan 2007 19:25:34 17,000 posts
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    Sorry about the thread title...it makes me sound like I read The Sun. :s

    Anyway, I'm a PS2 owner again (for the third time) and I'm a little out-of-date when it comes to knowing what is still worth picking up for the console.

    So if possible, could I get a little Top 5 favourite PS2 games from each EG-er (or maybe Top 10 if you're VERY bored)...just to make sure that there aren't any golden nuggets of gaming that have passed me by.
  • Pirotic Moderator 15 Jan 2007 19:30:11 20,646 posts
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    Final Fantasy XII
    Disgaea
    Dragon Quest VIII
    God of War
    Gran Turismo 4

    ... in that order
  • manuel_garcia 15 Jan 2007 19:31:45 4,079 posts
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    /looks at shelf

    Okami
    Guitar Hero 1+2
    Ico + SotC
    Yakuza
    We Love Katamari
  • caligari 15 Jan 2007 19:32:08 17,000 posts
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    So I really will like Dragon Quest VIII? I played the demo a while ago and it was very pwetty...but I can't remember being completely 'wowed' by it. It's at SUCH a good price at Play though.



    Edited by caligari at 19:33:21 15-01-2007
  • ThreeOutsideDown 15 Jan 2007 19:34:49 1,011 posts
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    no self respecting ps2 owner should be without gradius v.

    you should be able to pick it up for next to nothing these days.
  • Pirotic Moderator 15 Jan 2007 19:38:52 20,646 posts
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    caligari wrote:
    So I really will like Dragon Quest VIII? I played the demo a while ago and it was very pwetty...but I can't remember being completely 'wowed' by it. It's at SUCH a good price at Play though.

    It's a corker of a game, a lot of RPG's let me down by having a 'dark' phase where you have to slog your way across some dark/dank dungeon for hours on end, or in Zelda's case the bloody water dungeons - it's like the coffee creams in selection boxes, you know they are only in their because of tradition, nobody likes them and tend to just put up with them - but DragonQuest is always bright and cheerful from start to finish, plus it's friggin huge and has plenty of things to do even if you can't be arsed to follow the plot. it's a steal - pick up a copy.

    Edited by Pirotic at 19:41:04 15-01-2007
  • caligari 15 Jan 2007 19:40:17 17,000 posts
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    Pirotic wrote:
    caligari wrote:
    So I really will like Dragon Quest VIII? I played the demo a while ago and it was very pwetty...but I can't remember being completely 'wowed' by it. It's at SUCH a good price at Play though.

    It's a corker of a game, a lot of RPG's let me down by having a 'dark' phase where you have to slog your way across some dark/dank dungeon for hours on end, or in Zelda's case the bloody water dungeons - it's like the coffee creams in selection boxes, you know they have to be in the box because of tradition, but nobody likes it and just sort of purts up with them - but DragonQuest is always bright and cheerful from start to finish, plus it's friggin huge and has plenty of things to do even if you can't be arsed to follow the plot. it's a steal - pick up a copy.

    Edited by Pirotic at 19:39:34 15-01-2007

    HAH! You've sold me. That's one of the things that puts me off so many RPGs (although I freaking LOVED Wind Waker and Skies Of Arcadia).

    /goes to order
  • Pirotic Moderator 15 Jan 2007 19:43:02 20,646 posts
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    hehe, damn you quoted me just before the edit.

    I always had a theory that adding dark/dank sections to your game would only encourage people to quit playing. the best games are always bright and cheerful, even gears of war is bright with blue-skies if you look at it.
  • JediMasterMalik 15 Jan 2007 19:49:38 11,826 posts
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    SotC, GoW, FFX, DMC1(/3), Onimusha 3, MGS3, Katamari, ZOE2.

    I'd also include Okami, and FFXII if they were out. (I am pretty sure I would rate them highly)
  • Pirotic Moderator 15 Jan 2007 19:52:02 20,646 posts
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    FFXII is fantastic, I've put all my new 360 games to one side to play it almost non-stop.

    it's... better than Final Fantasy VII so far.. o_0
  • HiddenAway 15 Jan 2007 19:52:27 14,859 posts
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    OMG, DQ at that price is brilliant. I paid 30 for my copy (though I wanted it very quick).

