Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Dec 2012 18:14 UTC
Games "We've joked about its refusal to die before, but today, finally, the console begins its march into the history books. Having sold over 150 million units since its release in 2000, the PlayStation 2 has today ceased shipping to Japanese retailers, meaning once remaining stock is gone, it's gone. The console was first released in Japan on March 4, 2000, and in those twelve years has become - by a longshot - the biggest-selling home video game console of all time." I should play Shadow of the Colossus again.
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RE[2]: Comment by Laurence
by Ultimatebadass on Sat 29th Dec 2012 19:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Laurence"
Ultimatebadass
Member since:
2006-01-08

The console is only as good as the games released for it are.

The PS2 hardware wise was a faulty POS (the drive mostly), but it did not matter because it had the most and biggest games of its generation.

DC and Xbox had a couple of decent exclusives and Gamecube... well, it's nintendo, it has its fanbase but personally I'm not feeling the whole mario thing (I guess it's mostly popular in japan and usa).

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RE[3]: Comment by Laurence
by smashIt on Sun 30th Dec 2012 00:03 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Laurence"
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2005-07-06

it had the most and biggest games of its generation.


please name 3 that are not FF, ico or shadow of the colossus

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RE[4]: Comment by Laurence
by Ultimatebadass on Sun 30th Dec 2012 00:26 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Laurence"
Ultimatebadass Member since:
2006-01-08

Ok, from the top of my head:

- GTA3, ViceCity, SanAndreas
- GranTurismo series
- Metal Gear Solid series
- Tekken series

These are, excluding FF as you wished, what I would call system sellers for the PS2.

Also noteworthy (my picks):

- AceCombat series
- Yakuza series

Some of those were later ported to PC (GTA and MGS 2).

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RE[4]: Comment by Laurence
by dvhh on Sun 30th Dec 2012 06:23 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Laurence"
dvhh Member since:
2006-03-20

okami is bloody awesome. I only have two game for my ps2. this one and shadow of the colossus.
The ps2 certainly had a ton of games, but 70% of them were turds ( 90% if you live in japan ).

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RE[4]: Comment by Laurence
by Kivada on Mon 31st Dec 2012 10:04 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Laurence"
Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

I'll add to that list of great games that was started by Ultimatebadass and dvhh by looking at my game shelf:

Kengo: Master Of Bushido
Zone Of the Enders series
Armored Core series
Siphon Filter series
God Hand
Castlevania series
Kingdom Hearts
Baldur's Gate
Guilty Gear series
Burnout 2
Soul Caliber series
Megaman / Megeman X series
King Of Fighters series
Xenosaga series
Marvel vs Capcom 2
Samurai Warriors series
Onimusha series
Dynasty Warriors series
Melat Slug series
Devil May Cry
Suikoden series

Face up to the fact that the PS2 crushed the DC, GC and XBox due to the massive library of games. DC and GC had some good exclusives, but they weren't enough to float the DC. The XBox only had a Marathon sequel that was supposed to be released on Mac and Microsoft willing lose billions on the console market just to have a presence outside of Windows/Office.

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