20 Best PS2 Games of All Time
That is real? In what way would you define real? If you mean what you can feel, what you can smell, what you can taste and see, the real thing could be electrical signals interpreted by your brain through a machine. A machine that uses a motor of emotions to surpass the borders of reality. But the name of this system is not Matrix; is PlayStation 2, and these are the 20 best PS2 games.
The saying “second parts were never good” was conceived in the world of cinema, but is usually applied to virtually everything: painting, music, literature and, of course, video games. It is true that it is fulfilled in a great number of cases, but it is also true that there is a small group of works that manage to equal or even surpass their predecessors. And the video game that stars in our Top 20 best ps2 games today joins this select club and completely destroys the veracity of this hackneyed saying.
To achieve this, Sony had to carry out a task worthy of the God of War itself: with 102 million units sold all over the globe, the first PlayStation passed to the annals of history as one of the best consoles and also as one of the most successful. With such a long shadow, many doubted that the triumph would be repeated, but the guys from Sony had devoted an enormous amount of hours to Triple Triad and they had an ace up their sleeve.
With 128 bits of power, a graphics engine is known as Emotion Engine and a matte black finish that earned him the nickname of “the black beast”, PlayStation 2 came to stores in Japan on that day like yesterday, fourteen years ago.
But the secret of its success, the aforementioned ace in the manga of Sony , was not any of these new features, no, what made PlayStation 2 shatter all the scales and surpass all record was an excuse, the perfect excuse: VHS had died, and the format that was beginning to reign, the DVD, demanded a new device at home. But why pay out our precious euros in a DVD player when for a slightly higher amount we could get to PS2, the next-generation console that included a standard one? The play worked like a charm and Play 2, as it was commonly known in these parts, it became the most sold system in history with more than 155 million units, a title that it still holds today.
And it also holds another title: that of having the most “curious” announcements made for any console. The little tribute to Matrix that you have read at the beginning is not a free reference stuck with shoehorn only because we like the first part of the trilogy of the Wachowski brothers (which we love, so we’re going to cheat you): PS2 advertising, characterized by the motto The Third Place, it exhibited the console as if it were a world that defied the laws of reality, a place in which we could experience events beyond the limits of our mind. And since Sony took the matter so seriously, they hired director David Lynch to run a series of ads in which the visual artist printed his characteristic surrealist imprint. Priceless
Cybernetic prisons (and steel deer) apart, it is undeniable that PlayStation 2 marked for life a generation of players, ascending to the Olympus of video games as one of the best consoles of all time, if not the best. After all, he has plenty of arguments to be considered as such.
1. GTA III / GTA: VICE CITY / GTA: SAN ANDREAS
Company: DMA Design / Rockstar North
GTA III – After two highly recommended deliveries, the Grand Theft Auto series took a leap to stardom. And the culprits were a renewed 3D engine and the change of the aerial camera by one located behind the main character ( named Claude, although we did not know until San Andreas ). This, which a priori may seem insignificant, raised the immersion to stratospheric levels: take a quiet walk in the moonlight through the streets of Liberty City(recreation of New York) is hallucinating. For that we’re going to cheat, the best way to experience this “hooligan simulator” in all its blood and glory is with high-speed chases, robberies, explosions and, why not, beatings of innocent bystanders. Currently, it is, along with another of the games on this list, the title of PS2 with the highest score on the well-known Metacritic page: a 97.
GTA: Vice City – Welcome to Vice City, the Miami of the GTA universe. The city mixes perfectly the maelstrom of sex and drugs of films like Scarface with bell trousers and the typical neon lights of the eighties. This time the protagonist is Tommy Vercetti, the eternal type of the blue Hawaiian shirt that, as Al Pacino, he opens his way to hitting the bat and the pistol from the depths of the underworld to become the king of his own empire. Luckily, with a more pleasant ending than the one the actor obtains in the legendary film, all be told. Helicopters, motorcycles or the purchase of companies (including pornographic production) are some of the novelties that this chapter introduced. And, as they say in Radio Espantoso: life is a lentil, or you take it or leave it.
GTA: San Andreas – Welcome to the jungle! we’ve got fun and games. The song of the group Gun N ‘Roses , aside from serving as the main theme, perfectly defines the essence of San Andreas : the state is an authentic jungle, one of the largest virtual worlds never created in which there are no less than three cities, Los Santos (Los Angeles), San Fierro (San Francisco) and Las Venturas (Las Vegas) all recreated with the humorous mark of the house Rockstar. And in this jungle, we have fun and games: tattoos, haircuts, gyms, fast food, bicycles, gang wars, graffiti, casinos, airplanes, parachuting and, of course, jetpacks. All that and much more in San Andreas. But it is impossible to describe with words only the great work of Rockstar (considered by many as the best GTA in history, even above the recent GTA V ), you have to go around with colleagues on Groove Street to understand why it is one of the best ps2 games.
2. MGS2: SONS OF LIBERTY / MGS 3: SNAKE EATER
MGS2: Sons of Liberty – The sequel to the best PSX game(in effect, we just said that Metal Gear Solid is the best PSX game) moved to PS2 and became a loved and hated title in equal parts. Many consider that Hideo Kojima “was the pincer” with the argument, because if it was already difficult to follow in the first delivery, here it took a master to get to understand it. But if there is something that the fans critically criticized, it was the inclusion of the character of Raiden, the young agent who replaced the legendary Solid Snake as the protagonist of the title (and look where you ended up starring in his own game). Criticisms aside, it is undeniable that the game is a marvel, a masterpiece that rests on the foundations of its predecessor to offer the best infiltration of the entire PlayStation 2 catalog. Or at least it WAS the best until it arrived.
MGS 3: Snake Eater – Kojima must have thought ” do people love Snake? Well, they will find out. ” And in Metal Gear Solid 3 we were left with the desire to control Solid Snake. Instead, the protagonist fell on Naked Snake, which is none other than Big Boss, the legendary soldier whose genes were the central axis of the Les Enfants Terribles project. This means that in practice there is no difference between ‘father’ and ‘son’, but the period and location in which Snake Eater takes place they make survival the soul of the party. Forests and jungles are the main scenarios of this adventure, whose fauna and flora imply new challenges and methods of infiltration, such as hunting animals with which to feed the soldier (and not everyone is to your liking) or heal wounds and splinting broken bones. But what most marked MGS 3: Snake Eater was his moving story, full of memorable moments that came through our eyes to stay: the clumsiness of a young Revolver Ocelot , the first encounter between Snake and EVA , the sniper duel against The End , the way Big Boss lost his eye, the deathmatch in the field of white petals against The Boss. And the final revelation, which still manages to make us shed tears of emotion. Boss. You were right.
3. FINAL FANTASY X / FINAL FANTASY XII
Company: Squaresoft / Square Enix
Final Fantasy X – This is, according to many fans of the saga, the last great Final Fantasy that Square did, which after this tenth installment merged with the company Enix. And the truth is that Final Fantasy X breathes the essence that exalted the deliveries before the Olympus of best PlayStation 2 games for every corner of Spira, especially in its history, one of the most emotional that is remembered and possessing the saddest end there was and for having in a game of the saga. The jovial Tidus, the sweet Yuna, the legendary guardian Auron, the blitzball champion Wakka, the dark wizard Lulu, the beloved Rikku, and the fierce warrior Kimahri are the protagonists of this installment, and each one has a primordial role in the combats, which on this occasion had a system called BTV (Battle for Variable Turns). In addition, the eons (the GF / invocations of this delivery) are a real waste of imagination and spectacularity, and we will go to them in a good number of occasions. And is that even being one of the first titles of PS2, Final Fantasy X manages to squeeze the Emotion Engine to unsuspected limits, showing some of the best facial animations of the entire catalog of the console. We leave you with ‘ To Zanarkand ‘, we know that you have been moved.
Final Fantasy XII – the twelfth installment of the saga brought with it a good number of changes, among the most prominent a more serious and adult story, with great political and similarities with certain galactic opera, as well as a renewed style of combat that reminds used in MMORPG, in which random encounters and transition screens disappear completely. To highlight also the gambits, a system that gives total control over the AI of our colleagues and that to master it, allows us to win battles with crossed arms (something that, on the other hand, did not please everyone). Ivalice, the location used in other company games such as Final Fantasy Tactics and Vagrant Story, is the scenario in which the adventures of this group of characters take place, among which the charismatic Balthier stands out. As a curiosity, Final Fantasy XII has one of the longest and most complicated combats against optional bosses of the entire saga: the fearsome dragon Yiazmat.
4. GOD OF WAR / GOD OF WAR II
Company: Sony Santa Monica
God of War – The first images led more than one to think that the work of the Sony Santa Monica studio would be a mix between the Devil May Cry matches and the Prince of Persia jumps. And although the appreciation was not entirely unfortunate, GOW proved to have an identity of its own that made it the winner of numerous awards. Although we must recognize that much of the merit is Kratos, the protagonist of the saga that is already an icon of the best PlayStation 2 games thanks to the brutality that shows even to eat cereals. All the mythological creatures of classical Greece come together to make things difficult for the Ghost of Sparta but armed with the most violent Chaos Swords and QTEs in history, this warrior spills the blood of anyone who puts himself ahead, gods included.
