A History of PS2 Games for January 2016

Following the announcement earlier this month that the PS4 would be getting PS2 titles, Shuhei Yoshida via the PlayStation Blog posted the following list of upcoming PS2 titles:

  • Dark Cloud — $14.99
  • Grand Theft Auto III — $14.99
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City — $14.99
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas — $14.99
  • Rogue Galaxy — $14.99
  • The Mark of Kri — $14.99
  • Twisted Metal: Black — $9.99
  • War of the Monsters — $9.99

For the casual gamer like me, this is great since I have never played or heard of any of these games except for the GTA series and Twisted Metal.  For the month of January, I will be starting a video game history series featuring these titles called, “New Year, Old Games: A PS2 Game History.”

I’ll be covering why these games were such a fan favorite, the gameplay, and discuss why the gamer of yesterday should introduce this game to the gamer of today.

I will be covering the first PS2 game on the list, Dark Cloud, on Tuesday, January 5th.  Until then, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!