PS2: I Love You -- ILX TOP PS2 GAMES POLL RESULTS (85-51)

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First, a recap...

#116 - Zone Of The Enders 2: 2nd Runner - 1 Point - 1 Vote
#116 - Tenchu Wrath of Heaven - 1 Point - 1 Vote
#116 - Sly 2: Band Of Thieves - 1 Point - 1 Vote
#116 - R-Type Final - 1 Point - 1 Vote
#116 - Disgaea: Hour of Darkness - 1 Point - 1 Vote
#112 - Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell - 2 Points - 1 Vote
#112 - Need For Speed: Most Wanted - 2 Points - 1 Vote
#112 - GrimGrimoire - 2 Points - 1 Vote
#112 - Dark Cloud 2 - 2 Points - 1 Vote
#111 - The Mark of Kri - 2 Points - 2 Votes
#108 - Space Channel 5 CE - 3 Points - 1 Vote
#108 - Jak 3 - 3 Points - 1 Vote
#108 - DoDonPachi Dai Ou Jou - 3 Points - 1 Vote
#107 - Def Jam Vendetta - 4 Points - 1 Vote
#106 - Red Faction II - 4 Points - 2 Votes
#104 - Spy Hunter - 5 Points - 1 Vote
#104 - Kingdom Hearts 2 - 5 Points - 1 Vote
#101 - Ratchet & Clank - 6 Points - 1 Vote
#101 - Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance - 6 Points - 1 Vote
#101 - Alien Hominid - 6 Points - 1 Vote
#100 - Tekken Tag Tournament - 6 Points - 2 Votes
# 92 - Resident Evil Code: Veronica X - 7 Points - 1 Vote
# 92 - Odin Sphere - 7 Points - 1 Vote
# 92 - Mushihimesama - 7 Points - 1 Vote
# 92 - Mister Mosquito - 7 Points - 1 Vote
# 92 - Max Payne - 7 Points - 1 Vote
# 92 - Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil - 7 Points - 1 Vote
# 92 - Frequency - 7 Points - 1 Vote
# 92 - Darkwatch - 7 Points - 1 Vote
# 91 - Red Faction - 7 Points - 2 Votes
# 86 - The Suffering - 8 Points - 1 Vote
# 86 - Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves - 8 Points - 1 Vote
# 86 - NHL Hitz Pro - 8 Points - 1 Vote
# 86 - Jak and Daxter - 8 Points - 1 Vote
# 86 - Front Mission 4 - 8 Points - 1 Vote

And now, the new thread begins.

Thwartstop (Will M.), Monday, 19 November 2012 18:21 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/46ZjN.jpg
# 85 - Spider-Man 2 - 8 Points - 2 Votes

Kind of GTA Spiderman, missions were all far too dull but free-roaming around a semi-realistic New York as Spidey was good fun. - JimD

Thwartstop (Will M.), Monday, 19 November 2012 18:34 (seven years ago) link

empty sandboxes are the dullest

only Brod can judge me (Noodle Vague), Monday, 19 November 2012 18:41 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/XMQE1.jpg
# 80 - Manhunt - 9 Points - 1 Vote

I love Postal for the same reason as Manhunt. It was totally relentless and dark, in a really mature way you don't see in games often. - melton mowbray
killing people in various horrible ways = "mature" - webber

Thwartstop (Will M.), Monday, 19 November 2012 18:46 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/ulPou.jpg
# 80 - Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 1 & 2 - 9 Points - 1 Vote

Thwartstop (Will M.), Monday, 19 November 2012 18:48 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/8uyJk.jpg
# 80 - SSX 3 - 9 Points - 1 Vote

Thwartstop (Will M.), Monday, 19 November 2012 18:49 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/Y6UQN.jpg
# 80 - Stuntman: Ignition - 9 Points - 1 Vote

This game, man. You spend like 1 hour going over and over and over the same bit, trying to do it flawlessly. Your reward? A 30 second montage of your badass driving skills. I think there was just the right difficulty, and the handling on the cars was actually really well balanced meaning you could throw them in controlled skids around corners and know exactly how they would act. - Craig G

Thwartstop (Will M.), Monday, 19 November 2012 18:50 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/PVP0o.jpg
# 79 - Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando - 9 Points - 2 Votes

Thwartstop (Will M.), Monday, 19 November 2012 19:33 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/x5qaD.jpg
# 72 - Espgaluda - 10 Points - 1 Vote
I love espgaluda and have sunk many, many hours into it over the years (...) prob the shmup I spent the most time with on the ps2. - Alan N