God of War II – Kratos becomes the new God of War, ready again to give them, war. But the bargain does not last long and soon after starting the adventure, the Sparta Ghost is betrayed by Zeus and Athena, who divest him of his powers and leave him to die in the depths of the Underworld. Lucky that the titan Gaia was passing through the area and gives life back to our favorite Spartan, who embarks again on a mission to kill a god with revenge as fuel. The combat system was refined with respect to the first delivery, with wild combos and three new weapons (the Barbarian Hammer, the Spear of Destiny and the almighty Sword of Olympus ) that bring variety to the multiple confrontations against colossal creatures that occur in the title. The graphics section also suffered a considerable improvement, with environments that shine for their variety and prints that cut the breath (the path to the Steeds of Time, through a string of titanic dimensions, is frankly unforgettable). The result is a brutal jewel that cannot be missing in any self-respecting collection of video games.
5. KINGDOM HEARTS / KINGDOM HEARTS II
Company: Squaresoft / Square Enix
Kingdom Hearts – The announcement of a game that united Square and Disney Raise the eyebrow of more than one. Could something good come out of the work between two such disparate companies? The answer was a resounding yes: Kingdom Hearts combines the magic and epicity of Final Fantasy with the grace and sympathy of the company that gave birth to the mouse Mickey Mouse. The title makes use of an agile and direct combat system, without pauses, but complex enough to please the most demanding roles. And we must master it to successfully fight the heartless, the creatures of the shadows that have invaded the worlds of movies as endearing as Alice in Wonderland, Tarzan, Hercules, Aladdin, Pinocchio, The Little Mermaid, Nightmare Before Christmas or Peter Pan. From the hand of Sora, the chosen of the Key Sword, and his faithful companions Goofy and Donald we embarked on an adventure to save Kairi and Riku, Sora’s best friends who have fallen into the dark clutches of the evil Ansem. How to forget that ending, with the beautiful ballad ‘ Simple and Clean’ sounding while doing everything possible to contain the tears.
Kingdom Hearts II – the first surprise in this chapter we took it as soon as we started: instead of Sora, we controlled an enigmatic boy named Roxas. And is that the story of Kingdom Hearts II became darker and more complex, and much of the blame is the new antagonists of the adventure: Organization XIII. The battle system was also modified and expanded with new invocations or the possibility of using powerful mergers. Among the new worlds that made us dream on this occasion are Mulán, Beauty and the Beast, Steamboat Willie, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lion King or Tron. The fans have been looking forward to a continuation because although the story had its closure, there are still riddles to solve and unanswered questions. But for our joy and rejoicing, in the past E3 2013 it was announced that Kingdom Hearts 3 is in development!
6. DEVIL MAY CRY / DEVIL MAY CRY 3
Devil May Cry – Wears a red raincoat, two twin pistols and is cooler than an eight. We talked, how could it be otherwise, of Dante, the half-human / half-demon son of the legendary Sparda. But despite having powers that go beyond our plane, the main characteristic of this albino is the style with which it does everything: either pierce the chest with a lightning sword or end with a spider the size of a house, Dante fulfills his goal without hardly disheveled. This resulted in the most frenetic and fast fights we had ever glimpsed, in which variety and style were rewarded. It was a milestone in the hack ‘n slash genre, turning DMC (not to be confused with the reboot of Ninja Theory ) in a role model for the upcoming action games. And the most curious of all is that at first, it was Resident Evil 4, but Shinji Mikami lit the light bulb and decided to create a completely new IP. That if it was a real jackpot.
Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening – After a second part that we prefer to keep locked in the drawer of oblivion, the saga returned through the front door with DMC 3, prequel that tells the origins of the demon-fighter with more cockiness in the history of the video game. Once again Dante is forced to put on his characteristic red raincoat and draw his precious Ebony and Ivory pistols to end a legion of demons who do not even allow him to finish his pizza. But after this free attack is nothing more or less than Vergil, the twin brother of our hero who plans to take over the power of their father to dominate the world of demons and humans. This third installment recovers all the benefits of the first and adds new weapons such as the Cerberus nunchaku, the Agni and Rudra double swords or the Nevan electric guitar (yes, you read correctly, a damn electric guitar!), As well as four different styles that adapt to the way we play: Trickster for those who choose fast and agile movements, Swordmaster for those who prefer to master the art of the sword, Gunslinger for whom firepower is everything and Royal Guard for those who believe that the best attack is a good defense. But in the end, the only thing that matters is that there are a thousand and one ways to crush demons with style.
7. JAK AND DAXTER / JAK II / JAK 3
Company: Naughty Dog
Jak and Daxter: The Legacy of the Precursors – After marveling on PlayStation with the magnificent Crash Bandicoot saga , the guys from Naughty Dog (on everyone’s lips at the moment by the magisterial Uncharted and The Last of Us ) made the leap to PS2 with Jak and Daxter literally, because the first game of this saga repeats the scheme of its previous creation, presenting one of the best and most remembered games of the genre platforms of the entire catalog of the console. The story leads Jak and his best friend Daxter to travel a vast planet in search of the solution to the hairy problem that brings the latter: by vicissitudes of fate, has been turned into a mix between otter and weasel. Of course, the plot is complicated, and to face the multiple problems that will come to pass these two young adventurers, apart from jumps, can make use of the Eco: an energy whose power resides in the elements of nature.
Jak II: The Renegade – In this second part the plot became darker And never better said: at the beginning of the adventure, Jak is captured by the evil Baron Praxis, who carries out terrible experiments with the Dark Eco that they change the hero forever. Luckily (and ‘only’ two years later) Daxter, who is always there to take the straw off the subject and contribute his little furry humor, meets his friend and frees him, thus beginning the real adventure. The game system in Jak II it moves slightly away from the platform of the previous delivery to offer a development more focused on the action, at the mercy of the multiple firearms or the newly acquired dark powers of Jak.
Jak 3 – The saga said goodbye in style with Jak 3, which continues the story right where the previous one left it and repeats the game system, this time more action-oriented if possible: we can explore Villa Refugio at will and use weapons of fire and dark powers to defend ourselves. But this third installment adds a completely new area: the desert and the city of Spargus. Here we enjoy racing and death combats aboard 4×4 vehicles that leave a great Mad Max aftertaste. In addition, throughout the adventure, the Precursors give Jak the power of the Luminous Eco, which allows him to transform into a pure version of himself that balances the balance to rise like the hero destined to save the world. It was the finishing touch for a simply magical trilogy and the definitive proof that Naughty Dog was a triple-A factory.
8. PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME
Company: Ubisoft Montreal
Ubisoft brought the Jordan Mechner classic back to the fore and adapted it to the benefits of the new generation, with all the jumps and traps of the original delivery recreated in three dimensions. The Prince, as it is known only to the protagonist of the title, is a reckless young man who craves above all the recognition of his father, King Sharaman of Persia. But apart from reckless, it is also extremely agile, both moving and fighting, hence the design of a jumping and climbing mechanic that was a real revolution, and which is palpable today in practically all adventure best PlayStation 2 games, especially in one of the best-known sagas of the house: Assassin’s Creed. But what shines brightest in Prince of Persia is the omnipotent Dagger of Time: this millennial artifact allows its bearer to slow down the action, to have visions of the future or to rewind time to avoid certain death, in exchange for a small amount of sand. These powers made us contemplate the exploration, the combats and the jumps with other eyes, for that reason The Sands of the Time is considered a timeless classic of the adventures of action and well Kakulukiya!
9. RESIDENT EVIL 4
Although at first it was exclusive of Gamecube, the fourth chapter of the saga Resident Evil did not take in dropping by the console of Sony, and by the way, it was done with a few additions, like weapons, suits and a completely new story in which we control the mysterious Ada Wong. But the undisputed protagonist of Resident Evil 4 is Leon S. Kennedy, the rookie cop we met in Resident Evil 2. Leon’s mission is to find and rescue the president’s daughter, Ashley, who has been kidnapped by a strange sect. And of course, the Umbrella organization it ends up having something to do in this whole affair. The game moved away almost completely from the survival horror genre that had characterized the previous deliveries to offer a development with the action by flag: the camera, located on the back, shows the character from the waist up and is especially useful in the shootings, which has led to being copied ad nauseam by other titles. But this also makes many fans consider the fourth chapter as the cause of the decline in which the saga is currently. But that’s not the worst of all. The worst thing is that Resident Evil 4 takes place in a remote region of the Iberian peninsula, and the way the Spanish villagers are represented in the game is Behind you imbecile!
10. DBZ: BUDOKAI 3 / DBZ: BUDOKAI TENKAICHI 3
Company: Dimps / Spike
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 – after two deliveries that suffered some ups and downs, Dimps gathered all the experience gathered and developed Budokai 3, the call to be the definitive title of the Dragon Ball universe. And in a certain part, it is, with a quite impressive staff of characters, that picks up practically all the Z Warriors and their multiple transformations, including the most important Dragon Ball GT and the occasional OVA. The combats have a development similar to that of classics like Street Fighter or Tekken, with the difference that here the special attacks are the impossible blows and Kamehameha characteristics of Goku and company, and they are executed very simply. But getting to master the combat system requires time and practice, do not think you learn the fusion dance in just two days.
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 – The Tenkaichi saga is characterized because it is the closest thing we will find to a ” Dragon Ball simulator “. The combats take place in gigantic scenarios by which we can move freely both by land and air and the movements, attacks, and balls of energy are so faithfully represented, that sometimes you will doubt if you are before a video game or a new chapter of the anime. But at the same time, this makes the development move away from the classic formula offered by the Budokai to dry, hence those who seek a game of struggle to use may feel cheated. But in what Tenkaichi has no rival 3is in the number of characters: 97 wrestlers (161 if we count the transformations) belonging to all the arcs of the plot and for having both in the manga, as in the anime and the OVAs come together in this game to measure their strength and prove who is the most powerful warrior in the universe, thus becoming the game based on the most complete Dragon Ball universe that exists. It’s over 9000!
