Yeah, it's the classic: if you were stranded on a desert island…but we're going to add one extra twist. First of all, we'll just abandon reality for a moment and assume there's a magical set of electrical outlets on this desert island, and everyone has a bad-ass 52" 1080p high-def Plasma. In other words, you have the option of playing any system and any game; but which console would you take, and what would the games be? Now, you could be cheesy and take the original 60GB PS3, which would give you access to most all PS3, PS2 and PS1 titles, but as the current default PS3 does not offer backwards compatibility for PS2 software, that can't be used. You can, however, use the PS2 for PS1 games.

Which is what I'm gonna do. Here's what I'd take-

PlayStation 2

Final Fantasy Tactics : Because, that's why. Because it's the greatest game ever made. Because it's my favorite game ever. I could survive just fine with only this game if I was stranded on a desert island with a PS2, a TV, and a magical electrical outlet. Oh, and I'd need a PS1 memory card, so I'm going to add a last-second addendum. Get me my Lv. 99 Mastered Wizard with a Mastered Math Skill, Robe of Lords, Magic Gauntlet, MP Switch, and MagicAttackUp, and I'm good to go!

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night : I was surprised at just how quickly I took to this game, as I had never even finished a Castlevania title before Alucard's adventure. Perhaps it was because it was easier than previous entries in the series, or maybe it was because it had RPG elements that I vastly enjoyed. Or it could be due to the best soundtrack in history…oh, there are plenty of attractive elements, and I wouldn't be without it.

Final Fantasy VII : In my opinion, it's still the best RPG ever and after having gone through it four times and started a new game countless other times, it has yet to grow old. The characters, the story, the world, the Materia and overall gameplay; it was just so stellar and memorable. I still remember freaking out when Aeris died (yeah, it's a spoiler but if you didn't know about it, you're not a gamer), and threatening to drop $50 for a Game Shark in order to get her back. FFVII has a permanent place in my heart, plain and simple.

Hot Shots Golf: Fore! : Surprised? You shouldn't be. I've loved the HSG series since the beginning, and while Out of Bounds for the PS3 is awesome, I think they screwed up the implementation of the Advanced Shot system, and Fore! remains the best in terms of balance and overall fun. I challenge anyone to take me on in any HSG – provided they don't use the uber-lame Advanced Shot mechanic in OoB – and I promise you it won't be easy to win. I was one of the best online players in Fore! , although I'm probably out of practice now.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City : Still my favorite of all the GTAs, and that's primarily because I'm a huge '80s fan. I'd be perfectly happy if the next GTA is a direct sequel to this one, and set in the exact same time period. Tommy Vercetti, the obvious "Scarface" references, and the rest of the atmosphere got me from the start, and I'll still drop it in to play even today. Just cruising around listening to my '80s tunes is enough for me! And I will fight you if you start slinging wisecracks. 😉

I suppose my next option would be to take the PS1 with the three titles above, along with Twisted Metal 2 and Suikoden . My third choice would be the SNES with Super Mario All-Stars , The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past , NHL '94 , Madden '92 , and Final Fantasy VI .

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mustang750r
mustang750r
11 years ago

it would have to be my 500gb original 60 PS3 and the games would have to be LBP, Gran Turismo 5, KZ2, FF VII, and MGS4

Victor321
Victor321
11 years ago

My options would be my PSP, as I have several games to catch up on.

I'm not saying my PS3 because there'd be rarely or no Wi-Fi around the island DX

And plus, I don't have a lot of single-player games (yet, as I have and completed, a lot of my PS2 games, and the majority of them are single-player).

I'll use my HDTV mostly for shade then lmao

P.S. Really fun Editorial to think about thank you making it.


Last edited by Victor321 on 2/20/2009 9:56:00 PM

Akuma_
Akuma_
11 years ago

we all have 1080p plasmas.

then just as we play one of our games, we get a massive burn in =D

Im The Man
Im The Man
11 years ago

Have to be my gamecube. As long as I have wind waker, ocarina of time, majoras mask, the legend of zelda, and links adventure i would be fine. of course super mario sunshine,pikmin and ssb melee would be nice too.

www
www
11 years ago

yea ocarina of time rules!

