List of Best Playstation (PS2) Games
PS2 games can be fun friends while quarantining yourself at home. The best PS2 games, namely Final Fantasy X, Tekken 5, and various other exciting games that make you addicted.
There are hundreds or even thousands of PS 2 game titles that have successfully entertained us for 13 years (2000-2013).
However, of the many games available, only a few games deserve the best PS2 games. Not infrequently someone uses the PS2 emulator to play these games.
The Most Popular and Best PS2 Games of All Time
Are you curious about the coolest PS2 games that make you addicted? Here are 25 of the most popular and best PS2 games that can remember the past.
Burnout 3- Takedown (2004)
Just like the two previous games in the series- Burnout (2001) and Burnout 2- Point of Impact (2002), this third Burnout game again features crash-to-crash gameplay.
But in contrast to the previous two series, you could say that this third series features far more crazy features such as the Takedown feature which is a feature for crashing into the opponent’s car until it is completely destroyed.
And what’s even cooler, this game also has a monetary impact. That is, if we hit our opponent in the middle of a road with lots of cars too, and our action causes traffic around us to be really disturbed, then later this game will display the total cost of damage that we will bear.
So once again, these cool features are what ultimately not only makes Burnout 3- Takedown the best series in the franchise, but also makes us feel at home for a long time crashing into cars until we lose track of time.
In this game, we will play a character named Jimmy Hopkins. We will enter the school called Bullworld. Jimmy himself was the naughty boy in his previous schools.
He was admitted to the Bullworld school because no other school would accept him. In this game, we will learn to fight bullying from friends. Download the PS2 Bully game, now!
Star Wars- Battlefront II (2005)
Long before being held by Electronic Arts (EA) and being ridiculed by most gamers and fans, the Star Wars- Battlefront franchise was held (read- develop) by Pandemic Studios and was loved by gamers and fans alike.
And one of the reasons why this series is so popular is that this game is really cool and really fun to play. Moreover, this second series.
Anyway, when playing Battlefront II, we really feel like one of the Storm Trooper soldiers or one of the cool Rebel Alliance soldiers in action on the battlefield. Anyway, more exciting and more intense than its predecessor, Star Wars- Battlefront (2004).
Kingdom Hearts (2002)
This Kingdom Hearts game made by Square Enix brings together Disney characters and Final Fantasy series characters. Who isn’t immediately smitten with such a premise regardless, whether he’s a Disney fan or not?
This interest grew even more when this game successfully proved that Kingdom Hearts is not just a game that “sells the names” of iconic Disney characters. In other words, Kingdom Hearts was indeed an RPG game that was really cool and really fun like Final Fantasy or other cool RPG games at that time.
Tekken 5 (2005)
Tekken 5 was released in 2004. However, Tekken 5 was only released for PS2 in 2005. Apart from the previous series, Tekken 4 (2002), has a cool plot, but overall, Tekken 5 is much better than Tekken 4. Because, apart from featuring a lot more characters, the fifth “Iron Fist” series, also features a variety of other fun features. No wonder, Tekken 5 is often considered the best Tekken game on the PS2.
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell- Double Agent (2006)
Just like the point in the discussion of the Mortal Kombat franchise, it seems that there is no “bad” Splinter Cell series released on PlayStation 2. Alias, all Splinter Cell games are really cool!
But in the end, Splinter Cell- Double Agent is still the best game. Not only in terms of story, but another thing that makes this game different and cool compared to the previous series is also the feature that allows us to be able to decide between two options.
There is no wrong, no right, nothing really good, and nothing really evil. There is only Gray Area. And this quick decision feature is what once again makes Double Agent the coolest and coolest Splinter Cell PS2 game to be played again, again, and again.
Onimusha 3- Demon Siege (2004)
Just like Capcom’s other hit franchises– Resident Evil and Devil May Cry, the Onimusha series is also on the list of the best ps2 games. The premise of the battle between the samurai and the demon army is in fact very much liked by all gamers in this world. And regardless of the first two series, it cannot be denied that the third series, Onimusha 3- Demon Siege, really makes gamers addicted and forget the time.
This is because, in addition to the exciting gameplay, the concept of time traveling of changing places successfully makes gamers feel like watching a Hollywood sci-fi film. In addition, the choice of top French actor, Jean Reno (The Pink Panther) as the character-based model for Jacques Blanc, also adds to the Hollywood impression of this game.
Devil May Cry (2001)
Thank the director Hideki Kamiya and be grateful for the Resident Evil franchise, especially Resident Evil 4. Because, if it weren’t for these two factors, it’s guaranteed that Devil May Cry would never exist at all.
