PS2 Recommendations

I'm slowly building a collection and when i look for recs it's always the same shitty games that i either don't like or i already own like
>muh God of War
>muh Devil May Cry
>muh Call of Duty

A few games that are already in my wishlist are Shinobi, Gungrave Overdose and God Hand.

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I got a slim PS2 last fall and have been messing with it since then. Getting a really good HDMI converter off amazon made the games much more readable and I can totally suggest some weirder games:
    Wild Arms 3 is a very interesting rpg with an underused setting that has some almost...paper mario esque puzzle-platforming that you normally wouldn't see in a JRPG.
    Dark Cloud is a really fun roguelite that is almost educational to show off what that sort of game used to be like before the explosion of indie versions (The early game is a real fucking slog but it gets better)
    Baldurs Gate Dark Alliance 1/2 is as far as I know the best diablo-like for the PS2.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Also just my 2 cents on modding: I went through the hassle to make an FMCB card and turns out all that really does is allow me to further open new options for exploits on the console. However, the simplest methods of playing pirated games on the console are also typically the shittiest while the most consistent involve network shenanigans or straight up buying a raspberry pi. If you have cash to spare just buy old games from retro stores or something and save yourself a few evenings and a lot of headaches.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I already have component cables and it makes the image much clearer, besides the HDMI ports on my TV are already taken up by my PS3 and PS4.
      Not much of an RPG fan but i'll take note of those games.

      -Silent Hill 2-4
      -Metal Gear Solid 2 & 3
      -Final Fantasy X, X-2, XII
      -Kingdom Hearts 1 & 2
      -Jak & Daxter -trilogy
      -Ratchet & Clank -games
      -Fatal Frame -games
      -Forbidden Siren -games
      -Psychonauts
      -Ico
      -Shadow Of the Colossus
      -Okami
      -Xenosaga
      -ZOE
      -Persona 3 & 4
      -Other Shin Megami Tensei-games
      -Cold Fear
      -Gran Turismo 3 & 4
      -GTA 3, Vice City and San Andreas
      -Shadow Of Memories
      -Devil May Cry 1-3
      -Disgaea -games
      -Evil Dead: Fistful of boomstick

      And don't forget that the system also runs PS1 games:

      -Silent Hill
      -Resident Evil 1-3
      -MediEvil 1 & 2
      -Final Fantasy VII-IX

      -Spyro 1-3
      -Dino Crisis 1-2
      -Vagrant Story
      -Metal Gear Solid

      -G-Police games
      -Oddworld -games
      -Gex: Deep Cover Gecko
      -Alundra

      -Parasite Eve 1 & 2
      -Crash Bandicoot 1-3
      -Crash Team Racing
      -Toy Story 2

      Out of this list i already own MGS2: Substance, Jak 3, Gran Turismo 3 and 4, GTA Trilogy, and DMC Trilogy.
      Really good recs anon, thanks!

      Def Jam Fight For New York 2

      Every WWF game

      Also a big fan of wrestling, working my way to collecting all wrestling games i can, including JP exclusives like King of Colloseum, and i already own the Smackdown series of wrassling games, still working on getting al SVR games.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        get all the RE titles you can play, the camera takes getting used to for teh ps1 ones but it's worth it.

        SOTN is good too.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          RE games are pretty expensive, especially 2 for some reason(?
          My local gamestore has put those for sale a lot times, and every single time they are sold out before i even have a chance to ask if he still has them in stock.

          the .hack games are excellent. very rare physical now and they go for a lot

          Heard of those games but i've never made proper research on them, might be about time to do so.

          They released the original CoD on PS3 store btw

          But muh physical games anon. Besides if i'm going for PS2 FPS' i'm going to buy Darkwatch and Black first and foremost.

          >don't work at all on USB drives for literally no reason.
          The reason is that it uses an ancient form of USB and the read speed is slower than the disc drive read speed. Even the memory card slots have faster read. If you have a Slim, the best way to play games on it is either to do the mechapwn exploit to make it read burned discs, or do a network share.

