25 Best PlayStation 2 Games of All Time

Let's talk a little bit about the twenty five PlayStation 2 games that marked the console's life

The console and PlayStation 2 Games is certainly one of the most memorable things in any gamer's life. Yes, here in Brazil it had a lot of support and was almost unanimous among many gamers, far surpassing the competitors of the time, such as the Dreamcast and the Nintendo 64. This is also, of course, due to the ease of piracy brought it to the gaming market between the late 90s and early 2000s. Anyone could go to the big centers and find pirate game stands with ease.

Due to this great entry of cheaper and accessible games to Brazilian homes, the PlayStation 2 is remembered with nostalgia and affection by many gamers and, here at Married Games, the situation could not be different. If maybe you want to run after a good PlayStation 2 emulator (we have a suggestion right here) to play these games. If you want more emulator suggestions, we have several retro emulators in that matter.

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Quick FAQ

Can a PlayStation 4 run PlayStation 2 games?

There is no backward compatibility between consoles, although there are several PS2 games remastered for PS4. You can also download an emulator right here.

How many PlayStation 2 games are there?

The PlayStation 2 library contains more than 1.850 North American games, not counting variants. In total there are 3,800 games in the console's library.

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What was the first PS2 game?

When the PlayStation 2 arrived in Japan on March 4, 2000, the first games that early buyers took home included a mahjong simulator and a digital train game.

When was the last PS2 made?

The last copy of the console was produced on January 4, 2013.

How much does a PS2 cost in 2021?

A PS2 in 2021 costs between R$750 and R$1.200, depending on the console model, the included accessories and the store.

Best Playstation 2 Games

bully

Publisher: Rockstar Games
Year : 2006

bully it attracted a lot of criticism it didn't deserve. The game was more about fighting bullies than promoting schoolyard violence, and the violence it portrays is relatively tame by Rockstar standards. It even appears on our list of banned games due to its theme.

Beyond Good and Evil

Publisher: Ubisoft
Year : 2003

This game has not received as much attention as it deserved. Beyond Good and Evil tells the story of a courageous young photojournalist who sets out to expose corruption and bring the truth to light. Sad is that the series seems to be really doomed to oblivion, since a sequel was even announced and even won a trailer, but after that it was never mentioned again.

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Soul Calibur II

Editor : Namco
Year : 2003

Another classic fighting game, Soulcalibur II  it featured great graphics, solid audio, tons of missions, weapons and strategies, and even introduced some new characters. This is a well executed fighting game on all levels.

Jak 3

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Year : 2004

Jak 3 is a great action-adventure FPS with smooth animations, stunning graphics and a host of new weapons and abilities. Simply put, this is the best game in the Jak series.

Katamari Damacy

Publisher: Namco
Year : 2004

The premise of this game is simple: create the biggest katamari possible by rolling objects and sticking everything around you to this ball. The bigger the katamari, the more objects you can pick up. Katamari Damacy it's incredibly addictive and surprisingly satisfying.

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Sly 3: Honor Amoung Thieves

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Year : 2005

Like the other games in this series, Sly 3 it's stealthy. Accessible to everyone, yet challenging enough to keep serious gamers intrigued, this is just a solid platformer.

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Silent Hill 2

Publisher: Konami
Year : 2001

Silent Hill 2 is a classic in the survival horror genre and the best game in the series. It was designed for an adult audience, relying on surreal atmosphere and elements to build a truly terrifying gaming experience.

Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening

Publisher: Capcom
Year : 2005

"Dante's Awakening" is an advance over gaming devil may cry above. It tells the story of its half-human, half-devil protagonist, while delivering big guns and smooth action. This is a classic PS2 hack and slash game.

Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

Publisher: Ubisoft
Year : 2003

Sands of Time has everything an adventure gamer could ask for: frantic action, beautiful graphics, gravity-defying animations, a magical environment, and the handy Dagger to give us another chance when we fail.

God of War

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Year : 2005

The action in the franchise God of War it's nothing short of brutal, and this game started it all. Challenge the gods in a series of ever-expanding battles, then take a break to solve some puzzles.

