Twisted Metal: Head On: Extra Twisted Edition
It is a shame to say that Twisted Metal Head-On: Extra Twisted Edition wasn’t able to recapture the same great flare that the PSP version had. The extra levels were good, they brought a deeper experience, but the final experience was one that just wasn’t as strong as you would hope from a Twisted Metal game.
NBA 08 for the PS2 may be the last time we see The Life on the PS2. I know many are hoping that the mode will transition to the PS3 (I know I am) but the franchise did give the PS2 a pretty good run. Unfortunately Volume 3 just felt too familiar to the last two outings, and we’re expecting much more for the third game in the franchise.
Hot Shots Tennis
In the end, Hot Shots Tennis may not be the best arcade tennis game ever made, but it is a title that carries a good amount of enjoyable content that I think both fans of the franchise and tennis can enjoy. The game isn’t perfect, but for anyone wanting to check out an arcade tennis title for the PS2 should definitely give this title a look.
Although I don’t know how many pure Rugby fanatics there are out there, I do know that many of you should give this game a shot. If not just to learn about the sport, then to just enjoy the great mechanics that the game sets before you. If you have ever been interested in Rugby, this is the game to check out for you.
God of War II
A lot of what you see in this game you have seen before, and its hard to say that a game that borrows so much is perfect. With that being said, it’s as close as you can get to perfection. With beautiful visuals, amazing gameplay and a thoroughly engaging story, you’d be hard pressed to find anything better on the PS2 at this time.
The final product of Burnout Dominator just feels like it had so much more it could have done but wasn’t given the chance to. The odd absence of both online play and the crash mode does make the overall package less desirable. However, if you enjoy Burnout games of the past, you will continue to enjoy Burnout Dominator. Just don’t expect to play the best Burnout title.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
The final product of GTA: Vice City Stories on the PS2 feels to me to much like a port than a solid console title. Also when you have the original Vice City and San Andreas offering up more elaborate sandbox experiences, it makes this game a bit tougher to sell. But if you have not played the handheld version, this title can be a decent choice to complete your GTA library.
In the end, Rogue Galaxy is by far the most impressive PS2 title so far in 2007. And with the console coming to the end of its life cycle, you can only marvel at still what Sony is able to accomplish on this console. With an already star studded lineup on the Playstation 2, Rogue Galaxy definitely makes it to one of the top marks in terms of RPG’s on the Playstation 2.
To say that SingStar Rocks! is a revolutionary game would definitely be going too far, however SingStar Rocks! just manages to combine a very simplistic format with just an extremely entertaining experience. This is a game that manages to bring in enough spunk from start to finish that anyone who loves to sing will love to play this game.
Guitar Hero 2
Guitar Hero II continues this amazing legacy that really no other music game has even come close to recreating. With a great peripheral that is the guitar and just a fantastic game to go with it, there is no hesitation to say that if you have any love of music and own a Playstation 2, you really need to go pick this game up right away.