It'll be a little while before I give a review on Crysis 2, so I'd thought I'd share with you a couple of my favorite games from the previous generation consoles.
First one is Time Splitters 2. An absolute favorite. It's not so much a story-driven game, as it is a collections of mini-games, challenges and multiplayer modes. But that's what makes the game a huge success.
Single player campaign was fun. Each level was set in a different time era with its own set of weapons and characters unique to that time era. And the fact that your progress would be graded on a bronze, silver, gold scale, made you replay each level.
Multiplayer mode was the best part. The sheer craziness of seeing monkeys, zombies, cowboys and tons of other misfits gun it out on a variety of maps kept me playing for hours on end. It's similar to any other deathmatch style gameplay, with a bunch of variants.
Challenge mode was a lot of fun too. It had an extensive collection of mini games, like surviving hordes of zombies, and smashing glass windows with grenade launchers. By completing these challenges, you'll unlock more playable characters and levels.
If you haven't played this game, I strongly suggest you find a copy and play it. If it had online play, it may just be the best multiplayer game ever.
My second favorite game on the PS2 was the very first Red Faction. It didn't have a very strong multiplayer in comparison to Time Splitters, but it was still pretty fun. The story mode is what really pulled me in.
Earth's minerals are almost depleted, so the Ultor Corporation are recruiting miners to collect the resources on Mars. You start off in your regular work spot, mining, when you witness a Security Guard mistreating a fellow miner, and then killing him. Finally fed up with the horrible conditions, you take up arms and lead a rebellion against the Ultor Corporation. A security technician gone rogue helps you out through the complex as you fight your way to the end.
You'll encounter security guards, tanks, robots and mutants as enemies. The mutants are a result of the experimenting of nano-technology the Ultor Corporation has been doing on the miners.
One of the games distinct and very cool features, is geo-mod technology. You're able to destroy parts of the environment around you to help you through the game. If a door is locked, just blast around it and continue forward. Although you can't destroy everything, it's still fun to waste time (and ammo) creating your own pathways.
I also recommend you play through the first Red Faction if you've never played it. It's about 15-20 hours long, but worth every minute.
And those are my two favorite games from the PS2. James Bond: Nightfire came very close, but didn't have the lasting appeal as Time Splitters 2 and Red Faction did. What do you guy think? What were your favorite games from the previous generation?