A lot of great games are on Sony’s PlayStation 2. There should be at least some of the unique and experimental games that were so common in the sixth generation of consoles, too.
Among them, you can find some of the best couch-locked multiplayer games of the last decade.
Sure, we have some pretty cool online multiplayer games these days.
People from all over the world come together in huge 100-player battle arenas to fight for the epic Victory Royale. And at other times, it can seem like you’re just shooting at a bunch of robots.
Nothing is better than having your friends in the same room with DualShocks in hand, fighting each other or trying to out-play each other while peeking at your opponent’s screen to see what they’re up to.
Then, why don’t we go back?
To play some of the best games on the PS2, plug your old PS2 into the TV. I’ll show you some of the best multiplayer games.
Fights, shooting games, and puzzles are all here. There’s something for everyone and their friends to enjoy.
Culdcept is the secret love child of Monopoly and Hearthstone, and it’s the first game on the list.
On the surface, this four-player board game looks easy.
Magical beasts that you get in cards help you make your way across the board and keep your territory safe. And other people will try to undo your hard work when it’s their turn. There will be only one winner in the end.
It’s great for people who don’t like games like Mario Party because they find them too easy or childish.
There is a lot of depth to the game, but it also takes the same amount of time and effort as a game of Risk to finish.
It’s game night!
2. Adventures of Cookie & Cream
One should not be afraid of new things.
Cookie and Cream, two cute bunnies, are the stars of this fun Co-Op platform game. They’ll have to think quickly to get through a lot of dangerous levels.
The graphics aren’t very good, and that weird art direction seems to be aimed at kids.
But the gameplay is still fun right up until the end.
This isn’t surprising because it was made by the same company that made Dark Souls.
Even if you don’t think it’s worth it, you should still play through it. After an hour or so, it should be done.
3. Galactic Wrestling: Featuring Ultimate Muscle
There are many wrestling games on the PS2.
Galactic Wrestling: Featuring Ultimate Muscle has personality and weird humour that none of the other shows have.
You can see why!
The source material isn’t just funny, but it’s also interesting and full of unique characters that (in their weirdness) still manage to connect with the audience.
In the game, this works out pretty well. It’s also fun to pull off each character’s super-moves.
Also, you could play this game on the GameCube as well. But the PS2 version has far more characters than the GameCube version, so Sony is the winner with this one.
4. Alien Hominid
I’ve always thought that simple Co-Op games are better.
Alien Hominid is a lot of fun to play with a friend because you can help each other out.
The game is a lot like the classic Metal Slug, which almost makes it sure it will be good.
Before this game was made for consoles, it was on Newgrounds. The graphics look like they belong on a flash game.
When you think about this fact, you can see why its game play isn’t the most complex.
Even so, the fun doesn’t stop. Plus, it’s so short that you won’t even get tired of it.
5. Buzz! The Mega Quiz
For people who are coming over for drinks and you only have a PS2, Buzz is probably your best bet. The Mega Test.
During the first few rounds of this trivia game, it’s easy to do well with a little bit of general knowledge. As the game goes on, you’ll see that wanting to win is a skill in and of itself. Everyone in the group will figure out how to make things even.
How can I help you?
Make rules to turn this into a game where you drink. So you’ll all get excited about Buzz!
Because Gearbox made the game, Valve’s FPS will never get a third instalment, but it did get a port to the PS2.
The single-player and Gordon Freeman’s story are the most well-known parts of the game, but they’re not the only things it has to offer.
Head-to-head competitive multiplayer modes are great, but it also has a great mode called Decay that lets you and a friend go on a Co-Op campaign with two female Black Mesa researchers. This is a great way to play the game with a friend.
Not bad if you’ve never played it before.
7. Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance
This game is more like Diablo than the main Baldur’s Gate series. It’s called Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance.
Having another person play with you would make this a lot more fun than if you played it alone. There is also a great follow-up.
8. Red Faction II
It was hard to find first-person shooters on the PlayStation 2. Even more difficult was to find games with multiplayer on the PlayStation 2.
This game may not have been as fun as Red Faction, but it made up for it with a lot of head-to-head multiplayer games.
Many maps and modes keep things interesting even though it’s only two-player.
9. Marvel vs. Capcom 2
If you want to play a good fighting game on the PlayStation 2, you might also want to play a good multiplayer game. What a shock!
It’s fun to improve your skills against your friends, because fighting games are easy to learn but hard to master.
10. Star Wars Battlefront II
A lot of people don’t understand the title of this game, but we’re talking about the PS2 game from 2005, not the one that came out in 2017 for the PS4 and Xbox One.
There are some people who say that Star Wars Battlefront II is made of the same material as the game that came after it.
The PS2 isn’t the best way to play the game, but it’s still good.
11. Metal Arms: Glitch in the System
A game called Metal Arms: Glitch in the System might be one of the least-known PS2 games of all time. There is a lot of third-person shooting in the single player and the multiplayer is also great.
Unfortunately, on the PS2, you can only play with two people at a time, not four like on the Xbox and GameCube versions. It’s still a good idea to play, even today.