I got my PS2 around the year 2003-2004, I have a lot of fond memories with the PS2. With so many games to play, from shooter to RPG to sandbox games to racing, it's very difficult to point out which are my best moments playing PS2 games. But I have made my decisions, and these are my Top 5 (in no particular order)
Michael Jackson's Billie Jean in GTA: Vice City
During the PS2 era, Electronic Arts decided to do a big change with their long lasting Need For Speed series (probably due to the popularity of Vin Diesel's The Fast and the Furious). In the end, they come out with (in order), Need For Speed Underground, Underground 2, Most Wanted and Carbon, with all 4 centered around illegal street racing and tuning. All 4 of them are a huge hit to the Need For Speed franchise. But in all four, Most Wanted is definitely my favourite. I remember driving my Carrera GT down the highway evading cops just to crank up bounty points and try to get to the "5 Grand" Razor who stole my BMW M3. And then escape after winning back the car and end the game, pure epicness
The Day the name Crasher was Born
This type of racing got me my gaming name known today...
Before there was Crasher, there was just Jia En in the gaming world, or Crash (because I like Crash Bandicoot in his games), but one game came to me one day, it is called Burnout 3: Takedown! Ever since I played that game, the name was born! There was a mode called Road Rage, which me & my bro, Atles a.k.a. played every single time we meet up for game time. It involves the gamer to engage demolition derby in the middle of the city street to see who can crash more into each other to get hits and points. I crashed so much that my bro started to rename my nickname to Crasher, that's how I got my name. And don't get me started to mention another crazy Crash mode, where you initiate accident to earn points! Ant to this day, Burnout 3: Takedown is still the craziest and wackiest racing game I've ever played!
When EA claimed the Battlefield series is the first to feature realistic destructive environment, I said 'Bitch, Please!", your older game, Black, developed by the makers of Burnout, is the first to do so. Well, the game doesn't stack up to current generation of shooter due to lack of processing power of the PS2, but it did give a glimpse into the future. With virtually unlimited amount of ammunition, you can just press the shoot button and don't let go, and it works and it was fun to shoot enemies off building with explosives!
To sum things up, I really miss my PS2. So sadly, she died a few years back and never came back to life. But one day, I might get one again just to play the huge library of games it offered!