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When I was a kid I always wanted to have a PS2,but my family was too poor to buy videogames.

Now I finally bought a PS2 fat,even when I have a PS3 and PS4 Pro for some circumstances I can't afford to buy games for those right now,so I bought a PS2, the guy on ebay said that it was in good condition and it should arrive in a couple of days.

It includes 2 dualshock controllers and most importantly a FMCB memory card,so I can pirate and create my own DVD's.

What are the best games I can play on it? And homebrews/hacks? The PS2 looks beareable on a HDTV?

Please don't suggest emulators like PCSX2,my PC is too slow for that,keep it PS2 only.
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I think there are hacks for wiimotes but I never used them so I can't speak to how good they are.
I personally haven't emulated ether wii games or NDS games yet (I mainly emulate much older games) but I have heard good things about NDS emulation so I assume it probably works fine once you get used to it.


The power of big corporations to brainwash people is truly astonishing.

You can hook-up wiimotes very easily to Dolphin, and most games that don't have too complex motions can be just played by assigning specific motions to buttons on gamepad\keyboard. As for NDS I never had any issues myself but there's probably one or two games out there that might be tricky to pull off.


Anyone have experience with SSHD loading times in a slim? I used a plain old hdd for my internal drive mod and it takes forever for OPL to load all the games, like 200gb.


>its definetely the best console ever made with the largest library
Can't argue with that. There are so many good games that it will keep you occupied for ages. It played mostly RPGs, so that's what I can recommend to you:
>Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
>Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne
>Rogue Galaxy
>Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria


>>42307 oh god not rogue galaxy…
rogue galaxy bombed after a couple hours in, it really lost all focus and devolved into fetch quests

play star ocean TTEoT if you want a space-faring JPRG without the bullshit


Jak & Daxter is great action platformer, really nice colorful graphics.


sub rebellion is my favorite game i never see anyone talk about. it is somewhat arcadey with exploration elements

its the greatest castlevania if you think of it as a spinoff maybe. it doesn't play anything like the platformers, being way too open ended (with platforms being a small part at least as far as ive played which was rather fair and i like it). you will be lost occasionally, definitely an acquired taste sort of game, it took me until i heard the crystal teardrops ost to finally start really getting into the game


it has the best menu music


I feel compelled to mention its missing all four of Caves shoot em ups. DoDonpachiDaiohJoh Mushihime Sama, Espgaluda and Ibara. I recommend starting with Espgaluda if you are unfamiliar with the genre.


I have a shitty dell e6420 laptop with intel hd 3000 , can i emulate ps2 games on it ?


You should give more info: CPU? Ram?
At a first sight I'd say yes.
But fast paced gayms are demanding and a flawless emulation of ps2 still needs a 2014 i5 at least.


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Here's one of my favorites, it's Shadow of Rome. Its an arena based action game where you play different Roman games, all of them include murdering others for your and the plebs entertainment. The other half of the game is a clunky and kinda difficult stealth game,feel free to look for walkthroughs, the action in the game is incredible and people often abandon it because of the stealth.


>keep it PS2 only
I'm sorry but i want to share my conclusions on psVR with my fellow wizards.

Some games are immersive as hell and I'm gonna sink a lot of time into it despite all the negatives below.
-resolution is too low. I can see single pixels.
-hardware is too weak to handle high quality textures and rendering. Most games look like what I see without my glasses on. Reading text is (in most cases) a low resolution strain on eyes. Sometimes it's not readable at all.
-tracking is not bad bud not what is the best. There is no boundary check to make sure I won't hit a wall. What I expect from vr is being able to walk around my room freely and without a fear of irl obstacles. this leads to a little feature that saves me from readjusting helmet after talking it off to look around irl
- there is no camera view that allows to walk around and see irl world.

