What are some cool things I can do with a hacked PS2

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Aug 31, 2011
  1. Fudge
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    I bought a PlayStation 2 recently that is coming in the mail. However, I don't know where to start in terms of homebrew, and I only know of a few games I want to play. Can anyone recommend some good homebrew and/or games?
     


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    Samurai Legend Musashi
     
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    if u dl FMCB noobie package, that's all the homebrew you'll ever need XD The PS2 doesn't offer much in terms of homebrew (but the few that is there is pretty useful, like SMS)

    as for games, you're going to have to go more specific. What kind of games do you like? Action, fighting, RPG, etc
     
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    Pretty much anything, although I'm not to fond of strategy and turn-based RPGs. However, if the game is really good, recommend it anyway.
     
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    Dragon Quest XIII
    Devil May Cry 1-3
    The Bouncer
    Jak & Daxter
    God Of War 1 & 2
     
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    Good games? Well, hope you don't mind a big list. I have played quite a bit.

    Ape Escape series
    Arc: Twilight of the Spirits
    Area 51
    Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II
    Beyond Good & Evil
    Burnout 3: Takedown / Burnout Revenge
    Canis Canem Edit (PAL) / Bully (US)
    Champions of Norrath
    Dark Cloud and Dark Chronicle (PAL and JP) / Dark Cloud 2 (US)
    Deus Ex
    Devil Kings
    Devil May Cry series
    Dirge of Cerberus - Final Fantasy VII
    Disgaea series
    Downhill Domination
    Dragon Quest - The Journey of the Cursed King
    Final Fantasy series
    Freak Out
    Freedom Fighters
    Garou: Mark of the Wolves (JP only)
    Genji
    Ghost in the Shell - Stand Alone Complex
    Ghosthunter
    Gitaroo Man
    Global Defense Force (PAL and JP only)
    God Hand
    God of War series
    Grand Theft Auto series
    GrimGrimoire
    Guilty Gear X2 Accent Core Plus
    Half-Life
    Haunting Ground
    Ico
    Jak series
    Kingdom Hearts series
    Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil
    Makai Kingdom
    Mercenaries
    Metal Gear Solid 2 series (get Substance / Subsistence)
    Metal Slug Anthology
    Midnight Club II / Midnight Club 3 DUB Edition Remix
    Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks
    Obscure
    Odin Sphere
    Okami
    Outrun 2006: Coast 2 Coast
    Phantom Brave
    Prince of Persia series
    Project: Snowblind
    Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy
    Ratchet & Clank series
    Red Faction
    Red Faction series
    Resident Evil series
    Rez
    Rogue Galaxy
    R-Type Final
    Rumble Roses (what... its good)
    Samurai Warriors 2
    Second Sight
    Shadow Hearts series
    Shadow of the Colossus
    Shinobi
    Shinobido: Way of the Ninja (PAL / JP only)
    Shin Megami Tensei series (Nocturne, Digital Devil Saga, Persona)
    Silent Hill series
    Sky Odyssey
    Sly series
    Sonic Gems Collection (PAL / JP only)
    Sonic Mega Collection Plus
    Soulcalibur series
    Soul Nomad & the World Eaters
    Star Ocean: Till the End of Time
    Steambot Chronicles
    Suikoden series
    Tekken 5
    Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven
    The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction
    The King of Fighters XI
    The Punisher
    The Red Star
    The Suffering series
    TimeSplitters series
    Tokobot Plus
    Tony Hawk series
    Total Overdose
    Transformers (2004)
    Urban Chaos: Riot Responce
    Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria
    Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution
    Warriors Orochi
    Way of the Samurai series
    We Love Katamari
    Wild Arms series
    Wizardry: Tale of the Forsaken Land
    World War Zero - Ironstorm (PAL only)
    Yakuza series
    Ys - The Ark of Napishtim
    Zone of the Enders series
     
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    Thanks DeltaBladeX! That's really gonna help me choose what I wanna play.
     
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    If you like RPG, you should try Dragon Quest 8 [​IMG].
     
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    lulz.
     
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    out of that huge list, I will recommend Star Ocean and Ys...
    (There is no Dragon Age 8...perhaps he is referring to Dragon Quest VIII...)

