There is a serious argument to be made that there was no better time for video games than in the early 2000s.
Technology was advancing at an exponential pace, and no place was that better represented than with the Playstation 2. Not only was the PS2 both a games console AND a DVD/CD player (that was a big deal for a kid) but it boasted one of the most diverse, creative and iconic game line-ups ever to grace the world of video games.
The PS2 had an experience for anyone, whether you wanted to play mascot platformers, shoot away terrorists, or explore the obscure world of indie development. The very best of these became household names for years to come, chock full of memories of a simpler time.
Now, before the internet goes berserk about certain omissions, certain rules have been implemented for this collection. For example, anything that has had a sizeable remaster/remake (Shadow Of The Colossus), plays better on another console (Resident Evil 4 on the Wii), or has had a reboot/sequel that supersedes the PS2 classic (God Of War, Grand Theft Auto) has been left off.
This collection is nothing but pure nostalgia for games that ran to perfection on the highest selling console of all time.