          Well that explains a lot, but honestly if i wanted to use ISOs i'd rather emulate on PC.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      But why?
      All these games have great PS4 versions?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Wild Arms 3
      >Dark Cloud
      >Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance
      >weirder games
      You zoomers are fucking weird. All of these games sold over a million copies and had glowing reviews on release. Dark Cloud was even falsely advertized as a "Zelda killer", just because the main character sort of looks like Link. Wild Arms was also published by Sony itself back then and it was one of their premiere franchises.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    -Silent Hill 2-4
    -Metal Gear Solid 2 & 3
    -Final Fantasy X, X-2, XII
    -Kingdom Hearts 1 & 2
    -Jak & Daxter -trilogy
    -Ratchet & Clank -games
    -Fatal Frame -games
    -Forbidden Siren -games
    -Psychonauts
    -Ico
    -Shadow Of the Colossus
    -Okami
    -Xenosaga
    -ZOE
    -Persona 3 & 4
    -Other Shin Megami Tensei-games
    -Cold Fear
    -Gran Turismo 3 & 4
    -GTA 3, Vice City and San Andreas
    -Shadow Of Memories
    -Devil May Cry 1-3
    -Disgaea -games
    -Evil Dead: Fistful of boomstick

    And don't forget that the system also runs PS1 games:

    -Silent Hill
    -Resident Evil 1-3
    -MediEvil 1 & 2
    -Final Fantasy VII-IX

    -Spyro 1-3
    -Dino Crisis 1-2
    -Vagrant Story
    -Metal Gear Solid

    -G-Police games
    -Oddworld -games
    -Gex: Deep Cover Gecko
    -Alundra

    -Parasite Eve 1 & 2
    -Crash Bandicoot 1-3
    -Crash Team Racing
    -Toy Story 2

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Under the Skin, Godzilla: Save the Earth, The Thing, The Adventures of Cookie and Cream, Chulip and everything
      mentioned.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes i do own Godzilla: Save the Earth, i got it from a flea market for a whopping 2 dollars complete in box.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You forgot Code Veronica

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Def Jam Fight For New York 2

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Every WWF game

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Big Buck Hunter

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Every WWF game

      My brothers

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >go to local gamestore to look at ps1 and ps2 games
    >Oh, this common game that sold millions of copies? That'll be 40 dollars sir
    Got ace combat 4 and 5 for a dollar each at least

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      My local store luckily sells PS1 and PS2 games for cheap, usually 5-10 dollars, it only really goes up in price for games like Symphony of the Night which seem to be eternally expensive.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >>muh Call of Duty
    ps2 has call of duty?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      fuckin Wii has call of duty

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yes but I just didn't know PS2 had any CODs, since it was popular before the big COD boost

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You are digging your grave. COD was extremely popular among old and young people ever since 2 was released.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            moron I just thought it was on xbox in terms of consoles

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          CoD was popular from the beginning, since the WWII fps got popular with MoH.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Ever heard of Medal of Honor?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            yes I know for sure that was on PS2

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    stuntman is a cool concept for a game and is one of the handful of titles that has a an unavoidable game ending emulation issue.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The sequel on the PS3 is good too.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    10.000 Bullets
    Ace Combat 04 - Shattered Skies
    Ace Combat 5 - The Unsung War
    Ace Combat Zero - The Belkan War
    Aero Dancing 4 New Generation
    AirForce Delta Strike
    Altered Beast
    Armored Core 2
    Armored Core 2 Another Age
    Armored Core Nexus
    Berserk - Millennium Falcon Hen Seima Senki no Shou
    ChainDive
    Chou Aniki - Seinaru Protein Densetsu
    Chou Jikuu Yousai Macross
    Devil May Cry
    Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition
    E.O.E - Eve of Extinction
    Energy Airforce
    Energy Airforce aimstrike!
    Espgaluda
    Extermination
    Ghost in The Shell - Stand Alone Complex
    God Hand
    God of War
    God of War II
    Gradius V
    Gungriffon Blaze
    Ibara
    Iron Eagle Max
    Kikou Heidan J-Phoenix 2
    Metal Gear Solid 2 - Substance
    Metal Gear Solid 3 - Subsistence
    Nano Breaker
    Naval Ops: Warship Gunner
    Psyvariar 2 Ultimate Final
    R-Type Final
    Raging Bless
    Robot Alchemic Drive
    Rygar - The Legendary Adventure
    Samurai Western
    Shadow Tower Abyss
    Shinobi
    Shinobido Way of the Ninja
    Soukou Kihei Votoms
    Soulcalibur III
    Spy Fiction
    Steel Dragon EX
    Sword of Etheria
    Sword of the Samurai
    The Transformers
    Thunder Force VI
    Triggerheart Excelica Enhanced
    Vampire Panic
    Warship Gunner 2
    Yoshitsune Eyuuden Shura