Thwartstop (Will M.), Monday, 19 November 2012 20:00 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/WRMWT.jpg
# 72 - Medal of Honor: Frontline - 10 Points - 1 Vote

Thwartstop (Will M.), Monday, 19 November 2012 20:00 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/3Xi1H.jpg
# 72 - Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 - 10 Points - 1 Vote

Thwartstop (Will M.), Monday, 19 November 2012 20:02 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/QDVpZ.jpg
# 72 - Need For Speed: Underground 2 - 10 Points - 1 Vote

Thwartstop (Will M.), Monday, 19 November 2012 20:07 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/xW0HL.jpg
# 72 - Ring Of Red - 10 Points - 1 Vote

There's never enough love for this game. A nice combination of turn-based strategy with "real-time" (kinda) battles. - Craig G

Thwartstop (Will M.), Monday, 19 November 2012 20:11 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/xKoeD.jpg
# 72 - Taiko Drum Master - 10 Points - 1 Vote

I've only played the PS2 version of this a few times at conventions (I have the DS version and have also played in arcades in Osaka. - if

Thwartstop (Will M.), Monday, 19 November 2012 20:17 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/1ua68.jpg
# 72 - Worms 3D - 10 Points - 1 Vote

Thwartstop (Will M.), Monday, 19 November 2012 20:27 (seven years ago) link

3 Need for Speed games so far! Hope that's all, but suspect there may be another one or two still to come.

CraigG, Monday, 19 November 2012 22:16 (seven years ago) link

well, I'll be... just noticed this is getting rolled out!

so far the cave shmups are the only things I voted for that have placed. espgaluda and mushihimesama are highly recommended if you're into that sort of thing. but I guess you've prob already played them if you're into that sort of thing.

taiko drum master and alien hominid are both p fun iirc. should prob play dark cloud 2 and digital devil saga one of these days.

original bgm, Monday, 19 November 2012 22:30 (seven years ago) link

Hah, without the cover image I would have totally forgotten that Spiderman 2 was a movie tie-in. It was pretty good, but a lot of the same "a dozen different things to do" issues as Arkham City.

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 19 November 2012 22:55 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/SmN2c.jpg
# 71 - Eyetoy - 10 Points - 2 Votes

Kind of before its time (not least because I think it actually worked better than kinect seems to now), felt amazingly cutting edge when it came out. Nobody ever quite came up with a game to suit it, but the tech-demo minigame collections were fun enough in themselves, especially that one where you had to punch loads of tiny ninjas. - JimD

Thwartstop (Will M.), Tuesday, 20 November 2012 18:31 (seven years ago) link

Last eyetoy game came out in 2008.

abanana, Tuesday, 20 November 2012 19:36 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/80tPg.jpg
# 68 - Half-Life - 11 Points - 1 Vote

Thwartstop (Will M.), Tuesday, 20 November 2012 19:58 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/Dy43k.jpg
# 68 - Sub Rebellion - 11 Points - 1 Vote

Thwartstop (Will M.), Tuesday, 20 November 2012 19:58 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/uWZy4.jpg
# 68 - XIII - 11 Points - 1 Vote

Thwartstop (Will M.), Tuesday, 20 November 2012 19:58 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/83Xrk.jpg
# 67 - Mega Man Anniversary Collection - 11 Points - 2 Votes

Thwartstop (Will M.), Tuesday, 20 November 2012 21:40 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/qYeMY.jpg
# 64 - Everybody’s Golf 4 / Hot Shots Golf Fore - 12 Points - 1 Vote

Thwartstop (Will M.), Tuesday, 20 November 2012 21:41 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/1eISx.jpg
# 64 - Guilty Gear XX - 12 Points - 1 Vote

Thwartstop (Will M.), Tuesday, 20 November 2012 21:41 (seven years ago) link

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# 64 - Kingdom Hearts - 12 Points - 1 Vote

You know you live in the future when Square and Disney, the kings of obsessive image management, put their aesthetics together. And it was really fun.
- Angus

Thwartstop (Will M.), Tuesday, 20 November 2012 21:41 (seven years ago) link

mo' tomorrow.

