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Your top 10 essential titles from the PS2 and GameCube libraries, combined.

Tschumi

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Because I have never played GT3.

Yeah, I know it may not be the type of answer you were hoping for 😅
Hehe no it's not :p i just want an excuse to play the game with better graphics and more cars, etc, but people say the handling is stiff...
 
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Syphon Filter-PS2​



F Zero GX-Nintendo Gamecube


Guitar Hero-PS2



Metroid Prime-Nintendo Gamecube


Shadow of the Colossus-PS2



Resident Evil 4-Nintendo Gamecube



Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas-PS2​


Pikmin 2-Nintendo Gamecube​



God of War II-PS2​


Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader-Nintendo Gamecube​

 

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-God of War 2
-Resident Evil 4
-TLoZ: The Wind Waker
-Shadow of Rome
-Time Splitters 2
-GTA San Andreas
-GTA Vice City
-Metal Gear Solid 2
-God Hand
-Devil May Cry 3


I might have had Max Payne 2 in there, but since Xbox is not included I left it out because the PS2 version is shit. same reason why no Splinter Cell is in the list, only the Xbox versions are truly worthy of a top 10 essentials list

if I had to only use games that never got an HD remaster... that would look like this:

-Shadow of Rome (PS2)
-God Hand (PS2)
-Killer 7 (GC)
-Time Splitters 2 (GC)
-The Punisher (PS2)
-Silent Hill 4: The Room (PS2)
-Viewtiful Joe (PS2/GC)
-War of the Monsters (PS2)
-Maximo (PS2)
-Urban Chaos: Riot Response (PS2)
 
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Metroid Prime
Mario Sunshine
Wind Waker
Socom 2(mp)
Gran Turismo 3
Ratchet and Clank 2
SotC
ICO
Gow
Gow2
 
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Resident evil 4
Wind waker
Animal crossing
F zero gx
Eternal darkness
Luigi's mansion
Starfox adventures
Smash Bros
WrestleMania 2002
Wave race bluestorm
 
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Tschumi

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-God of War 2
-Resident Evil 4
-TLoZ: The Wind Waker
-Shadow of Rome
-Time Splitters 2
-GTA San Andreas
-GTA Vice City
-Metal Gear Solid 2
-God Hand
-Devil May Cry 3


I might have had Max Payne 2 in there, but since Xbox is not included I left it out because the PS2 version is shit. same reason why no Splinter Cell is in the list, only the Xbox versions are truly worthy of a top 10 essentials list

if I had to only use games that never got an HD remaster... that would look like this:

-Shadow of Rome (PS2)
-God Hand (PS2)
-Killer 7 (GC)
-Time Splitters 2 (GC)
-The Punisher (PS2)
-Silent Hill 4: The Room (PS2)
-Viewtiful Joe (PS2/GC)
-War of the Monsters (PS2)
-Maximo (PS2)
-Urban Chaos: Riot Response (PS2)
in my op i said this was about picking 10 games to emulate on my new series S

thanks for the great input!
 

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Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem.
Metroid Prime.
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
Resident Evil (2002).
Resident Evil 4 (GCN).
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent (GCN).
Silent Hill 2.
Silent Hill 3.
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly.

Apart from Silent Hill and Fatal Frame, the PS2 had one of the worst libraries in gaming.
 
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Basically for this list I imagined I pulled out a PS2 and GameCube and was like "What do I want to play right now?"

Came up with the below :messenger_smiling_with_eyes:

1) Grand Theft Auto: Vice City



2) Resident Evil HD Remaster



3) TimeSplitters 2



4) Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas



5) Resident Evil 4



6) Bully



7) Grand Theft Auto III



8) Resident Evil Zero



9) The Getaway



10) Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec

 

Doom85

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Apart from Silent Hill and Fatal Frame, the PS2 had one of the worst libraries in gaming.

Excuse Me Reaction GIF by Mashable

Youre Wrong John C Mcginley GIF


Just kidding, you do you, but I feel the complete opposite.

