Pros Slim and small, huge library of games, online built in
Cons None it does what it can.
Summary I hate the review for the ps2 on cnet. It's stupid, look the new ps2 is smaller than any console and doesn't overheat. Anyway the ps2 has a huge library of games since it came out in 2000 not only that it has hundreds of games from ps1. I don't know about you but I was one of 100 million that had a ps1 and I have lots of classic ps1 games.
It is true that compared to xbox and gamecube in graphics it's getting old. I look at it this way ps2 was being made to battle dreamcast (R.I.P.). They didn't know about xbox cause everyone thought it was a rumor or it was gonna play pc games only. So microsoft and nintendo had plenty of time to make their gpu's.
You know what though ps2 is approaching 100 million aswell, not bad for a system that has inferior graphics huh. Anyway ps2 is the best console for what counts, games. Xbox and gamecube can have the better graphics but at the end of the day it's all about the games and that's why ps2 is number 1 worldwide.
Exclusives like grand theft auto whose controversy just increases the sales of it and ps2, gran turismo and many more is what drives the success of ps2. I hope my review helps people see the bigger picture between ps2 and the competition.
Pros Extensive Game Library, Plays PS1 Games, DVD Capabilities
Cons Low Detail Graphics, Load Times are Long
Summary The PS2 swept the gaming world when it came out. It was the first system to push the envelope for higher 3D performance and it remained one of the top consoles for a half the decade. Since the PS2 has been around for a long time, no real updates have been made,.. the Gamecube and XBox reign supreme in visual quality because they were releasesd afterwards.
Still, the PS2 offers tons of hits, like GT4, the whole Grand Theft Auto series, and the Final Fantasy franchise which lured me in to buying the PS2 in the first place!
The PS2 gets my "7" because it's good for the time being, because Sony is planning on releasing the PS3 in the future. The new models are now slimmed down, which makes this a cooler purchase.
If you're demanding higher detailed graphics, and have the money, choose the new Xbox at the moment. If you want some quick entertainment and want a huge collection of games, get the PS2. It's a matter of choice!
Pros Slim Design, Huge Library, Built In Ethernet, Enhanced Graphics, Use As DVD Player, Cheaper Price
Cons Only Two Controller Ports (Again), No Wireless or Bluetooth, Graphics Still Trail XBox
Summary Going away to college I needed a gaming system that had A. Affordability B. Portability C. Plenty of Titles Available. With the advent of the PSP, it would seem that the "Slim" PS2 would be come non existent, however the PSP's price ($250) for a college student and ability to play on a TV monitor have its drawbacks. I'm not saying the new "Slim" PS2 can stack up stat or feature wise to the PSP or even the upcoming PS3, however it is a great system for the money, especially for the gamer in need of space and price.
Pros Great selection of titles, backward compatability with Playstation games
Cons Not able to play HDD enabled games
Summary The PS2 is an intuitive and breathtaking console with a killer price. Its small form makes it perfect for the dorm room or the person with minimalist tastes. A huge library of games makes it a fun system for all people to play. Though the graphics may look dated by 2006 standards, those of us who look beyond the graphics to the gameplay and the true essence of the game are seldom dissapointed.
Pros graphics, speed, reputation from company and system, has had stronghold on gaming market for 6 years, disc drive
Cons load time, controller amount
Summary The playstation 2, has brought us some of sony's greatest moments, modeled some of the best mascots, and is pretty darn' fun!
The Play Station 2 offers many likeable features. For one, it has had a stronghold on the gaming market for over 5 years, although it's load time can be slow, the graphic quality can suprise you, especially if you are an Xbox user. The PS2 tooks it's step in the 6th generation of gaming, and allows intense gaming. Although, gaming is evolving rapidly, and since so the PS2 was created in 2000, where the Microsoft xbox and GCN (nintendo game cube or game cube network) was released a year later, and took a different hold. For example the Gamecube had alot of young gamers interested because of the high amount in E games where the PS2 does have, but not as many, which is not suprising for Nintendos stradegy, (a good one I might add) and the Xbox commonly known as a computer undercover, had better graphics. Although the PS2 has been prefeared by lots of RPG gamers, and action adventure sci-fi ones, and is the home for the Final Fantasy X, Kingdom Hearts, and more. I give this console an eight for it's sturdy gaming