So basically 3 big deal breakers for perfect vr experience. Space for movement is more elaborate topic because not everyone have an empty, 10 square meter room to walk around. Some people are fine with couch vr. But Being able to walk around garage in virtual rickality and reaching far away objects is great. Other games benefit from it too. That's why it's really important part of vr imo. (And don't forget porn games are exclusive for PC)
I'm using it for 2 days so far and on a second day I used it for an hour or two. I don't get the whole "vr legs" thing. There was one game "loading human" that gave me serious motion sickness; turning in farpoint and skyrim isn't easy for my brain either but there are other options for movement. I'm sticking to smooth turning because despite it's Caveats it doesn't break immersion unlike sharp turning/teleporting.
Oh and super hotVR is my favourite so far. It reminds me of hotline Miami but in 3d and VR with my whole body as part of the game. I have to move around to dodge bullets and get a better aim. Graphics don't need much processing power so it looks decently.



Loved that game. Rented it as a kid from a chain similar to Blockbuster and had a blast finishing it. Personally, even as a kid, I thought the stealth sections were just as cool as those that focused on the combat. Not sure how I'd feel about it now exactly, but, either way, I have fond memories of it. Perhaps I'll even emulate it at some point, since it'd be interesting to revisit it after all this time.

As an aside, it's interesting to note that 'Shadow of Rome' was the prelude to the 'Dead Rising' series. The use of wrestling moves specifically, like in that gif, was something you can see that was imported over into DR. Would've liked to have seen a SoR 2 somehow instead of DR, but that's just me.


among my childhood collection, these are my favourite PS2 games (in no particular order):

Red Faction 2
Star Wars Battlefront 2
Urban Chaos: Riot Response
SSX Tricky
Ghost Recon Jungle Storm
Killzone (the original)
Conflict: Desert Storm
The Godfather
Lord of the Rings Return of the King
Jak X Combat Racing
Burnout 3 Takedown


Definitely check out the Ace Combat series
Manhunt (second one was pretty bad but the first one is good)
Shellshock 'nam 67
Conflict series
Grand Turismo series
Cabelas dangerous hunts and big game hunter titles were fun imo
Brothers in Arms series
Medal of Honor series
Metal Gear


How do I get paid to shill?


Are you forreal?




PS2 was my jam


So many games and the used market was wonderful. So many gems that hit every possible taste.


Agreed. Only genre missing was RTS like StarCraft.


it had age of empires 2 somehow


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Here is my personal collection. It's all I need for the apocalypse.


Ah beatmania and DDR. I wish I had played those as a kid. Never had consuls and the closest arcade was over 100 miles away. What a shame.


The arcades are closed at the moment and very scarce where I'm from. So getting them for the PS2 was going to happen sooner or later.


How much money did you spend? Maybe I should do the same.


It depends on what you can find. You can probably find wayyyyy better prices for certain things. A Japanese PS2 can be scored for maybe like $100 bucks, while the games can vary from $20 all the way up to $100+ (IIDX Empress and DDR X were the main culprits). The Beatmania controllers can be a bit scarce, but there are plenty of way better third party options like the ones you can find at the following website:


The FP7 and the Platinum Edition Evolution are particularly popular alongside the newer Pheonixwan. As you can probably see, they are a bit expensive.

As far as DDR controllers, that's where it gets difficult. I mainly just use my PS2 controller to play them as finding a good DDR pad that is not expensive as shit is hard to come by. Stay away from DDRGame pads. They have weird sensors.

Overall, it depends on how dedicated to these games you are.
I've been playing DDR for a long time and played IIDX on and off until I got the PS2.

Ebay and Amazon are very good places to look for these things. Maybe Ebay more so.


Also, there are other ways of playing Beatmania and DDR on your computer. You probably may know about Stepmania for DDR, but there's one for Beatmania IIDX called Lunatic Rave 2. It's kind of a pain to set up and you need to have your computer's locale set to Japan before you download and install it. You can find many Stepmania charts on this website: https://zenius-i-vanisher.com/v5.2/simfiles.php

And for Lunatic Rave simfiles, it looks like there's a reddit community (yikes) for it. You might have to do some digging yourself as I'm not too much of an expert.