11. THPS 3 / THPS 4
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 – Do you know how to flip? And a nollie inward heel? What do you say about the impossible? The legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk got, thanks to his video games, that this unpronounceable slang came out of our mouths and fingers, no matter if in real life we had never skated: everyone can enjoy executing impossible maneuvers in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3, either on the ground or on the ramp. The title is developed by levels and enjoys a simply perfect learning curve and precise control, as well as a soundtrack with classic punk rock hits that perfectly accompany the combos with six-figure scores. This third installment, in addition to being the first to offer online gaming options, boasts next to GTA III the highest score for a PS2 game in Metacritic. And have we already told you that Wolverine and Darth Maul are unlockable characters?
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 – And if the third installment was one of the funniest best ps2 games in the entire PS2 catalog, the fourth curl the curl, come on, that made a backflip : instead of being limited by the time to meet the objectives, we could skate with total freedom through the stages, which gained in size and variety (San Francisco, Alcatraz, the zoo). This sandbox system became common in the following titles of the saga (the two Underground and American Wasteland ) taking the skate to a new level. In addition, in this chapter new tricks and maneuvers were added, such as skitching ( holding onto a vehicle to gain speed) or the powerslide (the lifelong skid, go). And how could it be otherwise, the sense of humor and a spectacular soundtrack are again key points of this delivery? An indispensable work for lovers and not so lovers of the skateboard.
12. BURNOUT 3: TAKEDOWN
Company: Criterion Games
The following title shares a number of similarities with the Tony Hawk: unbridled development, cracking soundtrack and crazy situations. But the main difference is It’s a driving game! Burnout 3: Takedown offers us the most frenetic races of the entire best PlayStation 2 games catalog aboard brand-new sports, with one of the best speed sensations we’ve seen in any game. But do not let yourselves be enraptured by the bodywork of the vehicles: it is very probable (and even recommendable) that our car ends up turned into a jumble of irons because Burnout 3 rewards sending the rest of the direct participants to scrapping. That, not to mention the hilarious mode crash $, in which the objective is to stamp the vehicle to get a total loss that makes the garage mechanics tremble. Not allowed for cardiacs.
13. TIMESPLITTERS 2
Company: Free Radical Design
Long before Call of Duty and Battlefield flooded the FPS genre, TimeSplitters 2 fell in love with another type of war: the temporary one. And it is that the magnificent work of Free Radical develops over ten phases, each located in a different era: the wild West, the Chicago of the 30s, Neo Tokyo. This brings a level of variety that would already want the current first-person shooter games, with an arsenal that changes depending on the period in which we find ourselves. And if the single player campaign is already a pass, we better not talk about the multi! Considered the best ever created for an FPS, with modes for up to four players to split screen that is the bomb, made us spend unforgettable afternoons in a time when online gaming was still a utopia. And no, it is not a coincidence that the title reminds so much of the great Goldeneye: the creators of the legendary game of Nintendo 64 they are the same behind TimeSplitters 2, hence the first level, which takes place in Siberia, takes place in a dam. What memories.
14. SILENT HILL 2
Welcome to Silent Hill, a small village in which a thick layer of fog covers everything. But that is the least of the problems in this place of nightmare. Psychological terror is one of the hallmarks of the saga, that far from resorting to grotesque monsters (which also exist) dive inside us to take out surface our deepest fears. This time the story revolves around James, a man who receives an invitation to visit the terrifying town. The problem is that the letter has as a sender the deceased wife of the protagonist. With this premise argument, we explore the darkest places, solve brilliant puzzles and face our biggest fears. Represented with the iconic Pyramid Head, that became my own merits in one of the most remembered enemies of all the saga (the scene of the rape still populates our nightmares). The game has up to six different endings, some of which are so tragic that we still get chills just from remembering them.
15. TEKKEN 5
The king of the fight on PlayStation could not miss in the black of Sony, reached in this fifth installment the high point and crowned as a definitive fighting game on PlayStation 2. Tekken 5 It meant a return to the roots of the saga, refining the combat system with slight adjustments and a fast and fluid development but extremely complex, with hundreds of combinations per character that make it one of the most difficult games to dominate the genre. And speaking of characters, the classic classics like Paul, Heihachi, Yoshimitsu or Nina were added six totally new faces: Raven, Feng Wei, Asuka, Jack-5, Roger Jr. and Devil Jin, the demonic version of this old favorite But apart from some vibrant combats, the game includes a mode known as Devil Within, in which the development changes completely and happens to be a beat ’em up of all of life in which we kick ruffians and bosses in equal parts. In case we had not had enough cakes.
Company: Guerrilla Games
Microsoft triumphed with Halo, so Sony decided to face the Master Chief with a new IP. Thus was born the first Killzone, nowadays one of the most important exclusive sagas of PlayStation, with deliveries in almost all consoles of the company (the last chapter, Killzone: Shadowfall, has been one of the titles of the launch of PS4 ). In this first game, we met the fearsome Helghast, a race of mutated humans possessing an intense hatred towards the planet Earth and all its inhabitants. Throughout the story, we take control of four very different characters: Templar, Luger, Rico and Hakha, each oriented to a different style of play: from the action in abundance to stealth and infiltration. Killzone also has one of the best graphics sections of the entire best PlayStation 2 games catalog.
17. GREAT TOURISM 4
Company: Polyphony Digital
After leaving our teeth with Gran Turismo 4 Prologue, Polyphony Digital gave us this masterpiece of driving simulators in 2005. Gran Turismo 4 is, without fear of being wrong, the best ps2 games,the car game in the entire PS2 catalog and a dream come true for car lovers. The number of vehicles at our disposal is simply overwhelming: more than 700 models from 80 different manufacturers, with cars ranging from relics of the 80s to prototypes of the 21st century. And we can test the capabilities of these wonders in the 51 circuits offered by the game, which are exact recreations of cities such as Hong Kong or New York. And that’s not to mention the sensational physics achieved in this delivery, which made us feel as if we were really behind the wheel of a vehicle valued at several million euros.
18. PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 6
The expression “cast a Pro ” should be considered a national heritage, as it has become one of the most popular in our country. The guilt is the Pro Evolution Soccer saga (known as Winning Eleven in Japan) that PS2 managed to snatch the crown from FIFA as the best football game. Specifically PES 6 it was unmasked as the most complete delivery, with the Spanish, Italian, Dutch and French leagues with their respective official licenses, and the English with only two real clubs (who does not remember the Red Man?) and a devilishly addictive gameplay that got gather fans and not so fans of the sport around a television to enjoy a Madrid-Barça virtual.
Company: Clover Studio
Okami is a work of art: just look at a static image of the work of Clover Studio (now Platinum Games ) to realize that the similarities with a painting exhibited in any museum are, at least, nonexistent. The game left us some of the most wonderful pictures we have ever seen, with waterfalls bathed by a beautiful rainbow or meadows covered with the leaves of a cherry tree in bloom, which leave the pleasant feeling of having been painted with a brush. And it is that the Celestial Brush is the main power of the goddess Amaterasu, a deity represented in the form of a beautiful white wolf, who embarks on an adventure in which the legends of Japanese mythology are more real than ever. The development is very reminiscent of the Legend of Zelda saga, with combats, puzzles, objects, and dungeons that leave a very good taste without falling into imitation or plagiarism at any time. But despite its benefits, the title went through the market with more pain than glory, with very low sales justified in our country by the absence of translation into Spanish. Luckily, time puts each of us in our place, and Okami is considered today as one of the best PlayStation 2 games in history.
20. ICO / SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS
Company: Team ICO
Ico – Describing Ico is like trying to define love: you have to feel it understand it, and even then we will be far from its true meaning. Ico is the journey of a cursed boy and a girl with a special gift. Ico is a story of love, friendship, and overcoming. Ico is puzzled, scenarios that cut the breath and combat against beings with a heart made of shadows. Ico is a work of art that nobody will ever forget. Ico is an experience that everyone should try before they die.
Shadow of the Colossus – After falling in love with Ico, Fumito Ueda and his team did the impossible: overcome. Shadow of the Colossus is the culmination of video games as an art form, standing up to masterpieces of cinema, music or literature. Scenarios, history, characters. Everything is at a level that virtually no video game has ever dared to fly. And a lot of the blame is on the giants: 16 creatures that live up to their name and serve at the same time as final boss, puzzle and oda to good artistic taste, with a design that manages to convey a spectacular sensation of half organic, half mechanical creature. And only three characters are needed to move the threads of a story that will touch even the stoniest heart, and that connects with Ico’s emotional end. Masterpiece? Absolutely. In order to qualify Shadow of the Colossus itis necessary to coin a new term. Perhaps it used the fictitious language of the game?
Making this list has not been easy: the PlayStation 2 catalog is simply overwhelming, with works that spill quality on all four sides. In the end, they could only be 20 (unifying games of the same saga, yes) but that amount could double or even triple perfectly. We could not help but shed a tear when we had to leave out titles like Spider-Man 2 , Beyond Good & Evil , Tricky SSX , Ratchet & Clank , Sly Cooper , Need For Speed: Underground , Persona 3 and 4 , Maximo , Star Wars : Battlefront II , Viewtiful Joe, God Hand , the saga Onimusha , Dragon Quest VIII: The Periplo of the Cursed King , The Two Towers and The Return of the King , Monster Hunter , Max Payne , Guitar Hero , Black and a very long etcetera.
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The nature of the video game, although we must support the single player campaigns, is multiplayer. However, the proliferation of online infrastructure has left in the background in recent years the local cooperative modes, or in other words, the sofa cooperative. It is still possible to play in the company of a friend, family member or partner on PlayStation 4, and that is why we offer you a selection of the best PS4 Co Op games with this game option present in the Sony console. In the coming weeks, we will publish similar articles about other platforms.
1. Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition
Few better options than the hack & slash of Blizzard we find in the field of action, exploring dungeons and the desire for loot. The accessibility of its mechanics and its excellent learning curve, combined with its four different levels of difficulty and replayability guarantee a video game that can be adapted to any type of player, with which it is perfectly enjoyed by practically anyone with immediate effect.. In addition, we have five classes-barbarian, magician, demon hunter, witch doctor and monk-to which a sixth, the necromancer, recently added, making real cooperation between players something necessary rather than accessory, but that’s true. , we must be clear that it is a ps4 couch co op games with a quantity of content – more after the arrival of its expansion Reaper of Souls – massive, so it is also not recommended for casual games of an afternoon.
2. Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
One of the biggest surprises within the PS4 Co Op games titles that have appeared in recent years is this Tomb Raider spin-off series, which started with Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light -also recommended- and this Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris. In fact, Crystal Dynamics is one of those PS4 Coop Games that is enjoyed infinitely more in the company than alone, where it is just another game. However, together with another player it becomes one of the best coop games PS4 experiences of today, with almost perfect implementation among all its aspects: puzzles, action, exploration, platforms, etc. forces the continuous cooperation between the 2 players – at least four at the most – to defeat enemies, reach areas inaccessible by a single one, solve puzzles and other really varied situations that occur throughout a game that, if Although it is certainly a continuity with respect to the original delivery, it still represents one of the best alternatives to play in company.
3. The LEGOs of TT Games
If our gaming company is going to be too young to enjoy certain action games, any LEGO game by TT Games is a perfect choice, both for simplicity and, of course, friendliness with the little ones. Of course, being simple does not mean that they do not know how to be varied, and we face moments of action, platforms, and of course, construction, and if we add to this the charisma of the characters of universes such as Star Wars, Marvel or DC, we obtain as a result of a huge amount of perfect titles to enjoy with children. As a curiosity, it is worth mentioning LEGO City Undercover, without a doubt the best alternative to GTA that an infant can play, and like the rest of the LEGO catalog, also with the local cooperative.
4. Divinity: Original Sin
The RPG of Larian Studios not only boasts of being one of the best RPGs of recent years – legitimate candidate to GOTY 2014 -, but also of offering a very complete ps4 couch co op games experience so as not to enjoy alternative PS4 Co Op games mode, but to be able to play 100% campaign in company, with all its content and history. In addition, knows how to implement this feature in a great way, and is that it gives the possibility of playing on a split screen completely, or in full screen, and when both players are separated too, the screen is divided so that both can explore more freely. Precisely this is one of the greatest virtues of Divinity: Original Sin, and it is the number of possibilities offered when playing the adventure in the style of each player, not losing a bit of quality when two players are at the same time. controls.
5. The arcades of Housemarque
The Finnish studio not only boasts of being one of the best coop games PS4 when it comes to creating action arcades, having specialized in the twin-stick shooter, but they have always done so thinking about PS4 Coop Games. All its titles have this modality, both local and online, and are perfectly implemented, although in some cases it has had to be via later update, as is the case of Alienation, for example. From Dead Nation to Nex Machina, going through the surprising Resogun, any of its productions offers freneticism, spectacularity and a great demand for the player or players.
6. Little Big Planet 3
The Media Molecule franchise – although this installment was handled by Sumo Digital – has always been characterized by letting loose the imagination of the players and their sympathy, as well as, of course, the possibility of playing in the company. This feature is seen to improve with respect to the two previous installments by presenting different characters beyond the well-known and popular Sackboy, which gives much more variety to the development. Platforms and creation at the service of up to four players.
7. Star Wars Battlefront 2
Despite the criticism received for the controversy of the loot boxes, something that could not be discussed this time has been the amount of content that has come with Star Wars Battlefront 2, including the ability to play a series of missions in ps4 couch co op games. The story that narrates is placed after what happened in The Return of the Jedi, just before the new film trilogy that begins with The Awakening of the Force, and the cooperative function is exclusive of consoles. Maximum respect to the essence of the brand, bomb-proof gunplay and a technical section of the best coop games PS4 is its greatest credentials.
Spelunky, a difficult title that gets complicated with three friends, is a roguelike platform PS4 Coop Games that is as hilarious as it is stimulating. And if the frustration of playing as a team reaches excessive levels, you can always give vent to your desires for revenge with the wildly brilliant Death Combat.
9. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
If we include a remastering in this article is because we talk about one of the best coop games PS4 of the past generation if we talk about a shooter with touches of RPG, let alone if we do it with PS4 Co Op games mode. This is a proposal very similar to that of Diablo 3, with a great variety of well-differentiated classes and an overwhelming amount of weapons and objects to looters, not to mention the immense number of hours of play offered by both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, with extremely charismatic characters and extensive missions and worked on its development. One of the ps4 couch co op games if we have the disposition of long sessions -very long, rather- of game.
10. How to Survive 2
The survival in the frame of a zombie apocalypse is in charge of 505 Games and its How to Survive 2, the sequel to a PS4 Coop Games that in spite of sin of repetitive, yes it had a relative success. We find the classic mechanics of creation and combat against undead, and despite being able to count on the inestimable help of another player -or other 3-, we must take into account that we have to distribute the obtained resources, with what we can, It’s more fun, and also more difficult. It is not a revolutionary proposal, and the influence of other survival is more than evident, but it is very affordable and capable of offering direct fun without many complications within what is this genre.
11. Sonic Mania
Sonic Mania is the best coop games PS4 of the blue hedgehog seen in recent years, although for this Sega had to go back to the 90s and put it in the hand of a great fan with talent as Christian Whitehead. It can be played in full with another player, this driving the Tails fox, on the same screen, which creates chaotic situations at the same time fun. Tails have a great advantage, as it is not to lose rings, so you can attack final bosses without fear of losing them, while you can also carry Sonic over the wings for a short period of time. Unfortunately, the black point of this cooperative mode comes when the hedgehog increases speed and the fox lags behind, which obviously makes cooperation between them more difficult on several occasions.
12. Dragon’s Crown Pro
Yes, it has not come out yet, but Dragon’s Crown is so good that we really think we should recommend it two months ahead. The spirit of classics like Golden Ax or Dungeons & Dragons is revitalized in this instant classic of Vanillaware, which not only captures his personal and beautiful artistic style but also knows how to pick up the usual mechanics of an “I against the neighborhood” and add touches of RPG and looteo. The six available classes, the amount of content and its replayability, it’s visual and sound and 60 frames per second are credentialed sufficiently important to think that the wait will be worthwhile, although yes prepare to suffer because it can be devilishly difficult at times.
13. Rayman Legends
It has been seven years since Michel Ancel showed not only that Rayman could return successfully, but that he had the chance to become one of the best coop games PS4 platforms of today. After enjoying Rayman Origins in the last generation, its sequel Rayman Legends received a well-deserved review on PlayStation 4, where it looks better eye-catching visual and where of course, you can enjoy its fantastic cooperative mode. Other characters are added to its main character to be able to overcome a good number of phases, among which are the hilarious musical phases, created with an overwhelming imagination and personality.
The action arcade is a specialty of Housemarque, but not exclusive, as demonstrated by Arrowhead Games with Helldivers, which gives a 180-degree turn with respect to Magicka, its other creation, offering a violent and interplanetary action ideal to play in the company of up to 3 more players. Actually, the best option, the most recommended, is to play it ps4 couch co op games, since alone not only loses part of its charm, but its very high difficulty makes it sometimes insufferable, but on the contrary, it offers a high-level challenge for several players. A certain sense of repetitiveness moves it away from even greater heights, but it is still one of the most recommended action options on this list.
15. Knack 2
Although the original one earned the reputation of being the most disappointing PS4 Coop Games launch catalog, its sequel was able to redirect the franchise and become a game that was not outstanding, if it was quite solvent and greatly improved what was seen with the first delivery. His full-screen PS4 Co Op games mode for two players was one of the aspects that benefited the most, with attacks and exclusive abilities of this modality that does not suffer technical cuts in the possibilities offered in PS4 Pro: 1080p and a constant rate of 60 fps , or 4K resolution and a more variable frame rate per second.
Shooting demanding and simple platforms, a formula that will remind us of another classic PS4 Coop Games such as Metal Slug, Broforce adds the peculiarity of being able to modify the scenarios destroying them, and thus be able to reach inaccessible a priori areas. Nor should we think that we are going to find something very complex, since the action is the hallmark of identity, sometimes very crazy by the presence of explosive barrels and other flammable objects. However, the most curious thing that this independent title offers is the presence of a large number of different characters -with different abilities- based on the great heroes of classic action movies such as Terminator, Robocop, Rambo, Universal Soldier, etc.
The game of Ghost Town Games bets 100% for local PS4 Co Op games, since the individual campaign is rather weak, and does not even have online gaming. As its name suggests, Overcooked is to coordinate to prepare different dishes with up to 3 other players -using only two controls-, a premise that may not seem very funny, but when the ps4 couch co op games want to complicate it, everything becomes a fantastic chaos. In addition, the great variety of scenarios gives variety to the challenge, since we will have to cook in ice, dark environments, etc. that will further complicate things in a game that, despite this, is not excessively long.
Best Racing Games for PS4 of All Time
Live in the flesh the vicissitudes of a professional Rally or Motocross pilot, relax for a while and drive for driving, be the bad guy in the game, terrorize a city without law and survive with impunity.
It is important to add that all these experiences are much more realistic and rewarding to have a gaming chair (See Best Gaming Chairs) and a chord steering wheel (See Best Gaming Flyers).
