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PS2 Special Edition Games List Guide

by CRTGAMER Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:41 pm

PS2 Special Editions Games List Guide

Feel free to Copy and Printout this handy Game Hunting Guide.

Looking for any PS2 Games that have Extra Content. Just add as much info as you can, to share knowledge. The goal is to track down ALL SPECIAL EDITION PS2 games with bonus extras and any games that have a 2 Disc Case. I'll keep the OP List updated with every new Reply. This list will help others in their quest to find PS2 Special Editions.

There are additional screenshots of the extras in Replies of the following pages.

CRTGAMER wrote:The Growing List of PS2 Special Editions

.hack//Infection (2nd Disc DVD)
.hack//Mutation (2nd Disc DVD)
.hack//Outbreak (2nd Disc DVD)
.hack//Quarintine (2nd Disc DVD)
.hack//Rebirth Special Edition (Figurine, 2nd Disc DVD)
Alien Hominid PAL Release (Extra Content)
Alone in the Dark (2nd Disc Soundtrack CD)
And 1 Streetball (2nd Disc Soundtrack CD)
Ar Tonelico 1 & 2 (Artbook, Soundtrack CD)
Biohazard 5th Anniversary Special Package Nightmare Returns (Aluminum Briefcase Set)
Bully Special Edition (Special Case, Dodge Ball, Comic Book)
Burnout Revenge (Extra Content from Madden 06, Burnout 3 Takedown)
Call of Duty 2 The Big Red One Collectors Edition (2nd Disc DVD)
Call of Duty 2 The Big Red One Special Edition Greatest Hits (2nd Disc DVD)
Call of Duty 3 Special Edition Greatest Hits (2nd Disc DVD)
Capcom vs SNK 2 NTSCJ (P2Gate Modem)
Castlevania Lament of Innocence (Preorder Bonus Soundtrack CD)
Castlevania Curse of Darkness (Preorder Bonus Soundtrack CD)
Devil May Cry 2 (2 Game Discs)
Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition Greatest Hits (New Features)
Devil May Cry 5th Anniversary Collection (Devil May Cry 3 Dantes Awakening SE)
Digital Devil Saga Box Set (Bonus Art Book, Soundtrack CD)
Digital Hitz Factory Boxset (USB Sampler, Microphone)
Disgaea: Hour of Darkness (Bonus Soundtrack CD)
Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories (Bonus Soundtrack CD)
Dr Muto (PAL Bonus DVD)
Dragonball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 Collector's Edition (Poster, Art Book)
Dragonball Z: Budokai 3 Collectors Edition GH or PAL (Bonus DVD, Costumes, Duel Language)
Dragon Quest V (Japan Dragon Quest VIII DVD Preview)
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (2nd Disc Final Fantasy XII Demo)
Enter The Matrix (Japanese Edition 2nd Disc DVD)
Eternal Poison (2nd Disc Soundtrack CD)
Final Fantasy X (2nd Disc DVD)
Final Fantasy XI: Online Not For Resale (2nd Disc PlayOnline Viewer & Tetra Master)
Final Fantasy XII Collector's Edition (Metal Case 2nd Disc DVD)
Fire Pro Wrestling Z (NTSCJ 336 Page History Booklet, Cell Phone Strap Bell, Bottle Opener)
Full Metal Alchemist 2 (2nd Disc DVD)
Getting Up Limited Edition (Tin Case, Black Book, Marker, 2nd Disc Hybrid Music Video CD)
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (2nd Disc DVD)
God of War 2 (2nd Disc DVD)
Godfather, The (Outer Slip Sleeve 2nd Disc DVD)
Gradius V (Preorder Bonus DVD)
Gran Turismo 4 Special Edition (NTSCJ 200 Page Guide Book)
Grand Theft Auto San Andreas Initial Release (Hot Coffee Content Not Second Edition)