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Shinobido Way of the Ninja
      My favorite PS2 game I spent so many hours making broken as fuck potions that could buff me into a God or have their effects reversed to throw at people and knock them out for 4 hours.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        also editing my hideout so the entire map was -20 below my hut and the dudes just jumped down and got fucked by traps

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Altered Beast
      also on my wishlist, the problem is that since it was PAL exclusive i'd have to import it.

      God Hand, Shinobi and Rygar already on my wishlist.

      >>muh Call of Duty
      ps2 has call of duty?

      Yes, pic related

      My favourite obscure games during the PS2 era was R.A.D(Robot alchemic drive), Disaster report, .Hack vol1/2/3/4, Fifa Street(Best football game ever) and Gundam ZeonVSFederation.

      >FIFA Street
      >Best Football game ever
      That's a weird way of spelling FIFA Road to World Cup '98 but ok.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They released the original CoD on PS3 store btw

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Mentions Armored core Nexus
      >Doesn't mention Armored core 3 and Silent line.

      Awful, just awful.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My favourite obscure games during the PS2 era was R.A.D(Robot alchemic drive), Disaster report, .Hack vol1/2/3/4, Fifa Street(Best football game ever) and Gundam ZeonVSFederation.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Play Urban reign

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Isn't that the beat 'em up game with Tekken characters? i'd honestly rather buy the Tekken FGs even if i don't like the series.

      Blood will tell is a hidden gem. If you liked GoW, give it a try

      >If you liked GoW
      Funny thing is i don't like GOW but i still buy the games for muh collecting, my biggest problem with the series is the constant QTEs for anything and everything.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Isn't that the beat 'em up game with Tekken characters?
        It's a brawler fighting. There is one Tekken character, it's a bonus character

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Blood will tell is a hidden gem. If you liked GoW, give it a try

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hard Corps might be kino, but Shattered Soldier is ludo, I challenge you to put your Touhou's and your Celeste's down and 1CC THIS

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Big fan of old school Contra games, didn't know they were making them up until the PS2 era, will give it a look.

      My favourite

      Is it too expensive? if so i might emulate to give it a try before even attempting to buy it.

      Both Maximo's are the one and only time Capcom rebooted GnG in a way that wasn't just remaking SGnG yet again

      My local game store had it for sale a few months ago for roughly 30 dollars and i regret not buying it then because someone else bought it less than a week later.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You're actually buying? The lasers are on borrowed time, and you should look into a FMCB memory card and your preferred LAN-crossover/laptop/external HD setup of choice

        Anything that isn't Ratchet and Clank/ZoE-levels of complex emulates fine too

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My favourite

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      people always give lists in this thread and they become impossible to get meaningful recommendations from
      anyone can just go on Ganker recommended or backloggd or even fucking reddit and find lists just like these
      talk about a specific game and at least why you like it even if you dont have much to say.

      anyways, id recommend way of the samurai. really fun and unique choice-driven action series. it's pretty refreshing to play a simpler game where choices actually matter when you usually have to play something with a bit more complexity to get meaningful choices. 1 & 2 are some of favorite ps2 games.

      i was able to get it for $20 a few years ago. i doubt the price has increased much

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Both Maximo's are the one and only time Capcom rebooted GnG in a way that wasn't just remaking SGnG yet again

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Black
    Area 51
    RAD
    Ring of Red
    Steambot Chronicals
    Zone of the Enders 1+2
    Shadow Hearts 1+2
    PSy Ops
    Castlevania - Lament of Innocence
    The majority of Armored Core titles
    Front mission 4+5
    Extermination (Basically B movie RE4)
    Onimusha

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Black and Onimusha are already on my wishlist too, i'm just waiting to see a good deal for either.
      I already have Lament of Innocence and Curse of Darkness (with the OST CD aswell!!! pic related)
      I'll take note of the rest of the games.