Drain the stress accumulated in traffic and crash shamelessly to whatever vehicle you go through the front, relive old times. We have everything on our list with The Best Racing Games for PS4.
1. Gran Turismo Sport
Let’s start as it should be. To talk about the best racing games on ps4, we have to refer yes or yes to this saga created especially for the Sony PlayStation and that, among other things, is the best selling video game on this platform.
Gran Turismo Sport is the twenty-third installment of a series that had its origins in the already distant 1998.
Developed by Polyphony Digital, a subsidiary of the giant Sony, but has sold so many virtual cars, which is a company autonomous enough to do (almost) what you want in terms of creating video game is concerned. The mastermind behind Gran Turismo Sport and the entire Gran Turismo saga is Kazunori Yamauchi, who in addition to being a videogame designer, is a professional pilot. Yamauchi always aimed to design a title that was as realistic as possible, but to get where he is today, he had to design the Motor Toon Grand Prix, a caricatured game, very much like Mario Kart.
A little history
The Gran Turismo saga is, for many, the one that opened the way for many Japanese cars in the markets of the Western Hemisphere, mainly in the United States. In times when on this side of the world the only highly known Japanese vehicle was the Toyota Corolla (with some others of the same brand or a few Nissan, but quite limited), and many children, youth and adults were experts after the steering wheel of previously unknown models such as the Mitsubishi Lancer or the Subaru Impreza.
By December 2015, more than 75 million copies of the game had been sold worldwide.
Debut on the PlayStation 4
Gran Turismo Sport is the debut of the franchise in the latest version of the console of his “dad” Sony.
It has three game modes: campaign, sports, and arcade, which are available to play online or offline. Like the previous versions (and what for some fans is still a pending task), does not have a “Day / Night” cycle, although players can configure if they want to run with inclement sun or under the stars.
It has 140 different cars to select. Among those debuting in this edition include:
- Ferrari LaFerrari 13: the body of this supercar of the iconic Italian house is made with the same carbon fiber used in the racing cars in Formula 1. It develops a maximum power of 963 HP. Ferrari will only make 499 copies available to the public, so Yamauchi to include it in the game, makes the dreams of many come true.
- Mazda Roadster S (ND): this is the fourth generation of this sporty compact two-seater, holder of the Guinness Record as the largest manufacturer of its kind.
- Mercedes-Benz AMG GTS 15: flagship model in terms of sports cars of the legendary German automaker. It has a “modest” V8 Twin Turbo engine, capable of developing 510 hp.
- Ford Mustang GT Premium Fastback 15: a car racing simulator without a Mustang is nothing. The sixth generation of what is perhaps the biggest icon of American automotive companies has a 5-liter V8 engine, capable of developing 441 HP
The detail that was missing
Gran Turismo Sport opens the PlayStation VR platform for the franchise, the Virtual Reality viewer created by Sony Interactive Entertainment. These are the quality jumps that end up making a difference.
2. Project Cars 2
The sequel to the game that was released in May 2015 is here. This is Project Cars 2, a product developed by the British company Slightly Mad Studios, also responsible for the acclaimed Need For Speed: Shift.
Like Gran Turismo, the need for creators to simulate the real world in the most similar way possible is a theme that borders on obsession, with truly surprising results.
It has an important number of circuits, millimeter recreations of real locations, such as the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain, the National Circuit of Monza in Italy, the Silverstone Circuit in England and the Dubai Autodrome in the United Arab Emirates, among many others.
The cars are also based on real models, which were subjected to a significant number of tests used to capture, and then reproduce in the game, the behavior of the machines and all its components under specific conditions. Ben Collis, British pilot of the Formula 3 and who has completed several times in the 24 Hours of Le Mans (another race that has its simulation in the game), was commissioned to test the 170 models available to players.
Does Project Cars 2 take racing games to another level?
Si los cambios dinámicos de las condiciones atmosféricas y la introducción de un ciclo “Día/Noche” son tareas pendientes del Gran Turismo Sport, las mentes maestras en Slight Mad Studios decidieron cursar y aprobar ese curso de una vez. De hecho, uno de los aspectos más llamativos de esta segunda entrega es la posibilidad de correr una sola carrera con variedad de climas, incluyendo superficies totalmente congeladas.
The online mode is another of the strong points of the game, allowing absolute flexibility to players to compete against other gamers in a random way or organizing championships with friends and acquaintances. In the more “professional” environment, it also has an E-sports variant so that “video game professionals” can demonstrate all their abilities and strengths. As an added value, the races include a “professional” commentator, who in streaming describes everything that is happening in the competition.
The multiplayer option allows the synchronization of up to 12 4K screens so that each participant has the complete vision of what happens within the race.
And as it could not be missing, its version for the Sony console can be played with the virtual reality simulator PlayStation VR, with the wonderful detail that the lenses also reproduce and recreate the movements of our hands behind the wheel.
3. Dirt 4
This is the official game of the World Rally Championship, according to a license granted by the International Automobile Federation. One of the most anticipated of the genre. The Tenth installment of the series Colin McRae Rally and sixth under the title Dirt. Created by the British house of entertainment Codemasters one of the most influential independent companies in the sector, and those who have been producing the best racing games on ps4 since the time of Atari at 8 bits.
More of the same?
The most skeptical gamers expected that Dirt 4 was a simple continuation of Dirt Rally (a game that we will review later), but it is much more than that. While part of the same principle in many aspects such as visual, realism in the simulation or how to the interior of the game are distributed some elements.
In the Rally Mode, you can compete in exact “replicas” of the circuits of Lydden Hill in Great Britain, Höljesbanan in Sweden, Lånkebanen in Norway, Lohéac in France and the Pista Automóvel de Montalegre in Portugal.
But if the player does not want to compete in a known circuit, has the option Create your circuit, in which by entering two parameters referring to the length and difficulty of the track, you can design a custom track in seconds.
Dirt 4 is designed so that hardcore fans of PS4 Racing Games, and the saga, in particular, have fun to the fullest, maintaining levels of realism and high demands. But there is also room for those who just want to have fun for a while without having to feel in the first person what life is like for a racing driver.
And the cars?
70 cars to choose from, including models such as the Ford Fiesta R5, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV, Subaru WRX STI NR4 or the Audi Sport four S1 E2. It is available to participate in the Landrush Test Mode, which can compete for onboard trucks and buggies on land circuits, set in California and Nevada in the United States, and in Mexico. Within this option, the categories are divided into Pro-Buggies, Pro-Trucks 2, Pro-4 Trucks and Crosskart.
As for the atmospheric conditions, there are no dynamic changes during the races, nor “Day / Night” cycle. These conditions must be set before starting to run. It is important to note that although in Normal Mode the rain is only a decorative element, in the Simulation Mode if it has an impact on the way the car responds.
Another detail that the people of Codemaster sought to care enough, is the level of “destruction” in which the cars end after being involved in a collision: realistic detail.
The pending matter? It is not available to play with the PlayStation VR or any other device like that. That Dirt 4 could be played in a virtual reality simulator would have been the most.
4. MXGP 3
In our ranking of the Best Racing Games for PS4, we temporarily put aside the cars to move to Motocross with MXGP 3, the game on two wheels created by the Italian company Milestone, specialists in motorcycle games, with titles such as the Moto GP series or Valentino Rossi: The Game in your record.
More than real
The game recreates the full season of the 2016 Motocross World Championship, in its two categories: MGPX and MX2. All the pilots and all the races are available.
Continuing what started with the two previous deliveries, the Official Game of Motocross does not skimp on details as long as the gamers feel that, indeed, they “ride” some of these mechanical contraptions.
Hardness in the conditions of the tracks, as well as dynamic changes in weather conditions, are part of the elements that players must face. In a single competition, the pilots can face without mercy the inclement sun or end up in the middle of a torrential downpour that makes visibility difficult.
The Game Modes are divided into:
Grand Prize: allows you to select a driver to compete in a single race.
Motocross of the nations: the player chooses the country to “represent”
Against the clock: the idea is that the runners manage to lower the marks of each one of the circuits.
Championship: in addition to completing the agenda racing season 2016 of the World Motocross Championship, the game gives the option for players to choose one of the drivers to organize their own championship, being able to set the number of races and circuits Total freedom.
Race: the premise of this mode is that the players get to establish themselves as world champions, executing races as realistic as possible. This means that in their rookie year, for example, the pilots will start in a modest team and as they add successes, they could be “hired” by higher-cache teams.
Online: you can play from a single Grand Prix to entire championships between several players.
Importantly, MGPX 3 marks the debut of the Unreal Engine 4 graphics engine within Milestone’s creations.
So just need to select your driver and you ride on the bike to compete for the title.
5. Forza Horizon 3
We return to the cars with a game that has an irresistible aggregate and that puts it to compete on an equal footing with the most emblematic franchises of the genre. This is Forza Horizon 3, whose interior architecture is built in Open World.
This is the third installment of a saga created especially for the Xbox One. Developed in collaboration between the Playground production companies, located in Royal Leamington Spa, England, and the subsidiary of Microsoft Studios, Turn 10 Studios, based in Redmond, United States.
Forza Horizon 3 is set in Australia and players to have a map twice as large as its predecessor. Among the real locations that are recreated include Surfers Paradise, Byron Bay, Yarra Valley and Outback. It can be played alone, cooperatively between 2, and 4 competitors, while in the multiplayer function can run up to 12 players, allowing the use of Cross-Platform Play or multiplatform, as part of the program promoted by Xbox “Play Where It’s”.