PSN _HAITIAN_JB
PSN _HAITIAN_JB
11 years ago

Have to be my 250gb ps3 a copy of socom2,SF4,KZ2,COD4,FIFA09 Then i'm set till whenever, beside electrical must have also a magical wifi in the island lol

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
11 years ago

Either My 60g PS3 or Wii:
PS Games (Assuming there is WIFi):
1)LBP
2)Legend of Legaia
3)KH 1
4)Street Fighter 4
5)Rock Band 2

Nintendo Games:
1)LOZ: Wind Waker
2)LOZ: Collectors Edition
3)SSB Brawl
4)SSB Melee
5)DBZ Budokai Tenkaichi 3

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
11 years ago

Also have to include this…. I would make a godly level in LBP with a subliminal message teling all my fans of the level to search for me and get me off the island!

dlte
dlte
11 years ago

that whole no ps3 b/c rule is lame…
PS2
NBA Street
GTA:Vice City
Burnout 3
Sonic Mega Collection Plus
Crash Team Racing

and if i had a b/c ps3
flower
GTA IV
Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection
NBA Street
Crash Team Racing

or a Wii
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros 3
Mario Kart 64
Sonic 2
Wii Sports

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Right now I would take my PS3 and GTA IV only so I can get 49/51 trophies [GETTING WANTED WILL TAKE TOO LONG] (63%, 44/51 so far) before I start Trophy collecting on Resistance 2 (56%, 30/39) and Killzone 2.

=D


Last edited by Banky A on 2/20/2009 11:07:36 PM

Akuma_
Akuma_
11 years ago

PS2
&

1)KH2
2)KH
3)FFVII
4)MGS2
5)NFS:Underground2

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

Well, I'm going further back. I want to bring a ColecoVision with me to the island, with whatever equipment needed to allow it to run on that T.V. screen. Games: Donkey Kong Junior, Frenzy, Mousetrap, Carnival and Temple Of Apshai.


Last edited by n/a on 2/20/2009 11:16:43 PM

Randomhero1
Randomhero1
11 years ago

Well since my Ps2 Is Broken right now im Going to be Cheesy and take my 60Gb B/C Ps3 and bring:
1. Final Fantasy X
2. Final Fantasy X-2 (to complete the story)
3. Jak 3
4. Final Fantasy VII
5. Kingdom Hearts II

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

No hardware or games… I would need the time to survive, find food and try to attract passing attention 🙂

Q!

"i aM hOMe"

Sir Shak
Sir Shak
11 years ago

Vice City is my favourite gta too . I hope the next one is situated there .

Sir Shak
Sir Shak
11 years ago

I will take a gaming pc with ps2 emulators and a satellite internet connection , to download any game I want for free.

I am sorry, but if you are gonna leave me on an island, then I will have to take up piracy .


Last edited by Sir Shak on 2/20/2009 11:32:16 PM

Gogaku
Gogaku
11 years ago

I'm gonna cheat because that's how I roll, I will bring my 60 gb PS3.

The full Metal Gear Solid Series (counts as one in my world)

Final Fantasy VII

Gran Turismo 5 including a Driving Force GT steering wheel

The God of War series (I-III, also counts as one in my world)

Final Fantasy XIII

Damn that would be sweet if that was true. Oh, and I would also get stranded in about a year and a half or so, in order for all those games to have been released.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

I'd take my 60GB ps3 😀 and all my games

But if it was the 80GB ps3 I'd still take it over the ps2 since it can also play ps1 games(have a lot of great ps1 games).

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
11 years ago

im gonna go the cheesy rout i want my 60gb back so bad it makes me wanna cry, i do have an 80gb now but for the sake of imagining im going with the 60gb PS3 and my list of games are not going to be games that have not came out yet except there may be an exception of one game KZ2 cus i think it will satisfy me for a very long time, then again if i had to go tomorrow i would choose….
1: the elder scrolls IV: oblivion with shivering isles expansion (i have countless hours on this game with 5 dif. characters it never gets old!) 2: COD:MW. 3: LBP. 4: Resistance 2 5: SFIV for the fighter in me pshh lol! that was tough and in no particular order who knows tomorrow i may change my mind but the good news is i dont have to choose so yay!!!!

TheUglyBassist
TheUglyBassist
11 years ago

I'd have to go with my PS2 and bring along Devil May Cry, Resident Evil 2, Socom 2, Metal Gear Solid 3, and Castlevania: Lament of Innocence


Last edited by TheUglyBassist on 2/21/2009 12:41:48 AM

THEVERDIN
THEVERDIN
11 years ago

My PS3

1.Unchartered
2.Resistance 2
3. MLB the show
4. Fallout 3 Now I can do everything
5.GT5 and my G25 Wheel

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

NES, all games. It would take me six years to beat Megaman, you can't say that about any PS3 title.