      LoTR The Third Age

      I've seen it at my local gamestore and i honestly thought it was just shovelware, doesn't help that i'm not all that interested in Lord of the Rings

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What's wrong with Front Mission 3?

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    LoTR The Third Age

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >smirks; pushes glasses up
    You'll come to find out the best console Treasure shmup was NOT on the Gamecube

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      SILPHEED?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        And seed

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Looks good, adding that to the list.

      fun game

      >JP game
      welp, that's another import to the list.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Playing Ar Tonelico 2 right now.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Onimusha 1
    Onimusha 2
    Onimusha 3
    Japanese Onimusha 4(has dual audio and English subtitles)
    GTA Vice City
    GTA San Andreas
    Jak And Daxter 1
    10.000 Bullets
    Way Of The Samurai 1
    Way Of The Samurai 2
    Shinobido

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    fun game

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just mod your console for fucks sake. Dealing with $100 scratched discs and dying lazers when you can just copy and paste the whole library to run perfectly off a SSD is mental illness.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Scratched disks should not be an issue unless they are gouged out.

      >Be me, get together like 5 scratched discs from collection
      >Go on ebay and look up disc buffing service
      >Pay something like $20 for everything
      >Discs come back perfectly fine

      you can get some expensive games in acceptable condition and do the above and increase the games value by double in some cases.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Jak & Daxter, and the rest of the trilogy
    Killzone (never played more than 1 but that was a fun game)
    Need for Speed Most Wanted and Carbon were also good.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Also already have Killzone no manual tho
      Need for Speed is one of those series i couldn't get into, i'm more of a Burnout guy.

      The Jak and Daxter trilogy and the first 3 Spyro games.ATV offroad fury is also another classic, it used to come prepackaged in the original PS2 FATs

      I already have Jak 3, i hope my local store stocks those games soon, otherwise i'm gonna have to buy them online.

      You're actually buying? The lasers are on borrowed time, and you should look into a FMCB memory card and your preferred LAN-crossover/laptop/external HD setup of choice

      Anything that isn't Ratchet and Clank/ZoE-levels of complex emulates fine too

      >You're actually buying?
      Yes, i'm collecting these games for the most part, big fan of physical media. I've replaced the laser for my PS2 slim a couple of times now but since i'm into tinkering with electronics anyways i don't find it to be an issue.

      Currently using a softmodded ps2 with games on a USB drive. FMVs are a mixed bag. Sometimes they play fine, other times the cutscene stutters for the first 10 seconds then smoothly. Other times it just lags the whole way through. Does a LAN set up fix this?

      There's a page listing compatibility of all games with OPL and games on USB are dodgy for the most part; a lot of games that work perfectly fine on a HDD don't work at all on USB drives for literally no reason.

      people always give lists in this thread and they become impossible to get meaningful recommendations from
      anyone can just go on Ganker recommended or backloggd or even fucking reddit and find lists just like these
      talk about a specific game and at least why you like it even if you dont have much to say.

      anyways, id recommend way of the samurai. really fun and unique choice-driven action series. it's pretty refreshing to play a simpler game where choices actually matter when you usually have to play something with a bit more complexity to get meaningful choices. 1 & 2 are some of favorite ps2 games.

      i was able to get it for $20 a few years ago. i doubt the price has increased much

      I'm down to write anything down and work out my priorities later, the more obscure games the better.
      never heard of Way of the Samurai, looking online copies are 50$+ is it a rare game or something?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Disc rot is starting to hit this particular generation slowly but surely, and I've already had a bunch of perfect-looking games just stop reading on assorted consoles, you're gonna be paying out the ass for more niche stuff because in addition to the price of what's a mostly scratch-free disc, you also pay for the fact game discs everywhere are flipping a coin on if they got pressed with Taiyo-Yuden stock or not

        If you have 360-era Verbatim discs that you paid out the ass for under the assurance they'd survive forever, you should try popping them in sometime, that AZO dye doesn't even last fucking 10 years, blank media QC took a global dive the last decade, and it's going to get worse

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Not him, is disk rot something to do with your environment? Somehow I've never run into a game with disk rot despite owning PS1 and Saturn games.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's one of the drawbacks with retro games but i'm willing to take the risk because i'm way too autistic to not own physical media.

