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PS2 era hailed as the GOAT by fans, 23 years on

Richard Lee Breslin

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PS2 era hailed as the GOAT by fans, 23 years on

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The PS2 era has been hailed as the GOAT by fans on Reddit, 23 years after the launch of the legendary Sony console.

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The PlayStation 2 era was truly something very special and one that I personally hold dear to my heart. It’s a reason why I still own the console today as well as a selection of my favourite games. It was also the first console I had bought with my own money.

The PS2 launched back in the year 2000 and during its 13 years of production, it went on to sell under 158.7 million consoles by the time it was discontinued in January 2013.

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Over on Reddit, ThePughskii opened up the discussion on the thread with an image featuring some true PS2 greats such as Final Fantasy X, Silent Hill 2, Metal Gear Solid 2, Devil May Cry, God of War, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Resident Evil 4.

Other notable mentions go to the Resident Evil Outbreak series, Silent Hill 3, Metal Gear Solid 3, Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, Max Payne, GTA 3, Vice City, and San Andreas, to name but a few. I really had to stop, otherwise, this story would turn into a listicle.

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Naturally, fellow Redditors shared their favourite PS2 games of yesteryear, reminiscing of pure nostalgic bliss. “DMC3 and Warrior Within are GOAT of GOAT,” said RedShibo.

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Sly Cooper, Ratchet and Clank, Kingdom Hearts, and Jack and Daxter for me. Except for God of War kid, I essentially bypassed every one of these games and there's a few that I still haven't gotten to,” added ekbowler. “Hey look, it’s my childhood,” exclaimed vick2djax.

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It remains to be seen whether we’ll ever have a generation quite like the PS2 ever again. To be fair, it’s probably a good reason why video games of that generation are now taking advantage of modern technology with remakes of so many beloved classics.

Topics: PlayStation, Retro Gaming

Richard Lee Breslin
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