    Others:

    Okami (9/2/07)
    Final Fantasy XII (23/2/07)
    SotC
    Ico
    We Love Katamari
    Disgaea 1/2
    Everybody's Golf

    Possible:

    Steambot Chronicles

    That's the highlights from my list anyway :-)

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  • Fozzie_bear 15 Jan 2007 19:53:59 15,489 posts
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    In no particular order...

    Guitar Hero (1 or 2)
    Singstar (any apart from Anthems - it's pants)
    Buzz Big Quiz
    Sly 1 and 2 (3 is good but not quite as good as the others)

    There must be others but they're the ones which stand out in my memory. Really looking forward to Okami too.

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  • Deleted user 15 January 2007 19:56:47
    ThreeOutsideDown wrote:no self respecting ps2 owner should be without gradius v.
    What the man said, plus:

    SotC
    GT4
    MGS3
    ICO
    Digital Devil Saga
    Silent Hill 2
    Katamari
    Rez
    Disgaea
    Front Mission 4 (USA import only)
    FFXII (soon in PAL land)
  • BartonFink 15 Jan 2007 20:01:57 34,853 posts
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    Ico
    God of War
    Ratchet and Clank
    Jak and Daxter
    ...
  • kentmonkey 15 Jan 2007 20:05:45 20,455 posts
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    Prince Of Persia
    Prince Of Persia 3
    Psychonauts
    Ratchet & Clank 1, 2 & 3
    Jak & Daxter (first one)
    Klonoa (knowing you, you'll live that)
    Ico
    Shadow of the Colussus
    Beyond Good & Evil
    Frequency
    Amplitude
    Guitar Hero
    We Love Katamari
    SSX Tricky
    Taito Legends
    God Of War
    Disgaea
    FFX
    Everybody's Golf
    Sly

    That's just the ones from my collection that I really like that I can remember off of the top of my head.
  • haowan 15 Jan 2007 20:11:36 7,384 posts
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    Way of the Samurai
    Jak 2
    Ico
    SOTC
    Katamari Damacy
    Dark Chronicle
    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
    Sly 2
    Ratchet and Clank 3
    Disgaea
    Guitar Hero

    basically kentmonkey +1.
  • itamae 15 Jan 2007 21:16:24 9,861 posts
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    I second most of the recommendations above. My favourites sorted by genre:

    RPG
    Star Ocean 3
    Atelier Iris
    Digital Devil Saga
    Dark Chronicle
    Disgaea

    Adventure
    Ico
    Steambot Chronicles
    Silent Hill 2
    Okami
    Beyond Good&Evil

    Action
    Rez
    God Hand
    Gradius V
    Contra Shattered Soldier
    Devil May Cry 3

    Fighting
    Soul Calibur 3
    Soul Calibur 2
    Guilty Gear X2
    Virtua Fighter 4
    Street Fighter Alpha Anthology
  • Dragul 15 Jan 2007 21:22:17 5,478 posts
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    itamae wrote:
    I second most of the recommendations above. My favourites sorted by genre:

    RPG
    Star Ocean 3
    Atelier Iris
    Digital Devil Saga
    Dark Chronicle
    Disgaea

    Adventure
    Ico
    Steambot Chronicles
    Silent Hill 2
    Okami
    Beyond Good&Evil

    Action
    Rez
    God Hand
    Gradius V
    Contra Shattered Soldier
    Devil May Cry 3

    Fighting
    Soul Calibur 3
    Soul Calibur 2
    Guilty Gear X2
    Virtua Fighter 4
    Street Fighter Alpha Anthology

    No God of War there I see...
  • caligari 15 Jan 2007 21:22:37 17,000 posts
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    Ah! So Star Ocean is meant to be good? Grunk (the generous EG-er who sold me his chunky PS2) threw that game into the package and I didn't have a clue what it was. Timmy mentioned that it was rather nice, but I have yet to boot it up.
  • itamae 15 Jan 2007 21:29:13 9,861 posts
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    Star Ocean 3 is one of my favourite RPGs EVARRRRR! It's a bit on the hard side though, and a lot of people don't like the battle system.

