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The 36 best PlayStation 2 games

The must-have games for PS2 owners

Even though the Playstation 2 is nearly 10 years old, its still remains the best-selling console to date. Here's our round-up of the 36 must-have games that every PS2 owner will want to get their hands on.

2: Resident Evil 4

Year: 2005

Widely regarded as the best game in the series, Resident Evil 4 proved that you can, in fact, take a good thing and make it even better.

With Resident Evil 2's Leon Kennedy back in the lead role, Resident Evil 4 was revolutionary for a number of reasons. The first surprise was the biggest: There were no zombies! That's right-the Resident Evil franchise was turned on its head when introduced to the Las Plagas, a deadly parasitic life form affecting a small Spanish village.

Add in Resident Evil 4's over-the-shoulder targeting system and heart-stopping quick time events, and you have an instant classic on your hands. This is one of the most important games of the decade, and the PS2 version is a must-own.

1: God of War II

Year: 2007

How do you improve on a game that was almost universally hailed as being one of the best action games ever created? You make the sequel bigger and better. With new weapons, more godly powers, and larger levels, God of War II was everything its little brother was and then some. Continuing where the original God of War left off, the second installment in the God of War saga brings Kratos' one-man vendetta against Mount Olympus to a thrilling cliff-hanger ending that left gamers everywhere clamoring for the third and final chapter (soon to be revealed on the PlayStation 3). Oh, it also features one of the most epic opening levels ever created: an awe-inspiring fight against the Colossus of Rhodes that, in lesser games, would have served as the final boss fight. With expectations high after the success of God of War, new director Corey Barlog and his team had to deliver a masterpiece to live up to the hype. Luckily for PS2 owners, they did just that. God of War II is a PS2 high point

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  3. Why we love Lego Star Wars
  4. Bully and Burnout 3
  5. More must-have PS2 games
  6. Ico and Prince of Persia
  7. Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3
  8. Okami and Grand Theft Auto Vice City
  9. Our two best ever PS2 games

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