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Default Prime writer Mike Patuleia takes a look back at the storied history of the PlayStation 2, Sony's most successful console to date, and puts together his top 10 PS2 games and/or series of all time.
Earlier this week, Sony confirmed that production of one of the most successful game consoles of all time, the PlayStation 2, has finally ended.
This was a tremendous run by any console’s standards. By comparison to the consoles in existence at the time of the PS2, the Dreamcast was released in 1999 and discontinued in 2001, the Gamecube and original XBox were released in 2001 and both were put to pasture by their respective owners in 2007, meaning the PS2 outlasted its competition by twice the amount of time. It even sold well after the release of the PS3 in 2006. Finally, the last PS2 title released in North America, Pro Evolution Soccer, came out just last month. The support Sony has given the PS2 bodes well for those who own a PS3 and may not yet be ready for the next generation to come.
With the completion of what was nearly a 13-year life cycle, we decided to take a look back at some of the best games released for the console. The PS2 had many epic gaming experiences, but we’re going to stick to a quick and dirty top 10 list, one of which I’m sure will be rife with controversy, as everyone’s experiences on the PS2 could be ranked differently. Some of you will agree, some of you will vehemently disagree, and I urge you to post thoughts on your top 10 PS2 games of all time in the comments section. Without further adieu, here’s mine.