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Released PS2 Video Games

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A list of Released video games for PS2 sorted by popularity among gamers.

PlayStation 2 is the 6th generation console from Sony and a successor to PlayStation (PSX). It was released on October 26th, 2000 in North America and less than a month later in Europe. It had 300 MHz CPU and 32 MB RAM. PS2 was in production up till 2013, despite the fact that in 2006 it was succeeded by PlayStation 3. With over 155 million units sold, it’s still the most popular console in the history of gaming industry.

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Action 25 October 2004

The seventh installment in the controversial Grand Theft Auto series – one of the most popular game franchises in history that brought Rockstar Games company international fame. The series has been letting the player start as a petty criminal and work his way to the top of the criminal underground. This next part of the series is the biggest one so far, featuring world – the State of San Andreas – almost three times larger than Vice City.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Action 27 October 2002

A new installment in the bestselling series of action games. The game expands the ideas introduced in the third entry in the franchise, released in 2001. The game was developed by the authors of the previous installments who, after having been bought by the American giant, were transformed into Rockstar North. The game takes place in the 80's in a completely new metropolis called Vice City.

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance

RPG 03 December 2001

RPG action game from the series, which debuted on PCs. In the console version we received a faster and battle-oriented production, but still unusually atmospheric. The adventure takes the player to the world of Forgotten Realms and allows you to play one of the three daredevils. Tasks, powerful artifacts and mythical monsters - in the game you will find all the typical motifs known from other RPGs.

Resident Evil 4
Resident Evil 4

Action 25 October 2005

The fourth major installment of the cult series of survival horrors created by Capcom. In the game the player assumes the role of ex-cop Leon S. Kennedy, a character well known from the second entry in the franchise. As a special agent responsible for protecting the presidential family, he goes to Europe in order to find the missing daughter of the US president. The trail leads to a small village in Spain.

Final Fantasy XII
Final Fantasy XII

RPG 31 October 2006

Final Fantasy XII is the twelfth installment of the best-selling jRPG series created by Square Enix. Game producers rejected many of the fixed elements of the series, offering a new combat system, a unique way to develop heroes, and a huge and fantastic looking three-dimensional world.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Action 06 March 2007

Another spin-off to the legendary series of sandbox action games, developed by Rockstar Games for the PlayStation Portable console. As the title of the game suggests, its action is related to GTA: Vice City. The title takes place in 1984, two years before the events shown in the other game. The main protagonist is Victor Vance – an ex-soldier who currently works for various gangsters.

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4

Action canceled

A licensed LEGO action-adventure game, set in the fantasy universe of Harry Potter, created by the British writer J. K. Rowling. The story was based on the first four Harry Potter books and their movie adaptations by Warner Bros. During the gameplay, you witness the adventures of Harry and other characters, explore Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and fight many enemies, including the main antagonist of the cycle, the evil Lord Voldemort.

God of War II
God of War II

Action 13 March 2007

A follow-up to the Sony's bestselling slasher released in 2005, whose plot is loosely based on the characters and events from Greek mythology. In God of War II we, once again, take on the role of Kratos, a Spartan warrior seeking vengeance, who, after having killed Ares, has become the new god of war. Tormented by nightmares of his past, the hero – despite the goddess Athena’s warnings – descends to Earth to help his fellow Spartans in conquering Rhodes.

Alone in the Dark
Alone in the Dark

Adventure 20 June 2008

Alone in the Dark is another part of the popular cycle, launched in 1992. Edward Carnby, a private investigator specializing in investigations of paranormal issues, plays the role of the main character again.

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2

RPG 20 January 2004

The second installment of the side Baldur's Gate series, directed at the console. Unlike the original PC, the game represents the "action RPG" genre in the Diablo style. The production takes us back to the world of fantasy, where we play one of the available characters and perform tasks, fight monsters and gain powerful artifacts.

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005)
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005)

Racing 15 November 2005

The ninth installment in a legendary racing game franchise created by Electronic Arts company. After two Underground games, featuring illegal night street races, the franchise went back to its roots, combining ideas from the two most recent titles with classic elements. The player’s goal is to climb to the top of a black list of the most wanted drivers. Again you get to explore a huge virtual city, taking on different racing challenges.

Silent Hill 2
Silent Hill 2

Adventure 28 September 2001

Silent Hill 2 is a continuation of the action adventure game in the survival-horror convention, released in 1999. The game was produced by Konami development studio. The main character is James Sunderland, who unexpectedly receives a letter from his former beloved asking him to meet in the title town. Due to the very dark climate and terrifying scenes, the title is addressed to audiences over 16 years old.

Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven
Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven

Action 28 January 2004

A 3D action game that takes the players to the 1930’s USA, the time when criminal underground flourished. The game was created by Czech developer Illusion Softworks, mainly known for the highly acclaimed tactical shooter Hidden & Dangerous. The story focuses on a rookie gangster named Tommy, who takes his first steps on the path of criminal life by doing jobs for an influential mafia family.

God of War (2005)
God of War (2005)

Action 22 March 2005

An action-adventure game that tells the story of Kratos – once a Spartan warrior, currently the servant of Olympus. The protagonist isn’t a flawless, noble warrior – he is a specialist when it comes to “dirty work”.

Need for Speed: Underground 2
Need for Speed: Underground 2

Racing 17 November 2004

A sequel to Need for Speed: Underground, a best-selling 2003 game from Electronic Arts, which changed the shape of one of the most popular car racing franchises. The game takes you to a virtual metropolis that thrives after dark. For the first time in the history of the franchise, the city is completely open for exploration. As you ride around its streets you can challenge the drivers you meet on the way or learn more about the favorite locations of the street racing community.

Half-Life
Half-Life

Action 30 November 2001

An FPS set in a science-fiction world, created by the debuting American studio Valve Software. The story takes place in secret research facility of Black Mesa and begins the main character of the game – Gordon Freeman - arrives at the facility.

Test Drive Unlimited
Test Drive Unlimited

Racing 20 February 2007

A new incarnation of the popular racing game series launched back in 1987 by Distinctive Software and Accolade. Test Drive Unlimited was developed by Eden Games, the creators of the V-Rally franchise, under the aegis of Atari. The main change in relation to its predecessors is the vast open world set on the faithfully recreated Oahu island, which can be freely explored. The players can undertake a number of various racing challenges to earn cash that lets them buy new vehicles for their garage.

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

Action 17 November 2004

The third major installment in the stealth game series developed and published by Konami and a continuation of the Metal Gear franchise, created by Hideo Kojima back in the eighties. The game takes place in 1964 on Soviet Union territory. The player becomes a special operative, code-named Snake, whose current task is to extract a Russian scientist working on a mobile, nuclear-capable launch platform.

Ratchet & Clank (2002)
Ratchet & Clank (2002)

Arcade 04 November 2002

Ratchet & Clank is a hit 2D platformer released exclusively for PlayStation 2. The title characters of the game produced by Insomniac Games are a fox and robot who must save Solan's galaxy from the knocks of the cunning Drek's highest CEO. While playing, players can acquire new weapons and equipment to help them overcome obstacles and enemies.

Grand Theft Auto III
Grand Theft Auto III

Action 23 October 2001

Another installment in the controversial series of action games started in 1997. Grand Theft Auto III was developed by the authors of the original game, the DMA Design studio, this time under the wings of Rockstar. The third entry revolutionized the series by unleashing the players into an open, fully three-dimensional world brimming with virtual life. This was possible thanks to the RenderWare technology. The game takes place in Liberty City, a virtual adaptation of New York.

Psychonauts
Psychonauts

Adventure 21 June 2005

An adventure game with strong action and platform game traits. It was developed by Double Fine Productions. The player assumes the role of a boy named Razputin, Raz in short. His dream is to become a member of the titular Psychonauts, a squad that is maintaining peace in the world. After sneaking up into one of the training camps, the protagonist discovers that the cadets are mysteriously disappearing. Raz, accompanied by his loyal friends, tries to discover this mystery.

Tekken 5
Tekken 5

Fighting 24 February 2005

Another installment in one of the most popular series of fighting games developed for years by Bandai Namco Entertainment. In the fifth edition of King of Iron Fist Tournament a set of well-known fighters makes its appearance alongside three new ones (Asuka, Raven and Feng). Each character has their own motivation and goals, which constitutes the background for spectacular duels. Tekken 5 employs the well-known mechanics of its predecessors.

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

Action 13 November 2001

The fourth installment in the Metal Gear series created by Hideo Kojima. It is a direct sequel to the 1998's Metal Gear Solid. The game features two main story chapters. The first casts the player in the role of Solid Snake (the protagonist of the previous installments), whose job is to infiltrate a ship transporting a new variety of the eponymous mech. His other task is to stop a group of Russian mercenaries trying to obtain it.

Red Dead Revolver
Red Dead Revolver

Action 03 May 2004

A third-person perspective action game developed by Rockstar Games, a company known for Grand Theft Auto and Midnight Club series. The game features a Western setting, starting during the final years of 19th century and the player assumes the role of Red, a man filled with lust for revenge. During his early years he witnessed the death of his parents at the hands of Mexican bandits that wanted to claim possession of a gold mine located on Red’s parent’s land.