O PS2 left the console battle some time ago, but it is a fact that many franchises were born during its life cycle. As with any other platform, certain series that originated on the second PlayStation ended up forgotten over time, while others still remain alive today.
If you are ready to embark on another journey through time, we remind you below six successful series that were born on the PS2 and continued to receive games later on other platforms. Check out!
1. God of War
God of War It was certainly one of the pleasant surprises in the PlayStation 2’s life cycle, in addition to being one of the games that ended up popularizing the console in several parts of the world (especially in Brazil).
The series God of War tells the story of Kratos, a Spartan warrior who ended up facing the entire pantheon of Greek gods in titles with a strong focus on action, dynamic combat and especially violencesince in all games the protagonist can finish his opponents in a very visceral way.
In the life cycle of the PS2, the series had two games, the first of which was released in 2005 and the other in 2007. After that, all Sony consoles received at least one title starring Kratos, be it new or a collection.
2. Kingdom Hearts
When the first Kingdom Hearts hit stores in 2002, many people didn’t imagine the series would go this far – especially when they observed that it was a mixture of Final Fantasy with Disney universe, something that could go very right or very wrong.
To the happiness of many, the adventures of Sora, Donald and Goofy in this action RPG were popular with the public, who could follow a story that extended into several other games. These always take as a basis the worlds of Disney animations and films to shape their plot, bringing combat mechanics with free attacks and spells coming directly from Final Fantasy.
Another curious point of the franchise Kingdom Hearts is that some episodes gave the chance to play alongside some members and also learn a little more about Organization XIII, the group of villains that continues to cause problems for the protagonists.
3. Devil May Cry
Devil May Cry It’s another title focused on action, where the maxim is to act quickly to defeat any enemy that gets in the way by performing varied combos with the protagonist’s blows.
The first game in the series arrived on the PS2 in 2001 telling the story of Dante, a demon hunter seeking revenge for the death of his mother and brother. Before achieving this, however, it is necessary to go through several battles that They bring as a difference an evaluation through style, which becomes bigger and better if you go through the phase without taking damage.
Another thing that caught attention is that Dante could also equip some firearms, allowing him to create different combat styles for the protagonist – and something that was popular with the public.
4. Guitar Hero
Guitar Hero is a famous musical series that had its origins on the PS2, with the unique feature being the possibility of playing several hits from the world of rock using a plastic guitar or a video game controller.
The first game hit stores in 2005 and it didn’t take long to become a hit among the public, including those who weren’t big fans of the musical style. Several other titles were later launched using the same proposal (some even focused on bands), but unfortunately the franchise is forgotten backstage and has no plans for a return.
5. Ratchet & Clank
Ratchet & Clank is one of the few franchises that was born on the PS2 and still remains faithful to the Sony house. Developed by Insomniac Games, the first game hit stores in 2002 and is one of the series that received the most games on the late Sony console: five in total.
The proposal here is to follow the duo through stages that mix platform concepts, combat and puzzles in all the games we’ve already had the opportunity to check out. The game also has a light story and charismatic characters, which certainly helped make this franchise a success with audiences of all ages.
Let’s close our list with Yakuzaa game released in 2006 on the PS2 and which gave the public the opportunity to follow Kazuma Kiryu’s battles against members of the Japanese mafia in a game that is a true tribute to classic beat’em ups.
One of the points that made the title become a success among the public, in addition to the action, are the various moments that the protagonist goes through, some bizarre, others funny and even tragedies. Furthermore, The option to adopt an open world gave players more exploration power and a different way of getting to know Japanese culture.
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