Final Fantasy, Persona, Kingdom Hearts, Tales, Silent Hill, Fatal Frame, Jak and Daxter, Ratchet and Clank, Sly Cooper, Devil May Cry, Metal Gear Solid, GTA, God of War, Dragon Quest, Odin Sphere, Okami, Shadow of the Colossus, Disgaea, Psychonauts, Bully, Katamari, etc., and my god there are even a good chunk of solid licensed games not to mention obscure games like Rule of Rose. I honestly feel it’s arguably still the best gaming library IMHO, the variety of fun titles was just so strong for me.
 

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Asked this of another earlier, why do you prefer gt4 to 3? Just to help me choose between the two...

As I prefer GT4 over 3, I'll try to answer your question.

GT3 is a really amazing game. It have a good gameplay, good track selection, to make things fast, it is an amazing game.

GT4 expands everything that's good about GT3 with more cars, more tracks and a even better gameplay. I don't know why but to me the even numbers GTs are always better.

Apart from Silent Hill and Fatal Frame, the PS2 had one of the worst libraries in gaming.

Sarcasm?
 
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Are we supposed to ignore that the vast majority of the at the time PS2 exclusives have been remastered on PS3, PS4, X360 and PC? Because other than REmake, all the good GC exclusives have yet to have an improved HD remaster.
 

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Silent Hill 2
Resident Evil 4
Final Fantasy X
Kingdom Hearts II
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Metroid Prime
Super Smash Brothers: Melee
Metal Gear Solid 2
Metal Gear Solid 3
Final Fantasy XII
 

Tschumi

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Basically for this list I imagined I pulled out a PS2 and GameCube and was like "What do I want to play right now?"

Came up with the below :messenger_smiling_with_eyes:

1) Grand Theft Auto: Vice City



2) Resident Evil HD Remaster



3) TimeSplitters 2



4) Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas



5) Resident Evil 4



6) Bully



7) Grand Theft Auto III



8) Resident Evil Zero



9) The Getaway



10) Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec

Ermagerd The Getaway... It felt like Snatch meets The Bill, such a bummer it aged so badly (imo)... I've never played Bully..

The df review of gta 3 remake makes me want to chuck it on my website too lol
 
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1. Shadow of the Colossus
2. Metroid Prime
3. Resident Evil 4
4. Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
5. Katamari Damacy
6. Zelda: Twilight Princess
7. Super Smash Bros Melee
8. Phantasy Star Online: Episodes I and II
9. Final Fantasy X
10. Ace Combat 5
 

BusierDonkey

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Gran Turismo 3 - PS2
Vice City - PS2
San Andreas - PS2
Burnout 3: Takedown - PS2
Shadow of the Colossus - PS2


Metroid Prime - GCN
Resident Evil 4 - GCN
Smash Bros. Melee - GCN
Twilight Princess - GCN
The Wind Waker - GCN
 

Aion002

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Excluding games that got re-releases/remasters on newer consoles:

1. Suikoden V
2. Shadow Hearts 2
3. Siren 2
4. Onimusha Dawn of Dreams
5. Persona 3 FES
6. Onimusha 3
7. Tenchu 3
8. Radiata Story
9. Way of the Samurai
10. Way of the Samurai 2
 

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In no particular order:

Super Smash Bros. Melee
Metroid Prime
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
Phantasy Star Online Ep. 1&2
Guitar Hero 2
Time Splitters 2
Time Splitters: Future Perfect
Final Fantasy X
Resident Evil 4
Tales of Symphonia

Bonus: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3, Guitar Hero 3 and DBZ Budokai 3
 
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Please don't miss this one:

Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2, PS2 Version

Back in the day, the various ports on each platform were sometimes made by different studios entirely. This is one such case. Beyond being a fantastic game in general, the PS2 version of NFS: HP2 was developed by Blackbox, the developer on all of the good NFS titles. All of the other platforms shared a different version, which was good, but not as great as the PS2 version.

I was firmly in the Nintendo camp back in the day, and this was probably the only game that I had to play on a PS2.