          I'm getting a hdd setup working on my ps2, I have a few physical discs that I'll play but any recommendations for hard to find/annoyingly expensive games to put on the hard drive?

          OP here, play Gungrave, stupidly expensive for what was a budget title at launch. The game itself looks gorgeous and it's a quick completion, probably 4 hrs on your first playthrough.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >don't work at all on USB drives for literally no reason.
        The reason is that it uses an ancient form of USB and the read speed is slower than the disc drive read speed. Even the memory card slots have faster read. If you have a Slim, the best way to play games on it is either to do the mechapwn exploit to make it read burned discs, or do a network share.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Jak and Daxter trilogy and the first 3 Spyro games.ATV offroad fury is also another classic, it used to come prepackaged in the original PS2 FATs

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Currently using a softmodded ps2 with games on a USB drive. FMVs are a mixed bag. Sometimes they play fine, other times the cutscene stutters for the first 10 seconds then smoothly. Other times it just lags the whole way through. Does a LAN set up fix this?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      EXTREMELY, get off of USB, it's painful just like Xbox USB loading because it's unpolled 1.0, there will never be a good USB solution because of it, and LAN loading is pretty instantaneous

      Game tax: if you liked FFT, but at the same time wish it was more like Lodoss and that one of the finest hentai artists of the 90's worked on it, find the Growlansers, then realize you should just start working on a LAN loader when you realize what the market is currently like for PS2 games

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mercenaries
    God hand but it's expensive

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm getting a hdd setup working on my ps2, I have a few physical discs that I'll play but any recommendations for hard to find/annoyingly expensive games to put on the hard drive?

  26. 3 weeks ago
    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

    the .hack games are excellent. very rare physical now and they go for a lot

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Get Motorstorm Arctic Edge that game is fun and i have good memories with it

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Spiderman 2 and Ultimate Spiderman.
    The Sly trilogy.
    The Splinter Cell trilogy.
    Dragon Quest VIII.
    Chaos Legion.

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Final Fantasy X
    Spiderman
    Airblade
    Lotr: the two towers
    Time Crisis 2
    Jak and Daxter
    Ratchet and Clank
    Kingdom Hearts
    Ratchet and Clank 2
    Ratchet and Clank 3
    MGS 2 Substance
    MGS 3 Snake Eater
    MGS 3 Subsistence
    Zone of the Enders
    Medal of Honour frontlines
    Medal of Honour Rising Sun
    Medal of Honour Allied Assault
    Call of Duty 1
    Call of Duty 2
    Call of Duty 3
    Conflict vietnam
    Conflict desert storm
    Conflict Global storm
    Final Fantasy X-2
    Final Fantasy XII
    Ratchet Gladiator
    Jak II
    Jak 3
    Jak X
    Musashi: Samurai Legend
    The Red Star
    DMC 1-3
    God of War
    God of War II
    Kingdom Hearts II
    Spider Man 2
    Driven (Based on the Shitty Sylvester Stallone movie.)
    GTA vice City
    GTA San Andreas
    The rest were Official Playstation 2 Magazine Demos
    The collection, from Medal of Honour to Conflict, were my dad's PS2 library. He is boomer, born in the early 60s but he read alot of books on WWII and other conflicts because my Granddad and Great Uncle saw service. The latter was in Tunisia in the British Army, while the former was a Cook in the RAF.
    I regret getting The Red Star, a streets of rage like game based on a Graphic Novel set in an alternate world where there is a Futuristic analogue of the Soviet Union, The United Republics of the Red Star. I heard the comic was good.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The graphics are shit, but I spent hours and hours tweaking and playing FPR. I actually played the game though. I'm autistic enough to really enjoy a 2D wrestling game, but not enough to watch the AI fight. It has 8p v

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Shadow Hearts series
    >Rogue Galaxy
    >Dragon Quest VIII
    >King's Field IV
    >Shadow Tower Abyss
    >Haunting Ground
    >Crimson Tears
    >God Hand
    >Darkwatch
    >Venus & Braves (JP)

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