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Top four PlayStation 2 games that deserve a PS5 port

Published: 26/Oct/2020 23:26 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 0:27

by Nate Searl


It has officially been 20 years since the PS2 first made its debut on October 26, 2000, so in honor of the legendary console, we’ve put together some of its best games that deserve a re-release for the upcoming PlayStation 5.

If you haven’t felt old lately, it’s time to change that. The PlayStation 2 turns 20 years old today, and while new consoles have come and gone since then, the PS2 was home to some of the best games ever created.

Some of those games have been re-released, but they are iconic enough to deserve a port for the PlayStation 5 when it comes out in November. Here are the top-four games that should be released again on the PS5.

4. GTA: Vice City

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Rockstar Games
We’d love to return to Vice City.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City was the fourth addition to the revered GTA franchise and still considered to be the best in some circles.

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There hasn’t been a new installment since GTA 5’s release back in 2013, and it doesn’t seem like there’s one coming in the near future either, so it would be cool to relive Vice City on the PlayStation 5

3. God of War 2

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Sony Computer Entertainment
God of War 2 was great.

The second chapter of the God of War Series was what really got the franchise going. Like the other GOW games, it follows Kratos as he attempts to save the world from the wrath of the titans.

Hailed at the time for its ground-breaking mechanics and story, it will forever be a hit worthy of re-releasing.

2. Okami

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While Okami has been remastered on PS4, we’d love to see it carried over to PS5.

Okami has amazing visual elements that give it a truly unique feel, especially on the PlayStation 2. The game follows the Japanese Sun-Goddess, Amaterasu, as she adventures in the form of a white wolf in an effort to save her lands from the darkness.

The gameplay somewhat resembles the classic Legend of Zelda games on Nintendo 64, but with its own unique story and mechanics. It would be awesome to get a chance to replay this game on a much more powerful console.

1. Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

Prince of Persia: Sands of Time is a classic that combines great story elements with fun and creative mechanics. The game starts with the prince unintentionally causing the deaths of thousands of people when he steals a mysterious dagger and lets loose the Sands of Time.

He must go on an adventure to save his kingdom and make difficult choices along the way. This game deserves a re-release, especially for those who never got to experience it during its peak. While it’s being remade for PS4, we really want to play it on PS5, too.


4 franchises we want rebooted on PlayStation 5

Published: 13/Jun/2020 0:12

by Michael Gwilliam


With June 11’s PS5 reveal in the books and several major games announced, there’s still plenty of dormant franchises ripe for rebooting on the new Sony console.

Considering how successful reboots have been for franchises such as Tomb Raider and, most recently, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, developers definitely have good reasons to consider breathing some life into forgotten IPs.

Here’s our list for four franchises in dire need of a reboot on the PlayStation 5.

Twisted Metal

Fans have been wanted a new Twisted Metal for a while.

With the last major games in this chaotic car combat series released in 2012, Twisted Metal is a gem that deserves a makeover on a next-gen console.

A reimagining of Twisted Metal for a new generation with a major overhaul to its gameplay while maintaining the IP’s ruthlessness could be just what the doctor ordered – especially if the insanity dial is on an 11.

PaRappa the Rapper

Who doesn’t love PaRappa?

This PlayStation classic is considered to be one of the first rhythm games ever created, and hasn’t seen a mainline entry in the series since its direct sequel on the PS2 in 2001.

Given how cute games with catchy songs such as Bugsnax are releasing on PS5, a new PaRappa title could be prime in an age where edibles are more accessible and acceptable than ever before.

The last time players got a chance to play as PaRappa was back on the fighting game PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, speaking of which…

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

PlayStation All Stars should double down on being a Smash copycat.

This Super Smash Bros clone originally appeared on the PS3 and PSVita, though was met with mixed reviews.

Since then, the game has been in limbo, which is just a sad state for a celebration of Sony’s success in the video game industry.

With all the new IPs added since the game’s release such as Horizon Zero Dawn and The Last of Us, there could be plenty of new fighter options. Ideally, however, the developers should just completely match Smash’s percentage-based combat system and provide players with the netcode gamers deserve – something Nintendo hasn’t been able to.

Max Payne

No one does noir like Max Payne.

Rockstar announced that Grand Theft Auto V would be making its way to PS5 with an enhanced version, but it seems like the bullet time noir spectacle of Max Payne has been put on the backburner once more.

With no games in the series since Max Payne 3 back on the Xbox 360 and PS3, a return to form for the stylish shooter on next-gen graphics would be a welcome addition.

Did we leave anything out? What series do you want to see? Hit us up over on Twitter at @Dexerto.