Playstation Suite is set to provide a digitial distribution platform for PSOne games on Android-enabled smartphones (including the oft-leaked Xperia Play), but NVIDIA have revealed that PS2 games are also in the pipeline. However, there'll be a few processing bridges to cross first.Click here to read more...
Sony's record-breaking black monolith turned 10 in Europe recently (check out Matt's lookback feature). It's hard to believe it's been a decade since the most successful console ever launched. The PS2 wasn't just important for games, Sony were massively influential in making DVD the film format of choice by slyly slipping a DVD player into millions of homes too, much like they've done again with Blu-ray and the PS3. The games are what mattered though. Here's my Top 10 titles I felt were amongst the most important. Of course there are a few seemingly glaring omissions from this list, I felt like an utter bastard for cutting some titles, but that's how strong a decade of PlayStation 2 really was. The PS3 and Xbox 360 have a hell of a lot of work to do yet if they want to match it. Here we go then, in order of release date:
1: Grand Theft Auto III (2001)
The one that changed everything. The leap into a living, breathing 3D city from the old bird's-eye-view crime-spree made GTA a place we'd spend months exploring. The freedom GTAIII offered hadn't been seen before and the range of side-missions, collectibles and Rockstar's trademark humour and storytelling kept gamers glued to their screens well into the new year. Even now players would be able to load up the game and remember every street of the game as if they had actually lived there. Vice City might be the seminal title and San Andreas was bigger and packed with even more variety, but GTAIII will always be remembered as a true trendsetter.Click here to see the remaining 9 Top PS2 games.