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27 developers reveal their personal top three PS2 games

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Yesterday, 27 October 2010, the PlayStation 2 turned ten years old in North America. To celebrate, the PlayStation.Blog asked a bunch of the most popular and renowned developers to spill the beans on their top three favourite PS2 games.

Those who supplied answers are from a myriad of development houses and websites. What makes the list even nicer is that it isn’t simply a group of first-party Sony developers patting themselves on the back. Ever wondered what Ken Levine’s top three PS2 games are? What about Cliffy B, Tim Schafer or Warren Spector?

Interestingly, ICO came out on top with the most mentions, followed closely by Shadow of the Colossus and various iterations of the GTA games. The full list of responses can be found here so head on over to the PlayStation.Blog and give it a read. But then get your asses back here and hit us up with your personal list of top three PS2 games in the comments below.

Source: PlayStation.Blog

Last Updated: October 28, 2010


  1. Geoffrey Tim

    October 28, 2010 at 12:54

    Pretty damned similar.

    Ico, Okami and Silent Hill 2.


  2. Uberutang

    October 28, 2010 at 15:46

    ICO, GTA VC, Silent Hill 2.

    Time spend: GTA VC.

    Sheer awesome: ICO

    2 scared to play after dark: Sh2


  3. spl0it

    October 28, 2010 at 15:53

    Jak and Daxter
    Vice City
    God of War


  4. Nick de Bruyne

    October 28, 2010 at 15:53

    Very interesting to read what they all had to say.

    I found it incredibly interesting however, that all the developers named ICO, while all the journo-gamers named Shadow of the Colossus. I have yet to play either (waiting for that HD remake collection now…) but the split between them intrigues me.


  5. Bobby Kotick for Kinect Players

    October 28, 2010 at 16:55

    My must have list of PS2 games would be ICO, GTA San Andreas, Okami and Shadow of the Colossus.


  6. Bobby Kotick for Kinect Players

    October 28, 2010 at 16:57

    As for Top 3, it’s hard to drop GTA San Andreas, but so be it.

    Ico, Okami and Shadow of the Colossus. (Sweet memories, that’s when Japanese developers still made awesome games and didn’t try to emulate their western counterparts. Seriously Japan, fuck the West).


  7. Aussious 360

    October 28, 2010 at 17:55

    My list:
    1.Metal Gear Solid 2 Sons of Liberty
    2. Persona 4
    3. GTA San Andreas
    4. Final Fantasy XII
    5.Def Jam 2: Fight for NY
    6.God of War
    7.Urban Chaos Riot Response ( by Arkham Asylum Devs)
    8. Silent Hill 2
    9.Odin Sphere
    10.Burnout Revenge


  8. Parker

    October 28, 2010 at 20:13

    You can just tell The Last Guardian’s going to fuck everybody’s shit up.


  9. lans

    October 28, 2010 at 20:44

    1. GT3
    2. metal Gear Solid iv guns of the patriots!
    3. Uncharted 2
    4. Killzone 2
    5. Cod MW
    6. Super Street Fighter IV
    7. FF7
    8. FF10
    9. Zone of the Enders 2
    10. Shadow of the colossus


  10. Nick de Bruyne

    October 28, 2010 at 20:57

    Which parts of “Top 3” and “Playstation 2” did you not understand lans?


  11. Nick de Bruyne

    October 28, 2010 at 20:58

    Top 3 people, top 3. It actually means something to have to round it down to just 3.


  12. lans

    October 28, 2010 at 21:01

    2.Shadow of colossus
    3.Metal Gear Solid 3

    Geeeeeeee Whiz Nick, you breaking my balls!


  13. Nick de Bruyne

    October 28, 2010 at 21:09

    I do my best


  14. Cleric

    October 29, 2010 at 09:48

    “the fill list”? Really? Not “full list” maybe?


  15. Miklós Szecsei

    October 29, 2010 at 09:58


    10 points for the Grammaton Cleric! Thank goodness for the edit button. 😀


  16. Cleric

    October 29, 2010 at 13:18

    Yay! 10 Points all for me!


  17. AC!D

    November 2, 2010 at 14:02

    I would have to go with:

    (1) Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence. I must have played this game about 10 times already and i can never get enough James bon meets Rambo. Kojima is incredible. Boy what an ending. One of the most memorable moments in gaming ever for me.

    (2) Final Fantasy X – This game helped me get through the pains of cancer. Basically i was with Yuna in mind and body literally on our journey to both our deaths. Im man ebough to admit i shed a few tears in this game.

    (3) Shadows of the Colossus – I dont think words can describe this game. You have to play it to understand the rollercoaster of emotions it puts you through.

    I feel shit leaving out Resident Evil 4, Ico and Okami but those three i list have meant the most to me.


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