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Long live the Playstation 2

Plus: Ten brand-new PS2 games for 2009

It may be nearly a decade old, but the Playstation 2 is still going strong. We look at why Sony's gaming console hasn't been eclipsed by its younger brother, the PS3.


The PS2 will still be selling millions of games in the coming year, and smart developers are still cashing in on the console that refuses to die. Be it original titles, PS2 exclusives or next-gen ports of big games, the PS2's release calendar is still as hefty as ever. Here are seven of the best games coming to the PS2, pretty much solidifying the console's selling power for at least another year.

The top 7 new PS2 games

7. Ghostbusters: The video game

It doesn't have the stellar graphics, but the hilarious voice acting and proton pack gameplay is still in the neighbourhood.

6. Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 4

If it says Naruto, you can bet that it'll sell bajillions of copies - Ultimate Ninja 4: Best PS2 Game of 2009?

5. Guilty Gear XX Accel Core Plus

An update to the addictive Guilty Gear XX Accel Core, this title includes plenty of extras and more story.

4. Devil Summoner 2

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon is one of the only PS2 exclusives releasing this year.

3. Samurai Shodown Anthology

An impressive handful of games in one, Samurai Shodown Anthology crams in almost every title from this fighting series.

2. Guitar Hero Metallica

Yet another band will be fronting the annual Guitar Hero train, with this title featuring the metal mayhem of Metallica.

1. MotorStorm: Arctic Edge

MotorStorm: Arctic Edge isn't just providing some fresh racing fun, but it's also steering away from next-gen consoles.

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See also: The 36 best PlayStation 2 games

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