World Soccer Winning Eleven 7 International
While the majority of improvements made to this year's game might seem insignificant, they add up to a soccer experience that really is in a league of its own.
Everything in Jak II comes together to produce one of the best-looking, best-playing games on the PS2 so far.
Anyone looking for thrilling action with refined control and a great premise need look no further than Freedom Fighters.
ESPN NHL Hockey
If you're a fan of the sport of hockey, you owe it to yourself to add ESPN NHL Hockey to your collection, as it's simply too good to pass up.
ESPN NFL Football
While Madden is the most realistic-playing football game on the market, ESPN NFL Football is simply the most exciting football game on the planet.
Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution
This highly technical, complex yet accessible, genuinely entertaining fighting game should belong to anyone with any interest in the genre.
Madden NFL 2004
Madden NFL 2004 covers nearly every facet of professional football, but what makes this year's entry in the series so special is the fact that it ties all its components together seamlessly.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004
Even if EA Sports had left every other aspect of the game identical to Tiger Woods 2003, the staggering number of new, playable courses alone makes 2004 worthwhile.
World Soccer Winning Eleven 6 International
Winning Eleven 6 International is, without a doubt, the finest soccer game available for any game platform right now.
Dark Cloud 2
Dark Cloud 2 could very well be the PlayStation 2's Zelda, and it will appeal to fans of the action RPG genre for a long time to come.
Ratchet & Clank
Ratchet & Clank skillfully avoids most of the traps that hold back the majority of modern platform games and presents a fantastic, well-balanced, story-driven adventure.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City provides just about everything you'd want in a follow-up to an outstanding game.
While it has a few minor problems, they are dwarfed by the sheer amount of enjoyment the game will undoubtedly offer to anyone who enjoys a good RPG.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4
Anyone with even a remote interest in either the genre or the real-life sport should purchase this game as soon as possible.
If you're a fan of NFL football, then you owe it to yourself to pick up NFL 2K3.
Madden NFL 2003
Madden 2003 for the PlayStation 2 has online play, a robust franchise mode, and plenty of secondary modes to keep you busy.
Medal of Honor Frontline
The game's level and mission design are extremely well done and provide an ample amount of different activities, keeping the gameplay fresh from start to finish.
Virtua Fighter 4
You can't tell right off the bat, but Virtua Fighter 4 is the best fighting game in years.
Final Fantasy X
If you've been waiting for the definitive role-playing game for the PlayStation 2, here it is.
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
It boils down to this: You need to play Metal Gear Solid 2.
More than just an upgrade of the original, SSX Tricky is the best snowboarding game ever made.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 strikes a perfect balance between new and old and renders the two previous entries in the series almost completely obsolete in the process.
The improvements in the game, although subtle on the surface, are substantial for serious fans of the NBA.