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Old 26-11-2008   #6
"The New Guy"
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In no particular order...

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3: Sure, there are haters out there... but no other game in the series has been a Zen-like experience like THPS3 has been. The addition of the revert added some sick lines and the game really perfected the goal-driven gameplay formula.

God of War: What else can be said about this game that hasn't already been said in the past? Jaw-dropping visuals, glorious sound, action to the gills, and some mind-bending puzzles all add up to arguably the best action game to ever grace the console. Devil May Cry fans may disagree, but to me, this is a slam dunk.

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance: This game opened up the Action RPG genre for the PS2, despite the fact that it was multiplatform. The game's developers, Snowblind Studios, would later go on to reprise their formula for two similar games based in the EverQuest universe that were also excellent... but it was Dark Alliance that really lit the way for future games of this ilk.

Persona 3 (FES): While it's pretty easy for some RPG fans to instantly name a Final Fantasy game to this list, the fact is that Persona 3 is a better RPG than Final Fantasy X or Final Fantasy XII. Aside from being a turn-based RPG, there are also elements of dating sims and other social interactions that round the experience out. It's not the traditional fantasy world that you might think of when thinking RPG, but Persona 3 is a winner nonetheless.

Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance: Whoa... stop throwing things at me here. Many will argue that Metal Gear Solid 3 was a better game, but I didn't think so. Although the storyline was a bit iffy (Raiden really did rub some people the wrong way), the gameplay was more accessible. I never liked the camouflage elements and the lack of radar in MGS3... MGS2:S also marked the return of VR missions for added fun... plus the production values were awesome.
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