Thwartstop (Will M.), Tuesday, 20 November 2012 21:42 (seven years ago) link

one (max points?) vote is kind of perfect for Kingdom Hearts

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 20 November 2012 22:17 (seven years ago) link

will most of the games have more than one vote by the time we reach the third thread

attempt to look intentionally nerdy, awkward or (thomp), Tuesday, 20 November 2012 22:18 (seven years ago) link

Max points = 15

By the third thread (50-25) everything has >1 vote, the last single-voters should be up by tomorrow. Then I guess it gets funs (altho it also gets to the point where I need to start making more banners uh oh)

Thwartstop (Will M.), Wednesday, 21 November 2012 01:02 (seven years ago) link

the one-voters are my favorite part

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Wednesday, 21 November 2012 03:53 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/pAeuJ.jpg
# 62 - Fire Pro Wrestling Returns - 13 Points - 1 Vote

Scott Hall's bio: "a drunk character with a huge body" ... Fire Pro Wrestling Returns OTM - That mong guy that's shit

fire pro wrestling return (one for crazy alan concecao & dom passantino)

http://storage.msn.com/x1pGHpas_o48lnng4eoLgkxqcon5O0bL5_KuRfGvx7Q6uvEHxGjaU2BWUU87fBlVBFFsDGwN80MNBAiBGKctv0j04krSY5HXsBhPJzzZ5UJ7O3K3lJwu4OX77d-Tz_PrVxm2Pmvn-N6w_ZWIc-z4rJ3UA

Thwartstop (Will M.), Wednesday, 21 November 2012 17:11 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/dO4Lj.jpg
# 62 - Twisted Metal Black - 13 Points - 1 Vote

Fun as both 1 and 2-player story mode. This game has the best multiplayer battle mode of any vehicular game. I played Junkyard Dog (Billy Ray) because he has a sweet special and good stats. - Captainlorax

Thwartstop (Will M.), Wednesday, 21 November 2012 17:12 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/FKRrK.jpg
# 59 - Grand Theft Auto III - 14 Points - 2 Votes

Nowhere near as fun as Vice City or San Andreas, but this was great when it came out. - CraigG

Thwartstop (Will M.), Wednesday, 21 November 2012 18:08 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/tjJV4.jpg
# 59 - Tony Hawk Underground - 14 Points - 2 Votes

Thwartstop (Will M.), Wednesday, 21 November 2012 18:08 (seven years ago) link

I would definitely take GTA III over Vice City - it had literal depth, bridges, cliffs, a dam - VC was too damn flat.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 21 November 2012 18:34 (seven years ago) link

yeah, I considered voting GTA 3 over VC for the same reason. had a blast exploring everything on foot and trying to climb up to weird places and playing it like a metroid game or something. went with VC in the end since everything else was improved in a major way. also, motorcycles!

didn't really consider SA over either since I had gotten a little burned out on the series by that point.

original bgm, Wednesday, 21 November 2012 18:39 (seven years ago) link

I definitely agree about the depth issue. But it also helped that III was the first one I played.

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Wednesday, 21 November 2012 18:54 (seven years ago) link

yeah i prefer the architecture of III to VC

only Brod can judge me (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 21 November 2012 18:59 (seven years ago) link

Also I found the switch from silent protagonist to Ray Liotta very jarring, initially.

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Wednesday, 21 November 2012 19:02 (seven years ago) link

SA blew the other two out of the water IMO, so it's really hard to go back to those. Really felt this when I picked up the iOS port of III. VC was really flat, but overall a marked improvement on III.

Nhex, Wednesday, 21 November 2012 20:08 (seven years ago) link

VC blew III out of the water, the aesthetic was perfect. flying around the city as the sun set while listening to sister christian, c'mon.

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Wednesday, 21 November 2012 20:28 (seven years ago) link

As if you didn't already feel like you were on Long Island.

Nhex, Wednesday, 21 November 2012 20:46 (seven years ago) link

Haha it helps that the person I knwo who's been to Miami has impressed upon me that it is not a good thing to be there, and it never has been.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 21 November 2012 21:12 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/0xk64.jpg
# 56 - Chulip - 15 Points - 1 Vote - 1 #1 Vote

Thwartstop (Will M.), Thursday, 22 November 2012 16:59 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/MLG6l.jpg
# 56 - Gran Turismo 4 - 15 Points - 1 Vote - 1 #1 Vote

Thwartstop (Will M.), Thursday, 22 November 2012 16:59 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/LQ6wb.jpg
# 56 - MDK2: Armageddon - 15 Points - 1 Vote - 1 #1 Vote

Thwartstop (Will M.), Thursday, 22 November 2012 16:59 (seven years ago) link

What's Chulip? It looks AWESOME.