The gamers have 350 different vehicles to choose from, including brands such as Alfa Romeo, Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ferrari, Ford, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Renault, Subaru, and Toyota
Being built in Open World, players have the facility to build races at their whim. This is how in the previous versions of the game the rules of the “Festivals” were already pre-established, now they are absolutely programmable by those who take part in the races.
Acclaimed by critics and gamers, the only complaint that the game receives is the constant “need” to update, typical of Microsoft products. For the rest, he is made to rave.
To play it on the PC requires a computer with the following minimum requirements: Windows 10, Intel Core i7 3820 @ 3.6GHz processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or GTX 1070 video card. AMD R9 290 X or RX 480 equivalents; 4GB VRAM video memory, 12 GB RAM memory, 55 GB available hard disk space and a monitor with 1920 x 1080 resolution.
6. Road Rage
Here good manners and games for all audiences are over. As the name implies, Road Rage is, above all, violent and aggressive.
Developed by the California company Maximum Games, it is politically incorrect.
“In a city without order, there is no law to break”
A group of brave motorcyclists must tour the city of Ashen, an extremely dangerous place where there is neither law nor order. In order to survive, they must be in the constant of stealing money, flee and not kill them in the attempt.
Built with Open World architecture, within Road Range everything is worth it. The only rule is not to die. Users have 42 stories and 56 different entertainment missions.
In addition to their “gang” motorcycles, participants have available a number of “unorthodox” weapons, described by game developers as “perverse”. The bikes can be adapted according to the cravings of each user.
Suitable only for those over 18, so kids, go back to Mario Kart.
7. Dirt Rally
Higher up in our list with the Best Racing Games on PS4 we have already mentioned Dirt 4. Now it is the turn of a previous creation of the English of Codemaster, which stands out for not having Way of Walk or anything that resembles it. Dirt Rally is a game for the hardest fanatics of the racing titles, highly demanding and that usually leaves more than one frustrated by how complicated it can be.
The vehicles are also organized in groups, classified according to the years of manufacture: those belonging to the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s are located in Group B, in Group A those manufactured during the last decade of the 20th century and the first of XXI century, while in Group R are located the most recent manufacturing. In total, there are 36 cars available to users.
Three real locations served at first for the setting of the game, namely: Monte Carlo, Powys in Wales and Argolid in Greece. As it has been updated, new places have been added, such as Baumholder in Germany, Jämsä in Finland and Värmland in Sweden. In addition, with the signing of a contract between the production house and the International Automobile Federation, the circuits of Lydden Hill in England, Langebaan in Norway and Höljesbanan in Sweden were also included.
It can be played alone or among several players, in Rallycross Mode or Player VS Player.
The icing on the cake
The various updates it has been subjected to now allow it to be played with the PlayStation VR. In this platform, you can also play with the option of Cooperative Co-pilot (as if you were in a real rally), where a second person is indicating where to go or warns you about the presence of obstacles on the road.
Dirt Rally is available for PlayStation 4, XBox One, Microsoft Windows and Linux.
To play on the computer under Windows environment , an apparatus with the following minimum requirements is required: Athlon x2 Dual Core processor or Intel Core Duo @ 2.4 GHz; 4 GB of RAM memory, AMD HD 5450 or NVIDIA GT 430 or Intel HD 4000 graphics card with 1GB of VRAM, DirectX sound card , at least 35 GB of available space, in addition to Windows Vista or higher. In the case of Linux, Ubuntu 16.10 operating system or 64-bit SteamOS 2.0; processor Intel or AMD FX 6300 i7, 8GB RAM, NVIDIA 650ti or R90 AMD 270.
8. FlatOut 4: Total Insanity
If you take the PS4 Racing Games with choco-cart mentality (I, eventually, I do), then FlatOut is the saga for you. The first version, developed at that time by the people of Bugbear Entertainment, came to light in 2004 and could be played on PlayStation, Xbox, Windows environment and even computers with Linux system . Since then, six sequels have been released for various media (including the increasingly ignored console Wii of Nintendo ), accumulating a not inconsiderable figure of 3 million copies sold.
FlatOut 4: Total Insanity is the eighth version of the game and, as its name suggests, is total madness. It was developed by the French of Kylotonn and distributed by the Canadian conglomerate Strategy First.
Destroy and win
To win in this game, you must not only cross the finish line first, but you also have to hit (at your pleasure) until you destroy the opponents.
The players have available 26 different cars, which can drive over 20 dynamic circuits. The game modes include from a kind of “resonance derby”, in which the players have to intimidate their opponents by only roaring their “beasts”. It also has Arena Mode, divided into three different challenges: Deathmatch, Capture the Flag and Survivor.
In the Caravan Mode, you must advance and destroy a whole swarm of cars. Debuts the Assault Mode, where the cars come equipped with an arsenal so that the victory is not only achieved by clashing and crushing, also by shooting and blowing up all the opponents.
Naturally, it can be enjoyed individually or in multiplayer mode online, with the participation of up to 8 pilots. This is where the clashes can become really spectacular and bloody.
9. Assetto Corsa
More than a simple PS4 Racing Games, Assetto Corsa is a simulator. Developed by the Italian company Kunos Simulazioni, who was responsible for another similar title called Ferrari Virtual Academy, and distributed by 505 Games.
In 2014 it went on sale only available for computers in low Windows environment and two years later would publish the version for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles.
We have already reviewed in our list of the best racing games for PS4 titles where details are an important part of the work. In Assetto Corsa are work. The precision that demanded its design and elaboration required that, for example, the masterminds behind this work of art scan with laser technology inch by inch each of the race circuits that are represented, not to build reproductions “as accurate as possible “, do not. The work is simply EXACT.
The best racing games on PS4, the best cars
Assetto Corsa has more than 140 cars to drive, from different times and from different genres, so much so that we can get small models like the Toyota AE86 (or Toyota Thunder) introduced in 1983, the Ford Escort RS1600 from 1966, the Audi Sport Quattro manufactured between 1985 and 1986 or the 500 Fiat Assetto Corse manufactured at the end of the decade of 2000 and of which only 49 copies were put on sale.
There are also “classic” sports like the Alfa Romeo 4C, manufactured since 2013; the BMW M4 Coupe, manufactured since 2014, the Ferrari 458 Italia S3, the Ford Mustang 2015, the Lamborghini Miura, manufactured between 1966 and 1972 or the Maserati Granturismo S.
For those who want cars designed only PS4 Racing Games, there are models like the McLaren 650 GT3, Mercedes-Benz C9, Nissan GT-R Nismo 2014 GT3, Porsche 917 30, Alfa Romeo 155 Ti V6 93, Chevrolet Corvette C7R GTE or the Mazda RX -7 Turned. Even Formula One cars like the Maserati 250F, the Lotus Exos Type 125 or the Ferrari F138 are in stock.
Additionally, the game allows you to modify and even create your own vehicles, as well as the circuits. Even, the models that some users have built have been added to the game by the programmers of Kunos Simulazioni.
Up to 30 runners can compete at the same time in competitive mode, and the duration of the races can be infinite. Well, we know that infinite either. There are no limits, but we assume that at some point you have to go to the bathroom and eat.
About Virtual Reality
Of course, if you really want to be the automotive simulator for the common public, you have to be able to support augmented reality reproduction. This is how the game can be played using Oculus Rift, a viewer with headphones developed by Oculus VR, a subsidiary of Facebook.
You can program the time and duration of the races, as well as the weather conditions under which you will compete.
Another facility that the game offers to the players is the possibility of configuring in various ways the arrangement of the cameras, the saturation and the luminosity of the image. You can enjoy instant replays or save them to replay them whenever you want.
To complete the combo, downloads with new content (many of them free) are always available so that users do not stop having novel elements that always make “new” the experience of being a racing driver, at least in a simulator.
How could it be otherwise, the game is widely praised by both gamers and specialized critics.
In order to “run” on the personal computer, the game requires a computer with the following minimum requirements: Windows Vista or higher, AMD Athlon X2 2.8 GHz processor or Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz; 2 GB RAM memory, DirectX 10.1 graphics card and DirectX version 11 sound; Broadband Internet connection and 15 GB of free hard disk space.
10. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
We closed our ranking with the beloved and hated in equal parts Mario Kart, but we have all played once or more than once.
How many of you ran Super Mario Kart on the Super Nintendo? In 1992, the year in which the game debuted, the Japanese company was the undisputed leader of the sector, having as sole competitors a dying Atari and the “incomprehensible” consoles of Sega. In 1994 the first PlayStation would appear and the story changed, but that’s another story.
Mario now has to save Nintendo
The novel about the survival of the centenary Nintendo Company Limited, by moment reminds us what happened in the mobile phone sector with Nokia and Blackberry , companies that became leaders in their markets (for years nobody sold more cell phones than Nokia), but they did not react quickly enough to the changes and the arrival of new technologies, so they ended up giving up.
Founded in 1889, the conglomerate of electronics and entertainment whose main headquarters is in Kyoto, it seems that there are still several “aces” up their sleeve, although for many years now (mainly their fellow Sony) are counting the minutes left to lie on the canvas forever.
After the Nintendo Wii U debacle , now comes a new console, the Nintendo Switch that, like the audience around Super Mario Bros , has divided the opinions of the “specialists” of the sector: there are those who believe that it will save the dishes, others believe that there is nothing to do, because the new generations of gamers, Nintendo sounds like Prehistory.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was designed exclusively to be played on this new hybrid device (it can be a desktop or portable tablet). Time will tell if the knight in the red cap could save his company, just as repeatedly and for decades he has been saving Princess Peach.
More of the same?
The game is practically a “remastering” of the previous installment of the series that was created for the Wii U. There are some that quite loudly claim that nothing happens with this, that as almost no one bought that console, the game will remain new to most.