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 2/21/2009 2:32:33 AM

wiiplay
wiiplay
11 years ago

You can't say that of any PS3 game because PS3 saves your games where you left off.
The NES does not so every time you turn off your console you have to start over.

shoota
shoota
11 years ago

Probably my Xbox 360 with Forza 2, NHL 09, Rock Band 2, GTA IV (with L&D) and Geometry Wars 2.

blitz30952
blitz30952
11 years ago

Woot! PS2 and GTA: Vice City FTW! I like cruising and listening to the old school music as well as the satire stations (VCPR is funny as :D)

Random_Steve
Random_Steve
11 years ago

PS1 with Crash 1,2,3,team racing and bash (although its not as good as the others)

blitz30952
blitz30952
11 years ago

Oh yeah, can't beat the old Crash games man 😀

Random_Steve
Random_Steve
11 years ago

Or, could i have a PS3 and access to the store. Endless hours of fun on that. I could get all the crash games on it aswell 🙂

Skatejimmy5
Skatejimmy5
11 years ago

PlayStation 3 with Grand Theft Auto IV, Call of Duty 4, Skate 2, LittleBigPlanet and Bioshock. I would be very happy. 🙂

Sir Shak
Sir Shak
11 years ago

I am not going anywhere till GoW III comes out .

www
www
11 years ago

I'd go with my NINTENDO 64.
Play:
Goldeneye
Mario 64
Zelda Ocarina of you know what.
Mission Impossible
Mario Party
Donkey Kong 64

Ben i think we need a poll;
FFVII vs Zelda OCT

members of this site might inevitably go for FFVII.Using the rankings i believe Zelda OCT is the best game of all time?

Im The Man
Im The Man
11 years ago

IT IS!

firehahahahaha
firehahahahaha
11 years ago

Majoras Mask >

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
11 years ago

I would definitely vote of OOT –> So Amazing!!!

Naga
Naga
11 years ago

probably an PSP with…..
Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles
Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded
PoP: Rival Swords
PoP: Revelations
Guilty Gear Judgement

city96
city96
11 years ago

Im taking my 60Gb Ps3
I'd take
Playstation Eye
Gta – 3, Vice city, 4
Gran Turismo – 3,4,5
MGS – 1,2,3,4
FF – VII
Cod4
Tom Clancys Rainbow six vegas 2

robinhood2010
robinhood2010
11 years ago

PS2 with

FF7
Kingdom Hearts
Timesplitters Future Perfect
Vandal Hearts
God of War

DGo8
DGo8
11 years ago

PS3

Vice City
Uncharted
FIFA o9
Killzone 2
MSG

Kingharris
Kingharris
11 years ago

PS3 with

Bioshock -Best game ever
Timesplitters 2-3
COD 4
LBP
GTA Vice City

firehahahahaha
firehahahahaha
11 years ago

Since I own a 60 gig I'll go with that.
I'd def. have to take Shadow of the Colossus cause it's my fav game of all time, and I can never get tired of that.

Then I'd probably take either guitar hero 3 or 4 (can't choose) for it's replayability so I won't get bored so quick.

Sonic Unleashed cause I love sonic games, and even though everyone hates on this, I love it.

Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection, for all the great genesis games on it :D.

and lastly it all comes down to either one of the Budokai games or Burnout Paradise. If I went for one of the budokai games, it'd probably be Burst Limit, cause it has the best fighting, Although 3 was really good too, and it has more content, or I might take Infinite World, but I have yet to beat it so I duno how it tops up in the end… As for Burnout, that's just a no brainer, and with all the updates coming to it aswell, that's unlimited fun.


Last edited by firehahahahaha on 2/21/2009 7:28:51 AM

mikeyp323
mikeyp323
11 years ago

Hey guys, sorry to start off-topic but i've just joined after being a lurker for a few months 😛 great site and editorials as usual Ben, and Arnold is good too.

Anyway, mine would have to be:

PS2

MGS3
Gran Turismo 4
GTA: San Andreas
Kingdom Hearts
Pro Evo Soccer 4

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Good to have you.

=D lol lurker.

Robochic
Robochic
11 years ago

I'd have to say my 20 gig PS3 with, resistance 1 and 2, resident evil 4 (ps2),resident evil 5,and baluders gate 1 and 2.
My second Choice would be my Wii with Zelda Twilight princess,Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicals ehoes of time,FFCC (gamecube)final fantasy Chocobo Dungeons.

Zorigo
Zorigo
11 years ago

ps3, it's all i know.

NoSmokingBandit
NoSmokingBandit
11 years ago

I would have to have my ps2 with:
FFVII for obvious reasons.
The Ratchet and Clank series
The Jak and Daxter series
Gran Turismo 4
and Red Faction

The ps2 has so many great games to choose from though.

Reccaman18
Reccaman18
11 years ago

So, is there some kind of magic power supply or something? Cause no outlet means no video games. lol

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

I would have to ask that people actually READ articles before posting Comments.

Im The Man
Im The Man
11 years ago

lol

Reccaman18
Reccaman18
11 years ago

Huh, must have missed that part. Now I feel stupid…

Random_Steve
Random_Steve
11 years ago

you should