Grand Theft Auto San Andreas Special Edition (2nd Disc DVD)
Grand Theft Auto Vice City (V2.0 Double Pack with GTA III) - Bug fixes, removed the Tear Gas Grenades.
Grand Theft Auto Vice City (V3.0) - Removed references to Haitians due to protests from Haitian community.
Grandia III (Two Game Discs)
Growlanser Generations Deluxe Pack (2nd Disc Soundtrack CD, Watch, Ring, Cards)
Guilty Gear XX: Accent Core Plus (2nd Disc Soundtrack CD)
Gundam Musou 2 Treasure Box (NTSCJ Art cards)
Hitman Trilogy (Extra Disc Kane & Lynch PS2 Demo)
Hyper Street Fighter 2: Special Pack NTSCJ (Street Fighter book, DVD, Mousepad, Chun Li Bracelet)
Hyper Street Fighter 2/Vampire: Darkstalkers Collection Value Pack NTSCJ (DVD)
Ibara (NTSCJ Mini Strategy Guide)
ICO PAL Release (DVD instead of CD, Extra Content)
Kill Zone Collectors Edition (PAL Release Tin Case, Bonus DVD)
King Kong (PAL Bonus DVD, Game Art, Steelbook Case Peter Jackson's Signature)
King of Fighters '94 Rebout (Gamest Mook Booklet, Slipcase)
King of Fighters '94 Rebout Special Edition NTSCJ (Neo Geo Pad 2, Cell Phone Strap, KOF Encyclopedia PC)
King Of Fighters 98 Ultimate Match (2nd Disc PC MAC Extra Content)
King Of Fighters 2000 and 2001 (2 Game Discs Double Case)
King of Fighters 2002/2003 (2 Game Discs Double Case)
King Of Fighters Maximum Impact (2nd Disc DVD)
King Of Fighters Maximum Impact (NTSCJ Guide Book)
King of Fighters Maximum Impact 2 Limited Edition (NTSCJ 2nd Disc DVD and Booklet)
Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix (Japan 2 Game Discs)
Lego Star Wars (Black Label is 640mb CD / Greatest Hits is 1gb DVD)
Madden 05 Championship Edition (Retro Madden Games, Extra Content)
Madden 07 Hall of Fame Edition (Custom Cover Extra Content)
Magna Carta Deluxe Box Set (Poster, Mini Strategy Guide Art Book)
Major League Baseball 2K5 World Series 05 Edition (2nd Disc DVD, Extra Content)
Mana Khemia 1 & 2 (Jess Figure, Poster, Soundtrack CD)
Marvel Ultimate Alliance Greatest Hits (2nd Disc DVD)
Metal Gear Solid 2 Sons of Liberty First edition (2nd Disc DVD, Silver Sleeve)
Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance (Extra Content)
Metal Gear Solid 3 Subsistence (2nd Disc Persistence, Preorder DVD)
Metal Gear Solid 3 Subsistence Limited (2nd Disc Persistence, 3rd Disc Existence)
Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection (PS2 Metal Gear 2, 3 and PS1 Metal Gear Solid)
Midnight Club 3 Greatest Hits (Extra Cars and City)
Mobile Suit Gundam Encounters in Space (NTSCJ Bonus DVD)
Mobile Suit Gundam Encounters In Space (NTSCJ Art Book, DVD, MSIA Figure, Amuro Manual)
Mobile Suit Gundam Lost War Chronicles Limited Box (NTSCJ Guide Book, TShirt)
Mortal Kombat Armageddon (2nd Disc DVD)
Mortal Kombat Metal Case (Kano and Sonya - Walmart 2nd Disc DVD)
Mortal Kombat Metal Case (MK Dragon Logo - Gamecrazy 2nd Disc DVD)
Mortal Kombat Metal Case (Shao Khan and Sindel - Best Buy 2nd Disc DVD)
Mortal Kombat Metal Case (Johnny Cage and Goro - EB/Gamestop 2nd Disc DVD)
Mortal Kombat Deception Premium Edition (2 Disc 2 Case Bonus Games, Card)
Mushihimesama Limited Edition (NTSCJ Reco Figurine)
Music Maker Deluxe Edition (Extra Content Music Samples)
MTV Music Generator 2 Sampler Kit (Mic, Audio Sample Adapter)