As we know, this DMC first game was originally the initial concept of RE4. However, because according to the master, Shinji Mikami, he felt that the concept of appearance and gameplay was quite different from the feel of the RE franchise, as a result, this game was produced as a new game.
And once again, we should be very grateful for that. Because if not, we will definitely never see Dante’s relaxed but cool style when killing those ugly monsters.
Def Jam- Fight For NY (2004)
This sequel to Def Jam- Vendetta (2003) is undeniably much cooler and far crazier than its predecessor.
Besides featuring more names of legendary rappers such as Snoop Dogg, Ice-T, XZibit, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes and even, Sean Paul, this game also features several fighting styles (not just wrestling) and allows us to use the audience and the attributes that exist around our fighting environment.
Shadow of the Colossus (2005)
Looks like you don’t have to go at length anymore to explain why this action-adventure game belonging to Team ICO is often considered one of the best PS2 games of all time. The gameplay is unique, the storyline looks like watching a mash-up between The Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones, the minimalist and beautiful graphics display, and also a very supportive soundtrack, it’s no wonder gamers want to play the game over. Shadow of the Colossus.
Fortunately, for those of us who really miss this game, last February 2018, this game was remake with HD display on the Playstation 4.
Silent Hill 2 (2001)
It is a very tough task for a sequel (both film and game) to be able to surpass the first series which incidentally was a big success. But in fact, Silent Hill 2, which is the sequel to one of the scariest horror games of all time, Silent Hill (1999), has surpassed its predecessor.
Not only does it (of course) have a graphic display that is much crazier and creepy, this first Silent Hill game on PS2 has a storyline that is much more chilling in disco, to the point of making you unable to sleep. Let’s just admit it guys.
Surely you have never dared not to play this game alone, aka have to be accompanied or at least have to play with the lights on. But yes that was it. Apart from making us really paranoid, in fact, we really miss being scared again by Pyramid Head and his friends, right?
Gran Turismo 4 (2004)
Apart from Gran Turismo 3- A-Spec (2001) it is no less cool, but still it can’t be denied that the fourth game is the cooler one.
Not only displaying far more arenas and of course high-speed luxury cars, overall the GT4 really presents a really fun real driving experience concept.
Oh yes, this fun experience is even more pronounced by displaying various new menus such as the driving missions menu and photo mode which allows us to take pictures of our cool car with the virtual camera feature provided.
Bully 2 (2006)
Rockstar Games is never said to be “tired” of creating highly controversial games but, at the same time, it’s also very fun for us to play. And Bully is a very appropriate game to support that statement. Yes, when else try guys, can you feel like a super ruffian student in school?
Starting from sticking a paper with the words “Kick Me” on the back of an innocent student to destroying school property, this game is really fun. But REMEMBER YES! just enough to bully in this game. Don’t get carried away in real-life either, okay!
Hitman- Blood Money (2006)
Maybe many of you didn’t like the Hitman game franchise before, suddenly, suddenly, you really like it after playing Blood Money.
Hitman- Blood Money is arguably not only the best Hitman game on PS 2, but also throughout the history of this IO Interactive game franchise.
Where to start? A much cooler graphic display? YEP. Gameplay that feels more realistic? YEP. A semi non-chronological storyline that feels very personal? TRIPLE YEP. And even though, Hitman- Absolution (2012) looks much more advanced, still once again, nothing can beat the fun of Blood Money forever.
Guitar Hero II (2006)
When Guitar Hero was released in 2005, it was undeniable that this game immediately made us feel like rock stars. Anyway, I want to play using a PS2 joystick or Guitar Controller, this game made by Harmonix, is really crazy.
But still, the sequel, Guitar Hero II (2006), is much better. And one of the reasons, of course, is the list of songs that are so cool. Starting from Black Sabbath’s War Pigs, Guns N ‘Roses’ Sweet Child O’ Mine, to Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Free Bird, we’ve succeeded in making us rock as hard as we can in the room. It’s even more exciting to play if you use the Guitar Hero cheat, lots of songs are open and you can play.
Grand Theft Auto- Vice City (2003)
Actually, if we think about it, almost all GTA games are cool. But Vice City succeeded in presenting an 80s setting that successfully made nostalgic. And the gameplay is also really good. Anyway, Vice City is arguably a MUST-have game for all gamers at that time, regardless of GTA fans or not.
You could say, this series catapulted the Grand Theft Auto franchise.
Grand Theft Auto- San Andreas (2004)
Vice City is cool. But GTA San Andreas, in fact, is often considered much crazier by most gamers.
And no wonder. Because you could say, this GTA series does look much more realistic. Starting from wars between black gangs, various features to develop characters such as increasing the muscle mass of our characters by doing a gym, or hairstyles, it seems that there is no longer an argument that can refute this fact of realism. Moreover, the map is 3x wider than Vice City.
