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PlayStation 2 is officially back from the dead, and fans are thrilled

PlayStation 2 is officially back from the dead, and fans are thrilled

Back after 20+ years

Released way back in 2000 and remaining a classic gaming console to this day, the PlayStation 2 is back. Well, kind of and fans are thrilled.

The console released by Sony Interactive Entertainment was the console to have back in the early 2000s and was the home of some classic titles such as Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Gran Turismo 4 and Final Fantasy X.

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After being replaced by the PlayStation 3 in 2006, the PlayStation 2 should have been quickly forgotten about. However, to this day, PlayStation users still lament over the classic console and its memorable library.

That is why fans were thrilled when Sony revealed it would be bringing some PlayStation classics back for PlayStation Plus subscribers. This means that all members will be able to access PS2 titles on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

With each month offering some much-loved classics, June was no exception with Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Tomb Raider: Legend being added to the service.

Released in 2002 and 2006 respectively, it is no wonder that players are feeling nostalgic about the revival of the PS2 and its games and they took to Reddit to share their happiness.

“For those who played the PS2 premium games today, how happy were you when you saw this intro?!” wrote one user in r/PlayStationPlus.

The intro in question is a simple PlayStation 2 logo on a black background but it was enough to stir nostalgia in its players. Not only that but it is an excellent way to introduce new players to some classic titles.

Additionally, talk soon turned to what other PS2 games should be made available in the future including the original God of War and Budokai Tenkaichi.

For now, it is exciting to see a comeback for some long-lost PlayStation entries.

Featured Image Credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Topics: PlayStation, Sony, Playstation Plus