Naruto Ultimate Ninja 3 (NTSCJ Bonus DVD)
NBA Ballers Phenom (2nd Disc Soundtrack CD)
Need for Speed Most Wanted Black Edition (Extra Content, Bonus DVD)
Neo Geo Complete Box Joukan/Gekkan NTSCJ (40 plastic miniature MVS Instruction Cards)
Outrun 2 SP (NTSCJ Soundtrack CD)
Persona 3 (Artbook and 2nd Disc Soundtrack CD)
Persona 4 (2nd Disc Soundtrack CD)
Phantom Brave (2nd Disc Soundtrack CD and Art Book)
R-Type Final (PS1 Flightstick Analog Mode)
Reign Of Fire (DVD Discount Coupon and Red Sticker On Case)
Resident Evil 4 Premium Edition (2nd Disc DVD, Art Book, Art Cell)
Resident Evil 4 Limited Edition (PAL Steelbook, Game Guide Booklet)
Resident Evil: Code Veronica X (Preorder DVD)
Resident Evil Code: Veronica X 5th Anniversary (2nd Disc Devil May Cry Demo)
Ribbet King (2nd Disc DVD)
Robotech Battlecry (2nd Disc DVD)
Robotech: Battlecry Limited Edition (2nd Disc CD, Art, Dog Tag and T-Shirt)
Sakura Wars (Art Book, Poster, Limited Edition Packaging)
Scarface The World Is Yours Collectors Edition (2nd Disc DVD)
Sega Rally 2006 (Japan 2nd Game Sega Rally Championship 1995)
Shadow Of The Colossus PAL (Extra Content, Art Cards)
Shin Megami Tensei Devil Summoner 2 (Raiho Plushie)
Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne Limited Edition (2nd Disc Soundtrack CD)
Silent Hill 2 Greatest Hits (Extra Content)
Silent Hill 2 (PAL Digipak Packaging, 2nd Disc DVD, Silent Hill Sticker)
Silent Hill 3 (2nd Disc Soundtrack)
Space Channel 5 Special edition (2 Discs Two Games)
Splinter Cell Chaos Theory (Metal Case 2nd Disc Extra Content)
Soul Calibur II Black Label (2nd Disc Namco Transmissions V1.03 Demo)
Soul Calibur III Black label (2nd Disc Namco Transmissions V3.2 Demo)
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time (2 Game Discs)
Stepping Selection (NTSCJ 2 Game Discs)
Street Fighter 3 Third Strike: Limited Edition NTSCJ (Gamest Mook, DVD, Jigsaw puzzle)
Suikoden 3 (Japan Music CD, Metallic Crest, Figurine, 2 Mouse Pads)
Suikoden IV (Preorder Artbook)
Suikoden IV (Japan Artbook, Keychain, Reversible Cover)
Suikoden V (Preorder Artbook, 2nd Disc Soundtrack)
Suikoden V (Japan Artbook, Reversible Cover)
Tekken 5 Ultimate Collectors Edition (Hori stick, Six Disc Holder Case)
The Sopranos Road to Respect Limited Edition (Book and Poster)
Tomb Raider Anniversary (PAL Digipak Packaging, 2nd Disc DVD, 3rd Disc Soundtrack)
Tony Hawk American Wasteland Collectors Edition (Nonskid Cover Extra Content)
Transformers The Game Greatest Hits (2nd Disc DVD)
Twisted Metal Black Greatest Hits Initial Release (2nd game Disc For Online Play)
Twisted Metal Head on Extra Twisted Edition (Extra Content)
Ultimate Spider Man Limited Edition (Custom Case Extra Content)
Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution Greatest Hits (Extra Content)
Wlld Arms 3 (Japan Clear Case, Reversible Cover)
Wild Arms 5 (10th Anniversary Box, Art Book)
Wild Arms Alter Code: F (Enhanced Remake, 2nd Disc DVD)
Wrestle Angels: Survivor 2 Limited Edition (NTSC 2nd Disc Music CD, Art Cards)
WWF Smackdown Just Bring It (NTSCJ Exciting Pro Wrestling 3 2nd Bonus Disc)
Xenosaga III (2 Game Discs)
XGIII Extreme G Racing (PS1 Flightstick Analog Mode)
Yakuza 2 (Japan 2 Game Discs)
Zone of the Enders (2nd Disc Metal Gear Solid 2 Demo)

