Sony is currently celebrating 10 years of the PS2 ; it was a system that featured a huge, perhaps unparalleled, number of classics.
What were you favorites? That's what the PlayStation Blog asked many of the industry's top game designers. As you can see, guys like Stig Asmussen, Tim Schafer, David Jaffe, Cliff Bleszinski, David Cage, Hermen Hulst, Ted Price, Warren Spector, and Evan Wells have chimed in with their top 3 PS2 titles. It's interesting to see; is anybody surprised to see David Cage's list of ICO , Rez and Okami ? The mastermind behind Heavy Rain enjoys the artistic, yes? And Tim Schafer is in a similar boat; his selections were Katamari Damacy , Okami and We Love Katamari . We see a lot of love for all the Grand Theft Auto titles, too, including Vice City , which landed at #1 on several lists. Of course, you'll also find Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater , Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec , Devil May Cry , Shadow of the Colossus , Silent Hill 2 , God of War , Final Fantasy X , Ratchet and Clank , Resident Evil 4 ; you know, the usual suspects.
There are just too many greats. I suppose if I were forced, I'd put all three GTAs at the top of the list (oh, I can do that; there was a GTA Trilogy set, wasn't there?), and then go with Final Fantasy X and God of War II . Still, I would feel terrible that I had to omit the first GoW, MGS3, FFXII, ICO , SotC, DMC, SH2, GT3, Katamari Damacy / We Love Katamari , DQVIII, Champions of Norrath , and others. Just…too…many.