JimD, Thursday, 22 November 2012 17:28 (seven years ago) link

a game where you walk around kissing people

Nhex, Thursday, 22 November 2012 17:46 (seven years ago) link

EVEN MORE AWESOME.

Pretty sure that never got an EU release, I'm jealous.

JimD, Friday, 23 November 2012 00:08 (seven years ago) link

i don't think it got US release! who voted for it?

(alternatively, “Respec’”) (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 24 November 2012 04:31 (seven years ago) link

It did come out - I've seen a neglected copy in the used PS2 section at one of my local Gamestops

Nhex, Saturday, 24 November 2012 05:35 (seven years ago) link

It got a #1 vote from one of the votes I solicited from the greater Internet at large, but someone whose tastes fall fairly in line with ILG. Sadly he provided no further words.

Thwartstop (Will M.), Monday, 26 November 2012 13:44 (seven years ago) link

He also voted for Sub Rebellion which I couldn't even find good screens for, hence the image of a plastic toy

Thwartstop (Will M.), Monday, 26 November 2012 13:45 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/jK7iP.jpg
# 51 - Fahrenheit / Indigo Prophecy - 15 Points - 2 Votes

Thwartstop (Will M.), Monday, 26 November 2012 13:47 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/1YadS.jpg
# 51 - Gitaroo Man - 15 Points - 2 Votes

Thwartstop (Will M.), Monday, 26 November 2012 13:47 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/5hJWt.jpg
# 51 - Outrun 2006 Coast2Coast - 15 Points - 2 Votes

Thwartstop (Will M.), Monday, 26 November 2012 13:47 (seven years ago) link

I think I was one of the votes for OutRun 2006 and I only for the first time played it on anything other than a D-Pad recently (they have it at a bowling alley in Montreal) and it still absolutely holds up. It is at once the most effortless racing game ever -- everything feels floaty, and clean, but not in a control-less way -- and one of the most white-knuckle, as you gun it through the offramps to make it to the next checkpoint at the end of each level. The version I played most was admittedly the PC port but I loved the idea that every level was a different place in America (or, later, when I unlocked the second chunk of levels, I think it was the rest of the world?) and that you just drove so fast that you got from SoCal to San Francisco in 90 seconds. It fit the feel of the game perfectly -- a ten-minute drive across the world in a drifty, noisy Ferrari with a somewhat needy, incredibly encouraging babe in the passenger's seat. OutRun is bliss.

Thwartstop (Will M.), Monday, 26 November 2012 13:56 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/UboY9.jpg
# 51 - SSX Tricky - 15 Points - 2 Votes

Thwartstop (Will M.), Monday, 26 November 2012 13:56 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/KPk0x.jpg
# 51 - Tekken 4 - 15 Points - 2 Votes

Thwartstop (Will M.), Monday, 26 November 2012 13:56 (seven years ago) link

Next ones are gonna take a while, just to warn -- gotta make 50 more banners. Hopefully I can get a good jump on them this week & hopefully get everything up by mid-December, just in time to dovetail into C&P12.

Thwartstop (Will M.), Monday, 26 November 2012 13:57 (seven years ago) link

SSX Tricky was awesome - like GTA3 one of those early generation classics that it seemed like everyone played

Nhex, Monday, 26 November 2012 13:59 (seven years ago) link

yea, outrun is kind of a perfect game. I voted for it as well.

original bgm, Monday, 26 November 2012 16:07 (seven years ago) link

I think I only ever played that Outrun game in a Sportsters bar here in Edinburgh - one of those places with TVs at every table, and PS2s with rank old controllers that barely work for you to play in between halves (of football, not beer).

CraigG, Tuesday, 27 November 2012 09:37 (seven years ago) link

Chulip is coming to Playstation Network (PS3) today.

abanana, Tuesday, 4 December 2012 08:22 (seven years ago) link

A PS2 game is an "early generation classic" now?!? you youngsters, I remember when it were all fields etc

thomasintrouble, Tuesday, 4 December 2012 08:55 (seven years ago) link

I hope that's not a lie but I suspect it is.

JimD, Tuesday, 4 December 2012 11:13 (seven years ago) link

SONY 2012: -- ILX TOP PS2 GAMES POLL RESULTS (48-21) (in case like me you only have this one bookmarked)

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 12 December 2012 12:21 (seven years ago) link


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