WWE Smackdown- Here Comes The Pain (2003)
Maybe some of you still think WWF No Mercy (2000) which was released on the Nintendo 64 console, is the best WWE wrestling game of all time. Well, that’s fine. But for me and most of the fans out there, this fifth WWF / WWE Smackdown game is the best WWE game of all time.
The reason is, in addition to the crazy 3D graphics display (it still looks really relevant to this point), Here Comes The Pain features a very exciting season mode.
Specifically, not only can we get a match schedule like WWE wrestlers’ match schedules in the real world, but we can also invite other wrestlers to fuss, form an alliance/tag team, can switch brand programs (RAW or SmackDown) and of course, can make a fuss. request to be given the title program we want.
Indeed, some of these features were introduced in the previous game, WWE Smackdown !- Shut Your Mouth (2002). However, all of these features are increasingly being refined/strengthened in Here Comes The Pain.
Metal Gear Solid 3- Snake Eater (2004)
Metal Gear Solid 2- Sons of Liberty (2001), really cool and very futuristic. But still in terms of gameplay, Snake Eater is much more natural and fun.
In this game, we play the Naked Snake AKA “Big Boss” in the middle of the wilderness of the USSR to carry out its mission to save Russian rocket scientist Nikolai Stepanovich Sokolov.
Well, because you are in the middle of a forest, as a result, all of your daily activities such as eating, drinking, and even healing wounds/injuries you get, are done naturally, such as- eating snakes and using objects around the forest as medicine.
Based on the cool survival features that are shown, plus, the storyline is very complex, it’s no wonder that Snake Eater is often considered better than its predecessor.
Resident Evil 4 (2005)
Is there any doubt that the fourth part of the popular zombie game series deserves to be at the top of this list?
Yep, don’t be surprised if Resident Evil 4 is often regarded as one of the best RE games and is often considered one of the best PS2 games of all time. This is because this game has successfully revolutionized the action shooting game genre as a whole.
Specifically, RE4 has successfully introduced switching from a third-person position to a semi-first-person position while in action (starting to shoot). And this very revolutionary method has been successfully used as a new standard by other similar games to this day.
And really sure for you, both RE fans and not, now you definitely really miss playing RE4 again on your PS 2.
Mortal Kombat- Armageddon (2006)
To be fair, all Mortal Kombat games released on PS2 are cool (yep including Shaolin Monks). And Armageddon is arguably a beautiful complement to the entire MK series on the PS2. Besides having a storyline that is the foundation for the reboot of this franchise through Mortal Kombat (2011), this game also features quite a number of cool characters to choose from.
Oh yes, don’t forget the game version of “CTR”, “Motor Kombat” which is a fun addition to the mini menu of this game.
Naruto- Ultimate Ninja 3
The next best PS2 game is Naruto- Ultimate Ninja 3 which is fun to play. This ninja fighting game has a background story almost similar to the Naruto story in the pre-Shippuden era.
The story begins with the initial scene of Naruto’s training match against Kakashi or Sasuke Uchiha. Naruto- Ultimate Ninja 3 can be used as an alternative to Tekken or Mortal Kombat.
Final Fantasy X
Final Fantasy X is classified as the best PS2 game in the adventure category that you can play. In fact, the Final Fantasy franchise is indeed the prima donna for not only the Playstation 2 console but also the PS1 to Gameboy Advance.
This game has quality graphics, an exciting story plot, and an exciting battle mode. No wonder it is one of the most popular games in the world and has huge fans.
In addition, Final Fantasy X is one of the best-selling games of all time, selling 8 million copies worldwide. Interested in playing the best PS2 game in this adventure category?
Need for Speed- Underground 2
Are you looking for the most popular PS2 game in the racing genre? You can consider Need for Speed- Underground. Players have a mission to modify their cars and participate in street races.
Need for Speed- Underground 2 offers more varied modification options than the previous version. In addition, users can enjoy several new racing modes and a “roam” mode (much like Midnight Club) in the big city known as “Bayview”.
Winning 11 can be called the most popular PS2 game because it is widely played by football lovers, whether it’s at home to rental. Football games will continue to sell well in Indonesia because many people are crazy about football.
Winning 11 can be called one of the best multiplayer PS2 games of all time. Before the popularity of Pro Evolution Soccer on PC, Winning Eleven has been the choice of many football game lovers since the Playstation 1 era.
So, that was the 25 most popular PS2 games that succeeded in making us really miss playing this cool console. How about this, do you agree with these 25 games? Or do you have your own list of your best PS2 games?