Thursday, 4 March 2010

Happy 10th Birthday PS2

I remember the day just like it was.. 10yrs ago actually.. well, not really as we in Urpland had to wait to get our mitts on one, but what i do remember is that when i got enough cash together i got myself a PS2 and a copy of Oni, i had it on my Mac previously and rather enjoyed it.

here'e the definitive list of all launch titles, what did you own?

Armored Core 2 (Agetec, Action)
DOA2: Hardcore (Tecmo, Fighting)
Dynasty Warriors 2 (Koei, Action)
ESPN International Track and Field (Konami, Sports)
ESPN X-Games Snowboarding (Konami, Sports)
Eternal Ring (Agetec, RPG)
Evergrace (Agetec, RPG)
FantaVision (SCEI, Puzzle)
Gun Griffon Blaze (Working Designs, Action)
Kessen (EA, Adventure)
Madden NFL 2001 (EA, Sports)
Midnight Club (Rockstar, Racing)
Moto GP (Namco, Racing)
NHL 2001 (EA, Sports)
Orphen (Activision, RPG)
Q-Ball Billiards Master (Take-Two Interactive, Simulation)
Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2 (Midway, Sports)
Ridge Racer V (Namco, Racing)
Silent Scope (Konami, Shooter)
Smuggler's Run (Rockstar, Racing-Adventure)
SSX (EA, Sports)
Street Fighter EX3 (Capcom, Fighting)
Summoner (THQ, RPG)
Swing Away (Paradise Golf in Japan) (EA, Sports)
Tekken Tag Tournament (Namco, fighting)
TimeSplitters (Eidos, First-Person Shooter)
Unreal Tournament (Infogrames, First-Person Shooter)
Wild Wild Racing (Interplay, Racing)
X-Squad (EA, Action)


  1. Seriously amazing launch titles and really looking forward to new versions of SSX and Timespliters. I'll never forget PS2 as it quite easily has the best library of games for any console, ever

    To put it V simple "timeless classic" Can't believe it's been 10 years already!

  2. On or fairly near launch I owned:

    DOA2: Hardcore
    ESPN International Track and Field
    Moto GP
    NHL 2001
    Ridge Racer V
    Silent Scope
    Tekken Tag Tournament
    Street Fighter EX3

    SSX & Timesplitters being the first games I bought (& the pick of all the launch titles).

    Echo Roberto's statement above - what a console! The video game equivalent of a Smörgåsbord.

  3. FantaVision
    Midnight Club
    Tekken Tag Tournament

    yeah, PS2 was all win!

  4. Didn't own a game at launch until Dynasty Warriors 2 came out....

  5. If memory serves I picked up Ridge Racer V (which disappointed for some reason, even using the JogCon), and SSX (which single-handedly justified the purchase). I already had (the superior version of) DOA2 for the Dreamcast, and Unreal Tournament (in those days) was meant for PC.

    A while later I picked up Smuggler's Run, which I loved so much it's probably why I love Fuel so much this now - feels like a bit of a spiritual successor in some ways.

    Anyways, you're making me feel old - and I've never played Timesplitters - so I'm going to curl up in a dark corner for a while.

  6. @El Stefio

    I prescribe 50 sessions of Bag Tag until you feel 'corrected'!

  7. ahhhh ssx, tricky was sex on snow

  8. I'd like SSX Tricky HD with added Penn & Teller please EA (deep voice) BIG!

    "They took my gold chain!!!!"

  9. purely because of 1st person shooter overload, I call for a remake of Timesplitters to go back burner - SSX, we need NOW! NOWNONWONONWONOWNOWNOWNOWNWNNWOWNWO NOW.

  10. Ridge Racer V and SSX for me. and that is sooo agreed, SSX HD would just be aws..... ooooh... ahh... i...i need to go be on my own for a while.....

  11. Was a big SSX fan back in the day (before it went all Tony Hawk (complete an entire run without emptying the combo meter) and lots its way a bit). Didn't have any other launch titles on PS2. When it came out I lived in Sweden and it cost a lot more money over there (plus the games were really expensive there too).

    @Pablo - Impressively correct spelling of Smörgåsbord. Do you know any [other] Swedish? :)

  12. @reakt

    haha, pure copy and paste mate!

  13. Mr.Monkey (forgot blogger login)
    Own (still) Silent Scope on the Dreamcast
    and owned Ready2Rumble 1&2 on DC

    Was a huge SEGA nerd/Sony hater, never picked up a "devil machine "(still call it that now :) ) until the slim launched, got a copy of Devil May Cry 1 and Ico with it and realised what I was missing...
    Converted me enough to buy a PSP at launch and a PS3 about a year after launch.

    Still buy games for it now, trying to pick up the few last gen titles I missed or regret trading in/selling.