The PlayStation 2 was something special when it was released in 2000. Marking the start of a new millennium as well as the creation of a whole new generation of gamers, Sony couldn't have truly what they unleashed on the world 18 years ago. With over 3,000 games released, 160 million units sold and a 12 year streak producing the dang things, it's clear to see the console's beloved status was earned. And impressively, the PS2 is something that still remains just as entertaining almost two decades on.
Even now, most of the games that define our whole experience of the medium started off on the humble Playstation 2, growing into mammoth franchises and bringing about fantastic remasters defined by their 00's roots.
With the release of the Classic announced recently, it seems only fair to take a trip down memory lane. WhatCulture Gaming has come together to celebrate the 20 very best games that took over our childhood, that kickstarted a decades-long passion, and that made the second Playstation console definitively the most beloved of all time.
God bless that chunky slab of black plastic.