The most notable variants, in addition to an obvious improvement in graphics thanks to advances in technology (the resolution of the video jumped from 720p to 1080p), is a completely improved Battle Mode, as well as the incorporation of new characters.
Includes new scenarios, but without leaving aside the iconic past, such as the Battle Stadium. The players will start the competition with the score at 0 (previously they started with 3 points), so they will have to react quickly if they do not want to “die” too soon. And if a competitor wants to attack a particular character, now has the option to select it and not attack in a “random” as it had been. In total there will be five possibilities of play in this “Mode”.
As for the debuting characters: King Boo, arch enemy of Luigi; Dry Bones, the skeletal version of the Koopas troops that has been chasing Mario since Super Mario Bros 3 ; Bowser Jr., known by some as Koopa Jr. and who since Super Mario Sunshine has been helping his father Bowser (main villain of the entire franchise) to seize Princess Peach. Also, they appear the Inklings (boy and girl), personages of the series of games Splatoon and that already in other opportunities they have had small appearances within the world of Mario.
20 Best PS1 Games of All Time
The origin of the console is quite curious: the breakdown of the agreement between Sony and Nintendo. This agreement was that Sony would develop CD-ROM for the SNES CD, but given the limited success of CD-ROM support at that time the project was canceled and Sony decided to launch its own console. The play did not turn out badly given the experience he had gained working side by side with Nintendo. Sony PlayStation became the most successful console of the fifth generation with more than 100 million units sold worldwide. The 32-bit Sony console, PlayStation, it went on sale in 1994 in Japan, and in 1995 in the United States and Europe.
The original remote for PlayStation did not include joysticks. These were added later with the analog control due to the constant growth of 3D ps1 games, and then a Dualshock version that would also bring the vibration function. Another of its accessories was the Memory Card with which we could save our games. In addition, over time, a Multitap was created so that up to four players could play at the same time. One of the main features of PlayStation and one of the reasons for its success was its huge catalog of games, of which we have made a selection with which we have the best 20 PlayStation games.
Oh! In case it has not been clear, this list IS NOT A RANKING, it is that: a list. Therefore, the position 1 is not better than the 20. Simply, we have numbered the games apra that is more comfortable to read, so you know how many you have left. Well, let’s go there!
1. Metal Gear Solid (Konami, 1998)
Metal Gear Solid is the third installment of the saga created by Hideo Kojima after Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake , and the first adventure in the Sony console, PlayStation . Metal Gear Solid was to be developed initially for the 3D Oconsole and its launch was scheduled for 1994 under the name of Metal Gear Solid 3 . Due to the lack of financial support for the creation of the game, it was developed for PlayStation and went on sale as Metal Gear Solid on September 3, 1998 in Japan and October 21 in the United States. On June 24, 1999 the game also reached Europe.
The plot revolves around Solid Snake , a soldier who must infiltrate the facilities of an elite group known as FOXHOUND on the island of Shadow Moses in Alaska . Solid Snake will have to rescue hostages, annihilate terrorists and avoid a nuclear launch, all in a plot that is characterized by its complexity and the immersion of the player with everything that surrounds him within the adventure. Metal Gear Solid was the first game in the series to make use of 3D graphics. In fact, the surname “Solid” is not only the protagonist of the adventure, it also refers to the “solid” environments that the technology of the time allowed to create for the game. In addition, this third installment of the Metal Gear saga used the same game engine for the numerous cinematics of the adventure. It is one of the Best PlayStation 1 games of this console, thanks also, in good part, to its legendary dubbing in which Alfonso Vallés put voice to the protagonist.
2. Soul Reaver (Crystal Dynamics, 1999)
Soul Reaver was the second game in the Legacy of Kain saga , and went on sale on PlayStation in 1999. The facts of this second installment occur 1500 years after Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain , and tell how Raziel , son of Kain, he becomes a soul harvester guided by a divine force, and as if that were not enough, he has the difficult task of returning the natural balance to the city of Nosgoth . The game was a success, and with all the installments of the saga, the adventures of Kain and Raziel have sold over 3.5 million copies worldwide .
The importance of the plot, a spectacular artistic design and impressive final bosses were some of the keys to the success of one of the Best PlayStation 1 games . Without forgetting the combat system that forced us to use the environment to rise with victory and the enormous dimensions of Nosgoth , open to exploration, with many hidden areas and secrets to discover.
3. Dino Crisis (Capcom, 1999)
Dino Crisis was developed under the baton of the creator of Resident Evil, Shinji Mikami . It was developed by Capcom for its launch on PlayStation in 1999, although later versions were made for Sega Dreamcast and Microsoft Windows in 2000. Its mix of survival horror with dinosaurs was a success, and the game managed to enter the lists of most sold during the year of its release, selling about 2 and a half million copies. The adventure revolves around Regina , an intelligence agent member of the SORT special forces. Regina and three other members of the team are sent to an island where a secret base is located of the government that has been attacked by dinosaurs. The team must escape from there and rescue Doctor Edward Kirk . The game has several endings depending on some decisions we make with our protagonsita.
Dino Crisis borrows many aspects of Resident Evil game mechanics , although in this case Capcom leaves the undead and replaces them with dinosaurs. During the plot we had to go through numerous desolate installations while solving riddles and getting security keys to access new areas. All this while we were attacked by the dinosaurs. The game used 3D graphics , something that was very novel for an era accustomed to pre-rendered graphics.
4. Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (Naughty Dog, 2002)
The third installment of the Crash Bandicoot saga is considered by many to be the best. Critically acclaimed, it was also a sales success with more than five and a half million copies sold since its PlayStation launch in July 2002. Later, Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped was also available for download on PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 3 through the PlayStation Network . The adventure narrated as Crash and Coco Bandicoot They traveled through time with the complicated mission of collecting all the crystals that were usually at the end of each level. There were 25 crystals in total.
Naughty Dog developed new technology in the graphic engine for the creation of Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped , which allowed a remarkable improvement in the textures with respect to previous deliveries and greater depth in the scenarios. In addition, new engines for game mechanics were devised in order to facilitate the experience of facing the levels in which we had to drive small planes or jet skis. For example, the enemy planes were programmed to come out before our character’s and so we had time to shoot them before they turned around and finished with us.
5. FIFA 98 (EA Sports, 1997)
It is considered one of FIFA’s most important deliveries , as in addition to a new graphic engine, FIFA: Heading for the 98 World Cup also included tactical options, official soundtrack, real stadiums and new leagues for the first time . Another feature of this FIFA 98 , is the inclusion of the game mode “Course to the World Cup” , which allowed us to pass the qualifying stage and play the World Cup with any of the selections recognized by FIFA at that time, a total of 173.
FIFA 98 went on sale in seven different platforms between 1997 and 1998, was the third edition with 3D graphics of the fifth generation of consoles. In FIFA 98 we could enjoy 11 national leagues , and play for the first time in real stadiums , since previously the FIFA fields were fictitious. FIFA 98 was also a pioneer in introducing real songs for its soundtrack . Surely you still remember his main theme of Blur, Song 2, which sounded as we navigated the menus of the game. In addition, it was the first time that speakers participated in other languages, in Spain Manolo Lama and Paco Gonzáles were in charge of commenting and livening up the matches. Only a few months later, another game of the saga came out, focused on the world championship.
6. Driver 2 (Infogrames, 2000)
Driver 2 went on sale on PlayStation during the year 2000 in the hands of Infogrames. The game improved notably the graphics of the first installment of the saga, and maintained the possibility of visiting four different cities, yes, in this case the level of detail was greater and the game took full advantage of the power of PlayStation . In addition, the variety of vehicles is also much higher in Driver 2 , in which in addition to cars, we had trucks, vans and buses. The missions were improved with respect to the first installment, in its sequel they are more varied and they did not always start in the free floor of our character as it already happened in Driver, here the missions could start anywhere in the city.
The story was taken care of in detail, and its creators wanted the player to feel within the plot. So, the adventure revolves around Tranner and his partner Jones, who are in the midst of a gangster war . To solve the intricate plot that is presented to us, Tranner must go through different cities, such as Havana , Las Vegas or Rio de Janeiro and put an end to the criminal organizations that face it.
7. Gran Turismo (Sony Computer Entertainment 1997,1998)
Gran Turismo is the first installment of one of the most important driving sagas, in fact the first Gran Turismo is the best-selling PlayStation game with nearly 11 million copies sold worldwide. The game went on sale in Japan in 1997, and the United States and Europe in May 1998. In Gran Turismo we could get behind the wheel of 170 cars , and enjoy the 11 circuits of the game. Of course, to play with all vehicles we had to pass different tests, since not all were available from the beginning.
Gran Turismo introduces many new features, such as the use of the Dualshock control system and a realistic vibration never before seen on PlayStation . Graphically it was quite spectacular for the time, and if you do not remember the surface of the cars and how it shone when the light reflected on them. In addition, in Gran Turismo we could change the original configuration of the cars, giving the game a little extra customization. On the other hand, the cars boasted a very realistic behavior both in the curves, as in the moment of acceleration and braking.
8. Resident Evil 2 (Capcom, 1998)
Although a version for Saturn was also weighed, Resident Evil 2 ended up appearing on PlayStation in 1998, although later versions would be made for other consoles such as Nintendo 64 and Sega Dreamcast. The story of Resident Evil 2 is placed two months after the events of the first installment of the saga in the Spencer Mansion,when the zombies have invaded Raccoon City . And that is where the destinies of Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield would cross and they would have to survive together the terrifying creatures that had taken the city.