    Some of my favorites aside from those are:
    Radiata Stories
    Persona 3 FES
    Persona 4
    FFX
    FFXII
    .Hack Series
    Wild Arms Series
    Xenosaga Series
    Shining Force EXA

    Other games I like to play for the fun of it:
    The sims series (1, 2, busting out, etc)
    Burnout: Takedown
    GTA: San Andreas
     
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    I also say go for Persona 3 & 4. Also try Digital Devil Saga 1&2 from the SMT series.
    Both are basically Shin Megami Tensei or in short SMT. Both however have different storyline but both involves having those cool monster do the job for you [​IMG]
     
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    PS2 homebrew is kinda like a proof-of-concept for emulators. Yes they work, but you'll find that other consoles have emulators that run better. This is not to say that PS2 emulators are bad, its just that they aren't going to give you the same quality of gaming experience as on a PC like an xbox or even a Wii would.

    I'm not sure why the first game that sprang to mind for modded PS2 was Final Fantasy 7. It will run if you install a mod that allows you to run PSX games. Most people prefer to play FF7 on a PSP though because it is portable.

    So as far as PS2 stuff goes, I have an extensive library of games but I like to throw in some Crisis Zone or other Time Crisis games since I have mine plugged into a 27" CRT and I own a couple guncon2 controllers. PS2 had some of the best light gun games ever made on it.

    PS2 also has Motorstorm: Arctic Edge. Ico is worth checking out. I liked the graphics in Ico. Also there was a huge fan base for Devil May Cry games on the PS2.

    I just wish I had more to recommend.
     
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    Homebrew part is pretty much that, the PS2 homebrew scene never really took off, so most emus are not really complete.

    My list:
    All SMT Games.
    Shadow of the Colueses.
    ICO.
    All Sly Cooper Games.
    FF X-2.
    Bully.
    Devil May Cry 1 and 3 (2 was kinda of bad.)
    God of War 1 and 2.
     
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    Happy I could help. My 333 PS2 games are useful sometimes at least.

    Actually, 332 now. Sending FFX International to a friend in the US. Had it for several years and beaten a few times already anyway.
     
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    you can use a homebrew thing that lets you use codebreaker codes
     
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    Indeed. One time I made the mistake of telling the author of the Genesis emulator that it wasn't that good and he almost discontinued the entire project just because of what I said. So I had to striaghten that out and eventually what do you know, he kept updating it. Phew.. I mean not that I needed him to continue it for myself, but I was thinking about all the other hobbyists when I tried to clean up my message that I conveyed to him in chat. Luckily that worked out well. I still continued using Genesis emulator on another system. Probably PC or something.

    Oh yeah both God of War 1 and 2 were great games. This is one franchise where they didn't mess anything up by coming out with a second one.

    And DMC2, I think I have that game factory sealed still in one of my desk drawers.

    I should take a look at what games I could recommend but none will be RPG. I haven't been into RPGs since the 90s. I think a safe bet would be Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2 on this system. I can't figure out why those are so appealing but my friend's son used to sit at home all day and play Kingdom Hearts and claimed it to be very addictive.

     
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    Eh...all the games I want to recommend have been said, well, excluding the Dragon Ball Z Budokai series, but that's mostly fun for fans of the series.

    So...Robot Alchemic Drive is pretty fun.

    Also, Persona 4 (My favorite RPG) and Persona 3 FES, though they've already been said. Phantom Brave has also been said too, but it's my favorite SRPG, so I recommend it. Also, Shadow of the Colossus, I'm just restating these as they are notable.
     
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    Dragon Quest 8! hahahaha
    I was playing Dragon Age before that on the PS3.. got it stuck in my head bahhaha.
     
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    For action RPGs it's hard to beat the three Kingdom Hearts games (Re:chain of memories is a remake of the GBA game) and the two God of War games.

    I would also recommend trying out both Persona 3 FES and Persona 4. Same series but very different games as far as art style, and to a degree playstyle.
     
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    And P3 FES is ace, whilst P4 is Scooby Doo (and not so ace).
     

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