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The Best PS2 Games Under $10

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 from the PS2 completely, now is the perfect time to stock up on titles. It was challenge to narrow this list down as there are [...]

The Rarest and Most Valuable Playstation 2 (PS2) Games

The Rarest and Most Valuable Playstation 2 (PS2) Games

The PS2 game library is starting to come to an end, and much the like the PS1 before it, there is a strong selection of collector-friendly titles to choose from.  And if history is any indication, many of these values might fluxate quite a bit over the next few years.   Since the initial publication of this guide in 2010, we have already seen a good deal of fluctuation — partially because of reprints and remakes, but also because of changes in [...]

The Playstation 2 (PS2) Survival Horror Library

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 spotlight. Blessed with an enormous catalog of titles to enjoy, the console saw its fair share of horror titles across all major regions, with an [...]

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 on the Playstation 2. Hello again everyone – before we begin, please note the newly-added designations in parentheses which are found below each game’s title. [...]

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 even heard of).  Much like previous entries in the Hidden Gems series, this guide is divided up by genre to help you find games that [...]

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 it should have. Sega Saturn owners are also especially proud of the fact that the 32-bit powerhouse was home to a number of unique games [...]

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 having 2D games being on the PS2. What’s especially interesting about modern 2D games is that not all of them use old-school sprites or hand-drawn [...]

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 games will start you off well without emptying your wallet. (Prices listed are an average eBay price for US games, including shipping.) Check out the [...]

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 the various differences. This time around, HighGear_IceMan from the Race Sim Central Forums went through a lot of effort analyzing the groundbreaking Sega racer, Virtua [...]

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 it was an XBox demo, I knew this would be a modern treat for the old-school gamer. I also happen to be a real sucker [...]

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 some relevant commentary on the compilation itself.

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, but actually has a good chance of making it to the US. (You can even pre-order it on Amazon.com). Odin Sphere is the spiritual successor [...]

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. As I mentioned before, the PS3 is supporting more games than the XBox 360 did out of the gate, but it still far from 100%. [...]

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 great Genesis game is included, the Sega Genesis Collection has a many of Sega’s finest. (See list below). This PS2 compilation has a few big [...]

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 released for the system after it went out of production. The Dreamcast version offers a score attack mode, a sound test mode and new stages [...]

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