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Old 05-16-2008, 06:04 PM   #2
Mathius
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Default Re: Greatest console of all time?

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Originally Posted by Richie2k6
What do you think it is? I'm going to say my top 3 is:

1. Super Nintendo



2. Nintendo 64



3. Playstation 2



Competed with: Sega Genesis

SNES had countless classics back in the day. Chrono Trigger, FF3, Secret of Mana, Link to the Past, Super Mario Bros, Street Fighter, F-Zero, Mortal Kombat, Donkey Kong Country, StarFox and more. Anybody who knows gaming has to have SNES in their top 3.

Competed with: Playstation, Sega Saturn

N64 was classic too. Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, Goldeneye and Perfect Dark, Super Mario 64, No Mercy, Cruisin' World, Smash Bros, Conker's Bad Fur Day, Wrestlemania 2000, DK64, Rainbow Six, Turok, Duke Nukem 64, Megaman 64 and Resident Evil 2. N64 took gaming to a whole nother level with 3D gaming as well as 4 controllers and a memory card and rumble pack.

Competed with: Xbox, Gamecube, Dreamcast

PS2 has arguably the greatest game library of any console in history. Oh man where do I start... GTA3, Vice City, San Andreas, Gran Turismo, Final Fantasy 10, DBZ Budokai and Tenkaichi series, Madden, NBA Live, NBA 2k, Smackdown, Need for Speed, Metal Gear Solid, Call of Duty 2/3, College Hoops, Devil May Cry 1/2/3, God of War, Guitar Hero 3, Killzone, Mortal Kombat, Rainbow Six 3, Ratchet and Clank, Jak, Resident Evil 4, Sly, Soul Calibur, Tekken 4 and 5, Tony Hawk, and many more. Free online, many add-ons and plays DVDs. Graphics weren't quite as good as Xbox's, but its library gives it the edge.

Probably PS2. Super Nintendo could give it a run for its money in terms of the number of great games, but the PS2's graphics totally make it a non issue. The PS2 has probably as many great games as SNES and it's a way more updated system.

Personally I think PS2 still has a lot of life in it. It can't compete graphics wise with 360 or PS3, but the library is so huge and there are such great games, that there are bound to be games out there you haven't played yet that are fantastic.

I have a strong list of games I haven't played yet that I intend to get or already have for my PS2 and have yet to play, including:

The entire Prince of Persia series (I'm at the end of Two Thrones)
God of War 2 (have it, just haven't started it)
Resident Evil 4 (same, have it, haven't played it)
Tomb Raider Anniversary (rented it. Have it for gamecube, not ps2)
Okami (rented it, interesting RPG style game)
Tenchu: Wrath of Shadows (not for everyone)

I would also like to try one of the RPG makers, and possibly check out the GTA "stories" line. Shadow of Colossus is supposed to be good, and its at $20.

I'm sure there are more, but I can't think of them off the top of my head.

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