Note that different regions may have additional features such as the PAL versions of ICO and Alien Hominid. By all means, post any you can think of.

The shorter Wiki list: ... yStation_2

Another Collectors Edition List: ... php?t=3547

vlame wrote:Good source on the Sony tag numbers -
noiseredux wrote:just search here:

Narrow the search as such:

console: PS2
country: USA
title: edition

This will bring up every game with "edition" in the title (special edition, limited edition, etc) and each game's page has the SLUS #.

Name the Generic Covers at the bottom. Sorry no prizes, a test your knowledge. The cover answers are at the top of the fourth page in this thread, no peeking!

A Reminder
Most Special Editions are the very same SKU as regular releases at Gamestop. The thrill of the hunt of discovering the exclusive at a great price! If a game is rare, especially with an extra soundtrack, its best NOT to call. Check the Gamestop website for store availability and drive there yourself. Time is against the game collector since Gamestop is throwing out the cases and manuals of under $9.99 PS2 games.

Gamestop Employee wrote:"The extra bonus discs are normally not accepted, they usually get tossed." :evil:

Add as many as you can. Any game that has Bonus Extra Discs, Special Edition Single Disc Games with Extra Content, 2 Disc Games and Cases, Custom Cases and Custom Covers. Please add a brief description of what is unique over the game's original regular release. I'll add it to the list above.

I'll start the Special Editions List. Here are two games that have a Greatest Hits bonus update:

Greatest Hits Midnight Club 3
Extra cars and an additional city.


Greatest Hits Silent Hill 2
Contains additional UFO ending and Born From a Wish scenario.


Wiki wrote: ... atest_Hits

"Special Edition" Greatest Hits
While Greatest Hits titles are usually just a reprinting of the original game with altered packaging and a lower price, occasionally a game is given a "special edition" of its original version, released under the Greatest Hits label. Usually these additions are small bonuses, such as the inclusion of bugfixes, new game demos or soundtrack CDs, or slight improvements such as adding analog control or vibration functionality to games that did not have these features in their original releases. Occasionally, significant changes are implemented into the game. Noteworthy examples of this are the Greatest Hits special editions of PS2 Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, PS2 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3, PS3 Heavy Rain, PS2 Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition, PS3 Midnight Club Los Angeles, PS2 Silent Hill 2 and PS2 Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution, which were enhanced significantly from their original releases with added characters, levels, modes, features, etc. However, "Special Edition" enhancements such as these are typically uncommon in Greatest Hits releases.

And finally, the ultimate in gaming snobbery - the collection. Do you have to keep all your games in their original boxes for them to be considered "complete?" Or is just owning the game enough for you? For us mega elitist ogres, however, there is no greater bane than the greatest hits reissue

Some people don't care about that bright green/red/yellow/silver banner that runs across the box screaming "LOOK NOW I'M CHEAP AND OLD!" Others, like us, avoid it at all costs. A few of us will even refuse to buy games solely because they're only available as Greatest Hits (the outstanding Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution comes to mind). If you really want to dig, we could comment on specially colored cartridges (NES Zelda, SNES Doom and N64 The World is Not Enough ) and their vast preference over regular old black or gray carts, but you probably get the idea by now.

Even "Game of the Year" re-releases bother some of us. If it's not the original packaging, you can keep it. To have all our PS2 games lined up on a shelf with one or two slivers of red jutting out at our eyeballs from 50 paces is just too much to bear. Other titles, like Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition, Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix, and the ultimate example, the aforementioned Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution, have enough tweaked or even brand new content in them to warrant a purchase, but would perhaps have to be kept somewhere else.


Grand Theft Auto San Andreas 2004 Release (Hot Coffee Content)
Watch for the original initial release for the Hot Coffee Mod version. This game was recalled and got the Cold Coffee Fix. Look for the disc that does not have "SECOND EDITION" stamped under the "M" rating logo.


Guess the Generic Cover Inserts

1st JPG Attachment
This empty case was given to me at yet another Gamestop location. This is what I like about original game cases, for the memory card holder. The game was missing, so I got this nice two disc case free. Usually the second disc holder is missing. I finally found this game complete, posted at the bottom of this OP.
PS2 Two Disc Case with Memory Card Holder Small.jpg
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2nd JPG Attachment
The evolution of Generic covers on game cases. I know two of them, but didn't know where the other two came from or which one is the oldest. Two of them got the names covered up, be careful, the quick answer might not be all the way correct.
Gamestop Generic Covers 1a Covered Names.jpg
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Guess what store each case came from?