    No God of War there I see...
    Who needs God of War when you can play DMC3 instead? Although that said, they're both a bit shite compared to Ninja Gaiden. :-)
  • Cappy 15 Jan 2007 21:32:18 11,834 posts
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    No Shadow of the Colossus itamae?
  • Dragul 15 Jan 2007 21:34:06 5,478 posts
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    Cappy wrote:
    No Shadow of the Colossus itamae?

    I second this one...

    You're an evil boy itamae... :(

    /can't get angry with itamae... he is too RPG fan... :p
  • itamae 15 Jan 2007 21:35:53 9,861 posts
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    I tried to limit those lists to five games each, so Colossus, Katamari and a truckload of great RPGs didn't make it. The PS2 has too many great games. :-(
  • caligari 15 Jan 2007 21:36:00 17,000 posts
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    Well I just bought a promo of Ico for £3.99 from eBay, so at least that's another one that I can cross off the list!

  • FabricatedLunatic 15 Jan 2007 21:42:50 12,994 posts
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    Final Fantasy XII
    Suikoden V
    Onimusha 3 (currently £10 at Play)
    Sly 2
    Devil May Cry 3
    Gradius V
    Guilty Gear X2
    Steambot Chronicles
    WRC4
    Shadow of the Colossus

    If I could keep only ten console exclusives, it would be those.
  • Timmy 15 Jan 2007 21:50:51 9,031 posts
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    Resident Evil 4
    Beyond Good & Evil
    Dragon Quest VIII
    Front Mission 4
    Metal Gear Solid 3
    Pro Evo 6



    not nearly as many top games as the PSone though.
  • Cappy 15 Jan 2007 21:55:03 11,834 posts
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    I'll do something a bit different.

    Cappy's Cheapo Skinflint Bastard list of worthwhile PS2 games you can get for £5 or less™

    Ring of Red
    SOS The Final Escape (Disaster Report, the NTSC version is recommended though)
    Haunting Ground
    Under The Skin - Hated by so many but I think its fun "Kid, you screwed up again!"
    Gregory Horror Show
    R-Type Final
    Project Zero
    Kuri Kuri Mix - AKA. The Adventures of Cookie and Cream - Great for two player.
    Space Channel 5 Special Edition - NTSC import I'm afraid but well worth it because it contains the extremely rare Space Channel 5 Part 2.

    Edited by Cappy at 21:56:44 15-01-2007
  • JediMasterMalik 15 Jan 2007 21:55:45 11,826 posts
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    What's with all the Gradius love? Was it really that good on PS2?
  • morriss 15 Jan 2007 21:56:26 70,911 posts
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    For a console that's been on the market for nearly 8 years it's telling that 'most' people's favourite games have come in the last 18 months.

    Must've been a long 5-6 years. :)
  • Scimarad 15 Jan 2007 21:58:42 8,530 posts
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    There are tons of fantatsic games on the PS2 - Of the top of my head:-

    Final Fantasy X & XII
    Okami
    Ico
    Katamari Damacy
    Shadow of the Colossus
    Xenosaga Trilogy
    Disgaea
    Suikoden V
    God of War
    Dragon Quarter
    Silent Hill 2
    Devil May Cry
    Zone of The Enders 1 & 2
    MGS 3
    Star Ocean 3
    Gran Turismo 3 & 4
    Kingdom Hearts 1 & 2
    Atelier Iris
    Tales of Legendia/The Abyss

    I'll shut up now...

    Oh! I forgot

    Ratchet and Clank
    Beyond Good and Evil (multiformat but I had to mention it)
    Jak and Daxter


    Edited by Scimarad at 22:00:53 15-01-2007
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