With fantastic console exclusives, games sporting some of the best visuals of their time, and a library that was built over a decade, there are a whole lot of amazing titles to consider when putting together a best PS2 games list. But, we’ve combed through our memories and old gaming collections to bring together our definitive list of the must play titles on the system. Crizic brings you the 10 best PS2 games of all time.
Which gamer can, in their right minds, forget about Bullworth Academy? In spite of all the controversies (an everyday issue for Rockstar) this game managed to be great and console defining title.
9. Resident Evil 4:
Resident Evil 4 revolutionalized the third person shooter at a time they were looked down upon. The immersion in the game proved to be better than any of its first person contemporary and the controls it had worked very well on PS2.
8. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time:
The great time-control mechanism, platforming, beautiful environments and really strong characterization of both the Prince and Farah made this a must-have title for PS2.
7. Final Fantasy X:
FFX hit home to many players. Final Fantasy X turned many casual gamers into the series’ devotee and rightly so.
6. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater:
For many, it was the best game of the series, and they had every right to call this one.
5. Kingdom Hearts II:
KHII was awesome. It had the right amount of fun and seriousness in terms of storytelling, and defining gameplay. No wonder it has been among one of the highest rated games of all time, and is here on the list of best PS2 games of all time.
Genius, genius. Ico isn’t just a game, it is an art piece.
3. God of War:
God of War DEFINED how a video game protagonist should be. BADASS. STRONGEST. GREATEST. THE GUY WHO CAN DEFEAT ANYONE. And yet, be somehow mortal.
2. Shadow of the Colossus:
Video games were looked down upon as mindless medium for fun for doofus people. Shadow of the Colossus changed all of that with its brilliant gameplay and one of the really emotional storytelling of all time.
1. GTA: San Andreas:
The king is here. GTA San Andreas pushed PS2’s hardware to its very limit. And to add to that, it had an amazing story and gameplay as well! Talk about the greatest title ever on PS2, and GTA San Andreas will always take the cake.