Resident Evil 2 for PlayStation boasted spectacular pre-rendered 3D video sequences . In addition, graphically far surpassed what was seen in the first installment, highlighting the design of the scenarios and the modeling of the characters. Resident Evil 2 also had a Dualshock version that included support for analog control with vibration , and also added a “novice” mode to the game.
9. Spyro The Dragon (Insomniac Games, 1998)
Spyro is one of the icons of PlayStation , and its first delivery was very popular. The adventure was led by the dragon Spyro and a dragonfly called Sparx , although the true hero here is the first. Spyro is chosen to save his race and will have to travel six worlds with several levels each to collect gems , saving the other dragons and preparing to face the evil Gnasty Gnasc .
The animations of the game were incredible and the game can boast of having had one of the best PlayStation graphics . Spyro The Dragon took full advantage of the capabilities of the console at the time, which gave the game quite large scenarios without losing graphical quality. Colorful, original and retailer, one of the best PlayStation 3D platforms could not be missing from the list .
10. Final Fantasy VII (Square, 1997)
It was the first Final Fantasy for PlayStation and the first to see the light in the European market. The seventh installment of the saga was a pioneer in the introduction of animated sequences , as well as in the use of 3D graphics . During the adventure we had to put ourselves in the skin of Cloud Strife , and together with the eco terrorist group AVALANCHE , stop the Shinra Corporation , which used the life of the planet as a source of energy.
Graphically, Final Fantasy VII squeezing the full potential of PlayStation , the introduction of 3D in the saga was a big step, but sometimes this tridimensionalidad was partial, for example on stage with prerendered backgrounds. Of course, during his spectacular battles in turns the 3D was complete. In addition, the whole adventure was accompanied by an epic soundtrack , with melodies to remember.
11. Doom (Id Software, 1995)
It was originally created to work in the DOS operating system . This first-person shooter put us in the shoes of a Marine during a mission on one of the moons of Mars, but everything gets complicated when the gates of hell open up leaving all kinds of demonic creatures free , so our main objective It was to survive at all costs throughout the levels of the game.
The Doom for PlayStation went on sale in 1995, and did so as a conversion of the first two installments of the saga by Williams Entertainment . For its PlayStation version, the same graphic engine was used, although with some updates, such as depth of colors. Of course, some enemies of the original game were also eliminated and to optimize the title in PlayStation some areas of the map and some textures were reduced.
12. Medal of Honor (DreamWorks Interactive, 1999)
Medal of Honor , first game of the saga, was one of the few titles in dealing with the conflict of World War II during the generation of PlayStation . The game was created and produced by Steven Spielberg , whose desire to deal with World War II was met twice, as in a year premiered the film Save Soldier Ryan and this first game in the series. Medal of Honor focuses on soldier Jimmy Patterson, with whom we will have to meet numerous objectives, such as destroying enemy positions, all under the framework of the Second World War between 1944 and 1945. In fact, the saga does not abandon the theme of the Second World War until 2010 with the game Medal of Honor for PlayStation 3 , Xbox 360 and PC .
Another noteworthy aspect was the soundtrack of the game created by the composer Michael Giacchino , who for example has been the creator of the music that accompanied Jack and the rest of the survivors during his adventures in the series Lost . Giacchino commented at the time the importance of Jimmy Patterson, the protagonist of the game, who not only faces the main plot of the adventure, also has to deal with personal dilemmas.
13. Medi Evil (ECS, 1998)
In the game we put ourselves in the shoes of Sir Daniel , a knight resurrected by the magic of the evil sorcerer Zarok , and who will have the difficult mission of freeing the kingdom of Gallowmere that Zarok has conquered with an army of undead and demons of the shadows . During the game we not only had to face numerous enemies, there were also stretches of complex platforms and secret zones . In addition, we had many objects and runes that we had to collect and that were sometimes the ones that allowed us to access the next area of the map.
MediEvil was characterized by the incredible variety of its game mechanics. We had stretches of platforms, action and puzzle solving. Graphically it was not the best thing that happened through the Sony desktop console, but it did have a very careful level design and although the characters were somewhat crude, the effects of light and fire were quite realistic.
14. Tomb Raider II (Eidos Interactive, 1997)
Lara Croft , one of the best ps1 games and a symbol of sensuality and eroticism, that accompanied by incredible adventures became an explosive mixture. The second installment of the Tomb Raider saga went on sale on PlayStation in November 1997. Developed by Core Design and distributed by Eidos Interactive , it was a great commercial success reaching to sell more than eight million copies worldwide. Tomb Raider II , although it is also known as Tomb Raider: The Dagger of Xian , told the adventures of Lara Croft while looking for the Dagger of Xian, a search that would take him to numerous locations throughout the planet, such as Venice or China.
Graphically, Tomb Raider II was created with the same engine as the first delivery, although with some improvements. One of the most important is the movement of Lara’s ponytail . In addition new weapons were added, such as the grenade launcher or an M16 rifle , new movements and some levels with small sections in which we had to drive a motorboat or a motorcycle. On the other hand, in Tomb Raider II we could also enjoy larger levels than in his first adventure, as well as more enemies . Many also remember the ending with shower included …
15. Parasite Eve (SquareSoft, 1998)
Parasite Eve , adventure of terror with touches of role that did not arrive to our country, although curiously its sequel yes that it did it and in addition, translated. The story of the game is based on a book by Hideaki Sena . Although the title only went on sale in Japan and the United States, Parasite Eve was a success and later Parasite Eve II was developed. The story revolved around Aya Brea , an inexperienced 25-year-old New York police officer, who when she sets out to enjoy the opera on Christmas Eve, almost everyone who meets her in the theater burst into flames. From there begins an adventure of terror , with touches of role and some cinematic the less spectacular.
It was not the best of the time in terms of graphics is concerned, but the simplicity of its set endowed the adventure with the graphic quality necessary to get into its history and enjoy a unique title. In addition, once finished, we could repeat the story again in a mode called EX Mode , in which we could enjoy a new level of difficulty , an additional level of play and an alternate ending. In fact it was considered the true end of the game because the first we could see did not like it at all, and apparently not even its creators.
16. Silent Hill (Konami, 1999)
The game put us in the shoes of Harry Mason , who had to find his adopted daughter disappeared in the tourist area of Silent Hill , and for this would have the help of a police officer called Cybil Bennet . Its complex history and its terrifying atmosphere, where fog and darkness surrounds us constantly, made this survival horror a success, which continued during its two sequels, also acclaimed by critics. With Silent Hill 4: The Room , sales of the franchise began to fall. Still, the saga has had two film adaptations and a large number of novels and comics set in the Silent Hill universe.
Another feature of Silent Hill was the use of several endings, one of them good, another bad and one with certain touches of “humor” in which the protagonists have an encounter with aliens. It should also be noted its careful soundtrack , which helped, and much, to get completely complete in the atmosphere of terror and tension that was breathed in the game.
17. Broken Sword II: The forces of evil (Revolution Software, 1997)
Sequel to one of the most successful graphic adventures , Broken Sword II went on sale in 1997 thanks to the incredible success of the game in its PC version . Of course, during the transfer to the Sony console , some aspects of the game’s graphic quality were lost, such as facial animations, although its full-screen cartoon aesthetic on PlayStation worked very well.
The story revolved around George, who after seeing how his girlfriend Nicole was kidnapped, must embark on a crusade to rescue her and face conspiracies of Mayan cults related to a solar eclipse. In this second installment was included the possibility of controlling both George Stobbart and Nicole Collard , and although their 2D graphics hardly improved compared to the original adventure, they did introduce small improvements such as smoke or changes in the inventory menu.
18. Tekken 3 (Namco, 1998)
It was the last game in the saga for the Sony console . Graphically outperformed his predecessors thanks to a new engine that allowed us to enjoy some better fighters and textures that hardly suffered any slowdown. In addition, 15 new characters were added , such as Forest Law and Ling Xiaoyu , who joined the already well-known Yoshimitsu , Kuma or Nina Williams .
The improved engine allowed a more controllable air combat, facilitated dodging enemy blows and allowed to perform spectacular combos . Of course, Tekken 3 reduced the height at which we could jump, giving a more realistic look to these movements. In the sound section, the game was complemented with more modern music and more “cañera”.
19. Tenchu: Stealth Assassins (Activision, 1998)
One of the main characteristics of this stealth adventure set in Japan is that all levels occurred at night due to the graphic limitations of the time and the power of PlayStation , so the scenarios did not have great horizons and we had to overcome them with visibility reduced. Of course, his incredible story and the opportunity to become a ninja during the missions made up for the non-spectacular graphic section.
He was a pioneer in incorporating stealth into ninja games , as well as traditional aspects of martial arts. Although Tenchu also moved away from reality in some moments of the game, adding fantasy elements and Japanese mythology . In this adventure we could choose which of the two characters perform the missions, and as we used to Rikimaru or Ayame , the video sequences suffered small variations.
20. Syphon Filter 2 (989 Studios, 2000)
Siphon Filter 2 continued with the story right where it had left the first installment of the saga, and went on sale in February 2000, just a few months after its predecessor. Even so, and despite the little time that the guys at 989 Studios had to develop this third-person shooter , they far surpassed the original, with a longer and more exciting story and much wider scenarios. As if that were not enough, in Syphon Filter 2 was included a game mode for two players , and although it was simply to finish our friend in closed scenarios in one-on-one best ps1 games, it was very fun.
The animations were quite decent and the character moved with agility through the scenarios. Graphically, it did not undergo many changes with respect to the original, although there were improvements in the effects of light and textures . Special mention to the cinematics of the game, some quite violent, and that helped us to unravel the plot.
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