Should I buy a PS2?

Discussion in 'Sony PlayStation 1 & 2' started by pizza_man, Feb 28, 2010.

Feb 28, 2010

Should I buy a PS2? by pizza_man at 4:15 AM (2,609 Views / 0 Likes) 33 replies

  1. pizza_man
    OP

    Newcomer pizza_man Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2008
    Messages:
    13
    Country:
    Australia
    I had a PS2, and had many great hours with it. But unfortuntely, when I moved away, it only seemed fair to give it to my older brother (seeing as I had PSWii60), and I never really played it.

    However, having only just found out on this site that I could softmod the system, I feel like I've missed out (I love soft modding things for some reason). Also, because there's always been games I've wanted to play on the system, but never got around to it (Shadow of the Collussus in particular).

    So would you say it's worth picking up another system?
     


  2. ENDscape

    Member ENDscape REBORN! I will post with my Dying Will!!!

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2007
    Messages:
    1,488
    Location:
    ``orz
    Country:
    Philippines
    If you have the money then i would say yes. Since theyre really inexpensive nowadays. Also the fact that you can soft mod it is a good reason to invest.
     
  3. Rogue_Syst3m

    Member Rogue_Syst3m GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Messages:
    156
    Location:
    J-Ville
    Country:
    United States
    cant go wrong with a ps2 [​IMG]
     
  4. pizza_man
    OP

    Newcomer pizza_man Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2008
    Messages:
    13
    Country:
    Australia
    Yeah I've got the cash, and they're dirt cheap last I saw. One thing though. Are ALL PS2's able to be soft modded?
     
  5. nitrostemp

    Member nitrostemp GBAtemp Maniac

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2009
    Messages:
    1,265
    Country:
    Australia
    get a second hand ps2 phat and a freemcboot memory card and your in softmod heaven
     
  6. _Chaz_

    Member _Chaz_ GBAtemp's Official Mook™

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2009
    Messages:
    5,624
    Country:
    United States
    If you're in it for the softmod (and I assume free gaming...) I would just go with an emulator if your computer can handle it.
     
  7. matsurisan

    Newcomer matsurisan Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2009
    Messages:
    33
    Country:
    Spain
    I recommend just using the emu, pcsx2. It rocks.
     
  8. nitrostemp

    Member nitrostemp GBAtemp Maniac

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2009
    Messages:
    1,265
    Country:
    Australia
    get a second hand phat they are cheap as
     
  9. ojsinnerz.

    Member ojsinnerz. Damned

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2007
    Messages:
    3,152
    Location:
    Canada
    Country:
    Canada
    PS2 has an incredible gaming library, and is my favorite console of all time. Go for one. It's cheaper than buying one PS3 game.
     
  10. Sao Mortel

    Member Sao Mortel GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Messages:
    533
    Location:
    Montreal
    Country:
    Canada
    PS2's are the best investment out there (except for a DS). You get a DVD-DIVX Player, With the biggest library and solid titles for very cheap. Softmod is the safest (safer than DS). Don't lose your time on emus when you can get the real thing. Only a few of 90001 don't work that will leave you over 50 million console that will work with it.
     
  11. Leo Cantus

    Member Leo Cantus So zeta slow!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2009
    Messages:
    832
    Location:
    England
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Worth it if you have the money, you could get a used one.
    But if you have a really good PC you can use an emulator.
     
  12. rdurbin

    Member rdurbin GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2006
    Messages:
    472
    Location:
    US
    Country:
    United States
    make sure you go with a phat model and get like a 300 gb hard drive, you will also need to get a network adapter, its required for the hard drive connection. You have to use the old type hard drives, not the new S-ATA ones. You can than copy your games to the hard drive and play them off a list, just like you would do with a wii using a wii usb loaders. You want to get phat cause they allow the hard drives, the slim only allow USB hard drives and does not support USB 2 (like the wii does) so it is very slow. You can use this with ps2 soft mods
     
  13. nitrostemp

    Member nitrostemp GBAtemp Maniac

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2009
    Messages:
    1,265
    Country:
    Australia
    i love been plauing with my usb hard drive for my ps2 phat and it runs as fast as a disc, it can take a while to boot the game though
     
  14. hughjass

    Member hughjass GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2008
    Messages:
    255
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    +1 for PS2 Phat with HD loader, I have one with a 180gig HDD with around 50 games on it, can't go wrong there!

    Plus if RPG's are your thang you'll be in heaven, persona 4 anyone?
     
  15. pizza_man
    OP

    Newcomer pizza_man Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2008
    Messages:
    13
    Country:
    Australia
    I think I'll go pick up an old phat tomorrow then. The stickied soft mod thread, is that still all up to date, as in I still need a cheat loader or a copy of agent under fire?

    ie, what's the best, cheapest way to do it?

    Also, is there a list of emus and stuff (homebrew?) that can be run on a soft modded ps2?

    And lastly, to be clear, I basically need a phat, and memory card, possibly a cheat loader or AUF game disc, and I'll be ready to have a basic soft modded console?
     
  16. nitrostemp

    Member nitrostemp GBAtemp Maniac

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2009
    Messages:
    1,265
    Country:
    Australia
    cheat loader = yes
     
  17. cobleman

    Member cobleman GBAtemp Maniac

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Messages:
    1,449
    Location:
    Australia
    Country:
    Australia
    or you could get in touch with me about setting up the card for freemcboot. Send an original 8mb card with a self addressed envelope or post pack. I would set it up as a multi console card
    Other cards that work are Playmax and Futuretronics
     
  18. pizza_man
    OP

    Newcomer pizza_man Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2008
    Messages:
    13
    Country:
    Australia
    Hmmm, thanks for the offer. I'll look around and see whats easiest. I just realized I've got a pretty full on week, so I might be putting this whole thing on hold for a little while. Thanks for the replies guys [​IMG]
     
  19. nagnose

    Newcomer nagnose Advanced Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    Messages:
    59
    Country:
    United States
    i still use mine with smsPlayer to play movies sometimes
     
  20. Sao Mortel

    Member Sao Mortel GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Messages:
    533
    Location:
    Montreal
    Country:
    Canada
    Really its having someone else do it for you because once you have it, you can do it to others in less than a breeze.
     

Share This Page