Here is a list and a little summary of the 10 best PS2 games according to my own personal taste:
•1. Need for Speed: Most Wanted
For me, this is the best game of the Need for Speed series, because it combines the classic street racing, with a new emotion, a new way of playing, the pursuits, and even though there were pursuits in some other Need for Speeds, the Hot Pursuit ones, they were not as good as these ones, they are just indescribably great. Besides, the story is better too, you have to make your way up through the blacklist to become the most wanted racer in Rockport.
•2. Shadow of the Colossus
This is a Sony entertainment game that takes place in a strange land. The story is extremely interesting; it talks about a young warrior, whose girlfriend is dying, and in order to save her, he has to go to a strange land (as mentioned before) where he finds a temple, and a voice that tells him to search and defeat the 12 Colossi if he wants to save his beloved girlfriend. When he destroys all of the Colossi, he suddenly becomes one, because the spirits of the twelve posses him, and just in the middle of this, a group of men enter the temple, fight him, and manage to escape by destroying the only bridge that connected this strange lands with the outer world. So, at the end, his girlfriend wakes up, but he becomes some sort of baby with horns and he, his girlfriend and his horse end up "locked up" in this strange land.
•3. Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
Again, I think this is the best of the POP series, it has the most penetrating story, and it introduces new moves for the prince, the sword fighting becomes much more exciting, and the fact that you fight the Empress, and then follow her through time because she manages to escape, is just great, that's why, as I said before, it has the best story of the three POPs.
•4. Shadow of Rome
Even though this game has a big amount of blood, it's excellent. The story is well elaborated, the environment is very well designed, and the emotion in the gladiatorial fights, make this game unique in its class.
•5. MidnightClub 3: DUB Edition
This game presents a new way of customizing cars, and it also gives you a bigger variety of cars: tuners, muscles, luxury sedans, exotics, SUV's, choppers and sport bikes. This makes the game better than other racing games, its extension: MidnightClub 3: DUB Edition Remix is not as good, but gives you the opportunity to play in the streets of Tokyo.
•6. Legend of Kay
This is cartoon game that takes place in ancient China, home of the pacific cats, rabbits, frogs, and pandas, until the rats and gorillas, threaten to finish their peaceful lives, and this is when a young warrior has to fight to free all of these creatures from the gorillas and rats. It's really good and completely enjoyable without any blood at all.
Who hasn't play Tekken? They are the best fighting games ever, and this one, gives you the chance to play in an adventure mode with Jin, in which you go through different environments, fighting different creatures. Other factor that makes this game great is that you can customize the characters.
•8. Need for Speed Underground 2
I have already mentioned a Need for Speed game, but this one is also worth mentioning. It's the first with free play mode and the city is very well designed, with an incredible view of downtown and canons with beautiful scenery.
9. LEGO Star Wars: The Original Trilogy
This is a very funny game, and if you like LEGO, and Star Wars, like me, you are going to enjoy this game, because it gives the Star Wars story another dimension, a funnier one, where you can create your own characters and play with them in free play mode, which is a nice touch.
10. Crash: Tag Team Racing
As the previous one, this is a very funny game, in which you play in a theme park, where you have to help the owner: Von Clunch, to get back his stolen power gems, and you have to do it by competing in teams on different races through the four parks: Mystery Land, Happily Ever Faster, Tyrannosaurus Wrecks and Astro Land.
You might be wondering why I haven't put games such as Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 or Grand Theft Auto San Andreas rated 10 and 9.6 respectively!! Well, the answer is simple, I haven't played Tony Hawk, and I really dislike the Grand Theft Auto games, they have no ethics and they are too free, but you can read more on this subject in one of my previous blogs.
What do you think? I will accept your suggestions and welcome your comments!