Thursday, March 27, 2008

PS2 games worth playing

As a follow-up question to yesterday's answer, rawbean is asking what PS2 games might be worth checking out.

Which brings up a great point: the PS2 is a great gaming system, even in light of the PS3 and Xbox 360.

Plus, you can get a new PS2 for just over $100 these days and you can find a plethora of used games available for cheap - online and at various trading locations. In fact, it seems to me that the Ps2 is still the most popular gaming system in the world.

So, given that, let's start working on a list of PS2 games that newbies might want to pick up, or that the rest of us might want to keep in our library.

I've already said that Katamari Damacy belongs on that list, but here are some others.

Okami is a beautiful and engaging game in which you play a wolf and must rejuvenate the environment by painting it.

Rez is a modern-day shooter - think Asteroids all grown up - with an incredible musical soundtrack that is generated by your play.

Ico is an action-adventure in which players take on the role of a young boy who must save a princess from some ominous, shadowy figures.

Shadow of the Colossus, created by the same developer that brought us Ico, which seems to be a sequel of sorts. Beautiful and, yes, emotional.

God of War is more of a hardcore game that requires quick responses and some coordination in pushing buttons, but the storyline - set in the world of Greek mythology - is second to none, and playing it will spike your adrenaline nicely.

Add your PS2 game suggestions in the comments.

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4 comments:

kapital said...

Are there any games on the x-box live marketplace you recommend? I just bought the new mass effect expansion and I have some left over credits.

rawbean said...

This is awesome! Thank you!

Blaine Kyllo said...

kapital, give me a day or two to come up with a list. yes, there are some Xbox LIVE Arcade games that are worth playing.

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