I hope all goes well for you.


Wow thanks for the detailed posts! Its certainly something I am gonna think about picking up some time.

I played a bit of beatmania with a kinda crappy cloth controller, it was actually better than I thought it would be before it kinda stopped working. About a year ago I started playing a game called MUSYNX on the PC and it really got me interested in rhythm games. It bet it would be nice to play on something that isn't my keyboard.


Hey, no problem.

I'm a bit curious about the "cloth controller" though. I'm trying to imagine what a cloth controller for Beatmania would look like or how it would even function.


It was just a soft dancepad. I guess its more like plastic than cloth now that I think about it, it was pretty soft though.


My old PS2 is having trouble reading discs, anyone have any tips for what I can do?


Trouble reading discs?

First of all, there are 2 problems that I know for the PS2, at least the slim variant in regards to loading games. The first issue is one that I've dealt with and that is that there is an unseen switch that the lid presses when its closed. This switch is responsible for telling the PS2 that the lid is closed and to proceed in spinning the disc. It likely wears out over time and, while there are more surgical ways to fix it, the solution that has helped me is to put some small weighted object on the top of the lid while you play. I use a NOKIA 3310 to hold the tray down personally, just to give you an idea of how much weight I put.

Now, if it's a legitimate read error, it could be a problem with the laser itself. Sometimes it just needs to be cleaned, but other times the part itself needs to be replaced. These parts can be bought on the internet. I haven't done this myself, so I don't know how it's done. But there are plenty of videos on the subject.

I hope everything goes well with you! :^)


you can buy one of those cheap OEM replacement disc drives from ebay or take the opportunity to do the Free McBoot + hdd thing and use downloaded games instead of discs


what's the point of going through all this trouble when you might as well emulate?


>all that trouble
a $10 memory card preloaded with fmcb, a $5 hard drive, a free windows program

so much trouble


Because a PC has non-videogame programs on it the fun aura is contaminated and the general feel of the game is altered negatively.

This does not impact games that are made for the PC because they were coded with this in mind and thus include sub-conscious nullifiers.


translation: "because I like the authentic feel"

coulda just said so


Emulators suck ass, flow is often shitty and uneven and no controller feedback really measure up to the og.

Would actually recommend a 60hz tube tv for it, warmer colors and smoothes out any pixelations


PS2 emulation is still pretty bad and you need a decent computer to play a game without slowdowns and graphic issues.
>Because a PC has non-videogame programs on it the fun aura is contaminated and the general feel of the game is altered negatively



destroy all humans plays perfectly from a usb drive

usually cutscenes stutter when you play from the usb drive


overrall good list but you still missed a few


i have a ps2 and i don't own a single game
i use freemcaboot


>i use freemcaboot
did you install a hard drive or are you using the noob usb method for games



where's clock tower 3?


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i am using a 2.5 sata harddrive


if you have a good pc, you can emulate the PS2 easily. My 2013 setup gets it done easily and I think Shadow of Colossus runs better on my pc then on the actual console

>When I was a kid I always wanted to have a PS2,but my family was too poor to buy videogames.
you will play them all and then realize you wasted your time and you could not find the fulfillment you were looking for. at least that was what I felt like


What are your hardware specs?


PS2 truly was the best PS, here are some of my favorites:
Summoner 2
Dark Chronicle
TimeSplitters 2
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Guilty Gear X2


Every console post-Dreamcast is garbage and lack really great games that were plenty on PSX and Saturn (and on SFC, PC Engine and Famicom) and Dreamcast itself was shit (well, from programming viewpoint not exactly), it's default controller being a clear downgrade from Saturn 3D controller.

Only plethora of great Capcom and SNK fighters (and Shenmue, if you like that kind of game) make it worthwhile - with a stick.

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