1. Yellow (Twisted Metal) - ?
2. Green (Katamari Damacy) - ?
3. Blue (Kim Possible) - ?
4. Blue (Sky Odyssey) - ?

The middle green case has Manga art and is very common. If I really am stuck with a generic case, I prefer the color coded blue cover on the right of the Manga art case. XBox got a similiar Green case, the colors actually make sense.

The first question is also a fact finding hunt. I am trying to compile a list of ALL PS2 games that came with two discs. These include bonus demo discs, music, movies, Prima guides on disc or an out right two game discs required as some games in the Gamecube line.

As for the Generic covers I know positively where two came from. The other two case covers, I am vaguely sure but trying to find an absolute confirmation. I'll post an updated pic with the names after the right answers are guessed. The answers are at the top of page four.

The cover in the two disc case in the 1st pic:
Resident Evil Code:Veronica 5th Anniversary Edition with hard to find Devil May Cry bonus demo disc. There is the Original, Greatest Hits, a Three Pack and this one. Four different versions!

Finally found a complete version!

PS2 Resident Evil Code Veronica X 5th Anniversary - $6.99
Blah! Ha! Ha! Ha! I have been visiting ten Gamestops continuously over five months, so many single disc versions of this game out there. I finally found this game with the extra bonus Capcom disc. There are actually four different versions of PS2 Code Veronica X. The Black Original, Red Greatest Hits, This beautiful 5th Anniversary edition and a Euro Three Pack. The beauty of this one is the double disc case and the very hard to find Devil May Cry Bonus Demo Disc! I can now relieve Veronica from the Dreamcast version with new features. Ah, the good old Tank Controls. The Devil May Cry demo is tempting me to reinstall the full versions again. :mrgreen:
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Re: Trivia: Guess the covers - How many PS2 games have 2 discs?

by noiseredux Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:44 pm

1. My SEALED copy of King Of Fighters 98 Maximum Impact came in one of those cases.
2. Hollywood / Gamestop / Blockbuster
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Re: Trivia: Guess the covers - How many PS2 games have 2 discs?

by SwooshBear Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:19 pm

1. My God of War 2 came with a two disc case (and has to discs of course)
2. No idea/Gamestop/Blockbuster
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Re: Trivia: Guess the covers - How many PS2 games have 2 discs?

by emwearz Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:24 pm

1. Final Fantasy X with the bonus DVD came in one.
2. No idea I dont live in the states.
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Re: Trivia: Guess the covers - How many PS2 games have 2 discs?

by J T Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:22 pm

2 Disc games that spring to mind

Silent Hill 3 (w/ soundtrack)
Persona 4 (w/ soundtrack)
Eternal Poison (w/ soundtrack)
Final Fantasy XII collector's edition
God of War II (w/ bonus dvd)
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time
Soulcalibur III (some have a marketing demo disc, as do other Namco games)
Zone of the Enders (w/ Metal Gear Solid 2 demo)

I've managed to collect a lot of these because I like to double up sequels into single DVD cases, then put the bonus disc into a CD binder.
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Re: Trivia: Guess the covers - How many PS2 games have 2 discs?

by noiseredux Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:24 pm

J T wrote:Final Fantasy XII collector's edition

this has its own unique metallic case though.
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Re: Trivia: Guess the covers - How many PS2 games have 2 discs?

by Bradtemple87 Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:46 pm

noiseredux wrote:
J T wrote:Final Fantasy XII collector's edition

this has its own unique metallic case though.

I love that case
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Re: Trivia: Guess the covers - How many PS2 games have 2 discs?

by noiseredux Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:56 pm

Bradtemple87 wrote:
noiseredux wrote:
J T wrote:Final Fantasy XII collector's edition

this has its own unique metallic case though.

I love that case

me too!!
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Re: Trivia: Guess the covers - How many PS2 games have 2 discs?

by sputnik Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:04 pm

Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne Limited Edition came with a soundtrack.
Space Channel Five Special Edition comes on two discs!
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Re: Trivia: Guess the covers - How many PS2 games have 2 discs?

by benderx Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:22 pm

2 disc cases
Devil May Cry 2
God of War
Metal gear solid 3 subsistence
king of fighter 2000 and 2001.
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