The PS2 was one of the best systems ever, and part of that was because its games had great stories.
A good computer game is made up of a lot of different parts. Gameplay, images, and the number of times you can play a game are all important, but a great story is what really makes a game stand out. A good story will keep people interested for years, just like a good movie or TV show.
People agree that the PS2 is one of the best video game systems of all time, even though it is a few generations old. It has to be the best-selling game ever, and one reason is that it has so many great games with interesting stories. Players who want to go back in time will enjoy the many great PS2 games with great stories that are still a lot of fun to play today.
Final Fantasy 10
The first Final Fantasy game for the PS2 is also one of the best in the series. Squaresoft was at the top of its game when they made and launched this masterpiece. The Conditional Turn-Based fighting system made it possible for fights to go quickly and for party members to join and leave without any trouble.
But Final Fantasy 10’s ultimate achievement may have been the best story ever told in the series. The game has a lot of really dark themes, and the fact that Sin is always a threat means that the people of Spira are always scared for their lives. Sin’s randomness means that he can show up and kill players without a care in the world.
Shadow Hearts: Covenant
Even though it had some problems that needed to be fixed, the first Shadow Hearts game was already pretty good on its own. Fans loved this Lovecraftian gothic JRPG no matter what, and they were overjoyed to learn that the sequel would be a big step up in every way.
In Shadow Hearts: Covenant, the real-life struggle of World War I is used to make a dark, mysterious, and interesting story. The battle system in Judgment Ring rewards well-timed button presses, and the game’s cast of likeable characters and complex story made it an unforgettable experience for fans who were lucky enough to play it.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
A lot of things about the Grand Theft Auto series are praised over and over again. Their stories are some of the best in games. Carl “CJ” Johnson went back to his hometown of Los Santos after his mother was killed in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. This was an interesting part of the story. He gets back together with his old friends to find out the truth about how she died.
As the story went on, CJ got caught up in a drug war, had to deal with crooked cops, and had to deal with fights between his friends. Gamers were shocked when the story took a crazy turn and two of the key good guys, Big Smoke and Ryder, turned bad. This story of lies and wrongdoing is so great that fans love it with all their hearts.
It took a long time for the Yakuza series to become popular and gain a large group of loyal fans. When Yakuza 0 came out in the West. It was a big hit that brought a lot of new fans to check out these great games. But Yakuza fans who played the two PS2 games, including Yakuza 2, had a great time.
Even though the first game was great on its own, many fans think that players need to play the prequel in order to fully believe in Nishikiyama as a villain. In the second game, Ryuji Goda is introduced as the Dragon of Kansai, and he and Kiryu are put on a path to meet, which is a breathtaking part of the game’s great story.
Bully came out a little more than a year after GTA: San Andreas. It was an open-world game that could be played in many different ways. The story in this game was much easier, but that didn’t mean it wasn’t interesting.
Jimmy Hopkins is the main character. He doesn’t want to go to Bullworth Academy, but he has to go there. He found out that bullies were running it, so he sets out to bring peace to the school. Like GTA: San Andreas, Bully has fights between groups and unexpected betrayals. Even though it’s not as fun as that game, the story is a bit more interesting.
Kingdom Hearts is a very ambitious attempt that brings together characters from Square’s great Final Fantasy series and those from the Walt Disney Company. Even though it shouldn’t have worked, it became one of the most popular game series ever.
The games and graphics were praised, but the story was better than most people thought it would be. The people who made Kingdom Hearts were able to use parts of both worlds to make a story that made sense and kept people interested. Sora works with different Disney figures to find his friends, defeat the Heartless, and bring the King of the Disney Castle home.
Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, which came out in 2003, had one of the best stories in the history of video games. Jordan Mechner, who made the show, wrote it. He knew the character better than anyone else.
In this game, the main character, who is called the Prince, was tricked into getting the Sands of Time and then letting them go. People in the city turned into wild animals because of this. He and Farah, who was the daughter of the Maharaja, worked together to solve the situation. Because of how close the Prince and Farah were, the story turned out to be more emotional than imagined. Even if you could turn back time and save her, her death is still very sad.
Shadow Of The Colossus
If you just look at pictures of this game, you might think that the story is second or third in importance. After all, Shadow of the Colossus is a great action-adventure video game that looks amazing. On paper, the plot doesn’t seem all that complicated or unique.
A young man named Wander goes to a place that is off limits to save a girl named Mono. On the way, he has to fight and beat sixteen giants called colossi. This is so amazing because of how simple it is. Even though it is simple, there are interesting parts that make players care about it in a way that not many other games can. It’s a trip that most people will probably never forget because of how it makes them feel.
God Of War
Many fans think that God of War, which came out in 2018, has the best story of the whole series. But even though that PS4 game doesn’t make this list, the first version from 2005 isn’t far behind. Again, this is a game where the plot summary isn’t too hard to understand. It stands out because of the little things and the way the characters change.
Kratos, a warrior from Sparta, is the main character. Athena has given him the job of killing Ares, his old teacher and the God of War. To do this, Kratos must find a tool strong enough to kill such a powerful being. The dramatic parts were what made this work, like the fact that Kratos’ wife and daughter died because of Ares. A story about murder, greed, and getting even helped make Wordle Unlimited famous.
Indigo Prophecy was a very interesting game that came out in other countries as Fahrenheit. When first-person shooters and action games with lots of explosions were popular. This game came along that felt more like a movie than anything else. Like any great movie, it had a great story ready to go.
This supernatural tale is about a man named Lucas Kane, who starts the story by killing someone. He was possessed at the time, and he spends the whole game trying to figure out why. Kane found that supernatural forces had taken over New York and made other people do the same things.
Most role-playing games have stories that hook the player and keep them interested. Persona 4 was the same. This was about a murder story that was getting worse and a high school student, Yu Narukami, who was trying to figure it out.
Even though the story is interesting, it might not be unique enough on its own. The characters’ Personas, which were projections of their inner selves, gave them special powers that took it to the next level. It gave this something that wasn’t usually in a murder story. People thought this was one of the best video game stories ever written for the PS2 because you could follow the story, get attached to the characters, and find out the truth behind the crimes.
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Anyone who has played a Metal Gear Solid game knows to expect a great story. But the story in this 2004 game was so good that players were spoilt. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater took place in 1964 and was about Naked Snake, who would become Big Boss in later games. It built on a world that was already complex.
During the Cold War, it was Naked Snake’s job to stop a superweapon. Fans of the show loved seeing how villains like Revolver Ocelot started out. But both new and old fans liked how the story was based on real events and how Naked Snake and the Boss were linked. One of the best stories in video game history is about Snake and his former mentor. Characters like EVA and the backstories of the Cobra Unit members add to the appeal of this famous game.
Silent Hill 2
The first Silent Hill is a great horror game, but in almost every way, the second one is better. In the story, James Sunderland went to the town named in the title. Because his dead wife Mary wrote him a letter telling him to meet her there. Even without the scary parts of the town, that would be creepy enough on its own.
When James got to Silent Hill, he met a lot of interesting people. One of them was a woman named Maria who looked a lot like his late wife. She also seems to know things only Mary would know about his relationship. In the end of the weird story, James finds out that he killed his dying wife and that the monsters in the town were made from his mind to punish him. It’s one of the craziest rides players can go on in a video game.