Playstation 2

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The Rarest and Most Valuable Playstation 2 (PS2) Games

A few years ago, the PS2 was in that happy spot of having a lot of trade-ins as people were moving away from it, but now we are entering the early stages of “retro collecting”.  Despite its relatively young vintage and its widespread popularity, there’s still plenty of in-demand rarities and exclusives commanding strong price […]

The Best PS2 Games Under $10

The next update to the Cheapest Games series is a look at the Playstation 2′s wonderful library.  There are quite a lot of PS2 games now that are absolute steals considering the quality of the games.  As we see more titles show up as re-releases and downloadable classics on the PS3 and more people moving away […]

The Playstation 2 (PS2) Survival Horror Library

Presented by Ack When people think survival horror, they tend to think of the classics: late night game sessions with Resident Evil or Silent Hill on the PlayStation, nightmares from Alone in the Dark on the 3DO, scaring themselves silly with Eternal Darkness on the Nintendo Gamecube.  But the PlayStation 2 deserves some of the […]

The Playstation 2 (PS2) Shmups Library

Presented by BulletMagnet Note from racketboy: Once again, it’s a pleasure to have BulletMagnet back to guide us through another blockbuster shmup library.  His guides to the Sega Saturn and Playstation Shmup Libraries are required reading for those looking to explore the genre.  This time he looks at some more modern, but equally thrilling shooters […]

The Best Undiscovered Playstation 2 (PS2) Games

If you’ve played all the blockbuster games on the PS2 (or PS3) already and need to dig into the lesser-known-but-equally-exciting games, this is the guide for you.  I’ve had long discussions with many experienced PS2 owners in order to determine a list of all the best PS2 games that most people haven’t played (or possibly […]

NiGHTS Into Dreams Looks Phenominal on PS2

The whole “Sony-killed-Sega” topic is a sensitive subject for old-school Sega fans. Sure, Sega had plenty of self-inflicted wounds, but in the back of every Sega junky’s mind is the fact the Sega rushed the Saturn to market to preempt the Playstation and the PS2 hype made the Dreamcast’s phenomenal head-start fizzle out quicker than […]

The Best Modern 2D Games on the PS2

In a response to many requests, I’m starting a new series covering the best modern 2D games for newer consoles. Since it is the most common and well-rounded of the modern consoles, I’m starting with the Playstation 2. I also find it an ironic place to start as Sony was has always been protective about […]

The Cheapest Playstation 2 (PS2) Games Worth Your Time

When you add a console to your collection, the first thing you want to do is get a handful of games to keep you busy with your new toy. However, most of us can’t spend afford to spend fat pile of cash for a few games. This budget-friendly list should help you quickly find which […]

Virtua Racing Arcade & Console Port Comparison

When there are a number of home versions of a classic game, you can’t help but wonder which version is the best. For older games, it is very hard to find some solid comparisons of various ports. Fortunately, every now and then I stumble across someone who is dedicated to a certain game and documents […]

Meta-Review: The Red Star – PS2

As a victim of Acclaim’s financial problems, The Red Star was delayed many times and been cancelled at least once. However, XS Games took over the project as it’s publisher and released this shmups/beatemup hybrid game as a budget title for the PS2. Ever since I first laid eyes on The Red Star back when […]

X-Play Reviews Sega Genesis Collection

The Sega Genesis Collection has apparently emerged as one of the best classic game compilations of all time. (If there was a Gamecube version, I would buy it for myself). I was pretty happy to see our friends at X-Play have taken the time to share the Genesis Collection with its television audience and provided […]

Odin Sphere (Princess Crown Sucessor) Coming To PS2

It isn’t every day that a beautiful 2D game gets released on a home console. It is even less frequent that such games make it out of Japan and reach the English-speaking marketplace. However, Odin Sphere is a side-scrolling action RPG from Altus Software that is not only on its way to the Playstation 2, […]

Playstation 3’s Backwards Compatibility Needs Help

One of the great things about the Playstation 2 at launch was the ability to not only play a huge library of PS1 games on the new console, but the graphics also had some slight enhancements. Nearly everything was compatible and looked great. Unfortunately, that has not been the case with the new Playstation 3. […]

Cheap, Easy, and Legit Sega Classics on the PS2

With all the hype over the retro downloads on the Wii’s Virtual Console and the XBox Live Arcade, many gamers have completely missed the release of the Sega Genesis Collection for the PS2. For once, Sega has gotten the clue and included a health spoonful of top-notch Genesis classics on one compliation. While not every […]

Meta-Review: Trizeal – Dreamcast, PS2

The Dreamcast had a long string of 2D shooters that continued long after the console left the retail scence in most countries. Trizeal was developed by Triangle Service, a small Japanese developer, and was ported to the Dreamcast in 2005 from the NAOMI arcade platform, making it one of the officially licensed games to be […]

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