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The PS2 was a golliath in its time. Not only selling by the million but offer a huge number of ground breaking games. It contributed to popularisation of video gaming on a large scale.

Here are the latest PS2 games we have been playing:

I'd say it was Crazy in Love that did it, but the truth is it started a lot earlier than that. It's a slightly odd life for a white girl who wants to be Beyonce (especially after watching her performance in Dreamgirls) - but probably not surprising when you come from the home of Northern Soul. I can't say I ever went to Wigan Pier, except on an educational school trip, and to be honest neither did my mum or dad (too busy getting into Simple Minds in the 80s) but there's something about soul music that reminds me of home. .. read now

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Persona 4 PS3 captures the wonder of wasted youth. Spending time in the quaint Japanese town of Inaba has reignited my love for both JRPGs and oblique Japanese colloquialism. .. read now

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Resident Evil 4 is a fear I relish returning to. It takes me to fearful places and sickening frights, but for the flood of relief and sense of perspective it is more than worth it. Not a million miles from my experience of Christmas... read now

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Shadow of the Colossus conjures emotion from a simple relationship between you, your horse, the landscape and the monsters. It's effective and compelling, in a way that games used to be before visuals alone could carry an experience... read now

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Shadow of the Colossus returns in high definition as Team ICO gear up for the release on The Last Guardian... read now

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Second Sight's intriguing psychic soldiers overcame my aversion to stealth games. The unfolding story's split between past and present was a deft directorial touch - and one that created compelling game play... read now

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Red Dead Revolver creates a gritty realistic place in which to play. Although without the horsepower or investment of its younger sibling, Redemption, the game maker's craft shines through here to deliver something both interesting and enjoyable... read now

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Going back to a critically acclaimed videogame many years after it was released is always something thats filled me with trepidation and concern. My worry is always the same - will I see it for what it was at the time of its release? Or will the ever-increasing technical improvements in graphics and accessibility ruin what is lauded as the most acclaimed and artistic videogame ever made?.. read now

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Although EAs Cricket 07 didnt get a current generation console release, a few short minutes back in its groove reminded me what an excellent experience it provided. The graphics and animation are a bit rocky by modern standards but the amount of match options, its accessibility and superb use of the Ashes licensing still made this an entertaining cricketing experience... read now

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Dora The Explorer: Save the Mermaids on PS2 is game properly aimed at really young players from developers 2K. As is true for 2K's other Dora and Diego games, well signposted and engaging missions and child voiced characters mean that it stands head and shoulders above other build for preschooler games. Add in the ability for a more experienced player to grab a controller and assist the youngster and you have a recipe for a great experience... read now

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Dora The Explorer: Journey To The Purple Planet on PS2 is another well judged young person's game from developers 2K. Well signposted, engaging missions and child voiced characters mean that this game stands head and shoulders above other build for pre-schooler games... read now

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I was worried from the start with this game and unsure whether I would like it, as the Barbie branding put me off. It had the look of being babyish and easy. I've never played any Barbie games before, though, and I usually like pet trainer games, so I gave it a try. .. read now

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Everyone has very different tastes, my particular poison is that of games with wide open spaces in which to live, explore and grow. Shadow of the Colossus has come highly recommended to me so I approached it with an open mind, finding an emotional connection with the game like I never have felt before. But on my terms, after the impressive initial experience the game fails to deliver the perpetual gaming world I long to see in all games... read now

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It's been a while since I picked up a football game and really invested an appropriate amount of time to get the most out of it. Truth be known I probably haven't really grappled with this genre properly since Sensible Soccer and Kick Off in the 16 bit days. Sure, I've dabbled with FIFA and Pro Evolution, but never really wrung the most out of these games beyond basic ball control... read now

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I had forgotten just how much I had enjoyed previous Burnouts. This has to be said at the outset, the sheer phenomenon that is the Burnout series has risen to a great height indeed. Much like reading a good book, every time I play it I imagine the friends I would like to introduce to it. The genius of being able to crash, swipe and rear-end your rivals combined with the paused action crash sequences is just breath taking. That introduction of gamer to game is become rarer and rarer as the majority have by now already experience Burnout in one guise or another over the last few years. With that in mind we turn to the latest edition to the family. As we shall see, more of a cousin than a direct sibling, but from noble blood none the less. .. read now

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Before the franchise, before the films, before the outfits and before Angelina Jolie there was a game with a simple desire to deliver a dungeon exploration experience. It was different to all that had gone before because it freed the likes of Prince of Persia and Flashback from their two dimensions. Suddenly, flat and limited areas open up into enormous explore-able caverns. The player is stretched by both the amount of real estate and the greater complexity of the puzzles enabled by this larger space... read now

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It is debatable whether these big game bundles are good value. With the advent of so many other routes to market for these classic games (Virtual Console, Live Arcade and Playstation Network) it looks like their appeal may be drawing to a close. .. read now

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Such was the success of their first game (Ico) that it gave the development team a new identify. The rebadged Team Ico, returns with their distinct follow up Shadow of Colossus (SoTC)... read now

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