Grand Theft Auto III

Publisher: Rockstar Games
Year : 2001

GTA III changed the video game landscape forever. It was a cultural milestone that launched generations of imitators. We can still find our way from Portland to Shoreside Vale without using the map.

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Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4

Publisher: Atlus
Year : 2008

Shin Megani Tensai: Persona 4 was truly unique – some might even say weird. The game consists of equal parts murder mystery, school drama and RPG. Playing it successfully means balancing your part-time job with your mission to restore calm to a peaceful Japanese village destroyed by a series of brutal killings.

Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Year : 2004

The third and best game in the series Ratchet & ClankUp Your Arsenal features planet-jumping action and a huge arsenal of weapons and upgrades.

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

Publisher: Konami
Year : 2001

This game takes itself very seriously, but the quest to bring down the Metal Gear Solid: Sons of Liberty is the epitome of quality action adventure games.

Resident Evil 4

Publisher: Capcom
Year : 2005

Another creepy survival horror entry, Resident Evil 4 it is polished and expansive. There are more than 25 hours of gameplay in this story, with challenges at every step. if you want to know more about the history of the series, you can see everything here.

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Final Fantasy X

Publisher: Square Enix
Year : 2001

This may be one of the traditional JRPG favorites on many PS2 game lists. The universe is amazing and FFX was a huge step forward for cinematic gaming. If you want to enjoy the game remastered for the most current consoles it is also possible.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Publisher: Rockstar Games
Year : 2002

This game has it all. the action of GTA Vice City is flashy, violent, funny and endearing. The weapon selection is huge, the missions range from dark to crazy, and the setting is a faded 1980s sunbeam. It's time to revisit Vice City.

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

Publisher: Konami
Year : 2004

This was a new milestone for stealth games. The graphics were improved, the environments were alive and the storyline kept us engaged from beginning to end. Snake eater was the best game in the series until the release of Metal Gear Solid 4 .

Quadrology .hack

Publisher: Bandai/CyberConnect2
Ano: 2002

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A magnificent series of J-RPGs that, unfortunately, is little known around here, despite being a broadcast franchise, with the right to anime and manga. Seven games were released on PS7 and some spin-offs on PS2 and PSP, but the original quad is still one of the best games for those who want to spend hours on an incredible journey. You can read our review about remastered games to get an idea of ​​how awesome the .Hack series is

Ico

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On the American cover we have the typical angry-faced character versus the poetic Japanese cover

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Year : 2001

A stunning example of video game as art, Ico it's all about atmosphere. The setting is eerie and mysterious, and the graphics and environment are perfect throughout. This game will literally leave you speechless (and the American cover that decaterized the game as well).

Okami

Publisher: Capcom
Year : 2006

This beautiful game asks you to save the world from a curse and make it habitable for all creatures again. That's not exactly the plot that appeals to the hardcore gamers and the game has been forgotten by many. But those of us who played and emerged in history came back as better people.

God of War II

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Year : 2007

God of War it was innovative; God of War II took the franchise to another level completely. The already epic action has been enhanced by new spells and new combat movies, and the improved graphics have made the mythological setting even more epic.

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Kingdom Hearts

Publisher: Square Enix
Year : 2002

Kingdom Hearts, which features Disney characters like Donald Duck and Goofy, is a surprisingly sophisticated game that combines action and RPG elements and follows a complex and polished storyline. Don't be fooled by the cast of princesses and playing cards. The game is a huge success;

Shadow of the Colossus

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Year : 2005

Easily one of the most beautiful games ever created, Shadow of the Colossus tells a sweeping and moving story about the power of love and the pain of death. We are getting emotional just thinking about it. Play this with a tissue box nearby.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Publisher: Rockstar Games
Year : 2004

Did you have any questions? This release of big success contained everything a player could hope for. What begins as a story of betrayal among the neighborhood's “hommies” passes through various settings and subcultures on its way to an unforgettable ending. The cast is amazing, the soundtrack hits all the nostalgic notes and CJ is still the most remembered protagonist in the GTA series.

Enjoy and read more about games from PlayStation and about the Sony on our website.

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